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1987 Tucker 35 Sidewheeler Paddleboat

Severna Park, Maryland

$149,900

Own a piece of History! Constructed by Tucker Marine, Inc. in 1987, the PY Fubbs is the only true functional sidewheel cruiser plying the Chesapeake. Immensely efficient and startlingly maneuverable, this 35' aluminum riverboat truly is a one-of-a-kind.
Tucker Inc. has, for decades, been a very well-regarded builder of aluminum and steel boats for commercial and recreational uses since the 1950s. Their barges, houseboats, ferries, tow boats and paddlewheel boats could be seen up and down the inland rivers around PA and Ohio for generations.
Built in 1987, in Cincinatti by Tucker Marine, originally commissioned for James Geier.

She was designed to be the fastest paddlewheeler on the Western Rivers and has never lost a race. The PY Fubbs has been plying the Chesapeake for the last 24 years.

She is a superb boat for family river cruises. sight-seeing, and exhibitions, such as waterfront festivals and lights parades. She is shallow draft, amazingly maneuverable, very stable under way, and lots of fun.
She is currently stored upon a lift at the owners' home. Showings by appointment. 

Basic Boat Info

Price: $149,900
Boat Name: PY Fubbs
Make: Tucker
Model: 35 Sidewheeler Paddleboat
Year: 1987
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Aluminum
Boat Hull ID: TUC247035787
Has Hull ID: Yes

Dimensions

Length: 35 ft
Length Overall: 35'6 ft
Beam: 12'6 ft
Max Draft: 1'9 ft
Single Berths: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Cummins
  • Model: 6 BT 5.9
  • Drive Type: Other
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Type: Other
Cruising Speed: 10 kn
Maximum Speed: 13 kn

Tanks

Fuel Tanks: 2
Fuel Tank Capacity: 80 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 42 gal

Other

Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Other
Boat Class: Other, Antique and Classics

Contact

Jeff Martini
Martin Bird & Associates AND Yacht Sales International! Same brokerage & brokers now with expanded coverage and impact for our client’s yachts. Call me to learn more. 301-502-8615
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Office

YSI@Martin Bird Associates
326 First Street Suite 35
Annapolis, Maryland, US, 21403
Tel:301-502-8615
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.


Mechanicals
The boat's propulsion is via two large, (7'.4") paddlewheels each turning 9 Feathering Buckets. They are each independently spun in forward or reverse by a pair of hydraulic motors.   The drives are powered a pair of hydraulic pumps (rebuilt in 2012) which are pushed by a single Cummins 6BT 5.9L Turbo engine (replaced in 2012) making 180 hp at 2500 RPM.
The engine is cooled by a closed system. The coolant is cooled by a system of keel-coolers. There are no raw water intakes going through-hull.

The engine and pumps are cooled via a closed cooling system that runs the coolant and hydraulic fluid through keel-mounted coolers. There are no sea water intakes through the hull.

Mechanical/Propulsion Details
  • Single 5.9L Cummins Main (repl w/reblt 2012)
  • 2@Eaton 7620-022 Hydraulic Pumps (reblt in 2012
  • 2@Haglund Type 32-03400 Hydraulic Motors
  • Hynautic Hydraulic Steering
Misc. Notes and Extras
Helm includes:
TachometerSpeedometerRudder IndicatorTempOil PressureDepth FinderAir Pressure Air Whistle
History
Built in 1987, in Cincinatti by Tucker Marine, originally commissioned for James Geier.
She was designed to be the fastest paddlewheeler on the Western Rivers and has never lost a race. The PY Fubbs has been plying the Chesapeake for the last 24 years.

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.

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