65' Higgins US Army T Boat Cargo, Yacht Conversion - SOLD
Designed by Eldridge and McInnes to Navy specifications for the US Army. They were built to perform light towing, cargo and personnel transport. 86 of these steel vessels were built on contingency at the end of the Korean War. Most were dry docked and never saw service until the Government sold them off. Today over 50 are still in service worldwide.
The US Coast Guard maintains 3 T-Boats on the Thames River in CT for training, another one runs cargo in the Caribbean, many have been turned into private yachts in their original configuration. The Sea Scouts have several and a few have undergone extensive yacht conversions. PATHFINDER has undergone a significant conversion process as well and is now ready for your choice of interior finish.
In 2005 this vessel underwent a 7 month refit in dry dock at Samples Shipyard in Boothbay, Maine. Her hull was inspected before, during and after the repairs by a senior SAMS certified surveyor, and then sand blasted and epoxy painted. This work included some over plating also known as doublers, rudder repair, new thru hulls, cage around propeller, swim platform, anchor platform and Bruce anchor. All new steel work was professionally done.
This vessel is in an ongoing conversion process and has been customized to take advantage of her best features and design. All new exterior window and door frames are built of 1 5/8" solid mahogany, with painted white oak casings on the exterior. Some of her original port lights were re-installed to add more light and keep her classic small ship look.
This is a rare opportunity to own a small classic full keel ship that has some very nice features all completed. The covered decks, huge aft cockpit and double door entrance into the saloon will make her near perfect for living aboard and entertaining.
Refit and steel work on hull was inspected by Capt. Jeffery Johnson, Accredited Senior Marine Surveyor, SAMS who specialized in steel vessels. PATHFINDER is USCG Documented and endorsed for Coastwise and Recreation. Survey upgrade by Johnson in 2005, valuation of $165,000. at that time. An additional $35,000. has been spent since that survey to include a new diesel generator and much more.
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