$275,000

1985 GUY COUACH 72' MOTORYACHT

 Gaylewinds is an 1985 Guy Couach 2200 (72’) motoryacht.  Guy Couach is France’s leading manufacturer of gunships and yachts, being a prime supplier for the French Navy.   Although it is a French brand, Gaylewinds is an  AMERICAN MADE vessel, being built in 1985 at Guy Couach’s shipyard in Dania, Florida.  Parts are all made to American standards.  She is a high quality yacht, comparing favorably with Hatteras, Azimut, Cheoy Lee, Lazarra, Sunseeker, etc.

This very same model is still being built by Guy Couach in France today, and it’s cost new today exceeds $3 million. A current out of water marine survey is available upon request, and it appraised her at $507,000.  We will sell her for $275,000 cash….that is 54% under current appraisal.

The third owner, I formerly was a boat dealer/broker for 34 years.  I owned VIP Yachts Inc….the world’s largest Bluewater dealer/broker for 25 years.  I retired about 4 years ago.  I can assure you that with my past experience with boats, I would not own a boat personally that was not in exceptional condition, both mechanically and cosmetically.  Gaylewinds has been our personal boat, not an inventory “for sale” boat.

Gaylewinds displaces 100,000#.  This is because the ENTIRE hull is reinforced with Kevlar.  In fact, her hull is the exact same hull as used for the French Navy’s 72’ gunship.  It is the safest and smoothest riding boat I’ve ever owned. 

Most used diesel boats smell like diesel when you enter…not this boat!  Interior smells fresh and clean.  And----no oily water in the bilge---it is dry. 

NOTE: When I refer to “new” hereafter, I’m generally referring to when we had the major refit performed in 2004, when we bought GAYLEWINDS.

Just after purchasing Gaylewinds in 2004, we had a MAJOR REFIT performed by Harbor Towne Marine in Fort Lauderdale costing approximately $100,000….basically “de-saltizing” the boat (removing the past effects of saltwater use).  The refit included, but was not limited to replacing electronics and instruments, new remote high power spotlight,  installing new bow thruster (it previously did not have one),  adding new large 110v engine room exhaust fans, adding new air seps, , replacing various hoses, fuel lines, risers, elbows, new Halon system, new antifouling bottom paint, straighten shafts and true props, new zincs and cutlass bearings, remove Jacuzzi on aft cockpit and enlarge cockpit deck, polish fuel and clean tanks, clean and dry bilges, check and tune both engines and both gensets, rebuild electrical producing end of 25kw genset, new steering system including hydraulic lines, replace 4 out of 7 heat/air units, new interior plush carpeting, new interior blinds, new custom bedspreads, draperies and decorative items, custom 24 carat gold  gilded Venetian glass floor in salon head, new flat screen tvs, rebuild flybridge seating area, new Bimini top & enclosures.  

Since we bought her in 2004, Gaylewinds has been berthed in FRESHWATER in a 20’x80’ COVERED SLIP at Fort Loudon Yacht Club on Knoxville, Tennessee, on the Tennessee River.

FLYBRIDGE ---Bimini top with full enclosures, new seating upholstery, bow thruster control (dual station),  new Raytheon electronics yacht-style Captain’s chair with surrounding seating for 7 with storage under.

TOP DECK ---Large entertaining (or dingy storage) area with matching table and 4 chairs and large yacht-style folding deck chairs, Marquipt power davit.

AFT COCKPIT --- Covered cockpit with 2 plush deck chairs, easy stairs up to top deck, cable tv inlet, (2) aft shore power inlets, large storage area beneath stairs, hatch to engine room below, sliding glass door into salon.

ENGINE ROOM ---Full beam, 6’ plus head room, large and roomy, twin 12V71TI Detroit 750hp Diesels (less than 4,000 hours), 25kw Westerbeke diesel genset, 40 gallon hot water heater, multiple 8D batteries, 7 heat/air unit with easy access,  custom large 110v exhaust cooling fans, relocated certain fuel filters for easier access when engines are hot.

LAZERETTE ---(abaft of engine room), easy access stairs from cockpit,  8kw Westerbeke auxilerary genset, washer & dryer, watermaker (disconnected), workbench area, spare parts, Letra San unit for salon head.

HULL ---Fiberglass, entire hull reinforced with Kevlar, total displacement 100,000#, strong, comfortable with true roughwater capability, entire yacht painted with Matahorn White Awlgrip paint,  bottom painted with black antifouling paint(new May 2018), new zincs ( new May 2018), new underwater gear inspection (new 2018).

FOREDECK ---Large roomy area, extra heavy duty windlass with 250’ chain, hatch access into forward stateroom, 6 heavy duty black yacht fenders in mounts, 2 deck chairs, 3 large builtin sunning cushions.

