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1977 59 (ft.) Lazy Days High Bow Sportsman

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General Information

Listing# 40139

Port Charlotte, FL, United States
Lazy Days
Boat Type
Model Year
House Boats
High Bow Sportsman
59 (ft.)
Hull Material
Fuel Type
Engine Model
350 CI V-8 MerCtran II IO
Number of Engines
Engine Type
Engine Hours

General Details

HunkerDown is a 59 Lazy Days High Bow Sportsman 1977 flybridge model coastal-cruising houseboat that is ready for her new owner to complete a refit that started 4 years ago with updating of the electrical, plumbing and most mechanical systems, including new engine blocks. The electrical system was updated in late 2007 with a new Kohler 15Kw GenSet  with only 33 hours. Electrical updates include a galvanic isolator and bonding system in addition to major rewiring and outlets.

She is powered with twin Mercruiser 255hp engines with new 2011 blocks and MercTran II Outdrives with updated heavy-duty Borg-Warner transmissions and has been out of the water for most of the refit period until the Summer of 2011 when she was launched with fresh bottom paint and has been docked in fresh/brackish water. Prior to 2007, this vessel was in freshwater lakes and rivers. The hull was soda-blasted below the waterline in 2008 to remove all paint and to facilitate thorough visual inspection of the bare hull; revealing no deficiencies at that time. The sturdy aluminum hull appears to be structurally sound with no evidence of corrosion on the interior welds or ribs and she has a high bow; making her ideal and safe for near-shore coastal cruising.

During the refit, the interior was gutted except for the major storage cabinets, the enclosed head, and some of the appliances, including a SS 4-burner electric Jenn-Air Stove with downdraft vent, SS Sink, and Hotpoint Dishwasher are ready to be designed into new galley cabinetry of your choice. All new galley wiring and plumbing have been completed. The Fridgidaire over-under Washer & Dryer are conveniently located in a closet behind a door at midships with adjacent deep storage cabinets and closets. The walls and ceiling are covered with a natural bamboo woven wallpaper; providing a tropical decor. Natural bamboo molding trim pieces need to be installed. The interior is light and bright with large slatted opening windows throughout the vessel providing plenty of light and ventilation.

The head is fully functional with a new electric toilet, bathtub with sliding glass shower enlosure, vanity with sink and additional storage cabinets. The Master Stateroom is aft and two large and deep built-in closets separated by a make-up vanity countertop is in the middle along the port side.

There are two helm stations with full engine instrumentation on the flybridge and the lower helm, plus a late-model West Marine VHF Radio with DSC and a Standard Horizon Digital Depth Finder. Interior Ladder Access to the spacious Flybridge Deck is conveniently located aft of the lower helm through the main salon. 

If you are looking for a 59' aluminum hull with updated mechanicals to finish building out the spacious partially-gutted interior to your own specifications and decor, this 59 Lazy Days High Bow Sportsman 1977 Houseboat is for you. the original layout included a forward cabin on the port side of the salon but the interior walls were removed and could easily be added if the larger and open salon is not desired.

If you need help by experienced and competent marine mechanics or cabinetmakers to make this into your Dream-Boat, we can refer you to the best in the area to complete the refit to your specifications. Call today to schedule a personal inspection.


This 1977 Lazy Days High Bow Sportsman Aluminum Semi-V Houseboat is a one-level flybridge model with all marine-grade welded aluminum hull, rails, superstructure and decks. The cabin is on a single level with large combination salon/pilothouse, originally designed and built with galley area starboard, forward stateroom to  port, full bath aft to port followed by the  full-width master stateroom all the way aft, with large storage closets and full size stacked washer and dryer, opposite the head. The current owner removed the galley countertops and cabinetry, all floor covering, and interior walls of the forward stateroom; creating an expanded open salon area aft of the pilothouse that is all the way forward to starboard. The Galley plumbing, electrical wiring and vent ducts for the 4-burner Jenn-Aire Downdraft Stove, SS Sink, and Hotpoint Dishwasher, have been roughed-in and are ready for the new owner to select and install new cabinetry, a full-size refrigerator, and countertops. Access to the Flybridge helm and deck is gained via an interior ladder and ceiling hatch aft of the lower helm and an additional ladder on the aft lower deck leads up to the flybridge deck. The upper deck is spacious and additional amenities such as a wet bar, icemaker, storage cabinets,  built-in seating and an aft Bimini could be added for entertaining with a panoramic view. There is a Bimini Frame to provide protection over the upper helm, but new fabric needs to be added by the new owner.
Mechanical Layout
The engine room is under the rear deck with 3 opening hinged hatches for full and easy access to the two engines, generator, hydraulic steering and batteries. The sturdy marine-grade aluminum hull is built with three major aluminum bulkheads. The single aluminum 220 gal. fuel tank is located forward of the engine room bulkhead under the Master Stateroom. The aluminum fresh water tank and plastic waste tank are located in the mid-bilge area. There are numerous hinged floor hatches for easy access to the bilge and the cross-grid framing is dry and convenient for non-metallic storage.   
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.