This pilothouse Tollycraft built in the US Pacific Northwest was the inspiration for later models from Marlow, Offshore, Outer Reef, Fleming and other builders of traditional designs. With a galley open to the large main salon, traditional teak interior, three staterooms and a large aft deck it will appeal to the traditional style buyer at a more attractive price mark.
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This 68' Tollycraft pilothouse Motor Yacht, ISLAND SPIRIT, built in the US Pacific Northwest was the inspiration for later models from Marlow, Offshore, Outer Reef, Fleming and other builders of traditional designs. With a galley open to the large main salon, traditional teak interior, three staterooms and a large aft deck it will appeal to the traditional style buyer at a more attractive price mark.
Originally built as a 61’ Tollycraft the yacht was returned to the Tollycraft yard to be extended for a larger aft deck and flybridge boat deck. The result was a bigger covered aft deck area on the main deck level, and also extended full capacity to 1660 gallons to increase range.
Entrance to the salon with interior wood of satin finish teak is from traditional varnished teak double doors from the back deck. Leading into a large salon open to the galley, there is a large L shaped couch to starboard and two barrel occasional chairs and light table opposite to port. Aft from the couch is a desk area and the entertainment center. The television is hidden behind raised panel teak doors. The desk has a window facing the aft deck and plentiful storage areas. A teak cocktail table with a high gloss finish is adjustable for low cocktail height or higher for dining. The couch can seat six or seven persons and has storage below the cushions.
The galley is forward and totally open to the salon so that whoever is preparing food is part of the action in the salon. There is also a good view of the television this way. The galley is "U" shaped with the full size refrigerator with freezer below is forward, and the full size stove with full size oven is aft. So once again the chef when at the stove can see into the salon. The counters are Corian style with ample work area. The double sink is below the starboard window that actually opens. The floor is teak to add to the richness of the teak cabinets and the refrigerator has teak panels on the doors to match the rest of the galley. A Real refrigerator freezer, a real stove with real oven, real full size under cabinet microwave, a real apartment size kitchen on a boat. Across from the galley is a large pantry. The wet bar with liquor and glass storage is here also. There is a non-functioning trash compactor that is still good to put the trash in, just not compact it.
The raised pilothouse gives great visibly to run the boat when the weather is not ideal, some rain, some cold, some oppressive heat, that is the time to run the boat in climate controlled comfort. A large comfortable helm seat gives the skipper command of the helm with full but older electronics. To one side is a chart table large enough to have your paper chart kits out for reference. A raised bench seat with table lets guests and family have a good view when underway. Lots of drawers and cabinets give room for guide boats, binoculars and other cruising accessories. The boat has a built in Wi-Fi system, with not much expertise a lap top computer can be connected to Island Spirit Wi-Fi. A card in the pilot house explains how this can be done. Then computers, iPad's and phones can be connected to the system and gives entertainment or navigation information throughout the boat, it can be made as sophisticated as someone wishes to make it, the current owner personally used it for navigation with the computer and IPad, also a connected movie hard drive iTunes and a projection TV. The boat also has a KVH antenna, operated from the salon, the receiver has been returned to DIRECTV.
The boat has older electronics some of which are not operational. as most new owners want to pick new equipment themselves, nothing has been replaced as of now. Both radars, one in the pilothouse and the one on the flybridge are not operational; the digital depth finder in the pilothouse is not working but the video fish finder depth indicator on the flybridge does work.
A few steps up leads to the fly bridge, and a few steps down lead to the staterooms.
The flybridge is oversized. When the aft deck was extended at the Tollycraft factory, the cover over the aft deck was extended as well to give room for the inflatable tender as far aft as possible, and still have a large entertainment area aft of the two flybridge bench seats.
The skipper has a good helm seat and there is a second helm seat to the side so the admiral has a good view, and can help with being on watch. There is a two part Bimini from over the windshield to the radar arch and a second Bimini over the open deck area.
The tender a 14’ Caribe needs new air tubes; it is showing its age. The engine is a 60 HP four stroke Yamaha. The tender is included but it is not represented as in good condition, and the engine needs service.
The three staterooms are accessed from the pilothouse down a curving staircase. The ships electrical panels are here so that you can have the panels at eye level when going down the stairs. So much nicer to sit on a stair and look for those breakers and switches without getting on your knees or bending over. At the bottom of the stairs are the washer and dryer.
This stateroom is located mid ship. There is less pitching here when underway into a head sea, and no noise of hull slap on the bow if at anchor or with the bow into the breeze at the dock. This is the widest part of the boat and with a 17’ 8” beam so there is good room in this cabin. The wall behind the queen size walk around centerline berth has mirrors so this helps give an impression of an even larger space. The ensuite head has a shower large enough to actually move around in.
The VIP Stateroom is forward with a queen centerline berth.
The third stateroom has twin berths to either side of the cabin with storage underneath.
Actual hours are closer to 3700. The hours on the digital tachometers are since the major rebuild in 2000. The engines were both rebuilt at that time prior to purchase by the current owner and no records are available.
Since then every system has been redone, stabilizers rebuilt, new toilets and vacuum pumps, vacuum tanks, port lights resealed, new batteries and battery chargers, skylights resealed, all operational systems on the boats have been renewed or replaced. American Custom Yachts did all the work or specialized subcontractors were brought in. Almost all of the boat has been painted, hull, and house but not flybridge.
The boat has been to Alaska a number of times down through the Panama Canal, done the Great Loop. She has been well looked after by her owners, with little regard for cost. She is not flashy but a good sound boat. With the extension she has a shallow draft making her ideal for the Bahamas. The boat has low wind age and it makes her an excellent sea boat, and with the electric controls very easy to dock. The boat is American made with easy to obtain parts, and can be serviced anywhere.