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Old 09-19-2019, 07:57 AM   #1
City: Little Rock, AR
Country: USA
Vessel Name: m/v Proteus
Vessel Model: Jefferson Monticello 52
Join Date: Sep 2019
Posts: 3
1987 Jefferson Monticello 52 -- rare low-cockpit version

Rare low-cockpit configuration of the Jefferson Monticello 52


Asking $110,000

USCG Documented. Survey available with all squawks corrected.

LOA: 52ft
Beam: 15ft 6in
Maximum Draft: 3ft 9in
Dry Weight: 35000 lbs

Engine Details:
Engine 1 - Port
Engine Brand: Caterpillar 3126 (mechanical, not electronic)
Aspiration: Turbocharged
Year Built/Installed: 2004
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: ~2100
Transmission: Marine Gear (full overhaul in 2018)
Engine Power: 410 HP

Engine 2 - Starboard
Engine Brand: Caterpillar 3126 (mechanical, not electronic)
Aspiration: Turbocharged
Year Built/Installed: 2004
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: ~2100
Transmission: Marine Gear
Engine Power: 410 HP

Cruising Speed (on plane): 15 kts
Cruising Speed (not planed): 9 kts

10kw Westerbeke Diesel: ~750 hours
Built/installed: 2004

Fresh Water Tanks: 1- 250 gallon Stainless Steel
Fuel Tanks: 2 (250 Gallons ea.) 500 total
Holding Tanks: 1 (50 Gallons)

The boat is in Little Rock, Arkansas. I brought her here up the rivers last year — total trip about 2000 miles from Tampa. Maybe she's not a traditional style of trawler, sort of a fast trawler, but we have always treated her as such. We've done a significant part of the Gulf and inland river parts of the Great Loop. We intended to go on and do the rest, but we aren't in that part of our lives yet.

She acts much newer than a 30 year old boat and is in great condition overall. She’s turnkey as she sits, definitely no big ongoing projects or anything significant to take her onward.

The bottom was redone in May 2019 with a hybrid Petit Paint. The fiberglass is in 7/10 condition, some light oxidation. Exterior wood is 8/10 condition.

The engines were totally replaced in 2004 (twin Cat 3126 turbo diesels, they have about 2100hrs on them) and the generator has less than 800hrs. The port transmission was acting up last year and it’s now been 100% rebuilt: essentially a brand new transmission. The starboard transmission is flawless.*

The interior is nice and clean. All teakwood throughout. No significant water damage or soft spots. Three cabins. Sleeps six easily, and could take two more on the couches. Two heads (both with showers): the aft shower has been completely redone with tile.

Newer SIMRAD electronics all integrated together with hydraulic autopilot, etc. All those are from a 2014-2015 partial refit. She was used as an extended cruiser, off grid of long periods of time. There’s a high-volume water maker to attest for this.

The boat’s most recent inspection was 2017 (if you’re interested I can provide that) and passed with flying colours. I can provide all that inspection report as well as any squawks that were corrected. I corrected everything, I left no stone unturned.

The worst thing that has annoyed me is that when previous upgrades were made over the years, often the old wiring was left in place. So I’ve tried every chance I get to pull old stuff out, but there’s still some details to do. None of that is visible, though. The aft cockpit wood floor is a bit soft, but that’s just something I haven’t dealt with yet.

My wife and I lived aboard off and on for the past couple of years, so it’s plenty of room even for a good little floating apartment/getaway. And also I’ve installed lots of little amenities like a garbage disposal and dishwasher. There’s even a washer/dryer on board.

The reason for selling is that life has us going in different directions from where we were when we bought her. Really regrettable, because I love this boat. It is a spectacular space. But we’re in a different season of life right now so rather than having the boat sit and wither, she needs to go onward with someone else.*

Speaking of which, whoever takes her onward, I can offer to split the cost of delivery to inland rivers or Gulf Coast within a reasonable distance. (Unless you want to do it yourself, of course.) See delivery details at the end of this listing for more information.

