$349,000 | Islamorada FL

General Description

SEA LIVIN', a 1995 Johnson Motoryacht for sale represents an incredible value for her next owner. Professionally maintained by the same knowledgeable captain for the past 14 years, and with more than $400,000 in upgrades and improvements over the past +/-10 years. As she sits, she's a beautifully outfitted 4 Stateroom, 3-head (plus crew quarters) vessel offered by a knowledgeable and experienced owner. 

With a generous 19' beam, spacious open salon, full beam master plus 3 guest staterooms in a split floorpan, SEA LIVIN' is the perfect platform for coastal cruising or heading out and exploring the Keys and Bahamas or beyond. With her spacious interior and numerous amenities, she would shine as a long-term liveaboard as well.

With an impressive cruising speed of 26 knots, that means you can get up and run when you want to put the weather behind you, or just want to cover some ground. Of course you can pull it back and enjoy a nice, economical 10 knot cruise, too.

An abbreviated list of items updated in the recent past include:

  • Garmin 7616 GPS Plotter on bridge
  • (2017) NEW Northern Lights Generator
  • MAN 1100 engines w/approx 1400 hours SMOH - providing a 26 knot cruise
  • NEW main exhaust (2021)
  • NEW LED underwater lighting (2021)
  • MicroCommand controls
  • Bow thruster & controls
  • Dripless shaft seals
  • Fresh water pump
  • Updated A/C system
  • Custom mattresses throughout
  • Cockpit and flybridge Eco Marine decking
  • Passarelle hydraulics completely rebuilt (Passarelle is in storage)
  • All cabin soles refinished
  • Spare Veem props ($9K apiece) scanned and balanced
  • Sony surround sound home theater
  • Heads refinished
  • Generator exhaust system replaced
  • ACR spotlight
  • All bilge and Scupper hoses replaced
  • Rub rails


Vessel Overview

SEA LIVIN' is seriously for sale and ready for offers. Given the extensive work completed on this boat over the last decade or so she represents a value that far exceeds her asking price - especially in a boat of this size. 

The 65 Johnson Motoryacht rivals any similar boat on the water in terms of style, space and performance. With a 26 knot cruise, she'll get you anywhere you need to go in short order, or at 10 knots, immensely increasing the range, the far flung destinations are well within reach.

Aft, lies private access to the massive full-beam master suite which is fit for a king, and the space allowed in the open floorplan of the salon, galley and dining area makes for an incredibly comfortable cruiser, or even liveaboard. 

Below, forward, are the guest cabins. All en-suite and spacious in their own right, with updated heads and showers in each including beautiful tile work, rebuilt heads and new plumbing. 

The forward VIP is a centerline queen, the port guest cabin has a twin and the starboard has an upper/lower bunk. 

On deck, her large 19' beam provides a huge entertaining area in the cockpit, as well as the bridge, and the sunpad forward can fit you and 8 of your closest friends with ease.

She's truly such an incredibly well-rounded boat that is capable of successfully accommodating a wide range of needs. And with the laundry list of recent upgrades, improvements and continued care, SEA LIVIN' offers an opportunity to confidently move into a vessel in this size range, for a very nominal number.

Work completed 2013 - Present

As mentioned- the list of improvements has been significant, and consistent care has been taken to improve SEA LIVIN' over the course of the recent years. 

Machinery and systems

  • New watermaker (2/22)
  • New Garmin MFD on flybridge
  • New batteries (House, start, gen) 8/21
  • New video cameras (wired to Garmin)
  • 2 of 3 salon air handlers replaced 7/21
  • New main engine exhaust port and starboard
  • January 2022 bottom job
  • Custom stainless baskets on transom
  • Custom dive ladder
  • New underwater lights
  • New JL speakers in cockpit
  • New Bimini top on bridge
  • Stidd helm chair
  • In-frame rebuild/ major overhaul on both engines by Scott Power of Ft. Lauderdale (Approximately 700 hrs. SMOH - 4200 total per side)
  • Painted engines with AwlGrip
  • Installed new dripless packing glands
  • Main props balanced and mounted
  • Spare props balanced & stowed
  • Installed new Side Power bow thruster, controls & batteries 
  • Installed new ultra-quiet air compressor for salon door
  • Installed new fresh water pump system
  • Replaced both hot water heaters
  • Replaced all scupper hoses throughout
  • Replaced all bilge pump hoses throughout
  • Replaced all fuel system hoses: fill, vent, return & supply hoses
  • Extensively updated A/C system (all compressors replaced -  2017)
  • Installed new ACR spotlight system
  • Updated AV/ Audio/ Video
  • New custom mattresses throughout
  • Replaced generator exhaust system
  • Updated engine room sound insulation


