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1991 Custom 74' Elizabeth Ruth

$ 559,000

Elizabeth Ruth is a 1991 Custom 74' Robinson Modified Monk listed for sale with United Yacht Broker Rick Hoffman. Rick can be reached at 1-425-405-0132 to answer any questions you may have on this boat. United Yacht Sales is a professional yacht brokerage firm that has experience listing and selling all types of Custom Yachts and similar boats. With over 250 yacht brokers worldwide, we have the largest network of boat buyers and sellers in the industry.

74' Custom Robinson Modified Monk 1991

Ed Monk and his son, Ed Monk Jr, both legendary Pacific Northwest naval architects and shipwrights, worked together designing fishing boats, tugs, pleasure powerboats, motoryachts, and some sailing yachts. The Monks designed boats that were built to withstand the rigors of the rough waters between California and Alaska, and long-range fishing trips down the Pacific Coast. Their rugged, durable designs were built by many well-known builders, along with custom boat builders. Ed Monk Jr continued his father's legacy designing recreational and commercial vessels up to 100ft in length, creating a PNW boatbuilding heritage of his own with Tollycraft, Ocean Alexander, McQueen, Nordlund, Christensen, and Westport to name a few, and countless one-off custom builds, such as the 1991 74ft "ELIZABETH RUTH." According to a PNW Boat Delivery Captain, Ed Monk Jr's hull designs, with emphasis on fuel economy, performance, and seakeeping are the "Gold Standard of design." Fishing trawlers especially, were designed and built to go the distance through rough sea conditions and return safely loaded with a catch.

The "ELIZABETH RUTH" semi-displacement steel hull features a bulbous bow, sharp entry, and long centerline keel from bulb to skeg-protected prop and rudder. A spray rail and a single deep chine with fin stabilizer below the waterline, run along both starboard and port sides. The high bow sheerline breaks at the foc'sle and tapers down to the aft deck. High bulwarks protect the side decks and heavy tubular metal safety railings and fold-down swim platform/gate protect the open aft deckhouse area. The large open deck aft of the bridge pilothouse is protected on 3 sides with the same high tubular metal safety railings. This 74ft Monk-designed fishing trawler has been converted to an expedition motor yacht that is capable of long range bluewater cruising in safety and comfort.

Embark on a Journey with the "Elizabeth Ruth"

Discover the allure of the "Elizabeth Ruth," a captivating 74’ fully equipped expedition yacht ready to conquer the seas. Originally constructed as a Bearing Sea fishing trawler, she underwent a breathtaking transformation in 2008. Under the meticulous care of her current owners, she emerged as a stunning motor yacht ready to go anywhere.

The "Elizabeth Ruth" exudes timeless beauty. The interior is masterfully crafted with exotic woods and intricate details. Her well-thought-out design and features are a promise of comfort and safety, ensuring you stay at ease on the longest of journeys. She is backed by an impressive 8000-mile range. A world of adventure literally awaits you aboard this spectacular vessel.

Recent Upgrades: In the fall of last year, Elizabeth Ruth underwent a comprehensive hull restoration. The entire bottom received meticulous attention, with layers of damaged paint expertly blasted away, revealing an absolute pristine steel surface. Ensuring decades of longevity, multiple coats of high-quality epoxy were applied to the steel, followed by a final finish of the finest bottom paint. Total craftsmanship and dedication were poured into making Elizabeth Ruth seaworthy and stunning.

Sales Tax Incentives: Explore exclusive opportunities with potential sales tax savings under specific circumstances. Our team at United Yacht Sales is here to guide you through the details, ensuring a seamless and advantageous transaction.

Vessel Management and Education: Post-sale, because of her impeccable bluewater design, accommodations and long-range capabilities, The Elizabeth Ruth would lend herself exceptionally well toward commercial endeavors. From charter to exploration, her possibilities are infinite. The current owners will avail themselves to the new owner for training, ongoing consultation, and support.

A complete walkthrough video is available upon request. For qualified buyers, a recent 2020 survey is also available, subject to the owner's approval. Viewings are by appointment only.

The owner welcomes and will respond to all offers, inviting you to be a part of the legacy of this exceptional vessel.

Your journey, our priority: Whether you're a seasoned yacht owner or setting sail for the first time, trust us to navigate the intricacies of vessel ownership. Your satisfaction is our mission, and with the Elizabeth Ruth, your yachting dreams are about to become an extraordinary reality.

CALL NOW to schedule a viewing, discuss incentives, and embark on your journey with the Elizabeth Ruth.


  • Price USD:$ 559,000
  • Builder:


  • Model:

    Robinson Modified Monk

  • Year:


  • Location:

    Poulsbo, Washington, United States

  • Type:

    Power Yacht

  • LOA: 74 ft 0 in
  • Display Length: 74 ft
  • Beam: 15' 2"
  • Yacht Category


  • Water Capacity: 1200 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 4800 gals
  • Engine Details: Caterpillar D-343 A
  • Engine 1: 1991 5296.00 HRS 450.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel
  • Days on Market:

"Elizabeth Ruth" is a single chine modified displacement hull, raked stem, transom stern, and house aft of midship.

