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2000 Custom Carolina 55 East Bay Boat Works

Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

$1,090,000

FOR SALE- 2000 55' EAST BAY BOAT WORKS CUSTOM CAROLINA

Here's an opportunity that does not come along very often.  Offered for sale is a beautiful 55' East Bay Boat Works (Ricky Gillikin) hull #42.  The keel was laid in 1997 and boat was splashed in October of 2000.  This was one of the last boats Ricky Gillikin built before he passed away in November of 2004.

 

"THUNDER" is a SINGLE owner boat and has extensive records.  Incredibly efficient hull with Ricky's legendary round bottom design.  The boat is powered with twin MTU 8V2000s 900HP (3200 original).  She cruises 27 knots at 1950RPM (80% load)  burning only 62 gph.  She has 6 berths total with a 2 stateroom, 2 head layout and stacked companionway bunks.  Very spacious salon/galley with teak cabinets and a generous cockpit for 55'.  Great visibility from the bridge and exceptionally clean prop wash.

 

Don't miss the chance to own one of the prettiest Custom Carolina boats on the water, constructed by a legendary builder.  Call Ian Ballantyne today for more information and showings.

 

2022 Updates

Garmin 8612 Multi-function display

Fresh bottom paint

New cockpit deck paint

Hull waxed

 

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Thunder
Make: Custom Carolina
Model: 55 East Bay Boat Works
Year: 2000
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: EAE00042D400
Has Hull ID: Yes

Dimensions

Length: 55 ft
Length Overall: 55'3 ft
Beam: 17'4 ft
Max Draft: 4'6 ft
Cabin Headroom: 6'4 ft
Dry Weight: 50,000 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: MTU
  • Model: 8V2000
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 900hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 2000
  • Engine Hours: 3200
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: MTU
  • Model: 8V2000
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 900hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 2000
  • Engine Hours: 3200
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Total Engine Power: 1,800hp
Cruising Speed: 27 kn
Propeller RPM: 1950
Maximum Speed: 33 kn

Tanks

Fuel Tanks: 2
Fuel Tank Capacity: 525 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 150 gal

Other

Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Sports Fishing Boats

Contact

Ian Ballantyne
Riggs Yacht Sales

Office

Riggs Yacht Sales
2 1/2 Marina Street Suite B
Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, US, 28480
Tel:336-420-1868
Disclaimer

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.



Structural Framing
  • Keel 5”X8” laminated douglass fir
  • 4-longitudinal stingers 4.5”X6” laminated douglass fir
  • Chime log 4”X5” laminated douglass fir
  • Longitudinal stingers ¾”X1.5” on 13” centers
  • ½”marine fir collision bulkhead
  • ¾” marine fir master bulkhead
  • ½” marine fir bulkhead lazarette 
Hull (sides) Construction
  • 3.25" marine plywood diagonal laminated/epoxy resin
  • 2 - inner layers ¼” marine fir
  • 1 - outerlayer ¼” okume plywood
  • 1 - 1208 biaxial fiberglass/epoxy resin on hull
  • Interior of hull multiple coats of epoxy
  • Paint is awlgrip
Hull (bottom) Construction
  • 3 3/8” marine fir plywood diagonal laminated/ epoxy resin
  • 1-1208 biaxial fiberglass/epoxy resin outside hull
  • 1-1208 biaxial fiberglass/epoxy resin inside hull, stringers
  • Multiple layers in all stress areas at bottom, chime, keel
  • Awlgrip awlstar anti-fouling paint
  • Spray rails bow to stern
Deck (forward) Construction

