condition: excellent engine hours (total): 10000 length overall (LOA): 63 make / manufacturer: USN AVR Miami Shipbuilding model name / number: crashboat propulsion type: power year manufactured: 1943
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The stunning P-619 is a WW2 AVR and is a major piece of US naval history. She is the last remaining AVR in the world in original military layout. Consigned by the USN, she was built in Oct/Nov 1943 by the Miami Shipbuilding Corp. Immediately transferred to the USAAF, she served in the Pacific from 1943-45. She went back to the Navy after the War and was stationed at a Sacramento air base until the '50s when she left active service.
I acquired the boat in 2006 and began restoration which has involved hundreds of thousands of dollars and many thousands of hours. The boat is in excellent condition and while not all details have been completed, she is fully operational as a cruising vessel. She is very well built with a double planked hull of gorgeous Honduras mahogany, aircraft cloth and fir. There are currently two Gray Marine 6-71s supplying power, and at 8 knots, consumption is about 6 gph. Supplied with the sale are four of the original Hall-Scott V12s with gears. Two of these motors are USN rebuilds (only one has been run) and the other two are apart and supplied on pallets. The two on pallets came from the boat used the 1997 movie McHale's Navy. When installed, the boat could reach upwards of 40 knots when unladen.
I personally have run out of steam on completing details and the install of the V12s, and would like to see someone(or some group) in Washington area, acquire and look after our girl. Thus, our 'crew' could pay regular visits. She has been in many media articles and the current US Crashboat site in Florida has a good selection of pics and a bit of info on pars of the restoration. It can be seen at https://uscrashboats.org/gallery.php?cid=14&sid=1 This site has nothing to do with the ownership of the P-619 so please do contact them with questions.
She comes with lots of spare bits and there is a beautiful 85' boathouse available as an extra.
Please do not contact me just to talk about the vessel....it seems I've spent half of the last ten years talking to folks about her.
Please note that the vessel is located in British Columbia. Craigslist did not recognize the CDN zipcode.
do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers