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1997 70 (ft.) JIM SMITH Sportfish

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General Information

Listing# 136102

Stuart, FL, United States
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Sports Fishing Boats
70 (ft.)
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General Details

Sandancer was built as the Jack of Diamonds and has only two owners since new. Her current owner purchased her in the late 90’s and has maintained her without regard to budget. She is a cold molded constructed yacht that was built with three (3) layers of African mahogany that is sandwiched with alternating layers of double-bias E-glass and epoxy resin. She is then encased in the same epoxy resin. The sides are of the same construction with two (2) layers on the hull sides. Lifting strakes get glassed to the bottom to add strength between the four longitudinal frames of laminated Douglas fir stringers that run stem to stern. The lifting strakes also add lift for performance.


1997 70 Jim Smith
ACCOMMODATIONS: There are three staterooms and three ensuite heads. There is a huge salon with two sofas, a dinette, and a galley kitchen. The cockpit is tournament sized and the bridge has lots of seating MASTER STATEROOM: Below and all the way forward is the master head, just aft of the anchor rope locker. This head, as well as the other two features a Raritan Jet Head. The floors are teak and holly, and the shower is very large. There are dual sinks in the master head. Just aft of the head is the master stateroom. The bunk is a full walk around queen that runs athwartship from starboard to port. Just forward of the bunk is a makeup table/desk with mirror. Opposite on the port side is a small seating area. There is a lot of drawer and locker space in the master. The teak finishes throughout the vessel is in excellent condition. VIP STATEROOM: Aft of the master and to port is the VIP stateroom which feature a double bed, hanging lockers and drawers. There is an ensuite head with large shower just forward of the berth. This is a very adequate and comfortable stateroom. Again, there is teak and holly in the head and liberal us of teak wood . CREW: Opposite the VIP is the crew stateroom which features over and under large, wide bunks . Aft of the crew, but accessible from the crew is the crew/day head which also has a large shower, sink and vanity. SALON/GALLEY/DINETTE: Up several steps from the stateroom companion way is the salon, dinette, and galley. All the way forward and to the port is the island galley. There is a free standing counter with three stools. Behind and incorporated into the counter are two large freezer/refrigerators that are custom stainless steel construction with teak paneled doors. There is a working counter above the refrigeration. Directly to port from the island is a stainless sink. This area houses a Miele 4 burner cooktop and a Kenmore Elite Ice maker.   The ship’s electrical panel is under the island.  To starboard is the dinette which seats six comfortably. The table is teak with inlaid design. All of the dinette upholstery along with the sofa upholstery is in a khaki faux leather material. Just aft of the dinette is the entertainment center with a Sony 32” flat screen TV.  Aft of the entertainment center is a built in love seat sized sofa and on the cockpit bulkhead and along the port side is a large L-shaped sofa. The salon door is on the starboard side and is air operated from a compressor in the engine room. COCKPIT: Aft of the salon is the large tournament sized cockpit. In the cockpit, the deck is cork. There are rolled coverboards, and a large transom door. In the cover boards, there are four (4) flush mount rod holders as well as two (2) striking rod holders. The fighting chair is offset and has a six (6) rod rocket launcher. There are also four (4) rod holders in the chair sides and four (4) clearing rod holders in the shear…two (2) on each side. Cockpit controls are on the starboard side of the salon door. To port of the door is the engine room access. Port of the engine room access is a prep center with faucet, as well as a large cockpit freezer. Under the deck sole to starboard is a large kill box that also features the dump for the Eskimo ice factory.  On the port side under the deck sole are two “extremely” large live wells. The outriggers are Rupp 44’ triple spreader riggers with a center rigger. Two (2) 50 AMP receptacles, Fresh and Salt water washdowns. FLYBRIDGE: The access to the flybridge is on the starboard side via a athwartship ladder over the cockpit control box. The helm runs from port to starboard with the helm controls at center. The bridge rail has seven (7) clearing rod holders. There are Murray Brothers helm and companion chairs. Forward of the helm is L-shaped seating which runs the front of the helm and forward on the port side. To starboard on the bridge is a straight seating area all the way to the front of the bridge. Just forward at this juncture is a refrigerated box. There is a “phone” booth enclosure. Navigational Electronics: Ritchie Powerdamp 4” Compass Furuno FCV 1150 Bottom Machine Garmin 6208 GPS, Plotter Furuno 64 mile Radar Icom M504 (2) VHF’s Simrad AP 22 Autopilot Furuno RD-30 Garmin Plotter, bottom, GPS Sony Stereo DDEC controls ENGINE ROOM: 16V92 TA DDEC’s w/approximately 400 hours SMOH Vanner 100 AMP voltage Equalizer 10 8-D Batteries in three banks, Two (2) for motors, Two (2) for gensets, six (6) House batteries Racor filters, two (2) each engine, one (1) on each genset. Sentry 12V/40 Amp charger Sentry 24V/40 Amp charger Two (2) Northern Lights 21.5 KW Gensets, Port:4000 hours, Starboard: 10 Hours SMOH PUMP ROOM: Forward of the engine is a pump room that can be accessed from the galley sole above or from the engine room. This pump room houses all six A/C compressors, five of which have been recently replaced . Also housed in this space are a custom water maker, and the air compressor for the salon door as well as the Headhunter fresh water pump. BROKER'S COMMENTS: SANDANCER is hull #17 Jim Smith. She is a terrific tournament competitor with the turn of speed of most new sportfisherman. Her lines are as impressive today as the day she was launched. She’s had nothing but the best of care and an open check policy. She’s just gone through a number of updates including the engine rebuilds as well as one of the gensets being rebuilt. She was used mainly during the Spring Bahamas series, with very little use the rest of the year. This is a real opportunity to own a quality, proven speedster at a true “fraction” of replacement costs. Don’t miss taking a look at her. EXCLUSIONS: All artwork including but not limited to all paintings, all fish sculptures including lamps, all fishing tackle, and all 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.