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2000 Florida Bay Coaster Raised Pilothouse - 60'

Year 2000
Length 60ft.
Price USD $675,000
Type: Pre-owned
Location Grasonville, MD, United States
Hull Material PVC
Engine type Twin
Contact Information
Builder: Florida Bay Boat Works
Designer: Jay Benford Design Group
Beam: 18 ft 0 in
Cabin Headroom: 7 ft 0 in
Max Draft: 4 ft 5 in
Engine(s): John Deere
Engine Model: 6068TFM50
Engine(s) HP: 450 HP
Cruising Speed: 9 knots
Fuel: (800 Gallons)
Water: (1000 Gallons)
Holding Tank: (500 Gallons)
Hull Shape: Displacement

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name
Builder: Florida Bay Boat Works
Designer: Jay Benford Design Group
Hull Shape: Displacement
LOA: 60 ft 0 in
Beam: 18 ft 0 in
LWL: 60 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 4 ft 5 in
Headroom: 7 ft 0 in
Total Power: 450 HP
Engine 1:
Engine Brand: John Deere
Engine Model: 6068TFM50
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Starboard
Engine Power: 225 HP
Engine 2:
Engine Brand: John Deere
Engine Model: 6068TFM50
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Port
Engine Power: 225 HP
Cruising Speed: 9 knots
Maximum Speed: 11 knots
Fresh Water Tanks: (1000 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (800 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: (500 Gallons)

General Discripition

The Florida Bay Coaster is a wonderfully unique vessel. "IRONY" is a one-of build, designed by Benford Design Group, naval architects, from scaled down plans of the original 65' Florida Bay Cruiser. Built in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

"IRONY" is a 60' Raised Pilothouse Trawler Yacht, welded flush plate steel, displacement hull hard chine, flat bottom twin screw, twin rudder, diesel powered vessel. Features include light rounded transom, raised foredeck, well deck, light sheer and camber. 

Accommodations are luxurious throughout. Positioned on the main deck is a full-beam, sumptuous master stateroom aft, with en-suite head/shower enclosure, private fantail deck, dedicated settee with window, desk/vanity, rich mahogany cabinetry/furniture, and Berber carpet. Moving forward to port, is the roomy VIP guest cabin, boasting double bed, mahogany cabinetry, and Berber carpet. A convenient full head with shower enclosure is located opposite the VIP stateroom. Three steps up presents the gourmet capable galley, featuring granite counters, ceramic flooring, ample storage and exquisite mahogany cabinetry. Forward of the galley, is the welcoming salon/formal dining room with an L-shaped leather settee for entertaining eight, large teak table, teak window blinds, and Berber carpet. Toward the bow is the comfortable forward guest cabin, fitted with two twin beds and efficient en-suite head/shower stall. The upper deck features a remarkably expansive salon/family room. This classy retreat is enhanced with entertainment center, electric fireplace, and comfortable seating. The crew cabin with en-suite head/shower stall is located forward of the engine room and utility room. All heads (4) offer full Travertine tiled shower enclosures with marble counter tops. All decks are connected by an exterior aft spiral staircase. In 2010 "IRONY" underwent a $350,000 retrofit featuring, but not limited to, new bow thruster, new Imron paint,New carpet in upper salon, Brazilian floors in wheelhouse refinished, five (5) new stainless steel Freeman doors on the main weather deck, bilge and engine room painted and detailed. 

Main Deck, Galley, Salon

The main deck is accessed from ashore through port and stbd bulwark doors. The forward well deck is accessed from the main deck port and stbd inclined ladders. Two Freeman Dutch type doors provide entrance into galley and salon/dining area. The salon/dining area features an L-shaped black leather settee for eight, with mahogany wood cabinetry throughout, Berber carpet, teak window blinds.

  The galley is gourmet capable, featuring commercial grade amenities, located mid-ship.

  • GE four (4) burner cook top with Dutch oven below
  • GE Spacemaker microwave
  • Hotpoint dishwasher
  • Kitchen Aid refrigerator/freezer (new 2014)
  • Keurig  coffee maker
  • S.S. double sink with designer faucet
  • Granite counters
  • Mahogany cabinetry
  • Ceramic tile flooring

Pilot House

The pilothouse is accessed from inboard aft stbd side and from outboard, via stbd  wood doors with windows. Aft is a forward facing black leather settee with raised wood table. The pilothouse is fitted with seven vertical sliding windows, providing excellent visibility. The helm station is arranged with a center-line 20" wood steering wheel, and pedestal mounted Stidd leather helm seat, custom Brazilian Rosewood flooring (refinished 2014)

  • Two (2) Furuno NavNet C Map NT Chart plotters/radar
  • Garmin 4210 multi-function plotter
  • SPECO backup screen
  • Simrad AP 20 auto pilot
  • Standard Marine depth finder 
  • Two (2) Simrad FU 50 rudder controls
  • Danforth 4" magnetic steering compass
  • I-Com IC-M502 VHF transceiver with auto distress hailing
  • KVH satellite phone
  • KVH TracVision 4 satellite TV system
  • Two (2) single lever ZF Micro Commander engine controls
  • Remote engine controls

