78′ West Bay Sonship 2005


Michael Gardella

Michael Gardella

Sales Professional
(619) 540-4444

“Founded in 1967 by Ben and Leidy Vermulen, West Bay SonShip has been a family in business for over 45 years. West Bay SonShip Yacht Builders ranks among North America’s leading semi-custom builders of luxury fiberglass motor yachts in the 54-158 ft size range. Renowned for their exceptional design and finish work and for unparalleled workmanship, West Bay’s SonShip line of yachts has earned the company a world class reputation for excellence in marine construction and service.” True to the description above. ESOTERIC is a perfect example of how a yacht is supposed to be kept, by the current second owner. She is extremely clean inside and out and loaded with upgraded options to include ABT Zero Speed Stabilization, hydraulic bow and stern thrusters, upgraded electronics, upgraded audio visual, new Northern Lights generators, 430DL Novurania tender and powered with moderately timed Caterpillar C30 1550HP engines as well as Full Crew Quarter Accommodations. ESOTERIC will be a hard boat to beat compared to others.

Full Specs

MakeWest Bay
Vessel NameEsoteric
Hull MaterialsFiberglass
Fuel Capacity2750
Fresh Water Capacity600
Cruising Speed
Top Speed


Number of Engines2
Total Horsepower3100
MakeCaterpillar C-30

Additional Information

California Deck

Teak Steps

Engine Room Access Hatch

Port/Stbd Boarding gates

Aft Facing Camera Storage Locker

Aft Port and Stbd Wash Down Hose Storage

Freshwater Wash down Stbd

Pressure Washer Valve/Connection

Courtesy Lights

Port/Stbd Aft Controls

Wine Refrigerator

Summit Commercial Drink Refrigerator

Recessed Lockable Rod Locker/Deck Tool Locker Port/Stbd

Stereo Speakers

Upholstered Seating

Large Custom Stainless Salon Entry Doors

Swim Step

5 Stainless Rails“Staple Type”

Removable Teak Swimstep

Pop up Tender Cleats

SS Swim Ladder

Oversized Stainless Cleats Main

Freshwater Inlet

100-amp Service Port and Starboard

Hot/Cold Shower Stbd

Watertight engine room access door

Courtesy lights port/stbd

Side Deck

Fuel/Water Deck Fill

Pilot House Door

Above Lighting

Stainless Rails

Stbd Fender Storage

Waste Fill Cap

Forward Deck

(2) Bowmar hatches

400′ all chain – 3/8 approx

Fres/salt water wash

Muir windlass – hydraulic

Pressure washer connection in deck hatch

Stainless steel Bruce type anchor

Fortress FX=125 (stowed)

