23′ Custom Picnic Runabout

‘Whisper’ has had one owner, very lightly used and maintained and cared for by the builder since commissioned in 2012. She is in excellent condition.  All varnish has been professionally done (Fall 2019) and she is in like new condition.  ‘Whisper’ is a unique runabout/day cruiser that must be seen to appreciate the craftsmanship and details. Offered well below replacement cost for a similar boat.


BOAT TYPE | 23′ Custom Picnic Launch
DESIGNER | Desert Boat Co.
BUILDER |Desert Boat Co.
LOA | 23′ (25′ w/ platform)
BEAM | 9′ 6″
DRAFT | 16: Drive up | 30″ Drive down

ENGINE| Mercruiser 4.3 v6
ENGINE HOURS | 32 hrs (Fall 19)
FUEL | 2 x 22 gal aluminum
TANKS |Water: 6 gal plastic, Holding: 6 gal plastic

This exquisite custom Picnic Launch was designed and built by Desert Boat Co. on Mt Desert Island for a very discerning customer. The lines are very elegant and the boat has many details such as a curved glass windshield, hidden fender lockers on deck and a very spacious comfortable cockpit. There is a an enclosed cuddy forward with an electric head.

The planing hull cruises at 14-22 mph with a top speed near 30 mph. The hull is painted Flag Blue Awlgrip, accentuated with varnished wood trim and transom. Seadeck cork on the decks and cockpit sole provide an attractive low maintenance option and is soft on feet.

  • Pop up cleats and chocks
  • Stainless rub and chaffe rails
  • Full length spray rail
  • Dedicated storage lockers for the anchor and each bumper
  • Swim platform
  • Sunbrella cockpit cushions
  • Large open cockpit
  • Mercruiser 4.3 V6 gas engine, fuel injected, 27 hours on engine
  • Volvo duo-prop drive
  • Custom Moto-Lite vintage steering wheel
  • Dual battery set up with 5 amp charger on board
  • Dual bilge pumps
  • LED deck lighting and docking lights
  • Garmin 12” touch screen GPS
  • Raymarine Auto Pilot
  • Electric flush head
  • Mooring cockpit cover
  • Fenders and dock lines
  • Varnished boat hook and custom storage
  • Venture tandem axle galvanized trailer
Details are believed to be correct however, are not guaranteed by Classic Boat Shop, Inc. Offers subject to change.