A heads up to all!
I was just at this salvage
yard last Thurs and heard from one of the fellows there that they will begin to scrap all remaining Sandy damaged boats on March 19th. What this means is that they will accept some very low bids on the remaining boats there. Some of the boats are trash but there are a lot that are in damn good shape.
Link: YachtSalvage.com: Yacht Brokers Specializing In The Purchase And Sales Of Boats, Damaged Yachts, And Parts, A Division Of Certified Sales Inc
I walked the yard specifically to look at the 30' S-2 Tiara that a friend was interested in. The rudder
is fixable, the starboard galley
area has some water
damage due to a broken port light that let snow and rain in but not too bad. The motor
and shaft spins and the oil
looks good. They drilled a 1/2 inch hole in the bottom of the hull
to let it drain. Scrapes and rubber rub rail broken off in places but hull
joint is intact. Five stanchions are bent, the mast
is undamaged and there are two mainsails in good condition on board. From the salon
towards the bow everything is perfect, good cushions
ect. The head
is clean and has shower
. The bottom of the hot water
heater looks rusted out. All in all a really good project
boat. We said if we bid on it would only go $1000 and he said that's probably acceptable. My friend went with a different boat so it's still up for grabs!
So if any of you are looking for some great project
boats I suggest checking it out!
Also I got on board that 32' Hunter
with the hole in the hull and she is like new inside. Its about a 20" hole above waterline and is not near a bulkhead. Stanchions are bent and a few scuffs but someone could have a nice boat if fixed right. I bet you could get that one for cheap!