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1950 Custom Arno Day/Frank Day Downeast

Stonington, Connecticut

$50,000

This lovely downeast pleasure vessel has excellent pedigree - deigned by Arno Day, and built by Frank Day & Sons, and then in one family from new until 2018, when she was purchased by an highly experienced couple (one a yacht designer of reknown) who recognized a good boat right when they saw her. With a 2010 diesel, and extensive upgrades over the last year (see details), LUCKY DAY is ready for someone to take great delight in owning such a sweet, well behaved boat that seems to have a fantastic "soul", as may wood boats often seem to have. Call for details, and to arrange an appointment to inspect LUCKY DAY in Stonington, CT.

Basic Boat Info

Price: $50,000
Boat Name: LUCKY DAY
Make: Custom
Model: Arno Day/Frank Day Downeast
Year: 1950
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Wood
Boat Hull ID: 1204388BT000000
Has Hull ID: Yes

Dimensions

Length: 26 ft
Length Overall: 25'11 ft
Beam: 8'4 ft
Max Draft: 2'8 ft
Single Berths: 2
Cabins Count: 1

Engines / Speed

Cruising Speed: 12 kn
Propeller RPM: 2500

Tanks

Fuel Tanks: 2
Fuel Tank Capacity: 24 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Aluminum

Other

Boat Class: Downeast, Express Cruiser

Contact

John Farmelo
Stonington Yacht Sales

Office

Stonington Yacht Sales
194 Water Street
Stonington, Connecticut, US, 06378
Tel:860-303-0543
Disclaimer
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


VESSEL DETAILS
  • What a great boat for day trips and adventures further afar, harkening back to the "simple life", when desired!

LUCKY DAY is as attractive as you would expect, coming from the eye of Arno Day and executed by The family firm, Frank Day & Sons.  Never far from where she was built, the boat stayed in the hands of one family (a father and then his son) for 68 years.  She was used as a pleasure yacht always, never worked.  

And she served her purpose well.  Seaworthy, and comfortable, with an emphasis on cockpit space.  She has a nice forward deck, ample side decks, two opening ports and two fixed ports in her house side for light and ventilation.  

Below, she has two very comfortable berths, with storage below, and two hanging lockers.  

The helm deck features a hard sided and hard topped arrangement, for protection and visibility.  Both panels of the windshield open for ventilation when desired.  The helm is to port, companion area to starboard.  There are no permanent seats here, but stools work just fine and are the traditional perch of choice.  The engine box, which is very well insulate for sound, makes for a fine seat when necessary.

The cockpit is expansive, and offers room for deck chairs to supplement the aft bench seat.

Access to all systems is excellent.

NOTABLE IMPROVEMENTS - 2018:                                         

  • New Yanmar ZF 1.548:1 Transmission)- required to achieve proper performance.
  • New transmission cooler
  • New exhaust system, new exhaust flange
  • Updated engine beds
  • New Shaft Coupling
  • New Cutlass bearing
  • Full standard engine service
  • Replaced forward end of cabin trunk, including corner timbers
  • Restored fiberglass cabin top
  • Rudder post re-manufactured.
  • Rudder removed and stern-post rot removed and repaired.
  • New fuel tanks and fuel valve system
  • Replacement of significant portions of the Garboards and the 1st and 2nd broad strakes
  • New Hanger bolts fastening Horn timber to Shaft log.
  • Repaint Cabin topsides
  • Repaint cabin top
  • Repaint Cabin Trunk
  • Replanking and refastening reported to have occurred 14-15 years ago.

ENGINE and MECHANICAL:                                                         

  • Yanmar 4JH4-HTE, 2010, 110hp, 337 hours.
  • Bronze packing gland
  • 3 bladed 16x22 propeller
  • 1 1/8" Bronze propeller
  • Twin lever Morse controls
  • Bronze steering wheel
  • 2 new aluminum fuel tanks, 12 gallons each (total 24 gallons) with shut off valves for independent operation.

ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS:                                             

  • Two 12v Batteries with Selector switch
  • Engine driven alternator for charging
  • Garmin 4108 Chartplotter/GPS 

MISCELLANEOUS:                                                                        

  • Flag staff and ensign
  • Two fenders
  • Four Docklines
  • Boat hook
  • Fire extinguisher
  • CO Monitor
  • Fortress FX-11 Achor and Rode.
Disclaimer
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Additional Contact Information

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

JOHN FARMELO, STONINGTON YACHT SALES, LLC

CELL:         860-303-0543

EMAIL:       john@stoningtonyachtsales.com


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