1985 Feadship 87' Yacht Fisherman "COMANCHE"

"Feadship SOLD"

87' Feadship 1985


"COMANCHE" has graciously been donated to AMIKids; a nationally recognized charity with a 50 year history in the marine industry. AMIKids is offering Comanche on a three year lease with option to those qualified. Please ask Broker for additional details.

Sold by the listing broker to the current owners 24 years ago, "COMANCHE" remains an icon in yachting circles. She was built as the second of two GALLANT LADY Feadship Sportfisherman. At the time of her build there were no larger pedigree “Yacht Fisherman” on the water. While the market has dictated newer larger and faster Sportfisherman none have the class, grace or quality of a Feadship. Largely in fact to her original design only systems have been upgraded. Her original Feadship features remain. Your chance to “own an icon.”

Atlantic Yacht & Ship, Inc. is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Gilman Yachts of Ft. Lauderdale, Inc.. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel

Full Details

Boarding COMANCHE is over the covering boards from a fixed dock or through the transom door from a floating dock.

The Cockpit is immense with a centered offset pedestal fighting chair and double central steps the Salon flanked by all the freezer, bait prep, tackle storage you would want.

The counter balanced doors open to a large Salon with seating groups both port and starboard. An updated LED TV faces the starboard side sofa area. The Galley is to port forward and discretely masked by the fine joinery. To starboard is additional concealed freezer space. Centerline steps lead to the four cabins below. All four cabins are en suite: First to port is a twin lower bunk cabin with oversize berths. Opposite to starboard is an over under cabin with two outboard berths. Next forward is the Companionway Laundry Center with an updated Whirlpool washer and separate dryer. 

Opposite to starboard is the Fourth Cabin used for the crew with upper and lower berths outboard.

All the way forward is the Master Cabin with a centerline king berth, small settee and a very large head and shower not usually found on yachts of this size, let alone a Convertible Sportfisherman. 

The enclosed Pilothouse is accessed via a ten step ladder from the Cockpit. There is an abundance of seating plus there is an observation deck aft with two swivel fish chairs as well as an aft control station for fishing. 


The Salon is entered via a centerline counter balanced door. The first impression is of a huge open one level area that stretches 26 feet forward to the three panel windshield forward. This area includes the Galley which blends into the Salon and is unobtrusive as a Galley can be!

Large fixed side windows allow huge amounts of natural light. Electric light filtering Roman shades provide some privacy, full black out shades port and starboard and aft provide full privacy. 

Immediately to starboard upon entering is a large U shaped leather settee to seat six people. The forward corner has a built in end table with a decorative wood table lamp above. In front of the sofa is a high low cocktail/dining table with two hinged leaves at the ends.

To port aft are two oversize built in upholstered chairs separated by a built in end table. Just aft of the table is the Salon’s entertainment electronics to include a Yamaha AV receiver with Blue Tooth connectivity, six channel Surround Sound, a Direct TV HD DVR, receiver, an Audiovox DVD player and two USB charger outlets for phones/iPads.  

Next forward is a bar area with a lit liquor locker, a Whirlpool Wet-Ice icemaker and glass storage for wine, champagne, hi ball and cocktail glasses. All of these elements are hidden and blended into the cabinetry. 

Facing the couch is a newer Samsung 46” LED TV that can be hidden behind tambour doors as desired. 

Overhead in the Salon Galley area is rod storage for up to 25 rods. Also overhead in this area are 14 LED lights, a smoke and fire sensor plus five Bose mini cube speakers.

The sole is carpeted with a recent neutral tone plush carpet.

Galley (Portside)

The Galley is next forward to port but very much open to the Salon. 

The shape is in a rectangle making the best use of the available space.

The countertops and sole are in Black Galaxy granite. A timber sea rail surrounds the countertop and is the only separation between the Galley and the Salon. 

