1982 Custom 70 ft Exploration Murphy's Law
A heavy built transatlantic expedition yacht that has crossed the Atlantic on its own bottom 12 times. She has traditional classic lines and is a sturdy proven design. She is in need of a major systems refit.
The original owner of this vessel had it built to his personal specifications (in Tampa, FL), to be handled by himself and a mate with all the needed range and stability required to take him and his wife anywhere they desired.
Originally designed with a cargo hold, that was later converted to a walk in freezer compartment with holding plates.
The vessel is American built and carries USCG Coastwise Unrestricted Documentation.
The owner has passed, and the vessel has sat idle for several years. It will need a significant infusion of repairs to be fully operational again. Hull and structure appear to be very sound and the basic bones of the vessel appear very solid.
On her last voyage she transited (on her own bottom), from Gibraltar to Saint Petersburg 4 years ago.
It is reported that vessel ran non-stop from Florida to the Canary Islands averaging approximately 1 MPG on one of her Trans-Atlantic trips.
This is not a project for the inexperienced or timid. Here lies an opportunity (for the right person) to have a long range trawler at a good price if one is willing to invest a quantity of time and money.
Provided by Roger Cole, United Yacht Sales