Sylvia Earle is a 1988 Marine Trader 50' 50 Widebody Trawler listed for sale with United Yacht Broker Roger Cole. Roger can be reached at 1-727-460-0228 to answer any questions you may have on this boat. United Yacht Sales is a professional yacht brokerage firm that has experience listing and selling all types of Marine Trader Yachts and similar boats.With over 200 yacht brokers worldwide, we have the largest network of boat buyers and sellers in the industry.
This boat has just completed a major refit and reconditioning by a very particular and caring owner. Regrettably he must move on to other ventures and is offering this beautifully reconditioned vessel for sale.
Sylvia Earle was successfully delivered from Florida to New Jersey in Fall of 2017 and was proven to be a reliable, comfortable and economical long range cruiser. Upon arriving in New Jersey, a 10 month intensive refit was begun and has resulted in a vastly improved yacht with lots of Classic appeal.
Vessel has been prepared to be a fully equipped, waterfront apartment with rental options. Owner has procured two different liveaboard slips, (One in New York Harbor, and the other in Point Pleasant New Jersey). His intent was to offer the yacht as a short term rental with Air B&B.
This opportunity would allow a berth with spectacular City and Statue of Liberty views with a parking spot for your vehicle, and access to New York City Ferry and Train Service within walking distance, all included with a well restored and fully equipped 3 S/R cruising yacht.
Vessel is offered in turn key condition having just completed a $100,000 refit.
This is a three stateroom, galley up. 4 head layout, with a VIP guest stateroom and a day head in the salon. Featuring a wide body design (for maximum salon space) this classic trawler is as great cruising or as comfortable dockside.
Starting from the bow one moves aft through the Portuguese Bridge door to port and starboard Pilothouse doors, or further aft to the two Salon wing doors. Access from the rear deck is through double doors.
In the pilothouse one finds a fully equipped lower helm with all navigational equipment and engine controls. Electrical panels are located here. There is great 360 degree visibility as there is no bulkhead separating the wheelhouse from the salon and galley. There is a ladder access to the F/B from here. (As well as a custom Ladder access from the aft deck). Forward to starboard is the curved stairwell to the lower deck level.
The galley is next aft with a U-shaped design to port and across is a day head, then aft one finds the wet bar cabinet with sink and storage.
Aft to starboard is the private stairwell to the master stateroom. Aft from there is a built in dinette. Double doors are on the bulkhead aft and the salon is open to port with occasional bamboo furniture.
Below decks one finds the master stateroom is full beam and aft with large hanging lockers, a settee, and tub and shower. There is a pass through hallway forward with privacy doors leading between the two engine rooms. Through another privacy door one finds the VIP guest stateroom with a queen berth athwartships, generous lockers, massive storage and large head and shower.
Forward to port is the third head which has been converted to a storage/workshop with the intent of using the vessel as a 2 B/R Air B&B rental. Across is a huge cedar lined closet. These areas are lockable for the owners personal belongings.
All the way forward is the V-Berth with hanging locker and abundant drawer storage.
There are teak parquet cabin soles throughout the boat, All interior teak is natural finished with no aftermarket painting or wall coverings. Headliners are original with refinished battens. All interior soft goods have been professionally reconditioned. All bilges have been cleaned and painted as have all cabinets. Hanging lockers have all new cedar linings.
Here is a partial list of the work that has been completed in the past year. Over $100,000 has been invested in quality professional improvements to the vessel during that time frame.
Heads-Blackwater System: Equipped with three modern electric quiet flush, fresh water, marine heads by Jabsco. Located master aft, midships VIP/Guest, and day head upper deck. Waste is directed to a FRP waste tank located centerline forward bilge. Tank is discharged through a macerator or to a deck pump out fitting.
Showers: Each below deck head compartment is equipped with a separate molded FRP shower, (molded tub shower aft). Sump collection tank with Rule 1500 pump and float switch.
