Ex CRUISE SHIP
Ref No fb721
COASTAL CRUISER / FLOATING HOTEL
Expedition or excursion vessel
34.9m x 12m x 4.25m (moulded draft)
Design – Catamaran
Construction – Steel & aluminium
Tonnage – 884 GRT / 264 NRT
Built – 1984
Builder – NQEA Cairns, Qld.
Cabins for passengers are on main & upper decks
All passenger cabins fitted with either 2 x single or single double bed. All also have a single drop bunk and ensuites
Crew accommodation ( 4 x single bunks & 1 x drop style in each starboard & port hull ; 2 x head/shower compartments
2 x crew (engineer’s) cabin
Dining room – includes dining tables, dinette and chair seating
Cocktail bar (starboard) & lounge (port side). Fixed lounge seating and coffee table & bookshelf.
Servery (to port) with hardwood counters & storage.
Sliding aluminium framed doors lead to aft deck.
Bar store (starboard) and toilet (port side).
Cocktail lounge & bar with timber counters and storage. Fitted fixed tables and portable low set round coffee tables.
Sliding doors lead onto aft sun deck. Area is half covered with shade covering.
Equipment includes sound & PA system, television screen, library, cocktail bar, glass washer, refrigeration unit, airconditioner
(Daikin) split system, coffee station & ice machine (Brema)
Other – passageways are carpeted;
laundry – 1 x 5kg domestic washer, 1 x 5kg domestic dryer, quantity of linen
storage/workshop – tools, spares.
Stainless steel commercial galley
3 x single sinks
2 x fridges (1 x 2 door SS & 1 x domestic style)
Dishwasher (Eswood ES32)
Electric zip boiler
2 x commercial deep fryers
Commercial range oven (Goldstein)
Bain Marie in dining room
Range hood with fan & filters
Motors – (Mains) 2 x Cummins K19 marine diesel engines of 447kw @ 1800 rpm
(Serial Nos. 3724772 -port / (starboard) direct coupled to
Niigata hydraulic gearboxes. Conventional shaft drives with fixed pitch propellers
(Auxiliaries) 2 x Cummins LTA 10G3 180kw @ 2200 rpm direct coupled to Stamford 180 kva alternators
All machinery fitted with standard alarms
Watermaker - MEMS 5 tons per day (CAT pump)
Sullage - Ecomar E 50 sewerage treatment plant located in starboard engine room.
Salt water flush toilets and sewerage tanks.
Discharge overboard by macerator pumps
Refrigeration - 1 x 240 volt sealed unit for cool room walk in unit located below main deck
1 x 240 volt sealed unit for freezer walk in unit located below main deck
Compressor - 1 x Bauer KA 16EH driven by 7.5 kw electric motor connected to 6 x 108 litre (approx.) cylinder dive storage bank
Crane - Crane for rescue tender located starboard aft on boat deck
Electrical Supply – Circuits -415v AC / 240v AC /24v DC/ 12vDC
Batteries - banks for each engine. Radio batteries on sundeck roof
Battery charges – 240 v units
Alternators – charging alternators on main and auxiliary motors.
AC kva alternators coupled to auxiliaries
Steering – Wagner electric-hydraulic
Emergency system connected via davit hydraulics & changeover switch
Rudders – 2 x conventional space semi-balanced
Ground tackle – Winch 2 x hydraulic anchor windlass port & starboard.
Anchors – 2 x Danforth anchors of approx. 1 ton
Anchor cables – port 5 x 2.75m x 26mm stud link. Plus 2 x 27.5m of 22mm stud link chain.
Starboard 5 x 2.75m x 26mm stud link chain
Hull – welded steel. 6mm plating ; bulkheads – 6 x watertight in each hull (5mm) ;
Upper deck passenger accommodation is welded / fabricated aluminium.
Framing – spacings by frame numbers from aft 0-2/1.6m, 2-8 /1.2m, 9-23/1.6m
Windows -Tempered glass in alloy frames
Handrails -welded tubular steel with timber capping
Fixtures & fittings – Tanks (Diesel & Water) – integral in hulls, predominately double bottom construction in each hull
Diesel – 2 x tanks – port & starboard below crew accommodation spaces. Total capacity – 28.4 tons
Water – 2 x tanks – port & starboard below crew accommodation. 15 ton in total. 1 x 11.5 ton located centre aft below main deck. Total capacity 26.6 tons
Ballast /Void – 4 tanks (41 ton approximately)
Lube oil - 3 x tanks totalling 1700 litres located in port & starboard engine rooms & auxiliary machinery room
Sewerage – 2 x 5.6 tons port & starboard aft of fuel tanks including sewerage plant.
Pumps – Vessel fully fitted with pumping systems for bilge, fire fighting, sullage, freshwater supply,
refrigeration and desalination purposes (in the past meeting AMSA standards before vessel laid up. Will need re-certifying).
Bridge Controls - Central station in middle of bridge, wing controls on port & starboard bridge. ZF control system.
Radar – Furuno LCD 1900
ECS – Flat screen PC system using Transas software
AIS – Yes
GPS – incorporated into the ECS system
Compass – Saura Keiki T-150 & Sestral compass located on the bridge dash
Depth sounder – Koden CVS 833
Auto pilot – Robertson AP35
Epirb – 406 fitted (out of date)
Radios – HF SSB – Icom M700
VHF – Icom ICM423 & VHF handheld – 3 x ICOM ICM23
UHF handheld – 3 x Uniden UH-077
Internal communications – Talk back system TOA500
Public address system TOA500
Entertainment system Aiphone AP 10M
Other – computer, printer, scanner, photocopier, clock & barometer
Liferafts – 3 x 25 man (all need re-servicing or to be replaced)
Safety equipment – lifejackets, first aid, life buoys & other (all need re-servicing or to be replaced)
Fire fighting equipment – Fixed fire protection (FFP) & detection system.
Fire extinguishers, hose reels
Survey – AMSA expired March 2017
Comments : Vessel taken out of service two years ago at time of Covid hitting our shores.
Owner also introduced new larger ships to its coastal cruise business.
Opportunity for a buyer to enter the cruise /expedition industry.
The vessel, which was maintained in a serviceable condition over the years, is being offered for sale in a "dead as is where is non-operational" condition.
There is an opportunity for vessel to be returned to service – working through AMSA current requirements for full survey,
Alternatively, there is scope for the vessel to be turned into a "floating hotel" or pleasure craft.
Indication of repair & upgrade works and to return to service are listed in the $450-500,000 range.
Location : Queensland
Price : $1.25m + GST