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    £ 192,000Vat Included / Paid

    for sale in Isle of Wight

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    Discovery is a 43ft bespoke catamaran designed for both diving and survey work, previously operating under MCA Cat. 2 (60 miles FSH) and is still owned by the original designer. She was built to the owner's exact requirements by Roach Boat builders at the Souters' Yard in Cowes in collaboration with the well known Nelson designers; TT Boat Designs. She has operated very successfully for diving and survey work associated with locating and discovery of shipwrecks and archaeological sites. She has been meticulously maintained and is still to this day a working boat. She is an exceptional vessel with functionality the key attribute. Discovery has a massive working area on both fore and aft flush decks. Her powerful Ford Sabre engines have only done 2870 hours. The boat is structurally in an excellent condition. She has been very well looked after and is maintained and refitted annually.

    Navigation Equipment
    Decca 970 Bridge Track Radar
    Raytheon 1200 Radar
    Standard Horizon 12" GPS Plotter
    Furuno GPS
    Raymarine Auto Pilot
    Standard Horizon Echo Sounder
    Autohelm Depth
    Furuno LS600C Sounder
    Autohelm Speed Log
    Icom and Seavoice VHF Radios
    24 volt system served by 8 x 105 A/Hr batteries
    240 volt ring main with 2 x outlets
    Safety Equipment
    4 Man Life raft
    8 x Ocean Safety Life Jackets
    6 x Life Buoys
    Hand and Auto Fire Extinguishers
    Flare Packs
    Manual and Electric Bilge Pumping
    Heavy duty water pumping system off main engine for remote pumping
    Gas Detector
    Deck & General
    Hydraulic 1.5 ton Slave Hauler and Gantry (Starboard Side)
    CQR Anchor, Warp and Chain
    Mooring Warps and Fenders
    Boat Hook

    Battery System: 24V (8x 105AH batteries)
    Power Generators: Portable 3 KVA
    Drive Configuration: Ultra 340 x 2 Water Jet (New in 2008)
    Battery Charger: Solar and portable

    Calorfier: approx. 5 Gals (22 litres)

    Additional Information
    The after deck area provides a massive working area for deploying survey or other equipment and easy access to the engine rooms and jet installations via large deck hatches. The raised gunwhales and rails provide safety right up to the foredeck. To starboard forward is situated a hauling derrick with adjacent 1.5 ton hydraulic capstan winch/hauler.

    Access to the flybridge-deck is by stainless ladder mounted on the starboard aft of the wheelhouse. Secondary steering and engine controls are on the flying bridge. A substantial gantry mast arrangement houses the antennae for fitted equipment. Newly built large GRP storage boxes/lockers utilise the spare space on the flying bridge.

    At the stern the Ultra 340 jet units (new 2008) are protected by cleverly designed platforms, the port side serving as the divers’ entry to the vessel with a fold down ladder fitted to the port after platform. The starboard side incorporates a removable 'prop wash' device which redirects the water jet output vertically downwards, for dredging or excavation work. The hull form has small skegs at the stern with a moderate keel depth for increased directional stability.

    Twin FORD SABRE 350C turbo charged and intercooled 6 cylinder engines are connected to Ultra 340 water jets (jets new in 2008). Each engine delivers 350BHP combining to give 22 knots maximum speed, and cruising at 18 knots at 2200rpm (@14 psi. The installation is serviced at regular intervals, full details of which are available. The Kubota 35hp auxiliary engine in the forward port compartment drives all hydraulics for the vessel, winch and compressors, including a BAUER MARINER 7.5cfm high pressure compressor (for filling dive cylinders) and a HYDROVANE 47 LP compressor (high volume, low pressure air for airlifts or inflating lifting bags etc) installed under the port main deck adjacent to the Kubota.

    Owner's and Brokers Comments
    Owner's Comments: I designed and had the vessel built incorporating all the ideas and equipment that my previous vessels lacked. Compressors and winch/capstan run hydraulically and below decks, independent of main engines, leaving massive amounts of deck space available. The large wheelhouse was designed to accommodate a large variety of survey equipment and the vessel is ideal for many uses. Even wind farm work is an option; it would be easy to fit a fender platform across the bow if needed. It is a perfect vessel for diving/hydrographic survey or diving charter (easy to fit a diver-lift platform). A lot of other advantages including stability, shallow draught which makes it easy to put ashore on the beach among many other advantages"

    Broker's Comments: This is a very functional, very sturdy work boat, obviously designed and built by people who knew what they were doing and the job it would have to do and is still doing very successfully. To build this same boat today would cost 3 or 4 times the asking price.
    £ 192,000
    Designermartin woodward/tt boat designsCruising speed18.00
    Hull typecatamaran, grp/c-flex/kevlarMax speed23.00
    Tank capacity1455
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