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    £ 295,000
    Virgin - Atlantic
    Ancasta Plymouth
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    £ 295,000
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    Virgin - Atlantic for sale

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    Virgin Atlantic Challenger II - Designed by Sonny Levi and Peter Birkett, and built in Lowestoft Boatyard, VAC II was built in 1985 to break the transatlantic record after an unsuccessful attempt by VAC 1. Powered by twin MTU V12 2000hp turbo charged diesel engines driving 980mm surface-piercing props, she can hit a top speed of circa 50 knots. Having now been painstakingly restored to her former glory, VAC II offers a unique opportunity to secure part of Britain's maritime heritage.

    Please contact Ancasta Plymouth for further information and viewing arrangements.
    Simrad NSO system with 3 x 17" monitors
    2 x 4G broadband radars
    Sat compass
    Simrad AP70 autopilot with remote
    Comar Class A AIS
    ER CCTV system with 4 x cameras
    Icom M423 fixed VHF
    Sailor RT2047 fixed VHF
    2 x portable Icom M23 VHF radios
    Garmin 750s plotter/sounder
    hand bearing compass
    GPRS boat track system
    ER call system
    Main/Aux navigation lights

    Main and secondary anchor fitted

    SAFETY EQUIPMENT (meets MCA Cat 2 coding requirements)
    ER bulkhead completed
    ER fitted with Firemaster A60 insulation (deck head and down to hull bottom)
    Stat X fire detection and monitoring system fitted and commissioned
    Portable diesel driven 1.5" bilge fire pump fitted
    Fwd electric Rule 3700 bilge pump fitted with associated pipework and closing valves
    3 x bilge level monitors fitted
    2 x 8man ISO liferafts
    150N Inflatable lifejackets
    2 x lifebuoys
    Throwing line
    KIM mob rescue system
    Webbing rescue ladder
    Radar reflectors
    4 x 6L AFFF ext,
    4 x 4kg DP ext code flags
    Cat C and HSE first aid kits
    Rescue harness
    Helicopter sling
    Centre aft deck hand rail fitted
    Full on board Safety management system and training manuals

    Commissioned by Sir Richard Branson for the historic Blue Riband Transatlantic Challenge
    Built in 1985 by Brooke Yachts, Lowestoft
    Designed by Sonny Levi & Peter Birkett (Naval Architect)
    Project coordinator: Chris Witty
    Chief Engineer: Pete Downie
    Originally launched by Princess Michael of Kent on 14th May, 1986
    Part 1 British Registered

    Aluminium hull, deck + superstructure
    Refurbished in 2013 by current Owner including:
    Hull and topside fully prepared and painted with Joton paint system
    Hull internally pressure washed and cleaned

    4 x lift outs and refits/annual maintenance since 2013 - Last May 2018: hull inspection, antifoul, anodes, shaft clearances, props dressed. Spare propellers fitted to aft of vessel. Additional engine spares on board.

    Coding currently suspended voluntarily by Owner, as not currently required commercially. Coding through MECAL. However, all LSA/FFA to coding requirements still fitted, except 1 x liferaft (Owner willing to recode if required dependant upon sale price and by negotiation).

    Note - current Owner would also conduct any future works for new Owner if required, subject to separate negotiation and costing's.

    Engines fully inspected by MTU Palma
    Engines annually serviced - Last May 2018 (oil/filters/fuel filters) by Universal Marine Services. Also, saltwater intake valves serviced and new intake pipes, sea strainers cleaned.
    Engine hours: 985 (as of Jan 2019)
    1960 mHP (1440 kw) at 2100 rpm
    Pair of ZF BW 455 flange-mounted gearboxes
    2013 works included:
    Intercoolers rebuilt
    Injectors serviced and compression tested
    Oil samples taken
    Oil/filters changed UK
    ER air intake system fitted (300mm 24v axial fan system with fire dampers)
    4 x ER exhaust system fans fitted with damper arrangement
    New turbo intake hoses
    Dressed SBM five-bladed surface-piercing nickel alloy bronzed propellers of 980mm diameter
    Anodes changed
    Trim tabs serviced
    Hydraulic steering system checked

    4 x 3.5t fuel tanks, bladder bags extracted and fully reinstated as solid tanks with West System Epoxy, aluminium manholes and baffle system
    Fitted with Offshore system digital tank monitoring system and manual dip ports
    Closing valves fitted to underside of tanks
    Fuel system and electronic closing valves reinstated

    2 x banks of batteries (24v starting) with local isolators with a common battery change over breaker.
    Main domestic panel in the saloon with a basic change over to each bank that operates the domestic electrics.

    Virgin Airways cabin livery and upholstery.

    Heads compartment fitted with new electric toilet.

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    CategoryMotor Boats
    SubcategorySpeed Boats
    Mooring CountryUnited Kingdom
    Year built1985
    Length21.95 m/72 ft
    Engine manufacturermtu v12 396 tb 93 2000hp
    Material hullAluminium

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