The owner’s stateroom with centerline king berth is below amidship with entertainment center aft, beautiful his and her onyx bathroom with centerline steam shower forward. Further aft to port is a queen berth stateroom with expansive desk area and ensuite bath with shower. There are two twin ensuite berth staterooms further aft, one with with shower, one with a Jacuzzi tub.
The forward crew area has a double cabin forward. A bathroom with stall shower is aft to port. Another upper and lower twin crew cabin is to starboard sharing the head to port. An additional crew cabin with upper and lower berths is aft to starboard with ensuite bathroom with stall shower. The crew mess is opposite and a crew entertainment center is inboard. The engineer’s cabin with single berth and ensuite with stall shower is aft of the engine room and the Captains cabin with queen berth, ensuite bath with stall shower and a desk is further aft.
The engine room is next aft. Behind the engine room is access up to the starboard side into the main salon or access to the separate engineers cabin to port, the Captains cabin further aft to port and the expansive laundry room all the way aft. On the port side is access to the lazarette with water sports storage and watertight door out to the swim platform.
The owner’s office is all the way forward with spectacular windows. There is extensive desk space against the aft bulkhead. A serving pantry is further aft with cross ship access to the crew corridor. The main galley with granite counters and commercial stainless steel appliances including 2 refrigerators, 2 freezers and alto-sham oven also has access to the crew corridor and then out to the port side deck. A day head is outboard to starboard.
The dining salon is open to the main salon and is aft of the galley, with extensive crystal and table service storage around. The main salon is further aft with entertainment center against the aft bulkhead, L- shaped couches to port around a coffee table and two club chairs opposite. The salon benefits from large windows and beautiful high gloss pear woodwork.
The main salon is further aft through two etched glass doors. This is a beautiful room, also finished in high gloss pear wood with couches to port and two game tables, each with four chairs opposite. There is access to the lower deck aft area from the starboard staircase or out to the open aft deck through two sliding glass doors.
The open aft deck has a teak table with seating for 8 to starboard, and a settee opposite to port. This deck is covered by the sun deck overhead. There is a spiral staircase to the boat deck and fly bridge on the port side. Access to the swim platform is down a central stairway and access to the passarelle is slightly offset to port. This entire aft area was added during her recent refit and the running gear was also moved aft. The lengthening, rebuild, repower and refit was completed at Delta Marine, Seattle under the supervision of Bill Langan.
Flybridge, Sun Deck and Wheelhouse:
The raised pilothouse houses state-of-the-art electronics, provides access to the flybridge and boatdeck from the aft staircase. On the flybridge there is a control station forward with seating both sides, a massive port side seating area with two hi-lo tables that join for dining 12 people, and sunloungers and easy chairs opposite to starboard. There is a bar with refrigerator and ice maker and a service area here. The tender is stored centerline aft. Room to store (2) Jet Skiis is aft of the tender. This deck is laid teak and the control station and dining area is covered by a custom polished stainless steel canvas covered hardtop with plenty of built in down lights.
Air Draft: 41' / 12.50m
Waterline to highest unchangeable "hardscape" point: 38' / 11.58m
I love this yacht! Upon taking command in 2007, it was instantly apparent during my first inspection that she had been built to high standards and her most recent owners had spared no expense to maintain and upgrade the many systems onboard. Jump forward 2 years, SOTAJ has completed an 18 month refit and we are underway in the San Juan Islands on the way to Nanaimo, British Columbia. SOTAJ looks, feels and runs like she is brand new, only now she is faster, more fuel efficient, more user friendly and dare I say…. prettier.
The refit provided the time and resources to go through every system onboard and carefully service or replace as required to meet or exceed present-day standards, while cosmetically giving the yacht a brand new “shine”. I could go into detail about how the refit successfully added a comfortable area for aft deck dining and easy water access from the main deck. I could go into detail about how pretty the fly bridge is with the Bimini lighting shining on the new seating and teak decks or the new longer boat deck has room and the strength required to carry two Jet Skis. I would rather talk about how the refit added waterline length, combined with new powerful main engines have made SOTAJ faster, more fuel efficient, solid and responsive while underway. With the drive line and rudders moved aft, SOTAJ is very easy to maneuver during docking procedures. While underway she has a very safe, sturdy and quiet feeling in her movements and she is quick to respond to the Captain’s request.
SOTAJ is a wonderful pedigree yacht that has been my pleasure to command.