Branches aka Hard Ship was purchased by the current owner (3rd owner), and officer in the USCG, in June 2020. Changing duty circumstances have placed her back on the market.
Branches aka Hard Ship was purchased by the current owner (3rd owner), and officer in the USCG, in June 2020. Changing duty circumstances have placed her back on the market. Designed by Charles Wittholz (with hull and deck lines that resemble the Hatteras LRC 42 Mark II 1980-1985) and built by Florida veteran builder Treworgy Yachts this fine little ship was built for the Treworgy owners themselves. After decades of experience in commercial shipbuilding and luxury sailboats, they knew what to include for a safe, comfortable, and economical yacht. Built of steel with an aluminum fly-bridge and no exterior varnish to maintain. She includes: 2 John Deere engines;15KW generator; water maker; Bimini with side curtains new 11/2019; built-in flybridge settee with storage; integrated swim platform; tempered glass windows, 3/8" pilot house windows; new Awlgrip paint; new bottom paint and fenders with holders. Branches has been cruised from the Florida Keys to Maine with in-between trips to Bahamas and has proven herself to be an economical and seaworthy vessel. She rides and handles beautifully, has an amazing layout maximizing space yet providing ease of movement throughout the vessel and lots of storage. Branches provides economical cruising, with a fuel consumption of less than 4 gallons/hour a range of 600 miles with a 15% reserve. She is Great Loop capable, with maximum height at 18’ and draft of 4'9".
In June of 2020 Branches received and amazingly complementary survey. By Guy R. Nolan, PE, AMS (SAMS #656) SNAME, ABYC, NFPA & NSPE the following was his summary comment.
“This vessel is an excellent example of what happens when an experienced boat builder and cruiser decides to build a vessel for their own use. Not only is the quality of construction excellent but the thought that has gone into the use and future maintenance of the vessel is evident. The vessel is in excellent condition and has obviously been carefully maintained. The hull, decks and deckhouse are in excellent condition. Steel vessels often have running rust stains even when they have been freshly painted. I found no rust whatsoever inside or outside this vessel. The bilges are spotless. The interior is in excellent condition and tastefully decorated. Many custom builds have interiors that can only be described as Spartan. The interior of the M/V HARD SHIP compares will with any production-built vessel and the heads can only be described as stunning. The heads were painted with Awlgrip and it would not be surprising to find some cracks in the paint of a 20+ years old vessel, but I found no flaws at all. The John Deere diesel engines each have almost 3600 hours on them. They started
easily, ran smoothly at all RPM and were quieter than most diesels. The 15-kW generator has over 5500 hours but carried the load of all air conditioners and hardly noticed. The Bimini and ¾ enclosure curtains for the flybridge are in near new condition. The vessel is well outfitted with electronics. The electronics are not new but include everything that could be asked for and it all works well. Overall, this vessel compares well with trawlers half her age.” Flagler Yachts is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Curtis Stokes & Associates. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel