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"Happy Days" ex. "Dulcet"
- Engine/Fuel Type:
- Twin / diesel
- Located In:
- Long beach, CA
- Hull Material:
- Current Price:
- US$ 1,450,000
- Sale Pending
***Major Price Reduction***
Ready To Cruise
Built for Johnny Carson, designed by Ed Monk and constructed by Nordlund - this strikingly handsome yacht has true pedigree! "Happy Days" has gone through a recent remodel - taking the yacht from a beautifully laid-out, offshore capable, long-range yacht fisherman, to an exceptionally comfortable and quiet, elegant cruiser with a sense of light and space rare on the water. There is an intimate elegance and handsome quiet about this yacht that is simply arresting. One stops, admires, and feels invited aboard to an inspired place of safety and comfort.
She has proven herself, fishing off the coast of Mexico and cruising to the east coast through the Panama Canal. In a recent trip, she travelled down the Pacific Coast from Vancouver to her current home in Long Beach, CA. She handles superbly, as the crew will attest, in close quarters around an anchorage or at sea.
The owner possesses a detailed marine survey (Jan. '15) available to a purchaser. “Happy Days” is ready to cruise now.
Call Rich Vaught at 714-396-3206 for more information.
Please contact Richard Vaught at (562) 438-8669
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Flag of Registry: United States
LOA: 77 ft 0 in
Beam: 21 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 0 in
Displacement: 124000 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 28 ft 6 in
Total Power: 1100 HP
Engine Brand: Caterpillar
Engine Model: 3406TA
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 6557
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 550 HP
Engine Brand: Caterpillar
Engine Model: 3406TA
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 6550
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 550 HP
Cruising Speed: 9 knots
Maximum Speed: 14 knots
Fresh Water Tanks: Stainless steel (540 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: Aluminum (3200 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: Fiberglass (175 Gallons)
Construction includes an Airex-cored hull, Divinycell-cored decks and Klegescell-cored superstructure. The advanced materials make for an extremely light-weight and strong vessel that can withstand rough ocean passages. The rudders are FRP.
Inspirational Elements of "Happy Days"
"Happy Days” features all of the elements required by sophisticated yachtsmen to fully appreciate the cruising lifestyle.
- Nordlund is a premier, family operated builder in business for over 50 years;
- Ed Monk is a preeminent naval architect, renowned for fine hulls, intelligent layouts, and safe designs;
- The highest level of maintenance and carefully considered improvements performed by a top service facility;
- A full set of inspection reports;
- Robust CAT power, commercial based levels of tune and longevity;
- Amazing living spaces that seem to flow one to the other - from the aft cockpit featuring a large table and chair set for dining in comfort to the astonishing salon, featuring large clear windows and a sense of huge space and on into the spacious pilothouse and flybridge;
- Chef thrilling galley - household appliances, extensive counters and storage, and a command view above the salon;
- The pilothouse - with stunning pilot and helm seats and a U-shaped settee with a table for planning the next day at sea or a quiet breakfast above the anchorage;
- The hardtop provides rain and sun protection for the comfortable flybridge occupants, and a great working deck fitted with docking controls aft;
- Proven offshore, the hull was designed for great economy and superb sea keeping, and stability is enhanced by a hydraulic stabilizer system;
- Great economy and range for long runs, and a turn of speed to run ahead of weather or run strong tidal current;
- Self sufficiency for extended time away from dock, with: extensive storage, large fuel capacity, robust electrical generation, an onboard water source, laundry facility, trash plan and large fridge/freezer capacity;
- Robust systems that have been engineered and then updated, that work as they should, dependably;
- Quiet engines and generators - great original engine room sound proofing is enhanced by modern sound shields, exhaust systems and motor mounts - so that quiet conversation is the norm underway and the guests arrive in a relaxed state;
- Living spaces to entertain 25 on a day cruise, cruise 8 for an extended trip, and yet be run by a couple, with or without crew.
