1998 Island Hopper with COI for 12 divers
Cat 3208 engine
Owner is ready to retire after 37 years running dive charters
Price includes all required to run a successful business
Coltri MCH16 compressor with Nuvaire LP280 Nitrox Generator
Rental equipment including tanks, regulators wetsuits, BCs
Dockage in very nice area with plenty of free parking for customers
Slip in good marina adjacent to tank fill area and rental storage
Space available to rent for retail dive business
The website www.thediversity.com
Facebook page @diveboatdiversity with 30,560 followers
Mailing list of all customers
GPS Numbers for all dive sites
Owner/Captain will train buyer on area and business
The complete package is only $300,000
1994 Island Hopper total refit 2020
Beautiful fishing and diving yacht
No expense was spared during refit
New 2020 Cat C7.1 engine New ZF280 Transmission
New generator, air conditioning, head, steering, rudder, cushions, electronics, autopilot, live well, rod holders, out riggers, underwater lighting, bow thruster, paint inside and out
Note: This boat does not have a COI, but under 46 CFR 144.155 Verification of compliance with design standards for sister vessel a OI can be obtained. Island Hoppers are one of the easiest vessels to achieve a COI under this rule because so many have been built to the same standard. Talk to your local USCG.
This is a superior pleasure or charter boat
1983 Burpee 38
34 passengers or 25 divers +2 COI
Tank racks for 48 tanks
COI Expires Feb 2026
For sale by original owner who had boat custom built
Cat 3208 Engine
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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.
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Jaime W. Weir
John Williams Boat Company
Mount Desert, Maine
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"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.
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