Our Beloved Dawn Treader
is For Sale
1981 37' Endeavour
Selling our 1981, 37 foot Endeavour Sailboat asking $25,000 or will consider part trade for smaller sailboat! (If not sold next season we fix)
There are many “hurricane damaged” boats out there for free—NOTE THIS IS NOT ONE OF THOSE!
PLEASE Read carefully, and then re-read to be sure everything is understood!
I have attempted to be as complete as possible and understand it is hard enough to consider selling our home of 5 years which has over 3 years of blood sweat and financial investment, only to have cracked O rings in the Fuel Injection Pump that disabled the engine (Perkins 4.108).
It suffered runaway and will need rebuilding or replaced *$1800 to ????)
I am ambivalent about it at this point, I know I will not get asking price for it and I figure about $1000 to rebuild the engine. TA Diesel (http://tadiesels.com/) has a rebuild kit for $675 which includes Rings Pistons Liners bearings and all gaskets needed but it is too late in the season for us so it is sell or be stuck with $327 a month storage fees another year!
So IF someone is genuinely interested I will deal!
After buying a small motor home I have CONSIDERED the possibility of selling, Dawn Treader that is currently on the hard at J&R Marine Services in Placida Florida at $327 per Month.
During the 5 years of ownership (mostly due to a bad survey) we have literally rebuilt the boat.
This is a partial list of our work.--------
1 Completely fabricated a new steering bracket.
2 fabricated a new fuel tank.
3 Replaced water heater.
4 Installed all new port-lights at Aprox.$1700, replacing some teak interior paneling,
5 Reupholster all interior settees, Fabricated new mattress and covering with premium
Materials in both V and Quarter Berth.
6 New Bimini
7 Davits were built from composite materials.
(Nida-Core and Divinnicell at a cost of aprox.
$2600) with 320 Watts of Solar Panels.
8 Rebuilt Hurth-100 Transmission ($900)
9 Fresh bottom paint.
The boat needs very little other than engine work (Perkins 4.108).
The sails are serviceable (Made 6 knots on jib alone).
The hull could use a bit of polish.
The rigging is sound and the boat survived Hurricane Irma with no damage.
If you are still reading this far it is evident you have at least a passing interest so I must say we are not willing to give the boat away.
Being in the boat storage is costing us $327 per month with live-a-board privileges available.
We are currently in Florida, however, not sure for how long, and currently available for inspection, but if it is not sold we are not desperate for a sale.
I am guestamating conservatively that there is well over $35,000 and at least 3 years of labor in the refit.
Also included with the boat is a number of hand tools that includes enough wrenches and sockets to dismantle and reassemble the boat!
A super Heavy Duty Sewing machine (Not Sailrite) which will sew canvas!
There are also some accessories such as an electric halogen oven, pans and such as these do not fit in our 23 foot motor home!
The Endeavour 37 is a strong boat and it is ready to sail after engine rebuild (Perkins 4.108).
The Boat’s web page is included, It is a monthly news letter format but much of the refit is documented in greater detail with photos.
BIG CAUTION only the ones before May 2018 are relevant as we bought the motor home in May 2018!
Also NOTE the newsletter was not designed to sell the boat as we had no intention of doing so prior to this month.