RAINMAKER FOR SALE: Used Gunboat 55 On the Block For Just $15K


No kidding! Though she is in rough condition. This is Gunboat 55 hull number one, which was dismasted and abandoned by its owner and crew 200 miles off Cape Hatteras in January 2015. She was spotted and recovered off Bermuda this past March. Now she’s on the hard and is being auctioned off, with the starting bid pegged at $15K. Bids must be received by September 6. Check this link for details.


The bridgedeck, with a mere stub of a wheel hub left on the steering pedestal. The teak decking doesn’t look half bad!


An engine, I’m guessing


Starboard transom. You can clearly see here how much of the hull was submerged


Interior living space. I assume the structure on the right with missing drawers is a double berth frame. Not sure what that is lying across it


Another interior shot, looking into some sort of machinery space

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    1. From what I’ve gathered the carbon composite hull by itself was a large part of the $2.5M cost to build it and well worth its auction price for someone wanting to build a new boat as economically as possible providing the report of little damage to the hull is accurate. To each his own re;comments in this thread but it’s probably reassuring to whoever bought this salvaged hull planning to rebuild from it that it did stay afloat despite everything else. I hope the new owners/crew/guests never have to go through what that hull & previous party survived(barely!).

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