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1985 Santa Cruz 70

location icon Monterey, California
Year 1985
Length 70 ft
Builder/Manufacturer Bill Lee Yachts

70' Santa Cruz 70 '85 "Chardonnay III"


This Santa Cruz 70, #3, (previously named CITIUS, OLE, and THIRSTY TIGER) had a great racing career. The current owners bought her in 2015 and modified her as a turnkey Subchapter T vessel ready for a charter business. She is only available because of a change in owners’ plans. The current COI is for 39 passengers and 3 crew in partially protected waters. The current navigational limits are Pt Sur to Bodega Bay and 20 miles offshore.       

This is a wonderful opportunity to obtain a swift sailing passengers-for-hire boat at a fraction of replacement cost.


Year Built 1985
Category Sail
Length Overall 68 ft
Beam 15'1 ft
Max Draft 9'2 ft
Cabin Headroom 6'4 ft
Construction Fiberglass
Hull ID LET70003H484
Keel Fin Keel
Min Draft 9'2 ft
Drive Type Direct
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 92 hp
Ballast 13000 lb
Displacement 33,000 lb

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Yanmar
Model: 4JH3-HTE
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 92hp
Type: Inboard
Drive Type: Direct
Year: 2001

Forward is a watertight bulkhead as required by Subchapter T. Next aft is storage, an equipment room, and the head. The main salon has a settee and table to starboard followed by a large galley aft by the main companionway. There is a nav station to port and a settee plus storage. There are eight pipe berths and the engine aft under the cockpit.    


Double sinks


Shore power cord


Electric windlass

Stack Pack sail cover

Anchor and steaming light

Running lights

Bow pulpit and rails

Lifelines and stanchions

39” lifelines per USCG Subchapter T

Boarding gates

Dock lines and fenders


Sails and Rigging

Manual boom vang

Rod standing rigging

Keel-stepped Hall carbon mast (4-spreader)

Stack Pack on mainsail

Roller furling on headsail

Sails – new 2018




Last bottom paint – Jan 2022

Engine and Mechanical

Engine fuel shut-off valve

Acoustic engine area insulation


All seller’s personal effects on board are excluded from the sale of this vessel.

The 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.