Power BoatsCruisersMarylandTucker Marine
Please call owner Jim at - Phone number removed -
Boat Location: Severna Park, Maryland.
PY Fubbs. This 35' Custom Aluminum Paddle Yacht is a real head-turner. I have never been out without pictures being taken from almost everyone that sees her. The yellow and white striped Surrey top and “steam” whistle make it more fun. This is the most maneuverable boat I have ever run and is great fun to drive. The LOA is 35'-6" with 12'-6" beam and less than 2' draft. The Cummins diesel powers two hydraulic pumps that control the side-wheels which have 9 "Feathered Bucket" articulated paddles. The PY Fubbs cruises easily at 10 Knots burning very little fuel, about 2 gallons per hour. The 2 fuel tanks are 40 gallons each. The forward cabin has 2 twin size berths, shower, sink and Porti-Poti head. The water tanks hold 42 gallons. The back cabin galley has a sink as well. There are 3 batteries, 2 for the engine start and 1 House battery with room and wiring for a 2nd house if desired. There are no through hull water pickups so it is easy to winterize. The engine and hydraulic system are cooled with two Cast aluminum keel coolers. The PY Fubbs is currently in Maryland. The PY Fubbs was built in 1987 as a one-off custom design by Tucker Marine in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was designed to be the fastest paddlewheeler on the Western Rivers and has never lost a paddlewheel
race. The Paddle Yacht has been on the Cheasapeake since 1996 and is currently owned by Jim and Christy Wilson and kept on the Magothy River.
The Paddle Yacht Fubbs is 35'6” long with a beam of 12’6”, a draft of 21” and constructed entirely of Aluminum. She is powered by a single 180 HP Cummins diesel that drives two Hydraulic pumps. Each
Sidewheel is driven by its own Hydraulic Motor. The 9 bucket Paddlewheels are Feathering Buckets that articulate to maximize the power as they pull through the water. Cruising speed is 10 with maximum Speed about 13+. Foreward are two twin berths, a head, shower and sink and in the aft cabin a galley sink and counters. The air horn is reminiscent of a steam whistle and very fitting for the boat. It is often seen cruising around
the Magothy River or Annapolis and has been in several parades in Baltimore.
PY Fubbs Statistics: Manufacturer: Tucker Marine, Cincinnati, Ohio Year:1987 Hull Number TUC247035787 Construction:Welded Aluminum.
LOA:35’ 6”LOW:34’ 4” Beam:12’6” Draft: 1’ 9”. Engine:Cummins 6BT A5.9 2500 RPM diesel 180 HP repowered in 2012. Hydraulic Pumps:(2) Eaton - Phone number removed -
rebuilt in 2012, Hydraulic Motors:Haglund Type 32-03400 (Reidville Hydraulics)Keel Cooler for Engine cooling - no through hull fitting Keel Cooler for hydraulic oil - no through hull fitting Speedometer with paddle wheel pickup Depth finder. Rudder indicator Fuel:(2) at 40 Gallons Water:42 gallons- Batteries:Wired for 4 batteries - 2 House & 2 Starting. Bilge pumps: 4 total, Air Whistle Compressed air, Surrey Top Yellow and White Forward Cabin: Berths 2 single,Head Sink,Shower,Anchor locker forward. Galley in rear cabin with sink, Two watertight bulkheads separating engine room from cabins,Wired for 120V Shore power 20 Amp. ...Read full description