Lot 629- 1947 Harco 40′


Own this gorgeous vintage watercraft by Harco. Originally built in 1947, this beautiful boat has undergone substantial restoration and still needs significant restoration; however, it is a romantic throwback to the glamorous and elegant postwar aesthetic of the late 40’s. Live out those dreams of captaining your own ship and sleeping upon the open sea today.

The general modus operandi was to keep the exterior of the boat traditional while upgrading internal systems to be 21st century. Therefore, 85% of the boat was stripped to bare wood and the refinished and/or repainted and the following work was done:

• Removed and replaced head gaskets/intake and exhaust gaskets
• Engines removed, then cleaned and painted
• Main rear seal replaced
• All new oil lines
• All new water lines for engine seawater cooling
• All new fuel lines
• Replaced thru hull ball valves (for seawater cooling)
• Sea water heat exchange flushed and cleaned – hydrostatically tested
• Zincs replaced and end cap gaskets replaced – hydrostatically tested
• New sea water strainer
• New exhaust and exhaust elbows
• Drive lines repaired and balanced – new U-joints
• Shafts balanced
• New shaft bearings (Cutless)
• New propellers
• New blowers – ducting as well

Exterior and interior hull work
• Top house – stripped and refinished (stripped to bare wood and refinished with two part epoxy resin system)
• Transom – all wood removed and replaced with new (refinished)
• Below waterline – all unused thru hull valves removed and plugged, all caulking removed and replaced with copper bottom kote, installed new zincs
• Top cap/rub rail – stripped and refinished
• Bilge areas – stripped, cleaned, primed and repainted (all new bilge pump hoses and thru hull valves)
• Bright work – most bright work inside house and forward stripped/sanded and re-varnished
• Frames – portions of rotted frames in engine room and galley removed, repaired and reinforced

• New 90 amp alternators
• New batteries – 2 house, 1 starter (incl. Battery boxes)
• New battery disconnects
• New Heart inverter/charger
• All new wiring and connections (none recycled)

Fire Suppression System
• Bottle hydrostatically tested and refilled with C02
• System modified to meet new standards – professionally certified

Work currently being done
• All windows on top house removed, will modify from manual crank to electric motor operation
• Head removed – will install sanitary tank and new toilet (manual/electric)
• All new hoses and lines to be used
• Modifying head for stand up shower to include grey water tank – will be installing water tanks and developing a system to move contents to/from tanks
• Drinking water systems – old tank air-loaded – will add new transfer pump with poly pro lines and quick disconnect fitting
• Adding electric hot water heater (12 volts) that utilizes supplemental motor cooling system (while under way)

The boat has been mothballed for several years and needs significant restoration. Both motors were rebuilt in place.

Located in Seattle, WA.