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Available for SaleSportfish54' 1963 Whiticar 

26 North Yachts is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Merritt's Boat and Engine Works. 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: 14' (5 m)
Hull Material: Wood
Location: Florida, Pompano Beach, United States
Build Year: 1963
Builder: Whiticar
Model: Sportfish
Type: Saltwater Fishing




1963 / 2022




  • Vessel Name: Sea Lion II
  • Official Number: 292714
  • IMO or Other Number: None
  • Year Completed: 1963
  • Hailing Port: New York, NY
  • Hull Material: Wood and Fiberglass
  • Mechanical Propulsion: Yes
  • Gross Tonnage: 38 GRT
  • Net Tonnage: 28 NRT
  • Length: 52.9
  • Breadth: 15.0
  • Depth: 6.5

She is finished in an all two-part Imron paint. Her hull is in a custom Imron Walkers Cay Sand color. Her house and decks are a custom Imron Sea Lion White. She is a classic sportfish style vessel with a plumb bow, raised foredeck, cockpit stern, and open flybridge. She has teak overlay decks in the cockpit deck with teak covering boards and varnished mahogany transom, toe rails, cap rails, and helm pod. She is powered by twin MAN i6 800-hp engines and a Northern Lights 20-kW generator. There is no hull identification number. A new hull identification number will be issued by Whiticar once her refit and rebuild in complete.

Her principal statistics are as follows:

  • Length overall: 54’6”
  • Waterline Length: 54’
  • Beam: 15’
  • Draft: 3’10”
  • Estimated cruise: 29 knots
  • Estimated full speed: 33 knots


SEA LION II has a variable deadrise hull with a single spray rail which extends the full length of the vessel port and starboard sides. Centerline is a 4” wide X 3” high long keel which extends the full hull length. The props are open and exposed and are 2 ½ shafts which run in two water cooling bearing single leg struts.

Keyed and bolted to each shaft are 3 blade 31”X42” Michigan propellers. Offset of each propeller outboard are semi balanced 32”X14” rudders. Seen on the transom underside are two 10”X42” dual ram trim tabs. Bolted to the transom is a 6”X12” zinc. On either side of the transom are the underwater exhausts. The transom has a finished wood varnished and silver decal reading SEA LION. There is no hull number. It is reported that Whiticar will issue a hull number upon refit completion.

The bottom of the yacht was sounded with a phenolic hammer. There are no suspicious or delaminated areas noted. There are no signs of blisters or repairs.

The topsides were inspected and are in excellent condition. It is reported that four coats of Bennett Protect barrier coat were applied. The running gears are coated with two coats of Pettit Prop Coat. It is reported that these coatings were applied November 19, 2021. It is also reported that both shafts and struts were removed, inspected, and laser lined, and new Duramax cutlass bearings installed. The bronze rudders are also reportedly new with Algonquin rudder posts with Tides dripless seals and Delrin rudder bearings. The trim tabs are custom made with new dual ram Bennett hydraulic actuators.


The forward bow bilge is accessed via a carpeted flush hatch. The following gear and equipment is seen in the bow bilge:

  • Headhunter Accumulator Tank
  • Various Wire Runs
  • Rule 2,000 Gallon, 24 Volt Bilge Pump and USS Style Float Switch

The midship pump room bilge space is accessed by flush bamboo overlay hatches with grab handles. There is a freshwater manifold seen port side and a Headhunter Mach 5 water pump. Aft of the water pump is a small gray water box. Centerline is a 180 gallon water tank. This bilge space is protected by a Rule 2,000 gallon, 24 Volt bilge pump and USS style float switch with high water alarm.

The engine room bilge is accessed via a carpeted hatch seen centerline in the salon. Outboard on either side are additional carpeted overlay hatches to access the port and starboard main engines.

The lazarette bilge is accessed via a teak overlay hatch in the aft center section of the cockpit. Port and starboard are the backing plates and mounts for the struts. Outboard are the exhaust runs. Seen on a raised fiberglass bench are the steering arms and through-bolted rudder shafts. Bolted on the starboard side is the single steering ram and polished stainless steel steering rod connected to the port side autopilot tiller arm. There are four underwater light fixtures seen at the back. Centerline is a Bennett fluid level reservoir and motor for the trim tabs. This space is protected by a 2,000 gallon, 24 Volt bilge pump and two USS style high water float switches.


Starting forward in the vee berth is a raised double berth in a fore and aft arrangement. There are ostrich synthetic wrapped headliners with recessed lights and carpeted soles. Forward is a locker into the chain locker hatch. Outboard is raised cabinet storage. To starboard aft is a single toilet and mirror. Entertainment to the vee berth is via s Sony flat screen television and soundbar. The vee berth is protected by a single overhead optical smoke senor.

Moving aft from the vee berth is the guest companionway. Seen to port is a full head with ceramic sink, hard surface countertop, and faucet. There is a mirrored medicine cabinet, glass enclosed shower, and Headhunter toilet. Off the guest companionway to starboard aft is a single berth in a fore and aft outboard arrangement. There is a hanging locker provided in this cabin and overhead lighting.

Continuing moving aft in the guest hallway is the gallery and an open berth arrangement. To starboard is an oversized single berth in a fore and aft arrangement with tackle center below. Inboard is a pantry. To port is the galley. Seen in the galley is a hard surface countertop with stainless steel sink and faucet. There is a standing Danby refrigerator and two undercounter freezers. Also seen on top of the galley countertop is a Panasonic microwave and a Cuisinart two-burner double induction cooktop.