- Comfort from quiet reverse cycle air conditioning, proven in Mexico and the Pacific Northwest
Throughout Happy Days
"Happy Days" has enjoyed great ownership, and resources have been lavished uncompromisingly on renewals of systems, decor, finish and maintenance. And this attention shows throughout the vessel. The photographs and virtual tours show the decor and finish, not to mention the overall liveability of this surprising current vessel. The layout is as follows:
The Swim Platform is now integrated into the hull and is wide, teak clad and enclosed aft with stainless steel staples. A large transom doors lead into the:
Cockpit, a large, open space with dining table and 6 chairs, for elegant outdoor dining. Three large hatches, with hydraulic lifts, access the lazarette area for storage, and steering gear etc. Stairs lead to each side deck, which are sufficient for safe access forward to the pilothouse doors and the foredeck. From the cockpit, there is access to the engine room forward and to port and steps lead dramatically up to the double doors of the salon.
The Interior. In 2006, considerable updating was done to the vessel, including new headliner and overhead lighting, high quality twill carpeting, leather upholstery in the salon and pilothouse, new appliances, and reworked helm area. An interior designer was retained in 2012 to provided subtle and pleasing updates to furniture in the salon and pilothouse, and to the cushions, window treatments, and soft furnishings in all cabins. There is a quiet elegance and a sense of refinement throughout. The main deck features birch and maple trimmed built-in cabinets and leather and fabric seating, while below decks the finish is a very clean white, with proud colours in the soft furnishings. The feel is of newness throughout.
The Salon is bright and open, broadly opening up to the raised galley forward. A magnificent gathering or lounging space - imagine a chat over coffee at the table on the port side - which cleverly lifts and opens to a dining table - or a yacht club cocktail party spilling out to the aft deck, and on up to the pilothouse and flybridge!
The Bar service area on the port side of the salon, with cabinets for the audio/visual hardware and bar service needs. Up two steps to a companionway, with cabinets for meal service and galley storage along the port windows, and a stairway that lead down to the aft vestibule of the accommodation area. On the main deck, the U-shaped galley to starboard.
The Galley is amazing - a fully developed galley featuring a 48" Sub Zero fridge and freezer! The counters space and work area is ideally laid out, with a commanding view of the salon.
Stepping forward to the entrance to the pilothouse, notice the steps up to the filybridge, the stairway down to the forward vestibule of the accommodation, and doors either side of the pilothouse that lead to the side decks.
The Pilothouse itself is spacious and bright - a great space for people to be underway together. The magnificent helm seats are comfortable as they are beautiful, and the u-shaped settee and planning/breakfast table even features two fixed stools that swivel out to seat two more guests or family members at table. Up to the:
Flybridge, an outstanding, room like space, that features a hardtop with partial enclosure, a long bench style helm seat, a straight settee and a U-shaped settee with a fiberglass table, and a compliment of conveniences such as an ice maker, fridge, barbecue, and lockers. The working deck area has a power davit and dinghy on chocks, and aft is a boat docking station, and a ladder for quick access to the cockpit.
The Accommodations are below the galley, pilothouse and foredeck. There are 4 staterooms and 4 heads. In the forward accommodation area, from the forward vestibule, there is a cabin for guest or crew in the forepeak, with a double berth to starboard and single, upper berth to port, an entertainment center, hanging lockers and a head with shower stall. To starboard is a VIP cabin, with queen berth, lockers and drawers, and a generous ensuite head with shower stall. In the aft accommodation area, from the aft vestibule, a door leading forward opens into a sumptuous owner’s cabin, with extensive lockers and drawers, opening port lights, and a king sized berth. There is a large ensuite head with shower stall on the port side of the cabin. From the vestibule to starboard, a door leads past the laundry closet to a guest cabin, with TV and two large single berths, drawers and a hanging locker. From the cabin, a door leads into an ensuite head with shower stall, replete with a second door leading back to the vestibule - such that the head serves as a day head convenient to the bottom of the stairs. Note the large linen closet and laundry facilities off the vestibule, as well as a door on the port side leading aft into the electrical/hydraulic control room, with spares storage and work bench, in turn leading through to a sealed door to the stand up engine room. Fuel tanks separate the accommodation area from the engine room. There is a electrical/hydraulic components room to the starboard side of the tanks, accessed from the engine room.
The Salon is an outstanding space, expansive, open and versatile. As one enters from the cockpit, the immediate sense is light and space, and quiet elegance. The windows are clear and large, all at eye level even from a seated position. The views of the anchorage or seaway are open and immediate, yet the height of the windows provide privacy at dock. A large L-shaped settee extends across the salon forward, and along the starboard windows aft to the entertainment center, with lift for up for flat screen TV. On the port side, there is a bookshelf, an upholstered chair and a custom made sofa along that pulls out to form a comfortable single berth. Conveniently, positioned in front of the settee is a new, beautifully finished coffee table, which raises, unfolds and opens to form a dining table. Forward is cabinetry with the AV system, and bar.
