1997 Eastern 27 Commercial Fire/Rescue Boat

Listing Number: 46015940 | Alton, NH US | Town of Alton Fire Department 0 Seller's Other Auctions

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Starting Bid: $499.00
Current Price: $9,300.00  
Buy Now Price $0.00
No Reserve   
Buyer's Fee: 9.00%
Start Date
End Date  [Extended]
Bid History 90 Bid(s)  
High Bidder b******t
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Payment Details

Payment must be in the form of a bank/cashiers check made out to the Alton Firemen Inc.

Item Description

Up for sale is a 1997 Eastern 27' Commercial Fire/Rescue Boat w/ 2 Evinrude etec 150 engines. This boat is still owned by the original owner, the town of Alton. It was pulled out of service last fall due to compounding issues related to electrical, stress cracks in the hull and engine issues.

The boat originally was an open cabin with a hard top and vinyl sides with a single transom mounted 225hp engine. A refurb. was completed in 2012 to fully enclose the cabin, refinish fiberglass, and install an armstrong engine bracket w/ new engines. Other features include stbd dive door, dual fuel tanks, dual batteries (unknown condition) front and rear bilge pumps, go-light search light, work lighting, cabin lighting, hydraulic steering, front anchor, mount and compartment for anchor line, front to rear wire chase for upfitting/wiring, rosenbauer semi-portable fire pump, navigation/anchor lights, windshield wipers, dual sliding rear cabin doors.

The boat has been regularly maintained in both spring and fall by local marinas. In recent years the boat has undergone fiberglass patch work and refinishing both below and above the water line. However, stress cracks still allow water into the hull from numerous locations. There has been no major damage or accidents noted in this vessels history, suspected problems consistent with industrial useage wear and tare. Stringer rot has also been found below the deck. The lower end on the Starboard engine was replaced 3 years ago w/ throttle and shift cables.

The included Rosenbauer fire pump is also in need of repairs to include controller replacement, primer control lever, and an unknown battery draw issue. The pump suction is plumbed through the deck, discharges are direct off of the pump itself and not plumbed through the boat.

During the fall service, it was noted that the port engine's drive shaft was backing out of the lower end with oil leaking from the seal. The boat has not been operated since this was discovered. This engine has also had periodic issues stalling out unexpectedly with no known cause.

There is no trailer included with this sale, the boat will need to be transferred to the buyer’s trailer at the boat launch in Alton Bay.

The boat will otherwise come as pictured in as is, as seen condition. The town of Alton reserves the right to accept or reject any bid for any reason. All sales will be final with no warranties or guarantees to operational conditions or seaworthiness.

All bidders are strongly encouraged to schedule a time to view the vessel prior to bidding.


-Added: 11/25/2022 8:54:41 AM

Additional information on this Auction

Custom ID 1B1
Will Item results be voted on Yes
Date of voting Monday, August 15, 2022
Will you ship this item No. Pickup only.
In person item inspection information Please contact Patrick O'Brien via email pobrien@alton.nh.gov or by phone 603-875-0222 to schedule an appointment to view this item.

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"For towing, how heavy is the boat and trailer? Do you still have the old engine? Is there a title and registration for the boat and trailer? Thanks!!!"
- Asked by #39681938 07/31/2022 06:59 PM
The boat is estimated to weigh around 8000 lbs however it has never been weighed. The old engine was removed in 2012, we did not keep it. There is no title but we can provide a copy of a voided registration if that would be helpful. As stated, the trailer is NOT included in the sale.
-Answered on 08/02/2022 06:57 PM
"Pics if inside cabin and dash please. Anything extra included (GPS, life perservers, etc)? Thanks!!!"
- Asked by #39681938 07/31/2022 07:01 PM
We will work on additional pictures. There is no GPS or Pfds included in the sale, only the extras that are specifically mentioned in the ad.
-Answered on 08/02/2022 06:59 PM
"This boat was previously listed for auction - what happened with prior sale/why are we seeing it again?"
- Asked by #21704722 11/11/2022 10:44 AM
We apologize for the inconvenience of needing to see it again.... However the previous reserve of $10k was not met. The high bidder was contacted with no response, so it is now re-listed with no reserve. Hope this helps.
-Answered on 11/11/2022 05:52 AM
"Do you have the engine hours from these engines?"
- Asked by #8061029 11/15/2022 06:08 PM
Unfortunately the local dealer closed a few years ago and Evinrude itself went out of business. With that we have been unable to secure a local tech who could get into the computers to read them.
-Answered on 11/16/2022 02:37 AM
"After reading all the problems with this boat. To me it’s unsafe, and requires more work than I can afford. Therefore I would like to With draw my latest bid of $6,600.00"
- Asked by #49393634 11/24/2022 08:14 PM
Bids can not be withdrawn unfortunately.
-Answered on 11/25/2022 06:59 AM

Item location This location is a general area based on the sellers zip code. It is not the specific address where the item is located.