1987 Bayliner 4550 Pilothouse
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The boat was purchased in March, 2007 by the present owner.
It was surveyed by two
of the best in the state of FL-recommended by the financing entity.
The survey was the
basis for many upgrades which necessitated a substantial investment.
upgrades were done by professionals in their field in Florida.
More upgrades were done
over the winter on the Tenn-Tom waterway in Mississippi where the boat is currently
The trip to MS from FL crossed the gulf, used the intercoastal and the TT
Many other upgrades were done to owner liveaboard specs.
Accommodations: An all NEW interior was installed by the former owner
in 2004 in a tropical island motif including headliner, carpet, furnishings,
mattresses, quilts and pillows.
Also installed are freshwater vacuflush heads.
Level 1 (lower level) has guest berth and guest head with shower across a
The master berth includes an office, berth and head with
The office allows for two guest single bunks and privacy.
music, TV outlets and a shelf on each side of the bed for books, tissues and
other bedroom needs in master and guest.
There are two lockers in the
master – one hanging and one for stacking.
The guest has one small hanging
The new owner installed a hanging bar the length of the guest bed for
additional “liveaboard” clothing.
Also, the central vacuum, combination
washer/dryer and sumps are accessed in the passageway in this level.
A spacious open floor plan on level 2 includes salon and galley with a sliding
door to the cockpit.
There is a blender built in, double sink, large fridge with
freezer, 3-burner electric stove w/oven and new microwave (2006) plus a
trash compactor – all in the galley area.
Also, in this area are TV and wet bar
w/ice maker plus access to stereo music.
The pilothouse is on level 3 with doors opening to the deck both port and
This arrangement gave the current owner the ability to single hand
thru 4 locks on the Tenn-Tom with no problems whatsoever.
Seating for 4
guests plus a Captain's helm chair keeps guests and Captain comfortable.
Electronics and other pilothouse amenities are discussed further on.
Level 4 is an upper helm with steering, electronics, etc., plus seating (06) for
approximately 12 persons.
The boat was purchased with a bimini, but the
current owner fully covered the upper helm.
Also, on the upper level at the
rear is a 10' Rib ('03) with a 15hp Mercury 4 stroke outboard ('03) both of
which were cleaned up and reconditioned in July, 2007.
The RIB is attached
to an Electric Dinghy Davit to lift it to and from the water.
The radar arch at
this level was reinforced by the new owner during the upgrade process.
There are 12-14 life jackets for kids and adults.
Electronics, Navigation and Helm Amenities: Raymarine Autopilot (New);
Compasses (2); Depth Sounder; R40 Radar with adjustable viewer; VHF-2
(New); Stereo; TV (2); Datamarine-Depth; Maptech Mapping and Computer
(New); Backup Camera (New); Garmin 2010 Color
Plotter/GPS/FishFinder/etc., with inland rivers and Florida chip sets; New
spotlight; Night helm lights; defog fans; Map Storage; Drink holders; Guest
seating & Captains chair; access to 12 volt systems board and 110/generator
board; all gauges may be dimmed for night running.
Electrical System: 3 Batteries (New); Battery charger from generator or
dockside; dockside electrical cables; Westerbeke 12.5 kw GenSet
(reconditioned 2007) 1800 hrs; New Dockside Power, DC 12v/AC 110v,
electrical system (2005).
Deck Equipment: Avon 10' RIB & 15hp Mercury 4 stroke outboard ('03)
and reconditioned in (07); Sunscreens for Pilothouse windows (New), covers
on all outside equipment and seating plus curtains; electric dinghy davit
(reconditioned '07), search light (new spot '08), manual/electric anchor drop;
swim platform and ladder (05); windshield washers and wipers; Bimini (05);
full upper helm cover ('08), Upper/lower helm seating('06).
