SOLEMATES ex-Que Linda was custom designed by the renown Steve Seaton and built without regard to expense at a cost of over $6,000,000. A trans-Atlantic veteran, she boasts details and features and a level of finish typically only seen aboard much larger yachts. She was profiled in the July 2000 issue of Showboats Magazine and graced the cover of Southern Boating that fall. Ideally suited for long range economical passages and easily handled by a couple, SOLEMATES is capable, safe and comfortable for offshore as well as coastal cruising and living aboard. She boasts three staterooms with two heads on the accommodation deck and a day head adjacent to the saloon and handy to the wheelhouse.
Her commercial Caterpillar 3406C is a brute of an engine derated for continuous duty producing 275HP at just 1200 RPM. At her cruising speed of 8.0 knots and only 900 RPM, she sips fuel burning just 5.5 GPH. SOLEMATES is equipped with oversize NAIAD 12 square foot active fin stabilizers for a rock steady ride at sea and also telescoping booms to deploy flopper stoppers for at anchor stabilization. Her low center of gravity make her much more seakindly with a more comfortable motion than the popular production trawlers.
In our opinion, SOLE MATES is the finest under sixty foot seagoing motoryacht available worldwide and she represents extraordinary value. She is currently moored at the beautiful resort Paradise Village Marina in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico where her next owner can enjoy the winter season and then return to the Pacific Northwest or cross the Pacific in the spring. Alternatively, SOLEMATES can easily transit the Panama Canal to winter in the Caribbean. Currently Canadian flagged but as a U.S. built yacht she can easily return to American registration if desired. An inspection will not disappoint the most discerning yachtsman.
Please contact John Clayman at 401-851-2002
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
LOA: 55 ft 2 in
Beam: 18 ft 6 in
Minimum Draft: 6 ft 0 in
Displacement: 144000 lbs Full Load
Ballast: 20000 lbs
Engine Brand: Caterpillar
Year Built: 1999
Engine Model: 3406C
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 3005
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine(s) Total Power: 275 HP
Number of single berths: 7
Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 3
Sleeps seven in three staterooms with one in the wheelhouse watch berth. Award winning interior designed by Maxine Hoddinott and Steve Glueck of Seattle executed by Belina Interiors who are known as Delta's interior joinery subcontractor. All lighting and electrical outlets are VIMAR with dimmers, courtesy lights and valence lighting.
A ship style wheelhouse affords excellent visibility with it's reverse raked windshield with port and starboard sliding watertight doors. The STIDD helm chair not only is adjustable fore and aft but slides athwartship across the wheelhouse on a recessed track. The chart table top easily accommodates Admiralty charts and there are drawers sufficient for worldwide charts. Aft are an L-shaped dinette seating six comfortably, a watch berth and unique to vessels this size a desk and chair serving as the ship's office.
The saloon is open to the aft deck with double sliding watertight doors. Light and fresh air are admitted through 1/2" tinted tempered glass opening windows. A freshly upholstered L-shaped settee comfortably seats six. Opposite are a full wet bar on the aft bulkhead and pedestal table with comfortable chairs that can expand with additional leaves to seat up to ten. There is an entertainment center with surround sound and concealed flat screen television.
To say that the galley is a chef's delight would be an understatement. There is ample room for two or three to participate in meal preparation. Appliances include a SUBZERO refrigerator with two freezer drawers, two additional under counter refrigerator drawers, 36 inch Gaggenau oven and cooktop with hood, MIELE dishwasher, microwave and BROAN trash compactor. There are numerous appliance garages and several hermetically sealed stainless lined bins.
Opposite the galley and convenient to the wheelhouse is the dayhead. Like the other two heads, the toilet is a HEADHUNTER.
Four steps down is the accommodation deck. The full beam master stateroom features a centerline king-sized berth with custom mattress and memory foam topper. Storage is more than ample for liveaboards with all lockers and drawers cedar lined with custom solid brass hardware. The master en suite head is Terazzo tiled with marble vanity and large tiled shower with two shower heads.
Through pocket doors, the mid-stateroom is adjacent to the master and serves as a snug for the owners with comfortable seating. The cabin can also be accessed by the forward stairs leading to the wheelhouse and serve as a third private stateroom with a double berth.
