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1986 DENISON Raised Bridge Cockpit Motor Yacht

$1,595,000 USD

  • $1,595,000 USD
  • Kit Denison
  • Active
  • Used
  • Motor Yachts
  • 1986
  • Raised Bridge Cockpit Motor Yacht
  • Newport, Rhode Island, US
  • Power
  • 121ft / 36.88 m
  • Mtu
  • Turbo Diesel
  • Diesel
  • Aluminum
  • 2014-05-06
  • 2016-09-25
  • 2293667

Price reduced by $100,000 - owner says sell by Sept. 15 or owner will consider a trade to a classic mid-80-foot yacht. 

"News" has been professionally maintained for the past 15 years and all the service records are available. The classic teak and burl elm joiner work are comparable to any yacht built today. There is a huge full-width master that can be divided into two guest staterooms. After extensive yard work, in Fort Lauderdale, including hull paint, routine mechanical, and electrical maintenance, she will be cruising in New England waters this summer.

Call for an appointment to see this beauty.

Additional Information

Boat Name

Builder: Denison Marine
Designer: Joe Langlois

LOA: 121 ft 0 in
Beam: 25 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 7 ft 0 in

Built by Denison with an aluminum hull, superstructure, and teak decks. Extension by Denison Marine in Dania, FL., in 1992.

Length Overall (L.O.A.): 121.00 feet (36.90 meters)
Beam: 25.00 feet ( 7.60 meters)
Draft: 7.00 feet ( 2.10 meters)
225 gross tons
67 net tons

Fuel Capacity: 12,500 U.S. Gallons (47,312 liters)
Water Capacity: 1,700 U.S. Gallons ( 6,435 liters)


                     Speed //Consumption/Hour//RPM//Sound-Db:/F-B/PH/DS/MS/ADK/ACC
Maximum: 20.0 knots //138 US Gallons // 2200//                  /73 /71 /70 / 70/72 / 70
Cruising: 16.0 knots  // 65 US Gallon s// 1650 //                  /69  /67 /68 / 68/ 73 /74
Economy:13.5 knots // 55 US Gallons // 1500 //                  /64 / 65 /68 / 68/ 73 /70




Engine Type: (2) MTU 12V331 TC90 Turbo, @ 1,530 Hp Each
Gearboxes for Main Engines: ZF BW450; Ratio: 3.481:1
Drive: Propeller

Output: 220 Volts; Single Phase; 60 Hz
Generators: (2) 75 kW Northern Lights generators
Shore Power: 220 Volts; Single Phase; 60 Hz
Batteries: 12 & 24 Volt
Main Engine: 24V-Constavolt & Alt
Generator Starting: 12V- Constavolt & Alternator
General Service: 12V & 24V- Constavolt & Alternator
Emergency: 12V
(2) Stabiline Voltage regulators
(2) La Marche Isolation transformers

Aqua Air - Chilled Water System
Staged ("Soft") start boxes on each compressor

Stabilizers: Naiad 301 w/Koop Nautic head & 10 Sq. Ft. fins
Bow Thruster: Yes
Steering System: Dual Jastram hydraulic
Fuel Separators:
Triple Racor 1000’s on Main Engines
Alfa Laval MAB103 fuel centrifuge
Sewage System: Microphor
Fresh Water System: Dual 110 Volt
Delta T engine room ventilation
Gems Liquid Level Tank Sensors/Gauges
Glendening electronic engine controls
Port & Starboard wing stations on Flybridge

Fuel transfer system





SATcom: Nera mini ‘M’Stratos
Telephone System: 12 Station - Panasonic hybrid; 2 land lines, cell & Sat
SSB: Stephens Sea 235 digital
Sailor RT 2047 (Pilothouse)
Icom IC-M502 digital (Flybridge)
Cellular Phone System: Verizon
Intercom: Off ship’s system

Twin Radars:
Furuno NSO - EVO II; Range: 72nm (Pilothouse)
Furuno 8100D; Range: 72nm (Pilothouse) w/8010 remote (Flybridge);

Gyrocompass: KVH Gyrotrac w/Flybridge repeater
Magnetic Compass:
6” Hamberg (Pilothouse)
6” Ritchie (Flybridge)

Auto Pilot: Robertson AP9 Mark3 w/Flybridge repeater
Depth Sounder: B&G HS-2000 digital w/Flybridge repeater
Northstar 6000i (Flybridge)
Northstar 951X (Pilothouse)
Ships Computer: Dell (Crew area)
Printer: HP PSC 1315 (Pilothouse)
Wind/Speed Log: B&G
Other: EMS Ship’s monitor system w/3 displays



Video Equipment Center:  Trac-Vision for Satellite TV

20” Sylvania plasma (Crew Mess)
36” Mitsubishi (Salon)
19” Toshiba (Master)
(2) 13” Sony (Port, Starboard, & Guest)

