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65' Custom Semi Displacement Long Range Motor Yacht
Located in Seal Harbor, ME
Willard Marine, California
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Engine/Fuel Type: Twin Diesel
LOA: 65' BEAM: 18' DISPLACEMENT: 80,000 lbs.
For additional information please contact Capt. William Low - 305/394-4566 or firstname.lastname@example.org or at our Administrative Office 262/681-0600.
There is only ONE "MORNING STAR"
There is nothing else like her.
She is unique unto herself. She has had only two owners, the designer and her current owenrs. The two parties have worked closely together over the years to maintain MORNING STAR and recently went through a major refit, converting her from a displacement vessel of 11 knots to an 18 knot planning vessel. Hinckley in Maine performed the upgrade meticulously with Cap. Norman Sanborn overseeing every aspect of the project, taking almost a year. That involved, among other things, removing the 4-71 Detroit naturally aspirated 140 HP diesels and installing Cummins six cylinder in-line 500 HP diesels, associated shafting, struts, etc., tripling the horsepower. She now is a fuel efficient trawler at 10 knots but has the capability of running up for faster passages, running from weather, etc., or cruising all day at 16 knots. And low hours on the engines.
While Hinckley Marine was involved in the project, they inspected every aspect of the vessel and made any necessary upgrades and repairs, including a new hydraulic davit system allowing for a larger tender, new Awlgrip paint all around and new varnish. The list goes on and on. So, though this fiberglass vessel was built in 1979, she has been maintained and refitted extensively as befits a custom, one of a kind successful design, similar to the loving care given a wood classic design.
This unique vessel is not suited for the average amateur yachtsman. If you are looking at Hatteras 65' Motor Yachts you need not take a look at MORNING STAR. If you appreciate the unique design of this vessel which by the way is being cruised by her owner's now, would be happy to forward more information and photographs, and arrange a preview.
Port and starboard guest cabins forward followed by an athwartships galley and informal dining area with access up to the salon or down to the twin engine rooms. From the salon there is access forward and up into the pilothouse or down and aft to the master stateroom and laundry area. There is accessibility from the pilothouse to the bridge as well as the port & starboard full walkaround side decks.
This area has a wet bar with ice maker forward to port and a desk with entertainment center forward to starboard. Next aft is a teak chair and a built-in end table followed by an "L" shaped settee with a large adjustable high low table. To port is a convertible sofa and stereo cabinet. Wall to wall carpeting
Sony stereo system
Satellite dish for television
GE 4 burner LPG stove with oven
Kitchen Aid Dishwasher
B&D Coffee Maker
B&D toaster oven
Front loading double door refrigerator
Top loading freezer
Located aft and is full beam with an offset island queen berth. There are also large port and starboard vanities having good storage. Forward is the head with shower and bathtub. Aft is direct companionway access to the cockpit.
Guest Stateroom 1 & 2
Port and starboard guest cabins, each with their own heads and stall showers. Both showers have access (crew or emergency) to the foredeck via overhead hatches and integral ladders. The port cabin consists of upper and lower outboard berths and a small pullman berth suitable for an infant or small child. The starboard cabin has two offset single berth with a walk through in between. Both cabins have good amounts of drawer and locker storage.
Along the forward face of this area is the dash with the steering station centered along with the electronics display area. To the port side is a large workable chart area with computer and to starboard is a radar area. Next aft, to both port and starboard, are wing doors out to the side decks. Aft to port is the electrical distribution panel and passageway up to the flybridge. Aft to starboard is an "L" shaped settee with batteries located below. Just inboard of the settee is the passage below to the salon.
Steering station forward and off center to starboard and a wing control station to port. Generous amounts of on-deck seating and sunning areas. Over top is a solid frame Bimini.
Electronics and Navigation
Furuno DFax weatherfax
Nokia phone with hands free set up
Robertson AP20 Autopilot
Northstar 941X GPS
Northstar 961XD Chartplotter
Icom IC-M100 VHF
Icom IC-700 SSB
Icom IC-125 VHF
ACR 406 EPIRB
Furuno FR-8100D radar (72 mi)
Furuno radar (24 mi)
(2) Ritchie 7" spherical compasses
Ratheon maxiview depth finder
Datamarine depth finder
Datamarine Dart speed & distance log
Datamarine ST60 apparent wind
Engines and Mechanical
Two engine rooms located below the salon with a walk thru passageway in between. The starboard engine room has a workbench forward with one of the generators below with the engine and watermaker along the hull side behind it. The port engine room as the second generator forward with the vessels refrigeration and air conditioning compressors above followed by the engine. NAIAD Stabilizers
Watermaker (1000 gals per day)
Lectrotab trim tabs
Asko clothes dryer
Asko clothes washer
Haylon fire extinguishing system in engine rooms (New 2000)
(1) 5 lb Haylon extinguisher
(5) 5 lb Dry chemical extinguisher
(2) Cummins QSM11-M Diesel engines 580hp (New 2000)
32 Volt Alternator
24 Volt Alternator
Bronze shaft log
Flex flax stuffing box
Propellers 36x31" 4 blade on stainless shafts
(2) 32 Volt Auto bilge pumps
Ebilgedriven bilge pumps
(2) Paragone FW pumps
(1) 32 Volt PAR gray water pump
(1) 110 Volt oil change pump
(1) 110 Volt fuel transfer pump
(1) 110 Volt air conditioning pump
JUN-AIR 220 Volt air compresser
(2) Headhunter toilets
(1) Galleymaid toilet
ONAN 17kw generator (1067 hrs 7/05)
ONAN 15kw generator (3054 hrs 7/05)
(3) 8 Volt lead acid engine batteries
(2) 12 Volt generator batteries
(4) 8 Volt house batteries
12, 24, & 32 Volt CD ships service system
120 & 240 Volt AC shore & Generator system
(2) Lewmar 32-12 AMP Inverters
(2) 32-12 35 AMP Inverters
(2) Lewco 32 Volt 40 AMP Battery Chargers
(1) 24 Volt Charger
12' Novurania with 25 HP Yamaha
Marquipt tender davit
32 Volt DC Plath horizontal anchor windlass (bow)
32 Volt DC Galleymaid Vertical windlass (aft)
(2) 90 lb. CQR plow anchors with 350' chain
85 lb. Fortress anchor with 40' chain & 250' rode (New 2000)
75 lb. CQR plow anchor with 100' chain & 150' rode
Stainless steel hardware
(2) 110 Volt AC & 32 Volt DC search lights
(12) Type 1 lifejackets with lights & whistles
(2) Life rings
Givens 8 man life raft
Hand & Gun flares
Assorted fenders and lines
MORNING STAR under went a full 1 year refit in 2000 at the Hinckley Yard in Maine. During this time both engines were removed and replaced along with the transmissions. The vessels plywood and teak decks were removed and also replaced along with some of the insides of the bulwarks. All windows were removed and replaced. On the interior, the carpet was replaced as well as numerous appointments including all countertops. The pilothouse saw a major upgrade in electronics and all the wiring in the engine rooms were replaced along with new sound insulation. The watermaker was also new at this time as well as the yacht's air-conditioning. Overall, more than $1,200,000 was spent.
MORNING STAR is a very unique yacht with the interior volume feeling more like an 85' footer compared to a 65' footer. She is in excellent condition, having been professionally maintained by her second long term owner. She offers tremendous range and sea keeping abilities. A perfect yacht for those seeking a safe long range cruiser capable of making it in and out of the smallest of harbors and coves. A truly special offering.
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