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Gone But Not Forgotten- The Boat Brands We Loved That Are No More (Part 1)

By: Richard Crowder

1964 OMC Johnson

The Stories of OMC (Outboard Motor Corporation), Shepherd Boats, Trojan, and Pacemaker

In my over forty years in the pleasure boat industry, there have been literally thousands of boat companies and brand names in North America. Some were and are strictly regional brands not known or recognized in the rest of the continent, but many were national and international brands known to most of us diehard boaters. It is those well known and recognized brands that are no longer with us that I look forward to examining in this series.

Let’s start this nostalgic look into the past with a corporate name almost all boaters know: OMC , short for the Outboard Marine Corporation . Until its bankruptcy and subsequent break-up in 2000, OMC was well known to generations of boaters for its outboard motor brands, Johnson and Evinrude , and later its sterndrives, the most powerful of which was the King Cobra.

But as I said in the introduction I would be talking about boat brands, not motor brands, and I am not straying from that. Starting with OMC was no mistake. What many don’t remember, or are not aware of, is that throughout almost the entire 1960's OMC made boats under its own name. As primarily a motor manufacturer, it wanted to guarantee that its motors would find places on boat transoms, and manufacturing its own line of boats was one way to do that.

Taking advantage of the relatively new method of building boats in the early 1960’s that was rapidly replacing the use of wood, OMC latched onto a new product -- fiberglass-reinforced plastic (FRP) . The glass fibre portion of FRP was patented by Owens-Corning as "Fiberglas,” and then later du Pont developed the resin to mix with the glass fibres to create FRP, later to be called simply fiberglass. This happened during the 1930's and 1940's and was dabbled with during the Second World War. The first widespread use of FRP was remarkably in the pleasure boat industry during the 1950's, which then carried on with major acceptance throughout the 1960's.

OMC had one of the largest dealer networks in North America for its Johnson and Evinrude outboard motor brands. A dealer handled one or the other engine brand, but almost never both, so OMC had to provide boats separately under each brand. Both brands were similar in looks and even in design, but not identical. Since Evinrude was the more upscale motor, so too was the Evinrude line of OMC boats.

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They were mostly family style runabouts ranging from 14-19 feet with closed bows and full windshields, but a very few were side console or bowrider designs. Their rounded foredecks and instrument panels, steering wheels, and seats were fashioned to mimic those of the automobile industry at the time. Both were tri-hull designs, but the Evinrude boat was more a “gull-wing” design while the Johnson boat more a “cathedral” hull design. As the inboard-outboard or sterndrive mode of propulsion caught on with the public toward the end of the 1960's, both brands were fitted with OMC sterndrives as needed.

As the the 70's rolled around, and thanks in part to the ease of using FRP to build a boat of any size or design, many new boat manufacturers began entering the marketplace. These all required motors, so OMC stopped manufacturing its boats and concentrated on supplying motors for these emerging brands.

I examine the rise and fall of OMC in Part 7 of my series, Innovators in Boating- Ole & Ralph Evinrude .

22' Shepherd Runabout Deluxe Sedan

I’m now going to alter course considerably. If you weren’t a runabout fan, maybe you remember the motor yacht market. Shepherd boats were and are primarily known and remembered for their extremely well designed and built mahogany runabouts from 22 to around 30 feet. I highlighted Shepherd’s boatbuilding history in my Before Fiberglass article series.

What is not much remembered are the motor yachts that Shepherd produced. By the 1950’s, with post-war disposable family income on the rise, boatbuilders such as Chris Craft , Owens, and Pacemaker were building larger liveaboard cruisers and yachts to meet the demands of the boating market.

At the time, these were built of wood and Shepherd, a Canadian brand made in Niagara, Ontario, naturally increased the size of its boats for both the Canadian and the US market where it had a strong following. Shepherd yachts in the 30-40 foot range were very popular, and its 50-foot motor yacht rivalled that of any other on the market.

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Trojan was building small wooden runabouts and even small cruisers up to 31-feet in Pennsylvania. In 1966, they purchased the Shepherd company as a way to increase the size and range of their offering. Trojan was hesitant to switch to fiberglass and after the Shepherd purchase didn’t have the capital to build the molds to make the switch.

In 1969, the Whittaker Corporation of Los Angeles bought Trojan to add to its growing portfolio. Trojan, as well as its Shepherd line, was then able to switch partially to fiberglass for the hulls while the decks and interior were made from wood. The Shepherd name was eventually dropped, the Canadian facility closed, and the last Shepherd boat shipped in 1978 from the Lancaster, PA Trojan facility.

Subsequently, Trojan became well known for its 25/26, 30/31, 32, and 36-footers as well as its 40/42, 44, and 50-foot motor yachts, eventually constructed using all fiberglass. Trojan’s F32-foot flybridge sedan and its 36 Tri-Cabin were both huge sellers and classics on North America’s waterways. But by the mid-80's, Trojan was way behind in satisfying the public’s demand for the sleek new cruiser models coming into the marketplace. It tried to solve that with a complete turnaround and the introduction of its International series of cruisers. But they did not catch on, and by the early 1990’s the Trojan name disappeared. Trojan later became part of Genmar Holdings boat empire which eventually was broken up and no boats under the Trojan name have been produced since.

