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Available for SaleMoon Palace65' 1989 Jefferson 

1989 Jefferson 65 Motor Yacht Moon Palace

"Moon Palace" the correct name for this exceptional yacht because a Palace she is! Upon viewing this yacht in person you will realize that her current owner is a perfectionist. Throughout his ownership, this yacht's systems and mechanicals have been continuously upgraded. As she has been kept in a covered slip, her brightwork is in perfect condition. If you are one that truly appreciates wood craftsmanship you will marvel at the unique and world-class woodcraft exhibited on this incredible yacht. This yacht was originally built For the Mossberg Family, as in Mossberg Firearms in 1989. The current owner took possession about 10 years ago and has spent an incredible amount of money to totally customize this yacht.

If you are one that appreciates “old world” craftsmanship, spacious and well-appointed accommodations, and a yacht than you can use immediately, this is your next boat. I can personally think of nothing you would need to do to her because it has already been done! Please contact me to arrange a private showing of this masterpiece. You will not regret it.

26 North Yachts is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Galati 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: 65' (20 m)
Beam: 17' (6 m)
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Fuel Capacity: 1,290 gal (4,884 L)
Fresh Water Capacity: 680 gal (2,575 L)
Flag: United States
Location: Galveston, Texas, United States
Build Year: 1989
Builder: Jefferson
Model: 65 Motor Yacht
Type: Motor Yachts
Cruising Speed: 17 Knots
Max Speed: 23 Knots


Vessel Walkthrough

As you board the aft deck you will see anladder that leads down to a custom-crafted, oversized swim platform. On eachncorner of the swim platform are custom safety rails. On the aft deck are twonentertainment centers that feature a full wet bar, ice maker, custom lightingnand custom wood overhead panels. Both bars are likewise custom-crafted. Therenis a custom teak dining table with chairs for enjoying memories with yournfriends and additional seating and tables to take care of those additionalnguests. As you enter the salon you see a large u shaped sofa to starboard withnteak hi/lo table. To port are two occasional chairs and an additional table.nCabinetry to port houses the entertainment center and in the port aft corner isnthe stairwell to access the master stateroom Below.nForward towards to the pilothouse to port is a large day head with custom-crafted wooden wall panels. Across from the day head is the large wet bar thatnservices the salon and a day berth that can also serve as a captain's berth.nForward of that is the pilothouse, helm, Captains helm seat and a settee fornguests to enjoy sharing the forward view while underway. All helm electronicsnare housed in custom varnished teak pods. Forward of the helm is a stairwellnleading to below decks. Forward is a guest stateroom with upper/lower bunks and a private head with a stalled shower. Aft of the forward stateroom you will findnall of the necessary amenities to prepare a gourmet meal. Just aft of thengalley is the dining room complete with a wet bar, formal dining table withnseating for six guests. Aft of the dining room is another guest stateroom thatncan serve as a large sofa or upper/lower berths. It too has it’s own privatenhead with stalled shower. As you transit the companionway aft you’ll see anunique addition with clear plexiglass panels allowing full view of the port andnstarboard engines. Further aft is the full-beam master stateroom with a queen berth and ample storage. For thisnstateroom, there is a spacious head complete with an oversized stall shower.nLast, you can take the ascending stairwell from the helm to the sumptuous flybridge. The forward section of the flybridge is fully air-conditioned and fullynenclosed with a clear vinyl enclosure. There you will find the upper helm andncushioned lounges port and starboard for additional seating. Aft of thenenclosed section you’ll find an open area complete with sun pad, and loungenseating with a varnished teak table. Aft of that area is the on-deck area withnchocks for a tender, and two jet skis stowed on custom made chocks, along withna 1500 LB capacity Davit. On top of the flybridge, the hardtop is a mast that can benraised or lowered and storage for two paddleboards.


  • U shaped Sofa
  • Teak Hi/lo Table
  • TV
  • Custom lighting
  • Two Occasional Chairs
  • Table. Entertainment centerncontrols
  • Day head
  • Ships Wet Bar with Captains berth

Master Stateroom

  • Full Beam
  • Centerline queen berth
  • Storage closets
  • Storage cabinets
  • Custom lighting
  • Stairwell to main deck

Master Head

  • Air Conditioning
  • Toilet, new style
  • Mirrored vanity
  • Sink
  • Large stalled shower
  • Abundant storage
  • Medicine cabinet

Guest Staterooms

There are two guest stateroomsnwith private heads, stalled showers, and upper/lower buck berth arrangements


This is a totally separate formalndining area with a varnished teak table and six chairs. Across from the table is a fullnwet bar and large wine chiller.