Engine Room

  • 2 New Silicon couplers on transmissions
  • 12V Auxiliary alternator added to starboard engine 
  • New Magna Sine Magnum 2500 watt inverter system
  • New Aft Cabin black water tank monitor & control system
  • New Rule 3700 bilge pump, forward
  • New floorboards in Engine Room
  • New bonding throughout the boat


Interior Improvements

  • Varnished interior floors
  • Updated interior upholstery
  • Salon couch reupholstered
  • Entertainment center carpentry upgrade
  • New Sony Surround Sound Home Theatre
  • New Salon closed circuit TV
  • Varnished Head and Galley soles
  • Dinette reupholstered
  • New Galley refrigerator
  • New glass top cooktop
  • New Convection/microwave
  • New dishwasher


Exterior improvements

  • Rebuilt/re-hosed hydraulic passarelle/davit (Passarelle in storage)
  • Cockpit Frigibar systems rebuilt
  • 2 New VHF antennas
  • Replaced/Rebuilt anchor windlass
  • 300' anchor chain
  • Rebuilt anchor locker subfloor
  • New navigation lights
  • Bottom soft paddled to gelcoat, epoxy sealed & painted
  • New Side Power bow thruster, controls, batteries
  • Black boot stripe repainted
  • Silver boot stripe repainted
  • Grey feature stripe on aft deck repainted
  • New Lexan on all deck hatches, hatched re-bedded
  • New Aft Deck closed circuit TV camera
  • New Bimini top
  • New Horizon hailer
  • New bilge alarms
  • New flybridge U-line fridge & ice maker
  • Extra hose bib mounted under flybridge bar
  • 220 Volt outlet on flybridge for dive compressor
  • Replaced anchor windlass
  • Rebuilt anchor roller
  • Replaced Salon sliding window frames
  • Replaced forward acrylic hatch lenses
  • Installed new rub rail
  • Passarelle system rebuilt
  • Bottom peeled, fiber-glassed and repainted in Fort Lauderdale
  • Replaced flybridge and sun pad cushions
  • New micro commander and thrust controls

The salon on SEA LIVIN' is incredibly spacious. Entering through the sliding Stainless Steel door, two steps down you find yourself in a large, open salon with a newly recovered U-shaped couch to starboard, and a large entertainment center to port which houses the TV and all audio visual components.

A small bar area forward to port rounds out the lower area, while up two steps to port is the dining area, and to starboard is the galley. 

The salon area includes:

  • U-shaped settee
  • Samsung flat screen TV
  • DAV 1510 DVD Home theater CD/AM FM receiver
  • Direct TV Satellite receiver (Subscription not current)
  • Storage cabinet enclosing Sony Subwoofer and KVH services access point
  • Liquor locker
  • Stainless framed windows
  • Duette shades
  • (8) Dual voltage lights
  • (3) Halogen spotlights
  • Sony surround sound
  • Digital ac control
  • Intercom
  • Rope accent lighting

The Dining area is to port with a 6-place settee, upholstered to compliment the Salon settee, with abundant storage below. A unique pedestal table with fold-out leaves for dining has three storage drawers within for additional galley storage. 

Two hinged cabinets forward offer additional storage. 

There is plenty of natural light through the wrap-around windshield and four (4) AC/DC light fixtures above.


