1974 Doggersbank 63

1974 Doggersbank 63

LOCATION

Seattle, WA – USA

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PRICE 

$1,395,000 USD

Designed by Vripack and built by Holland’s Jongert NL shipyard in 1973/74, CONSTANT, a Doggersbank 63, is an early representative of Doggersbank vessels. Dutch designed, engineered, and constructed, CONSTANT displays the renowned Doggersbank durability, capability, and dependability. She boasts a distinctive and distinguished appearance that showcases her timeless beauty.

Having only four owners in her lifetime, CONSTANT caretakers have been dedicated to her care and improvement. Many of these improvements are evident when comparing CONSTANT today to her original configuration and appearance.

Interior

Accommodation
• Main Saloon with Wrap-Around Couch to Port, Settee to Starboard (storage beneath)
• Saloon Cabinetry for AV Equipment & Storage
• Soapstone Saloon Fireplace (wood/charcoal/Duraflame)
• Forced Air Ventilation Throughout
• (9) Opening Bronze Port Lights
• Master Stateroom (below saloon to port, with double bed, ensuite head, tub, & shower)
• Office Aft to Starboard (with desk & long settee)
• Custom Carpeting in Saloon, Office, & Staterooms
• Midship Galley & Dining Area
• (2) Staterooms Forward (port & starboard) with Bunk Beds
• (1) Head Forward to Port (sink & toilet)
• (1) Head Forward to Starboard (sink & shower)
• (8) Electric Space Heaters (120V & 220V mix)
• (2) Sealand VacuFlush 24 VDC Toilets (with spare pump)

Galley
• Dickinson 4-Burner Propane Stove with Oven & Broiler
• Built-In Refrigerator (~10 cuft) & Freezer (~12 cuft)
– + Frigibar 6 cuft / 24v Reefer/Freezer on Boat Deck
• Nutone Built-In Food Processor (with spare motor)
• Original Dutch Tiles, Oil Lamps

Exterior

Main Deck
• Large Aft Deck
• (2) Solid Teak Pedestal Tables & Benches (with storage underneath)
• (5) Folding Deck Chairs
• Sunbrella Covers for Perimeter Hand Rails (New 2023)

Upper Deck
• 14′ Rendova RIB Skiff with Integral 17-Gallon Fuel Tank
– 50 hp Honda 4-Cycle Outboard (Mod BF50D)
– Garmin GPS Chart Plotter with Depth-Sounder
• (3) 24V Winches Serving: Tabernacle Mast + Boom & Hook Cables
• (1) 24V Mast Winch (for raising/lowering tabernacle-mast)
• Settee & Console with Compass, Engine, Steering, & Horn Controls
• (2) Deck Boxes (life jackets, survival suits, miscellaneous deck gear)
• Bimini Top with Rigid Frame
• 24V Frigibar Refrigerator/Freezer (6.6 cu ft)
• 6-Man Life Raft with Hydrostatic Release (Serviced 2021)
• 11′ Stainless Locker for Fishing Rods & Gear
• Full Sunbrella Covers for Perimeter Hand-Rails (New 2023)

Ground Tackle
• Lofrans Titan B 24 VDC/2300 Watt Anchor Windlass with (2) Chain Gypsies & Capstan (New 2022)
• (2) Polished 220 lb. Stainless Anchors with 1/2″ Galvanized HT Chain:
– Port: 145′
– Starboard: 365′
• Fortress FX-55 Aluminum Anchor, 32 lb.
• Chain Wash in each Hawse

Significant Line Inventory
Stainless Steel Boat Deck Locker
• (1) 1″ x 285′ White Braided Poly
• (1) 7/8″ x 100′ White 3-Strand Poly

Port Main Deck Locker
• (1) 1″ x 45′ White Braided Poly with Single Eye Splice
• (2) 1″ x 26′ Black Braided Poly with Single Eye Splice
• (3) 7/8″ x 35′ Black Braided Poly with Single Eye Splice
• (1) 5/8″ x 24′ Yellow/Red Braided Poly with Nap Hook
• (1) 1/2″ x 42′ Black Braided Poly
• (1) 1/2″ x 25′ Black Braided Poly with Single Eye Splice
• (1) 1/2″ x 19′ Black/Red Poly with Snap Hook
• (3) Heaving Lines with Monkey Fist

In Use at Seattle Moorage
• Stern: (1) 7/8″ x 70′ White 3-Strand Poly (with small eye)
• Forward: (1) 1″ x 60′ White Braided Poly with Single Eye Splice
• Bow: (1) 1″ x 45′ White Braided Poly with Single Eye Splice
• Breast Lines: (2) 5/8″ x 10′ Black Braided Poly with Rollers

