Wooden Ships Comments on this 58′ Motor Yacht
Built as a private yacht in 1968 on the lines of a traditional fishing boat, commissioned by Frederick Parks of Baston Deepsea Fisheries. The hull and decks were built by the BIM Shipyard in Killybeg, County Donegap, she was then fitted out in Malahide with various cabins as seen today.
She has spent the last 20+ years working as a commercial dive charter vessel, offering residential diving holidays with comfortable accommodation with the ability to reach more inaccessible areas of coast and sea that smaller day boats access.
Although her commercial ticket has lapsed, she was coded to Category 2 for 10 passenegrs + 2 crew. The fundamentals of this are still in place and her licence could be reinstated relatively easily if a new owner so wished. This would require some new life saving equipment and updated engine room fire system. The fact she has been coded for the last 20 years means she has been regularly surveyed and kept up in good condition as required by the MCA.
With a total of 13 berths in 4 cabins, 3 heads compartments, large galley and comfortable deck saloon, she is an ideal platform for a commercial boat or a private expedition yacht for extended cruising in remote places. Twin Volvo Penta diesels give reliable and economic propulsion, with 240v power from inverters or the 18kva generator.
A fine big motor yacht in seemingly good structural condition with the potential to fulfil a multitude of roles in the future
Length on Deck 58’
Planked in larch on sawn oak frames, fastened with galvanised boat nails. Some fastenings withdrawn for survey inspection approximately 2011.
Oak floors across the centreline side fastened to the sawn frames. No external ballast keel.
Semi-swept solid laid 2.5” iroko foredeck, caulked and payed, with a bulwark all round on stanchions mounted through the coverboard.
Side and aft decks overlaid with marine plywood and sheathed in GRP, professionally done in 2016/2017. Bulwarks continue aft with a heavy capping rail plus a further guard rail above.
Wheelhouse made from marine plywood on a wooden frame. 5 wheelhouse windows replaced in 2018.
Twin Volvo Penta D7AAT 6cyl 180hp turbo charged marine diesels. Engines fitted new in 2000. Approximately 10,000 hrs use.
Oils and filters changed every 350 hours. Valve clearances checked at approximately 9000 hrs.
Stainless shafts to handed 3 blade bronze propellers. Fuel consumption of 25 litres/hour at cruising speed of approximately 9 knots. Maximum speed of 10 knots.
3 separate painted steel fuel tanks with total capacity of 5500 Litres giving a range of approximately 1900Nm.
Single galvanised steel water tank of 4000 Litres.
Beta Marine 18Kva installed diesel generator, fitted new in 1996. Approximately 17,000 hrs. Serviced every 300 hrs. New heat exchanger in 2017. Injector pump rebuilt.
24 volt domestic systems from a bank of 8 x 125ah lead acid batteries.
2 x 12 volt starter batteries giving 12 volts for starter motors.
12 volt start battery for generator.
Batteries charged with a 100 amp transmotor on starboard engine. 24v alternator on each engine for starter batteries.
Victron 50 amp 240 volt battery charger powered by shore power or generator.
Diesel fired heating and hot water boiler, fitted new in 2019.
13 berths in total including 5 single berths in aft cabin, double cabin, twin cabin and 4 berth forward cabin.
Aft and double cabins are ensuite, plus a separate heads and shower forward.
All cabin spaces are centrally heated.
Large useable deck space above deck saloon with access via steps in the wheelhouse. Some sheltered seating with masses of storage space for toys and equipment.
Deck saloon with doors opening onto the aft deck. Saloon on two levels with 2 tables and settees giving comfprtable seating for up to 14 people.
Athwartships galley forward of the saloon. Gas galley stove with 4 burners and twin ovens. Fixed stove with high fiddle rails all round. Full height 240 volt fridge and ample storage space for a charter vessel of her size. Microwave oven plus a double deep fat fryer. Fully equipped galley. Chest freezer on upper deck.
Wheelhouse has a side entrance door each side with steps and hatch to upper deck at the aft end.
Steps down to the five berth aft cabin from the saloon. Comfrtable cabin with full headroom. En-suite heads compartment with an electric Lavac sea toilet, bath, shower and hand basin. Pressurised hot and cold water.
2 midships cabin, one double and one twin. Double cabin has an en-suites heads compartment with shower and electric Lavac heads.
Forward cabin with 4 single berths and storage space.
Forward heads compartment for communal use with electric Lavac heads, shower and hand basin.
Full specification and details available upon request
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