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Basic Boat Info
Engines / Speed
- Make: Caterpillar
- Model: C-18 ACERT
- Fuel: Diesel
- Engine Power: 1,000hp
- Type: Inboard
- Propeller Type: 4 Blade
- Engine Hours: 2725
- Engine Location: Starboard
- Make: Caterpillar
- Model: C-18 ACERT
- Fuel: Diesel
- Engine Power: 1,000hp
- Type: Inboard
- Propeller Type: 4 Blade
- Engine Hours: 2727
- Engine Location: Port
The flybridge is full beam width and offers exceptional room with twin hi/lo cocktail tables and two L-shaped settees. The FRP molded helm station with full Sunbrella canvas cover is forward with easily accessed controls and good visibility. Beneath the console is a very large easily accessed storage area. A sliding hatch on starboard opens up to the stairway that leads to the pilothouse. S/S safety rails with Venturi screen are forward and S/S railing encompass the entire flybridge and boat deck. Two Stidd helm chairs with powder coated bases are mounted and have white upholstery material. Each chair has a full Sunbrella cover. The ships search light is a Carlisle and Finch 12" 230v halogen chrome light mounted on the brow with controls at both helm stations. A full hard top covers the entire area with teak decking under the hard top. Semi rigid spray curtains are on board for this area. Aft of the settees and down two steps under the hard top there are cabinets to port and starboard. The port cabinet is all deep storage space and the starboard cabinet houses a covered sink basin, a U-Line refrigerator and the Alfresco S/S BBQ gas grill. The two propane tanks, regulator and solenoid control are on starboard behind and beneath the starboard settee. The top of the hard top is accessed via a removable S/S ladder from the boat deck. Located on the hard top is a radar mast fitted with two deck lights. The boat deck is fitted with a Brower Systems 2000 lb power rotation hydraulic davit and powder coated chocks that cradle the 13.5' Nautica RIB with 60 hp Yamaha.
On the main deck, side decks, aft deck and swim deck are all covered with teak decking. A Portuguese bridge offers fully protected walk around decks ideal for small ones or pets. The decking on the swim deck was fully replaced in January 2017. There are wing doors separating the aft deck from the side decks. The fore deck forward of the Portuguese bridge and the boat deck aft of the fly bridge is off white gelcoat with non skid on the decks. There are four custom made S/S fender holders on the fore deck.
The aft deck is large and comfortably seats a party of six or more. The aft deck teak dinning table is finished in high gloss. There is a dedicated 18,000BTU AC unit for the aft deck and with the full enclosure installed makes the aft deck very comfortable even in very hot weather. There is a Marquipt sea stair that can be used to access the aft deck port or starboard. It is stowed on the starboard side deck. All exterior settees have full vinyl covers.
The main salon is the entry point from the aft deck and invites you into a very comfortable well appointed space with a cherry interior that incorporates burled maple inlays in the window mullions in the main salon, pilothouse and master stateroom. To port is a custom made sofa that converts into a full size bed. All furniture and soft goods were replaced in mid 2015. The cabinetry is exceptional with beveled glass display cases that add to the warm interior. The solid cherry wood blinds in the salon add a nice touch. Up two steps to the galley there are Kitchen Aid stainless steel appliances (gas stove), a double S/S sink and granite counter tops. Going forward from the galley there is a day head to starboard with onyx counter top. Forward from there you enter a proper pilot house. There is exceptional seating for 6, U-shaped with excellent visibility. All instruments were carefully laid out with the greatest of detailed planning and easily accessible. A single Stidd helm chair with black uoholstery is at the wheel. From the pilot house you can exit to the side decks on either port or starboard, go up to the flybridge or down to the master and guest staterooms. The galley, pilot house, day head, staterooms, below deck hallway and crew quarters all feature a teak and holly cabin sole. Down the stairs from the pilothouse and forward is the VIP cabin, a queen size bed with plenty of hanging storage space and drawers. Overhead is a full size hatch. There is a full size private head with large shower. The counter tops and fixtures were upgraded. Aft of the VIP there is a stateroom to port with two single beds, ample storage and a private head with shower. Aft of this space there is a Whirlpool stacked front load washer/dryer to starboard in a hallway closet leading to the master stateroom. The master is full beam width with a king size bed. There is a very large walk in closet on starboard and forward, and the master bath is on port to aft. There are two sinks, a semi private area for the toilet and a full size shower. As you move aft from the master on the starboard side you enter the ships office with plenty of storage space and shelves to house all ships records with space to spare. Also the main breaker panel is in this area. You can enter the engine room from this space. Aft of the engine room is the crew area with a crew sleeping cabin for two, crew head with shower to port. Also in the crew area there is an additional Kitchen Aid side by side refrigerator, microwave, sink and storage space. Aft from this area you exit to the swim deck.