Lower Helm

The lower Helm station is just forward of the Galley on the main deck, starboard side. The large wrap-around windshield provides excellent visibility. Currently the lower helm seat is removed. Equipment in this area includes:

  • Acer 22" LCD screen to link to ship & navigation computer
  • Full analog VDO engine gauges
  • Full audio/visual engine alarm system
  • Bennett trim tab controls
  • URC 100 ACR search light controls
  • Kahlenberg air horn button
  • 5" Ritchie magnetic compass
  • Stainless steel helm wheel w/ power assist
  • High water bilge alarm to all six (6) compartments w/ indicator lights
  • Micro commander single lever electronic clutch & throttle controls
  • Fireboy engine shutdown override panel
  • 2 VDO electric fuel tank gauges
  • Grocco holding tank pump control panel



The flybridge on SEA LIVIN' is spacious and offers a nice L-shaped settee with table, incredibly large recessed sunpad aft beneath the arch, and helm with a comfortable Stidd captain's chair. The Bimini top was replaced recently, and there is a small fridge to port along with a wet bar including a covered sink and storage cabinet.

The bridge includes:

  • Tinted venturi windscreen w/stainless handrail
  • Bimini top
  • Wet bar
  • U-line refrigerator w/ice maker
  • Helm cover
  • Helm seat cover
  • Freshwater washdown
  • L-shaped settee with storage below
  • Givens 6 person liferaft (currently out of inspection date)
  • Trac vision KVH 4 Sat TV antenna



The centerline helm on SEA LIVIN' affords excellent visibility and offers the following:

  • NEW Garmin 7616 Plotter
  • Raymarine E 120 plotter/sounder/monitor for camera
  • Raymarine EBO plotter/depth/monitor
  • Simrad AP 27 autopilot with new handheld remote
  • Handheld wireless remote for bow thruster
  • 5" Ritchie magnetic compass
  • Full VDO analog engine gauges
  • Full audio/visual engine alarm system
  • Bow thruster joystick control w/ variable speed control
  • Bennett trim tab controls
  • URC 100 ACR searchlight controls
  • Air horn button
  • Muir windlass controls w/ chain counter
  • Stainless steel helm wheel w/ power assist
  • New Micro commander single lever electronic clutch & throttle controls
  • VDO rudder angle indicator
  • Bilge pump monitor panel
  • Intercom
  • Fusion stereo head unit with 4 exterior JL cockpit speakers
  • Standard Horizon LHS hailer/fog horn
  • 110V GFCI outlet
  • Icom system



The Galley is two (2) steps up and forward on the starboard side. It is U-shaped, very spacious and includes the following equipment:

  • Full size Frigidaire stainless steel 2-door refrigerator/freezer
  • Origo 3-burner cooktop concealed below hinged Corian countertop
  • Stainless steel sink
  • New sink faucet w/ removable spray attachment
  • Soap dispenser
  • Black & Decker built in coffeemaker
  • GE Monogram stainless steel trash compactor
  • Kenmore stainless steel microwave/convection oven
  • Intercom
  • GE under counter dishwasher, below sink
  • 10 Cabinet doors
  • 3 Drawers
  • Varnished wood sole
  • Overhead lights
  • Water tank gauge
  • Exhaust fan
  • Corner cabinet with two (2) large pullout shelves
VIP Stateroom


The generous beam on SEA LIVIN' allows for a VIP stateroom that can only be described as massive! A 5-panel beveled edge mirror is all the way forward with twin brass swing arm lamps serving as reading lamps. An upholstered headboard accents the full size queen centerline berth. Below the berth are two (2) drawers at the foot, accent rope lighting and additional storage under the mattress. Nightstands, port and starboard, are built-in with light switches and outlets, with an intercom on the starboard side. Storage is below each nightstand behind a single cabinet door. Additional outlets can be found on the port side along with a new Pioneer AM/FM/CD/DVD player.


Continuing on each side, port and starboard, are under-counter cabinets with opening stainless steel portholes, full drapes and rope accent lighting in alcoves above. Continuing aft to port is a vanity with a lift-up top, swing-out stool with two (2) mirrored cabinet doors above. A 22" LG HDTV is built into a comer cabinet above. On the starboard side is a two (2) door hanging locker with auto light, digital A/C controls, and a curved door accessing the forward head.

There is also a large overhead hatch for ventilation or escape, six (6) AC/DC overhead lights, stereo speakers, dedicated lights at the vanity, and a polished wood sole. 


