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  • Year: 1986
  • Current Price: US$ 25,000
  • Located in Newport, RI
  • Hull Material: Wood
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Twin diesel
  • YW# 78590-2384729

Other photos: Coming off the slings, Photo 2, Photo 3, Photo 4, Photo 5, At dock, Photo 7, Photo 8, Ready for launch, Photo 10, Photo 11, Photo 12, Photo 13, Photo 14, Photo 15, Photo 16, Photo 17, View from wheelhouse top, Photo 19, Photo 20, Photo 21, Photo 22, Photo 23, Photo 24, Photo 25, Photo 26, Photo 27, Photo 28, Photo 29, Photo 30, Photo 31, Photo 32, Photo 33, Photo 34, Walkway, Anchor locker, Anchor, Wheelhouse windows, Wheelhouse, Photo 40, Photo 41, Photo 42, Photo 43, Helm, Photo 45, Photo 46, Photo 47, Photo 48, Photo 49, Photo 50, Photo 51, Photo 52, Photo 53, Photo 54, Photo 55, Photo 56, Photo 57, Photo 58, Cabin, Galley, Photo 61, Photo 62, Photo 63, Bunks, Batteries, Battery Charger, Photo 67, Photo 68, Bilge alarms, Photo 70, Photo 71, Photo 72, Photo 73, Photo 74, Photo 75, Photo 76, Photo 77, Photo 78, Photo 79, Photo 80.



This 65' Harker's Island Rhode Craft is located in Rhode Island

The boat has encountered a problem with the port engine that will require overhaul/replacement.

Consequently, the owner has decided to offer her at essentially a give away price to allow the new owner to decide the right course of action.

This dive boat was made famous in the book, Shadow Divers. She is located in Rhode Island, and
has recently been restored to allow her to get back in the water.

As many in the dive community know, Seeker has been dry docked for several years and many thought she would never sail again. Well, thanks to the current owner she is in the water and ready to go back to work.

Here is just an example of the amount of work that was done in the past year:

ALL NEW:   Bow sprit,  Windlass, 200' 1/2" chain, 72lb anchor,  Foot controls and helm switch 8 frames, Planking, 22 butts, 3 hide a butts Fuel lines 12volt system, Starters, Alternators Hydraulic steering lines 316 stainless steel lines (windlass)  12v Hydraulic control with filter Reglassed  the foredeck Windows (Salon) Wooded the hull - taking it down to the bare wood. New batteries 7(8D's),  6(G31's) 130amp charger 2500 watt inverter Fresh water plumbing Fresh water pump New Head New Holding tank New rudder posts and packing bearings  Rebuilt steering arm and gear Packing bearings on drive shafts Chart plotter w/ down view transducer  

Paint ...
In short everything you need to put her back to work. There is still some work to be done to the interior, but compared to what has been done, that's minor.

A lot of work has been done to get her ready for fishing/diving.

If you are a serious diver, The Seeker (and it's crew from the 1990's) are probably known to you.

If you are not familiar with the story, The Seeker is a 65' Rhodes Craft dive boat. The following comes from Wickepedia:

"In 1991, Bill Nagle a former wreck diver and the captain of the Seeker learned about a wreck outside New Jersey and decided to mount a diving expedition to the site. On September 2, 1991, an unidentified U-boat wreck was discovered 73 meters (240 feet) deep (a hazardous depth for standard scuba diving) off the coast of New Jersey. Nicknamed the U-Who, the exact identity of the wreck was a matter of frequent debate, and initially the wreck was thought to be either U-550 or U-521. The discoverers of U-Who, John Chatterton and Richie Kohler, continued to dive the wreck for the next several years, taking considerable risks (three divers,died exploring the U-869).

Eventually, the team recovered a knife inscribed with "Horenburg", a crew member's name. However, they learned at the U-boat archives that U-869 was supposedly sent to Africa, so this piece of evidence was initially discarded. A few years later, they found part of the UZO torpedo aiming device, and spare parts from the motor room engraved with serial and other identifying numbers. On August 31, 1997 they concluded that the boat they found was the U-869."

She is still regarded, even today, as one of the best dive boats around.

The story is fascinating and the movie rights have been purchased by a major motion picture studio.

If you are a dive fan, please get the word out that Seeker is back in the water.

Please contact the listing broker for an appointment.

Outstanding footage of the story Click to view


Please contact Larry Rutter at 855-246-9628