DOVERCRAFT MARINE - EXPEDITION PILOT HOUSE EXPLORER, 28M STEEL LONG RANGE
Built in Canada in 1985 and originally used as a crew boat and Dive Tender, the vessel has had a major re-fit in 2005, refurb in 2015 and a mini refit 2020.
The vessel has many extras, runs two Caterpillar Generators, Air Conditioning throughout, modern Electronics, Hydraulic Trek Stabiliser Bars and a Bulbous Bow.
The professional 2005 'Explorer style' conversion started as a "bare hull", with the addition steel superstructure and an aluminium fly bridge. The interior, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing systems were completed and two 480hp Volvo Penta main engines and caterpillar generators installed. The vessel is structurally sound with associated machinery in good condition.
Presenting a strong Explorer style exterior and quality yacht finish internally with varnished Canadian Maple timber throughout, leather & fabric upholstery. The vessel has four full cabins, three with ensuites heads. It has two smaller cabins with berths and practical mechanical and electrical systems. A recent ultrasound inspection showed all the hull plating to be in sound condition.
Full repaint just completed, antifoul and scheduled maintenance. She is now ready to continue blue water exploration and cruising in comfort and safety.
ACCOMMODATION: 10 plus, Master with queen bed and walk in wardrobes, Master ensuites with Spa, Forward double V-berth with desk, 2 Single berths, 2 Aft Doubles with ensuites, Flybridge bench seats convert to foldout beds.
MAIN SALOON: 6 chair adjustable marine dining table, Full bar area with sink, dish washer, microwave, icemaker, wine refrigeration. Samsung TV, saloon furniture, leather couches, marine timber desk. Independent air conditioning units in cabins and living areas throughout the vessel.
GALLEY: 4 burner electric stove, fan extractor, Kitchen Aid Superba oven, GE Monogram dish washer, KitchenAid microwave, Double door Kitchen Aid fridge freezer ice maker combo, Galley sink with waste in-sinkerator, Garbage compacter, Water Maker.
ENGINES: Twin Volvo Penta TAMD122D Diesel 6 cyl turbocharged, Trac stabilizer system, Twin Disc MG 5.10A transmissions
Two isolation transformers for DC shore power, helm and bow thruster control stations, Starboard 40 KVA Caterpillar generator model 3054C, Port 12 KVA Caterpillar generator model C 1.5. Approx. 30 bhp. Starboard Caterpillar 3054C approx 100 bhp plus Hydraulic PTO
OTHER EQUIPMENT INCLUDES:
- Electroinics including Furuno Radar Navnet C-MAPNTMX plotter/sounder/radar & Autopilot
- Aft deck helm station with engine, steering and bow thruster controls.
-Full laundry with White Westinghouse clothes washer and clothes dryer
- Lazarette diver/swimmers shower- wet room
- Lasdrop dripless propeller shaft seals
- Spare propellers, anchors and ropes in stern hold compartment
- Bulbous bow and integrated Trac bow thruster
- Stern and bow underwater lights and cameras
- Hydraulic Stabilizer
- Trac digital fin system
- Port and starboard helm stations in fly bridge
- Two Maxwell 3500 stern capstans plus Recompression chamber
- Cohen twin lock recompression chamber (new November 2015). Australian Registration Certificate
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