The engine room is acoustically sound insulated and fully lined with sound absorbing material. The flooring is Endure "black coin dot" flooring. There is a Fireboy fire suppression system with engine and generator auto shut down. This system was replaced in 2013. There is a S/S work bench with sink and water on the forward bulkhead. The 115v AC outlets have water proof covers. The lighting is both 24v DC and 115v AC and exceptional. There are forward and aft watertight bulkheads along with watertight forward and aft aluminum doors with sight windows. There is a large tool cabinet, shelves for parts and supplies and a removable S/S work bench over the port engine. There is one 40 gallon S/S oil tank which can be used for either clean or dirty oil.
Nobeltec Trident software and maps with Dell quad core server for navigation. Simard Chart Plotter with AIS overlay for navigation. Icon SSB with 24' digital antenna, Icom VHF radios at each helm station, Two Radar units are integrated and selectable, Hailer, Wave WiFi signal booster. New Sat TV system, Simrad AP25 Auto Pilot controls at each helm station, Three KEP displays in the pilot house and two on the fly bridge, Two Maretron DSM250 data displays in the pilot house and two on the flybridge, rudder angle displays at each station, proportional bow & stern thruster controls at both stations, Tank Tender, Tank Sentry and windlass controls in the pilot house, Standard Horizon digital depth display at both stations, searchlight controls and Glendinning shifters at both stations, Cat digital displays at both stations, Exalto windshield wiper control in the pilot house.
Recent TV replacement / upgrades in Main Salon, VIP and Crew cabins. Sat TV system replaced and upgraded, KVH TV5, in early 2016.
The engine room is well designed and there is good access to all equipment as well as exceptional lighting and ventilation. The twin Caterpillar C-18 ACERT engines are the perfect size for the vessel and deliver both outstanding performance and exceptional economy. Each engine is fitted with a ZF marine gear and a 24v Balmar high output alternator that produces 220 amps each. This system supplies power to the the house battery bank and engine start batteries. The house bank supplies power to a pair of Xantrex 4000 watt Inverters which can easily power the boat for over 24 hours. The house bank consist of 24 6v 355 amp/hr Lifeline AGM batteries. There are four 8DL-255 amp hour AGM engine start batteries plus each generator has it own dedicated AGM group 31-105 amp hour start battery. There are Sentry 24v battery chargers, Superpower battery isolators, 24v DC overhead halogen lights throughout and 24v DC rope lights in valances in the salon and staterooms. There are 24v DC step lights through and automatic 24v DC lighting in each closet. The engine room is ventilated with (2) 115v AC and (2) 24v engine room blowers. The engine room lighting is both 24v DC or 115V AC. There is a 24v DC head ventilation blower dedicated to each head. There is a copper bonding system to all underwater fittings with zinc anodes. TV/Cable/Phone inlets are on transom and bow. The ships horns are model D-2 Kahlenberg dual trumpets with dedicated compressor. The electrical system was highly customized for the initial owner who personally oversaw the electrical engineering. The boat is designed to be used for extended periods on anchor with minimal power drain.
There are Tides dripless shaft seals mounted on the 3" shafts powering 4 blade Nibral propellers. Hours on the main engines as of 2/10/2017 are 2727 for port and 2725 on starboard. Outboard of each engine is a 1000 gallon fuel tank with sight glasses. Below the floor is an additional 1000 fuel tank for a total of 3000 gallons. At 1250 RPM's she cruises comfortably at 9.5 knots and with one generator working the burn rate is 20GPH. This translates to a 1425 NM range. At 8 knots the range is 2000 miles with 12 GHP fuel burn. The engines are controlled at each station by Glendinning engine controls. There is a underwater exhaust system with bypass FRP mufflers. Fiberglass drip pans are under each engine.
