LeeZe George Buehler designed Diesel Duck Price InfoThe Short Version of our price rationale:

Price $628,500.00 OBO. Serious Inquires only, please

This George Buehler designed trawler was designed, constructed, and built to be quite reliable at sea, easy for two to operate and maintain, quite comfortable to live on, and to be one’s actual home. We worked at “keeping it simple” even in the face of getting Lloyds’ A-1 Ocean Crossing rating.

The galley and saloon are up so as one cruises, one can watch the world go by.

The amidships master bedroom is comfortable with a king size bed, because, let’s face it, we deserve it.

The amenities on board all serve a purpose, even if some are there just to make your life on board more comfortable.

Lastly, while at anchor, the equipment is designed and proven that once you anchor, you are not going to drag anywhere.

 

The Long Version of our price rationale:

This long range, raised pilothouse steel trawler was built upon a proven George Buehler designed ocean crossing “diesel duck” hull, and modified by the designer to add comfort and safety. The steel used to build this trawler is thicker than what was called for in the design plans, and core samples exist to visually demonstrate that thickness.

There are numerous construction photos available, as well as the approved paper construction, electrical and plumbing plans. The original Lloyd’s compliance certificate is also available. There was considerable effort expended to meet and comply with the Ocean Crossing rating, in order to ensure that the trawler was well built and well founded.

The engine and generator are keel cooled with a dry exhaust. This design eliminates the sea water cooling pump and associated system, which tends to be not as reliable as one would want, and which has its own maintenance needs. As such, the only sea water in the engine room is that which is piped to the dripless shaft seal system. The design of the shaft seal system requires cooling / flushing water when traveling above 9 knots, but since the trawler best cruising speed is about 6-6.5 knots, the sea water flushing system is optional.

All of the above leads to a dry engine bilge.

There have been some improvements along the way. The original fuel system was hard iron pipe, prone to fuel and air leaks. It has been replaced with a Lloyds’ compliant hydraulic hose system with isolation valves rated for both vacuum and pressure. As such, all fuel and vacuum leaks have disappeared.

When fully fueled, she can travel for 3-4 cruising seasons before needing another fueling or across an ocean. Each fueling has been performed using a dedicated fuel truck from a nearby fuel farm with samples provided for each fueling. As such, the fuel received was particularly clean. Since the fuel tank vents are above the pilot house, and the fuel tanks are part of the double bottom, the fuel remains clean while on board. Filters and pictures are available to show that even 2-3 year old fuel shows no evidence of accumulated water or bio matter.

This trawler has both a gray water tank for use when boating in pristine waters, and a huge black water tank, so pump-outs are not frequently required. Both of these tanks’ vents are in the mast, so the is odor is vented well above the main structure of the boat.

The house battery bank was sized to allow for three days at anchor before it needs to be charged, or 1-2 days at anchor if the master stateroom AC unit is used overnight. With the installation of 1500 watts of solar panels, the time between charges at anchor is now weeks.

Shore power is 230 VAC @ 32 amps rated. However, there have been ports where we had visited where the voltage barely exceeded 200 volts with no more than 3 or 4 amps. Even with this small supply, the battery chargers worked as designed, and over a 24 hour period, filled and maintained the house bank at 100%. The 2 inverters are “tied together” so act on one 6kW inverter which supplies all AC on board. Therefor, regardless of the show power quality and quantity, all of the AC systems on board have clean and regulated 230 vac / 50 Hz. If desired, the inverters can also put out 240 vac /60 Hz. The battery chargers also periodically perform equalizer battery charges to ensure the health of the house battery bank.

Engine Room looking aftThe engine room is behind the master cabin. When underway, the master cabin is quiet enough to allow the Admiral to sleep without interruption. Since the pictures were taken, the door to the engine room has been pained a dark brown so as to blend in.

The engine room is generously sized to allow walk around maintenance on the engine. The house battery bank sits right behind the main engine, and access to each cell is not obstructed. All tanks, diesel and water have generously sized inspection plates should the need arise. Before launch, the owner personally inspected each of the 8 fuel tanks to make sure that there was no construction debris left in the tanks and that all pickup tubes were as close to the bottom of the tanks as humanly possible. This allows for whatever foreign particles that do get into the fuel to be pulled into the various filters, which prevents accumulation on the bottom of the fuel tanks. Therefore, in rough weather, which has been experienced on more than one occasion, there is no debris to stir up to clog the on-line fuel filters, causing an engine shutdown.

Finally, even with all of the above, the comfort factor was still quite high on the list. The master stateroom is amidships, where the movement of the ship minimizes any sleep disruption. There is a king size bed in the master stateroom, which needs no further defense.

The head has its own dedicated temper glass door shower, with its own porthole, and with a thermostatically controlled faucet to absolutely prevent any burns from excessively hot water. Just opposite the head is a linen closet, with a high efficiency Miele washing machine.

Saloon-galley PanoramaThe galley is up, allowing anyone using it to look out on to the sea thru large windows. The galley has a gas stove with an electric microwave-oven that would look right at home in any home. There is a full size refrigerator-freezer in the galley and a deep freeze nearby. There is a small ½ size dishwasher that can wash a load of dishes using far less water than what would use if done by hand. And there is even an aexpresso-cappuccino machine if one desires a freshly ground brewed coffee.

All the these were factored into the size of the battery bank, so there is no need not to use any of these appliances when at anchor or at sea.

The aft deck is covered, to allow for use without a blazing sun beating on you. There is a gas BBQ on the aft deck, plumbed to the gas bottles, so that one can easily BBQ on short notice, and in summer, keep the heat out of the galley. There is also a hot and cold water shower on the aft deck, to allow for comfortable rinsing after a day in the water.

There is a forward deck perfect for suntanning, and when the tender is in the water, the huge boat deck is available for anything your mind can imagine.

Aft Deck with tender 2The 3.6 meter tender has a center console with engine control so operating the tender is easy for anyone. It is sized so that 4 people can sit comfortably in it with their luggage. The two-stoke, 15 hp Yamaha is sized so that one can comfortably get to and from shore, without requiring a really strong arm to start the engine. Being a two-stroke, the annual maintenance on it is simple to perform and takes little time.

Lastly, the anchoring system is quite robust and built to ensure the safety of the trawler through very rough weather. The 88 kg Rocna steel anchor attached to 134 meters of 12 mm chain, with a Quick windlass. The snubbing system is designed to allow the snubber to pull on the chain as close as possible to the sea bottom. This horizontal geometry provides extra protection against dragging. This trawler has anchored Bodrum bay in 15 meters of water, with 80 meters of chain out, and 20 meters of snubber, in 70 knots of gusty wind and a very confuse sea. The trawler did not drag. Others around did. This is a proven design, allowing one to sleep comfortably at night, knowing that all will be well when one wakes in the morning

LeeZe and the moonWe are asking $628,500.00 or best offer. We stand at the ready to answer any of your questions, and provide additional photos

Please, serious offers only.