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1997 155' Christensen Motoryacht

$ 9,900,000 USD

West Palm Beach, FL, US


Christensen 155' Motoryacht

Zeal went through a complete top to bottom 19-month refit that finished in 2017, bringing her to a better than new condition. In 2018 zero speed stabilizers were also added. In 2021 she received new hull paint and an A/V refit, in 2022 the entire super structure is being repainted and she is undergoing her special 25 year survey. All systems will be inspected and all safety equipment will be re-certified or replaced. She must be seen to be appreciated.  American Bureau of Shipping Classification

Engines (2)

  • Make Deutz
  • Model 604BV12
  • Fuel diesel
  • Type Inboard
  • Total HP4,400


SYS Yacht Sales 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. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

SYS Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by International Yacht Corporation.


  • Category Power
  • Condition Used
  • Hull Material Fiberglass
  • Make Christensen
  • Model Motoryacht
  • Boat Name ZEAL
  • Length Overall 155'
  • Model Year 1997
  • Beam 28'
  • Max Draft 8'
  • Fuel Tank1 x 12000|gallon
  • Heads 7
  • Max Speed 16 kn
  • Cruising Speed 12 kn
  • Builder Name Christensen
  • Length 155'
  • Holding Tank 1 x 360|gallon
  • Fresh Water 1 x 1800|gallon

Full Details


A pedigree yacht from Christensen, 155ft (47.24m) ZEAL is one of the most successful charter yachts in history. A rare opportunity to buy a vessel with such strong return-on-investment opportunities, she is in impeccable condition. 

Delivered in 1997, ZEAL is a highly sought after vessel that received a comprehensive refit in 2018, with continual upgrades and regular maintenance since. She is currently undergoing extensive yard period to be better than new by the Caribbean winter season.

ZEAL sleeps 12 guests in six staterooms, with an expansive on deck, full beam master suite with his and hers ensuite bathrooms. An excellent option for families, ZEAL benefits from a bonus cabin on the main deck that is perfectly suited for a caregiver or young children.

ZEAL stands out as one of the most successful charter yachts in the global fleet. Her established charter history is a result of her fantastic range of on board features for large groups. Firstly, the on board social areas. Her expansive sundeck is complete with shade sails, a four person sun bed, loungers, comfortable helm seats, a BBQ and a Jacuzzi. The bright sky lounge and bar has exceptionally large windows while her upper aft deck is complete with wet bar and wrap around teak decks.

The established yacht charter program on board ZEAL is also a result of the amenities on board. With abundant activities and toys to choose from, she has huge appeal for those seeking an active experience on a yacht. A wide staircase leads down to her oversized swim platform where guests can enjoy ZEAL’s stellar range of water equipment and inflatables. 

Built by Christensen in 1997, ZEAL has a pedigree exterior design from the award-winning Donald Starkey. Her welcoming, contemporary interior is the work Glade Johnson Design and benefits from a remarkable amount of natural light. The yacht’s shallow draft and substantial cruising range of 3,500 nautical miles ensures that even the most remote anchorages are accessible while on board. She has a top speed of 16 knots, and zero Speed Stabilizers assure comfort for all while at anchor.

A competitively priced yacht with exceptional charter income potential, ZEAL is a smart choice for any business-savvy yacht owner. 

Key Features
  • Highly sought after Christensen motor yacht received a top to bottom refit in 2018 and has benefited from continual upgrades and regular maintenance since. Fresh hull paint in 2021 and all new super structure pain in 2022!
  • Successful and established charter history.
  • Expansive Sundeck complete with shade sails, four person sun bed, loungers, comfortable helm seats facing the bow, BBQ and Jacuzzi
  • Large on deck full beam master suite with his and hers ensuite and full size soaking tub. Additional bonus cabin on main deck perfectly suited for caregiver or children.
  • Bright Sky lounge and bar with large windows and socially designed upper aft deck complete with wet bar and wrap around teak decks
  • Tri-deck with wide staircase leading to oversized swim platform
  • Measures just below 500 GT
  • Transatlantic range

Sleeps 12 in 6 staterooms in the Owner's party and 10 in crew including Captain's Cabin.

The interior of Zeal is beautifully finished in light cherry with lacquers and exquisite detail work everywhere. She has an abundance of large deep windows on each deck level, giving her interior great light and an airy comfortable feeling.

Master stateroom: The master stateroom, located forward on the main deck is full beam with the king bed, and is finished in light cherry wood. The remodeled master bathroom has Jacuzzi tub and separate shower. There is a slate floor.

