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1981 STEPHENS 68′ Classic

350,000 USD

United States


GREAT SCOTT 68 (20.73m) is a timeless classic. Extensively refit in 2016, GREAT SCOTT boasts a traditional pedigree while featuring the classic luxury and comfort of a contemporary yacht. GREAT SCOTT features a spacious galley, main salon, along with ample deck space for all your entertainment and relaxation needs.

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Boat Name


Engine Brand

Detroit Diesel



Engine Model

12V71 N





Fuel Type



USD 350,000

Cruising Speed

10 Kn


New York


68' 0"


New York


17' 5"


United States

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  • LOA: 68' (20.73m) 
  • Beam: 17' 5" (5.31m) 
  • Max Draft: 4' 8" (1.42m) 
  • Speed: Cruising 10 Knots 
  • Max 14 Knots 
  • Build Year/Model Year: 1981 / 1981 
  • Builder: Stephens
  • Type: Motor Yacht Classic
  • Price: $350,000 USD
  • Location: Stamford, Connecticut United States



Sleeps six owner and guests in three staterooms plus crew. Entering from the aft deck there is an ample salon with large sofa and large picture windows. A staircase to starboard leads to the aft passageway. The master stateroom is aft with a queen berth and built in chest of drawers on either side. A private head and shower are to port and large closet it to starboard. The aft passage also leads to a second stateroom with two beds and a private head and shower to starboard, and a full-size laundry room to port. Large closets line the passageway providing a large amount of storage space for owners and guests. 
Moving forward from the main salon into the galley, there is a large working area mirrored by a built-in dinette. Forward of the galley is the pilothouse with a centered bench seat at the helm and a second bench aft. This large helm eases navigation and makes for extremely comfortable traveling. Forward of the pilothouse, down the passageway, lead to crew quarters and a full beam walk-in engine room entrance. Forward is a large third stateroom with two bunks and a private head and shower in the bow. 


Main Salon
Head room 6'6" 
Large viewing windows with Mahogany valances and Roman style shades 
Double doors to aft deck with full height windows 
Stairwell to master/guest staterooms 
Natuzzi leather sofa located port 
(2) Swivel barrel chairs matching Natuzzi Leather 
Built in end tables with matching lamps and built in speakers 
Carpeted sole 
Ottoman upholstered with storage 
Headliner with overhead down lighting 
Paneling traditional Mahogany satin finish 
Décor subtle beiges and off whites 
Direct TV DSS receiver 
Sat TV KVH M5 
Panasonic DVD-558 DVD/CD player 


Master Stateroom
Headroom 6'3" 
Full beam aft 
Light wall coverings accented by Mahogany cabinetry 
Large port and starboard opening port lights with privacy shades 
Matching Mahogany valances 
Centerline queen berth with storage below 
Mahogany aft center bulkhead with reading lights and mirror 
Port and starboard nightstands / dressers with lots of drawer and lockers 
To port vanity with mirror and make up lighting 
Large hanging locker to starboard with ventilated door 
Air conditioning / reverse cycle CruisAir 
Built in 110v electric heater and thermostat 
Carpeted flooring 
Panasonic 32" flat screen TV with DSS receiver 
Privacy door with lock 
Port and starboard 110v outlets 


Master Head
Headroom 6'3" 
Stall shower 
VaccuFlush freshwater head 
Mosaic tile flooring with matching countertop 
Privacy door 
Large opening port light with privacy shade 
Mirror with lights 
Porcelain sink with single lever faucet 
Towel rack 
Toothbrush holder & toothpaste dispenser


Aft Passageway
(1) Large linen locker 
(1) Large pantry locker 
(1) Hanging locker 
Access to starboard guest aft stateroom 
Headliner with lights 
Carpet flooring 
Wall coverings 
Traditional Mahogany doors and joiner work


Aft Guest Stateroom
Headroom 6'3" 
Large opening port light with privacy shade 
Oversized twin berths with reading lamps 
Storage drawers below berths
Nightstand with drawers 
Forward bulkhead mirror 
Air conditioner 
Hanging locker 
Carpeted flooring 
Traditional wall coverings accented by mahogany joinery work 
Privacy door with lock 
Dynex 26" flat screen TV with remote control 
DSS receiver shared with Master stateroom 
Overhead 24v light 
Ensuite head with privacy door 


Aft Stateroom Guest Head
Large opening port light with privacy shade 
Mosaic tile flooring and vanity countertop 
Under counter storage 
Sink with double lever faucet 
VaccuFlush freshwater head 
Wall mirror 
Stall shower 
Towel rack 
Toilet paper holder


