This boat is off the market but here are some boats that are still For Sale

The boat featured is not currently for sale by Boatshed. The boat information and images presented are part of Boatshed’s back catalogue of the 20,000+ boats we have listed in the last 15 years and appear here for general information and guidance purposes about Boatshed and our boat selling systems and services
Custom Classic 76' Motor Yacht Charter, live-aboard, or cruise

I want to see full spec & all the high res photos of this boat ,
Login or Register

Boat REF# 234002
Sold / Unavailable
Length 76'0"
Year 1932
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Sleeping berths 8
Engine 2 x diesel 185hp, GMC 671 (1945)
Lying LaConner


I want to see full spec & all the high res photos of this boat , register me now or login

Extra Details

Designer Frank Munroe
Builder Willis Reid Shipyard
Lying LaConner
Fuel capacity 1,400.0 USG Total - 4 Tanks
Water capacity 353.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 70.0 USG Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 07/05/2015


Engine 2 x diesel 185hp
Engine make and model GMC 671 (1945)
Engine Hours engine1:   1600    engine2:   1600
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) Four blade Bronze
10% discount on diving services!
Fuel consumption (approx) 6.0 USG /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 10 knots
Max speed (approx) 12 knots
Generator output 8KVA
Engine spares tick

It is reported that the engines have 1600 hours of use since a major rebuild.

8 kw generator is a Northern Lights M753

Comes with two spare props.

There is an electric fire pump system and a fixed fire extinguisher system in the engine room.

Galvanic Isolator-Newmar


Length 76'0"
LOD 76'0"
LWL 76'0"
Beam 16'5"
Draft Min 6'6"
Draft Max 6'6"
Airdraft 28'0"
Displacement 134,023.0lbs
Headroom 9'4"
Storage In water

Electrical Systems

32 volt, 11 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


Save 10% on graphic design and boat graphics
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

The fuel tanks are steel
The water tank is plastic

The planking is 2.5" for the top sides and 3" from the waterline down including the bottom. Planks are of ash on double oak frames with double carlins, all bronze fasteners. The decks are canvas over plywood. The pilot house framing and roof have been recently re-built. All decking is now heavily covered with a rubber deck coating. During 2016 all structural issues found in the survey were addressed. Work included: deck repair and total deck recover with a rubber product; wheel house rebuild; plank replacement; rubrail replacement; new transom drop in door; new paint on all exterior surfaces. This is not a complete list of all the work done but is intended to convey that the current owners have been diligent in maintaining this heritage vessel in a responsible manner.

Waterline Boats / Boatshed does not independently verify capacities and dimensions, which are reported from seller-provided information and/or literature.


Total # of berths 8
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 7
Cabin(s) 4
Sink 3
Shower 2
Heads 3 heads (Electric)
Stove tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Carpet tick
Drapes tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Raw water wash tick
Non-Smokers tick
Bar Sink tick

A walkthrough:

Starting belowdecks all the way forward is the chain locker and one head. Aft is a cabin with two single bunks port and starboard with storage below. Aft port and starboard is the large galley with a ladder to the upper deck. Aft of the galley is a large dining saloon which could sleep two. It features a large dining table which folds up onto a bulkhead. Aft and to starboard are two private cabins, each sleeping two in upper and lower bunks. To port is a head with shower. Aft on the port side is a workshop that leads to the stand-up engine room. Also on the centerline is the stairway leading to the upper saloon.

Aft of the upper saloon is a stairway to the aft double cabin with a small double and a single bunk with ensuite head and shower. The upper saloon has entry doors from both port and starboard side decks. This upper saloon features a small table, settee seating both port and starboard and on both sides of the aft bulkhead.

Forward and up a few steps is the large pilot house and helm station which features extra seating and a small wet bar. This boat has wide side decks and seating on the fore deck and aft deck with an on-deck dining area. There is a transom access door and steps to the boat deck.

Electric baseboard cabin heating throughout. 30 gallon Torrid hot water heater.

3 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Save 10% on Marine Electronics*
Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
Depth sounder tick
Radar Reflector tick

Furuno Radar
Standard Horizon Power Hailer
Brooks and Gatehouse Speed Indicator
Standard Horizon Handheld VHF Radio
Ships Clock and Barometer
Trimble Navigation System with GPS

Deck Gear

10% discount on marine canvas covers!
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Davits tick
Swim Platform tick

Electric U.S. Navy Heavy Duty windlass
2 anchors
300'0" of chain
All chain rode


One electric davit on the boat deck as well as a short mast and lifting boom.

Safety Equipment

Fume detector tick
Carbon Monoxide detector tick
Liferaft tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Horn tick
Swim ladder tick

6 bilge pumps (0 manual / 5 electric)

In addition to the electric bilge pumps there is a Jabsco engine-driven high volume pump.

Broker's Comments

The NORWESTER is a unique offering -- a true one-of-a-kind, and for several reasons. She was built by a Massachusetts boat yard that was well-known for large, heavily built, hard working commercial boats. She was custom designed and constructed of the finest materials available. The instructions to the designer and the builder were to create a vessel that would be capable of travel in any ocean, in any weather. Consequently CHIRO was reportedly built to Lloyds of London standards. The yacht relocated to the west coast in 1937 and was later conscripted by the US Navy for coastal patrol during WWII. The current engines were installed subsequently. CHIRO was later purchased by John Wayne (yes, that John Wayne) and renamed the NORWESTER. She was extensively remodeled to meet his needs and it is that interior that remains today.

NORWESTER can be used and enjoyed in a variety of ways -- as a classic private yacht that will provide exceptional pride-of-ownership, as a distinctive charter boat, or as a comfortable live-aboard. Or she would make a wonderful and attractive dockside B&B with great appeal.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Custom Classic 76' Motor Yacht Charter, live-aboard, or cruise has been personally photographed and viewed by Dave Carleson of Boatshed Seattle. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

Comments (0)

Please note this comments section is public. Please do not post your personal details here. To enquire about purchasing this boat, please contact the broker directly at Please read our commenting guidelines before posting.

Be the first to leave a comment or ask a question...
You must be logged in to leave a comment. Login Here