60′ Pacemaker D60 Flybridge



Condition & Valuation

Client:   Removed for privacy Date of report:      January 13, 2016


Our file #:              Removed for privacy


Location: The Marine Group Date of inspection: January 7, 2016
                National City, CA




Builder:       Pacemaker Doc. #:             Removed for privacy
Model/type: D60 Flybridge motor vessel

HIN:             Removed for privacy

Engines:          Two (2) Detroit Diesel

Model:            7084-7008

Year:           1968 H.P. per:           280 (reported)
Length:         60’ (63.5’ LOA) Serial number: Removed for privacy
Draft:           3’ 2” Type of instal. : Diesel, eight cylinders,
Beam:         16’ 6”                           inboard
Name:         Removed for privacy Generator:       12 kw Onan
Hailing Port: Removed for privacy Displacement: 53,000 lb.

specifications from various sources





The vessel was inspected while hauled. Hull construction material is wood plank on frame.  Deck is constructed of wood and above deck structures are constructed of wood.  Bulkheads are constructed of wood.  Overall condition of the hull structure appears satisfactory, but marginal aft.  The vessel’s weight is unknown.  Exterior rails and hardware appear satisfactory.  Cosmetic condition of vessel appears marginal externally and satisfactory internally.  Vessel’s external colors are white with burgundy boot stripe.  Below waterline through hull fittings appear satisfactory.  The vessel is equipped with four electric / automatic bilge pumps that appear satisfactory and the bilge is dry.  The ventilation system consists of natural ventilation and appears satisfactory.  General housekeeping is disorganized as boat is in the yard.



Summary: Marginal – Satisfactory



Engines’ external surfaces appear satisfactory and exhibit no significant rust, oil and coolant leaks.   Engine hour meters exhibit 3378 & 2899 hours.  Motor mounts appear satisfactory with surface corrosion.  Cooling system appears satisfactory.  Fuel system and components appear satisfactory.  Exhaust systems and components appear satisfactory.  Port side has had components at engine replaced.  Electrical system and components appear satisfactory.  Engine control systems appear satisfactory and shaft logs appear satisfactory – marginal.  Steering control system appears satisfactory and rudder port appears satisfactory.  Propulsion components appear satisfactory.  Generator surfaces and motor mounts appear satisfactory.  Generator model – 12MDJC – 3R/2268R, serial # removed for privacy.  Generator’s peripheral components and systems appear satisfactory.  Waste system and components appear satisfactory.  General service seawater systems appear satisfactory.


Summary: Satisfactory




There is 687 gallon capacity in four metal tanks, three are located in the engine room and one is aft below master berth. Fuel tank surfaces, where visible, appear satisfactory (likely monel) and the securing mechanism appears satisfactory.  The fuel fill, vent, feed and return lines and components appear satisfactory.


Summary: Satisfactory



The AC shore cords and inlets were not inspected. The AC wiring and outlets appear satisfactory.  The AC main feeds are protected with circuit breakers.  Battery arrangement appears satisfactory.  Batteries are equipped with disconnect switches.  DC wiring appears satisfactory.  Circuit protection for the AC and DC branch system appears satisfactory.  Wire terminations and connections appear satisfactory – marginal.  Wire organization and arrangement appears marginal.


Summary: Marginal – Satisfactory




Vessel has various portable fire extinguishers including one – 2002, one – 2000 and two older portable fire extinguishers. Vessel has no fixed fire suppression system.  The safety components include: several PFDs and several throwable PFDs; distress flares were not seen; two anchors with chain and line rode that appears satisfactory.  Navigational and anchor lights appear satisfactory (not tested).  Other safety equipment includes: air horn, canister air horn, ship’s bell.


Summary: Satisfactory




Accessories include: Electric windlass, foredeck bench seat, boarding ladder, swim platform, anchor roller, light mast, flybridge bimini top, flybridge helm, flybridge engine instrumentation includes tachometers, amps, oil pressure and temperature, Danforth compass, spotlight, Bendix autopilot remote, flybridge helm chair, tender davits with electric winches, flybridge safety rail, cat tree, two saloon sofas and two chairs, portable electric heater, LP BBQ grill, Samsung TV, Sony STR-K840P receiver, direct TV satellite TV, Onkyo DVD player, Polk audio speakers, Haier refrigerator, Kenmore wine refrigerator, freezer, pilothouse bench seat, portable LP heater, handheld VHF, lap top with navigation software, Sitex787C loran, Garmin GPS MAP 210, Cybernet CTX100 hailer, Horizon depth gauge, Horizon Explorer VHF, Danforth compass, Sitex T-100 radar, Bendix autopilot, pilothouse engine instrumentation includes tachometer, amps, oil, water temperature and drive oil, fuel level gauge, cameras, plastic holding tank, two metal water tanks, The Capitol 10200 transmissions, Professional Mariner Pro 60-80 4 bank battery charger, internal sea strainers, water heater, Racor filters, four Cruisair air conditioner, water pressure pump with pressure accumulator tank, glass fireplace, Kitchen Air refrigerator, G.E. microwave oven, toaster oven, Frigidaire four burner electric stove, G.E. Profile oven, Splendide 2000 clothes washer and dryer






The vessel is a wooden motor vessel equipped with two diesel engines and a diesel generator.   The vessel was built in New Jersey, U.S.A.  The client purchased the vessel in October 2014 and lives aboard the vessel.  The vessel is used regularly in San Diego Bay.  The vessel was inspected while hauled, the engines were not tested and no sea trial was performed.  The hull has been strengthened and modified with external stringers on both sides of the hull bottom aft.  The shape of the hull bottom was deformed, the keel was set upward (and adjacent planks down) by the weight of the vessel on the keel.  The hull bottom is “hogged”, the bottom is curved downward toward the stern.  Upon completion of the recommendations, the vessel should be suitable for its intended purpose as a near coastal and protected waters cruising vessel.