- Cabinet for TV, with Panasonic TV
- Component Stereo system, with speakers
- Sat receiver
- Recent carpet, upholstry, soft goods, curtains, lighting
Exceptionally well thought out space, perfectly suited for preparing family fare to elaborate entertaining. The silky black granite countertops set off against elegant wood cabinets to serve up an extensive work space with the right compliment of storage. Note the pantry cabinet beside the fridge, and the storage lockers just outside the galley proper, ideal for plates, cutlery and service items. The appliances were new in 2006. The proximity to the flybridge barbecue and the bar add convenience in entertainment potentials. Details include:
- 48" Sub Zero Fridge and Feezer, with Stainless Steel doors
- GE Profile dishwasher
- Kitchen Aid icemaker
- GE Profile oven & overhead convection/microwave
- Broan trash compactor
- Black, smooth granite counter tops
- Instant hot water
- Brewmatic coffee maker
- Stainless steel Double sink, with garbage disposal
- The flybridge appliances compliment those in the galley and include a Gageneau barbecue, a wine fridge, and a SS sink.
The pilothouse is roomy and comfortable. It is outfitted with an impressive control panel and has plenty of space for both running a yacht and entertaining friends. A settee and dining table near the helm serve as a breakfast nook and socializing area while "Happy Days" is underway. Updated in 2006, the settee is covered in fine leather and the dashboard features a combination of pure black leather and synthetic Ultra-leather. 2011 additions include stunning helm and pilot seats with ultra leather cushioning and wood cradles, and two marvelous stools that swivel under the table when not in use. File cabinet and chart drawers, and full electrical switch panels complete this operations space.
- ZF electronic engine and gear controls ('11)
- Bow and Stern thruster controls
- Full engine instruments, including digital tachometers and pyrometers
- Alarm & indicator system for bilge, fire, machinery
- Intercom, connecting throughout the vessel
- Naiad stabilizer controls
- Anchor launch and retrieve controls
- Hydraulic Power Take Off controls
- Robertson rudder angle indicator
- Water maker control panel
- Generator start panels
- ARC searchlight controls
- AC and DC panels, switch panels
- File drawer for manuals
- Cabinet for Life Jackets
The spacious and elegant master stateroom includes a large ensuite head with shower and a mirrored vanity. The cabin is accented with spot lighting, renewed fabrics and carpeting.
- Walk-around king size berth;
- Large cedar lined hanging lockers, banks of drawers and lockers;
- Vanity with lighted mirror;
- Opening port lights;
- Owner's safe.
VIP guest stateroom is midships and has queen walk-around bed; built-in dresser; cedar lined hanging locker and private ensuite head with shower. Accented with recent fabrics and carpeting and a lighted mirror.
Guest stateroom is a generous cabin midship with twin berths and an enclosed head with shower and Sony TV. The head can be closed off to the cabin and, and with the separate door to the vestibule, serves as a convenient day head.
Guest Cabin (or crew cabin)
Guest/crew stateroom has sleeping accommodations for three: a single upper bunk and double lower. It enjoys an ensuite head with shower, and it located in the forepeak of the vessel. Sony TV.
Fly Bridge features full controls, a comfortable bench seat at helm, and a fine settee and table for social cruising or casual dining, all covered from sun and weather by a hard top, enclosed on three sides.
- Full windshield with enclosed clear side curtains
- Gauges and electronics with clear, hinged protective covers
- Full engine instruments, c/w pyrometers and electronic tachometers
- Robertson rudder angle indicator
- Ritchie Compass
- ZF Electronic engine controls and bow and stern thruster controls, searchlight controls, hydraulic steering - note the aft deck control station
- Naiad remote panel stabilizer controls
- Stereo speakers
- Gageneau BBQ, Sink, U-line refrigeration in FRP cabinet, with seating across
- Overhead lighting
- Fresh water wash down / AC power points
- Mast on hardtop, with various antenna
- Compressed air horn
- ARC Search light and controls
- Anchor controls
Deck and Hull
Happy Days' non-skid, wrap-around side decks have substantial stainless steel railings. The foredeck is relatively flat and practical for lounging. The upper aft deck has a davit with a 2006 tender. The cockpit cap rail is brightly varnished and a teak clad cockpit deck and swim grid left natural.