As a further postscript, in just the past few years, the Bergerson Boat Company of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin has acquired the legal rights to the Shepherd name and today builds mahogany replicas just like the originals including the popular 22, 24, 27, and 30-foot runabout models.

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In 1948, two short years after its formation, one of the founding partners of Egg Harbor Yachts left the company and founded Pacemaker Yachts, also in Egg Harbor, NJ. Pacemaker acquired a reputation for quality construction, finishing detail, and seaworthiness with its express cruisers and motor yachts aimed at a more upscale market from the Trojan buyer. The Pacemaker 47 became renowned in both motor yacht and in sportfisherman configurations.

In the mid-1960’s, Egg Harbor was in financial trouble and merged with Pacemaker while each brand kept its separate identity. Both companies could see the days of fiberglass coming, but Pacemaker decided to test the waters before fully committing by launching a separate fiberglass brand it called Alglas . The writing was on the wall and by the mid-1970’s, Egg Harbor and Pacemaker made the switch to fiberglass construction. Pacemaker’s convertible models were popular inland while its sportfishermen were favoured on the Atlantic coast. It was producing a huge range of models from 25 to 62 feet.

Around this time, just like in the Trojan case, big conglomerates, in this case Fuqua Industries, which had accumulated other boatbuilders, purchased Egg Harbor/Pacemaker. It was then shortly sold again to Mission Marine which collapsed under debt load in the late 70's and the Pacemaker brand was no more. The Egg Harbor brand was subsequently resurrected and has since passed through other hands and is still building its renowned yachts today. An interesting aside is that another partner in Egg Harbor Yachts left the company in the mid-1970’s and created Post Yachts, which built sleek sportfisherman yachts from 42 to 66 feet up until around 2012.

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I've heard some good and some negative about the older Pacemaker Yachts. One captian that I was chartering with said some yards wouldn't even haul a Pacemaker. I'm specifically more interested in the Sport Fish models. Any feed back? Thanks,

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BLouder said: I've heard some good and some negative about the older Pacemaker Yachts. One captian that I was chartering with said some yards wouldn't even haul a Pacemaker. I'm specifically more interested in the Sport Fish models. Any feed back? Thanks, Click to expand...
I have a 1971 48' Sportfish that I bought it a little over a year ago. I think its a great boat but find very little info on them. I fell in love with the lines and had to have it. Sharp entry, huge bow flare, and the classic Jersey lines make a beautiful boat in my mind. It's built like a tank as you said and crushes through the waves quite well. No speed demon but does what I need her to. I didn't say what kind of boat at first because I was looking for honest and brutally honest opinions. Thanks Bill

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I believe Bruce Kessler of Zopolite fame owned a 48 Pacemaker in the 70s to early 80s. He added a 2 foot cockpit extension and even ran it from LA to Hawaii on its' own bottom with him and his crew (and extra fuel barrels)! A true adventurer and boating pioneer. I know they had a refueling stop (or two) in the mid Pacific, but any production sportfisher that can safely get you from LA to Hawaii is impressive in my mind. I always liked the lines and the look of the 48, and the David Martin design (older Egg Harbors, Ocean Yachts) should be easy on fuel. Most were equipped with 435hp 8V-71TI's, the workhorse for its time and a few later ones had 650 hp 8V-92TA's. definitely not up to the speed demons of today, but what is so bad about a 21 knot cruise? Rybovich built only one fiberglass boat, the "Private I", which used the 48 Pacemaker hull, and they added the could molded house/bridge along with the rest of the outfitting. Interestingly, this boat has always commanded a premium on the used market.
Blue, Thats some great info! I spent the weekend on her and it was great. Looking forward to getting her cleaned up.

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Another 48' Pacemaker Sportfish owner here. Recently purchased a 1973 model that the previous owner had rebuilt the engines, transmissions and generator on, replaced the fuel and water tanks, then lost interest in the project. Mine is in need of cosmetic work but appears to be in very good mechanical condition. I'm a bit puzzled as to why these boats don't seem to hold their value compared to a Bertram, Egg Harbor, Hatt, etc, of similar vintage. I paid less than half of what the PO had invested in the recent upgrades. Cheers, Mark p.s. Hi Bill
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  • May 1, 2023

NEW LISTING: A Piece of History: 1978 Pacemaker 66 Motor Yacht, Formerly Owned by John Glenn

1969 Pacemaker 66 Motor Yacht Owned by John Glenn

The 1978 Pacemaker 66 Motor Yacht: A Piece of History and the Ultimate Live Aboard Experience

If you're in the market for a luxurious and reliable motor yacht, the 1978 Pacemaker 66 is a must-see. Not only is it a stunning vessel with timeless design and features, but it also has a fascinating history that sets it apart from other boats on the market. The 1978 Pacemaker 66 motor yacht was custom-built for legendary astronaut John Glenn, who owned it for 22 years. This vessel is a rare find in the boating world, and its rich history makes it an extraordinary opportunity for anyone who loves boats and boating lifestyle.

