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1929 46 (ft.) ELCO MARINE

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General Information

Listing# 91509

Coral Gables, FL, United States
Boat Type
Model Year
Antique and Classics
46 (ft.)
Hull Material
Fuel Type
Number of Engines

General Details

1929 Elco


Total Power: 130
General Condition
'The 1929 Elco 46' Flat Top Classic Motor Yacht recently had a complete condition and valuation survey conducted by Randall Boiko Marine Survey of Coconut Grove, FL on October 28th, 2007 who appraised her at $220,000 with a replacement value of $600,000. This survey includes the inspection of deck structure, running gear, installation of hardware and equipment, plumbing and electrical systems and the inspection of safety related equipment. This survey was conducted under USCG, ABYC, and NFPA Standards. Yacht was found to be in Excellent cosmetic and structural condition. This Elco Flat Top has won awards in Florida Classic Yacht Shows including the Ocean Reef Classic Week. Purchased from Mystic Seaport Marine in 2004 by the current owner she the underwent necessary repairs and refits of the framing and canvas deck at that time in keeping with the proper marine practices for this age and class vessel. At that time sample fastenings were pulled from the framing and were found to have 75-80% of their service life left. Her interior is comprised of Fir & Mahogany partial bulkheads and accommodation partitions fastened to the hull interior were found in sound condition. All tankage appeared in good condition with no leakage evidence. All electrical wiring was found to be in good condition with all branch circuits sighted protected from overload with breakers or fuses. All electrical systems, instruments and navigational components were operational.'
Sleeps four in two Staterooms, carpeting throughout. The master cabin is aft, furnished with twin berths, bureau, two closets, spacious under-berth drawers and en-suite head with full size shower, sink and toilet. Deckhouse has L-shaped settee with butlers table, mahogany dining table folds and stows against bulkhead, drapes featured in both deckhouse and master stateroom. Large rope locker forward. “ Cleopatra” Lounge on aft trunk under hardtop, hinged drop table on after deck. The guest cabin is forward with two berths, closet, spacious under-berth storage drawers and cabinets with original curved glass. A second head is located adjacent thereto. All overheads are painted white with varnished mahogany carlins on beams. The deckhouse is finished all bright.
• Galley down with white enamel wooden cabinetry. • Satinless steel counter and sink • GE Spacemaker Microwave • Norcold refrigerator with freezer • Princess 2 burner electric stove • Dishwasher • U-Line 110v ice maker • Washer/Dryer • Water Heater • Pressure Water system
• Simrad AP EZ Auto Pilot (2007) • Standard Horizon VHF • Standard Horizon Depth Sounder • Garmin 1786 GPS/Chartplotter (2007) • JRC 16mile radar • Glendinning Engine Synchionizer • Search Light • Sharp Flat Screen TV
• 12 volt/ 32 volt (DC) • 110 volt (AC) • Westerbeke 8 Kw generator • Two 30 amp 110 v shore connections • 220 volt splitter • Engines and electronics have 12 v system • 110v system protected with insulation transformers • 2 banks of batteries for 12 v • 1 bank of 4 batteries for 32v • Charger on 12v system • Constavolt on 32 v system
• Danforth # 22 anchor w 30’ chain & 200’ 5/8 rode • 60 lb. Fisherman Anchor w 30’ chain & 200’ 5/8 rode • Anchor davit • Coast Guard Safety Equipment • Manual Dinghy Davits • 8’ Elco dinghy (original to boat) • Electric and Manual windlass fenders and lines • 12 life jackets/life rings • Navigation lights • Swim ladder • Windshield washer and wipers • Original brass manual controlled search light • Original brass deck mounted ships horn • Custom canvas covers most of the brightwork when the boat is not in use • Forward deck, flat top deck and trunk cabin deck are canvas covered and painted. Walk around sides and aft deck are of yellow pine, caulked and varnished. • Original rail on bronze stanchions around side and after decks lifelines on forward decks • On deck refrigerated beverage cooler/freezer
• Forward reverse cycle air conditioning • Aft is cooling only • Manual steering • Acoustical insulation • Bilge blower • 2 automatic bilge pumps • Electric head with holding tank aft • New Groco head forward
