“Meridian” – 56′ Huckins Out Islander – $495,000 SOLD
Well known classic Out Islander model, the “Meridian” has just completed an extensive 18 month refit/restoration. The work included re-wiring, re-plumbing, all new mechanical equipment with the engines and the Huckins v-drives being re-built, new bridge and the addition of a lower helm station.
Considering the extent of the restoration, the vessel can truly be classified as a 1964/2010 model. She is in ‘as new condition’ mechanically, structurally and cosmetically. This is an unusual opportunity to acquire a well known classic in virtually new condition at approximately one-half the investment.
56′ Huckins Out Islander
- Boat Name: MERIDIAN
- Year: 1964
- Current Price: US$ 495,000
- Located in Brooklin – Center Harbor, ME
- Hull Material: Composite
- Engine/Fuel Type: Twin diesel
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Designer: C. Raymond Teller
LOA: 56 ft 10 in
Beam: 15 ft 0 in
LWL: 56 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 4 ft 0 in
Displacement: 48000 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 13 ft 6 in
Engine Brand: Cummins
Engine Model: 6CTAM2
Cruising Speed: 25 mph
Maximum Speed: 29 mph
Engine Hours: 5
Total Power: 430
Fuel: 500 gals. – Monel
Fresh Water: 360 gals. – Monel (2)
Holding: 2- 35 gal. Polypropylene
|Accomodations & Layout
Sleeps 6. Forward stateroom has v-berths/ shelves and hanging locker. Aft and to starboard is head compartment with stall shower. Opposite to port is a guest stateroom with upper and lower berths and hanging locker. Next aft is galley to port with new 3 burner Gourmet propane range with exhaust hood, ample counter space and deep double ss sink. To starboard are new Frigoboat refrigerator and freezer, a large pantry or storage locker.Up two steps to the deckhouse/saloon with cabinets on starboard and port. A new helm station has been installed on the starboard side with full instrumentation and controls. Aft to port is a built in L-shaped sette with hi-lo table. and ample room for occasional chairs. On the starboard side on the aft bulkhead are the new DC and AC ciruit breaker panels with gauges for the batteries, the shoreline or generator power and the fuel and water tanks. A door from the deckhouse leads aft to a companionway or weather-deck with access to the completly private master stateroom. Down 4 steps to the master stateroom with port and starboard berths, private head with stall shower and large hanging locker. All interior areas have new reverse cycle air conditioning systems.Aft is the cockpit with a transom door. The main engines are below with a new 13KW Kohler generator in a sound shield. The boat is driven through re-built Huckins v-drives located under each berth in the master stateroom.Access to the bridge is from the aft trunk cabin with four steps. The entire bridge has been re-configured and re-built
Galley is two steps down and forward of the deckhouse. It is equipped with a new Gourmet ss propane 3 burner range with oven and exhaust vent hood. There is ample counter space with deep double ss sink and excellent storage lockers. There are new Frigoboat Refrigerator and Frigoboat Freezer.
The deck house/saloon is located amidship on the main deck up two steps from the galley. There is an L-shaped settee on the port side aft with a hi-lo table for dining.
A new inside helm station has been installed forward to starboard with hydraulic steering and Glendinning electronic throttle/gear controls. On the aft bulkhead starboard side,the new circuit breaker panels for the ship’s DC battery power and the dockside/generator AC power have been built in.
The master stateroom is located aft in a trunk cabin accessible from the well deck. There is ample storage in drawers under the port and starboard berths, a large hanging locker and a chest of drawers on the aft bulkhead between the berths. The head compartment is located in the master stateroom and has a stall shower.
The guest stateroom is located on the lower level forward of the galley to port. There are upper and lower berths with a hanging locker and a small chest of drawers. The guest head with a stall shower is located opposite to starboard.
The second guest stateroom is located forward in the bow of the vessel with v-berths. There is a hanging locker, storage drawers under the berths and shelves above each berth. The guest head aft to starboard accomodates both guest staterooms.
The fly bridge is accessible from the trunk cabin via 4 steps. The entire bridge is new and has been configured to accomodate 10 to 12 guests. The main helm station is located forward on the starboard side. There is a venturi windscreen.
The aft deck cockpit is over the engine compartment. There is a transom door for access to the swim platform. Large engine hatches open to expose the engines and generator for easy maintenance. The cockpit is excellent for line handling and offers security with new custom fabricated railing and new mahogany covering board.
New mahogany anchor pulpit with stored Delta plow anchor with chain lead and approximately 200′ nylon rode. New mahogany bulwark and toe rails. The windlass is a new Lewmar vertical 12 volt DC with chain wildcat. A second stored anchor is a Bruce. Decks were covered with a layer of Dynel in epoxy for an effective non-skid surface.
The two Cummins 450 C series – 6CTA-M2 engines at 430 hp each with the Twin Disc 5061 transmissions that were originally installed by the Huckins Yard as new in 2000 were sent to Billings Diesel in Stonington, ME for refurbishing. The Huckins M56 vee-drives were rebuilt by Huckins. Two new Sealand VacuFlush heads were installed each with a new 35 gal. Dometic holding tank in Hold “B” with overboard pumpout and deck fitting for dockside pumpout. A 45 gal. gray water tank has also been installed Hold “B” for capturing gray water from the galley and each head/shower. New Aqua Drive jack shafts from engine transmissions to vee-drives were installed. New Kohler 13 KW generator in sound shield was installed. New reverse cycle Climma air conditioning – 3 zones, one 16,000 btu & two 12,000 btu. Boat has been totally re-plumbed with polyethelene lines and a 12 volt Caliber fresh water pump.
Boat was completely re-wired with multi-stranded PVC jacketed tinned copper wire. New circuit breaker panels (both DC & AC) were installed in a new location – starboard side aft of the saloon. Storage batteries: two 12 volt 8D AGMs for engine starting; four 12 volt 8D AGMs for ship’s service and inverter.
All new Raymarine electronics at both helm stations:
Meridian was built in 1964 on order to her original owner’s specifications. The hull construction is double diagonal Phillipine mahogany 3/8″ planking bonded with resorcinal resin and then sheathed in 20 oz. fiberglass cloth set in epoxy resin. The planking is set over sawn white oak frames with laminated white oak keel and keelson. The decks and superstructure is 3/4″ marine grade plywood over Phillipine mahogany framing structure. The decks and cabin tops were sheathed in 10 oz. fiberglass cloth set in epoxy. In the recent restoration a layer of Dynel was added to the decks and cabin tops. After all restoration work was completed, the entire exterior of the vessel was painted with Awlgrip Matterhorn white with a green boottop. The interior was completely painted including the engine compartment and Hold “A” and Hold “B”
This classic model Huckins Out Islander has just completed a major restoration at the Brooklin Boatyard in Center Harbor, Maine. The restoration is presently (September 2010) 98% complete with the following items in process: Installation of venturi windscreen at upper helm, aft railing at upper helm and on the steps to trunk cabin, and mast for mounting radar antenna. Natural cork flooring has been installed throughout the interior. The interior softgoods (i.e. curtains, cushions,mattresses & misc. decor, etc.) will be deferred to a new owner. The vessel has been totally gone over and fully upgraded to compare with a new cold molded vessel built today.
This restored classic is available only due to the owner’s change in plans, and is priced at roughly half of the total investment. An excellent opportunity to acquire a well known classic that is comparable to a new vessel.
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.