Port Side

Fuel filler

Pilothouse door

Fender storage

Crew Quarters

100 amp Glendinnnings port and stbd

Panasonic 1200w microwave

Port lights

110v outlets

U-Line refrigerator

Dive tank storage

Swim ladder storage on bulkhead

Stainless steel working counter


Upper storage cabinets

Magnum inverter

Ship storage for all cleaning supplies

Crew Stateroom – Port

(2) bunks

Furuno Nav Net 3D

(2) large flat screen TVs

Air conditioning

Recessed speakers


(6) storage drawers

Hanging closet

Hardwood flooring

Crew Head – Starboard

Standup shower

Vacuflush head

Corian countertops

Towel storage



Crew Walkway

DC panel

Refrigeration controls

Battery sitch panel

Engine room ladder

Main ships panel


Huge oversized U-shaped couch

Barrel chair

Granite countertops

Pop-up flat screen TV

Sirius satellite radio

Sony Blue Ray

Yamaha receiver RX-A1070

Furman speaker output selector

KVH Trac Vision

Direct TV

SAT phone

Launch port control iPad

Salon glass table

Sull size tinted windows

Wood blinds

Canvas runners – main salon/pilothouse

Artwork directional lighting

Hidden TV screen door


Granite countertops

GE Profile space maker microwave

GE Profile electric cooktop/oven

Braun trash compactor

GE Profile “Artica” full size freezer/refrigerator

Hardwood floor

Black steel sink

Garbage disposal

Fisher & Paykel dishwasher

Storage cabinets and drawers

GE Monogram ice maker

Cutlery drawers across galley

120v panel

Ships system controls

Above plate storage


Settee with seating

enterline helm

(2) Stidd helm chairs

Magnum inverter control

Bilge pump counter displays

24v DC electrical panel

12v DC house panel

VEI mouse control

Expandable with Leak

(2) pilothouse watertight doors with screens

Pilothouse Electronics

FurnoNav Net3D

2-RD-30 Wind, Direction and Speed

2- ICOMVHF602 with Remote Mics

Furno Radar-120Mile


Hynautic Trim Tabs

ABT-Trac Zero Speed Stabilizer Controls At Rest

20HP Hydraulic Pump Control Switch


Azimuth Digital Compass 1000

3–VEI Flat screen with Nobel Tec Software

ACR Spotlight

2–Generaor Start/Stop Remote Panels

WesmarHydraulic BowThruster

13″ WesmarHydraulic SternThruster1

2″ CATDigital Display

Dual Kohlenberg Horns andControls

Master Stateroom

King Size Walk Around Bed

His and Hers Cedar Lined Closets





Storage Drawers

Flat screenTV

Bed Cover and Pillow Storage Locker

Master Head

Stall Shower

HeadHunter Toilet

Sink with Large Countertops

Mirrored Storage

Wood Floor

Guest Port

2–Single Berths

Shower & Head

Storage Drawer


VIP Forward

Queen Centerline Berth


Closet Portside

2–Hatches with Screens and Blackout

Storage Drawers


Sony Direct TV

Pioneer Receiver

Cedar Lined Closet

Central Vacuum

Mirrored Head Closet

Custom Décor Package

Ensuite Head and Shower

Rope Lighting

Forward Companionway

Miele W1213 Clothes Washer

Miele T403 Clothes Dryer

Storage Locker

Bilges Access -2 Areas

Central Vac

Floor Lights

Boat Deck

Stainless Steel Rails Removable

Molded Non-Skid

Nouvourania 430 DL

Yamaha 4-stroke 60hp

GPS Fusion Radio

Sliding Hatch and Ladder to Cockpit

Electric Chef Stainless BBQ

Hydraulic Davit

Steelhead SM-1500 Davit

Molded Non-Skid Sole

Stainless Chalks

DBC Life Raft

Deep Freezer

Summit Commercial Refrigerator and Freezer

Fiberglass Storage Box

Aft Flood Light

Rod Holders – Aft

2 – Corian Coffee Tables



Fresh Water Wash – Quick Connect

2 – Custom Stainless Drink Drawers

JL Audio Speakers

Paddle Board Racks

Lounge Chairs

2 – VEI Flatscreen

Kobelt Controls

12v Outlet

Furno Nav Net 3D

Aft Canvas Shade for Boat Deck


DC Electrical:

12/24 – VDC

8D – 7 Batteries

Group 31 (2) Batteries

2 – Magnasine MS4024

AC Electrical:

120/240 – VAC

Hertz 60

Single Phase

2 – Shore Power 100 Amp

Shore Power Isolator Rex 25-KVA

2 – Glendinnings 100 Amp Shore Power Cable Masters

Engine Room

Sight Tubes

Fuel Cross Over Manifold

Custom Shop Vac Holder – Wet/Dry

2 – New Northern Lights Generators with Sound Shield

971 Hrs – Stbd

891 Hrs – Port

Water Heater

Dual Racors

Primary fuel filters with secondary om mains

FCI Water Maker – 1200/day Approx.

Hydraulic Tank

W/M 1200/day approx.

Bauer Dive Compressor

Unitor FM-200 Fire Suppression System

3 – Phone Chargers

Central Vac

A/C Condensers

2 – Hydraulic PTO’s

Custom Ship Ladder Mounts

Waste Pump/Valves

Sea Star Hydraulic Steering Gear

ZF 2060A with ratio of 2.467 – Transmission Model

Zero Speed Stabilizers with 72″x36″ fins “at rest”

3 – Aluminum Fuel Tanks – Total 2750 Gallons

2 – Baldor 230 Vac Air Conditioning Raw Water Pumps

Oil X Changer 50 Gallons oil transfer system

AC Overhead Lighting

24-VDC Emergency Lighting

Kahlenberg Air Compressor