Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 01-12-2012, 11:20   #1
Registered User
 
RaySea Lady's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Windsor, ontario, Canada -Cape Coral, Florida
Boat: Bluewater 5800, Novatec 52
Posts: 191
Images: 5
57' Jefferson Marquesa

http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listi...ng_id=8384&url=

As most of you know, I am in Canada and the proud owner of a 58 Bluewater which we use extensivelly in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence area.

We are now looking at getting another boat that we would keep down south to use in the winter months (rather than buying a condo) and store for the summer months. rather than making the two month trip each way down the ICW each year.

Our plan would be to cruise around the southern states, bahamas and caribean.

This particular yacht seems to have all that we are looking for but I am not too familiar with the Jefferson name.

Does anyone own one? Are they a decent boat? Capable of handling what I want to do?

Engines are
MTU Series 60 Marine Diesel
715 HP each
2010 hours.
Anyone aware of any issues with these engines? Are they fuel hogs? Anyone know fuel consumption at low rpm versus high rpm etc...

It seems like the owner has upgraded his navionics to Garmin 4212, ultra anchor etc... things that indicate that the owner cares somewhat about keeping his boat up to date which is a good sign.

I am considering making an offer on this boat but wanted to get the benefit of anyone with specific experience if at all possible before I made the offer and take the trip to visit and have it surveyed.

If we do buy this boat or another one, I will also be looking for safe Winter indoor storage which offers safety from huricanes etc...

Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.
__________________

__________________
Ray Sea Lady, 2001, 58 Bluewater, while in the Great Lakes (Fully updated 2012/13).
Ray of Sunshine, 2008, 52 Novatec Classic Sedan while in Florida (Fully updated 2016).
Album http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...69-albums.html
RaySea Lady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2012, 12:17   #2
Moderator
 
Dockhead's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Cowes (Winter), Baltic (Summer) (the boat!); somewhere in the air (me!)
Boat: Cutter-Rigged Moody 54
Posts: 19,737
Re: 57' Jefferson Marquesa

Quote:
Originally Posted by RaySea Lady View Post
http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listi...ng_id=8384&url=
Are they fuel hogs? Anyone know fuel consumption at low rpm versus high rpm etc...
I'll tell you a secret, all diesel engines of similar size have very nearly the same specific fuel consumption. Turbocharged engines, high pressure common rail engines, very slightly better. MTU are terrific mills.

Man, power yachts are cheap as chips, eh? Is it the recession? Fuel prices? $400k for 66,000 pounds of boat. Just 10 years old with updated electronics and low hours. A sailboat of similar displacement would start at double that.

Looks like a very nice vessel, if you're into that kind of boat.
__________________

__________________
Dockhead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2012, 12:22   #3
Registered User
 
RaySea Lady's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Windsor, ontario, Canada -Cape Coral, Florida
Boat: Bluewater 5800, Novatec 52
Posts: 191
Images: 5
Re: 57' Jefferson Marquesa

Thanks for the input on the engine type dockhead, much appreciated.

It does seem like a good price, I just hope it isn't because it has been through a major disaster in a hurricane and rebuilt etc... Hopefully a surveyor can tell if that has happened.
__________________
Ray Sea Lady, 2001, 58 Bluewater, while in the Great Lakes (Fully updated 2012/13).
Ray of Sunshine, 2008, 52 Novatec Classic Sedan while in Florida (Fully updated 2016).
Album http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...69-albums.html
RaySea Lady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2012, 13:31   #4
Senior Cruiser
 
bstreep's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: San Antonio, TX/Port Aransas, TX
Boat: 1990 Macintosh 47, "Merlin"
Posts: 2,274
Re: 57' Jefferson Marquesa

A very close friend of mine has a Jefferson 40. It's a nice, comfortable boat. It's NOT a bluewater boat, however. If you are interested in a "floating condo", his is for sale for a minor fraction of the 57':

1997 Jefferson Motoryacht Power Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
__________________
Bill Streep
San Antonio/Port Aransas, TX
bstreep is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 19:34.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.