Domestic Freshwater System: The vessel's freshwater system is supplied from four monel stainless steel tanks, with total capacity of approx. 380 gallons, located centerline below the lower deck cabin sole. City water connection on aft deck with shut off and pressure regulator.
Propane System: Propane gas for galley stove and outdoor BBQ grill. 20 # steel bottle mounted inside bridge deck helm with venting and pressure gauge. 2017 USCG approved solenoid safety system with shut off in galley. BBQ grill has quick disconnect hose stowed in bridge helm for on-demand usage.
Domestic Lighting: 12v Cabin and courtesy lights throughout the vessel. Teak canopies with chrome hardware. Additional mid-century style 12v sconces, Directional reading lights, and LED Valance lighting throughout boat.
Outlets: All head, galley, and engine room AC outlets are GFCI protected. New convenience outlets added in various areas.
Air Conditioning: Equipped with three units. (2017) one new Dometic unit in Master S/R, newer Webasto in Salon, Rotary Air in the Wheelhouse, all units are reverse cycle with easily accessible controls nearby. New or rebuilt pumps and sea strainers under sole below deck.
Heating: The Master and VIP cabins are equipped with wall mounted, low amperage ENVi heaters to use in lieu of, or in addition to, the reverse cycle systems on heat mode. Both systems easily removable if owner wishes to be in warmer climates.
Storage: The cabinets, lockers, drawers, and shelving were well crafted, abundant, principally teak, and finely fit. Every interior hatch, cabinet, panel and bilge, has been freshly painted with white enamel industrial marine paint.
This widebody design features a small aft sitting deck with a custom ladder that leads to the flybridge. There are double doors leading from the aft deck into the salon. From the side-decks there are port and starboard pilothouse doors, and the foredeck is segregated by a Portuguese bridge. The decks are teak in the lower deck area.
The flybridge is very large and features this easily navigated custom built ladder from the aft deck. There is also a ladder access from the wheelhouse. The flybridge helm station is centerline and has a molded ladder back helm seat. The guest seating is to port and starboard with back to back facing seats. There is a collapsible radar mast, full safety rails and a fiberglass non skid deck.
This galley up design is open to the salon and to the wheel house. It features a full sized modern refrigerator and freezer, deep stainless sink, and a breakfast serving bar with bar stools. The cabinets are generous with overhead and under counter storage. There is a dinette aft in the salon. The wet bar is across to starboard.
Wet Bar: Starboard side “bar” is complete with insulated ice bin, sink, counter space, locker space below, and a provision for ice maker or refrigerator undercounter with applicable water line and electrical hookup.
Features a newer Norpro 12.9 KW generator in a sound shield 3,918 hours.
Engine Hour Meters show 1,279 and 1,157 but are inoperable. It is unknown how long they have been inoperable but at least 2 years. Hours in last two years estimated at 200 Hours.
Engines start well with minimal smoke and show no evidence of high hour fatigue.
Engines equipped with two Wolverine oil pan heaters (Block Heaters).
The owners intent was to use this Classic Yacht as a combination New York apartment and Air B&B rental. He has procured two liveaboard slips (one in New York Harbor and the other in Point Pleasant). These slips are available to a new owner with one waiting at Liberty City New Jersey.
Sylvia Earle has been set up as a 3 Bedroom Apartment with lockable areas for the owners personal belongings. Boat has had over $100,000 invested in recent refurbishments and improvements and is ready to go cruising, or move to the city and get to work as an income producing rental.
Owner is a very particular working professional and has gone way above in prepping, cleaning, deodorizing, sanitizing, and preparing the boat for a classy liveaboard rental.
Boat is offered turn key with a liveaboard slip available at its current location in Point Pleasant, or in New Jersey with views of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty. You are near rail transportation.
All servicing is current. Take advantage of owners change of plans.
A full set of detailed High Resolution Photos are available by request.
*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.