79′ Johnson cockpit motor yacht

79 johnson500


Client: Removed for Privacy “RP”
Date of report: March 11th, 2011

Our File #: 11-27154

This inspection was performed upon the request of the client listed above on March 9th 2011 while the vessel was hauled at XXXX Ship Yard, California and while afloat at XXXX Yachts Inc. the broker attended most of the survey.


Builder: Johnson
Doc. #: N/A
Model/type: 79’ Cockpit MY
Year: 2009
Name: N/A
Hailing Port: N/A
Length: 81’ (measured)
Draft: 6’ *
Beam: 20’ 9”
* Weight: 135,000 lbs. (travel lift)
Engines: Two Mann

* Listing specifications


Keel & bottom: Molded fiberglass construction, coring unknown, deep V, anti-fouling paint

Topsides & transom: Molded fiberglass construction, coring unknown, white gelcoat finish, blue boot stripe

Decks & superstructure: Molded fiberglass construction, coring unknown, white gelcoat finish, teak overlay decks

Deck hardware: Stainless steel safety and grab rails, stainless steel swim ladder, Maxwell 1500 port and starboard stern Capstans, stainless steel anchor guide, one deck hatch, docking cleats

Longitudinals/stringers: Fiberglass stringers

Athwartships/bulkheads/frames: Plywood bulkheads

Layout/interior components: The vessel is boarded into the cockpit via swim platform and transom door. Engine room access is through a cockpit bulkhead companionway door with aft deck lounge from either port or starboard stairs. Salon entry is through a sliding arcadia door with arrangement of entertainment center to port with two chairs and sofa and chair to starboard. The galley is forward and to port with dining table to starboard. The pilothouse is forward with two pedestal helm seats and settee aft. Berths are forward and down with VIP berth foremost, double berth guest staterooms to port and starboard and master stateroom aft. Crews quarters are located aft of the engine compartment with double berths.

Bilge: Mostly clean and dry

Comments: The vessel was inspected while hauled and afloat. The hull bottom was visually inspected and randomly sounded. The hull bottom is in excellent condition overall with no significant audible differences where hammer sounded and no noticeable osmotic blisters. There are small paint blisters (approximately 1/8” in diameter) in the bottom paint on the port hull bottom to aft. Anti fouling paint is worn and due for renewal. The hull sides and transom were visually inspected and randomly sounded. The hull sides and transom are in excellent condition overall. There is a minor gelcoat scrape on the bow stem above the boot stripe (approximately 1” x1” and minor impact dents on the swim platform stainless steel rub rail (no noticeable fiberglass stress fractures). The deck and superstructure were visually inspected and are in excellent condition overall with no stress fractures sighted. Topside finish is in excellent condition overall but is due for waxing as there is light oxidation on topside surfaces. The foredeck has a sun cushion on the coach roof that does not have nonskid surfacing on the gelcoat that poses a slip hazard when wet. The deck hardware including safety rails, mooring devices and hatches was visually inspected and most hatches and the port lights were opened and closed. Overall the deck hardware is in excellent condition. The structural reinforcements including the stringers and bulkheads were visually inspected and randomly sounded. The structural reinforcements are in sound condition with no fractures or delamination of fiberglass tabbings sighted. The bilge is generally clean and dry except for a small amount of water (approximately 1 gallon) in the crew’s quarter’s bilge; the origin of the water is beyond the scope of this survey. The interior cabin spaces are neat, clean and orderly. The interior of the vessel is in excellent cosmetic condition. This survey is not a mould inspection. The condition of the coring, in the stringers, deck, and elsewhere as applicable, is beyond the scope of this inspection.

