Imagine yourself at the helm, while enjoying the views from the flybridge of MOONSHADOW !
Live, play , relax on this custom 41 foot aluminum hull boat.
Relax while dining on your aft deck.
Moonshadow was purchased new in 1989; then, used for a few years in non-salt water. Due to significant family issues, the boat was hardly used for 15 years. During that time the boat was stored outdoors until the owner decided to donate the boat to a charitable organization. At that time, the organization re-commissioned and delivered it to a marina about 200 miles away. Maintenance necessary for the trip was done, with the transporting captain reporting "no issues".
The current owners had the boat delivered to a marina in Wisconsin, where the rehabilitation started in an indoor facility . In addition to interior work, mechanical items and electronics were installed.
Five months later, the boat was was driven to Vinette Boat Works in Escanaba, Michigan for painting and aluminum fabrication work. Dan & Jeff Branson (brothers known for ship building) worked together to complete the work in 2007. Dan Branson, a marine architect, made the modification designs.
While in the Vinette shipyard, a conversion was made from a direct sewage discharge to two self-contained systems with holding tanks.
Just prior to leaving the shipyard, a Tundra refrigerator, a washer/dryer unit, and a solid surface stove top were installed to compliment the new Solid surface counters & sink. Additionally , while in the shipyard the following were installed:
When the current owners purchased the boat, it was delivered with usage of approximately 300 motor hours and 10 generator hours. While the paint and canvas were in poor shape when the current owners got the boat, the mechanical parts of the boat ( including motors, generators, heating & air conditioning) and the hull were all in excellent shape. The original owners had all work performed by a marina (verified by documentation they provided).
Alwgrip was used to the paint the boat --- Light gray on top, dark gray on the hull and complimented by a dark red accent line. While passerby's can be heard singing "Moonshadow" as they pass by the boat, it wasn't named after a song. Given the gray-on-gray color combination, the boat was aptly named MOONSHADOW.
After 3 years in the shipyard, the Moonshadow was launched and navigated for a 600 mile trip to Port Superior Marina in Bayfield, Wisconsin (the doorway to the Apostle Islands). The trip went smoothly and all systems worked perfectly. Currently, the Moonshadow is docked at Port Superior and continues to spend it's winters in an inside heated facility stored on a custom built $3000 cradle (free with sale of the boat) . New owners have the option of continuing the storage contract.
Exterior parts of the boat were designed to be removable for transportation purposes.
Go to the EQUIPMENT section get a more complete list boat equipment.