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1997 Fortier Hardtop Express

Scituate, Massachusetts

$169,500

1997 33' Fortier Downeast Hardtop Express, powered by twin Volvo TAMD42 230hp Turbo diesels.

18 kt cruise. She's in Bristol condition, updated electronics package and always professionally and captain maintained.

This Eldridge-McGinness designed hull is proven for it's sea keeping ability. The molded-in keel and spray rails offer exceptional stability and give her a soft, dry entry into the water. The hull and decks are foam-cored with "Core-Cell" making her the stiffest and strongest boat in her class without adding unnecessary weight. She's equipped with reliable marine electronica and turn key ready for cruising or fishing.

“White Cap” is the highly desired express versions of this seaworthy New England Down east style vessel. She is powered with twin Volvo TAMD42 (230HP each) TURBO Diesel Inboards with just under 2350 hours and well equipped with reverse heat and AC, RayMarine electronics and classic additional options and upgrades throughout. Clean, well equipped and turn key ready to go.

 

Basic Boat Info

Price: $169,500
Boat Name: White Cap
Make: Fortier
Model: Hardtop Express
Year: 1997
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Builder: Fortier
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: 44 FDF33044A797
Has Hull ID: Yes

Dimensions

Length: 33 ft
Length Overall: 33 ft
Beam: 11'8 ft
Max Draft: 2'8 ft
Displacement: 12,000 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Twin Volvo Pentas
  • Model: KAMD 42P-A
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 230hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Aluminum
  • Year: 1997
  • Engine Hours: 2350
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Twin Volvo Pentas
  • Model: KAMD 42P-A
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 230hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 1997
  • Engine Hours: 2350
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Total Engine Power: 460hp
Cruising Speed: 18 kn
Maximum Speed: 23 kn

Tanks

Fuel Tanks: 2
Fuel Tank Capacity: 110 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 40 gal

Other

Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Downeast

Contact

Brian Dwight
South Shore Dry Dock Marine

Office

South Shore Dry Dock Marine, Inc.
76A Front St
Scituate, Massachusetts, US, 02066
Tel:7818204876
Disclaimer

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.

 

Seller personal items will be described and not necessarily included in sale 



Engines
  • The engine room holds standard twin inboard Volvo Diesels that economically produce a cruising speed of 18-20 knots and top speed of approximately 23 knots. The engine room is accessible by a large hatch that lifts hydraulically. For daily service, a small center day hatch with pneumatic lift makes routine tasks a breeze to complete.

 

Engines and Mechanicals

Engine 1: Engine Brand: VOLVO Year Built: 1997 Engine Model: KAMD42P-A Engine Type: Inboard Engine/Fuel Type: Turbo Diesel Location: Port Engine Hours: 2,350 Engine Power: 230 HP

Shaft size: 1.5”

Transmission model # HS1A873171

             Serial # Motor Port Engine: 2204211270, Transmission 3101078410

Engine 2:

Engine Brand: VOLVO Year Built: 1997 Engine Model: KAMD42P-A Engine Type: Inboard Engine/Fuel Type: Turbo Diesel Location: Starboard

Engine Hours: 2,350 Engine Power: 230 HP

Shaft size: 1.5”

Transmission model # HS1A873171

            Serial # Starboard Engine: 2204211267, Transmission 3101079910

Total Power 460 HP Total

Cruising Speed: 18 knots -- Maximum Speed: 23 knots

Engine & Mechanical

  • The engine room holds standard twin inboard Volvo Diesels that economically produce a cruising speed of 18-20 knots and top speed of approximately 23 knots. The engine room is accessible by a large hatch that lifts hydraulically. For daily service, a small center day hatch  to make routine tasks a breeze to complete.

