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1989 Custom Aluminum Pilothouse J Simpson

Anacortes, Washington


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Custom designed for it's original owners by Simpson Marine Design, built by TD Manufacturing and outfitted by Bracewell Boatworks (all three out of Vancouver, BC), this stoutly equipped pilothouse combines fine workmanship with luxury.  Her interior appointments provide all the comforts for long range cruising (or living aboard) with every weld being smooth and seamless. Originally commissioned by a prominent BC marine architect for long term cruising and living aboard in the waters of western Canada and Alaska coasts, this pilothouse was designed and built by people in the Pacific Northwest from the Pacific Northwest to take you from its waters to many others.

Equipped with dependable Detroit diesel 6V92TA with 475 hp, she will give you a top speed of 15-16 knots knots when you need it, with a very economical cruise of 7-8 knots burning 1.5 gallons per nautical mile.  Her semi-displacement hull with molded-in spray rails above the waterline, along with a full length skeg keel, result in sea kindly performance in all types of waters.  Add to this the Wesmar active stabilizers (added in 2009), and you’ll find yourself solid and stable in any sea.

From the wide and protected full walk-around decks and completely covered cockpit, to the expansive lazarette and stand-up engine room, everything on this vessel was designed with a sense of accessibility, safety and ease – there’s no question she was designed by a seasoned cruiser who knows what’s important for successful long range cruising.  Her interior appointments are equally notable offering a large salon and galley (both on the same level), detailed pilothouse “command center” and three thoughtful staterooms with two heads (each with separate shower stall) – all kept warm year-round with the hydronic diesel furnace.

With the equipment and abundant spaces throughout, you are sure to be impressed with this hearty, yet luxurious vessel - we can't wait to get you aboard!

Check out her full specs for more in-depth information.

This vessel is moored in our On-Land Marina, call or come by anytime and we'll get you aboard her!

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Sea Horse
Make: Custom
Model: Aluminum Pilothouse J Simpson
Year: 1989
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Aluminum
Boat Hull ID: HINBBBYW5889
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 58 ft
Length Overall: 60 ft
Beam: 17'6 ft
Max Draft: 4'6 ft
Displacement: 82,000 lb
Single Berths: 1
Double Berths: 2
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Detroit
  • Model: 6V92TA
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 475hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 1989
  • Engine Hours: 2900
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Detroit
  • Model: 6V92TA
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 475hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 1989
  • Engine Hours: 2900
Total Engine Power: 950hp


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 950 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 600 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity:


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Motor Yachts, Pilothouse, Flybridge


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  • Twin Detroit 6V92TA 475hp diesel engines propped to achieve 7-8 kts at 1.2 gallon per nautical mile with a top speed of 15-16 kts
  • Two generators
  • 2000 watt PureSine inverter/100 amp smart charging system with remote battery monitor panel
  • Kabola hydronic diesel furnace
  • Electric baseboard heat
  • Electric windlass
  • Electric winch
  • AC/DC systems each protected on separate breaker panels
  • 110VAC 30 amp shorepower
  • (2) 8D start batteries
  • (8) L-16 x 6v batteries
  • Batterylink AC charging relay
  • Isolation transformers
  • Vessel can live at anchor for 24 hours in summer without using the genset
  • Hot and cold fresh water pressure system, 110VAC and 12VDC pump
  • Water is heated by 110VAC on shorepower or with the genset running, or by the Kabola hydronic furnace system or by the engines when running

The engine room is a true stand-up engine room - not merely a "compartment" like so many other vessels. There is a separate entrance door (lockable) through the cockpit, granting easy access to the main engines, generators, fuel management and equipment.  There are also two access-doors from the engine room aft to a large, stand-up lazarette which offers room for equipment storage and also contains steering gear.  Two access-hatches in the cockpit also permit entry into the lazarette, in which two additional aluminum water tanks are mounted, providing a total of 600 gallons.  The third fuel tank is located centerline in this space as well and is fitted with a transfer pump to the forward tanks via the fuel manifold; the other two fuel tanks are welded integrated tanks, with one forward the port engine and the other forward the starboard engine - the combined total fuel capacity is 950 gallons.