  • New electric range top with seanrails
  • Microwave oven
  • Side by side full sizenrefrigerator/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Double bay stainless sink
  • Exhaust system over the range top
  • Full-Sized Oven above the rangentop
  • Stack top washer/ dryer in closetnadjacent to galley

Helm - Pilothouse

  • Full array of electronics, builtnin, custom, adjustable teak helm pods.
  • Captains Helm Chair
  • Settee
  • Windshield wipers & washers
  • Exit doors to side decks
  • Controls and steering wheel
  • Switches
  • Engine Synchronizers
  • Hydraulic Bow Thruster Control
  • Compass
  • nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnTrim Tab controls


  • Icom M602 VHF Radio
  • Garmin 7212 GPS
  • Garmin Radar
  • Garminn5208 GPS and Chart Plotter
  • SimradAP70nAutopilot
  • Caterpillarnengine Monitor
  • FlirnNight Vision
  • IcomnM802 VHF Radio
  • SSBnRadio
  • StandardnHorizon VHF Radio
  • IntelliannSat TV system
  • SecuritynCameras, 8 total with three covering entry doors with continuous recordingnability.
  • Intercomnsystem to all rooms
  • FusionnStereo
  • TwonRemote spotlights
  • Radar - 48 mile
  • Radar - 72 mile
  • Garmin 8600 GPS/Plotter - Flybridge

Electrical System

  • NewnAC/DC Electrical panel
  • Threen50 Amp, 240 Volt shore power cords & Inlets
  • 12VoltnDC System
  • FournBattery Chargers
  • Phasorn36KW Generator with sound shield
  • Westerbeken20KW Generator
  • Four 8Dnbatteries
  • Eightn12V, Optima House batteries

Mechanical Equipment

  • 12 VoltnDC , Anchor windlass
  • nn1500LBncapacity hydraulic Davit on aft deck

Engine Room

  • CaterpillarnC-18 Diesel Engines, Installed new in 2012.
  • Customnviewing window of engine room from the companionway
  • SevennAir Conditioning units
  • Sparenpropellers secured overhead
  • Delta Tnair induction/Exhaust system
  • Fireboy,n100MA fire extinguishing system
  • Racornfuel filters
  • One 11ngallon water heater
  • One 38ngallon water heater
  • 110 voltnheavy duty freshwater pump
  • 12 voltnwater pump

Aft Deck

  • This area was specifically designed for entertaining your guests
  • Custom wood framing on side windows
  • Custom 2”, book matched varnished teak overhead
  • Custom Bar area to starboard with pull out microwave and glass storage
  • Drop Down TV
  • Custom Bar to port with Refrigerator and Grill
  • Icemaker
  • Custom varnished teak table and chairs
  • Additional teak chairs for casual seating
  • Induction top, single
  • Custom Lighting
  • Wet bar with sink
  • Full covers and Clear vinyl enclosure for aft deck


  • StainlessnSteel rails around entire decks with varnished teak cap rails
  • Bow pulpit, custom Anchor withn200’ of Chain rode.
  • Stowage for fenders on forward bownrails
  • Two custom dunnage boxes forwardnwith custom varnished teak lids
  • Lounge seat forward
  • Forward flybridge brow has beennenhanced with varnished teak covering
  • Custom Teak Swim Platform
  • Hand held shower, hot & coldnon swim platform
  • Emergency 6 Man life raft, Winslownin hard cover.
  • Protective Canvas covers for mostneverything.
  • nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnAll non-skid areas havenbeen recently renewed


  • Full clear vinyl, heavy-dutynenclosure
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Helm with full controls,nelectronics repeaters and steering
  • Pop up TV, Mechanical
  • Custom Lighting
  • L-Shaped lounges, Port &nstarboard with storage beneath
  • Icemaker
  • Additional seating on the aft section
  • Sun Pad on the aft section
  • Custom wood handcrafted chocks onnaft section for dingy & Jet Skis
  • 1500LB Davit
  • Fiberglass Hardtop, Insulated
  • Custom Mast, can be raised ornlowered
  • Paddle Board storage on top ofnhardtop
  • West Marine 11’ Tender with 15HPnoutboard engine.
  • Rod storage rack beneath sun pad
  • Swim platform dive ladder stowednbeneath sun pad
  • Liquor Dispenser, push button


  • Fiberglass
  • Recent bottom paint
  • nnnnDeep V with flat transomnand skeg keel

Additional Items of Interest

  • 24nUnderwater lights, colors changeable
  • Allnheads are air-conditioned and have new toilets
  • Therenis custom accent lighting throughout the interior and exterior of this yacht.
  • Thenair horns are from a train engine.
  • Therenare two full spare shafts stowed in transom tubes
  • Therenis a ships safe in a secret location
  • Atn11 knots, this vessel consumes 11 GPH, equaling 1 mile per gallon


All of the owners' personal items, Teak Blue Water table on Fly Bridge, All artwork, carvings, etc. throughout the entire vessel. Zebra skin rug, Leather chest in Salon. Hand-held VHF Radios and Handheld GPS. Bottles of liquor & Wine. The jet skis in the photos do not go with this vessel and are not considered part of the sale.

Brokeru0027s Remarks

Needless to say, this is one ofnthe most unique offerings that this broker has ever offered for sale. All ofnthe dialog and pictures only tell part of the story with regard to this exceptional vessel. Call today for yournprivate showing. You will see that MOON PALACE is truly a highly functional,nand well-maintained piece of art.

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