I had the pleasure of spending 2 days onboard Rogue the 90’ (27.4m) Displacement Catamara in Nova Scotia. This is a great seaworthy highly efficient recently converted Explorer Yacht that can be used for a number of different applications from family cruising, shadow boat, research vessels, they have had enquires for very lucrative commercial charters , submarine carrier, the list goes are far as you can imagine.
I look forward to discussing her with you.
All Ocean Yachts
The first question I often get when speaking or writing about EXPLORER /EXPEDITION YACHTS is what are they? An EXPLORER Yacht is a purpose built or converted vessel that is created for long distance cruising to remote areas of the world. The purpose (mission profile) may be varied, extended family exploration, worldwide big game fishing or fly fishing, remote dive expedition, a desire to expand your cruising area, a wish to be more autonomous when you are cruising, a combination of these or many other reasons. The features needed to meet the mission profile is what separates the true EXPLORER yacht from a “Big White Yacht” or even one of the many “Trawler” designs on the market which are more coastal or near coastal cruisers . There are “long range Yachts” and other yachts that meet some or a lot of the features and qualities found in an EXPLORER yacht and depending on your mission this maybe all that you need for your voyage of exploration.The features and qualities that set an EXPLORER yacht apart are many and I am just going to touch on a few key points. First and foremost they must be designed and built to handle extreme weather conditions, i.e. very sea worthy. Safety and comfort of the passengers and crew should always be at the forefront of the design and purchasing criteria.
An EXPLORER yacht should have a very efficient and sea-kindly hull form. Please note that I am use “sea-kindly” here and “sea-worth” above, these two terms are not the same, you can have one without the other which can make for a safe but uncomfortable vessel or a comfortable vessel that has reduced sea worthiness. To obtain this criteria the vessel should be a FULL DISPLACEMENT hull form. Please visit All Ocean Yachts website to see a number of write ups regarding this. The high efficiency hull form should be coupled with good fuel volume to obtain at least a 4000nm range at 10 knots, more is better.
All Ocean Yacht is always looking at new high efficiency propulsion systems and energy systems like the new batteries, chargers and converters that are being developed.
An EXPLORER yacht MUST be very easy to maintain and operate. This is important in a number of ways and is a key difference between many long range yachts and trawlers being built and a true EXPLORER. Every feature and item on the exterior and interior of the vessel should be considered against this criteria. An EXPLORER yacht can look like a white yacht by replacing teak rails or decking with stainless or cutting edge deck systems like Stone Decking. EXPLORER yachts do thousands of miles a year and up keep and the quality of materials and systems are critical to simplify upkeep. The engine room is of key importance and the KISS principle should always be in play. Using proven high wear equipment in a large well laid out engine room designed for ease of service by crew is a MUST. An engineer must smile when he walks in.
If you would like more information on Explorer yachts please contact us. The highly experienced team at All Ocean Yachts looks forward to discussing your Explorer yacht with you and finding the right vessel to meet your dreams.
I have seen a lot of different conversion in all sizes and types but ROGUE is the first commercial cat that I have seen done and it is done well. This is a 2004 hull converted in 2015 by a company that has done conversions on shrimp boats and other vessels in the past. At 90′ and 30′ beam she does have a lot of volume, her gross tonnage is 140 which is impressive for a vessel of her size. The 30′ beam gives her huge interior and exterior deck space. She has a 12 knot cruising speed, top speed of 16 knots, her cat form makes her a very low resistance vessel. This low resistance means that a 12 knots she has a range of 6000 nm, over 7000 nm at slower speeds, with just 7,800 gallons of fuel. She is powered by highly reliable twin 400 hp NTA855 Cummins engines, this is the A rated naturally aspirated model used on many commercial vessels.
The huge deck spaces and great stability allow her to carry a wide range of toys. She carries a 25′ SAFE boat as her primary tender and can lift and fit toys like submarines, cars or other boats up to 5 tons (11,000 pds).
The exterior of Rogue may be commercial but her interior is light clean and modern done to yacht standards. She has a great on deck galley and master stateroom plus two guest staterooms down, a captain’s cabin in the wheelhouse and crews quarters with lounge.
The engine room is everything you would expect a from a high quality commercial vessel that has had yacht conversions made to it. Generators are in sound shields and other equipment has been isolated for sound.
Starboard upper engine room
Port solar control panel and batteries
Rogue is a great vessel as she sits for world exploring or she can be fitted out to meet a wide variety of mission profiles.
Rogue is FOR SALE, please contact me for price, location and to answer any questions you have.
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There are 12 Delta Marine Yachts on the market as of 5/19/2016
They range in size from 156′ (47.5m) to 70′ (21m) and age from 2009 to 1985. Some are full displacement based of proven fishing hull designs, some of semi-displacement and some have a combination of features.
The boat I want to talk about this time is CV-9.
Link to additional information on CV-9
She has just come on the market after finishing her extended world cruising.She has only had two owners and they have both taken care of her extremely well. I have known the boat over the years and not only were her owner’s excellent but the crew has always been outstanding!
I inspected her in Fort Lauderdale Fl USA two weeks ago and she really showed no age. I think that besides her great crew the owner’s have always been willing to keep her in top condition. In 2013 they spend over $4 million on her at Delta Marine. The upgrade and renewed all of the system and she sparkles in side and out. The engine room was updated and looks like 2015 boat.
