This is a great opportunity to purchase a welded aluminium Stephens Motor Yacht. These quality custom vessels were built in California and have earned the reputation of excellent extended range sea boats. The renewed commercial duty diesels, twin generators, long range tanks, and hydraulic stabilizers are all features that invite extended cruises, while the space and comfort will encourage longer stays aboard. This particular design includes four staterooms, four heads, a comfortable pilothouse, a large entertaining sized salon and equally suitable flybridge. The vessel has received continuous care and maintenance by its current owner of 26 years, all while keeping the feel and style of the original design.
This vessel is nicely equipped with many quality systems and is overall a unique offering. For anyone wanting to entertain, cruise with the family, or spend extended time aboard a classic boat, this Stephens should be on your list.
This is a fully welded Aluminum vessel that was professionally built by Stephens Brothers of Stockton California. Although construction with welded Aluminum is a costly way to build a boat, the result when done professionally is a strong, stiff and proportionally lighter boat. Given the other construction techniques and materials of the time, Stephens Aluminum construction was the premium choice. The hull is insulated throughout with rigid foam which can be removed for access if required. The hull features a full length keel for directional stability and protection of the running gear.
Relevant Notes - The under body has been protected with an epoxy barrier coat. The exterior hull and superstructure was completely repainted in 1999. Both primary engines have been just rebuilt. The current owner is in tune with the boat and has personally done or overseen its maintenance during the last 26yrs. Vessel and its current owner sailed from Fort Lauderdale Florida through the Panama canal on it's voyage to Vancouver in 1991, while proving her sea keeping abilities on more than one occasion.
Decks, Cockpit & Flybridge:
Cockpit - The vessel has a comfortable modest sized cockpit aft with low access to the water. This cockpit is fitted with a teak sole, a large transom door, swim platform, storage, and steps up to the aft Salon. There is an original fish fighting chair mounted in the cockpit and matching vintage rods stored aboard.
Decks - There are wide protected Port and Starboard walkways with a teak sole. There are four interior accesses from the decks, two doors to the pilothouse and two doors to the aft salon. Forward there is one level access to the spacious foredeck, which is finished in nonskid.
Flybridge - This area is accessed by a stairway leading from the pilothouse. The Flybridge is quite large and encompasses three areas. Immediately forward is the upper helm, that has two marine chairs and bench seats Port & Starboard. This spacious area is protected by a hard top with a full canvas & window enclosure. The aft enclosure curtains are easily removed allowing the mid deck and two L-Shaped seating areas to form one very spacious entertaining space. Aft of the L-Shaped seating areas is the davit and tender storage area.
The pilothouse is a central point of access with Port and Starboard exterior doors, stairways to the Flybridge and Forward Cabins, as well as a hallway leading aft to the galley and salon. Visibility in the pilothouse is good and there is full access to navigation, communication and electrical systems. The pilothouse has a large raised captains chair and a raised L-shaped bench seat accommodating up to four guests.
Aft of the pilothouse is the Galley, the design incorporates the full width of the cabin and includes windows port and starboard. The galley can be closed off from the salon and dining areas, there is a service counter to the dining area hidden in the bar.
Salon & Dining Room
The Salon and Dining room are large bright open spaces surrounded by large windows. The windows are all fitted with roll down blinds. The Walnut and Teak interior finishes contrast nicely with the rich carpet, exposed beams and original character features of this vessel.
Dining Room - The dining room is separated from the galley by a bulkhead and door access. On the dining room side the bulkhead is fitted with cabinets, wet bar and service counter from the galley.
Salon - The salon is aft of the dining area. This is as previously described a very bright and open space. There are two deck access doors Port and Starboard as well as a cockpit access aft. This is a very comfortable lounging area with a L-shaped sectional chesterfield, two arm chairs and a nautical themed coffee table.
This vessel is designed with four staterooms and four heads. The Master and Guest Stateroom #2 are accessed from the a stairway in the dining area. The other two accomodations are forward and accessed by stairway from the pilothouse.
Master Stateroom - This is a large aft Stateroom that uses the full width of the hull. There is a centre line King bed, two large hanging lockers, storage lockers and drawers port & starboard, along with a makeup vanity. There are a number of rectangular opening ports for light and ventilation.
Master Ensuite Head - This is a larger space with a large lighted storage vanity, sink, bench seat, Raritan Electric Toilet and a 5' Bath Tub and Shower combination.
Guest Stateroom #2 - This Stateroom is forward of the master and is composed of two single beds, drawer storage, hanging storage, and opening hatches
Ensuite Head #2 - Raritan Electric Toilet, Lighted Vanity, Shower with bench seat
Guest Stateroom #3 - Stateroom 3 is located to port and forward of the engine room. This stateroom is currently being used as a storage room. If desired it could be turned back to a Stateroom with two bunk beds, the lower a double and an upper a single.
Head #3 - This is a smaller head located adjacent to cabin number three. This head is fitted with a Raritan Electric Toilet, Small Vanity, Sink, and can be used as a shower.
Guest Stateroom #4 - Stateroom #4 is in the forepeak and consist of two single cross berths with storage underneath and a deck hatch above.
Head #4 - This head is located aft of the forepeak, it has a lighted vanity, sink, shower and Raritan Electric toilet.
There is a large full height mechanical & engine room located midship and accessed from the forward accommodations. This engine room holds most of the ships systems, generators, engines and has a good sized work bench. The impressive size of this engine room has resulted in good 360 degree access to the engines and generators.
Engines - The vessel is equipped with Detroit 12V71 Diesel Engines. These engines are commercial duty and have the reputation of reliable power. The engines have both been completely rebuilt, one in 2015 and on in September 2017. The rebuilds were not due to failure but the owner had felt they were due. This should give confidence for many thousands of hours and provide added value to the next owner. These engines have been fitted with smaller injectors to reduce the maximum fuel consumption. Should someone want the maximum output from the 12V71 engines, then larger injectors can be installed.
Maximum RPM and Speed with the current injectors is about 14-15 Knots at 2000 RPM
Maximum RPM and Speed with the larger injectors is about 17-18 Knots at 2300 RPM
Current Owners Cruise Speed is about 10kts at 1400 RPM
Electronics & Navigation:
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