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1992 Custom – Holland Marine Design Offshore 70 Explorer

19 October, 2012 by EVAN

About this Sailboat:

70 ft. (LOD) heavy steel pilothouse motor-sailor (cutter rig) (Keel laid in 1989, Hull splashed in 1992, boat completed in 2007). A proven 90-ton bullet-proof cruiser cruiser that was designed by Holland Marine and built in Alameda, CA. She was the “Featured Boat” in the April/Spring 2008 edition of Metal Boat Quarterly. Exceptionally strong, reliable, safe, comfortable and economical. Designed for extensive offshore use; 3/8 inch thick steel hull, 5/16 inch thick decks, 1/2 inch thick steel collision bulkheads in the bow and stern, with 1/2 inch thick steel plate keel sides and 1.5 inch thick keel shoe. This is a U.S. Documented vessel with U.S. Coastwise and recreational trade privileges (vessel approved for charter use). Full complement of safety equipment with 8-man Avon offshore life raft with EPRIB. 14 ft. aluminum Alaskan shore boat with late model Honda.

This ship just completed (January 2012) a winter passage north from San Diego, CA to Portland, OR up the West Coast of the U.S. in conditions ranging from Small Craft Advisory to Gale…. No Problem.

Amazing spacious galley with granite counter, latest built-in appliances including Kenmore convection-microwave oven, 17 cu. ft. top loader refrigerator and freezer, dishwasher, washer machine and dryer. Saloon table is solid purple heart wood and seats 8 adults. Three (3) full state rooms w/heads (one has a queen and one has two singles). Master cabin has full bath with head, deep soaking tub and shower. Amazing amount of storage space. Bright modern interior with 12 species of rare wood used throughout. Solid 1″ thick Brazilian Rosewood floors with bronze accents and trim. Very extensive inventory of parts, spares and gear, and much more.

This boat was designed and built for serious continuous offshore use. Easily cruised by two people. She is completely self-sufficient in remote locations long-term. Large capacity tankage; 900 gallons of fresh water, 1,500 gallons of fuel (Approx. 3,000 mile range on engine alone). Excellent operational condition.

Equipment on Board:

The all-weather pilothouse encloses the steering and navigation areas that house the best commercial grade electronics and systems (installed in 2(# removed)). Top of the line Furuno Electronics; 3-Icom VHF radios, Icom SSB and tuner, Cobra SSB and 500 watt linear amp, 2-Furuno 48 mile radars, 2-Furuno Weather Fax machines, Hi-Gain WiFi system, Commercial Furuno autopilot, Iridium Satellite Phone and com system. Furuno Nav-Net, Furuno GPS chart plotter. Standard Horizon VHF, PA-Hailer, Village Marine water-maker (2007). Walk-in engine room with shop area, stand-up roll-away tool box, drill press, 2 welders. Low hour industrial duty Cummins 6-cylinder 855 c.i. main engine (275 hp. @ 1,400 rpm, 8.5 kts at 4 gph). Twin Disc Marine transmission, 8 KW Cummins Gen-set (with new backup 3.5 KW diesel Gen-Set). 1.1 KW of Siemens Solar Panels. 400-watt Air-X wind generator. Heavy duty Braden 18,000 pound hydraulic anchor winch with 250 feet of ½” Acco G-4 chain and genuine 150 pound ‘Bruce’ anchor. Several heavy backup anchors, chain, line, swivels, etc. Large stand-up anchor compartment in bow forward of collision bulkhead.

Over $50,000 in spare parts and supplies are included. This is a fully found vessel, aka: Ready to go back to sea.

Will Consider part trade for Diesel-Pusher Motor-home or conversion bus (Prevost, MCI, etc)

Custom - Holland Marine Design Offshore 70 Explorer
Custom - Holland Marine Design Offshore 70 Explorer
Custom - Holland Marine Design Offshore 70 Explorer
Custom - Holland Marine Design Offshore 70 Explorer
Custom - Holland Marine Design Offshore 70 Explorer
Custom - Holland Marine Design Offshore 70 Explorer
Custom - Holland Marine Design Offshore 70 Explorer
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