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HUGHES Columbia Center Cockpit For Sale at CreepyCrabs | Buy Motor Yacht For Sale

HUGHES Columbia Center Cockpit Available

  Motor Yacht

Sellers Telephone(+1)USA
Sellers Website
Advert Ref6168
ModelColumbia Center Cockpit
Price74000 US Dollars
Year Built1982
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131 feet
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Engine Manufacturer90 HP, Single, Inboard, Diesel, Ford Lehman
General DescriptionThis vessel is a superb blue water or coastal cruiser that has been equipped for both uses. The owners have cruised her to Guatemala and fabulous places in between.

All systems are in proper operating condition and her cosmetic appearance is a treat to the eye.

Great comfortable accommodations.

Currently on the hard in Cortez, FL and can easily be seen and inspected.

Call now for your appointment before you miss this one!

Boat Name



LOA: 40 ft 0 in

Beam: 13 ft 4 in

LWL: 31 ft 0 in

Maximum Draft: 4 ft 9 in

Displacement: 28300 lbs

Ballast: 9600 lbs

Bridge Clearance: 56 ft 6 in

Headroom: 6 ft 3 in


Engine 1:

Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel


Fresh Water Tanks: (95 Gallons)

Fuel Tanks: Aluminum (60 Gallons)

Holding Tanks: Aluminum (55 Gallons)


Number of single berths: 1

Number of double berths: 3

Number of cabins: 2

Number of heads: 2

Outside Equipment/Extras

Electric windlass


Owner's Comments

She is a great offshore cruiser proven in every kind of weather. She sails well in all wind conditions and will fight her way even into headstrong offshore storms in heavy seas.

She was a freshwater boat until 2004 / 2005 when she set out on a long term cruising adventure.

A July 2013 survey shows she is in "above average cosmetic and mechanical condition" and showed evidence of "continuous and competent maintenance".

A November 2008 survey stated" As a result of good ongoing maintenance by the owners, the vessel SolSean had NO essential repair items that requires attention at the time of this survey."

Broker's Comments

This boat was constructed in Huron Park in southern Ontario, Canada and is sometimes confused with the Whitby 42. She is the big sister to the smaller North Star 40 built earlier by the same company.

Her Sparkman Stevens design is testimony to her fine features and sailability.



Ford Lehman diesel; 4300 hours

90HP   80HP at 2500 RPM

Borg Warner Transmission 1:52 ratio

New transmission seals in 2013

11/2008 Engine Upgrades: Transmission cooler and oil cooler and lines replaced. Raw water lift pump replaced and expansion tank added to heat exchanger system.

01/2014 Engine Upgrades: Valve job, injectors etc. inspected and set, new gaskets, exhaust elbow and exhaust hose.

Fram fuel filter and water separator; secondary filters on engine.

Three blade fixed Bronze prop  18x14x3 new in 2009


From the center cockpit you enter either from the forward or aft companionway. Forward and down the companionway stairs reveals a large and spacious salon with a folding dinette table to starboard and a convertible berth to port. A head with shower, sink and toilet are to starboard. The forward stateroom has a removable center for the berth allowing for a spacious double or two single berths. Generous storage and hanging lockers abound.

Aft to starboard is a "U" shaped galley. Opposite is a well equipped navigation station with lifting table top and storage under. There is an electrical converter underneath that allows running 110V AC power which is converted to DC power that will run all of the vessel's DC equipment.

The passageway to the aft cabin is on the port side. Engine assess is through a large opening panel in the passageway. Engine room access to the Ford Lehman diesel, SS hot water heater, fuel and water filters and other systems gear is also available through the centerline cockpit sole.

The aft cabin and head can also be accessed directly from the cockpit through a sliding opening hatch and stairway. This owner's stateroom is spacious with abundant storage and hanging lockers and access to the aft head & shower.

The Tigerwood hardwood cabin soles and fine teak interior present a classic appearance that adds to the comfort of being below.

All cushions throughout are custom made with new covering in 2009; 4" thick in the salon and 5" in the owner's stateroom.



Sloop rig with furling loose footed main and genoa; all controlled from the cockpit. Used and proven in heavy weather offshore many times.

Mainsail: good condition 367 Sq Ft on Harken roller furling system (2007)

Genoa: Good condition 586 Sq Ft on Furlex roller furling system (2001)

Two Lewmar 48 ELECTRIC Genoa winches in the cockpit

Lewmar winches on coachroof

Mainsheet control aft of helm

All lines lead to cockpit for easy handling



Solid fiberglass white hull with blue boot and cove stripe

Deck is white with dove grey non-skid made of 2 part polymer rubber (Grizzly Grip)

Modified full keel; 4'9" draft

Bottom soda blasted and epoxy barrier coated in 1999 with Interprotect 2000 bottom paint

Bottom last painted in 2012 with 2 coats of Pettit black ablative paint

Full California extended Bimini with integrated Dodger with windows and screens for full enclosure; good condition