  • Stand up head room in both engine room and lazarette!
  • Access to both spaces from the cockpit
  • (2) Halon fire bottles
  • Wesmar hydraulic stabilizers
  • Engine room vacuum, water and air hoses
  • Fuel transfer pump and tank
  • Dual racor fuel filters with gauges and transfer valve
  • Compressor
  • Emergency fire / bilge pump
  • Sight gauges for water and fuel tanks
  • Air shutdown / halon engine room
  • Kabola hydronic hot water heating with zone controls
  • Main engine and domestic hot water tank through an exchanger
  • Fire pump "in Lazarette"
  • Furuno Navnet plotter / depth sounder / radar / wind/water temperature
  • Furuno RP 30 repeater x 2 (upper and lower stations)
  • Furuno GP31 GPS
  • Comnav 2001 autopilot (upper and lower stations)
  • Standard Horizon Spectrum VHF with DSC and loudhailer (lower station)
  • Standard Horizon Intrepid (upper station)
  • ACR RDL 300 spotlight (remote control upper and lower stations)
  • Tachs / synchronizers (upper and lower stations)
  • (2) 15" high brightness monitors
  • Toshiba satellite PC with nobeltec software
  • Alarm system for engine and bilges
  • Red / white map lights
  • Compass x 2
  • Cell phone booster
  • Wi-Fi antenna and router
  •  Trolling gear

The structure of this vessel is both solid and expansive with not a weld in sight - each and every one is fared-out and as smooth as can be (this is quality workmanship). All of the deck spaces and compartments are thoughtful in terms of ease-of-access and space, allowing even the saltiest of dogs room and access to work on anything aboard. The custom addition of the overhang above the cockpit, allowing for a generous upper boat-deck level with the flybridge, was expertly added by Philbrook's Boatyard in 2006-7.

  • Designed by John Simpson, Vancouver BC
  • Hull and structure built by TD Mfg. Ltd, Vancouver BC
  • Outfitting and finishing by Bracewell Boatworks, Vancouver BC
  • Made of aluminum 3/8 plate, with all welds fared out
  • Fully extended boat-deck (level with flybridge) completely covers the cockpit (done by Philbrook's Boatyard)
  • 14' Rendova center console tender with 50hp Honda outboard, lights, GPS, VHF, bilge pump and integrated 25 gal fuel tank (stored on upper boat-deck)
  • 1500# davit crane located on upper boat-deck
  • Swim step is integrated with hatches for wet storage with bait pump
  • Lazarette access is through two cockpit hatches
  • Cockpit wing doors
  • Slide-down ladders for access from lower walkaround decks to flybridge and boat-deck
  • Full canvas covers
  • Electric winch with 65# Bruce anchor and 325' 3/8" high-test chain
  • Forward bow chain locker, with tow large access-hatches, offers room for chain/rode and additional fenders
  • Bug screens for all windows, doors and hatches
  • Cockpit table and four reclining chairs with cushions
  • Cockpit sink and storage locker
  • Large fender storage under foredeck
  • Upper deck courtesy / work lights, side deck and swim grid work light
  • Salt water wash down pump, fwd and aft stations
  • Bottom paint and new anodes (July 2019) 

The Pilothouse is just up three steps from the salon and galley area and offers port and starboard access doors to the large side-decks.  Stairs leading to another door offer direct and easy access to the flybridge and upper deck area.  An additional set of stairs (forward to port) lead to the below-deck accommodations. From the helm seat, the visibility of this "command center" is supreme, providing views from about every angle.  She is appointed with a comfortable settee, that also serves as a day bunk, with an adjustable table.  Alongside the large chart table with drawers, are cabinets and stowage space that boast enough storage for every chart, manual and map even the most seasoned of mariners could possible have.  Finally, she offers a great bar refrigerator so the Captain can focus on navigation, not a thirsty or rumbling stomach.

  • Large dash area with navigation electronics and complete set of engine gauges
  • Controls for Wesmar stabilizer
  • Control for hydraulic bow thruster (currently inoperable)
  • Helm and pilot seat
  • Port and starboard doors providing access to side decks
  • Stairs and door providing easy access to flybridge and upper boat deck
  • Settee / day bunk and adjustable table
  • Chart area and chart drawers
  • Bar refrigerator / freezer
  • Defrost fans / heater
  • Intermittent wipers / washers
  • All lights are LED with dimmers
  • (2) ceiling speakers
  • Stairs to below-deck accommodations

Primary access to the voluminous flybridge is via the convenient stairs from the interior pilothouse (there are also pull-down ladders that connect from the lower starboard walk-around deck) with the navigation and entertaining capabilities from this space being equally strong.  The view from the flybridge helm is fantastic, making this a great place to operate the vessel; she's got ample electronics to get you where you need with proper gauges and thruster control (currently inoperable) to boot.  Two large settees (port and starboard) afford seating for an additional 10-12 people with abundant storage underneath. The adjustable tables for each settee make this space a true entertaining gem and you and your guests can feast and drink until your hearts content. Comfort and style is also a consideration as the seat cushions memory foam and covered with the durable Sunbrella fabric. Access to the upper-deck is just aft of the settees where you'll find your BBQ station and the davit and Rendova tender.

