Gaston & Sheehan Auctioneers |
LOT # 801
Currency: USD | Category: Vessels | Seller: District of Massachusetts  | Start Price: $415000 | Increment Value: $10,000.00 | Number of bids: 0

Current Bid: $415,000.00

Time Remaining:

Bidding Ends: 09/03/2019 10:00 AM CDT

High Bidder: A****5

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Last Updated: 04/08/2021 11:35 AM CDT

OLIVIA & RAFAELA ~ 1973 Commercial Fishing Trawler, a western rigged dragger/scalloper of welded construction with (9) Limited-Access Permits.

Dimensions: Length: 71 feet       Breadth: 22 feet        Depth: 11 feet

Official Number: 553777           Gross Ton: 111         Net Ton: 76


INCLUDED PERMITS (Limited-Access permits no longer issued by NMFS):

• Black Sea Bass

• Summer Flounder

• Scallop-LAGC-IFQ

• American Lobster-non trap

• Monkfish – Category D

• NE Multispecies – DAS

• Scup

• Longfin Squid/Butterfish

• Atlantic Mackerel – Tier 3


ENGINE: 3412 CAT Turbo, 671 HP, 1800 RPM’s

TRANSMISSION: Caterpillar 7231

FUEL: 8,000 gallon capacity

ELECTRICAL: John Deere 4045 40kW

ELECTRONICS: Radar, GPS, VHF, SSB, Sounder/Plotter, AutoPilot, Compasses, Loud Hailer, NMFS Monitoring, Computer with Navigation Software, Stereo, Receiver, Rudder Angle Indicator

AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT: Lincoln Ac-225 arc welder, (2) electric/hydraulic charge pumps, Wel-X-Trol domestic water pressure set with Myers electric pump, GE 50-gallon hot water heater, Ingersoll-Rand Model 2340 60-gallon air compressor, OxyAcetylene welding gear

SAFETY EQUIPMENT: (9) Fire Extinguishers, Life Raft, EPIRB, (4) Survival Suits, Distress Signal Kit, Life Ring Buoys, (2) First Aid Kits

ACCOMODATION SPACES: Full galley with electric range, microwave, refrigerator, fryer, chest freezer, toaster and sink. Sleeps 6, Large Fish Hold

FISHING EQUIPMENT: (2) Split Macro Hydraulic Drum Winches, 10-foot scallop dredge


Permits transfer with the vessel at the time of sale. The new owner is required to get the vessel State registered or Coast Guard documented in their name for ownership to be processed and changed over.

Click Here for Permit Information

Click here for Permit Details:  Olivia & Rafaela Permit Info


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All prospective bidders should be aware that in order to ensure compliance with the Crime Control Act that they may be subject to a background check. Title 18 USC Section 1963(g) and 21 USC Section 853(h) of the Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984, prohibits the United States Government from reverting forfeited property to the defendant(s) convicted of violation under 18 USC Section 1962 nor 21 USC Section 841 et seq., or any person acting in concert with or on behalf of such defendant(s). To ensure compliance with the prohibition, you are required to certify that you are not acting and will not act in concert with or on behalf of the defendant(s) in this case upon the satisfaction of your purchase. Upon receipt of your certification, as set forth below, a records check will be made with the investigative agencies involved in the prosecution of the said case to confirm your submitted certification. In the event your certification cannot be confirmed, the purchase shall be immediately dissolved, and further criminal action taken.

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Gaston & Sheehan Auctioneers, Inc.
1420 FM 685, Pflugerville, TX 78660

Item is located at 3 Washburn Street, New Bedford, MA 02745.


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Location: Massachusetts


Item is located in New Bedford, MA. Preview is by appointment only; contact G&S at or 512-251-2780 for more info.