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62' Custom Blanchard Pilothouse

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Boat Name: 62' Custom Blanchard Pilothouse
Year: 1958
Price: 385000
Located in Newport Beach, CA
Hull Material: Wood
Engine/Fuel Type: Twin diesel

Rarely does a yacht come to market which has seen such care and attention throughout her life. "Sea Wolf" was built by the famed Blanchard Boat Works in Seattle. Her Bill Garden design was commissioned by a wealthy industrialist, all of whose yachts were called "Blue Heron".  "Sea Wolf" is the third vessel of this design built in 1958. She is constructed of Alaskan Yellow Cedar 1-7/8" planking on White Oak 1-3/4" frames.  Powered by twin GM 6-71N's offering a cruising speed of 10 knots and carrying 1000 gallons of fuel. Naiad stabilizers will provide comfort at sea and Side Power bow thruster will make docking easy. Main engines have had complete overhaul and her entire electronics package has been upgraded to provide redundancy. "Sea Wolf", with her spacious salon, will sleep 5 in two private staterooms with 2 additional berths on the passageway and 1 in the pilothouse for a total of 8.  Watermaker, air compressor plus recent haul out and continual maintenance makes this vessel cruise ready. 

Additional Specs, Equipment And Information:

Boat Name

62' Custom Blanchard Pilothouse


Total Power: 370HP

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: General Motors
Engine Model: General Motors
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Location: Port
Engine Hours: 2866
Engine Power: 185 HP

Engine 2:
Engine Brand: General Motors
Engine Model: General Motors
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Location: Starboard
Engine Hours: 2277
Engine Power: 185 HP

Cruising Speed: 10 knots
Maximum Speed: 11 knots


16.5 ft


Water Tanks: (440 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (1000 Gallons)


Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 3


Builder: Blanchard Boat Company
Designer: Bill Garden
Hull Shape: Displacement


Sleeps five owners and guests in two private staterooms, plus two companionway berths, and a pilothouse berth for a total of eight. Three enclosed heads including one shower and tub/shower in the master.

One boards the vessel from the swim step through a centerline transom door to the teak soled aft deck. There is a Dickinson stainless BBQ, hot & cold shower, four wicker chairs and cocktail tables plus wing doors.   

From the aft deck one enters the salon through two large varnished teak double doors. The salon is spacious with large windows with curtains and roll-up Sunbrella shades. There is an L-shaped settee to port with storage below and a locker adjacent to the companionway with a drop leaf table stowed. Opposite to starboard are lockers and a shelf with TV and entertainment center. The sunny, up U-shape galley is located forward to port and open to the salon for easy conversation. To starboard is side-by-side stainless refrigerator and freezer and a U-line ice maker. 

From the salon up four steps to the pilothouse. The helm is on center with complete engine controls, digital tachs and VDO gauges. The ships electrical panel is to port and drawers to starboard. There is a pilot berth aft of the raised settee with a varnished teak table and two chairs. There are book shelves, 4 bullet spot lights, a magazine rack, inclinometer, Weems & Plath ships clock and barometer, a remote high intensity spot light, and sliding side deck access doors P&S leading to the side decks and unique Portuguese bridge. The Portuguese bridge area has centerline wheel steering, engine controls, Garelick helm seats port and starboard and a centerline gate to the foredeck. 

From the salon down four steps to the staterooms. Engine access to each motor is on the passageway with stand-up engine rooms. The master stateroom is to starboard and features a thwartship, double berth with storage below, large cedar lined double door hanging locker, a second hanging locker, color TV and two opening ports. The ensuite master head has a tub shower with hand held faucet, a Head Hunter Royal Flush electric marine toilet, sink with brass faucets, a cabinet, mirror and an opening port. There is a guest head to port with a sink, Head Hunter electric marine toilet, mirror, cabinet and an opening port. Continuing forward on the port side are two berths with storage below, a privacy curtain and a hanging locker. The guest stateroom is forward offering a double berth over a single thwartship berth. There are dual hanging lockers, drawer storage, a cabinet and four opening ports. Forward is a stall shower to starboard with the guest head forward. This head also has a Head Hunter electric marine toilet, sink with pressure H&C water, two opening ports and access to the chain locker in the forepeak.

The interior aboard "Sea Wolf" is very clean and well appointed in nautical white enamel with glass-like varnished warm teak trim and cabinetry.   AM/FM/cassette stereo systems; compact CD player; Bose Surround Sound System and Aiphone intercom system. Upgrades onboard include carpeting throughout; curtains; Ultra Suede settee covers; 5-zone Kabola hot water cabin heat system; Bose Surround Sound; and galley appliances as noted below.


