1982 Huckins 78' Motor Yacht "Sea Bound"

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78' Huckins 1982 "Sea Bound"


SEA BOUND, by design, is a unique, handsome, sleek, 2 cockpit, 2 salon, 2 stateroom motor yacht. Huckins has built famous boats and yachts for corporate executives and built some of the famous PT Boats of WWII for over 90 years. Incredibly, this yacht can attain a 30 knot max speed, but more uniquely, can cruise at 22 knots for almost 900 nautical miles non-stop. Impressive! Her AIREX construction makes the hull extremely strong and lightweight.

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SEA BOUND, by design, is a unique, handsome, sleek, 2 cockpit, 2 salon, 2 stateroom motor yacht. Huckins has built famous boats and yachts for corporate executives and built some of the famous PT Boats of WWII for over 90 years. Incredibly, this yacht can attain a 30 knot max speed, but more uniquely, can cruise at 22 knots for almost 900 nautical miles non-stop. Impressive! Her AIREX construction makes the hull extremely strong and lightweight.

The current owner has invested over $350,000 in 2019/2020 to upgrade many mechanical and electrical systems. The previous owner also invested approximately $300,000 in upgrades during the prior two to three years. New CAT C18 Engines were installed in 2006. The original build design parameters were for a strong high speed yacht that could run non-stop from Galveston, Texas to Key West and the Bahamas.  

Her layout offers 2 Aft Deck seating and dining areas - the first is a lower cockpit; the second is a larger semi/fully enclosed raised cockpit that can be fully enclosed with Eisenglass under its hardtop. She also has 2 full salons - the first is the combination salon and raised pilothouse; the second lower formal salon is large and very comfortable. A day head is located off the main salon. There are 2 staterooms with en-suite heads.

There is some PT Boat DNA in SEA BOUND. According to Soundings magazine, June 16, 2017: Three companies built PT Boats - The Huckins Quadraconic hull was the best around in terms of ride quality and sea keeping. The Quadraconic hull is as free from pounding as any displacement hull. (Soundings magazine) “The hull has a fine entry, so when running at semi planing and low planing speeds, the sharp forefoot does a fine job slicing through the chop. The Huckins is certainly a better boat offshore than the voluminous floating condos populating many marinas.....”

SEA BOUND is a one-of-a-kind, large motor yacht with beautiful, unique lines and design. She boasts a 30 knot performance and unusual 900 plus mile range at 22 -23 knots. Performance and looks set this yacht apart from other yachts. She is currently professionally maintained and is truly a turn-key yacht!


Starting aft, the aft deck features a hydraulic swim platform and large cockpit with new awnings and access to the engine room. Up two steps is the spacious and open second aft deck area that can be open or fully enclosed with Eisenglass under its permanent hard top. Up two more steps is the expansive bridge/helm area with an informal salon that is fully enclosed and climate controlled.

The main deck features 3 separate indoor and outdoor entertainment spaces with panoramic views at each one. The cockpit and aft deck are a great place to read a book, entertain, cook the days catch, and have dinner or cocktails. The bridge gets plenty of light through the large windows and is equally as impressive.

The lower deck has two double staterooms with en suite heads (one fwd and one aft), plus a separate day head, a large formal salon and copper clad galley. She has all of the comforts of home with luxury finishes & linens throughout. Her interior is calming with white walls and wood accents.

Salon and Galley (Mid Ship)


  • New carpet (2020)
  • New TV
  • New brass fixtures
  • New wallpaper
  • New upholstery (curtains, chair, sofa)

Galley (just aft of the salon)

  • Teak and holly floors
  • Copper back splash
  • Huge S/S fridge and freezer
  • New dishwasher
  • New Wolf Mini oven
  • New Breville mini oven
  • New 4 eye GE cook-top with griddle
  • Access to electrical/equipment room and washer/dryer (starboard side)

Dayhead (forward)

Just fwd of the salon to starboard is a dayhead for guests.

Master Stateroom (Aft)

Just aft of the galley and down 3 steps is the master stateroom that features English Oak woodwork and two over sized twin berths. Cedar lined hanging storage to starboard and built in drawers with his and her nightstands center.

En suite head with separate shower to port.

  • New carpet (2020)
  • New upholstery (bedspreads and curtains)
  • New flat screen TV

Guest Stateroom (forward)

Forward of the salon and three steps down to port features two over sized twin berths with cedar lined hanging storage and built in dresser storage with TV.

En suite head with separate shower forward of the twin berths in bow.

  • New Carpet
  • New Upholstery (bedspreads and curtains)
  • New TV

Cockpit and Aft Deck (Sundeck)


  • TNT Hydraulic swim platform (2017)
  • Custom bench with storage underneath & new cushions (2017)
  • (2) Kenyon electric grills (2017)
  • Fridge cabinet and sink cabinet (2018)
  • New teak (2018)
  • 4 LED underwater lights
  • Awning (2020)
  • Access to engine room

Aft Deck (Sundeck):

  • New carpet (2020)
  • Cabinets, ice maker & TV (2020)
  • New teak (2018)
  • New cushions & Sunbrella fabric (2018)
  • New Marquipt boarding ladder (2017)
  • New zip up Eisenglass (2018)

Bridge/Helm Electronics

Enclosed Bridge:

To port, L-settee, table and wet bar (sink, ice maker, fridge, cabinet storage for liquor and cups). To stbd, TV/cabinet and settee, and staircase that leads to the lower deck.

