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  • Yacht Details 80' Custom 1999
  • Location Marina Del Rey, CA
  • Engines Yanmar
  • Days on MarketInquire
  • Last UpdatedJun 27, 2020
  • Asking Price$1,400,000
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Godspeed Yacht Description

Godspeed was designed by renowned Seafarer, Yacht Designer, and Author — Steve Dashew. Godspeed is the largest of the Deerfoot Line of Yachts by Dashew.

Godspeed exemplifies the concepts, conveniences and comfort written about in Steve's book, The Encyclopedia of Cruising. This book details many of the innovations, and logic behind Steve’s Deerfoot Line of Blue Water Cruising and Expedition Yachts.

Steve Dashew changed the world of blue water cruising sailboats when he introduced his Deerfoot line of sailing yachts. Dashew created designs that were fast, comfortable, safe and practical, all while keeping these yachts aesthetically pleasing. The Deerfoot Line of Adventure Sailing Yachts has become a benchmark for what is possible in a cruising sailboat.

Practicality was the cornerstone of the design. Dashew had extensive experience both designing these boats and cruising on them. Lessons learned over years cruising on the ocean were built into the design.

    • Of primary importance was the ability to cruise shorthanded, as Dashew preferred to cruise with his wife. Godspeed has been single handed numerous times under the present ownership. Few maxi cruising yachts can be handled easily and safely by a couple on a cruise, while entertaining another couple in style, comfort and luxury.
    • Electric winches make raising and trimming sails easy.
    • A variable pitch propeller adjusts to achieve maximum thrust in all sea conditions, makes docking easier by being able to select port or starboard prop walk, and increases engine life by being able to tune the engine to exhaust temperature for maximum efficiency.
    • A sophisticated fuel management system allows for changing filters while running, and an automated day tank for ultra clean fuel.
    • Most Lines are run to the cockpit so all sails can be trimmed from the cockpit.
    • The boom is clear of the cockpit for increased safety.
    • The 28.8 KWH House Battery is located in the keel where the battery weight contributes to the impressive stability of the vessel and enables the shoal draft of 6 foot, 7 inches. This sensible design has been proven through thousands of miles of offshore cruising.

Everywhere Godspeed Navigates she is complimented on her beautiful lines and the fit and finish of her craftsmanship. Once aboard visitors are quickly astounded by her functionality and live-aboard luxuries.

Current Ownership has enjoyed 22,000 uneventful miles, and hundreds of anchorages, cruising in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

Due to the result of the incredible workmanship of Kelly Archer (N.Z.), the incredible wisdom of Offshore Passagemaker Steve Dashew, and the extensive improvements added by her current owner, Godspeed has become a measuring point for ultimate, blue water, cruising yacht design. She’s fast, seaworthy and fun to sail.

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  • Make Yanmar
  • Model Turbo Diesel
  • Fuel Diesel
  • Hours
  • Type Inboard
  • Drive Type Direct


  • Beam: 17' 1''
  • Hull Material: Aluminum
  • Max Draft: 6' 1''
  • Fuel Tank: 2 x 560|gallon
  • Fresh Water: 2 x 200|gallon
  • Holding: 1 x 30|gallon
  • Heads: 2


Godspeed's Interior Layout is a work of art and functionality. . Her Pilothouse is a work of design genius. Walk through settees on either side.

The Remote Steering Station is in a pod at the front of the starboard settee. All the automated functions of the boat are available within the pilothouse including engine controls and autopilot controls with helm.

New Pilothouse Windows improve the look of the boat, while improving functionality. Super Clear 1/2 inch thick, grey tint plexiglass windows are molded onto the boat with synthetic rubber for the ultimate toughness and waterproofing seal.

Ultra Modern Styling with Swept Back Pilothouse Front Window and All Glass Panorama Windows.

Downstairs is an art form to behold. The woodwork is stunning. The stairs descend into the main floor cabin area with kitchen to port and office to starboard.

The main cabin is open and spacious and ideal for entertaining many guests at once.

Long, luxurious settees surround a large table of perfect joinery.