Forward Guest Stateroom
Head room 6'7" 
(4) opening port lights 
Port and starboard berths with built in nightstands 
Drawers and storage below berths
Port and starboard mahogany valances with Roman style privacy shades 
Port hanging locker 
Privacy door with lock 
CruisAir air conditioner reverse cycle 
Port and starboard 24v sconce wall lighting / reading lamps 
110v outlet 
Built in 110v electric heater 
Dynex 26" flat screen TV with remote control 
Carpeted cabin sole 
Overhead light 24v 
Tasteful traditional blend of wall coverings and Mahogany joinery work 
Ensuite head forward 
Wall mirror with Mahogany frame 18' W x 24" H 
DSS receiver 
DVD player 


Forward Guest Stateroom En Suite Head
Forward bulkhead opening mirror access to chain/rope locker 
Vanity with mosaic tile and porcelain sink with single lever faucet 
Storage below vanity 
Port and starboard opening round port lights opaque 
Overhead ventilation / escape hatch with screen and port light 21" x 21" 
Head fresh water Vaccum Flush 
Stall shower with frosted Lexan door with 6'2" headroom 
Port and starboard storage lockers 
Mosaic tile flooring 
(2) 24v wall lights 
110v outlet 
Towel rack 
Polished stainless-steel toilet paper holder  
Privacy door with lock 
Toothbrush holder 
Soap dish holder 
Electric shower sump pump with on/off light 
Cabinet with storage below 

Headroom 6'9" 
Location: Main deck just aft of pilothouse to port 
Viewing port lights (2) port, (2) starboard 16" at eye level with privacy shades 
Ample over and under counter storage lockers 
Under cabinet night cruising light red 12v 
Fridgidaire (4) burner stove with full size oven 110v (2016) 
Microwave (2016) 
Stainless steel double sinks with Single Lever faucet and garbage disposal 
Black & Decker Spacemaker toaster/oven (2017) 
Overhead 24v light 
Kitchen Aid stainless steel refrigerator / freezer with ice dispenser 22 cubic feet 
Mahogany flooring with high gloss finish 
Liquor glass locker with cutouts 
Stainless steel paper towel holder 
Air conditioner services galley and main salon 
Dinette seats (4) person comfortably and is raised for easy viewing (to starboard of galley) 
Storage under dinette seats 
Galley countertop is Formica with stainless steel back splash 
Matching Mahogany cabinetry 


Headroom 6'5" 
Windshield (5) window with 5 - 20" wipers with fresh water wash down (2016) 
White solid pilothouse windshield cover 
Port and starboard pilothouse doors 
Port and starboard pilothouse bifold teak screen doors (Screens replaced 2016) 
Pilothouse cabin sole Mahogany with satin finish 
Pilothouse bench helm seat 52" W x 23" D x 31" H with back rest and cushions 
Storage below bench helm seat with access doors on each end 
Stainless steel foot rest 
Clutch and throttles single lever controls (Morse) with idle control 
Bow thruster control (Wesmar 48v) 
Compass 8" magnet with chrome Binnacle (Danforth) 
Chart flat with overhead red night vision chart light 
Stabilizer control with low fluid level warning light (Naiad) 
Helm wheel 30" mahogany 
Chart / manual cabinet with (6) shelves 
Flybridge access ladder (5) step with non skid tread's teak 
Hatch with gas shock 23" x 25" 
Air condition reverse cycle (Cruisair)Bench seat with cushions and storage below   (57" W  x 27" D) 
Overhead lights (2) 12v 
Storage lockers (2) 
Cabinet built in with (2) file cabinet drawers and desk light 
Manual fire system emergency pull 
(2) 110v outlets 
Stairwell to forward cabins and to engine room with stainless steel grab rail 
Electronics console overhead with access panels 


Captain’s Cabin
Headroom 6'2" 
Just aft of forward guest stateroom 
Sofa / single lower berth to port with drawers below 
(2) round opening port lights 
Mahogany valance with Roman style privacy curtain 
Bookshelf to port 
110v light fixture forward bulkhead 
Air conditioner duct 
(2) 24v overhead lights 


Captain’s Cabin En Suite Head
Located to starboard of Captain's cabin 
(1) Round opening port light 
Vanity with mosaic tile and storage below 
Porcelain sink with single lever faucet 
110v outlet 
Storage locker 
VaccuFlush fresh water head 
Polished stainless steel toilet paper holder 
Framed bulkhead mirror 18" W x 28" H 
Soap holder 
Toothbrush holder 
Mosaic tile flooring 
Towel rack 
Privacy door 
(1) 24v overhead lighting

Crew Galley
(2) Storage locker with cabinet doors 
Under counter Sub Zero freezer 110v 
Under counter refrigerator with freezer 110v Avanti 
Microwave 18" W x 10" H 
Circular stairwell from pilothouse with polished stainless steel banister 
Carpeted sole 
Tasteful blend of wall covers with traditional Mahogany joinery 


