Monk Monk

1964 Monk 48' Motor Yacht



1964 Monk

48' Motor Yacht-TOPAZ

For Sale

Flag of Registry: United States



Is a custom designed motor yacht of renowned shipwright and naval architect, Ed Monk.  She is a perfect example of the extremely comfortable and practical layout along with timeless beauty that Monk is known for.  TOPAZ combines the durability and beauty of teak, mahogany and yellow cedar with the skilled and detailed craftsmanship of her builder.  With four single births, one double birth, two electric heads, a completely tiled shower, and fully equipped galley, the TOPAZ comfortably accommodates six, yet remains a manageable and intimate space for one or two.  The most recent owner devoted nearly 20 years to a major restoration, both inside and out.  Thoughtful upgrades were carefully considered for their quality and longevity. Operating systems and safety features were chosen with sustainable, long range cruising and live aboard capabilities in mind.

You owe it to yourself to view this beautiful yacht!


Quick Specs

Type: Power

Year: 1964

Draft Min: 3' 6"


Heads: 2

Fuel Type: Diesel

Hull Material: Wood

Flag: United States

Stabilizers: None

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gallons): 450

Fresh Water Capacity (Gallons): 180

Holding Tank Capacity (Gallons): 30

Designer: Ed Monk

Builder: Forder Boatworks


Engine 1

  • Engine Make: Detroit Diesel
  • Engine Model: 6V53N
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Power HP: 215.00
  • Power KW: 160.33
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Hours: 0.00
  • Engine Location: Port

Engine 2

  • Engine Make: Detroit Diesel
  • Engine Model: 6V53N
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Power HP: 215.00
  • Power KW: 160.33
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Hours: 0.00
  • Engine Location: Starboard

Full Details

Motor Yacht "TOPAZ"

When boarding "Topaz" your eye will be drawn to the timeless beauty and the perfectly maintained exterior finishes 


  • Designer:  Ed Monk
  • Builder:  Bud Forder, Seattle, WA
  • Year:  1964


  • LOA:  50’
  • Beam:  15'
  • Draft:  3’-6”


  • Model:  Two Detroit 6V-53N/215HP
  • Fuel:  Diesel
  • Cruising speed:  10-12 knots (for fuel economy)

Construction Materials and Finishes

  • Cedar planking with oak frames and beams
  • Solid teak decks, covering boards, handrails, cabin sides and cabinetry
  • Teak plywood bulkheads and teak-and-holly sole
  • Tongue and groove yellow cedar overheads with mahogany beams
  • Premium quality finishes, professionally applied and maintained
  • Bristol condition


  • Fresh water:  180 gallons with filtration system
  • Fuel:  450 gallons in two steel tanks
  • Hot water:  Torrid 30 gallons

  Electronics and Navigation

  • Sony Viao computer with Windows 7
  • Nobeltec v. 9.3 VNS
  • Furuno FCV 600L Color LCD Sounder
  • Furno DGPS GP-36 GPS
  • Furuno 1751 Mark-2 Radar
  • Com Nav 1101 autopilot with remote
  • Garmin 400c Sounder/Fishfinder
  • icom IC-M127 VHF at main helm
  • icom IC-M45 VHF on flybridge

  Electrical System

  • 3600 watt/30 amp/120 volt diesel generator - Northern Lights M673L2.3 (installed 2007)
  • 30 amp/120 volt shore power with galvanic isolator
  • 32 volt/360 amp hour start bank.  Eight M19 start batteries (installed 2012)
  • 32 volt/2000 watt Heart Interface inverter with 35 amp charger
  • Two 90 amp/32 volt alternators
  • 12 volt/700 amp hour house battery bank.  Four L16 deep cycle batteries (installed 2016)
  • 12 volt/3000 watt Xantrex Freedom 30 inverter with 140 amp charger
  • One 150 amp/12 volt alternator

Heating System

  • Hurricane forced-air diesel heat throughout


  • Two refurbished, custom under-the-counter refrigerators with original latches and handles
  • One refurbished, custom freezer with original latch and handle
  • JennAir two burner with grill propane stovetop
  • Sharp Carousel microwave/convection oven


  • Two Raritan Crown raw water electric flush


  • Anchor:  Forfjord Safety Anchor (appox. 40 lbs.)
  • Windlass:  Heavy duty electric McMurry
  • Rode:  5/16" chain (approx. 300')


  • 10' hard bottom inflatable skiff with oars and cushioned seats
  • Aft deck shower/rinse-off with hot and cold water
  • Plumbing in for future water maker
  • Aft deck settee with two five gallon propane tanks and extra storage
  • Extra 30 amp shore power cord and adapters
  • Extra 35 lb. Danforth anchor
  • Adjustable custom built fighting chair with cast bronze fittings
  • Many custom canvas covers
  • Covered fenders with quality hangers
  • Lots of spare parts

50' Fresh Water Covered Moorage Slip Available for Sale or Rent.

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. This listing is a courtesy of a member of the International Yacht Brokers Association and may be centrally listed with another broker. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey representation of a particular vessel.

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