The Pacemaker 66 was designed and built in the late 1970s by the iconic yacht builder Pacemaker Yachts. The company was known for producing some of the most luxurious and reliable motor yachts of its time, and the 66 was no exception. It was ahead of its time in terms of design and features, with a full-beam salon that boasted natural light, beautiful wood floors throughout, and a full bar located behind the pilothouse bulkhead. The aft deck and walkaround side decks from the pilothouse forward are perfect for outdoor entertaining, and the vessel has two large salons and four staterooms, providing ample space for hosting guests or accommodating a large family.

The fact that the 1978 Pacemaker 66 was custom-built for John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, makes this vessel a unique and valuable piece of boating history. John Glenn loved this vessel and owned it for 22 years, making many cherished memories on it with his family and friends. The vessel was named "Cruising At Last," and it was his personal sanctuary on the water, where he could escape the pressures of public life and enjoy the freedom of boating. Glenn's love for this vessel speaks volumes about its quality, reliability, and livability.

For anyone looking to live on the water full time, the 1978 Pacemaker 66 motor yacht is an exceptional choice. Its spacious layout, comfortable accommodations, and luxurious amenities make it the ultimate live aboard experience. The wood floors and elegant furnishings create a warm and inviting ambiance, and the large windows provide stunning views of the water. The vessel is equipped with all the modern conveniences you would expect, including air conditioning, heating, and a fully equipped galley.

Living on a motor yacht like the 1978 Pacemaker 66 offers a unique and rewarding lifestyle. You can enjoy the freedom and tranquility of being on the water while still having all the comforts of home. You can wake up every morning to the sound of the waves and watch the sunset from your own private deck. You can explore new places and meet new people in your own floating home. Living on a boat is not for everyone, but for those who love the water and the boating lifestyle, it's an opportunity of a lifetime.

1968 Pacemaker 66 Motor Yacht / $248,500

Length: 66'

Beam: 17.5'

Draft: 4'

Twin Detroit Diesel 475 Hp (7054 hrs)

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  • Refrigerator w/ Freezer
  • 3 Burner Princess Electric Stove & Oven
  • Microwave Oven
  • Deep stainless steel sink
  • Hot & cold pressure water
  • Plenty of storage
  • Couch & Chairs
  • Hi- Lo table
  • 2 Compasses
  • I-Com VHF radio
  • Furuno GP-31 GPS
  • Standard & Uniden Depth Sounders
  • Simrad AP11 Auto pilot
  • Garman 2006C GPS
  • JRC 3000 Radar
  • AM-FM-CD stereo
  • 12 Volt DC & 110 Volt AC
  • New in 2000, Northern Lights, 8 kw Generator with 200 hours
  • Heart 2000 Watt Inverter w/6 deep cycle Batteries
  • 2-8D Start Batteries
  • 1- Group 27 Generator start Battery
  • Dual 30 Amp Shore Power Cables
  • Bruce anchor w/chain and rode
  • Danforth anchor
  • Simpson electric windlass
  • Teak swim platform
  • Boarding ladder
  • Fenders and dock lines
  • Electric Hot Water Heater
  • Rebeded Rudder backing boards
  • Repacked shaft logs
  • Sea Cocks & Valves serviced 5/02
  • Trim Tabs were rebeded in May, 2002
  • 3-zone air conditioning
  • Upper and lower helm stations
  • Hydraulic steering
  • Spare props
  • Twin 210 HP Caterpillar diesels (1800 hrs)
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Cruising at Last 66' Pacemaker 66 Motor Yacht 1978

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Own a Piece of History , Introducing the  1978 Pacemaker 66 Motor Yacht , formerly owned by the famous astronaut John Glenn, previously named Seniram 2 (Marines backward), is now available for discerning boaters seeking a classic vessel with a rich history. The Pacemaker 66 boasts a timeless design and has been well-maintained over the years, making her an ideal choice for those seeking a reliable and comfortable live aboard.

Featuring two large salons and four staterooms (1 owner suite / 2 guests / 1 crew) with 8 berths, this yacht has ample space for entertaining guests or accommodating a large family. The full-beam salon and walkaround side decks provide easy access to the outdoors and plenty of natural light, while the aft deck offers a perfect spot for al fresco dining or relaxation.

The interior of the yacht has been updated and tastefully decorated, with beautiful wood floors throughout. The full bar located behind the pilothouse bulkhead adds an extra touch of luxury and convenience to this already impressive vessel.

This Pacemaker 66 is a piece of maritime heritage that is sure to capture the attention of any boating enthusiast. Formerly owned by the legendary astronaut John Glenn for an impressive 22 years, this vessel holds a special place in the history of boating and space exploration.

As a rare and unique find in the boating world, this classic motor yacht offers an unparalleled combination of history, comfort, and style. Don't miss your chance to own a true gem of a vessel and experience the luxury and prestige that comes with owning a piece of John Glenn's legacy.

