'Forth Explorer' constructed by Herbert Woods Ltd in 1974 is a classic trawler style motor yacht with lines to complement her substantial fishing trawler hull form. A vessel previously operated under MCA Coding as a survey and support craft, she is presented with a comprehensive inventory package suitable for distance cruising or she would also make a very attractive and spacious floating home. She has a beautiful mahogany panelled deck saloon in the classical style with all the ambiance and refinement of a bygone age - British craftsmanship at its very best. Her relatively new power unit (2006), long distance fuel capacity (circa 900nm) and supporting power generation places an emphasis on self-sufficiency.
This is a stunning vessel but must be seen to be appreciated.
British Registered (Part 1) Previously MCA Coded (Cat. 2) (60m) now lapsed
2 x Raymarine E120 Multi Displays
1 x Raymarine ST60 Echo Sounder
1 x ICL Navtex
1 x Sestrel Magnetic Compass
1 x Satellite Flux Gate
1 x Raymarine ST7002 Autopilot
1 x Raymarine Rudder Indicator
1 x Kortz Shaft Tachometer
1 x Raymarine Ray240E VHF
1 x Sailor RT143 VHF
2 x ICOM BC156 handheld VHF
1 x 7 x 50 Binnoculars
2 x Raymarine E80 Multi Display repeaters
1 x Raymarine ST60 Depth repeater
1 x Raymarine ST7002 Autopilot control
1 x Raymarine ST60 Rudder indicator
1 x Tachometer relay
1 x Bow thrust joy stick
- 24v DC system via 4 x 12v batteries (200a/hr)
- Charging via engine alterator and shore power
- Victron Shore Power Charger
- 2 x Westerbeke 82B 5000w generator units
- 240v ring main with outlets throughout
Daewoo (DOOSAN) MD196TI 6 cylinder diesel main engine producing 280 Hp (206 Kw) @ 2000 rpm connected conventionally to a TK 450 reduction (3.42:1) gearbox.
Engine Controls: Kobelt (Dual Station)
Engine Specification - follow this link: www.watermota.co.uk/marine-propulsion-engine/#eid-991
Stabilisers: Niad Stabilising System (bridge controlled)
2 x Westerbeke 82B generator units 2006/2007
Safety / Access: A two tier S/S handrail surrounds the engine and aluminium checker plate flooring provides a working platform with good access to engine and adjacent services.
Engine room ventilation
Fire detection system
Fuel - 6400 litres (Steel) - 2 tanks installed outboard
Consumption: approx. 55 L/hr @ 1800rpm
Range: circa 900 NM (80%)
Performance approx. 9.5 knots @ 1800rpm 8.5 knots @ 1600rpm
Gray water tank installation
- 2 x Seago 6 Man Liferafts in cradles (servicing required)
- 6 x Cosalt Life Jackets
- 4 x Perry Life Bouys
- 7 x Handheld Fire extinguisher + 1 x Automatic
- Flares (in date to 04/20)
- 2 x Auto Bilge Pumps
- 2 x Fire Buckets
- 1 x MOB Rescue Belt
- Firdell Blipper Radar Reflector
LOWER DECK (Fwd):
FORWARD GUEST CABIN: comprises twin berth/bunks (S) and stowage areas (P). Access to the chain locker. Forward ensuite HEADS (P) with hand basin & sea toilet. SECOND GUEST CABIN with three bunks (S), stowage and dresser unit with adjacent HEADS as above. Shower and sink. Amidships via a lobby is the MASTER CABIN with large central double bed and adjoining table. Built-in wardrobes outboard and a porthole for natural light. Wall mounted Panasonic TV. Ensuite HEADS compartment with sea toilet, shower, sink and l work top. The lobby stairs area has a built in Hotpoint fridge/freezer adjacent to the stairs leading to the MAIN DECK area. The elevated BRIDGE has a full width console/instrument panel with a central helm, classical style wheel and navigational equipment radiating across the ship. Engine and thruster controls adjacent. The main CB switch board is integral to the console to port of the helm. Large forward windows provide a panoramic view forward and sliding doors (P&S) giving access via steps to the main deck. A large mess table is built in behind the helm position for crew seating, etc.
FLY/VIEWING DECK: Access from the bridge deck with central steering position with essential engine / thruster/ windlass controls and traditional wheel + essential navionics. Pedestal seating (P&S) plus table and seating at the upper and power level. Large open fully railed rear viewing deck with deck crane (S) and two RIBS on supports.
GALLEY: (P) well equipped with stainless steel work surfaces on three sides. a double sink with H/C, four hob Hotpoint electric cooker with grill and oven with extractor fan over. Kneissel fridge/freezer, LG washing machine, Panasonic microwave and dishwasher are installed. DECK SALOON: Longitudinal feature sideboard and drinks cabinet, storage cupboards/drawer units (S) from amidships extend aft to the stairwell leading to the engine room and crew quarters. The large 'L' shaped (button backed) settee and dining table (P) are featured. There are carpet covered floors with matching upholsteries and a large imposing table along with a writing desk with carver seat are set off to port. The mahogany panelling and exposed beam work add to the ambiance of this area. Wall mounted TV. STERN DECK: accessed via central double doors from the main deck saloon are at the same level providing a covered area over the cruiser stern.
LOWER DECK (Aft):
CREW QUARTERS/ENGINE ROOM: Accessed via the deck saloon stairwell, this area provides crew quarters with two bunks outboard and stowage beneath the lower bed, central chest of draws and ensuite HEADS compartment (S) comprising sea toilet, sink and shower facilities. ENGINE ROOM: The area around the main unit is easily accessible on 'tread plate' surfaces, electrical panels and switching areas are situated at the stern end and two generators (P&S) at the forward end. Working bench and tool storage is provided.
Aside from the fly deck steering point, the upper area has space for RIB storage and crane, the substantial mast has mounted antenna associated with installed equipment and large stainless steel exhaust / vent pipes are a feature. The decks are strip plank laid in the traditional sense and extend forward to a viewing deck above the forward mooring area. All fittings are substantial in keeping with a vessel of this size. Significant stainless steel feature fabrications enhance the big ship appeal of this vessel.
HEATING / AIR CONDITIONING: Cruisair LP-03 system + wall mounted heaters
CONDITION: This vessel has recently undergone a cosmetic refit with all exterior /interior varnishwork together other areas being undertaken. This was underrtaken ashore at the owners yard and full details area avilable on request.
SURVEY & VALUATION REPORT: Carried out by LGSA Marine - July 2018 - details available on request
Solid bulwarks from bow to stern - port entry doors at two levels
S/S handrails with profiled wooden capping
Lewmar 5000 hydraulic windlass with chain stopper
Rocna anchor and chain
Forward hatch from accommadation to main deck.
Mooring warps and fenders
Substantial deck hardware
Bow roller and S/S stem protector from waterline to stem head
2 x RIBS with 25HP outboards
Opacmare hydraulic deck crane
Central mast array with venting and antenna mounts...Read full description