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    Default Superyacht Seawolf for sale

    This is an ex-ocean-going-tug I know well. The owner also owns the collection of vintage aircraft I fly for. I've cruised aboard Seawolf quite a few times -- once through the Panama Canal.



    A wonderful restoration. Superb luxury of course, but also quite practical if you've got the budget -- she kept her original huge, slow-turning diesels, and the chug-chug-chug of their slow-turning power is magic.

    During her working life she once towed 2 derelict aircraft carriers in tandem -- two! -- around Cape Horn, east-to-west, to Japan for recycling.

    That tender is a modern Stuart Knockabout, a lovely thing to sail. A pure sweetheart.



    I have no financial interest, etc.

    https://www.fraseryachts.com/en/yacht-for-sale/seawolf/

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    Just,....... Wow!

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    I was ready to write a check until I saw there's no helipad. Sigh...


    More seriously - that's a tasteful conversion. Would that there were more like her!
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    Back in 1996 I did some work on Seawolf when she was in St. Vincent in the off-season. Don't know if it was the same owner - I only dealt with the ship's captain. It is definitely a lovely boat.
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    It had a helipad, but the current owner wanted watercraft on the back deck more than a helicopter, and had the big crane mounted. It can launch anything very easily.

    In 1996 it was a different owner.

    That windlass is original too. Wonderful hunk of Old Iron. And it's intriguing to watch a 130 lb deck-girl release and control the anchor with little effort or risk.

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    Apparently the new owner (at least, I will blame it on him <grin>) also stripped off all the stuff I had done for the ship. We had produced FRP visors I designed for over the wheelhouse deck windows P, S, & fore. I don't really mind, as they were a case of "the customer is always right, even if it is ugly".
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    I bet her hourly fuel consumption at speed would fuel my VW TDI for a year.
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    Very nice. Though I'd do with a more traditional decor. Can we take up a collection?

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    25 GPH.

    Those old diesels are actually quite efficient. If they pulled the speed back to 5 kts, and used only one engine, the fuel-glow dropped to 25 GPH. (One prop, 2 engines linked into a transmission.)

    Also, it has huge tanks, so they can fuel up in the cheapest places. Routes sometimes are adjusted so they can "bunker" cheaply.

    I was very impressed by this economy, but of course the original purpose of the design was to make a profit.

    Many of the go-fast boats I cruise amongst burn more than that. A big Chris Craft with 2 large gas engines...

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    Very nice. Though I'd do with a more traditional decor. Can we take up a collection?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hadfield View Post
    25 GPH.

    Those old diesels are actually quite efficient. If they pulled the speed back to 5 kts, and used only one engine, the fuel-glow dropped to 25 GPH. (One prop, 2 engines linked into a transmission.)

    Also, it has huge tanks, so they can fuel up in the cheapest places. Routes sometimes are adjusted so they can "bunker" cheaply.

    I was very impressed by this economy, but of course the original purpose of the design was to make a profit.

    Many of the go-fast boats I cruise amongst burn more than that. A big Chris Craft with 2 large gas engines...
    25 GPH is amazing! My son-in-law just bought a 19' Whaler with a 115 2 stroke outboard & it burns 10.
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    I have no reason not to believe you but..... I can't believe that. 25 GPH? that's it? Fine, my VW will not get very far on that over the course of a year.
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    that is pleasant looking

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    Very nice, not so much of the in your face I'm a rich bastard as a lot of super yachts.

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    Yes, it's hard to quarrel with a guy who keeps the old iron, and also mounts a Herreshoff for a daysailor.

    And just restored a Spitfire IX.

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    Sounds like he's just the kind of guy to replicate my favourite ship if he didn't appear to be a power guy and could be convinced to build a sailing vessel.
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    You did see the tender, right?

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    25 GPH is amazing! My son-in-law just bought a 19' Whaler with a 115 2 stroke outboard & it burns 10.
    Yes.

    Consider that it will take an hour for the yacht to go six miles. The Whaler will cover that much water in 15 minutes, and only burn 2.5 gallons doing it compared to the yacht's 25.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    Yes.

    Consider that it will take an hour for the yacht to go six miles. The Whaler will cover that much water in 15 minutes, and only burn 2.5 gallons doing it compared to the yacht's 25.

    Kevin
    For sure. I was just impressed by a design that'd let a ship that big be so efficient.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    Yes.

    Consider that it will take an hour for the yacht to go six miles. The Whaler will cover that much water in 15 minutes, and only burn 2.5 gallons doing it compared to the yacht's 25.

    Kevin

    But the yacht will carry a lot more beer.

    And it has facilities in which one can dispose of previously consumed beer.

    And a bunk where the beer consumer can take a nap.

    The Whaler just goes fast.

    Jeff

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    Economies of scale can be considerable. That's why the B-747 was such a success. And this ship had to make a profit in its working days. It was not a navy vessel.

    But it to be fair, usually they cruise on Seawolf at 9 knots or so, using both engines, and the diesel bill goes up.

    And... as for beer... the quantity and quality of beverages on board is bewildering. But the chef and the hostesses spend days helping you get over that.

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    Another big private yacht in Auckland - been there for a few months now but i only saw it today when doing a bit of sailing with a client as part of the VOR festivities. On M32 cats - great fun, even if there was little wind and they made me wear a crash-hat.
    Arctic P is owned by casino billionaire James Packer - Australian guy but spends most of his life anywhere but. He had Mariah Carey as his main squeeze for a while.
    The Packer family - his grandfather - bankrolled Australia's first America's Cup challenge with Gretel in 1964(?)
    Anyway, this one - Arctic P- was an ice-breaker before the Packer family sunk millions into it.
    i dont think it will be as fuel-efficient as Seawolf.

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