HIGHLIGHTS:

- Twin Detroit Diesel 475 Hp (7054 hrs)

- Four staterooms with three heads (One Cabin is forward for 2 Crew with a separate head)

- Woodwork throughout the vessel is in outstanding condition

- Updated Garmin and Raymarine electronics

- Bottom paint (2020)

- Props replaced (2020)

- All batteries replaced (2022)

- Portside AC water pump replaced

- New hot water heater (2022) 

- Generator 20kW with est. 2000 hours

- New roll-down privacy shades

- New frigidaire refrigerator

- AC fans replaced

- Teak refinished throughout Bow

- New flybridge bimini with Sunbrella fabric

- New flybridge exterior cushions and PVC foam backboards (Sunbrella sling fabric)

- Boston Whaler Tender Included / 25hp 4-stroke

- Sale includes all freestanding furniture

- Sale will include John Glenn Yacht Ownership Memorabilia

- Inquiry about marina lease assignment (Nov. 2023) at Twin Dolphin Marina, Bradenton, FL

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  • Price USD: $ 179,000

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  • LOA: 69 ft in
  • Display Length: 66 ft
  • Beam: 17' 5"

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  • Water Capacity: 140 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 1168 gals
  • Engine Details: General Motors / Detroit 12V 71 N
  • Engine 1: 7054.00 HRS 475.00 HP
  • Engine 2: 7054.00 HRS 475.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel
  • Days on Market: INQUIRE

+ About the 1978 Pacemaker 66

The 1978 Pacemaker 66 motor yacht is a classic vessel that has stood the test of time. Built with a timeless design that was ahead of its time, this yacht boasts a spacious and comfortable layout with two large salons and four staterooms.

The full-beam salon is perfect for entertaining guests or relaxing with family, while the walkaround side decks and aft deck provide easy access to the outdoors and plenty of natural light. The yacht's tasteful interior decor features beautiful wood floors throughout and a full bar located behind the pilothouse bulkhead.

This motor yacht is not only an impressive sight on the water, but also a piece of history, having been custom-built for the famous astronaut John Glenn and owned by him for 22 years. Whether you're looking for a stylish and reliable live aboard or a unique vessel to add to your collection, the 1978 Pacemaker 66 motor yacht is sure to impress.

+ Upgrades / Updates

- Bottom Paint (2020)

- New Props (2020)

Engine Room:

- Oil & Filters Changed (2023)

- All Six (6) Batteries Replaced (2022)

- Portside AC Water Pump Replaced (2022)

- Hot Water Heater Replaced (2021)

- Windshield Blinds Replaced (2023)

Main Salon:

- New Leather Couch & Loverseat. New side Chairs (2020)

- AC Replaced (2021)

- Aft door and window blinds replaced (2023)

- Full Surround Sunbrella Isinglass Relaced (2019)

- Roll Down Privacy Window Shade Installed (2020)

Lower Salon:

- New Insignia Bluetooth Capable Stereo Receiver (2019)

Galley: 

- New Frigidaire Refridgerator (2021)

- Fans Replaced on A/C (2022)

- Note: Stovetop Works / Oven Does Not

Guest Stateroom #1:

- 26" Insignia Roku Flatscreen TV

Guest Head:

- Upgraded Faucet

- Upgraded Larger Toilet

Master Stateroom:

- AC Replaced (2022)

- New 26" VISIO Flatscreen TV (2022)

- Port & Starboard Blinds Replaced (2023)

Master Head:

- Faucets Upgraded

- Bench Seat Cover Replaced (2019)

- New 3/4" Lines and 4 Fenders (2022)

- Teak Refinished Throughout (2023)

- Bimini Replaced with Sunbrella Fabric in Marine Blue (2019)

- Custom Cushions & Covers with PVC Foam Backboards (2022)

1984 Boston Whaler:

- New Cover in Sunbrella Fabric Marine Blue (2019)

- Bimini Added with Sunbrella Fabric in Marine Blue (2021)

- Cushions Added (2021)

+ Electronics

- Updated Raymarine E120 chart plotter with color radar

- Open array radar

- Garmin GHP 20 Autopilot

- Garmin GHC 10 Autopilot controller with remote

- Raytheon R41X raster scan radar

- Datamarine international offshore depth finder

- Three VHF radios

+ Galley / Service Bar

Spacious galley area that includes all appliances, including washer/dryer and navigation desk area. 

- Maytag Dishwasher

- Stovetop (Oven does not work)

- Kenmore Trash Compactor

- New AC Fans Replaced

- Splendide 7100XC washer/dryer combo

SALON SERVICE BAR

- Kenmore Bar Fridge

- Max Ice MiM50 icemaker at the bar

- Instant Hot Water

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The company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice.

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Own a Piece of History , Introducing the  1978 Pacemaker 66 Motor Yacht , formerly owned by the famous astronaut John Glenn, previously named Seniram 2 (Marines backward), is now available for discerning boaters seeking a classic vessel with a rich history. The Pacemaker 66 boasts a timeless design and has been well-maintained over the years, making her an ideal choice for those seeking a reliable and comfortable live aboard.

Featuring two large salons and four staterooms (1 owner suite / 2 guests / 1 crew) with 8 berths, this yacht has ample space for entertaining guests or accommodating a large family. The full-beam salon and walkaround side decks provide easy access to the outdoors and plenty of natural light, while the aft deck offers a perfect spot for al fresco dining or relaxation.

The interior of the yacht has been updated and tastefully decorated, with beautiful wood floors throughout. The full bar located behind the pilothouse bulkhead adds an extra touch of luxury and convenience to this already impressive vessel.

This Pacemaker 66 is a piece of maritime heritage that is sure to capture the attention of any boating enthusiast. Formerly owned by the legendary astronaut John Glenn for an impressive 22 years, this vessel holds a special place in the history of boating and space exploration.

