SOLD - "Bumboat"
Convenience Store 

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This is a unique vessel operating in the Great Lakes from Minnesota.  It is a floating convenience store, one of two left in operation.  Built in 1939 as a floating convenient store ("bumboat") for the sailors aboard the Great Lakes ships.  The vessel has shelving and display cases throughout along with a large beer cooler and all specialty racks.  She was rebuilt in 1998 and the main engine was rebuilt in 2000.  Her hull was blasted and epoxy/coal tar applied in 1995.  The hull is 1/2" plate and will walk through 8" ice like its not even there.  The Bumboat is a very well known boat and has been featured in magazine articles and television nearly every year of her career.  She's a fine vessel in great shape.


Price: U.S. $ 98.000.00 or Reasonable Offer


  Feet Meters
Length 65 19.8
Breadth 15 4.57
Draft 7.2 2.2
Inside Deck     



Flag US
Year Built/Rebuilt 1939/1998
DD - 2004
Class Supply
GRT 62
DWT 42
Location Near Detroit

Photos Below are older photos than above of the Bumboat



Main Engines GM 6-71N Diesel
Generator Honda 6.5 KW
Fuel Capacity 500 Gallons


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