½” marine fir

½” teak for finish

Deck framing laminated fir

Cabin Construction
  • 2 - 3/8” marine plywood laminated for sides/front
  • 2 - 10 ounce fiberglass cloth
  • Carlin beams 1 ½”X3 ½” laminated
  • Aluminum handrails
Flybridge Construction
  • 1 ¼” marine plywood with di-vinylcell high density
  • 2 - 10 ounce fiberglass cloth
  • Aluminum ladder
Hardware (misc.)
  • 2 - 12” bow cleats 
  • 2 - 6” Chocks
  • 2 - 12” spring cleats
  • 1 - rope deck plate
  • 2 - 12” stern cleats
  • SS - rub rail
  • Bennett trim tabs
  • Custom electric panel and monitor system
  • SS - #316 or chrome plated brass hardware
  • Bonded underwater gear
  • 2 - Nibral 4 blade props 32X41
  • 2 - High tensil SS - 2 1/2” shafts
  • Bronze rudder - plates, collar, tiller arms and ports
  • Brass thru hulls for underwater equipment 
  • Custom engine air intakes
Water System
  • 150 gallon water tank
  • 20 gallon hot water heater
  • Dockside direct fill
  • Dockside filter UV sterilizer
  • Galley cartridge filter
  • Fresh water washdown
  • Salt water washdown
Sanitary System
  • Master head 
  • Crew head
  • 38 gallon holding tank system
  • Sealand vacu flush
  • Overboard treatment system
  • Grey water tank, pump out
Engine Room
  • (2) MTU 8V2000 900 HP each
  • Engine room airsep system
  • 24 KW Kilo-Pak genset
  • (2) 525 gallon fuel tanks
  • Aluminum engine beds
  • Halon fire system
  • Sound proofing
  • (3) main lights
  • (2) blowers
  • Oil change system
  • Racor dual and double system
  • (2) main engine water separators 
  • Stainless mirrors over main engines
  • Air conditioned engine room (1 of 4 A/Cs)
  • (2) fiberglass muffler systems
  • (3) raw water strainer engine/genset
  • Crossover packing gland water
  • Glendinning engine controls
  • Engine shutdowns
  • (3) battery sets - (2) engine and (1) genset
  • Emergency pump-out valves
  • Pump room bulkhead
  • Manual gauges

 

Salon and Galley
  • Teak interior
  • Custom ultra-leather couch
  • Sub zero refrigerator model 249RP
  • Sub zero freezer model 249FF
  • Sub zero ice maker model 506
  • SS dual sink and 2 burner range
  • Teak and holly galley
  • Carpet throughout, industrial
  • Insulated overhead
  • Vinyl headliner
  • Entertainment cabinet and shelves
  • Tinted glass
  • Sliding door, mahogany/teak
  • Water filter 
  • Microwave
  • 27” JVC TV and Bose surround sound stereo
  • Cellular telephone
  • ICOM 710R SSB radio
  • ICOM 127 VHF radio
  • Dedicated air conditioning unit
  • Covered valence and curtains
  • 2 person dinette - ultra leather
  • Custom breaker and control panel
  • (2) large engine access covers
  • Bar bottle storage
  • Overhead and indirect lighting
Cabin Space
  • Master suite sliding single/queen
  • Master sink toilet separate shower
  • Medicine cabinets in master and crew headCedar closet with TV
  • Industrial carpet
  • Teak & holly head
  • Dedicated A/C (3 of 4)
  • Wallpaper, teak trim and cabinets
  • Insulated and vinyl overhead
  • Crews pullmen bunks
  • Washer/dryer combo
  • Hallway closet
  • Crew head, sink, toilet, separate shower
  • Below deck storage 
  • Crews over/under bunk room
  • Forward desk with cabinets
  • Dedicated forward A/C (4 of 4)
  • Carpet throughout passageway
  • Vinyl walls, padded on hull
  • Insulated overhead
  • Vinyl headliners
  • Bowmar escape hatch
  • Anchor locker
Cockpit
  • Saltwater washdown
  • Freshwater washdown
  • Transom fish box 
  • Deck fish box with macerator
  • Bait station and tackle drawers
  • Freshwater sink
  • Baitwell/cooler
  • Engine room access and shelf
  • 6 rod holders
  • 50 amp power cord and connection
  • 12V transom electra-mate connection
  • Transom door
  • Lazarette access
  • Fuel pump 50ft connection hose
  • International chair
  • Rocket launcher 5000
Flybridge
  • Cooler built in
  • Overhead electronics box
  • Custom hardtop 
  • Large console
  • Strataglass full enclosure
  • (2) captain helm chairs
  • (2) bench seats and storage
  • 12V separate supply to VHF/GPS/lights
  • Rocket launcher, 6 rod holders
  • Chart storage compartment
  • Palm Beach style helm pod
  • Kobelt single lever controls
  • Power steering
  • Teak and brass console
  • Rupp outriggers
  • Aluminum half tower
  • Ritchie compass Tracvision SAT TV
  • Garmin 8612 Garmin Multifunction display
  • Furuno 1850 GPS
  • Furuno radar- 7112, 72NM range
  • Furuno color sounder- 292
  • ICOM SSB 710R radio
  • ICOM VHF 127
  • Jensen stereo AM/FM, CD
  • Cellular phone
  • Data marine - speed, temp, depth, log
  • Dual engine sync - Glendenning
  • Flo-scan meters
  • Auto-pilot Robertson Simrad - 2005
  • EPIRB-ARC-2756
  • Miya Epoch electric teaser reels
  • Emergency engine shutdowns
  • Trolling vales
  • Remote control search light
  • Spreader lights 
  • Overhead red and white lighting
Disclaimer

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.

Additional Contact Information

Contact Central Listing Agent Ian Ballantyne for more details.  

(336) 420-1868 Call or Text

ian@riggsyachtsales.com

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