YARD BILLS - 1964 38' CUSTOM CAROLINA WARREN O'NEAL 2015 REBUILD
Jupiter Florida United States $329,000 USD
Jupiter Florida United States
In the summer of 2014 the process to transform this classic vessel started with it basically being virtually disassembled. Engines were removed. The hull was thoroughly inspected and any imperfections were addressed. All the thru hulls were relocated and new bronze fittings installed. The tanks had been replaced previously (estimated age, 2003) and those under the cockpit deck (which were in good condition) remained in place, the two saddle tanks in the engine room were removed, inspected, then recoated and re-plumbed. Engine beds were checked and refinished. Dripless shaft logs and rudder shaft seals were installed. The original hull portholes were removed and filled. The spray/chine rails were repaired as needed (they are full length), the keel was removed, the hull which had been fiberglass coated had more glass added for strength on the chine rail. The hull then was faired and prepped for repaint. There are cockpit spray rails covered with stainless strike plates about a foot above the waterline. The bridge deck was redesigned with the brow being rebuilt with closed-cell foam core as well as the deck seating. The interior cabinetry was made with Okoume Marine ply, fiberglass, and teak veneer.
The finished project delivered a modern, stylish, and high quality interior and bridge deck on a Pristine refinished Classic Carolina hull. The first impression factor was raised dramatically with refinishing of the teak transom, teak coverboards (which were both new in "06), and the addition of a finely fitted and varnished teak helm pod. She also has a faux finished teak toe rail and a varnished bridge deck cap rail. Accented by varnished teak ladderback Bluewater helm and companion chairs and a Bluewater teak rocket launcher. The hull is light blue with a navy blue boot stripe and light grey bottom paint. The hull has a sharp entry forward with a subtle Carolina Flair, at her transom a notable tumblehome, and a classic broken shearline with hull side engine room vents. Decks and deckhouse are white with teak decking on the cockpit and bridge-deck soles. The finished project left the boatyard in February of 2016 and has seen very light usage since. The boat presents well and will make it's next owner proud.
Electronics and Navigation
All Electronics are 2015 or newer:
- (2) Garmin 7212 GPS/Chart-plotter/Multifunction Display
- Garmin HD2 radar open-array 4kW scanner with 72-mile range
- Garmin GSD26 CHIRP sounder module with Airmar transducer
- Garmin GHC10 Auto-pilot
- Standard Horizon Explorer Vhf radio
- Ritchie Powerdamp 4-inch magnetic Compass (white)
- Lenco Auto-trim control panel and position indicators
- Glendinning Electric controls selector panel
- Maxwell Windlass remote control panel
- Garmin 6707 GPS/Chart-plotter/Multifunction Display
- Garmin network backbone allowing duplicate information/control from the radar / depth sounder and lower Garmin screen input data
- Standard Horizon Explorer Vhf radio
- Ritchie Powerdamp 4-inch magnetic Compass (white)
- Lenco Auto-trim control panel and position indicators
- Two full sized Shakespear Vhf antennas are mounted from the tower utilizing Rupp stand-off support collars allowing them to be lowered for bridge clearance when needed
- Fusion MS-ip700i Marine Stereo in cabin, Bluetooth, USB, Ipod/Iphone, SatRadio, or AM/FM / Vhf radio source capable
- JL Audio Speaker Amplifier
- (2) JL Audio 8.8-inch round speakers with integral tweeters on bridge-deck
- (2) JL Audio 7.7-inch round speakers with integral tweeters in cockpit
- (2) Polyplanar 6.5 inch round speakers in cabin
Hull, Deck and Fishing Equipment
All equipment is 2015 or newer:
High Sea Fabrication, anodized aluminum, full tuna tower with full control station and fiberglass hardtop, tower deck, and buggy top. Tower station has a cushioned bench seat and backrest which are integral to the buggy sunshade supports. The bridge, tower deck, and tower tops have light blue undersides with white borders. There is also LED lighting (4 colors) at the tower buggytop and under the bridge hardtop. There are molded-in LED spreader lights (2) in the aft of the tower deck. The bridge hardtop underside also has a match-painted aluminum safety railing and molded in Reel Colors stainless teaser reels. The fiberglass tower control box features a Ongaro Marine Custom stainless helm wheel with cheater knob, a Glendinning chrome single handle top-mount engine control, Engine start/stop buttons, 12v power outlet plug, and plexi-sliding door radio cabinet. There is a white stamoid canvas cover tailored for the tower station when not in use. LED International running lights (molded into the forward corners of the bridge hardtop) and anchor light (on bottom of control box). On the aft edge of the hardtop above the cockpit there are 6 rod holders and on each aft tower leg there are three more rod holders.
Rupp Silver double-spreader outriggers, deckhouse side-mounted
Rupp Silver center rigger
Four-sided bridge-deck enclosure, forward panels corner are polycarbonate, side panels are Strataglass with U-zip panels, and aft panel is Strataglass with a centerline "roll-up" entry panel. The front center panel (Strataglass) can be unzipped and pinned up to the underside of the hardtop in fair weather.
Bridge-deck has two Ocean Breeze 8000 BTU air handlers with digital control panel/thermostat (QE 331) just inside the cabin entryway (within arms reach of helm)
Port and Starboard L-shape aft bridge-deck bench seat consoles and Saddle-colored, textured-vinyl cushions. Beneath are storage spaces and at the back end are four large tackle storage drawers on ball bearing sliders with lockable doors. Beneath the helm and companion Bluewater Chairs are also cabinets with six drawers and lockable doors. Both of these chair cabinets have white fold-down footrests for the helm chairs. Many of the opening storage hatches on the boat are hinged with stainless steel gas lift-spring assists attached.
Beautiful varnished teak helm pod with chrome bezel over glass panel containing digital engine RPM displays and all new analog gauges all with chrome trim rings. Single lever Glendinning contols levers have backup cable in case of electric malfunction. Custom stainless Ongaro helm wheel with cheater knob. Beneath the helm pod is another small console with engine start/stop switches.
All deck hardware is bright stainless steel, excluding two top-mounted hawser ports (chromed brass) on the aft corners of the cockpit coverboards (cleats below mounted on the cockpit side walls). Four rod holders flush mounted in the coverboards.
Saddle brown textured vinyl cockpit coaming pads beneath the coverboards
Transom door with opening top allowing "walk-through" boarding, the door edges and frame are finished in teak
Transom mounted Armstrong swim ladder (stored in under cockpit)
Bluewater varnished teak 6-place Rocket Launcher with two drink holders, rigging tray and teak tackle drawer on a 4-inch chrome stanchion
Port and Starboard side forward cockpit there are two stainless lined boxes inside the cockpit consoles. Starboard side is a freezer with SeaFrost water-cooled compressor (in ER) and two Ranco digital thermostats. Port side is a drink box/bait box, or freezer. Both boxes have rubber gasket sealed lids with stainless gas spring keepers. Both boxes also have the matched saddle brown cushions for the lids.
Under cockpit gunwale are port and starboard 12-volt Hubbell plugs for deep drop or kite electric reels as well as a 110v weather-guard outlet with GCFI breaker. Also beneath the coverboards are red LED courtesy lighting strips
Forward cockpit portside beneath the coverboard are spigots for fresh and salt water washdowns with a spiral hose and a quick connect for fresh water inlet
Livewell pump (under cockpit deck) with outlet connection forward cockpit starboard side beneath coverboard
Five underwater lights, 3 aft and 1 to each side, new 2019 Lumitec SeaBlaze LED, blue/white
White stamoid cockpit fly canvas, attaches to a track under aft hardtop and pins thru holes on transom rub/strike railing. White fiberglass step box and canvas monogrammed boarding cover.
