Miami Boat show

Dear All,

That time of year is almost here again where we celebrate your loved ones on Valentines day, our Presidents and of course the MIAMI BOAT SHOW.

All of the All Ocean Yacht team will be at the show and ready to assist you and seeing Explorer Yachts, Long Range Yacht Expedition Yachts and any other yachts you maybe interested in at the show.

Please note that most yachts are busy during the show and difficult to inspect.

If you are a qualified buyer interested in purchasing a yacht and would like to set up an appointment to meet with any of our team members do discuss brokerage vessels, new build or conversion projects please contact us in advance so we can set up a meeting and inspections of vessels in advance.  

Please note that for the first time in it’s history the brokerage show on the beach “Yachts Miami Beach” show will be charging an entrance fee of $20.

For tickets and parking passes please click below.

The Yachts Miami Beach show is located at: Collins Avenue, across from the legendary Fontainebleau and Eden Roc hotels. The in-water-only display presentation covers more than 1.2 million square feet of space from 41st Street to 54th Street and runs from February 16-20.


FEB 16 – 20, 2O17
Thur. Feb 16, 10am – 6pm
Fri. Feb 17, 10am – 6pm
Sat. Feb 18, 10am – 6pm
Sun. Feb 19, 10am – 6pm
Mon. Feb 20, 10am – 5pm
There will be larger yachts from 150′ and up located at: Island Gardens Deep Harbour marina on Watson Island.

Your Yachts Miami Beach ticket will work there.

Below is a link to the Show management site.

Please note that the $20 fee is not valid for the other show, the Miami International boat show located at: 3501 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149. Located on Virginia Key minutes from downtown Miami.

I would suggest if you are planning to see both shows, do not try to visit them on the same day. The shows are large and traffic and parking can be difficult. You can pre-purchase parking on the management site but even with this it is almost impossible to take in both shows in one day. It takes about 45m to an hour to inspect a vessel depending on size and 15m to 20m to get between the boats.

The All Ocean Yachts Team looks forward to meeting with you during the show and assisting you in finding the right yacht to meet your cruising requirements.
John DeCaro

1550 SW 30th Place
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
T 954/671-0107
F 954/636-3798
M 954/646-1411

Alumercia 123′ (37.69m) Hessen Yacht


123′ (37.69m) HEESEN YACHTS

Dear All,

While I was at the Monaco Yacht show I inspected a number of Explorer Yachts and Long Range Yachts.

Alumercia is a boat I have seen a number of times over the years and a proven world cruising yacht. She was purchased about 4 years ago and had a very complete refit and modernization. She is heavely built out of aluminum by Heesen Yachts and designed by Ripack. The history is interesting as the original owner of Alumercia owned a number of aluminum manufaturing plants and provided all of the aluminum to the yard, hence the name.

Most of the interior was changed in the refit and is now a warm modern style. The on deck master is large and has great window space. There is a open over area included in the master and extensive hanging lockers and storage plus a large his and her head.

One of the great feautres is her large aft deck which can be fully enclosed and heated or left open.

The flybridge has been modernized with a large hot tub, raised forward seating and comfortable lounging areas.

The engine room was gone through and upgraded, like many more recent Explorer yachts she has highly efficent Azipod drives which along with the main engines and gens were overhauled.

She won the 2015 World Superyacht refit award.

LOA: 123′ 8″ (37.69m)
Beam: 27′ 7″ (8.40m)
Min Draft:
Max Draft: Max 7′ 11″ (2.40m)
Cruising 11 knots
Max 13 knots
Year: Mfg-2001
Type: Motor Yacht
Price: approx. ($11,907,351 USD)
10 950 000 € EUR
Location: Turkey
Additional Specifications For ALUMERCIA:
LOA: 123′ 8″ (37.69m)
Beam: 27′ 7″ (8.40m)
Min Draft:
Max Draft: 7′ 11″ (2.40m)
Hull Material: Aluminum
Hull Config:
Hull Designer: Vripack
Deck Material:
Tonnage: 377
Range: 6,000 Miles
Int Designer: Omega Architects
Ext Designer: Vripack
Fuel Capacity: 54,000 l (14,265 g)
Water Capacity: 9,500 l (2,510 g)
Holding Tank: 3,500 l (925 g)
Flag: Marshall Islands
Location: Turkey
Year: Mfg-2001 Model-2001
Type: Motor Yacht
Cruising 11 knots
Max 13 knots
Engines: 480 HP, Twin, 3406 DITA / E, Caterpillar 700hrs / 700hrs
Staterooms: 5
Sleeps: 10
Crew Quarters: 4
Crew Berths:
Captain Cabin: No

John DeCaro

1550 SW 30th Place
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
T 954/671-0107
F 954/636-3798
M 954/646-1411

Somewhere stunning to visit

Dear All,
So I was reading about some of the parts of the Malaysia airline that washed up on the Island of Pemba. The loss of this aircraft is an extremely sad event and the fact that it has not been located very difficult for many.
I wanted to check where it was so I did a search, these are some of the links I came up with.
What I learned was it is a stunning place and somewhere I would love to visit.
So put it on your list to stop there on your worldwide cruise on your Explorer Yacht.
All the best,

Lady Galathea 54′ (16.51m) Bripack


Dear All,

I usually do not report on vessels of this size but this is just a wonderful sweet coastal cruising Explorer Yacht. She does not have the range for world cruising on her own bottom but would be easy to ship to exotic areas of the world and then cruise extensively from  there.

She is in very good condition over all,  the engine room is excellent and has been updated and the bilges and tech areas are great.


I really love the main deck and the way the saloon, galley and pilothouse are integrated. She has a comfortable fly bridge that has a folding mast and Bimini .

The engine room is very well done and  easy to service all the equipment.

I would recommend this boat to someone who wants to cruise with family and friends without crew.


Please contact me for more details and recent photos.
John DeCaro
All Ocean Yachts
Cell: +1-954-646-1411

Wonderful book about surviving a word melt down on your Explorer Yacht

LInk to Finding Chagos

Dear all.
“Finding Chagos”  is a fun read about surviving a world gone to wild on your Explorer Yacht.
It was written by a person who together with her husband has converted a number of vessels into Explorer Yachts and many of the places talked about are areas that she has cruised with her husband and children.
She is passionate about global climate change and the effects man is having on the world today.

Rogue 90′ displacement Catamaran Broker’s Report

New Broker’s Report click here

Dear All,

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.

Warmest regards,

John DeCaro

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.

Different and interesting conversions to Explorer Yachts and Expedition Yachts

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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).



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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.

Galley 2

Galley with large window

Galley 3 Galley detail 4 Galley detail

Lower suite 1Guest cabin

Lower suite 2Guest cabin

Lower suite 3Guest cabin

Lower suite bath         Guest head

on deck master 2    Master stateroom

on deck master   Master stateroom

on deck master head Master head

Pilot House Consol Bridge with excellent visibility

Rogue Salon 3  Extra large saloon

Rogue Salon 6 TV lounge and dining

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.

Port 20KW generator

Port 20KW generator

Starboard engine

Starboard upper engine room

Port solar 2

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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Lets talk Delta Marine and what is on the market

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.

Delta Marine CV9

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!


CV-9 Chart track of where her present owner and crew have taken her. Over 100,000NM

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.

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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.