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Isla San Andres., Colombia
Owners' description is as follows. Orion was originally built in Holland in 1920 as a steam tug boat. It stayed in service until the late sixties. In about 1990 it was taken from basically a bare hull, rub rail to rub rail, and converted into a wishbone schooner for chartering in Europe. The constuuction met all Dutch passenger carrying specifications. She was used in charters for about ten years carrying 12 passengers and a crew of three.
About year 2000 Orion was sailed to Vancouver for chartering in British Colombia. The present owners purchased it there in 2001 and completely rebuilt the interior and had SeaTec shipyard add a bow and stern thruster and complete hydraulics. The boat was then sand blated and painted. All bright work was redone. Since that time the boat has been cruised by a husband and wife team from Vancouver, BC, down the pacific coast, through the canal and through the Caribbean. Orion is presently in Isla San Andres a Colombian island about 200 miles north of the Panama Canal off the coast of Nigaragua.
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Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Flag of Registry: United States
Hull Shape: Displacement
LOA: 88 ft 0 in
Beam: 16 ft 0 in
LWL: 65 ft 0 in
Length on Deck: 73 ft 0 in
Minimum Draft: 7 ft 4 in
Displacement: 190000 lbs Half Load
Number of single berths: 4
Number of twin berths: 1
Number of double berths: 2
Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 2
Radar - Furuno Radar model 1832 - 36 mile range.
VHF - VHF radio with remote.
Compass - Magnet Compass.
Wind speed and direction
GPS - 2 each Furuno GPS instruments.
Navigation center - Two navigation computers with monitors.
Radio - SSB ICOM - M710 with pactor modem for snailmail.
Autopilot - Comnav
TV set - 42inch Plasma TV concealed in a cabinet.
Microwave oven - Microwave oven is built in over the stove.
Refrigerator - 12 cubic foot with freezer above..
Battery charger - Two battery chargers plus a spare 25amp/24volt charger.
Stern thruster - Hydraulic bow and stern thrusters. Both are 18
Manual bilge pump
Fresh water maker - 40 gallon per hour. New membranes in 2011.
Bow thruster - Hydraulic bow and stern thrusters. Both bow and stern thrusters are 18
Sea water pump
Deep freezer - Built into 12 cubic foot refrigerator.
Marine head - The two marine heads are Sunmar composting toilets with no overboard discharge.
Electric bilge pump
Heating - Cabin Heaters are electric heaters 'built -in' wall units.
Oven - Force 10
Inverter - Magnum inverter/charger: 4000 watt 24 volt inverter.
Shore power inlet
Generator - 10KW generator with Lister diesel. Plus spare backup Honda 2000i generator.
Electrical Circuit: 220V
Wind generator - 24 volt wind generator.
Gangway - There is a large strudy boarding ladder that fits on either side of the deck at each boarding door.
Tender - Dinghy is a 12' Caribe with a 9.9 Honda 4 stroke OB Mtr. Plus a Yamaha Enduro 25hp OB Mtr.
Cockpit shower - Shower hose on deck.
Solar panel - 4 90 watt solar panels with regulator.
Total Liferaft Capacity: 12
Cockpit cover - There are sun awnings for above thr outside table and rain awning for above the deck hatches.
Orion's hull is rivited steel, her decks/bulwarks are welded steel and the mast are steel with booms made of wood.
There is a huge rear stateroom aft with three bunks and a huge storage space as well as a washing machine and sink.
The pilot house has a captain's chair, navigation table, and an eating table with seating for six.
Forward and below from the pilothouse is the galley with a Force 10 oven, dish washing machine & 12 cubic foot refrigerator/freezer. The counter tops are granite and there is a lot of cabinet space. In this same area there is a full size leather couch with end tables, a dining table with seating for six and a 42" plasma TV concealed in a cabinet.
Forward of the galley/eating/lounging area is a full size bathroom with sink, toilet and tiled shower. Across the passageway is a stateroon with your choice of a single or double bunk.
Forward of this stateroom is the master stateroom with a queen sized bunk, a sink and granite counter top, seperate toilet and tiled shower. There is a large clothes closet with 12 drawers and more drawers under the queen size bunk.
Orion has been well maintained. There are a lot of spares (starter,alternator ect.). The powerful bow and stern thrusters make the boat easy to maneuver while docking. It is easy to back straight for med' mooring and can easily aligned parallel to a dock and then move directly sideways to go along side a dock.
All new batteries onboard; 2 8d's for starting, 2 banks of 4 - 6volt batteries with a total of 380 ampere hours for the house batteries.
Portable gas powered bilge pump on deck and a hydraulic emergency pump in the engine room.
Also, Orion has stablizing booms and stablizing paravanes.
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.