  • Helm station with electronics
  • Helm seating
  • Two (2) large L-shaped settees, each with underneath-stowage and adjustable table - together, they offer seating for 10-12 people
  • Sunbrella bimini with heavy 1.25" stainless steel frame
  • Upper boat-deck, which covers the cockpit, which houses the 1200lb Nick Jackson davit crane and the 14' Rendova center console tender with 50hp outboard motor (all with canvas cover)
  • BBQ station (upper boat-deck)
  • Canvas covers for settee and tables
  • Kayak racks
  • (2) teak chairs
  • Life raft
  • Propane locker (room for four (4) 25# bottles)
  • ladder (pull-down from lower starboard deck) access to lower level

The expansive salon is easily accessed through a door direct from the cockpit - so you've got a nice, level entry.  It is extremely light and bright as the result of the extra large windows that provide incredible visibility to the water (even when seated) and the open layout (with galley on the same level) make this space perfect for long range cruising or living aboard.  Both the large settee and barrel chairs are free-standing, so you are welcome to change your layout or completely re-furnish to your liking easily, without having to worry about any unfinished surfaces.  She also offers enough room for a complete dining table, so no converting and squeezing around that coffee table for eating.  She also has a 42" Sharp TV on a power lift, so for those of you that love TV, you've got a great screen, and for those of you that don't, she's easily hidden away so that your views are unobstructed.  This salon truly has all the comforts of home.

  • Large settee with coffee table
  • Two barrel chairs 
  • Dining table with 4 chairs
  • Audio visual cabinet with a 42" Sharp TV on a power lift
  • All lights in the salon and pilothouse are LED with dimmers
  • Seatel Satellite TV
  • Yamaha stereo, sub-woofer c/w with 5 ceiling speakers (2 ceiling speakers in the pilothouse)
  • Panasonic Blu-ray DVD
  • Bell HDTV satellite TV with PVR
  • Reading lights
  • White oak joinery
  • Heavy sound deadening underlay under carpet

Large enough for two people (with plenty of room),the U-shaped galley is on the same level as the salon with a dining table and 4 chairs opposite. The savviest of chefs would be right at home with the large apartment-size refrigerator/freezer, propane stove & oven and all the stowage and counter space one could desire.  The view from the galley offers prime visibility through the massive salon windows and the layout allows the chef to interact with guests seated in the salon, giving it that "great room" feel.

  • Apartment-size Norcold refrigerator / freezer
  • 4-burner propane stovetop and overhead oven (no bending down!)
  • Stainless steel dual sinks with single lever faucet
  • Frigidaire dishwasher (recently added)
  • Microwave
  • Great stowage and counter space

Down the stairs from the pilothouse live the three separate and spacious staterooms that provide comfort and stowage in abundance.

  • Located mid-ship
  • True Queen, walkaround, berth
  • Side night stands with built in lamps
  • Desk/vanity with mirror
  • Large hanging capacity
  • Great drawer and cabinet storage
  • Ensuite head with vanity, stowage, separate shower stall and electric Vacuflush head
  • Located forward
  • Queen walkaround berth
  • Two (2) expansive hanging lockers
  • Stowage drawer and cabinets
  • Access to large chain locker
  • Floor access-hatch to mechanical space under stateroom offering sit-down head room, wine storage, access to bow thruster (currently inoperable), forward bilge pump and gray water tank/pump
  • Located starboard side, between master and guest staterooms
  • Used as a Stateroom: she offers a twin bunk and a vanity area with massive stowage drawers
  • Used as an Office: she offers a sizable desk with storage drawers large enough for multiple file and paperwork stowage
  • Used as a Utility room: the washer/dryer is stored in this area, and the desk can serve as a surface stowage area, tools, sewing machine, etc. The drawers can hold even more tools, equipment, fabric, linens - whatever you need to make a long voyage just as comfortable as home
  • Located port side, across the companionway from the third stateroom and just before the forward, guest VIP stateroom
  • Vanity with sink and mirror
  • Separate shower stall
  • Electric Vacuflush head

*NOTE: all plumbing hoses have been replaced with hard plastic tubes which eliminate odors (this vessel has NO SMELLS) and clogs

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.
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