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44' Custom Bezanson Cruiser


JOAN M HENDERSON is a 44' custom cruiser built in 1936 by Walter Bezanson in the West Basin of San Pedro, California for John Henderson.  Built of port orford cedar with steam bent oak ribs, bronze fastened and powered by twin GM 471's.  The decks, flying bridge, pilot house, trunk cabin and transom are all of teak.  During World War II she served in the US Coast Guard for surveillance of west coastal waters.  In 1951 she was sold to the Shoemaker family, owned first by Hazel Mae Shoemaker and then Clarence Edward & Roma Shoemaker.  A frequent visitor to Catalina Island.  Now moored at Loch Lomond Marina in San Rafael, CA in a covered slip.

  • Make: Custom
  • Model: Bezanson Cruiser
  • Year: 1936
  • Length: 44ft
  • Hull Material: Wood
  • Engine/Fuel Type: unleaded
  • Located In: San Rafael, CA
  • Category: Power
  • Class: Antique and Classics
  • LOA: 44 feet
  • Beam: 12.5 feet
  • Total Engines: 2
  • Engine 1
  • EngineMake: GM
  • EngineModel: 471 CU IN
  • EngineYear: 0000
  • EngineFuel: unleaded
  • PropellerType: 4 Blade, Bronze
  • Engine 2
  • EngineMake: GM
  • EngineModel: 471 CU IN
  • EngineYear: 0000
  • EngineFuel: unleaded
  • PropellerType: 4 Blade, Bronze
  • Single Berths: 4
  • Cabins: 2
  • Heads: 2

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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. Buyer should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht, and should instruct his agents, or his surveyors to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes, and withdrawal from market without notice.

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Bill Adams

Yacht & Ship Sales
415-425-5099 - mobile
415-484-1300 - office
3300 Powell St., Ste 105
Emeryville, CA 94608

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