Forward is the owners stateroom complete with walk in closet, laundry, and luxurious spa like bath room. There is plenty of space for everything in this wide open design.

Aft there are two staterooms. The Starboard Stateroom is akin to what you would find in a luxury train going through the Alps. The Port Stateroom houses the Auxiliary Battery Bank under the berth. Access to the bathroom and engine room are provided through the Port Stateroom. Typically, on a voyage, the Port Stateroom will be the captains stateroom, should a captain be required. From their the captain can check on the engine and electrical systems in the adjacent engine room.

Navigation & Electronics

-International Navigation Lights
-Paper & Electronics Charts
-W-H Autopilot
-Furuno NavPilot Autopilot
-Rudder Angle Indicator
-Furuno NavNet Multifunction Unit
-Furuno 64-Mile Rated Radar Unit
-Furuno Navtex NX-500 Unit
-Furuno NavNet Unit
-Furuno DFAX – Weather Fax Unit
-Laptop Computer with Navigation Software
-Brooks & Gatehouse Displays (9)
-Wind Speed True
-Wind Direction True
-Wind Speed Apparent
-Wind Direction Apparent
-Internet / WiFi Router & Antenna System
-Internet Connection over Mobile
-Online Monitor : Voltage of Battery
-Online Monitor: Video
-ICOM IC-M710 SSB Radio with HF Antenna
-ICOM IC-M127 VHF Radio
-ICOM IC-M412 VHF Radio
-ICOM IC-M24 Hand-Held VHF Radios (2)
-AIS Unit – FA-50 Class B
-Hand-Held Spotlights
-Ritchie Compass
-Giro Compass
-Clock & Barometer

Deck & Ground Tackle

-Maxwell WC3500 24 Volt Electric Windlass
-(1) Bruce 240-lb. Anchor
-(1) Fortress FX-125 Anchor
-(1) Fortress FX-85 Anchor
-400’ G70 Chain – New 2015 - 20,000 lb breaking strength
-150’ Additional Chain
-300’ Additional Rode

Deck and Topsides
-Paint: Awlgrip
-Deck: Glued 1/2 thick Teak
-Deck Finish: Starbright Teak Oil

Electrical Systems

Main AC Electrical System
-Voltage 120 / 240
-Shorepower: 120 / 240 x 50 amp Shorepower Cord
-Isolation Transformer: ASEA AC-12 Electronic Isolation ---Transformer with Voltage Regulation
-Isolation Transformer Input Voltage Range: 190 volts to 300 VAC
-Isolation Transformer Voltage Output: 120 / 240 Split Phase
-Isolation Transformer Description: Rectified to DC bus, with Pure Sine --Wave Inverter Output
-Inverter Chargers: 2 x 24 volt Magnum 4 KW Inverter Chargers with ---Split Phase Output
-Inverter Charger Charging Capacity: 200 amps @ 24 VDC, 4.8 KW
-Standby Inverter: 600 watt Prowatt
-Generator: 11 KW Kohler

120 Volt Shorepower Connection
-Voltage: 120 volts
-Current: 30 amps
-Dedicated to 50 amp, 24 volt Isolated Mastervolt Programmable -Shorepower Charger

24 VDC Electrical System
-Total Battery Capacity: 38.4 KWH
-Keel Battery Capacity: 28.8 KWH
-Port Cabin Auxiliary Battery Capacity: 9.6 KWH
-Main Battery Switch: 1200 amps
-Battery Bank Switching: Break before Make, and Make Before Break
-24 Volt Alternators: 2 x 5 KW Alternators with Balmar Regulators
-Total 24 Volt Alternators Output: 10 KW
-350 Watt Superwind Wind Generator

-Manufacturer: Kohler 11EKOZD
-Power: 11 KW
-Current: 46 amps
-Voltage: 120 / 240.
-Starting Battery Capacity: 2 x 105 amp hours (shares Start Batteries -with Propulsion Engine).
-Kohler Alternator Current: 25 amps

Hunderstat Propeller Pitch Adjustment

Sails And Rigging

A new high modulus carbon main rig, carbon mizzen, and sails were added to Godspeed. The height of the mast was raised 12% (10 feet), and new custom larger sails were fitted. All new solid rod rigging was installed. Weight aloft was significantly decreased for better sailing performance.

