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For Sale-20’ steam powered tug boat replica with trailer, NJ

Post by Tech_Viper » Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:11 pm

This is a 20’ Pleasure Steam boat made to replicate the look of a vintage tug boat. The hull is fiberglass inside and out built by Rappahannock. The rest of the boat was designed and built by a former designer, C Roth. He designed and built the topside, boiler, and all riggings. The engine is a factory made Crescent. Comes with dual axle trailer as well.
The hull was built in 2010 and the rest of the boat was completed that year. It is 20’ long with a 7’ beam. 6’ headroom under the canopy. Located in New Jersey, USA. Boat has been stored indoors since it was built. Asking $18,000 USD.
-Boiler is a wood fired, horizontal water tube boiler, all copper, approx. 45 sqft of heating surface.
-3” Bore X 4” stroke single cylinder 5HP rated engine
-4 Blade Bronze Propeller
-1 ¼” Shaft
-Dual steering stations (one up front, one on the starboard side.)
-Feed water system with engine driven hypro pump, 3/8” Penberthy injector, and hand pump.

Misc supplies included (including everything to make it legal).
-Large American flag
-“NASBA” Burgee
-Brass Bell
-Steam whistle
-Eagle
-Launch lines
-Dock Lines
-8 X life jackets
-Throwable cushion
-Paddles
-Boat hook
-Fire Axle
-2 X Fire extinguishers
-Backup camera

Trailer is a LoadRite 5 Star tandem axle
-Surge Brakes on front axle
-Padded bunks
-Extra lights
-Spare tire & Wheel
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Re: For Sale-20’ steam powered tug boat replica with trailer

Post by steamdon-jr » Tue May 01, 2018 2:28 am

Great boat folks, this is owned by the founder of the North American Steamboat Association and it is his 4th of 5 full size steamboats. my father, myself and my son have had many rides aboard when not in our own steam launch.

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Re: For Sale-20’ steam powered tug boat replica with trailer

Post by Tech_Viper » Wed May 02, 2018 7:58 pm

steamdon-jr wrote:Great boat folks, this is owned by the founder of the North American Steamboat Association and it is his 4th of 5 full size steamboats. my father, myself and my son have had many rides aboard when not in our own steam launch.

Don Fenstermacher, Jr.
Sir,

I'm sure I met you at one of the events I go to Charlie with (when I can.)
Yes, this is a great boat. It is my favorite of his so far (but don't tell him, his paddlewheeler is really neat too.)

I'll be seeing him tonight, so this boat might be going on ebay soon as he needs the space.

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Re: For Sale-20’ steam powered tug boat replica with trailer

Post by steamdon-jr » Mon May 07, 2018 2:15 am

Yes I remember meeting you, and yes I think Rachel Z is my favorite also and I have known all 5 of his boats quite well, fired or operated every one of them except for Adamy 1 which was quite small, hope she stays semi close.
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Re: For Sale-20’ steam powered tug boat replica with trailer

Post by DetroiTug » Mon May 07, 2018 1:52 pm

Don,

I met you over at Waterford when we ran the Champlain canal, and I think I met Eric at the same time? I remember a polite younger guy with Charlie Roth. My memory isn't what it used to be :)

That was a great fun trip and look forward to getting back over to Waterford again, quite a few have invited me for events, but that is a long and expensive trip pulling the Tug. About 770 miles one way and my truck gets about 10 mpg pulling it. When I went there to "Tugboat roundup" in 2012? gas was 4 bucks per gallon, that trip was painful!

Too bad you didn't get to run the Champlain with us up to Whitehall where the US Navy was founded, we had a great time.

Yes, the Rachel Z is a fine boat.

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Now on ebay-For Sale-20’ steam powered tug boat replica with

Post by Tech_Viper » Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:52 pm

My neighbor is motivated to sell this amazing custom boat. He lowered the price and I listed it on ebay for him.

Of course, forum members here will pay less if they are interested and contact me here.
So check out the listing...
https://www.ebay.com/itm/273304303027?s ... 1555.l2649

Let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks.

Eric P
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