Galley equipment includes:

Deep under mount double stainless steel sink

Instahot water faucet

Filtered drinking water faucet

Removable spray faucet

Slide out trash receptacle/cabinet

Side by side custom stainless steel refrigerators with wood faces

Full Jenn-Air oven & Ceran top 4 burner cooktop w/central exhaust fan all hidden in cabinets & under hinged top granite countertops

Popup Kenmore microwave/convection oven disappears when not in use

(7) Cabinets, several w/slide out shelves

(5) Drawers

(5) Additional overhead rod holders forward

(12) Overhead LED lights

Garbage disposal

Electric window shades & black out curtains

Galley (Starboard)

To starboard is an extension of the Galley that again flows forward from the Salon. Behind cabinets are two matching stainless steel freezers, similar to the refrigerators to port, four cabinets, two pegged for dish/saucer storage, one fore and aft. Above are two drawers forward and two aft.

This area benefits by the same large side cabin windows with electric Roman shades. Above are nine LED lights and the vents for air conditioning delivery.

Centerline Companionway

Seven carpeted steps below the Galley area is the Accommodation area with four en suite cabins arranged as follows: twin lower Guest to port, twin upper/lower Guest to starboard, twin upper/lower Crew next forward to starboard and the opulent Master Cabin forward.

The Companionway has raised panels of washed oak timber to match the cabin doors. A new Whirlpool Laundry Center to starboard. The sole is carpeted. Overhead are three LED lights and a smoke/fire sensor.

Forward just before the Master Cabin entrance is a hinged step to the forward bilge area under the Master Cabin. Built in shelving allows for weeks of ship’s stores and spares. This area is well lit, encompasses the bow thruster tube and hydraulic pump as well as the forward tank tops. Also in this area is a safe.

Spend a few minutes in this area and you will start to see how stout this yacht was built, what piping in lieu of rubber hoses looks like and above all the fact that the original quality is still very evident even in areas not usually visited by an owner.

Portside Guest Cabin

Entered from the aft end, looking forward are twin oversize 34” wide lower berths with a three door nightstand between.

The upholstered headboards are set upon three mirrored panels with a sconce style reading light above each berth. The upholstered headboards wrap around the outboard side of each berth.

Outboard of the outboard berth are two three shelf cabinets in enclosed book matched timber, flanking a fixed dead light with a removable storm cover and two sliding storage drawers below. At the foot of the outboard berth is an auto lit hanging locker with two drawers below. Each berth also has two large storage drawers below the bed.

The aft bulkhead at the foot of the berth is mirrored with a centerline sliding timber door into the en suite Head. Overhead in this cabin are five LED lights, two stereo speakers and a deck hatch )with a wood black out cover) for ventilation.

The AC has digital controls and the sole is carpeted. 

Portside Guest Cabin Head

Just aft of the cabin is the private Head. The vanity has two cabinet doors with three drawers between. The granite countertop has two LED backlit sinks and a pearlescent tile backsplash that matches the sole.

Four mirrored medicine cabinets above the vanity offer an abundance of storage.

The stall shower has a hinged obscure glass door, glass tiles on the walls, sole and overhead, a handheld or wall mounted shower fixture and a light.

Also in this cabin is a Head Hunter full size toilet, an AC vent, heated towel bar and a fixed obscure glass dead light with weather cover. Pleated shades cover the dead light. The overhead is mirrored and has six LED lights.

Starboard Side Guest Cabin

Entered via the forward end there are two bunks outboard. The upper bunk is 31” wide, the lower 35”. Below the lower bunk are two drawers. Above the lower bunk are four sliding storage cabinets. Each berth has a sconce type reading light.

Inboard at the head of the berth is an auto lit hanging locker with two drawers below.

At the foot of the berth is a matching auto lit hanging locker with two drawers below. Above the berth are three two shelf storage lockers each side of a fixed dead light with a removable weather cover and pleated shades.

Inboard is a chest with a pullout writing shelf, matching slim drawer plus four additional drawers, two of which lock. Above is a mirrored panel and two additional lockable cabinets. 

Aft is the sliding door to the en suite Head. Above are four LED lights as well as a ventilation hatch with a wood blackout cover.

