OWN A PIECE OF HISTORY
Originally built as a high speed ocean rescue boat for the US Army Air Corps in 1944. This boat was finished as WW2 came to an end. She was put in mothballs and eventually sold as surplus. She underwent a complete refit and conversion to a yacht in the mid 1970s. She has had only three owners since conversion, all of whom spared no expense in making improvements, additions, maintenance and care.
The meticulous care and attention to detail is immediately evident approaching Alaskan Song at the dock. She has the long, lines of a classic motor yacht. Her glistening white hull is complimented by generous teak rails and doors along with heavy 1.’5” polished stainless safety rails and rub rains.
Coming on board the generous single level deck plan includes a spacious foredeck with teak seating on a roomy gear locker sweeping across the front of the trunk cabin as well as a sturdy, seven foot aluminum bow pulpit. The ample sided decks lead back to an open sided but covered aft deck with a large round table/cabinet, a long custom vegetable, wine cooler starboard, a 15 cubic foot freezer port and a large stainless barbeque with oven and a tackle locker along the aft hand rail. Foreward against the back of the house you will find an door to starboard stairs to the bridge center and a cabinet with sink and counter port. A ladder at the aft rail leads down to a new 18x4 foot aluminium & stainless swim step, featuring a large, custom starboard cleaning table. Everything about this boat is solid and obviously well cared for in excellent finish.
The upper deck features two 15’ Boston Whaler sports with updated 75 hp Evinrude etech outboards, VHF radios and sounder/chart plotters. Each skiff has its own custom aluminum crane. The drystack is centered with a full flying bridge forward. The bridge has Microcomander controls, full engine gauges, depth and speed repeater as well as a repeat display with remote controls for the radar/chart plotter. There is generous seating and storage built in on the upper deck.
Entering the large, raised panel teak dutch door into the aft salon one immediately notices the heavy custom, wild teak moldings, doors and cabinetry with the added touch of a unique teak dental molding throughout. The aft salon features a wet bar along the aft wall to port of the entry door with sink, locking liquor cabinet and icemaker. Forward center is a small card table with a setee with storage below to starboard and a built in china and crystal cabinet to port of the door and steps leading down and forward to the engine room and the aft two cabins. Passing forward toward the pilot house there is a large built in upright cabinet. Storage abounds on this yacht. Every compartment has convenient built in compartments far beyond what one would expect.
The pilot house is raised up three steps affording it remarkable visibility forward to both sides with doors out both sides. There is a small captain’s cabin with a bunk, head and sink on a counter. The bridge abound with a modern, complete array of electronics with two radars, Computer based navigation system, dedicated chart plotter, satellite compass, Wesmar scanning sonar, two depth sounders. The fully adjustable, all leather Norsap helm seat is impressive.
Further forward the galley/main salon looks out with full windows on each side and forward, full of light and incredibly roomy. With tile floors and backsplash, a full array of quality German appliances and generous storage, the galley is a chef’s dream.
Down below is a roomy stand up engine room, wine locker and five staterooms each with their own head and shower, one with a bathtub. There is also a laundry area with washer and dryer. All compartments feature the same stunning woodwork, roomy storage and solid rectangular bronze portholes.
If you love traditional boats but insist on modern upgraded equipment and are looking for a boat that has obviously been well cared for, you should visit Bellingham and see this unique vessel.
Originally built as a high speed Air/Sea Rescue boat in Wilmington California for the Army Corps at the end of World War II. In the mid 70's she was stripped to bare hull. New layout designed by a Naval Architect. On top of the new ply and glass deck, an all-aluminum Superstructure was fabricated and installed, including a custom teak interior that was hand crafted.
Please contact Chuck Seaman for additional information 360 202-6716