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1960 Custom Beal's Island Downeast HT Cruiser

Port Clyde, Maine

$42,000

Boating Enthusiasts will recognize ROAR as one of the iconic 32' Beals Island Lobster-style yachts built and designed by Clinton Beal. His lobster vessels have sweeping sheerlines, a fine entry forward and efficient "below waterline" design. Beals Island in the Jonesport area of Maine is where most early lobster boats were designed, and where lobster boat racing began. Beal is the last of the Beal's Island wooden lobster builders having built two torpedo-stern models, and numerous traditional stern lobster vessels. ROAR was rebuilt in 1985 by Royal River Boatyard with new transom, ribs, deck and pilothouse and cabin trunk. At that time, she was owned by the boatyard owner. In approximately 2016, the present owner purchased her and installed the new planks as described in hull construction. He also installed a new GM 454 gas inboard, FWC. He has enjoyed using her for charter parties in the Tenant’s Harbor, ME area. He has thoroughly enjoyed running this "Classic" Downeast lobster vessel, delighting in day trips and picnic cruises. Please call for your inspection of ROAR. Why not own a piece of Maine lobsterboat history? She is stunning to look at and handles like a sports car. We shall be pleased to get you aboard for your viewing. Thank you for your interest.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: ROAR
Make: Custom
Model: Beal's Island Downeast HT Cruiser
Year: 1960
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Builder: Clinton Beal, Beal's Island
Designer: Clinton Beal
Construction: Wood
Boat Hull ID: 30332BT000000
Has Hull ID: Yes

Dimensions

Length: 32 ft
Length Overall: 32'1 ft
Beam: 9'5 ft
Max Draft: 3'6 ft
Displacement: 11,000 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Chevy
  • Model: 454 MK IV V8
  • Fuel: Unleaded
  • Engine Power: 330hp

Other

Heads Count: 1
Boat Class: Downeast

Contact

Annie Gray
Gray & Gray Yacht Brokers, Inc.

Office

Gray & Gray Yachts
36 York Street
York, Maine, US, 03909
Tel:207-363-7997


VESSEL DETAILS

HULL AND DECK:

  • Hull has raked stem, round chines, full keel with skeg and full transom.
  • Gray hull with white bulwarks, red boottop, and red bottom.
  • Present owner installed new forefoot, new 17’ mahogany garboard strake on both sides of keel, 3 new cedar planks, port and starboard, from forefoot and garboard.
  • Varnished mahogany transom with three chrome plated boarding steps.
  • Cedar hull, carvel planking on frame construction, with white oak frames.
  • Monel nails in topsides; recent bronze fastenings below waterline.
  • Oak spray rails forward; oak quarter rails aft; 18" lifting strakes at waterline.
  • Fiberglass over plywood decks with painted non-skid.
  • White raised bulwarks capped with varnished mahogany.
  • Cabin trunk Bomar hatch forward.
  • 4 opening ports in trunk cabin.
  • 6" chrome plated bronze mooring/towing bitt.
  • Pilothouse exterior is painted white fiberglass over marine plywood with 2" x 3" varnished deck beams and corner posts.
  • The pilothouse interior is varnished mahogany and oak.
  • Mahogany handrails, port and starboard, on top of pilothouse and trunk cabin.
  • Kahlenberg compressor trumpet horns on trunk top.
  • Spring cleats and stern cleats.
  • 1/4 sawn fir decking in pilothouse on the sole continues aft throughout cockpit deck.
  • 3 windows with safety glass in pilothouse; pilothouse is traditional lobster boat style with open starboard side at helm and open aft to cockpit- roll-up curtains aft.
  • 2 windshield wipers.
  • Companionway is to port of short engine box with cushion.
  • Self-bailing cockpit.
  • Mahogany steering wheel; swivel helm seat.
  • Bilges are painted with red lead paint.        

 

TANKAGE:

Fuel: approximately 80 gallons in 2015 aluminum tank.

Water: 15 gallons in Monel tank.

