55′ Hacker-Craft Bridge Deck 1926


Dan Wood Crow's Nest Yachts

Dan Wood

(206) 719-1800


Full Specs

ModelBridge Deck
Vessel NameName of Boat
Beam13′ 3″
Draft3′ 9″
Hull MaterialsWood
Fuel Capacity250 gal
Fresh Water Capacity220 gal
Cruising Speed10 knots
Top Speed13 knots


Number of Engines2
Total Horsepower240
MakeCummins B5.9M

Additional Information

Family owned for 70 years, covered moorage and 2 major refits. This classic is ready to go anywhere. Reliable newer Cummins re-power. All systems go and bilge dry as a new boat.

The Bo-Peep II was designed by John Hacker of the Hacker-Fermann Company of Detroit, Michigan and was built by the Defoe Boat and Motor Works of Bay City, Michigan in 1926.

The hull is a full displacement type and is very similar to the Hacker-Craft speed boat hulls of the era. It is very clean and efficient. The hull construction is mahogany planking over oak frames. The foredeck is white pine tongue and grooved with canvas. The side and aft decks are teak planked. The bright work exterior and interior is Honduran mahogany with a varnish finish.

She has always been maintained as a private yacht and in the same family since 1951. We know she has been moored under covered moorage since then and is currently in a boathouse.

The history of Bo-Peep II is well documented as well as is every change of ownership. The original owner documented the Bo-Peep II  and today her USCG documentation is one of the longest in the USA without a name change.

The current boathouse and moorage are available separately.

Basic Specifications

Cruising Speed: 10 knots
Max Speed: 13 knots
Length overall: 60’
Max Draft: 3’ 9”
Beam: 13’ 3”
Fresh Water Tank(s): 1 x 220 gal (stainless steel)
Fuel Tank(s): 1 X 250 gal
Cabins: 3
Single Berths: 5
Double Berths: 1
Heads: 2


Saloon/Dining Owner’s stateroom: 1 double and 1 single berth

Guest stateroom: 2 large single berths

Forward (crew) cabin: 2 single settees (or bunks)

Head (forward crew)



Head (aft between staterooms)


Head (aft between staterooms)




Small bathtub


Princess 1200 electric stove/oven

Small microwave oven

U-Line SS95-03 ice maker

Norcold DE-461 (115 vac w/12vdc backup)

Stainless steel double sink


Helm compass

Wide settee

Paper chart drawers under settee

Electrical circuit breaker panels (1 AC & 1 DC)

Emergency equipment lockers

Heat/Cool for living areas

4-Cruisair heat/cool (reverse cycle) units independently controlled for wheelhouse; saloon; fwd cabin; aft staterooms

Other (engine room appliance)

Spendide 2000 vented washer/dryer


2 Cummins B5.9M 120hp ea. natural aspirated diesel 1993. 120 hp each. 2,400 hours on engines.

2 Morse controls

2 Stewart-Warner mechanical engine oil pressure gages

2 S&W mechanical engine water temp gages

2 S&W mechanical engine tachometers

Drive System

2 TwinDisc 506 Deep Case 3.79:1 reduction

2 S&W mechanical transmission drive oil pressure gages

2 DriveSavers isolators

2 Propellar shafts: Crucible Aquamet

2 Propellars: Bronze Michigan Wheel 4-blade

The shafts, propellers and struts are painted with PropSpeed anti-fouling coating

Steering System

Single helm wheel

Vetus 1701 Rudder angle indicator

Single 316L stainless steel rudder/sleeve

Steering cables (P&S) 3/8″ 7×7 twisted SS strand (New in 2003 during refit)

Emergency tiller


Original 5-inch Ritchie liquid compass/bearing binnacle

Original Chelsea clock

Original barometer

Original fog bell

Original foghorn (manual)

Buell-Stromberg twin trumpets (15″ & 18″)

10″ One-Mile Ray searchlight

Electronic Navigation (Primary)

HP Laptop Computer Win-XP

TheCAPN Nav program

Auto-Coupled steering via NEMA0183 interface w/Robertson autopilot


Nolan NM 42U multiplexor

SeaCAS AIS Receiver

FURUNDO 1815 Radar

SIMRAD DDX100 speed/depth display

SIMRAD DDX105 wind display

Standard DS20 depth sounder (backup)

Auto steering system

Robertson AP 300DLX Control

Robertson J 300X-40 Junction

Robertson RF300 Rudder feedback

Robertson Simrad RFC-35 Fluxgate Compass (Primary)

Robertson RC-300 Fluxgate Compass (backup)

Whitlock Drive Motor

Electronic Navigation (Secondary non-integrated)

Any Laptop Computer with Nav Program

Connected to Garmin 76DGPS or The Garmin 76DGPS hand held (stand alone) with external antenna.

Communications (Marine VHF Transceivers)

Standard Horizon Matrix AIS GX 2100 DSC w/Shakespeare Galaxy 5229 Antenna

and Furuno GP 37 DWAAS GPS (DSC Position)

Standard Horizon OMNI 2341 DSC w/Shakespeare Galaxy series antenna


Shakespeare 2020 Omni directional Marine TV/FM antenna

External Cable TV and Landline receptacle for dockside connection.

Water Systems (Waste)

Forward and Aft VacuFlush Toilets on independent vacuum pumps

Holding tank approximately 26-gallon stainless steel serving both toilets

Dockside standard deck pump-out fitting

SeaLand Tank Watch III quantity lights

Water Systems (Fresh)

2-110 gallons each 3/16-inch stainless steel 316 grade tanks with quantity sight glasses

Two independent presssure pumps

(115VAC pump and 12VDC pump).

