COASTAL QUEEN is a truly Vintage, Chesapeake Buy Boat. Vintage defines any product that grows finer and more valuable over time and without a doubt, COASTAL QUEEN embodies this distinction. Originally built in 1928 by A.V. Price in Maryland and professionally operated as an oyster buy boat until 1958, she was purchased by boatbuilder and yachtsman Slade Dale, converted into a cruising yacht and renamed, COASTAL QUEEN. Since then she has lived her name to the fullest, plying the waters from the Bahamas to Eastern Maine, St. Lawrence Seaway and Mississippi River, turning heads in every port of call.
25 years ago she was purchased by an extremely accomplished racing sailor, as the ‘mothership’ for his yacht. In short order, she became the mothership of the Fleet, and the social hub of every regatta she attended!
The iconic Coastal Queen at 90 years old, has a fully sound wood hull and structure, proven machinery, modern electronics and three decks of gracious accommodations. She is indeed, a Vintage yacht that has matured to near perfection through the years.
The PILOTHOUSE is at the forward end of the upper deck, with access doors port and starboard, helm and controls surrounded by well-placed instrumentation and electronics, exceptional 240 degree visibility, comfortable forward facing seating and a pilot berth aft of the helm. The wheel, controls and electronics are a magnificent blend of state of the art, with original ‘cable’ handling systems beautifully preserved in varnished joinerwork.
The upper deck surrounds the pilothouse, with stairs down the foredeck and access port and starboard to the covered upper deck and the ‘Fantail’ aft.
The MASTER STATEROOM is aft on the upper deck, with a queen size berth, bureau, hanging locker, writing desk and ensuite head with stall shower. The stateroom is fully air conditioned, has a flat screen TV and large windows with privacy screens, offering great visibility and cross ventilation.
The Master Stateroom opens directly to THE FANTAIL, the upper deck entertaining area furnished with wicker seating, a fully stocked bar area, freezer and wine chiller. The Fantail is the social hub of the yacht, well placed for taking in the sights and best libations enroute.
The MAIN SALON is at the forward end of the cabin house on deck level, accessed by doors to the port and starboard covered side decks. Forward, below the full row of windows, an oversize “U” shaped settee can seat 10-12 guests. Aft to starboard in the salon, there is a dinette that seats four, which can extend to seat 6 for dining. With the forward doors, galley access aft and a large opening window forward, cross ventilation in this area is excellent in addition to the full air conditioning. The salon also has a flat screen Television with swivel mounts and Satellite TV.
The GALLEY is aft of the salon and full-width, also with access doors to the side decks to set up excellent cross ventilation. Equipment includes a Wolf professional propane stove and Pro GE combination oven/convection oven, microwave oven, full size sink and faucets, Miele dishwasher, an abundance of counter space for food preparation and bussing and plenty of drawer and locker stowage for china, glassware & serving ware. Indeed, her current chef routinely prepares meals for 15-20 guests and the yacht regularly hosts parties for 50+ people. COASTAL QUEEN is a very social yacht indeed!
Aft on the main deck, the NEWPORT SUITE has large twin berths, a writing desk, large windows with privacy screens, and stowage in drawers, shelves and hanging locker. The stateroom is fully air conditioned and has an ensuite head with stall shower.
Just forward of the cabin house on the foredeck, the THIRD STATEROOM is accessed via the companionway and steps to port, leading to the cabin below which has three single berths, additional stowage and a separate head. The crew cabin forward in the focs’le, is also accessed via this area.
1996 Detroit 671 Diesel, 285 HP marine diesel. 14,400 total hours, 1/19
-New cylinder head @ 9,000 hours and main bearing, 2017.
-Dry stack exhaust – Stainless steel and cast iron.
-Racor 1000MA primary & secondary fuel filters with
-New Park fuel transfer and polishing system.
-Steel vibration engine mounts, bolted to 3’ X 12” oak stringers
-Twin Disc MG-509 – 2.95:1 reverse gear
-5 Blade bronze, 36” X 23 RH, with 3” stainless prop shaft
2012 Northern Lights 30 KWH Generator 7,500 hours 1/19
-Dry stack exhaust – Stainless steel & cast iron
-Racor 500FG fuel filter
-Total fuel consumption with Engine at 1850 RPM and generator at full load – 10 gallons/hour
-1,000+ mile range at cruising speed
Primary steering is via quadrant on the 1” steel rudder stock, with ¼” ss cable through bronze shieves to the chain and sprocket at the wheel.
- Outboard servo-rudder/trim tab with 1” steel stock
- Rudder stops, ¾” chain.
-(3) Intimidator 8D AGM Deep Cycle 12V batteries in parallel as one 12V bank for house DC systems (2017)
-(4) Rolls 8V Deep Cycle lead/acid batteries in series for 32V engine starting (2016)
-Decca Marine Master Group 27 lead/acid, generator starting battery (2016)
-Xantrex MS 2000 inverter/charger
-Charles Industries, Charger 9000, 32V/30 amp charger
32 Volt and 12 Volt Balmar alternators in reserve (installed, not belted)
(2) Charles Industries PM3, 12 KVA Power Isolation Transformers
(2) 50 amp 125/220 volt power cords.
