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1988 John Walsh Custom Expedition Schooner - 65'

Year 1988
Length 65ft.
Price USD $650,000
Type: Pre-owned
Location Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States
Hull Material
Engine type Single
Contact Information
Builder: John Walsh
Designer: Al Mason
Beam: 15 ft 6 in
Max Draft: 6 ft 6 in
Engine(s): Caterpillar
Engine Model: 3304/2B
Engine(s) HP: 120 HP
Keel Type: Full

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name
Builder: John Walsh
Designer: Al Mason
Flag of Registry: United States
Keel: Full
LOA: 65 ft 0 in
Beam: 15 ft 6 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 6 in
Total Power: 120 HP
Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Caterpillar
Engine Model: 3304/2B
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Power: 120 HP
Number of double berths: 3
Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 2
Wind speed and direction - Ray Marine True/Apparent wind indicator
Plotter - Ray Marine E80 GPS/chart plotter
VHF - Icom
GPS - Ray Marine E80 GPS/chart plotter
Autopilot - Com Nav 1001
Asymmetric spinnaker
Battened mainsail - main has 3-one line reefs that are operated from the aft cockpit
Steering wheel
Inside Equipment
Air compressor - replaced 2014
Hot water - electric water heater tank
Deep freezer - 20 cubic foot freezer
Oven - 3 burner propane stove/convection oven, electric convection
Refrigerator - 15 cubic feet
Electric bilge pump
Fresh water maker
Bow thruster - 208V, 6kW, 8hp
Electrical Equipment
Inverter - 4,000 Watt Mastervolt charger/inverter
Mainsail cover


Type: Diesel, naturally aspirated

Shaft: 3" stainless steel

Propeller: 3-bladed bronze 33" variable pitch

The engine is A 1984 Caterpillar 4 cylinder 120-hp model 3304/2B10730.  The cooling system is Keel fresh water heat exchanger (no dirt or corrosion in the engine).  The transmission is a Caterpillar Twindisk MG509 with Pneumatic single lever.  The compressor and governor were replaced in 2014.


Helm with controls for the engine, pitch propeller, bow thrusters and windlasses

Large forward windows with opening lower sections

Admiral sized chart table

Large overhead Plexiglas panel

Port settee with fold down foot rests

Com Nav 1001 auto pilot

Ray Marine True/Apparent wind indicator

Ray marine E120 GPS/chart plotter

Icom VHF radio

ACR Epirb

Large classic binnacle

Helmsman seat

Single lever controls

Controls for dual anchor windlasses

Kenwood stereo with Bose speakers

Raymarine ST60 Wind Indicator

Depth Sounder

Rudder Indicator

Comnav Auto Pilot and remote control with 30' of cable; steer the boat from anywhere on deck

Auto stereo with external hookup (iPod, iPhone) and Bose speakers in the pilothouse and aft cockpit

Sails and Winches

Doyle Sails: Fore sail, front sail, asymmetrical, staysail, triatic, mainsail.  The main sail has three one line reefs that are operated from the aft cockpit in a very secure place.

62 sqm Fully battened main sail, aft stay sail, triatic sail, 16.5 sqm front stay sail, fore sail/genoa, asymmetrical spinnaker

Lewmar 40 ST main sheet winch

(2) Barient 32 ST genoa winches

(2) Lewmar 40 ST main staysail winches

(2)Barient 28+ ST fore staysail winches

Foremast winches: (2) Lewmar 40 non-ST, (1) Lewmar 40ST, (1) Barient 24 ST

Main winches: (1) Lewmar 40ST, (1) Barient 24ST

Lines lead aft from the base of the main mast on both sides through line stoppers to Barient 24 ST's on top of pilot house.  These control reefing lines, topping lift, vang, etc.

Harken genoa manual furler, Reckman fore staysail furler

Trisail track on mainmast

Mainsail lazy jacks

Outside Helm

Large, comfortable aft cockpit seating area with drop leaf table forward of outside helm

Helm electronics: Rudder angle indicator, Ray Marine depth finder, Ray Marine know meter, Ray Marine true/apparent wind indicator, Ray Marine E80 GPS/chart plotter

Ground tackle and deck gear

(2) Maxwell 3500 anchor windlasses

(2) large Danforth anchors in hawse pipes in hull

(2) large Fisherman anchors usually stored at the foremast

(2) anchor storage brackets on bow

1 1/2" tubular stainless steel "sissy bars" at main mast and foremast

Large storage compartments port and starboard forward

Large storage compartments above salon with cushions for on deck lounging

Ratlines on foremast to crow's nest below spreader

Stainless Steel opening skylights above salon and forward cabin

On deck entrance to crew cabin below

Walk beneath diving platforms outboard in area of mainmast

Two air horns on top of pilot house

Outboard motor mound on top of pilot house forward

Two large line reels on top of pilot house

Midship boom for lifting gear on and off

Large davits aft with Futura dinghy

Mechanical room/workshop


a steel lathe

column drill, air compressor, full set of tools, boat heater, instant water heater, electric water heater tank


U-shaped galley to port includes:

24 cubic foot custom freezer

18 cubic foot refrigerator with doors opening to galley and dinette

a smaller drink refrigerator opening to dinette

3 burner propane stove/oven

electric convection oven

LPG cooker

Many storage cabinets

Super Structure

Flush decks and butterfly hatches, amidships deck storage lockers to  pilot house and aft cockpit w/U-shaped lounge, aft deck


Fore Cabin: two single berths and sail storage

Guest Stateroom: Queen bed with ensuite head

main Salon: 2 single berths, dinette to port and wet bar/entertainment center opposite

Owner's stateroom includes Queen berth and couch/single berth with a desk and ensuite head and stall shower to starboard


After a Pacific crossing in 2009, Quest had a comprehensive refit by New Zealand Yachts in Whangarei, New Zealand, including but not limited to:

The electrical system received a major refit including two new Norpro generators (12kw and 9kw) with Yanmar engines and sound shields, new electrical distribution switchboards for 110v, 208v AC and 12v DC, all wiring was traced, checked and replaced if needed.

