42' Stephens Brothers Motor Yacht


Last Updated: 2024-02-19

GATSBY is a very well preserved Stephens Brothers Motor Yacht with custom factory extended cockpit awning, making a wonderful enclosed aft cockpit.  This tastefully decorated vintage motor yacht is mechanically sound and well maintained in every respect.  Kept under cover at the Sacramento Marina, preserving the fine quality craftsmanship of this fine Stephens yacht.

Make: Stephens Brothers
Model: Motor Yacht
Year: 1960 Length: 42ft

Hull Material: Wood
Engine/Fuel Type:
Located In: Sacramento, CA


GATSBY on the Sacramento River

  • Category: Power
  • Class: Antique and Classics
  • LOA: 42.17 feet
  • Beam: 12.83 feet
  • Total Engines: 2
  • Engine 1
  • EngineMake: Chrysler
  • EngineModel: 440 CU
  • EngineYear: 1972
  • EngineFuel: unleaded
  • PropellerType: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • EngineHours: 1250
  • Engine 2
  • EngineMake: Chrysler
  • EngineModel: 440 CU
  • EngineYear: 1972
  • EngineFuel: unleaded
  • PropellerType: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • EngineHours: 1250

  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 120 gallon
  • Fuel Tank Count: 2
  • Heads: 1

Additional Descriptions

Navigation Equipment
  • Ray Jefferson VHF POLARIS Radio
  • Radar FURUNO 1750
  • GARMIN 480 GPS
  • Autopilot BENDEX 1412-Y
  • DEVIN WHITE Compass
  • Furuno LC 90 NAV Loran
  • Raytheon DC5D Depth Sounder
  • Engine Sync
  • Colapsable Mast
Improvements and upgrades
  • UPGRADES during the last few years
  • Upgraded wiring and replaced electrical panels
  • Marine head with Lectra-San and macerater
  • Replaced holding tank
  • Top end rebuild with heads removed and valve jobs
  • Replaced carburetors, replaced starters, alternators, water pumps, engine wiring, port engine oil cooler, recent oil and filter change.
  • Starboard transmission rebuild
  • Re-built anchor winch
  • Replaced mufflers
  • Replaced starboard transmission cables
  • Added music system with 10 speakers
  • Replaced bilge pumps
  • Replaced batteries and battery boxes
  • Upgraded inverter and battery charger
  • Replaced propeller shafts and propellers
  • New carpet 2/1/2022
  • Wired topside for portable generator
  • Wired stern for underwater lighting
  • Recent bottom paint
  • Full varnish on brightwork every two years
  • Replaced canvas and sunshade
  • Swim platform Re-constructed
  • Replaced fresh water pump
  • Replaced Garmin navigation screen on flybridge
Owners Description of GATSBY

The Yacht "GATSBY" is 42' long and was built in 1960 by the Stephens Brothers Yacht Company in Stockton, CA. This "Classic" yacht is very unique as it was constructed out of wood and is of "a one of a kind design." The Yacht is very rare as it was one of the few yachts constructed by this very respected boat manufacturer, renowned for building unique and custom wooden yachts. The Yacht is well known in the Bay Area and the Sacramento Delta and has been meticulously maintained. It has the rich classic mahogany wood interior and is decorated in the old traditional style in a very grand manner inside and oout. It sleeps up to six people, has a deluxe galley, full bar, marine head and a spacious interior solon lounge with additional cockpit seating area. The upstairs flybridge has ample seating and affords great views of the river. A state of the art music system makes cruising on the river a real fun efxperience

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.

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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