1987 Huckins Yachtfish

US$ 995,000
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Engine/Fuel Type:
Twin / diesel
Located In:
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Current Price:
US$ 995,000 


“Jwycesska Blue” was purchased by her current owners who wanted a highly upgraded yacht with shallow draft to live aboard when they first moved to The Bahamas. The yacht has been maintained by a full time captain while living aboard. Since then, they have purchased a home and no longer need the remarkable accommodations offered by this yacht. While owning this vessel they have spent nearly $500,000 upgrading her to their standards. The following is a list of upgraded items within the last year:


  • The engine room was significantly overhauled to cover all points mentioned in the survey, whether as an essential or recommended item
  • The arneson drives were removed and completely stripped down and rebuilt
  • A full bottom paint job was undertaken along with any necessary paintwork repairs to the exterior
  • All fiberglass repairs mentioned at survey were completed
  • A full compound and wax to both hull and pilothouse was carried out
  • The gloss teak around the sides, foredeck table and aft cabinets were completely stripped back to bare wood and brought back up to gloss
  • The teak decking was sanded back and bought up to a very high standard
  • Services were carried out to both life rafts, air conditioning, water maker and tender engine
  • New cushions custom made for aft chiller seats and aft deckchairs. New boat deck Bimini and boot installed, new fore deck seating cover fabricated and new cushions for the tender along with a full cover
  • Entire paint job to the tender including bottom paint, hull and interior. New radio, compass and rod holders also installed to tender
  • 12 underwater lights installed and also 2 underwater cameras which are wired unto all the TVs - like your own personal aquarium, a really nice thing to have. The lights are blue and give a wonderful glow at night. There are 4 lights aft, 3 each side and 2 underside - one to light up each camera
  • Brand new autopilot and GPS installed including at aft controls
  • 3 KEP screens replaced
  • New weather station installed up top, wired into the pilothouse screens
  • Antennae upgraded
  • 6 brand new DIRECTV boxes bought (owned by boat, not rented) and installed, so each TV can view a different channel
  • Windows tinted throughout - lower decks to a dark tint for privacy as well as to kick out the heat, pilothouse has a clear heat reducing tint. All curtains are vacuum packed and safely stored, so could easily be put back up if someone preferred to have them)
  • About 95% of all lights changed to LED
  • All old chrome covered aluminum cleats removed and replaced with custom made stainless steel
  • All lines replaced, matching fender covers installed
  • Steps up to boat deck replaced with upgraded material
  • Considerable upgrades to Simons system, including additional panic buttons, alarm sounder and flashing light, and sensor pads under decks to indicate if someone has jumped on board
  • All smoke/ heat detectors replaced and 2 carbon monoxide detectors installed
  • All UPS batteries replaced
  • A brand new 12kw generator installed. This is perfect for when you have no shore power but you don’t want the big generator running. It is as silent as you can get as it vents underwater, and it can keep the essentials running. Great if you want peace and quiet at anchor, and much more economical to use as well
  • Ice chipper for aft deck freezer repaired, aft deck chillers (under seats) repaired
  • Davit controller repaired
  • All filters replaced
  • All locks changed on 4 exterior doors
  • Swim ladder and sea stairs both repaired, gloss to sea stairs teak hand rails repaired and new bags fabricated to store them
  • Various pumps replaced
  • Chlorinators replaced in microphor
  • August 2016 the bottom paint touched up around the sides and certain other areas and replaced the arneson drive zincs 


This is a very unique and special yacht with an interesting history and pedigree. She was custom built by Huckins in 1987 as a wheel chair friendly Yachtfish. There is a well-designed elevator capable of taking guests from the enclosed flybridge to the Salon, and all the way down to the engine room allowing full access and enjoyment of the yacht. In addition, the on-deck master stateroom is easily accessed on the main deck which is a rare find in yacht under 100 feet. The boat was purchased in 2006 by Randolph "Bunky" Hearst Jr. the grandson of newspaper baron William Randolph Hearst. Hearst Jr. was an avid yachtsman and editor of Motor Boating & Sailing magazine. Hearst returned the boat to the Huckins Yard for a complete multimillion dollar refit updating all the systems, machinery, electronics, and a complete exterior refurbishment. She was significantly upgraded again in 2012 including the addition of new electronics, Simon monitoring system, and hydraulic stabilizers. She has been further upgraded by her current owners in 2015/2016.

Another unique feature on this yacht is the Arneson Surface Drives which provide an efficient cruise and exceptionally shallow draft for a vessel this size. Her draft of just less than 4 feet makes her an ideal Bahamas Mothership capable of getting into just about any anchorage or marina your travels may take you to. She is a totally self-sufficient yacht with a watermaker, modern waste treatment system, and a range approaching 1000 NM.

This yacht is a true delight for both owner and Captain. The crew quarters located forward is spacious and private with its own lounge, galley, and head. There is also a spacious laundry / utility room with easy access to the engine room and all machinery.

There are many fine yachts on the market at any given time but rarely does one come along that better suits the needs of an elderly or disabled owner with the desire to continue the yachting lifestyle in complete safety and comfort. "Jwycesska Blue" is a special yacht and is sure to bring great joy to her next owner.




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