  • NorPro 21 kw generator (1525 hrs since rebuilt in 2007)
  • Northern Lights 20kw generator (2,730 hrs)
  • Two (2) Xantrex Freedom 2500w/140amp inverter/chargers
  • Newmar RM 2010 battery charger
  • Charles 20 amp bow thruster battery charger (new 2014)
  • Two 8D engine start 12v gel batteries (new 2014)
  • Six (6) 6v house lead-acid battery bank (new 2015)
  • Four (4) 8D 24v lead-acid bow thruster battery bank (new 2014)
  • Two (2) 125/250v shore power inlets, mid-deck, amidships, on the starboard side
  • One (1) 240v/50amp shore power cord 
  • Two (2) electrical transformers

Engine/Mechanical Systems

Engine and generator compartment is accessed from forward via a heavily insulated single-wheel, quick activating, watertight door. Featuring:

  • Two (2) John Deere Model 6068 TFM50, six cylinder inline (turbo charged cooled) diesel engines Port hrs: 4,226 Stbd hrs: 4,223
  • Two (2) Twin Disc transmissions
  • Two (2) dual Racor fuel filter assemblies (engines)
  • Fireboy fire suppression system
  • Reverso oil exchange system
  • Side Power SP 265 TCI, 20hp 627lb thrust bow thruster
  • Six (6) Rule 1500 gph 12v bilge pumps with float switches
  • Sea chest with manifold system (manifold system new 2014)
  • PSS dripless stuffing boxes (new 2014)
  • Two (2) 28"x 32" four-blade bronze propellers
  • 2 1/4" stainless steel shafts with Spurs line cutters
  • Two (2) 37"x 36" welded steel rudders, double mounted bearings with sand shoe below
  • Ten aluminum hull anodes on hull bottom 
  • Simrad FU 50 hydraulic steering system

Hull and Deck
  • Eight (8) bulwark mounted horn cleats
  • Kedge style anchor housed stbd side with S.S. riding plate, 250' chain rode
  • Maxwell anchor windlass
  • S.S. 45lb Suncor Danforth-style anchor with chain/rope rode
  • FX-85 Fortress Danforth anchor with chain/rope rode
  • Marquipt 1500lb davit
  • Baltic 6 person life raft
  • Zodiac 6 person life raft (new July 2014)
  • Two FRP deck storage boxes
  • Center-line mounted Carlisle & Finch 12" remote controlled spotlight
  • Two (2) Jabsco model 62040 search lights with remote controls
  • SeaFit electric horns with air compressor
  • Three (3) USCG Type IV throwable ring buoys
  • Five (5) S.S, Freeman Dutch style doors (new 2010)
  • Texteline window covers (pilothouse windows)
  • Exterior canvas covers

Additional information/Equipment
  • Hotpoint dryer
  • Hotpoint washer
  • Four (4) Raritan fresh water electric flush toilets
  • Four (4) zone heat pump air conditioning, model GTO24-IAHX with digital controls in each zone
  • Brandford/White 80 gallon hot water heater
  • Dockside pressurized water
  • 12v pressurized water system (new 2014)
  • 120v pressurized water with Goulds pump system (new 2014)
  • Hull painted Imron ( July 2010)
  • Hull painted from rub rail down to water line (2014)
  • ZF Micro Commander engine controls
  • Engine synchronizer
  • Complete bottom job included sand blasting, six (6) coats epoxy barrier, six (6) coats Micron 66 bottom paint (2015)
  • All white painted areas on deck repainted 2014
  • Forward bow steps and anchor deck repainted (Sept 2015)
  • Engine room cleaned, detailed, repainted (2010)
  • Engine block heaters (installed 2014)
  • Fifteen (15) Type II life jackets
  • USCG safety package
  • SAT 1 406 ACR EPIRP
  • 500 gallon waste holding tank with Tank Watch system
  • 500 gallon gray water tank with Tank Watch system
  • Two (2) custom boarding ladders
  • Berber carpet throughout (2010)
  • Reusable winter cover with custom Sonic tubing framing/supports
  • Refinished pilothouse doors (2010)
  • Scotsman ice maker

Audio/Visual Equipment
  • Visio 32" flat-screen TV in salon
  • Visio 22" flat-screen TV in master cabin
  • Hitachi 19' flat-screen TV in VIP stateroom
  • Hitachi 19" flat-screen TV in forward stateroom
  • Hitachi 19" flat-screen TV in crew's quarters
  • Hitachi 19" flat-screen TV in pilothouse
  • KVH TracVision 4 satellite TV system
  • Bose surround system (salon)

Owner Exclusions

                          IRONY: Exclusions    Rev. September 28, 2015

Rocking chairs

Brown table


Fish dishes

White “C” throw

Beverage coolers ( metal ) & Coolers ( plastic )

Zodiac 420 boat & accessories

Pelican boat & accessories

Garmin 720, VHF (portable) & spot light

Life vest: Ocean & sport

Charts & books

Tools, Service equipment, Jenny air compressor, Sandblasters & Honda pump

Chemicals, Cleaning & Maintenance supplies


Fishing & crabbing equipment

Magma grille

Inflatable rafts & tubes

Personal items


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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