The connecting passageway has additional storage, stacked MIELE washer and dryer and a pull out ironing board. To port is the guest head also with Terazzo tiles, marble vanity and tiled shower stall. The forward stateroom has vee berths and an overhead hatch.
An offset settee with teak table seats up to six around the canoe stern. The aft corner bulwark door opens to a swim platform that retracts hydraulically into the lazarette. There is a starboard amidships boarding gate for easy access to floating docks and bulwark doors opposite the port and starboard wheelhouse doors for access to high fixed docks. The GLENDINNING CABLEMASTER for the 240/120 VAC 50 AMP shore power cable is concealed amidships in the steps to the foredeck. There is an additional shorepower recepticle below the settee. A 24 VDC warping winch allows for easy management of docklines. SOLEMATES has a hydraulic powered swim platfom with boarding ladder that extends five feet from the lazarette. Hot & cold cockpit shower.
13"-6" NAUTICA center console RIB with 50 HP 4-stroke YAMAHA outboard
10' AVON inflatable with 8 HP 2-stroke YAMAHA outboard
SWITLIK six man life raft in canister with hydrostatic release
Custom four person fiberglass hot tub!
Two kayaks and custom sun pads
12' telescoping poles to deploy 3' diameter flopper stoppers for at anchor stabilzation
Custom stainless steel hydraulic drum winch holding 100' 3/4" stainless steel chain & 500' one inch galvanized wore rope
350 lb. FJORDFORD anchor
24 VDC warping capstan
Portuguese bridge with centerline seating and generous storage
(2) FORTRESS FX-85 and (1) FX-23 anchors stowed on Portuguese bridge lockers all with rodes
Exceptionally strong hand-laid fiberglass hull and deck with four watertight compartments built at Northern Marine and finished at the famous Vic Frank Yacht Yard in Seattle. Full keel with full length one inch steel shoe for grounding protection and safeguarding the rudder and prop. SOLEMATES' articulating rudder significantly reduces the turning radius and makes a stern thruster not needed even when maneovering in a restricted marina. Rugged molded bang rails with solid stainless steel half-oval guards allow for working off of pilings when docking.
ENGINE & MECHANICAL
CATERPILLAR 3406C A-rated at 275 hp @ 1,200 rpm with deep oil pan (3,005 hours 12/16/13). Effortlessly cruises at 8.0 kts @ 900 rpm burning 5.5 gal/hr. Compressed air start on port side and 24 VDC starter on starboard for redundancy.
TWIN DISC OMEGA transmission with hydraulic pump on PTO
Sea chest for raw water intake
Dual RACOR fuel filters with cvacuum gauges for all machinery
KOBELT electronic controls and portable station for remote operation
RICE 5 Blade 40" X 30.5" Bronze Propellor with SPURS line cutters
Hydraulic pumps on the main engine or the 20 kW NORTHERN LIGHTS genset can power the get home drive on main shaft, on deck anchor rode drum, bow thruster, deck crane.
Engine driven and also Dewalt D55155 110 VAC powered air compressors with 40 gallon storage tank supplies 200 PSI air for backup engine start, KAHLENBERG horns, with air tool outlets in the lazarette, engine room, and foredeck
VENT-AXIA P-20-1-4 110 VAC fan
NAIAD stabilizers with oversized 12 square foot fins and upgraded QME controls providing heel angle and rate control
ABT 12" hydraulic bow thruster
5 Ton AQUA AIR chilled water reverse cycle HVAC with five zones
KABOLA diesel furnace
HRO Sea Recovery SRC 800 AF/AC 800 gallon per day watermaker
120 VAC HEAD HUNTER MACH 5 fresh water pump
240 VAC HEAD HUNTER MACH 5 fresh water pump
(4) RULE 3700 GPH bilge pumps
Engine-Driven crash pump with manifold to each watertight comapartment
Access from engine room and FREEMAN watertight deck hatch
House battery bank
Central spare parts storage
HRO Sea Recovery SRC 800 AF/AC 800 gallon per day watermaker
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.