Southern Seas
Classic Motor Yacht
aka Dorubob II, Sue S, Sue J III, and Loretto


The Southern Seas is a 1931 Wheeler Shipyard wooden classic raised pilothouse motor yacht. The yacht boasts a 65’ length; 16’ beam, 62 gross tons of displacement, 5.5’ draft, and twin GM 671 diesel engines. She is among the largest and oldest classic yachts on the West Coast. Even for her size, Southern Seas is an unusually comfortable and commodious yacht. Below deck are three staterooms with double beds, hanging lockers, antique marble folding sinks, and mahogany cabinetry. The Master Stateroom contains an exquisite 16 drawer mahogany vanity and an in suite head. The aft head displays the original art deco cast iron bathtub, fixtures, and mahogany cabinetry. Topside, the yacht exhibits a full 1” thick solid Burmese Teak deck forward and aft, port and starboard. Encompassing the deck is solid teak handrail with bronze balusters and flanges. The aft deck contains a large lazarette, and the foredeck contains a fo'c'sle below. Amidships, the yacht’s separate Pilot House includes a captain’s berth, mahogany cabinetry, and rare original compass, steering wheel, engine controls, and gauges. Forward is a distinctive salon with original mahogany cabinetry, rare bronze nautical clocks and barometers, and a breathtaking view. Below, a full grand galley holds generous cabinet space and original countertops. A unique mahogany dumbwaiter cabinet allows a server to pass through fine cuisine from the galley below to the salon above. The bow encloses the crew's quarters with two separate berths and a head with a shower. Clearly, the Southern Seas is one of the most elegant vessels remaining from that era.

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