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1917 Custom Bell Laboratories Yawl 59

Dundee, Nova Scotia, Canada

US$125,000

Built in 1917 for Alexander Graham Bell; the "Elsie" still reigns as "Queen of the Bras d'Or Lakes".

Naval architect George Owen of MIT using data and input from Alexander Graham Bell drew the lines especially for the wave and wind patterns typically encountered on the Lakes with careful construction by Walter Pinaud.

By 1990 age had taken its toll and the grand-daughter of AG Bell started a planned restoration, however it wasn't feasible. A local resort stepped in and assumed ownership of Elsie. She received thousands of hours(1993-96) by numerous craftsman and tradesman who erased the effects of time. A new deck and over 50% of the hull planking was replaced in addition to upgrading systems to bring the Elsie into the '90's.  

This classic yacht “Elsie” is now coming to market in an Estate Sale after a huge refit and season sailing in 2017-2018.

There is a 2019 survey on file listing the boat in overall Good Condition and a market valuation of 180,000 USD.   Please contact our office for more information.

Basic Boat Info

Make: Custom
Model: Bell Laboratories Yawl 59
Year: 1917
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Bell Laboratories
Designer: George Owen, N.A.
Construction: Wood

Dimensions

Length: 59 ft
Length Overall: 59 ft
Waterline Length: 39'9 ft
Beam: 11'10 ft
Max Draft: 6 ft

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Westerbeke
  • Model: 4-236
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 85hp
  • Type: Inboard

Other

Boat Class: Cruisers

Contact

Sunnybrook Yachts
Sunnybrook Yachts

Office

Sunnybrook Yachts
130 Marina Rd, Suite 202
CHESTER, NS, CA, B0J 1J0
Tel:902 444 4500
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.


Construction
White hull planked long leaf yellow pine over white oak frames (the hull planking was partially reconstructed in '96 with 1 3/8" thick eastern pine); decks are constructed of two layers of 3/8" plywood laminated together with epoxy resin and fiberglass cloth; green bottom; red boot and cove stripe; full cut away keel with attached wooden rudder; three hatches; 6' self-bailing cockpit; Edson wheel steering.
Accommodations
This yacht sleeps six (6) with 6' headroom. Forward are the crew quarters with port and starboard berths and a head w/manual toilet and tank.
Next aft is the master cabin with double to port and enclosed head w/manual head, tank, sink and shower to starboard. Aft is the main salon with a bar and U-shaped galley to port. The galley is equipped with a Force 10 three burner propane stove and oven; sink and icebox. To starboard is the forward head with manual toilet, shower & sink.
Aft is a lounge area and navigation station with chart table. Final aft are port and starboard cabins.
The yacht is equipped with hot & cold pressure water and a 70 gallon water tank.
Interior appointments include: curtains and burgundy fabric upholstery wood headliner; bright wood cabin sole.
Engine & Electrical

1976 Westerbeke 4-236 85hp inboard diesel; cruising speed 6.5 knots; maximum speed 7.5 knots; 40 gallon stainless steel fuel tank; bilge blower; fume detector.

The electrical system is operated by an alternator on the engine charging two 12 volt batteries; system includes two selector switches; circuit breaker panel; 2500 watt inverter; trickle charger.

Sails & Rigging

Aluminum main mast; wooden mizzen mast; wooden booms; stainless steel rigging; mast stepped on keel; topping lift; inclinometer; sheets; two snatch blocks; two flag halyards.

Sails are new in 2017 and in very good condition.

Electronics
Electronics updated in 2017. 2* Garmin Chartplotter 2*Uniden VHF with DSC TV and radio
Additional

Danforth anchor with 3/8 BB chain; Rule 5000 electric bilge pump; AM/FM cassette stereo; docklines; fenders; fender boards; boat hook; three fire extinguishers; ten life preservers; flares; horn; bell; two cockpit cushions.

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 Contact Information
Sunnybrook Yachts is a professional yacht dealership and brokerage firm with brokers located in boating areas from Newfoundland to Ontario. Sunnybrook has been providing yacht sales expertise since 1990, with over two hundred years of combined experience and representing new yachts from Alerion, MJM, Island Packet, Jeanneau, J/Boats, Leopard, NorthCoast and Tartan Yachts. Import and export specialists for North American and European transactions. In addition to new and pre-owned yacht sales, Sunnybrook can provide service and refit management with a full time, year round service team in Chester that focuses their efforts on our clients yachts. The service team’s capabilities include all aspects of commissioning new vessels, yacht refit and repair along with captain services. For an appointment to see the boat or if you have any questions, please email us at syb@eastlink.ca or try our office at 902.275.2424. Listing Broker: Matt Christie