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The Great Escape61' Tollycraft 61 Motor Yacht 1983

$ 495,000

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"The Great Escape"

The Legendary first 61' Tollycraft Motor Yacht.

This beautiful motor yacht is boathouse kept and maintained by caring, knowledgeable owners. Only three owners since new, this very desirable 61’ Tollycraft offers 3-staterooms, 2-heads with stall showers, smartly designed spacious salon, updated galley, stacked laundry in the foyer, an updated foredeck with custom lounge seating and an entertainers dream flybridge arrangement. 

Combine this with the updated navigational equipment, hydraulic bow thruster, water maker, hydronic diesel heat, 14’ Tender with a power rotation davit, the vessels stabilization system and Tollycrafts proven reputation for building quality offshore cruising yachts and you have a uncompromising yacht that will take you and your family safely and in style to your dream destinations. 

United Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Seattle Yachts. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel


  • Price USD:$ 495,000
  • Builder:


  • Model:

    61 Motor Yacht

  • Year:


  • Location:

    Tacoma, Washington, United States

  • Type:

    Power Yacht

  • LOA: 61 ft 2 in
  • Display Length: 61 ft
  • Beam: 17' 8"
  • Yacht Category

    Motor Yachts

  • Water Capacity: 400 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 1200 gals
  • Engine Details: Detroit 671
  • Engine 1: 1983 3500.00 HRS 410.00 HP
  • Engine 2: 1983 300.00 HRS 410.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel
  • Days on Market:

Salon is finished in a beautiful handcrafted satin finished teak, with access via a teak bi-fold door system from the aft cockpit. The salon is an open and bright space with port and starboard opening windows, window curtains and modern lighting . Salon features include new carpeting, an entertainment center, a very comfortable L-shaped sofa with a round wood table, accent area rug, barrel chairs, beverage bar, a large pantry, office desk and the yachts galley.  

  • Beautiful handcrafted satin finished teak cabinetry
  • New carpeting
  • Comfortable 2-piece L-shaped sleeper sectional sofa
  • Round coffee table with a "Compass Rose" design top
  • Office desk with 2X drawers
  • Entertainment center: TV, Stereo, DVD, X-Box
  • 2X Barrel chairs
  • Beverage center
  • Large double door pantry
  • Half-round table with 2X chairs built into the end of the galley
  • Ships U-shaped galley
  • Modern round lighting
  • Valance indirect lighting
  • Diesel heat control 
  • Opening windows with curtains
  • Teak bi-fold entry doors

Entertainment equipment

All of the yachts televisions are flat panel style and the owners use Amazon "Fire TV Sticks" connected to a "Mofi wi-fi Network" and router system that allows them to stream TV shows and movies.  

  • XBOX 360
  • Insignia flat panel TV
  • BOSE stereo/DVD player
  • Teak entertainment cabinet
  • VIP - CEPTRE TV with built-in DVD player
  • Owners suite - Flat panel TV
  • Fusion Stereo entertainment system

The 3-staterooms are accessed from the pilothouse, there is a midships owners suite, a mid starboard guest stateroom and a forward VIP stateroom. Two heads, both with stall showers and large vanities. 

VIP stateroom

The VIP stateroom offers a queen island pedestal bed with built-in storage, hanging locker and newly installed wall coverings.  

  • Island queen bed with custom bedding
  • Drawer and cabinet storage
  • Hanging locker
  • Bed pedestal indirect lighting
  • 4X Portlights with screens and curtains
  • Skylight
  • Flat panel TV with DVD player
  • Headboard reading lights
  • Mirrored headboard
  • New carpeted flooring

Guest head

The head offers a vanity with sold surface countertops and sink, drawer and cabinet storage, a new lighted mirror, Vacuflush toilet and a stall shower.

  • Vanity with solid surface countertop and sink
  • Single lever chrome faucet
  • New lighted mirror
  • Drawer and cabinet storage
  • Vacuflush toilet
  • Teak & holly floor
  • 120VAC Nutone heater
  • Diesel heat outlet
  • Towel racks
  • Portlight with screen and curtain
  • Stall shower with new shower fixture

Guest stateroom

This is a beautiful nautical themed and decorated stateroom. The room is bright with light colored paint and nautical wallpaper. It offers twin single side-by-side beds, large central hanging locker, dual portlights for good ventilation, both 120VAC heating and diesel heat with an abundance of nautical themed artwork. This is a fun stateroom for children. 

