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1999 Jefferson Rivanna 52 CMY

Palmetto, Florida


This boat just completed the great loop and is ready to go again right now!!

"BABE" is not your typical motor yacht. She has been set up for long term cruising and offers all the luxury and accommodations needed for cruising or living aboard. Her highly efficient Volvo diesels engine propel her easily at 8.25 knots while only burning 4.6 gph. That yields better than 1000 nautical miles on a fill. Now consider that she has a huge house battery bank working in conjunction with a 3000 watt inverter and 840 watts of solar with a high end http solar controller and you have one very efficient vessel. Now lets add a 900 gallon per day water maker. So how long can we sit in the Bahamas without staring the generator? The real answer is that you will run the gen about and hour and a half a day. That gives you the generator time required to do the laundry in the stacked washer and dryer, to make the water used the previous day, add some amps to the batteries and create hot water. But best of all is having a solid fiberglass hull that rides great and has excellent balance. Docking this boat is no chore. With her excellent design and balance and a powerful bow thruster you will be docking this boat like a pro very quickly.

Too many highlights to list. Please review the listing details.

"BABE" is broker owned and operated.

Basic Boat Info

Price: $219,900
Boat Name: BABE
Make: Jefferson
Model: Rivanna 52 CMY
Year: 1999
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Builder: Her Shine
Construction: Fiberglass
Range: 1,150 mi


Length: 52 ft
Length Of Deck: 52 ft
Beam: 16 ft
Max Draft: 4 ft
Displacement: 44,000 lb
Bridge Clearance: 18 ft
Free Board: 6 ft
Cabin Headroom: 6 ft
Dry Weight: 44,000 lb
Electrical Circuit: 240 V
Double Berths: 2
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Volvo
  • Model: TAMD72P EDC
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 430hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 1999
  • Engine Hours: 2400
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Volvo
  • Model: TAMD72P EDC
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 430hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 1999
  • Engine Hours: 2400
Total Engine Power: 860hp
Cruising Speed: 8.25 kn
Propeller RPM: 1300
Maximum Speed: 18 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 735 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Aluminum
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 200 gal
Water Tank Material: Aluminum
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 75 gal
Holding Tank Material: GRP


Heads Count: 2
Trim Tabs: Yes
Boat Class: Motor Yachts


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Interior Accommodations

Entry is through a door located aft to port. Down five steps into the large salon with large opening windows port and starboard. There are storage cabinets port, starboard and aft. Two black leather Stressless recliners with matching ottomans are aft to starboard. Forward to port is an L shaped dinette with black leather upholstery. To starboard and forward is to spacious galley. Going forward down four steps is a hallway leading to the guest cabin. Upon descending the stairs is a walk in pantry to port with numerous shelves. Across the hall is a complete office suite. Further forward to port is the hall entry into the guest/day head. Forward further is the guest cabin. Aft of the salon, down five stairs, is the master suite. All interior joinery is maple with a high gloss finish. All soles are maple with a semi gloss finish. Headliners are vinyl. All lighting throughout is LED with the exception of two 120 wall lamps and 12vdc courtesy lights.