Bow has a stainless steel anchor chute, a Delta fast-set plough anchor with 20 feet of 5/16" chain and 200' of half-inch nylon rode. A chrome Maxwell RC windlass has foot pedal switches on the bow or can be controlled from the lower helm. Nearby there are two stainless cleats and stainless line chafing strips on the toe rail.
The nicely crowned bow is clean and open with a single deck hatch (white with opaque lens) all the way forward, centerline - just above the stateroom berth.
Midship port and starboard stainless steel 12" breast cleats with stainless chafe strips. On the side decks walking up to the bow the tower has underside handrails for safety
Hull bottom is Juniper planked on frames and fiberglassed on the outside. The stem is raked laminated Douglas Fir as are the longitudinals. The stern is curved fiberglass. Interior bulkheads and partitions are marine-plywood.
Cabin details and description
The cabin was gutted to the hull sides and rebuilt completely into 2015 or later:
The general arrangement is the galley is to the portside with a bi-fold door furthest aft opening to the head. Starboard side is a settee lounge with storage beneath and behind a large opening cabinet with rod storage. Moving forward on the starboard side is a hanging locker followed by the centerline opening to the berth area. The cabin is modern finished in teak veneer with Amtico laminate teak and holly sole. LED lighting with bushed nickel cabinet knobs and galley faucet, Corian countertop with glass tile backsplash - tastefully done, good space planning, execution, and quality finish. Cabin sole is 5 steps down from the bridge-deck. Entry door to the cabin is a bi-fold, painted, forward door with lock and hold-open keeper, plus a half folding top panel which is hinged with stainless gas spring keepers. White powder coat finished safety railings are to the port and starboard side. Storage areas are beneath the top two steps down into the cabin.
Settee is tan leather-like vinyl and has storage spaces beneath the bottom seat cushion. Above a large teak panel can be opened with assist from gas spring keepers to a carpet lined rod storage locker currently fitted for 8 lighter tackle rod/reel sets. Next aft, the hanging locker is about 2 foot wide and near 6 foot tall. The bulkhead that separates the berth area is wallpapered with a neutral textured material and teak trim. The berth area cushions are matching material to the settee. This compartment is wallpapered the same as the aft side of the separating bulkhead. The berth is a large triangular area with no cut-out. There are overhead lights with a ceiling mounted switch and an air-conditioning vent as well as the teak trimmed overhead deck hatch. Also a forward door opening to the anchor locker.
Kitchen Aid stainless front microwave oven in cabinet above refrigerator drawer
Kitchen Aid refrigerator drawer and lower freezer drawer with icemaker
Corian Countertop with square, under-mounted brushed stainless sink, wand-style single lever faucet, glass tile backsplash with (2) 110v outlets.
Three storage drawers, One trash receptacle drawer, One liquor storage cabinet, Five other storage cabinets.
Pressure freshwater system (Marco Mate) with tank level gauge and 6-gallon hot water heater
Ocean Breeze (2) 8,000 BTU air-handlers with digital thermostat.
Vinyl headliner with 12v LED flush mounted lighting
Smoke and carbon monoxide detector, battery powered
Corian countertop, matching galley, with under-mounted polished oval stainless sink
Brushed Nickel designer single lever faucet
Glass tile backsplash
Mirrored medicine/towel locker above sink, teak cabinet face
Jabsco "quiet flush" freshwater marine toilet. There is a polyethylene holding tank with Y-valve in the engine room
Painted non-skid sole
There currently is no provision for indoor showering, but it could be relatively simple to modify the compartment to accommodate
All the following equipment is 2015 or newer:
Phasor 9.5 kW K3 generator, 1800rpm
Northstar AGM batteries in trays, port and starboard beneath forward cockpit. Engineroom panel with Blue Sea radial battery shutoff selectors.
Mastervolt 12v, 50amp, 3-bank automatic battery charger
12v alternators on main engines
50amp shorepower inlet plug beneath forward cockpit coverboard to starboard with breaker. 50 foot white shore cord.
