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2006 68 (ft.) WEST BAY SONSHIP

Inactive - This listing is not for sale at this time

General Information

Listing# 128756

Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States
Boat Type
Model Year
Motor Yachts
68 (ft.)
Hull Material
Fuel Type
Engine Model
10V2000CR Common Rail
Number of Engines
Engine Type
Engine Hours

General Details

This is the finest example of a 68' West Bay Sonship. Her beautiful styling, exceptional performance, and enormous volume make her one of the most capable mid-sized yachts on the market today. Her 20' beam provides superior accommodations equal to many larger models. Her desirable layout provides a full width master suite, full width VIP stateroom, and a third double stateroom. Aft of the engine room is a fourth stateroom or perfectly situated crew's quarters. She is powered by reliable MTU engines which provide a comfortable cruising speed in excess of 20 knots and a maximum speed of 30 knots. She also runs beautifully and very efficiently at 8 to 10 knots. The Naiad stabilizers make for a very comfortable ride even in large seas. Her bow and stern thrusters, coupled with excellent visibility from the flybridge, pilothouse, and stern docking stations, makes maneuvering in tight quarters a breeze. Wide safe side decks ease the task of line handling.


The owners purchased this yacht in 2007 with only 50 engine hours, essentially brand new. As owner/operators they have cruised extensively in the Bahamas, Caribbean and Florida. The owners are now at an age and stage in their lives where they want to significantly downsize. The yacht has new bottom paint, along with all major servicing as of March 2013.
Accommodations Overview
Her cherry interior is beautiful. The cabinets are satin finished with high gloss on all 1/4 round cabinet edges. The joinery throughout the vessel is magnificent. The spacious galley provides excellent sight lines with 360-degree viewing. She features a spacious pilothouse, flybridge, and an aft deck that rivals any hundred footer. All accommodations have Cruisair reverse cycle air conditioning/heating including crew quarters and flybridge (7 zones). There are dimmers and rope lighting throughout giving warm feel to the indoor and outdoor spaces.
Living Area
Large main salon with ample seating and full entertainment system. Large open aft deck with ample seating. Aft deck has a covered table, ample seating and access to flybridge. Open U shaped galley with granite countertops and plenty of cooking and preparation space. Pilothouse with opening side doors to the walkaround side decks, ample seating and full electronics package. Flybridge with full controls and electronics, factory hardtop, full removable enclosure, air-conditioned.
Full-beam master stateroom with centerline king berth, with large ensuite head. VIP stateroom forward with centerline queen berth, with ensuite private head. Guest stateroom with over/under berth, with ensuite private head. Crew quarters separate from owner's quarters and accessed through watertight transom door. Over/under berth, and separate head and shower, air conditioned. Opposite crew quarters is a large workroom with workbench area with storage.
Accommodations Details - Salon
The salon is entered through two large custom Italian stainless steel glass doors. Salon has extra-large windows affording panoramic views from anywhere in the salon.  To port the "U" shaped sofa seats 10.  To starboard is a leather and rattan sitting chair and the entertainment center with large additional storage.  The beautiful cherry cabinets are satin finished with high gloss on all 1/4 round cabinet edges. Full entertainment system with pop-up flat screen TV and surround sound stereo equipment, IPod input, DVD, etc. Custom matching wood blinds Central vaccuum outlet
Three steps up from the salon is the spacious U shaped galley. The galley equipment affords all the comforts of home and provides plenty of storage for extended cruises.  It is open to the adjoining Pilothouse making the area very large and functional. Granite counter tops Curved stairs on the starboard side of the galley give access to the flybridge Sub-Zero 36" fridge, Meile 18" dishwasher, full size GE Profile range, GE Profile microwave and exhaust fan, and Broan 12" trash compactor On demand reverse osmosis water chiller at sink Rugged but very attractive Karndeen hardwood-like flooring
Just forward  of and adjoining the galley area is a fully outfitted lower helm station/pilothouse. The granite table between the galley and lower helm can accommodate 8 to 10 people.  This provides excellent seating while cruising or dining.  The seating lifts for additional large amount of storage Docking becomes a 'snap' using the two pilothouse doors affording easy access to the large walk around decks Twin custom leather Pompanette helm seats and complete electronics package Combination ship's computer/TV with 27" monitor Helm with custom stainless steel helm wheel Rugged but very attractive Karndeen hardwood-like flooring Full electronic package
Master Stateroom
Located under the pilothouse, is the full-beam master stateroom with a centreline king size berth. Extensive cherry cabinetry throughout Built in book shelves Cedar lined walk-in closet and large hanging locker Under-bed storage TV/DVD, IPOD input, surround sound entertainment system Large ensuite master head - granite vanity top and flooring, Headhunter Royal Flush, ventilating fan, air-conditioned
VIP Guests Stateroom
Located forward, this stateroom is spacious and bright. Centerline custom queen and storage underneath Toshiba 27" TV and DVD 2 overhead hatches that provide plenty of natural light outfitted with custom bug and blackout screens Private ensuite Headhunter Royal Flush, shower, ventilating fan, air-conditioned
Guest Stateroom
Located to port and just forward of the master stateroom, this guest stateroom is equipped with over/under berths.  Private ensuite with Headhunter Royal Flush and shower (also accessible from Companionway).
Laundry Room/Companionway
