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Vintage Motor Yacht Classic Cockpit Cruiser

1956 Vintage Motor Yacht Classic Cockpit Cruiser


Year: 1956

City: Jacksonville, FL

Stock: c0f881

Condition: excellent

Make: JT & Son Yachts

Propulsion: power

Price: $179,900

Listing: By Owner

Status: Available

Length: 55'

Model: Cockpit cruiser

Engine hours: 2,000

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Cruise back in time to the Golden Age of bespoke yacht building and step aboard the Gypsy d’Azur a 1956 JT & Son original (contract # 374). The history of owners who commissioned JT&son Yachts of Annapolis MD reads like a ‘who’s who" of key leaders of industry and finance; names like Firestone, DuPont, and John Derring (whose Miami FL mansion and grounds were designed to accommodate his large houseboat) and of course, the famous US Presidential yacht the USS Sequoia which is a national treasure by itself!

This cockpit cruiser is 55′ LOA styling a classic flush deck design that maximizes both the joys of living and playing on her as well as makes her an excellent vessel to drive when underway with full visibility and access all around the helm station. From bow to swim platform she’s 55′ LOA with a beam of 13.8′ and a 4.6’ draft clearing 16.5 ‘ from waterline to top of the mast. Powered by two GM Diesel 671s engines with a Westerbeke w generator she’s the perfect combination of reliable and economical sipping fuel as she glides through the water with her sharp bow profile and full-length keel.

The owner has complete history records starting with the original blueprint signed by JT Jr. Boxes of ships logs, guest registry, and records of major work done including the extensive refit done in the mid1990s at Roscioli Yacht where the vessel had fiberglass over the wooden hull, extended fuel capacity for the owner who wanted to spend months in the Bahamas and not pay for freshwater (via watermaker in lazarette) and 5 total fuel tanks giving her a total of 500+gal Layout begins with crew quarters forward with head and shower. Galley below and forward of main salon sitting area which features rich mahogany paneling and period correct furniture. Travel aft to the guest quarters (starboard) with guest head and shower (port) across from guest cabin which has two beds plus two additional drop-down bunks. Master cabin is aft with a private head and shower. The queen-size bed and easy access aft from this cabin to the open cockpit was designed during the 1990s refit. This access is exceptional for easy of enjoying morning coffee by stepping out of the master cabin with no need to pass through any other area on the yacht. An added safe egress makes this a key element for access in and out of this full-size door. The current owner has systematically repaired and restored this classic tending to preserve her original glory while also adding modern Navionics, marine WiFi, and many other touches in the galley and engine room.
The Gypsy d’Azur is currently being shown in Jacksonville FL. Contact the Captain/owner ONLY VIA text at Four Zero Seven- 719- Nine Nine Seven Seven for more info or to schedule an in-person visit with this regal queen!
She’s clean and fueled up …ready to sail. Asking

Search YouTube for videos of her “1956 Tru Yacht for sale” Garnock Reviews did a nice ‘walk about’ video

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