The following description is from her 2013 survey:
Rendezvous is a carvel planked wood frame vessel. Hull planking is cedar and mahogany
with original riveted oak frames. All frames have been sistered with white oak for extra strength
and fastened with bronze screws. There is a single deck with a rounded forward pilothouse,
forward open deck with bench seating. The aft deck has a canvas enclosed area with permanent
roof structure with a bar and passenger bench seating. There is a single Gray Marine GM 6-71
diesel engine installed. The vessel has pilothouse, electrical system with main AC/DC electrical
panel were replaced new in 2007. Extensive repairs were made to the main deck and deck beams.
The vessel is well cared for and maintained with no outstanding Coast Guard requirements.
The vessel is well painted with many areas of exterior natural wood bright work. The
vessel was not used last season and remains in lay up. The vessel is normally used for harbor and
dinner cruises in the Rockland Maine area.
The vessel is navy Liberty Launch built at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in 1943 for use
as a passenger and cargo transfer vessel between ships at anchor and shore side facilities during
World War II. There are less than 10 of these vessels remaining according to the director of the
Naval War Museum. There was an extensive refit to the hull done 15 years ago with the oak sister
**Estimated New Replacement Cost $ 345,000.00
Estimated Current Market Value $ 79,500.00**
She has been on the hard since October 2011 due to a divorce and will need some attention to get her back in working order. Engine hours are listed as "0" because there is no accurate estimate. Believed to be original engine.