1980 Custom 19 foot boat
Looking for something different Unique, custom built pocket cruiser, a 19 ft Picaroon. Beam 8 ft, draft 3 ft, displacement 4,000 lbs. Volvo7 hp diesel. GPS chart plotter, compass, new ground tackle. Price includes a custom cradle.
Presently the cradle sits on a 10,000 lbs flatbed trailer, which could be purchased for an additional $ 2,500. Some more notes for the interested sailor There might be only a few to be found on the entire Great Lakes. Designed by Sam Rabl in the 1930s, built by Jamie Little in New Brunswick (est.) about 40 years ago.
Cold molded, cedar strip planking. From the outside it lookslike a fiberglass hull. The full keel design with a transom hung rudder will have a sea kindly motion. The large beam (8 ft) suggests a sturdy platform, yet she will take a breeze. She has benefited from a 3 year refurbishing project, done in covered boat shed, and is ready for the right steward to be looked after.
She looks like a real little yacht inside, with lots of varnished woodwork. Sitting head room, two full-length berths, port side of the focsl is for sail storage. Starboard side is newly installed small built in ice-box, fresh water tank with tap, even a one burner propane cooker and a fold-able table.
The large beam provides for a large cockpit with ample storage. As for over-nighting, she is really best suited for one person, or two if they really like each other a lot. There are stories on the web from folks who did extensive voyaging in that little boat, I dont know how but for that I admire them.
Talk about a tiny home on the water! I had plans to use her for sailing lessons or training courses, but life got in the way and it never materialized. So this boat is an excellent boat for the beginning sailor.
She might not be fast but certainly forgiving. Her rig is a headsail sloop with a hanked-on genoa, while a cutter sail could be added with not too much trouble, if so wanted. I mention the alu mast only because it was uncommon at the time of built to use those.
Perhaps it was changed some time after building this sturdy little vessel. Standing rigging is stainless steel, partially new running rigging. The boomkin allows for a lower sail plan, which again suggests seaworthiness.
New anchor rode and anchor. New bulkhead compass. New electrical panel and some wiring. There are some options which I could still install if so desired, for extra $$$, like marine radio, autopilot, depth sounder. Engine is a Volvo MD-1 which is older than the boat.
It is completely overhauled and some parts had to come from Sweden. The engine is (almost) ready for its next life. The asking price is only a fraction of what has been invested, the cost of the refurbishing of the diesel alone is close to the asking price.
If you want something which is not a mass produced soap box, this might be an opportunity not to be missed out.
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Stock Number: B211975T