- 14' Novurania with 60hp Evinrude E-Tec
- New Steelhead ES1500 FULL hydraulic davit (April '15);
- Beaufort, 8 Person life raft
- ACR Rapid Fix 406 GPS interface EPIRB (freshly serviced)
- Decks non-skid, with teak clad cockpit and swim platform
- Hard top with integral arch and mast with antenna array;
- Fresh and saltwater washdown fore deck
- Aluminum and stainless anchor platform
- Twin through deck hydraulic Muir anchor winches forward, two through deck Muir warping winches in cockpit;
- 150 lb. anchor w/400' chain 5/8"
- CQR 75# anchor w/100' galvanized chain and 400' nylon braid
- Stainless steel bow rails
- Stainless steel side rails
- Transom door
- Painted gelcoat hull and superstructure
- Three hatches in cockpit feature hydraulic lifts
- Canvas includes covers for: upper helm, flybridge helm seat and seating, aft controls, dinghy, mesh windshield covers, cockpit table and chairs, and cockpit cover
Electronics and Navigation
There have been regular upgrades to the electronics, the most recent in 2012.
- Furuno NavPilot autopilot ('12)
- Furuno NavNet Black box colour chart plotter, 62 mile radar (c/w open array 12KW scanner)and sounder addresses three screens, two 15' Furuno screens in PH
- Furuno NavNet 12" screen, camera display (stern, flybriged, engine room 1 & 2)
- Furuno FR1525D/10 - 96 mile radar (ship's radar rebuilt '06, scanner drive motor '12). Commercial quality unit with 6' open array scanner.
- ICOM -M604 VHF radio ('11)
- Robertson AP9 MKII autopilot (backup pilot - rebuilt '06)
- Robertson RSR77 steering repeater
- Furuno GPS GP-31
- Furuno RD-30 multi display
- Furuno weather indicator - wind direction, speed, temp, depth - (repeated to owners stateroom)
- Standard LH10 loud hailer
- Furuno sea water temp gauge
- Icom IC-M800 SSB radio (antenna removed, but included)
- Furuno NavNet autopilot ('12)
- Furuno NavNet 12" display, linked to black box system
- Furuno FCV-261 video depth sounder - separate low/high frequency transducers
- Standard LH10 loud hailer
- ICOM IC-M604 VHF radio
- Furuno sea temp gauge
- President/Uniden LDT-950 VHF radio
- Furuno RD-30 multi display
Audio: There was an integrated system with speakers in salon, pilothouse and flybridge and a wired control box integrating the system with solid home components, including NAD C372 Integrated Amp, RDS Stereo Tuner and a Sony CD changer.
Video: A SeaTel Sat TV unit provides entertainment aboard. The Panasonic flat screen TV is located in the salon. A JVC DVD player and Mitsibuchi VCR reside in the audio cabinet. There are two TVs, one in each of the crew quarters and guest cabin, not connected.
ALL Batteries replaced w/ Lifeline AGM's April 2015
The robust electrical system provides 110/220VAC power and 12/24VDC power all protected via circuit breakers on panels. The system is well laid out, and with comprehensive meters, breakers and switching located in the hydraulic/electrical room forward of the engine room.
AC power is provided through shore power connection, on board generators, and, based on battery power, through an inverter. The shore connection is via a 240VAC/50 amp Cable Master at the port stern and with two additional shore cables with two connections each on either side of the pilothouse. Two 240 x 50 amp cords can be combined to provide 240/100 amp service dockside. There are two matched generators, each producing 30KW. There are the following banks of batteries: Engine Start - two banks of two 8D batteries, one bank for each engine. Generator Start - two banks of one 8D battery, one bank 12VDC Group 31 batteries for each generator engine. House - one bank of two 8D, 12VDC. Inverter - one bank of four 8D, 24VDC.
The batteries are charged with AC present via shore connection or generator power. There are four VICTRON chargers: Engine Start bank via 40 amp @ 14VDC charger. Generator Start bank via 40 amp @ 24VDC charger. House bank via 100 amp @ 12VDC charger. Inverter Bank via charge side of inverter, 70 amp @ 24 VDC charger. The batteries are also charged via engine driven alternators. The Generator Start banks are each charged by the generator alternators. The main engines feature Balmar Alternators heavy duty 24VDC, and regulators, which sense the battery bank requirements and charge as required. The generator start banks are charged by the generator alternators.