 

  • Vapor Proof Battery Switch (3)
  • Bilge Pump Auto-Manual (2)
  • Eel Grass Strainers
  • Fuel Filter and Water Separators (2)
  • Racor (2)
  • Freshwater Cooling
  • Fuel Tanks Two (2) – 110 Gallon
  • AC/DC Circuit Breakers
  • Bennet Trim Tabs
  • AC/DC Circuit Breakers
    • Battery Condition Indicator
    • Polarity Indicator
    • Underwater Hardware Bonded
    • Bronze Propellers and spare set
    • Rudders – Bronze
    • AQUAMET 22 Stainless Steel Shafts
    • Bronze Shaft Struts with Cutlass Bearings
    • Sound Insulation
    • Federal Flex Couplings

     

    Teleflex Manual engine controls

    Bennett Trim tabs

    Volvo Engine gauge cluster

    Groco raw water sea strainers

    Holding tank w/deck & electric and manual macerator pump out

    Engine room sound insulation

    Racor fuel filters (2)

    (2) Rule automatic bilge pumps

    High water alarm

    Dripless stuffing boxes

    AC electrical system

    12v DC electrical system

    Dedicated engine Start Battery (2)

    Dedicated Ship's Battery bank

    Electrical bonding system

    Xantrex battery charger / 3000 watt inverter

    Battery condition gauge

    35' +/-of 30 amp dockside electrical cable

    Bass illuminated breakered electrical panel

    Voltage meter

    TankTender gauge for fuel, water and waste

    Master Battery shut off switch

    Engine room optional cooling fans

    Engine room optional lighting

    Aluminum decking in engine room

    Two (2) Graco crash emergency bilge pumps

    Three battery multi position switchers (new in 2019)

    Backup emergency offshore hoses, pumps, starters, alternators, filters and more (value $5,500+)

Electronics
  • Flush Mount Cockpit Lights
  • 2 Aft Halogen Spotlights
  • GPS Chart Plotter w/10" Color Screen
  • Raymarine Autopilot w/Hydraulic Steering (Model ST6000)
  • Raymarine Pathfinder Radar w/8" Screen
  • Raymarine Digital Sounder Scanner
  • Raymarine Fishfinder w/6" Color Screen
  • Raymarine Sirius SR100 Weather Station
  • Raymarine GPS Chart Plotter w/10" Color Screen w/Weather Report Interface
  • Standard Horizon Quantum CX500-8 VHF Radio 25 w/FM Receiver
  • Twin Chrome Trumpet Horns
  • Remote Cameras for Engine Room and Aft Transom
  • Shakespeare Omni-Directional Marine TV/FM Antenna
  • Compass - Ritchie

  • Radar - Raymarine -Radar Arch

    GPS#1 - Raymarine with Upgraded transducer

    GPS #2: Standard Horizon

    Depthsounder -

  • Raymarine x 2 Autopilot -

  • Raymarine ST6001 Log-speedometer - Raymarine

    Rudderangle indicator – Raymarine

  • Raymarine

    VHF -Standard Horizon upgrade with 16’ digital antenna 

    BONUS: Two new Raymarine Axiom Pro dual transducers installed and futured for the axiom system (New $5,000 installed)

Deck and Hull
    • Original molded fiberglass hull, refinished w/dark blue awlgrip
    • Simpson Lawrence #500 Vertical winches w/ 1/4" chain
    • Tan fiberglass deck
    • All exterior teak finished w/3 coats of Cetol, Spring 2020
    • Modified V bottom w/hard chines and flared bow and centerline shallow keel
    • Fiberglass cored hull using Airex sandwich construction
    • Teak ladder to the cockpit, starboard and port side
    • Collapsible swim ladder off rear platform w/Teak steps
    • Cetol finished Teak swim platform w/ladder
    • Full rear transom
    • Teak deck box across the stern
    • Varnished teak windshield w/ three windshield wipers
    • Fore deck, stainless steel railing over Teak based bow pulpit and non-skid deck w/stainless hand rails
      • International Navigation Lights
      • Deck Hardware
      • Stainless Bow Chocks
      • Stainless Bow Cleats
      • Stainless Spring Line Cleats
      • Stainless Stern Cleats and Hawsepipe
      • Fuel and Water Deck Plates
      • Forward Deck

    Non-Skid

    Stainless Hand rails port and starboard

     Bridge Helm Deck 

    L-shaped settee

    Pneumatic engine day hatch

    Hydraulic Lift on Engine Hatch for easy engine access

    Murray helm seat (NEW)