Cockpit & Lazarette
high-intensity LED lighting
Pressurized freshwater wash down system
Aft throttle/transmission position for easy docking
underwater lighting beneath the swim platform
• outdoor cafe table with two chairs
• large Magna gas grill (works amazingly)
deep lazarette beneath cockpit floor (with easy access to steering gear & autopilot system)
Watermaker in lazarette

Easy access to the deck via two main entry doors. Large seating area for entertainment at the dock or underway.
• black mesh snap-on side window and windshield covers
• stainless steel railing all around
• cabin top hand-hold railing
• stainless steel fender storage racks (x4)
• foredeck hatch to the forward stateroom
• electric windlass with chain passes through deck into locker below
fiberglass bow pulpit with integrated anchor roller
50lbs stainless Vulcan anchor with 200ft chain (all chain, no rope rode)
• 55lbs stainless steel CQR anchor
• heavy-duty stainless steel Samson Post mooring bit with reinforced backing
foredeck raw water wash down spigot with separate pump
Foredeck fresh water wash down spigot integrated into main house water system
Seating area with additional deck boxes, pads in good condition

Ladder with teak treads from inside (no going outside to go to the flybridge). Entry companionway features a sliding overhead hatch (with lock). The helm position is forward along the centerline with a single captain’s chair. Visibility is 360 degrees. A co-pilot’s chair is to port. There are bench seating along both the port and starboard sides of the bridge deck, both with storage beneath.
• hinged radar arch
• winch and crane for dinghy hoist
• reinforced dinghy structure aft of the flybridge (no space wasted)
Bridge deck full enclosure (strataglass is somewhat hazed, but all canvas intact).
110v plugs
Air compressor (also connected to air horns)

Upper Helm
The upper helm station include:
Autopilot control
All engine system gauges mirrored from pilothouse helm
• hydraulic steering with stainless steel wheel and lock-to-lock sensitivity adjustment valve
• new canvas dash-to-floor protective snap-on weather cover for dash console
• 12-volt accessory receptacle
• separate transmission and throttle controls
large storage compartments
See “Electronics and Navigation Equipment" below for more

Lower Helm Station (& Upper Salon)
The lower helm is centerline and provides good visibility for safe operation of the vessel from the comforts of inside. Visibility is 360 degrees. Doors at both port and starboard with easy access to the decks.
• large diameter wooden spoked-steering wheel with stainless steel perimeter rim
• hydraulic steering with adjustable sensitivity
• separate transmission and throttle controls
• full VDO engine instrumentation, engine hour meters
• engine & systems warning lights and audible alarms
• panel back lighting
Westerbeke generator remote control panel with full instrumentation and an hour meter
Air conditioner MarineAir 16000btu
L-shaped couch with storage underneath
See “Electronics and Navigation Equipment” below for more

Electronics and Navigation Equipment
Navigation electronics are all professionally installed at both helm stations.
• SIMRAD NSS12 large screen color MFD for chartplotter/radar/GPS
• SIMRAD 4G Radar 4kw 48nm range
• Depth finder
• SIMRAD autopilot control
VHF radio/hailer ICOM IC-424
Glendenning Engine Synchronizer
SIMRAD NAIS 400 AIS-B (transceiver/receiver)
SIMRAD NSS7 large screen color MFD for chartplotter/radar/GPS
SIMRAD 70 hydraulic autopilot
SIMRAD 4G Radar mirrored at lower station
• VHF Radio ICOM IC-125
• Depth sounder
• Ritchie compass
Glendenning Engine Synchronizer
Radio headunit controlling internal and external speakers

Dinette, Galley, & Lower Salon
Spacious cooking area to starboard teak fiddled shelving and teak cabinetry.
• 3-burner electric cooktop
• SAMSUNG Microwave oven w/ convection oven
• large sink
• GE full-size AC-110 volt refrigerator/freezer (runs off inverter)
drawer and cabinet storage
Insinkerator garbage disposal with direct overboard discharge
Fischer Paykel drawer-style dishwasher
110v outlets on isolated circuit
Couches and high table seating
55-in Television and BlueRay entertainment system w/ Dolby 5.1 surround sound

Master Cabin
Master cabin is the aft-most living space.
Full-sized bed with pillow top mattress.
Hanging locker
Storage cabinets and drawers for clothes
Separate air conditioner unit Webasto FCF12000 (new 2018)
His & hers vanity area
Primary water tank under master bed

Master Head
The master head is forward and port of the Master Cabin:
• Electric flush head
• Enclosed shower
• teak grating on the floor, tile walls
• waste holding tank with deck pump-out and macerator pump (for optional overboard discharge)
• mirrors
• sink with additional cabinet storage beneath
110-volt outlets

Bunk Cabin
The bunk cabin is forward of the master cabin and to starboard:
two twin beds in bunk style
Upper bunk bed can fold down to make a large couch
Hanging locker (which was formerly a computer cabinet with isolated power circuit and active ventilation)

Forward Cabin
Full-size bed
Head ensuite with enclosed shower
Hanging locker
Storage under bed
hatch to foredeck with solar vent