Hull and Deck

Teak deck
High gloss varnished teak cap rail
24" high stainless bow rail
Stainless steel flag staff holder with 47" teak flag staff
Port and Starboard rope hause with 16" cleats
Teak escape/Ventilation hatch with 10" circular skylight 25" x 25" with cover
Windlass Ideal 24v with chain Wildcat and stemhead roller
400' x 3/8" galvanized chain with chain stop (2016)
Anchor 145 lbs. Navy type
Spare anchor deck hause with lid
Anchor up foot peddle


Portuguese Bridge / Side Deck / Aft Deck
23' Walkthrough to Foredeck 
Port and starboard storage lockers 
Teak cap high gloss varnished 
Exterior forward of pilothouse seat with cushions and storage below 
Walkaround decks 23" with cabin overhang 
34" high bulwarks 
Port and starboard 1/4-1/2-3/4+ stern rope hauses with 16" cleats 
Port and starboard gates at pilothouse 21" wide (note) swing inboard 
Custom removable (2) step vertical stainless boarding ladder 
Aft deck 8'9" in length with 5' hardtop overhang with courtesy light 
Built-in stern bench seat 7'8" wide x 22" deep with cushions and storage below 
Teak decking 
Aft cabin bulkhead storage locker with hinged lid 34"H x 54"W x 14"D 
Access gate to swim platform with removable stainless steel ladder with teak treads 
Cockpit dining table (stored below stern bench) 
(4) Teak armchairs with cushions 
(2) Teak cocktail tables 
(2) Teak lounge chairs on bow with cushions (2016) 
Forward bench seat with new cushion (2016) 
Salon Access through double teak doors with windows and storage sun cover 
Port and starboard 12" stainless steel cleats with chafe guards 
Stainless steel stern flagstaff holder with 72" teak flagstaff 


Swim Platform
Aluminum 36" deep with teak decking 
Permanent stainless-steel swim ladder with (4) steps (2016) 
Removable stainless-steel swim ladder with (2) steps 

Machinery and Electrical

Engine Room
Headroom 6'7" 
Access door 
Twin 12V71 N series 450 HP each (Port 1543hrs/Stb 1559hrs) 
Block Heaters (2016) 
Fuel filters Racor 1,000 dual with selector valve and pressure gauge 
Fuel polishing system Algae x 
Fuel tank stripping pump - manual 
40 gallon fresh oil tank with spigot 
Twin disc gears - Ratio 2:1 
Shafts 2-1/4" with stub shafts / dripless shaft seals (2016) 
Spare props 30" x 28" x 4 blade Nibral/mounted engine room (Balanced 2016) 
Spare stub shaft 2-1/4" with key and locking nuts 
Cutless bearings (2016) 
Power steering assist pump on starboard & port engines 
Emergency bilge pump on port engine 
(2) Fuel gauges (Hersey Pneumatic) for three tanks 
Fire system Kidde CO2 
Sonihull ultrasonic antifouling system (2016)


Laundry Room
Whirlpool washer and dryer - apartment size machines 
Clothes folding countertop 
Overhead lighting 
Privacy door 
Carpeted flooring 


(1) 20-gallon Raritan hot water heater 220v 
(1) Fresh water pump Raz Marine 24v with pressure gauge 
(1) Domestic freshwater pump Raz Marine 24v with pressure gauge spare 
(1) Canister element style freshwater filter 

Naiad model 251-1 system with 9 sq. ft. fins (dropped and serviced 2016) 
Naiad gyroscope and back up gyroscope (2016) 
Control on/off switch pilothouse with low fluid warning light 

(1) 20 K.W. Kohler generator 1,800 RPM with Aqua lift muffler starboard (258hrs currently) with new 2019 Heat Exchanger
Fuel filters Racor 500 (2) with pressure gauges
Single 50AMP shore cord 50' length access from port or starboard engine room port light
Battery charger: 40 amp Charles 5000 SP Series 24 VDC / 24v (2016)
Isolation transformer
Capac monitor system
(2) 140watt Solaris Solar Panels (2016)
24v/110v/220v Electrical breaker panel
Generator remote starts pilothouse / master stateroom
Generators exhaust out transom
Air compressor Kahlenberg 24v belt drive with pressure gauge
24v alternator on each main engine (Starboard NEW 2016)
(4) 8-D Batteries with boxes and lids (New 2017)

Work Bench
Stainless steel sink with single lever faucet 
Vise 3-1/2" permanently fixed 
(7) Drawer Snap On tool chest built in under work bench 
Aluminum Diamond plate decking 
(1) 120v intake blower 
(1) 110v outlet at work bench 

Head System
Holding tank / located centerline engine room. Approx. 150 gallon 
(1) Overboard discharge pump (Mansfield 24v) (2016) 
(1) Overboard discharge pump (Mansfield 24v) spare in line (2016) 
(1) Overboard discharge pump (Mansfield 24v) spare not in line (Rebuilt 2016) 
Holding tank ventilation filter (Saniguard) 
75% of Holding tank hosing replaced (2016) 

