1987 Californian 55

55 ft

A meticulously maintained motoryacht in the Sea of Cortez. This 3-Stateroom,
3-Head yacht has everything you need to cruise and fish Mexico in style and
comfort. The twin Caterpillars were rebuilt in 2006 and have only seen less than
1,100 hours since. Lots of room for entertaining, comfortable sleeping, or just
lounging around while waiting for the big one to bite.

“Snailin’ Aked” boasts three staterooms and three heads with a comfortable and
spacious layout with Walnut interior. Among her many amenities she features a
full galley and a fully screen enclosed sundeck. Cruise, fish, or live-aboard!
Currently she is maintained in the water with a full-time captain.

Her semi-displacement hull, also called semi-planing by some builders, use hulls
that incorporate both rounded sections for increased storage and tankage, and
flatter hull sections to partially lift the forward section of the hull out of
the water, thereby decreasing drag for increased high cruising speeds.

Ikonic Yachts is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat
is centrally listed by United Yacht Sales. It is offered as a convenience by
this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct
representation of a particular vessel

Vessel Walkthrough

Comfortable and spacious 3-Stateroom layout, each cabin with its own head.

Below decks and full forward is a guest cabin with upper and lower berths to port. Moving aft and to starboard is a head with sink, shower stall and electric head.

Aft quarters are accessed through a port stairway in the main salon, to a hallway that leads to a starboard side guest cabin. To port directly across this stateroom is a separate head, shower stall and sink.

The owners’ stateroom is aft with a queen centerline berth, generous storage and closets, vanity, mirrored wall and En-Suite head with sink, electric toilet and tub/shower combo. Access to the aft cockpit from the owner’s stateroom is through a port side companionway.

There is one Sony television with DVD and a sound system by Sony.

Headroom 6’4.

Main Salon:

  • Located Mid-Ship, Full Beam
  • Very large main salon fully carpeted
  • Large L-Shaped couch to starboard side with pullouts to convert to sleeping area
  • Wood cabinets with laminate counters
  • Accordion shades on windows
  • Compass – Ritchie


  • Down Galley located to starboard side
  • Double SS sink
  • Whirlaway garbage disposal, 2018
  • Princess electric 3-Burner stove and oven
  • LG microwave oven
  • Black and Decker toaster oven
  • Built-In counter blender station
  • Magic chef full-size refrigerator with deep freezer rebuilt in 2020
  • Coffee maker over corner storage
  • Galley dinette seating to port side, U-Shaped, seats approximately six
  • Dinette converts to sleeping area
  • Plentiful storage under dinette seating

Master Stateroom:

  • Master cabin is located aft
  • Full beam primary stateroom
  • Queen sized island bed
  • Full length hanging locker
  • Storage to port side
  • Starboard side vanity with seating and storage
  • Accordion blinds
  • En-Suite full head located to starboard side with separate shower and tub
  • Full length mirror
  • Marine Aire Systems AC
  • Track lighting
  • Hidden fluorescent strip lighting
  • Access to aft deck located on port side

Guest Stateroom #1:

  • Located Forward
  • V-Berth with over-under berths on port side
  • Hanging locker
  • Marine Aire Systems AC, reverse cycle 21,000 BTUs
  • Chain locker access
  • En-Suite full head with electric flush, sink and separate shower

Guest Stateroom #2:

  • Located behind main salon to the starboard side
  • Single berth converts to full-size
  • Hanging locker
  • Full length mirror
  • Third guest head located in passageway, complete with electric head, sink and separate shower


  • Flybridge and cockpit
  • (2) 20’ Fishing outriggers with quick-release hardware (2019)
  • Flybridge seating for 10
  • Winch – 12v DC Rule V33(R) for dinghy davit
  • Bridge and sundeck canvas with 40mil Strataglass (stored below decks when not in use)
  • Sundeck table, settee, four chairs, and sofa
  • Cockpit Cooler (free standing) – Ice Station Zero fish cooler with 48” scale on wood seat
  • Live Bait well
  • 60” Cold plate storage cooler box (built-in) at sundeck with temperature gauge, plumbed to engine room
  • Teak storage cabinets at sundeck with built-in freezer
  • Aluminum Swim ladder stored in lazarette
  • Muir 3,000 windlass, 12vDC
  • 50lb. Danforth-style anchor with 400’ of 3/8” chain
  • SS grapple rock anchor with chain
  • Danforth 40# stern anchor stored in lazarette with 200’ 5/8” nylon rode

Electronics and Helm:

  • Sitex CDF500 Cybernet depth sounder
  • Robertson AP1000DL autopilot
  • Ritchie compass
  • Garmin 526S GPS and chart plotter
  • Uniden UM385 class D VHF marine radio (3/2023)
  • Raytheon Ray Marine SL70 radar
  • Radar detector
  • Interior and exterior bridge and sundeck speakers


  • Shore power inlet – 110v AC with 50-amp service
  • Shore power 20’ 50amp with Y-Yoke
  • Dytek 2000-watt inverter charger
  • Electrical circuit: 110v AC and 12v DC
  • Engine batteries: (2) DELCO (8/2021)
  • House batteries: (3) DHL (11/2022) plus 1 Delco (8/2021)
  • Onan 15kw generator, 5,700 hours (as of 3/2023)

Engine Details and Mechanical Equipment:

  • (2) Caterpillar 3208T engines, each 375hp
  • Engine hours since rebuild in 2006, less than 1,100 hours
  • Automatic fire extinguishing system in engine room
  • Alternators rebuilt February 2023
  • Sea water strainers
  • Engine room insulation upgraded to rigid foam with foil-face 2021

Other Mechanical Equipment:

  • Marine Aire System reverse-cycle air conditioning – 3 total, 21,000 BTU each
  • One in forward berth under bunk
  • Second unit in Main Salon
  • Third unit in aft master cabin
  • Electric bilge pumps (3) total, 1 in bow, 1 midship and 1 aft
  • Manual bilge pump (1)
  • Electric heads (3)
  • Holding tank equipped with electric waste macerator ejector pump and manual waste pump
  • (2) 4-Blade 28” bronze propeller
  • GE hot water heater, electric and engine, ~20 gallons
  • Watermaker HRO 36 GPH with U.V. treatment
  • 24L Pressure fresh water tank


Three fuel tanks: aft under fishing cockpit 340 gallons, main under primary stateroom bed 235 gallons, forward tank under floor of second stateroom 305 gallons.

Non-Operational Equipment

  • Washer and Dryer Combo


  • Owner's personal effects
  • Fishing gear (fishing poles, reels, lures, tackle, rods)

Mechanical Disclaimer

Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.


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.

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