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Timeless 52' West Bay 52' SonShip 1996

$ 395,000

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"Timeless" is hull # 52-05 and is the last of the 52' pilothouse motor yachts to have been built. West-Bay's commitment to engineering excellence, quality of construction and pride in the fit and finish of the yacht's oak hardwood interior is obvious. The SonShip 52 was built from the same mould as was the venerable West-Bay SonShip 58 and so carries the same beam measurement (17' 1"). The layout of the 52' SonShip pilothouse motor yacht is essentially the same as in the 58' model..


Starting aft, a transom door leads forward from the fiberglass swim grid which is moulded into the hull onto the aft-deck/cockpit area. From here, side-decks lead forward to the foredeck and bow. Entrance to the walk-in engine room with full standing headroom is gained through a hatch forward and dual doors opening outwards allows wide open access to the Salon. These double saloon doors are great for opening up the yachts interior to the scenic outdoors or, for when entertaining aboard. The salon is finished in oak hardwood and upon entering, a most comfortable U-shaped leather couch or sofa is situated to the port side. Coral reading lamps are placed in both corners of the couch and a beautifully built and finished teak Hi Lo coffee/dining table is set out in front of this. Occasional chairs enable this table to be comfortable for 4-6 persons for dining. Across to the starboard side is a most comfortable leather and teak reclining chair w/ side table and reading lamp and forward, a 42" flat screen SAT TV sits atop of an oakwood crafted storage cabinet. Proceeding forward from the salon and up 3 steps, a stairway on the starboard side leads up to the forward section of the flybridge. A Dinette with a folding leaf can accommodate 2-4 for dining and is just forward on the starboard side and the "U" shaped and fully equipped Galley is across to the port side. The pilothouse with centerline helm is forward most and port and starboard side-doors lead out to the side-decks. Forward and down starboard side from the pilothouse are the accomodations areas featuring 3 staterooms and 2 full heads. Aft in this area is the Master's Stateroom with en-suite head and stall shower, washing machine and 220V clothing dryer, spacious cedar lined hanging lockers and queen- size bed on centerline. A companionway leads forward from the Master Stateroom, a Guests Stateroom with over/under single bunk berths is to port side. The Guests head with stall shower is across to starboard and the VIP Stateroom with a double bed on the centerline, good hanging locker storage space and plenty of drawer storage space is all the way forward in the vessel.

The Flybridge is accessible both fore and aft and from the interior and exterior. All the way forward on the "command bridge" the helm is on the centerline. Seats for the helmsperson and for a companion are just aft and on portside a cushioned "L" shaped settee seats two persons comfortably. A cushioned deck mounted FrigiBar refrigerator/freezer chest is installed just aft of the settee and the new Bimini Top provides good shade for this area of the flybridge. Aft on the flybridge on starboard side another "L" shaped settee has been built-in. This settee is cushioned and has a small pedestal mounted cocktail table in front. A liferaft (requires recertification) housed inside a canister is mounted on the deck also in this area.

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:$ 395,000
  • Builder:

    West Bay

  • Model:

    52' SonShip

  • Year:


  • Location:

    Coral Gables, Florida, United States

  • Type:

    Power Yacht

  • LOA: 52 ft in
  • Display Length: 52 ft
  • Beam: 17' 1"
  • Yacht Category

    Motor Yachts

  • Water Capacity: 260 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 1000 gals
  • Engine Details: MAN D2866 LE 401
  • Engine 1: 1996 2149.00 HRS 600.00 HP
  • Engine 2: 1996 2154.00 HRS 600.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel
  • Days on Market:
  • The main engines were professionally overhauled during January 2005 by Steve Lowe/Diesel Power Ltd. - Nassau, Bahamas. As of 08/14/2020 the engines have 865 hours use since overhauls. The total hours are 2,150 + or - since new.
  • Engine Room 110VAC fluorescent and 12VDC overhead lighting Hynautic power assisted hydraulic steering
  • 3" Dia S/S Prop shafts with dripless packing glands.
  • ZF Marine Gears (2.5:1)
  • Wesmar DPC12E 10 HP electric Bow Thruster
  • MMC (Mathers) electronic engine controls incl engine syncs and cockpit docking station.
  • "Quiet Run" underwater exhaust system
  • 2 - 4" thermostatically controlled engine room air induction system with air drawn in from lazarette Fireboy Halon 1301 re extinguishing system
  • Dual Racor fuel filter/water separators for main engines and generator
  • RCI fuel purifiers for main engines and generator
  • Trim Master trim tabs
  • Seawise hydraulic davit lift and tender storage system installed at yacht's transom (10/2018)
  • 13' Boston Whaler tender (1981) w/ 2018 Suzuki 30 HP 4-stroke outboard engine (includes warranty, details upon request)
  • Life Raft - Revere Offshore Commander model - 6 persons (requires recertification, last certification 09-2015)
  • Watermaker - World Water Systems Aqua 400 GPD
  • Windlass - Maxwell 3500 electric with chain gypsy and controls at the unit, flybridge and pilothouse
  • Underwater lighting at transom
  • Marine-Air air conditioning (4-zones)
  • Marquipt Tide-ride 6-step boarding stairs
  • 70 Lb Lewmar S/S plow anchor with chain rode
  • Spare anchor with rode in lazarette
  • Central vacuum cleaning system
  • Vacu-Flush FW flush head system
  • FW washdown system forward & aft
  • Magma LPG BBQ
  • Spare parts


