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Downeast 1989 Portsmouth FB Cruiser

Off Market since Nov 24th 2022

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Sweet Thing a Royal Lowell designed Downeaster has been meticulously maintained powered by a 250 HP Cummins turbo diesel with 700 hours is ready for her next owner. Presently located on the Branford River with recent upgrades that make this Fly Bridge Downeast Cruiser a dream to operate to enjoy cruising with family and friends. A spacious cockpit area with a teak sliding door to enter into the salon seating to port, galley to starboard and lower helm with bench seating plus a portable companion seat. There are large opening windows on three sides and 3 large windshields ( the center one opens). The cabin sole is teak and holly that has 2 fresh coats of Epiphanes. Going below there is a hanging locker and vanity to port. To starboard is the roomy head and shower. Forward are spacious V berths with attractive teak battens. There are abundant storage drawers and compartments throughout the interior. Located in Branford, CT Contact John Uljens


Hull and Deck

  – Downeast design
  – Full length keel with bronze skeg
  – White gel-coated hull w/blue boot stripe
  – Teak bowsprit with new Maxwell windlass Lewmar anchor
  – SS bow rail
  – Large self bailing cockpit
  – Teak sliding cabin door
  – Two Freeman manhole type deck hatches
  – Port and starboard cockpit storage lockers
  – Large on deck cockpit storage box
  – Teak coverboards
  – SS flybridge ladder and rails
  – Two Pompanette helm seats on flybridge
  – New Bimini top flybridge cover and cockpit awning
  – Teak transom platform with swim ladder


  – Fresh water cooled Cummins 6BTA59M diesel engine
  – Upper and lower helm stations
  – Full engine instrumentation
  – Racor fuel filter / water separator
  – Vernatone fiberglass muffler
  – 4 blade bronze propeller on 1.5" SS shaft ( Reconditioned 2019 by Hale)
  – Dual engine controls
  – Hydraulic steering
  – Internal sea strainer
  – Automatic bilge pump
  – Shower sump pump
  – Emergency engine driven bilge pumping ability
  – Waste holding tank iwth o/b and deck pump outs


  – 110V AC - 30 AMP power system with dockside core
  – 12V DC power system w/two 4D AGM Batteries
  – New Pro Mariner Battery Monitor
  – Battery selector switch
  – New Pro Mariner battery charger
  – AC and DC circuit breaker panels
  – GFI protected outlets
  – Cable TV connector

Navigation and Electronics

  – Ritchie Powerdamp compasses at both stations
  – Garmin 741xs GPS chart plotter
  – Datamarine depthfinder at both stations ( new paddle wheel)
  – Garmin 200 VHF marine radio lower station
  – Raytheon R10X radar at lower station
  – Garmin 545GPS chartplotter lower station


  – Galley located to starboard in salon
  – Norcold DC251E dual voltage refrigerator
  – Single burner Kenyon butane portable stove
  – Corian galley counter top with integral sink and new faucet