Summary: Excellent


Main engines: Two MTU model 2000CR, manufacture year 2007, hours on meters port – 90 and starboard – 89

Engine application: Diesel, 10 cylinders, turbo charged, freshwater cooled inboards

Serial Numbers: P – 532100873, S – 532100872

Transmissions: ZF Marine, model ZF2150A, ratio 2.920:1, serial numbers P – 50023819, S – 50023820

External/peripherals: Four hydraulic PTO pumps, raw water pumps, air compressor

Engine controls: Electronic (flybridge, wheelhouse, port and starboard aft deck wing stations)

Exhaust systems: Wet system, dry riser, flexible hose, fiberglass tube/hull bottom discharge

Propulsion gear/shaft logs: Dripless style shaft seal, 3.5” stainless steel shafts, single bronze struts, five blade bronze propellers 40 x 49.5

Steering system/rudder ports: Bronze spade rudders, bronze rudder ports, hydraulic control

Ventilation: Four forced air blowers and natural

Generator: Cummins/Onan model 25.7 KW, 145 hours, Cummins/Onan 11.5 KW 53 hours

Through hulls & components: Bronze through hulls with bronze ball valves

Seawater systems: Reinforced flexible hose, hose clamp connections

Bilge pumps: One manual pump, six electric/automatic

Comments: The engines and transmissions were visually inspected and run while delivering the vessel for haul out. The engine’s started without significant hesitation or smoke and did function properly. The engine’s reportedly have full new manufacturer warranty. The client had the engines and transmissions inspected by a mechanic, please refer to the mechanical survey report for greater detail as to the condition of the machine systems. The external surfaces and peripheral components of the engines and transmissions appear excellent condition. Engines cooling systems appear excellent except for a small corrosion spot on the port engine’s raw water discharge pipe at the zinc fitting. Engine fuel systems appear excellent and electrical systems appear excellent. The engine controls functioned normally. The exhaust system is properly arranged and installed. The propulsion components including the propellers, propeller shafts, struts and shaft seals were visually inspected. The propellers appear in excellent condition with no significant corrosion or noticeable damage to blade ends. The cutlass bearings appear in excellent condition with no significant wear visible. The steering system was visually inspected and test operated. The steering system functioned normally. The engine room blower was energized. The generators were visually inspected and test operated. Both generators external surfaces and peripheral components appear in excellent condition. The 25.7 KW generator was placed under load and functioned well. We did not place the 11.5 KW generator under load. The through hulls were visually inspected and the valves were manipulated. The through hulls are in good – excellent condition overall except the starboard aft head overboard through hull hose connector elbow (below forward companionway) has a corrosion spot and exhibits signs of weeping. The seawater systems were visually inspected and most components were tested. Overall, the seawater systems are excellent condition. The electric bilge pumps were energized manually and are functional. The manual bilge pump was not tested. Vessel potable water systems include a pressure pump, two water heaters and a hot water circulating pump. These components were energized and are in good working order. Waste systems include vacuum pump heads and holding tank overboard discharge pump. The heads were tested and are working but the overboard discharge pump was not tested.

Summary: Excellent


Fuel: 1600 * gallon capacity in two aluminum tanks outboard of engines

Fill & vent: Flexible U.S.C.G. approved hose

Feed & return: U.S.C.G. approved flexible hose, inline water separator/filters, dual filter system with vacuum gauge, tank and manifold valve system

Water: 350 * gallon capacity in one stainless steel tank below master stateroom sole

Holding: 110 * gallon capacity in one fiberglass tank below master stateroom sole

*Per listing specifications

Comments: The fuel system including the tanks, fill, vent, feed and return lines was visually inspected as installed. The fuel tanks are installed and covered so as to render them mostly inaccessible for inspection however, where visible appear in excellent condition. Fuel service hoses appear in excellent condition. The fuel system is equipped with dual filters with vacuum pressure gauges that allow for changing of filters while underway. Water and holding tanks as visible appear in excellent condition and there are no indications of leaks about tanks or hose connections. The condition and age of the fuel (and water) and the integrity of the tanks (fuel, water and holding) is beyond the scope of this survey. Please consider filling all tanks for a simple, practical test of their integrity. Accuracy of tank level gauges is beyond the scope of this survey.

