26' Palmer Scott

CMR

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Interested in thoughts, opinions, red flags on this listing. 2009 build on a 1950's glass hull.

http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/2009/Palmer-Scott---Skip-Lippincott-Custom-DownEast-2378249/Riverton/NJ/United-States

Old military glass hull, low engine hours (& low HP) and new renovation. Scott was an early glass builder in the 50s & Lippincott appears to have been a builder at one time.

Will be 1st boat & looking for a DE cruiser type for coastal Maine… day excursions & want a reliable, sound boat.

Am also looking at Dyer, Wasque, AJ28s etc. & trying to get up to speed.
 

Keelboater

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Looking at the chines in a few of those pix, I have to say that she MIGHT tend to roll a little bit with that classic fifties round bilge. The keel appears to be designed for improved prop efficiency. Above the water line I have to agree with Tuna, she's definately got the cool factor going for her.
 

Seawayva

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Jesus Christ, it's beautiful. Simple, timeless. Buy it. Any info on numbers with that power?
 

BOSBoatMan

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There was one of these for sale on Certified Sales website (restored, pretty sure it was on brokerage side) and a guy at my club has one (albeit just the fiberglass shell!)

Really sweet boat. Not very beamy so I would expect 22-25 knots at top end...
 

Seawayva

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There was one of these for sale on Certified Sales website (restored, pretty sure it was on brokerage side) and a guy at my club has one (albeit just the fiberglass shell!)

Really sweet boat. Not very beamy so I would expect 22-25 knots at top end...[/QUOTE

I want it. But I am not sure I want the varnish upkeep.
 

chortle

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Sweet looking boat. Been for sale on Yachtworld for over a year. The Lippincott family are well known boatbuilders on the Chesapeake so it could be as good as it looks.
 

fortier256

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Interested in thoughts, opinions, red flags on this listing. 2009 build on a 1950's glass hull.

http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/2009/Palmer-Scott---Skip-Lippincott-Custom-DownEast-2378249/Riverton/NJ/United-States

Old military glass hull, low engine hours (& low HP) and new renovation. Scott was an early glass builder in the 50s & Lippincott appears to have been a builder at one time.

Will be 1st boat & looking for a DE cruiser type for coastal Maine… day excursions & want a reliable, sound boat.

Am also looking at Dyer, Wasque, AJ28s etc. & trying to get up to speed.
That is one pretty boat. If you like that have a look at a Fortier 26.
 

jojobee

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Designed by a naval architect with the last name of Dobson. I forget his first name. Palmer Scott used him to design the original version of the Tripp Angler. I see them around from time to time.
 

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thanks for the feedback.

Are there a concerns/specific things to look for with glass hull of this age?
 

Seawayva

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thanks for the feedback.

Are there a concerns/specific things to look for with glass hull of this age?

I would imagine a boat of that vintage would be way overbuilt. When builders first started using fiberglass, the tendency was towards using a lot. As far as specific concerns, I am not sure. I would think that the builder who spent the time and money to make that boat look like it now does probably took a good hard look at the hull be fore he dove into the project.

A surveyor would be able to locate any problems.

Since see this boat I have been looking all over to find a prettier one, and I simply can't. There is something about it that really resonates. It's so clean looking and so uncluttered and simple.

Palmer Scott.jpg
 
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chortle

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We had one in our yard a few years ago, really solid construction, thick glass hull, looked like US Navy launch build specs.
 

Joshvt

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Since see this boat I have been looking all over to find a prettier one, and I simply can't. There is something about it that really resonates. It's so clean looking and so uncluttered and simple.

I would have to agree. Even the wife thinks it's incredible.

Course it's about $49,500 too expensive for us at the moment :D
 

chortle

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Make him an offer, it has been out there for quite a while.
 
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