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40 feet Feet 1963 Ralph Wiley Motor Cruiser

40 feet Feet 1963 Ralph Wiley Motor Cruiser

$125,000 (USD)

Boat ID: 39997

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Boat Summary
$125,000 (USD)
Boat ID: 39997

It's rare to find a boat that a famed boatbuilder designed and built for his own use. This boat is Ralph Wiley's creation, the result of 30 years' design and boatbuilding experience. In fact, she's Mr. Wiley's own retirement boat. Over the last 55 years, a succession of caring owners have recognized, respected and enjoyed Mr. Wiley's wisdom. Today, the boat is in better condition than the day she was launched. If 8 knots, a conversation-quiet wheelhouse and sailing cruiser-like accommodations are the stuff of your dreams, Sweet and Low might just be your boat.

Location:
Arlington, VA
Views:
567
Boat Details
Year:
1963
Manufacturer:
Ralph Wiley Motor Cruiser
Model:
Motor Cruiser
Length:
40
Beam:
Engine Details
Year:
1983
Make:
Ford Lehman 120 horsepower
Cylinders:
6
Hours:
3626 (600 after complete rebuild in 2006)
Max Speed:
Fuel Type:
Trailer Details
Year:
No Trailer but transport can be arranged
Manufacturer:
Axles:
Capacity:
Brakes:
Comments:
Other Information
Boat Cover:
No
Stereo:
No
Tonneau:
No
Spotlight:
Yes
Side Curtain:
Yes
Convertible Top:
No
Fume Detector:
Yes
Fire Extinguisher:
Yes
Comments:
This boat is a 3 season coastal diesel cruiser, gunkholer and dayboat. As an experienced Waterway cruiser she’s cruised as far north as the Erie Canal and as far south as the Bahamas. She entertains 8-12, sleeps up to 6 in fixed settee/berths, and coddles a couple. The main cabin is, by design and intent, sailboat-like for privacy and cozy comfort. Like a sailboat, the cabin is low in the hull and the rectangular portlights give visibility and ventilation while preserving privacy. Sweat and Low’s cruising “sweet spot” is 8.3 knots at 1750 rpm, burning 1.6 gallons/hr. For Chesapeake Bay cruising, only the forward 4 fuel tanks (100 gals total) are used for an effective cruising range of 466 miles with a 10 gallon reserve. The two additional separately piped stern tanks (50 additional gals) increase her range to almost 700 miles. Her construction is strip-plank cedar over oak frames; hull, deck cockpit and house are sheathed in epoxy and fiberglass.
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