Holding: No

 

ENGINE & MECHANICAL:

  • 2017 single GM Chevy 454 MK IV, 350 cu. in. V8 gas engine, 330 hp, FWC.
  • Hours unknown as no hour meter.
  • Borg Warner 1:19 reduction gear, rebuilt 2017 by Art's Marine, Owls Head, Maine at same time as engine installed.
  • 1 1/2" S/S shaft.
  • Four bladed Acme 18 x 15.5 RH Nibral bronze prop, protected by skeg.
  • Hydraulic steering system.
  • Bronze rudder.
  • Bilge blower.
  • Cruising speed: 14-16 knots comfortably.
  • Maximum speed: WOT is 23 knots @ 4800 RPM.

 

ELECTRICAL:

  • Two 12V Group 24 AGM batteries.
  • Bass circuit breaker panel.
  • Perko battery switch.
  • Also, 6 switch fused panel mounted at helm.
  • Alternator.
  • 2 Rule automatic bilge pumps, and high water alarm, (one pump aft; one forward).

 

ACCOMMODATIONS:

  • For two.
  • Vee berths forward with storage under.
  • Electrical and battery switch panels just inside companionway.
  • Engine protrudes into cabin a little, and is covered with engine box with Sounddown.
  • Next aft small settee to port with small galley to starboard with sink with cold pressure water, hand pump, and two burner alcohol stove.
  • Head is to starboard, with manual marine head (not enclosed, behind a bulkhead) (not installed but available, or porta potti).
  • Interior is finished in varnished cedar hull ceiling, 1/4 sawn fir cabin sole, and varnished or oiled mahogany trim.
  • Approximately 5' headroom below.

 

ELECTRONICS:

  • 2017 Garmin 7608 GPS, MAP & Color Depthsounder, with Radar overlay.
  • Raymarine VHF.
  • KVH electric compass.
  • New Bluetooth-enabled stereo.

 

EQUIPMENT:

  • Danforth 45 lb anchor with 6' 3/8" chain & 150' 5/8" nylon rode.
  • Manual search light.
  • Air horns - electric.
  • Fire extinguishers.
  • 6 life jackets.
  • 1 life ring.
  • 4 fenders; docklines.
  • Cockpit cushions.
  • Ensign & staff.
  • Boat hook.
  • Fume detector.
  • Bench seat with backrest, aft in cockpit (moveable), with cushions on seat and back.

 

COMMENTS: Boating Enthusiasts will recognize ROAR as one of the iconic 32' Beals Island Lobster-style yachts built and designed by Clinton Beal. His lobster vessels have sweeping sheerlines, a fine entry forward and efficient "below waterline" design. Beals Island in the Jonesport area of Maine is where most early lobster boats were designed, and where lobster boat racing began. Beal is the last of the Beals Island wooden lobster builders having built two torpedo-stern models, and numerous traditional stern lobster vessels. ROAR was rebuilt in 1985 by Royal River Boatyard with new transom, ribs, deck and pilothouse and cabin trunk. At that time, she was owned by the boatyard owner. In approximately 2016, the present owner purchased her and installed the new planks as described in hull construction. He also installed a new GM 454 gas inboard, FWC. He has enjoyed using her for charter parties in the Tenant’s Harbor, ME area. He has thoroughly enjoyed running this "Classic" Downeast lobster vessel, delighting in day trips and picnic cruises. Please call for your inspection of ROAR. Why not own a piece of Maine lobsterboat history? She is stunning to look at and handles like a sports car. We shall be pleased to get you aboard for your viewing. Thank you for your interest.

 

Potential purchasers should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht. These specifications are believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed. Specifications are provided for information purposes. Data was obtained from sources believed reliable but is not guaranteed by owner or brokers. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. Vessel subject to sale, price and inventory changes, and withdrawal from market without notice.

 

Mechanical Disclaimer: Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meter. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise, and major overhauls as well as ALL other representations noted on the listing.

 

DISCLAIMER TO BOARD VESSEL: In the event the Buyer boards the vessel either on land or in the water without a broker or owner, the Buyer(s) agrees and understands he boards at his sole risk and liability.

 

                                                                                   

Additional Contact Information

Annie Gray is a longstanding YBAA member, offering 47 years of experience in assisting clients in the purchase or sale of high quality yachts of distinction.

Please call Annie at 207-363-7997 or on her cell at 603-498-3450.


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