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Detroit Diesel 12V71 N
1974 2198.00 HRS 525.00 HP
1974 2198.00 HRS 525.00 HP
Boarding LOOSE is via the port or starboard midship rail break and aft through the wing door into the Aft Deck.
The large Aft Deck is 17’ long by 14 ½” wide and is bright and airy with her large side windows.
Centerline are steps to the Cockpit with a hinged door to the swim platform. Forward to starboard on the Aft Deck is a hinged door the spacious Pilothouse with steps to the Flybridge.
Down three steps to starboard is the spacious Lower Salon with a bar and entertainment electronics aft and a five cushion sofa forward to port. A hi-lo table allows this area to serve as a Dining Area as well.
To starboard are two chairs flanking a Roland digital piano. Four panel windows are port and starboard.
Forward and down are five steps to the complete Lower Galley. Next forward is the Crew Cabin with two bunks and a private head and shower.
Aft from the Lower Salon down six carpeted steps are three Guest Cabins. The Master with a king size berth is aft and has a private head with a tub/shower.
The other two cabins have oversized twin bunks and share a large head with a stall shower.
The Flybridge access is from the Pilothouse and has ample seating with the tender and crane aft.
The Lower Salon area is both spacious and bright due to the large side cabin windows. Different than her sisterships this area is paneled in a high gloss burlwood including the frames which enclose the wood mini blinds port and starboard. The sole is plush carpet with a removable runner.
Aft to port is a built in bar with a granite top, mirrored surrounds and a cabinet with fitted glass and dish storage above. Below the bar are two storage drawers and the yacht’s entertainment electronics consisting of: a 28” Samsung LED TV, a Harmon Kadron HK 3400 stereo receiver, a Pioneer 6 disc CD changer, a Pioneer dual cassette deck, a Niles audio speaker selection system and a storage drawer below. Outboard is a large locker for shipboard electronic access and storage.
Next forward is a three drawer end table with a table lamp above.
A five cushion L shaped upholstered sofa is next forward with a large hi-lo drop leaf coffee table that raises to be used for dining. Inboard is another unique end table and table lamp. The forward bulkhead above the sofa and end table is comprised of three double bookcases which hinge open to reveal a large storage area behind.
To starboard starting forward are the steps to the Galley/Crew/Engine Room area. Next aft flanked by two bamboo/wicker chairs that serve as dining chairs is a full size Roland HP 5700 digital piano with a table lamp.
Also in this area are Bose mini cube speakers, three deep storage lockers, one port, one starboard, one forward, nine overhead halogen mini spots and air conditioning.
Four steps down from the Lower Salon is the yacht’s Galley. To starboard is a raised four person dinette with five drawers below and a storage shelf above the Formica countertop. Two large opening portholes are above the table.
The Galley is C shaped and offers the following amenities:
The Crew Area is forward behind a hinged door. There are two berths to port with the lower a tapered double berth and a single berth above.
There are four drawers and a cabinet below the lower berth and two opening portholes above the upper berth. Each berth has a reading light. Forward of the berth are three additional drawers and a storage cabinet. Above is a countertop and a small JVC TV.
All the way forward in the forepeak is the cabin’s shower with a light, an exhaust fan and a stainless steel shower pan. An access hatch accesses the chain locker.
Starting forward to starboard going aft are two auto lit hanging locker with shelves within, followed by a six tread ladder to the Foredeck escape hatch.
Next aft is the Crew Head with a vanity with two cabinet doors below a solid surface countertop with molded sink, a mirrored medicine cabinet door, opening porthole and a Vacuflush toilet. The sole matches the Galley and Crew Area.
Down six carpeted steps from the Lower Salon are the yacht’s three cabins.
First up to starboard is a large dual access head which serves the two twin bed cabins as well as acts as the Day Head.
Next aft to starboard is the Starboard Side Twin Bed Guest Cabin.
To port is a matching twin bed cabin with oversize single bunks.
Aft behind a burlwood door is the full beam Master Suite.
