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1984 Custom Palatka Expedition/Cockpit

Marina Del Rey, California


LEIGHT STAR has been captain maintained since new. With her helicopter pad and 14-person jacuzzi, she is easily enjoyed.


Listed by Northrop and Johnson Newport Beach, CA

THIS BOAT IS SUBJECT TO AN EXCLUSIVE LISTING AGREEMENT WITH NORTHROP AND JOHNSON NEWPORT BEACH, CA 949-642-5735 AND IS NOT OFFERED FOR SALE BY MARINERS YACHT & SHIP BROKERAGE, INC.. Mariners Yacht & Ship Brokerage, Inc. is merely providing this information in an effort to represent you as a buyer in the purchase of this vessel.

Basic Boat Info

Make: Custom
Model: Palatka Expedition/Cockpit
Year: 1984
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Builder: Palatka
Designer: Douglas Sharp
Construction: Steel
Boat Hull ID: xxxxxxxxxxxx
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 143 ft / 43.59 m
Length Overall: 143 ft / 43.59 m
Waterline Length: 116 ft / 35.36 m
Beam: 25 ft / 7.62 m
Max Draft: 6'5 ft / 1.96 m
Min Draft: 6.42 ft
Cabins Count: 6

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Detroit Diesel
  • Model: Series 60 Turbo
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 450hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 2009
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Detroit Diesel
  • Model: Series 60 Turbo
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 450hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 2009
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Total Engine Power: 900hp
Cruising Speed: 10 kn
Maximum Speed: 12 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 11,526 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 2,438 gal


Heads Count: 9
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Motor Yachts, Mega Yachts

Accommodations / Walkthrough

LEIGHTSTAR features beautifully designed decks for exquisite indoor/outdoor living. She offers guest accommodations for up to twelve guests and seven crew, with six guest staterooms and four crew cabins.

She is very spacious to ensure a luxury experience.

Master Stateroom
  • Full beam
  • King bed
  • Jacuzzi tub
  • Dual sinks
VIP Stateroom
  • Queen bed
  • Ensuite head
  • Steam shower
Guest Staterooms

Port Forward:

  • Queen Bed
  • Ensuite Head

Port Aft:

  • Queen Bed
  • Ensuite Head

Starboard Forward:

  • Queen Bed
  • Ensuite Head

Starboard Aft:

  • (2) Twins
  • Ensuite Head
Captain's Quarters
  • Full bed
  • Ensuite bath
Crew Quarters
  • (3) Bunk rooms with (2) twin beds each
  • (2) Heads and showers
Laundry Equipment
  • (2) Washers
  • (2) Dryers
  • Standard Horizon Quantum model VHF
  • Furuno radar 72 mile
  • Furuno radar 48 mile
  • Furuno GPS/WAAS Navigator GPS
  • Chart plotter computer with electronic charts
  • Simrad Robertson automatic autopilot
  • Furuno depth sounder with color video sounder
  • Furuno satellite compass
  • (2) Compact Design navigation computers with monitors and keyboards
Entertainment System
  • (15) High-definition DirecTV satellite televisions
  • Panasonic worldwide cellular/satellite phone
  • iPod integration
  • Speakercraft ship-wide stereo
Engine and Mechanical Equipment
  • Naiad hydraulic anti-roll stabilizer system
  • American bow thruster
  • Air conditioning with heating
  • (3) Hubbell 115 electric hot water tanks; 80 gallons each
  • (6) Rule 2000 GPH 24V bilge pumps with automatic float switches
  • Dayton 3hp 230V AC bilge pumps
  • Dayton 208V AC/230V AC 9hp fuel
  • Mechanical fuel and air shut off controls for both engines
  • Fuel system is fitted with “Alfa Laval”
  • Low oil pressure alarm and coolant overheat warning audible at helm station
  • Triple Racor fuel and water filter separators for main engines mounted in engine room forward of port and starboard engines
  • RA Telcom 12V 15amp automatic battery charger mounted on electrical switch board panel in engine room
Electrical Equipment
  • 24 Volt System
  • (10) Gel-cell 12V 8D house batteries
  • (4) Gel-cell 12V 8D engine batteries
  • (3) Gel-cell 12V Group 27 Generator engine batteries
  • RATELCO 12V 15amp automatic battery charger
  • (3) Northern Lights generators, all with 12V belt driven alternators; 90k, 74kw, 40kw
  • Port, starboard and aft generator engines fitted with single Racor fuel filters/water separators mounted on steel stanchions adjacent to generator sets
  • 3-phase 208 volt converts to 250v
  • (2) 100amp AC shore power inlets
  • 90' 100amp 250V AC shore power cord
  • SeaTel antenna unit; model #DAC 2200
  • Tripp Lite surge suppressor
  • (5) Vapor battery selector rotary switches; (1) for each main engine and (1) for each generator engine
  • Main breaker fitted on circuit breaker panel
  • Individual switch branch breakers located in main AC panel in aft engine room
  • 120V AC Ammeter and voltmeter on 120V AC breaker panel board
  • All Sea Power Transformer
Deck and Hull
  • (2) Anchors
  • 700' and 400' Anchor Chain & Rode
  • Davit/Cranes
  • Accommodation Ladders
  • Spotlights
Flybridge and Sky Deck
  • Jacuzzi
  • BBQ
  • Bar
  • Helipad
  • (2) Fishing chairs
  • Access to swim platform
Safety Equipment
  • (25) Type I USCG approved personal flotation devices
  • (5) Jim-Buoy 30" ring buoys
  • (14) 16# Dry chemical fire extinguishers
  • (3) Fire hydrants with fire hoses and nozzles on each deck.
  • (2) 24V searchlights
  • Simon system smoke alarms in each room
  • Bilge alarms and pumps
  • Backup steering pump
  • Air horn
  • Air bell
  • Sidelights
  • Mast head light
  • Stern light
  • Anchor lights
  • (2) Zodiac 20-person canister survival rafts with rations
  • ACR 406 MHz satellite EPIRB

LEIGHTSTAR has been captain maintained since new. With her helicopter pad and 14-person jacuzzi, she is easily enjoyed.


Potential purchasers should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht. These specifications are believed to be true and correct but cannot be guaranteed.


Specifications and details of this vessel are provided in good faith for informational purposes only. Data regarding the specifications, operating characteristics and condition of the vessel was obtained from sources believed reliable but is not guaranteed by owner or brokers. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, capacities, consumptions and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided and agrees to instruct his agent or surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. Vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price and inventory changes and withdrawal from market without notice.


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

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