Current Location:
Jersey City, NJ

Across the Hudson from Manhattan
SLOW TIMES rain or shine
it's sea faring time
going, going...

A Grand Boat for a Great Price

Exterior Pics


on the cruise south


re-glassed as needed and painted

re-glassed as needed and painted

hull sanded and painted


on the way north

on the way north

slipped shaft (replaced)

just hauled out 7/24/06

hauled out

hauled out

bottom painted before the splash

Annapolis, transom redone

In her new slip in Jersey City

At Liberty Landing Marina

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Slowly in her new slip

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Slowly is now available for viewing at Liberty Landing Marina in Jersey City, NJ.

For the last near six years we've enjoyed cruising, living aboard, and improving Slowly. We are now moving to Ithaca, NY. Unfortunately, living on land changes the economics of boat ownership, and Slowly is going to be too much boat for us while paying for an apartment and with one of us in school.

Slowly is a 1973 36 foot Grand Banks Classic with dependable twin Ford Lehmans (~4800 hours each). Two different surveys are available to those interested. The first was before purchase in the fall of '01 where she was valued at $33K in CT, and a follow-up in the fall of '03 in Boston where was appraised at $45K. We have her priced now at $35,000.

The hull is in excellent shape, very clean, and all the fasteners are good. Check out the photos from the haul out this month. Her superstructure is in good shape. To our knowledge, at sale, there are no significant (if any) locations of soft wood as they have all been aggressively sought out and managed with new wood, penetrating epoxy, and two part epoxy fillet. The teak decks and plywood subdecks are sound. The caulking is in good shape, though the decks do need rebunging eventually.

The engines both run well. The starboard has a little blow-by, and burns about a quart of oil in a full day (~10 hrs) of cruising. The port runs like a dream.

The Salon and Aft stateroom, though livable and pleasant, are both ready to be sanded and repainted/ revarnished. Also, all the outside brightwork, though clean and prepared, we are leaving to the next owner to decide what product/ treatment they choose for it (if any) as it is a big personal decision. Often people advertise flashy new electronics, and add them in the price as well. We did install a newer radar, but essentially we cruised the coast with charts and a handheld GPS, so she is very basic electronically.

Slowly could be purchased and enjoyed as an able cruiser or live aboard right away. Or, she could be restored to bristol condition. She is well worth such attention, with her original beauty still intact, with no unfitting updates.

Slowly has been a great value to us, providing us with a home and wonderful adventures at a cost we have found reasonable. Hiding nothing, we welcome a fresh survey from a potential buyer. In short, we honestly feel this boat is an excellent value. Come look for yourself. Start the engines cold, dump a bucket of water on her decks, tap her all over, wash your hands with hot water, and put some ice cream in the freezer! We believe you'll be quite pleased. With the start of the new school year upon us, we are eager to pass her on soon. All offers welcome.

Currently we are in Jersey City, NJ, a ferry ride (or train) away from Manhattan. Slowly will be hanging out here, at Liberty Landing Marina. To take a look at her and to enjoy the views of Lady Liberty and NYC give us an email or call.

She is currently insured through Hagerty Insurance.

e-mail or call 617-417-1297 for more information

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Interior Pics

2003: galley



steering station

aft cabin, starboard side

aft cabin, port side

closet, stairs to salon

aft hatch, shelves (with stairs)

aft head, shower, holding tank

closet, v-berth


forward head mirrors

forward head, pump-out

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