Mitsubishi HS-U70 (Master)
Sony SLV-L7HE (Salon)
(2) Sony SLV-N55 (Port & Starboard Guest)
Sony EV-F350 Video 8 (Salon)


Stereo’s: Sony STR-DE675 (Salon)
Cassette: Sony TCRX77ES (Salon)
CD Player: Sony PPV-C660 (Salon)
Niles SLVZ (2) Speaker selector (Salon)
Sony remote stereo control (Master & Aft Deck)



Range: (4) burner ceramic Dacor
Oven: Dacor
Microwave: Dacor
Refrigerator: SubZero "Barn Door"
Freezer: SubZero "Barn Door"
(4) SubZero Drawer Freezers
Dishwasher: Miele
Trash Compactor: Viking 



Electric Bar-B-Q Grill (Cockpit)
Two (2) SubZero Under-counter Refrigerators under control in Salon Bar & Flybridge
Icemaker: Two (2) U-Line Refrigerator/Freezers in Salon Bar & Flybridge
General Galley:
Nutone blender (Salon Bar)
Wetbar w/Sink
Thermador Stainless Steel hood with vent


Main Laundry - Washer & Dryer:
Asko 12605 (Crew)
Asko 20605 (Guest Accommodations)
Dryer: Asko T711 (Crew)
Asko TD73 (Guest Accommodations)


Tender: 17’ Novurania 530 DL with Twin Yamaha Four Stroke 50 HP Outboard Motors
Yamaha Waverunner



Anchor Windlass System: Twin Capstan - Lofrans Ercole B
Aft Warping Capstans: (3) –Cockpit, & (2) Aft Deck; Ideal B
Anchors: (2) 250lb Navy
Anchor Chain: (2) 250’ x 5/8”
Boat Crane and Davits: Marquipt Telescoping - 3000 Lb. Capacity
Ladder: Marquipt Sea stairs

(6) rod holders
Transom showers
Cockpit sink
Aft deck & Flybridge Eisenglass enclosures
12” Carlisle & Finch spotlight
Kahlenberg 5 trumpet air horns
Rybovich Marlin chair



Fire/Heat/Smoke/Detectors: Throughout
Fixed Halon System: Lazarette, Engine Room, Steering Room
Fire Extinguishers: Throughout


Life Rafts: Two (2) 12 man Givens in canisters
Life Rings: Four (4) - In Flybridge & Cockpit
EPIRBS: ACR 406 mhz
Flares: Full U.S. Coast Guard safety kit





"I've been the Captain for the last 4 years and enjoyed working on the yacht.  Over the past few years we have done a lot of work on the yacht.  We've painted the hull, refinished the decks and cap rail, (installed) new equipment and performed maintenance on all systems.  I've enjoyed bringing up the yacht to its classic Denison Yacht standards.

The owners have many years on this yacht, mostly private use.  He also had many large parties on board up to 75 people.  When the yacht had large parties, it had more room than expected.  Between the Salon, Aft Deck, Flybridge, and Cockpit, we would have more than enough for large groups.  Even though we have not chartered the yacht, it wold be  an awesome charter yacht.  It has a well laid out galley, dining room, and the guest rooms are very spacious."

- Captain Steve Pulaski 



NEWS was originally built with four (4) Staterooms, and was designed for corporate entertainment and major corporate events.  In fact, the "ALLIANCE," as she was formerly known, logged 100 events in New York City in one summer!

After the "ALLIANCE" was sold, the four (4) staterooms were converted to three, combining two (2) forward staterooms into one very large, full-width master stateroom, with "His and Hers" heads.

As Captain Pulaski states in his letter (above), NEWS would make an "awesome charter yacht."  The lower Accommodations can be re-configured into the original four (4) stateroom layout, and the large Dining Salon can be modified into an on-deck stateroom office/convertible den...making NEWS into a Five (5) stateroom Charter Yacht.



Main Deck - Exterior:

Classic Teak Decks cover the wide side walk-around decks and forward deck, as well as the aft deck and cockpit sole.

The FOREDECK has large built-in Port and Starboard aluminum deck boxes (with side cushions and covers), and, in addition, has been fitted with teak chairs and table.  The ground tackle is a large, dual hydraulic "Lofrans - Ercole B" Anchor Windlass.

After boarding through the amidships boarding gate, you walk aft along a wide walk-around, through the wing doors to a spacious, enclosed, and air conditioned AFT DECK.  There is a built-in curved settee, with custom end tables and a center-line table, with side chairs.  Port and starboard stairs lead down to the large cruising Cockpit.

The COCKPIT is fitted with a Rybovich "Marlin" chair, built-in storage cabinets - with sink and Bar-B-Q.  A starboard side transom door leads to a large swim platform, which allows guests easy access for the Tender and Jet Skis to enjoy scuba, fishing, and other water sports.  Two (2) 75 KW "Northern Lights" generators are installed under the Cockpit sole, to provide a separate generator space to reduce sound levels within the accommodation spaces.