  • New teak and holly floors
  • New ice maker
  • New cushions and Sunbrella fabric
  • New carpet (2020)


To port, settee for two, Captains chair center, storage cabinet and electronics.

  • Flexsteel Capt. chair
  • (2) New Garmin touchscreen 12" and 15" multi-function chart plotters
  • New Garmin GPS antenna
  • New Garmin HD Radar (48" Open Array 24 mile)
  • New Garmin autopilot
  • New Garmin fwd looking sonar
  • New wireless WIFI booster
  • New router
  • New 23' Shakespeare Ocean Master antennas (2020)
  • New ICOM M605 and M506 VHFs


  • 12/24V
  • Forward Genset: 30 KW Northern Lights M964 (2684 hours)
  • Aft Genset: 33 KW Northern Lights M984 (2881 hours)
  • Wesmar Bow Thruster - electric (48v, 4 standard AIG batteries)
  • 8D house batteries (new 2020)
  • Glendinning Cable master (4 - 2 to starboard, 2 to port, 50 amp)
  • 5 bilge pumps
  • 6 A/C handlers - all new with digital controls (new 2020)
  • Vacu-flush toilets (rebuilt 2020)
  • (2) Holding tanks: 35 gal fwd (plastic), 50 gal aft (plastic)
  • (2) 4 ton chillers - new January 2021


  • Twin C18 CATs, 1001 hp @ 2300 RPM 
  • Aluminum fuel tanks: Main 2000 gal, Aux 750 gal
  • Water tank: single 245 gal
  • Black water tanks: forward 75 gal; aft 40 gal
  • ZF 1.5-1 transmissions
  • Halogen fire system
  • New PSS dripless shaft system
  • Fuel polishing system

2019/2020/2021 Upgrades

  • Brand new 4 ton chillers (replaced January 2021!)
  • Upgraded air conditioning system (6) new air handlers with digital controls
  • New fresh water system, pumps
  • Steering system upgraded, and replaced including new pumps, hydraulic lines, cooler
  • Engine room rebuilt to modern specs with new floors, hatches, etc.
  • New Headhunter fresh water system
  • Replaced crazed glass and port lights
  • Installed new modern electric windshield wiper system
  • Replaced and updated electrical bonding system
  • New LED engine room lighting
  • New modern black water tank
  • Installed new additional VHF radios, autopilot, GPS, SAT phone, antennas
  • Replaced all air conditioning air handlers throughout the boat and added digital controls
  • Installed 4 new HD televisions
  • New carpeting throughout
  • New furniture throughout boat
  • New pumps - fresh water, air conditioning salt water, air conditioning cooling circulated
  • New aft deck awning
  • New life line in railings
  • Rebuilt all vacuum flush head system
  • All hydraulics for TNT lift fully serviced
  • New bottom paint, prop speed, zincs (August 2020)

2017/2018 Upgrades

  • TNT hydraulic swim platform
  • Paint hull, decks, topsides
  • Teak and holly decks in helm lounge and stairs
  • Teak decks Sun room, cockpit, swim platform
  • Cockpit grills, fridge cabinet, and sink cabinet
  • Sun room cabinet and seats
  • 2 ice maker in sun room and helm
  • Cushions and Sunbrella fabric at sun room and helm
  • Brass fixtures
  • 4 underwater lights
  • Interior wallpaper
  • Interior soft goods
  • Galley appliance 
  • 4 flat screen TVs
  • Garmin electronic (2 chart plotters, GPS antenna, auto Pilot, forward Sonar, KV5 SAT antenna, wireless extender, router)
  • MarQuipt boarding ladder
  • Eisenglass on aft deck
  • Fusion stereo
  • Teak deck chairs
  • Custom bench in cockpit

Reasons to Buy this Boat

  • It's one of a kind. 100% custom. No one else in the world will have the same boat as you.
  • It's fast!
  • Incredible range at high speed - 900 miles @ 22 kts.
  • It's Capt/ maintained
  • Over $650,000 in refit and upgrades in last 3-4 years
  • It's an Airex composite hull
  • It has beautiful unique lines and design. A real head turner!
  • It has two generators and newer engines.
  • 2 salons, chef's dream galley, 2 outside decks
  • Multiple entertaining areas.
  • Huckins Quadraconic hull results in smooth ride at displacement speed, planing at extremely low speed, highly seaworthy vessel.


The following items are not included in the sale of SEA BOUND:

  • Tender
  • Some chairs
  • Art work
  • Any of Owner or Captain's personal affects


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.