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1997 Center Console Essex 30

location icon Milford, United States
Year 1997
Length 30 ft
Builder/Manufacturer Essex Boat Works

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“Escort” is an exceptional example of a downeast style center console.  The craftsmanship is the equivalent of Hunt, Hinckley, Rybovich, Buddy Davis or any other custom yacht. She was designed in a collaboration between Ernest Libby and Young Brothers and then custom built by Ted Lahay to very exacting specifications to be a great sea boat with excellent stability. She is powered by the reliable Caterpillar 3120TA that gives her the muscle to move her 12000 LB . "Escort’s" paint and bright work absolutely gleam!  Engine and systems have been maintained with an open checkbook and she has had the attention of craftsman with the specialized skills to keep a vessel of this quality in exceptional condition. This is a vessel for an extremely discerning yachtsman that is capable of appreciating the craftsmanship and beauty of a custom creation.

This is not your typical run of the mill center console. If that is what you want you need to look somewhere else.

If you are a true Yachtsman with an eye for beauty this could be the vessel of your dreams!


Year Built 1997
Category Power
Length Overall 30 ft
Beam 10 ft
Max Draft 3'6 ft
Cabins 1
Electrical System 110 V
Construction Fiberglass
Hull ID YBFB30034L696
Drive Type Direct
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 420 hp
Cruising Speed 18 kn
Maximum Speed 25 kn
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 248 gal
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 30 gal
Holding Tanks 1
Holding Tank Cap. 12 gal
Displacement 12,000 lb

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Catapiller
Model: 3126TYA
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 420hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Bronze
Year: 1997
Engine Hours: 1730
Engine Location: Center
Additional Information

Berth and head forward.

Baitwell and fishbox.

Transom Door

Swim Platform

7.5 kilo SS Bruce anchor with SS chain and rode.

Fortress FX-11 anchor chain and rode.

Blue Sea Charger (2018) with remote display.

Siren Marine MTC remote cellular Monitor.

Rolls 8G 512-290 AGM Batteries  (2018)

Ongaro A-23 12V horns

Seaward 6 gal water heater.

Scanvic Transome.

V-Berth Cushions  

Helm Cushions

Forward deck cushions 

Covers for the exterior brightwork 

Custom Miller Marine fitted winter cover with frame.

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.
Additional Contact Information

Please contact Peter Thorsby on his cell phone for more information.

Cell; 203 981 0145