Forward of the Aft Deck, and through dual sliding Stainless sliding doors, is the spacious MAIN SALON.  Large windows illuminate the beautiful Teak paneling, inlaid with lighter Burled Ash.  

 A Grand Piano anchors the port aft corner of the Salon, with several seating areas to encourage relaxation and/or casual conversation.  A large Teak and Burled Ash Breakfront & Wet Bar dominates the forward end of the MAIN SALON.

Following the starboard companionway past the forward end of the MAIN SALON, and passing the RAISED PILOT HOUSE as you proceed forward, is the large FORMAL DINING SALON, with seating for ten (10).

The forward bulkhead of the DINING SALON has a 15 foot long teak buffet crafted in teak with burled ash inlaid panels, a marble counter top, with lots of storage space for the dishes, silverware, and serving pieces...all set off with a large mirror, running the full length of the Buffet.  The aft bulkhead showcases a beautiful painting, and a movie screen for "Show and Tell" drops from the overhead at the port side windows.

The GALLEY is just forward of the DINING SALON through a swinging teak door, and is professionally-equipped to handle a large group for special events of up to 75 guests, or for up to ten (10) guests at a more intimate dinner party.  There is plenty of counter space, and a center island makes serving more efficient.  There is plenty of storage space in the cabinetry, and all the appliances are professional for serving the finest fare.

From the starboard side of GALLEY, and down the corner stairway is the large CREWS' QUARTERS, with room for up to five (5) in Crew.  A U-Shaped Crews' Mess is at the forward end of this space, with plenty of room for eating or just hanging out and relaxing.  Captain and Crew Staterooms line the Companionway that leads aft to the watertight door to the ENGINE ROOM.

The ENGINE ROOM is full-height, with easy access to the MTU12 V- 331 TC 90 Turbo-Charged Diesel Engines, as well as all of the other machinery.

The ACCOMMODATIONS can be accessed from a curved teak and plexiglass stairway at the midpoint of the MAIN SALON on the starboard side.  The Stairway winds down to a large octagonal foyer with a stunning ceiling recess.

The MASTER STATEROOM is directly forward, and features a full King-Size Berth  with an upholstered headboard, set off by a full-length mirror, flanked by custom sconces.  Twin full-height cedar-lined closets flank the Mater Berth, with built-in dressers on the port and starboard sides, including a large make-up vanity on the port side.  The "His and Hers" are located in the aft bulkhead of the Stateroom; "Hers" on the port side with a full 5 foot tub, and "His" on the starboard side with a large shower.  Both Heads have large vanities, with "Sherle Wagner" sinks and fixtures along the ship's sides.

The PORT GUEST STATEROOM features a Queen-Size Berth, a large cedar-lined closet, enough room for a large arm chair for reading or relaxing beneath another beautiful lighted sconce.  A full head, with shower and marble-topped vanity is aft through the rounded frame teak and mirror door.

The STARBOARD GUEST STATEROOM features Twin Berths separated by a removable night stand that allows the Twin Berths to form a full King-Sized berth.  This Stateroom has a full head, with a vanity and shower, as well as the corner upholstered chair, and a large cedar-lined closet.

The PILOT HOUSE is located in the center of the MAIN DECK, and has a comfortable raised bench seat facing the full array of instruments and electronics in a wrap-around console.  The Electronics have been updated recently with the latest 72-Mile Range Furuno "NSO-EVO II" Radar.

The FLYBRIDGE is reached by a comfortable stairway on the port side of the bench seat through a folding plexiglass hatch.  The Upper Helm Station duplicates all the essential Instrumentation and Electronics, with a custom "Stidd" Helm Chair, with the forward portion of the FLYBRIDGE covered in a anodized aluminum Hardtop.

A large aluminum Mast Island provides the base for the large aluminum radar mast, with spreaders supporting the electronics array.  A full Wet Bar with Refrigerator, Ice Maker, and lots of storage is under the mast Island.  The U-Shaped welded aluminum seating provides seating for over 15 guests, as well as storage underneath.

Aft of the covered seating area is a large, open Boat Deck with room for two (2) tenders, Jet Skiis, other "Toys," and life rafts.  The Tenders can be launched form either side with a 3,000 pound capacity telescoping "Marquipt" Crane.



All of Owner's personal effects;

The Owner's Custom Wood and Fiberglass "Hacker-Craft"


NOTE:  All speeds, fuel consumption, and tank capacities are approximate.

DISCLAIMER:  Specifications are provided for information only and particulars herein obtained from sources believed to be correct, but are not guaranteed. Buyer should instruct his agent and/or surveyor to check all details for accuracy.

Vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price and/or inventory change, or withdrawal from the market without notification.


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.

For Sale By Denison Yacht Sales - Dania Beach

850 NE 3rd Street #205 Harbour Towne Marina
Dania Beach, Florida, 33004