Thank you for being so welcoming to the forums
. I thought I would drop a quick intro.
I recently upgraded my boat
from a 19' bayliner bowrider to a 94', 100 tonne ex navy
ship which I now live aboard full time.
Currently I am out of the water
( back in next week) having completed 100 hours at the helm
driving and getting to know her over the last 10 weeks.
While out I am having the bum sandblasted and repainted, engines having a tickle and tidying odd's like the water tanks
, shaft seals
etc. Also completing and trouble shooting some electrical
was in great condition, but like most boat owners i wanted to establish my own baseline and really check everything out.
She has had a superyacht fit out on the interior
by one owner who has had her for 17 years since she left the navy
Here is a bit of info on our boat:
Construction: Steel hull
. Aluminium topsides. 10 watertight compartments (tankage and void spaces). 8 water tight compartments (cabins and engineering spaces) with water tight doors. Built in NZ by WECO in Whangarei for the NZ Navy in 1980.
: New Zealand
Cabins: 3 x double all with island berths and ensuites. Plus 1 x twin 1 x crew 1 x single
bunk on bridge.
Length overall:28.6m/94 ft
Beam: 6.2m/20.5 ft
: 2.4m/7.8 ft
: 100 tons
: Whangarei Engineering and Construction Company. WECO
Engines: 2 x Cummins KT 1150 derated to 330hp each
Cruising speed: 9.5 knots (12.5 knots max.)
Generators: 1 x Cummins 50kw, 1 x Northern Lights generator
combo giving 19kw total. Both 400V 3 phase with 240V single
phase transformers. Generators, inverters and transformers wired for 100% redundancy in case either system fails. 1040 amp hour 24v house batteries
: 400V 3 phase giving 50amp 24V backup.
: Wagner with 2 x 3phase steering
pumps and Comnav Auto Pilot.
capacity: 12,600 litres tankage (3,500 imp gallons; 4,200 US gallons)
: 3 phase Mono pump
with hand pump
backup from holding tanks
to 1800 litre day tank giving gravity feed to engines.
Range: 3,500 nautical miles at cruising speed of 9.5 knots
Fresh water: 7,000 litres (1,500 imp gallons; 1,850 US gallons) with 2 x single phase pressure pumps
2 x 180litre hot water cylinders 1 is 240Volt and 1 heated from waste genny heat.
Water maker 220L per hour.
Holding tanks: Grey water
2,000 litres (440 imp gallons; 520 US gallons)
Black water 3000 Litres(650 imp gallons , 800US gallons)
Both with dock
and stern discharge outlets.
Toilets: 4 x Raritan
fixed. 1 handheld. Lowrance plotter and PC plotter.
Plotter/Sounder/Radar: Lowrance HDS 12 with 4g radar
and Icon SSB
radios, sailmail e-mail.
Stability: Stabilising flume tank
: Samsung 7KG front loader washing
machine. F & P dryer.
: 3.5KW domestic split system
: Fully equipped home style galley
with LG French door fridge freezer
, dishwashers, twin sinks, electric
kettle, Delongi coffee machine, bread maker, microwave, Bakbar commercial oven
, 4 hotplate cooktop, large chest freezer
, large walk in pantry, deep fryer etc.
Workshop: Dedicated workshop with Lathe, drill press, mig/tig steel
and aluminium welder, large work
bench and Vice plus tools required for most maintenance
jobs including 5 yearly survey work
: 4.5M alloy pontoon boat with 2017 50hp outboard