Well not exactly free, but as about as close as you can get. Buy this seaworthy longtail boat built here on the island, have fun, explore the islands and nearby marine park, camp on deserted beaches, fish, dive, cruise, even sleep on this little beauty, and when you’re done with her, sell her for what you paid for her and be on your way ! That’s having your cake (fun) and eating it too !!
This boat is built of “Mai Dtakien”, sure it’s expensive, but it’s the best boat building timber you can get. Not available on the island, this timber was specially ordered and shipped over from the mainland. This boat will last a lifetime. She has a 5.5 meter keel and is 7 meters overall length. Unlike most island longtail boats she is designed with an upright prow like the big fishing boats that really cuts through the waves, rather than slapping into them.
The power plant is an ultra reliable petrol burning Honda 20 H.P. V-twin 4 stroke that is just one year old. Most boats this size use an 8 or 11 H.P. motor so you’ve got plenty of power to spare. It’s coupled to a Daihatsu gearbox, built by “Sowit” the best engineer on the mainland, giving forward and reverse gear. This is the only boat on the island with a gearbox. Standard Thai longtails have a dual chain with sprocket setup that slings oil, needs constant adjustment, and they are really more trouble than they are worth, although they are very cheap and this is why the Thais use them. Again the gearbox is more expensive, but well worth it for reliability and no hassles in the long run. Reverse gear is really handy for backing away from that hidden coral head when you need it too !
Other accessories include electric starter with manual backup, all stainless steel longtail drive shaft and engine mount frame, 28 liter fuel tank, removable tarp to keep the rain out, this has two heights, parking height as pictured, and when raised you can sleep under it as well. There is also a sun screen that can be put on for daytime cruising. Annual painting and maintenance was just completed one month ago so she’s ready to go to sea needing nothing more than fuel in the tank !
Comes with free boating instruction and tips for great cruises around the island.
So come get your free boat, have a helluva good time, and become the Sea Gypsy you’ve always wanted to be.
You can contact me by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org , and I will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
Oh yeah, almost forgot, the investment in tons of fun is $2299.00 U.S. Dollars (Thai baht also acceptable) It’s priced so low for a quick sale so don’t hesitate !
HAPPY BOATING !!