As a rare and unique find in the boating world, this classic motor yacht offers an unparalleled combination of history, comfort, and style. Don't miss your chance to own a true gem of a vessel and experience the luxury and prestige that comes with owning a piece of John Glenn's legacy.

HIGHLIGHTS:

- Twin Detroit Diesel 475 Hp (7054 hrs)

- Four staterooms with three heads (One Cabin is forward for 2 Crew with a separate head)

- Woodwork throughout the vessel is in outstanding condition

- Updated Garmin and Raymarine electronics

- Bottom paint (2020)

- Props replaced (2020)

- All batteries replaced (2022)

- Portside AC water pump replaced

- New hot water heater (2022) 

- Generator 20kW with est. 2000 hours

- New roll-down privacy shades

- New frigidaire refrigerator

- AC fans replaced

- Teak refinished throughout Bow

- New flybridge bimini with Sunbrella fabric

- New flybridge exterior cushions and PVC foam backboards (Sunbrella sling fabric)

- Boston Whaler Tender Included / 25hp 4-stroke

- Sale includes all freestanding furniture

- Sale will include John Glenn Yacht Ownership Memorabilia

- Inquiry about marina lease assignment (Nov. 2023) at Twin Dolphin Marina, Bradenton, FL

About the 1978 Pacemaker 66

The 1978 Pacemaker 66 motor yacht is a classic vessel that has stood the test of time. Built with a timeless design that was ahead of its time, this yacht boasts a spacious and comfortable layout with two large salons and four staterooms.

The full-beam salon is perfect for entertaining guests or relaxing with family, while the walkaround side decks and aft deck provide easy access to the outdoors and plenty of natural light. The yacht's tasteful interior decor features beautiful wood floors throughout and a full bar located behind the pilothouse bulkhead.

This motor yacht is not only an impressive sight on the water, but also a piece of history, having been custom-built for the famous astronaut John Glenn and owned by him for 22 years. Whether you're looking for a stylish and reliable live aboard or a unique vessel to add to your collection, the 1978 Pacemaker 66 motor yacht is sure to impress.

Upgrades / Updates

- Bottom Paint (2020)

- New Props (2020)

Engine Room:

- Oil & Filters Changed (2023)

- All Six (6) Batteries Replaced (2022)

- Portside AC Water Pump Replaced (2022)

- Hot Water Heater Replaced (2021)

- Windshield Blinds Replaced (2023)

Main Salon:

- New Leather Couch & Loverseat. New side Chairs (2020)

- AC Replaced (2021)

- Aft door and window blinds replaced (2023)

- Full Surround Sunbrella Isinglass Relaced (2019)

- Roll Down Privacy Window Shade Installed (2020)

Lower Salon:

- New Insignia Bluetooth Capable Stereo Receiver (2019)

Galley: 

- New Frigidaire Refridgerator (2021)

- Fans Replaced on A/C (2022)

- Note: Stovetop Works / Oven Does Not

Guest Stateroom #1:

- 26" Insignia Roku Flatscreen TV

Guest Head:

- Upgraded Faucet

- Upgraded Larger Toilet

Master Stateroom:

- AC Replaced (2022)

- New 26" VISIO Flatscreen TV (2022)

- Port & Starboard Blinds Replaced (2023)

Master Head:

- Faucets Upgraded

- Bench Seat Cover Replaced (2019)

- New 3/4" Lines and 4 Fenders (2022)

- Teak Refinished Throughout (2023)

- Bimini Replaced with Sunbrella Fabric in Marine Blue (2019)

- Custom Cushions & Covers with PVC Foam Backboards (2022)

1984 Boston Whaler:

- New Cover in Sunbrella Fabric Marine Blue (2019)

- Bimini Added with Sunbrella Fabric in Marine Blue (2021)

- Cushions Added (2021)

Electronics

- Updated Raymarine E120 chart plotter with color radar

- Open array radar

- Garmin GHP 20 Autopilot

- Garmin GHC 10 Autopilot controller with remote

- Raytheon R41X raster scan radar

- Datamarine international offshore depth finder

- Three VHF radios

Galley / Service Bar

Spacious galley area that includes all appliances, including washer/dryer and navigation desk area. 

- Maytag Dishwasher

- Stovetop (Oven does not work)

- Kenmore Trash Compactor

- New AC Fans Replaced

- Splendide 7100XC washer/dryer combo

SALON SERVICE BAR

- Kenmore Bar Fridge

- Max Ice MiM50 icemaker at the bar

- Instant Hot Water

The company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice.

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Boat Name: "Cruising at Last "

Cruising at Last is a 1978 Pacemaker 66 Motor Yacht currently available for sale in Ruskin Florida. This boat has a price of $179,000. Our team at Seattle Yachts is here to help you find the right boat for your needs, budget, and style. We have access to boats off the market that will never be seen online, so contact us today with your interest.

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Own a Piece of History , Introducing the  1978 Pacemaker 66 Motor Yacht , formerly owned by the famous astronaut John Glenn, previously named Seniram 2 (Marines backward), is now available for discerning boaters seeking a classic vessel with a rich history. The Pacemaker 66 boasts a timeless design and has been well-maintained over the years, making her an ideal choice for those seeking a reliable and comfortable live aboard.