The exterior and interior look as good as the engine room. She carries a nice 19′ tender, that I think could be increased to 22′.
CV9 really is ready to go around the world again today.
I am not going to go into the interior except to say that the photos on the attached listings look exactly she looks today.
CV9 is going to make another owner had his family very happy with their world cruising experience.
Contact: John DeCaro for more insight on the proven Delta Marine Explorer.
He builds a 75′ highly efficient Explorer Yacht and names her SAFIRA!
Built in 2008 of high strength aluminum she has a roomy 19′ beam and a easy draft of 5′. SAFIRA cruises at a comfortable 10 knots with a range of 3000 nm powered by twin 425 hp Vovo Penta A rated engines.
SAFIRA has a large master amidships with lots of storage and a spacious head done in granite.
Master head and show
Guest staterooms and head
There are two lower single cabins with upper berths forward and a under and over cabin for a total of 10 including the owner. There are also comfortable crews quarters aft for two to three crew or for extra kids. If preferred it would be very easy to convert the forward two cabins to a VIP queen cabin.
As you would expect for a Explorer built for a Admiral, the pilothouse is very well thought out and equipped for world cruising.
The Galley is large and positioned to service the breakfast bar, saloon and the wheelhouse for those late night coffees and snacks while on watch. There is ample dry and cold storage found here and throughout the vessel.
The main saloon is bright and airy when the windows shades are open and offers comfortable seating for dining and lounging. The galley can be opened or closed for seating and eating or to be a service buffet and it makes clean up easy!
The under cover helm is surrounded by two large settees that allow the captain to interact while piloting SAFIRA or as a great social area at anchor.
Aft of the forward seating is a separate dining and social area with bar and BBQ. Aft of this is a sunning or tender storage space.
The engine room is aft with access from the side deck or the stern. True to it’s heritage it is extremely well thought out and laid out. It has high quality equipment that is easy to see and service. This is a true little ship engine room!
Aft of the engine room is the crew’s quarters that have a comfortable lounge and two staterooms.
Link to additional sales information below:
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Length: 169′ (51.51m), Beam 33’11” (10.35m) Max Draft:10′ (3.05m) Year Built: 1960 Refit:2010, Cruising speed: 10 knots, Range: 5000nm, Fuel: 19,000 gal (71,923 l)
BEAUPORT is a great example of a well thought out and executed conversion Explorer Yacht. Based on a solid seaworthy design with a large beam of 33′ and modest draft of 10′ she fits within the perimeters of many modern yachts. Her heavy duty ground tackle consists of 2 x 1 ton anchors each with 720′ of anchor chain. She features a 8 Ton crane, that allows the vessel to carry a large number of tenders including a 29′ blackfin and a 22′ Boston. She can also carry a submarine.
She also features a helicopter pad and can carry the copter underway.
Beauport has a comfortable well done interior. She can carry all the supplies need for extended cruising in remote areas and has large well appointed guest cabins.
Her large on deck master cabin is separated from the guests and has stunning views.
The interior style is clean and warm, it can be dressed out to be more formal or have a modern light feel. There is exceptional living and dinning space for guest and crew.
The there is a large professional galley to service the guest and crew.
Beauport is powered by heavy duty military grade twin main engines built by Faribanks Morse that are 640 hp each. The engines have recently been inspected and are in excellent conditon, parts are readily available. These engine are a asset to the over all operation of the vessel as they are simple and highly reliable without the electronics found on more recent engines.
Anyone thinking about exploring the world with their family and friends should put Beauport at the top of their list to inspect,they will not be disappointed!
Please contact All Ocean Yachts for more details and to set up and inspection.
Beam: 25′, Min Draft: 5’11”, Max Draft: 7’5″, Year:2008, Cruising Speed: 10 knots, Range:3,054 NM, Burn per hour: 2.8 gal, Total Fuel: 8585 gal.
I have been aboard Beothuk many times, from the first time she was presented to the market to recently at the Palm Beach boatshow and have had the pleasure of meeting and knowing a number of her captains. They all report what a pleasure she is to operate and that she is a great sea boat.
Beothuk is of superb quality as you would expect from a Kuipers and she has always been kept in excellent condition as my last inspection showed. When she launched she has a number of firsts, first boat built with all LED lighting, first in her size to have a fully glass touch bridge and so on. She took almost 4 years to build and was extremely expensive as the owner open budget. The time and commitment to quality shows today.
The great advantage to Beothuk today is you can buy her for a fraction of her build or replacement cost and have a vessel that is in turn key ready to go exploring condition .
Please contact All Ocean Yachts Beothuk and other similar vessels on the market.
All the best,
All Ocean Yachts
I inspected Just J’S and the Palm Beach boatshow, I was first on her in Seattle just after she was finished by Delta Marine. The present owner has made a number of interior upgrades and improvements. The boat is in equal or better condition then when I inspected her. Both the Captain and the engineer love working one her and the Captain reports her to be a great seaworthy vessel.
151′ and 499 gross tons you cannot get a larger volume boat for it’s size.
The owner has taken delivery of his new yacht and wants Just J’S to move on to a new owner.
Give All Ocean Yachts a call to discuss this excellent Delta and others on the market today.
All the best
All Ocean Yachts
There are many different aspects to making a great paint job on a yacht. It starts with treating the structure and works outwards from there. One of several key parts and difficult parts is getting the fairing smooth. Long boarding is one of the methods and a key part to a great paint job.
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