SOLD | 1980 Bruno & Stillman Hardtop Cruiser

(SOLD) 1980 Bruno & Stillman Hardtop Cruiser

"QUAGMIRE"  Our 1980 Bruno & Stillman  Downeast Hardtop Cruiser  - New to the market  - Offers a custom finished interior, the Caterpillar 3126 will cruise all day at 16 knots (10gph) and tops out at 20-22 knots. Includes: bow-thruster, new air-conditioner/heat, recent navigation equipment, awl gripped in 2007 (Dark Green), and much more. Please see "Full Specs" for a complete list of updates. 

The owner is anxious to sell as they plan on moving to a larger vessel. 


  • Manufacturer:Bruno & Stillman
  • Model: Hardtop Cruiser
  • Year: 1980
  • Category: Power
  • Condition: Used
  • Location: New Castle US
  • Vessel Name:Quagmire
  • Hull Material:Fiberglass
  • Make:Caterpillar
  • Model:3126
  • Engines(s):1
  • Hours:1050
  • Engine Type:Inboard
  • Fuel Type:diesel
  • Horsepower:355|horsepower
  • Length:35 ft
  • Beam:11.33 ft
  • Draft - max:
  • Fuel Tank:90|gallon
  • Fresh Water Tank:55|gallon
  • Holding Tank:90|gallon




  • Vee berth forward with filler piece and custom Tempurpedic mattress
  • Aft to starboard is an enclosed head with electric head and stainless steel sink
  • To port is an L-shaped galley with two burner Force 10 electric cooktop, 120V ref rig-freezer, stainless steel sink and pressure water, Sharp microwave/convection oven.
  • Varnished teak and holly cabin sole.
  • Salon - To port is a bench settee with storage under
  • To starboard is the helm station, with a chart table aft, and 2 Arrigoni chairs
  • Engine access is through two large engine hatches under the teak and holly sole
  • Interior trim is varnished mahogany trim with varnished teak and holly sole.

Hull & Deck

  • Hand laid solid fiberglass hull, Awlgripped dark green in 2007
  • Modified deep fee hull with keel, and skeg-hung rudder
  • Aluminum bow rail
  • B&J aluminum framed windows with safety glass
  • Teak handrails on cabin top
  • Teak companionway door
  • Bomar hatch in foredeck - 2009
  • Stainless Steel handrails on cabin top - 2011
  • Radar mast mounted on housetop
  • Adjustable helm and mate chair
  • Ablative bottom paint applied over stripped and barrier coated bottom
  • Watertight deck hatch with locking mechanism in cockpit sole

Engine & Mechanical

  • Single Caterpillar 3126 diesel 350hp - Freshwater cooled. 
  • Cruising speed: 15 knots @2100 RPM's and 10GPH
  • Max speed 21 knots
  • Twin Disk Transmission 
  • Morse engine controls
  • 1 1/2" Stainless Steel shaft - 4 blade bronze propeller
  • Hydraulic steering 
  • Engine alarms - high water temp & low oil pressure
  • Racor fuel filters - 2007
  • Sidepower bow-thruster
  • Sea-strainer


  • 12V - 110V systems
  • (2) 12V 8D wet cell batteries 
  • New circuit breaker panels
  • Xantrex 2500W inverter-charger
  • GFI 110V and 12V outlets
  • Air-conditioning/heat - 16,500 BTU

Navigation Equipment

  • Raymarine E-120 Color MFD plotter and radar
  • Raymarine DSM-300 sounder module
  • Raymarine 55VHF radio with DSC button
  • Raymarine ST8002 autopilot
  • Raymarine Gyro compass
  • Kenwood AM/FM/CD Stereo with XM
  • Ritchie 4" compass

Current Owner Updates


  • Removed small dinette and helm chair and installed starboard side counter, cabinet, and helm chair.
  • Milton CAT - serviced engine - adj valves, infectors, fuel timing, and general inspection 816 hrs.
  • Acid washed Intercooler, replace turbo intake boot.
  • Rebuild starter
  • Install cockpit scuppers
  • Install hand rails on aft wheelhouse
  • Install TV in V-berth
  • New macerator pump
  • Added (2)  swivel type  rod holders in cockpit
  • Replace fwd hatch

Winter 2009-2010:

  • Clean and paint bilges
  • Replace engine mounts 
  • New HD alternator
  • New intercooler cover
  • Re-plumb oil vent system
  • Re-plumb water inlet system with new strainer mount
  • Install new Flagship Marine 16,500 BTU A/C & Heat system
  • Remove dual rudder system steering system - fabricate and install new stainless steel rudder and skeg
  • Replace hydraulic steering cylinder
  • Install Las-Drop dripless shaft log
  • Re-worked helm area with new dash and move all electronics to helm.
  • Install new settee on port side main cabin with co-captains chair mount
  • New window sun screens
  • Install TV in main salon
  • Replace head pump 
  • Install new windlass and anchor roller
  • Install new grounding plate and re-wired grounding system
  • Install line cutter on prop shaft
  • Balance prop - Accutech

Winter 2010-2011

  • Replaced gyro compass
  • New stainless steel handrails on main salon rooff
  • New stainless steel handrails on cabin top
  • New VHF
  • New XM radio receiver
  • Reworked radar mount system so that with removal of (6) bolts the entire radar mouth can be removed to to accommodate over the road transport.
  • Paint and vanish helm area
  • New dual trumpet air horn
  • New nav and anchor light
  • Added LED cockpit lights
  • New mate seat to match capt seat
  • Added (2) rod mounts each side of main salon - inside

Winter 2011-2012:

  • Reworked anchor locker to include a sub-floor and drainage tube to bilge, fiberglassed in place and painted locker
  • Re-bed cleats and choks
  • New GPS antenna
  • Replaced water pump
  • Install cockpit washdown
  • Install cable TV inlet
  • Stripped bottom to gel-coat, completed Interprotect 2000 multi-coat system and paint bottom and boot stripe



DisclaimerThe 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.

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