VAN MILL Specifications
Type: Motor Yacht
Year Built: 1986
Hull Material: Aluminum
Length: 43.58m / feet
Beam: 8.17 / 26.80 feet
Max Draft: 2.13 / 6.99 feet
Gross Tonnage: 371
Cruising Speed: 13 knots
Max Speed: 17 knots
Sleeps: 12
Staterooms: 5
Crew: 9
Exterior Design: Van Mill Shipyard
Interior Design: Bonville Associates Inc.
Engines: 2 x Caterpillar 3512B 2250hp
Flag: Jamaican
Location: United States, Fort Lauderdale


USD 5,900,000

Motoryacht STARSHIP is a 143’ (43.58m) luxury yacht for sale, built and launched by yacht builder Van Mill. Delivered to a knowledgeable yacht owner in 1988 and refit in 2020, this luxury yacht sleeps up to 12 guests in 5 staterooms and has accommodations for 9 crew.

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STARSHIP has been carefully maintained since new by several prominent yachting families. Accommodations include 5 staterooms comfortably berthing 12 guests and 7 heads including a day head on the main deck and bridge deck. In 2003/2004, she had an $8m refit including new interior furnishings, full paint job, and 8’ sundeck extension, and new 3512B Caterpillar engines were installed (2003). In 2006, new Quantum Marine Zero Speed stabilizers were installed. In 2015, a $2m refit was done including full paint and interior soft goods for the main salon. Her refit in 2020 featured a skylounge remodel, bottom paint, 2 x new 10-ton chillers installed, and many more. Currently having full zero-time engine rebuilds down to the crank including all updates, $1m in parts and labor, warranty included (Dec 2023).


She cruises at 11 – 13 knots with a maximum of 17 knots and her KaMeWa waterjet propulsion gives her a very smooth ride with a 7’ (2.1 meter) draft. STARSHIP is ready to go cruising with her new owners.


Key Highlights

  • Caterpillar 3512B main engines recently rebuilt to zero time ($1m USD)
  • Dutch pedigree
  • Bonville Associates interior
  • Oversized windows in main salon
  • Quantum Zero-Speed stabilization
  • Shallow 7’ draft for Bahamas cruising
  • Reputable charter history
  • She has made five Trans-Atlantic crossings on her own bottom
  • New bottom paint (2023)


Stepping on board the swim platform, moving forward and centerline up a double wide staircase to the aft main deck. There is seating for six guests with a table on both the port and starboard side facing forward. Walking forward through double sliding glass doors you enter the main salon with bench seating on the port and starboard sides. Further forward to port is a large round glass dining table with seating for six guests. To starboard is a full-service bar with seating for four guests. The backlit onyx bar top is a highlight and topic of conversation. Forward of this is a banquette in the middle with port or starboard walk-around to a couch and four chairs. The mirror on the forward bulkhead reveals the television when retracted.


Going forward to port is the stairway down to the guest accommodations and next to that is the stairway up to the skylounge. Forward is the foyer with storage to starboard. At the forward end of the foyer is the dayhead to starboard and the entrance to the galley to port. Forward of this area are two steps up to a large circular dining area with 270 degree views and a large round dining table for 12 guests. Into the galley and forward to port are the steps leading down to the crew area. Back to the stairs leading down to the guest accommodations is the full beam owner’s suite forward (midship) with large bathroom forward centerline.


Aft to port of the owner’s suite is a queen guest stateroom with pullman berth and ensuite head forward. To starboard is a twin guest stateroom with ensuite head forward. Further aft to port and starboard are matching king VIP staterooms with ensuite heads forward. Back up the stairs to the skylounge you arrive at the forward end with dayhead to starboard. The skylounge has a large U-shaped sofa with two chairs and coffee table. To starboard is a desk with chair and computer. Aft of this to starboard is a 39” television. Moving forward past the dayhead is the captain’s cabin to port and ships office to starboard. Ahead of this is the pilothouse. Opening the aft skylounge door you enter the sky deck with full bar to starboard and to port are the stairs leading up to the sundeck.


Centerline is a large square teak table with seating for 10. Aft of this table are chaise lounges, sofa, and small end tables. Aft of this is room for two jet skis and two 1,000 pound davits. Going up to the sundeck the Jacuzzi is centerline under the arch with seating forward. There is a sunpad starboard of the Jacuzzi and aft of this are large U-shaped seating to port and starboard. Aft of this is room for more jet skis, an inflatable tender and there is a 2,500 pound davit.

