Fairmile Motor Yacht
Other photos: Profile drawing, "Maryland Independence" Layout, Today, May 2012 lying alongside., Circa 2002 "Maryland Independence", 1944 Fairmile "B" Fast Patrol Boat - Q120 - 1944, Wheelhouse, Fwd. deck area to stbd., Main deck - Fwd. salon view aft., Main deck - Aft salon view from boarding corridor., Main deck - aft salon view forward., Main deck enclosed sundeck, Sundeck (main deck) view forward., Escape hatch in sundeck from lower deck., Boat deck view of aft starboard side., Emergency fire station, Bridge view forward, Bridge view aft, Lower deck stbd. view of Master's cabin., Lower deck port view of Master's cabin., Guest cabin to stbd. w/double berth., Guest cabin to port with twin berths., Guest head to stbd view through door., Full beam galley - starboard view, Full beam galley - port view, Fwd. of galley are crew quarters, full head, and pantry., Capt. office (lower deck), Guest head (lower deck), Stbd.Volvo Engine - MD120A, Port Volvo Engine - MD 120A, 30kw Northern Lights genset (to stbd.).
Overview & Walkthrough
Steeped in history and recently emerging as a beautiful yacht, the 110 foot Maryland Independence underwent her first conversion from a warship to a yacht in the 70's.
Originally, she was a Fairmile B design Fast Patrol Boat (ML-120) laid down in 1943 and commissioned in 1944 for the Royal Canadian Navy and placed in service as a fully armed submarine chaser during WWII patrolling the Gulf of St. Lawrence.(see forthcoming History).
During her following years, she underwent a full conversion and two restorations. In 2006, she began a two year plus restoration and now presents herself as being a beautiful yacht that exudes understated class and elegance.
Over her periods of time, she was also owned by the State of Maryland and manned with a professional crew while being utilized by the State and the City of Baltimore for familiarization cruises to entertain and promote commerce for the Port of Baltimore and the Chesapeake Bay. She quickly gained notoriety as the states on-water ambassador for high profile dignitaries, Fortune 500 corporations and many companies involved in foreign trade.
The Maryland Independence is exceptionally accommodating as a private yacht. On the lower deck aft of the engine room, she has a large bright and airy master's cabin attractively accented by the ship's whale bone shaped frames with a queen bed and an ensuite head with separate shower stall. Moving forward through a short passageway there are two tastefiully furnished guest cabins; one with a double bed and another with twin singles and an adjacent separately a private head complete with shower stall. A large storage locker under the steps and another locker provide below deck ship's storage.
Forward on the lower deck, are the rightfully divided crew quarters with one private crew cabin having a large single berth. Immediately aft to port, are two additional over-under crew berths. Opposite to starboard, there is a large pantry for ship's stores while immediately forward of the pantry is the crew's full sized head and shower.
Just aft of the crew quarters and pantry is the large full beam well equipped galley. Aft of the galley, steps lead up to the main deck and moving down the forward companionway to starboard there are two back-to-back head compartments. Opposite to port, there are two smaller storage rooms separated by a captain's office. At the end of the companionway, currently are the engineers quarters. With minimal cost and ease this area could easily be converted to two private and spacious outboard guest cabins to easily accommodate four additional guests. This additional two cabin conversion would bring overnight guest accommodations to ten whle the spacious and private overnight crew quarters forward could be used for either crew or family.
Up one level to the main deck and forward, the wide covered sidedecks and pilothouse wing doors provide immediate access to the foredeck. There is a ladder directly up from the pilothouse for access to the bridge helm. Aft of the pilothouse is the forward salon with a large mirrored wet-bar suitable for either entertaining or sit-down dining. Moving aft through a short companionway to the main salon there's a door amidship that leads to the starboard boarding side gate. This companionway gives way aft to the larger main salon which features a newer large screen TV on the bulkhead above the fireplace while adjacent to port is a beautiful mahogany wetbar for serving guests. Note the conversion and restorations maintained the preservation of the original bronze ports and wheelhouse of the D-120 as a warship, while restorations provided trolley car roll down windows for exceptional ventilation, a fireplace with a marble hearth and large flat screen TV above with original photos of her as a warship and photos of visiting dignitaries augment the yachts heritage of evolving as a beautiful lady.
Moving further aft in the main salon, steps down to port allow access to the aft cabins while center aft clear glazed double doors open to the fully enclosed and heated fantail sunroom where relaxing, entertaining, and breathtaking views of sunsets can be had in comfort and style. Wing doors provide access to both sides of the protected weather-decks and steps up to the boat deck are to port. Just aft of the sunroom and through a solid gate provides access to the poop deck and it's mooring winches.
Forward on the boat deck, is the large enclosed bridge which provides a 360degree view and controls while underway. Also, the bridge is equipped to starboard with a proper drawered chart table while behind the helm is large cushioned bench seating for 12-14 people and storage for PFD's. Moving further aft on the boat deck through Dutch doors with clear Uzip plastic panels, there is standing and seating room for at least 35 guests protected by high safety rails....the perfect spot to experience dramatic panoramic views. relaxing, entertaining, or simply taking in breathtaking sunsets.
More recently, the Maryland Independence has been offtered for private charters, parties or families since she can entertain up to 55 guests at pier side and as many as 12 guests underway under current USCG regulations.
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Note: This is a Preliminary Listing ; additional photos and information will be forthcoming. Please check back or call for more details..
Please contact Bill Adams, Central Agent (410)693-3133 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information or to make an appointment to see this yacht.
The "Maryland Independence" is moored in a secured facility and is available by appointment for personal inspection by contacting Bill Adams, Central Agent. Mobile phone: 410-693-3133.
Please contact Bill Adams at 410-693-3133
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