1933 Custom 36' (10.97 m) Core Sounds Sink Netter
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
This is your chance to own a meticulously restored piece of American history and one of North Carolina's most historic and iconic vessels.
- Antique and Classics
- Wood Hull
- HIN/IMO: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx33
$ 315,000 USD
This is your chance to own a completely rebuild part American history and one of North Carolina's most historic and iconic vessels. Updated with a new engine and all new systems, Sylvia II essentially a brand new boat.
From the keel up Sylivia II was rebuilt with rare angelique, mahogany, heart pine, sapele, & antique heart pine. She was converted into a comfortable and functional "family cruiser" while not sacrificing any of her distinctive "Carolina flare" and long sweeping sheer profile.
LOA: 36' (10.97 Meters)
Type: Power- Used
Draft Max: 2' 6''
Fuel Type: Diesel
Hull Material: Wood
Fuel Tank: 88 Gallons (333.12 Liters)
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From the keel up Sylivia II was rebuilt with rare angelique, mahogany, heart pine, sapele, & antique heart pine. She was converted into a comfortable and functional "family cruiser" while not sacrificing any of her distinctive "Carolina flare" and long sweeping sheer profile that made her such a historic icon of the North Carolina coast.
In 2018, the rebuild began with her new Angelique keel, stem, and forefoot. Angelique is a South American hardwood renowned for its strength and resistance to rot and marine organisms. All her original frames were replaced one at a time by building up 21 layers of 1/8" Angelique laminations set in epoxy for maximum strength. Floor timbers were recreated from sawn heart pine and bolted with silicon bronze bolts. Shipwrights replaced her deck with 3/4' marine grade plywood with transverse Angelique frames, covered in epoxy-impregnated Dynel sheathing. Overlaid on this is 1/2" Angelique decking set in epoxy and fastened with silicon bronze screws with Teak decking Systems (TDS) payed seams.
Originally built by "rack o' the eye” i.e., if it looks right then it is" - there were no plans or even simple line drawings to work from in her restoration. This required the shipwrights to remove each and every piece of framing, planking, and supporting structure one at a time, replicating it and replacing it before moving on to the next piece. This process allowed Sylvia II to remain faithful to her period design and aesthetics while ensuring her longevity for decades by using modern materials and methods to rebuild her.
Having been built originally by Charles Riley. Willis and Micaijah Adams during the depths of the great depression in the 1930s, Sylvia II was designed for fishing off the shallow grounds of the Outer Banks. She is a classic North Carolina "deadrise "sink netter, a proper "quarter boat," whose beam of 9 feet was exactly 1/4 her length of 36 feet. Her wide, rounded and open aft deck allowed her nets on to the deck without getting "hung up" on the sharp transom corners of traditional boats. Though it remains functional, it makes a great space for relaxing or entertaining.
Sylvia II was launched in 1934 and became one of the hundreds of similar boats working the North Carolina fishing grounds, sink netting in the shallow sounds and bays in the spring and summer and long-lining off the coast in the fall and winter until the advent of WWII in 1941.
The US Navy conscripted Sylvia II for 'U-boat patrols" off the NC coast and running supplies to remote coastal outposts. When the war was over, she returned to her fishing grounds and for a time, also did double duty as a waterborne "school bus," ferrying children from remote fishing villages along Bogue Sound and the Shackleford Banks to schools in Morehead City and Beaufort.
Through the efforts of all her owners, she has been saved from the fate of virtually all her contemporaries. Sylvia II's owner has insured that one of North Carolina's most historic and iconic vessels will able to be enjoyed for another century and beyond.
Deck and Hull
Angelique frames, stem, forefoot and keel
Heart pine floor timbers
Interior wood work and joinery of mahogany, sapele, & antique heart pine
All silicon bronze fastened
Shipmate wood burning stove
All original bronze / brass hardware & portlights
Custom canvas cockpit curtains and interior upholstery
12 volt Electrical System with Two Additional 110 volt ac Outlets
AC&DC Wiring Harness, Breaker Panels and Switches
Marinco 125v ac Shore Power Plug
Zf 63iv v Drive Transmission
2016 Cummins 6bt 210 HP Turbocharged Diesel, 180 Hours
Hydraulic Seastar Steering
One Main and One Auxiliary
Automatic Bilge Pumps