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This 1987 Jongert 78 Motoryacht "Indigo Sea" is a custom, one-of-a-kind, transatlantic motoryacht. It is for the yachtsman that demands the finest. She is available at a very attractive price and ready to explore the world! "Indigo Sea" represents a rare opportunity to purchase a world class and world capable yacht of fantastic comfort and pedigree. She was originally launched at Jongert in 1988 at 71’ and then returned to Jongert in 1995 where the original designer added a larger more comfortable aft deck and new European style transom extension, bringing the yacht to 78’, giving her a much greater cruising range with her additional fuel capacity. Proving herself like few other yachts of her size can, "Indigo Sea" made several transatlantic crossings on her own bottom; approx. 100,000+ nautical miles. Her knowledgeable owners have made many fantastic upgrades and gone to great lengths to ensure all of her systems are in top working order; going through the ship from stem to stern servicing and upgrading. The 1987 Jongert 78 just came out of the yard after another $300,000 refit with upgrades. With her updated Naiad Zero speed stabilization system she is more stable and comfortable than one can imagine and the zero speed feature allows you to anchor anywhere in total comfort.
11/21 Installed new generator sound shield cover
11/21 New Weber grill with cover mounted on new starboard platform
12/21 Electrical upgrades service AC and DC panel connections, installed stair lighting to Master, installed 2 new 15kva isolation transformers and switches, installed new 24v charger
12/21 Serviced Watermakers
12/21 Installed all new toilets including all hoses, copper piping and wiring, upgrade and replace swim platform shower, install new fresh water pump, install new grey water sender and shower sump system in Master
01/22 Installed new rope lights in master, main salon, dining salon, guest and crew area
01/22 Installed new tool boxes with all new tools and storage platform above, design, fabricate and installed rod holders with removable bar and custom sunshade, fabricated and installed custom aluminum shelves in engine room
02/22 Installed new flybridge stereo system and speakers
02/22 Installed microwave oven
04/22 Serviced and cleaned A/C system
Miami warehouse spare parts, pumps, motors, spare shaft, and plans
“Indigo Sea” is an incredible vessel. Everywhere you look, you will be amazed by the quality of her build. The engines are Caterpillar work engines, not typical yacht engines. The generators are commercial equipment, they run at 1200 RPM, instead of 1800 RPM as the new units do now. Everywhere you look throughout the yacht; she has massive stainless fittings and you can easily see the quality built into the entire vessel.
The master stateroom is equipped with an ensuite head; The master bath is spacious with Jacuzzi tub, dual sinks and large shower, which is aft for complete privacy. The shafts are sealed in oil, then cooled by sea water. Chances are you have never seen an oil cooled shaft. This is “big ship stuff”. The advantage of this feature is that it is completely quiet and there’s no salt water damage to the shaft. The naval architect that oversaw the previous owners refit stated that these are normally only found on mega yachts. Full real walkaround decks, oversized anchors, and windlass, flybridge with comfortable seating throughout and room enough for any party. All the staterooms have great ventilation with hatches, screens and dorade vents for fresh air. The salon and pilothouse areas have opening windows and screen doors. The screen doors are a work of art. Important to note that because she was originally built to US SPECS, she is a 60 cycle boat.
Just one small example of the fine quality: the (8) deck chairs, the (4) armchairs and the (2) Commodore Steamers on the aft deck is made by Barlow Tyrie. These are the finest English teak chairs (all chairs refinished).
“Indigo Sea” received a fresh bottom paint job in 2021.
See a complete list of additional updates in the "UPGRADES" section of the listing specifications.
DECK & HULL
The spacious covered aft deck features built-in exterior seating aft, custom teak table and finest
quality English teak by Barlow Tyrie: (8) deck chairs, (4) arm chairs (around teak table) and the (2)
Commodore Steamers (all chairs hand finished). There are transom doors, both port & starboard,
leading down to the swim platform; and a hatch to access the lazarette.
The expansive Foredeck has built-in seating on the forward cabin top with comfortable
backrest and storage below each seat, along with storage cabinets both port and starboard. This
is another lovely private entertaining or sunbathing area.
The Flybridge offers full instrumentation and is designed for maximum comfort for any party. The
flybridge is fully covered from fore to aft with a Bimini top with a 2014 3-sided EZ2CY
enclosure. There are 2 large comfortable L-settees with teak tables, both port and starboard. Aft of
the settees are the wet bar, featuring sink and Sanyo mini refrigerator. Toward the aft of the
flybridge are two Chaise lounge chairs & davit located aft of that.
“Indigo Sea” features a beautiful and elegant teak interior which can easily be closed off
from the pilothouse via a recessed door on the forward bulkhead. (3) full size opening windows,
French doors aft, as well as (3) overhead vents, provide fantastic ventilation throughout.
Well-appointed full-size galley which has the option of being open, or not, to the dining area and
salon by way of a hinged privacy panel and door. A full-size opening window and overhead
ventilation assures plenty of fresh air. All new galley appliances installed about 1 or 2 years ago, as
reported by owner.
“Indigo Sea” features a well laid-out Pilothouse with a removable helm leaning post, port and
starboard wing doors (w/screens) and an L-shaped dinette/seating area. There is also a day head
that serves the entire main deck, with wood paneling and a decorative sink located aft under the
ladder to the flybridge and a very large full-size chart table area forward.
ENGINE & MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT
Accessed via watertight door in the starboard guest cabin or port side main deck. Well designed with full walkaround main engines and excellent access to generators.
The large master stateroom is accessed via its own private companionway from the aft end of the
salon ensuring complete privacy from crew and guests.
VIP STATEROOM ALL NEW (2012)
STARBOARD CREW QUARTERS ALL NEW (2012)
HISTORY FROM CURRENT OWNER
The extremely knowledgeable, wealthy yachtsman that built the boat originally had several
production boats. He wanted the finest yacht available that could cross the Atlantic and tour
Europe and the Americas; no expense was spared. He chose Jongert for several reasons:
1. Finest Dutch quality. Dutch then and today, some of the finest builders in the world.
2. Their boats routinely circled the globe.
3. The joinery work is incredibly finished.
4. He wanted a boat with a Lloyd 100A4 certificate. Note that almost all boats built today and
then are “built to ABS or Lloyds standard”. They do not have a certificate. There is no one
from outside to certify that the builder really met these standards when built.
5. He wanted an all aluminum boat, weight saving and great strength.
VESSEL UPGRADES 2019- AUG 2021
VESSEL UPGRADES – 2018/2019 as reported by owner
VESSEL UPGRADES - 2017/2018 Refit as reported by owner
VESSEL UPGRADES - 2016/2017
VESSEL UPGRADES - JULY 2015
VESSEL UPGRADES - 2013/2014
VESSEL UPGRADES 2012/2013