75′ Galley Up Monk
May 10, 2012
Whether it’s for entertaining on a sunny West Coast weekend, or for taking advantage of our ability to cruise late into the fall, this boat has many features that will be appreciated. Boathouse kept and professionally maintained, this fine piece of work has all of the modern conveniences and is ready for a trip this weekend. Wood boat enthusiasts will appreciate the quality craftsmanship that one expects to find in a Monk design. The hull is mahogany below the waterline and red cedar planking above; the keel is made of fir and the stem is gumwood. Decks appear to have been well cared for and a visual hull inspection done in October 2011 did not observe any deficiencies.
Below deck you will find 4 well-appointed staterooms and 3 heads. I viewed the boat with the listing broker on a chilly day and noted that the temperature of the lower deck was down right cozy. The warmth of the interior was due in large part to the new block heaters; each heater has a programmable timer and ensures a smoke free quick start to the engines even on cold days. The twin V8 Detroits that give the boat a total of 850 HP are housed in a stand up engine room which is accessible, clean and well maintained. This boat cruises at between 10.5 to 12 knots at 1400 to 1500 RPM and tops out around 16 knots. The Keypower hydraulic bow thruster makes for easy maneuvering and is a feature not found on most wood boats. All new batteries in 2011; two gensets including a 5 kW Westerbeke and a new Northern Lights 12 kW genset with only 45 hours. Remote panels for both gensets were relocated to the helm for easy access in 2011.
For boaters serious about owning a woody this boat is a great option…rumor has it pencils will be sharpened on deals written before the end of May! Full specs can be found at Grand Yachts.
Want to learn more about local boats available in Vancouver? Drop me a note and I’d be happy to preview the boat for you.