78 Don Brooke Pilot House Motorsailer


78' Don Brooke Pilot House Motorsailer


  • Make: Don Brooke
  • Hull Material: Steel
  • Year: 1981
  • Length: 78'
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Located In: Alameda, CA
78 Don Brooke Pilot House Motorsailer

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  • Dimensions

    • LOA: 80 ft 0 in
      Beam: 18 ft 6 in
      Maximum Draft: 8 ft 2 in
      Displacement: 100000 lbs
      Ballast: 14000 lbs

  • Engines

    • Total Power: 168 HP
      Engine Brand: Volvo Penta
      Year Built: 1981
      Engine Model: MD120A
      Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
      Engine Hours: 2736
      Engine Power: 168 HP

  • Tanks

    • Fresh Water Tanks: (1200 Gallons)
      Fuel Tanks: (1200 Gallons)
      Holding Tanks: (200 Gallons)

  • Accommodations

    • Number of cabins: 4
      Number of heads: 4


PRICE REDUCED!!!   Come take a look at this exceptional world cruiser. 

Don Brooke Steel Pilot House Motorsailer built in New Zealand at Export Yachts LTD.  Beautiful African mahogany interior with 4 staterooms, 4 heads, sauna, work shop & engine room.  

True Globe trotter with 1600 gal fuel capacity.  Volvo 168HP Diesel.  15KW genset, Hydronic heating, dishwasher, washer, dryer, & Vacuflush heads.  She has recently had her bottom cleaned with no reported problems underwater but she is due for paint. 

A rigger went aloft and found no problems, the engine and genset have had a mechanic check them out and are in good working order.  She has been out sailing and is ready for her new owner. 


Beautiful South African mahogany interior with classic detail throughout.  Entrance to the pilot house from the cockpit is on port.  Pilot House is a comfortable space with two opposing settees port and starboard.   Inside steering, navigation and ship's systems controls are forward with swing out captains chair.  Aft is a refrigerator/freezer and storage.  Going forward down curved staircase is the main salon.  On starboard is a dinette with seating for 8, a brass wood burning fireplace, and a long setteel on the aft end.   Across on port is a large U-shaped galley.  Access to the work shop and engine room is aft of the galley.  Going forward on starboard is a guest stateroom with upper/lower bunks with good storage and private head.  Across on port is a large head with separate stall shower and laundry area with washer and dryer.   The forward stateroom has upper/lower bunks both port and starboard.  The bottom two have an infill cushion to make these lower bunks into a queen size berth.  Two large mahogany clothing dresser's and hanging lockers give great storage.  Going aft from the pilothouse there is another guest stateroom on port  with upper and lower bunks and private head.  Across on starboard is a sauna and a work out room.  The master stateroom is all the way aft with large queen size bunk, a long curved settee, single pilot berth, and a private head with stall shower. 

  • Teak and Holly flooring throughout
  • Way Wolff hydronic forced air heating
  • Vacuflush heads x 4
  • Flat panel TV
  • DVD player
  • VCR
  • Butterfly skylight hatch
  • Brass ship's clock
  • Brass ship's barometer 
  • Whirlpool washer
  • Whirlpool dry

  • H/C pressure water
  • Double Stainless steel sink
  • Jenn-Air 4-burner 110AC stove/oven
  • GE Dishwasher
  • GE microwave oven
  • 12V Refrigeration
  • 120AC Freezer
  • Garbage disposal


Complete 12V marine system with  circuit breakers and 12/24 volt switchboard in pilot house.  Four 12V 8D marine batteries.  Lewco battery charger.  100 amp 24 volt alternator with converter.  Onan 15kw genset (2770 hrs).  115AC shorepower system with dockside electrical cable.

  • Furuno Radar
  • Scanmar Auto pilot
  • NCS Sat Nav
  • Drake SSB radio
  • V.D.O. knot meter
  • Combi Anemometer, wind point, wind speed, depthsounder
  • Sailer VHF radio  telephone
  • 6" Danforth compass x 2

  • Mainsail
  • Mizzen sail
  • Staysail
  • Jib
  • Genoa
  • 1x19 SS standing rigging
  • Aluminum spars  
  • All Lewmar winches ST65 x 2,  ST55 x 2, ST30 x 5, ST40 x 2
  • All original standing rigging and sails

  • Hull is 1/4" welded steel plate
  • Teak deck planking over  3/16" steel plate
  • Electric anchor windlass
  • 350' 5/8" all chain rode
  • Companionway dodger
  • Dingy davits
  • 8' hard dingy
  • 15hp outboard
  • 8 man offshore cannister life raft
  • Dual racor filters 

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.