Designer: Arthur Defever
Flag of Registry: United States
Hull Shape: Displacement
LOA: 65 ft 0 in
Beam: 18 ft 0 in
LWL: 65 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 2 in
Engine Brand: Detroit
Number of Engines: 2
Engine Model: 671N
Engine Type: Inboard
Fuel Type: Diesel
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Fresh Water Tanks: 2 integral (estimate 2400 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 4 integral (3900 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: 3 (estimate 300 Gallons)
Number of single berths: 1
Number of twin berths: 6
Number of queen berths: 1
Number of cabins: 5
Number of heads: 3
An Opportunity To Own A Waterfront San Francisco Bay
“Unique Home” For A Fraction Of The Cost
Median SF House Price Hits $1.7 Million— Reports The San Francisco Real Estate Market Report (Q2 2019)
Are you looking for a home or condo in the San Francisco Bay area?
If so, then this “unique home” in the San Francisco Bay can be yours for less than half the cost of a San Francisco home.
Unlike all homes and condos in the Bay area, this one-of-a-kind “home” is typically found in the most remote and beautiful anchorages in the world. However, today, this “home” is now available for sale in Emeryville Marina. Her name is STARLITE and she is a legendary liveaboard, luxury trawler. To be exact, she is a 1967 DeFever 65’ trawler yacht.
And, interestingly enough, she is wonderfully well-suited for an executive or a young tech professional who is looking for a unique pad in the heart of the Bay without footing a million-dollar-plus bill. And unlike other yachts in the Bay, STARLITE is one of very few yachts that is — so to speak — “licensed” to live aboard (which is why an opportunity like this is rather unheard of).
For these reasons and more, STARLITE represents a rare opportunity to own a piece of California history and have a waterfront San Francisco Bay home for a fraction of the cost of a land-based home or condo.
Don’t Buy Any House Or Condo In San Francisco Until You’ve Viewed “STARLITE” In Emeryville, Marina
It’s a well-known fact that luxury home and condo prices in the Bay area are surging. And so, when it comes to purchasing Bay real-estate, your hard-earned money gets you less and less. On the other hand, have you ever considered how much more and how much further your money would go if you invest in this live-aboard yacht? Frankly, you’d be surprised. And here’s why:
Not only is STARLITE the fraction of the cost of comparable luxury Bay living… she also offers you, your friends, and family the possibility to cruise the Bay, California’s coast, and even Pacific islands of paradise. We’re talking round-the-world adventures (if and when you want to “get away from it all”).
And what’s more, she even comes with a remarkable history worth retelling here.
You see, the origins of this extraordinary yacht date back to 1967 when STARLITE was custom-built for California’s well-known See's Candies family. Moreover, the See’s family commissioned California’s world-renowned, highly-acclaimed, naval architect Arthur DeFever — considered the “Father of the Trawler Yacht” — to design STARLITE. In layman’s terms: this DeFever designed trawler yacht is a “cult-classic” among experienced yachtsmen.
Unlike a home or a condo, STARLITE combines traditional nautical looks, American quality and ultimate livability in a luxury yacht that can take you and whoever you desire, anywhere in the world. In addition, she provides four staterooms, a captains quarters and a tasteful salon set within a fine blend of old-world charm and rugged livability.
Bottomline: be sure to look at all three options — houses, condos, and San Francisco’s legendary STARLITE — and don’t buy any until you do. That is the way to get the most for your money.
More Than Two Million Dollars Worth Of Upgrades To Modernize This Live-Aboard Yacht
The current owner is a very experienced yachtsman. He has meticulously maintained and lovingly cared for her. He even went as far as investing ~$2 million in interior updates, modern amenities, and technology to bring her to present day standards (and you need not worry about the little but important things like WIFI, television, heating or air conditioning — rest assured, you’re covered).
Interestingly, and in addition to the fascinating travel opportunities she provides, she even provides you with the opportunity to offset her cost of ownership. As STARLITE could be turned into a charter business (because she is US built and can charter up to 12 passengers).
STARLITE is a traditional trawler with a second deck, pilothouse and traditional smoke stack for the engine exhaust. All in all, judging by her well-kept interior and her impeccable nautical profile, STARLITE is a home you would be proud of. She most definitely is a timeless yacht, as she has gracefully stood the test of time.
Science Says STARLITE Will Make You Happier, Healthier, & Better At What You Do
There is nothing like enjoying the outdoors when you are on a yacht. Curiously, of all things, neuroscientists have discovered that being near and on water makes you happier, healthier, and better at what you do. But that’s another story and another thing to consider when comparing San Francisco land-based real-estate to this home on the water. To enjoy your time on the Bay’s waterfront, STARLITE gives you a variety of places to relax and enjoy your tranquil surroundings and countless Bay views. The foredeck (bow area) has seating for four and a wide deck, perfect for watching the sunset and having a sundowner.
When underway, there is no better place to be then on the Portuguese Bridge on the second deck overlooking the bow and the world below. Unparalleled vistas are waiting for you.
And on those windy San Francisco summer days, you can escape from the weather and hide out behind the Pilothouse on the top deck and still have wonderful views.
The aft deck (rear deck area) is the place to be for relaxing and cooking dinner outdoors. Equipped with a BBQ, stove refrigerator and plenty of seating, you can entertain and cook at the same time. Many delicious meals and drinks have been served here and is waiting for you to add to the fun and enjoyment.