Five opening hatches

Opening ports in main and aft cabins , main salon and walk through

Two opening ports in each head

Port and hatch screens

Cockpit cushions

Double SS high stanchions w/ double lifelines

Extra long removable boarding ladder

Emergency tiller

Teak grates in cockpit, heads and anchor platform

Bow pulpit and stern rails

two docklines and fenders




JRC Color Radar and Chart Plotter (2003) Uses C-Map NT; Charts included: Partial Fl Gulf and Keys, Partial east coast Florida and Bahamas

Uniden ES VHF Radio at nav station ( with DSC and MMSI number) with remote RAM mike at the helm (2006)

Raymarine Bidata Depth and water temperature

Autopilot: Comnav autopilot system below decks(worm gear) with new electronic control headat helm (2008) Additional wheel driven Captain autopilot system ( tempermantal, not always functional)

Garmin 75 Handheld GPS in fixed mount; acts independently or is used to connect to PC as GPS receiver in conjunction with a PC based chart plotter program (not included)

Aqua Marine Galaxy 5" compass at helm

McMurdo Fast Find Personal EPIRB with GPS transmitter

WeatherMate 730E Satellite Weather System (2009) Uses Sirius weather service subscription. Also works with Sirius VM radio. Data image output displays on PC via Ethernet cable and on Samsung Flat Screen TV

Sirius WeatherMate antenna in cockpit

15" Flat Screen TV/PC monitor on articulating arm for use below or in cockpit to view laptop charts. Independent PC based chart system required.

Phone wiring and external cell phone antenna

Backstay insulators installed for SSB ( radio not included)

Eagle Fishfinder / Depthsounder installed at the helm

Portable CD?CDR MP3 boom box stereo with external cockpit speakers



Lewmar Electric Heavy Duty Windlass with dual capstan and 2 way motor (up/down) control on deck (2008)

60# Manson Supreme Lloyds approved anchor with 150'  3/8" chain and 200' 3/4" nylon rode

50# Delta anchor with 100' 3/8" BBB chain and 300' 3/4" rode

22# Danforth with 50' 5/16 chain and 100' 5/8" rode at bow pulpit; can be moved to stern anchor holders for stern anchoring

Spare 10# folding anchor in bilge and 10' 1/2" chain

Double stainless steel bow rollers on bowsprit

Chain locker with three hawse covers


Vetus Bow Thruster, 5 blade, 225 lbs thrust with separate high amp starting battery (2006)

Katydyn 40E Watermaker with dedicated 5 gal tank and supply to galley sink

Paloma propane instant hot water heater

Hot water also from SS hot water tank powered from 110V AC shore power or from engine coolant loop

Freshwater seacock on mast for deck washdown (can be changed to seawater)

Raritan manual head (2005) with 20 gal holding tank

Wilcox Crittendon Headmate with 35 gal holding tank- aft cabin

Automatic 12V SC Bilge pump

Manual bilge pump

Backup engine water bilge pump w/Y valve (2009)

Cabin fans throughout

Cabin lights throughout; most replaced and upgraded to halogen bulbs



Kiss Wind Generator; 30 amp on stern

Solar Panel; 75 watt on articulating mount

Sunsei CC20000D digital solar powered controller / monitor

Four 6 Volt deep cycle golf cart type batteries for 2 bank house system. Approximately 400 plus amp hours total house bank : Two (2) batteries new March 2013; Two (2) battery new January 2014.

Xantrex True Charge 40 Plus smartcharger; Three stage 40 amp battery charger (2006)

Standby portable 6 and 12 volt battery charger

1000 Watt Inverter (2007)

400 Watt inverter for computer and TV with service to Nav Station

10 Volt AC witing throughout vessel

Balmar 110-120 amp high output alternator with voltage regulator (2008)

110 Volt AC shower power system with 50' 30 amp shore power cable


Refrigeration 12V DC top and front opening w/cooler/vegetable bin alongside

Nova Kool freezer evaporator plate with additional resistor on compressor plate to enhance cooling; makes ice cubes!

Samsung 630 microwave runs from inverter or shore power

Stainless steel double sink w/ H/C pressure water

Separate tap for water from watermaker

Hillerange 3 burner stove and oven  (LPG / propane ) with solenoid switch and detector

Two ventilated propane lockers aft, outboard, port and starboard


Safety harness and jacklines for offshore Standard PFD's (4 adults)

Three inflatable PFD's

Additional life jackets in  helm seat (4)

Numerous spare parts

Barometer , thermometer and clock

Salon brass lamp in aft cabin

Smoke detector

Carbon Dioxide Detector


Full maintenance records showing diligent maintenance

PHRF rating 183


Not included but negotiable:

2000 watt portable gasoline generator for AC/DC

AB Dingy 9', RIB, 2006


Owner's personal tools and effects, galley gear, trawler lamp in main salon

Owners retain the right and usage of the vessel name "The SolSean" and mane does not convey with transfer of vessel ownership.




LocationCortez, Florida United States
CountryCortez, Florida United States
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