Classic 73' Double-Ended Motor Yacht Historical Northwest Cruiser

Comfortable Live Aboard
US$155,000.00 Reduced
  • Boat REF#  ·  272704
  • Length  ·  73'0"
  • Year  ·  1922
  • Construction  ·  Wood
  • Underwater profile  ·  Full-Displacement
  • Sleeping berths  ·  9
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 114hp, Gardner Model 6L3 6 cylinder (1940)
  • Lying  ·  Seattle, WA USA - Shown by Appointment
Boatshed Seattle
Boatshed Seattle
Dave Carleson

Extra Details

Designer Edson B. Schook
Builder Menchions-Vancouver, B.C.
Lying Seattle, WA USA - Shown by Appointment
Fuel capacity 530.0 USG Total - 3 Tanks
Water capacity 300.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 37.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 14/01/2016

Mechanical

Engine 1 x diesel 114hp
Engine make and model Gardner Model 6L3 6 cylinder (1940)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade Bronze 44x33
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.5 USG /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 7.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 8.5 knots
Generator output 2.25KVA
Engine spares

800 RPM produces approximately 8.5 Kn
The classic Gardner six cylinder diesel was installed in 1940. These well regarded engines are known for outstanding reliability. The engine is cooled by a keel cooler. The exhaust is a dry stack type. A custom fabricated ventilation system on the cylinder heads reduces fuel oil mist in the engine room. The compressed air start reservoir is recharged by the engine and an electric air compressor. The electric air compressor is run by several different systems; shore power, inverter, diesel generator.

The vessel batteries were replaced in 2016.

The Outback inverter uses the ships 32 VDC input and produces 3200 watts AC output. The AC system was completely replaced in 2006. A Westerbeke 2.25 KW auxiliary generator provides additional power.

Dimensions

Length 73'0"
LWL 68'0"
Beam 14'8"
Draft Max 7'0"
Airdraft 28'0"
Displacement 98,016.9lbs
Headroom 6'6"
Storage On marina

Rig

rigged Wood spars (unknown year) with Galvanised standing rigging (unknown year)

Electrical Systems

32 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator

Construction

Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

This classic motoryacht's hull is described as a large “canoe” hullform. Her canoe stern and fine lines are elegant and beautiful to behold and also provide for a smooth entry and exit of the water passing along her sides. There is very little wake produced when she is underway. The double-ended canoe stern also provides the substantial benefit of parting following seas that are overtaking her, thus making for smooth and uneventful downwind passages.

This vessel is planked with 2-1/2" Port Orford cedar over double steam-bent oak frames. She was refastened below the waterline in 2006. This included galvanized boat nails in the garboard strakes and the remainder with 4 inch bronze fasteners.Her ice sheathing is Ironbark. Full length oak motor mount beams extend 20 ft, creating a very stable hull that has resisted hogging for nearly 100 years!

Her mostly painted fir decks and varnished wheelhouse are in beautiful condition. The brightwork throughout is immaculate above and below decks. There are numerous brass/bronze and painted iron deck fittings, all maintained to a high standard. Exterior paint work has also been maintained and she looks entirely shipshape.

Her decks are 1-1/2" fir planked throughout. Forward of the pilot house and aft over the crew's quarters has sheathed over the fir with 1/2” marine plywood topped with 10 oz fiberglass cloth and epoxy resin. These surfaces have been painted with gray nonskid paint.

Tanks:
1. 530 gallons total fuel capacity are divided up into three black iron tanks.
2. 300 gallons fresh water in one galvanized steel tank.
3. New 37 gallon poly holding tank, macerator and head installed in 2006.

Waterline Boats / Boatshed does not independently verify capacities and measures, which are reported from seller's information and/or literature.

Accommodation

Total # of berths 9
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 7
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 2
Shower 1
Heads 2 heads (Electric)

Beginning our walk through aft in “crew’s quarters” or aft stateroom. This stateroom has plenty of natural light and visibility. It includes two large single berths, ample drawers and storage, and a beautifully finished head compartment in cedar and tile.