The forward most space below deck is the master stateroom king sized pedestal berth on center with storage below and potable water tank below stateroom sole. To port side of stateroom is built-in cabinetry including hanging locker. Overhead is an escape hatch. Aft thru slider hatch is the main salon.

To port side of main salon is an enclosed head with sink/vanity, toilet, and walk-in shower. To starboard is a built-in lounging settee. Aft to port is an incline stairwell up to the main deck level. Aft of the salon is the engine room.

The engine room is fitted with main engine, port and starboard fuel tanks, batteries, pumps, inverter, power distribution panels, and marine sanitation device. At aft end of the end room is an auxiliary engine with generator, outboard are secondary port/starboard fuel tanks. Aft of the engine room is the lazarette with rudder shaft, steering assembly, and air compressor accumulator tank.

Forward on deck is the bow and foredeck with anchor winch and anchor shipped in hawse pipe. Aft is a raised focsle with forward stateroom. At the forward end of the stateroom is a storage area, aft are port and starboard bench lockers with a dining table on center. Aft are port and starboard single berths with storage below. Aft, on center, and up steps and through a watertight door is the well deck.

Forward on the well deck and to port is a swing arm davit. Aft to starboard is a shore tender stored on skiff chocks. Aft and past deck break to port and starboard are bulwark boarding gates. Aft and off center to starboard is a deck mounted knuckle crane and aft is the deck house. To starboard and outboard of house is a side deck with access aft to deckhouse through a watertight door.

Forward most in deck house and to port is the stairwell with access down to the main salon and inboard is a laundry station, aft through doorway and inboard is a vertical ladder with access up to the pilothouse. To starboard a small office area which doubles as a single berth positioned thwartship. Aft to port is an enclosed head with sink, toilet, and walk-in shower and to starboard and through doorway and to vertical ladder with access to the engine room. Aft and to port is the galley.

To starboard of the galley is built-in cabinetry with undercounter freezer and upright refrigerator. Aft to port is an L-shaped dining settee with table and to starboard are two built-in chairs. At the aft end of the deck house and through watertight door is the aft deck.

On the aft deck and to starboard is a shower station and aft is the stern with swim platform which raises and lowers into position.

On top of the deckhouse is the pilothouse. Positioned at forward end of the wheelhouse is built-in cabinetry with port and starboard jog stations and wheel helm on center. Overhead is the electronics array. Aft to port and starboard are helm seats. Aft to port and positioned thwartship is a day bunk, the inboard end lifts to gain access to ladder down to the deckhouse.

To starboard and through watertight door is the boat deck. At the port forward side of the boat deck is a propane locker, aft is a rail mounted BBQ. Aft is EPIRB and survival craft. The perimeter is secured with safety railing. On center and up ladder to the top of the pilothouse and signal mast.

  • Large comfortable settee with dining table
  • (2) Built-In lounge chairs
  • Dickinson Antarctic diesel heater
  • Webasto Diesel Boiler system with zoned cabin heat throughout
  • New Washer/Dryer Combo
  • Dickinson Adriatic diesel stove
  • Wallace Cooktop
  • Norcold M#1095 Refrigerator
  • Kenmore Under Counter Freezer
  • Panasonic Microwave
  • Forfjord #30 Anchor with 3/4” chain and ¾” cable
  • Anchor winch
  • Crane with Pullmaster boom winch
  • Davit with manual boom
  • Three, 1000-watt quartz deck floodlights
  • Furuno 1930 Radar
  • Furuno 1721 Radar
  • Acer Laptop with Coastal Explorer Navigation Suite
  • Standard Horizon Matrix GX3000S Loudhailer/VHF
  • Standard Horizon Infinity VHF
  • Robertson Autopilot
  • Robertson rudder indicator
  • Hynautics control system
  • Bridge Watch
  • Furuno FCV-585 depth sounder
  • SEA 222 SSB
  • Dirigo Compass
  • Azimuth Electronic Compass
  • 32” Samsung TV/Monitor
  • Fusion Stereo System with Sirius/XM Satellite Radio
  • Pilothouse window privacy screens
  • 12VDC, 110/220 VAC Shore/Gen/Invert
  • Marine Grade Copper Wiring throughout
  • Two 6v Battery banks, 6 each, (12)
  • Isuzu industrial 3cd1 Generator
  • Heart Interphase Freedom 20 inverter/Battery Charger with 2000 remote panel
  • Caterpillar D-343TA, 450HP Diesel
  • Reduction Gear: Twin Disc MG514 Ratio 4.5:1
  • Dry/Wrapped exhaust
  • 52” 4-blade, coated with Speed Prop.

Auxiliary Engine:

  • MER 3 Cylinder Diesel

USCG approved 12-person bacterial septic system.

Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.

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.


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