37VT15 Teddy Bear
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HIN: HA0370150684 more photos
Hull Laid: June 1984
Yard: Hai O Yachts, Taiwan
Peter Reich, 2013
2009 Off for more adventures with a new engine and fuel tanks
Owner Bought Sold Boat's Name Home Port
Peter & Loren Reich1 10/1985 Teddy Bear Shelter Island Heights, NY

About the Owners

Dan and Peter Reich — Father and son bought Teddy Bear brand new in October of 1985 and are, therefore, the longest owners of record in the fleet. In 2009 Teddy Bear got an extensive refit including a new engine and fuel tanks. Read the whole story here. In May 2014 Peter Reich and Teddy Bear were featured in an article in Soundings Magazine.



  • Galley to port

Mechanical and Engine Detail

  • Cummins ReCon 4BT-3.9M Diesel (installed 01/09 0001 hours)
  • Borg Warner 72 Series with 2.57:1 transmission (installed 1/09)
  • Propeller 24x19x4 LH Nibral (installed 01/09)
  • Centex muffler ((installed 01/09)
  • Vetus bow thruster
  • switched to hydraulic steering
  • new fuel tanks 02/09 two 3/16" aluminum tanks totalling 153 gallons
  • Installed an 8” x 8” engine room access panel in the steps between stateroom and pilothouse.





  • mast forward of the stack

Original Purchase Information2

Date Ordered Buyer/Brokerage Hull Laid Hai O's Cost to Build3 Shipping Cost from Taiwan Date Shipped Date Arrived in US Closing Sale Date Misc. Expenses4 Admiralty Ltd. Profit Approximate Delivered Price5
10/14/84 Boatworks 6/84 $58,255.21 $10,583.00 08/17/84 09/23/84 10/18/84 $3,090.78 $3,057.56 $74,986.55

Related Documents

  • Jones Act Waiver on 37VT15 pdficon.gif
  • Soundings Magazine, Love Affair with a Tug, May 2014, by Mary South, pdficon.gif
  • The Reich's story of repowering from a BMW D150 to a Cummins ReCon 4BT-3.9M (http://www.lnvt.org/37vt15-cummins)
  • Hai O Yachts, Shipping Checklist for Hull #15pdficon.gif.
  • Dan Reich Obituary Feb 2018 pdficon.gif
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