1985 55' Monterey Boats

in Charleston, SC



  • Diesel
  • Electric
  • Manual
  • Automatic
  • Seating

Seller note:

Sleeps 4 owners and guests in 2 staterooms. The master staterom has an ensuite head with shower and there is a second guest stateroom with guest head and shower also.
The salon is open and spacious and has a straight settee on the portside with storage below and a L-Shaped settee with storage on the starboard side. There is recessed over head lighting and SMX key pad AC controls. The beautiful teak and wood finish is warm with a hand rubbed satin finish throughout the interior of the boat. There is an electric opening salon door for access to the cockpit.CruisAir SMX II Air ConditionerCarpetingLockers(2) SetteesElectrical opening salon door-New in 2008Main electrical panelUpdates:Windows were removed and replaced in 2005New TV and mircowave cabinets built 2005New headliner in 2005New counter tops in 2005New carpet in 2005New stove top in 2005Teak paneling and trim refinished in 2005Entertainment Center:Audiovox AVD300-DVD playerSony 10 disc CD playerSony AM/FM stereo receiverSamsung flat screen color televisionIcom ram mic VHF radio
The galley has custom stainless steel lined under counter refrigerator and freezer units. There is a lot of counter space and an abundance of storage lockers and drawers. There is teak and holly sole throughout the galley area.Air conditionerFresh water systemGarbage disposalU-line ice makerSharp carousel convection/microwave ovenCustom side by side refrigerator and freezer under counter unitsDouble stainless steel sinksPrincess 2 burner ceramic stove topHot water heaterNew counter tops in 2005
Master Stateroom
The master head and shower is in the forepeak of the boat. Aft is a large master stateroom with a walk around full queen sized berth 4 hanging lockers Toshiba color TV and VCR lighted vanity and lots of storage drawersCruisAir SMX keypadCarpetingDresser/Mirror and storage lockers and drawersWalk around queen berthToshiba color television with DVDStereo speakersOverhead and reading lights(4) Hanging lockers
Master Head
Teak and Holly soleStall showerMirrored medicine cabinetHead hunter electric headSinkOverhead deck hatch
Guest Stateroom
The guest stateroom is aft to starboard with over and under berthsCarpetingHanging lockerUpper and lower berthsStereo speakersOverhead deck hatch
Guest Head
The guest head and shower is across the companionway to port. Three steps lead up to the galley and spacious salon. Access to pump and engine room under companionway steps.Teak and holly soleStall showerMirrored medicine cabinetHead hunter electric headOverhead deck hatch
Ritchie compassMolded fiberglass hardtop3-Sided EZ2CY enclosureBench seating with storage and cushionsPalm Beach style pod with single lever Kobelt controls(2) Murray brothers helm seats with foot restsInstrument panel with full VDO gaugesHynautic wheel steeringStereo speakersOverhead radio speakersNon skid sole(4) Rod rocket launcher on aft Flybridge railMolded in electronics consoles with doors(2) Engine pyrometers
Navigation Station
Simrad AP 26 autopilot-new in 2005Northstar 951X chart plotter-GPS-new in 2005Northstar 6000I color depth sounder-new in 2005Instrument panelRaytheon 72 mile radarIcom M 700 SSB radioIcom M-62 VHF radio-new 2005Furuno RD 30 speed and depth gaugeIcom M27 VHF radioDY-Tek sea temp gaugeSirius radio with speakers-newin 2006
Fishing Equipment
Murray brothers fighting chairwith rocket launcherTransom doorRupp outriggers(4) Rod holdersBait freezerCockpit sinkFish boxLive wellNew High seas tuna tower with Jim Smith fiberglass hardtop installed spring 1994Bait prep center to port with faucet and tackle drawersTwin chill boxes to starboard for drinks and/or bait storage with (2) freezers belowCockpit control station with Kolbelt clutches & throttlesAir pressure gaugeTank gauges & switchesPort and starboard under gunwale storageRod & gaff lockersShore connection etc.Large in-deck stainless steel lined refrigerated fish box with macerator pumpoutLarge in-deck live bait well aft of fighting chairTeak deck and covering boards new in 2007 and 2008Full cockpit cover
