For sale: 2005 45' Gamefisherman Custom Express "CHIEF"
EXTENSIVE RECENT UPGRADES!
CHIEF is in a class of her own when it comes to express boats. CHIEF boasts a deep sharp entry at the bow and carries the V aft which offers a soft dry ride to and from the fishing grounds. She is cold molded construction and finished with beautiful teak and mahogany trim. Garmin and Furuno electronics with redundant displays can be found in the tower. She cruises effortlessly at 30 knots with her Cummins QSM11, 660hp twin engines. A unique opportunity to own a true pedigree boat that is dialed in to raise fish!
Won over $ 1,000,000 in Mid-Atlantic 500 as "GOT GAME"
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LEADING LUXURY YACHT BROKERAGE - FOUNDED IN 1945
Allied Marine is one of the largest, best established and most respected luxury yacht brokerage and yacht charter companies in the world. Since 2008, Allied Marine has been a dealer of the Ferretti Group brands, a world leader in designing, building and marketing luxury motor yachts. Allied Marine is the exclusive dealer for Ferretti Yachts, Pershing, Itama, Riva, Mochi Craft; and an authorized dealer for Custom Line and CRN.
It is rare that a pedigreed cold-molded 45’ Gamefisherman Express comes available for sale. The CHIEF has benefited from a diligent, full-time captain supported by a meticulous owner with an “open” checkbook. The CHIEF is offered for sale by a market aware seller with a turn-key vessel. The CHIEF runs into a head sea like a much larger vessel. She runs soft and dry and offers a very clean rolling wake. Even while backing down hard, her cockpit remains dry. Replacement cost approaches 2.5m.
Throughout his enjoyable ownership of the CHIEF, this Gamefisherman for sale has been mechanically and cosmetically upgraded by its owner. She shows pride of ownership and is ready for a new owner to enjoy as the seller has upgraded to a larger custom sportfish.
Won over $ 1,000,000 in Mid-Atlantic 500 as "GOT GAME"
At a half load of fuel, the captain reports the following:
1500 RPM’s 20 knots
1850 RPM’s 25/26 knots
1950 RPM’s 29 knots & 44 gallons per hour (80% load)
2050 RPM’s 32 knots & 50 gallons per hour (85% load)
2300 RPM’s 36 knots
Forward A/C compressor serviced, refrigerant level checked, and new raw water and discharge hoses ran
New galley refrigerator
Generator muffler rebuilt and painted
1000 Hour Service Completed on main Engines at 3090 hours by Ron Marguin including sonic cleaning of: Heat exchangers, Gear Coolers, Aftercoolers, Fuel Coolers & Air Sep
New exhaust manifolds
New turbo covers
New port side, forward raw water pipe
Cylinder heads removed and resurfaced
New valve springs
New Raw water impellers
New turbo oil drain pie on starboard engine
New paint on engines
Glendinning Smart Actuator 2 installed by Ron Marguin of East Coast Marine
New throttle control arms
New RD-33 installed in tower
Starboard side transmission replaced / port side transmission was rebuilt previously
New trolling valve for starboard transmission
New engine mounts
New transmission fluid lines
New main engine raw water hoses
Main cabin A/C compressor replaced
Raw water A/C lines flushed with barnacle buster
New bottom paint
Hull and transom waxed
Propellers removed, taken to Treasure Coast Propeller, S-classed, dynamic balanced, and painted with prop speed
Rudder shaft seals replaced
Prop shafts tested for straightness
Stern tubes replaced
Cutlass bearings replaced
All new electronics by Pete and Sam Farkas of “Go To Guys”
New Garmin 8612
New Flir Camera mountd in tower
New Light bars mounted in tower
New Garmin 25 KW 4’ open array Radar
New Garmin GPSMAP
New Garmin autopilot and feed back sensor
Helm chair reupholstered by Marine Customs Unlimited with new cushions and backrest
Covering boards sanded down and oiled
Bridge area toe rails surrounding brow and mezzanine taken all the way down and varnished with 14 coats of awlwood and finished with clear coat
New Release Marine 10-hole teak rocket launcher
New trim tab actuators
Completely rebuilt out riggers with new bushings, cables, spars, pulleys, etc.
New paint (mattehorn white) on brow, underneath brow, forward bridge deck area
New paint on cabin hatch lid
New hardtop paint (sky blue – flat finish)
New nonskid on bow
Toe rail taken all the way down and varnished with 14 coats of awlwood and finished with clear coat
Transom taken all the way down and varnished with 14 coats of awlwood and finished with cleat coat
Interior floors sanded all the way down and finished with several coats of Minwax – flat finish
New paint inside cockpit refrigerator and cooler
All paint and varnish work done by Sebastian at A&J Boatworks
Overhead rod storage in master stateroom, LP 12V reel storage and rod storage in forward closet by Josh Mcmanus – Woodencrab)
Galley shelves (3) built underneath counter top, and forward of refrigerator by Josh Mcmanus
7 gallon holding tank with optional “Y” valve installed by A&J Boatworks
New gas hinges replaced on all openings (cooler, refrigerator, console top, cabin door, galley trashcan/dinette)
Master stateroom bed/cushions recovered with sunbrella material
New cockpit shade with wings to cover entire cockpit
Teak deck and covering boards sanded down by Derek Lynds
The beautiful and functional teak cockpit hosts a teak Murray Brothers fighting chair. Helm is center line with port and starboard bench seating. Down a few stairs to the cabin and to port is a large L-Shaped settee with table. The settee converts to over under bunks. Across to starboard is the galley. Forward to port is a spacious head with a private shower. In the bow, the master stateroom features a V-Berth and filler cushion.
Electronics, Helm and Tower Electronics
Engine Details and Mechanical Equipment