  • Standard Horizon Explorer VHF transceiver
  • Twin Garmin 7212 color touch monitors with split screens for GPS, Chart plotter, Radar & engine room CC cameras.
  • Radar - Garmin Mdl GMR18HD - 36 Mi range
  • Gemini 5" compass
  • Robertson rudder angle indicator
  • Simrad AP 22 automatic pilot with remote control
  • Simrad/Robertson IS11 digital compass
  • VDO engine monitoring gauges
  • Gemini 5" binnacle mounted compass
  • Wesmar bow thruster controls
  • Generator display/control panel
  • KVH satellite system w/ on/off antenna switch
  • Trim Tab, Searchlight and anchor windlass controls


  • Standard Horizon Explorer VHF transceiver
  • Garmin 4208 mult-function monitor w/ GPS, Chart plotter, sonar and radar displays
  • GMR18 HD radar repeater
  • Simrad AP 22 automatic pilot repeater
  • Ceran 4-burner electric cooktop with exhaust vent over
  • Microwave/convection oven
  • Refrigerator & Freezer - Kitchen Aid, stainless steel drawers under-counter installed w/ 3 refrigerator and 1 freezer/icemaker.
  • Countertops are corian with double undermount S/S sinks w/ garbage disposal
  • Dishwasher - Kenmore
  • Extra storage cabinets built of red oakwood installed over counters add valuable space
  • toaster oven
  • coffee maker
  • Dinette w/ corian table top and folding leaf provides cushioned seating for 4
  • 120/240VAC & 12/24VDC electrical systems w/ 12V & 24V 60 amp battery chargers
  • Generator upgraded to 21 KW Kohler when vessel was built new w/ 2690 hours use since. Housed inside "sound shield"
  • Heart Freedom 25 inverter system w/ 10 Trojan 6V batteries
  • 2 - 8D engine start batteries
  • 2 - 4D bow thruster batteries (installed October 2020)
  • 1 - 12V generator start battery and 1 - 12V battery for MMC engine controls
  • Glendinning cablemaster 50 amp shore power cord reel retrieval system w/ 70' cord
  • 220V/50A shore power plug installed port side amidships with 50' power cord and isolation transformer
  • Clothing washer and 220V dryer installed inside cabinet forward in the MS
  • 26" flat screen LG TV with Direct SAT TV receiver
  • En-suite head with separate stall shower, corian countertop with undermount sink, Moen fixtures and a fresh water flush vacu-flush toilet
  • The flybridge may be accessed either from the gently sloping interior stairs up from the pilothouse or from a stepped ladder up from the aft- deck/cockpit.
  • Flybridge helm is located on the centerline and has a Stidd pedestal mounted helmsman's chair just aft of the helm and a second companion's seat is located outboard to port.
  • Helm console has controls for windlass operation, bow thruster & searchlight and has flow scan GPH meters.
  • Electronics (see section on "electronics")
  • Flybridge seating for 8-10 guests on 2 built-in settees
  • AM/FM stereo, CD player and speakers
  • Frigibar 110VAC top loading refrigerator/freezer chest mounted to deck
  • Bimini Top (replaced with new stamoid recently) w/ S/S frame
  • Aluminum radar arch is hinged and may be lowered to enable a vertical clearance of 15' to the top of the Venturi windshield.
  • Fiberglass non-skid sole offers low maintenance.
  • Transom door leads out to fiberglass swim grid and tender lift.
  • Hatch in sole leads down to huge lazarette storage area.
  • Access to walk-in engine room is gained through a pull-up hatch forward in the cockpit
  • Frigid Rigid 110V freezer chest mounted to sole
  • U-Line ice-maker housed inside locker forward in cockpit/starboard side
  • Cabinets forward in cockpit feature vented (dry) storage
  • Steps lead up and forward from cockpit to walk-around side-decks
  • A ladder leads up to aft end of flybridge deck.
  • Hot & Cold water hose bib
  • S/S sink w/ H&C pressure water
  • Pull out engine controls/docking station, port side forward
  • Interior handcrafted of red oak wood finished with a most attractive light stain
  • Panasonic 42' flat screen HDTV installed on top of oakwood entertainment center w/ SAT TV provided by Directv.
  • Hunter Douglas silhouette blinds
  • The L.O.A. of the 52' West-Bay SonShip model is 57' 6" including the bow pulpit and the swim grid. The yacht is 52' from stem to stern.
  • The "height above the waterline" is 15' to the top of the venturi windshield. The aluminum radar arch is hinged and may be lowered as may be the Bimini Top if cruising under low bridges is required.
  • "Timeless" is registered in the Bahamas and is "duty paid" there. The yacht is American owned and the U.S. Customs duty has been paid so that the vessel may be offered for sale to U.S. citizens while in U.S. waters. The advantage of the current registry is that the owner of "Timeless" may return to the Bahamas and cruise these waters endlessly and with substantially reduced fees for a Bahamas cruising permit.
  • If U.S documentation is prefered then this is easily accomplished by surrendering the Bahamian registration.
  • Fuel capacity upgraded to 1000 gallons from standard 600 gallons when boat was built new.

"Timeless" represents a terrific and rare opportunity to own one of the the most exceptional cruising motor yachts ever built in this size class. The West-Bay SonShip 52/58 series features 3 staterooms/2 full heads, well-appointed galley-up, and fully equipped pilothouse. Additionally, these design features when coupled with the walk-in engine room with full standing headroom, walk-around side-decks with extended safety handrails and spacious flybridge with helm station, Bimini Top and lounge seating for up to 10 persons, produce a safe and most comfortable cruising platform.

The yacht's shallow draft, performance, economy of operation and low maintenance exterior produces a vessel particularly well-suited to the south Florida/Bahamas cruising environment.

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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