Featuring two large salons and four staterooms (1 owner suite / 2 guests / 1 crew) with 8 berths, this yacht has ample space for entertaining guests or accommodating a large family. The full-beam salon and walkaround side decks provide easy access to the outdoors and plenty of natural light, while the aft deck offers a perfect spot for al fresco dining or relaxation.

The interior of the yacht has been updated and tastefully decorated, with beautiful wood floors throughout. The full bar located behind the pilothouse bulkhead adds an extra touch of luxury and convenience to this already impressive vessel.

This Pacemaker 66 is a piece of maritime heritage that is sure to capture the attention of any boating enthusiast. Formerly owned by the legendary astronaut John Glenn for an impressive 22 years, this vessel holds a special place in the history of boating and space exploration.

As a rare and unique find in the boating world, this classic motor yacht offers an unparalleled combination of history, comfort, and style. Don't miss your chance to own a true gem of a vessel and experience the luxury and prestige that comes with owning a piece of John Glenn's legacy.

HIGHLIGHTS:

- Twin Detroit Diesel 475 Hp (7054 hrs)

- Four staterooms with three heads (One Cabin is forward for 2 Crew with a separate head)

- Woodwork throughout the vessel is in outstanding condition

- Updated Garmin and Raymarine electronics

- Bottom paint (2020)

- Props replaced (2020)

- All batteries replaced (2022)

- Portside AC water pump replaced

- New hot water heater (2022) 

- Generator 20kW with est. 2000 hours

- New roll-down privacy shades

- New frigidaire refrigerator

- AC fans replaced

- Teak refinished throughout Bow

- New flybridge bimini with Sunbrella fabric

- New flybridge exterior cushions and PVC foam backboards (Sunbrella sling fabric)

- Boston Whaler Tender Included / 25hp 4-stroke

- Sale includes all freestanding furniture

- Sale will include John Glenn Yacht Ownership Memorabilia

- Inquiry about marina lease assignment (Nov. 2023) at Twin Dolphin Marina, Bradenton, FL

About the 1978 Pacemaker 66

The 1978 Pacemaker 66 motor yacht is a classic vessel that has stood the test of time. Built with a timeless design that was ahead of its time, this yacht boasts a spacious and comfortable layout with two large salons and four staterooms.

The full-beam salon is perfect for entertaining guests or relaxing with family, while the walkaround side decks and aft deck provide easy access to the outdoors and plenty of natural light. The yacht's tasteful interior decor features beautiful wood floors throughout and a full bar located behind the pilothouse bulkhead.

This motor yacht is not only an impressive sight on the water, but also a piece of history, having been custom-built for the famous astronaut John Glenn and owned by him for 22 years. Whether you're looking for a stylish and reliable live aboard or a unique vessel to add to your collection, the 1978 Pacemaker 66 motor yacht is sure to impress.

Upgrades / Updates

- Bottom Paint (2020)

- New Props (2020)

Engine Room:

- Oil & Filters Changed (2023)

- All Six (6) Batteries Replaced (2022)

- Portside AC Water Pump Replaced (2022)

- Hot Water Heater Replaced (2021)

- Windshield Blinds Replaced (2023)

Main Salon:

- New Leather Couch & Loverseat. New side Chairs (2020)

- AC Replaced (2021)

- Aft door and window blinds replaced (2023)

- Full Surround Sunbrella Isinglass Relaced (2019)

- Roll Down Privacy Window Shade Installed (2020)

Lower Salon:

- New Insignia Bluetooth Capable Stereo Receiver (2019)

Galley: 

- New Frigidaire Refridgerator (2021)

- Fans Replaced on A/C (2022)

- Note: Stovetop Works / Oven Does Not

Guest Stateroom #1:

- 26" Insignia Roku Flatscreen TV

Guest Head:

- Upgraded Faucet

- Upgraded Larger Toilet

Master Stateroom:

- AC Replaced (2022)

- New 26" VISIO Flatscreen TV (2022)

- Port & Starboard Blinds Replaced (2023)

Master Head:

- Faucets Upgraded

- Bench Seat Cover Replaced (2019)

- New 3/4" Lines and 4 Fenders (2022)

- Teak Refinished Throughout (2023)

- Bimini Replaced with Sunbrella Fabric in Marine Blue (2019)

- Custom Cushions & Covers with PVC Foam Backboards (2022)

1984 Boston Whaler:

- New Cover in Sunbrella Fabric Marine Blue (2019)

- Bimini Added with Sunbrella Fabric in Marine Blue (2021)

- Cushions Added (2021)

Electronics

- Updated Raymarine E120 chart plotter with color radar

- Open array radar

- Garmin GHP 20 Autopilot

- Garmin GHC 10 Autopilot controller with remote

- Raytheon R41X raster scan radar

- Datamarine international offshore depth finder

- Three VHF radios

Galley / Service Bar

Spacious galley area that includes all appliances, including washer/dryer and navigation desk area. 

- Maytag Dishwasher

- Stovetop (Oven does not work)

- Kenmore Trash Compactor

- New AC Fans Replaced

- Splendide 7100XC washer/dryer combo

SALON SERVICE BAR

- Kenmore Bar Fridge

- Max Ice MiM50 icemaker at the bar

- Instant Hot Water

The company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice.

