Listed at $749,000
Available for SaleMRS. CHIPS54' 1998 Viking
There are lots of yachts available on our market that are definitely sub standard and especially when compared to MRS. CHIPS. MRS. CHIPS is so far beyond in both condition and equipment than any yacht currently on the market in her size range. You will just have to see her to believe her. Words and photographs are just too insufficient to represent her in all of her splendor. Fully captain maintained with a hands on owner has brought MRS. CHIPS to above a 5 Star level. She has redundant safety systems and all services are current. Walking up to MRS CHIPS you will not be able to decide what age she is. Her graceful lines which were taken from a sportfish yacht hull were extremely far ahead of the curve when she was launched. She has a lovely low profile that is pleasing to the eye, no matter if your taste leans towards a Euro look or a classic look. Her knowledgeable owner has purchased a larger yacht due to a new crop of post Covid grand kids. He has been a 2 yacht owner for over 5 months and now has made the most difficult decision to put his pride and joy on the market. MRS CHIPS is not for everyone as most people will not understand the value of her upgrades and maintenance program. If you are a connoisseur of unique, beautiful, and functional yachts, then take the time to read her listing( which does NOT convey all of her upgrades) and make an appointment for a personal inspection or a virtual visit walkthrough. She is located in very accessible Stuart, Florida and is ready for an inspection with very little notice.
VIRTUAL VISITS ARE AVAILABLE AND ENCOURAGED.
HEALTH FORCING SALE. POTENTIAL PARTIAL OWNER FINANCING AVALIABLE
26 North Yachts is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Rick Obey Yacht Sales. 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:||54' (17 m)|
|Beam:||17' (6 m)|
|Fuel Capacity:||1,800 gal (6,814 L)|
|Fresh Water Capacity:||400 gal (1,515 L)|
|Holding Tank:||210 gal (795 L)|
|Location:||Florida, Stuart, United States|
|Model:||54 Sport Yacht|
|Cruising Speed:||22 Knots|
|Max Speed:||34 Knots|
MRS CHIPS WALK THRU
No matter what size the yachts are on the dock alongside MRS. CHIPS, they can not compete with her timeless good looks and exquisite maintenance program. She shines like a diamond in bright daylight and glimmers spectacularly like the most beautiful South Sea pearl in the evening light. She is waxed a minimum of twice a year and is kept to 'White Glove" standards. No where in the entire yacht can you not find everything kept in superior condition. MRS. CHIPS will run circles around most Motor Yachts her size with a very nimble turn of speed, 22 knots @ 1850 RPM and will top out at an exhilerating 34 knots.
MRS. CHIPS was painted from the bottom of her keel to the top of her hard top (2017), but looks like she just came out of the VIKING paint shed today. Her paintwork was completed in white IMRON and was also top coated with clear IMRON, providing a deep lustrous final product. Accent striping and water lines are in red and green. Prior to the completion of her spectacular paint work, her bottom was sandblasted and 2 coats of epoxy were applied. There were no blisters to be found.
Starting forward on the deck one finds custom MARQUIPT fender holders located on both sides aft of the pulpit. Her stainless steel 80lb. PLOW is mounted with 240' of galvanized chain all the way forward on the pulpit. The MAXWELL(rebulit) windlass is 24v and has foot pedals mounted on the deck. The hand brake is secure in a low profile box. There is a power switch located on the helm in the sky lounge. Mounted on the railings forward of the house is a custom boarding ladder with 7 cork treads on steps and an offset plate. There is also a vertical boarding ladder. Custom stainless steel rails have been added. The artisan welder did not stop there. All house side rails are also in stainless steel.
Moving aft there are two 6' long custom built fiberglass deck boxes with custom cushions and covers providing excellent seating and storage. A great place to stretch out under the stars. The deck boxes are mounted outboard on either side of the 15' AB inflatable tender. The center console tender is equipped with a 60hp Evinrude. The tender was re-tubed and completely serviced in 2021. For electronics, the tender has a GARMIN GPS WITH MULTI FUNCTION SCREEN and a VHF. A 1500lb MARQUIPT DAVIT is mounted on the port foredeck of Mrs Chips.
