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5 Used Motor Yachts You Can Buy For Under $200K

Marina Nazario | November 18, 2020



Affordable motor yachts for sale in the United States.

Motor yachts are powered by single or twin engines — some equipped with two to four pod drives providing added maneuverability and joystick steering in close quarters. They can make voyages across oceans, zip through large rivers, or navigate the Great Lakes. Motor yachts are perfect for saltwater fishing, overnight boating, and day cruising and can be anywhere from 40 to 100 feet long. Motor yachts can range in price from as low as $90,000 to upwards of a few million — it just depends on if it’s new or used, size, model year, and amenities.

If you’re looking for an affordable boat, we found 5 used motor yachts under $200,000, currently for sale with Denison Yachting. These picks, in particular, are the perfect vessels for liveaboards and extended travel.


1. 63’ Viking 1988

STORY MAKER II is a 63 foot Viking with an extended aft deck. Built in 1988, she features full walk-around side decks, an enormous full-beam master cabin accessed by its own stairway, and three guest cabins forward with another curved stairway from the pilothouse. There are beautiful teak joinery and cabinetry throughout this motor yacht. You can access the flybridge using a comfortable and practical teak stairway with wide carpeted treads. (This is particularly handy for a steady walk up and down while carrying drinks or snacks.) A cozy cream-colored carpet was just installed on the main level in September 2020. STORY MAKER II is a well maintained used motor yacht and aggressively priced by motivated sellers in Charleston, South Carolina.

Best feature: Great value for her size.

Contact broker: Chris Ollis


2. 61’ Hatteras 1981

ROMANCE II is a classic 61 foot Hatteras built in 1981. Her 4 stateroom, 4 head layout features a galley on the main deck and an expansive salon. Her interior has a home feeling, making her a comfortable liveaboard. Forward of the galley is the pilothouse with double helm seating. Doors on both port and starboard sides, lead to the bow and forward deck. This motor yacht comes with a 13′ Boston Whaler Dauntless to take you onshore or to remote locations. Don’t let her age fool you — at under $200K, she’s full of character and ready to take you on your next big journey. ROMANCE II is currently for sale with Denison Yachting.

Best feature: Spacious salon for hosting friends.

Contact broker: Mike Mahoney


3. 52’ Jefferson 2000

Every once in a blue moon, you may hear about a friend of a friend who bought a 20-year-old boat that’s in such good condition it practically has that new boat smell. RIP RAP is the perfect example of an exceptionally well maintained and cared for Jefferson Rivanna Cockpit Motor Yacht. The vast majority of her life has been spent in the fresh waters of the Great Lakes, yet she demonstrated her seaworthiness on a voyage along the Great Loop.

With that type of time on the water, most vessels show their age in the engine room. Yet it would be a challenge to find a boat with her experience in this excellent condition, both mechanically and cosmetically. This is your chance to be that friend of a friend who buys a used motor yacht under $200K. RIP RAP is for sale with Denison Yachting in Chicago, Illinois.

Best feature: She’s incredibly seaworthy, strong, and stable for a motor yacht with as much use as this one.

Contact broker: Jeff Phillips


4. 48’ Ocean Yachts 1990

RADIANCE is a 2 stateroom, 3 head, 48 foot Ocean Motor Yacht built in 1990. She gets high marks for max-volume interior space, solid performance, and signature Ocean value. Highlights on this used motor yacht include extended full-beam salon, gourmet galley with deck access, inside bridge access, two double staterooms, work/laundry/storage room, and three full heads. Her large stand-up engine room is also a plus.

This motor yacht underwent plenty of upgrades over the years, including all new Garmin 7600 series electronics, new batteries, and a new jet bow thruster. RADIANCE is powered by reliable Detroit Diesels with a new exhaust system installed in 2019 along with a Westerbeke 11KW generator. She’s a Great Loop veteran and maximized for comfortable living. At $199,000, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by her value.

Best feature: You can convert one of the cabins into a stateroom, laundry room, office, or storage room.

Contact broker: Kevin Frawley


5. 42’ CHB 1987

VAMOOSE is a 42-foot motor yacht built by Chung Hwa Boat Building, a famous Taiwanese boat builder. She maximizes storage space in every room, allowing you to pack heavy for a big adventure. This used motor yachts has an open and airy salon with access to the sundeck and slide decks. Large windows port and starboard provide great visibility and natural light.

Thanks to her twin turbos at 225 HP Lehman Diesel, VAMOOSE can cruise at 8 knots all day long. At $90,000, she has been meticulously cared for with annual maintenance and upkeep making her an excellent boat for extended trips. You’ll get full use out of this affordable motor yacht.

Best feature: Compact and cozy to feel like home on the water.

Contact broker: Jim Dragomir


These 5 used motor yachts are great options if you’re in the market for a comfortable, spacious, and high performing boat at an affordable price. These yachts, specifically, have large fuel capacity, which makes them ideal for long-distance cruising, overnight vacations, and liveaboard situations. Contact a Denison yacht broker to find the right motor yacht for you and your family.