2003 Luhrs 40 Open
Dippin Deeper is not your ordinary Luhrs 40 Open. She has been modified, customized, and upgraded constantly by a very maintenance-conscious owner. He realizes that there are sister-ships on the market for considerably less, but none that are anywhere near as well-kept and outfitted as Dippin Deeper. Thousands upon thousands of dollars have been spent over the years to get her in the condition that she is currently in. She lacks for nothing, and is ready to go. She is powered by a pair of spotless Cummins 8.3 L 480hp engines with 1900 original hours (all services are up-to-date) which push her at any easy 26 knots cruise burning only 40 gph. The owner installed a pair of Vetus Marine engine vents to the hull-sides after he realized that the original cockpit vents were allowing considerable amounts of salt-spray into the engine room. Not only has this been greatly reduced, but so has the noise level in the cockpit and helm deck while underway, as well as the ambient air temperature in the engine room by 15-20 degrees. Huge improvement! Custom tackle storage now fills the spaces where the original vents were located. Very nicely done! Another huge custom improvement was the modification of the engine exhaust system. Before, the engine and exhaust noises were rather unpleasant to bear for the run offshore, but now captain and crew can speak at normal levels. One-of-a-kind! Some other notable upgrades include two vertical hand-rails located at either side of helm station (not offered by Luhrs- but CRUCIAL for safety), new blue LED hardtop, cockpit, and engine room lights, 8kw Koehler genset that was removed and completely refurbished in 2015 (see photos), custom hood built over the top of the genset to prevent corrosion, custom Mikes Marine canvas package for helm console, fighting chair, and tower, and so much more! Dippin Deeperis by far the cleanest well maintained 40 open on the market. Her wide beam, efficient cruise and agility along with a centerline helm make handling this boat a dream.Please see full specs and photos for a better idea of her condition, The boat is located at the Virginia Beach Fishing Center in Rudee Inlet, and is available anytime for a showing by appointment.