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Northrop and Johnson - Northrop & Johnson Yachts-Ships LLC (RI)
SIMPLICITY was refit with an open check book approach. This was not only a cosmetic refit but included machinery, hotel systems furniture and electronics. First impressions suggest that this classic US built motoryacht has nothing in common with any other Viking 72.
SIMPLICITY is a classic flush deck motor yacht on a deep-Vee hull form, a worthy combination that combines, pilothouse, galley, day head salon and aft deck all on the same level. The lower deck includes four staterooms accessed via a single stairway with an owner’s stateroom that is nothing short of grand.
Entering SERENITY from either of the two pilothouse doors, the upgraded electronics package, woodwork and fabrics in the pilothouse is immediately evident.
Proceeding aft, the salon and galley is simply stunning in a moderate contemporary style with a nice blend of wood and fabrics. The color scheme has remained very neutral, the impression is one of elegant and refined good taste. What was originally a segmented allotment of space with a narrow galley is now a wide open, modern space.
The aft deck is accessed through large doors from the salon. Furnished with high quality exterior furniture it is most inviting and may be the most popular space on the yacht. Comfortable, relaxing and inviting only begin to describe the aft deck. From the aft deck the cockpit is a few steps down. This space can easily be your beach club. Ad an awning and lounges and you will have a coveted play space with excellent access the water.
The fly bridge is accessed via a stairway from the salon. Originally the access was up a ladder which was common on these yachts in the 90s. The ladder was removed and a stairway was installed. Seating is plentiful around a built-in settee and table. With the tender launched, lounge chairs are easily positioned in that space. The upper command station has three Captain's chairs, new electronics and 360 degree visibility for easy operations.
The tender is located aft on the bridge deck and is easily launched with the davit. There is also room for a jet ski. With a little reconfiguration one could also add a hot tub.
Engines Coolant system cleaned, flushed and overhauled Complete engine service
Generator services performed
All new Dometic AC systems and Air Handlers (7 Systems)
All new duel (1 for backup) AC Water pumps with all new larger engine size sea strainers and back up sea cocks
New 100 Amp house battery charger
New 40 Amp engine battery charger
All new engine and house batteries
New Aired Dry Bilge pump systems (keeps no water in bilge)
New 50 gallon water heater
New Blue Water 60 GPH Water Maker
New Florida Water Systems water softener plus commercial size water filters and UV light for treating water when out of the
country from virus
New Engine room ceiling insulation
Naiad Stabiliers overhauled and serviced
New 25 GPM water pump A/C
New 5.5 GPM water pump D/C (backup)
New Vetrus Bow Thruster
New Exterior LED lighting
New KVH V7 HD TV System
New Glomax 4G System
New Garmin HD 4K and 12K Radar Systems
New Garmin 4 Large Screen Systems with 6 color video screens
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New Garmin Autopilot
New Garmin Anemometer
New ICom VHF Duel Radios with new VHF antennas
Maretron Full Vessel monitor system including all engine parameters, tank levels, water maker status, etc. Screen at lower helm, upper helm and master stateroom with lower and upper alarms
All new Zincs
All new under water lighting
New Windshield wipers
New Rear deck stairs
New Rear deck railing
New Rear deck flooring
New Hydraulic swim platform (2016)
All new shore power cords
All new TV’s throughout the boat
Black Water system removed and replaced by Dometic macerator toilets with electric flush with new hoses
All new 110lb Stainless Steel Anchor
All new 1/2 inch Anchor Chain (300 feet)
Windless sent to be overhauled
All new exterior LED accent lighting
New 1500 lbs. UMT davit with power rotation, power telescoping, power winch ( 2019 - 2 year
All new engine room lighting
All new appliances (Side-by-side refrigerator, convection microwave, convection oven, dishwasher, overhead range hood and flat glass top 5 burner range)
New Washer and Dryer
New LED Spotlight
New LED Spreader lights for aft cockpit and Flybridge
All Shower Bilge boxes replaced
Entire boat rewired for DC LED lights throughout
All new water, and fuel tank senders (monitoring all tanks) and tied into the Martron system
New 6 Zone built in yacht music system
All new exterior LED lights, including accent lights, Nav Lights, anchor lights, bow accent lights, rear cockpit lights, mast lights facing upward.
All living spaces were completely refurbished in 2019 including all new headliner, new walls, all new cabinets throughout, all
new countertops, all new flooring including new subflooring, etc :
All new cabinets, including master head, day head, and guest head.
All new custom cabinets in galley
All new faucets with all new plumbing All new sinks
All new carpet
All new 1 inch carpet pad
All new wood floors in master head, day head, guest head, lower helm All exhaust fans in all head replaced
All lights switches replaced and rewired
with DC lighting system
All new mattresses (custom)
All walls either covered in padded soft vinyl or wood
All mirrors replaced
All new day/night window treatments, option to block out some or all of the light on all windows and sliding glass door.
All New custom bed linens
All new custom lower and upper helm
All new custom furniture in salon
All new custom sofa in master stateroom
All windows tinted and sealed
Rear awing canvas replaced
All exterior cushions replaced
All new exterior covers for seating surfaces
All new exterior furniture
All interior brass hardware replaced (door hardware etc)
New custom staircase to the fly bridge
Custom railing to master stateroom from salon
Custom swing bookcase for additional storage in salon
All new headliner throughout
All new custom Cambria countertops throughout
All new custom Mattresses
Custom Walk in Closet in the Master Stateroom with custom closet organizers
SIMPLICITY is the ultimate reconditioned motor yacht in her class and is priced above similar yachts on the market. The asking price does not cover the costs of the refit. If you are looking for an extremely nice family cruiser with four staterooms and plenty of space, then look no further. SIMPLICITY is a real American classic. With the refit, the owners not only changed the styling but reconditioned everything under floors and in the machinery spaces: pumps, systems, A/C, heads etc etc etc. What you don't see generally costs more than what you see. If carefree family cruising and entertaining is in your plans and you don't want to spend a year in a shipyard then SIMPLICITY will be an obvious choice. One walk through and you will see the value.
SIMPLICITY will be in New England for the summer of 2021.