55' 1987 Californian Cockpit Motor Yacht


Last Updated: 2024-04-21

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BUCKET LIST is a generously equipped, stabilized, 1987 Californian 55ft cockpit motor yacht. This vessel boasts a range of features designed for comfort, safety, and performance. Equipped with twin Detroit 6VTA engines and a 20kw Northern Lights generator, the yacht ensures reliable power and smooth cruising. Navigation is made easy with an array of Raymarine electronics, including depth sounder, radar, and chartplotters. The interior offers a spacious salon with a 43" Sony flat screen TV, three comfortable staterooms, and a full-size galley with modern appliances. On deck, you'll find a fully enclosed flybridge, a custom bait tank, and a hydraulic crane for lifting water toys. With updates such as electronic throttles, Westmar stabilizers, and a custom fuel polishing system, this yacht is ready to provide an exceptional boating experience. Whether you're looking for leisurely coastal cruising or entertaining guests in style, this Californian motor yacht is equipped to meet your needs.

Make: Californian
Model: Cockpit Motor Yacht
Year: 1987
Length: 55ft

Hull Material: Fiberglass
Engine/Fuel Type:
Located In: Alameda, CA

  • Category: Power
  • Class: Aft Cabin
  • LOA: 62.08 feet
  • Beam: 16.17 feet
  • Max Draft: 6.17 feet
  • CruisingSpeed: 10 knots
  • MaxSpeed: 16 knots
  • Total Engines: 2
  • Engine 1
  • EngineMake: Detroit
  • EngineModel: 6V92TA
  • EngineYear: 1989
  • EngineFuel: diesel
  • PropellerType: 4 Blade, Bronze
  • EngineHours: 3198
  • Engine 2
  • EngineMake: Detroit
  • EngineModel: 6V92TA
  • EngineYear: 1989
  • EngineFuel: diesel
  • PropellerType: 4 Blade, Bronze
  • EngineHours: 2479

  • Cabins: 3
  • Heads: 3

Additional Descriptions

Flybridge & Navigation
  • Swivel captain chairs (Pompanette, heated, stainless steel)
  • Dual Throttle controls (electronic)
  • Depth sounder & speedometer (Raymarine)
  • Radar (42-mile open array & e120 display with closed array, Raymarine)
  • GPS antennas (dual)
  • Spotlight (remote control, custom masthead)
  • E.P.I.R.P. 406 (with GPS)
  • Horn (twin trumpet bell)
  • VHF radios (three handheld: ICOM, Raytheon, Raymarine; ICOM single
  • side band) Chartplotters (three separate, Raymarine, for redundancy)
  • Forward looking sonar (Interphase)
  • Lower helm (full, with Raytheon repeater for radar and chart plotter)
Electrical & Power Systems
  • Batteries (13 gel gel-type)
  • Battery switch (ties all batteries together in case of failure)
  • Chargers (oversized battery charger and alternators on both engines)
  • Electrical panel (custom AC/DC with Xantrex inverter control boards currently deenergized)
  • Power cable (50 ft., 50 amp)
  • Electro guard system (eliminates electrolysis, no need for zincs)
  • Lights (overhead on flying bridge)
Engine Room & Mechanical
  • Generator (2003 20kw Northern Lights)
  • Engines (twin Detroit 6VTAs, 550 hp each, one rebuilt in 2003, the other new in 2013)
  • Vibration reduction (Aquadrive system for engines, special mount for generator)
  • Soundproofing (extensive, custom)
  • Controls (electronic engine controls with hydraulic backup, engine synchronizer)
  • Bilge pumps (three 3500 hour automatic, two 10,000 hour automatic for backup)
  • Seals (dripless shaft)
  • Systems (custom fuel polishing, Reverso oil change, twin sea water strainers, twin oversized Racor oil filters)
  • Stabilizers (Westmar)
  • Flooring (Sound-downer rubber for noise reduction)
  • Water systems (large hot water heater, large water maker with new membranes in 2017)
  • Safety (kelp cutters on props and stabilizer wings, Fireboy fire suppression system, new aluminum main fuel tank in 2014, bow & stern thrusters with dual triple blade props, high water alarms, emergency cut-off valves, custom aluminum auxiliary oil tank)
  • Fresh water (electric pump and dockside hookup at city pressure)
  • Additional (trim tabs, sight gauges for fuel tanks)
Interior & Comfort
  • Climate control (air-conditioning and heating in salon, flybridge, and aft deck)
  • Laundry (washer/dryer in custom cabinet)
  • Salon (updated window frames in 2017, wall-hugger recliners, ultrasuede headliners and curtains in 2016, large 43" Sony flat screen television, beautiful teak interior)
  • Flooring (aft deck indoor/outdoor carpet, teak in aft cockpit,
  • Storage (for fishing poles, custom lighting throughout including closets)
  • Sleeping for 8 with custom arrangements (custom beds, mattresses)
Exterior & Deck
  • Maintenance (bottom serviced monthly)
  • Washdowns (fresh & saltwater, forward and aft)
  • Shower (hot and cold fresh water handheld in cockpit)
  • Bait station (sink in aft deck connected to bait tank)
  • Coverings (canvas covers for exterior teak, Strataglass windows for sundeck and flybridge)
  • Anchoring (Maxwell 3500 anchor windlass, stainless steel bow pulpits with rails, large storm anchor with rode, oversized Bruce anchor with stainless steel chain)
  • Seating (custom seating surrounds sundeck with Sunbrella cushions, bolsters and pillows in aft cockpit)
  • Lifting (1500 lb. Brower hydraulic crane for dinghy or jetski, custom fiberglass hard-top over sundeck reinforced for dinghy and jetski)
  • Navigation (fully enclosed flying bridge with custom bridge structure, full navigation lights, custom teak and holly table in aft cockpit adjustable for use, custom bait tank, sink, and tackle storage in sundeck area, oversized TNT lifting swim step, custom stainless steel Sampson post on bow for high winds, windshield wipers)
  • Water tank (new plastic)
Galley & Dining
  • Appliances (full-size GE freezer and refrigerator with ice maker, Force 10 4-burner electric stovetop, trash compactor, microwave convection oven)
  • Surfaces (custom Corian countertops on all flat surfaces)
  • Table (large custom dinette)
  • Extensive storage with her under and over spaces and even more in the soles of salon
Safety & Additional Equipment
  • Anchor setup (large emergency storm parachute, custom anchor chain run for low storage)
  • Fire safety (extinguishers throughout, CO2 sensors)
  • Personal safety (12 life vests/PFDs)
  • Countertops (replaced with new Corian in dinette and all three heads)

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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    For additional information and viewing of this fine quality yacht please contact listing agent Bill Adams. I am always available on my mobile phone at 4154255099 or e-mail me at bill@rubiconyachts.com