PROWESS

 

Description

Prowess is a 47’ Eldredge-McInnis designed cutter built by the Stockden yard in Detroit, MI in 1947. Her hull form is shared with Eldredge-McInnis’s Eastward schooners, but she was built with a tall Marconi cutter rig to suit the predominantly light winds on the Great Lakes. Prowess, then called the Bonne Homme Richard, was found languishing in the Cleveland waterfront in 1984 and was brought east to Cape Elizabeth, ME to be restored by a team that would become Portland Yacht Services.

There is no doubt that Prowess will be the prettiest boat in any harbor.

It was a complete, three-year refit. The ballast was dropped, deck, cabin house, and interior removed for access. Much of the framing, planking and backbone was replaced. She received a new deck, a new wider cabin house, updated interior, new engine, and modern systems and rigging. Prowess has been stored with Portland Yacht Services since and has been very well cared for, thoughtfully and regularly updated. She looks great, sails beautifully and is in turn-key condition.

 
VESSEL MAKE YEAR BERTHS
SECURITY
DEPOSIT
PORT RATE
PROWESS Eldridge McInnis 47' 1947 6 berths(suitable for 4) $3000 Portland, Maine $4300- 5650wk 2023

RATES:

•June - July 15 - $4,250/week             •July 16 - September - $5,650/week

Specifications
Design 1947 Eldredge McInnis 47' 
Designer Eldredge McInnis
Builder Stockden yard Detroit, MI
Hull Construction Wooden
Year Built 1947
LOA 47'
LWL 38'
Beam 12'
Draft 10'5"
Displacement 22NRT
Weight 19 tons
Engine Single Diesel 64 hp Westerbeake
   
Water Capacity 50 US Gallons
Fuel Capacity 30 US Gallons
Holding Tank 10 US Gallons

Accommodations

Prowess has one private V Berth and four piper berths in the main salon making her the ideal family cruiser.

Galley
U-shaped counter with double sink and large storage areas; 3-burner stove with oven, gimbled, safety rail and strap; hot and cold pressure water; Engine cooled refrigeration. Lots of storage.
 
Cockpit
Wooden cockpit with teak throughout, completely rebuilt and refinished, and two 1-3/4" scuppers to bronze valves. Large dodger. Great visibility from the wheel even with the awning up! Worm Gear steering allows prowess to sail with easy control inputs
 
Electronics
2 x Garmin GPSMap 5208 Plotter
Garmin GPSMap 5212 Radar
ICOM IC-M604 VHF
MOTOROLA M800 Sat Phone
ACR 406 EPIRB
Garmin GMI 10 cockpit displays

Mechanical

Westerbeke 64A-FOUR 64 hp diesel.

 
Hull and Deck

Mahogany Planking, hatches, and cabin house, with white oak backboke timbers, floors, frames, and deck beams.

 
Safety

8 Personal flotation devices for adults 

Man overboard equipment (1 type IV horseshoes) 

flare kit 

hand held horns 

first aid kit 

fire extinguishers 

12 volt high water bilge alarm 

Whale manual pump in cockpit 

 
Anchors

66 lb. Bruce 66 lb. anchor with 200' of 7/16" chain 

WINDLASS 12 volt windlass;

steering binnacle with compass 

Kanseatic clock and barometer set 

Dinghy
 

Location Portland, Maine

 
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