SOLD | 2001 West Bay Sonship

(SOLD) 2001 West Bay Sonship

Off Course offers a tremendous layout for a 78' boat.  The flybridge, aft deck and pilothouse rival those on much larger yachts.  Many recent updates including some electronics, TV's, SAT TV, dinghy motor, soft goods, teak decking, engine updates, canvas and the list goes on.

Preferred CAT engines, bow and stern thrusters, stabilizers, davit and even a hot-tub round out the offerings.  Three very comfortable staterooms (no bunks) and exceptional crew accommodations would also make this an ideal charter boat.





  • Manufacturer:West Bay
  • Model: Sonship
  • Year: 2001
  • Category: Power
  • Condition: Used
  • Location: Ft. Myers US
  • Vessel Name:Off Course
  • Hull Material:Fiberglass
  • Make:Caterpillar
  • Model:3412
  • Engines(s):2
  • Hours:2950
  • Engine Type:Inboard
  • Fuel Type:diesel
  • Horsepower:1400|horsepower
  • Total Cabins:3
  • Total Heads:3
  • Length:78 ft
  • Beam:20 ft
  • Draft - max:5 ft
  • Fuel Tank:2750|gallon
  • Fresh Water Tank:600|gallon
  • Holding Tank:2750|gallon




Access to the boat is via a swim platform, or Tide Ride boarding ladder.  The swim platform leads to a transom door access to the engine room, or port and starboard stairs to an aft deck.  The covered aft deck offers dining for eight in a fixed bench seat, upholstered teak chairs (new upholstery 5/12) and a high gloss dining table.  The teak decking shows very nice on the aft deck and is new on the swim platform (8/13).  Port and starboard wing stations make docking a breeze.

Wide side decks bring you around the boat, ladders lead to the flybridge and side doors bring you to the pilot house.  The gelcoat shines, the metal is polished and all of the canvas is either new or recent.

The flybridge has a slider to close off the ladder, a hot tub, crane and dinghy.  Forward is a large seating area, with a dining table, two Stidd seats and a wet bar with new U-Line refrigeration and ice-maker.

Access to the interior is through a door/hatch and down a spiral to a galley and pilothouse.  The pilot house offers very comfortable, forward facing seating, with dining table, and two Stidd seats, both with cup-holders and chrome bases.  The dining table has a leaf extension and can easily accommodate 8 for dinner. The expansive helm was updated with new electronics (2012).  There is also storage for computer towers and other equipment, as well as a filing cabinet for service and maintenance records.  The large windows and port and starboard doors provide excellent natural light and ventilation.

The pilot house is open to a very functional galley featuring side by side full size refrigerator/freezer, stove and oven, convection microwave, dishwasher and compactor.  There is plenty of storage in cabinets below, overhead and in the cabinets on the starboard bulkhead.

Aft of the galley and down two steps is a spacious, well lit, well laid out salon.  There is seating for 10 on the sofa, as well as for two more in upholstered chairs.  There is a new TV (50" 2012) on a lift opposite the salon, and surround sound.  The cherry cabinets offer storage, a  bar on a lift, a sink, a U-line wine refrigerator and a U-line ice maker.  The windows are dressed with wood blinds and lambriquins.  An impressive, double stainless steel door, with integral screens, leads out to the aft deck

To starboard of the pilot house is a spiral leading to a master, two VIP cabins and a laundry area.  This unique layout offers three very nice cabins for owners interested with taking multiple guests.  

The master cabin, which is forward, offers a full walk around, king sized bed, two large, reach-in cedar closets, vanity and plenty of storage.  Aft to port, and down a few steps is a large head with his and her sinks, a toilet with bidet and a tub.

Aft and down to starboard is a laundry room with stacking washer/dryer, storage and counter.  Aft, are two equal VIP's with queen berths, port lights, lit, cedar-lined lockers en-suite heads and exceptional storage.

Crew quarters, work room, storage and machinery space is accessed through a transom door.  A companionway leads down from the water tight door, and features large storage closets.  The cabin offers over/under bunks, a generous head with stall shower and TV.  Across the companionway is a work area with multiple over and under counter cabinets, a stainless steel counter surface, and even a separate office area with desk and book case.  This area is surprisingly large for a boat this size.

The layout is very functional, practical and usable.  It is ideal for entertaining and would make a very compelling charter boat.





U shaped galley open to pilothouse dinette and helm, with plenty of natural light and air

GE Profile full size, side by side, stainless steel refrigerator/freezer with water dispenser and filter

Convection microwave (2013)

Bosch dishwasher (2013)

Jenn Aire Electric range with 4 burner smooth cooktop

Broan Trash compactor

Two bay stainless sink

Multiple wall mounted cabinets, under counter cabinets, and drawers






Isis Vessel Information System

(2) 24" Bridge Command Display(2012)

(1) 19" Bridge Command Display(2012)

Furuno Black Box (2012)

6' Furuno Open Array (2012)

7" Furuno NavNet3D Display (2012)

Computer tower with NobleTec (2012)

Simrad AP28 Autopilot (New control head 2013)

Furuno GP-34 GPS 

(2) ST60 Displays

Standard VHF

ACR Pinpoint Spotlight Controller

Azimuth Compass


(2) Big Bay Displays

Furuno Radar Display (Not Connected)

Simard AP22 Autopilot

Standard VHF

(2) ST 60

ACR Pinpoint Spotlight Controler

Security cameras bridge, cockpit, (2) in engine room video on nav displays

KVH HD7 Sat TV (2012) 