  • (2) Black leather Stressless recliners with matching ottomans.
  • Small table between the chairs.
  • (2) Area rugs cover most of the salon sole.
  • Dark tinted opening windows with screens port and starboard.
  • Cellular shades on all salon windows.
  • Exterior texalene snap on window covers for salon window.
  • Salon sole is removable for easy access for the engine room if needed.
  • (10) Led recessed ceiling lights.
  • (2) 120vac Wall lamps with three way bulbs.
  • Rope lights behind valance panel.
  • (4) Large glass door storage cabinets in the aft bulkhead.
  • Television cabinet to port with slip-away doors.
  • Master electrical panel to port.
  • (4) Storage cabinets outboard of salon chairs.
  • Large storage cabinet above aft cabin stairs.
  • (3) 120vac Outlets.
  • Courtesy lights on all stairs.
  • 22kbtu Cruiseaire reverse cycle heat and air conditioning.
  • Black leather swivel chair with chrome base.
  • Black leather L-shaped settee with storage under.
  • Custom Corian table (secured to sole).
  • (2) Folding chairs (stored in guest closet).
  • (3) Storage lockers forward of settee.
  • 120vac outlet.
  • Galley cabinet with Corian countertop, Corian sinks and built in drain board.
  • SIngle level spigot with spraynadle (2018)
  • Second galley cabinet with Corian countertop.
  • Emerald Cool house type refrigerator.
  • JennAir Cook top with 2 burners and i grill insert.
  • JennAir downdraft exhaust blower.
  • GE Profile microwave/convection oven with exhaust blower.
  • GE trash compactor.
  • (3) Recessed LED lights.
  • (4) Drawers.
  • (9) Storage lockers.
  • (2) 120vac Outlets
  • (3) Overhead LED lights.
Master Suite
  • Queen walk around berth.
  • Dressers port and starboard.
  • Night stands port and starboard.
  • (8) Drawers.
  • (2) LED reading lights.
  • (7) Recessed LED ceiling lights.
  • Rope lights around base of bed and behind valance panel.
  • (3) Opening port lights with screen and curtains.
  • Opening aft port/escape hatch.
  • (11) Cabinets with shelves.
  • Stacked Whirlpool washer and dryer (in cabinet).
  • 11kbtu Marinair reverse cycle heat and air conditioning with remote control. (2017)
  • (3) 120vac Outlets.
Master Head
  • Vanity with Corian counter with Corian sink.
  • Single lever spigot.
  • Vacuflush marine toilet.
  • Separate shower stall with bi fold glass door.
  • Single lever control with hand shower.
  • Shower soap and shampoo dispenser.
  • Blower.
  • (3) LED overhead lights.
  • Over the mirror florescent light.
  • Storage inside vanity.
  • Opening port light with screen.
  • (6) Large storage lockers.
  • Shower sump control.
  • Holding tank monitor.
  • 120vac Outlet.
Guest Cabin
  • Semi walk around berth.
  • Dressing table with drawer and mirror.
  • Large hanging locker.
  • (3) Drawers for chart storage under berth.
  • Book Shelves.
  • Access into anchor locker.
  • Opening overhead hatch with screen.
  • (4) Opening port lights with screens and curtains.
  • (4) Overhead LED recessed lights.
  • (2) LED reading lights.
  • Rope lights behind valance panel.
  • 120vac Outlets.
  • 14kbtu Marinair reverse cycle heat and air conditioning with remote control (shared with office and head). (2017)
Guest Head
  • Vanity with Corian counter top and Corian sink.
  • Dual knob spigot.
  • Large cabinet above the vanity with mirrored door.
  • Storage inside vanity.
  • Vacuflush marine toilet.
  • Blower.
  • Shower sump control.
  • Opening port light with screen.
  • Separate shower stall with bi fold glass door.
  • Large storage cabinet outboard of sink.
  • (2) Recessed LED ceiling lights.
  • Florescent light above mirror.
  • 120vac Outlet.
  • Large walk in pantry with 5 levels of shelves both aft and outboard.
  • Plenty of open floor space for vacuums, cases of water, stools, etc.
  • Over head lighting.
  • L Shaped Corian counter with cable port.
  • Rack storage for paper, envelopes and such.
  • (3) Drawers.
  • Book shelves.
  • Black leather 6 way office chair.
  • (3) LED recessed ceiling lights.
  • (6) halogen under counter lights.
  • Large hanging locker. (Contains chest freezer). Room for addition storage.
  • (3) Large storage lockers.
  • (2) Opening port lights with screens and curtains.
  • (3) 120vac Outlets.
  • Access to large bilge storage area.
  • (2) Reading lights.
  • Wood framed glass wing doors port and starboard.
  • Full enclosure with 3 U zips and 1 roll up at aft door. (2016)
  • Bar with sink.
  • Icemaker with refrigerator under bar.
  • L Shaped sofa with Sunbrella fabric cushions.
  • (4) Overhead LED lights.
  • Deck box for equipment storage.
  • Fishing rod holder.
  • 120vac Outlet.
  • Factory hardtop.
  • L Shaped settee with storage under.
  • Custom Corian dining table.
  • Bench seat to port.
  • (2) Pompanette helm seats. (new cushions and covers (2017) 
  • Huge storage area under flybridge console.
  • Helm station with all controls and electronics.
  • Custom helm  (2017).
  • All flybridge cushions are covered in Sunbrella fabric (2017).
  • Full enclosure with 8 U zips.
  • Dimmable LED lighting.
  • (2) Storage lockers to port.
  • (4) Folding drink holders.
  • Sole refinished 2016.
Electronics and Navigation Equipment
  • Garmin 7612 plotter with depth finder module (2017).
  • Raymarine 120W with depth finder module (2013).
  • Datamarine 1000 digital depth sounder.
  • Standard Horizon 2300 VHF/GPS/AIS radio receiver. (2018)
  • Standard Horizon RAM microphone in dinette. (2018)
  • Simrad 28 Autopilot control unit (2015).
  • Simrad hydraulic autopilot.
  • Furuno RADAR.
  • Ritchie compass.
  • ACR 406 EPIRB/GPS.
