1987 Adams Custom Built Charter Yacht

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Class Power
Category Passenger, Commercial Boats
Year 1987
Make Adams
Length 85'
Propulsion Type Twin Inboard
Hull Material Steel
Fuel Type Diesel
Location Chicago, IL
  • Control station with engine instrumentation (i.e., tachometer, engine oil pressure, ammeters, hour meters, water temperature)
  • Bilge alarm system
  • Hynautic dual clutch and throttle controls
  • Fog bell
  • Kahlenberg model Triple S-3 dual trumpet horn
  • Two Uniden VHF/FM marine radios with antennas
  • Two FM marine radio
  • Garmin model 4212 chart plotter/global positioning system (GPS) and radar system
  • Regoniar compass
  • 4 station intercom systems
Salon (Main Deck)
  • 12 glass table with eight chairs
  • L-shaped sofa with coffee table
  • Two loveseats with a coffee table
  • Love seat with a coffee table
  • Two occasional chairs with a coffee table
  • Dining table with six chairs
  • Private lounge with an L-shape sofa, coffee table and sofa.
Beverage Bar on Main Deck
  • Single partition stainless steel sink handwashing
  • Range
  • Magic Chef microwave oven (NEW 2018)
  • Walk in cooler
  • Maytag Bravo washing machine (NEW 2018)
  • Maytag Bravo dryer (NEW 2018)
Beverage Bar 01 Deck
  • Mahogany with oak inlay
  • Three tap cooler
  • Five tap soda system
  • Three Tap Wine System
  • Manitowoc 200 lb. ice machine
Electrical Systems
  • One ship service 20.0 kW Kohler ROP-63 generator powered by a four-cylinder Perkins 243-CID marine diesel with fuel filter, seawater strainer and seacock (engine hours: 100 August 2019)
  • One ship service 12.5 kW Kohler ROCP-63 generator powered by a three-cylinder Perkins 152-CID marine diesel with fuel filter, seawater strainer and seacock (engine hours: 50 August 2019)
  • Ship to shore power switch
  • 50 AMP/ 240 VAC shore power service
  • 100 50 AMP/ 240 VAC power cord
  • 120 VAC/12 VDC lighting
  • 120 VAC duplex outlets
  • Five 12 VDC 8D enclosed heavy duty batteries
  • Perko battery isolation switch
  • Charles automatic 15-amp battery charger
  • 12 VDC manifold bilge system
  • Internationally approved navigation lights (i.e., port light, starboard light, stern light, masthead light, anchor light)
Hull, Superstructure, and Decks
  • 1/4 steel plate hull 
  • 3/16 steel plate deckhouse
  • Insulated deckhouses
  • Five watertight compartments formed by four transverse bulkheads
  • Aluminum benches main deck forward
  • Boarding gates: two amidships and two aft
  • Eight 15 kevels
  • Deck fittings:
    • Electrical: port
    • Waste: port
    • Water: foredeck
    • Fuel: port
Mechanical Equipment and Engine Details
  • Two 6-cylinder 235 HP Detroit engines (manufactured in 1960), fuel filters, seawater strainers with seacocks (engine hours: 1,100 port, and 100 starboard in August 2019)
  • Built in track system by which to bring engines into the machinery space Diesel model 6-71 marine diesel 
  • Engine room insulation
  • Two propellers
  • 2 1/2 stainless steel shafts
  • Sears 30-gallon water heater (220VAC)

The vessel is equipped with four passenger heads and each contains:

  • Raritan head
  • One sink and faucet
  • Toilet paper dispenser
Staterooms - Two Below Deck
  • Platform for a queen berth in each stateroom
  • Area for a shower in each stateroom
Safety Equipment
  • 157 type I adult size personal flotation devices 
  • 16 type I child size personal flotation devices 
  • Three 30 life rings one with line and strobe
  • Three 10 lb. ABC, five 5 lb. BII and two 10 lb. B1 extinguishers
  • Pyrotechnic distress signals
  • Two fire stations including: two 1 1/2 UL approved rubber lined hoses with brass or bronze fittings, two brass or bronze nozzles, two brass or bronze hose bibs.  The bilge pump system operates the fire system also
  • Fire axe
  • 30 KF hinged plow style anchor
Machine Shop
  • Drill Press
  • Grinder
  • Drill
  • Welder
  • Sander
  • General tools
  • Exterior coating:  Interlux high gloss
  • Exterior decks: Nonskid
  • Interior decks:
    • Salon: Carpeting
    • Heads: Ceramic
    • Galley: Vinyl
    • Bar: Teak
    • Wheelhouse: Teak
  • Headliner: Gage
  • Interior Bulkheads:
    • Salon: Wood panel (cherry, white oak & teak)
    • Heads: Coated
    • Galley: Panel
    • Wheelhouse: Teak


Engine Room
  • Huge amount of Space to Work Around Motors, 
  • Built-in Track to bring Engines to the Lower Power Plant Deck 
  • Storage Areas to Keep Tools and Items away from Engines. 
  • Large Access Door 
Accommodations and Layout

Accommodations & Layout

The vessel is arranged with an open-air foredeck and catwalks (with cherrywood rail tops) on the main deck.  Entry into the main salon is via doors forward of amidships port and starboard & aft.  The salon offers a large dining table forward with the four public heads abaft of the dining table along the centerline. Forward of amidships on starboard is a stairway with access between the main and 01 decks.  The beverage bar of abaft of the stairway.  The reminder of the salon offers cocktail type seating arrangements with sofas & tables and chairs.  The 01 deck is arranged with the wheelhouse full forward, then Captains Suite including an office and sleeping quarters and head abaft of the helm. The aft area offers a beverage bar and open-air passenger space.  The 02 deck offers a fly bridge with open air deck space.


The VALARA VI is in very good condition.  The yacht offers a true glamorous yacht experience with a USCG COI.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Contact Information

Ryan Evans 440 221 9001 

Always looking for New, Used, and Brokerage Boats 

Will Consider Trades 

Speed and Distance
Cruising Speed
Max Speed
Nominal Length
Length Overall
Max Bridge Clearance
Max Draft
Length at Waterline
Electrical Circuit
Engine Make Detroit Diesels
Engine Model 6v71
Engine Year 1960
Total Power 470hp
Engine Hours 1100
Engine Type Twin Inboard
Fuel Type Diesel
1987 Adams Custom Built Charter Yacht

Adams Company - Custom Built USCG Certified Charter Yacht.  Current C.O.I. expires 2022.  Licensed for 149 passengers + 7 Crew cruising in Great Lakes and Rivers. 

This yacht currently runs in Chicago attracting the higher end of clients for corporate entertaining, weddings and finer family gatherings.   The owner himself, who has played a big role in designing this fine yacht is now past his retirement years and knows that she needs younger enthusiastic blood in order to carry on her legacy.

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