The crew’s quarters exits to a companionway leading either to the salon forward or to starboard companionway stairs to the boat deck above.

Stepping forward in the the saloon we see a large antique dining table with seating for up to six. Opposing bolstered settees convert into over and under bunks (both port and starboard). The salon has beautiful cabinetry and joinery throughout with vintage brass fixtures and classic port-lights. Cabinetry doors are leaded stained glass and quite striking. The cabin soles and overhead bright work gleam and show true craftsmanship. There is also an original framed blueprint of her profile construction drawing to add to the atmosphere. Again there is plenty of natural light from portlights and the substantial skylight in the room center.

The next compartment forward is the full-width galley -- a completely separate space from the adjoining saloon so you can entertain without seeing all the dirty dishes. The galley features: A three burner propane stove with oven, full sized sink, and microwave. Classic USN dinnerware is included.

Further forward is the engine room -- its meticulous appearance is a marvel. A well equipped workshop is to starboard. There is an engineer’s head compartment complete with shower which also serves as the master stateroom head. Authentic instrumentation in the engine room will bring you back in time to a golden age of yachting. Everything appears just-so. The original systems have been maintained and are in top condition giving the engine room a vintage atmosphere. And all the new systems seem to be well thought-out, properly installed, and protective of the classic vibe. Standing head room and full 360 degree access to the six cylinder 1940 Gardner Diesel, which is reported to run like a top, will make the maintenance tasks a pleasure. The engine room and its systems are impeccably maintained, along with the polished brass, and newly-varnished bright work throughout.

Regarding the heads, the forward head is manual and the aft is electric.

Moving forward through the forward companionway there are vintage fire fighting nozzles and equipment mounted for display. A large storage closet with ample shelving is located to port. To starboard is the ladderway up to the wheelhouse.

Forward still is the master's stateroom which includes a desk to port and the double bed to starboard. There are ample drawers and hanging lockers. The atmosphere is warm and comfortable.

Forward of the master stateroom is the access to the anchor chain locker.

Ascend the ladder here to the wheelhouse... The wheelhouse will excite anyone with a love for classic vessels. Original (and functional) brass throttle and transmission control wheels are located on the port side. A stocked signal flag locker is also located here. A serious ship's wheel and binnacle with classic compass dominate the centerline helm, with its great visibility over the bow. Wheelhouse doors are located both port and starboard. Various brass gauges and ship's clock and weather station are located on the aft bulkhead.

The Chart Room is located aft of the Wheelhouse, and provides comfortable seating and a dining table. Vintage furnishings complete the experience. Again, great visibility abounds through large windows. The Chart Room includes a single settee berth, folding leaf chart table (and is large enough for meals), a 26 inch flat panel TV on swing out wall mounting, flat charts and chart kits for the entire area from Olympia WA to Ocean Falls BC, and antique brass lamps. This is a very warm, inviting space.

Hot water system:
1. Dockside by immersion heater in a 60 gal. tank
2. Underway or at anchor by diesel boiler.

Cabin heating is hot water with radiators throughout the boat heated by diesel boiler.

The on-deck space is as fascinating as the interior.

On the weather deck we see that most of the aft upper deck is protected by a solid roof which provides protection from the elements. Well-maintained painted decks and substantial painted iron deck cleats and fairleads again provide the confidence that this vessel is stout. On deck are skylight hatches and wooden deck boxes, all meticulously vanished and maintained. The bright work on deck is impressive! The wheelhouse is tongue and groove varnished teak with a 360 degree view from the windows. The handrails are original and made of impressive five inch wide solid teak. Forward is a steel ship's stack and the spare propeller mounted to the wheelhouse wall. This propeller is reported to “never have been used”. Moving to the bow we come to the original hydraulic wildcat, powered by an engine-driven hydraulic pump. This is an impressive machine, with dual wildcats and capstans. The bright finished wooden rowing dory seen in the photos and video is not included in the sale. Currently the FRP 13' dinghy can be seen in the water in the video. That is the one gifted by John Wayne.

