37VT18 Oneida
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HIN: HAO370180984 more photos
Hull Laid: September 1984
Yard: Hai O Yachts, Taiwan
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For sale: YachtWorld Listing or contact: Pete Egan at (540) 538-7363

Owner Bought Sold Boat's Name Home Port
Pete and Lori Egan Nov 1991 Oneida Falmouth, VA
Tom Crowley1 1984 Nov 1991 Oneida Brewerton, NY

About the Owners (current and former)

The Egans: In July 1989 I arrived at the Catskill Marina in my 27' 1961 Owens. I'd made the trip from Hampton's Landing on Neabsco Creek (Neabsco Creek is on the Potomac about 20 miles south of Washington D.C.). I was working on the Owens' engine when LARSHOLM #68 came into the Marina. When her owner, Bill Larsson, turned into a slip close by I went over to lend a hand, and to get a better look at his tug! Bill was gracious and invited me back once his guests had gone uptown. The tour was unreal. I had never seen a boat with such detail. It was a year later that I saw a Lord Nelson Tug advertised in an issue of Boat US. On the first weekend in November I flew to Syracuse NY with Phil Gray, a friend of mine, to meet with the tug's owner, Tom Crowley. Phil, a true business man, was my negotiator as I needed a little help to work out the final details. I would have said "yes" to twice the asking price … I really wanted this boat! Phil settled things in a few minutes and now began the wait to pick up the boat. As a teacher I had to wait until June. The next seven and a half months were the longest days I ever remember. The day after school was out I flew to Albany, NY where I met my parents and we drove to Brewerton. Mom dropped my father and me off at the boat. My brother Ed and his oldest daughter Sarah joined us two days later to bring the Oneida home to Virginia … but that's another story.

The Crowleys: I spoke to my mother regarding how they acquired the Oneida. The story goes… Being a large Chris-Craft and Donzi dealer, my parents used to travel the country for various meetings and boat shows. She couldn't remember exactly when, but they were at a boat show in CT in about 1985. My father went to a dealer's meeting and my mother went out on her own to "shop" and look at boats in the harbor. When my father finally found her, she was sitting on the back deck of a blue 1984 LNVT. He said, "There you are! Where the hell have you been?" My mother replied, "I've been sitting right here! If you ever wanted to buy me anything, you can buy me this boat." Well, he looked at the tug and never said another word to my mother. Then, if I remember correctly, it was an early spring day when the tractor trailer pulled into the yard with the tug in tow. To this day, my mother still doesn't know what dealer or broker was used to get the tug to our marina in Brewerton, NY. Our family loved the boat until around 1991 when they sold the marina, the tug and the house on the river… Brian Crowley, September 2011

Layout

  • Galley to port

Mechanical and Engine Detail

  • BMW D150 diesel engine
  • 6 fuel tanks

Electrical

Galley

Electronics

Deck

  • mast aft of the stack

Original Purchase Information2

Date Ordered Buyer/Brokerage Hull Laid Hai O'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
10/24/84 Trade-A-Yacht 9/84 $56,850.00 $11,267.42 11/14/84 12/16/84 12/11/84 $1,940.98 $6,141.60 $76,200.00

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