Four Guest staterooms: The guest accommodation  area opens from the lower deck lobby, with the three of the Lower cabins having convertible king beds that in minutes convert into two twins beds. In a highly practical design the two aft cabins can be united by sliding a partition to create a VIP suite with one queen berth (Stbd Aft) and a convertible King on Port Aft. All guest suites have excellent wardrobe space, and en suite bathrooms finished in Calacatta marble, and individual audio visual centers. A central passageway from the guest stateroom area gives crew access from the laundry area to the guest area for housekeeping duties.

Main Deck Cabin: Located on the main deck amidship to port,and completely refitted in 2018.  Located aft of the Owner's suite and ahead of the galley, this cabin is ideal for nanny, staff, or children. It has an oversize queen berth and a full bathroom. It has all medical equipment for emergencies and can be accessed from the main deck foyer.

Dining Room: The main deck dining room is located aft of the foyer, with a large wood block table seating 10.

Main salon: With the primary living area being the bridge deck lounge, the main deck salon is an elegantly intimate space with an oversized Couch central and 4 arm chairs arranged around a coffee table. Access out to the aft deck.

Aft Deck: A lovely open aft deck has alfresco dining for 12 with a built in settee and chairs. There is a wet bar to port and storage to starboard. Stairs set to starboard lead down to a large swim platform. Stairs to starboard lead up to the bridge deck. Passarelle access is to port.

Day Bathrooms: Day bathrooms are located on the main deck and bridge deck levels.

Headroom: 6'9" throughout

Sky Lounge: Sky Lounge: The delightful sky lounge is the yacht's primary relaxation area and primary salon. There is comfortable group seating, a game table aft to port and a Service Bar to starboard. There is a large screen TV built in the forward cabinet.

Aft Bridge Deck: The outside deck, aft of the bridge deck sky lounge/ main salon area is arranged with chairs around coffee tables and is entirely shaded from the sun by the sundeck overhead above.

Bridge Cabin: Extremely spacious the Bridge cabin has a queen berth and is located on the bridge deck with ensuite bathroom, and additional amenities including desk and vanity, and extensive locker spaces.

Bridge: Well laid out and finished to the same standard as the rest of the yacht, there are three leather covered helm chairs which face a well arranged console. Along the aft bulkhead is a bench seat for guests to enjoy the cruise.

Sundeck: Exceptionally large, the sun deck has a helm station and three chairs forward. Aft of this is a central four place sun bed, a long settee and table to port, refrigerator and sink to starboard. There is a hardtop that covers the sun bed area and shades the sundeck when needed. Aft of the sunbeds centered is a large 10 person Jacuzzi. Tenders and davits are further aft. It is important to note that the aft tender deck has also been strengthened to accommodate helicopter landing.

Pantry: Located just forward of the galley, a full walk in pantry allows provisioning for extensive or remote cruising.

Crew Mess: The crew mess is located on the lower deck forward of the laundry room and walk in refrigerator/freezer  rooms. The settee and eating area is complimented by a crew galley and entertainment center.

Crew: 5 crew cabins for a total of 10, all with en suite baths.

Laundry: Located on the lower deck aft of the crew mess, equipment includes (2) washers and (2) dryers, and folding area with sink.

Engine Room: Centrally located aft of the guest staterooms, the engine room is serviced by an air conditioned control and switchboard room to starboard and a workshop to port. The former is equipped with the ship's central monitoring and alarm stations and the main switch gear with auto parallel and a 200 amp shore service.

Lazarette: Set up to support water sport activities, are easily accessed through the transom door which leads out to the massive swim platform.

Galley: Ship's galley is located on the main deck to port. A large central island with a massive top of Giallo Valenciano granite is devoted to food preparation. There are big windows and a door to the port side deck for easy provisioning.

  • 2 Kitchen Aid food warmers
  • 2 Scotsman Icemakers
  • 4 Subzero drawer fridge 700 BR
  • 2 Subzero drawer freezers
  • 2 Miele Dishwashers
  • 1 Viking Induction Cooktop and 1 Kitchen aid cooktop (Nov 2019)
  • WOLF griddle SubZero Refrigerator GE GE Microwave
  • 2 Kitchen Aid Ovens (Nov 2019)
  • Sub-Zero refrigerator


  • 2 Furuno radar antennas
  • Intellian S6HD for Sat TV
  • Intellian 80 cm V­sat for internet
  • Elbex CCTV Camera
  • HD Satellite TV System- Seatel 100TVHD antenna & sailer 900 Ka Band installed in 2021
  • Boardband Viasat MAS 500 network installed in 2021
  • 1 12 person liferaft Survivetec Zodiac mounted centerline aft of mast (March 2018)