Starboard Side Guest Cabin Head

The en suite Starboard Side Guest Cabin Head has a timber vanity with a cabinet, hamper and three drawers below. The marble countertop above has a decorator Kohler sink and faucets with a stone backsplash surround. Above are three mirrored medicine cabinet doors.

The shower has a hinged obscured glass door, 12” marble tiles to match the countertop, an obscured glass dead light with a removable storm cover, a handheld or wall mountable fixture, a light and an exhaust fan.

Also in the Head is a Head Hunter toilet, mini mosaic tile sole, mirrored overhead, AC vent and four LED overhead lights.

Starboard Side Crew Cabin

Next forward is the Crew Cabin with twin upper lower berths along the outboard hull side. Each berth has a reading light. Just inboard is an auto lit cedar lined hanging locker with three drawers below. Below the lower berth is a single drawer. Above the upper berth is a fixed dead light with a removable weather cover. 

Above are two Led lights. Also in this cabin is a digital AC control, smoke/fire alarm and a carpeted sole. 

Access to the en suite Head is aft.

Starboard Side Crew Cabin Head

One step down the Head has a mosaic tile sole. The vanity has one cabinet below and a granite countertop above with an under mount glazed sink above. Above is a medicine cabinet with two tube lights either side. The marble tiled shower has a split Lucite door, a handheld or wall mountable shower fixture and a light.

The toilet is a Head Hunter model. Also in the Head is a mirrored overhead, three LED lights, an AC vent and an exhaust fan.

Master Cabin

The Master Cabin is all the way forward but well isolated from the “bow noise” due to the expansive Bosuns locker forward and storeroom below. 

All the way forward is a king size berth on centerline. An upholstered headboard is set upon four large mirrored panels. Twin sconce type reading lights flank the berth. Above is a large mirrored soffit with two additional LED reading lights. At the foot of the berth are two large drawers. Built in cabinetry both port and starboard serve as nightstands. Three top loading storage cabinets are on each side.

Next above a mirrored panel are three cabinet doors surrounding the fixed dead light with removable storm shade. Rather than curtains or drapes a timber panel slides down to make the dead light completely disappear into the surrounding cabinetry.

Next aft to starboard is a two person settee with an accent light.

The storage to port matches that to starboard except instead of the settee, there is a full length hanging locker with an auto light followed by a half height hanging locker with two drawers below.

At the foot of the Cabin is a cabinet with a Samsung 28” LED TV, a Yamaha, bookshelf style AM/FM/CD stereo behind a tambour door and a small refrigerator below. Next outboard is the entrance to the Master Head.

Above is a ventilation hatch with a timber blackout panel, ten overhead Led lights and Bose stereo speakers. Also in the Cabin is carpeted sole, two digital AC controls and a smoke/fire sensor.  

Master Head

The vanity in the Master has two cabinet doors below, three drawers and a hamper. The exotic stone countertop and designer sink are very special. Three opening mirrored medicine cabinets offer lots of storage. A vanity light is forward. 

The sole is mini mosaic tile with a marble border and wains coating behind the Head Hunter toilet. Slightly aft is a half height cedar lined hanging locker and three drawers below. The shower has a clear tempered glass door and is huge! There is a large seat, 12” marble tiles and a wall mounted gold plated Graff shower fixture. The sole is nonskid.

Also in the head is an AC vent, mirrored overhead, a heated towel bar and seven LED overhead lights.


Oversize varnished cap rail, aft to coaming boards

Teak decking from windlass forward

Ideal windlass w/devil’s claw

Poole 180 lb. galvanized anchor mounted through hull, portside, w/stainless steel surround, 300’ 5/8” chain, w/high pressure chain wash

Fortress spare anchor

Bosuns locker w/ladder to access fender, line & hose storage, 5’ 10” headroom, receiving box for anchor chain

