Classic Yacht Looks Coupled with Proven Offshore Passagemaking
Updated April 2021:
Superyacht Sales & Charter is pleased to announce the addition of 76′ WALRUS to our sales fleet. A refreshing departure from the normal production trawler yacht, she was custom built by a true yachting aficionado in 2006 with years of hands-on experience building boats. With her traditional lines/profile in combination with her very high standard of construction, top of the line equipment and fine finish, she is a contemporary classic in every sense of the term. WALRUS has a reduced air draft and makes an excellent choice for a Great Loop excursion. She is also a proven safe, economical and comfortable offshore passagemaker.
WALRUS, named after a boat the owner had in his youth, was just a gleam in his eye when he started talking with naval architect Dave Gerr about building “a traditional-looking classic boat that had seakeeping abilities and a moderate range,” adding that one of his main requirements was a shoal draft so he and his wife could cruise The Bahamas. Fans of traditional yachts will feel their hearts leap when they see the 76ft long-range trawler yacht WALRUS steam past. It’s not just her sturdy aluminum hull, graceful fantail, jaunty smokestack and steadying sail that evoke seagoing vessels of the past. This custom yacht makes a virtue of tradition inside and out—as well as beneath the waterline. Despite their ultra-shoal draft, these hulls have proven to be excellent seafaring yachts as well as economical at cruising speeds. WALRUS is no exception!
Massively built of aluminum at St. Augustine Marine Center by WJ Development to specs exceeding the original design by Gerr Marine, Inc. Her fantail stern configuration with unique tunnel-drive hull (centerline prop in tunnel) for shoal draft use and “beachability” was designed and built “to take ground with impunity anywhere, any time”. The tunnel-drive hull form was originally developed by naval architect William Atken between the two world wars and was later resurrected by Dave Gerr beginning in 1995 with a series of classic trawler yachts with fully beachable “box garboard” hulls. “It’s an old style of boatbuilding,” says the owner. “It allowed boats to slide over a sandbar.” Thanks to this unique hull form, Walrus draws just over four feet.
Located in Nassau, Bahamas; WALRUS is for sale with a current asking price of $1,195,000
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