Overall Summary: Satisfactory




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The actual cash value is the value that our research approximates the selling price of this vessel should be, at the time and place of our inspection.  The actual cash value is best determined by a thorough market search to determine what vessels are available on the market, followed by negotiations between the interested parties.  Consideration is given to vessel’s condition, geographic location, published listings and guides, comparable sales and listings, and market conditions.  The new replacement value is the cost of this or a similar, new vessel, comparably equipped.  The investment is the reported investment including purchase price and significant upgrades.  No values include maintenance costs, storage or tax.


C & V Form Key:         All systems are rated based upon their appearance, ratings include: Not examined, not applicable, Faulty, Marginal, Satisfactory, Good, Excellent.


This survey is for the express purpose of insurance and financing. It is not meant as a buyer’s survey.





These recommendations are the surveyor’s ideas and suggestions for addressing deficiencies with damaged or suspect components or systems found during survey or general improvements. The primary recommendations address safety items, structural issues, operational issues or deficiencies which the surveyor determines are of greater importance or more expense than secondary deficiencies.  For instance, items that pose a risk to passenger safety or immediate property damage are listed under primary deficiencies and cosmetic concerns are addressed under secondary deficiencies.  Most of the recommendations have been addressed in the comments and usually they are discussed at the time of the inspection.




  1. Monitor the shape of the hull including the concavity about the keel, port side bend of the keel and hogging of the hull bottom and address if / as necessary. Monitor for leaks upon launching the vessel and address appropriately.
  2. Reconnect components which are disconnected for service including the starboard engine’s exhaust discharge fitting and the starboard side of the swim platform.
  3. Address the open butt seam and minor damage at a plank edge at the butt seam just forward of the starboard forward strut.
  4. Properly secure the safety rail to starboard forward on the foredeck as it is loose.
  5. Display the name and hailing port on the transom per federal regulations.
  6. Address the corroded steel reinforcement components in the aft bilge as necessary.
  7. There are numerous sistered frames throughout the vessel, repairs about the interior of the transom ring and there are many areas of the chine which are inaccessible due to shelves and components installed internally.       The client reports that many planks were replaced three or four years ago at Knight & Carver Yacht Center in San Diego. Monitor these areas and address any deficiencies.
  8. Eliminate the fluid leak at the flybridge helm and remove spilt / leaked fluid to allow detection of any future leaks.
  9. Determine the significance of the corrosion on the generator’s muffler and address appropriately.
  10. Determine the location of all through hulls while the vessel is hauled, inspect, test and prove valves. Properly cap or plug unused through hulls.
  11. Service as a result of salt crystallization and damaged wood about the propeller shaft alleyways.
  12. Inspect the shore power cable connector and shore power inlet, it was not inspected. Address any deficiencies.
  13. Wiring throughout the vessel is disorganized and not properly secured.       Overall the installation of the wiring is not in compliance with A.B.Y.C. recommendations and welding cable is in use. Upgrade to comply with A.B.Y.C. (or similar) recommendation.
  14. Properly secure the loose electrical junction box forward in the engine room.


  1. Assure that all propane components are installed per A.B.Y.C. recommendations and N.F.P.A. recommendations. There are loose portable propane canisters on the flybridge and loose propane canisters on the aft deck. There is a portable propane heater aboard, exercise extreme caution or remove this heater as it presents a fire hazard.
  2. The suitability for use is uncertain and the vessel should be used cautiously and proved safe, gradually increasing length of voyages.




  1. Address the gross deterioration of the starboard lower rub rail.
  2. Many areas of the vessel have been treated with epoxy, monitor these areas and repair further if / as necessary.
  3. The nonskid paint is failing on the starboard side deck, address as desired.
  4. The exterior painting overall is in marginal – faulty condition, improve the cosmetics as desired.
  5. The bimini top has a loose bow, properly secure it.
  6. Much of the hull side is covered with tarps and was not inspected.
  7. There is proud plank seam visible on the interior of the vessel to starboard of the keel forward in the engine room, assure it returns its normal position upon launching or address as necessary.
  8. There is significant distortion of interior components particularly in the aft cabin, about the keel and at the chines, assure the components return to their original shape upon launching.
  9. Assure the vessel has all legally required carriage components including current distress signal flares, suitable personal flotation devices and maintain the fire extinguishers per N.F.P.A. recommendations.


This survey sets forth the condition of the vessel and components, as specifically stated only, at the time of inspection and represents the surveyor’s honest and unbiased opinion. The submitting of this report should not be construed as a warranty or guaranty of the condition of the vessel, nor does it create any liability on the part of Christian & Company or the individual surveyor.  No part of the vessel was disassembled or removed and no assumptions should be made as to the condition of concealed components.  Specifics were obtained from sources available at the time of inspection and are believed correct, but are not guaranteed to be accurate.  This inspection was performed for the expressed purpose of obtaining insurance/finance and should provide the information necessary for underwriting purposes. If any additional information is required, please contact the undersigned.  This survey report is not intended for use as a “buyer’s survey”.


Christian & Company, Marine Surveyors, Inc.




________________________________                                     ­­­­January 13, 2016

By: Mr. Kells Christian, Surveyor                                                 Date

S.A.M.S. – A.M.S. # 301