Twin solar powered vents into Bosuns locker

AC air handler dedicated to Bosuns locker

DC lighting in Bosuns locker

Welded stainless steel bow rail extends aft to forward end of house

Dual spring line cleats w/chaff guard strips on the cap rail

Bow pennant staff at rail centerline

Marquipt 1700 lb. telescoping hydraulic davit

Marquipt custom tender chocks

International Navigation lights

(3) Hinged deck hatches

(2) Givens 8 man life rafts in canisters chocked on bow

Aluminum steps in house front for access to Pilothouse windshield

Stainless steel handrail below Pilothouse windows

Stainless steel handrail at house sides

Forward Textulene windshield cover


2006 17’ Maverick HPX flats boat w/2005 90 HP Yamaha 4 stroke outboard

Casting platform

Nav lights

Battery switch

Battery tender/charger

Console steering

Lenco trim tabs

Garmin 740S fish finder/plotter

(6) Rod holders

(2) Poles

Icom M24 VHF w/DSC

Frigid Rigid cooler

Spectre brand lifting harness

Popup cleats


Live well

Catch wells


Teak planked sole w/wide waterways

Teak wrap around covering boards

Top mounted port & starboard stern hawse pipes w/cleats below

Padded coaming bolsters all around

Varnished teak transom

Large walk through transom door w/gate

(2) Hinged flush under deck stainless steel recirculating live wells

(2) Under gunnels gaff lockers w/100 amp plugins, DSC connection & general storage

(7) Stainless steel rod holders in coaming boards

2 Step step box w/fire hose within

Varnished teak aft house bulkhead

Varnished teak cabinets portside w/3 door stainless steel refrigerator/freezers below & (3) hinged top chill plates above

Varnished teak cabinets, starboard side, w/(3) tackle drawers, electrical fuel shutoff valves, fire pull w/Jenn-Air vented grill above. Furthest outboard is a high capacity ice chipper w/a hinged top.

48” Wide centerline steps to Upper Salon, split to hinge to Engine Room access to port w/centerline stainless steel railing

(3) Overhead AC lights in brow

(4) Overhead DC lights in brow

(2) JL 2 Stage overhead speakers in brow

Garmin 5008 touchscreen plotter/sounder to starboard

12 Volt electric reel outlet

24 Volt electric reel outlet

(2) Lumitec LED down lights in brow

(10) Step stainless steel & teak ladder to Flybridge

Custom offset pedestal varnished fighting chair w/(4) place rocket launcher in backrest

Counter balanced varnished dual entry door to Salon

Custom Pipewelders 41’ triple spreader outriggers

Aft Bridge Observation Deck

Teak decking

Starboard side Helm Station w/wheel, electronic controls, start/stop key switches, Robertson rudder angle indicator, ABT thrust control

Stainless steel double aft rail w/(4) rod holders

(2) Pompanette ladder back fish chairs w/removable cushions & cover

Throw ring w/retrieval line

Dual counter balanced stainless steel sliding doors into enclosed Pilothouse

(2) Overhead lights in corners



Forward of the Observation Deck through counter balanced doors is the enclosed Pilothouse paneled in satin teak. Just inside the door to port and starboard are two curved leather curved settees with triangular tabs. Each settee seats two to three people and has a large storage drawer below on each end.

The expansive helm console is centerline but open to walk around both port and starboard.

In front of the helm is a nine foot wide settee upholstered in matching tan leather. 

Furthest forward under the large three panel windshield is a series of seven cabinet doors, housing the Flybridge electrical panel, KVH Tracvision and mini V SAT consoles with an APC uninterruptable power supply, a Whirlpool Wet Ice icemaker, sink and general storage. 

The sole of this area is varnished teak and holly.

Overhead are nine LED light fixtures and a smoke fire detector.

Also in this area are twin 26” Samsung LED TV’s wired for TV and also connected to the yacht’s navigation screens. Interior screen mesh panels can be installed for sun protection when needed.