  • UMT Davit
  • 2 12 Passenger Life Rafts Survitec Zodiac
  • 4 Sea Doo Jet skis
  • Uline small refrigerator U1175RS
  • Russound Audio Control
  • 6 Polk Audio Speakers
  • ACR Sart
  • 3 Lebroc Helm Chairs
  • ZF Electronic Control for Main Engines
  • ACR Searchlights model 600
  • Furuno Navnet 3D
  • ICOM VHF radio  IC­M604
  • Simrad AP 70 AutoPilot
  • 2 Furuno Multi Screens F1­50
  • 2 Aetna Digital Main Engine Tacometers
  • Simrad Remote Steering FU­80
  • 3 Air Horns
  • EPIRB McMurdo Model E5 406 Battery
  • Fire Hose
  • 27’ Custom FunAir Slide (June 2018)
  • FunAir 40’ Seapool Beach Club (June 2018)
  • 15’ Sealever Rib Tender (September 2019)


  • 2 Muir Windlasses 10/mpm model V­10000 HYD 185 14
  • Atlas Davit 1600 rated 1200 lbs
  • Ships Bell
  • 2 Anchors 450 lbs
  • Port & Starboard Chain 450” 3/4’
  • 6 Deck Cleats


Portuguese Bridge

  • 2 Charge Master Battery Chargers model 24­40­3
  • Port & Starboard house battery banks
  • 2 Air make up units

Wing Stations

  • Port & Starboard ZF Electronic Engine Controls
  • 2 Furuno F1­50 “Multi” Indicator (depth/wind/temp)
  • 2 Simrad FU80 Steering Control
  • 2 ABT­Trac Bow Thruster Control
  • 4 Port & Starboard Aetna Digital Main Engine RPM indicators

Bridge Helm

  • Fire pump Start/Stop
  • Simrad MXGIO GPS Differential Plotter
  • 2 15” Hattland Screen
  • 2 19” Hattland Screen
  • 2 24” Hattland Screen
  • 1 Panasonic KX T7 453 PBX Telephone
  • 1 Furuno Navnet 3D
  • 2 Extron Video Switchers
  • Furuno FA­150 AIS
  • FLIR NightSight Camera
  • Furuno Navtex NX 700
  • Furuno RCU­014 ARPA Radar
  • Furuno F1­50 Multi Screen
  • Furuno F1­50 Wind Screen
  • ZF Main Engine Electronic Control
  • ICOM VHF IC­M604
  • ABT­Track Bow Thruster Control
  • Simrad FU 80 Autopilot/Steering Control
  • Simrad AP 70 Steering Control
  • Jastram Rudder Angle Indicator
  • Jastram Command Indicator
  • 2 Aetna Digital ME RPM Indicators
  • Maine Engine Start/Stop
  • Furuno Hailer
  • NAIAD Stabilizer Control
  • 2 19” IKEGAMI CCTV Screens
  • Furuno 0560 08 Inmarsat C
  • Elbex EXS 126 Switcher for CCTV Cameras
  • ICOM IC M604 VHF Radio
  • Hikvision DVR for camera recording (Nov 2018)
  • BNWASS (June 2018)

Bridge Under Helm

  • GlobalStar Sat Phone
  • Iridium ITU 1000 phone
  • XPC Shuttle windows 7 Max Sea computer
  • APC UPS XS 1500
  • Peplink balance 30 LAN router
  • 2 tough switch POE 8 channel Ethernet switchers
  • MOD tap 24 channel Ethernet switcher
  • Panasonic KX­TD 1323 Phone System
  • Netgear 5 channel W/100M switch router
  • Intellian 80 cm VSAT ACU V2­81­J3W
  • 2 Extron DVI­RGB 200 interface
  • Extron MVX Series matrix switcher 8x8
  • 2 Extron INI502 video Scaler
  • APC UPS 1000
  • Marantz NR1403 receiver for TV
  • Directv HD DVR receiver for TV
  • Hp Compaq computer Windows 7 engine room monitor system
  • APC UPS 1000
  • Marine Air Systems A/C control
  • Flare Kit
  • A/P switch between Navnet and MaxSea
  • Ships Alarm
  • Kahlenburg Bros Whistle Control Switch M­463A
  • Netcom wireless broadband AT&T 4G router
  • Wave wifi antenna
  • Cisco Switch (June 2018)
  • Kerio Controller (May 2019)

Bridge Deck Aft Exterior

  • Scotsman CU­50 Icemaker
  • Uline small refrigerator
  • Russound Audio Control
  • 2 Polk Audio Speakers
  • 8 ft Sunesta Awning

Main Deck

Aft deck exterior:

