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1972 Ditmar & Donaldson Pilothouse Motoryacht - 72'

Year 1972
Length 72ft.
Price USD $385,000
Type: Pre-owned
Location Newport Beach,
Hull Material Wood
Engine type Twin
Fuel Diesel
Contact Information
Builder: Ditmar & Donaldson
Designer: Ditmar & Donaldson
Beam: 19 ft 8 in
Engine(s): Caterpillar
Engine Model: D343
Fuel: Diesel
Hours: 1580
Engine(s) HP: 920 HP
Cruising Speed: 11 knots
Fuel: (3000 Gallons)
Water: (700 Gallons)
Holding Tank: (85 Gallons)

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name
Builder: Ditmar & Donaldson
Designer: Ditmar & Donaldson
LOA: 72 ft 0 in
Beam: 19 ft 8 in
Minimum Draft: 5 ft 0 in
Total Power: 920 HP
Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Caterpillar
Engine Model: D343
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 1580
Engine Power: 460 HP
Engine 2:
Engine Brand: Caterpillar
Engine Model: D343
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 1580
Engine Power: 460 HP
Cruising Speed: 11 knots
Maximum Speed: 15 knots
Fresh Water Tanks: (700 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (3000 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: (85 Gallons)
Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 5


Three staterooms with ensuite heads and showers, plus crew quarters for two accessed from the foredeck with head and shower, plus an additional crew berth with dayhead in the wheelhouse.  Master stateroom is forward with walk around queen bed, hanging lockers, storage, ensuite head with stall shower.  Next aft is the port and starboard matching staterooms with over/under berths, hanging locker and storage and ensuite head and shower in each.

The Galley is up with opening windows and is on the same level as the salon and aft deck.  The salon features port and starboard sofa seating, entertainment center, and inside access ladder to the wheelhouse.  The salon opens to the aft deck which has teak decks, seating and transom door.

The wheel house is on the upper level and features an inside helm station, chart table, navigation electronics,  seating and captains berth, plus a day head.  Aft of the wheelhouse is the upper aft deck with seating, control station and access to the Portuguese bridge which provides safe walk around access of the wheelhouse together with additional docking stations and forward access down to the foredeck. The foredeck features tender and davit as well as access to the forward crew quarters.

  • Jennair range
  • Thermador oven
  • Spacemaker microwave
  • Asko washer & dryer
  • Double S/S sink
  • Kitchen Air dishwasher
  • Trash compactor
  • Icemaker
  • Samsung 22 cu. ft. refrigerator/freezer (new July 2018)

  • Two 21kW Onan gensets (Port: 3562 hours / Starboard: 3038 hours as of August 2018)
  • 8kW hydraulic cruising genset
  • 110/220 AC system
  • 32/12 DC system
  • (3) Ratelco battery chargers
  • McCarron battery charger

Electronics and Navigation
  • Furuno 72 mile radar
  • Furuno, Apelco & Raytheon depth finders
  • Full engine gauges
  • Computer monitor
  • Wind speed indicator
  • Searchlight
  • Tide finder
  • Furuno GPS
  • Raytheon loud hailer
  • Yacht log
  • Sperry autopilot
  • ICOM VHF radio
  • Bilge alarm panel
  • Engine alarm panel
  • Hydraulic mast control
  • KVH track phone
  • Sea-Tel TV dome
  • Panasonic PABX phone system
  • Two cell phones
  • Fax/printer
  • Pioneer stereo system with separate controls
  • Mitsubishi TV & VCR with satellite receiver

Deck and Hull

Hull is 7/8" mahogany and 5/8" yellow cedar, glued and bronze-fastened.  Topside house is 1-1/2" solid mahogany

  • Albin 110 volt windlass
  • Nick Jackson davit
  • Wabco air controls (3 stations)
  • Upper deck wet bar with new refrigerator
  • Cockpit freezer
  • 140# Forfjord anchor with 350' of 3/8" BBB chain
  • Avon 12-person life raft
  • Deck lighting
  • Stereo speakers
  • Full canvas covers
  • Cockpit sink
  • Aft deck top loading freezer
  • Aft deck storage

Engine and Mechanical
  • Twin Caterpillar D343 diesels, 460hp each (1,580 hours SMOH Spring 2015 by John Culligan, at approximately 10,000 hours)
  • Webasto heat with hot water & block heaters
  • 110-volt air compressor with 32-volt backup
  • Air conditioning throughout
  • Chiller unit plumbing
  • Halon fire control system
  • Two 40 gallon electric hot water tanks
  • Village watermaker
  • Groco water system
  • Trim tabs
  • Twin Racor fuel filters
  • New fuel lines
  • Built-in vacuum system
  • 1/4-turn ball valves on thru-hulls
  • (2) Raritan yet head pumps
  • 32-volt bilge pumps
  • 110-volt bilge pump
  • Spencer hydraulic pump
  • Air-Seps
  • (3) Blower fans
  • Engine-drive bilge suction
  • Workbench
  • PSS Dripless packing
  • Engine & generator oil pumpout
  • Sight gauges on all tanks
  • Holding tank with macerator & deck pumpout
  • Tank tender


Designed and built by the well respected Ditmar-Donaldson Shipbuilding firm in Costa Mesa, California, “Sundance” has a terrific reputation of knowledgeable owners who have enjoyed the safe and economical cruising aspects of this very sea worthy, well designed and cared for vessel.  “Sundance” has been cruised in the Pacific Northwest, and Southern California and Mexico. 

From November of 2015 to July of 2017, “Sundance” enjoyed an incredible excursion which included such destinations as Mexico, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Honduras, Belize, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Turks and Caicos, British Virgin Islands, Saint Maarten, Antiqua and Barbuda, St. Bart’s, Guadalupe,  Commonwealth of Dominica, Martinique, St. Lucia,  St. Vincent and Grenadines, Aruba, and the east coast USA from Florida to the Northeast.  

She is a very proven hull, now back in Southern California, and recently participated in the Newport Beach Wooden Boat Festival, June of 2018, and is now awaiting her next adventure.


All personal gear; loose items; galley gear; CD's; charts; fishing equipment; tools; spare parts; supplies & items not specifically listed on equipment list specifications sheet.


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.
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