Galley and Laundry Equipment

  • 1 x Double Door Custom S.S. Delfield Refrigerator
  • 1 x Custom S.S. Delfield Freezer (new 2020)
  • 1 x Everest Refrigerator
  • 1 x Scottsman Icemakers (new 2021)
  • 2 x GE ovens
  • 1 x Viking 6-burner induction range (new 2020)
  • 1 x Miele Dishwasher (new 2020)
  • 1 x Gas grill - Pilothouse deck aft (new 2020)
  • 2 x U-Line Refrigerator - Pilothouse deck aft; Skylounge
  • 1 x U-Line Refrigerator - Salon bar
  • 2 x SubZero BR700 fridge drawers - Guest foyer
  • 2 x Custom S.S. top load Freezer - Pilothouse deck aft
  • 1 x Manitowoc Q210 Icemaker Pilothouse deck aft
  • 1 x Scottsman DCE-33P - Salon bar
  • 2 x Model 424 Wine coolers - Main deck foyer


Laundry Equipment

  • 1 x Bosch washer - Engine room (new 2020)
  • 1 x GE Dryer – Engine room (new 2023)
  • 1 x Frigidaire washer – Crew (new 2021)
  • 1 x Maytag Neptune washer - Guest Accommodations (new 2019)
  • 1 x Frigidaire dryer – Crew (new 2021)

Crew Lounge

  • 1 x Microwave
  • 2 x Under counter refrigerators

Communication and Navigation Equipment

Communication Systems              

  • Furuno Inmarsat C Satcoms
  • 1 x Sailor 900 VSAT (Aug 2017)
  • Panasonic Hybrid Telephone 
  • Sea 225 SSB - Radio room
  • 2 x ICOM VHF
  • Standard Horizon VHF with GMDSS (New 2022)
  • Dell - Radio room
  • Custom Navigation computer - Pilothouse
  • Epson ET 4500 Printer - Radio room
  • Pepwave cellular internet
  • 2 x Starlink dishes mounted in domes (New 11/2022)
  • 2 x Starlink antennae with Global Subscription (11/2022)
  • Refinished dash panels (11/2022)


Navigation Systems

  • Furuno FR-1022 Mark 2A, 72 nm range Radar
  • Furuno RCR-1411 Mark 2A, 72 nm range Radar
  • Anschutz Pilotstar D Autopilot
  • Anschutz Gyrocompass (New Sphere Dec 2017)
  • 8” Overhead Compass
  • B&G Network Depth Echo Sounder
  • Furuno D RD-30 Echo Sounder
  • 2 x Garmin 741x5 GPS - Radio room and Pilothouse
  • Furuno RP30 GPS - Pilothouse
  • Transas & Nobletec - Plotter Software
  • Furuno NX-700 Navtex - Radio room
  • B&G Network Wind Indicator
  • Furuno Inmarsat messenger and alarm GMDSS
  • 2 x Navigation computers with TimeZero (New 2022)
  • Furuno Satellite Compass (New 11/2022)
  • Furuno AIS (New 11/2022)
  • Em-Trak AIS Transceiver (New 2022)
  • Monitoring system (New 2022)
  • 4 x Hetteland monitors (New 2022)
  • VHF DSC (New 2022)
  • 2 x Furuno Radar x badn and s band 72 mile single phase (New 2022)

Entertainment System


New AV and internet based TV system and simplified remotes throughout yacht (11/2022)

Main Salon

  • 55” LCD
  • Pioneer DV4001
  • Marantz SR7002
  • Marantz VC6001
  • Delphi Sat Radio
  • KVH HDII Sat TV receiver (Aug 2017)
  • X-Box 360

Owner Suite

  • 30” LCD
  • Panasonic Surround Sound

Guest Staterooms

  • 4 x Panasonic 22” LCD
  • 4 x Panasonic DVD S25
  • Panasonic 34-RX25

Aft Deck

  • 1 x Sony 32” LCD


  • 37” LCD
  • 26” Sharp HDTV w/DVD - Skylounge aft deck
  • Niagra DSR 7.3


  • Kenwood KDC-MP6424

Mechanical Equipment

  • Main Engines - 2 x Caterpillar 3512B diesels @ 2,250 Hp each (2003)
  • Engine hours: Port 11,388; Starboard 11,388 (Oct 2021)
  • Next major service (top end) due at 15,000 hours
  • During the last top-end service, all parts were replaced not just serviced
  • Historically an average of 11 weeks charter in the Bahamas/Florida yields 500 hours on the engines
  • ZF BWK 750 Gearboxes
  • 2 x KaMeWa 80 water-jet units Propulsion
  • Waterjets Propeller
  • Cleaned, sealed and super chlorinated water tanks and fresh water system (11/2022)
  • Cleaned all tanks (11/2022)
  • Replaced 60% of jet hydraulic lines (11/2022)
  • Replaced jet cables (11/2022)
  • Overhauled jet rams (11/2022)
  • Hull plating sounded and plates installed where needed, mostly around the engine room (11/2022)