  • Small refrigerator ULN 29RWHOO
  • Scotsman CU50 Icemaker
  • Nautica Structures passarelle
  • 6 Deck Cleats
  • 2 Air make up units
  • Engine room fire suppression station
  • Russound audio control
  • 4 polk audio speakers
  • 4 elbek CCTV Security cameras
  • UMT side carbon fiber boarding ladder (Tide Rider)


  • Stowable Swim Ladder for Swim Platform
  • Aluminum back­up (2nd)
  • Tide Rider side boarding ladder


Audio & Visual Equipment


  • 55” Samsung
  • Smart TV
  • Marantz Receiver NR1403
  • Crestron Handheld Remote
  • Directv HD Receiver
  • Samsung Blue Ray
  • DVD Player
  • PME Bluetooth 4.0 receiver module installed 2021
  • APC Smart­UPS  C1500
  • Pyle PT504 Digital tuner
  • Intellian Antenna Control Unit
  • Tripp­Lite
  • 5 Polk Audio Speakers
  • PLEX Media System
  • Crestron 7"  TSW-760 LCD touch screen control panel installed 2021
  • Apple TV 4K Media player installed 2021


Master Suite and Ensuite

  • 29” Sansung TV
  • Master Stateroom
  • 55” Samsung Smart TV
  • Samsung Blueray DVD player
  • Marantz Receiver NR1603
  • Crestron Handheld Remote installed 2021
  • Directv HD Receiver
  • Directv Genie
  • PLEX Media System
  • Crestron MC4 4 series Control System installed 2021
  • Apple TV 4K Media player installed 2021
  • PME Bluetooth 4.0 receiver module installed 2021



  • 32” Samsung TV
  • Samsung Blueray DVD player
  • AV Marantz Receiver NR1403
  • Directv HD DVR Receiver
  • Crestron Remote Handheld installed 2021
  • PLEX Media System
  • 2 Polk Audio Speakers
  • Crestron MC4 4 series Control System installed 2021
  • Apple TV 4K Media player installed 2021
  • PME Bluetooth 4.0 receiver module installed 2021


Crew Mess:

  • Panasonic Phone KX­T7453
  • 32” Sony TV
  • 3 26” LG TVs
  • HP Officejet Pro 8600 Plus Printer/Scanner
  • ICOM VHF radio
  • Uline icemaker
  • Sub­Zero mini fridge
  • GE microwave
  • Elbex Switcher EXS 126
  • Marantz AV Receiver NR1605
  • Samsung Blueray DVD player
  • Furuno depth sounder
  • PLEX Media System
  • Furuno depth sounder
  • Crestron MC4 4 series Control System installed 2021
  • Apple TV 4K Media player installed 2021
  • PME Bluetooth 4.0 receiver module installed 2021



  • 18” Toshiba TV’s


On Deck Crew/Medical Cabin

  • 32” Sony TV
  • Samsung Blue Ray DVD Player
  • Crestron MC4 4 series Control System installed 2021
  • Apple TV 4K Media player installed 2021
  • PME Bluetooth 4.0 receiver module installed 2021

All Audio can be distributed throughout 8 separate zones on the yacht utilizing Creston DM NAX digital media amplifier. There is a dedicated streaming service player for each zone supporting Airplay, Spotify Connect, Pandora, and SiriusXM. M/Y Zeal spent over $100,000  upgrading the audio, visual, and internet systems on board in 2021 ensuring all guests can relax and enjoy all the same creature comforts they have at home while at sea.

  • Zero Speed Stabilizers / Naiad / Installed in 2018
  • 2 / Deutz 604BV12, 2200 HP
  • 2 Generators 99KW model M668TH­99L (Both electrical ends serviced in 2019)
  • Alpha Laval MAB 103B­24
  • Nielson Bilge Boy oil/water Separator 10025
  • ZF BW 466 3.5 to 1 Gear Boxes
  • Jastram steering with 2 Vescor pumps
  • 2 Reverse Osmosis water makers with soft starts 1500 GPD/3000 GPD
  • 2 X Grundfos fresh water pumps
  • Sterilite UV water purifier with Aqua Pure filters, Culligan water softener
  • 85 gallon hot water heater, Grunfos hot water circulating pump
  • Tankless Tempra Plus instant hot water heater (backup)
  • 2 X Gasto air compressor pumps
  • 7 ft long Craftsman tool box
  • 2 X Yaskawa engine room control fans
  • Headhunter tank sensor for grey water and black water
  • Orca sewage treatment plant
  • Vintimar Monitoring System
  • Atlas 99KW Shorepower converter
  • Atlas main electrical panel

Zeal is undergoing a special 25 year class survey where all systems will be inspected and noted. During this class survey all safety equipment will be renewed and certified and regular maintenance will be performed. 

