SUMMER PLACE Yacht for Sale

51' (15.54m)
Vic Franck

The 51-foot (15.54m) motor yacht SUMMER PLACE is an exquisite vessel perfect for coastal cruising. SUMMER PLACE can be easily handled by two people and offers great amenities for cruising with the family or friends. The yacht showcases classic, timeless lines designed by William Garden and an exceptional build by the legendary Vic Franck.

SUMMER PLACE can accommodate up to seven guests aboard. The yacht features two cabins below deck. The owner's stateroom is located starboard amidships. It features two single beds, a hanging locker, drawers and an adjoining bathroom with a shower. The other cabin, located forward, is a V-berth bunk with a bathroom located just aft. Additionally, SUMMER PLACE has sleeping arrangements in the main salon and pilothouse.

The motor yacht's interior showcases a classic styling with nautical appointments and beautiful varnished teak throughout. Entering the main salon via double opening doors, you are greeted with a warm, welcoming ambiance. SUMMER PLACE's main salon is a great space for entertaining or relaxing with its L-shaped seating area with a coffee table that rises up to dining height. Large windows surround the space providing sensational views. SUMMER PLACE has a galley located forward of the main salon. A few steps up from the galley is the pilothouse with great visibility and a cozy seating area with a table.

SUMMER PLACE features a spacious aft deck that is perfect for socializing and lounging while enjoying the views of your cruising destination. The yacht's main deck outdoor areas feature teak decking throughout. The yacht also features a lovely open flybridge with seating. The flybridge is a great place to relax underway or sunbathe while at anchor.

In the last five years, motor yacht SUMMER PLACE has received new teak decking on the foredeck, new bottom fastenings, new windows and new soft goods. The yacht also had her hull and bottom taken down to bare wood and was completely repainted, with Imron used on the hull sides.

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  • Custom designed by William Garden
  • Built by the well-known Vic Franck Boat Company
  • Built for an owner operator with ease of handling
  • New deck house windows
  • New teak decking on foredeck
  • New bottom fastenings
  • Low hours on the Caterpillar diesel engine (945 hrs)
  • 12 kw Northern Light generator
  • All batteries recently replaced
  • New Imron hull paint
Features for SUMMER PLACE Private Luxury Yacht For sale


Length 51 FT (15.54 M)
Beam 15 FT (4.57 M)
Draft 5 FT (1.35 M)
Guests 7
Builder Vic Franck
Designer William Garden
Year Built 1963
Construction Wood
Cruising Speed 12 Knots
LOA 51 FT (15.54 M)
Beam 15 FT (4.57 M)
Min Draft 5 FT (1.35 M)
Max Draft 5 FT (1.35 M)
Cruising Speed 12 Knots
Water Capacity 1,136 Liters
Fuel Capacity 1,514 Liters
Hull Material Wood
Designer William Garden
Details for SUMMER PLACE Private Luxury Yacht For sale

Full Specifications

Forward and moving aft is the chain locker followed by the forward guest stateroom. To port is an enclosed head and is followed by a hanging locker and child’s berth. To starboard is the master stateroom with perpendicular berths, ensuite head with stall shower and hanging locker.

Up steps is the pilothouse with helm console to starboard and all necessary engine controls and instruments. To port and starboard are doors out to the main deck and aft of the helm is a settee with table and watch berth. Down steps is the galley area to port and starboard and the engine room access. At the end of the galley is the entertainment center and to starboard are two settees and a table. 

The cockpit has bench seating and the transom door. The flybridge and boat deck are above the pilothouse. The flybridge helm console has all necessary engine controls and instruments. The boat deck is aft with a cargo boom.

·        (2) Settees

·        Adjustable dining table

·        Sharp TV to port

·        Toshiba VHS/DVD

·        Heater

·        Weems & Plath clock and barometer

·        Princess 3-burner stove

·        Princess oven

·        Maytag refrigerator

·        Twin berths

·        Drawer storage

·        Sink

·        Head with shower

·        TV

·        Heater

·        (2) sets custom bedding and mattress

·        Twin V-berths

·        Sink

·        Heater

·        (2) sets custom bedding and mattress

·        Simrad IS15 wind angle and wind speed

·        Furuno GPS/WHAS navigator

·        Simrad IS15 rudder angle indicator

·        Furuno Nav Net and GSP GP-32

·        ICOM M-59 VHF radio

·        ICOM M502 VHF radio

·        (2) Danforth compasses

·        (2) Furuno 72-mile radar

·        Furuno fathometer

·        Simrad fathometer

·        Chelsea clock and barometer

·        Samsung 24" TV

·        Sharp 37" LCD TV

·        Fusion stereo with remotes (new - pilothouse and bridge)

·        Clarion CMD5 AM/FM/CD with pilothouse remote

·        Northern Lights 12kW generator

·        Hynautic hydraulic steering

·        CAT electronic engine controls

·        (2) Polyvinyl holding tanks with Sealand pumps and tank watch

·        (4) Rule automatic bilge pumps

·        Whale manual bilge pump

·        Racor fuel filters

·        Sealand vacuflush heads

·        Fireboy FE-241 fixed system and (6) portable fire extinguishers

·        (2) Halcraft 30 gallon hot water heaters

·        CAT backup panel

·        Underwater exhaust

·        (12) Lifeline sealed lead acid batteries

·        (3) sealed batteries (new engine and generator)

·        Heavy duty shore power cord

·        Inverter (new)

·        DC and AC ammeters

·        Frequency meter

·        Lewco FS1240ACD 40 ampere battery charger

·        Electro Guard cathodic protection system

·        30 amp AC breaker

·        Walk-around side decks

·        Transom door

·        #6 Forfjord anchor and #4 Forfjord anchor

·        Maxwell 2200 windlass

·        Perko manual remote searchlight

·        Dual trumpet air horn

·        6" bronze bell

·        Teak swimstep and removable stainless swim ladder

·        Ample chain and rode

·        Stainless steel anchor roller

·        Teak handrails

·        Wishbone signal mast with cargo boom and (2) Dayton electric winches

·        Teak cockpit ladder

·        Cockpit shower

·        (2) boat deck flood lights

·        Full boat canvas cover

·        Bridge cover and transom cover

·        Settee

·        Table

·        Pilot berth

·        Fusion stereo with remote (new)

·        Refit items over past several years included

·        Refastening of the bottom planking

·        Keel reinforced with bronze straps

·        Hull paint completely strip to bare wood and repainted with Imron

·        Deck Non-skid areas re-painted

·        New teak decking on bow area

·        All new soft goods

·        All new windows

·        Interior wood ceiling stripped and repainted

·        New AGM House and engine batteries, generator

·        New Fusion Stereo with remotes in pilothouse and bridge

SUMMER PLACE is a classic William Garden design built by the well-known Vic Franck boat yard in Seattle. A major refit included new engine, generator, new wiring and electric panels. A one of a kind, perfect for Southern California cruising or the Pacific Northwest.

Potential purchasers should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht. These specifications are believed to be true and correct but cannot be guaranteed.

Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.

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.

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