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1936 Lake Washington Shipyard 125' 110 Motor Yacht



1936 Lake Washington Shipyard

125' (38.10 m) 110 Motor Yacht-Sacajawea

This Motor Yacht appeals to a variety of investors. Those with an existing charter business would find Sacajawea an excellent complement to the fleet. If you’re ready to get into the business, you’ll find a keen interest in chartering this remarkable vessel.


Sellers must sell. Huge price reduction. Call to discuss. This boat is operational with many updates. If you want, she can stay at her dock in Jack London Square in Oakland, CA.

Originally built as a military survey vessel by the Army Corp of Engineers in 1936, Sacajawea was designed to withstand extreme conditions in the Bering Sea. Her hull is constructed of high-iron riveted steel which resists corrosion much more effectively than newer and often less pure steel. Powered by a Caterpillar D398, the Army Corp of Engineers designed the hull curvatures to integrate with the propeller curvature. This results in maximum efficiency underway with fuel consumption of only 12 – 15 GPH depending upon operation, with a range in excess of 5,000 nautical miles and a helipad for auxiliary flight capabilities. Sacajawea is a rare and intact representation of her vessel class with national levels of recognition. Her long-serving contributions include the navigation and charting of the Columbia River, engagement during WWII in the Aleutian Islands, and many contributions to scientific discoveries by the USCG.

Sacajawea is now a 12 pack uninspected charter vessel and is immediately ready to book charter business as a follow-on from last summer’s (2021) successful charter season in Alaska. The vessel will soon become eligible for a full repower grant funding up to 100%. This is a result of Sacajawea being recommended by the State Historical Resources Commission (4/29/2022) for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. Granting of historic status provides benefits for preservation consideration, and exemptions when in use commercially. The historic status is critical for obtaining grants such as the Carl Moyer Grant from the California Air Quality Management department. This grant is for engine and related equipment repowering and can yield up to 80% of the replacement costs. The additional repower costs of 20% can be provided by DERA (Diesel Emissions Reduction Act), a federal program which is able to be matched with grants such as the Carl Moyer. Savvy investors will note that the sale of the vessel as part of its LLC may have significant tax benefits. Possible benefits include state sale tax and the IRS’s capital equipment deduction, Section 179, which can provide immediate deduction options when purchasing depreciable business equipment in lieu of capitalizing and depreciating the asset over an extended period. In short, for investor/owners (individuals or businesses) that want a powerful asset, Sacajawea can be purchased under advantageous tax considerations while also eligible for nearly complete engine upgrades through grant based funding, significantly if not entirely offsetting the cost of acquisition.

Sacajawea was originally a hybrid diesel electric vessel (one of the very first) and there are many potential benefits and promotional opportunities associated with restoring the propulsion system to a 21st Century hybrid system. Initial steps towards this effort have been made by adding a Victron Energy 30kW inverter system which eliminates the need to operate a noisy diesel generator while significantly improving efficiency, performance, and air quality.Sacajawea accommodates twelve guests plus up to eight crew in nine cabins. The main deck has two cabins; an ensuite double and a double bunk cabin. The forepeak below includes a single cabin and two double-bunk cabins. Below deck aft, crew quarters include four-bunk and two-bunk cabins, engineer’s cabin, as well as a double guest cabin. Additionally, the pilot house has a full-size cabin (owners suite with sitting room, head with shower and full length closets). There are a total of six heads, two of which are ensuite. The commercial galley is well equipped and accessible port and starboard. It is adjacent to the dining area which seats 12 and has its own entrances port and starboard. The main salon with windows on three sides creates the largest enclosed gathering area aboard. The space holds four couches with seating for sixteen and ample standing area with access to a full wet bar.

The recently overhauled crane system easily manages a 21-foot RIB with a 150hp Volvo and has a lifting capacity of 13,500lbs at an 8 foot radius. The decks are fir on steel frame, overlaid with elastomeric protective coating that is a flexible and non-skid surface. Her electrical system consists of 220v three phase AC for all large operating systems – steering, deck gear and pumps – 120v/50/100 Amp    panel/shore distribution – for household use with 220/24/12v AC/DC Inverter System (30kW full ship), 110v Bridge with 12v DC battery back-up for nav and communications.

SYS Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Seattle Yachts. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel


Quick Specs

Category: Motor Yachts

Vessel ID: 2784718

LOA: 125' (38.10 Meters)

Type: Power- Used

Year: 1936

Beam: 25'

Draft Max: 9'

Double Berths: 2

Twin Berths: 14

Heads: 6

Cabins: 6

Maximum Speed: 15 Knots

Cruise Speed: 8 Knots

Range NMI: 5000

Fuel Type: Diesel

Hull Material: Steel

Hull Shape: Displacement

Stabilizers: None

Fuel Tank: 8000 Gallons (30283.28 Liters)

Fresh Water: 5850 Gallons (22144.65 Liters)

Holding Tank: 220 Gallons (832.79 Liters)

Displacement: 448000 lbs

HIN/IMO: 973663

In Stock: Yes

Designer: Ed Monk

Builder: Lake Washington Shipyard


Engine 1

  • Engine Make: Caterpillar
  • Engine Model: D398
  • Engine Year: 1970
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Power HP: 750.00
  • Power KW: 0.00
  • Feul Type: Diesel
  • Engine Location: Middle

Full Details


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. 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.

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