Good morning.  My wife and I just had our offer accepted on a 47 Commander that lives in St. Paul MN.  We are flying out this weekend to do a visual inspection.  All things goes as planned and we will follow up with surveys and eventual breaking down and shipping.  We have been in contact with Bob Allred and he is working on a quote.  Any and all advice is welcome as we want to make sure she makes the journey with as few obstacles as possible.  Thanks in advance.  I’m sure there will be plenty more questions.  Thank you.

John and Kim Leavell

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Congratulations! I’ve been watching this boat too and love it! I love my 47’ but would trade up to a Cummins powered one if there is ever one this nice on the east coast! If anybody has any leads - let me know!

HI John,

Just curious how you made out? Did the survey go well? Also very curious on the details of shipping her west.. We have been looking for a 45/47 but limiting ourselves to the east coast/great lakes area in order to get home to New England in a reasonable amount of time via water. Never really considered the over land option so very curious on how it works out for you..


The initial hull survey is this Friday. The sea trial and mechanical survey is scheduled for the 4th of May. If everything goes well, we will have it loaded on the 13th and hopefully splashed down by Memorial Day weekend. The boat will have to be broken down including the hard top and windshield. We
found a company that will break it down, transport and put it back together once it arrives in Idaho. Will keep you posted. Cheers.

Hello John:

Oh WOW, where was this beauty hiding all these years.  This is a 47' Commander with a redefined great awesome look to it.  My very best wishes to you and your wife on your acquisition and may it all go well on the surveys.

Jim Rivas

Thank you Jim. We can’t get it home fast enough. We have a slight delay due to flooding in the St. Paul area, but should still
stay on schedule. We were happy to have found her. Will update as we progress. Cheers!

can we get some moving pictures and cost of transport?? please

How about an update?

Good morning, Happy Easter. We have accepted a bid to transport the boat from St.Paul MN. To Lake Coeurd’alene from Bob Allred with S and K yachts. We are waiting for the Mississippi River to go down so we can launch and finish the survey with a sea trial. I flew out last month and the boat is amazing. She needs a few cosmetic items such as toe rail teak varnish and a cut and buff, but she is in amazing shape. We are taking advantage of the delay to have the bottom painted. We will be in MN for the sea trail May 8th if all goes well and have it scheduled for transport starting May 8th. Bob is going to break it down on the MN end and put it back together on our end. We don’t have a lift on this end that can handle a boat that big so we will have to crane it off and into the lake. We are beyond excited. Will keep you updated once we sea trial. Thanks. John
Sorry, the cost is around $26k for transport and prepping on both ends.

26k sounds like a good price for all involved. I am not sure if i understand, you say you are waiting on sea trials but seems you are putting $$ into her already. Have you already bought the boat? 

You are correct, we are putting $ into the boat as we wait. This is our third boat with the last being a 41’ President. I am not too worried about this boat passing out sea trial
and survey. We only have a finite amount of time, if something is wrong, we will negotiate it. I am willing to kiss away 3500.00 in hopes of everything working out than having to pay twice that much to get the bottom painted here. We just don’t have the facilities to move that boat around. We are having to hire a 180 ton crane just to off load this boat and put it into the water. With that being said, I need everything as it needs to be before we drop it in. With the flooding that has been happening in St. Paul, the launching has been delayed to the point where there won’t be time between the 8th and loading on the 13th to paint the bottom and let it cure properly. After looking at the boat, I am confident it will be making the trek back to our slip. As my wife says, the only way we aren’t buying this boat is if it is on Fire. Lol.

Best of luck hoping it goes smoothly for you. 

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