Zeal's hull was repainted in 2021 and the superstructure is being completely repainted during the 2022 yard period.

All work is expected to be completed late fall of 2022 and a complete list of work performed will be available upon request once completed. Zeal will be in better than new condition just in time for her holiday charters!

2018-2019 Upgrades


  • Naiad Zero Speed Stabilizers including, New fins, New Head Stock and rams, New Electrical driven Powerpack (HPU),
  • ABS Approved fiberglass strengthening to hull
  • new oil conditioning cooling system, New Oil reservoir, Upgraded Main
  • Added silver Ion filter and water filters throughout to be able to consume ships water
  • Added an Atlas 1600 davit to the bow to be able to store 4x jetskis on the fore deck. (davit can also be moved to the swim platform if needed)
  • Full rebuild of Sundeck davit. Nautical structures. Including all new motor, guides and cables) November 2019. Pass load tests Nov 2019
  • Headhunter grey water monitoring system installed
  • Top end rebuilds Port generator Nov 2018
  • Top end rebuilds Stbd Generator Nov 2019
  • Upgraded pumping system to MSD
  • AC, New compressor installed to #3. Installed CIP system to all chillers
  • Added redundancy raw water-cooling pumps to fridge/ freezer System.
  • ALL new emergency system back up batteries
  • Windlass port side Hydraulic Motor replaced with new.
  • Sand media filter installed to Water maker intake system
  • Compressed air drier and auto drain added to protect pneumatic control system.


  • New custom built furniture in main salon and sky lounge with internal storage
  • Cabin #6 refit to accommodate queen sized bed
  • Lower guest cabin refit 3 out of 4 cabins have convertible king/ twins. All new beds, mattresses, carpet and furnishings.
  • New sub zero draw fridge sky lounge bar
  • All new motorized blinds controlled by remote May 2019



  • DVR recording on Camera system
  • Upgraded Nav Computer to be able to run Nobeltec Timezero Professional.
  • Auto pilot upgrade to be able to sail a course from Nav computer
  • Ran multiple Cat5 cables to captain’s cabin for remote monitoring in the cabin. Nav, radar, cameras,
  • BNWASS system installed in bridge, Capt cabin and crew Mess.
  • 2x Pepwave 4g modems installed for data


  • Intellian TVRO upgrade to 1m dish
  • AV Upgrade to Solsys media system. Movie and Music Library throughout.
  • Wifi upgrade to Cisco network throughout. Controlled by Kerio controller. With Dual pepwave 4g routers.


  • 2 new Kitchen Aid ovens installed Nov 2019
  • New Kitchen aid cooktop installed Nov 2019
  • New Viking Induction cooktop installed Nov 2018
  • Upgraded Voltage step up transformers for new galley equipment. To provide the required operating voltage.
  • CC TV added to galley


  • Removable hand rails around sun deck for Golf and water slide - 2018
  • Raw water feed plumed to sundeck for Slide - 2018
  • Main Deck aft dining Table installed a leaf to accommodate 12 people - 2018
  • New sun loungers added to Sundeck aft - 2018
  • All forward facing windows removed cleaned, trim painted and reinstalled - 2018
  • Upgraded swim platform Aft entrance hatch, New rams on doors and new remote-control opening system - 2018
  • Scuba tank rack - 2018
  • Added removable swim platform shower - 2018
  • New sun awning on sundeck - Nov 2019
  • All new issenglass wind sheild for sundeck  - Oct 2018
  • New chain locker floor installed - Nov 19
  • 3rd life raft added to sundeck for flag requirement to charter - 2018
  • Air pumping system installed for inflatables - 2018
  • Recovered Helm Sundeck Captains Chairs - Nov 2019
  • 15' Jet tender RIB
  • 4 x Yamaha jet skis
  • Funair 27' Slide
  • Funair 30' Swimming pool / Bunny pad

Zeal is undergoing a special 25 year class survey where all systems will be inspected and noted. During this class survey all safety equipment will be renewed and certified and regular maintenance will be performed. 

Zeal's hull was repainted in 2021 and the superstructure is being completely repainted during the 2022 yard period.

All work is expected to be completed late fall of 2022 and a complete list of work performed will be available upon request once completed. Zeal will be in better than new condition just in time for her holiday charters!


Owner's personal effects are not included in sale. A detailed exclusion list can be provided at time a contract is received. 

Rights to yacht the name "ZEAL" are retained by the seller and will not convey to buyer.

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