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Saturday Jun 23, 2018

#10066: 1981 44' Spencer Ketch Rigged Sailboat (Hurricane Matthew)
Inventory ID: 10066 Location: Savannah, GA
Year:  1981 Length:  44'
Make:  Spencer Model:  Sailboat (Hurricane Matthew)
Height: N/A Beam: 13
Draft: 7 Displacement: 24000
Hull Material: fiberglass HIN: SBDS133024980
Engines: Single Izuzu diesel inboard engine (model not visible). Engine submerged. Engine seized. The injectors have been removed, fuel lines detached. There is a funnel that looks like it was used to preserve the engine but unable to confirm that at this inspection. No parts inventoried. Some clean-up has taken place, degree unknown.
Transmission: Borg Warner velvet drive, not tested, condition unknown.
Generator/Battery: Generator unknown. Batteries in poor condition, submerged.
Electronics: Any electronics in poor condition.
Ground Tackle: Windlass in poor condition, not tested, condition unknown.
Rigging: Partial cockpit enclosure in fair condition.
Head: Two heads, one with tub.
Galley: U shaped galley with storage to port. Galley with drawers and locker both above on the hull side and below the counter, built in ice chest, LPG stove/oven, appliances not tested. Interior with wood trim, salon with a horseshoe shaped seating on the port side with full stowage below and a large pedestal table. The starboard side has a counter with hanging locker with drawers below. Two settee seats with a table and cabinet between. Navigation station to starboard of galley. Forward cabin with a V-berth forward and full stowage beneath with lockers and drawers, hatch. Aft of the V-berth is the head to port and vanity opposite to starboard. The aft stateroom large double berth is offset to port with full stowage beneath. The port forward corner of the aft cabin has the enclosed head with sink, vanity, shower and marine toilet. The hull side along the passageway has stowage lockers and the inside of the passageway also have a recessed locker. Upholstery in poor condition, stained but may clean up. Headliner in fair to good condition, overhead doesn’t look bad but some mildew. Teak and holly sole.
Trailer: Trailer not included.
Shipping: This item is for Pick-up Only
Shipping Information: Item sold "where is". Assistance with shipping is generally available; however, buyer is responsible for costs of preparing item for shipment and charges for loading vessel onto trailer or transport.
Description: This 1981 44' Spencer Ketch Rigged Sailboat partially submerged and grounded during Hurricane Matthew. In addition to damages sustained during the hurricane, additional damages occurred when the vessel partially flooded following the salvage and recovery. This may have occurred when a nylon coupling attached to a through hull fitting failed during the impacts the hull sustained during the storm. Once recovered and undertow, hydraulic pressure in the through hull fitting caused the coupling to separate from the through hull fitting. The leak was not discovered until the following morning when the vessel was found partially flooded with water rising approximately 3’ from cabin sole. Vessel was pumped out and then towed to current location. The vessel may have sustained damage to hull structure, mechanical and electrical systems, spars and rigging during the storm and grounding. Scrapes and dings in the topside hull (sides) and chafe on the gunnels, likely related to recovery efforts.Vessel was afloat in marina during this inspection but there is no haul out capabilities where vessel is currently located. Consequently, vessel was inspected only above the water line. No apparent hull fractures were sighted above water beyond scrapes and dings. The topsides need to be prepped and painted. It is well equipped with the base components in place, but was partial submersion indicated the electrical wiring system suspect as well as main engine. The vessel has been partially cleaned to include the engine room to some extent. The entire engine room shows some corrosion. Some electronics might work but unable to test at time of inspection. Not all equipment could be tested as no power to vessel at time of inspection.


  • AC in poor condition, submerged.
  • Boom in good condition, the standing rigging is serviceable.
  • Cockpit or Helm station in fair condition, pedestal mounted
  • Deck in fair condition, fiberglass with molded in nonskid.
  • Gauges and controls in poor condition, pedestal mounted
  • Gunwale in fair condition, chafe marks, but intact.
  • Hard top enclosure around the cockpit.
  • Keel, fixed, not sighted.
  • Lifelines & Stanchions in poor condition, some present, most need replacement
  • Mast in fair condition, aluminum construction, main and mizzen.
  • Roller furling in fair condition, this was not unfurled.
  • Rudder & Tiller, not sighted.
  • Sails in fair condition, mizzen, mainsail and roller furling genoa with sail covers
  • Stainless steel pipe frame stanchions, railing and aluminum tow rail.
  • Swim platform in poor to fair condition. Davits off of the stern.
  • Toe rail in fair condition, some scrapes and scuffs, otherwise in good condition.
  • Boarding gates to starboard and port in fair condition.
  • Upholstery, exterior, in poor to fair condition, most present, may be serviceable with cleaning.
  • Water heater submerged, in poor condition
  • Wheel & Binnacle, 30” stainless steel wheel, in good condition, will require service.
  • Winches in fair to good condition, appeared to be full set of various sizes.
  • Portholes in fair condition.

    Florida 6% state sales tax will apply for Florida residents.

    Storage charges will accrue after the 10 day grace period. Loading fees will apply if no trailer included. Buyer is responsible for loading fees.

    Boat stands are not included.

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