1969 Custom Flush Deck Motor Yacht

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Geneva, OH

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Class Power
Category Motor Yachts
Year 1969
Make Custom
Length 52'
Propulsion Type Twin Inboard
Hull Material Wood
Fuel Type Diesel
Location Geneva, OH
Navigation Systems

G.P.S.: Raytheon NAV 398
Radio Phone: Uniden UN525
Radar: Raytheon R11XX 24 mile
Depth Finder: Interphase forward scanner (needs computer)
Chart Plotter: Raytheon RAYCHART 601XX
TVs: 22 inch Flat panel in salon and master stateroom
Stereo: JVC KD-S28
Safety: Compass, Bell, Air Horn, 3 Life Rings, Clock, Barometer, Flares, Running Lights, Searchlight, Life Jackets

Galley Equipment

Location: Forward of Salon to Starboard

Double stainless sink, Formica counters,  Stove: Princess 3 burner electric with oven, rotisserie, Hot Water: 9 gallon Allcraft electric with stainless steel case, Refrigerator: GE 14 cu. ft. with freezer, 120v, Microwave, U-shaped setee.

Deck and Hull Equipment

Topsides: Cedar Planked, epoxy over hardtops
Bottom: Cedar Planked, epoxy over
Frames, Stringers: White Oak
Bulkheads: 6 partial
Decks: Plywood with Teak overlay
Keel: White Oak
Interior: Mahogany, Teak, some Formica, Carpeted sole
Deckhouse: Plywood with 3 staterooms, 2 heads
Mast: Aluminum with navigation lights
Fittings and Equipment
Deck Hardware: Stainless steel
Steering Gear: Wagner Hydraulic, one station
Ground Tackle: Danforth-style anchor, 30 ft. chain, 200 ft nylon rode
Anchor Windlass: Simpson Lawrence Sprint 3000
Air Conditioning: One 16000 btu Cruisair, one 6000 btu
Canvas: Windshield and aft-deck enclosure

Mechanical Equipment

Engines Location: Amidships below salon sole
Twin Detroit Diesel model 8V71 (original engines),360 HP each, 2300 RPM, 8 cylinders, Freshwater cooled, Racor 1000MA filters, Stainless 2" shafts, Bronze 28"x28" 4 blade props, 28"x30" 3 blade spares, hours unknown (856 under current owner-18yrs.).
Onboard air compressor 1 HP, Rule 1200 automatic bilge pumps(3)
Twin Disc model MG-509 gear


Layout:  From the aft-deck you enter the pilot-house then four steps down on the port side to the salon which is amidships. The salon has a sofa, chair, TV, and chest. Forward down two steps is the galley with u-shaped settee, stove/oven, double sink, microwave, and fridge. Forward down two steps is a head to port with electric toilet, sink, and cabinets. Forward and starboard is the forward stateroom with bunk beds, drawers, closet, and built-in desk. Heading aft from the salon down 5 steps there is a companionway with a midship stateroom to starboard and head to port. The stateroom has bunk beds, 2 closets, drawers, washer and dryer. The head has an electric toilet, cabinets, and separate shower. Heading aft is the master stateroom which has a queen bed to starboard, twin bed to port, closet, drawers, and TV. Access to the engine room is through the galley floor and the bilge is accessed through removeable floor panels in the staterooms and companionway. A Hatch on the aft-deck provides access to the lazarette where storage (3Dx12Wx7H) and steering gear is located.

Additional Equipment

15KW Onan MDJF Generator (not working), Heart 2000 Inverter-Charger, two 8D Batteries for House and Engines  (new July 2019), 1 Group 27 Battery for Gen., Built-in CO2 Automatic Fire Suppression, 2 Stainless Steel fuel tanks (500 gal. total), 1 Stainless Water tank 60 gal., 2 Plastic waste tanks (40 gal. total), 2 Bilge Buster units, Tank Tender for fuel and water levels, Flo-Scan shows GPH and Hours since reset, Corrosion Controller, 5 Broan Electric heaters and reverse-cycle Cruisair in salon, 600GPD water-maker (not used), Full Swim Platform with Ladder, Trim-Tabs, Lazarette for storage, Fuel Transfer System, Clothes Washer and Dryer, folding boarding ladder and wooden steps for use at home port.

Total Power
720.0 hp
Speed and Distance
Cruising Speed
Max Speed
Nominal Length
Length Overall
Fuel Tank Capacity
Fresh Water Tank Capacity
Holding Tank Capacity
Engine Make 8V71
Engine Model 8V71
Total Power 360hp
Engine Type Twin Inboard
Fuel Type Diesel
Hull Shape Other
1969 Custom Flush Deck Motor Yacht

"Elbo Room" is a very spacious custom motor yacht with classic lines and solid construction. Built by Johnson Brothers Boat Works in New Jersey, she will let you cruise in comfort or relax at the dock in style.  She sleeps up to 7 in her three staterooms , has a large galley with full-sized fridge, two heads with one separate shower, and a huge covered aft deck for entertaining guests.  Powered by twin Detriot Diesel 8V71 engines she cruises at 14mph at 1800rpm.  Everywhere you go in this classic beauty heads will turn.  Retired owners looking to down-size.

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