Helm Equipment includes:

6” Danforth Constellation compass

CAT CAT-Vision color engine display

CAT (sturdy) single lever electric engine controls

CAT start/stop key panels

CAT fully independent backup controls

CAT “Station Active” synch/troll panel

Simrad AP 70 autopilot

Maretron DSM 200 GPS

ABT joystick bow thruster control

ICOM M604 VHF w/DSC & remote mic

Furuno RD-30 data/GPS

Simrad RI35 rudder angle indicator

Hydraulic steering pump controls w/alarm panel

Trim tab controls


Standard Horizon hailer

(3) Wiper/washer controls

CPU processor w/16” Stealth.com color monitor & keypad

Garmin 5212 plotter/fish finder/radar

Kenwood AM/FM/CD stereo

Chart book locker

Dual digital AC control

Recaro matching leather helm seat w/folding footrest

Weems & Plath barometer

Weems & Plath thermometer/hygrometer

Weems & Plath clock w/tide clock

Active AIS system

Pilothouse 12V DC panel w/(12) breaker protected circuits

Pilothouse 24V DC panel w/(12) breaker protected circuits

Pilothouse 120/240 V DC panel w/(12) breaker protected circuits

Navigation light panel w/normal & backup power supply

Furuno Nav Net VX2 system

Transis Navigation Suite

Koopnautic stabilizer control panel

Head Hunter LCD gauge panel for all liquids

Coach Roof Equipment

6’ Garmin XHD2 open array 72 mile radar scanner

4’ Furuno open array 48 mile radar scanner

Aluminum mast for second radar

(3) Flag halyards on mast

Small ventilation hatch forward

(3) Double arm windshield wipers/washers


18 Step Pipewelders tuna tower

Tower Deck is 10’ wide

Molded in FRP console pod

CAT electronic single lever engine controls

CAT electronic LCD gauge panels

ABT bow thruster control

Hydraulic power wheel steering

Full 8’ wide buggy top

Kahlenberg Five trumpet chrome air horn w/signal light

(4) 500 Watt Quartz tower lights

Ensign staff from tower sole

Flip up 3 person seat

Teaser reel

Garmin 5212 GPS/radar/fish finder

Simrad AP70 autopilot

CAT independent backup panel

Ritchie 4” Powerdamp magnetic compass

Icom M506 VHF w/DSC & remote mic

Furuno FD33 data/GPS

Maretron weather receiver

Furuno GPS sensor

Garmin GPS sensor

SMX weather receiver

(4) Electronics breakers

KVH HD-7 Tracvision antenna

KVH V-7 Trac Phone antenna

Engine Room

Entered via a doggable door below the lift upstairs

Twin CAT C-30 12 cyl. engines 1550 HP each, installed during 2005 refit

Full CAT gauge panel w/start/stops

ZF 2050 Marine Gears, 2.519 to 1 reduction gears w/electronic trolling feature

Updated “Rubber Design” engine mounts

Aircept crankcase ventilation

Aircepts on generator

4.5” Stainless steel shafts

Aluminum stern tube w/Tides Marine dripless shaft seals

Nibral 5 blade 43” x 43” main propellers

Hydraulic steering system beneath Cockpit

Metcalf Marine exhaust, hard coat epoxy stainless steel exhaust risers w/fiberglass piping to aft exhaust