  • Side-by-side single beds
  • Large central hanging locker
  • Headboard reading lights
  • Nautical artwork and stuffed toys
  • Aiphone intercom
  • 2X Portlights with screens and curtains
  • Skylight with screen
  • Diesel heat with thermostat
  • 120VAC heater
  • Mirror mounted on the back of the entry door

Owners suite

This midships stateroom features an island queen bed with nightstands, a large vanity and portside settee, dresser, a dual door hanging locker and an ensuite head. 

  • Island queen bed
  • Night stands with drawers & 120VAC duplexes
  • 120V wall heater
  • Diesel heat
  • Bed pedestal indirect lighting
  • Aiphone intercom
  • Headboard lighting
  • Mirrored headboard
  • 6X Portlights with screens and curtains
  • Settee with blue colored nautical themed cushions
  • Brass clock
  • Chest of drawers - 5 drawers
  • Large hanging locker with two access doors & auto light switch
  • Nutone central vacuum system
  • Modern retro lighting
  • New carpeting, 1-year
  • New grass cloth wall coverings
  • Flat panel Westinghouse TV
  • Vanity with drawer and cabinet storage, lighted mirror and nautical themed stool
  • Nautical themed artwork

Owners suite head

The head offers a vanity with sold surface countertops and sink, drawer and cabinet storage, a new lighted mirror, new Teak & holly floor, Vacuflush toilet and a large stall shower.

  • Vanity with solid surface countertop and sink
  • Blue tile backsplash
  • Single lever chrome faucet
  • Medicine cabinet
  • Mirror
  • Drawer and cabinet storage
  • Vacuflush toilet
  • Teak & holly floor
  • 120VAC Nutone heater
  • Diesel heat outlet
  • Towel racks
  • 2X Portlight with screen and curtain
  • Bathtub/shower with new shower fixture


  • Carpeted stairs leading to/from the pilothouse
  • Bilge access hatches
  • Utility locker
  • Miele Washer
  • Miele Dryer

The redesigned/updated galley is located in the forward starboard side of the salon, with the pantry and bar located to port. The galley has been reimagined with new countertops, metal brick backsplash, Miele, Bosch and Kenmore elite appliances and a beautiful modern stainless steel sink.

The u-shaped galley offers the family's chef, plenty of food preparation space and an abundance of storage. There are also two large pantry's across from the galley built from and finished in handcrafted teak.

  • New Miele cooptop
  • New Miele speed/convection oven
  • New Kenmore Elite refrigerator/freeezer with water/ice dispenser in the door
  • Kenmore Elite trash compactor
  • Bosch stainless steel dishwasher
  • Modern square stainless steel sink
  • Insinkerator garbage disposal
  • Single lever stainless steel faucet
  • New stone-look Formica countertops
  • New brick style stainless steel backsplash
  • Teak & holly flooring
  • Drawer and cabinet storage
  • Large dual door pantry

  • Underwater transom lightings
  • Transom safety lighting - switch is located in the cockpit
  • 12VDC halogen and LED lighting
  • Custom 120VAC lighting 
  • Valance rope indirect lighting
  • Stateroom reading lights
  • Engine room and bilge lights
  • Blue radar arch bridge seating lights
  • Custom bridge enclosure lighting

The Great Escapes navigational system includes equipment from Garmin, Coastal Explorer, Furuno, Standard Horizon and Simrad. The helm consoles are designed to offer the helmsperson the best possible visibility and ease of access to the equipment.


The pilothouse features a centered helm station with a Llebroc helm chair, new wood flooring, port and starboard side deck access doors with screens, a raised companion settee with a custom teak table, diesel heat, and a very clean and modern navigation control panel. 

  • Teak helm console
  • Furuno NavNet (Radar, depth sounder, chart plotter)
  • Furuno LCD color depth sounder
  • Furuno GPS Navigator display
  • Furuno electric compass
  • Furuno GPS GP-500 dispaly
  • Lenova computer with a 22" display - Coastal Navigator nav system 
  • Garmin GPSMAP 4212 
  • EYOYO monitor connected to a ESX145 ELBEX camera system
  • Simrad autopilot "Robertson AP20"
  • Standard Horizon "Quantum GX5500S VHF radio
  • ITT Jabsco search light
  • Compass with stainless steel protective cover
  • Apelco Trident loud hailer
  • Sea Temp Instruments - Sea water and Air temperature gauges 

Pilothouse engine & cruising equipment

  • Naiad stabilizer control
  • Hydraulic bow thruster
  • Hynautic hydraulic engine & transmission controls
  • Updated engine gauges
  • Pyrometers for the engine exhaust
  • 3X Windshield wiper/washers
  • Windshiled defroster system
  • Stainless steel destroyer style helm wheel
  • Windlass remote control
  • Llbroc helm chair


The flybridge not only offers a great forward centered helm station, is has been transformed into the perfect family entertaining/lounging retreat. The bridge has a smartly designed helm and mid-bridge deck area enclosure, simulated teak decking, a BBQ station & Refrigerator/freezer bench seat, a beautiful sofa, deck table with chairs, Fusion stereo system, and a Rendova 14' tender with a 60HP Yamaha and a power rotation davit.  