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The Pacemaker is a popular name when it comes to marine vehicles. The brand established its name in the yacht industry and ruled the industry from the 60s to 80s. Even though the growth started to decrease with the evolution of the yacht industry, the name is still known to many.

Pacemaker produces the finest boats on budget. The mileage is excellent, with a fantastic horsepower range starting from 210 to 350. Even though the designs are from decades ago, they still look classic and adored by the consumers.

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Pacemaker Yachts history and specification

In 1949 Charles Platt founded Pacemaker Yacht company. Later on, the company was hired by Uniflite in 1977. The Pacemaker was specialized in producing yachts and boats. Their boats are still famous for their specifications.

Size: Most Pacemaker boats are on average 26 to 40 feet long with a beam of 9’10 to 15′. Their average weight is around 7500 lbs to 42000 lbs.

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Fuel type: Like other boats, Pacemaker also made boats powered through gasoline.

Engine: The majority of the Pacemaker boats, such as Pacemaker 26/EC, 31/EC, 31/SF, 31/SR, 40/MY, etc., have two engines. They also made some models that contained one machine.  

Top Models of Pacemaker Yachts that can Still be Found

Even though Pacemaker boats are not on the top of the market, they still have some fantastic models available on the market. Here are some of the top models of Pacemaker yachts that can still be found.

The Alglas 25 is one of the initial fiberglass boats produced by Pacemaker. The wide express boat is characterized by rounded bilges, a cabin, a flybridge, and a short bow. The front freeboard was 3’10”, while the aft freeboard was 2’10”.

Chrysler and Pacer engines with 210 to 250 horsepower were used (hp). The average speed for cruising was around 18 knots, with a maximum acceleration of 25 knots.

The open-style Pacemaker boat has a relatively more enormous cockpit with a 3′ freeboard. The forward’s portion is around 10″ whereas the aft is approximately 3’10”. Like all the other ones, 26 Alglas is powered by gasoline which gave around 260hp.

31 Sport Fisherman

The 31 Sport fisherman is a version of the Alglas model, a kind of express cruiser. It is also gasoline-powered with a horsepower of 210 to 250. The maximum speed is around 21 knots to 28 knots.

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33 Sport Fisherman

The Fisherman 33 sport came under the model called Flybridge. It is also an Express cruiser. Instead of gasoline, the 33 Sport Fisherman is powered by diesel engines which can generate up to 210 horsepower. The speed is around 16 to 21 knots.

This is one of the unique boats manufactured by Pacemaker around 1977 to 1980. The boat has an open area with a console in the center.

Sportfisherman

The Sportfisherman line from Pacemaker comes in various lengths, ranging from 26 to 48′. Two cabins and a galley were standard on larger Sportfishermen, such as the 40 Sportfisherman. Twin gasoline or diesel engines propelled the majority of sport fishermen.

Smaller Sportfishermen models were faster, reaching a maximum of up to twenty-five knots. Still, larger boats sacrificed speed for luxury and comfort.

32 Flybridge Sedan

This model is called the 32 Flybridge Sedan because the length is around 32 feet and has a beam of about 12 feet. The speed can go up to 23 knots. The boat is fueled by gasoline.

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Convertible C33

Once the convertible C33 came into the market, people preferred this model over the 32 Flybridge Sedan. The bow is flared slightly higher and has a transparent foredeck. The speed remains the same as the Flybridge 32, but it has two engines that provide around 350 horsepower.  

Why are Pacemaker Yachts so highly regarded?

Consumers highly regard pacemaker yachts because of their brilliant built quality and fantastic user experience. The boats are highly durable, look premium, give incredible mileage. In a nutshell, they have everything that a consumer would love.

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Pacemaker 48 Sport Fisherman One of the Best Yachts Produced by the Brand

The Pacemaker 48 is a type of fishing boat manufactured in 1975. The average length of Pacemaker 48 is around 14.4 m, with a beam of around 4.44 m.

This large boat has three cabins and 6 Berths. The fuel capacity is around 37800 L with a 640 CV.

Buying Guide for The Classic Pacemaker Yachts 

  • Engine specification: Pacemakers usually make single and dual engines. Dual engines are preferred for longer routes.
  •  Condition: Try to look for the built quality and fuel consumption.
  •  Size of the boat: The preferred length is usually 15’-16′. This will allow you to ride smoothly.
  •  Pricepoint: Pacemaker boats are available in different ranges but if you want good quality and durability, go for the one ranging from 50 to 80 thousand USD.

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I have always thougth of Hatteras as a high end boats and I read Pascoe's comment on Hatteras of "good in all respects". I have never been on a larger Chris Craft such as a Commander 42 or a Pacemaker 40 Convertible. So my question is this? How do the other makes stack up against a Hatt. if we are talking 40-45ft. convertible from the 1970-80 era. What is the fit and finish like between them. Are they all solid glass and not much between hull construction? The performance of each seems to be in the same range. Thanks for any insight.

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Re: Hatteras VS ChrisCraft VS Pacemaker??

