New listing on this 55' Gibson 5500 Houseboat 2004. Powered by twin Crusader 8.1 MPI engines. This houseboat has it all. Added upgrades make this boat one you will not want to miss, including upgraded Garmin electronics, upgraded sound system, newer canvas, and an added BoatSafe heater in bilge. Attention to detail is evident in the engine compartment with meticulous labeling of all lines and hoses, making routine maintenance a breeze. The expanded water filtering system and extra house batteries allow for extended stays away from the slip with plenty of hot showers and no sacrificing any of the creature comforts of home. This houseboat has it all! New pictures coming soon!
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Front Shear w/docking lights
FX23 Aluminum Fortress Anchor
100' Nylon Rode
12v Lewmar Windlass w/remote switch at lower helm and toggle switching on the bow
Windlass has dedicated battery and charger
Jabsco remote searchlight
2 - Atwood V1250 gph bilge pumps w/manual and automatic switching
Bottom painted, buffed and waxed spring 2012; in excellent condition at time of listing
3 - Cruise Air marine air units; reverse cycle 16,000 BTU each
BoatSafe engine heater
Adequate lines and fenders
Fusion stereo sound system with five sound zones on the boat, two of which are inside the cabin (one in the main living area, the master stateroom, the upper deck inside the enclosure, one mid deck, and one lower aft deck.) This system features AM, FM, iPod or iPhone, Aux, and Sirius options. The system has its own Wi-Fi router on board to allow control from any iPhone from anywhere on the boat.
Large BoatSafe heater for engine compartment
Halon automatic fire extinguisher
Battery isolator for all batteries in engine compartment
All lines and hoses are labeled for easy identification.
Fuel flow measurement system to provide fuel flow and usage data at the Garmin GPS stations on both upper and lower helms, which provides fuel flow (rate), fuel used, fuel remaining, and distance remaining.
Extra fuel filters are installed in addition to those on the engines.
Hot water is available to aft deck outdoor shower, using lake water heated by instantaneous hot water heater.
Aft deck washdown added
Dinghy Davit hoist is electric, controlled by wired remote that connects at the aft deck providing both up and down hoisting of dinghy.
Boat has full motion Satellite TV antenna and receiver, allowing two zones (two different channels can be played at the same time, with two boxes.)
Full motion tv: all tv stations can be viewed either at dock, underway, or at anchor.
Boat utilizes a sophisticated digital tank level measurement and monitor system, which reports tank levels in percent of full.
The galley features a modern residential style faucet on the sink. In addition, a sea water wash down faucet allows the use of lake water for rough rinsing of food in order to save usage of fresh water stores. A third faucet at the galley sink features a PUR water filtration system, providing safe and good tasting drinking water, which eliminates the need to bring bottled water onto the boat.
All raw water intakes have valves and brass filters added by current owner.
There is a lakewater outdoor shower on the aft deck, using an instantaneous hot water heater to provide warm water for the shower, allowing for more showers without draining freshwater tanks, which allows for longer time at anchor.
In addition to the raw water intake filter for the shower, the current owner has installed a secondary filter to provide cleaner shower water.
Aft deck lakewater washdown system as well as one on the foredeck using two independent systems/pumps. This provides unlimited water for washing down the decks while at anchor or traveling.
Separate battery charger for the engines and generator batteries in the engine room.
Boat utilizes a heavy duty Magnum battery charger and inverter for the ADDED house battery bank of 4 each 4D deep cycle batteries. This is located in the "basement" in a fully enclosed container which is vented to the outside.
Two large breakers for inverter/charger.
Garmin GPS 4208 system has two identical independent display units, one at each helm.
Garmin GHC 10 autopilot system has two hard wired stations, one at each helm. Both are fully functional. This system features a wireless remote system which functions from anywhere on the boat, allowing for true "hands free" steering and single handed operation.
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.
Exclusions: Any and all items viewed on the vessel that are not on this listing sheet should not be considered as part of the vessels inventory at the time of closing.
239 Jetty Drive
PO Box 102
Grand Rivers, KY 42045