52' STEPHENS BROTHERS 1929 RAISED DECK EXPRESS COASTAL CRUISER

Among the very finest & most prolific builders of the West Coast Yachting Tradition in the Classic Period (pre-WWII), the STEPHENS BROTHERS YARD is widely seen as both the best known and the most respected. While Stephens' Yachts have always been highly regarded for their excellence in design, materials and craftsmanship; this particular Stephens,"CONQUEST," is unique in that she was custom-designed and custom-built to more robust scatlings than typical for yachts of the period. Her beam is 13' 2" with a draft of 5' and a documented tonnage of 26 tons (net of 23 tons). Repowered with twin examples of Chrysler Marine's iconic & legendary Marine/Industrial "Hemi" V-8's, she cruises quietly & smoothly at a reported 12 knots with a top speed of 18 knots. Consequently, she is faster than most of her sisters of the period as well as possessing a more substantial build than we are used to seeing in this genre of fine yachts. She also features a full flybridge, RADAR and a number of other tastefully incorporated modern niceties and creature comforts, including (but not limited to) auxillary generator, hot & cold pressure water, full gourmet galley, two enclosed marine heads, shower, Zodiac Dingy w/Outboard engine and much more. Her interior is exquisite, both in terms of de'cor and offering a high level of comfort & convenience. Construction is of Silicon Bronze-fastened Port Orford Cedar over White Oak & Apatong framing with Burma Teak cabins & well decks. Woods of the quality used in building "CONQUEST" are virtually unavailable today at any price. Most Classic Stephens yachts are kept at impressive levels of maintenance & finish; even among this group of fine ladies, "CONQUEST" stands out in terms of her glistening finishes, exquisite de'cor and fittings as well as her commanding presence. "CONQUEST" is among the most exquisite classic motoryachts of her genre in the world and her condition can only be described as "Bristol." Possessing her many attributes and offering a rare opportunity to bring one of the finest examples of her class and type available today into your life, "CONQUEST" is a vessel that must be seen to be properly appreciated.

Boat Name: 

CONQUEST

Designer / Builder / Model: 

STEPHENS BROTHERS Raised Deck Express Coastal Cruiser

Year: 

1929

Length: 

52'

Gas-Diesel: 

Gas

Single-Twin: 

Twin

Current Location: 

Newport Harbor Yacht Club, Newport Berach, CA

Price: 

$290,000

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