Aft from the galley is a three-step staircase leading into the main salon which is finished in carpet and features large hull side windows port and starboard. Forward to starboard in the salon is a 24 volt breaker panel and fuel tank gauges. Also seen below this panel is a manual Fireboy pull for the engine room fixed FM200 system. Port and starboard built over cabinetry with access are the standalone air conditioning units. Aft to port is a 240 volt AC breaker panel with voltage meters and remote start for the Northern Lights generator. Also seen here is the fire and smoke alarm panel, and a bilge alarm with illuminated panel. Aft is an icemaker. To starboard is additional cabinetry with an undercounter Edgestar refrigerator. Centerline is the hinged carpeted overlay access panel into the engine room. The salon is provided by Sony flat screen television. The salon is protected by a single overhead optical smoke sensor. Off the back centerline is the double hinged glass inlay doors to the cockpit.


The foredeck is protected by ankle high varnished teak cap rails which extend around both sides to the cockpit. The foredeck is finished in nonskid paint and has polished stainless steel cleats forward centerline, port, and starboard. Seen here is a gasketed and hinged hatch to the chain locker. Seen in the chain locker is a Fortress anchor with a reported 20 feet of chain 300 feet of rope. Aft is the forward house extending up to the flybridge. Both sides of the foredeck extending aft are finished in nonskid paint. Seen on each side of the side decks are large hull side windows and polished stainless steel outriggers. There is a single cleat midships on each walkway. There are flush LED port and starboard running lights seen in the flybridge hardtop and outriggers on either side. On the port and starboard side decks are diesel fuels fills. Seen on top of the flybridge hardtop is a Furuno open radar array and mounts for the outriggers on either side.

The tuna tower is accessed via two integrated ladders port and starboard. The floor is finished in white nonskid paint. The tuna tower has the following:

  • Overhead hardtop
  • Stainless steel grab rail
  • Storage locker
  • Upholstered leaning post
  • Stainless steel steering wheel
  • Glendinning single lever engine control
  • Whip antennas port and starboard extending upwards

The flybridge is accessed via a teak overlay ladder port side from the cockpit. The flybridge features a fully instrumental helm centerline with dual Furuno multifunction screens and overheads engine displays. There is a flush overhead lighting fitted into the overhead of the flybridge and recessed marinized Fusion speakers on either side of the helm. Port and starboard are large bench seats with storage below. Off the back of the flybridge are integrated rod holders.

The cockpit is protected by waist high bulwarks throughout with teak covering boards on top. There is a hinged fish door starboard side aft in the transom. Forward centerline is a double door into the salon. There are two teak overlay steps. The top step is hinged access for the fuel valves and the bottom for storage. Port side is a tall hinged freezer locker and the polished stainless steel ladder with teak treads up to the flybridge. A removable tuna tube is seen port side. Low in the bulwarks is the water fitting. In the covering boards are rod holders. The cockpit is finished in teak overlay. Centerline is a removable hatch for lazarette access. Starboard side is an additional removable tuna tube and the 50-amp shore power connection. Starboard side is a Kenyon electric barbecue with storage below. On top is a Glendinning docking station. Centerline on a single polished stainless steel mount is a rocket launcher table with rod holders.


The engine room is accessed from a center carpet overlay hatch in the salon. There is a removable stainless ladder with rubber treads provided. There are additional hatches port and starboard to access the tops of the main engines. The engine room is fully painted out and well lit be overhead LED lighting.

The following gear and equipment is seen in the engine room:

  • (2) MAN i6 800hp engines – port serial no. 51050880195067; starboard serial no. 51050881185067 with 5 engine hours each
  • (2) ZF 2:1 type ZF325-1A transmissions – port serial no. 20313234; starboard serial no. 20313235
  • Northern Lights 20-kW generator, serial no. 8442-54428s with 6.1 engine hours
  • (2) Rule bilge pumps with USS style float switches
  • Official Number Placard 292714
  • Fireboy clean agent fire suppression system model: MA20900227-BLJ, agent: HFC227 49-KG
  • (2) Racor filters per main engine
  • Racor filter for generator
  • Fuel tank selection feed valves


  • (2) 250 gallon diesel engine room tanks
  • (2) 265 gallon diesel cockpit tanks
  • 181 gallon fresh water Duraweld poly tank
  • 15 gallon black water poly tank


“SEA LION II” is a triple station yacht with her primary electronics on the flybridge. There following navigation electronics, communication, and monitoring equipment was soon on the flybridge helm station.

  • Polished stainless steel steering wheel
  • Polished stainless steel throttle controls
  • (2) Trim tab controls
  • (2) Furuno multifunction displays with manual button control
  • Furuno autopilot control
  • Furuno multifunction display
  • Bilge pump control
  • Fire/smoke alarm with mute
  • Engine starts/stops
  • Glendinning single lever engine control
  • Navigation and overhead lights controls
  • Ritchie compass
  • (2) Boning main engine displays model: MMDS/CLC6.5
  • (2) ICOM VHF handheld radios and overhead speakers
  • VDO gauges for main engines and pressures

The tuna tower has a stainless steel steering wheel and Glendinning single lever engine throttles. The cockpit docking station has a single lever Glendinning engine control.


She is currently nearing the end of a complete refit which was started in January of 2018.

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