Steve Scherr
Knot 10 Yacht Sales
106 Wells Cove Road (behind Fishermens Inn & Crab Deck Turquoise Buildings)
Grasonville, MD, US
Office: (844) 815-0508
Mobile: (757) 438-1494

1969 Skipperliner 2016 Restored Houseboat
Boat Type: House Boat Address: Richmond, VA, US Price: $184,000



These words describe owning and living on a real

Yacht / Houseboat.

This nice completely restored and remodeled stylish yacht is something to behold.  Be the envy of your friends and live the life on the water.  Whether you dock at a marina in a downtown atmosphere or find a off the beaten path location and enjoy the wildlife.

This is not a toy boat.  She is a real yacht powered with Detroit Diesel 6-71 diesel inboards and two generators.  Perfect of the ICW or river cruising.  

She was hauled and bottom painted Spring  2019.  Bottom inspected and surveyed.  Zincs Replaced.

Call Steve to arrange a private showing.  Buyer's must have pre-approved marine financing or be qualified cash buyers. Offers encouraged.

This is the owner's home and office.


Basic Information

Manufacturer: Skipperliner Vessel Name: VA 4317 SS
Model: 2016 Restored Houseboat Boat Type: House Boat
Year: 1969 Hull Material: Steel
Category: Power Hull Type:
Condition: Used Hull Color:
Location: Richmond, VA, US Designer:
Available for sale in U.S. waters: Yes Flag of Registry:

Dimensions & Weight

Length: 70 ft - 21.34 meter Draft - max: 4 ft 6 in - 1.37 meter
LOA: 76 ft - 23.16 meter Bridge Clearance: 24 ft - 7.32 meter
Beam: 18 ft 5 in - 5.61 meter Dry Weight: 200000 ft - 60960 meter


Make: Detroit Diesel Engine Type: Inboard
Model: 6-71 Drive Type:
Engine(s): 2 Fuel Type: Diesel
Hours: - Horsepower: 350 (Individual), 700 (combined)
Cruise Speed: 7 MPH Max Speed: 12 MPH
Range: - Joystick Control: No

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank: 100 gallons - 1 tank(s) Holding Tank: 300 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank: 300 gallons - 1 tank(s)    


Total Cabins: 2 Total Berths: 2
Total Heads: 2 Captains Cabin: No



The 1969 Robert Darling designed Skipperliner tour boat was built in Jeffersonville, Indiana.  She sailed to New York and was placed in service as a tour boat after the Worlds Fair.

It was then purchased by a real estate Businessman who took her to St. Petersburg FL where he made her into a real estate office for a few years.

After that the Skipperliner was sold to a wealthy stock broker.  He brought her up the ICW  to Richmond, Virginia  where he used her as a live aboard and office where he could trade stocks and operate his business.  T

She was eventually sold to a group that gutted her and turned her into a floating / cruising restaurant that moored at the Richmond City Dock on the James River. The restaurant lasted less than a year. 

Finally the current owner purchased her in 2015 and began her transformation into a modern home and floating palace.  Installing all new flooring, lighting, appliances and furnishings including a new canopy with a 20 year roof.   New paint inside and out, along with new staterooms and heads. (bathrooms for you land lubbers)

Engines & Mechanical

Generators and engines complete service, all fuel/oil filters oil changes  


  • Twin DETROIT DIESEL 6-71 ENGINES.  No hours recorded.  Serviced
  • Magnaplus 45KW diesel generator
  • Isuzu 12.5 diesel generator
  • Bow Thruster
  • Anchor Windlass
  • Battery Banks
  • Chargers

Additional Information

2016  Samsung Mini Split heat pump AC/and heating systems

2016 Samsung appliances:  Dish Washer, Double Refrigerator, Gas Stove, Microwave.

New Casper mattress beds 1 queen size and 1 king size

Two full bathrooms

Three 32 in. TV's

One 55" Samsung TV

Sectional couch in salon

Two outdoor Brown Jordan wicker couches. 

Gas fire pit on top deck

Wet Bar with Ice maker and wine refrigerator.

LVT Maple floors

Carpet squares in state rooms

Kitchen has Custom White Quartz counter tops with large island

Four cameras for backup assistance and security

The walls have 2" of spray foam to keep it toasty in the winter and cool in the summer.

Boat was hauled, surveyed, ultrasound conducted on hull, bottom was painted and some overplating was done. Props were serviced .  All done in 2010.




  • Boat hauled for performance testing;  Old propellers removed and Brand New Custom Propellers where installed in order to improve the Detroit Engine performance.  Yacht was relaunched and the new propellers proved to make the engines reach manufacturer recommended RPM's.   New Propellers $5,000.
  • Yacht re-hauled and blocked.  Pressure washed.  Surveyor hired to AUDIO-GAUGE the hull.  Test reviled some wasting in small areas.
  • Boat yard commissioned to sand blast entire hull down to bare steel.  
  • Certified Welder commissioned to replace wasting and other over-plating was done in key areas.  
  • Entire hull was Epoxy Barrier Coated , Hull then faired using Epoxy compound fairing putty.  Many coats were used to complete the fairing process.  Two more coats of Epoxy Barrier Coating were applied for a total of three full coats.
  • Bottom was Painted with Petit Trinidad black bottom paint per manufacturer recommendations.
  • New Aluminum Anodes were installed over the entire hull and older good condition zincs were left installed insuring protection in both Fresh and Salt water environments.
  • Rudder re-alignment completed
  • New propeller shaft packing installed on both shafts.

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. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


Location Map

Steve Scherr
Knot 10 Yacht Sales
106 Wells Cove Road (behind Fishermens Inn & Crab Deck Turquoise Buildings)
Grasonville, MD, US
Office: (844) 815-0508
Mobile: (757) 438-1494