INTERIOR DÉCOR ---Original custom leather headliner with 24v ceiling accent lights, new plush carpeting and custom black blinds,  exquisite South African teak walls, beautiful black lacquered custom cabinetry on both sides of salon and dining room.

WHEELHOUSE ---Large and luxurious with excellent visibility. Entrance doors (with faux etchings) on both port and starboard sides. Very comfortable custom Captain’s chair. Large dining/chart table (teak trimmed) with L-shaped seating.  Electronics and tv forward of table and auxiliary instrument panel behind table with SSB radio, wind and temp gauges, color depth sounder, hailer, VHF radio and weather fax.  Wall behind table embellished with new contemporary mural lighted from above with LED lights. Fully functional wheel station with excellent visibility…ideal for true roughwater cruising or comfortable

travelling on inland rivers or lakes.

GALLEY ---Custom built for original owner’s private chef, commercial grade appliances, all white, stainless steel and contemporary and cheerfull.  Side-by-side refrigerator/freezer,  large stove with electric oven, built-in microwave, tons of cabinets, Insta-hot faucet, white double porcelain sink, exit door to port outside…plus door on stbd opens to hall to salon and wheelhouse.

FORMAL DINING AREA ---abaft of galley just 2 steps down.  Beautiful round glass table with 6 black lacquered chairs, Black lacquered with gold cabinetry on the side, custom Venetian glass & brass chandelier above. Unique illuminated sea serpent glass etching above black lacquer half-wall separates formal dining area from salon…absolutely stunning.  Mirrored front wall.

SALON ---Beautiful black lacquered/gold cabinetry continues aft on both sides aft. Large sliding glass door opens onto cockpit. Salon furnished with new custom leather L0-shaped sofa, 2 swivel chairs, and glass/brass floor lamp, new smart tv, light art décor stand starboard and day head stbd aft.

GUEST HEAD ---Unique day head with rounded white vanity and gold sink, crown head.  New custom sole is constructed of Venetian glass squares gilded with 24 carat gold…very unusual!

STAIRS ---lighted carpeted stairs lead down to staterooms…hallway is very tall…eliminating any “closed-in” feeling found in many vessels with down areas. Hall and all staterooms brightly lit and silver carpeted.

MASTER STATEROOM ---Full beam, queen bed with new (never been slept on) custom black bedspread, contemporary white lacquer walls with lighted mirrored wall behind headboard…very bright and cheerful.  Two large closets, builtin lighted vanity, tons of drawer storage, ensuite head, new flat screen tv/VCR.

MASTER STATEROOM HEAD ---Matching white lacquer, gold/pewter sink, large shower with full tub, Vacu-Flush head, bidet, faux silver sole.

STARBOARD AMIDSHIPS STATEROOM ---With ensuite head, twin beds, South African teak interior,  large closet, custom bedspreads, plush carpeting, large shower, Vacu-flush head,  rounded mirror over sink with make-up lights.

FORWARD STATEROOM ---Originally built as crew’s quarters…very roomy,  Bow stateroom with two berths, tv, escape hatch, South African teak interior.  Private Vacu-flush head with large private separate shower opposite.

PORT  STATEROOM/OFFICE ---shares “Jack & Jill” head with adjacent stateroom,  one twin berth, desk/chair, South African teak interior, ceiling embellished with 24 carat gold spray, large closet.

JACK & JILL HEAD ----Vacu-flush head, large shower & tub, opening porthole, round sink with mirror, white lacquer interior..bright and roomy.

PORT AMIDSHIPS STATEROOM ---abaft of Jack & Jill” head, twin beds, large closet., South African teak interior, plush carpeting.

All staterooms have opening portholes.

MISCELLANOUS NFO-----Displacement--------100,000#

                                            Draft-------------------4’10”

                                            LOA-------------------- 72’

                                            Beam------------------ 18’

                                            Total Height--------- 19’

                                            Fuel Capacity------- 1,500 gallons

                                            Water Capacity------400 gallons

                                            Holding Tank---------300 gallons

                                            Cruise Speed---------12-14 mpg

                                            Top Speed------------20 mph

                                            Engine Hours--------3,800

                                            Engine Model--------Detroit Diesel 12V71TI – 750 hp each

                                           Number of Engines---2

                                          Total Power----------1,500 hp

LOCATION --- GPS Address:  Fort Loudon Yacht Club

                                                   2325 Lakefront  Drive

                                                   Knoxville, Tennessee 37922

                         Located 30 minutes from Knoxville’s McGhee-Tyson airport (TYS)


                                                        CONTACT JOE KING

                                             Phone Or Text...….. 865-6755-2143

                                          Email...……...….vipyachts@yahoo.com

DISCLAIMER---Seller offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of this vessel.  A buyer should instruct his agents or his surveyors  to investigate such details as the Buyer desires validated. This vessel is being sold “as is” with no warranty whatsoever, either expressed or implied and is subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.