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Monk Motor Yacht 50
$149,000 USD
50ft in

TOPAZ (previously Viqueen) is a 1964 Ed Monk built at Bud Forder’s yard in Seattle. She is currently on a private dock on Bainbridge Island as part of a boat loving family. The owners run a successful sail charter business and maintain TOPAZ to a very high standard.

TOPAZ is planked with Alaskan Yellow Cedar over Oak frames and is extremely well built. Ed Monk Jr. the world famous yacht designer from Bainbridge Island has given the owners a big thumbs up for how TOPAZ looks after 50 years.

If you think you’d like to make TOPAZ part of your family come on over to Bainbridge Island to take a look at the beautiful piece of Seattle boating history.

Please contact our Bainbridge broker Bob Schoonmaker to arrange a showing. 206-818-7394 or   All vessels listed through Swiftsure Yachts are sold through our Seattle office and appropriate taxes and fees apply.

Name of vessel Topaz
Model Monk Motor Yacht 50
Year 1964
Builder Bud Forder Seattle
Designer Ed Monk
Price $149,000 USD
Location Bainbridge Island, WA
Length (feet) 50
Beam (feet) 15
Draft (feet)
Displacement (pounds)
Ballast (pounds)
Engine model Detroit 6V-53N (x2)
Engine horsepower 210 HP
Engine hours
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 450
Water tank capacity (gallons) 180
Holding tank capacity (gallons) 40

Hull & Deck

Alaskan yellow cedar planking (4.5 in x 1 1/8 in) on white oak frames (2 in square) 10 in on center.

Teak decks fastened on plywood.

Transom is teak planking refinished May 2022 with AwlWood.

Cabin & house sides are solid teak as are covering boards, handrails etc.

Teak plywood bulkheads

Teak & holly sole

T & G yellow cedar overhead with mahogany deckbeams

Interior Accommodations

TOPAZ is boarded from either the boarding ladder on the transom or from the side deck next to the pilothouse. You instantly notice that she is extremely stable and has comfortable side decks. Moving about her is a joy with rich details and handrails everywhere.

The covered aft deck is perfect for lounging or sharing a meal. The engines are very far aft and accessed under this platform. There is a ladder to the flybridge and a huge lounging area that is perfect for a scrum of young people. The custom fighting chair and built in rod holders harken back to the days where fishing was a huge part of Pacific Northwest boating.

To enter the cabin there are large solid doors on either side of the pilothouse. The site lines from this space are exceptional and the settee at the aft end can only be described as a couch! Ventilation is plentiful with a large opening window to the back deck and two opening doors. Going aft and down three steps takes you to the master cabin and head. The head has a beautiful tiled shower, full vanity and an electric head. The master cabin has a household double bed with headboard with a hanging locker opposite. There is also a maintenance space forward and under the pilothouse that houses the electrical equipment, fuel filters and assorted pumps and systems. Large opening ports and a big overhead hatch provide as much air as you could ever want.

Forward of the pilothouse is the galley and lounge. The galley has two under-counter front opening fridge/freezer units, a corner sink and tons of storage. There is a sectional couch to starboard and room for a folding table. The very large windows port and starboard open for a feeling of being part of the water-scape around you. You’ll never feel like you’ve been relegated a galley slave in this space.

Forward and down three steps is the forward sleeping cabin with bunks to starboard and drawers below a bunk to port. Opening ports and an overhead hatch provide ventilation.

Forward of the sleeping cabin is another electric head on center-line with a solid door.

The flybidge is very large on TOPAZ and has room for plenty of sight seeing. The comfortable helm seat is secure in any motion and she has full engine controls from here.


(2) Under counter refrigerators with (2 Fridgomatic Capri35 F compressors & holding plates (2021)

Jenn-Aire two burner stove with griddle & venting

Sharp Carousel Microwave


(2) 5 gallon steel propane tanks under aft deck

30 gallon Torrid HW heater


Electrical Systems

Northern Lights M673L2.3 3.6kW Generator

SmartPlug shorepower system

(3) 12V batteries to make the 36 VDC starting battery (2020)

House batteries  (4) pairs 6V “golf cart ” batteries (2020)

Xantrex Freedom SW2012 inverter/charger (2019)

Schauer 36v charger(2020)


Mechanical Systems

(2) Detroit Diesel 6V53N with V drives

Electronic engine controls

Northern Lights M673L2.3 3.6kW generator

Hurricane Hydronic heating system

Four blade bronze propellers

(2) extra props


Electronics and Navigation

Furuno FCV 600L Color Depth

Furuno 1751 Mk 2 Radar

Furuno DGPS GP-36

ComNav 1101 Autopilot

Garmin 400C Fishfinder (flybridge)

Icom M27 VHF

Icom M45 (flybridge)



60 lb Forfjord Anchor

200 ft 5/16 in chain rode

Murry Electric Windlass


Foward head  with a 32v Raritan electric toilet, salt water flush

Aft head with tile shower & Raritan 32v electric toilet

30 gallon Torrid HW Heater


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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