Proof is in the puddin as they say. there were a lot more Chris crafts Pace Luhrs Eggs etc than Hatts around in the 60's and 70's. If you see any today they are in the bone yards while most of the same vintage Hatts are still out there cranking away.
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I would say hatteras and chris-craft are similar quality systems wise. A hatteras has a higher level of finish. Pacemaker is a lighter built boat. Where Hatteras used copper and chrome plated brass Pacemaker used plastic and chrome plated pot metal. Hatteras used larger shafts, struts and rudders. When you work on an older Pacemaker more things break taking them apart. If you repaired them side by side for years the differences become pretty glaring. On the down side it takes a lot more power and fuel to get the same speed out of a Hat. Depends on the boats intended use I guess.

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In addition to my Hatteras, I also own a 46ft Pacemaker MW. I would compare the Pacemaker to the quality of a ChrisCraft, but no where near the quality of a Hatteras. As far as the ride, although the Pacemaker has a large keel and may have a tick better ride than a CC, once again no comparison to a Hatteras.

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It varies between models and years but I think the Hatt's stand tall above most CC and every Pacemaker. CC made some very well built boats. The Commanders are well designed and systems are top quality. A good friend of mine has a 1984 38' CC MY. Very well made and laid out. Best engine room I've ever seen in a boat this size and the ride is great. I don't think the Pacemakers can compare to Hatteras or CC. Not a bad boat just not in the same class.
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I think the finish Of Hat is way ahead. Pacemaker used mostly luan doors for example. As for the hulls Hatteras had years of practice with fiberglass before the the Chris and Pace got starter. For that matter Chris started with a fibergleass house and a wood hull in the big boats. And as R Smith says in the first responce how many do you see? JM
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Pace is a distant 3rd. Chris in the 70's-mid 80's were pretty robust. If you find a good deal on a CC, you should at least consider it. Hatts have the brand recognition and reputation though. The 3 kings of production boats are Hatt, Berts and Viking.

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Ditto the above. I looked at several 48 ft Pacemaker SF a number of years ago.....I recall lots of stress cracks...just too many, even though they were likely not structural. I always liked the PAce SF lines...long and low...akin to Oceans today.... A related brand, Alglass, were similar..I looked at two, YF I think, very reasonably priced on the NJ shore....VT903 or 370 Cummins...don't remember which, but those boats ...hull and superstructure... just looked worn out.... I only looked at 47 foot CC Commanders,,,MY and YF..those were NICE, but with 8V53's at 283 HP underpowered....solid hulls which seem to resist blistering...don't know if the SF were made at the same location with the same materials....Also saw an older 55 CC MY one summer on the hard near Stongington, CT...around 2006 or so....looked great from the outside, just too big for me....Bottom looked good....
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Your looking at 42 SF's...let me throw one more brand to consider. Post Marine. On par quality wise with CC. Nice layouts and a loyal following. Only downside is the hull design has shallow V. More fuel efficient and faster in good weather but once seas get to 3' or more, you have to slow down.
I used to have a CC 392 Commander and if you looked at the serial number you would see a UNF. CC made good boats but they used alot of hulls from Pacemaker and Uniflite.
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    Own a Piece of History, Introducing the 1978 Pacemaker 66 Motor Yacht, formerly owned by the famous astronaut John Glenn, previously named Seniram 2 (Marines backward), is now available for discerning boaters seeking a classic vessel with a rich history.The Pacemaker 66 boasts a timeless design and has been well-maintained over the years, making her an ideal choice for those seeking a reliable ...

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    Boat Trader currently has 12 Pacemaker boats for sale, including 0 new vessels and 12 used boats listed by both individual owners and professional dealers mainly in United States. The oldest model listed is a classic boat built in 1965 and the newest model year of 1991.

  18. Pacemaker Boat Reviews

    Pacemaker Yachts history and specification. In 1949 Charles Platt founded Pacemaker Yacht company. Later on, the company was hired by Uniflite in 1977. ... Size: Most Pacemaker boats are on average 26 to 40 feet long with a beam of 9'10 to 15′. Their average weight is around 7500 lbs to 42000 lbs. Fuel type: Like other boats, Pacemaker also ...

  19. Pacemaker

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  20. Pacemaker 34 Convertible

    Specifications. Fuel Capacity:340 gals. Water Capacity:85 gals. Introduced in 1988 by the new Pacemaker company (the original Pacemaker went under in 1980), the 34 Convertible is notable for her unusually wide 13-foot, 10-inch beam. Not surprisingly, the interior dimensions are spacious indeed with the accommodations of a much larger boat.

  21. Pacemaker boats for sale

    Pacemaker boats for sale 10 Boats Available. Currency $ - USD - US Dollar Sort Sort Order List View Gallery View Submit. Advertisement. Save This Boat. Pacemaker 34 . New Gretna, New Jersey. 1980. $34,900 Seller Sandy Hook Yacht Sales, Inc - Sea Bright Office 30. Contact. 732-858-0112. ×. Save This Boat. Pacemaker 57 Motor Yacht ...

  22. Hatteras VS ChrisCraft VS Pacemaker??

    Pacemaker is a lighter built boat. Where Hatteras used copper and chrome plated brass Pacemaker used plastic and chrome plated pot metal. Hatteras used larger shafts, struts and rudders. When you work on an older Pacemaker more things break taking them apart. If you repaired them side by side for years the differences become pretty glaring.