Guest stateroom - Starboard

 Entered from the forward end, there are two (2) berths, upper/lower, on the outboard bulkhead. There are two (2) opening stainless steel portholes above the upper berth and two (2) drawers with rope lighting at the toe kick below the lower berth. Each berth has a reading light and a storage shelf outboard. Inboard, the lower berth has a two (2) drawer nightstand with an intercom and a Pioneer AM/FM/CD stereo. At the foot of each berth is a full size hanging locker with auto light. 

Further inboard and aft is the entrance to the en suite head. Next, forward is a vanity with a swing-out stool, a large storage drawer and two (2) storage cabinets above.

This stateroom is also fitted with a smoke/CO detector, two (2) overhead AC/DC lights, digital A/C controls, and a polished wood sole.


Guest stateroom - port

The Port Guest Stateroom is entered from the forward end and has twin lower beds off the aft mirrored bulkhead. Padded head and side boards surround the berths. Each berth has two (2) storage drawers below as well as rope accent lighting. Between the berths is a two (2) door nightstand with light switches, outlets and intercom, and a new Insignia 22" HDTV. Each berth has a reading light. Above the inboard bed are four (4) storage cabinets. Above the outboard bed is an alcove with an opening stainless steel porthole, full drawers and accent rope lighting. At the foot of the berth is a full size hanging locker with auto light, and two (2) steps going up to enter the head.

This stateroom also features two (2) overhead AC/DC lights, digital A/C controls, and stereo speakers.


Master stateroom

The Master Stateroom offers private access via companionway steps from the port side of the Salon. A centerline king size berth features an upholstered headboard with a 12-panel beveled edge mirror surrounding the berth. There are two (2) brass swing-arm lamps, and two (2) transom mounted escape hatches with drapes behind the berth. Above are two reading lights. To starboard is a nightstand with intercom, light switches and a 110V outlet.

Curving to the outboard side is a cabinet with two (2) drawers, vanity with hinged top and dedicated lighting, and two (2) opening stainless steel portholes, rope accent lighting and full drapes. Moving forward is the entrance to the en suite head.

On the port side starting aft is a nightstand with the cabin & Pioneer stereo, two cabinets with four (4) drawers within and a single opening stainless steel porthole with rope accent lighting and full drapes. A 20" Samsung TV/DVD player is built into the bulkhead.

Next forward is a lockable walk-in hanging locker with two (2) opening stainless steel portholes and drapes. 

On the forward bulkhead is the cabinet & entry door. Next outboard is the entrance to the en suite head.


Crew cabin

All the way forward is the surprisingly spacious deck-accessed Crew Cabin. A four (4) step teak and stainless steel ladder leads down from the Foredeck centerline. On either side of the ladder is a twin size single berth. Above each berth are two (2) storage cabinets forward, and an opening stainless steel porthole aft. Each berth has a reading light and additional storage underneath.

Aft is the Head with an electric toilet to port, and a vanity with storage below the stainless steel sink. The faucet has a hand held shower connection, and a shower curtain. The sole of the head has a teak grate drain panel. 

 A hanging locker is forward between the berths. The Crew Cabin also has overhead lights, intercom, and an A/C outlet controlled by the VIP Stateroom.