FB Helm area equipment

  • Simrad NSS12 multi-display "Chart plotter, radar, depth sounder, speed, Position
  • Simrad autopilot control - Robertson AP22 
  • ITT Jabsco search light control
  • Bennett trim tab control
  • Standard Horizon VHF radio
  • Compass with stainless steel protective cover
  • Naiad stabilizer control
  • Windlass remote control
  • Stainless steel destroyer style helm wheel
  • Bow thruster control
  • Trumpet air horn 
  • Loud hailer horn
  • Fusion MV-AV750 stereo system


Electric power is supplied via 240V/50Amp shore power, the dual Westerbeke generators, a Magnum inverter and the ships 12/24VDC battery system. All power is managed through the AC/DC distribution panels located in the pilothouse. 

  • 7.7kw Westerbeke generator - 5379 hours
  • 12kw Westerbeke generator - 2018 hours
  • Generator sound shields
  • New Magnum inverter/charger
  • Mastervolt "Chargemaster" 12/50-3, 3 step battery charger
  • Engine room air compressor with new cord/reel
  • Torrid MV-17 1550 watt, hot water heater
  • BilgeBuster - ozone system
  • ELBEX video cameras - radar arch, aft deck and engine room
  • EYOYO TV ELBEX system monitor
  • 8X 120VAC electric heaters - 6X replaced in 2012
  • Fuel & water gauges  
  • Dual trumpet air horns
  • Search light

Propulsion power is via twin Detroit 671-TI 410HP diesels that offer top speeds of 17 knots. The engine room is clean and well maintained with the equipment arranged to provide good access for servicing.

  • Twin Detroit 471-TI 410HP diesel engines
  • Port engine rebuilt - 300 hours
  • Starboard engine - 3500 hours
  • Hynautic hydraulic engine & transmission controls
  • Walker Engineering AirSep engine air intake filters
  • Parker/Racor 1000 FG water/fuel separator filters - main engines
  • Parker/Racor R26P water/fuel separator filters - generators
  • Hydraulic bow thruster
  • Hynautic hydraulic steering system
  • Webasto DBW-2020 80,000BTU hydronic diesel heating system
  • Diesel heat - Everhot water tank
  • Engine heat exchangers - diesel heating system
  • Glendinning engine synchronizer system
  • Engine room - engine gauge package
  • Naiad Roll Stabilizer, model 252 stabilizing system
  • Stainless steel exhaust cans
  • High temperature exhaust hoses 
  • Fuel supply & return manifolds 
  • Fireboy 1301 200CG auto fire safety system
  • Dripless shaft system
  • Bonding shaft swipes
  • Bennett trim tabs
  • Spare shafts
  • HRO Systems water maker with remote control in the pilothouse
  • 12VDCV & 120VAC engine room lighting

Getting around "The Great Escape" is made safe and easy thanks to the deep aft cockpit, wide side walkways and foredecks, along with teak grabrails and non-skid decking that ensure your family and friends will be safe as they move about the yacht.


  • Custom 4-person lounge settees - made by Canvas Supply Co.
  • Canvas cover for the lounge cushions
  • 3X Skylights
  • Custom stainless steel fender racks
  • Deck washdown system
  • Windlass - power up/down with remote controls at each helm station
  • Bruce style anchor
  • Pilothouse windshield cover  
  • Non-skid decking
  • Teak handrails with stainless steel stanchions & mid-rail safety cable 

Aft deck & transom

  • Transom door
  • Stainless steel safety boarding grab rails
  • Underwater lights - activation switch on aft deck
  • Swim platform/transom safety lights - activation switch on aft deck
  • Simulated teak decking
  • Warping winch
  • Teak table
  • Engine room access door
  • Camera
  • Teak bi-folding salon entry door
  • Deck washdown system
  • Swim platform with simulated teak decking

"The Great Escape" is an opportunity to get into a luxury built motor yacht that's been updated and maintained by caring and knowledgeable owners that you and your family can get aboard today and cruise to your dream destinations. 

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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