Engine & Mechanical Equipment: Reverse cycle A/C (serviced August,'07;
4 Electrical Heating units; Bilge Blowers & Pumps-Auto/Manual (2); Halon
Fire Control; Closed system engine cooling; Heat risers (New); Clutch plate
(1 New); Fuel filters; Engine room insulation; Props – 2 Extra (both sets
tuned in 2008); Raw Water Sea Strainers; Extra Drive Shaft; Hynautic
Hydraulic Wheel Steering System (fully serviced '08); Zincs ('08); Shaft
packing ('08); Rudders pulled and packed ('08); Trim tabs (serviced '08).
General Amenities: New salon TV March,'08; Storage under salon seating
and in decorated chest in salon; Access to engine compartment from stairs to
berths, floor plates in salon and cockpit area; Follow me Sat.
TV available to
be installed; Hand held VHF and weather radios; The bottom was painted
(March '08) to give the bottom protection in salt water which will last even
longer in freshwater.
Pertinent Survey Notes-May, '07
“...the value of the boat will escalate proportionately to the plans of the
new owner which includes electronic and physical upgrades . . “
Before upgrades this boat has an estimated replacement value of $600,000
with an estimated fair market value of $150,000.
The work planned by the
new owner should raise the value from $190,000 to $200,000 based, also, on
the price of new boats in 2007 and 2008 and the asking prices of like kind
boats in the Florida area.
This model was produced from 1984 thru 1993.
Suggested Navigation Limits: Inland, Coastal and near Offshore Islands.
Hull: Sounded well–needs cleaning, compounding, waxing and buffing (08).
Deadrise Aft: 6 degrees
Interior: Like new condition.
Teak needs polishing and buffing ('07).
Interior treatment in Tropical motif in 2004 and in like new condition.
Windlass & Tackle: (12) Volt DC “Muir” Cougar Horizontal with Danforth
Anchor carrying chain and nylon rode at bow with an additional anchor
in cockpit storage for stability, if necessary.
Safety: 12 Adult Type II life jackets, CG approved; 2 life rings; distress flares
hand held and V-pistol good until 2010.
Air & Heating: Marine Air (3) reverse cycle; Cabin heaters (4), elements
Clean/replace dust filters (06/07)
Extras: (Owner Note-numerous listed above plus this list) Shore water hook
up for dockside use; forward pulpit with anchor walk and chock; twin
stainless steel fender racks on bow; dingy davit with motor (owner notechecked
and refurbished, 08/07); Large fiberglass storage box on upper helm;
Twin fixed helm chairs on fly bridge; Outdoor table on fly bridge; lockable
transom door from pilothouse to upper helm; spare shaft and propellers; more
on separate equipment list.
GPS Reading at WOT: 18.3 mph (that high speed not recommended)
Portable Extinguishers: 6 Fully Serviced – August 2008
Built-in System: Halon 1301 “Fire-Boy” located forward engine room-port.
Excerpts from Survey Narrative:
Determination of the value and condition of this vessel is based upon the owner’s compliance
to all of the recommendations sited.
This vessel appears in good condition for age and type reflecting good care & maintenance by
its present owner(s).
As far as may be ascertained from a general overall examination of said vessel while hauled
out, afloat, and on a trial run, without making removals or opening up parts normally
concealed, it is the opinion of the surveyor that the hull, machinery and equipment are in
apparent good condition, over and above recommendations, at this inspection.
Vessel meets CG, NFPA and ABYC standards.
In my opinion this vessel appears very favorable & in compliance with applicable
recommendations on all survey points.
Present Owner Notes: The survey quoted in part in this spec sheet was the basis
for over $40,000 worth of upgrades from electronics to physical plant.
The present owners had planned to retire in 2-3 years and “liveaboard” while
traveling and exploring this great countries' waterways.
The shallow draft of this
boat gives the owner of it the ability to go where other boats of this size may not.
But those plans have changed.
It, therefore, is with deep regret that the owner and
his wife now offer this boat for sale after owning it for only one year and
upgrading it to its' present condition.
The price ($185k) only covers the cost of the boat and upgrades.
It is a firm price
as the owners do enjoy using the boat as a condo on the water at its present
location and are under no pressure to sell this boat.
The present owners believe
that this boat is one of the great bargains in boating today.
However, your own
surveyor is invited to inspect the boat at any time at your expense.