Line Stowed Ashore
• (1) 1 1/4″ x 80′ White Braided Poly
• (1) 1″ x 80′ White Braided Poly

Fender Inventory
• (6) 10″ x 26″ Taylor-Made Cylindrical Fenders (with black covers)
• (3) 16″ Taylor-Made Tuff-End Round Fenders (white)

Moorage
• CONSTANT’s Current Fresh Water Moorage in Seattle can be Retained

Engine, Electrical, and Mechanical Equipment

Main Engine
• Caterpillar 3408 Diesel 365 HP @ 1800 RPM (New 1981)
• Engine Hours: 6,000 (April 2024)
• Caterpillar 7211 Reduction/Reverse Gear – 4.48:1 with a Self-Aligning Universal
• Coupled to a 3″ Stainless Tail-Shaft (through a dry stuffing-box) to a 5-Bladed Bronze Propellor of 39″ Pitch
• Hynautic Engine Controls
• (2) Racor 2020 Fuel Filters Fitted with Heat-Shields
• Stainless Steel Exhaust System
• Engine Room Halon System

Steering & Stabilizers
• Becker Articulated Rudder
• Hynautic Hydraulic Steering (with manual wheelhouse override)
• Naiad Stabilizers (with spare hydraulic pumps)

Generator
• Northern Lights Model M844W3 – 240V/16kW Diesel (New 2013)
• Generator Hours: 4,000 (April 2024)
• (1) Racor 2010 Fuel Filter Fitted with Heat-Shield
• Stainless Steel Exhaust System

Electrical
• 24V House Batteries – (12) 2V – 1200a/h
• Battery Charger/Inverter – Magnum Magna Sine MS4024
• 24 VDC Main-Engine Start Bank (with house-bank back-up)
• 12 VDC Generator Start Battery
• 240V/50amp Shore Power

Tankage
• (3) Integral & Manifold Fuel Tanks + (2) Fuel Day Tanks; 2,700-Gallon Capacity
• 1,200-Gallon Fresh Water Tank – Village Marine Watermaker LW200
• 100-Gallon HDPE Holding Tank (New 2014)
• 20-Gallon Hot Water Tank (120V & Main=/engine heat-sources)

Pumps
• (3) 24V Rule HD Room BIlge Pumps (auto & manual)
• (1) 24V Deck Wash-Down Pump (also valved as engine room bilge pump)
• (1) 24V 1/3hp Jabsco Pump (cofferdam bilge with auto & manual)
• (1) 24V 1/3hp Jabsco Pump (forward bilge, deck & chain wash)
• (1) 24V Fuel Transfer Pump
• (1) 24V Headhunter XRA-124 Fresh Water Unit
• (2) SeaLand Model T24 Sump-Pumps
• (2) Portable/Emergency Pumps/Hoses:
– (1) 240V Fire & Flooding Pump
– (1) Homelite Fire & Flooding Pump (gasoline)

Electronics and Navigation Equipment

• Simrad NSS Evo 2 Navigation System with:
– 16″ Monitor
– Digital Charting & Plotter
– Radar
– Depth & Side Sounders
– AIS & GPS
• Simrad/Robertson AP-48 Autopilot (integrated with NSS Evo 2)
• (2) Simrad/Robertson NF-80 Jog-Levers (wheelhouse & flying bridge)
• Furuno SC-702 Satellite Compass
• Garmin GPSMAP 4208 Chart Plotter with Depth-Sounder
• Datamarine CD400 Depth-Sounder
• (2) 6″ Magnetic Compass (wheelhouse & flying bridge)
• 406 ACR EPIRB
• Globestar Satellite Phone
• ICOM ICM 605 VHF (New Antenna 2023)
• Standard VLH 3000 Hailer/Intercom
• VacuFlush 24 VDC Toilets (with spare pump)
• Engine Room CCTV (=>wheelhouse)
• 24V Cabin-Top Searchlight
• 12V Handheld Searchlight & Loud-Hailer
• (1) Kent Clearview Spin-Window + (5) 24V Wipers with Spray-Wash

