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Available for SaleSacajawea125' 1936 Lake Washington Shipyard 

Originally a military survey vessel designed and built by the Army Corp of Engineers in 1936 in Lake Washington Shipyard, she has an LOA of 125 feet and a beam of 26 feet. 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. She’s also attractive to the rugged individualist who wants a floating escape pod, and simply admirers of historic vessels.

She’s powered by a Caterpillar D398, and sips fuel at about 12 - 15 gph depending on operation configuration (Inverter/Generator). She’s got a range in excess of 5,000 nautical miles. A helicopter pad enables flight capabilities. You’ll be self-sustaining while in remote areas with helicopter support services to access land.

Sacajawea is a rare and intact representative of her class of vessel, with local and national levels of recognition. She’s all but approved in the National Register of Historic Places as an Historic Vessel. Her contributions include the navigation and charting of the Columbia River, engagement during WWII in the Aleutian Islands and support work to scientific discoveries by the USCG. An application has been submitted to the California State Historian’s Office for state and federal consideration as an historic vessel. Historic status provides benefits for both preservation consideration when using the vessel commercially and for obtaining grants.

Sacajawea is eligible for a grant through the Carl Moyer Program from the California Air Quality Management department. This grant is for engine re-powering and can yield up to 80% of the replacement cost once historic status is achieved. The additional 20% of the repower cost can be supplied by DERA (Diesel Engine Replacement Authority), a federal program that matches grants like the Carl Moyer.

Savvy investors also know this transaction may have potential tax benefits of IRS Section 179 where immediate expense deduction is allowed when purchasing depreciable business equipment. This is in lieu of capitalizing and depreciating the asset over an extended period.

Since the Sacajawea was originally a hybrid diesel electric vessel 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 Victro Energy 30kW inverter system. This functionally eliminates the need to operate a diesel generator, significantly improving efficiency, performance and air quality. You’ll also enjoy a quiet night’s sleep sans a generator!

Sacajawea was designed and built to withstand extreme conditions in Alaskan waters and the Bering Sea. Her hull is constructed of high iron riveted steel – one of the first types of steel ever made. High iron steel resists corrosion much more effectively than newer and less pure steel. Also noteworthy, the Army Corp of Engineers designed the hull curvature so that it integrates with the propeller curvature, resulting in maximum efficiency underway.

She accommodates twelve guests plus crew in 8 cabins. Forepeak there’s a single cook’s cabin and 2 double bunk cabins. Aft there is a 4 bunk cabin, a 2 bunk cabin, a double cabin and engineers cabin. 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 ensuite.

The commercial galley is well equipped. The cozy dining area seats 12. The main salon is accessible from starboard or port and, facing aft, is windowed on three sides creating the single largest enclosed gathering area aboard with four couches seating sixteen people and standing area with ample access to the wet bar and mini refrigerator.

The crane system manages a 21-foot 150hp Volvo RIB, the tender that sits on the main deck. Her decks are painted fir on a steel frame - elastomeric rubber over wood.

Her electrical system consists of 240v three phase AC, 120v/50 Amp Shore power (100 Amp ready), 24v DC three phase 240v AC Inverter System (30KW full ship), 120v Bridge with 12v DC nav and communications back-up.

She’s available by appointment in the San Francisco Bay Area. There is a 2021 Insurance Survey available on request.

26 North Yachts 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


LOA: 125' (39 m)
Beam: 23' (8 m)
Hull Material: Steel
Fuel Capacity: 8,000 gal (30,284 L)
Fresh Water Capacity: 5,850 gal (22,145 L)
Holding Tank: 220 gal (833 L)
Location: California, San Francisco, United States
Build Year: 1936
Builder: Lake Washington Shipyard
Model: 110 Motor Yacht
Type: Motor Yachts
Cruising Speed: 8 Knots
Max Speed: 15 Knots



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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