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1975 20 (ft.) SEACRAFT SCEPTRE

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General Information

Listing# 37281

NORWALK, CT, United States
Boat Type
Model Year
Sports Cruiser
20 (ft.)
Hull Material
Fuel Type

General Details

Very desirable Potter Built 20’ 1975 Sea Craft Sceptre project boat with original OMC I/O located in Norwalk, CT. 

This Sea Craft Sceptre features the legendary variable plane 24° dead rise, stepped deep vee hull designed by Carl Moesly.

For veteran saltwater anglers, the name SEACRAFT® evokes a response of reverence, one of respect for a brand that has profoundly shaped the history and evolution of the modern sport fishing boat. No other brand has done so much to change the principles of hull design and few, if any, can claim the level of seaworthiness for which SEACRAFT is acclaimed. SEACRAFT has been an innovator since its beginning, living on the cutting-edge of engineering and design excellence. Its team of boat builders was led by the legendary Carl Moesly, an engineer whose vision created a hull so unique, so ahead of its time that even today, measured against all the competitors that have come since, it is still considered to be the best midsize seagoing boat ever built! The secret behind this renowned softer ride is the Variable Deadrise, Longitudinal stepped Vee Hull, a SEACRAFT exclusive that has only been further refined over time and updated with modern construction materials and techniques. Another SEACRAFT innovation was the introduction of a unitized grillage—a structural grid system integrating transverse frames and longitudinal stringers. When bonded to the hull, it makes the entire structure stronger and far more rigid than earlier stringer system configurations. Again, this was such a revolutionary development that it remains the industry standard to this day.

Classic lines and famous rough water ride, the Secptre 20 is one of the best offshore runabouts with her deep-vee hull. These 20s are noted for their smooth dry ride even in the short chop conditions.

This boat is sound, has the fishing amenities, and is a great opportunity for someone with some mechanical ability to shape up the engine and shine up the hull to restore one of the true classics in the marine world. The engine runs fine but the manifolds are shot. The out drive was rebuilt in 2009. The carburetor was also rebuilt in 2009.

The 1985 Easy Loader single axle trailer is road worthy and provides inexpensive  storage.


LOA: 20’ 5”      BEAM: 8’         DRAFT:            2’2”    DEADRISE:  24°                       WEIGHT:  3500 lbs                  BRIDGE CLEARANCE:  5’         HULL MATERIAL: SOLID FIBERGLASS  DECK MATERIAL:  CORED FIBERGLASS           TANKAGE FUEL: 75 g               ENGINES AND MACHINERY NUMBER OF DRIVE ENGINES: 1                      MANUFACTURER: OMC          MODEL: 289                HORSE POWER:          FUEL: GASOLINE          HOURS: UNKNOWN    DRIVE TYPE:  I/O         CRUISING RPM: 3200              CRUISING SPEED: 25 kn          COOLING SYSTEM:      RAW WATER   BATTERY STARTING:  1           TYPE:   WET CELL        SWITCH: NONE SHIPS VOLTAGE DC:    12 v                 BILGE PUMPS: 1 ELECTRIC      BILGE BLOWERS: 1     DECK AREAS                HELM AREA     SEATS: 2          WITH FULL HELM                                     COCKPIT          SEATS: 22        BOW RAIL       LIVE WELL       FISH BOX         PRIMARY ANCHOR:  DANFORTH        CHAIN LENGTH: 6’      RODE LENGTH: 150’               ELECTRONICS, NAVIGATION AND SAFETY DEPTH FINDER:  HUMMINGBIRD        B/W  FISH FINDER VHF RADIO:     ICOM FIRE EXTINGUISHER/S: 1                     LIFE RINGS: 1   LIFE JACKETS:  4          FLARES                        HORN              CANVAS:   NONE OWNERS NOTES:   TRAILER  SINGLE AXLE EASYLOADER
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.
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