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36' 1959 Stephens Brothers Bill Adams


Last Updated: 2024-02-17

TAKE FIVE II is one of three M20 Stephens Brothers Boatbuilders Flybridge Sedans, built in 1959.  It has been completely restored and has twin Yanmar 220 HP diesel engines installed which have 64 hours and Yanmar VCS Vessel Control System helm stations.  New electronics were installed in 2009 along with updated galley appliances.

Make: Stephens Brothers
Model: Bill Adams
Year: 1959
Length: 36ft

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

  • Category: Power
  • Class: Antique and Classics
  • Designer: Stephens Brothers Boatbuilders
  • Builder: Stephens Marine, Inc
  • LOA: 40 feet
  • Beam: 12.83 feet
  • Total Engines: 2
  • Engine 1
  • EngineMake: Yanmar
  • EngineModel: 6 BY 220
  • EngineYear: 2006
  • EngineFuel: diesel
  • PropellerType: 4 Blade, Bronze
  • EngineHours: 64
  • Engine 2
  • EngineMake: Yanmar
  • EngineModel: 6 BY 220
  • EngineYear: 2006
  • EngineFuel: diesel
  • PropellerType: 4 Blade, Bronze
  • EngineHours: 64

  • Cabins: 2
  • Heads: 1

Additional Descriptions

Owner's Description

1959 Stephens 36' Motor Yacht Flybridge Sedan-(one of three)--#M20


Completely restored between 2006-2009. New underwater wood from keelup; stronger than original to accommodate two new Yanmar 220hp turbo diesels, driving 2 -... 4 blade propellers. (approximately 300 hours). Yacht iscapable of over 20mph and has been run at 20 plus according to GPS with 1000rpm left to max! Keel is original, but all underwater wood, (steam bent oakframes, mahogany floors, fir stringers and clamps), is new.

Length on deck, (LOD), is 36 feet, Length overall, (LOA), is 40 feet due tobowsprit and swim step. Intentionally, there is no gasoline nor propane onboard. Too many negative incidents have occurred when these products are in use-or more to the point when they are install­ ed on seldom used yachts! Tanksare new in stainless steel and carry 158 gallons. There also is a substantialXantrax Freedon 2500 inverter system to provide 110 volts.

Most all systems are new, including Ratheon auto pilot. cooktop, ac/dc refrigerator, water heater, electric heater by radiator from engine, 2-

90 amp alternators, shore power, (windlass and Furuno radar restored), VHF radio, Garmin GPS, Furuno depth sounder, dual controls and remote auto pilot for bridgedeck, Kenwood stereo system with Sirius and remote control to galley dinette area, Panasonic micro-wave oven, ships clock and barometer, auto remote spot and flood light, TV antenna, Purisan electric head, (thru hull or to holding tank with monitor), Bimini, full weather curtains, (both screen and clear) for aft deck.

TAKE FIVE II is truly complete and is a virtually "new" 1959 Stephens! Albeit with significant, important and useful upgrades, while retaining its original character!

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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