  • Non skid fiberglass sole
  • Anchor Lift windlass w/ up & down foot switches
  • 2 Foredeck hatches into anchor locker
  • Tinted deck hatch into forward Crew Area
  • Welded stainless steel custom oval bow rail w/ lifeline
  • Welded stainless steel bow pennant staff
  • Textilene windshield cover
  • Stainless steel trimmed windshield
  • Stainless steel forward side windows w/opening sections
  • 2 Sets of spring line cleats, port & starboard
  • Walk around side decks w/ handrails
  • International navigation lights
  • ACR searchlight w/ cover
  • Opening stainless steel side gates, port & starboard
  • 2-Piece foredeck cushions on bow
  • Hailer horn, facing forward
  • Freshwater wash down spigot w/ hose in anchor locker
  • Saltwater wash down spigot w/ hose in anchor locker
Aft Deck
  • Eco Marine decking
  • Solid fiberglass weather boards w/ stainless steel oval handrails
  • Frigibar freezer to port 
  • Frigibar refrigerator to starboard 
  • 42" SkyVue flat screen HDTV
  • 2 Docking stations w/ clutch & throttle controls, thruster & on/off switches
  • 4 Overhead stainless steel trimmed lights.
  • 4 Overhead stereo speakers
  • Aft hailer horn
  • Large stainless steel trimmed entry door 
  • Center opening door to passarelle
  • Stainless steel & teak hydraulic passarelle, doubles as swim ladder & tender launching crane
  • Integral swim platform covered w/ eco marine decking
  • 2 Hatches in swim platform to store spare props
  • Hot & cold shower
  • Freshwater wash down aft
  • Telephone & cable TV inlets
  • Twin 4-STEP TEAK ladders from Aft Deck to swim platform
  • Stereo speaker volume controls
  • MarQuipt 6-step Tide Ride ladder
  • Valve to bypass air door for manual operation
  • 2 Stainless steel rod holders
  • 6 Teak tread steps to flybridge (not a ladder)
  • Shakespeare Sea Watch Terrestrial TV antenna
  • Lucite panels from Sundeck to arch to keep aft deck dry
  • Aft facing quartz light centerline
  • 110V GFCI outlet
  • Custom stainless steel line/equipment baskets on transom
Engine Room
  • New 2016 Cruisair reverse cycle A/C system w/ digital controls, 5 panels
  • 2  x 12,000 BTU  and 2 x 7000 BTU compressors
  • Fireboy Halon 28lb. built-in Engine Room fire suppression system
  • Hynautic hydraulic steering system w/ power assist, aft starboard engine
  • Acoustical & thermal Engine Room insulation
  • 4 Bilge blowers
  • Lube oil transfer system
  • ZF 2:0 to 1 transmission ratio
  • Raw water sea strainers
  • Engine & generator fuel shut off valves
  • 2 Spare propellers stored in swim platform locker
  • 2-3/4" Stainless steel prop shafts (Including one spare shaft)
  • Dual Racor 1000 fuel filters w/ vacuum gauges
  • 2 Racor 500 fuel filters for generator w/ vacuum gauges
  • Freshwater cooling system
  • 6 Automatic/manual bilge pumps
  • Bennett trim tab system
  • Tides Marine dripless seals
  • All A/C condensate drains into sumps
  • Y Valves for heads w/ macerator pump
  • 4 Headhunter toilet systems
  • AC fluorescent lights
  • DC fluorescent lights
  • Site gauges on fuel tanks
  • Shaft bonding brushes
  • Freshwater wash down spigot w/ hose
  • 2 Engine Room cameras
  • New Northern Lights generator (2017), approx 900 hours
  • 12/24V DC electrical system
  • 110/220V AC electrical system
  • Sentry 12V 60-amp battery charger
  • Sentry 24V 40-amp battery charger
  • 2 x 220V Glendinning 50-amp power cords
  • Isolation & step up transformers to increase low dockside power
  • Galvanic isolators
  • DC navigational panel w/ 26 breaker-protected circuits w/ digital volt & amp meters
  • DC secondary panel w/ 32 breaker-protected circuits w/ digital volt & amp meters
  • 6 Battery shut off switches
  • 220V AC panel w/ digital volt & amp meters w/ 10 breaker-protected circuits
  • 110V AC panel (#1) w/ 28 breaker-protected circuits w/ digital volt & amp meters
  • 110V AC panel (#2) w/ 12 breaker-protected circuits w/ digital volt & amp meter
  • Digital AC 220 volt amp & volt meters
  • Digital AC110 volt amp & volt meters
  • Generator start/stop at main panel
  • Full gauges for generator
  • 2 DC outlets in engine room
  • Washer & Dryer

Owner's personal items

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.

General Information

  • Boat Name SEA LIVIN
  • Manufacturer Johnson
  • Model 65 Motoryacht
  • Model Year 1995


  • Cabins 4
  • Heads 4

Engine Information

  • Manufacturer MAN
  • Model D2842LZE 12
  • Hours 1400


  • LOA 65 ft
  • Beam 19 ft
  • Draft 5.5 ft


  • Fuel Capacity 1000|gallon
  • Water Capacity 500|gallon