The lower companionway features the laundry facility tucked away neatly inside a custom built cabinet with storage and a full size Frigidaire stackable washer/dryer unit, 25 lb. capacity.  Companionway also accesses Guest Stateroom head.  Central vacuum outlet.
The very spacious Flybridge is accessed via galley or aft deck. Factory installed hard top Full removable enclosure, air conditioning Two Pompanette helm chairs. Complete electronic package for global cruising, and easy maneuvering Lounge seating with Corian table able to accommodate 8 to 10 comfortably. (Seating has storage underneath) Flybridge deck is the full length of the yacht and can easily accommodate a large tender with plenty of room to spare for other 'toys' Storage cabinet with sink Alpine AM/FM CD player with speakers Indoor/Outdoor removable carpeting Nautical Structures 2200lb. hydraulic davit Lifeline with stainless steel stanchions surrounding bridge deck aft Reverse Offshore Ocean Xtreme 6 person Life Raft AGR Epirb Factory hardtops makes it possible to have a full enclosure w/ A/C system on the bridge it creates another room when enclosed
Aft Deck/Swim Platform
The aft deck is completely covered by the flybridge deck, allowing guests to sit dry and comfy when riding Teak flooring on aft deck Storage cabinet with sink and U-line bar frige Dining table seats 8, table on sliders for positioning for dining or lounging Lounge bench seat, molded, and with ultra leather covered seating 3 high gloss teak chairs Custom mount stainless steel Magma BBQ with twin propane tanks Outdoor speakers with volume control Stainless steel stanchions on swim platform Swim ladder
The Nautica RIB 13.5" Wide Body is dry-running and soft-riding.  The Widebody cuts through choppy seas comfortably even with a full load of passengers and easily pulls skiers and wakeboarders.  Carries up to 8 passengers. Yamaha 60 hp four stroke engine Fiberglass center console Garmin plotter/sounder ICOM VHF radio Navigation lights 2 dry storage compartments Dive ladder Forward and stern anchors
Equipment and Systems Details - Deck Equipment
Muir 3500 lb. hydraulic anchor windlass 150 lb. Bruce type anchor MarQuipt boarding ladder Exterior weather covers Fresh water outlets on fore deck, bridge, and aft deck Sun shade for pilothouse windshield Raw water wash down on fore deck Powerwasher at anchor locker for easy anchor and foredeck clean-up Underwater lights (3) on a timer
Electrical Systems
OutBack Power Systems VFX3524 3.5kw Inverter/Charger with house battery bank for quiet nights and swimming without generator Low voltage AC halogen and 120-volt fluorescent lighting, extensive dimmers throughout Extensive overhead rope lighting thoughout 24-volt stair lighting GFCI receptacles Dockside TV/telephone receptacle 24-volt floodlight on radar arch 24-volt floodlight on underside of flybridge overhang 24-volt, 8D deep cycle house GEL battery set 24-volt, 8D engine start GEL battery set 24V Engine control GEL battery set 12V 8D house battery for some electronics 12V 8D generator start battery 40 amp 24-volt, Chargemaster engine start/engine control battery charger with charge director 50 amp 12-volt Chargemaster generator start/12V house battery with charge director Custom automatic AC electrical source switching system Automatic shore power selector to allow use of various available dock powers Booster assist vessel power supply when receiving weak or inconsistent shore power Smart Y-Box 100 amp to dual 50 amp
Communication Electronics
Wave Wi-Fi amplifier system/Access Point KVH Satellite TV Dome KVH Tracphone satellite phone Canon wireless printer in cabinet in salon
Pilothouse Electronics
2 Raymarine E-120 monitors, which include chart, radar, sounder, AIS and cameras Raymarine Radar Raymarine AIS Furuno RD-30 independent sounder Simrad AP25 Autopilot ICOM M602 VHF Radio Switches for navigation lights, instrument lights, anchor light, horn bilge pumps, hydraulic enable, wipers, defogger Windlass controls MTU electronics engine controls Naiad Multi Sea 2000 Digital Stabilizer controls Bow and Stern Thruster controls Azimuth Digital Compass Trim Tab Controls Dual Kahlenberg air horns 24V audio and light alarm for high water in bilges and holding tank
Flybridge Electronics
2 Raymarine E-120 monitors, which include chart, radar, sounder, AIS and cameras Raymarine Radar Raymarine AIS  Furuno RD-30 independent sounder Simrad AP25 Autopilot ICOM M602 VHF Radio Switches for navigation lights, instrument lights, anchor light, horn, bilge pumps, hydraulics enable, wipers, defogger Windlass controls MTU electronics engine controls Azimuth Digital Compass Trim Tab Controls Dual Kahlenberg air horns 24V audio and light alarm for high water in bilges and holding tank
Engine and Mechanical Systems
2 ea. 1500hp MTU 10V2000CR engines (700 hours each as Apr/13) 2 ea. 20kW Northern Lights generators w/silent run exhaust (3500 hours each as of Apr/13) 2 Rear MTU control stations, port and starboard hidden in aft deck Naiad Multi Sea 200 Digital Stabilizer system Trim tabs (26" x 18") Rudders (29" x 21") Props (5-bladed high speed Nybrel) with a spare set stored at S & S Props in Florida 2 ea. 120-volt engine room blowers 4 ea. 24-volt Rule 3700 bilge pumps Engineered fire suppression system, Fireboy 50 amp shore power cable (80') w/Glendinning cable master 100 amp shore power cable (80') w/Glendinning cable master Sea Recovery watermaker, 40 gal/hr with fresh water flush, Pilothouse display and control panel Back-up 24-volt macerator pump Fuel polishing and fuel tank cross over system
Fuel Consumption
Consumption includes 1 generator running RPM 900 - 8.5 Knots - total 10 gallons per hour RPM 1000 - 9.5 Knots - total 18 gallons per hour RPM 1500 - 14 Knots - total 55 gallons per hour RPM 2000 - 22.3 Knots - total 97 gallons per hour
Owner's personal belongings.   Potential purchasers should assume that those items aboard vessel, which are not specifically listed in this specification sheet, are excluded from the sale.
Default Disclaimer
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.