Summary: Excellent


AC system: 50 amp 250/125 volt inlets to port and starboard in cockpit, 220 & 110 volt service

DC system: Nine 8D and one 4D gel cell 12 volt batteries, two 4D maintenance free 12 volt batteries, 12 & 24 volt service, disconnect switches

Wiring: Multi-strand marine grade wire, crimp connections

Circuit protection: Main AC circuit breakers in lazarette, AC & DC main and branch circuit breakers at pilothouse and saloon distribution panels

Comments: The electrical system including the shore power cord, shore power inlet, batteries, wiring, circuitry components and circuit protection equipment was visually inspected and most components were tested. The shore power cord and connections appear excellent and exhibit no noticeable heat damage. 120 volt wiring and outlets appears excellent and outlets are equipped with GFCI protection. Battery arrangement and installation is good. The condition of the batteries is beyond the scope of this inspection. DC wiring appears excellent. Over current protection for the AC and DC systems appears excellent. Wire organization and arrangement appears excellent and wires are properly secured.

Summary: Excellent


Portable fire extinguishers: Five 3 lb. dry chemical units

Fixed fire system: 107 lb. FM-200 system

Flotation devices: Twelve type II adult PFDs, one throw ring

Horn/distress flares: Triple air horn

Navigational/anchor lights: Port, starboard, stern, steaming and anchor

Anchor & ground tackle: Maxwell 3500 hydraulic windlass, 118 lb. stainless steel plow anchor, chain rode

Other equipment: 8” ship’s bell, first aid kit, throw rope, high water alarm, windshield wipers, fuel filter alarm, 4 station video camera monitor, Jabsco remote control spotlight, Sea-Fire automatic fire extinguisher monitor

Comments: Safety equipment for fire fighting protection appears satisfactory; however the extinguishers have not been inspected tagged and maintained per N.F.P.A. recommendations. Personal flotation devices appear suitable for near coastal use. Distress signal flares were not sighted. The vessel is equipped with triple air horns that are excellent. The navigational and anchor lights are properly arranged, installed and functional. The ground tackle including the anchor and rode was visually inspected as installed and appears satisfactory. The entire length of the anchor rode was not inspected and should be inspected prior to use.

Summary: Satisfactory


Tanks: One two lb. aluminum tank in flybridge cabinet

Devices: BBQ, electric solenoid, reducing regulator, pressure gauge

Comments: The LP gas system including the tank, tank locker devices and BBQ were visually inspected. Overall, the installation of the LP system is good. The supply hose is not connected to the tank and the tank is depleted of fuel. We did not test the fuel system. The supply hose appears in excellent condition and the system is equipped with an electric solenoid and propane vapor alarm.
Summary: Excellent


Navigational & operational electronics: Four Northstar M121 multi-displays: sonar, radar, GPS/chart plotter and AIS, two Simrad AP28 autopilot, two Northstar NS100 remote VHF speaker, two Northstar NS100 VHF/loud hailer, Northstar Explorer R3100 knotmeter, Trac stabilizers, American stern and bow thrusters, Danforth compass, VDO rudder position indicator, electronic engine controls

Galley equipment & cooking system: G.E. Profile microwave/convection oven, G.E. Profile trash compactor, G.E. 4-burner flat top range, G.E. Profile oven, G.E. Quiet Power 3 dishwasher, G.E. stainless steel side by side refrigerator with water/ice dispenser, double basin stainless steel sink, cook top ventilation fan/light, Sub Zero wine cooler

