"Big Iron" was custom built in Key West by the #1 Boat Company which is known for building super tough, great performing, economical boats. They are primarily used in the charter and commercial fishing businesses where they have earned a reputation for quality. "Big Iron" was originally built as a recreational fishing, Bahamas Cruiser and has only had two owners since new. She is powered by low time 8-92 Detroit Diesels and sleeps four below with a galley, head with large shower, and large helm sitting area. Super stable, quick, and rigged for fishing, this boat would make a great charter fishing boat, or Out Island Fishing/Cruiser.
New head system, new A/C, fresh bottom job in May 2014, three new 2000 Gym Rule bilge pumps and switches and high water alarms. Engines rebuilt in 2007 and include 3-blade 25" stainless steel propeller with spare 3-blade Nibral propeller.Inside Equipment:
Electric bilge pump
Shore power inletCabin:
Opposite the helm to starboad is the cabin entrance with the galley refrigerator and freezer outboard of the stairs. At the base of the stairs is a sink, stove, coffee maker, microwave, and storage. Across to Starboard is a settee/ bunk beds. Forward is the head with an oversized shower and a V- Berth in the bow. There are two A/C units, one is a 16,000 BTU unit aft which is new, the other is a 5,000 BTU unit in the forward master which keeps the cabin cool even during hot Florida summers.Deck:
The foredeck is open with a full bow rail, custon fender holders, complete tow rail, and an electric windless forward with controls. It can easily be accessed along wide side gunnels.
The cockpit is huge! It has a frigid Rigid Freezer, DC plugs for electric reels, Tuna Door, and a large Lazarette Door with scuba tank storage and room for plenty of other gear. There is a custom storage system to hold an inflatible boat in the cockpit, and a gin pole that has been removed will come with the boat.Helm Deck:
The Helm Deck is a large raised area forward of the cockpit that can be enclosed and air conditioned by a 6,000 BTU A/C located in a storage box port aft. The Helm Deck can also be opened up to feel the fresh Ocean Breeze. The Helm itself is located to port and has great visibility. The large helm seat can easily fit three people and has a refrigerator underneath. Across to Port is a dinette that can comfortably seat 6, with a manually operated table that can lower to make a third bed.Electronics:
Furuno Nav Net with C-Map and updated NEMA 1983 operating software
2013 Furuno 1870S Combo using NEMA 2000 operating software
2013 Simrad AP60 AutopilotMechanical:
The engine room is under the helm deck and has excellent access. There are two Detroit 8V- 92's which have approximately 650 hours since Major Overhaul.
2 Penn 130's with LPs (electrics) with 2 spools each-2 with wire and 2 with Power Pro for day time deep sword fishing
2 9/0 duels with curved butts
2 spools with wire (wahoo rigs)
2 spools with Power Pro for swords or whatever
2 6/0 Duels with Power Pro for Tuna etc
Also included is a bunch of spare parts, rigs, lead weights, deep drop lights, a spare LP motor and more.
The Big Iron is rigged with an LP converter to go from 110v ac to either 12 or 24 volt dc. The LPs run faster with 24 volts. What do you think is the best way to deal with this stuff? If a boat buyer is a fisherman, this equipment is important; otherwise, it's not.
The fishing stuff really should go with the boat-it all fits, but if a buyer is not interested, we can remove it and sell separately.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.
Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.