Proceeding aft along the side decks one finds 2 wing doors. There are three doors leading onto the aft deck saloon, All new locks were installed and there is a spare lock set(aft) in the ships stores .
As you enter from the deck of MRS CHIPS through either the port or starboard wing doors you will be amazed at the classic and elegant space that you have just entered. Unlike most of MRS. CHIPS' sisterships, the aft deck saloon was ordered originally with very large sliding side windows and impressive aft windows. No matter where one decides to sit, you will have a great view of the world as MRS. CHIPS glides effortlessly by.
Running along the back and port side of this comfy space, there is a L shaped settee with volumes of storage beneath. To starboard are 2 stand alone chairs. Adjacent to the aft chair there is a GLENDINNING remote control plug.
Everywhere that you look you will find highly varnished matched teak woodwork that has been accomplished over time using the best crafts people and varnishers. Each piece of teak was pain snakingly selected. MRS. CHIPS has benefitted from having a dedicated varnisher who comes annually from the North East to ensure that all wood work is of furniture quality. When this owner purchased MRS. CHIPS she was a white plastic production yacht. No longer. She is now a very inviting, elegant, comfortable place to be whether sitting at the dock watching the sunset or heading off to new places to explore. Even the windows have been framed out in glorious varnished teak as well. The front of the wet bar's 110v ULINE refrigerator has also been teak clad. Above the wet bar is a 42' Samsung 4K TV. Directly behind the TV is a large well lighted storage area with bar storage and for paper products etc. Of course one may choose to listen to the FUSION system that has been paired with PIONEER speakers While hanging out on this very comfortable deck.
Throughout the yacht you will see 52 light fixtures that have been converted to LED lighting. Each light fixture has a handmade teak donut surrounding it. The overhead of the entire yacht is absolutely pristine and has custom one of a kind designed grab railings installed as needed.
To starboard there is a door that leads out to the line handling deck. The safety of this area has been truly increased immeasurably by the seller by adding custom designed stainless steel railings that run the entire coaming. While his stainless steel artisan was busy creating these lower railing, the seller also had the artisan welder create additional toe railings for the upper deck. Two custom stainless steel ladders that are built to the specifications of a very astute yachtsman, were also added at that time. This provides safety for either crew or the owner operator with easy safe access to the top of the aft deck and the top of the hard top. Seeing a definite lack of good docking cleats, the seller also had custom cleats added.to just outboard of the line handling deck.
Back on the aft deck saloon with its intricate ORIENTAL RUG one may pass down the companionway forward and on the center line fitted with custom side handrails into the lower saloon. Or one may head up to the SKY BRIDGE COMMAND CENTER, the center of the action, the AFT DECK UPPER SALOON is the social center of the yacht.
As you come up the stairs from the aft deck saloon, you will find a most amazing climate controlled COMMAND BRIDGE helm and 3 custom STIDD HIGH LADDER BACK helm seats The STIDD seats also recline. For the cost of these upgraded seats, they should come with a masseuse. To make it easy for all persons aboard to access the command bridge, custom stainless steel and teak hand rails were designed by the owner and have been added to the companionway and to the sky lounge. There is comfortable seating in a L shape with storage below that runs along the aft bulkhead and the port side of the sky bridge. There is even a teak trimmed foldable foot rest that makes for just a bit more comfort when sitting on the aft settee. Large tinted opening windows are also located aft. The forward windshield has a UV film and the two smalt vent windows do open. Many electrical outlets throughout the yacht as well as any additional newly added electrical outlets have been upgraded with USB ports. Overhead, there is an opening BOMAR hatch.
The decking is synthetic teak and holly which is in like new condition.
