Liberty Sea is a very unique vessel. Her aluminum hull has recently been completely taken down to bare metal and re-finished (see details under Full Specifications) - thus a full restoration of the exterior finish with $20k invested in that alone. Her twin Volvo TMD-41B diesels from 1994 are another significant upgrade from the original manufacturer's use of Chrysler gas engines (these boats were built by Aluminum Cruisers in Louisville, with production from 1953 - 1990). The Marinette 37 was one of the larger boats built by this company, and is highly regarded for her seaworthiness and durability. No worries with moisture intrusion to wooden-core decks or stringers here!
This boat offers significant space and comfort in less than 40 feet, with the strength of a metal hull, good fuel economy for a boat of this size, the distinctive looks of a like-new exterior, and many upgraded systems. She's on-the-dry, so her spotless hull can be inspected readily.
One of the more distinctive additions is the aluminum tops that cover the aft deck and flybridge. These can be easily removed, if desired, but the full canvas enclosures on both areas provide warmth in the colder months while easily opened for air-flow and open-air boating in the warmer months.
This is a very practical and attractive boat that will give her new owners years of comfortable service.
Give us a call to arrange your private showing of this fine cruiser. Call Roger at 206-261-3790 or Marty at 206-769-6142. We're open Monday-Saturday 10 AM - 4:30 PM (Excluding Holidays). We offer a range of quality vessels, power and sail, to suit a diverse set of boaters and their needs.
Aluminum Cruisers built a range of fine aluminum vessels between 1953 and 1990. The Marinette 37 was one of the large boats built by the company. Per John Althouse, President of Aluminum Cruisers, here are the details on the aluminum used:
The hull, deck and superstructure plating is 5086 aluminum (5086 was developed for salt water use, it can be used for both fresh and salt water applications).
The extrusions on the boats are 6061 aluminum. Extrusions are anything other than flat plate, such as angles, flat bars, tubes, the air foil shapes used for the legs on the shaft struts, the keel and sheer extrusions, etc.
5086 is difficult alloy to extrude, which is why 6061 is used.
These two alloys were used together on all of the boats from the beginning in the early 50's.
The filler metal to join the two alloys is 5356 alloy wire.
The issue of protecting aluminum boats from galvanic corrosion is an important topic, but with thousands of aluminum boats sold (over 77,000 sold in the US alone in 2012), there is no shortage of information on this topic (see the following article as one resource):
Aluminum is very strong, yet lightweight, and has served the boating community for a long time with great success. Liberty Sea, with her recent exterior re-finish, looks like a new boat - an excellent value for today's boating enthusiast!
607 11th Street Port of Everett Marina
On the Water at the North Yacht Basin
Everett, WA 98201