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The vessel started out as a shrimp trawler called the "God's Will". Built and operated by the same family (Patti Shipyard, Pensacola FL), she was built to a higher standard than most shrimp trawlers. Eventually she was sold to a father son team that worked her in the Gulf of Mexico. They outfitted her with new engines and electronics in 1998. Then the price fell on shrimp and they lost her to the bank in 2003. We picked her up in Pensacola FL as a bank repossession for a relatively low price. We had spent ten years looking for a new vessel and never found anything we liked and could afford, within ten minutes after seeing this boat we new it was the right one.
We asked the original builders Patti Shipyard if they would help us with the conversion to a live aboard charter vessel. They were initially skeptical about taking a conversion job considering they only build new vessels. They agreed to help us because they felt sentimental about the boat, the original name was "Our Mother" after the families grand mother. The conversion was designed, supervised and worked by Captain Scott Smith. The conversion included such things as changing the shrimp hold into cabins, adding a complete house on the aft of the vessel and adding a six feet extension dive platform.
The vessel is an 83' x 27' ocean expedition trawler yacht. She is designed to ride the sea in comfort, safety and style. Built and equipped well above any safety standards for the size vessel. She has twin engines that were brand new in 1998. There are five spacious cabins with full size upper and lower bunk beds and one large cabin with a double bed, for a maximum of 12 clients. The salon and cabins are located aft of center line, the most comfortable place in a boat. The salon has four benches and four chairs surrounding two tables for dining. The galley and salon are separated by a serving counter. There is a drink bar with a refrigerator, ice maker, coffee pots and a sink. There is a 27 TV, DVD/VCR, stereo, book and video library. Three heads with showers, an outside shower and plenty of freshwater.
The back deck has tables for cameras, fresh water rinse hose, fishing equipment and the stairs to the upper deck. The large built in platform has the scuba tanks and benches. The water is just a short distance for entrance and a ladder to climb out on. There are big flood lights that shine into the water for night swims or dives.
The upper deck has the dingy ( for rescues or shore excursions ), gear storage boxes, a sundeck for sunbathing, and a covered deck to stay out of the sun with plenty of space for dolphin watching. The large bow fore deck has plenty of space for dolphin watching.
ACCOMMODATION Main cabins located aft of midship and below main deck. Large hallway to 5 cabins with upper and lower single bunks. One cabin with lower double. Easily converted to have a masters cabin. Crew cabin for 4 in forward compartment below main deck. Double bunk in wheelhouse. Three large heads and showers on main deck. Salon with bench and chair seating for 14. Drink bar with ice maker, refridge and sink. TV, DVD, surround sound.
MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT 1998 twin 855NTA 400 hp Cummins, rebuilt in 2011. 5:1 Tonaco transmissions to 4 inch shafts both replaced in 2009. 54" four blade SS wheels in kort nozzles, balanced and new bearings in2009. 2006 40kw Northern lights generator, 2011 40kw Northern lights generator. All keel cooled and dry exhaust. 1hp 24 inch ventilator fan, new in 2008. 250 gal sewage tank with 2hp pump, new in 2005 and 2009. 3hp bilge pump, new in 2010. 1.5 hp salt water washdown pump. 1.5 hp fresh water pump with spare, 30 gallon hydro pneumatic tank, new in 2011. 40 gallon hot water heater, new in 2010. Main and secondary fresh water filters. Two banks of 12V batteries with two chargers, two banks of 24V batteries with two chargers. Hydraulic power steering with helm valve and electric solenoid valve. One diesel 15cfm Bauer SCUBA compressor, rebuilt in 2008. One electric 17cfm Bauer SCUBA compressor.
GALLEY EQUIPMENT; GE electric stove and oven combo, microwave convection combo. 13 cu ft freezer, 22 cu ft commercial double door refrigerator. Double galley sink with over and under cabinets, drawers, pantry, serving counter, full set of dishes and cooking utensils. Drink bar with drawers and cabinets, ice maker, drink refrigerator, bar sink and coffee maker.
ELECTRONICS; Furuno 64 mile radar, Furuno CRT depth sounder, Furuno GPS, Magnavox GPS, 6" Danforth compass, twin Icom VHF radios both to high gain commercial antennas, Icom SSB radio, Loudhailer, ACR AIS transceiver, Dell laptop ships computer, Motorola Satellite phone, Instruments and alarm system, Wood Freeman autopilot with remote steering from upper station, Mathers electronic dual controls, two 500 watt headlights and one movable spotlight.
HULL; Forward crash compartment. Second compartment, crew cabin and water tank under sole. Third compartment, engine room with forward bulkhead and wing fuel tanks. Fourth compartment, guest cabins with wing fuel tanks. Fifth compartment, rudders and steering with bulkhead and wing water tanks. Total of five fuel tanks and six water tanks.
DECK; 500 lbs fisherman anchor to 200ft 1/2in chain with double 5 hp windlass. 200 lbs Danforth with 50ft 1/2in chain. 3000 plus feet of sections of 1 inch to 1 3/8 inch nylon line. Ten 500 watt deck flood lights. 12 plus SCUBA tanks and weights. Fishing equipment. Two 11 ft Avon dinghies with Yamaha 15hp. 1000lbs electric and 500lbs manual Davits. 15 cu ft chest freezers.
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