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46' Stephens Brothers Raised Deck Triple Cabin


STEPHANIE is a classic raised deck cruiser from the famous Stockton, CA yacht builder, STEPHENS BROTHERS, one of the finest yacht and ship builders of their era.. STEPHANIE is a superb example of one of their more popular designs. She has two very large staterooms, the VIP for your guests is forward and the grand Master is aft. This model has the galley down just aft of the saloon. 

STEPHENS BROS. yachts were all very expensive custom built yachts. All made to the prospective buyers personal tastes.  Mr. Butler Greer of San Francisco was the original owner when the boat was first christened as CHARBUT in 1954.  This vessel has undergone a complete restoration by a knowledgeable boat yard owner.

  • Make: Stephens Brothers
  • Model: Raised Deck Triple Cabin
  • Year: 1954
  • Length: 46ft
  • Hull Material: Wood
  • Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
  • Located In: Point Richmond, CA
  • Category: Power
  • Class: Cruisers
  • Designer: Stephens
  • Builder: Stephens Brothers
  • LOA: 47 feet
  • LWL: 43.42 feet
  • Beam: 12.5 feet
  • Displacement: 34000 pounds
  • Total Engines: 2
  • Engine 1
  • EngineMake: Detroit Diesel
  • EngineModel: 4-71 "Pancake"
  • EngineYear: 0000
  • EngineFuel: diesel
  • PropellerType: 4 Blade, Bronze
  • EngineHours: 50
  • Engine 2
  • EngineMake: Detroit Diesel
  • EngineModel: 4-71 "Pancake"
  • EngineYear: 0000
  • EngineFuel: diesel
  • PropellerType: 4 Blade, Bronze
  • EngineHours: 50
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 300 gallon
  • Fuel Tank Count: 2
  • Water Tank Capacity: 200 gallon
  • Water Tank Count: 2
  • Holding Tank Capacity: 30 gallon
  • Holding Tank Count:1
  • Single Berths: 4
  • Heads: 2

Additional Descriptions

  • 5 KW Northern Lights Generator

Mr. Butler Greer was the first owner of this yacht when it was christened CHARBUT after his wife, Charlotte, and himself, Butler.  It was originally berthed in Sausalito for the first 8 years, after which it was inherited by Mr. Greer's nephew, Wally Ranford.

Later, renamed RIALTO, she had unknown owners until Bill Bailey purchased her in 1984 and renamed her TORIA, and unfortunately, she was sunk.  After salvage, she was taken to Stone Boatyard where she was abandoned.  Grace Bodle bid $2.00 and became the next owner.  After 19 years of refurbishment, the project was complete and she was renamed STEPHANIE in honor of the Stephens Brothers boat building heritage.

The hull has been restored in original materials (mahogany over oak frames) and is stronger than it was when new.  The rest of the boat, i.e. decks, deck house, cabins, flying bridge and transom have been replaced in Burma Teak.  All machinery, electrical wiring, piping, fuel tanks, galley equipment, heads, pumps and navigation equipment have been renewed.

  • The engines in are Detroit Diesel 4-71 "Pancake" engines which were especially developed for certain landing craft as horizontal in line 4 cylinder 160 HP engines that would occupy a low profile space beneath the decks of shore boats for the US Navy. 
  • Two NEW engines were sourced in crates and installed near the completion of the refurbishment of the boat.  These are thought to be identical replacements for the original engines.  New supports and engine mounts were fabricated.
  • The salon roof is designed and installed with removable fasteners that will allow for the removal of the engines from overhead should that become necessary for any reason.

Additional Features


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. Buyer should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht, and should instruct his agents, or his surveyors to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes, and withdrawal from market without notice.

Broker Details

Bill Adams

Yacht & Ship Sales
415-425-5099 - mobile
415-484-1300 - office
3300 Powell St., Ste 105
Emeryville, CA 94608

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