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1997 West Bay Sonship

$595,000 USD

  • $595,000 USD
  • Active
  • Used
  • Motor Yachts
  • 1997
  • West Bay
  • Sonship
  • Freeport, New York, US
  • Power
  • 58ft / 17.68 m
  • 17ft / 5.18 m
  • Detroit Diesel
  • 6v92ta Ddec
  • Inboard
  • Diesel
  • Fiberglass
  • 2013-02-04
  • 2016-09-03
  • 2228634

PRENS is without a doubt an excellent example of this popular family cruiser. Her interior combined with the attentiveness to detail of her cosmetic, mechanical and general maintenance makes PRENS a perfect example of West Bay craftmanship. Meticulously maintained this boat is perfect. Loaded with upgrades she is turn key. Purchase the boat today and be cruising New England or the Caribbean tomorrow. She is a rare find on today's market. This is a MUST SEE if you want to purchase a clean, ready to cruise quality pilothouse motoryacht.

** Larger trades considered. Owner wants to tade up to larger vessel. Preferably a Marlow Explorer 70E or similar **

Vessel Walkthrough

Vessel sleeps 6 in 3 staterooms. The Master stateroom is full beam and features a centerline queen berth and an ensuite head & shower. VIP stateroom is in the forepeak and features a centerline walkaround queen berth. The Guest stateroom is to port with over/under bunks. There is also a guest head and shower. The salon is bright and open and features a large U-shaped custom sofa to port. Across is the wet bar and entertainment center. Forward of the salon and up 2 steps is the galley to port. Across the galley to starboard is a raised dinette which allows for great visibility while underway. Forward of this area is the pilothouse with sliding doors on both sides for quick access to the full size walk around side decks. Aft of the salon is the Cockpit/Aft deck which features a BBQ, built-in cabinet storage, and walkin access to the "Stand-Up" engine room. Below the Aft deck is a very large lazarette with an enormous amount of storage as well as access to many maintenance items (Batteries, chargers, water heater, exhaust system, vacuum system, rudder posts, etc.) that are usually in the engine room. This makes maintaining these items, such as the batteries, very easy.


  • Custom sofa with upgrade in fabrics
  • 2 custom swivel barrell chairs
  • Entertainment center with remote control color TV
  • Halogen lighting
  • Custom shelving behind sofa
  • U-line ice maker
  • Mini blinds
  • Double glass doors to cockpit
  • Sliding window aft


The galley is located forward between the main salon and the pilothouse.

  • Double S/S sinks with garbage disposal
  • Kenmore 18 dishwasher with custom oak front
  • Full size side-by-side refrigerator with custom oak front
  • 4-burner cook top stove
  • Microwave/convection oven
  • Broan trash compactor
  • Overhead storage
  • Oak Strip flooring
  • To starboard is a built-in dinette with extra large table with storage in base.


Master Stateroom:

Master stateroom is midship and sleeps 2 on a centerline queen berth. There are 2 large cedar lined hanging lockers. Drawers and storage under berth separate

  • A/C controls
  • TV
  • Custom mirrored bulkheads
  • 24" stacked washer and dryer
  • Access to a private ensuite head with stall shower is to port
  • Custom fabric up-grade throughout

VIP Stateroom:

Located forward this cabin sleeps 2 on centerline queen berth. This stateroom is very functional.

  • Separate A/C controls
  • Cedar lined hanging lockers, drawer storage
  • Large storage under bed
  • Easy access to separate head and stall shower.


  • Upper and lower bunks
  • Cedar lined hanging locker
  • Storage cabinets
  • Custom bed spreads


  • Pompanette AS 21 helm chair large
  • Pilothouse table
  • Halogen lighting
  • "C" phone with cell phone capabilities
  •  Full compliment of electronics
  • Single lever clutch and throttles with manual back up controls
  • 24" stainless steel Destroyer Style Whees
  • 5" Gemini Compass
  • (3) Windshield washers and wipers variable speed
  • DDEC controls with low idle and synchronizer
  • Generator remote start/stop panel with oil pressure
  • Water temp and voltmeter
  • Lower helm White Textaline Windshield cover
  • Bow Thruster Control
  • Remote up and down windlass switch
  • Port and starboard flush-fit aircraft style pilothouse sliding doors
  • Chart drawers
  • Breaker panel for electronics
  • Windshield defogger
  • Aft to starboard circular stairwell to flybridge


Centerline helm with full instrumentation with all electronics built-in for easy monitoring at an eyes glance with full matching Black Sunbrella Cover;

  • Pompanette helm and companion seats with cushions
  • Armrest
  • Swivel
  • Fore and aft slide
  • Black matching Sunbrella covers and built-in stainless steel footrest
  • Tinted Plexiglass Veuturi Windshield with stainless steel grab rail
  • Bow Thruster Control; Landline Phone
  • 4" Ritchie Magnetic Compass
  • Remote raise and lower windlass control
  • DDEC control with low idle and synchronizer

To port built-in "L" shaped settee with cushions. Storage below matching black Sunbrella storage cover and optional fiberglass Hi-Lo table. Bimini Top matching black Sunbrella with Heavy 1 1/4" stainless steel framing incorporated into aluminum hinged radar arch with courtesy lights and inspection plates. All antennas arranged for easy access for lowering. Custom fiberglass wet bar with stainless steel sink. Cold water spigot with U-Line Icemaker.

