Pride of ownership shows everywhere throughout this fine yacht, evidenced by the surveyor’s recent report; “maintained by a very knowledgeable owner with many years of experience.” REDUCED by $40,000!

This 55′ Californian shows very, very well. Enter via the aft cockpit or through the transom door from the oversized swim platform with hydraulic boat lift.

Up three steps to a spacious, carpeted, enclosed aft salon with wet bar and a nice set of wicker furniture. From here you can ascend to the bridge, or ahead to the main salon and lower helm.

The full-width aft master stateroom with head and shower is below the aft salon and is also accessible from the aft cockpit. The guest single berth with its own head and shower is to starboard from the main salon lower companionway.

From the main salon, forward and down to the port side galley with a dining settee to starboard, and ahead to the guest queen berth with private head and shower. The bridge has two helm seats and bench seating – as well as ample storage – all fully protected by the nearly new canvas enclosure and hardtop.

This is a luxurious motoryacht, beautifully maintained and upgraded, and will bring her new owners many years of fine cruising. She is Available with special owner terms within Pacific Marine Foundation’s charter program leading to purchase option.

Call David Wallace at 206.225.3360 or email [email protected] to inspect this boat.

Photo Gallery: 55′ Californian Cockpit Motoryacht 1991

Full Specs: 55′ Californian Cockpit Motoryacht 1991

  • Boat Name: Novel Lady
  • Year: 1991
  • Located in Essex, CT
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Twin diesel
  • Builder: Carver Boats
  • Designer: B. Collier
  • Flag of Registry: United States


  • LOA: 54 ft 6 in
  • Beam: 15 ft 2 in
  • Minimum Draft: 4 ft 3 in
  • Bridge Clearance: 17 ft 3 in
  • Dry Weight: 46200 lbs


  • Engine Brand: Caterpillar
  • Engine(s) Power: 750 HP
  • Engine Model: 3208TA V8
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Year Built: 1991
  • Engine Hours: 1275


  • Fresh Water Tanks: 2 Stainless steel (210 Gallons)
  • Fuel Tanks: 2 Stainless steel (650 Gallons)


  • Number of single berths: 1
  • Number of double berths: 2
  • Number of cabins: 3
  • Number of heads: 3


  • Depthsounder
  • Log-speedometer
  • Autopilot
  • Compass
  • GPS
  • VHF
  • Radar
  • TV set
  • VCR
  • DVD player
  • Radio
  • CD player
  • Cockpit speakers

Inside Equipment

  • Bow thruster
  • Electric bilge pump
  • Battery charger
  • Air conditioning
  • Hot water
  • Oven
  • Microwave oven
  • Marine head
  • Refrigerator

Electrical Equipment

  • Shore power inlet
  • Generator
  • Inverter
  • Electrical Circuit: 110V

Outside Equipment/Extras

  • Electric windlass

Navigation and Electronics

  • Robertson AP 200 autopilot
  • iCom IC-M 120 VHF and Hailer
  • Dash Floscan fuel consumption monitors
  • Two Fiamm air horns
  • Two 6″ Plastimo compasses
  • Impulse QT-206 digital depth sounder
  • Jabsco remote searchlight
  • Northstar 951X GPS Navigation
  • Glendinning engine synchronizer
  • Chromed ship’s bell
  • Dual station Hynautic helm controls
  • Furuno radar
  • Telephone intercom system
  • Impulse QT-106 speed log
  • Raymarine VHF

Top quality fabrics, carpeting and upholstery throughout this boat. All entryways, hatches and ports have screens. Fabric wallcoverings and window shades are in excellent condition. Exterior fit and finish is first rate. The bridge hardtop, radar arch and custom bridge enclosure with full visibility was just recently constructed. The interior teak panelling is spotless. All of the wood and tiled flooring is in great shape and the engine room space is clean and well detailed. She has always been properly winterized and stored. This Californian is certainly worth your serious consideration.

Entertainment Electronics

  • Bose speakers in aft salon, bridge and staterooms
  • RCA television sets in salon and stateroom
  • DVD/CD player in salon
  • Yamaha RX-V 2300 audio receiver
  • Bose surround sound built-in


  • Nutone food processor center
  • Sharp Carousel NCR 1820 microwave
  • Corian countertops and backsplash
  • Teak parquet galley sole
  • Black and Decker coffee maker
  • U-line reefer and ice maker on aft deck
  • Origo four-burner glass-top stove
  • Dual stainless sinks
  • Built-in ice maker
  • Side-by-side refrigerator and freezer

Electrical and Engine Room

  • Fireboy Halon 1301 system
  • Four Interstate 8D batteries in ER
  • Sentry carbon monoxide detectors
  • Hubbel 50′ 220v 50 amp shore power cord
  • Interstate 8D battery for bow thruster
  • Two 50′ phone cords for shore use
  • Sentry G160-3 battery charger
  • Kohler genset sound shield
  • Kohler 16 CCOC genset 16kw
  • Westmar bow thruster
  • Three Rule bilge pumps
  • Hubbel 50′ 30 amp shore power cord


  • MarineAir heat/AC throughout
  • Three heads with showers
  • SeaLand marine toilets
  • GE Spacemaker laundry center
  • Jet Line central vacuum system

Deck and Safety Gear

  • TNT hydraulic transom boat dock
  • Teak and stainless handrails
  • Danforth S 2000 anchor with 300′ 5/16″ chain rode
  • Bennett trim tabs
  • Jim Bouy lifering with heaving line
  • Lewmar windlass
  • Eight adult and three child’s lifejackets
  • Lewmar deck hatches
  • Remote controlled boat davits
  • Locking teak wing doors from aft salon

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.