If you are looking for a multi-passenger dive boat or fishing boat this is the place.
I specialize in the sale of dive boats and fishing boats with USCG COIs and other similar vessels. I was a manufacturer’s sales representative specializing in the diving and marine industries for 42 years. I retired as a representative in September of 2019 to devote all of my time boat brokerage. Check out these boats for sale.
I am a licensed Florida Yacht Broker and am associated with AK Yachts.
Are you looking for a dive boat?
Are you looking for a commercial fishing boat?
Do you need a high pressure compressor or air storage components?
1988 Island Hopper 30'
15 passengers +2 COI
USCG Inspection June 2022
COI Expires June 2026
Crusader 454 XP Engine 350 HP 1700 hours
Remanufactured by Jasper 2014 - Raw water cooled
Cruise 13.5 mph light - 10.5 mph loaded at 3000 RPM
Top speed 30 mph at 4200 rpm
80 gallons of fuel
Boat is available for inspection most days and sea trial by appointment to qualified buyers. It is available for transfer to the buyer after September 5, 2022
Owned by the same full time pro fishing captain since it was custom built 1n 1988. This boat is ready to take your customers on first class adventures.
Running this boat will cost you no more than a six pack and you can make 2.5 times as much money on each trip.
This is a very comfortable boat for groups. The large cabin is far better than a cramped head in most 6 packs.
Standard Horizon VHF
Humminbird Wide 3 D Sounder
Automatic Halon Fire suppression system in engine room and FE-241 in lazarette
The captain wanted gasoline power because he only ran 12-25 miles dock to dock and moved short distances, several times throughout the trips. Repair parts for 454's are readily available at local parts stores, many GM dealerships and/or on line.
There is a 2021 survey available showing that the boat is in ABOVE AVERAGE CONDITION. Replacement cost is well over $200,000.
1978 Marine Management 48'
42 passengers or 32 divers
USCG Inspection May 2021
COI Expires May 2026
Twin 230 HP Detroit 8V71 Natural Engines
Large Platform with 2 ladders
SOLD for $64,000 August 2022
Working with Bob was a great experience. Being in the business myself, as a captain and a broker, I’m better at captaining. However, understanding the process of purchasing a used vessel, accomplishing a survey, rejecting the boat initially, then coming to an agreement a few months later, all when the boat was more than 1100 miles north of us, was a feat. Bob handled everything efficiently, effectively, and professionally. Thank you Bob,
Captain Brad H
I would like to thank you for your utmost assistance in selling my boat. Your knowledge and professional work are above reproach. Your help at closing was outstanding. It made for a very smooth process. You can be sure I'll be recommending you to my friends. Again, Thank you so much.
In 2019 Bob Ledbetter helped me purchase out first 46 Coast Guard Newton dive special. I had been looking to try and purchase one for a few years. As with any large purchase things arise that never make for a smooth purchase. Bob was able to help overcome these issues and answer any and all questions along the way. I would recommend Bob to anyone and I will use Bob again to help purchase our next dive boat as well.
We recently co-brokered a boat with Bob Leadbetter and could not have been more pleased. He is a real gentleman and one of the most competent and professional brokers we have ever dealt with. We highly recommend Bob and hope to work with him again in the very near future.
Jaime W. Weir
John Williams Boat Company
Mount Desert, Maine
Bob nailed it!!! We listed our 46 Newton with Bob and had an acceptable offer in just a few weeks. He was able to help us close in record time. My recommendation to anyone looking to sell a boat fast is list it with Bob. He is the “easy button”.
"Bob was great at handling our purchase of the Island Hopper, that is the main boat in our tour company". Luckily he was both representing the owner and us in the deal! He is always looking for the next boat for us too.
We recently listed our dive vessel with Bob, moments before the pandemic hit and businesses started shutting down. We were not optimistic at our prospects. Bob delivered an offer at basically full asking price within a few months of listing. We will forever be grateful for his professional assistance through the process.
More to come