ebay: 1980 Phil Bolger Solution 48 Wheelhouse Trawler
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Wish I was looking for a live-aboard!
PHIL BOLGER - SOLUTION 48 DOUBLE END WHEEL HOUSE TRAWLER
DISPL: 22,000 LBS
FUEL: 90 GAL.
WATER: 40 GAL. FRESH
MAKE: PHIL BOLGER WHEEL HOUSE DOUBLE END TRAWLER
ENGINE: S/30 H.P. SABB DIESEL
450.4 ORIGINAL HOURS
SPEED: CRUISE 7.5 knots @ 1300 rpm, 1gph
ACCOMODATIONS: SLEEP 5
2 IN STATE ROOM
1 CONVERTIBLE DINETTE
2 CONVERTIBLE SETTEE
MASTER HEAD: HEAD W/HOLDING TANK, SHOWER
4 BURNER w/OVEN LP
(2 LP TANKS)
40 GAL. FRESH WATER
ELECTRICAL: 4 BATTERIES, CHARGER
ELECTRONICS: BENMAR AUTO PILOT, 14 Mile FURUNO
VHF, COMPASS, FURUNO
D.F., FURUNO G.P.S.
SOLAR PANELS: DUAL PANELS
MISC: LAY-DOWN MAST w/SAIL
AIR CONDITIONER, the needs charged
2 BILGE PUMPS
LOCATION: CHESTER, MD. ZIP CODE 21619
Buyer is responsible for all other costs including but not limited
to cost of transportation and transfer of ownership.
This 48 Solution, which is the name given by it's designer Mr. Phil
Bolger, was originally designed and built in 1980 for Mr. Fred
Collen in Ron Barnes Boat yard in St. Augustine Florida. She was
also known as the "48 Wheel House Trawler. Her mast design is
patterned after Mr. Bolger's own vessel the Resolution. She is Coast
Guard documented as the Endev'our.
The name was arrived at as we had endeavored to find the perfect,
sturdy vessel with the sole purpose being comfortable enough for us
to live aboard after retirement. The name took on new meaning as
we "endeavored" to complete her and make her home looking forward to
inter coastal journeys and endless days on the Chesapeake Bay. As
circumstances have changed we no longer require a live aboard
vessel. After owning her only a few short months employment
transfers took us into the land locked portion of the country.
The boat is a sturdy ½" thick, virtually indestructible steel hull
with 3 separate "chambers". The first being the aft engine room,
living area and bow anchor room area. She's good at a cruise speed
up to 7.5 knots. The below is very comfortable with ample headroom
(even for myself at 6'2").
The bottom was just re-done and is black. There is one "soft spot"
on the port side just to the corner of the pilothouse, which is in
need of a repair of new marine grade plywood sheet of about 2 foot
to mend it. There is an on deck locker storage and ample storage as
mentioned in the anchor room chamber. The starter battery needs
Plenty of spare parts can be found in the engine room for the Sabb
Diesel that was imported just for this vessel. We have all
documentation for it and the 450.4 hours are original.
Electronics are new and all wiring to them is also new. The solar
panel will provide constant power when away from port. The air
conditioner is in need of a recharge.
There are two LP tanks to support the 4 burner stove/oven in the
galley. Plenty of drawer as well as shelf storage built in. Fresh
water capacity is 40 gallons.
The head is pump out and fully functional. The shower was never
completed but only requires plumbing.
The stateroom sleeps two person very comfortably in the full size
area, full storage below the bed and along side in a closet
This is a sound structure yet still enough of her remains "un-
refined" to allow for someone who wants to "put your own personality
into her. You will be able to claim ownership of a definite one of
a kind Phil Bolger boat. She turns heads with her unique lines and
she always prompts pleasant conversations while on the water.
Any further information desired will be furnished upon emailing.
Please feel free to contact us. Thank you very much.