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1973 Motor Yacht Santa Barbara 51 Motoryacht

Stockton (Sacramento R.Delta), United States


This wonderful boat has had only two owners (two families) since new.  She shows their pride in her and has been treated beautifully her whole life!!

Designed by Monk and built by Channel Marine Inc.  This is a flush deck cockpit motor yacht that was re-powered with new Cummins 6 cylinder 430 horsepower turbo charged diesel engines (approximately 135 hours on them).  She will cruise at 12 Knots and has a top speed of approximately 20 knots.  The boat has a Northern Lights 8KW Generator, solar panels, and a 2500 Watt  inverter.  2 private staterooms with 2 heads.  This boat has several upgrades that include the galley appliances and electronics.  The tender is a 12 foot Novurania with a 40 Horsepower outboard.  New bottom paint at Windward Yacht Center in June of 2017.

Basic Boat Info

Price: $144,900
Boat Name: Mis Behave III
Make: Motor Yacht
Model: Santa Barbara 51 Motoryacht
Year: 1973
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 51 ft
Length Overall: 51 ft
Length Of Deck: 50'9 ft
Beam: 16 ft
Displacement: 36,000 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Cummins
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 430hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 2016
  • Engine Hours: 135
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Cummins
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 430hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 2016
  • Engine Hours: 135
Total Engine Power: 860hp


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 550 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 325 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 50 gal


Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Motor Yachts


Steve Curran
California Yacht Company


Marina del Rey Yacht Sales
13763 Fiji Way, E4
Marina del Rey, California, US, 90292
Tel:(310) 822-9814


This boat has a custom fold down teak ladder with a covered aft deck that has a varnished teak table with 4 wicker chairs.  Forward of the aft deck there is a command bridge with the helm at the centerline of the boat.  The wheel is a teak spoke wheel and a double helm chair.  There is a bench seat on the port side with storage below the seat.  The command bridge has 3 large windows forward with windshield wipers and sliding windows on the port and starboard side.  The main electrical panel is next to the helm and the companionway door is to starboard.

The Main Salon is spacious with 3 large windows facing forward and sliding windows on the port and starboard side.  The windows have new curtains as well as roll down shades.  There is a varnished teak table with leather couches port and starboard.  In the aft part of the main salon there is a Norcold AC/DC refrigerator and freezer that was new in 2016.  

The galley is down 3 steps from the main salon.  Those 3 steps hinge up and provide access to the engine room.  The galley is U-shaped on the port side.  There is a Kenyon 2 burner electric stove.  There is a Fisher & Payker stainless steel dishwasher and a large double stainless steel sink.  There is a Sharp Carousel Microwave convection oven facing forward.

The guest head is on the starboard side with a sliding door for access.  This guest head has a shower stall and a Sealand Vacu Flush head.  The forward guest stateroom has a V berth with storage below, a large hanging locker to starboard and a mirrored bulkh ead aft to port.  

From the main salon going aft is the owner's master stateroom.  This stateroom has 2 berths 1 to port and 1 to starboard.  There is a desk facing aft with a hanging locker and cabinets.  The master head has a shower stall and a Sealand Vacuflush toilet.

The interior of the boat has carpet except for the heads and the galley which have hardwood floors.  



The Galley was completely remodeled in 2016.  There is a new formica counter top,  The galley cabin sole was replaced with custom hardwood.  The Kenyon stove and the Sharp microwave were  replaced in 2016.  The Norcold refrigerator was replaced in 2012.  There is a Fisher & Paykel dishwasher, double stainless steel sink and a coffee maker.  

Electronics and Navigation

Raymarine CE 0168 GPS/Chartplotter

Autohelm ST 50 digital depthsounder

Icom IC-M36 VHF Radio

Furuno 1931 Mark 2 Radar

Ritchie 5 inch Magnetic compass

Smartfind E5/G5 EPIRB

TFT color monitor camera for the engine room


12 Volt DC systems re-wired in 2015

Northern Lights Lugger Model 753K 8 KW Generator with sound shield

Air Conditioning with reverse cycle heat

Heart Interface Freedom 2500 Inverter/Charger

Xantrex digital alternator regulator

Xantrex CE battery monitor

3 Blue Sea Systems Battery selector switches

6 6 Volt House Batteries

2 8D Engine Start Batteries new in 2015

1 Group 27 Generator Start Battery new in 2015

AIMS power inverter DC to AC

Pro 900 50 Gallon per hour watermaker

Rheem 20 Gallon hot water heater

125 Volt 50 amp Shorepower Cord
















Deck and Topsides

The deck and coach roof construction is fiberglass over marine plywood with painted on nonskid.  The boat has a varnished teak caprail and handrail.  There is an Ideal 12 volt electric windlass with a bronze anchor roller.  There is  a Danforth 35 H bow anchor.  

There is a 12 foot Novurania center console rigid inflatable new in 2000 with a 40 horsepower Suzuki 4 stroke outboard.  There is a heavy duty 12 volt electric dinghy davits.  

Engine and Mechanical

The boat was re powered with a new Cummings 430 horsepower diesel engines in 2016

The transmissions were also replaced in 2016

Single lever Morse engine controls

The boat cruises at 12 knots with a top speed of 20 knots

Trim Tabs

New Racor fuel filters and water seperators in 2016

(2) 3 Blade 26" x 24" inch bronze props with 2" stainless steel prop shafts



All personal items.

Galley gear



Fishing equipment

Tools, spare parts

Supplies and  items not listed on the equipment list

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.
Additional Contact Information

Please call Steve Curran at 310 877 5500 to arrange for a showing of this boat.

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