Deck Equipment
AnchorFresh and salt water washdowns(2) Spreader lightsStainless steel rub railsTransom doorTeak deck new at American Custom Yachts in spring of 2008New teak covering and coaming boards in spring 2007
Electrical System
[removed phone]V A/C electrical systemAlternatorsBattery bankRaritan automatic converter12V DC electrical systemDockside electrical cableElectrical bonding systemNorthern lights 20kw generator-New in 1994. Had a new engine and electrical end installed in 2005. Has approximately 1000 hours since thenSentry 80 AMP battery chargerBattery on/off switches
Entire boat was painted at Huckins boat yard in spring of 2005 along with replacement of miscellaneous hardware salon windows retinted etc.New Aquamet 2 shafts in 1997RuddersTrim tabsZinc anodeNew water tank plumbing and vent lines by American Custom Yachts Spring 2008
Engine Room
Full VDO engine instrumentation on bridge and manual gauges in engine room. Twin exhaust pyrometers. Kolbelt single lever air controls & clutches. Speed air 110 volt AC air compressor and engine driven backup. Electric fuel priming pumps. Jackie Bivens installed a new set of 800hp custom 8V96A stroker engines in summer of 1996 along with new 1.5 to 1 twin disc 5114 transmissions.(2) Aqua Air air conditioner compressorsBilge alarms(2) Bilge blowers(5) Automatic and manual bilge pumpsEngine mountsEngine room sound insulationFire boy fire control systemFresh water cooling systemDual racor fuel filters with vacuum gaugesFuel management systemFuel tanksHot water heaterEngine room gauge packageMufflersOil filtersOil transfer systemAquamet 22 shaftsStart/Stop switchesTwin disc MG5114 transmissions 1.5 to 1 ratio-New in 1996Water filtration systemFresh water pumpNew fresh water tank plumbing and vent lines by American Custom Yachts Spring of 2008Speed Aire Air compressorFlybridge-tower and cockpit controls(1) Set of spare 4 blade propsNew Veem 5 Blade props in spring 2008New cockpit freezer compressor spring 2011Turboes blueprinted by DMS spring of 2011New holding tank and (2) complete new Head Hunter marine Head systems at American Custom Yachts spring 2008Engines have approx. 2600 hours since new
Her current owner purchased "Compromise IV" in Fall of 1997 and she has been based out of Charleston SC since then. She is clean well maintained and ready to fish.Extensive updates were done from 2005 to 2008. A partial list includes: new teak deck and covering boards full paint job head and holding tank system electronics water tank windows interior renovations Veem 5-blade propellers and more.She is seriously for sale as her owner wishes to sell her or trade up to a larger custom sportfish. All offers will be considered and are encouraged!
Category: Powerboats
Water Capacity: 80 gal
Type: Sport Fish./Conv./Flybr.
Holding Tank Details:
Manufacturer: Monterey Boats
Holding Tank Size:
Passengers: 0
Year: 1985
Sleeps: 4
Length/LOA: 55' 0"
Hull Designer:
Price: $449,000 / €345,040
Engine Manufacturer: Detroit Diesel
Condition: Unavailable
Engine Model: 8V96TA
Engine Type: Other
Stock Number:
Number of Engines: 2
Location: Charleston, SC 33410
United States
Engine Drive: Other
Beam: 16' 0"
Horsepower: 750 hp
Draft: 4' 6"
Engine Year: 0
Engine Volume:
Displacement: 0 t
Engine Hours: 0
Fuel Type: Diesel
Fuel Capacity: 850 gal
Hull Material: Fiberglass/Composite
Propeller Type: Other
Number of Hulls: 1
Keel Type:
Propeller Material:
Sail Area:
Cruise Speed: 28 knots / 32.22 mph / 51.86 kph
Boat Ad Last Revised: [removed phone]:31:08
Max Speed: 32 knots / 36.82 mph / 59.26 kph

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