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Discussion in 'Midnight Lace Yacht' started by meblom, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. Old Phart

    Old Phart Senior Member

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    I dunno

    REX ad in Boating Jul-Aug 1986 issue.


    http://books.google.com/books?id=Vf...epage&q=65' Midnight Lace motor yacht&f=false


    Listed as a New Design 65' Midnight Lace
  2. gr8trn

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    will someone please buy blackswansg boat?
  3. "C"forMiles

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    This is a photo I took last fall of the original prototype, Midnight Lace #0001. I am putting together whatever information on her that I can find to present to her owner in a binder this spring, if anyone has information to contribute I know he would appreciate it! Thanks in advance.

    midnight lace 0001 smallest DSC_0870.jpg
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  4. blackswansg

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    I believe this boat was originally owned by a man who's name I forget but he was an avid boat person. He was involved with the boat museum in Clayton New York which is a must see if you love mahogany runabouts and race boats. I think they have the largest hacker craft ever built. He also had a home in Vero Beach with a covered swimming pool that usually had one or two wooden boats in it so they wouldn't dry out. He had a full time guy who just varnished and cared for his boats. I just remembered, his last name was Lewis.
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    "C"forMiles New Member

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    According to an article in Motor Boating and Sailing published in March, 1979, the original Midnight Lace was to go on sale at $260,000.
  6. Rick Williams

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    Lance, my Father in law owns the 65 ' Midnight Lace built in Brazil (named PRIORITY) Rick
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  7. Capt Ralph

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    Last couple of weeks I have been coming home, walking by and smiling at a pretty lil Lace.
    Starts the evening off with a smile every time. I'm afraid they are going to splash her soon.
    That's OK, pretty ole Daytona still next to her. 20150729_122712.jpg
  8. bernd1972

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    Anybody knows what happened to the boat that inspired Tom Fexas to design the Midnght Lace Series? I´m talking about the Robinson commuter boat Judith R.
  9. SeaEric

    SeaEric YF Historian

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    The last time I saw "Judith R" she was lying at Colton's Point Marina off the Potomac in Maryland. Her owner had passed away. I see on the web that she was sold to a new owner in the UK and was perhaps shipped there.
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    Thank you, Eric. It would be nice if there´s someone to keep that interesting boat alive in an adequate condition since Judith R is an interesting boat just a little outside the typical mainstream style of her days.
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  12. maldwin

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    Is there something going on with the hull paint aft of the life ring.? It looks like bubbles on my screen
    Best,
    Maldwin
  13. Capt Ralph

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    Poor phone pic lost a lot down sizing. The hull and paint did look good.
    In the hull, I think those were vents.
    She is splashed but still here. I'll take another peek if I can but I'm sure it's a poor picture and vents showing up.

    The next ship is an old Daytona 45. Looks like some little trim work and a refinish on the transom. Another pretty ole boat to view at the end of the day. I do enjoy some of the views around this old yard sometimes.
  14. Capt Ralph

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    Seem to be side ladder hardware and a fold out step if I'm looking at the same blems.
    She does look great in the water.
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  15. dmorrow56

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    Thanks for the info....do you have any pictures?
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    Yes, we have some pictures we will post soon.
    Thanks.
  17. Rick Williams

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    100_1972.jpg
    "Priority" Midnight Lace 65'
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  18. dmorrow56

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    She looks pretty good...where is the location? Ask your father in law if he would be interested in selling. Thanks
  19. Rick Williams

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    She is located in Sneads Ferry, North Carolina. Yes, he said he would take an offer.
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    Rick...my e-mail is [deleted, use PM]. We are very interested..please forward interior pics and other changes he has made to the boat with contact info.
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