-Type of Rig: Ketch
-Main Mast Construction: High Modulus Carbon Fiber
-Mizzen Mast Construction: Carbon Fiber
-Spinnaker Poles: 2 x Carbon Fiber
-Standing Rigging: Solid Stainless Steel

Sails: ( All New in 2012)
-1 x Mainsail
-1 x Mizzen
-1 x Inner Forestay
-1 x Genoa
-1 x Code 1
-1 x Storm Jib
-1 x Main Mast Spinnaker
-1 x Mizzen Mast Spinnaker

Total: 4,000 Square feet of sail area

Self Tailing Winches
-2 x Lewmar 66 Self Primary Electric for MainSheet
-2 x Lewmar 64
-3 x Lewmar 58
-4 x Lewmar 54
-2 x Lewmar 48
-5 x Lewmar 44
-(3) Self Tailing Winches are Electric
-Anchors, Ground Tackle and Gear

Engines & Propulsion

The Engine Room features Ample Headroom, Work Table, Vice, Storage Shelves. 210 square feet of some of the finest equipment available to the yachting community. Most components are monitored. Each component has been vetted by experience for ruggedness and reliability.

Godspeed has been professionally cared with numerous upgrades and improvements to make her into an incredible Blue Water Sailing Yacht, capable of cruising the worlds oceans in comfort, style and speed.

Godspeed can enable your independence and give you mastery of the oceans of the world.

-Engine Manufacturer: Yanmar
-Engine Type: Turbo Diesel
-Horsepower: 190 @ 3,100 rpm, 230 @ 3,300 rpm
-Transmission: Hurth 2.5:1
-Propeller Shaft Diameter: 2.5 inches
-Propeller: 28 inch, 3 blade Hundested Variable Pitch
-Starting Battery: 2 x 12 volt Odyssey Extreme Batteries
-Starting Battery Capacity: 2 x 105 amp hours
-Starting Battery Alternator: 80 amps
-House Battery Alternators: 2 x 200 amp
-Monitoring: Yanmar Analogue and Murphy Electronic
-Engine Alarm System: Murphy
-Remote Start in Engine Room
-2,000 Mile Motoring Range

Bow Thruster- New 2012
-14 KW Max Power Electric/Hydraulic, Deployable Bow Thruster

Water Systems & Tankage

Fuel Tanks
-Fuel Type: Diesel
-Total Capacity: 1120 Gallons
-Starboard Tank: 550 Gallons
-Port Tank: 550 Gallons
-Day Tank: 20 gallons

Water Tanks
-Water Tanks: 2
-Total Capacity: 400 Gallons

Hot Water Heater
-Capacity: 20 Gallons
-Heating Element: 240 VAC
-Protection: Ground Fault Protection at 5 milliamps
-Heat Exchanger: Engine Cooling Water

-Manufacturer: Open Ocean
-24 VDC Watermaker Flow Rate: 8 GPH
-240 VDC Watermaker Flow Rate: 50 GPH

-Forward Head: Overboard Discharge Electric Rariton
-Starboard Cabin Head: Electric Vacu-flush - Discharge into Holding -Tank Only
-Starboard Cabin Head. Electric Macerator - Discharge into Holding Tank Only
-Holding Tank Total Capacity: 30 Gallons


-Center Console Rigid Inflatable
-Construction: Aluminum
-Propulsion: Yamaha 25 Horsepower
-Crane on Mizzen Mast for Launching
-Stowed on Aft Deck


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. Listed by The Yacht ExchangeTHIS BOAT IS SUBJECT TO AN EXCLUSIVE LISTING AGREEMENT WITH THE YACHT EXCHANGE 310-305-9192 AND IS NOT OFFERED FOR SALE BY DENISON YACHTING. Denison Yachting is merely providing this information in an effort to represent you as a buyer in the purchase of this vessel.

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