In general, one genset runs the Air Conditioning system, and the second the other AC loads on the ship. The Sub Zero is on the inverter (as are AC lights, entertainment and outlets) and the ship can be left quiet at night at anchor.
- (2) Northern Lights 30 kw generators, 1200 RPM.
- 5 A/C connections, forward port and starboard (2 connections each side) and cockpit aft.
- TV and phone connections
- Two C-Power Isolation Transformers.
- Victoron 3000W/24VDC inverter with 70 amp charger
- Electrical room with circuit breaker panels, and switch panels, with meters.
Engine and Mechanical
The stand-up engine room is spacious, with easy access around all machinery and proper safety rails for checks at sea. There is access from the cockpit and from the electrical room with workbench, forward and to port. The space is brightly lit, checker plated deck, tidy in terms of wiring, plumbing and installs. Note that there is a generous lazarett accessed from the cockpit.
The main engines are heavy duty 3406 TA Caterpillars. The port engine had a total rebuild in 2005 at 5,400 hours, and now has 6,550 hours. The starboard engine had a top rebuild in 2005 at 5,200 hours and now has 6,557 hours. The work was carried out by CAT authorized service centres. Fresh water cooled, wet exhaust. The gears are massive Twin Disc (serviced 2011 including shaft alignment) MG514C - 2.50:1 with 3" stainless steel shafts and four bladed bronze propellers - 38 x 32. In 2017 the entire exhaust systems were redesigned and rebuilt, with new exhaust risers, custom second stage quiet muffler in the lazarette. 2017 new heat exchangers. In July of 2017 oils, filters, zinc's and general servicing, with light use since.
Range : 2000 mile range at 10 knots including generator
9 knots = 1170 rpm = 10 gal per hour
10 knots = 1350 rpm = 1.4 gallons per mile, approx.
12 knots = 1650 rpm = 2 gallons per mile, approx.
14.75 knots = 2,100 rpm
The Northern Lights generators were rebuilt in April of 2000, at at the time had 4,923 on the port generator and 4,773 on the starboard. The current hours are: Port 5,732 and starboard, 5,705. In 2011 generator sound shields were installed and new, quieting motor mounts installed. In 2012 the genets were fully served, with valve set, heat exchanges, fresh and raw water pumps. In July of 2017 oils, filters, zincs and general servicing with light use since.
- The hydraulic system was renewed in 2011, with four pumps - one each off each engine and one each off each gear. New 5/8" lines routed in conduit hide the more robust system that powers two MUIR, vertical drum anchor winches on the bow and two MUIR vertical drum winches in the cockpit, bow thruster, and the Naiad stabilizers.
- Wesmar hydraulic bow thruster
- Electric stern thruster
- Naiad stabilizers
- Hynautic hydraulic wheel steering and controls
- Dometic Heads (2016)
- Two fiberglass holding tanks (100 + 75 gallons)
- Dual Racor fuel filters for each main engine, single Racor filters for each genset
- Rule heavy duty bilge pumps (8 in total) w/float switch, 12V with indicator lights
- Engine room start and stop controls, with gauges
- Four aluminum fuel tanks (two 1100 gal, two 500 gal), sight gauges, balance pipes, fuel transfer pump.
- Two stainless steel water tanks w/Heart
- Tank Tender gauge
- Fuel shut-off valve at tank outlets (note that the two 500 gal tanks are not in current use, due to the current light cruising usage).
- Engine driven bilge pump with manifold
- Aqua-Air chilled water air-conditioning and heating system throughout boat
- Oil change system
- Air compressor
- 800 GPD Sea Recovery water maker, with two inlet water pumps (needs service)
- Built in vacuum cleaner
- Fire suppression system
Specifications and details of this vessel are provided in good faith for informational purposes only. Data regarding the specifications, operating characteristics and condition of the vessel was obtained from sources believed reliable but is not guaranteed by owner or brokers. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, capacities, consumption and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided and agrees to instruct his agent or surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. Vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price and inventory changes and withdrawal from market without notice.
Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker has been told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot and does not guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise, and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.