Discussion in 'Found Boats For Sale' started by Eastporter, Jun 13, 2018.
2004 42' Custom Downeast Cruiser | eBay
It’s funny.. I’m sure many people on here think often about designing and commissioning or building some radical cruiser setup to drag their wife or spouse on some big adventurous journey unwantingly.. then you see shit like this for sale...
If I was in the market, I'd be all over that.
It seems like a hell of a deal for a lot of boat. Leaves plenty of money in the bank to re-finish as you want
Not everyone wants to be a serious fisherman. Take the wife and kids out for a weekend cruise- this boat has a ton of potential.
Not much information per condition
I thought this boat look familiar, then I saw it was in SC. I think they are keeping it in Moultrie, SC. It needs a lot of interior work. The outside seems to be in pretty good condition. It could use a polish. I've never heard it run. Seen the boat but going on hearsay as to the actual interior condition.
Are Samsons well built boats? I went and looked at this one, but the stringers were only about 2" above the hull. It didn't seem super strong solid looking to me.
How thick is the lay up? Maybe the stringers are part of a grid.
Here's a picture of their hull kit with full size stringers. This is normal per their website with 7 bulkheads. Looks like a heavy built boat to me.
Hull Kits | Samson Enterprises Ltd.
2004 42' Custom Downeast Cruiser Trawler Pilothouse | eBay
Updated listing with many photos and list of items the owner started and didn't finish. Biggest thing to correct is fabricating new smaller fuel tanks then reinstall them closer to stern to lift the bow. Owner states she plows hard but weight needs to be moved aft. Looks like a good boat to fix up.
I'm very surprised that this boat is still on the Market..
To be honest I don't think you can buy a bare hull for $60k in that size. The interior woodwork looks impressive. The original owner paid over $200k for it per the write up. I guess the neglect of sitting on the hard the last few years and unfinished projects make people scared.
The only thing that scares me about that boat are the ship's systems. All most all of the tanks and lines are buried and hard to access, as is a lot of the electrical and hydraulics. Besides that, if I was looking for that type of boat, I would be in. I'm still at least three years out from buying a big cruiser. It would fit well with my use to cruise the loop including the Canadian side.