To starboard Nick Jackson 1500lb Low Profile Hydraulic Davit with manual lift and rotation. Folding hatch from bridge to cockpit.

Aft Deck / Cockpit


  • Access through double aluminum framed glass doors from salon
  • Ladder from Cockpit to Bridge Deck
  • 12V Courtsey lighting
  • Engine Room access hatch
  • Lazzarette Access Hatch
  • (2) Flush Rod Holders
  • Cockpit Storage Lockers
  • Built-in electric cook-top style Jenn Air Grill with lid
  • Concealed flip up cockpit controls port side with clutch, throttles, bow thruster control
  • Reverse style transom with cockpit door
  • swim platform with additional mooring cleats
  • (2) 8" Popup
  • Cleats for dinghy
  • Full width stainless steel safety grab rail
  • Transom shower, swim ladder recessed under
  • swim platform
  • Large stand-up lazzarette with access ladder from
  • Aft deck sole
  • Built-in fishbox/cooler with drain


  • Maxwell Electric Anchor Windlass with chain wildcat
  • Maxwell 3500lb windlass with 300' x 3/8" anchor chain
  • 1 1/4" stainless steel rails
  • Fresh water wash down in cockpit
  • Dual electric horns
  • Port and starboard fuel fills with cross-over valve
  • Saltwater washdown - foredeck
  • 10" Keypower Hydraulic Bow Thruster with
  • (3) station control - Flybridge W/P.T.O port & stb. engines
  • Lower helm - cockpit controls
  • Split anchor locker for rope and chain
  • TV Antenna
  • Non-skid decks
  • Prop tunnels
  • Brass Weems and Plath Clock and Barometer
  • 5-Step marquipt solid boarding ladder
  • Dual station trim tabs



  • Furuno 1941/48 mile Radar w/10" screen
  • Furuno FCV-582 Color Video Sounder
  • Robertson AP300 X Auto Pilot with remote
  • Northstar 951X GPS
  • Rayline ACR Style remote searchlight


  • Alpine 50 Watt AM/FM stereo with CD and (2) speakers
  • Horizon Digital Depthfinder with alarm
  • Robertson AP 300X Autopilot
  • Micrologic ML-250 GPS
  • Rayline Searchlight

Mechanical / Electrical

  • Onan 20KW Generator/1800RPM with soundshield
  • Racor fuel water separator filter with auto oil change
  • Audio oil pressure and water temp alarm main engines
  • Heart interface convertor 2500 watt with separate designated breaker panel
  • (1) Sentry Battery Charger 12V/60 AMP
  • (1) Sentry Battery Charger 24V/25 AMP
  • 120V and 240V Isolation transformers
  • 12V Halogen lighting and 120V flourscent lighting
  • 30 Gallon Hot Water heater
  • Dual 12V Fresh water pumps
  • Transom access Glendinning Cablemaster w/75' cord
  • Transom 50AMP inlet for manual plug-in for 50'x50
  • AMP shorecord
  • Upgraded batteries to deep cycle 1500 AMP
  • Telephone/Cable TV inlet
  • Nutone Central vacuum system with (2) outlets
  • 12V receptacle upper and lower helm consoles
  • Wards Marine Boost transformer

Engine Room

  • Cockpit access, stand-up 5'10" Height Engine Room
  • (2) DDEC 6V92TA's with airseps
  • Remote mounted oil filters
  • Dual Sea Pro Fuel Filters
  • 12V auto oil change system - main engines -
  • Generator
  • 12V lighting with additional commercial grade 110V
  • Flourscent lighting
  • "Quiet Run" under water exhaust
  • Sea Star Hydraulic Steering
  • (2) 6" Exhaust Blowers on thermostats
  • (4) 2000 GPM auto/manual bilge pumps
  • Fireboy Auto Halon System
  • Aluminum Fuel Tanks with sight gauges on tanks
  • Pre-Installed mounting blocks for stabilizers
  • Composite Sound Insullation doubled in engine room
  • All bilges Epoxy Painted White

Additional Features

  • Select light stained oak with satin finish interior paneling with wall coverings
  • Pilothouse/Main Salon full carpet runners
  • CruisAir Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning with digital SMX controls with de-humidifying mode
  • Custom Teak Name Boards
  • Bow Pulpit with stainless steel roller
  • Custom Tool Rack in Engine Room
  • Head System Vacu-Flush
  • Fresh Water with 95 gallon fiberglass holding tank
  • Overboard Macerator Discharge Pump
  • Dockside Deck fitting
  • Drapery Panels with Levelor Blinds Throughout
  • Dripless seals on shaft and rudder logs


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 Marlow Marine Sales

4204 13th Street Court West
Palmetto, Florida, 34221