The entire forward bridge is a custom teak dash and electronic overhead pods. The attention to detail, and the redundancy is once again over the top. Each of the light fixtures and electronic pods has been detailed with hand crafted highly varnished teak. This command bridge was very quiet when MRS. CHIPS was built as she was ordered with full glass windows, solid lower aft deck enclosure and hard top, but now even more so. The hard framed glass windshield has 3 independent freshwater washers and oversized wipers. As an owner operator or as a captain, you will appreciate the nearly 360 degrees of visibility. Of course the on board camera system also provides an added sense of security.
All New Ray Marine electronics were installed in 2015 and constantly tpgraded
3 individual 16' primary screens and the 4 7" screens on one network.
These screens allow the Captain to have a variety of functions readily available at a glance.
5 CAMERA Ray Marine system.
Ghost with 7 cameras
Located on the dash are controls for :
2 ACR searchlights.
Emergency engine shut downs.
Engine room HALON system.
Offshore automatic fog signal system.
BOW thruster controls.
There are 4 7" stand alone engine monitoring screens. These screens provide data on all aspects of the engines and transmissions. The digital readout screens also have redundant analog backups located under the helm.
2 individual ICOM VHF RADIOS
Both radios are equipped with command microphones.
Glendinning single lever control (2016) also have a 30' wired remote control.
There are dedicated displays for monitoring AC and DC power levels(2017).
As there are 3 MASTERVOLT CHARGERS(2015) located on board, there is a display to view the health of the 3 chargers located on the bridge helm as well.
The power for the command bridge is provided by a dedicated MASTERVOLT CHARGER and a set of batteries(2021) If one were to have an emergency and lost power to the bridge, power may be pulled from the engine room. One more example of thoughtful redundancy.
There are 2 displays in the overhead of the helm that display:
Engine exhaust temperatures.
Generator oil pressure.
The RAYMARINE 4" screen which is a stand alone has it's own dedicated GPS and TRANSDUCER. This screen is used also under normal operations as a depth sounder.
All lights located over the helm area are equipped with red night lights. There is custom blue LED courtesy lights are found throughout the yacht. Another example of the seller being very safety conscious.
The companionway down from the aft deck saloon to the lower saloon has great custom handrails. The lower saloon has large windows that run the length of the saloon providing the optimum amount of natural daylight. There is a very comfortable L shaped settee with storage beneath is located to port. To starboard there are several electrical and control panels hidden behind raised panel cabinet doors.. One may control the INTELLIAN HD6 the FUSION RADIO complete with SXM. More storage is located between the panels and the dinette.
There are 2 state of the art displays for the upgraded CHARLES TRANSFORMERS. The same panel also has displays for fire and high water alarms with a very very loud annunciator. A separate local TV antenna controls are easy to use in this location.
The 4 midships mounted GLENDENINNG Cable Masters have their own dedicated breaker panel as well as an upgraded ships electrical panel for both of the AC ad DC ship's systems.
Going forward in the lower saloon one will find a built in dehumidifier that is disguised as another storage cabinet located on the forward side of the port side galley counter. A full sized double door KENMORE refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave and glass stove top all will delight the sea going chef. The galley sole has been upgraded to varnished teak flooring and all cabinets have had new coats of high gloss varnish applied. The cabinets each have slide outs. Custom overhead lockers are very useful for dishes etc.as well as under counter custom lighting.. A custom cutting board disappears into the cabinet and drawers all are wonderful features of this very practical galley. Not only will you find good storage in the galley, but also behind the 42' Samsung 4k TV that is paired with a BOSE sound bar, there is very deep storage custom built in behind the TV for a plethora of item. The L shaped settee to starboard also has deep storage below the seating. The dinette table located to the starboard has also been refinished.
