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Old 01-07-2014, 11:43   #1
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1987 Amazon 44 steel pilothouse cutter, Pacific NW, $270K

Over my years of sporadically posting here while working on the Nomadness project, I never thought I'd be posting her for sale... but back injury has a way of changing one's priorities. Heck, putting on the 2015 WA registration stickers is a daunting project, and not just because the silly things cost me $750!

Anyway, I'm going to the Dark(ish) Side with a little trailerable tuglet (geeked out, of course, but that's another story), and it's time to either epoxy the dock lines or find her a new skipper.

Brokers are sniffing around, but I'd really rather not... so I'm starting with a web page of specs and lots of photos here:

Amazon 44 For Sale | Nomadness

(Linked from there are some other good resources including a really nice review of the boat by Melissa White at Three Sheets NW, a walkthrough with more detail, a 200-page PDF compilation of the Nomadness Report that I was publishing for a while, and plenty of bloggy bits posted over the past 7 years.)

She has quite a few unusual features... a Little Cod wood stove, 8-foot desk with magnetic fixturing and tool cabinet, laundry, Gig Harbor sailing dink on folding davits with forward rowing system, autopilot and Sailomat vane, all-Outback power management system, custom power console, serious deep-freeze and fridge, separate shower compartment, magnetic pilot house curtains, and a few other things that were integrated for open-ended voyaging. More on all this, and the logic of the price, is over at that page linked above.

I'm living aboard in Friday Harbor (with all my shop/lab/office stuff moved off to nearby rental space) and can show most anytime. I have about a month of work to do on her once motivated...

Cheers from s/v Nomadness,
Steve
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Old 01-07-2014, 13:24   #2
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Re: 1987 Amazon 44 steel pilothouse cutter, Pacific NW, $270K

Steve,

I'm so sad to hear about your back. I've had many back problems over the years, and I can understand all too well why you might have to turn over custodianship of your beloved boat to someone else. She looks like she's had a lot of love put into her. I hope you get a quick sale.

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Old 18-07-2014, 15:58   #3
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Re: 1987 Amazon 44 steel pilothouse cutter, Pacific NW, $270K

Been drooling over your boat digitally for a few years from across Skagit Bay in Oak Harbor. I'm in the market now, but just a mere $200,000 short. Best of luck on the sale.
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SWEET boat! Good luck. Someone will be a very happy buyer.
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Re: 1987 Amazon 44 steel pilothouse cutter, Pacific NW, $270K

Thanks so much for the kind words, folks! One strong nibble recently... hoping to avoid brokerage. The season is short up here in the PNW...

By the way, the end tie in Friday Harbor is available if someone around here buys the boat... my next one will be a little trailerable thing, which will be in my lab when not anchored or on a jaunt, and the dockmaster is cool with transferring this 50-foot moorage next to the ferry terminal.
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Dropped the price a bit to $265K (still assuming simultaneous closing, which will be handled by the company that is making my tuglet).
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I read your interesting sale blog. Well done on the promo. Beautiful boat. I bet the next owner will be proud of it too.
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