Hell’s Bells

Each of us has our own way of relaxing after a long day or a long week. There are those that enjoy getting out and riding a bike, those that relax in front of the TV and those that enjoy going out on a boat to for a cocktail at sunset. Hell’s Bells is a Van Dam designed luxury evening “cocktail” cruiser that was created for a southern gentleman that enjoys watching the local sailing regattas with friends and family.

Built in 2003, Hell’s Bells was created to cruise effortlessly and efficiently along the shores of Lake Michigan. She has spent her time traveling around Harbor Springs, Petoskey and Bay Harbor. She can reach up to 38 mph, but is happiest when cruising around 25 mph. Not created to be a speedy boat, she was powered with a custom in-line 6-cylinder gas engine. In the winter of 2011/2012 she was repowered with a V8 Ford 302 cubic inch “small block” of 225 hp driving through a ZF63V-Drive. The engine is mildly muffled allowing for easier conversation amongst passengers, but still retains the burble of a small block Ford. She is made for that relaxing cruise to unwind from the stresses of the day.

She is proportioned and styled that typical of 1920’s. She is 29 feet long and 7 feet 6 inches wide. Her arrangement is designed to comfortable seat eight. With the reconfiguration in the winter of 2011/2012 the Dietrich style top now offers more protection for the passengers at speed or when the weather turns inclement. Although on the surface she has kept the 1920’s style, her bottom shape in more modern. This makes her more comfortable and efficient.

Currently Hell’s Bells is on the market for immediate sale. She has been meticulously maintained, leaving her still in excellent condition. If you would like more information on Hell’s Bells you can visit our website: www.vandamboats.com.


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