3 burner propane Stove

Accommodation

Stove
Oven
Sink
Refrigerator
Freezer
Carpet
Drapes
Cabin heating
Manual water system
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Raw water wash
Microwave

Beginning our walk through aft in “crew’s quarters” or aft stateroom. This stateroom has plenty of natural light and visibility. It includes two large single berths, ample drawers and storage, and a beautifully finished head compartment in cedar and tile.

The crew’s quarters exits to a companionway leading either to the salon forward or to starboard companionway stairs to the boat deck above.

Stepping forward in the the saloon we see a large antique dining table with seating for up to six. Opposing bolstered settees convert into over and under bunks (both port and starboard). The salon has beautiful cabinetry and joinery throughout with vintage brass fixtures and classic port-lights. Cabinetry doors are leaded stained glass and quite striking. The cabin soles and overhead bright work gleam and show true craftsmanship. There is also an original framed blueprint of her profile construction drawing to add to the atmosphere. Again there is plenty of natural light from portlights and the substantial skylight in the room center.

The next compartment forward is the full-width galley -- a completely separate space from the adjoining saloon so you can entertain without seeing all the dirty dishes. The galley features: A three burner propane stove with oven, full sized sink, and microwave. Classic USN dinnerware is included.

Further forward is the engine room -- its meticulous appearance is a marvel. A well equipped workshop is to starboard. There is an engineer’s head compartment complete with shower which also serves as the master stateroom head. Authentic instrumentation in the engine room will bring you back in time to a golden age of yachting. Everything appears just-so. The original systems have been maintained and are in top condition giving the engine room a vintage atmosphere. And all the new systems seem to be well thought-out, properly installed, and protective of the classic vibe. Standing head room and full 360 degree access to the six cylinder 1940 Gardner Diesel, which is reported to run like a top, will make the maintenance tasks a pleasure. The engine room and its systems are impeccably maintained, along with the polished brass, and newly-varnished bright work throughout.

Regarding the heads, the forward head is manual and the aft is electric.

Moving forward through the forward companionway there are vintage fire fighting nozzles and equipment mounted for display. A large storage closet with ample shelving is located to port. To starboard is the ladderway up to the wheelhouse.

Forward still is the master's stateroom which includes a desk to port and the double bed to starboard. There are ample drawers and hanging lockers. The atmosphere is warm and comfortable.

Forward of the master stateroom is the access to the anchor chain locker.

Ascend the ladder here to the wheelhouse... The wheelhouse will excite anyone with a love for classic vessels. Original (and functional) brass throttle and transmission control wheels are located on the port side. A stocked signal flag locker is also located here. A serious ship's wheel and binnacle with classic compass dominate the centerline helm, with its great visibility over the bow. Wheelhouse doors are located both port and starboard. Various brass gauges and ship's clock and weather station are located on the aft bulkhead.

The Chart Room is located aft of the Wheelhouse, and provides comfortable seating and a dining table. Vintage furnishings complete the experience. Again, great visibility abounds through large windows. The Chart Room includes a single settee berth, folding leaf chart table (and is large enough for meals), a 26 inch flat panel TV on swing out wall mounting, flat charts and chart kits for the entire area from Olympia WA to Ocean Falls BC, and antique brass lamps. This is a very warm, inviting space.

Hot water system:
1. Dockside by immersion heater in a 60 gal. tank
2. Underway or at anchor by diesel boiler.

Cabin heating is hot water with radiators throughout the boat heated by diesel boiler.

The on-deck space is as fascinating as the interior.

On the weather deck we see that most of the aft upper deck is protected by a solid roof which provides protection from the elements. Well-maintained painted decks and substantial painted iron deck cleats and fairleads again provide the confidence that this vessel is stout. On deck are skylight hatches and wooden deck boxes, all meticulously vanished and maintained. The bright work on deck is impressive! The wheelhouse is tongue and groove varnished teak with a 360 degree view from the windows. The handrails are original and made of impressive five inch wide solid teak. Forward is a steel ship's stack and the spare propeller mounted to the wheelhouse wall. This propeller is reported to “never have been used”. Moving to the bow we come to the original hydraulic wildcat, powered by an engine-driven hydraulic pump. This is an impressive machine, with dual wildcats and capstans. The bright finished wooden rowing dory seen in the photos and video is not included in the sale. Currently the FRP 13' dinghy can be seen in the water in the video. That is the one gifted by John Wayne.