    Chart table/storage

    Additional engine room access

    Three skate wing opening zippered eisenglass windows

    Optional inside hard top additional lighting

    Two Fire Extinguishers

    Two Bowmar opening ventilation hatches

    Oregon Scientific weather station

    Non Skid Surface

     Console:

    Edson Destroyer Wheel

    Hydraulic Steering

    Engine Instrumentation 

    Rear Deck

    Non-Skid surface

    Large storage locker / fish hold in deck belly

    Access hatch for rudders and running gear

        • Self-Bailing Cockpit
        • Non-Skid Molded In
        • Removable Aft Deck

     

    Hull & Deck

    • Hull & Deck Construction
      • Core-Cell® Construction in Hull
      • Fully Molded Keel

     

Galley

Standing Galley

  • Hot and Cold Pressure Water

Alcohol double burner stove

Microwave

Portable coffee maker

Hot water heater 12 +/- gallons

Beautiful Teak down below with teak cabinet and drawer storage.

Stainless steel DUAL sink and hot/cold faucet.

Screened opening hatches and ports with shades

Norcold AC/DC refrigerator w/freezer

Paper towel dispenser

Microwave oven

Pantry lockers

Dual stainless steel sinks

Drawer storage

Pressure water system

Overhead opening hatch w/screen

Cutting board

Adult beverage cabinet

Fire extinguisher

Accommodations
  • The Fortier 33’ Express layout features two separate cabins consisting of a forward V-berth with stowage and a main cabin to aft. The forward berth has natural lighting through an overhead hatch along with two ports. In the main cabin to port is the galley and starboard is a hanging locker, the salon consisting of a lowering dinette table and U shaped settee that converts into a comfortable double berth, and rod holders overhead with the main control panel to after opposite of the helm above. To the Port side aft of the galley is the enclosed head with a shower and vanity. Very good ventilation is provided by opening hatches and optional AC/Heat system. Companionway steps lead up to bridge / helm deck.

 6'4" headroom in main cabin, Sleeps 4 comfortably, ample seating AND Storage throughout

  • Master Stateroom cushioned V berth Queen w/filler
  • Screened opening Bowmar hatch with solar air circulator
  • Hanging locker
  • Drawer storage
  • Overhead opening hatch w/screen

 

    • Berths (4)
    • Berth Cushions
    • Forward Bulkhead Shelf
    • Drawers Under Berth
    • Cabin Light – 12V
    • Dinette Table
    • Opening Ports
    • Screens Teak & Holly Sole
    • Teak Louvered Companionway Door
    • Opening Cabin Hatches (3)

 

Main Salon

Screened opening hatches and ports with shades

Marine Air a/c w/digital control (12k BTU)

U-shaped settee

Adjustable dining table

Storage lockers

Drawer storage

(2) Overhead opening hatches w/screens

Side ports with shade and pop in screens

Overhead rod storage

 

Cabin Interior

    • Sharp 700w Microwave Oven
  • Cruisair 3MXII 12,000 BTU Air Conditioning w/Reverse Cycle Heat
  • Fresh Water Electric Head
  • Crown #25 ACTC Marine Head
  • Stainless Steel 6 Gallon Hot Water Heater

 

Safety Equipment
  • 8 life jackets
  • 2 life rings
  • Portable 2 million CW Spotlight
  • Flares, horn, twin kit
  • 3 fire extinguishers
  • Fire and Carbon Monoxide alarms
Additional
    • Brass reading lights
    • 50' water hose
    • 30 amp 110v shore power cord 25' length
    • 6 rod holders in cockpit
    • Ensign and staff for bow and stern
    • Interior/Exterior rod holders on port and starboard
    • 30' Lee outriggers
    • 8 "Rocket Launcher" rod holders on hardtop
    • 6 rod holders flush mounted to cockpit
    • Screens for port and hatches
    • Boat hooks: 
    • 20 kg Delta anchor on anchor pulpit w/approx 200' rode and chain lead
    • Cockpit seat covers w/custom upholstery
    • 8 braided docklines, 4 large fenders w/protective cloth sleeves
    • Complete manufacturers' operating manuals on all systems
    • Custom Toast canvas for entire bridge deck
    • Bennett trim tabs
    • Dual racor 500 fuel filters
    • 2 automatic bilge pumps
    • Seastar hydraulic steering wheel at elevated cockpit steering station to starboard
    • Bronze sea strainers
    • Tank tender gauges
    • Jabsco fresh/salt water cockpit washdown pumps w/hoses
    • Spare set of 4 Blade Bronze Propellers
    • Offshore Spare Parts Kit 

