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- Engine/Fuel Type:
- Single / diesel
- Located In:
- Seattle, WA
- Hull Material:
- Current Price:
- US$ 849,000
Rugged and pedigreed Alaska cruiser may be purchased stand-alone or with profitable charter operation. Fully crewed during the busy charter season by an experienced team of 4 to 5. Agreeable owner willing to work with buyer for a charter season to ensure a smooth handover.
In her ‘charter configuration’, she accommodates 6-8 guests in 3 ensuite cabins, plus 4-5 crew in 3 cabins. Can be simply reconfigured for private usage to accommodate owners plus 6-8 guests with spacious Master suite with walk around king berth and 3 guest staterooms plus 2 crew or additional guests in crew quarters.
Try before you buy OFFER! I'll pick you up at Seattle airport take you to the yacht, you can spend the evening and overnight as our guests, and I will return you to the airport or a nearby hotel of your choice the next day.
OR book a charter and have the full cost applied to your purchase. Over $165K of 2017 charter business already booked with $$ deposits in hand. Many repeat customers. Some customers have returned as many as 9 times!
This boat and charter business was chosen by Google in 2015 as the feature for Alaska businesses using AdWords.
Over $350K of charter business booked in 2016
THE MIDNIGHT SUN is a 70-foot Luxury custom Westport motor yacht designed by renowned Naval Architect Howard Apollonio for cruising Alaska’s Inside Passage, comfortable and roomy with a 20 ft. beam. She has a panoramic salon/dining area with full windows for viewing whales and waterfalls. Enjoy the view in comfort and style. Leather sofas and plush chairs in salon. Adjacent to the full, commercial-grade galley is a dining table for 6. Everything about this boat speaks quality and excellence. She has a wood stove [with window] for cozy warmth. Forward, away from engine noise, she has 3 double guest staterooms, each with full bathroom ensuite including separate showers. The helm area has a leather settee for 3, and an office. Although originally laid out with a huge master stateroom [which could easily be converted back], she now has 3 crew staterooms that sleep 5. There are two crew heads, one being the former master head with tub/shower. It currently charters for $38k/week, all-inclusive, for 6-8 in 3 guest staterooms and is routinely booked for 12 – 17 weeks per summer season, late April until mid-September, including the popular 14 day repositioning charters between Seattle & Juneau.
With only 5 feet draft, she can go almost anywhere. Her twin 360HP Scania Marine turbo diesel engines give her a comfortable cruise speed of 10-13 knots. She has a 4KW inverter for AC power when the motors are off. Every room has both 12v and 110v lighting. The 60 gph reverse osmosis fresh water maker lets you be totally self-contained. The upper deck is open for whale watching, barbeques and lounging in the sun. The boat is well equipped with two power generators, a 20kw primary and a 10kw secondary unit.
Equipped with today’s best navigation electronics including 26 in chart plotter /GPS, AIS [even on the tender!], 36- mile radar and scanning sonar; two tenders, 10-man auto-inflating life raft, automatic fire extinguisher systems, smoke alarms, duplication/backups of all primary systems. The larger tender seats 6 passengers and a helmsman and has a 4 stroke 40HP Mercury
An inspection of the immaculate stand-up engine room will leave you speechless. Her myriad systems are all fastidiously managed and maintained by the careful and knowledgeable owner and crew. It’s difficult to imagine that a qualified surveyor would be able to note many defects in this expertly maintained vessel.
She is flagged in the USA and is commercially documented. Hauled 10-12-14 for survey update and bottom paint/zincs. Contact me to see the recent survey and links to 80 more photos.
CONTACT LISTING BROKER:
SANDY WILLIAMSON @ 253-376-8273 or email email@example.com
BOAT IS LOCATED IN: Seattle, WA
Please contact Sandy Williamson at 253-376-8273
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
The Midnight Sun
LOA: 70 ft 0 in
Beam: 20 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 5 ft 0 in
Displacement: 50000 lbs
Total Power: 360 HP
Engine Brand: Scania
Year Built: 1985
Engine Model: V Drive
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Power: 360 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: (500 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (1100 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: (250 Gallons)
Upgrades & Maintenance
THE MIDNIGHT SUN has undergone a series of extensive refits and upgrades each winter since 2005 at Philbrooks Boatyard and Lake Union Boat Repair. From the top of her mast to the keel, every part of the vessel is thoroughly inspected, repaired as needed, and refinished. She looks like a brand new yacht! Additionally, there have been major upgrades to her navigation and electrical systems. Last season included removing, inspecting and re-balancing the propeller shafts, drive-line overhauls, refurbishment of the salon and pilothouse doors, crew cabin refurbishment, a thorough refrigeration system check and new domestic water pumps. Last winter we were at Lake Union again for a new generator, new paint on the pilot house and part of the foredeck, new built-in freezer, and a new depth sounder/fish finder. At Philbrooks she has had a new propeller shaft installed. Each winter we work to make her look like a completely new boat! Most items on the motors have been rebuilt or replaced like turbos, pumps and alternators. Scania technicians looked at the maintenance records, oil sample results and checked out the engines and asked to be contacted after another 5,000 hours.
Also see http://www.alaskachartercruises.com for a great video
3D Tour of THE MIDNIGHT SUN https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=UBYYLa9Rzut
THE MIDNIGHT SUN Yacht Charter accommodates up to six guests in three beautifully appointed staterooms, each with full bathroom ensuite. Showers are large with individual enclosures and European-style shower heads. Toilets are automatic, silent and odor free. Our high capacity reverse osmosis water maker ensures a plentiful supply of fresh water and hot water is available at all times.
The spacious guest cabins are located forward, away from crew traffic and all machinery noise. Each has its own TV and DVD, excellent lighting and either a portlight or a hatch that opens for fresh air.
The plush main salon features comfy leather furniture, a cozy wood-burning stove, guest bar with a refrigerator and clear ice maker, elaborate activity center with 42″ TV, Blu-ray DVD, surround sound, Sirius satellite radio, 300+ movies for all ages, video games connection, and board games. THE MIDNIGHT SUN has quiet hot water central heating and an ever-changing panoramic view of rugged Alaska outdoor scenery. All it’s majestic proportions are visible while seated in the comfort of the yacht’s main salon and pilothouse.
A large 3-person leather settee, big chart table and an Alaska nature library, large wrap around windows and a secure outside walk-around deck for wildlife viewing and photography make the pilothouse the preferred spot to relax and enjoy all Southeast Alaska has to offer. We have six guest binoculars available to help spot the diverse Alaskan wildlife we are sure to encounter along the way.
THE MIDNIGHT SUN has dinghies for wildlife viewing, fishing & exploring with or without a crew operator. The 14-foot Battelli RIB has a 4 stroke, 40 HP Mercury outboard with electric start, center console steering, radio and navigation equipment and depth sounder for fishing; the 12-foot Alaskan inflatable has a 15 HP outboard and a specially reinforced bottom for beaching on rocks or barnacles.
Whether it is a rain coat for hiking, rain boots for splashing through creeks, binoculars for whale sighting, portable radios and backpacks for shore hikes, kayaks for exploring, or hi-tech rods for trolling for salmon or catching the trophy halibut, we’ve got the gear you need for a fantastic adventure.
There are spare parts for everything including a spare Scania main engine, and its turbo-charger, plus windlass motor, pumps, belts hoses--backups for everything.
* Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.
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.
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