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1971 Nichols & Drake Passenger Vessel - 65'

Year 1971
Length 65ft.
Price USD $300,000
Type: Pre-owned
Location USA, United States
Hull Material
Engine type Single
Contact Information
Beam: 17 ft 0 in
Draft Drive Up: Direct Drive
Engine(s): Cummins
Engine Model: NT-855M
Year: 1987
Hours: 9894
Engine(s) HP: 340 HP
Fuel: (2000 Gallons)
Water: (1400 Gallons)
Holding Tank: (80 Gallons)

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

LOA: 65 ft 0 in
Beam: 17 ft 0 in
Minimum Draft: 7 ft 6 in
Total Power: 340 HP
Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Cummins
Year Built: 1987
Engine Model: NT-855M
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 9894
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 340 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: (1400 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (2000 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: (80 Gallons)
Number of twin berths: 13
Number of heads: 2
Plotter - Furuno Nav-Net
GPS - Furuno GP 30
Autopilot - Furuno Nav Pilot
VHF - Icom IC-M502, Standard/Horizon GX3000S,
Depthsounder - Furuno LS-6100
Radar - Furuno Nav-Net 1931
Inside Equipment
Deep freezer
Refrigerator - Frigidaire Refer/freezer 36 cuft Deck freezer
Battery charger
Electric head - domestic head
Hot water - 50 Gal
Heating - Wabasto 202G oil
Microwave oven
Oven - Dickinson Beaufort oil
Electrical Equipment
Inverter - Outback Inverter
Shore power inlet
Generator - Isuzu 4LC1
Outside Equipment/Extras
Liferaft - 50 man
Tender - 2- 16' Duraboats, 2010 15 hp Yamaha and 18 hp Nissan
Total Liferaft Capacity: 50
Hydraulic windlass


This vessel is economically outfitted for utilitarian use. The floors are covered with linoleum tile, the ceiling are acoustical. The bulkheads and cabinetry are oak and teak. The main deck has curtains framing perfect sight seeing windows. The dining room seats 23 at tables and 30 for meetings. Both heads are outfitted with ceramic sinks, shower stalls and domestic toilets with holding tanks below decks.  The galley provides ample cooking space with a Frigidaire fridge/freezer. GE microwave, Dickenson oil stove with overhead fan and grease shields, 35 Cu.Ft. Deck freezer and 2 commercial grade coffee makers. The master’s stateroom has a set of dresser drawers, a chart table and double berth. There are also a 4 person, three person and two-person stateroom with an additional single person stateroom on the lower deck. Heat is provided by a Webasto 202 G model oil fired furnace and supplemental heat from the galley stove. A Vizio 21”flat screen displays DVDs from a dell laptop.


Powered by a single Cummins NT-855M diesel engine at 340 HP, this 6-cylinder engine has been meticulously maintained with a low 9900 approx hours.  Majored in 1997, it was again top end inspected in 2012. She boasts 2 alternators, one generator, 7 pumps, 3 steel fuel tanks, a 1400-gallon fresh water steel tank, a 50-gallon hot water tank, oil lube tank and ballast tank.

Electronics - Electrical

From the main fly bridge with 3 stools, pilot this sea worthy vessel using 2 of the chart plotters, 3 radios, 2 radars, a Furuno LS-6100 depth finder, 6” flat bowl compass, auto pilot and instrumental panel.  Steer using the Wagner Hydraulic power steering with double rudderstock dam from both the main helm and fly bridge.

Additional Information

A vessel with a United States Coast Guard Certificate of Inspection will certainly have safety and navigation equipment that stands up to their high standards. This vessel has all that and more. Two anchors and rode, hydraulic winch, two on deck boats with outboard, one 50 person inflatable packed boat, flood and deck lights, (6 total) survivals suits, EPIRB, at least 36 Type I adult and 9 Child life jackets, hauling horns, a bell and 10 different exits.

This vessel is without a doubt the PERFECT touring boat. Sightseeing, ample deck space for hunters and gear, kayakers, back country trekkers and whale watching all could easily be done safely while providing a very handsome profit margin. The extensive mechanical attributes of this steel workhorse render detailing them all here impossible, this is a must see full day showing. Call us now to schedule your private showing today.

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.
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