Owner ready for offers! Rare Chandeleur Boat aka Biloxi Lugger or Custom Trawler!
UPDATE: New Zincs, caulk, bottom paint, and hull paint from the rubrail down! Master boat builder, Bill Holland personally inspected and caulked the bottom, and gave her a clean bill of health the first week of May 2015! The most important questions about the bottom condition have been answered and addressed!
A gorgeous Biloxi Lugger is not only hard to find, but even harder to find in as excellent shape as "Chandeleurious." She's got a perfect layout with plenty of room to sleep and fish for (6) guests, wood flooring, Corian countertops, Garmin electronics, kubota diesel generator and Detroit 4-71 main engine both keel cooled and dry exaust for long life and ease of maintenance! (2) Rooftop Air Conditioners will freeze you out! This Biloxi Lugger gets hauled at Bill Holland's yard for bottom work, and her owner is a marine contractor, so all materials are marine grade treated or stainless or they are hand picked by Mr. Holland for replanking. The owner has coppertoxed the interior hull framing and planking which are Cypress and Juniper respectively. Hull and topsides painted a year and a half ago and shine like a new boat! Fuel tanks just cleaned and decks painted!
If you have always dreamed of owning a Biloxi Lugger to cruise the coast or fish the Chandeleur islands I invite you to schedule an appointment! Offers encouraged!
Main salon has (3) doors for entry. Galley is located to port and features a new Corian countertop, sink and a microwave. L shaped seating to starboard and aft with storage below. Gorgeous Mahogany colored Pergo flooring shows nicely as well as insulating the salon from engine noise. 110v outlets throughout the boat. (3) Steps down from the salon to the lower berths. There is a marine head to starboard, with a sink forward. There are (2) bunks to port across from the head and sink, and (4) more bunks all the way forward. Climate control provided by a pair of Carrier rooftop air conditioners that were recently redone.
Garmin 4212 w/ HD18 Radar and Chartplotting
Garmin 160 Blue Fishfinder
Poly Planar Marine Stereo
(4) Bose Exterior Speakers
Kubota Diesel Generator (keel cooled)
Mastervolt Battery Charger
8D Starting Batteries
110v Outlets in Salon
New Electrical breaker panel
Detroit 4-71 Diesel engine (keel cooled) 1600 hrs
Racor fuel/water separators
Plumbed for a livewell
Exterior varnished rod rack
Interior rod racks
Davit, winch, and roof racks for fishing skiffs
Halogen Spreader lights for night fishing
Chandeleurius is a trawler, but is a specific style and layout known as a Biloxi Lugger. She is comfortable and safe on long passages over open water, but her roots are in the barrier islands of the Gulf Coast. The Chandeleur Islands are the most famous of these. This bird sanctuary has been in place long before humans, and it is teeming with redfish, flounder and trout. The nearby Biloxi Marsh is a fisherman and duck hunter’s paradise. These Biloxi Luggers are motherships for fishing skiffs that are carried on the roof or daisy chained in tow. Chandeleurius was custom built as a Chandeleur Boat, and has been a private boat her whole life- never chartered or converted from commercial fishing. Her layout is perfect for large families, a group of friends, or even an upscale charter business. She has been given the upmost love, care and attention. Her paint shines, her engine and systems runs perfectly, and she is a pleasure to look upon.
Her current owner's desire to purchase property on Cat Island has brought this unique vessel to the buying public. It is not very often that a boat of this style and caliber comes on the market. The cost to build new is prohibitive, so an opportunity for such a boat is rare. Her owners have expressed that they would like to buy the boat back if it ever comes up for sale again; the sign of a great boat!
“Chandeleurius” has been a favorite at the prestigious Madisonville Wood Boat Festival held in October of every year in Louisiana!
My specialty is Custom trawlers, Biloxi Luggers, and Chandeleur Boats, and I can honestly say that this is one of the prettiest, appropriately priced, well built and cared for example that has been for sale in some time. If you are in the market for this style boat, I would be very excited to show it to you!
Stainless Steel Anchor
4851 Wharf Parkway, Suite D-224
P.O. Box 650
Orange Beach, AL 36561