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65' Custom Steel George Sutton 1988 65-foot Luxury Schooner

  • Price: $389,000
  • Model Year: 1988
  • Boat Ref: 6220726
  • Location: Saint Augustine FL, United States
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  • Broker Name: Melanie Neale
  • Tel. 305-807-4096

65' Custom Steel George Sutton 1988 65-foot Luxury Schooner


Traditional steel Sutton-designed schooner with ALL the modern luxuries, JUST refitted by Howdy Bailey Shipyard in Norfolk, VA.  EVERYTHING is new or refitted. Brand new electronics, appliances, sails, and more!

She is a custom 65' steel George Sutton-designed pilothouse schooner. Originally built in 1988 by Mark Treworgy, she was recently completely rebuilt by the well-known and highly respected Howdy Bailey Shipyard in Norfolk, VA. Her current owners spared no expense on the refit, spending over $900,000. Nearly every system was replaced, the hull sounded and reinforced and painted, and  the interior was refinished with the utmost attention to luxurious detail.

With a 6.5' draft and 61' mast height, "Sir Creeper" can cruise the IWC and Bahamas easily, but she's built to take you around the world. Her traditional rig is complemented by all new sails, and she has every modern convenience one could want.

You can own her for half of the cost of the refit! Recent survey available upon request.

Recent upgrades include:

  • Two American Diesel 6n140 Engines installed 2015
  • NEW 12.5kw Perkins/Stamford Generator installed 2015
  • Two Eclectic Energy Wd Generators D400 installed in 2015
  • NEW Pryde Sails: main, foremast, staysail, and headsail for a total sail area of 1,880 square feet, new in 2015
  • Cherry interior
  • Imperial walnut cabin sole
  • Granite galley counters
  • Stainless steel appliances & fixtures
  • LED lighting throughout
  • Samsung 42" TV
  • Bose sound system in salon, cabins, pilothouse and on deck
  • Sea Glaze Offshore pilothouse windows installed 2009
  • Newfound Metals portlights installed 2009
  • High Grade 2 part epoxy paint undercoatings w/ Awlgrip top coat added in 2009
  • Headhunter Water system with 2 heads, holding tank, & pressure pump installed in 2010
  • Two Cruise Air 16,000 BTU Heat pumps w/ Force Ten Water Heater
  • Prosine 300w Inverter/Charger
  • Bass Electrical Panel & Heart Link 2000 monitor installed 2011
  • Six Surette Rolls 12 EHD 4000 Batteries for 375 Amp Hours, 1530 cold crank amps, 1913 marine crank amps per battery installed in 2012
  • Entire exterior top coat was sanded and more undercoatings w/new Awlgrip top coat were added in 2014
  • Masts, Booms and Spreaders were fabricated, painted and rigged in 2015
  • Mack sail covers and lazy jack system new in 2015
  • Simrad electronics: 4G broadband radar, NSE-12 chart Plotter Depth, VHF, Compass, hydraulic autopilot,WM-3 Sirius Satellite Weather radio, NAIS-400 Class B, AIS Icom M802 SSB Radio, ALL NEW IN 2015
  • Kahlenberg DOA air horn/compressor, new in 2015
  • Two 3-bladed bronze propellers, new in 2015
  • Sea Post captain's chair, new in 2014
  • Vetus hydraulic system w/ 12" bow thruster, new in 2015
  • Maxwell 4000 hydraulic windlass, new in 2015
  • Rocna 70kg/154lb anchor, new in 2015
  • Ech2o Tech 32 GPH Watermaker 2016

Overall, over $800,000 in upgrades have been done in the last few years! Call me! Let's go see her.


  • Full SpecsOpen or Close
    • Builder: Howdy Bailey Boatyard (refit)
    • Designer: George Sutton
    • Construction: Steel
    • Length: 65 ft
    • Beam: 17' 0"
    • Max Draft: 6' 6"
    • LOA: 65 feet
    • Bridge Clearance: 61 feet
    Speed and Distance
    • Double Berth No.: 4
    • Cabin No.: 2
    • Head No.: 2
    • Number of Engines: 2
    • EngineType: Inboard
    • Engine(s) Make: American Diesel
    • Engine Model: 6N140
    • Engine Year: 2007
    • Engine Fuel: Diesel
    • Engine Propeller Type: 3 Blade
    • Engine Hours: 200
    • Engine Horsepower: 280.0 hp
    • Fuel: 1 x 1800 gallons
    • Water: 1 x 300 gallons
    • Windlass: Electric
    • Electrical Circut: 110 V
  • DescriptionsOpen or Close


    Every detail on the interior of this boat has been finished to highly luxurious standards. From the cherry and mahogany to the beautifully tiled showers, the galley, which has more space than many household kitchens, the washer & dryer, and will be cruising in comfort and style.

    Upon entering the pilothouse, there is a comfortable settee which can fold down into a bed large enough to sleep two. You have a complete 360-degree view though large pilothouse windows, and it's an easy setup for trading on and off watch on an overnight passage.

    Stepping below, the large galley is to port and the nav station/laundry room is to starboard. The washer and dryer are full-sized. Leading aft beside the galley is a walkway to an oversized workshop, which is a craftman or mechanic's dream come true! See the photos! The aft cabin has two double bunks, its own private head and shower, and can provide guests with luxurious quarters all to themselves.

