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Uniflite Custom Patrol Vessel

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£0 Sold / Unavailable
  • Boat REF#  ·  301272
  • Length  ·  26'0"
  • Year  ·  1980
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Planing
  • Sleeping berths  ·  1
  • Engine  ·  2 x gasoline 260hp, MerCruiser 305 -- carbureted not MPI (1980)
  • Lying  ·  Seattle, WA USA -- Shown by Appointment
Boatshed Seattle
Boatshed Seattle
Gary Buck

The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 25,000+ boats we have listed in the last 20 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services

Extra Details

Designer Uniflite
Builder Uniflite
Lying Seattle, WA USA -- Shown by Appointment
Fuel capacity 160.0 USG Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 20.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 20.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks

Mechanical

Engine 2 x gasoline 260hp
Engine make and model MerCruiser 305 -- carbureted not MPI (1980)
Engine Hours engine1= 838
engine2= 1887
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive out
Prop(s) 4 blade stainless
Fuel consumption (approx) 26.0 USG /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 26 knots
Max speed (approx) 35 knots

Engine hours are reading on the dash port side 838 and starboard 1887. Seller reports the engines have less than 100 hours on them since their 2014 rebuild.
Horsepower is estimated at 260 each. Receipts aboard indicate heads were removed and rebuilt in 2014. Compression checks were good. Carbs were replaced, risers rebuilt and outdrives removed and rebuilt along with numerous other external engine parts. It also appears from receipts that the fuel tanks were emptied and epoxy coated inside.

Seller reports batteries were replaced in 2015.

Dimensions

Length 26'0"
Beam 9'6"
Draft Max 3'4"
Displacement 12,502.1lbs
Headroom 6'5"
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 110 shore power voltage, 3 batteries charged by: engine, shore power

Construction

Construction GRP
Underwater profile Planing
Finish Paint finish

Decks and house built of fiberglass with balsa coring. Solid FRP hull construction.

The tankage on fuel, water and holding are estimates based on the seller's report. The seller has never used the toilet or added water to the water tank nor does he know for sure how much fuel the boat holds. A Uniflite 26 foot Personnel Boat specification indicates fuel capacity is 80 gallons however that specification is on a single diesel powered version. Receipts onboard indicate there are two fuel tanks holding somewhere around 160 gallons.

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

Accommodation

Total # of berths 1
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)

Stepping into a very large cockpit this boat reminds you of a Vessel Assist boat or in fact what it was originally built to be -- a law enforcement patrol boat. The cockpit holds a large and robust towing bollard system. From this cockpit you can enter the centerline companionway inside.

The interior of this boat can best be described as utilitarian and sparse. There is no cooking facility nor refrigeration. The head is more like a porta-potty under a seat cushion than a bathroom. It is incorporated into the sleeping berth.

Entering the companionway door there is a sink and counter to port with a forward facing co-pilot seat forward of that. The seat lifts up on a hinge to access more counter space. To starboard is an empty counter space with helm seat and controls forward of that. Forward of the helm is a single berth cabin with a manual head under the cushions on starboard.

Within this cabin still remains a law enforcement locking shotgun rack. Shotgun not included.

Headroom in the main cabin is about 6'5" but the forward cabin where the sleeping berth is provides much less headroom.

Accommodation

Sink
Cabin heating
Pressurised water system

Stepping into a very large cockpit this boat reminds you of a Vessel Assist boat or in fact what it was originally built to be -- a law enforcement patrol boat. The cockpit holds a large and robust towing bollard system. From this cockpit you can enter the centerline companionway inside.

The interior of this boat can best be described as utilitarian and sparse. There is no cooking facility nor refrigeration. The head is more like a porta-potty under a seat cushion than a bathroom. It is incorporated into the sleeping berth.

Entering the companionway door there is a sink and counter to port with a forward facing co-pilot seat forward of that. The seat lifts up on a hinge to access more counter space. To starboard is an empty counter space with helm seat and controls forward of that. Forward of the helm is a single berth cabin with a manual head under the cushions on starboard.

Within this cabin still remains a law enforcement locking shotgun rack. Shotgun not included.

Headroom in the main cabin is about 6'5" but the forward cabin where the sleeping berth is provides much less headroom.

Deck Gear

Rode
Fenders
Swim Platform

1 anchors
(Danforth)
25'0" of chain
100'0" of rode
Mercury dinghy (unknown year)
(Inflatable)
Bow roller for anchor is slightly starboard to center. There is no chain locker so chain is laid along the deck and house with chain and rode piled up in cockpit on starboard side. There is no windlass.

Nav Equipment

Compass
VHF
Navigation lights
Depth sounder

Furuno Color Sounder / Fish Finder #FCV-667, Standard Horizon Depth, Raritan Rudder Angle Indicator.

Safety Equipment

Searchlight
Horn

2 bilge pumps (0 manual / 2 electric)

This is certainly a rare and special boat. Built by Uniflite from the drawings for a Navy Personnel Boat it was built as a custom order for a Sheriff's Department River Patrol Boat. Heavily constructed, the boat resembles a tow boat and in fact has a robust bollard system used for just that. Today it still resembles the patrol boat it used to be.

While it no longer displays its sheriff's badge it does still sport a blue light above the companionway door, a siren on the cabin top and has an appearance that causes anglers to check their fishing gear when this boat cruises by.

It has rebuilt engines and the seller reports that the boat is mechanically sound. The boat is painted but could benefit from a new paint job and some general restoration.

The boat, named CHIEF CASSINO after the legendary leader of the Multnomah tribes of the Wapato Valley at the time of the Lewis and Clark expedition was purchased as one of three river patrol boats from Uniflite. This boat has a large number 3 painted on the cabin door, sides and roof.

Documents aboard appear to indicate the boat was de-commissioned from the sheriff's department on or around May of 2006. It was acquired by the Bellingham International Maritime Museum, but financial concerns eventually motivated the museum to sell it to a private party in 2014.

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

This Uniflite Custom Patrol Vessel has been personally photographed and viewed by Gary Buck 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.

Comments 1

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The boat is in sad,sad, shape.

sheldon e2021-12-02 21:17:23
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