3 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Fenders
Boathook
Davits
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers

J. Swan windlass (with remote control)
2 anchors
(#210 babbit anchor w/ 450 ft. chain, #100 yacht anchor w/ 350 ft. chain )
800'0" of chain
Custom dinghy (1973)
(Hard Dinghy)
5hp outboard, Tohatsu, Short shaft (2012)
Windlass double wildcat / double windless

Ground Tackle
#210 babbit anchor w/ 450 ft. chain
#100 yacht anchor w/ 350 ft. chain

Deck mounted spare three-blade bronze 44” (33 pitch) propeller (reportedly never been used)

Boat Handling Equipment
2 ea.-50 ft., 1 in. black nylon dock lines
4 ea.- 30 ft., 1in. black nylon dock lines
2 ea.- 12 ft. pike poles
8 large fenders (3 black cylindrical, 4 green round)

Equipment on Deck
13 ft. fiberglass skiff (with its own unique history, it was a gift from John Wayne to a former owner).
5 hp. Tohastu short shaft outboard engine, 2012
Fuel tank and hose
2 oars
Custom canvas cover for skiff
Large wooden deck box
Small teak folding table
Propane tank (with cover)
Wash down hose
Propane box with 2 tanks for cooktop in galley
44 X 33 in. Spare propeller (unused)
2 weather covers for wheelhouse
Large American flag on removable mast for aft display
Wooden boarding ladder

Nav Equipment

Compass
Wind
Radar
VHF
VHF DSC radio
GPS
Chart plotter
Autopilot
Stereo
Clock
Barometer
Navigation lights
TV
Video
DVD
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

Wheelhouse Items and navigation equipment:
Large Seamaster binnacle-mounted compass;
Raymarine C120 48 mile radar/chart plotter;
Newmar 32 VDC-24VDC converter, 30 amp. for radar;
Hand held Polaris compass;
Furuno LS-4100 depth sounder;
Standard Horizon HX270S VHF radio;
Icom VHF radio;
Unimetric Seacall hailer/intercom;
Full signal flag set in wall mounted rack;
Alarm system - engine oil, temperature, bilge high water, engine & fire;
Antique Wood Freeman auto pilot (not working, but complete)

Safety Equipment

Liferaft
Life jackets
Life buoys
Searchlight
Horn
Swim ladder
Emergency steering

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 electric)

Safety Equipment:
Smoke detectors (4) and CO detector;
Life jackets (14);
Commercial duty cold water immersion suits (2);
Life rings (2)
Folding boarding ladder;
Safety flares
Six person life raft canister on deck (inspection and servicing required);
bilge pumps

Wheelhouse Items and Safety Equipment:
Trumpet warning horn;
Hailer/intercom;
Full signal flag set in wall mounted rack;
Wall mounted fire ax

Fire systems: Engine room halon spray nozzles-20lb. canister;
Hand held fire extinguishers (6)

Broker's Comments

VIRTUAL TOUR - VIDEO - 80 TO 100 PHOTOS - FULL SPECS CAN BE VIEWED OF THIS VESSEL!
Argonaut ll is a classic yacht that has been maintained to the highest of standards. Built by the Menchions Boat Yard in Coal Harbor BC. Argonaut ll is one of four boats built for the MacMillian Blodel Powell River Company between 1921 and 1922. This boat has been in its present location in Seattle for 20 years and likely can remain.
Argonaut's last haul out was April 2018 for bottom paint.
Cut and paste this link to view the interesting story of this Classic Historic Cruising Motoryacht in "A Boat Owner's Insights">
https://waterlineboats.com/a-boat-owners-insights-classic-historical-motoryacht/

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Classic 73' Double-Ended Motor Yacht Historical Northwest Cruiser has been personally photographed and viewed by Dave Carleson of Boatshed Seattle. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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