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1987 Tucker 35 Sidewheeler Paddleboat

location icon Severna Park, Maryland
Year 1987
Length 35 ft
Price
$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. 

Specifications

Year Built 1987
Category Power
Length Overall 35'6 ft
Beam 12'6 ft
Max Draft 1'9 ft
Construction Aluminum
Hull ID TUC247035787
Drive Type Other
Engines 1
Cruising Speed 10 kn
Maximum Speed 13 kn
Fuel Tanks 2
Fuel Tank Cap. 80 gal
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 42 gal

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Cummins
Model: 6 BT 5.9
Drive Type: Other
Fuel: Diesel
Type: Other
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.