Ward Electric 100/50 amp dockside ‘splitter’
Plumbing and Domestic Equipment
(2) Rule 1800, 120V bilge pumps – Engine room
(3) Rule 2000, 12V bilge pumps – Engine room
(1) Rule 3700, 12V bilge pump – Engine room
(2) High water alarms – either side of keelson
Total bilge pump capacity, 13,300 GPH
Domestic Fresh Water:
(2) 1,000 gallon fresh water tanks, total capacity 2,000 gallons
(2) Fresh water pumps; AC & DC
GE 50 gallon water heater
(4) Kohler domestic low flush heads
(8) Polypropylene holding tanks @ 35 gallons each
280 Gallon Black water tanks in (8) Polyethelyne holding tanks @ 35 gallons each
(4) Cruise Air reverse cycle air conditioners/heat pump systems
-(1) 16,000 BTU – Pilothouse
-(1) 7,500 BTU – Newport Suite
-(1) 10,000 BTU – Owner’s Stateroom
-(2) 8,000 BTU – Main Salon
Navigation and Electronics
-Standard Horizon Spectrum VHF
-Garmin 200 VHF
-Raymarine ST60 Depth finder
-Raymarine L760 Depth finder
-Garmin PGS Map 5212
-Furuno GP 7000 GPS
-Garmin AIS 600 transponder/receiver
-Furuno 48 mile Radar
-Raymarine C760 Autopilot
-Twin air horns powered by Roll Air compressor
-Danforth White compass
Fire and Safety Equipment
-(6) Type II fire extinguishers; wheel house, electrical companionway (2) engine room, forward stateroom, galley (2)
-(57) Adult Type II lifejackets
(3) 20” Liferings
Viking 6 person inflatable Liferaft, Model 6UKCL
Flares – expire June 2020
Ground Tackle and Docking
190# Danforth anchor on bowsprit
10’ of ¾” Chain shackled to 300’ of 1-1/8” three strand anchor rode
Second 190# Danforth anchor and 190’ chain and rode stored on foredeck
150# Danforth anchor stowed in engine room
Simpson Lawrence Type 2000 anchor windlass
Numerous docklines and oversize fenders for all purposes
Tender towing gear
Wolf 6 burner propane cook top
Stainless stove exhaust hood
Full size oven
Full size professional sink
Fisher Paykel 2 door, model E522B refrigerator/freezer
(2) Denby freezers
Kelvinator and Kenmore chest freezers in engine room
Custom stowage for cutlery, glassware and china
The hull is constructed as a carvel hull with cross-planked bottom, hard chine, plumb stem and elliptical stern. It is constructed of Sothern Yellow Pine side frames where the side planks run fore and aft and the bottom planking is applied transversely. The stem, inner stem and keelson are Yellow Pine and the transverse strongbacks and chine logs are also Southern Yellow Pine. The cross planked bottom is fastened with stainless steel ring nails. The chine logs and transverse strongbacks are fastened with stainless steel carriage bolts.
-Side Frames – 4”X5” White Oak spaced at 24” intervals
-Bottom Planks – 2 ½” X 9” Fir
-Plank Fastenings – Stainless steel ring nails
-Stringers – 3 ½” X 4” White Oak
-Chine Log – 2” X 10” White Oak
-Transom – 4” X 8” White Oak, secured with stainless stel drift pins
-Bulkheads – 1 ½” composite wood fastened to the side frames (semi structural, non-watertight)
-Keel – Twin 5” X 6” White Oak
-Keelson – 12” X 16” White Oak
-Sheer Clamp – 2” X 8” White Oak
The main deck of the vessel is provided with wooden bulwarks around the perimeter; with one dog house on the foredeck which provides access to the forward cabin and crew’s quarters. The side decks are protected from the weather by an overhang of the upper deck which is supported ty 4” x 4” newel posts.
The upper deck is accessed by stairs from the forward deck and interior companionway stairs to the pilothouse. The periphery of theupper deck is fitted with mahogany stanchions and varnished mahogany top rail with a mid silicon bronze rail.
The engine room is accessed by way of a midships door located on the port side of the main cabin house.
A varnished long leaf southern Yellow Pine mast is stepped forward of the foredeck dog house which carries the anchor, steaming and foredeck lights. It is equipped with several halyards and can fly a multitude of flags, burgees, etc..
-Main Deck – Composite of painted fiberglass over ¾” plywood and 2 ¼” x 2 1//4” original deck planks
-Upper Deck – Composite of painted fiberglass over 1 ½” plywood
-Beams – Main – 4” x 6” White Oak on 24” centers
-Upper Deck Beams – 2 ½” x 5” White Oak on 24” centers
-Bulwarks – ¾” painted wood with a varnished mahogany cap, 24” above the deck
-Coach Roofs – Painted fiberglass and marine plywood
At 90 years old, COASTAL QUEEN is fully found and elegant in all her manifestations. She is ideally suited as a family cruising yacht, charter yacht, a mother ship for a racing program - or a summer home anywhere you choose to drop anchor! She has had the same Captain since 1985 and owners who allowed him to treat the ‘QUEEN’ as she deserves. Consequently, her magnificent vintage continues to mature!