- Raised cabinet doors
- Bulkhead with exhaust fan
- Sharp convection/microwave
- Filtered Water Dispenser
- Kenyon (3) burner stover
- Kenmore dishwasher
- Kenmore refrigerator/freezer with ice maker
- Toaster oven
- Grohe faucet
- Deep well sink
- Corian (white) counter surfaces
- Sub Panel (breakers)
- Fire extinguisher (current)
- Upgraded varnished teak flooring
- Custom pull-out drawers under counters
Proceeding forward down the three steps there is a stackable Kenmore washer and dryer to port. The companionway has beautiful teak hand rails.
To starboard is a twin over under guest stateroom with private entrance into the day head. This stateroom has a very ample hanging locker.
The day head sole has been upgraded with custom varnished teak laminate that gleams. Separate shower stall, Vacuflush head and under counter storage makes this a very accommodating day/guest head.
All the way forward there is a very comfortable VIP en-suite. You guests will enjoy the center line double berth. On the aft bulkhead of the VIP and below the Smart TV, is another well camouflaged dehumidifier. Drawer storage, large opening BOMAR hatch with day and night shades allow your guest to regulate the amount of natural light that they wish to enjoy. 2 large hanging lockers and a carpeted deck make this a very attractive VIP. The En-suite head has a very spacious separate shower stall, Vacuflush head and upgraded custom varnished teak laminate sole are all great attributes of this head.
Be careful or your quests will truly outstay their welcome.
Dual hanging Closets’
Separate Climate controls.
Pull out drawer space.
Bomar deck hatch with day and night screens.
Build in Dehumidifier
Carpeted cabin sole
Back up the stairs and across the lower saloon to the aft companionway that leads to the master en-suite and built in storage just adjacent to the entrance to the engine room. The 3 step companionway has custom stainless steel handrails. Immediately to port is the engine room foyer and entrance to the engine room.
The master suite has a King sized centerline berth. On the forward bulkhead one will find the third hidden dehumidifier as well as a 32” SHARP TV and DVD player is mounted above the dehumidifier.
The walk in cedar lined hanging locker that is located to starboard is over sized and has a built in safe. Also along the starboard side there are built in drawers. High water and fire alarm panel is located close to the master berth. Another example of the safety minded owner. Twin night stands will hold your book and glass of wine. Along the port side is located a custom dressing table with mirror and makeup lighting. A second hanging locker is located between the dressing table and the entrance to the en-suite head.
The entire master stateroom has new highly varnished teak paneling and all of the original BOMAR portlights were removed and new fiberglass framed portlights with fixed glass were installed. Of course the owner had his teak guru fashion custom teak trim for the portlights. The aft corner cloth panels on both sides were also replaced with highly varnished teak with access panels. Additional beautiful architectural columns are located over the head board. There is even storage in the varnished teak headboard locker.
The en-suite head has had custom stainless handrails installed around the commode and in the shower. All sanitation hoses have been replaced as well as in the other two heads. Double sink vanity, good storage and roomy shower are welcoming. Of course the upgraded custom varnished teak laminate sole just gleams.
Another example of how knowledgeable this owner is, is the new fire suppression system that was installed aft of the master berth is a dry chemical type.
A unique feature of this lovely VIKING is the engine room foyer that provides additional sound shielding for the master suite and the rest of the yacht. There is also storage for engine parts etc. Opening the soundproof engine room door, one steps into a gleaming incredibly bright white engine room. There are no shadows to be seen either in person or via the engine room camera system. Remote monitoring of this power room is made extremely easy as any drip, drop or dust bunny will show up. There are also very handy engine gages mounted at eye level. MRS. CHIPS has fastidiously maintained 1200 HP MAN engines that have been upgraded to current standards. Injection pumps have been rebuilt, all new upgraded valves and guides, and new hoses and fuel lines have been installed. Oils are changed religiously.