General equipment: Pioneer BDP-51FD Blue Ray disc player, Onkyo TX-SR606 AV controller/receiver, electric aft saloon window blinds (port and starboard), cedar lined hanging lockers, stateroom and saloon indirect lighting, Sony Bravia 26” TV, forced air head ventilation, two Samsung 22” (approx.) TV’s, Two Pioneer XV-DV170 DVD player/stereo receivers, Sealand Vacu-flush head system, Samsung 32” TV, Onkyo TX-SR606 AV controller/stereo receiver, Pioneer BDP-51FD DVD player, electronic safe, GE Spacemaker washer/dryer, Amtrol freshwater accumulator tank, two Torrid 20 gallon water heaters, raw water wash down system, Panasonic KX-T7750 telephone/intercom system, two Besenzoni electric helm seats, Tank Sentry holding tank monitor/fuel and water monitors, JVC KD-G815 stereo, fiberglass bimini with sliding sun roof, flybridge wet bar with U-Line U-CO29WH refrigerator with icemaker, Magma stainless steel BBQ, Besenzoni hydraulic davit, two KVH Tracvision satellite receivers, flybridge seat covers, three side isinglass enclosure, Stidd pedestal flybridge helm chair, aft deck day head, aft deck settee with custom inlay teak table, two underwater lights, Air System sliding entry door, Cruisair chilled water cooling air conditioning/heating, one Dolphin 24 volt 100 amp, one 24 volt 20 amp battery chargers, ProMariner Protech 4 12 volt 40 amp charger, Dolphin 24 volt 80 amp and 24 volt 50 amp charger, Xantrex 8 KVA inverter/charger, (2) Glendenning cable masters, Nutone central vacuum, Sea Recovery Aqua Whisper water maker, G.E. Profile microwave, U-Line CO29B refrigerator/icemaker, Samsung 19” (approx.) TV, Pioneer XV-DV170 DVD player/stereo receiver, two C-Charles ISO boost 50 transformer, 120 volt air compressor, 12 volt air compressor, Panasonic 42” (approx.) TV on lift


The vessel is a production fiberglass power vessel equipped with two diesel inboard engines. Although the vessel is a 2009, this is the first sale of the vessel and reportedly comes with full manufacturer and engine warranty. The vessel is in excellent condition overall and although does have 90 hours on the engines is in “new” condition. The vessel’s hull structure is in sound condition and machinery systems in excellent working condition and is suitable for its intended purpose as a coastal pleasure yacht.

Overall Summary: Excellent


ACTUAL CASH VALUE – $3,225,000 approx.
NEW REPLACEMENT VALUE – $4,100,000 approx

The actual cash value is the value that our research approximates the selling price of this vessel should be, at the time and place of our inspection. Consideration is given to vessel’s condition, geographic location, published listings and guides, comparable sales and listings, and market conditions. The new replacement value is the cost of this or a similar, new vessel, comparably equipped. The investment is the reported investment including purchase price and significant upgrades. No values include maintenance costs, storage or tax.

Standard Form Key: All systems are rated based upon their appearance, ratings include: Not examined, Not applicable, Faulty, Marginal, Satisfactory, Good, Excellent.


1. Replace the through hull hose connector elbow on the starboard aft head overboard discharge due to a corrosion spot on the elbow (located in forward companionway bilge).
2. Have an electronics technician inspect the depth sounders as they are intermittent in depth display.
3. Service the port engine’s sea water discharge pipe for corrosion/leaking at the zinc fitting.
4. Service the master stateroom’s starboard reading light to be working assuring there is not an electrical issue (I changed the bulb with a working bulb and the light was still not functional).
5. Provide current distress signal flares as required by U.S.C.G.


1. The drive belt for the sunroof is broken. There is reportedly a replacement belt on order.
2. The actuator lifts on the VIP berth storage compartment do not support the mattress.
3. The port aft deck engine control fiberglass cover is fractured. This has reportedly been repaired since survey.
4. One courtesy light is burned out at the VIP stateroom entry.
5. Various head hardware (towel holders, glass holders) has yet to be installed and is stowed below the VIP berth.
6. The davit cable does not properly feed out. This may be due to insufficient weight on the cable or may be due to binding of a pulley wheel.
7. The windlass was not tested as this requires the engine to be running for hydraulics.
8. The water maker was not tested.

This survey sets forth the condition of the vessel and components, as specifically stated only, at the time of inspection and represents the surveyor’s honest and unbiased opinion. The submitting of this report should not be construed as a warranty or guaranty of the condition of the vessel, nor does it create any liability on the part of Christian & Company or the individual surveyor. No part of the vessel was disassembled or removed and no assumptions should be made as to the condition of concealed components. Specifics were obtained from sources available at the time of inspection and are believed correct, but are not guaranteed to be accurate.

Christian & Company, Marine Surveyors, Inc.

________________________________ March 11th 2011__
By: Mr. George Jarvie, Surveyor Date
S.A.M.S. – A.M.S. # 941