  • Cold plate refrigerator and freezer system
  • Kitchen Aid 4-burner stove & oven
  • Double stainless sinks with pull-out faucet
  • U-Line ice maker
  • Trap door in counter for trash with access from side deck
  • Abundant counter and storage area

Electronics and Navigation

  • Furuno LCR 72-mile radar
  • Furuno GPSD
  • Robertson 100DL autopilot
  • Robertson R1100 rudder angle indicator
  • Icom IC M602 VHF radio
  • Icom IC 751 Ham radio
  • Icom IC M700 SSB radio
  • Standard Horizon Ram 3 VHF
  • Furuno weatherfax
  • B&G Hornet instrument package
  • Air horn
  • ACR Class A EPIRB
  • Clearview Sea Tel Satphone (2008)
  • Garmin 3210 GPS Map (2008)
  • John Chaney inclinometer
  • Ritchie 5" compass
  • Pioneer AM/FM/CD


  • Northern Lights 12kw generator (3566 approx. hrs)
  • (8) 32v batteries
  • (2) 12v batteries for genset start
  • (4) 12v batteries for electronics
  • Converter (110vAC to 12vDC)
  • Converter (32vDC to 12vDC)
  • 32v Inverter/charger (Victron)
  • 12v Charger
  • 30-amp & 50-amp shore power service
  • Link 2000
  • Major refit of all electrical systems in 2000
  • Tank Tender waste water pump out system
  • Zantex Amphouse/Amp Meter
  • 12V engine alternator
  • 32V engine alternator
  • Electric fans
  • 20 Gallon electric hot water heater

Deck and Hull

  • Teak decks with safe, high bulwarks
  • Walk-around side decks with wing doors
  • Radar mast
  • Navigation lights
  • Perko Solar-Ray 12" searchlight with remote
  • Boat deck with stainless steel cradle for tender
  • Dickinson BBQ
  • Custom engraved ship's bell
  • Givens 8-man liferaft
  • Danforth and Navy type foredeck anchors with chain/rode
  • Plath heavy duty windlass 
  • Stern anchor with chain/rode
  • Canvas:  extensive covers for transom, caprails, tender and Portuguese bridge
  • Chairs on Portuguese bridge
  • (2) Spare props
  • (2) Double bench seats on foredeck
  • Lifesling overboard rescue system

Engine and Mechanical

  • The main engines have both had complete "in frame" overhauls in 2011.  All of the supporting pumps and heat exchangers were serviced during this overhaul period. 
  • VDO engine synchronizers
  • (2) Automatic bilge pumps
  • (2) Engine driven bilge pumps
  • Bilge cycle counter
  • External bilge alarm
  • Raw water deck pump
  • (3) Headhunter Heads
  • All plumbing & pumping systems had major refit in 2000
  • NAIAD stabilizers (new fins 2007)
  • Bow thruster - Side Power
  • Air compressor
  • Cockpit shower
  • Offshore Marine watermaker
  • Automatic Fire System (engine room)
  • Kabola B-17 heat system
  • VDO engine gauges
  • Digital tachs
  • Reverso electric oil change system
  • Racor fuel filters

Design and Construction

Built by the famed Blanchard Company of Seattle, "Sea Wolf" displaces 77,500 pounds. She is built of 1-7/8” Alaskan yellow cedar planking on 1-3/4” white oak frames on 2-3/8" X 7-1/2" floors.  "Sea Wolf" was the third vessel of this series built by Blanchard. Her Bill Garden design was commissioned  by the wealthy industrialist, Mr. Casey Jones, all of whose yachts were called "Blue Heron" and each were Bill Garden designs.  

Bill Garden devoted a chapter to the Blue Heron lll design in his boat design book. “The layout development was dictated by family use. Blue Heron lll is fairly typical and generally bears a resemblances to a fleet we did in this style. All of the type have the salon aft over the machinery. The Salon-galley combination has proven out well for western waters, where boats up to 80 feet may be a family operation without a permanent crew. With this layout, a pleasant galley-salon interchange is possible.

Recent Upgrades

PILOTHOUSE:The entire electronics package has been up upgraded to provide redundancy of systems and ease of operation. The primary navigation system is a Dell computer with Nobeltec VNS navigation software. Attached to this system is the Nobeltec Radar, AIS input, GPS, Heading Compass, Wind Speed & Direction as well as the Tides and Current software. A Dell Lap Top computer in the pilothouse provides backup of all of these systems as well as the ships digital communications via connections through Cellular, Satellite or Wi-Fi network connections. A GARMAN GPS MAP Plotter system also provides redundant navigation as well as a digital depth sounder, water temp and vessel speed. Ship communications are supported by two VHF radios as well as SSB Radio, Cellular Phone Booster and a Satellite Phone hand set.

Hull:  In 2010 the vessel was hauled out of the water at Sea View Boat Yard and all of the bottom paint on the hull was removed. The underwater seams were all caulked and all of the through hull fittings above and below the waterline were replaced. The hull was repainted with antifouling paint. She was most recently hauled in 2016 in Newport Beach for fresh bottom paint.


The Blanchard Boat Company was one of the leading yacht builders of Seattle.  Founded by N.J. (Norman J.) Blanchard (1885-1945) in 1905, the company built nearly 2,000 boats over its 64-year history, including commercial ships, classic motor cruisers and sailing yachts.  Partly due to the growing popularity of fiberglass, the Blanchard shop closed in 1969, as did many of the wooden boat shops in the region. The design of "Sea Wolf" remains as the most recognized vessel built by Blanchard due to Bill Garden dedicating a chapter in his book of designs.  Classic.  Must see to appreciate.


Tender; Sextant in wheelhouse; all personal gear; loose items; galley gear; CD's; charts; fishing equipment; tools; supplies and items not specifically listed on equipment list specifications sheet.


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 Richard Nathanson 949-675-8092 (office) or 310-430-1769 (cell), and Martha Comfort at 206-624-1908 (office)  or 206-499-0910 (cell) for additional information and your viewing appointment.  NEW REDUCED PRICE OF $385,000 10/17.  

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