• Fresh Water cooling system 1.92:1 Transmission/ratio • 2 extra propellers • Engine alarm • Engine fuel shut off valve • Raw water sea strainer • Starboard engine new ’78, rebuild 1994 - 1,250 hours (approx.) * Port engine new 1983 – 4,000 hours (approx.) • Glendenning synchronizer • Racor fuel filters with vacuum gauges • 6gals/hr fuel consumption (cruising)
Extensive reconstruction includes transom replaced 1983, stern 1984, many later ribs, bottom refastened and many butt blocks replaced 1991, waterways and afterdeck wooded, refastened and recaulked 1993. Forward 20 feet reframed and replanked below waterline, new starboard shaft and shaft log, new aluminum fuel tanks and extensive reframing aft in 1994. All floors aft of engine and a number of ribs replaced 1998, new stainless steel water tanks SPRING 2000 Extensive structural work to bring hull to near perfect condition • 30 steam bent oak ribs • 21 new planks • 8 new planks • 4 new butt blocks • 800+ bronze screws to complete refastening • Both shaft logs removed, cleaned, and replaced, new floor timbers and planking installed in this area • New cutlass bearings, port and starboard • Entire bottom wooded, recaulked and epoxied, 3 coats ablative paint applied. Other work: • Forward skylight completely removed, new unit fabricated to exact original specifications, original hardware reinstalled • All gazing around bridge replaced with safety glass, new moldings fabricated and re-bedded • New Norcold refrigerator-freezer in galley • New upholstery in main salon • All new canvas: forward deck cover, spray shields, all roll-ups around entire vessel, dinghy and “Cleopatra” covers • Hull faired and painted: transom varnished SPRING 2001 • Complete top end overhaul on generator, rebuilt injector and injectors, cylinder head valve job, new raw water pump, hoses, etc. • New air-conditioner circulating pumps (both units) • Rebuilt aft head (Raritan Electric) new Groco head forward • New shower evacuating pump • New JRC-16 mile radar • New standard dept sounder • New Raritan potable water pump and motor • New Morse single lever engine controls • All brightwork (cabin,superstructure, etc.) above deck wooded, stained and varnished LADY MARTUKRIS was awarded a Special Award for ongoing preservation at the 2001 Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous of Mystic Seaport.
Built in 1929-30 by the Elco Works of the Electric Launch Company for Harold R. Medina, then a practicing lawyer in New York City and a professor at Columbia Law school, who later became a United States District Court Judge of the United States Court of Appeals. Judge Medina owned the boat for more than 31 years. She was subsequently owned by 3 others, until the present owners purchased her in 2005. Between 1968 and 1980 she was named PHOENIX II, then back to SPINDRIFT, and presently “LADY MARTUKRIS” LADY MARTUKRIS is 46 feet in length with a beam of 12 feet. She is a variant of the 42 foot motor yacht built by Elco in the late twenties. At least half of the additional length is in the after deck with smaller amounts added to the aft cabin and to the bow rope locker making the forward cabin somewhat wider. She is believed to be the only 46 foot twin screw over built by Elco. Both the interior and exterior of the boat are substantially unchanged. The principal change was the convertion from gasoline engines to diesel engines. The galley has had some renovations, but the appliances are presently in the same location as the original design. LADY MARTUKRIS has been the subject of several spectacular mishaps. In the 1938 hurricane, she was carried to the twelfth green of the Westhampton Country Club. 1950, as the result of a failure of a light at the entrance to Nantucket Harbor, she ran onto a submerged jetty and sank. In 1961, while at anchor in Moriches Bay, she was struck by a runabout, lost three feet of her bow, and sank. During the winter of 1980, while she was in storage, the shed collapsed from the snow load, destroying the after-canopy and crushing the air horn on the deckhouse roof. The horn was restored by the instrument repair specialist for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. LADY MARTUKRIS is truly a well preserved piece of history in very nice condition. Her continual care and custodianship by very good owners has assured she will remain for the enjoyment of the next generation. She will not disappoint upon inspection.
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.