The Starboard Side Guest Head has two entry doors allowing it to serve both Guest Cabins as well as serve as the Day Head.
The sole is ceramic tile. The vanity has two cabinet drawers below and an under mount sink in the wicker look Formica. Above is a mirrored medicine cabinet with fold out lighting either side.
The stall shower has a clear glass door matching wicker Formica, a light, an exhaust fan and a stainless steel shower pan.
The toilet is a Vacuflush model. Above the toilet is a sliding port with screen.
Entered from the forward end is the Twin Berth Starboard Guest Cabin.
The berths are generously sized by today’s yacht standards. Each berth has two drawers below and a reading light above.
Between the berths is a four drawer nightstand with a mirror and soffit lights above.
At the foot of the outboard berth is a full size double door auto lit hanging locker, entry into the shared head and the cabin’s entry door.
Also in this cabin are two sliding opening ports with screens, Roman shades, two stereo speakers, a carpeted sole and varnished magazine rack.
The Port Guest Cabin is entered from the aft end. Two oversize twin bunks with two drawers each below, reading lights and padded headboards and bulkhead surrounds are forward.
Between is a four drawer nightstand with a mirror and soffit lights above.
Outboard are two sliding portlights with Roman shades.
At the foot of the outboard berth is a single door auto lit hanging locker.
Also in this cabin are stereo speakers, SMX digital AC controls, two stereo speakers, a carpeted sole and a varnished magazine rack.
All the way aft the Master is entered via a long companionway with the Master Head entrance prior to the Master Cabin entry through a door at the start of the Companionway.
A king size berth is on centerline with a padded headboard above and four large storage drawers under the berth.
To both port and starboard are twin nightstands with one drawer and one large cabinet below. Swing arm reading lights are over the nightstand. To port the nightstand continues forward to form a vanity with a drawer and pullout bench below then further forward into a chest of three drawers. Above are two slide opening portlights with Roman shades. Further forward is a double door auto lit hanging locker.
To starboard the nightstand continues into six storage drawers with a bookshelf and two sliding ports above covered by Roman shades. Furthest forward is a double door auto lit lockable hanging locker.
Also in this cabin are mirrored aft bulkheads either side of the berth. Behind the berth is reserved for artwork with two eyeball directional lights. There is a carpeted sole, two stereo speakers and SMX AC controls.
The Master Head has a mosaic tile sole, a vanity with two drawers and three cabinets, an under mount sink and stage lighting around the mirror over the sink.
Two storage cabinets and a sliding portlight are outboard. The toilet is a Vacuflush model.
The tub shower has a sliding door, a handheld or wall mountable fixture, a light and an exhaust fan.
Entry to the Head is via a sliding pocket door.
Accessed via eight steps and a hinged hatch from the Pilothouse, there is a welded aluminum rail at the top of the steps. The helm is centerline. Features of this area include:
Welded aluminum ½” and ¼” plates over aluminum 5/16” flat bar frames 14” on center with intermediates. Decking is ¼” plate.
In Jan. 2010 the yacht LOOSE underwent an ultrasound inspection of 175 various points of her bottom with excellent results. This was after a 1999 ultrasonic inspection found some plating in need of replacement around the forward water tank.
LOOSE is widely thought to be a perfectly balanced Burger Cruiser in both profile and arrangement. Her long Foredeck is matched by an equal size Aft Deck with the addition of a very useful Cockpit.
Built for George Johnson of Chicago as the AFRICAN QUEEN, she was then renamed AMEN and finallyLOOSE, a name she has enjoyed for her last two owners.
Always maintained properly, LOOSE may be the best example of an older Cruiser style Burger afloat.
She wins awards every year at the Ocean Reef Vintage Weekend. Her condition is outstanding!
While every effort was made to list all pertinent included equipment aboard LOOSE, there are some personal belongings aboard. Prospective purchasers should assume any item not specifically mentioned herein will not convey at closing.
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. This listing is a courtesy of a member of the International Yacht Brokers Association and may be centrally listed with another broker. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey representation of a particular vessel.