Fuel Burn

  • 1200 RPMs = 11 knots @ 80 GPH
  • 1450 RPMs = 13 knots @ 100 GPH

    Generators and Electricity

    • Generators: 2 x John Deere Northern Lights 99kW (New 11/2022)
    • Generator Hours: Port 500; Starboard 500 (August 2023)
    • 112 kW Backends installed (new 2017)
    • 220V/3 Phase/60 Hz Output
    • 85 US Gallons per day
    • 208/480V/3 Phase/60 Hz Shore Power
    • Atlas 85 kW Shore Power Conversion
    • Cruise Air 40-ton Air Conditioner w/ 26 air handling units (2 x new chillers 2021)
    • Quantum Zero Speed Stabilizer w/ARC 3001 Mk2 control
    • Gyro stabilizers fully serviced (2022)
    • Quantum Bow thruster
    • Alfa Laval; dual Racor 1000’s on mains; dual 500’s on gens (rebuilt 2020)
    • Headhunter Tidalwave HMX (updated 2020)
    • Watermakers Inc GPD (New 11/2022)
    • 3 x Helm/Control Stations Located in pilothouse, port and starboard wings
    • Light control panels (New 11/2022)

    Deck Equipment

    • 2 x Steen Chain Gypsy w/ Capstans Anchor Windlass System (new chains 2020)
    • Replaced windlass frequency drives (11/2022)
    • 2 x Stockless Navy Anchors
    • Overhauled mechanical side of anchor brakes (11/2022)
    • 2 x 5/8” X 400 Anchor Chains
    • 2 x Steen Deck Capstans - Aft stern quarters
    • Marquipt Main Tender Davit - 2500 capacity (rebuilt Oct 2021)
    • 2 x Marquipt Main Tender Davit - 1000 capacity (rebuilt Oct 2021)
    • Overhauled 2 deck cranes – Nautical Structures 1,000 lbs (11/2022)
    • Marquipt 7 Step Accommodation Ladder
    • Custom Hydro-electric Stern Boarding Gangway Nautical Structures
    • 2 x ACR Spotlights
    • Transom shower
    • Jacuzzi on Sundeck
    • EFX Precore Peleton treadmill
    • Free weight

    Safety and Fire Protection

    • 4 x Cameras located in: Aft deck, Side decks, Engine room
    • Monitors are located in: Radio room, pilothouse – modulated to all TVs
    • 2 x Ship Safes
    • FM200 in engine room and galley
    • Fire Extinguishers located throughout yacht
    • 4 x Pilothouse deck aft, lazarette, sundeck, foredeck
    • 2 x Firefighting Suit with SBCA
    • 4 x Canister Life rafts (Recertified Nov 2020)
    • Life Rings- Pilothouse deck, main deck
    • ACR 406 Hz EPRIBS (new 2020)
    • Full complement of flares

    2020 Refit

    Hull and Deck

    • Bottom paint (Sept 2020)
    • Non-skid on the swim deck and helideck
    • New gas grill on the helideck
    • New anchor chains
    • Re-dipped anchors
    • Sunshades and poles made for helideck and workout area
    • $50k spent in paint and blister repair or improvements

    Engine room

    • Turbos rebuilt
    • New turbo hot sections
    • New exhaust risers and vibration dampeners below both engines
    • Steering pumps replaced
    • Treatment plant HMX controller and raw water pump replaced
    • Black water transfer pumps replaced
    • Main engine through hull exhaust valves replaced
    • Most valves on the intake crossover pipe replaced
    • Generator through hull exhaust and water dump valves replaced
    • 2 x New Dometic 10-ton chillers installed (Jan 2021)
    • Headhunter treatment plant updated control system
    • Rebuilt alpha laval


    • New Pepwave cellular internet
    • New Aegean router and internet switch
    • New access points throughout
    • New amps for outside stereo
    • New control system for outside stereo
    • New speakers and subwoofers for outside
    • New Vantage lighting control system

    Main Salon

    • Overhead air handlers replaced
    • Dining room air handlers replaced
    • New artwork

    Dining Room

    • Wall panels recovered
    • New sconce lights
    • New artwork
    • 2 x Air handlers replaced


    • Refinished entire galley and replaced faces with PVC
    • New wallpaper
    • New icemaker
    • New freezer


    • Wall panels recovered
    • New Sconce lights
    • New artwork
    • New mirrors

    Owner Stateroom

    • Owner sofa recover and modified

    Guest Staterooms

    • New wallpaper
    • New bedding
    • New carpet
    • New curtains
    • Sleep number beds (2019)
    • New TVs
    • Remotes
    • DVD players
    • Amplifiers
    • New artwork
    • Sconce lights

    Upper Foyer

    • Wall panels recovered
    • New sconce lights
    • New artwork


    • Recovered all upholstery including dash panels, captain’s chair, and bench seat
    • New stereo
    • Added horn switch port and starboard for wing station use

    Sky lounge

    • Remodeled
    • New blinds
    • New sofa
    • New table
    • Sconce lights
    • New computer

    Crew lounge

    • Wallpaper replaced
    • New flooring

    2023 Refit

    • New bottom paint