Sound Down mufflers on generators

Naiad stabilizer system w/   sq. ft. fins

Stand pipe style sea chests w/crossover valves

220 Volt bilge pumping system w/(6) manifolded pickups & crossover to 220 volt

220V Fire pump as a secondary backup

220V Fuel transfer system w/manifold & Tuthill flow meter

220V Oil change system w/Quick disconnects on mains, generators & marine gears

HMX sewage treatment system

75 Lb. Halon fire suppression system

220 Volt fire pump

120,000 BTU Aqua Air chilled water AC system for vessel’s interior

(2) Davey 240 Volt freshwater pumps

Head Hunter 24 volt DC freshwater pump

Remote mount Galley refrigerator compressor w/digital temp selector

Remote mount Galley freezer compressor w/digital temp selector

Rheem fiberglass 60 Gallon hot water heater w/circulation pump

1300 GPD Matrix watermaker

Air compressor system for Engine Room

Tank tender gauges for fuel, water

Workbench, bench grinder

Fresh oil tank

Used oil tank

Racor fuel filters

Engine Room exhaust blowers

Color coded Pipe identification system

Diamond plate decking

ABT 20 HP bow thruster driven from PTO on inboard generator

220 Volt fuel transfer pump

220 Volt air compressor

Air conditioned Engine Room, (2) units

Head Hunter graphic display for freshwater, grey water, (3) fuel tanks

20 Station audio visual alarm panel for engine/ship’s systems

5 Drawer Craftsman toolbox

(5) Fluorescent overhead light fixtures

Bow thruster hydraulic supply reservoir

Stabilizers hydraulic supply reservoir

Dual Racor 1000 fuel filters for each engine w/vacuum gauges

(2) CAT coolant recovery bottles

Audible alarms for exterior freezers

Day tank


12/24 Volt DC systems

120/240 Volt 60 Hz AC systems

Northern Lights MP-445T Lugger engine 55 KW generators, 5611 hours

Northern Lights MP-445T Lugger engine 55 KW generators, 5673 hours

Sentry 24 volt 60 amp battery charger

Sentry 12 volt 60 amp battery charger 

(2) 100 Amp shore cord connections (aft)

Engine Room 220 volt “breaker panel” #1 w/(36) breaker protected circuits

Engine Room 220 volt “breaker panel” #2 w/(33) breaker protected circuits

Analog volt & amp meters for shore, gen 1 & gen 2

Frequency meters for both generator outputs

(2) Selector switches for port gen, shore, starboard gen

(1) Selector switched for port or starboard 100 amp supply

Main input breakers for gen 1, gen 2, & shore power

Engine Room 12 volt breaker panel w/(5) breaker protected circuits w/analog volt meters & (2) source selector switches

Engine Room 24 volt breaker panel w/(12) breaker protected circuits w/analog volt meters & (2) source selector switches

Electrical panels built by Rietschoten & Houwens, Rotterdam

(8) 12 Volt batteries under sole

Weseman 104 amp transformer in aft bilge area

Capac 5030 corrosion monitor

Generator load bank

August 30, 2018 Bottom Inspection

In an effort to remove one possible impediment to a sale, COMANCHE was hauled for a bottom inspection/ultrasound. A “Defelsko” ultrasonic thickness gauge was used to test over 572 different carefully graphed stations in the underwater hull area by a noted local surveyor.

In addition the props were pulled, Prop Speed added, shaft run out measured at the taper “in place”, all four strut bearings measured. 


1) No apparent wastage or pitting the aluminum

2) Antifouling in good condition

3) Epoxy barrier coat was adhering well to the hull plating

4) Shaft run out tolerance less than .003

5) Bearing tolerance less than .020

See photos labeled 8/30/18 Bottom Inspection


During 2005 COMANCHE received a complete Engine Room redesign and refit. Work included new engines, transmissions, generator, exhaust systems, pumps, HVAC systems and much more! At that time many of the boat’s electronic systems (AV and navigation) were updated as well. 


Sold by the listing broker to the current owners 24 years ago, COMANCHE remains an icon in yachting circles. She was built as the second of two GALLANT LADY Feadship Sportfisherman. At the time of her build there were no larger pedigree “Yacht Fisherman” on the water. While the market has dictated newer larger and faster Sportfisherman none have the class, grace or quality of a Feadship. Largely in fact to her original design only systems have been upgraded. Her original Feadship features remain. Your chance to “own an icon.”

"COMANCHE" has graciously been donated to AMIKids; a nationally recognized charity with a 50 year history in the marine industry. AMIKids is offering Comanche on a three year lease with option to those qualified. Please ask Broker for additional details.

As a part of the required material improvement the Foundation has spent has spent over $200K on the following updates:

1) Bottom paint, cutlass bearings and prop speed 9/20

2) Engine services to include aftercooler, heat exchanger, transmission cooler and oil cooler cleaning, new raw water pumps, oil filter, zincs $21K 8/20

3) Full generator services 8/20

4) AC raw water piping and valves replaced 9/20

5) One new AC chiller, 4 new air handler 9/20

6) Various survey items corrected


While every effort was made to list all pertinent included equipment aboard COMANCHE, there are some personal belongings aboard. Prospective purchasers should assume any item not specifically mentioned herein will not convey at closing.