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2004 Gibson 44 Classic

Denison, Texas

$89,500

Very nice 2004 Gibson 44 Classic.

Gibson's Legacy:

The Gibson houseboat legacy has entered into the next chapter of its life as the once family-owner company has been passed on to another family of boating enthusiasts. In March (2017), Kelly and Pam Cawthorne, along with their son Shane and his wife Danielle, purchased the rights to manufacture Gibson fiberglass houseboats.

Gibson boats was started by William C. Brummett in 1968, through Brummett’s houseboating experience back much further than that. By 1990, the company had built more than 6,000 boats and that number just kept increasing until the company was hit hard by the 2008 recession.

Even though they went out of business in 2013, you would still be hard-pressed today to find a houseboat marina that didn’t have at least a few Gibsons floating among the slips. For more than 40 years, Gibson Boats produced a hybrid cross between a houseboat and a cabin cruiser and thanks to the Cawthornes from South Dakota, the Gibson tradition and boating legacy will live on.

  Gibson Owners First

In 2012, Kelly and Pam purchased their third Gibson houseboat, which was a show boat that ended up being the last production model built in the Tennessee facility. Two years ago Kelly and Pam started showing some interest in acquiring the Gibson company and on March 1 the deal was finalized.
“I’ve had two years to really think about it so I have a lot of ideas about what we’d like to change, plus I’ve been listening to feedback from other Gibson owners for longer than that,” said Kelly. “We want to refine the Gibson line and modernize it.“

  Heading North

Just weeks after acquiring the company, the Gibson plant, including all molds, tools, parts and manufacturing equipment, was successfully relocated from Portland, Tenn., to Tea, S.D. The Cawthornes have hit the ground running and are eager to get started.
“We’re going to offer a full production line, but mainly focus on service, fiberglass repair and refurbishing,” said Kelly. “We’ve refurbished houseboats prior to this so that’s what we really want to establish as we get started.”
The family has a history of rebuilding boats in the past as well as successfully running heating and air conditioning companies.
“We have a strong mechanical, electric and plumbing background and I’ve been a boater my entire life,” said Kelly. “My son Shane has the same love for boating and that’s why I wanted to go into business with him.”

courtesy of houseboat magazing

Basic Boat Info

Make: Gibson
Model: 44 Classic
Year: 2004
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: GBN44471E304
Has Hull ID: Yes

Dimensions

Length: 44 ft
Length Overall: 44 ft
Beam: 14 ft
Max Draft: 2'4 ft
Min Draft: 2'4 ft
Dry Weight: 20,000 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Crusader
  • Model: 8.1L
  • Drive Type: V
  • Fuel: Unleaded
  • Engine Power: 385hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 2004
  • Engine Hours: 280
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Crusader
  • Model: 8.1L
  • Drive Type: V
  • Fuel: Unleaded
  • Engine Power: 385hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 2004
  • Engine Hours: 280
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Total Engine Power: 770hp

Tanks

Fuel Tanks: 2
Fuel Tank Capacity: 120 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 240 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 100 gal

Other

Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: V
Boat Class: House Boats

Contact

Rick Lemon, CPYB
Grandpappy Point Marina

Office

Grandpappy Point Marina
132 Grandpappy Drive
Denison, Texas, US, 75020
Tel:903-814-3753
Disclaimer

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.



Standard Equipment
  • Air Conditioner - Cruisair Reverse Cycle (2)
  • Automatic Bilge Pump (2 - Forward & Engine Room)
  • Bath in Lower Stateroom w/Marine Head
  • Batteries (3)
  • Battery Charger
  • Bilge Blower
  • Captain's Chair Hi/Low
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Compass
  • Courtesy Light
  • Deluxe Queen Bend
  • Deluxe Stereo AM/FM/CD
  • Dual 50-amp Service
  • Engine Hatch Assist Lift
  • Extended Cornice w/Halogen Lighting
  • Exterior Convenience Lighting
  • Extra Fuel Capacity (240 Gal. Total)
  • Fire Extinguisher System
  • Flybridge w/Seating
  • Flybridge Windshield
  • Gresh Water Cooling - Salt Water Pack
  • Generator 10.0 kw - Kohler - Low CO
  • Head - Deluxe Design (1-Aft)
  • Head - Par Electric (1-Fwd)
  • Hour Meter (2)
  • Hydraulic Steering
  • Icemaker for Upright Refrigerator
  • Insulated Walls
  • Interior Furniture
  • Lower Stateroom with Twin Full-Size Beds
  • Microwave/Built-In
  • Mood Lighting
  • Overhead Console
  • Phone/TV Installation (2 Locations)
  • Power Monitor (2)
  • Pressurized Hot & Cold Water System
  • Privacy Door Aft
  • Range Electric w/Oven
  • Raw Water Strainer - Engine (2)
  • Raw Water Strainer - Generator
  • Refrigerator
  • Rudder Indicator System/Dual Station
  • Safety Chains - Main Deck
  • Shades/Drapes
  • Sliding Aft Door
  • Spotlight/Dual Station
  • Sunbrella Covers
  • Swim Platform Fiberglass /Metal w/Ladder
  • Synchronizer System/Dual Station
  • Thermal Pane Windows
  • Windshield Wiper (1)
Engine Notes
Twin Screw, Vee-drive, Crusader Engines Multi-Port Fuel Injected, with Fresh-water cooling.
Disclaimer

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.

Additional Contact Information

Please contact Rick Lemon, CPYB

903-814-3753


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