  • Reverse view camera (on Raymarine).
  • Bennett trim tabs.
  • Dual Stereo with 4 speakers on flybridge (2017).
  • RCA stereo with speakers (in dinette cabinet).
  • Garmin plotter with depth finder (tender).
  • West Marine VHF radio (tender) (2017).
  • KVH Satelite television receiver.
Electrical System
  • (2) 240vac 50amp inlets. 1 starboard side amidship, 1 in aft cockpit. Bequipped with Glendinning Cable Master Reels.
  • 70ft Power cable starboard.
  • 50ft Power cable aft. (2016). 
  • Dual 30amp to 50 amp reverse adapter.
  • Master panels with master and branch breakers for 240VAC located in salon cabinet.
  • Master panel with branch breakers located in salon cabinet.
  • 12vdc Sub panels are located inside flybridge.
  • 240vac Service fuses are located at each service inlet.
  • Magnum 3000 watt invertor with 175 amp battery charger.
  • Magmun remote invertor control.
  • (4) 210 watt (840 watts total) Solar panels located on flybridge hardtop.
  • Outback HTTP solar controller.
  • Charles 30amp 24vdc charger (for Thruster batteries).
  • (7) 4d AGM batteries.
  • 8d AGM batteries for thruster.
  • 1 8d Battery for port engine start.
  • (2) 31 series batteries for starboard engine star.
  • 31 series battery for generator start.
  • Northern Lights 16kw diesel generator. (hours 5997) Recent valve job, injector and exhaust elbow replacement. (2018).
  • Sound box for generator.
Mechanical System
  • (2) Volvo TAMD72P EDC diesel engines (hours 2400).
  • ZF IRM301A2 Marine gears. (ratio 2.0:1)
  • Side Power bow thruster.
  • 2.25" Stainless steel shafts.
  • Stainless steel struts and rudders.
  • 4 Blade bronze propellers.
  • Spare propellers and one spare shaft.
  • Racor FG1000 fuel filters with vacuum gauges.
  • Racor FG500 fuel filter for the generator. 
  • (4) Fuel tanks, 2 - 300 gallon 2 - 63 gallon. All are aluminum
  • Copper fuel lines through out the vessel.
  • Bennett trim tabs.
  • PSS Dripless shaft seals.
  • New Exhaust elbows (2017).
  • Xchanger oil change system for engines and generator.
  • 120vac Florescent and 12vdc engine room lighting.
  • (2) 120vac outlets in engine room.
  • Fresh water wash down system in engine room.
  • (4) Blowers.
Plumbing System
  • (2) 100  Gallon stainless steel water tanks.
  • Dockside water connection.
  • Little Village 900 gallon per day water maker.
  • Shurflo pressure pump with an accumulator tank.
  • 120vac 20 gallon water heater.
  • Fresh water wash down in cockpit, on bow and in engine room.
  • Forward and aft sump tanks with automatic switch. Discharges head sinks and ac condensate.
  • Seawater wash down system.
  • 75 Gallon fiberglass waste tank.
  • Tank level monitoring system.
  • (2) Vacuflush marine toilet system.
  • Macerator discharge pump.
  • Y valves for direct discharge.
  • Deck pump out.
  • All seawater plumbing is bronze Perko valves, fittings and strainers. 
Deck Equipment
  • Fiberglass deck box on bow.
  • Stainless steel hand rails with gates port and starboard.
  • Cabin side hand rails.
  • Hand rail on steps to cockpit.
  • Hand rail across transom.
  • (8) Stainless steel cleats.
  • (2) Chocks on bow.
  • (4) Hawse holes aft.
  • SCUBA tank rack in cockpit.
  • Swim platform with swim ladder.
  • Flag staff on bow rail and transom.
  • Fresh water wash down fore and aft.
  • Marquip boarding stairs with 2 rails.
  • Marquip boarding ladder.
Additional Equipment
  • Dinghy davit crane on sundeck hardtop. (800lb capacity).
  • Bauer dive compressor.
  • Brownie hooka rig.
  • (4) Scuba tanks.
  • Magma propane grill with 20lb tank. 
  • Storage deck box on sundeck.
  • (4) Stainless steel tie downs for dinghy.
  • Lots of spare parts and filters.
  • LED lighting in cockpit. 
  • LED spotlight over the grill.
  • (3) Stainless steel rod holders.
Tender and Crane
  • 2005 Rendova 340 RIB with center console. (New tubes 2014)
  • 2016 Suzuki 30 hp 4 stroke outboard engine.
  • Built in aluminum 12 gallon fuel tank.
  • Fuel gauge and volt meter in console.
  • Sierra fuel filter.
  • Garmin chart plotter with depth and water temperature.
  • West Marine VHF radio.
  • Aluminum bow rail 
  • Pop up cleat.
  • (4) Additional cleats.
  • Lift rings.
Safety Equipment
  • Full USCG safety package.
  • (2) Type 1 PFDS with whistle and strobes.
  • 100lb Spade anchor.
  • 200ft 5/16 HT anchor chain.
  • SL 2000 anchor windlass with warping drum.
  • Fortress FX 37 anchor with chain and rode.
  • Delta 55 spare anchor.
  • Halatron automatic fire suppression system.
  • (5) Dry chemical B1 fire extinguishers.
  • 15lb Halatron portable fire extinguisher.
  • Hand rails at every staircase.
  • (3) Automatic bilge pumps.
  • Portable manual bilge pump.
  • High bilge water alarm.

Personal items, tools and fishing equipment.


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.

Total Power
860.0 hp
Additional Contact Information

"BABE" is owned and operated by the listing broker, Jerry Wheeler and his wife. Having cruised many thousands of miles on sailboats we decided give the "dark side" a try. Our original plan was to visit the Bahamas for several months each winter and to live aboard in Florida the remainder of the year. As things progressed we decided to become "loopers" and travel the inland rivers and lakes of America. Wow! Are we ever glad we did. We had an incredible time, saw more awesome sights than one should be allowed and shared time with terrific folks. All from the comforts of this very special boat.

If  you desire more information or wish to arranges a showing please call Jerry at 830 377 7463

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