A custom fuel manifold was designed by the owner and should be installed in all yacht engine rooms. It allows either of the engines to draw fuel from either port or starboard fuel tanks. The two fuel tanks each has a dedicated Racor Fuel Polisher. The top of the line fuel polishers can be run 24/7 always providing clean fuel. This air conditioned engine room can be comfortable to work in. There are 7 DOMETIC A/C compressors are located at the forward end of the engine room on a raised platform. 4 1 1/4" GROCO strainers supply water to the 2 3/4" OBERDORFER pumps which supply water to the 7 compressors. On his platform there is also a larger ships water pump(shallow well pump) with an oversized pressure tank for the freshwater system. The STAINLESS STEEL 20 GALLON hot water heater is also in this pump area. This water heater has smart technology with an high output designed for quick recovery. A large tool chest is installed near center line on this platform. To starboard there is the ONAN 20 KW Generator in a hard sound shield which is up to date on all services and has had the injection pump rebuilt.
The fixed fire suppression system is up to date.
There are spare dripless shaft seals in place.
The oil change system has been upgraded.
Fresh water bib with hose can be useful at times.
MECHANICAL engine gages are such an asset to the engineer.
BRIGHT LED LIGHTING is installed in the entire engine room.
All house and start batteries are located outboard and aft of the engines.. This engine room is a delight to show or to just sit and visit with the power plants. Rarely do I see a captain or owner take such pride in their engine room. MRS CHIPS is blessed with both an owner and a captain who need to have a spectacular engine room. A speck of dust or a tiny drop anywhere in the engine room is cause for angst.
Man D2842LE 1200 HORSEPOWER engines with 2760 Starboard and 2945 Port hours
Port serial number : 7008374043A301
Starboard serial number: 7008374060A301
There has been over 350k spent in upgrading both engines to the newest specs. This includes but is not limited to the following:
Newest valves, seats, guides etc. as per most updated Man specs
All injectors are of new style and have been pop tested.
Injection pumps rebuilt
Raw water pumps rebuilt with new housings
Camshaft replaced starboard engine
Port engine has new fresh water pump
As per Man requirements for the heat exchangers all seals have been inspecetd and replaced as needed.
New fuel lines
New exhaust tube housings
New exhaust monitoring system
Upgraded exhaust systems
Complete monitoring systems installed on command bridge and in main lower saloon.
Custom fuel manifold
Racor filters for all 3 engines
All sea cocks and strainers are new.
All new Thru Hulls have been replaced.
Any and all hoses have been replaced as needed.
Custom lighting throughout engine room and genset flats
Oil changes including transmissions are changed religiously
Onan generator has had complete service.
Mrs. Chips has been retrofitted so as to be able to plug in on very long piers. She has had 4 Glendinning Cablemasters installed midships with 100' of 50 amp cable on each reel.
All of her batteries have been replaced within past 2-3 years and have monitoring displays on command bridge and in the lower saloon.
2 under bridge for electronics
4 House batteries
4 start batteries which are also bow thruster batteries
2 start batteries for the generator.
3 new battery chargers
All new AC compressors and updated SMX2 controls fancoils, thermostats modules etc.
8000 BTU VIP EN-SUITE
8000 BTU TWIN EN-SUITE
30,000 BTU LOWER MAIN SALOON/GALLEY
30,0000 BTU COMMAND BRIDGE
30,000 BTU UPPER SALOON
20,000 BTU MASTER EN-SUITE
30000 BTU ENGINE ROOM THIS UNIT IS THE ONLY ONE THAT IS NOT REVERSE CYCLE.
2 50 amp receptacles on stern.
New Vacuflush Head pump
Numerous displays throughout the vessel for monitoring electrical systems.
Raymarine 5 camera system
2 Charles Iso Boosters with remote panels
Onan 20 kw genset fully serviced 3840 hrs.
Custom courtesy LED lighting throughout the yacht.
2 Upgraded transformers.
Installed various new electrical display panels throughout the yacht to ensure that one knows what is going on with your AC and DC system.