    Outside Equipment & Extras

    Electric windlass

    Rod Holders (12)

    Swivel Out Riggers

    Boarding DC Flood Lighting

    Rear Deck flood lighting

    Forward flood lighting

    Tackle storage

     

    Rear Deck

    Non-Skid surface

    Large storage locker / fish hold in deck belly

    Access hatch for rudders and running gear

    • Self-Bailing Cockpit
    • Non-Skid Molded In
    • Removable Aft Deck

     Hull & Deck

    • International Navigation Lights
    • Deck Hardware
    • Stainless Bow Chocks
    • Stainless Bow Cleats
    • Stainless Spring Line Cleats
    • Stainless Stern Cleats and Hawsepipe
    • Fuel and Water Deck Plates 
    • Saltwater Washdown

     

    Outside Equipment & Extras

    Electric windlass

    Rod Holders (12)

    Swivel Out Riggers

    Boarding DC Flood Lighting

    Rear Deck flood lighting

    Forward flood lighting

    Tackle storage

    Swim Platform with telescopic ladder and hand holds

 

  • NOT INCLUDED: Owner possessions not included (EIRPB, additional dock lines, fenders name boards and other items that may be pointed out.

 

Additional Information
  • Bow Rail and Pulpit
  • Cockpit Boarding Ladder Port/Starboard
  • Deck Pipe
  • Microwave in Galley
  • Cockpit Lighting 
  • Backdrop enclosure
  • V-Berth Filler
  • Radar Arch
  • Custom Electronics Box at helm station
  • Hardtop with Zippered Side Curtains
  • Compass Ritchie FB 500 UPGRADE
  • Saltwater Washdown-cockpit
  • Helmsman Seat with Storage Box and Draws

 

Fortier Boats
  • “Fortier Boats, a local, family owned and operated business, is one of the premier boat builders in the Northeast. Using the well-proven Eldridge-McInnis design, we have been building semi-custom boats for over three decades. The Fortier family uses only the finest materials and workmanship in every boat to meet the most discriminating owner’s needs, including properly incorporated teak elements to provide a “yachty feel” as stated by Powerboat Reports” (Fortier boat company)

 “Her design and construction make the Fortier 33 comfortable in any weather… The Fortier 33 boasts amenities generally found only in much larger boats, yet in a manageable and economical size.” Rod Fortier

 The molded-in keel and spray rails offer exceptional stability and give the boat a soft, dry entry into the water.

The construction of the Fortier 33 is unique to the industry in that experienced craftsmen have laid layers of fiberglass over a Core-Cell® foam core. The result is a very quiet ride, while insulating her against the contrasting cold water and warm air temperatures. The stringers run from bulkhead to transom. The quality of materials and workmanship make the Fortier 33 the stiffest hull in her class. The Fortier 33 has quickly become the most striking boat on the water today.

Although generally used for cruising, it is often equipped to provide the ultimate fishing experience. The Fortier 33 is often imitated, but as with all Fortier boats, maintains an incredible loyal following.

 The Fortier 33 provides live aboard comfort with four distinct areas. The massive cockpit and bridge deck with settee provide for comfortable living and entertaining, particularly with the popular and distinctive picnic boat style aft bench seat. Down below features a large V-berth that can be enclosed as a stateroom. A dinette with settee can be converted to a second berth. There is a fully enclosed head with shower, and full stand up galley with a double, stainless steel sink, a two-burner alcohol stove and refrigerator. Opening screened ports and Bowmar hatches forward provide excellent ventilation to the below-decks living areas. Custom teak is used throughout the boat for trim, including the windshield and rub rails. Teak is generously used down below as in any classy yacht.

 

Disclaimer

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.

 

Seller personal items will be described and not necessarily included in sale 

Additional Contact Information

Contact Brian Dwight 

briandwight64@gmail.com

Text 781-820-4876


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