Generators (2): (1) 32 kW, (1) 32 kW Northern Lights with sound shield, muffler, remote panel and Silent Run exhaust system. Both generators have had 2400 major service. Ship's battery set: 400AH deep cycle 24-volt (4 -8D type). Starting battery set: 1400CCA 24-volt for main engines (2 - 8D type). Engine control battery set: dedicated 24-volt set for Kobelt engine controls (2 - H30 type). Generator starting battery: 12-volt starting battery (1 - H30 type). Accessories battery: 12-volt with Heart Interface "echo-charger" (1 - 8D type). 100-amp, 24-volt alternator to charge ship's battery set. 65-amp, 24-volt alternator to charge main starting battery set. 40-amp, 24-volt battery charger for ship's battery set. 25-amp, 24-volt battery charger for engine control system (Kobelt). 40-amp, 12-volt battery charger for generator starting battery and 12-volt accessories battery. Custom automatic AC electrical source switching system (Yacht-O-Matic) to provide "hands off" control for generators, shore powers and optional inverter. Custom "load switching" AC circuit breaker panel for balancing generator and shore power loads to obtain maximum efficiency. DC alternator charge rate and panel load analog ammeters and voltmeter. AC analog ammeters and voltmeters. Low voltage AC halogen and 120-volt fluorescent lighting, 24-volt DC stair lights. Ground fault receptacles in all heads, engine room, aft deck, command bridge and utility area. 24-volt navigation lights and anchor light. Dockside telephone/television receptacle at transom with outlets in salon, master and forward cabins. 100 amp and 50 amp 240-volt Glendenning retractable shore power system with 80 ft. cord and isolation transformers at transom. Built-in vacuum system with 3 outlets. 12-volt receptacle at each dash. As-built electrical drawings with wire number coding. Electrolysis bonding system, including zincs and shaft brushes. Separate 24-volt electronics circuit breaker panel in pilothouse. 12-volt electronics and miscellaneous house battery system. Emergency start battery connector solenoid. Air conditioning system: reverse cycle with remote-mount compressors (6- zone), Cruisair. Automatic 120/208/240-volt shore power selector to allow use of various available dock power. Digital voltmeter to show dockside voltage.

Mechanical & Propulsion

Twin Caterpillar 3412E, 1400hp diesel engines (FWC) with marine gears, adjustable engine mounts, quiet run underwater exhaust system and low RPM back pressure compensation system. 5-blade Nibral propellers. Stainless steel propeller shafts 3.5" Hydrodynamic stainless steel V-struts with replaceable Cutlass bearings. Hydrodynamic stainless steel rudders and power steering assembly. Hydraulics system (dual pumps) off main engine transmission drives for windlass, davit, bow & stern thrusters and stabilizers. Engine Room, Bilges and Utility Area. Two 16" engine room blowers (2,000 CFM)on thermostat. Four 24- volt Rule 3700 bilge pumps, one in each major compartment. Fire extinguishing system: 2,000 cu. ft. FM200. Fuel level indication: sight gauge on tanks and ISIS read-out. Fuel tanks: stainless steel, marine grade, with crossover and distribution system. Racor dual fuel filters for engines, separate generator Racor fuel filters. Generators (2): (1) 32 kW (1) 32 kW Northern Lights, sound shields, remote panels and Silent Run exhaustWatermaker, 1200 gpd. Bronze ball valves on all intake and exit thru-hulls below the waterline. 110-volt fluorescent and 24 volt halogen overhead lighting, incandescent lighting in all storage bilges . Oil change pump: 24-volt for main engines, main gears and generators. Sewage holding tank with 24-volt macerator pump switched at PH electrical panel, thru-hull with valve for discharge overboard and deck connection for discharge to a pumping station. Sound insulation: "barium filled foam" composite laminate in engine room bulkheads and overhead. Sea strainers for engines and generators: large capacity, easily accessible for servicing. Shower sump with automatic pump system and strainer. Fresh water system, 240-volt and 24-volt pumps with pressure sensing and accumulator tank with reset switch. Hot water tank: 50 USG/240-volt. New Technology main engine and rudder shaft seals. Bilge ventilation with 24-volt fans forward. Epoxy paint in bilges and machinery spaces. Stabilizer system: Wesmar RS600 with 6 sq. ft. fins. Full height storage cabinets (2), aft utility area. Audio, temperature and oil pressure alarm systems (ISIS).

Hull and Deck

Factory extended hardtop over aft deck

1 1/4" 316 stainless steel hand rails and rail fittings

Molded bow pulpit with roller

Teak decking aft deck and swim platform(2013)

Transom watertight door

Ladder and hatch from cockpit to bridge

Molded swim platform with removable stainless ladder


Equipment List & Updates

(6) Cruiseair split AC units with SMX controls

27" Frigidaire stacked washer/dryer

Cockpit wet bar with sink and storage

Dual Miele electric grills in cockpit bar with down draft

16' Zodiac Rib (00) with 70 hp Yamaha (12)

3 person hot tub with heated water supply

Muir hydraulic anchor windlass with controls at bow, bridge and pilothouse

350# Bruce anchor stainless steel

400' HT galvanized chair

1500# Steelhead Davit with power lift, boom and rotation

Dual air horns with compressed air storage

(2) 24V floor licks on aft deck

Water pressure regulator at transom

High pressure wash downs at aft deck, anchor locker and bridge

Port and starboard deck fuel fills

Underwater lights

Fresh water shower at transom

Sea Recovery SRC 1200-2 reverse osmosis system (fully serviced 2013)

Fusion stereo for Pilothouse and Flybridge

New Upholstery 2012

New Carpet 2012

New Runners 2012

Windshields rebed (2013) 



Throws on beds


Electric bikes


Deocrative bowls and plates with braided rope treatments

Coffee table

2 occasional chairs in salon

Any Off Course monogrammed items


DisclaimerThe 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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