37VT31 Titan
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HIN: OEY370310685 more photos
Hull Laid: June 1985
Yard: Ocean Eagle Yachts, Taiwan
Bow Puddin' 2016
Davits 2008
Owner Bought Sold Boat's Name Home Port
Jerald and Lorre Jones January 2019 Titan Hilton Head, SC
Smokey and Clara Stage September 2007 January 2019 Titan Edenton, NC
Debbie Ellis-Shaw 1996 September 2007 Sir Teady Dover, NH
Ed Parker 1996 Sea Hawk Marblehead, MA
Associated Marine Institutes
Charles T DePuy1 1985 Naples, FL

About the Owners (current and former)

Jerry and Lorre Jones: are from the same home town, Lodi, Ohio. They met in High School and both received Bachelors degrees from Kent State University, where Lorre majored in Graphic Design and Jerry in Aeronautical Science. Lorre worked as a Graphic Artist after graduation until a move to England and two daughters required her attention as a full time Mom. Jerry was a Flight Instructor for the University and upon graduation entered the USAF where he flew the A-10 “Warthog” for 8 years, all in Europe, with tours in England and Germany. He left the Air Force for a position as a Pilot for Delta Air Lines until retiring in 2019 where he was a Captain on the Boeing 737. They currently live in Fayette County, GA and have two daughters and 3 grandsons.

The tug Smokey crewed on as a 19 year old


  • "L" shaped salon settee
  • Galley to port
  • Pilot house has single engine-room floor-hatch to port
  • Pilothouse Teak/Koa Table
  • Engine access through stateroom steps to Dual Racor Filters
  • Stateroom has no seat

Mechanical and Engine Detail

  • Cummins 4BT3.9M 100hp turbocharged diesel engine, 1350 hours (2/06) ***Engine hours: best available info: a posting on lnvt.org at 02/06 showed 1350hrs, Key Stage at purchase 09/07 tach showed 301.5hrs, Jerald Jones at purchase 01/19 showed 912.0hrs. Tach appears to have been replaced prior to Key Stage purchase, estimate at 1400, which would put total time at 2312 for 01/2019.
  • Borg Warner Transmission 2.57:1
  • Engine exhaust system (replaced 03/2019)
  • Vetus Bow thrusters
  • Dual Racor 500 fuel filters, water sensor probes
  • Fuel polishing/transfer system (2008)
  • Oil change pump system (2008)
  • Tankage
      • 180g (approx.) diesel in 3 aluminum tanks: port aft, stbd fwd, and stbd aft (new 2008)
      • 150g water in 2 original stainless steel tanks
      • 30g grey water plastic tank (new 2008) replaces port fwd fuel tank
      • Black water holding tank
      • 2 30lb aluminum LP cylinders
  • SeaStar Hydraulic Steering (with a 150 hydraulic ram)
  • Vacuflush head
  • Pressurized fresh water system with expansion tank
  • Water heater (from 120 VAC or engine cooling water)
  • Heavy duty auxiliary 12V Bilge pump 2008
  • High water bilge alarm
  • Firebox Manual /Automatic Fire Extinguisher System Engine Room (serviced/inspected 02/2019)
  • Slurpee Dry Bilge System


  • Balmar ARS-5 Voltage Regulator
  • Balmar 621-100-SR Alternator
  • Westerbeke 3.5 kW generator
  • Link-20 Battery Monitor
  • 2 200Ah AGM batteries (house bank) and 1 Group 27 wetcells (start bank)
  • Xantrex 40A 120VAC battery charger
  • Xantrex echo-charge 12/24 Volt 15 A


  • Adler Barbour refrigerator/freezer with top and side access (all components replaced 05/2019)
  • 3 burner gas stove and oven
  • New Counter Tops/Refinished Fiddles/New Brass Galley Faucet 2009


  • STD Horizon GX5500S marine VHF
  • Garmin 8616xsv Chartplotter/Sonar Combo (new 04/2019)
  • Airmar B75C 600 watt bronze transducer for depth up to 500 ft (new 04/2019)
  • Garmin GMI 20 Marine Instrument Display (new 04/2019)
  • Airmar DT812 Digital Bronze transducer for above GMI-20 (new 04/2019)
  • Garmin GMR Phantom 24 Digital Pulse Doppler Radar (new 04/2019)
  • Garmin Reactor 40 Autopilot (new 04/2019)
  • Garmin AIS 800 Automatic Identification System Transceiver (new 04/2019)
  • NMEA2000 backbone interface (new 04/2019)
  • Wave Wifi Mbr 550 Marine Broadband Router (new 06/2019)
  • Wave WiFi Cellular antenna (new 06/2019)
  • Wave WiFi Rogue WiFi antenna (new 06/2019)
  • Stryker Golight 30004 LED Remote Control Searchlight (new 04/2019)
  • Seawatch 3019 Marine TV/FM antenna (new 06/2019)
  • Sony AM/FM/CD stereo with speakers in pilot house and salon


  • Lofrans KOBRA Windlass
  • 65 lb Fosfjord anchor with 375' BBB chain
  • 25lb Danforth anchor and 200' of 1/2" nylon rode
  • 65 lb. CQR anchor
  • Seawater washdown bow, new pump 06/2019
  • Fresh hot/cold water in stern
  • Pilot house mounted spot light
  • St. Croix davits
  • Westmarine 9' Roll-up inflatable, new 06/2019
  • Wood mast and boom aft of stack
  • Gaf rigged Steadying Sail on boom
  • 1.5" rails on stern and upper deck
  • Teak storage boxes on upper deck
  • Fuel vents re-routed to port bulkhead above deck, Racor LG 100 fuel/air filters each vent line
  • Camcleat/Fairlead Fender mounts, 3 each port and starboard
  • 2500 lb. 12V remote control winch with accessory battery box, mounted on stack, replaced cable with synthetic winch rope 06/2019
  • LED combination steaming/anchor light
  • LED towing lights
  • Deck lights on spreaders
  • 12 V Mast winch, solar charger for battery box
  • Bow Puddin'

Original Purchase Information2

Date Ordered Buyer Hull Laid OEY's Cost to Build3 Shipping Cost from Taiwan Date Shipped Date Arrived in US Closing Sale Date Misc. Expenses4 Admiralty Ltd. Profit Approximate Delivered Price5
05/21/85 Victory Tugs of FL. 6/85 $60,201.50 $9,791.00 unknown unknown 09/27/85 $1,769.16 $9,170.34 $80,932.00

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