|Length:||70' / 21.34 M|
|Beam:||21' 0" / 6.40 M|
|Draft:||4' 6" / 1.37 M.|
|Model:||Motor Yacht / Pilothouse|
|Engines:||Twin John Deere 6076 AFM 250 H.P.|
|Cruising Speed:||9 Kts. / 10 MPH|
|Max Speed:||11 Kts. / 13 MPH|
Fort Lauderdale, United States
(Florida - S.E.)
|Asking Price:||$975,000 USD|
This 1995/2012 Real Ships was designed by Jay Benford Design Group of Easton, Maryland and fabricated at Custom Steel Boats of Merritt, NC, located on the Bay River in North Carolina. Jay Benford Design has been in business since 1969 and is a highly regarded Naval Architect. Custom Steel Boats has been a family owned, multi-generational business since 1981 and is well known for both commercial and recreational steel and aluminum construction.
Additionally, the 8' hull extension completed in 2012 was accomplished with design drawings from Jay Benford Design Group with the goal of enhancing their original design while maintaining the vessels unique profile.
For the past twelve years, IMPERVIOUS has been the private yacht belonging to the owner of a successful marine repair facility in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Impervious features all the luxury and modernization of a new boat. After initially buying the vessel and cruising for two years, the owner knew exactly how he wanted to make IMPERVIOUS the perfect "Island Expedition" vessel.
This was accomplished over a 4-year refit period completed in 2012 with the hull extended 8'. During that time the owner continued using the boat and subsequently upgrading systems to improve performance and functionality with an emphasis on serviceability and ease of maintenance. IMPERVIOUS is unique in its design and layout with multiple decks providing the space of a much larger yacht. This spacious vessel is simple to own and operate for a yacht of this size and class. From the bilges to the boat deck – fore to aft – this boat shows like new.
The refit included installation of a second generator, upgrading stabilizers, re-engineering the exhaust system, new electronics suite with NMEA 2000 integration of original analog system, new watermaker, aft deck refit with integrated fiberglass seating with storage underneath and expanded barbecue grill and rotisserie area. The Salon and Pilothouse had new "African Teak" wood floors installed and "New England Beadboard" ceiling with improved LED lighting. The laundry facility was expanded and crews quarters improved, all new fresh water system, and batteries upgraded to AGM.The galley was modernized with new cabinets, appliances, and improved seating. Also completed in 2012 was painting the entire hull and superstructure, and most significantly, the 8 foot hull extension from designs provided by the original architect, Jay Benford, which added another 500 gallons of fuel capacity. This 8 foot hull extension created a very spacious aft deck entertainment area and very easy access to the now enormous lower aft deck via a custom stainless steel staircase. The present owner tows a 26' Mako center console when traveling the Bahamas and this lower aft deck created by the hull extension makes towing, rafting the tender alongside, and getting people and equipment safely on and off the launch an easy and fun operation.
The high quality of workmanship and equipment that went into the refit of IMPERVIOUS make it a vast departure from production boats, and accomplish the goal of being a true "yacht" that is very economical to operate and maintain, can be self-sufficient for extended periods of time and can easily and safely tow a large tender for fishing, diving, and shore excursions.
Being experienced Yachtsmen themselves, the owners have created a step by step underway check list that makes operating the yacht a straight forward proposition for even the less experienced boater.
With all systems functional, operational and well documented this vessel is ready to take the next lucky owner on their own "Island Expedition".
The salon has been totally refitted to provide exceptional comfort with many new features. The custom Ultra leather sofa with easy access storage under cushions and in arms provides seating for lounging as well as for dining. The hi lo coffee table with abalone inlays converts to a 6’ dining table seating 8 for dinner.
The L shaped bar / buffet features granite counter top, sink, 52 bottle wine chiller, Manitowoc clear ice machine, cabinet storage, audio visual electronic components (discussed elsewhere) and a pass thru area providing easy transfer of items from Galley to buffet area.
Two swivel leather reclining chairs with footstools and coffee table between provide additional seating plus built in corner cabinetry for additional storage. The entire ceiling has been replaced with "New England Beadboard" painted white awlgrip. The beadboard ceiling center is surrounded with removable teak panels that provide access to mechanical systems and wiring. New Stainless steel fixtures with LED lighting have been added. New African Teak floors were also installed completing the salon refit.
