Stephens 40 Sedan

Fully Restored Restomod!
US$129,000.00
  • Boat REF#  ·  304173
  • Length  ·  40'0"
  • Year  ·  1926
  • Construction  ·  Wood
  • Underwater profile  ·  Semi-Displacement
  • Sleeping berths  ·  2
  • Engine  ·  2 x diesel 65hp, Isuzu C-240 (1992)
  • Lying  ·  Concrete, WA USA - Shown by Appointment
Boatshed Seattle
Boatshed Seattle
Gary Buck

Extra Details

Designer Thod Stephens
Builder Stephens Bros.
Lying Concrete, WA USA - Shown by Appointment
Fuel capacity 80.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 80.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 35.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks

Mechanical

Engine 2 x diesel 65hp
Engine make and model Isuzu C-240 (1992)
Engine Hours engine1= 250
engine2= 250
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.0 USG /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 8 knots
Max speed (approx) 9 knots

1992 is an estimate of engine vintage. Early 1990s is the period when this boat had its major restoration and these engines would have been installed. The hour meters run when the power is turned on to the panel. It has had the panel powered for weeks at a time when the boat was in storage. The seller estimates true hours on the engines as between 200 and 250. When you open the engine room hatches they look new.

Fuel consumption is 1 gallon per hour per engine at 1750 RPM.

Steering was upgraded to hydraulic during that restoration. Recently in 2021 the exhaust manifolds were removed and epoxy coated on the insides. New engine zincs and fresh oil changes.

3 batteries, one house new in 2021, 2 starting new in 2020.

Dimensions

Length 40'0"
Beam 10'3"
Draft Max 3'0"
Displacement 13,802.4lbs
Headroom 6'6"
Storage Ashore

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 110 shore power voltage, 4 batteries charged by: engine, shore power

Construction

Construction Wood
Underwater profile Semi-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

This hull was transported to Phoenix, AZ in the early 90s. It was dried in the desert heat to where the wood contained 7% moisture at which time the restoration on the wood, using modern epoxy methods, was performed.

The hull is Port Orford Cedar over white oak frames epoxy coated inside, splined and with West Systems epoxy outside so it's fair to call it a composite hull. The bottom under water is fiberglassed over. The hull also had an additional layer of planking added from where the shaft logs exit the hull to the rudders to strengthen that area.

The hull sides are faired and painted. The transom is original planks with West Systems epoxy showing in voids.

Deck equipment and fixtures are almost all polished brass.

Restoration in the 90s and continuing has focused on keeping the boat period-specific to the 1920s while updating and modernizing systems.

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

Accommodation

Total # of berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 1
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Electric)

When first entering the cockpit you are reminded of the design features of the 1920s. Yachts tended to have narrower beam compared to today, and narrowing a bit toward the stern was a common and now classic feature. This cockpit has very nice teak planking. The roof has been extended to cover this area and has a beautiful green Sunbrella canvas with scalloped edges. This cover also has Stephens Bros. Manufacturing logo embroidered into the sides.

Entering the main salon from the cockpit the companionway door is to port. It is stained glass upper half and wood lower half. The floors are beautifully refinished parquet with a burgundy carpet over the top. To starboard is a settee finished with what appears as velour and diamond tucked with buttons. (Very authentic to the time period)

The helm is center with side doors out both sides to the foredeck.

Port of center are three steps down to the galley which is beautifully-done with checkerboard tile in black and white. Galley is to starboard, tastefully updated yet appears as period appropriate.

The forward cabin is truly a "Master Suite". It has single berths on both sides and is beautifully decorated with luxurious appointments. You feel like you've entered a museum display paying homage to the charm and elegance of a bygone era.

This cabin has a center companionway to the forward head compartment which is located in the fo'c'sle.

4 burner propane Stove

Accommodation

Stove
Oven
Sink
Refrigerator
Freezer
Carpet
Drapes
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Non-Smokers

When first entering the cockpit you are reminded of the design features of the 1920s. Yachts tended to have narrower beam compared to today, and narrowing a bit toward the stern was a common and now classic feature. This cockpit has very nice teak planking. The roof has been extended to cover this area and has a beautiful green Sunbrella canvas with scalloped edges. This cover also has Stephens Bros. Manufacturing logo embroidered into the sides.

Entering the main salon from the cockpit the companionway door is to port. It is stained glass upper half and wood lower half. The floors are beautifully refinished parquet with a burgundy carpet over the top. To starboard is a settee finished with what appears as velour and diamond tucked with buttons. (Very authentic to the time period)

The helm is center with side doors out both sides to the foredeck.

Port of center are three steps down to the galley which is beautifully-done with checkerboard tile in black and white. Galley is to starboard, tastefully updated yet appears as period appropriate.

The forward cabin is truly a "Master Suite". It has single berths on both sides and is beautifully decorated with luxurious appointments. You feel like you've entered a museum display paying homage to the charm and elegance of a bygone era.

This cabin has a center companionway to the forward head compartment which is located in the fo'c'sle.

4 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Cockpit cover
Rode
Fenders
Trailer
Swim Platform

Electric H. Bennett Machine Works windlass
1 anchors
(Vintage Nautical in polished brass)
100'0" of chain
Primary anchor is of the style you would see from pre-WW ll made of highly-polished bronze. Spare is a 40 lb Danforth. Windlass is original updated to 12 volt.

Nav Equipment

Compass
VHF
Navigation lights
Depth sounder

Navigation electronics are quite limited -- but with more sophistication than would have been found in 1926! Echo depth sounder is Interphase, VHF Radio is West marine, nice sized compass in binnacle is Ritchie.

Safety Equipment

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 electric)

Broker's Comments

Few classic boats are finished inside with the level of authentic, period-specific accuracy as is this boat. When entering the saloon and as you look forward to the galley and master suite you feel like you've been transported back to the roaring 20s!

As a yacht broker I get to go aboard very many boats over time. This one truly made me smile. It is simply gorgeous!

Stephens Bros. was one of America's premier yacht manufacturers, having begun shortly after the arrival of the 20th century. By the 20s, 30s and 40s they were the "go-to" quality builder for the wealthy.

Adding to the beauty of this classic yacht is the updated modernization of her power and shipboard systems. Two modern diesel engines, hydraulic steering and other renewals aboard allow her to be used like a modern yacht.

Her Port Orford Cedar planked hull has been re-planked as needed, completely re-fastened with stainless steel fasteners, West System epoxy coated on the inside then splined and epoxied on the outside. It was faired and painted so today her hull could be considered composite construction.

She is stored on a tri-axle galvanized trailer in a climate-controlled airplane hanger ready to be transported to a new home.

There also exists the opportunity of continuing to keep this boat in her present airplane hanger space by leasing from the seller. OAC.

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

This Stephens 40 Sedan has been personally photographed and viewed by Gary Buck 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.

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