    The salon is equally luxurious, with custom barstools, intricate woodwork, a hutch for storing crystal and glasswear, and a large salon table which can lift to make a dining table or lower to b a coffee table.

    Moving forward, the master stateroom is massive, with a queen-sized bed and its own beautifully tiled head and shower, as well as a separate vanity and sink. Closet space and storage space is plentiful, and one could live aboard with ease.

    Among the amenities are: 

    • Master Stateroom Forward w/ Queen Berth
    • Master Head w/ Shower
    • Aft Stateroom has 2 Double berths and Sleeps 4
    • Pilothouse Settee Sleeps 2
    • Guest Head w/ Shower
    • Clothes Washer
    • Clothes Dryer
    • Garbage Disposal
    • Ice Maker
    • Kenmore Refrigerator
    • Refrigerator/Freezer
    • General Electric 4 Burner Electric Stove w/ Oven
    • Microwave
    • Water Heater
    • Pressure Water
    • Built In Coffee Maker


    Twin 2007 American Diesel engines, 140 HP each, for a total of 280 HP. This boat will move!

    Engines are 2007, and were completely serviced in 2015. They each have UNDER 200 HOURS!

    Model: 6N140

    Cruising Speed: 8 knots @ 1800 RPM


    • Simrad Autopilot
    • Satellite Electric Compass
    • Simrad Depth Sounder
    • Simrad Direction Finder
    • Hailer
    • Intercom
    • Simrad Radar
    • Icom SSB
    • Simrad VHF
    • West Marine VHF
    • Rudder Angle Indicator
    • Siimrad Satellite Navigation
    • Simrad Speed and Direction Logs
    • Bose Stereo
    • Samsung TV
    • Bose Video Recorder
    • Cell Phone Booster System
    • AM/FM Antenna

    Electrical System

    • 12 Volt System
    • 110 /220Volt System
    • Surette Rolls Batteries 4000 series 375x 6 amp hour
    • Battery Parallel Switch
    • Automatic Battery Charger
    • Dockside Electric Cables
    • 12.5 KW Perkins/Stamford Generator w/151 hrs.
    • 2 Eclectic Energy D400 Wind Generators

    Ground tackle & deck

    • 154 lb. Rocna Anchor
    • Maxwell 4000 Hydraulic Windlass
    • Anchor Davit
    • Bow Pulpit/Rails
    • Side Stanchions/Lifelines
    • Bridge Curtains
    • Aft Deck Curtains
    • USCG Safety Pac
    • Steel Decks
    • Freshwater Deck Washdown System
    • Manual Dinghy Davits
    • Large S/S Gas Grill
    • Fenders/Lines
    • 17 Life jackets
    • Navigation Lights
    • Spreader Lights
    • Swim Platform
    • Swim Ladder

    Sails and rigging

    • Schooner rig w/ manual winches
    • Full cut marconi sails (not gaff-rigged) on mast and foremast
    • Roller furling headsail w/ hank-on staysail
    • Sail covers and lazy jack system by Mack sails.
    • Wire S/S Standing Rigging
    • NEW Pryde Sails--1,880 square feet (main, staysail, foresail)
    • Profurl Roller Furling jib
    • Aluminum Spars Deck Stepped
    • Lewmar 55 Winches-2 Self tailing


    • 2 Reverse Cycle Cruise Air 16000 BTU ea.
    • 3 Bilge Pumps-Automatic & Manual
    • Vetus 12" Hydraulic Bow Thruster
    • Bridge Controls
    • Engine Alarm/Engine Emergency Stop
    • Manual Fire Extinguishing System
    • Fresh Water Cooling
    • Fuel Filters
    • Electric Heads with holding tanks
    • Hydraulic Wheel Steering
    • Regal-Beloit Corp Transmissions
    • Ech2o Watermaker 32 GPH-768 GPD

    Broker's Note

    When I first saw "Sir Creeper," I stopped and stared. She is that kind of boat--an impressive beast of a cruising schooner, with steel-toughness but also grace and beauty. This would be the boat of my dreams if I were cruising around the world with my family, and I hope that it can be the boat of YOUR dreams.

    Call me! 305-807-4096



    • Depthsounder
    • Wind speed and direction
    • Navigation center
    • Plotter
    • Autopilot
    • Compass
    • GPS
    • VHF
    • Computer
    • TV set
    • DVD player
    • Radio
    • CD player
    • Cockpit speakers


    • Battened mainsail
    • Furling genoa


    • Steering wheel

    Inside Equipment

    • Bow thruster
    • Electric bilge pump
    • Manual bilge pump
    • Battery charger
    • Air conditioning
    • Heating
    • Hot water
    • Fresh water maker
    • Washing machine
    • Oven
    • Microwave oven
    • Marine head
    • Electric head
    • Refrigerator
    • Deep freezer

    Electrical Equipment

    • Shore power inlet
    • Generator
    • Inverter

    Outside Equipment/Extras

    • Wind generator
    • Cockpit cushions
    • Swimming ladder
    • Davits


    • Mainsail cover
    • Genoa cover
    • Lazy bag

  • Broker InfoOpen or Close

    Additional Contact Information

    I'm always looking for great listings for my clients! Please contact me if you have a boat you would like to sell!

    Melanie Sunshine Neale
    Licensed & Bonded Yacht & Ship Salesperson


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