• 63.5833'
  • 1963
  • San Diego, California, United States
  • Price On Application


"CHALLENGE " is a beautiful sailing yacht with an impeccable pedigree. Custom designed at Sparkman & Stephens by Olin Stephens and built in Aluminum by Burger Boat Company. She is a stirring performer as well as being very pleasing in layout and decor below. "Challenge" is admirably outfitted for extensive cruising or simply day sailing and entertaining friends. She features teak decks, 7.7KW Genset, HOOD STOWAWAY mast w/ internal electric furling, Harken Unit 3 self-furling headsail.

  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Category: Classic Yacht
  • Model: N/A
  • Model Year: 1963
  • YearBuilt: 1963
  • Year Refit: N/A
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: N/A
  • Country: United States
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: N/A
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 3/6 - Crew R/B/S: 0/0/2
  • LOA: 63' 7" (19.38m)
  • LWL: 45' 0" (13.72m)
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 14' 0" (4.27m)
  • Min Draft: 9' 0" (2.74m)
  • Max Draft: --
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: 7 Knots
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: --
  • Max Speed: 8 Knots
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 32 Tonne
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: 240 Gallons
  • Holding Tank: --
  • Fuel Capacity: 215 Gallons
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: N/A
  • Heads: 2
  • Sleeps: 6
  • State Rooms: 3
  • Crew Berths: N/A
  • Crew Sleeps: 2
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: Aluminum
  • Deck Material: Teak
  • Hull Configuration: Monohull
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: Sparkman and Stephens
  • Hull Color: N/A
  • Hull Finish: N/A
  • Exterior Designer: N/A
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Yanmar
  • Model: 4LH
  • Engine Count: Single
  • Engine Type: Sail Drive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel

Accommodation-General Layout

The vessels cabins offer excellent privacy.  Foredeck and guest cabin share forward head.  Toilets are Wilcox Crittenden completely restored and original with the boat.


The main saloon can be reached either from the owners cabin or an on deck hatch. The navigation station is located to port and offers ample storage for charts and associated gear. The saloon features settee berths port and starboard as well as upper sea berths that have been known to provide the best accommodations in a blow. In the center of the saloon is a gambled dining table. The port side lower berth can be widened to sleep two. Forward to starboard is an entertainment center with tape and CD player, as well as a TV and VCR system.

Aft Cabin

Owners cabin is aft entered from the cockpit, a port side berth can sleep two, to starboard is a single berth.

Forward Cabin

Refit included addition of v-berthing double in forepeak. Forward to port is a head with separate stall shower. Forward to starboard, is a guest cabin with upper and lower double berths with a small vanity and a hanging locker. Note, all berths are equipped with either lee cloths or lee boards.


Galley is forward with deck access. Top loading refrigerator, front loading freezer. The double galley sink is starboard with a three burner propane stove with oven and a lot of stowage.  Gas cover above galley underneath the hatch slide storage.

12V refrigeration: 110hp compressor-cold plate electric.

Entertainment Systems

2 TV's with multi-system - DVD/CD players
20" Sharp TV in dinette DVD/CD
Vizio TV in master bedroom with Boss DVD/CD player
Stereo System in owner bedroom
Stereo system in dinette area (chart table)

Navigation System

Simrad GPS/Chart plotter
Stephens single sideband radio
2 VHF radios
RADAR: FURUNO Ray Marine ST60 MULTY 24 mile radar

Autopilot System


Monitoring System

Xantrex link 10 pro

Sailing Instruments

DEPTH/SPEED/WIND: Ray Marine ST60 complete package new

Communication Systems

Radio: hand held VHF
Sea 22 single band radio telephone
Positioning: FURUNO FM2610 Radar
Paper charts and plotting instruments
Compass: magnetic and electronic.

Engine Room

The engine room is located under the master owner cabin floor were is possible to access engine transmission and fuel system. Including fuel pump and fuel tankage.

General Equipment

Hand bilge pump and salt water pump. Electric 2) bilge pumps, fresh water pump, sewage pump, sump pump and fuel transfer pump.

Engine and System

Yanmar 4LH HTE  145 HP (2001) Diesel. Marine high speed. Close cooled. Warner reverse reduction gear.
Propeller: Three blade feathering 
Engine Hours: 100
Fuel Consumption: 2 GPH

Plumbing Systems

All new plumbing system with 12V pump on demand.  New hard pipes with new faucets throughout.

Ventilation System

2 Dorade boxes for 1: Engine Room
                                   2: Guest Quarters

Drainage Systems

Level metering:
Water Tanks:  Aluminum
Fuel Tanks:  Aluminum
Black water tanks:  None

DC System

Wiring: Marine revised and upgraded type. Stranded and plastic insulated. Loomed.
Batteries: One 12-volt and eight 6-volt Secured in spill proof box with battery cell recovery caps. Location of switchboard: 110 VAC and 12 VDC sub and master breaker panel in house. Master batter switches. Trace inverter battery charger.

AC System

110 system, oversize wiring throughout the vessel, plus panel with meters and breakers. 


2.5 KW Xantrex Trace Inverter

Deck Equipment

Lofran Model 2000 windlass, 100lb.
Bruce Anchor with 300ft chain and amply rode

Deck Canvas

Dodger, Full awning, Doghouse dodgers and Bimini

Safety Equipment

Switlick 8 person life raft in canister with provisions.
Emergency tiller
Life Jackets: 10 Adult type II, Infant and child
Switlick 8 man canister life raft
Navigation lights: to international rule


Achilles 11' with 15HP Yamaha 2 stroke - 20 hours
Hard Bottom RIB


In Mast Furling mainsail, w/135% genoa, Spinnaker, with MPS cruising kite, 120% genoa (new 5/98) storm sails. Spinnaker and MPS, both have snuffing devices.


Hood stowaway mast with internal electric furling
All spars are aluminum with white epoxy paint

Standing Rigging

Standing rigging is all of the highest quality S/S
Manual adjustable backstay

Running Rigging

Assorted sheets, blocks and hardware for mainsail, headsail and cruising spinnaker

Winch Package

 Fourteen sheet and halyard winches. BARIENT, TWO #737 TWO SPEED/SELF TAIL, TWO #35R, ONE #22, TWO #10 AND THREE #28.

Sailing Systems/Hardware

Harken Unit 3 Furling headsail system Charles shore power isolation transformers to control galvanic corrosion on aluminum.

Steering System

Cable steering system with large Quadrant.
Access from Master Stateroom

Hull and Appendages

Full keel with keel hung mounted rudder

Hull Finish

Whit LP Topsides (2018)
Intersleek Bottom paint (2015)