Deck fill from either side of the boat.

Village Marine water maker

SeaTech plimbing with manifold.

Water System (bilge)

4-Primary bilge sections each with a Rule 2000gph 12vdc pump w/float switches

2-sumps in each of the 4 bilge sections connected to a 25-gpm Jabsco 6050 self-priming pump (emergency pumping)

Manifold to select single or all bilge sections and the potable water tanks to empty overboard

Shower drain pump-out

2-propeller shaft stuffing box drip sumps

Fuel System

2-125 gallons each 3/16-inch in stainless steel 316 grade with individual deck fillers and quantity sight glass gages

2-Racor Lifeguard Fuel/Air separators on the tank vents

2-Racor 900 primary fuel filters for the engines

1-Racor 900 for the fuel polishing system w/Oberdorfer pump

1-Racor 500 for the generator

2-Stewart & Warner 12vdc primer/bleed pumps

2-FloScan fuel monitoring electronic engine tachometers

Main Electrical (240vac 50amp single phase) Shore Power

240 vac single phase 50 amp “4-wire” shore power (w/voltage “check before connect” meter)

50-feet of 50 amp Marinco 4-wire cable

30-feet of 240 vac 50amp Marinco 4-wire cable

50-feet of 120 vac 30 amp 3-wire cable

Misc other cable and “pigtail” adapters

BlueSea Circuit breaker panel designed for flexible use when “2-leg” 240vac is not available on the dock

BlueSea combination digital volt, amp, frequency, watt meters on the CB panel

Northern Lights NK843M 12kw generator (Water lift exhaust/water separator and muffler) approx. 2141 hrs as of 3-1-20 with Racor CCV (Crankcase Ventilation System)

Main 12vdc

Storage 4-Optima Blue Top D31M combo start/deep cycle 12 vddc batteries (maintenance free)

Perko Main bettery switching

Charging engine driven alternators and NewMar Phase Three (Bulk, absorption,float w/temp sensor)

BlueSea Circuit breaker panel

BlueSea 12vdc Voltage and Ampere meters

NewMar Voltage Stabilizer Converter for instrument buss (navigation, autopilot, etc)


Murphy Engine (oil pressure, water temp)

High Bilge (any) water

Low sea water flow alarms for main engines generator, water maker and air conditioning

BoatCommand Cell Phone Ap (Interior fire/overheat, door/hatch security, high water, inside temperature, shaft log and shower sump pump cycle/duration, battery voltage AC shore power loss), Texting and /or E-mail notification.

Fire Safety

2-CO2; 2-Halotron; 5-Dry Chemmical Fire Extinguishers

1-potable water 25-feet long 1-inch fire hose

Other Safety

USCG required Life Preservers; First Aid Kit; Signaling devices

Small Boats

1-Original 12′-0″x4″-3″ lapstreak row tender with oars. (Mahogany w/cedar planking)

1- AB 8 RIB PVC hard bottom Inflatable w/8 hp Johnson 2-cycle outboard motor.  Carried on WeaverLever mounting aboard the swim platform.

Ground Tackle

Anchor 66-lb Lewmar claw with 275-feet of 5/16″ chain rode

Simpson-Lawrence Horizon 1500 12vdc windlass,  original Wilcox-Chrittenden Yachtsman anchor, 1-33-lb Bruce 25-lb Danforth 250 3/4″ three-strand nylon rode, etc.

Special Hull Construction

The “75-Year Refit” replaced the stem, keel, all floors, to bottom planking, and transom with new wood sized to the original dimensions. The stem was fabricated using laminated Angelique.  The transom frames and keel are Angelique. Ribs were replaced or repaired as necessary using laminated mahogany. All wood below the waterline was coated with up to six coats of WestSystem (WS) Epoxy prior to installation. The mahogany floors and planks were “dry-fitted” then removed and epoxy sealed on all sides. Planking seams were caulked with WestSystem Epoxy mixed w/WS 404 High Strength filler. All fasteners used were North American manufactured silicon bronze. Silicon bronze bolts replaced the original galvanized bolts and silicon bronze screws replaced the original copper rivets. Screw fasteners were countersunk and plugged over using the same epozy mixture. After fairing, 6- coats of WS epoxy were reapplied to any bare wood. All holes cut for thru-hull fittings installations were sealed with epoxy. The fittings were installed with 3M 5200 to seal and further insulate from the wood. Two coats of Petit Protect epoxy based primer was applied; followed by two coats of Petit Trinidad Red anti-fouling bottom topcoat.

Manufacturers were consulted to verify compatibility of products.  A very experienced wooden boat surveyor, Capt Malcolm Munsey (USN Ret) inspected each phase of the work prior to beginning the next.  He was  also the project manager for the restoration of the M/V Virginia V.

Air System

Quincy X-2 35 air compressor w/ballast tank

Boat Monitoring

BoatCommand Systems and security monitoring


USCG Documentation

Historical Original Owner-Architect-Builder letters

Historical 1926 MoToR Boating Magazine copy

Old Photos

Other publication articles and references

Recent history and photos

Equipment Manufacturers Manuals; drawings; schematics

75-Year Refit drawings and photos

Maintenance log


Boathouse can be available at the Tacoma Yacht Club.

Height above water

Height above water mast up: 24’ 5″

Mast down: 16’ 5”