Architect William Garden said of this modified 'Coastal Express' design; "This is a yacht for the connoisseur...don't think a boat like this can be built by anybody. It takes great craftsmanship...the work of Philbrook's crew is superb, especially in the interior finishing."
Her hull is double planked cedar with a fine entry described by Garden as, "the most efficient shape possible for a boat of this displacement and velocity". An August 2014 survey while hauled out reported her hull and topsides to be fully structurally sound and in "good condition, better than many of her peers".
Crystal Sea transports you in style and comfort. Her twin 370hp Cummins are capable of 19 kts. and with an extraordinary 1,100 gallon fuel capacity, her designer says she can make a run to San Diego without refueling. Would make a fabulous live aboard yacht for a couple or small family, too.
Our crew spent sixteen weeks and a couple thousand man-hours, taking her exterior down to wood, making cosmetic repairs and prepping "Crystal Sea" for a full professional refinishing.
From keel to anchor light she's been faired, primed, sprayed, varnished and top coated … and looks absolutely beautiful after spending the last five weeks of that process with the pros in the paint shed !
Now, all of that tedious and time consuming hand labor is finished - and you can be the proud owners of this true Northwest classic motor yacht - that turn heads at every moorage as she arrives.
Jump to the 'full specs' for extensive details and fifty photos - she's a beauty.
Enter "Crystal Sea" on the enclosed aft salon through the transom, or through the Pilot House portside entry. The main engines, genset and all 8D starting battery banks are easily accessible below the aft deck via four fully insulated hatches, and there is enough room for spares and deck gear in the built-in lockers and bench seat in the aft salon. With more than a sixteen foot beam, this aft salon area is very spacious.
The main salon entry is through two sliding doors with a step down to the carpeted sole. To the starboard is a full length settee and a hi-lo table for dining or cocktails. To the port are cupboards and open shelving along with access to the main electrical panels, the inverter, and the 12v and 32v battery charging systems. There is a full width cabinet with a built-in bar, ice maker and dish storage, along with an entertainment system against the forward salon bulkhead.
The galley is to starboard in the companionway. Stainless sink with disposal, trash compactor, four burner electric stove top and oven with a ventilated hood, dual stainless commercial grade refrigeration and freezer, and a microwave. You'll have ample storage for cookware, provisions and linens.
The guest stateroom is down two steps to the port side adjacent the galley. Twin bunks, a vanity, storage cabinets and a hanging locker. The guest head wth separate shower adjoins.
Continuing forward, the laundry with stacked W/D and a hanging storage area is to starboard ahead of the galley.
Forward to the Master stateroom with queen sized berth and built-in cabinets. Also gain access to the forepeak storage area from here. The ensuite master head and shower stall are private.
Steps lead from the galley area up to the Pilot House. Here you have full 360 degree visbility, a captain's chair and a large forward helm bench. To the aft in the Pilot House is an enormous seating area with a table for studying charts, or for lunch and visitors. There are three separate helm and engine controls in the pilothouse, forward on the Portuguese bridge, and at the starboard aft deck. There is a full canvas pilothouse enclosure that attaches to the Portuguese bridge for winter storage.
The cabinetry throughout "Crystal Sea" is beautifully fitted and has a gorgeous finish. There are Berber carpets in all spaces and individual electric forced air heaters as well as a central radiating Webasto heat system. Headroom throughout the boat is at least 6' 6". The Northern Lights 12kw genset will provide for your needs while cruising and she has both 30 and 50 amp shore power at the dock.
Enter the foredeck through the Portuguese bridge to the windlass and spare Danforth anchor. The two mid-ship deck storage boxes are for house batteries (two new 4D's) and stowage for extra line or fenders. The boat deck chocks hold a 10' AquaPro hard bottom inflatable dinghy with oars and a brand new canvas cover, and the davit is operated from here. The swim platform is entered off the transom, has cleats for mooring the dinghy, and a folding swimmer's boarding ladder.
Kenmore electric four burner stove and oven
Ventilating stove hood with light
Large commercial grade stainless refrigeration
Large commercial grade stainless freezer
Kenmore Trash compactor
Stainless sink with Dishmaster faucet and brush wand
Tappan "Turnabout' microwave
U-Line ice maker
Kenmore model 91901 stacked washer and dryer
Mansfield heads with Vacu-flush system
Fiberglass shower stalls with sump and shower wand
Webasto furnace and forced air electric heat systems
Individual electric thermostat controls built-in throughout
Twin Cummins V-903 with 4150 hours.
Northern Lights 12kw genset
Halon "Quencher Mark III" engine room system
12v and 32v charging system
Freedom 20 Inverter
Hynautic hydraulic steering
Albina electric drum anchor windlass with 50' chain rode and cable
Davis Seahook anchor on pulpit and spare Danforth anchor on foredeck
Ring bouys, flare kit, fire extinguishers, lifejackets, dock lines and fenders
Datamarine Navigator Log and depth sounder.
Motorola Triton VHF
Cybernet CTX 7800 VHF
Midland CB radio 79-892
Trimble Navigation NT200 GPS
Datamarine Chartlink plotter
Wagner MK4 Autopilot
Wagner 10 inch compass
Furuno radar and model 1941 display
Apelco AH100 hailer
JVC CH-Z11 twelve disc CD changer
JVC KS-FX11 cassette deck
Panasonic PVQ 25" television with built-in VCR
Winegard Omni-Ceptor 82 channel TV antennae
Clock and barometer in the Pilothouse
Crystal Sea was custom built from William Garden's plans in 1968 at the Philbrooks Yard in Sidney, B.C., and is highlighted in his 1999 publication "Yacht Designs". She was commissioned by a member of the Vancouver Yacht Club and was the subject of a lengthy article in Pacific Yachting Magazine at her launching.
Her recent owners of more than a decade took her back to builder Philbrooks for routine maintenance on a regular basis as they planned their annual summer Alaskan cruises. Years of ship's logs aboard offer an entertaining read about those trips.
The August hull survey and a detailed photo log of our recent work are available for new owners. After the work that's gone into her this summer, she's ready now for another wonderful fall and winter cruising season this year .. and for years to come!
This vessel is being marketed by the Pacific Marine Foundation, a Seattle nonprofit organization supporting arts and education for kids and young adults through boat donations. We are the owners of this fine motoryacht, we are not brokers representing third parties.
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.
1900 West Nickerson Suite 116 - 218
Seattle, WA 98119-1665