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DESCRIPTION:Expedition Motor Yacht with Submersible Submarine
BEAM:5.95m (19ft 6in)
DRAFT:2.1m (6ft 10in)
DISPLACEMENT:68 tonnes (light ship)
BROKER:Clive Bennett
LENGTH:28m (91ft 10in)

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This custom built Motor Yacht is equipped with a 2 man Ocean Pearl Submersible craft. She has been designed and built for comfortable long range ocean passages and deep sea underwater exploration. She has regularly travelled along the Australian coast for stays of several months or more. Accommodation is for 16 persons. She presents in exceptional condition overall due to the care of the owners and the professional captain / boatman in charge. Recent use of this craft has been expeditions for the filming of underwater projects involving "National Geographic" using the Ocean Pearl submersible.
Year: 1997
Designer: McAlpine Marine Design Pty Ltd, Western Australia
Builder: Harry Engineering / Structural Marine, Henderson, Western Australia
Length: 91' 10" - 28.00m
Beam: 5.95m
Draft: 2.1m
Displacement: 68 tonnes [light ship]
Hull Material: Aluminium
Deck Material: Burmese Teak over aluminium
Engine: 2 x MAN V12 D 2842LE406 each producing 1200 hp. Gearboxes are ZFBW190A driving 4" 2205 st/ steel shafts and 5 blade propellers. Controls are triple station Cruising speed of appr 14 knots, top speed 19 knots approx. Engine room: Originally built to survey, this very well equipped engine room is a credit to the current owner and his long time skipper/ engineer. The engine room is equipped with high capacity blowers. Range is approx 1600 nautical miles @ 10 knots.
Engine Make: MAN
HorsePower: 2 X 1200
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: Appr 4000 from new. Installed in 1997
Engine Hours (2nd Engine): Appr 4000 from new. Installed in 1997.
Max Speed: 19 knots appr
Cruise Speed: 14 knots appr
Propulsion: Shaft drive to 5 blade propellers via ZF hydraulic BW190A 2.5 :1 reduction, reversing gearboxes
Thrusters: Hydraulic, 50 horsepower
Genset: 2 x SEAWASP 26 Kva units driven by 4 cylinder Isuzu diesels with full sound shielding.
Fuel: 18,000 litres held in 6 tanks, with full transfer pumps and filtration
Water: 2 x 1150 litre HDPE tanks, fed by two desal units. ( total 250 ltr/ hr )
Galley: The chefs' galley has large amounts of bench space and plenty of storage. AEG induction 4 burner cook top, AEG oven, twin tub s/s sink and Panasonic microwave, dishwasher, miscellaneous catering equipment. There is a 10 kg washing machine/dryer on board. A second galley with refrigeration, ice boxes, s/steel twin tub sink and BBQ is on the upper deck. There are 12 dining places in the saloon and 14 places on the upper deck.
Refrigeration: Large, under bench, bar style fridges, 2 x large upright eutectic fridge - freezers in the galley, large capacity Rinnai ice maker. On the after deck there is one large bait freezer, and one very large freezer for long term storage, both with double doors.
Freezer: Yes + 18 iceboxes
Stove: Yes
WaterMaker: Yes 2 desalinators [1x Citor 150 lph and 1 Metec 100 lph]
Hot Water System: Yes
Accommodation: This vessel has been designed to carry 16 passengers and crew in 6 cabins. The expansive master cabin has its' own ensuite, and large amounts of wardrobe space. There are 3 additional bathrooms. In the saloon the passengers can sit at the impressive Teak dining table, or lounge comfortably on the settees. The upper deck also has a large table with all round seating, refrigeration and large BBQ. There are multiple flat screen TV's, and a full entertainment system.
Cabins: 6 [4 doubles, quad cabin singles 8]
Berths: 16 + 4 occasional berths
Shower: 4 showers
Toilet: There is a master ensuite, and 3 additional bathrooms. All internal toilets are serviced by sullage tanks. There is a day head situated adjacent to the aft deck.
Entertainment: Stereo and TV, DVD.
AirConditioning: 12 units: twin compressor 120000 BTU
Dinghy: 'Brig' 5.8m rigid Inflatable. Crane hoist: Palfinger model PC 2000m
Outboard: Honda 60 hp
Ground Tackle: Muir hydraulic anchor winch with capstan and gypsy. 130 metres of 12mm chain, Custom made SHHP [Super High Holding Power] Ship Anchor. Spare anchors and chain stored in the lazarette.
Safety Gear: 40 lifejackets, flares, 4 x 406 mhz EPIRB, 2x 20 man Zodiac life rafts, engine room fire suppression system, fire alarm system.
Bilge Pumps: High volume AC submersible bilge pumps to each water tight compartment with DC backup pumps.
Life Raft: 2 X 20 man life rafts
Epirb: 406 x 4
Life Jackets: 40
Flares: Yes
Fire Protection: Engine room fire suppression system and alarms + hand held extinguishers, fire pump.
Electrics: 240 volt ship / shore power, 2 x SEAWASP gensets, single and three phase power. 12 and 24 volt battery DC voltage system with 50 amp battery charger. Bauer model PE 320 dive compressor [11.5 cfm ]
Electronics Navigation: Radar: Furuno 48nm & 96nm. Echo sounder1: CodenCVS 821, echo sounder 2: JRC colour interfaced, HF radio: Icom ICM 710, VHF radios 2 x Icom, 27 Mhz radio GPS, plotters etc. HF, VHF marine transceivers, automatic pilot: 2 x units, anemometer, rudder angle indicator, GPS /plotter/ echo sounder: Simrad CP40 + interfaced, Koden KGP, Lowrance HDS 16 with sidescan, Raymarine Hybrid Touch 9 " with AIS, Compass: Tokyo Keiki magnetic, GM gyro compass, Azimuth 1000, ships clock and barometer, Foxtel: KVH mobile system, phone wireless terminal. Satphones, Brookes & Gatehouse Log: Raytheon loud hailer. 2 x WIFI systems with long range booster.
Deck Gear: All main decks are lined with Burmese Teak. Decks are full walk around with high bulwarks or st/ steel railing. 
The Brig tender is accessed by a hydraulic 'Palfinger' davit. Submarine recovery: 7.5 tonne total rated lift capacity. Submarine sled : 1.8 tonne fore & aft winch. Submarine recovery control panel. There is a freshwater wash down set up on the aft deck.
Remarks: This beautiful motor yacht is very well presented. She would suit the purchaser looking for exotic exploration adventures in remote locations. 
A tried and proven passage maker. The keel of this craft was originally laid down in '85 however the craft was subsequently re designed, re manufactured and underwent a total reconfiguration being relaunched 1997. 
New engines were installed at that time. The hull is fitted with twin keels and 4 water tight compartments. The twin keel skeg arrangement allows the vessel to settle on the sea bed in low tidal areas to reduce the risk of hull damage during tidal changes when at anchor.

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IMPORTANT: 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 their agents, or their 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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