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1987 Vripack 72' Summer House

$ 405,000

Summer House is a 1987 Vripack 72' Sea Hunter listed for sale with United Yacht Broker Ron Housman. Ron can be reached at 1-617-549-4123 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 Vripack Yachts and similar boats. With over 250 yacht brokers worldwide, we have the largest network of boat buyers and sellers in the industry.

1987 Vripack 72 Sea Hunter

The award-winning world-class Yacht Design and Naval Architectural firm, Vripack, has created over 7,500 designs since it was founded in the early 1960s by Dick Boon. Based in The Netherlands, Vripack provides professional design and development services to private customers and shipyards all over the world. The entire Vripack team is involved start-to-finish in the building process of its innovative designs. The Sea Hunter convertible sportfishing yachts hull first built as a high speed 70-footer, was tank tested by an internationally renowned marine hydrodynamics expert and verified for performance as calculated. The Sea Hunters, designed by Dick Boon, were built for the American market to Lloyds standards in aluminum to the highest levels of Dutch quality, exterior and interior. Currently Vripack has a 171ft 6-deck sportfish superyacht in production. Set to become the world’s first and largest true sportfish yacht, it is being built by the world-renowned Dutch shipyard, Royal Huisman, completely of premium aluminum. Like the 72 Vripack Sea Hunter, she has the proportions and long high flaring bow of a typical American custom luxury sportfish yacht, complete with triple spreader outriggers!

The 1987 Vripack 72 Sea Hunter is an enclosed bridge model, providing a second level “salon” area for relaxing and entertaining in air-conditioned comfort and its own wet bar. She features a tuna tower, outriggers, joystick steering, bow thrusters and much more. Powered with twin 1650 hp MTU direct drive diesels designed for efficient fuel consumption with increased power output in a “power range that could previously only be served by larger and heavier engines.” MTU diesel engines typically power the largest yachts and strongest tugboats. The Vripack 72 Sea Hunter’s bow (including pulpit), foredeck and sides to midships feature a safety railing, not usually a feature of tournament sportfish boats, but appreciated by a cruising family. Currently, she is purposed for cruising and entertaining, but her large cockpit can easily convert this Vripack 72 Sea Hunter to a serious fishing machine!

$44K PRICE REDUCTION! Seller wants boat sold now!

1987 Vripack 72 Sea Hunter

Truly Rare offering! A perfect liveaboard yacht, a cruising yacht, a fishing yacht combined with world renowned Dutch built quality: All in a beautiful and affordable package in a beautiful location!! Vripack says it all--known worldwide for designing and engineering some of the finest yachts anywhere since 1961. Her beauty and high quality are immediately apparent upon your first step aboard. From the expansive and inviting cockpit to the elegant light-filled open salon/galley executed in beautiful cherry woodwork to the 3 luxurious staterooms all with en-suite heads, you will be warmed and impressed by this cozy and inviting floating home on the water! Please take it from this 37-year veteran liveaboard yours truly: This is a great liveaboard vessel in terms of light, creature comforts and sheer volume of great spaces inside and out. Additionally, she can remain a year-round home in beautiful and highly desirable Fernandina beach, in a very affordable well located city marina, walking distance to all that this beautiful town has to offer!

Key Features of the Yacht Include:

  • (3) Beautiful Staterooms each with En-Suite Full Heads
  • An elegant day-head well located up a few steps from the cockpit just inside the salon
  • A huge and beautiful enclosed flybridge helm/pilothouse that feels like a second salon
  • Wing controls port and starboard
  • Modern Galley with multi-drawer convenient refrigeration and freezing
  • Huge cockpit setup for entertaining and everyday living but convertible to fishing if desired
  • Huge foredeck and sidedecks with newer worry-free synthetic Teak decking
  • Separate stacking full sized washer and dryer
  • Custom hull wrap
  • Two Northern Lights 34KW Generators for reliable non interrupted power underway or during outages
  • Hydraulic Bow Thruster
  • New Custom Electric top of the line Hunter Douglas blinds in the salon (top down-bottom up). Custom manual Hunter Douglas blinds in enclosed flybridge - total cost of $20K
  • Tons of storage throughout including walk-in master closet
  • Many more wonderful features too numerous to mention here…


