CARPE DIEM is a well maintained 1988 model President 37 aft cabin motor yacht. with twin 250 hp diesels She was custom built to the exacting specifications of her first owner as are all President Yachts.
President Yachts International has been manufacturing high quality luxury yachts since 1968.The smallest being the President 37 and the largest being 150 ft super-yachts. With 150 skilled craftsmen, designers, engineers and support staff President has built and exported over 1,200 yachts from its facility in Taiwan to Europe, Australia, Japan, the United States and China.
Powered by twin turbocharged 250 hp Detroit V8 diesels she cruises at 9 - 9.7 knots while only sipping a thrifty 5.5 gallons of diesel an hour. Based upon fuel consumption many consider her a trawler although she can get up and sprint along at 16 knots when you're in a hurry. With an 8kw Westerbeke diesel generator she is self sufficient on the hook.
With all of the comforts of home, including air conditioning Carpe Diem is the ideal live-aboard and the right vessel for a trip; whether a great loop, a trip down the ditch to Florida or a short trip offshore to the Bahamas, CARPE DIEM is up to the task.
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There is a generous V-berth guest cabin forward with an ensuite head for privacy, lots of louvered teak cabinetry for storage, a vanity and an overhead opening hatch for light and ventilation, your guests won't want to leave.
Heading aft, up a step to port is the U shaped galley with a large stainless steel sink, an apartment sized 12volt/120volt refrigerator/freezer (2009), a 3 burner electric stove with oven, a microwave, lots of storage and generous counter tops. It's about as easy to prepare a meal on board as it is at home. To starboard on the same level, is a dinette with bench seating fore and aft which comfortably seats 3 people on a side. The large teak table can easily be lowered with a unique geared table leg to become a double berth when necessary.
Up two more steps is the main saloon. Facing forward is a a small convertible sofa which becomes a double bed. There is an upholstered chair and a large teak counter separating the main saloon from the galley below. In the main saloon to starboard is the inside helm station with full instrumentation and controls which is unique to Carpe Diem as most of this model only have the upper helm. The raised captain's chair is available for seating or as the helm chair while underway.
At the aft end of the main saloon which extends across the width of the boat is a a set of steps up into the aft deck and another set of steps down into the aft cabin.
The aft cabin has loads of louvered teak cabinets, a large mirrored vanity and an ensuite head with a stall shower. There is a center-line queen size bed with lots of storage below it. There is a large hatch above for light and ventilation and both fixed and opening ports for additional light and air.
Taking the steps up from the main saloon brings you to the generous aft deck which spans the width of the boat. There are exits port and starboard to the side decks which lead to the bow. and steps up to the huge fly bridge/upper helm station. There are sturdy rails all around the perimeter of the aft deck and a full canvas and Eisenglass enclosure. The Eisenglass can be unzipped and rolled up for air on nice days or left down when the weather is bad. there are deck chairs and a double deck chair as well as a couple of low tables for resting drinks or snacks.
Up a short flight of steps from the aft deck is the fly bridge with bimini and a full enclosure. There is seating for 8 people using the large bench at the back and the smaller benches to either side of the fixed helm chair. There is full instrumentation for the captain including the separate radar and chartplotter and a remote for the electric windlass. The captain has a commanding view of the foredeck, the bow and what's on the horizon when operating the vessel from up here.
Potential purchasers should assume that any items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht. These specifications are believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed. Specifications are provided for information purposes. Data was obtained from sources believed reliable but is not guaranteed by owner or brokers. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his/her agents or his/her surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes or withdrawal from market without notice.