The Pilot House was refit to incorporate a new electronics suite, upgraded electrical systems and complete cosmetic restoration. Features include new beadboard ceiling with LED fixtures including red night lighting, reupholstered twin Stidd helm chairs and dinette, all new mica and upholstery at instrument panel, upgraded steering and electronic controls.
Pilothouse has access to outside Portuguese bridge deck both port and starboard. A new hydraulic hatch gives access thru the pilothouse to the boat deck. All Pilothouse windows have been treated with V-Kool tinting (new technology) and have window covers.
As part of the overall refit of the vessel an NMEA 2000 network was installed and is currently monitored at the bridge. This new technology provides the ability for electronic monitoring of all vessel operations as well as critical systems such as fire, high water, etc. Certain critical systems have retained analog redundancy. The system is easily expandable so that additional monitors and / or sensor can be added to this vessel.
List of items currently monitored by the NMEA 2000 network are: All new in 2012
The Electronic Suite is centered around the extremely powerful and fast Raymarine G series processor. This is a remote mounted system displayed through two 19” monitors at the helm. (NOTE: One monitor can be used to watch satellite TV). In addition a Raymarine E series 12” touchscreen multi function display provides additional monitoring as well as redundancy. The vessel has 4 video cameras – two located in engine room, one aft vision at the top of the mast and one monitoring the lower aft deck. (Extremely helpful when towing a large tender).
OTHER BRIDGE EQUIPMENT:
The galley has been completely refit and is exceptionally large and functional. The full beam amidships galley is well lit with entry doors to main forward deck on Port and Starboard. The Starboard door is double wide to allow removal or entry of appliances or machinery. Refit items includes a new beadboard ceiling with LED lighting and an African Teak Floor, stainless steel handrail, new full size appliances and dinette upholstery and table.
The lower aft deck was the final stage of the IMPERVIOUS transformation. An 8-foot hull extension was added to the existing hull that effectively added 11 feet to the water line. Access is provided from the upper deck by an aluminum removable stairway with 316L Stainless Steel handrails including LED stair lighting. The 1-1/2” stainless steel railings and large bollards designed for mooring of the boat and ease of towing a large center console,(present owner tows a 26' Mako), in addition to the 14' Boston Whaler on the bridgedeck.
Other features include several anchor points which can be used for passerelle, fittings for umbrellas, tie down anchor points, fishing rods, etc. The aft deck also includes sea vision underwater lights, dive compressor, fresh water, high pressure wash down, holding tank pump out, 110 volt receptacle and removable 316L stainless steel boarding/swim ladder and added an additional 500 gallons fuel capacity.
ALSO NOTE: Hard mounted and hard wired Bauer Dive Compressor with on deck tank fill station.
Below deck is accessed with a Freeman watertight hatch. This provides well-lit access to storage, ease for servicing underwater lights, access to bilge pump that is connected to the NMEA 2000 network. The aft deck extension also resulted in an overall improvement in performance and sea keeping ability, as well as improved displacement speed by increasing the waterline length.
This vessel has been extremely well maintained with every effort made to preserve all the mechanical systems including a detailed shut down procedure of flushing "Salt Away" thru the engines and generators anytime the vessel is out of service for a week or more. The owners keep the engine room doors open and close the vents which basically keeps the engine room air conditioned.
One of the many great things about this boat is its very unique engine room layout - where you can enter and work standing up (Even if you are 6'4") yet easily transition to the lower spaces moving aft. This layout dramatically increases the space in the accommodations which is a tribute to the boats designer. The stand up portion of the engine room has a large work bench which includes vice, drill press, bench grinder, compressed air adequate to run tools, water, and fabulous lighting. There is nothing that can't be done on this boat while out at sea to make repairs. Improved lighting has made this critically important space easy to maintain.
2 - John Deere 6076 AFM 6 cylinder turbo charged and after cooled diesel - 250 HP Engines – rated at 215 hp continuous duty (M-2 rating; full power, 250 hp @ 2200 rpm 60% of the time) . Engine hours 3100. Cruising at 8.5 - 9 knots @ 1500-1700 rpm burning @ 9 gph the effective range is 2000 nautical miles with a 10% fuel reserve.
All personal effects and some specialty tools are excluded. (vessel comes complete with tool inventory). Also excluded are specific pieces of Artwork. A comprehensive list of exclusions will be provided at time of sea trial. 26' Mako Center Console does not convey. 14' Boston Whaler with 60 hp Etech outboard conveys with the vessel.
Buyer should assume that items not specifically mention in this specification sheet do not convey.