  • Price USD:$ 405,000
  • Builder:


  • Model:

    Sea Hunter

  • Year:


  • Location:

    Fernandina Beach, Florida, United States

  • Type:

    Power Yacht

  • LOA: 70 ft 1 in
  • Display Length: 72 ft
  • Beam: 18' 4"
  • Yacht Category

    Convertible Boats

  • Water Capacity: --
  • Fuel Capacity: --
  • Engine Details: MTU 12V396TB93
  • Engine 1: 1986 2875.00 HRS 1650.00 HP
  • Engine 2: 1986 2875.00 HRS 1650.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel
  • Days on Market:
  • Vessel completely sandblasted and bottom painted fall 2020
  • Trim tabs serviced and updated fall 2020
  • Dinghy davit refurbished late 2020
  • Batteries updated late 2020
  • Electronics updated late 2020
  • Marina yard work (zincs, batteries, etc.) March 2021
  • Engine maintenance (oils, filters, and other items) September 2021

Main Salon:

  • Large sliding glass door entry slightly to starboard
  • New Custom Electric top of the line Hunter Douglas blinds (top down-bottom up)
  • Large U-Shaped couch area to port with coffee table
  • Elegant Day head to starboard with sink, vanity and electric marine toilet
  • Beautiful cherry built-in entertainment center to starboard with large Hisense smart TV
  • Large U-Shaped home styled galley with convenient fridge and freezer drawers
  • Central Vacuuming system
  • Built-In bar area
  • Custom built dining table to starboard that seats 6 easily
  • Large picture windows for great visibility, natural light and feeling of spaciousness
  • Centerline forward access to staterooms


  • Super efficient and ergonomically correct U-Shaped Galley
  • Ceramic tile floor
  • U-Shaped Corian continuous countertop with molded in sink for easy cleaning
  • Kitchenaid trash compactor
  • Miele high end dishwasher
  • Jennair garbage disposer
  • Large GE side by side double door refrigerator-house size
  • Nutone central vacuuming
  • Kitchenaid 4-Burner stove top with large oven below
  • Black and Decker Microwave
  • More than ample storage cabinets-lower and upper
  • Beautiful subway tile backsplash behind forward counter
  • Kitchenaid Instant hot water unit
  • Full sized separate washer and dryer centrally located starboard side of lower companionway

Master Stateroom and En-Suite Head:

  • Privately located all the way forward down companionway
  • Large layout with centerline King berth
  • Attractive mixture of teak and leather panels and fabric headliner
  • Opening centerline portlight/hatch for natural light and ventilation
  • Vanity/potential desk area to starboard
  • Settee to port
  • Entertainment center with flat screen TV and stereo system
  • Walk-In master closet with Built-In safe

Master Head Details:

  • Large en-suite head
  • Black Lexan countertop over sizeable bathroom vanity with ample storage
  • Heated towel bars
  • Large jacuzzi tub and shower
  • Electric marine toilet

VIP Stateroom Port and En-Suite Head:

  • Queen berth
  • Cedar hanging locker
  • En-Suite head with enclosed shower
  • Vinyl headliner with light/ventilation overhead opening hatch
  • Vanity with Lexan top with good storage
  • Marine galley maid electric Marne toilet
  • Laundry hamper

Guest Stateroom Starboard:

  • Twin side by side berths
  • Cedar hanging locker
  • En-Suite head with enclosed shower
  • Vinyl headliner with light/ventilation overhead opening hatch
  • Vanity with Lexan top with good storage
  • Marine galley maid electric Marne toilet
  • Laundry hamper

Deck and Hull:

  • Hull sandblasted painted and wrapped 2020
  • New cockpit, sidedecks and foredeck synthetic decking 2020
  • Stalini sliding glass doors to salon and helm
  • Internal fuel fill ports each side with 2 more amidships (port and starboard)
  • Electric remote control searchlight
  • (2) Aft facing quartz halogen cockpit lights
  • (1) 8-Man life raft
  • Dual anchors
  • Bow pulpit with anchor roller
  • Fresh and saltwater wash down system
  • Navigation lights
  • Docking lights
  • Maxwell 3000 chain windlass with helm remote control
  • Fenders and lines
  • (3) Goiot hatches - 1 for natural light and ventilation for each stateroom
  • Transom gate
  • HUGE COCKPIT with new decking and tons of storage everywhere!!