Additional Equipment and Inventory

• Self-Lowering Tabernacle Mast (Over-Hauled 2022)
• (8) Handheld/Portable Fire Extinguishers (halon & dry chemical – Serviced 2022)
• (2) 120V Copeland R134a Refrigeration Compressors (New 2022)
• (1) 120V/2 hp Air Compressor
• (1) 24V Buell Air Compressor (ship’s horn)
• 3-Blade Bronze Propellor (spare)
• Flo Scan Fuel-Flow Meter
• Professional Mariner Corrosion Monitor
• (4) 10 lb. Galley Propane Tanks (secured on-deck with remote & isolation valves)
• Stainless Steel Propane Grill – Rectangular Stainless, Rail-Mounted (with 5 lb. tank)
– (2) Engine Room Work Benches with Grinder, Vise, & Drill Press Shore-Line on Storage Reel
• 9′ “Med-Moor” Gangway
• 12′ Telescoping Ladder
• (1) LifeSling MOB Recovery Device
• (2) 24″ Life Rings with Lights (upper deck)
• (2) 20″ Life Rings with Lights & Marker Flags (main deck) Emergency Steering with Tiller
• Bosun’s Chair
• Numerous Shore-Power Cords & Adaptors
• 6′ Stainless Steel Swim/Skiff Ladder
• Husquevarna Pressure Washer
• Boston Brass Barometer & Clock
• Weems Storm-Glass
• (2) Survival Suits
• Medical Kit (2) 7×50 Binoculars
• (1) Uniden Handheld VHF
• (2) Duplex Wireless Headsets, DVD, & VHS Player
• HP 6055 Printer with Scan & Copy
• (1) Milwaukee (battery-powered) Vacuum
• Stainless Steel Crab Cooker with Burner (propane)
• (3) Vacuum Cleaners (engine room, accommodation, & shop vac)
• Kenmore Microwave
• Miscellaneous Rain Gear
• KH Satellite TV Antenna
• 30″ Flat-Panel TV
• DVD & VHS Player
• Marantz Amplifier with Saloon Speakers
• XM Radio & XM Weather
• Pacific Northwest, British Colombia, & Alaska Paper & Digital Charts, Navigation/Pilot Books, & Cruising Guides
• Original Drawings & Manuals, Parts, Filters, & Supplies for Deck, Engine, & Accommodation
• Extensive Inventories of:
– Tools
– Spare Parts, Filters, & Supplies
– Mooring Lines & Fenders
– Varnish Covers
– PFD’s
– Linens
– Charts (paper & digital)
– Manuals
– Pilot & Navigation Books, Cruising Guides, Medical Kit, Wireless Headset, Binoculars, Satellite TV Antenna, Construction Drawings, Etc.

“Reawakening” Projects

During 2022 & 2023, CONSTANT was fully repainted (keel-to-masthead & bow-to-stern), topsides, house, scuppers, & inner bulwarks.

2023
• Relocated Wheelhouse VHF to Forward Console
• Installed New 14′ VHF Antenna
• Repaired & Renew Windshield Wipers
• Repaired & Renew (3) Engine Room Bilge-Pumping Systems (total of 5 engine room bilge pumps)
• Proved Cofferdam & Forepeak Bilge Pumping Systems
• Dry-Docked for Full Prep & Paint
• Bottom + Hull + Bulwarks, Scuppers, & House
• Prepped & Painted Forepeak & Bilge
• Marked both Anchor Chains (at 25′ intervals)
• Fabricated & Installed Sunbrella Handrail Covers (both main & boat deck handrails)
• Completed Varnish Renewal & Deferred Maintenance

2022
• Rebuilt Mast-Base & Rotation-Point
• Fabricated & Installed New Aluminum Spreader
• Overhauled & Renewed Mast & Boom Electrical
• Overhauled & Secured Standing & Running Rigging
• Proved Mast Hoisting/Lowering Winch
• Prepped & Painted Mast, Spreader, & Boom
• Repaired Hoist-Winch Mounting (boom & hook)
• Renewed Frigibar Deck-Box Controls
• Overhauled Rendova RIB Skiff:
– Apply Anit-Fouling Paint
– Fabricate & Install Sunbrella Skiff Cover
– Service Honda Outboard, Steering, & Fuel Systems
– Clean & Protect Hull & Tubes
• Continued with Varnish Work & Deferred-Maintenance Items

2021
• Haul Out for:
– Anti-Fouling Paint
– Propellor Coating
– Zinc Replacements
• Sea-Chest Service
• Moved CONSTANT to Fresh Water Moorage
• Replaced Anchor-Winch with New Lofrans
• Replaced (2) Refrigeration Compressors with New (freezer & chill)
• Converted Freezer & Chill Systems from Freon 12 to R-134a
• Began Varnish Restoration & Renewal
• Addressed Deferred-Maintenance Items Throughout

LOA: 63 Feet
BEAM: 18 Feet
DRAFT: 7 Feet
DESIGNER:
BUILDER: Doggersbank
MODEL: Trawler
YEAR: 1974
CONSTRUCTION: Steel
HULL MATERIAL: Steel
ENGINE: 1981 Caterpillar 3408 365HP
SPEED: Cruising Speed: 8.5kn, Max Speed: 9.6kn 3500nm

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