Wallace Yacht Company specializes in yachts of value, substance and character. Take a look at all of the listings and you will find that each boat is very desirable and unique in each category of yacht,.....
Living aboard is a life choice, and is often mistaken for an expensive endeavor. This does not have to be the case. Boat people are boat people and simply make the choice to spend time on the water as a lifestyle. We chose to have our boats and skip the normal chores, expenses, and lifestyle of maintaining traditional homes in the 'burbs. Many of us drive cash cars, skip mowing lawns, and the other things that add up in terms of living expenses and demands. It is a matter of selecting your preferred lifestyle, adjusting your life accordingly, and pursuing your wishes.
I seek the best in each category I represent. There are several heirloom quality offerings which show that the best is available in a broad range of prices, putting safe and beautiful cruising, racing and collectible yachts within financial reach of those of us who appreciate them and aspire to own, cruise, race and live on what are some of the finest yachts in the world.
I have been in the bilges of every boat you see here. I have tapped on each hull, dug at each wooden yachts' ribs, and sailed or operated most of them underway.
I will not select a yacht to represent based on convenience or accessories. Accessories can be had at wholesale prices and convenience can be overcome with shipping and delivery. The best is the best and it is where it is. The Wallace Yacht Company has active listings on both the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts, in both the USA, Vancouver Island, the San Juan Islands, as well as in Mexico.
About 30% of my business is not advertised. Look at the photographs......you will see features which set these yachts apart....Pictures and information that you need to see to make the purchase decision, or at least decide whether the boat is worth the plane ticket and time to see it.
My name is Walter Wallace and I want to personally thank you for visiting my business.
Whether your acquisition is next week or next year, you will find that you will set the pace of your yacht purchase. The earlier in the process we can develop a dialog, the better. You will be able to familiarize yourself with more options and be better equipped to acquire the boat which more precisely meets your needs and budget. For some, it is an immediate need, for others, the decision will take 2 years. Your inquiries are welcome, regardless of your desired time of purchase.
The negotiation process can be a very trying experience. I work very hard to keep the process as short and painless as possible. I handle this part of your acquisition in a professional manner with swiftness and discretion. We have financing avenues available for modern composites, fiberglass, steel and wood hulls.
You will find creative solutions to your needs, such as exploring transactions involving trades, etc. We will make every effort to ensure that your experience is unique and memorable.
Insurance and financing are available at the SAME rates and terms for wood and fiberglass. Basic financing terms are normally 20 or 30 percent down, over a term of 20 years. Additionally, the mortgages on vessels often fall under the same tax criteria as a primary or secondary home, with the interest being deductible.
I recently sold 2 very different vessels of my own to purchase my current yacht. One was a modern fiberglass motorsailer, and the other a 1926 restored 65 foot tug boat. Interestingly, insurance costs for full coverage were cheaper per thousand insured on the restored wooden vessel than it was on the modern motorsailer; and maintenance costs were equal.
Maintenance money was spent in different ways, but ended up being the same. I am not suggesting that everyone own a wooden vessel, I am just suggesting that should a high quality vessel be of interest to you, that you may be pleasantly surprised with the ownership experience of either material.
The Tourist Delivery page answers the "how do I get her home?" question.
My clients continue to contact me for advice and help for many years after their purchases. Living aboard provides me with an opportunity to help with my clients’ awareness as far as systems that provide service reliably and simply. Don't believe everything you find yourself exposed to in blogs, magazines, and boat shows. My advice to my clients is ALWAYS based on personal experience and since I have no financial relationship with any product or vessel manufacturer, or service; you may rest assured that my only motivation in discussing products and systems is your satisfaction.
Living aboard does not equate to “camping out”, unless you want it to. Make your list of what you have to have (a few of mine were a 30 minute HOT shower, galleys I could enjoy a passion for cooking in, a well ventilated dry and very warm living space, and other desires and requirements), and let’s see if I can make some recommendations. We can hopefully come up with the perfect vessel that fulfills your dreams.
I also acquire and restore my own yachts. In consideration for this passion, you will also find yachts of unique interest and potential value. Some are collectible, and some are projects worthy of time and money well spent.
Thank you for considering Wallace Yacht Company for your next home afloat.....
20' Century Custom antique NEW project
An amazing find for the right person. Please look at all the photos under the Full Specs, or photo gallery button.
This is a project begun years ago, then mothballed. The Porsche factory calls a naked 911 prior to paint and completion, a "body in white". This is a vintage body in white. The accessories you see here were wrapped in 1982 newspapers, and stored in a vintage leather suitcase.
Many parts are brand new, from the late 50's and 60's. The vessel has never been completed or launched. She is mahogany planked and bronze fastened. She comes with all the accessories and fitments photographed. Many of these items are useful in completing the boat and many items are new or used vintage parts for your collection or for you to sell separately. Among the items pictured is a brand new vintage AC Delco INTERCEPTOR instrument cluster, still in the box, with appropriate sending units included. The chrome items you see are either bronze and chromed, or stainless steel.
The boat is copied from a vintage Century design (note brand new, never used Century and Coronado name plates). She is mahogany planked, bronze fastened, with sawn frames with all seams blocked and sealed. She is 19'8" long, and 6'8" wide. She has a sharp entry, flared bow, a crisp chine midships, and a flat entry, perfect for water sports. She comes as shown, with a shop dollyon wheels, but no trailer. She is in a location that allows for loading on to a flatbed transport with a fork lift.
Complete her as a closed bow, open cockpit boat, or a double cockpit vessel. She comes with a Ford Interceptor 289 ci engine, which came from a Chris Craft in the early 60's. The Chris Craft burned and was never used. Note the pulleys in the photo graphs of the engine. The paint was never even worn from the fan belts. THe engine has proper fully adjustable engine mounts, and the vessel has robust stringers already installed. The steering gear and shaft skeg are also installed.
She comes with:
Two 1" shafts, in a wooden case, the FORD INTERCEPTOR engine, the instrument cluster described above, two sets of transom guards (heavy cast pieces), a new 1956 stainless steel bow guard, several horse head lifting eyes, a compete tow hook/lifting eye assembly, fuel tank, exhaust cast tail pipes, several new burgee flag holders, two aerodynamically swept running light masts, another wing shaped burgee mast, a vintage (new) bilge pump with brass screen enclosure, several through-hull strained fittings, new steering ram and bracket, a Velvet Drive 1:1 transmission with coupling for the shaft, a stainless two piece center support for a two piece windshield, and a brand new one piece safety glass vintage windshield, 3 distributors (Mallory), 2 4bbl carbs with spark arrestor, a large assortment of new and used vintage CENTURY stainless-framed rubber foot pads, two vintage running light fixtures, and other spares as well.
The hull is a superb design, and very robust. Her stern is beautiful with plenty of tumble home on her aft quarters---not a barrel back, but very unique and beautiful. THe flare in her bow, ascending from her sharp entry is exaggerated and beautiful.
Accommodation for her forward deck is routed out and ready for decking.
Complete the boat and E-bay the rest, or complete your other projects. The asking price is appropriate for the Interceptor engine and Velvet Drive, without the accessories and the hull, but all you see here is included.
Wallace Yacht Company
2730-D Washington Street|
Port Townsend, WA 98368, United States