  • Raytheon Hailer
  • Robertson Autopilot
  • 72 mile Futuno radar
  • (2) Simrad Nss16 multifunction touch screen displays for chart plotter, fish finder and autopilot
  • Standard horizon VHF radio
  • Skanti SSB Radio
  • Satcom
  • Satnav
  • Brooks and gatehouse depthfinder
  • VDO trim tab controls
  • Brooks and gatehouse speed and distance log
  • Sharp closed circuit multi-camera controls
  • 24” Teak steering wheel
  • Laser chart plotter in salon
  • (3) Compasses: Anshutz gyro, Digital and standard type
  • GPS
  • Furuno color depth sounder
  • Merlin telephone system
  • Alden weatherfax

Flybridge / Pilothouse:

  • Expansive comfortable helm area rivaling salons on slightly smaller convertibles
  • Fully enclosed area climate controlled with 2 Dometic AC systems for cool cruising and fishing
  • Wet bar with Ice Maker and Sub zero fridge
  • (2) Settees that convert to berths for extra crew or spillover guests
  • Port and Starboard Kobelt wing controls for backing down with joystick steering
  • (3) Bremshey spring loaded and counter-balanced helm chairs for extra cruising comfort!
  • Custom chart storage bin
  • Great 360 degree visibility underway
  • Provides another entire guest suite if needed
  • Tuna tower with compass, engine start/stop, engine gauges, bow thruster control, joystick steering and Kobelt Air engine controls (currently INOP)



  • 24V DC breaker panel for all onboard 24v distribution
  • (2) Banks of double 8D 12v lead acid batteries in series for 24v output for engine starting
  • (1) Service bank of double 8D lead acid batteries in series for 24v output
  • (1) 8D 12v battery for genset starting
  • 12v 10Amp battery charger for above battery
  • 24v 20amp charger for main engine starting batteries
  • (2) Newmar 24v to 12v converters at helm for electronics


  • 240v AC provided by gensets or shorepower
  • Main breaker panel and sub panel
  • Generator switching allowing each genset to bear full load or split load between both
  • Voltage, Amps, Hertz gauges for each genset
  • 110v and 220v Circuits with breakers
  • Capac isolation monitor
  • Triple air horns

Engine Details and Mechanical Equipment:

  • 4.5” Stainless steel shafts
  • Twin MTU 12V396 TB Diesel engines
  • Raw water engine cooling with freshwater heat exchanger
  • Kobelt Air engine and transmission controls
  • Racor triplex water/fuel separator units allowing filter changes underway
  • Lube oil exchange system for main engines and gensets with holding tank
  • Twin 34KW Northern Lights diesel gensets
  • (7) Integral fuel tanks allowing each piece of machinery to draw from and return to any tank
  • 1HP Oberdorfer fuel transfer pump and 7 tank manifold
  • Twin dual racor water/fuel separators-one for each genset
  • Aqua Air Air conditioner units
  • Sperry Victor retractable hydraulic bow thruster
  • CO2 fire suppression system
  • Koop Nautic hydraulic trim tabs and stabilizers
  • Glendinning Engine synchronizer
  • Engine preheaters
  • ZF engine transmissions 2:1 gear ratio
  • Spare parts
  • Galley Maid marine heads
  • (2) Spare props
  • 5-Rule Automatic bilge pumps
  • (2) Water pumps: 1 AC, 1 DC
  • Shower sump pumps
  • Bosch master control for hydraulics
  • (2) Air Compressors: 1 AC, 1 DC

”SUMMER HOUSE” represents an outstanding and unusual value for money for any family or couple seeking a versatile and elegant waterfront home that can be taken out for a vacation! Why be stuck at the same old vacation home when you can make this your “SUMMER HOUSE” or permanent year round abode-Live in luxury and be located in one of the most friendly and beautiful towns anywhere, let alone Florida!

  • Seller's Personal Items

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.