PRICE REDUCED TO $199,500!!!
She's historic & a very neat vessel; this small ship would be a pleasure with which to become involved ... an outstanding life improvement opportunity awaits ... Act now!
"FIR" is a great vessel & a small ship as opposed to being a large boat, she is of heavy STEEL CONSTRUCTION, powered by twin Fairbanks-Morse Diesels with reduction & reversing gears. Built to go to sea & stay there, she's in great condition & reported fully operational. She possesses a beautiful, roomy & comfortable interior & general accommodations. This vessel would be a great Adventure Yacht in her current configuration & can be made more & more luxurious according to your wishes & decor preferences. Presently, her decor is "late thirties comfortable shipboard" as one might see in a number of Bogart films of the period; except there are modern conveniences like washers & driers, audio & video systems, etc. Cruising & living aboard her could be a very comfortable, full, rich & rewarding life-style. The possibility of her forming the home base of some sort of 501(c)3 Non-profit corporation is attractive for those so oriented. "FIR" was designated a National Historic Landmark by the Secretary of the Interior on April 27, 1992 (which may, if you are clever, help afford some preferential tax treatment).The Cutter "FIR" is a property of exceptional National significance. SHE HAS BEEN IN FRESH WATER MOST OF HER LIFE, AND WELL-MAINTAINED THROUGH THE YEARS. SHE IS REPORTED FULLY OPERABLE.
Starting below the waterline and working up, Fir,s hold and
lower deck, moving aft forward, consist of the rudder; auxiliary
rudder, steering gear room above after peak tank, crew,s
berthing above aft freshwater tanks, auxiliary engine room,
main engine room, fueltanks, workshop, main hold, more crew's
berthing above the boatswain's locker and forward freshwater
tanks, chain locker and fore peak tank. The engine room
contains the twin Diesel engines that replaced the steam
engines in 1951 as wellas two generators for electricity while
undenruay and boilers for heat.
Next, the main deck consists of the rear bulwarks, officers,
quarters, linen locker, commanding officer's locker, sick bay,
upper engine room, galley and mess; outside are the king post
supporting the hoisting mechanism, cargo hatch, buoy port,
crew's wardroom, and paint locker.
The upper deck includes davits anchoring two lifeboats, boat
winch, main mast, staterooms, engine room trunk, office,
uptakes for funnel, wardroom, and the topping winch and boom
of the hoisting mechanism. The officers 'stateroom is relatively
large and contained wooden furniture and a screen door leading
to the boat deck. The wardroom, where the officers ate and
worked, is unusual for cutters in that it offers a view of the
buoy deck. The forecastle deck includes various vents and the
The bridge deck level is occupied by the wheel house with the
control house for the hoisting mechanism above. Bridge
equipment includes the helm controlling three hydraulic rudders;
radar; radio; engine controls for twin shafts, port and starboard;
gyro and magnetic compass; searchlight controls; captain's
chair; and voice tube to flying bridge.
THE SHIP HAS A TOTAL OF 13 PRIVATE ROOMS. SIX OF THE STATEROOMS HAVE WIDE BEDS, WITH DRAWERS UNDER THEM. DESKS, HANGING LOCKERS, DRESSERS SHELVES, ETC. SEVEN BATHROOMS, 1 URINAL, AND SIX SHOWERS. SEATING FOR 25 IN THE DINING AREA,. AND LOTS OF REFRIGERATION. SHE ORIGINALLY HAD A CREW OF ABOUT 41 PEOPLE. HER OVERALL INTERIOR AFFORDS LOTS OF AREA TO WORK WITH FOR PERSONAL UPGRADES. THE GALLEY IS LARGE SPACIOUS, AND VERY PRACTICAL, FOR ACCOMMODATING A FULL CREW.
1150 Brickyard Cove Road Suite B9
Richmond, CA 94801