Pacemaker - 36 Flybridge
- Stock #053632 -
This vessel was SOLD on November 9.
This boat is 2.5 on a scale of 0 to 5, with 5 being "show room" or Bristol condition. This opinion takes into consideration the age of the boat, it's use, how it presents, and very importantly, the attitude of the owners toward this craft. This seems to be a very sound Pacemaker SF 36.
For those unfamiliar with Pacemaker, in 1948, John Leek sold his shares in the Egg Harbor Boat Company and struck out on his own to form Pacemaker Yachts. In early 1949, John and his brother Cecil ran the company and their first boat was a "carvel-planked 29 footer using Jersey cedar on oak frames". They moved up to a 33 footer and then 36 and 40. During the 1950s, C.P. Leek purchased the Egg Harbor Company's stock and merged the fledgling company with Pacemaker Yachts. The combined company manufactured pleasure boats for the affluent and for the mid-price high volume market. Pacemaker maintained its identity in the high volume, mid range market until it was purchased hand in hand with Egg Harbor in 1965 by Fuqua Industries and then sold again to Mission Marine & Assoc. in 1976. Mission Marine stopped the manufacture and sale of yachts using the Pacemaker trademark in 1980. Pacemaker boats are built to last, make premier fishing boats and have roomy interior for family and guests
My initial impression is this boat is currently being under used, and some what neglected. It is in need of a polishing and wax on the exposed fiberglass areas. Wood trim on the rear railings and swim platform are in need of refinishing. Inside the boat is roomy, comfortable, and used as a "retreat" by the current owners.
An area of concern is the broken glass in the entry door to the cabin area, which is documented in the photographs. Another area of concern are sharp broken edges on the wind screen plastic on the fly bridge. These could easily be smoothed with heat, sanding or both. Some mold was observed on the lining on the port side of the main cabin area, behind the reclining sofa.
There is full sized sofa on the port side of the cabin that converts easily to a spacious (all the way across) recliner. The owners have positioned a wide screen high definition television with built in DVD player directly across the cabin! It is obvious the owner use this boat as a get away to enjoy life, and good times with friends and family.
Mechanical and vessel soundness are detailed in the 11 page survey, that is included with the photos. The survey is dated May 9, 2013. The vessel left port 2 times during the 2014 season, so the survey should be consistent with the current condition of this vessel. The survey is available via email to interested parties.
The owners and his wife both pilot this craft. He works by large contracts that require him to be on site at location for 4 to 6 months for a short contract. Longer contracts find him away for longer periods. The boat was purchased while he was under contract of two facilities within commutable distance of the boat. These contracts lasted several year. His current contract is in the state of Georgia. In his absence, the wife had the boat out twice in 2014. They purchased this vessel used 5 years ago, from a family member, who purchased it from another family member. There was a two year period the boat remained winterized and kept in inside storage. The owners, when together, use this boat as a retreat, and a place to have fun and relax. The wife reminisces of lazy days and great fish catches. One particular day was reported to produce over 100 lake perch! On the cabin helm is a hand held air horn. It's purpose is to awaken guest that have dozed off! The owner delights in telling of a tradition of adult guest being required to jump from the fly bridge into deep water as an initiation ritual! Clearly, this boat has seen more than it's share of fun and good times!
The boat is equipped with a generator, and all kitchen appliances are 110 volt AC. There is an "apartment" size refrigerator and 3 burner electric range/oven. The owners find very little use of the range, and position a full sized microwave oven on the stainless steel cover over the range burners.
The vessel seems sound, and with a good cleaning, some new carpet, and TLC could be a good weekender, and fishing vessel. Generous rod holders are well placed on the main cabin ceiling. There are large windows on every side of the main cabin.
The vessel is in line to be lifted out of the water, winterized, and placed in indoor storage as of the end of September 2014.
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|Mooring Country:||United States of America|
|Length:||10.97 m/36 ft|
|Width:||4.02 m/13 ft|
|Draft:||0.82 m/3 ft|
|No. of engines:||2|
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