1979 Cruisers Incorporated Venturer model 241, 25ft (24' 6” centerline), 8ft beam, 260hp Mercruiser Engine, 510 hours, one owner, clean title ready to go.
5 built in drainable live-wells/ coolers (1 with fish aerator).
Large cabin with an opening tinted glass sun hatch and side windows, camper privy, 3 storage compartments, and fishing rod racks.
Large deck, transom, side, and bridge storage compartments.
Full bow and side rails.
Dual windshield wipers.
Dual 52 gallon fuel tanks for main engine.
Full lighting including transom and deck lighting.
Swim platform with fold up ladder.
Swiveling pilot and copilot seats are removable, and the pilot's seat is adjustable forward/ back.
Engine cover has a storage tray built in for lures, pliers, etc.
Tandem axle trailer with electronic brakes.
Additional electronics and equipment:
9.8hp Mercury auxiliary trolling motor with electric and pull start, alternator battery charging system, and helm throttle controls.
Built in 12 gallon fuel tank for auxiliary trolling motor.
Dual battery system for large high amperage group 27 deep cycle batteries.
Remote control spotlight.
Oversized power remote adjustable trim tabs.
Cannon Helmsman remote steering system (allows you to steer the boat via a remote control).
Chart Recorder fish finder.
Loran C Navigation.
Radio direction finder (RDF) with signal strength meter.
Digital surface speed and temperature gauge.
Fish Hawk digital remote speed and temperature system with submersible wireless torpedo transmitters that attach to the downrigger weights (this system allows you to see the speed and temperature deep down under the surface where your lures are).
Liquid compass (lighted).
Scentry gas vapor detector.
All the antennas for the radio and navigation equipment.
The boat has a removable Kee Klamp and pipe frame system built for putting a large tarp over the boat when storing it.
Powerwinch electric winch system for trailer.
This boat was fully working and everything functioned at the time it was winterized and has been stored for years always covered up with many tarps in our driveway (all canvas canopies, vinyl seat cushions, cabin cushions, fishing gear, life preservers, anchors, bumpers, flares, flaregun, fire extinguisher, and most of the bridge electronics were removed prior to the boat going into storage and kept indoors at our house to preserve them). The hull has no leaks, cracks, or stress fractures. We have the owners manual, keys, canopy storage covers, and all the original documentation that came with the boat.
The boat rides high in the water when under power and is able to confidently conquer even the biggest great lakes waves with ease. We tried our best to maintain this boat over the years with hopes of getting it back on the water someday, but now with my father's failing health we simply lost the time to use it. This boat probably wouldn't take much time or expense for a couple of handy guys to restore it to beautiful condition, and with a little TLC and polishing it would be a real headturner.
It was primarily used for salmon fishing and the ESLO and LOTS derbies on Lake Ontario during the 80's through the early 90's, it was used on Seneca Lake fishing for trout, we took a family trip from Seneca lake through the canal and St. Lawrence Seaway to the Thousand Islands and back, we went fishing a few times at Henderson Harbor and Mud Bay, and it was last registered in 1993.
The boat needs to be cleaned and maintenance needs to be done as far as would be expected of a stored boat of this age. The fuel lines and rubber exhaust tubing need to be replaced, the tanks need to be pumped out, and it needs new batteries. The fabric along the back deck side compartments and the fabric headliner in the cabin need to be reglued in place. Sound deadening material was added to the engine compartment and cabin floors, in some places it has started to come off and may need to be removed or replaced.
Also included is some spare parts including propellers, a brand new fuel pump, carburetor gaskets, etc. The fishing gear for the boat is available for sale also, which includes 4 Big Jon Professional downriggers, 2 Big Jon downriggers for side planer boards, downrigger weights, fishing poles, and much more!
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