All electrical systems have been upgraded throughout MRS.CHIPS. Special care was given to ensure redundancy wherevever possible. The owner's philosophy is to be as completely prepared for any contingency as he and his family have limited time to enjoy the pleasures of yachting.
The next family to enjoy MRS. CHIPS will benifit greatly from this owner's constantly seeking the newest and the best items for his baby as well as his adherance to a spectacularly rigid maintenace program. Mrs. Chips owner and captain are both on the same wave lenght and will go the total nine yards to keep her looking, feeling and performing to utmost highest yachting standards.
NOTABLE AND UNIQUE UPGRADES TO MRS. CHIPS
SPECTACULAR Custom teak interior. Over 400k in upgrades
Custom paint job from keel to top of hardtop. Over 200k
Highly varnished interior Over 200K
Upgraded highly varnished teak laminate soles in 3 heads and galley.
.New door locks for all exterior doors plus a spare in ship's supplies.
ALL MECHANICAL services up to date.
MAN 1200HP ENGINES UPGRADED. Over 350K
ELECTRICAL UPGRADES OVER 250K
Water purification system installed.
SPOT FREE system.
3 MARQUIPT boarding ladders.
2 Remote Glendinning outlets
All new electrical outlets with UPS plugs.
New High water and fire alarms installed in master stateroom.
All safety equipment in service.
Full engine room detail.
Custom fuel manifold
Moved exhaust for Genset to accomodate ease of access
Added AC to engine room
Replaced all sea cocks and thru hulls, dual strainers, new Racor fuel filters.
RACOR polishing system in each fuel tank.
HEAVY duty air compressors
New master stateroom fixed port lights.
Complete new teak paneling in master stateroom
All bilges painted.
Custom 3 STIDD helm seats.
SPARE SET OF PROPS.
New Cutlass bearings
24v MAXWELL windlass rebuilt.
New 80lb Stainless Steel Anchor
Extra Cleats added to the stern.
Davit completely serviced.
4 GLENDINNING cable masters with 100' 50 amp cords
Custom padded covers for all tables, custom helm covers.
New TVs Fusion Radio, Sirius, Bose Sound bar, Pioneer speakers.
52 LED light fixtures throughout the yacht.
2 ACR remote controlled spot lights
Custom STAINLESS STEEL HAND RAILINGS: (300k)
2 master shower
2 master commode
FULL cockpit top railing with gate and custom foldable ladder to top of aft saloon.
Full toe rail around top of aft saloon with custom ladder to top of hard top.
All house exterior handrails in Stainless Steel.
Custom fender storage.
Re-tubed 15' AB center console tender with serviced 60hp Outboard
All new AC COMPRESSORS: 6 for living spaces and 1 for engine room. All new fancoils replaced. Thermostats, modules, all replaced. 80k
Installed SAFE master stateroom.
Rebuilt all 3 Vacuflush heads.
Replaced all SANITATION hoses.
3 hidden Dehumidifiers.
Ray Marine CAMERA SYSTEM installed.
GHOST system installed.
LED lighted name boards.
Waxed minimum twice a year.
MRS. CHIPS has a very extensive supply of spare parts. She has been running both North and South each year for the past 10 years. The knowledgeable owner has insisted that there be an extensive spare part inventory to cover most common types of failures. MRS. CHIPS has both a demanding owner and captain. Everything not only needs to be functioning but also needs to be aesthetically pleasing. No where that one can wander in this yacht will you find deficiencies of any form.
The new owner of MRS. CHIPS (name reserved) will be buying a yacht which has been upgraded beyond and above the normal standards. There will be years of yachting pleasure without the headache of equipment failure. She is truly totally exceptional and will surpass any other yacht in her class.
The following items do not convey with the yacht.:
All personal items not limited to clothing etc.
Expandable teak table on the upper aft saloon.
Small teak table on Command Bridge.
Storage chest in lower saloon.
Chinese ginger jar style vase on aft deck
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.