Stephens were all expensive custom builds and this lovely classic motoryacht is a fine example of what this builder was world-renowned for during their heyday--beautiful designs, flawlessly executed. One of their later wood vessels, she was built for a prominent East Coast family (the Mays, of May's Department Store fame) and has had nothing but the best since new. With major refits in 1986 and 2007, she's been updated throughout but of course retains the stately traditional lines for which Stephens are so well known. She has always been impeccably maintained and, with over $500,000 spent at KKMI over the past several years, is in boat show condition today.
Some highlights of the work done include full interior refit with the forepeak being completely gutted and reconfigured into a large, modern master suite, vessel totally wooded and painted (in an enormous inside enclosure) in snow white Awlgrip after any planking or fastening issues were addressed, brightwork also wooded then varnished with 18 coats of gloss, all new exterior canvas, isinglass and cushions and a new foredeck (new sub-decks, new teak decks and new built in foredeck seating), new electronics (color chartplotter, radar and active tracking satellite TV with 50" flat panel plasma TV), vessel almost completely rewired as well as extensive plumbing work, most appliances replaced, much more (work done at one of the best yards in the Bay area and owners have all receipts).
In addition, $1.3 million was spent reportedly spent on the 1986 refit, and this was ALOT of money 20 years ago! Of the work done then, the most notable from today's vantage point being that all the machinery was replaced including both engines and both gensets, a large flybridge was added and the interior was refit from stem to stern with top of the line materials (the furniture-quality joinery and dark green marble countertops are particularly notable).
When last surveyed in 2006, the surveyor noted, "This vessel is a classic Stephens Motor Yacht and built to a high standard. She appears to have been very well maintained and has had numerous cosmetic and systems upgrades displaying good workmanship and materials. She should be considered to be at the high end of comparable vessels value", and, with a half million dollars spent since that was written, should make an even more compelling case now. A vessel such as this comes on the market only occasionally, and Our Destiny must be seen to be appreciated.
Also note she's lying downtown Sausalito in a PRIME Sausalito Yacht Harbor slip that might be transferable; it's very difficult to find a local slip of any size and almost IMPOSSIBLE to find one 70' so this is a material benefit if you're able to take advantage.
From salon, forward down to new galley and new master suite or aft down to master and guest staterooms. Galley has been completely redone with all top-of-the-line appliances, full size dinette seating and teak & holly sole. Forward and down four steps to completely new suite with forepeak queen berth, overhead hatch and three deck prisms bringing in abundant natural light, private head with separate oversize stall shower and vanity.
Down curved companionway 10 steps from aft starboard area of main salon to guest and master stateroom. Guest stateroom has two twin berths with head across the hall which leads aft to the master stateroom with ensuite head with stall shower.
Note interior is flawless mahogany, beautifully redone with contrasting dark green carpet and marble and shows as new, 6'4+ headroom throughout the vessel.
Modified deep-V hull with rounded bilges. Bronze fastened Philippine mahogany planking (1-3/8” double topside, 1-1/2” single bottom, with 1/8” maximum seams), bent oak frames (1-7/8” x 2-1/8”), 11” apitong floors, Douglas fir keel (vertical grain 6” laminated), apitong keel shoe (1-1/4” x 6” over 40# felt), 5-3/4" laminated oak stem and knee, cast bronze stem band (shaped and set flush), Douglas Fir engine stringers with bolted galvanized steel engine beds.
Danforth 65# anchor with ample chain rode, Ideal electric windlass (inoperable).
Electric Marquipt dingy crane, 14' Boston Whaler dingy with electric start 40hp Evinrude outboard (both 1979, Evinrude rebuilt and works fine).
Twin fresh water cooled Detroit Diesel 1271TA 12 cylinder diesel engines, turbocharged and aftercooled with AirSep air filters (new in June 2008). Spotless stand-up engine room with work bench, engines serviced in June 2008.
100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA 94965