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1986 85’ Jongert MY “Precious Cargo” Refit

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  1. Joha011

    Joha011 New Member

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    After an extensive 12 month refit I am glad to share some photos of “Precious Cargo” previously known as “Halcyon Days.” She is a 1986, 85 ft steel Jongert long range cruising motor yacht. All of her systems were improved and upgraded to the finest quality and she cruising in her full glory once again! 1D8C3D34-D6E7-4B08-BB40-694E6119E192.jpeg 8CCD408F-E255-4FF1-90EB-0AD235AEBC26.jpeg View attachment 95049 22EACAC7-AC7C-4168-951E-9FF90E807D10.jpeg CC4DC503-A7D9-45E6-B029-046EFC4B5A25.jpeg

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  2. Joha011

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  3. motoryachtlover

    motoryachtlover Senior Member

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    She looks very well kept. I used to dock near it when it was in Smithfield, VA.
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    Congratulations, she has always been one of my favorites in that size range, but you appear to have brought her back up to the level she deserves. Where did you do the work?
    Best,
    Maldwin
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    Gorgeous!!! I’m usually a raised pilothouse fan but I’m flush with envy. :)
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    Congratulations, she looks better than new. I was in the old yard during her built, when I was shopping for my first Jongert sailboat. Good old times, when Jongert was one of the, if not the best Dutch boat builder. Below a picture of her sea trails.

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    Buying quality pays off!
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  7. Joha011

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    The refit was done at the St. Augustine Marine Center, they did a fantastic job!
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    Wow, thanks for sharing. Just top notch. ER pictures if you get a chance would be lovely too.
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    Here is a photo of her salon:
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    Looks great, Owner happy also.
    I'll have to re-consider St Aug Marine Center.
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    Congratulations on a beautiful refit! I had a contract on this, one of my all-time favorite yachts, but the buyer got cold feet as we were undergoing survey and backed out. Glad to see she has her rightful owner.

    Enjoy!

    Judy
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    Is this THE one ?
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    No, this was one survey of 2 or 3 that I attended for the client. He ended up buying a polar opposite boat from a polar opposite broker. I always believed in the integrity of this yacht and of course, her pedigree.
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    I'm trying to track down some background on a similar vessel we looked at a very long time ago. Very similar lines, are size. She was lovely, and so is this one.
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    If my memory is right the Luters bought her and had some issues that cost significant money regarding 50 hertz vs 60 electricity.
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    Here are a few more photos of her lower helm station, fly bridge and redesigned aft deck. Thanks for all the kind feedback! 184FE510-35DF-47F6-943E-A728AEE3BB93.jpeg CBE1828A-558B-4EE4-8E73-5CE9695AD123.jpeg 226AADAB-230C-45B7-B143-2A4253989FA3.jpeg 71504DEE-CD0E-4563-A3C8-A258E446F4F8.jpeg 11F4C88F-E44D-4746-B035-FE9D6FC62AA3.jpeg
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    Precious Cargo, by far, meets my eye as Bristol if there ever was such a thing. I am such a fan of this vessel, layout and refit. That lower cockpit serving station, the flybridge deck is set up so well for lounging is style and comfort. The salon furniture's combination of subtle style and comfort. Bravo.

    If she were mine there would be no charter. She is too nice for that. Or are there Charter guest and crew that could appreciate her as they should?

    Chartering? That is the question. Chartering is foreign to me as I just don't seem to understand making money to offset boat dollars spent. She may take a small army to keep her in Bristol condition but she is worth it if possible.
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    Are you thinking of Grand Cru? She was formerly known as Morning Cloud.
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    Very classy!
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    I'm going back into the later 70's, 65 feet, Sandy was located on the West Coast of Florida. She sold, and the buyer stretched her, adding a cockpit, perhaps? We went Burger instead, buying what was originally Flying Tiger 2, as we also wanted the cockpit, and the Burger had it. But always loved Sandy and would be curious as to her survival. Need to find old paperwork and revisit builder, etc. But she had very, very similar lines...