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ELIZABETH is a stunningly beautiful 1929 Stephens Brothers Tri-cabin, with cockpit, motoryacht. It has been painstakingly restored and maintained in Bristol condition as a showpiece in the Northern California fleet of the Classic Yacht Association. Restored and refurbished to retain the essence of this Classic yacht and upgraded to create an operational yacht to ply the waters of the San Francisco Bay and Delta. Boatshed kept to preserve the fine woodowrk and exterior finishes.
NEW Bottom Paint October 2021!
The current owner purchased the yacht as BOUNTY in March 2000 in Cabrillo Point Marina. It was brought to San Francisco Bay by truck to begin a restoration that has been a labor of love. Great care was taken to restore the yacht to a high standard with materials and craftsmen dedicated to bringing it to Bristol condition as a working yacht.
The yacht was constructed by Stephens Brothers as Hull #575. It was built to the 1920 list of general specifications for a "42 Ft twin engine cruiser."
The original purchase price was $12,000, fully equipped with a complete set of engine maintenance tools, teakwood dining table, dining chinaware, silverware, pots, pans, kitchenware, broom, dustpan, flags, horns, anchors, anchor windlass, pike poles, box of spare fasteners, distress signals, teakwood boarding ladder, drapes, bedding, linens, towels, napkins, fire extinguisher, and four folding yacht chairs.
Originally named LILA M, it was delivered on December 1, 1930 as attested by a warranty and acceptance document of that date. Over the following years, the yacht was renamed ELIZABETH, then BOUNTY, and then ELIZABETH once again.
Notably, BOUNTY served during WORLD WAR II. Immediatly following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. Navy enlisted all serviceable small craft over 40 feet in length. BOUNTY and other yachts were inducted at the Oakland Yacht Club on December 8th. It has been reported that the yachtsmen consumed all of the liquor aboard their vessels that day as the Navy would have otherwise unceremoniously disposed of it.
BOUNTY was assigned to the Captain of the Port of San Francisco and given the navy identification YP127. BOUNTY was subsequently repositioned to Monterey Bay for harbor patrol duty and in all likelihood spent the duration of the war in that area.
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. Buyer should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht, and should instruct his agents, or his surveyors to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes, and withdrawal from market without notice.