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Gypsy Girl
31' Custom Palm Beach 30 1986

$ 49,900


Owner Motivated! Make Offer! This boat has been lovingly cared for by its knowledgeable owner!

This 1986 DCN Yachts Palm Beach 30, a Costa Rican built Gamefisherman style sportfisherman is in Excellent Shape!

Recent updates: New helm seat cushion, new transmission, and forward deck soft spot repaired and re-painted.

Fresh hull and deck paint! Fresh Varnish! Fresh bottom paint and prop work! New Canvas and Coaming pads!

DCN Yachts are smartly designed, brilliantly engineered, and handcrafted one yacht at a time.

DCN Yachts built some of the finest cold molded sportfishing and pleasure boats in the industry, using experienced Costa Rican labor and the finest local and imported materials. Boats that stand the test of time and the rigors of professional sportfishing.

This custom express fisherman has it all: head turning good looks, fuel efficiency, simplicity, and fishability. This Palm Beach 30 was rewired and repowered in 2004 with a Yanmar 315, and has 500 hours since being overhauled in 2012. This engine package gets an awesome 3mpg at 18kts! Fishfinder, GPS and open array radar are displayed through twin Raymarine C-120 Screens, Raymarine Autopilot, and VHF. Owner recently added a Raymarine C7 screen in July 2013! LED under gunwale and underwater lights! Outriggers and center rigger! Covers for helm, cockpit, and upper station! Bilge pumps, high water crash pump and high water alarm added 2013. Three sided eisenglass enclosure new in 2009 and recently re-stitched/glued. New fuel lines from fill to tank and associated hardware July 2013. This boat features custom upgrades, such as a folding tower with removable buggy top, and a 60 gallon livewell/leaning post designed by Yellowfin Yachts. The owners keep adding to the boat and catching fish! Please see full specs for more details and a list of recent upgrades totaling over $40,000!

Bottom painted and mechanical service every Spring. Hands on owner is personally involved with every aspect of this boat and it shows!


  • Builder: Custom
  • Model: Palm Beach 30
  • Location: Orange Beach, Alabama, United States
  • Type: Power
  • LOA: 31 ft 0 in
  • Display Length: 31 ft
  • Price: $ 49,900
  • Beam: 10' 6"
  • Category: Saltwater Fishing
  • Water Capacity: --
  • Fuel Capacity: 180 gals
  • Engine Details: Yanmar 6LYTPE
  • Engine 1: 2004 500.00 HRS 315.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel

The cabin features bunks to port and starboard, with storage below. There is beautiful varnished wood decking and trim. Rod storage racks above, and storage areas above the bunks as well. The head has been replaced with a portable one for simplicity, but the plumbing is there for the next owner to install a full marine head if desired. There are two speakers for the stereo system as well as the electrical panel and a mirror.

Gypsy Girl is cold molded, 3 layers of Laurel wood epoxy glued and epoxy glassed on outside and epoxy resin coated inside. One of the lightest and strongest construction methods possible and a fish raising machine!

  • SS Hawse pipes
  • SS Cleats
  • Under Gunwhale storage racks
  • Swim Platform
  • (2) Insulated boxes built in forward of helm
  • Fresh/Salt Washdown
  • Covers for Cockpit, Helm, and Upper Station
  • Nonskid Deck
  • (3) Sided Eisenglass Enclosure
  • Ritchie Compass
  • SS Wheel with power knob
  • Navman Diesel 3200 fuel flow meter(2) Raymarine C-120 Screens - Radar, Fishfinder, Chartplotter
  • Raymarine Open Array Radar
  • Sony I-pod/satellite ready Stereo
  • Raymarine Autopilot ST6001
  • Autopilot Display (New)
  • VHF Radio and Antenna (New)
  • (6) Gunwale rod holders
  • Tower with (12) rod holders aft and (2) Cobia rod holders forward
  • Tower hinges for low bridges, buggy top is removable for Cobia fishing
  • Taco Gunwale mount 18' single spreader outriggers
  • Tackle storage built into insulated coolers
  • 60 gallon livewell/leaning post with (4) rod holders - Yellowfin Marine
  • Tuna Door in Transom
  • (2) Fire Extinguishers
  • Life Raft (needs re-certification)
  • Life Jackets
  • High Water Alarm and high capacity crash pump
  • Yanmar 6LYTPE 315hp Diesel Engine new in 2004. 500 hours since ovehaul in 2012
  • Transmission (New with Warranty)
  • Bilge wiring redone in 2013
  • Dripless Shaft Seal
  • Sealed Glass Mat 8D 12v Batteries
  • Onboard Battery Charger - Extention cord plug

Engine was repowered in 2004. A previous mechanic improperly installed the heat exchanger and had to rebuild the engine at his expense in 2012. At roughly 250 hours SMOH, a navman fuel gauge was installed, so to calculate current engine hours, subtract 250 from that gauge. The yanmar tach/hour meter shows total engine time since 2004 but not rebuild hours.

From 8/2014-5/2015 the following items were performed at Nelson Boatyard or by the owner totaling over $20,000:

  • Removed/rebuilt aft gunwhale port and starboard
  • Repaired cockpit floor cracks
  • Repaired engine hinges
  • Painted hull completely (Fighting Lady Yellow)
  • New Rubrail
  • New portable head
  • Repainted cockpit and nonskid deck
  • Sanded and repainted bottom (performed yearly)
  • Replaced thru-hull fittings (3)
  • Totally stripped and re-varnished exterior teak toe rail, beauty rail, bulkhead, cabin
  • Installed Transom name "Gypsy Girl"

P&D Marine repaired the heat exchanger on 4/2014 and has performed yearly maintenance every April or May. Next service scheduled for completion by May 2017 by P&D Marine. Propeller scanned and tuned before being splashed April 2017.

The Canvas Shop has re-bonded the clear enclosure 9/2015. The bimini top and tower buggy top canvas were both replaced in 2016 and 2017. New cockpit coaming pads 2017 and tower deck repainted as well. Cushions are in excellent shape and have been refinished/re-dyed in 2017.

Trophy Marine Electric has performed numerous electrical upgrades including some re-wiring and lighting in 2015. In 2015 the Raymarine C displays were updated, a new DSM installed, and bilge pumps redone. 8/2015 steering mount rebuilt. 2015 new raw water wash down pump. 2016 new transducer for Raymarine and new LED tower lighting.

3/2017 New 8D batteries (2)

Owner has well over $30,000 worth of invoices from the last three years of ownership. He typically uses the boat less than 100 hours a season and keeps it in tip top mechanical and cosmetic shape at all times!

  • Fishing Tackle
  • Owner's Personal Items

*Engine 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 meters. 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 brochure.

The company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice.


Our Custom listing is a great opportunity to purchase a very nice 31' Palm Beach 30. She is currently listed with United Yacht Sales broker Cass Fishbein who can answer all questions about the boat for you. Please don't hesitate to reach out to our team of professional yacht brokers to schedule a showing. There are many yachts listed for sale on the MLS each with a different history. We look forward to helping you complete your search for the perfect boat or yacht for sale.


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