On the Deck

2 Maxell 3500 windlasses 12v with control on deck and at pilot house helm

35kg anchor with 150 meters of 14.3 mm chain with automatic wash

25kg anchor with 150 meters of 9.5 mm chain with automatic wash

Sun bath platform with 3 large storage lockers underneath

Large fore line and fender storage lockers

Propane tank locker on port side with 2 propane tanks (for stove and instant water heater)

Propane tank locker on starboard side with 2 extra propane tanks

2 four person life rafts (under sun bath platform)

Raymarine Radar Scanner attached to aft mast

Crows nest with two ladders attached to forward mast

Pilothouse Roof

40hp Nissan outboard engine that is easily maneuverable with the cargo boom

2 drums that store 100' of line in each drum

2 winches to control he main sail running rig

Aft Cockpit

Large cockpit with an expandable teak table

Helm with controls for the engine, propeller pitch and bow thruster and a POD that has displays for a high performance multifunction Raymarine E80 (GPS, chart plotter, radar) a Raymarine ST60 wind indicator, a rudder indicator and a depth sounder

2 hatches on each side of he helm give access to the lazerette where you have total access to the rudder, Wagner hydraulic-helm pump, Accu-Steer hydraulic auto-pilot pump, aft anchor windlass/chain and a compressor


Washing machine/dryer combination and storage for laundry

Engine Room

Caterpillar 3304 B main Engine, fresh water cooled/heat exchange keel cooling.  It has been chosen by fisherman and tug boats for its strength and reliability; this engine never fails and has a reputation of a very tough engine that is a work horse: rated C.  It gives you 100hp in continuous work.  There is storage for 1,054 gallons  of fuel in 10 tanks all along the bottom of the hull that gives a 3,500 nm range (plenty of autonomy to cross any ocean without sails).

Twindisc MG 506 marine transmission you have the perfect drive for the Humdested Variable Pitch Propeller control unit; this unit gives you the ability to control and balance torque and power in rough condition, ease the power in the harbor for maneuvering or feather the propeller for sailing.

12v alternator attached to the engine

Compressor for the TwinDisk attached to the engine

Pneumatiac gear control (very professional reliable and hassle free)

Norpro/Yanmar 12kW generator distributes 208V on a three- phase panel to run the water maker, the bow thruster, the bilge pump, a compressor and electric water heater.  The alternative current two phases is picked up from the three phase panel and distributes the 110V AC panel that runs all AC on board: outlets, a washing machine/dryer, a convection oven, an ice maker, a battery charger, inverter/charter.

Norpor/Yanmar generator 9kW is a secondary generator that also distributes 208V to the three phase panel and the 110v panel.

Watermaker Desalinator that makes 60 gallons of fresh water per hour with a storage capacity of 364 gallons in 4 tanks along the bottom of the hull

2kW Bilge Pump that could empty water from the bilge in the V-berth, engine room or salon in 2 minutes.  This pump can be reversed with a valve and used to either wash the chain and anchor automatically while raising the anchor or used to hose off the deck with salt water.

Automatic bilge pump that works when the boat is unattended.

Electric water heater

Instant propane watr heater

Webasto diesel water heater

Carbon-dioxide alarm

2 Workbenches one with a column drill and the other with a mini Lathe, you can make your own parts on board.

Air compressor that distributes air to the bench, he lazerette and the V-berth

Air tank

All the tools, wrenches, etc. you need to tighten or fix whatever needs it.

Pantry in Starboard engine room with spare parts, replacement filters, etc.


Radio/Navigation Station

Icom M412 VHF Radio

Icom M802 HF/SSB/Ham Radio

PTS II-USB modem connection for email via SSB/Ham radio

Remote Connection to GPS/Computer

Depth Sounder with alarm


Under floor: 6 high-capacity gel batteries

Entertainment Center/Wet bar with sink, ice maker, DVD player and TV

Aft and starboard side storage above cabinets for Admiral Sized Charts with charts from all over the world

Heat Radiator


Guest Stateroom

4,000 watt Mastervolt charger/inverter

Back-up charger

Heat radiator

V Berth

Bow thruster 208V, 6kW, 8hp

Parachute floating anchor for stability in bad weather

Extra sails: genoa, storm sail

Chain lockers-150m of 9/16 (14.3mm) on starboard side and the 150m of 3/8 (9.5mm) on port side

2 Montague full-sized, foldable bikes

2 Folbot Kodiak full sized foldable kayaks with sailing accessory

Full snorkel gear for 6 people including flippers, masks and shoes

Water ski that can be pulled behind the dinghy

Aft Cabin

Queen bed with storage under the bed where water maker membranes are stored

Sofa (can also be used as a single bed) with a small expandable desk

Heat radiator


Wagner Helm Pump

Accu-Steer Autopilot Pump

Pneumatic drum/windlass

Aft anchor chain storage

Storage shelves

Manual Bilge Pump


Specifications and details of this vessel are provided in good faith for informational purposes only.  Data regarding the specifications, operating characteristics, and condition of the vessel was obtained from sources believed to be reliable but is not guaranteed by owner or brokers.  Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, capacities, consumptions and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided and agrees to instruct his agent or surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase.  Vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price and inventory changes and withdrawl from market without notice.

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