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1930 Custom Jakobson and Peterson

Chester, Maryland


Cygnus II is a 1930 William Krumholz designed and Jakobson & Peterson built classic 56' Flattop motoryacht, with similar styling to Elco and Trumpy. She is owned by a very experienced and knowledgeable yachting couple who have decided it is time to move on to other life projects. If you are looking for a classic yacht that turns heads in any harbor, Cygnus II meets that requirement. She has been recognized at numerous prestigious shows, most recently as People's Choice winner at the 33rd annual Antique and Classic Boat Festival at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, MD. Cygnus II has also been featured in several yachting magazines. She has been successfully chartered previously, but she is now used privately by her present owners. Cygnus II offers numerous upgrades, like her Yanmar 170 HP main engines, but her owners have also tried to maintain her classic equipment in working order.


Wilson Yachts is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Curtis Stokes & Associates.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Cygnus II
Make: Custom
Model: Jakobson and Peterson
Year: 1930
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Wood
Boat Hull ID: 0212
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 56 ft / 17.07 m
Length Overall: 56 ft / 17.07 m
Waterline Length: 54 ft / 16.46 m
Beam: 13'6 ft / 4.11 m
Max Draft: 4 ft / 1.22 m
Min Draft: 3.5 ft
Displacement: 34,000 lb
Bridge Clearance: 13 ft / 3.96 m
Cabin Headroom: 6'5 ft / 1.96 m
Single Berths: 3
Double Berths: 1
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 4LHA-DTE
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 170hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 2007
  • Engine Hours: 1661
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 4LHA-DTE
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 170hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 2007
  • Engine Hours: 1666
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Total Engine Power: 340hp
Cruising Speed: 9 kn
Maximum Speed: 12 kn
Displacement Type: Dry Load


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 400 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 200 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 20 gal


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Motor Yachts, Antique and Classics, Aft Cabin

56' Jakobson & Peterson Vessel Walkthrough

From the hardtop covered aftdeck, you can walk forward on either side deck and enter the interior via the pilothouse. Once inside the pilothouse, you will find a companionway starboard forward to the salon, galley and guest stateroom, helm forward, seating on each side aft and a companionway aft to the master stateroom. Engine room access is via a pilothouse sole hatch.

Headroom in the salon is 6'5", 6'3" in the guest stateroom, 6'3" to 8'4" in the galley, 6'3" in the pilothouse and master stateroom, 6'2" in the master stateroom shower and 6'2" on the aftdeck. The master stateroom port berth is 6'3" long and the starboard berth is 6'1" long. The guest berths are 6'4" long.

56' Jakobson & Peterson Accommodations

Cygnus II offers a full beam master stateroom aft with a double size berth to port and single berth to starboard and an ensuite head with bath/shower; and a guest stateroom forward with a v-berth and ensuite head with separate shower.

56' Jakobson & Peterson Salon

The salon offers a L-shaped settee and folding Mahogany dining table to port, liquor cabinet and table starboard forward, storage cabinetry to starboard, companionway to the pilothouse starboard aft, 6 opening windows with screens and curtains, storage closet/pantry port forward and a hanging locker. The classic cabinetry and decor in the salon is truly stunning.

56' Jakobson & Peterson Galley

The galley is forward of the salon and full beam.

  • Shipmate 1930 4-burner propane cooktop and oven (Inspected and serviced in 2019)
  • Norcold refrigerator/freezer (2011)
  • Daewoo microwave oven
  • Bronze sink (2014) with 2021 faucet
  • Glass and cup racks
  • Plate storage
  • Shelves
  • Drawers
  • 3 portlights and 3 windows
56' Jakobson & Peterson Master Stateroom

The full beam master stateroom is aft and offers a double size berth to port, single size berth to starboard, painted wood sole, chest of drawers aft, full-length mirror, 5 opening windows with screens and curtains, 2 portlights, reading lights, shelves, drawers, nightstand, storage cabinet, hanging locker and ensuite head with bath/shower.