A Nautical Work Of Art You Can Be Proud Of
When you step into the salon, you step back in time and enter a period of historic steamships and trawlers plying the waters of the California coast. From the exposed timber ceiling beams, to the tasteful ostrich hide Queen Anne chairs, to the nautical lights, nothing has been missed in the salon. You can comfortably seat eight or more guests for lounging and watching television or listening to music or seat 6 at the table for dinner cooked in the adjacent galley kitchen.
A Masterful Stateroom Fit For A King
Set below decks and to the aft (rear) of STARLITE, you will find the full-width master(ful) stateroom. Here you can sense the touch of nautical history. All the beautiful teak, including the exposed timber ceiling beams and custom cabinetry makes you feel relaxed and pampered — like a master on an old sailing vessel.
Set within an abundance of teak woodwork is an athwartship (wall-to-wall) island, king-sized walk-around berth (bedroom) with nightstands, a vanity and large hanging lockers to starboard. The stylish king-size bed has a mahogany headboard. Details include a plush carpet, hanging closet, entertainment center, doors made of solid wood, round nautical port-holes, a flat-screen TV, washer and dryer, and of course, copious amounts of hand-crafted mahogany cabinets.
Not only is the master stateroom glorious, there is also an in-suite head that was made for royalty. All custom woodwork is highlighted by granite counters and a full, stand-up shower fit for kings.
Your Fully Equipped, Modern Kitchen Galley
Here you will find a complete array of full-size stainless-steel appliances, which include a four-burner electric stove with oven and dishwasher. Moreover, other appliances include a microwave, stainless steel sink, garbage disposal, toaster and coffee maker. The fridge and freezer are generously sized and easy to access. There are numerous cabinets which ensure there’s a place for everything. And there’s ample granite countertop space for creating meals or plating dishes.
The tasteful granite counter is arranged for convenience, as cold drinks and appetizers are practically at your arm’s reach when enjoying the salon's comforts or when dining at the dining table for six.
For A Man Who Would Prefer A Pilothouse Bridge Over The Common Condo Patio
You will find the pilothouse up one flight of stairs, separate from the living quarters, but easy to access. Everything you need for running the boat is at your fingertips, including a full array of electronics, as well as all the engine controls, auto-pilot and powerful bow thrusters to help you more easily dock. When you want to get away from the hustle-and-bustle of the city, this is the ideal location to pilot STARLITE. The view is spectacular and it gives you a birds-eye view of your surroundings.
Your guests have a comfortable seat to accompany you and have the same wonderful view. There is plentiful storage for all your navigation needs and plenty of flat surfaces for snacks and drinks.
1 Bedroom and 1 Bathroom or 5 Staterooms & The Range To Cruise Practically Anywhere
STARLITE has an abundance of sleeping spaces for your many guests and family. Forward of the salon and down a set of stairs, you will find three staterooms, each with bunk beds to sleep two. And in total, enough room to sleep six.
Your guests will be pampered with two modern and elegant bathrooms. Both with granite countertops, tiled cabinets and full-size vacu-flush heads (toilets) and showers.
Step Back In Time And Into The Shoes Of A Captain Plotting The Adventure Of Your Life
Upstairs in the pilothouse, you will find the “Captain’s Quarters” with single berth (bed), head (toilet) and shower. This is the perfect place for you, or your Captain, or most important guest to hide out and have some privacy, while being close to the helm when underway. The Captain’s quarters are like stepping back in time, to a time when the Captain was in charge and he had the most luxurious accommodations. Here, you will find beautiful teak woodwork with exposed beams keeping the nautical theme of the boat throughout.
You, your captain or guest has no need to go below to use the head (toilet) or taking a shower. As there is a separate, full size shower and hidden head (toilet) in-suite for immediate use.
The Only Home In San Francisco That Can Take You From The Bering Sea to Baja Mexico, The South Pacific & Beyond
Dropping down a set of stairs next to the entry-way into STARLITE, is the stand-up and walk-around engine room. The engine room was designed to make maintenance easy and safe and is a repairman's fondest dream. Everything is labeled and easy to access. Oil changes are made easy with an oil change pump and system plumbed into the engines. Whether you are mechanically inclined or not, it will be easy for you to find a mechanic to maintain and make any repairs if necessary.
Furthermore, it’s worth noting that two 6-cylinder engines sit inside STARLITE’s engine room: we're talking two venerable Detroit Diesel engines. Here again, is another fascinating story you can share with all your friends and guests aboard. As it’s fair to say that these particular engines quite literally saved the world — because they brought an end to World War Two. What follows is how they did just that.
Introduced in 1938, this engine model was used to power nearly every single landing craft to bring American and Allied soldiers to the beaches of Normandy on June 6th, 1944, D-Day. For this reason, these engines were designed with muscle and reliability in every component. And for this reason alone, if long-distance cruising in your “movable-San-Francisco-home” interests you, you can rely on these engines to bring you to the Bering Sea to Baja Mexico, the South Pacific and beyond.
Not only will you find the twin Detroit 671’s here, but you will also find 2 new 20kw Northern Lights generators, water maker, inverter, air-conditioning units, refrigerator and freezer compressors, as well as other mechanical items. Everything is easy to access and separate and isolated from the living quarters.
Want To Learn More About This Rare Opportunity To Own A Unique Waterfront “Home” For A Fraction Of The Cost?
If you have any questions about STARLITE, you are encouraged to call our office (888-833-8862) OR use the contact form found above. Whichever method you prefer to choose, one of our Yacht Advisors will promptly follow-up with you.