36' Ellis - CL Find

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Boat has been for sale for many,many years. Price holding strong,nice simple boat.
 

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1999 36' Ellis Tunaboat

Correct, that's the boat! I was just on it an hour ago, engaging in a very detailed dialogue with the owner. The listing you referenced is no longer active, however. She's been out of the water 4 years, but the engine and all mechanicals have been properly protected. Fresh oil in all systems prior to layup, as an example. The hull and house are cored with composites, the windows are Wynne, 8" exhaust out of the Daytona (Mac) diesel (942hrs), and she swings a 26"x31.5" Nibral 4-blade, out of a ZF 1-1/2:1 gear. The boat is totally solid, and the built-in fish boxes, with flushing system are perfect. A 600# full fish will fit below deck in each box. A ramp on stbd transom slides directly into the box. Superb setup. The turbo kicks in at 1600rpm's, with a 2300rpm top end. At 1900, where he mostly runs it, GPS speed shows 20.5kts. WOT with full tower and pulpit (they did alot of stick fishing) at 2310, shows just under 27kts. Nice. The hull is laid up with Vinylester and Airex, and the housetop is a composite. It was launched late in 1999. All the very best materials were put into this boat, so someone is going to acquire an incredible tunaboat for exactly 1/2 the cost of a new build. I'll post some actual pictures later. --Larry
 

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Does this qualify as a 'barn find'?

Anyway, the owner told me today that Daytona marinized the Mack truck engine, which could be tuned between 480 and 620hp without any modifications. There are two aluminum 100g fuel tanks mounted slightly forward of the engine on each side, to maintain the 'running balance' he wanted. They are angled inboard about 3-degrees, so when fuel is low, every conceivable ounce can be drawn for use. Nice little piece of engineering. Space around the engine is cavernous, for easy access to everything. This boat is set up specifically for the pursuit of Giant Bluefin Tuna. With the tower and pulpit, it has been in the harpoon category, but also fished rod and reel in the general category. It's the perfect paradigm of a single-purpose offshore 'killing machine', having all the essential components, without a single 'frill'. Impressive!

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