Sensation 73 yacht Valor is better than when she was new in1998. Every system has been replaced, refurbished, or reconditioned. After an 18-month refit at Lyman-Morse, Valor was made almost new again and in many ways better. The engine room was made bare, redesigned for greater ease of servicing, and refitted with all new mechanicals, engines, and systems. Every section of this boat has been reviewed by the Lyman-Morse staff of designers, master electricians, plumbers, and mechanics. With new decks and paint, Valor will shine in any harbor. Coupled with her classic lines, Valor is a stunning example of timeless beauty. Let her show you the world. 



  • loa 72'8"
  • lwl 63'3"
  • beam 18'3"
  • draft 9'6"
  • displacement 76000 lbs
  • designed by Ron Holland
  • builder Sensation Yachts
  • model Opus 73
  • year 1998
  • hull material Aluminum
  • location Portsmouth, RI
  • boat engine Cummins QSB 6.7 Quantum Series (2014)
  • horsepower 235 HP
  • cruising speed 9 knots
  • top speed 10 knots


Designed by Andrew Winch for Ron Holland, Valor‘s interior is a brilliant mix of elegance, form and function. Step down the staircase from the cockpit and enter the expansive pilothouse which is light, bright, and welcoming. Large fixed windows line three sides with two large opening hatches overhead for ventilation. The interior walls are cherry with high gloss varnish throughout. The overhead panels are gloss white V-groove while the interior upper verticals are off -white. The settee is blue leather with complimenting textiles throughout. The cabin sole floorboards are all removable to provide full access to the bilge and lock into place for safety.

Continuing forward from the pilothouse, descend three more steps and the galley area with banquet is to starboard. A large en-suite guest cabin is directly across from the galley. Forward of the en-suite are two mirror imaged over and under berthed cabins which share a head. The ample head has a large opening hatch for ventilation and light.

Returning back to the pilothouse, to starboard, one finds three stairs leading down past a navigation center outboard and the electrical panel and engine room access door inboard.  Aft of that is the master suite.

Owner’s Cabin

The Owner’s stateroom stretches the full beam of the boat. A centerline queen bed with new custom mattress is flanked by two L-shaped cabinets on either side. A comfortable settee is located to starboard just forward of a full length hanging locker which is found behind the entrance door to the suite. On the forward wall directly in front of the bed is the entertainment center which houses a new 26″ LCD TV.  The teak and holly cabin soles are protected with bound fitted berber carpets.

To port is a lovely sit-down vanity with an opening hinged top, lights, and storage.

Forward of that is the head. The head includes an inlaid countertop, a large enclosed shower with a tempered glass door, and a vacuflush toilet with good ventilation.

Pilothouse/Main Salon

The pilothouse/main salon is very comfortable and bright. The raised u-shaped settee, offers a panoramic view of your anchorage. The highly varnished center table features drawers in the pedestal providing great storage for flatware, stemware, and china.

Opposite to starboard is a settee in a complementing textile to the rich blue ultra leather found on the larger settee. Aft of the straight settee is a cherry cabinet with custom housing for rocks glasses and other bar necessities.

The lower helm station is positioned to starboard. All electronics were replaced in 2014 and a new dashboard which was designed and built to house them.


The galley extends along the starboard side. At the forward end of the galley is an L-shaped countertop space with two-person banquet. It greatly adds to working space when prepping for a meal and also serves as a mess for the crew.

Following aft is a double sink with microwave above it, a three-burner propane stove with oven and a trash compacter.

The new refrigerator/freezer stacking units are located toward the aft end of the galley on centerline. Another freezer is located outboard of these.

On the inboard side of the galley, just behind the mast is more beautifully crafted cabinetry and counter space.

All appliances were replaced in 2014.

Galley includes:

  • Frigoboat Freezer with drawers (2014)
  • Frigoboat Refrigeration with front door (2014)
  • Frigoboat countertop opening freezer (2014)
  • LG Microwave oven (2014)
  • Broan Trash Compacter (2014)
  • Splendide Washer/Dryer Combo unit (2014)
  • Aquamatic 900 Water maker with remote (2014)
  • Central Vacuum system (2014)


Accessed from a side deck hatch on the port side or through the electrical room off of the aft passageway, the engine room is now a marvel to behold. The new layout, wiring, and plumbing allow for maximum accessibility to all the systems within.

  • Cummin 235 HP Diesel main engine (2014)
  • Maxprop Feathering prop
  • Spurs Line cutter
  • New ZF Clear Command Engine controls (2014)
  • Northern Lights 20 KW Generator with new exhaust
  • Air Conditioning System – New Chiller (2014) and six air handlers, including duct work – 4 ton system
  • Bow Thruster Side Power 20 hp (2014) Hydraulic
  • Stern Thruster – Retractable, Side Power 12 hp electrical (2014)
  • Mamba Mechanical drive steering
  • Hot Water Heater – 20 gal (2014) with Pex plumbing (2014)
  • Reverso Oil Pump exchange with reservoir (2014)
  • Fuel tanks – cleaned, repainted(2014)
  • Water Tanks – cleaned and painted inside (2014)
  • Gray & Black water tanks  – cleaned and repainted (2014)


Navigational Equipment – All New in 2014:

  • Furuno TZ Touch Screen 14″ -Located inside
  • ICOM M802 SSB  with Tuner -Located inside
  • ICOM M504 VHF w/ Hailer -Located inside
  • Furuno TZ Touch Screen 9″  – Located in Helmsmen’s Cockpit
  • ICOM VHF Commander Mic III – Located in Helmsmen’s Cockpit
  • Iridium Sat phone and antenna (2014)
  • 24″ Furuno Radar Closed array – mounted on mast
  • Furuno FA50 AIS Class B Transponder
  • Furuno GPS NMEA2000
  • Actisense NMEA2000 to 0183 Converter
  • Dual Furuno GPS NMEA 2000 antennas for built in fail over
  • B&G autopilot ACP2 software updated and new rudder reference unit and gimballed rate compass

      Sailing Instrumentation – All New in 2014:

      • B&G:  Pilot Display  (BGH210021)at helm and in Pilothouse
      •  B&G Multi Display (BGH210001) at helm and in Pilothouse
      • 54″ Masthead Unit
      • B&G wind 1450mm VMHV pack (BGN030003)
      • B&G Analog Wind Speed (BGH230001) at Helm


      • Flat Screen TV in Main Salon (2007)
      • Flat screen TV in Master stateroom ( 2014)
      • Sony CD/Tuner in Main Salon
      • Critchfield Cockpit speakers (2014)
      • Rogue wave wifi Pro wireless bridge system (2014)
      • Asus wireless router for onboard internet distribution (2014)
      • Fusion MS-IP7001 marine entertainment system with MS-Unidock controllable from Furuno TZT displays and wired for 3 zone audio output (Saoln, Master Cabin and Cockpit) (2014)

      Sensation 73 yacht Valor salon table and seating


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