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This unique typical 1930s motor yacht, from the famous Stephens Bros yard, is a yacht that truly deserves the title "Eyecatcher". She has undergone a complete professional and very sympathetic restoration under the supervision of her experienced owner. All while retaining its original build quality and character, but also with new engines and using modern materials. Everything is well documented and the yacht was recently independently surveyed (10-2023) with good results. The owner has decided to auction the yacht 15 May 2024. More information on the auction here;

Marc Weijenberg
Yacht Broker


Dimensions   13,00 x 3,50 x 1,00 (m)
Material   wood
Built   1931
Engine(s)   2 x Yanmar JHT 110 diesel
HP/Kw   2 x 110 (hp), 80,85 (kw)
Lying   not at sales office
Sales information   De Valk Thuishaven
Status   for sale
Vat   paid
Starting bid   € 50.000


Type   motor yacht  
LOA (m)   13,00
Beam (m)   3,50
Draft (m)   1,00
Air draft (m)   3,50
Headroom (m)   1,90
Year built   1931
Builder   Stephens Brothers Yard Stockton, Cal.
Country   U.S.A.  
Designer   Stephen Brothers
Displacement (t)   11
Hull material   wood  
Hull colour   white  
Hull shape   round-bilged  
Superstructure material   teak  
Rubbing strake   yes
Deck material   teak  
Superstructure deck finish   paint  
Cockpit deck finish   teak  
Antifouling (year)   10-2023
Dorades   yes
Window material   glass  
Deckhatch   yes
Portholes   yes
Mast can be lowered   manual  
Fuel tank (litre)   steel  300 + 270 ltrs
Level indicator (fuel tank)   yes
Freshwater tank (litre)   stainless steel  1 x 250 ltrs
Wheel steering   cable steering  
More info on hull   Hull re-painted 10-2023
Extra info   Sleek hull with a long waterline ensures good speed, up to 10 knots. With twin modern Yanmar diesels you can go a long way without burner to much fuel. Her headway is 3,50 (mast and fittings lowered) so cruising the French canals is also possible.  
Extra info   The professional restauration was carried out by Oceanwide Yachting Group, Netherlands. A comprehensive PDF file is available with more details concerning her restoration, history and current owner comments on how he came about the purchase of the true Gentleman's motor yacht.  
Extra info   The owner has had a independent full survey carried out in October 2023, including a survey report available. Transport of A'Dora Blue can be arranged. Transport Rotterdam - Turkey approx. € 22.000,- Transport to USA (East Coast) approx. $ 23.500,- / $ 30.000,- And she will be prepared for the 2024 season.  


Cabins   2
Berths   4
Interior   teak  
Layout   2 cabins, wheelhouse, galley and 2 x bathroom  
Floor   teak  
Open cockpit   yes
Pilot house/deck saloon   With seating area and two sliding doors. Ample ventilation (classic opening windows) and light.  
Headroom saloon (m)   1,96-1,90 mtr
Heating   Ahtelco model 1655 stove + small Gimeg gas heater
Opening door to cockpit   yes
Galley   yes
Countertop   teak
Sink   emaille  original from 1931
Cooker   calor gas  Smev 2 burner
Oven   Smev
Fridge   with freezer compartment  Vitrifrigo (12v)
Hot water system   220V + engine  
Water pressure system   electrical  
Crockery   yes
Owners cabin   double bed  
Bed length (m)   headroom 1,82 x 1,89  1,95 x 1,20
Wardrobe   hanging/drawers/shelves  
Bathroom   en suite  I
Toilet   en suite  
Toilet system   manual  Blake
Wash basin   yes
Guest cabin 1   twin single  
Bed length (m)   2,00 x 0,95
Wardrobe   yes
Bathroom   II
Toilet   en suite  
Toilet system   manual  Blake
Wash basin   in the bathroom  
Shower   en suite  
Extra info   The interior in solid Teak has been kept original as much as possible. Implementing modern creature comforts without taking away that 1930's era look and feel was one of the owner's goals. Changing to much would change "A'dora Blu" character. Also many original details like the lights, fittings and others have been preserved. She has two cabin with one double bed and en-suite facilities and a twin single cabin aft. Also with en-suite bathroom and direct cockpit access. Lots of portholes, windows and hatches can be opened for ample ventilation and light.  


No of engines   2
Make   Yanmar
Type   JHT 110
HP   110
kW   80.85
Fuel   diesel  
Year installed   2019
Maximum speed (kn)   10
Cruising speed (kn)   8
Consumption (l/hr)   30
Engine hours   162
Engine cooling system   freshwater heat exchanger  
Drive   shaft  
Engine controls   bowden cable  
Gearbox   ZF
Exhaust   watercooled  
Propeller type   yes
Propeller blades   bronze  3
Propeller shaft material   bronze
Manual bilge pump   yes
Electric bilge pump   3 x automatic
Bilge alarm   yes
Electrical installation   12/220v
Start battery   2 x 110ah (2019)
Service battery   2 x 110ah (2019)
Battery monitor   yes
Battery charger   Victron Blue Smart Digital 3 x 12v-15amp
Inverter   Enrise 2500 W / max 5000 W (new 2023)
Shorepower   with cable  
Extra info   The original engine dashboards have been preserved. The engine control units have been custom made to fit the look and character of the wheelhouse. The modern Yanmar dashboards have been mounted semi-accessible underneath the helm station.  


Compass   Dirigo Leitz
Depth sounder   VDO
Log   VDO
VHF handheld   yes
Rudder angle indicator   MMD
Navigation lights   yes
Searchlight   yes


Cockpit cover   yes
Cockpit cushions   yes
Cockpit table   2 x smaller ones in fixed position  
Bathing platform   yes
Boarding ladder   yes
Gangway   yes
Deck shower   hot + cold  
Anchor   Pool  25kg
Anchor chain   40 mtrs
Windlass   electrical  1931 original overhauled
Capstan   yes
Dinghy   rigid hull  Classic Victoria Jol + rigging
Davits   yes
Davits controls   manual  
Sea railing   steel  Metal gun original stanchions and teak caprail
Grab rail (superstructure)   teak  
Railing side opening gates   2 x
Lifebuoy   2 x
Wiper   1 x Excalto
Horn   air pressure  
Fenders   yes
Mooring lines   yes
Spare parts   good assortment of maintenance and replacement materials  
Radio-cd player   yes
Speakers in salon   yes
Fire extinguisher   yes
Latest extinguisher survey   2021
Extra info   Some personal items visible on the pictures are not included in the sale.  


These particulars are given in good faith as supplied but cannot be guaranteed and cannot be used for contracts.