There are two Northern Lights 25 KW generators. Either will power the entire vessel. Generator hours as of 2/10/17 are 2260 for port and 2195 for starboard. Each generator is in a full Northern Lights sound shield. The exhaust is a uplift water exhaust system for quite operation. The main electrical distribution panel is well set up with easy to read gauges and circuit breakers for 230v and 115v systems. There is a 50 amp Glendinning Cablemaster with 100' of cable on the transom plus one additional 50 amp shore power inlet on the transom. The vessel is equipped with Aqua Signal navigation lights plus four LED under water lights are mounted on the transom.
There are two selectable Racor 75/1000 fuel filters for each engine and one 75/1000 Racor for each generator. This means only one filter size needs to be inventoried. There is also a Racor 75/1000 dedicated to the fuel transfer system.
The vessels steering is Hynautic hydraulic steering at both stations. There are two Maxwell VWC 4000C hydraulic vertical windlasses on the foredeck with foot switches and dual anchor rollers that handle two 105lb S/S Delta plow anchors each fitted with 350' of 1/2" HT chain. There are also remote controls at both helm stations. There are 38 HP ABT hydraulic bow and stern thrusters. Stabilizers are hydraulic ABT Trac model 250 with 27" x 41" fins. There is a Algae-X Fuel polishing system. All engines are plumbed for easy oil change services and there is a 40 gallon S/S oil reservoir tank plumbed into the vessel.
The engines are mounted on a Evolution anti-vibration mounting system with engineered soft mounts. All thru hulls are ball-valve bronze seacocks on all thru-hulls below the water line. Air-conditioning is supplied by a chilled loop Cruise Air 230v system rated at 96,000 BTU with reverse cycle heat. There is also an additional self contained 16,000 BTU back up air conditioning unit dedicated to the master stateroom which can be powered by the inverters and is capable of running for approximately 8 hours. Another 18,000 BTU AC unit is dedicated to the Aft Deck. There is a 1800 gallon per day water maker. A Nutone central vacuum system is on board.
There is a high water bilge alarm system with pilothouse display and alarm system in the crew quarters. The bilges are equipped with four automatic 24v DC bilge pumps plus there is an emergency engine driven back up pump. In the engine room is also a manual bilge pump. There are three 24v DC shower sump pumps. Fuel tanks are aluminum, three tanks of 1000 gallons each. The fresh water tank is S/S and 500 gallons. The fresh water system is supplied by a Headhunter X-Caliber 24v DC water pump or Headhunter XR-124 115v AC water pump. These pumps along with the accumulator tank were upgrades from standard at the time of the build. The holding tank is 200 gallons and constructed of FRP. There is a macerator pump. Each tank is equipped with clean out access and sight glasses. The fuel management system has a S/S manifold for supply and return and is well labeled. Fresh water can be brought on board on either the bow or stern. There are two 18 gallon hot water heaters connected to the engine heat exchangers. There are fresh water outlets on the foredeck, aft deck and fly bridge for easy washing. On the foredeck and aft deck there are outlets for the salt water wash down system. Plumbing fixtures in the galley, heads and showers are Grohe fixtures. The toilets in the three staterooms private heads plus the day head are all Headhunter fixtures. The crew toilet is a Techma electric fixture. There is a hand held shower mounted in a recessed box on the transom with hot and cold water.
Hand laid-up FRP hull with foam sandwich construction above the water line. There is a vinylester barrier in the outer lamination for osmosis protection. The deck, deck house and flybridge was all hand laid with PVC foam core sandwich construction for lighter weight yet greater strength. There is a full hull length keel with longitudinal engine stringers and athwartship stringers. The salon glass is all 3/8" tempered glass and in the pilot house there is 1/2" tempered glass. The rub rail construction is solid with S/S caping. All bilge areas are finished smooth and coated with epoxy paint. The swim platform is part of the hull and there is an integrated S/S swim ladder on the center line.
There are S/S rudders with dripless shaft bearings. The rudder table was rebuilt by the second owner and substantially improved. There is also a emergency manual tiller.
Firefly, ex-SeeYa, was purchased by the current owner two years ago after the sale of a substantially larger yacht. Health issues have basically ended the owners ability to enjoy this yacht which was upgraded substantially over the past two years at a cost of over $200,000. The boat is aggressively priced to sell as quickly as practical and will fly through all inspections. The owner's captain for more than 15 years has been on board seeing to the care and maintenance and all upgrades and is available to answer questions. This is an excellent opportunity for either a owner operator or someone that requires the services of a full time crew of one or two individuals.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.