68' De Vries Lentsch 1953 Dakota

Marina Del Rey, CA

Previously Asking


  • Length 68’
    Location Marina Del Rey, CA
  • Beam 16'
  • Draft
  • Staterooms 3
  • Price $595,000

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Beautifully restored Ed Monk designed 1953 De Vries Lentsch 68 Motoryacht.

Ed Monk was a famous Naval Architect who designed many boats over the years.  This one was built in the G. De Vries Lentsch yard in Amsterdam, Holland before Feadship existed.

The previous owner replaced 70% of the steel on the hull (at a cost of around $500k.)  The current owner acquired the vessel around 2005. He added the flybridge and extended the salon, and then refurbished the interior. It's gorgeous!

Rebuilt engines

New shafts

Props balanced

2 x generators




Update, May 2019:  Boat hauled at The Boatyard for bottom paint etc.  At this time, an ultra-sound inspection was made of the bottom.  The steel is in good shape.

Note:  I've had several inquiries about headroom.  I am 6' tall, so if you watch the walk-thorugh video, you should get an idea.  It's about 6' 3" in the salon, about 6' in the aft cabin.

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  • Beam: 16'
  • Hull Material: Steel
  • Fuel Tank: 1 x 1600|gallon
  • Single Berths: 2
  • Double Berths: 2
  • Cabins: 3
  • Heads: 3


Forward is a crew cabin with single beds to port and starboard, and an en suite head.

Moving aft is the galley.  It is fully equipped with a Viking four-ring gas stove top and oven, a Miele dish washer, two Sub Zero freezers/refrigerators, and a microwave oven.

Aft of the galley is a dining room with a table & chairs.

Up a few steps to the helm, which is equipped with a full suite of electronics, and has doors port & starboard leading out onto the side decks.

Behind the helm is a counter-top with a sink, and behind that a spacious salon with a sofa and table.  A door at the back leads out to a canoe shaped aft deck.

Steps down from the dining room lead to the guest quarters with one cabin with a double bed and head opposite with separate shower stall, WC, and sink.

The master cabin is aft with king bed hanging lockers and en suite head with hot tub, WC and shower stall.  A door leads out onto the aft deck.

Up from the helm are steps to the flying bridge. This has  a center helm and L shaped bench seating.  Behind is a sun bed, two electric dingy davits and a dingy on deck chocks.



AC System:

One 50 amp /120 volt inlet port side.

Shore power cable. 120/220 volt system

DC system:  12, 24 & 32 volt systems.

Two 4D 12 volt batteries in the center engine room.

Eight 8-volt North Star NSB-M12-120 batteries in a rack in the forward engine room.

Eight 12-volt lead acid batteries starboard side engine room

Two 6-volt batteries aft steering.



Twin Detroit Diesel 6-cylinder, fresh-water-cooled 671 N engines, rebuilt in 2005.  

Meters show approximately 5700 original hours, but hours since rebuild are unknown (estimated to be around 500.)

Captain reports the fuel burn at around 4 Gallons Per Hour at a cruise of 8 knots.

Wet exhaust system, flexible hoses, fiberglass elbows.

Hydraulic steering.

Racor fuel separators.

Propeller shafts & seals were replaced in 2017, and propellers (36 X 28) were balanced & tuned.



The owner reports that the vessel had a complete refit in 2004 at Hansen Yachts in Seattle, where hull bottom plates were replaced, interior completely re-furbished and the engines rebuilt.

May 2019.  Boat hauled at The Boatyard for bottom paint etc.  At this time, an ultra-sound inspection was made of the bottom.  The steel is in good shape.


Denison Yacht Sales offers the details of this yacht in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of this boat for sale. A yacht buyer should instruct his yacht broker, or his boat surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This yacht for sale is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.