"Caroline" delivers range, efficiency and comfort for both fishermen and cruisers.
Take this boat anywhere, drop the hook and relax in comfort. The solar system delivers all the electrical power needed - shore power not required.
Three steps up from the cockpit and you enter a large roomy salon with rick wood paneling with a beautifully etched aft glass picture window. This window along with the sides windows and the unique custom hatches along the front - that can open to allow the salon and galley to be washed with cool breezes, provides an abundance of natural lights .
The festive rug with the leather lounge and bar stools gives this salon a touch of panache'
The counter that separates the salon from the galley is long with a circular end that provides additional seating. The galley has what is necessary: full refrigerator, microwave, two burner removable stove stainless steel sink and plenty of counter space.
Heading forward, down the staircase, to a hallway that takes you to the three staterooms and two heads. The first state room, on the port side, is the master suite.
The master suite has a Queen size Pullman style berth located below a series of port lights. at the end of the berth is a large storage cabinet. The Master suite has an ensuite head and shower. The head has a macerator and is flushed with seawater.
Across the hall from the master suite is the second stateroom. This cabin has two single berth in a bunk bed arrangement. the cabin as a separated entrance to the head located on the port side.
Continuing down the hallway you'll arrive at the forward cabin with a two single berth V-berth arrangement. This cabin shares the head on the port side and there is a door that accesses the head from the hallway.
Hull and Deck
The hull is constructed of aluminum:
2016 serviced - Any corrosion was replaced with 3/8" aluminum plate
2 Coats of epoxy and 2 coats of Anti-fouling paint
Solar Power System
The system was installed in 2016. It maintains the proper energy levels of the batteries.
The system handles all electrical functions: galley appliances, lighting, instrumentation and powering the three air conditioners.
2 kW Solar Panel System
1/4 kW Solar Panel System - Hot Water Tank
30 gallon hot water tank heated by its own system.
8 - AD Gel Cell - 12Vs 175lbs each
2 Banks of 3 12Vs Batteries charged by Solar panels
Each generator has a separate 12v Starting battery
1 -12v Battery - charged by solar panels
2 - Furno Depth-finders with new transducers
1 - Furno Radar - 36 mile range - 2004
1 - Autopilot Simar Robertson 24 - 1984
2 - ICOM VHF radios
Engines and Generators
2 - Diesel Caterpillar Cat 34 -12C
3,000 hours each
Maintenance and upgrades in the last two years:
Twin Disc MG-518
Onan 18 kW - main unit, 1984 - 3,000 hrs
Yanmar 8.5 kW - Back up generator 1,200 hrs
"Caroline" is a 1984, 62' Striker. It's a long distance sports fisherman; easily driven from the fly bridge with the panorama view. The large cockpit, bright spacious salon, clean and uncluttered galley and three staterooms makes living aboard a pleasure.
A major plus to this yacht is the newly installed solar system that creates the electrical power needed to run all systems - including the air conditioners. This provides the unique advantage of not being tethered to a dock and enjoying all the creature comforts of this outstanding boat.
The aluminum hull has been serviced in 2016: two coats of epoxy and two coats of anti-fouling paint. This yacht is ready to go.