56' Jakobson & Peterson Guest Stateroom

The guest stateroom is forward and offers a v-berth, 2 portlights with screens, overhead hatch with a screen, shelves and an ensuite head and separate shower.

56' Jakobson & Peterson Pilothouse

The pilothouse offers a full helm forward, companionway to the salon, galley and guest stateroom starboard forward, side deck access door on each side, seating on each side aft, companionway to the master stateroom aft, opening windows with screens aft and on each side, curtains, chart book storage port forward, drawers and engine room access. The visibility is very good 360 degrees.

56' Jakobson & Peterson Aftdeck

The aftdeck offers a hardtop, tender storage, canvas/Eisenglass curtains on each side and aft, benchseat facing aft, 3 wicker lounge chairs and 2 side tables and a folding teak table.

56' Jakobson & Peterson Audio/Visual Equipment
  • Kenwood KDC-132 stereo
  • Sony Xpod speakers

56' Jakobson & Peterson Electronics
  • Raytheon/Raymarine RL70C Radar
  • Raytheon L760 fish finder
  • Raymarine ST40 depth sounder
  • Garmin GPSmap 4212 multi-function display (2011)
  • Kelvin White magnetic compass
  • Standard Horizon Nova VHF
  • Cetek 715-730 autopilot
56' Jakobson & Peterson Electrical System
  • Westerbeke 18 kW generator with approximately 142 hours on the meter (Actual hours unknown)
  • ProMariner ProNautic 12.60P battery charger
  • 2 X 30 amp shore power cords
  • Paneltronics electrical panel
  • 2 X Precision 8D-14 house batteries (2019)
  • 2 X Autocraft Marine Group 24 main engine start batteries
  • Duralast Group 24 generator start battery
56' Jakobson & Peterson Engine/Mechanical Equipment
  • Twin Yanmar 4LHA-DTE 170 HP main engines with approximately 1,666 hours
  • Glendinning synchronizer
  • Groco sea strainers
  • Racor 500MA fuel filter with vacuum gauge for each main engine
  • Mermaid reverse cycle air conditioning/heating system
  • Kuuma stainless steel 20 gallon water heater (2011)
  • Jabsco electric heads
56' Jakobson & Peterson Deck Equipment
  • Simpson Lawrence anchor windlass with remote control panel in the pilothouse
  • Danforth anchor
  • Bruce 66 LB anchor
  • Fortress FX-7 anchor
  • 30' anchor chain and 300' nylon rode
  • Non-skid deck forward and sides and Fir and Mahogany deck aft
  • Washdown forward
  • Propane locker on foredeck
  • Mahogany toe rail
  • Mahagony cap rail on painted steel stanchions with a lifeline
  • Side and aft canvas rail curtains
  • Canvas & Eisenglass side and aft curtains
  • Boarding gate each side
  • Wood boarding steps
  • Storage cabinet starboard forward on aftdeck
  • Passarelle
  • Wood boat hook
  • Extensive refit from 2014 to 2018, including a new stem, partial keel replacement, new ribs, planking and more.
56' Jakobson & Peterson Tender
  • Penn Yann 8' fiberglass over wood 1930 dinghy with oars
  • Radial arm tender davits on port side of aftdeck
56' Jakobson & Peterson Safety & Fire Protection
  • Fireboy engine room fire suppression system (2019)
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fireboy-Xintex S-2A propane/CNG fume detector and control system in the galley
  • Marine Technologies Safe-T-Alert SA-10xl fume/gas detector in the pilothouse
  • West Marine bilge pump control panels
  • Bilge pump counter in the pilothouse
  • Searchlight
56' Jakobson & Peterson Exclusions
  • Sellers' personal belongings
  • Rug in the salon
  • Files and books
  • Charts and chart books
  • Cups, mugs, saucers and china
  • Silver place settings
  • Silver and Brass vases, bowls and serving pieces
  • Trays and tray table
  • Tools
  • Portable light
  • Set of Russian dolls
56' Jakobson & Peterson Disclaimer

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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