Mechanical Equipment
Additional/notable equipment includes:
• 3 reverse cycle heat/air conditioning units with 3 separate zones (upper salon, lower salon, cabins)
• LED navigation/anchor lighting
• electric/air horn with compressor
• 3 automatic/manual bilge pumps (aft lazarette, centre bilge, forward bilge)
• engine room bilge blowers
• 50-gallon waste holding tank with deck pump-out or macerator pump for overboard discharge
• shore service water connection
water/fuel tank level monitor
Stackable washer/dryer units
• 12-volt fresh water pressure pump (new 2019) with pressure tank (also new 2019)
• 11-gal capacity 110-volt Webasto water heater (new 2019)
• telephone & cable TV shore service connections and cord
• fenders and lines
• throwable life ring

Electrical details:
• 110-volt AC
• 12-volt DC
2x 4D marine batteries (both 2017) for house load
2x2 group 31 cranking batteries (isolated groups, two batteries per engine) (new 2017)
• generator-dedicated 27-series marine deep cycle battery (new 2017)
3000watt 100amp integrated auto-switching inverter/charger
24amp Promariner 3-bank back-up charger
• automatic battery isolation switches
• Westerbeke 10kw diesel generator, RACOR water separating fuel filter, raw water sea strainer, fiberglass muffler, and remote start/stop panel with oil pressure, water temperature, & voltage (approximately 750hrs)
• dual 50-amp shore service power cables (can be pigtailed to one with reduced capacity)
110-volt and 12-volt power distribution panel with magnetic circuit breakers, volt & amp meters, and panel lighting
Source selection/isolation from any power input (external, genset, inverter)
• 110-volt outlets throughout
• full galvanic bonding system to hull plate

Engine Details
Engine compartment access is through removable deck hatches in the salon sole, allowing for excellent, standing-room access (not standing clearance when closed):
• 2x 410hp (each) Caterpillar 3126 turbo diesel inboards (2100) installed in 2004
• RACOR water separating fuel filters (isolated per engine, per tank)
• fuel distribution and return manifold
• raw water sea strainers
• vibration isolating engine mounts (port newly replaced 2018)
• Stuffing boxes and fresh packing (2017)
• engine room lighting 12 volt OR 110v
• emergency warning alarms for overheat/low oil pressure
• thermal and acoustical engine room insulation (good condition, genset insulation 2017)
• generator controls mirrored in engine room
• all Grocco bronze ball-type through-hull valves
• stainless steel propeller shafts (balanced/trued 2018)
bronze rudders and struts (bearings replaced 2018)
Bronze props (balanced 2018) w/ spare props (balanced 2018)

Certified Captain Delivery:
The boat is located in Little Rock, Arkansas. That’s a bit up rivers, I admit. With purchase, I’m willing to pay the captained delivery cost within 500 mile radius of Little Rock. That’s up to Chicago on the Mississippi, Houston to Panama City on the Gulf Coast, and inland nearly anywhere on the Tennessee River up to Knoxville or the Tenn-Tom. [Of course, a few disclaimers: delivery ONLY after completed purchase and transfer of ownership. Delivery on its own bottom (i.e., not trucked delivery). Fuel costs NOT included, but will include the first full tank (500 gallons). Marina costs along the route included. Repair costs during the journey NOT included: the yacht will be your property and will be on you to cover. Insurance for the journey NOT included: again, the yacht will be your property at the time of delivery and will be your responsibility (however, I can advise insurance plans).]
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Old 09-19-2019, 09:06 AM   #2
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City: South Louisiana
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Great looking boat. Good luck with the sale

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Old 12-08-2019, 09:36 AM   #3
City: Little Rock, AR
Country: USA
Vessel Name: m/v Proteus
Vessel Model: Jefferson Monticello 52
Join Date: Sep 2019
Posts: 3
Price reduction on the Jeff 52...

Seller here.

Because I've learned so much on here over the years from you guys, I'm going to announce the price reduction here first.

Off broker, the boat is at:

I must sell. Make an offer.

-Noah D.
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Old 03-05-2020, 08:57 AM   #4
City: Little Rock, AR
Country: USA
Vessel Name: m/v Proteus
Vessel Model: Jefferson Monticello 52
Join Date: Sep 2019
Posts: 3
After 3 months on the market, this Jefferson is still for sale.

Off broker the boat is now listed at $75,000.

Unfortunately at this price, I cannot offer the captained delivery as I did in the original ad. Boat was recently cleaned up for spring, so it's ready to see.

Any offers considered. Quick sale important.
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