Baltimore Boating Center, LLC
2015 Turkey Point Road
Baltimore, Maryland, US, 21221
Tel:410-687-2000 c. 717-858-7857
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1999 Jimmy Drewery Custom Chesapeake Deadrise

location icon Baltimore/Essex, Maryland
Year 1999
Length 43 ft

Ava B is a beautiful Chesapeake Bay Deadrise that was built by Jimmy Drewery... the well-known and highly acclaimed boat builder at the Maritime Museum in Newport News, VA. She was completely rebuilt from an empty hull in 2012; her amazing craftsmanship and attention to detail are truly to yacht standards and beautifully conceal her hardworking past!

Take a look at some short videos - video links below

Ava B is shown by appointment; she's at a private location just five minutes from our marina.



Year built 1999
Category Power
Length 43 ft
Length Of Deck 42'8 ft
Beam 13'6 ft
Max. Draft 4 ft
Cabin Headroom 6'4 ft
Electrical Systen 110 V
Double Berths 1
Construction Composite
Drive Type Direct
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 320 hp
Cruising Speed 15 kn
Prop. Cruise Speed 2300
Maximum Speed 19 kn
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 325 gal
Water Tank Cap. 0 gal
Water Heater Cap. 0 gal
Holding Tank Cap. 0 gal
Windlass Electric

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Caterpillar Diesel
Model: 3208TA
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 320hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Alloy
Year: 2012
Engine Hours: 590
Steering System
Joystick Control
Broker Provided Description

GPS - Garmin 3210 Color Plotter
Radio - Cobra Marine Bluetooth System
VHF - Standard Horizon GX3000s
TV set - 31
Compass - Ritchie
Depthsounder - Standard Horizon CP-500 Plotter Sounder

Inside Equipment
Air conditioning - 2- Mermaid Digital
Electric head
Battery charger
Heating - Espar Diesel Furnace

Electrical Equipment
Inverter - 3000 watt
Shore power inlet - 30 amp w/Cord


The Ava B sleeps two in an extra-large V-berth. There is also a large private head compartment and vanity with sink on the lower cabin level. The lower level has not been completely finished; the plumbing, headliner, and finishing touches on the cabinetry are a work in progress.

The Wheel House features include a superb helm station with Sea Post Captain's Chair, a large dinette/settee with table, ample storage, digital marine air condition/heat, Espar diesel furnace, 31" flat screen TV, BlueTooth sound system, and red or white LED courtesy lighting.

Additional Features:

E-Z Up Anchor Windlass

LED Cockpit and Foredeck Floodlights

Kobelt Engine Controls

Power Hydraulic Steering

Sea Post Captain's Chair

Engine Compartment Fire Suppression System


Engine/Machinery Features:

Engine was installed in 2012. It was a takeout from a commercial boat with 300 hours at time of removal. The engine was internally inspected and adjusted by T and S Marine in Crisfield, MD.  It is coupled to a Twin Disc 506 transmission with trolling valve, 2" stainless steel shaft, and a 25x24" four blade NiBrAl wheel. The Ava B cruises at 14.7 knots at 2250 rpm and 8 GPH fuel consumption; top speed is 17-18 knots.

The power hydraulic steering has two steering stations with spool valve controls. There is also a steering speed control for faster rudder response during slow maneuvering and docking. Throttle and shifting are operated by very smooth Kobelt commercial-grade controls. 

Construction Details:

Ava B was originally built in 1999. Her hull is cold-molded epoxy composite. In 2012, her original working deckhouse and deck were removed and completely replaced with a larger cabin and extended hardtop that is more appropriate for comfortable cruising and fishing. The new structure is built to high standards of cold-molded vinylester composite. 


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.


Ava B is shown by appointment; she's at a private location just five minutes from our marina.