1946 ELCO Deluxe Cruiser 47'


$30,000 or best offer. My job move means I cannot complete the restoration and makes this a great opportunity for the right person with a love of bringing back an amazing cruiser to her former glory without any major work.  Photos show how “MERCURY” looked just a few years ago and some of the work I have been done recently. A piece of American history, “MERCURY is a 46′ ELCO Deluxe Cruiser built of solid mahogany in 1946. ELCO was one of the preeminent yacht builders of its’ time with a client list including royalty, tycoons and celebrities. “MERCURY” is a rare vessel being one of only three remaining hulls (of the 11 hulls originally built) and one that has been maintained in the spirit of her original design.  With an offshore hull based on the ELCO PT boat, Mercury provides a safe, smooth ride. Make: ELCO (Electric Launch Company). Year built: 1946. Model: 46′ Deluxe Cruiser. City of Origin: Bayonne, New Jersey. Vessel Name: “MERCURY.” USCG Doc. No. 252813. Vessel Service:  recreational. Hull Material: wood. Hull Number: WB5153. Length (ft.): 45.6 USCG and listed on Lloyds Register as 47.′ Hull Depth: 6.2.′  Hull Breadth: 13.′ Gross Tonnage:  28.  Net Tonnage: 23. Engine: twin Turbo V-drive Yanmar 315-hp diesels producing a total of 625-hp.  Engine model:  6LY. Fuel Type:  diesel.Fuel capacity:  300 Gallons.  Water capacity: 50 Gallons. Cruising Range: 300 nautical miles. Top Speed: 35 knots.Cruising Speed: 25 knots Maximum. Payload: 12 Passengers, 2 Crew Sleeps: 7.  Build:Double diagonal planked Mahogany with aircraft canvas between planks. Major refit in 2007. Upgraded 12v, 110v wiring, 3 new 100 gal. fuel tanks, two air conditioning units both 16k BTU. Twin 315hp Yanmar Diesel engines with 750 hours (timing belt replaced). propane 4 burner stove/oven. 50-gallon fresh water tank, full size shower, electro-scan septic system. Currently Needed: Varnish & bright work, repair around windshield, one transmission rebuild, AC circuit board replacement. Current Location: Port of the Islands, FL (SW near Naples).

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BluSeaDreams, LLC
Tallahasse, FL 32313
United States