• Price$525,000
  • Length46'
  • MakeJarvis Newman
  • Built1988

Vero Beach, FL

  “OSPREY”  is a Jarvis Newman 46’ hull completed in 1986 with a custom interior, deck and superstructure finished by custom boatbuilder Wilbur Yachts in 1988, the attention to detail in the quality of joinery and finish is superb.  “OSPREY” is divided into two main living areas, the pilothouse which includes helm, dinette, galley, and desk, and the lower level which is a large master suite, but can be divided into two staterooms.   This beautiful custom Jarvis Newman Downeast-style yacht is completely finished to the highest of standards. Jarvis Newman Yachts are known for their strength, beauty and seaworthiness. Powered by Detroit Diesels, newer generator. Very impressive boat.    ***Vessel Originally commissioned for Billy Joel in 1986 and completed in 1988. Noted in the song "The Downeaster Alexa"***


  • NameOSPREY
  • Current Price$525,000
  • Year1988
  • Length46
  • Hull MaterialComposite
  • Fuel Capacity690
  • Beam15
  • Location (city)Vero Beach
  • Location (state)FL
  • Location (country)US

Essential Information

  • MLS® #8230304
  • ModelWilbur Down East
  • Builder
  • TypePower
  • Sub-TypeDowneast
  • StatusActive


  • # of Heads1

Engine 1

  • TypePower
  • Fueldiesel
  • MakeDetroit Diesel
  • Model6V92TA
  • Power550

Engine 2

  • TypePower
  • Fueldiesel
  • MakeDetroit Diesel
  • Model6V92TA
  • Power550

Vessel Walkthrough

The interior has a 6’6” headroom throughout and is elegantly panel in satin finished teak with teak and holly cabin sole and with white painted tambour overhead with contrasting laminated teak and ash deck beams. 

The deck house and the lower steering station with a helmsman’s seat forward to port and a large chart table to starboard.  Behind the chart table is the L-shaped galley. Facing the aft starboard corner to port behind the helm is a teak bookcase and a U-shaped settee which converts to a full-sized berth. This area also contains the stereo, television, and the Heart inverter controls. A drop leaf table has an easily removed base for use in either the cabin or cockpit.

Forward, in the lower cabin, is a queen-sized V-Berth with filler and with drawer storage below and shelf storage above.  To starboard is a small settee and hanging locker, followed by a head with vanity, electric marine toilet and stall shower.   Aft of that to port is a dresser with storage above and below with a settee that converts to a lower and an upper oversized berth.   The entire area below deck has been left open and could easily be converted into two separate cabins with the addition of a bulkhead and door.


The lower accommodations may be closed off from the wheel house/salon with foldaway doors and a sliding hatch, and an oversized sliding door leads aft into the large cockpit. The oversized custom teak swim platform allows comfortable access and egress.

  • Three burner electric Princess Stove
  • Oven
  • Under counter refrigerator
  • Top loading cold plate refrigerator/freezer
  • Hot water heater

  • Robertson/Simrad AP 20 autopilot
  • Robertson/Simrad autopilot repeater
  • Autohelm digital depth finder
  • Northstar 961XD GPS w/large screen plotters
  • Ritchie 511 compass
  • Ritchie 611 compass
  • Furuno FCR 904 radar
  • Icom VHF radio

  • Bimini covered flybridge
  • (3) helm seats
  • Electronics are installed for ease of use and service
  • Additional storage is available below the navigation console port and starboard.

  • Westerbeke 8kW generator w/dedicated battery charger for generator
  • Heart 2000 watt 100 amp inverter
  • Main engine start battery bank
  • House battery bank
  • (2) 50 amp electrical cable
  • 110 volts AC
  • 12 volts DC

Deck and Hull
  • Ideal electric windlass w/wildcat
  • Danforth 35H anchor w/300’ 3/8” chain
  • Fortress anchor w/100’ 3/8” chain & 300’ rope rode
  • Teak swim platform
  • (3) helm seats – upper station
  • (1) helm seat – lower station
  • Bow pulpit w/stainless bow rails
  • Navigation lights
  • Fresh water washdown
  • Salt water washdown

Engine and Mechanical
  • Twin Detroit Diesel 6V92TA 550 hp
  • Deck area -Marine Air 12,000 BTU reverse cycle AC w/digital control (deck house)
  • Forward Cabin area - Marine Air 9000 BTU reverse cycle AC w/digital control
  • Oil transfer system
  • Fuel transfer system
  • (3) Rule 2000 automatic bilge pumps
  • Airsept crankcase re-breathers
  • Hynautic steering
  • Hynautic clutch and throttle controls
  • Evolution shaft log/bearing systems
  • Stainless steel exhaust risers

Construction & Additions

The hull was molded by Jarvis Newman Boat Builders in 1986 and then taken to custom boatbuilder Wilbur Yachts in Southwest Harbor, Maine, where it was finished with great attention to detail in 1988. 

The hull is constructed of molded fiberglass with a deck of fiberglass skin over plywood, and with a thick teak deck overlay. The superstructure is teak and the cabin tops are fiberglass covered with a teak overlay. The superstructure is finished in varnished teak with a trunk cabin forward followed by the deckhouse with a flybridge top.

In 1998-99 the yacht was taken to Little Harbor/Hinckley for an extensive refit which included:

  • Relocation of the galley to the main deck and construction of a desk aft of the galley
  • Removal of the lower galley for the addition of a 2nd state room that can be enclosed at a later date 
  • Extension of the teak house structure back and the addition of a third window on both sides

In 2021 the yacht had the following refinished:

  • Bottom was completely stripped of old paint and freshly painted
  • Topsides repainted
  • Flybridge repainted
  • Boot top repainted


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