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1945 Custom Motor Yacht

Newport Beach, United States

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The Ultimate Yachting and Entertaining Experience!

As I approached Aviator for the first time I pictured Elton John, Elvis or maybe John Legend to welcome me onboard! Then as I entered the salon I expected to see the man himself, Frank Sinatra seated at the piano!!

Indeed, Aviator is an 85’ eclectic work of art that defies description. Her current owner his given her several different decors and personalities over the last decade which illustrate what a little imagination can achieve. She has a rich history dating back to the end of WWll and she has provided many memorable experiences for her owners and their guests. As an Aviator Rescue Boat she was built to save lives but today she stands to deliver the yachting experience of a lifetime. Sure there are bigger yachts and there are lot of newer yachts but nothing will deliver a bigger personality and unique experience than Aviator. 

In 2023 she received new bottom paint and a new boot stripe. Overall she’s in great condition and awaiting her next adventure with an owner who wants the ultimate in a unique yachting and entertaining experience.

Owner will consider trades or partial trades for yachts, interesting automobiles, real estate, etc.

Prime Newport Beach slip available with sale.

Basic Boat Info

Make: Custom
Model: Motor Yacht
Year: 1945
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Wood
Boat Hull ID: ROB85CRB9545
Has Hull ID: Yes

Dimensions

Length: 85 ft
Length Overall: 85 ft
Beam: 20'4 ft
Min Draft: 4'5 ft
Displacement: 95,000 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Detroit
  • Model: 12V-71 Turbo/After cooled
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 BladeBronze
  • Engine Location: Port
  • Drive Type: V
  • Engine Hours: 210
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Detroit
  • Model: 12V-71 Turbo/After cooled
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 BladeBronze
  • Engine Location: Starboard
  • Drive Type: V
  • Engine Hours: 200

Tanks

Fuel Tank Capacity: 1,900 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Steel
Water Tank Capacity: 300 gal
Water Tank Material: Plastic
Holding Tank Capacity: 160 gal
Holding Tank Material: Plastic

Other

Heads Count: 4
Drive Type: V
Boat Class: Motor Yachts

Contact

Nick Friedman
For more information on this fine listing please contact Nick Friedman on cell at 310-748-5409 or by e-mail at yachtbroker@pacbell.net
The Shoreline Yacht Group

Office

The Shoreline Yacht Group
Cabrillo Marina
San Pedro, CA, US, 90731
Tel:310-547-4415
Disclaimer

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.



Accommodations

   

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Boarding is to the side decks via railing gates port or starboard. Generally the interior is accessed from the stern deck through double entry doors.

    The salon is spacious and outfitted with custom period furniture and decor, including a grand piano. Forward of the salon is an elegant dining area. Forward of the dinette is the pilot house.

    Forward and down several steps is a comfortable dual purpose lower salon and projection room. To starboard and back is a guest suite. To port and back is the galley with engine access at the aft end of the galley.

    Forward and down is the luxurious master suite with offset king bed separate his and hers bathrooms. Hers' is equipped with tub, shower and lounging area.

    Returning to the stern entry, there are two other options to explore. The first is a ladder entry to a helo pad that is now a comfortable upper deck exterior lounge. Aft and down several steps is a bar area with optional seating, lounging or sleeping areas and bathroom.

    The foredeck offers plenty of room for seating, lounging and sunning. 

    Words do not convey the experience of these spaces. They must be seen.

 

Electronics
  • Brooks and Gatehouse Network wind
  • Brooks and Gatehouse Network depth
  •  2 Icom M-127
  • Garmin GPS Map 225
  • Furuno 1942 GaAs Radar
  • Icom M-700 Pro SSB Transceiver
  • Simrad/Robertson AP-20 auto pilot
  • Twin pyrometers
Electrical
  • 12 VDC - 24 VDC - 120 VAC Systems
  • Onan N6.OBTD 6 KW Genset
  • Victory Energy Centaur 24 Volt 30 amp charger
  • Phase Three 3 stage 12 volt 70 amp smart charger
  • 24 VDC Vetus bow thruster
  • Search light
  • Multiple battery banks
Construction and More About Aviator

This vessel was built as an Aviator Rescue Boat (“AVR”) during the end of World War II. She was never completed, never saw action, never commissioned, and never assigned a “P” number. She was reportedly sold privately along with a sister ship (“FIREBIRD”) and both were converted to her present configuration by Burger Boat Company. The conversion includes her Art Deco “whaleback” cabin lines and the necessary movement of most bulkheads and deck cabins. Additionally, in more recent years, the current owner expanded on her design by adding the "Helicopter Pad" (not functional but adds another great outdoor deck space!) The yacht is well constructed and well engineered, built to be tough and light. Reportedly, in 2008, her bottom was re-planked and covered with heavy fiberglass in epoxy. This work was found well done and should prove good protection and lend some structural support for the bottom for decades to come. This process will also greatly reduce maintenance of the bottom.

 

Disclaimer

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.

Additional Information

Owner will consider trades or partial trades for yachts, interesting automobiles, real estate, etc.

Prime Newport Beach slip available with sale.

Additional Contact Information
For more information and an appointment to view this fine custom yacht, contact Steven Henry at 
310-720-6999 steven@dragonandrat.com
or Nick Friedman at 310-748-5409
yachtbroker@pacbell.net


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