Fresh Water System
Water tank 500 gallon Intregul aluminum 
(1) 20 gallon hot water heater stern 220v Raritan 
(1) 6 gallon hot water heater bow 110v Raritan 
(1) Fresh water pump, 24v with pressure gauge (Raz Mairne) 
(1) Spare fresh water pump, 24v with pressure gauge (Raz Marine) 
New freshwater plumbing and fixtures throughout vessel (2016) 


600 G.P.D. water makers Inc. 


Bow Thruster
Wesmar 23 HP 48v DC 
12" Aluminum tube 
Pilothouse and Flybridge controls 
48 volt charger with (4) AGM batteries with boxes 
Note: Main breaker for bow thruster is located in engine room forward bulkhead



Electronics and Navigation

Windscreen Venturi style clear plexiglass with removable panels 
Compass Magnetic 4-1/2" (Danforth Constellation) 
Chrome Binnacle on compass with cover 
Wheel 30" stainless steel Destroyer style 
Bow thruster control (Wesmar 48 volt) 
Clutch and throttles single lever Morse 
Rudder angle indicator (Sperry) 
Centerline helm station with cover 
Helm bench seat 51" wide with cushions and back rest 
Storage below helm seat 
Port and starboard companion seats with cushions and backrest 
Storage below port and starboard companion seats 
Teak decking 
Mast hinged with spreader lights 
Davit 800 lbs. Marquipt/port side with starboard side standpipe 
Bimini top with 1-1/4" stainless steel frame (In storage) 

Flybridge Electronics
Chart plotter 12" Garmin 4212 with cover 
V.H.F. Garmin with 9' DB Gain antenna (2016) 
Depth finder digital (Datamarine) 
Synchronizer Glendenning automatic 
Autopilot override switch 
(2) Stereo speakers with volume control 
12" accessory plug 
Lower Helm Electronics
Rudder angle indicator 3-1/2" (Sperry) 
Auto pilot (Sperry) with 7-1/2" magnetic compass (Commercial Grade Unit) 
Radar with 4' open array antenna 96 mile with 15" screen (Simrad Anritsu) 
Chart plotter with 12" screen Garmin 4212 with cover 
Synchronizer / Glendenning automatic 
Clock and barometer (Weems and Plath) 
Garmin Depth finder (2016) 
V.H.F. Garmin with 9' DB gain antenna (2016) 
Garmin AIS (2016) 
Wind speed indicator with cover (Raymarine ST40) 
Searchlight 12" with hand control (Carlisle and Finch) 
Horns dual trumpet (Kahlenberg) with 24v air compressor 
Air draft 24' top of anchor light / 18' with mast layed down 
V.H.F. hand held with charger (Westmarine VHF 150) 
Inclinometer (Rieker Inst. Co) 

Recent Upgades

$275,000 refit in 2016-17 including: 
New shafts 
Props balanced (including 2 spare props) 
New cutless bearings 
New teak foredeck cap rail 
New starboard engine alternator 
New battery charger - 40 amp Charles 5000 SP Series 24 VDC 
New Solaras solar panels (2 @ 140 watt each) 
New bilge pump control switches 
New bottom paint 
New Sonihull ultrasonic antifouling (2 duos) 
Naiad stabilizers dropped & serviced 
New Naiad stabilizer gyroscope & back-up gyroscope 
New Garmin VHFs (helm and fly bridge) 
New Garmin AIS 
New Garmin sounder 
New engine block heaters (2) 
New fresh water plumbing and fixtures 
New waste water plumbing, head pump and refurbished, back-up head pump 
New swim ladder 
New windshield wipers and arms (5) 
New teak lounge chairs (2) 
New cushions for lounge chairs and bow bench 
New 400’ chain anchor rode 
New Frigidaire stainless steel stove 
New microwave 
New Fusion stereo 
New screens in wheel house screen doors 


Personal artwork 
Personal items 
A detailed list will be provided at time of sale



Broker Comments

This is an excellent example from Stephens Marine, a premier West coast custom builder. Stephens has frequently been referred to as a “West Coast Burger.” This vessel was the third custom-built Stephens yacht for her original owner and called "Love Affair." Her second owner purchased her in 2010, named her “SEAFIRE” and cruised to the Bahamas annually. Her third owner purchased her in 2014, named her “GREAT SCOTT” and cruised between Newport, Rhode Island and the Florida Keys. In 2016 he put her through a thoughtful refit with extended cruising in mind, but a change of plans has placed her on the market. Her striking timeless styling combine with her efficient sea kindly hull design, 10 knots @ 15 G.P.H. and oversized stabilizers make for a comfortable cruising yacht. A must-see if you desire a traditional pedigree, long-range motor yacht.