Paneltronics 220v AC and 12v DC Main breaker panels with digital Line Voltage and Load Current displays on each. Shorepower/Generator switching, generator on-off remote control, and A/B 120v Bus separation on the AC panel. Battery condition monitoring on the DC panel.
Compete vessel Bonding system, including shaft wiper brushes
Entire vessel was completely rewired to ABYC guidelines. 12v, 110v and 220v circuits are protected from overload with magnetic breakers in panels.
Lumitec LED lighting is used throughout the vessel
Mechanical and Engine Room
The Cummins 6BTA 5.9 inline-6 cylinder engines were New in 2006, they were removed from the boat in 2014 during this vessels refit period in Stuart, FL. While out of the boat they were partially disassembled for a thorough inspection which included new hoses, cooling system servicing, turbo updating, and complete painting. In 2019 the port motor was noted to have some differences and during the course of another full cooling system service to both motors (2019), it was determined that the best solution was to overhaul the port motor which has been completed approximately 20 running hours ago. These motors have ZF IRM 220-A transmissions, 1.75:1 reduction gears. V-cast bronze struts, 1 3/4" stainless alloy shafts, 4-blade Nibral Michigan DQX props. There are a spare pair of Hi Torq, 4-blade Nibrals props. Bronze cast Spade-style rudders. Engines have a Walker Air-sep crankcase ventilation system/air filters. Engine room entry from cockpit centerline, hatch when raised is supported by stainless gas spring shock.
There are four aluminum fuel tanks that were reported new in about 2003. The main tanks are under the cockpit deck and feed their respective motors (there is also a crossover valve). They are reported to be 125 gallons each and in the engine room there is a sight gauge for knowledge of their level. The two forward saddle tanks are storage only and can be transferred to the aft tanks via electric fuel transfer pumps (2015 Marco Mate x2, 12v).
From this point to the end of this section, all equipment is 2014 or newer:
Fiberglass linear mufflers with surge tubes
Dual Racor primary fuel filters, 75900 Max with restriction gauges, for main engines, single Racor for generator
All fuel lines replaced
Fiberglass Verna Lift muffler for generator
Sea Star Hydraulic Steering System, 2 station
Glendinning single lever electronic control system with engine synchronizer and manual backup controls
Replaced all engine mounts
Tides Marine dripless shaft logs (raw water cooled from engine with crossover) and rudder logs, both with spare seals in carriers
All Rule bilge pumps and plumbing, 6 x 2000 pumps, 5 with Ultra float-switches, one forward and aft in cockpit, engine room and cabin sole
High water alarm with float switch aft and forward
Whale submersible Smart 100 auto/manual bilge pump in forward cabin
12v LED engine room lighting
Marco Mate oil change system, 12v pump
Marco saltwater washdown pump, 12v
Fireboy Halon 1301 manual control in engine room
Kidde dry chemical handheld fire extinguishers, mounted under hatch in front of companion helm seat, under galley sink, and in hanging closet in cabin
Ocean Breeze (2) 16,000 Btu condenser units with raw water cooling, March pump with inboard Groco brass sea strainer.
A very special offering, built by one of the legends of Carolina Sportfishing, this beauty has the classic retro looks combined with the restyled bridge deck and cabin of a current model vessel. When this refit was started, the boat had already been repowered having a pair of 370hp Cummins 6BTA 5.9 diesels installed in 2006. The boat was stripped down to the bare hull except for the engines, tanks, and teak cockpit. Being an in-house project of a well known Stuart, FL boatyard, she went through 20 months of rebuilding and the final result is impressive. This is a boat that is a pleasure to view and she looks great - fishes like a dream.
YARD BILLS is a rare offering in that it is extremely uncommon to see this level of effort put forth to preserve and improve aging classic sportfish boats. This effort was possible due to this boat's ownership who also owns and operates a boutique custom boatyard in Stuart, FL. This beauty turns boat-lover's heads at every dock.