This 58' West Bay has a three-stateroom, two-head, galley-up layout with a custom enclosed flybridge. Starting forward is the VIP Guest stateroom, with a center-line Queen bed, hanging lockers, drawers, and 10" color TV with VHS. Aft to starboard is the Guest Head w/ stall shower and Vacuflush toilet; washer/dryer. Opposite to port is Guest stateroom w/ upper and lower berths and hanging locker. Aft to Master Stateroom with Queen berth, lots of drawer space, two cedar-lined hanging lockers, 20" Sony TV, and ensuite head with stall shower and Vacuflush toilet. Up a curved staircase from the owner's quarters is the helm station. Aft is the galley area with a GE 4-burner stove w/ oven to port, along with double sinks, trash compactor, and dishwasher. Opposite, to starboard, is a breakfast bar w/ two stools, side-by-side refrigerator/freezer with ice and water dispenser in the door. Aft and down three steps is the dining area to port with a teak table and four teak chairs. Opposite is the entertainment center w/ Sony 25" TV, DVD player, VHS player, AM/FM stereo w/ surround sound and a sub-woofer. Aft are the two swivel chairs. Opposite is a curved leather settee. Aft and out double glass doors is the cockpit.
The salon is open and comfortable. Perfect for living on board, light entertaining and just relaxing.
The fully equipped galley is open with excellent views adjacent to the lower helm station and just a few steps to the open and comfortable salon.
The full beam private, spacious and comfortable master suite features a walk-around king-sized bed, generous closet and storage and an en-suite head with vanity sink and stall shower.
The private VIP stateroom is all the way forward featuring a comfortable Island Queen bed, closet and loads of storage as well as an en-suite adjoining head with sink and shower.
The flybridge was fully enclosed by the factory, like the new 64' West Bay Sportsfisherman, at a cost of $100,000.00. It is accessed via a staircase from the salon area and a ladder from the cockpit. Custom Captain's and Mate's bench, wet bar w/ icemaker, reverse cycle A/C, leather bench seat to port, single seat aft to starboard. All bridge electronics are duplicated/remote below. Aft and out sliding glass door to Boat Deck with 1,500 lb hydraulic Davit, 1993 13' Novurania Dinghy w/ 40hp Yamaha. Dinghy was re-tubed in 2001. Life raft is also secured on Boat Deck.
The cockpit gunwale has been lowered 10" to match the new West Bay fishing version of this boat. There is a live well built into the transom, a JennAire Grill, storage cabinets, transom door, and a large swim platform with hot/cold shower. Gasoline storage is in the Swim Platform. One of the nicest and most functional cockpits of ANY yacht in its size and class.
Engine room access is via the cockpit, and has 6' head room. The V8 MAN engines were overhauled in 2001 as a result of a MAN Factory recall. Nothing was needed, but pistons, rods and bearings were replaced. They run as V4's at fast idle for low fuel consumption; w/ underwater exhaust and block heaters, trolling valves and dripless seals. Racor filters for engines and generators, oil change system, work bench with vise, third set of engine gauges. Engine thru-hull fittings are new, with hinged screens.There are hydraulic pumps on both engines w/ coolers. Five new bilge pumps. Hyraulic Bow Thruster. Fuel Filteration System and line cutters.
The Lazarette is accessed through a cockpit hatch, and houses; (1) set of spare props, a freezer, (6) batteries, 400 gpd watermaker
"58 Westbay No Name" has a neutral, beige interior, with leatherette window treatments, matching lacquer paint over oak with teak trim and matching wooden blinds. Except for the windshield, all windows have 3 M sunscreen. Sisal carpet throughout. There is a safe in the floor of the salon. Vessel is being offered "Fully Found", with galley and dining utensils, linens, towels, etc. - excluding only the owner's clothing and personal effects.
UPDATED July 2017
Megabyte was bought by the current owners in 1999 and the interior was redesigned by JC Espinosa at that time. Over $50,000 was spent on the interior and another $50,000 on mechanical upgrades. Yes, after 17 years the interior could be updated with the latest granite tops etc that were not prevalent at that time. It was designed for their comfort when on board where they entertained people for dinner gatherings and long range cruising. The owner’s wife, unlike many boating wives, loves to cook. This design was copied in many respects by Westbay in later models.
The enclosed bridge was wanted for comfort in long range cruising and to be used as an office for the owner. Open bridges in Florida are not very pleasant when the temperature is 90 degrees and the humidity is through the roof. Running boats from down below with restricted visibility in traffic or dangerous areas is also very stressful. Most of the boats in Ft. Lauderdale have air conditioned enclosures. The hard enclosure adds over $100,000 to the cost of the boat if you built it today and this one was done by the factory.
The owner has a BSME degree from one of the top engineering schools in the country and prefers to do as much work on the boat as he can to make sure it is done right. He also happens to have about 6 patents in his work for Chrysler Corporation in engine development and his own Michigan companies. His wife of 50 years has a degree in biology from another top college. They also own an island home on the west coast of Florida. They lived on board for 3 weeks of every month at a very prestigious yacht club in South Florida and spent a month at a time in the Bahamas. The owner has owned and run boats for 60 years as boating is his passion.
The owner re-plumbed the entire holding tank system as he did not like the Canadian hoses used instead of the proper hoses recommended by the Sealand people. The system works perfectly as all duckbill and vacuum control valves have been replaced.
No one who has been on board has indicated the boat was anything but very clean. It’s just in need of updating, just as any house would need after 17 years. Styles change. The price reflects the understanding of that updating. The owners have spent $50,000 on some updates recently but mainly on the bottom of the boat to fix the blisters. This is a common problem on boats built in the 90’s and early 2000’s as knowledge was gleaned on the porosity of gelcoats. No expense was spared in this repair and it was supervised by a surveyor that the owner hired. All underwater gear including the “spurs” and bushings were inspected during this process. New zincs were installed. Epoxy was used on the hull and running gear.
Megabyte is still extremely stylish and there were about 100 of the 58’s built. There were also 64 foot Sport Fisherman models built like Megabyte with the hard enclosed bridge and the notched down rear cockpit. You can’t tell the age difference between years on these boats. Many still sell for well over $1 million.
Megabyte has proven itself extremely sea worthy in that it came on its own bottom from BC and has proven very tough when crossing the Gulf Stream going to the Bahamas.
The price reflects the perceived need for updating the interior and the navigation equipment. The price allows for the new owner to equip the vessel to their own specifications. Exterior painting is a buyer’s call but the Gelcoat is very thick and will cut and buff very close to its original luster without going to the expense of painting. All used boats tend to have similar needs once surveyed even when they start out looking pristine. Of course we always recommend that a thorough survey be done.
Seller is motivated to make a deal because of health considerations on this bargain priced quality Westbay Sonship cockpit motor yacht with factory flying bridge enclosure and upgraded MAN engine package with only 260 hours since MAN factory authorized rebuild.
It is the lowest priced 58 Westbay that's ever hit the brokerage market because the seller wants it sold immediately! If you're looking for a quality yacht that's the most economical, easy to handle and maintain and makes the best live-aboard here it is. You have found it!
Westmar side scan sonar, Shaft line cutters, Brownie gasoline powered diving air compressor and equipment, Freezer in Larzerrette, 4 blade Nibral propellers installed, 3 blade spare propellers in Lazerrette, (1) Spare 3 inch shaft in storage (available to buyer)
Owner's clothing and personal effects are exlcuded from any sale.