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Driving a diesel powered yacht around the world can not be considered "going green". However, George Buehler's sail assisted Diesel Ducks not only leave a small footprint on our planet, they leave a lot more "green" in your bank account. If you want, we could paint your new Duck green.

Check www.DUCKTALK.net, A DIESEL DUCK FORUM

Our first Diesel Duck 542 (56' LOA) has been deliveried. Pictures soon.

The Diesel Duck 382 is a 3/4 size version of the DD-462. Can be purchased factory direct with limited warranty. Start your world cruise from Hong Kong and applied the shipping savings to your cruising budget.

The new "no frills" PUFFIN 38's are underdevelopment now. A fully found ocean passagemaker for under $400,000!

DIESEL SUPER DUCK 742 (74'LOA) now under construction for a high latitude charter company. Click on the "SUPER DUCK 742" toggle, left side of page, for preliminary concept drawings.

The Diesel Duck 462 and 462 Sedan are $625,000, delivered, commissioned, duty paid with full warranty, loaded including George's great steadying rig. $525,000 factory direct.

SEAHORSE MARINE, Zhuhai, China, is an American owned and operated yacht factory building steel yachts including Diesel Ducks designed by George Buehler

Because our steel yachts, including Diesel Ducks, are sold direct to end users, without advertising or promotions, our prices are about one half of similar equipped passagemakers.

Steel Diesel Ducks are built for serious ocean passagemaking and include important safety features not found on most competitor's yachts:
1) Strong steel fire proof hulls;
2) Extensive double bottoms;
3) Full recovery from capsize (if pilothouse integrity maintained);
4) Many interior water tight compartments with sea doors;
5) Toroidal isolation transformers instead of welding types;
6) Built in folding boarding ladders port and stbd;
7) Strong commercial windows, ports and hatches;
9) Extra height safety rails, chest high at pilothouse door;
10) Optional Sail Assistance, easy to use sailing rigs for extended range, stabilization and "come home" capabilities;
11) Watertight transom storage area for sports gear, outboard, etc.;
12) Single large fuel fill with manifold for all fwd tanks;
13) Several independent bilge pump systems;
14) Steps, not a ladder, to the swim/dive/boarding platform which has safety rails and a swim boarding ladder;
15) All LED lighting, interior and exterior, with two 180 watt solar panels standard;
16) 80" headroom and bed lengths in all Ducks, 38 feet to 78 feet;
17) Flexible motor mounts with "U" joint Carden shaft and thrust bearing;
18) Welds X-Rayed and all tanks pressure tested;
19) Spray foam insulation in the hull, minimum 1 1/4" thick;
20) Plus many other exclusive features.

Our lines include: OCEANEER power trawlers 55 feet and up: DIESEL DUCKS range from 38 feet to 78 feet. Plus our popular 36 foot Coot and 38' PUFFINS.

Most passagemaker owners start their cruises from the factory. However, shipping and commissioning on arrival can be arranged.

ALL SEAHORSE STEEL BOATS NOW HAVE EXPANDING FOAM INSULATION, 24 VOLT DC SYSTEMS, TOROIDAL ISOLATION TRANSFORMERS.

For our FRP yachts in Seattle contact Andrew Trueblood at OCEAN TRAWLER YACHTS

VISIT OUR FAVORITE CRUISING SITE - NOONSITE.COM

DUCKTALK.NET, A NEW FORUM

Click on PASSAGEMAKERS DIRECT (left) to get information how to buy your new yacht at an un-beatable price.

Please contact us if you have any questions and we welcome your visit to our factory.

Bill and Stella Kimley

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photo of 51' Seahorse DIESEL DUCK 462
51' Seahorse DIESEL DUCK 462
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Driving a diesel powered yacht around the world can not be considered "going green".  However, George Buehler's sail assisted Diesel Ducks not only leave a small footprint on our planet, they leave a lot more "green" in your bank account. If you want, we could paint your new Duck green.

Preliminary plans added to the picture section of our new Diesel Duck 492. A queen size luxury stateroom forward replaces the double bunk cabin. Pamper your guests!

Construction starting soon. Contact us for details.

 

Sellng direct without advertising or promotions means our prices are about one half those of similar passagemakers.

GEORGE BUEHLER'S POPULAR DIESEL DUCK 462 (51' LOA), A SEAHORSE EXCLUSIVE.

My favorite Diesel Duck design. George has out done himself with this Duck.

No more dinette living, the Diesel Duck 462's innovative interior includes separate galley, dining and large main saloon area. Unprecedented living space in a mid-size blue water passagemaker.

The 462 has a 48' waterline for superb tracking and higher displacement speeds. LOA is 51'. 

John Deere Tier III 4045 125HP marine diesel, (other engines available) George's great steadying and "come home" rig, and Seahorse Marine's exquisite teak interior. More standard gear on the Diesel Duck 462 than any other passagemaker in her size range, many costing twice as much.


If you looking for a seaworthy passagemaker with very good live aboard capabilities check out the Diesel Duck 462.

Click on "FULL SPECS" for construction details and pictures.

DIMENSIONS
LOD: 49 feet
LWL: 46.76 feet
Beam: 14.9 feet
Draft(dry): 5'
Displacement 68,000 pounds dry

ENGINES
Engine(s): John Deere 
Engine Model: 4045 Tier III
Engine HP: 125, commercial rating
Cruising Speed: 7-8
Max Speed: 9+

TANKAGE
Fuel: 1600
Water: 250
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SEAHORSE MARINE

182 Qiaohu Rd, N, Baijiao, Doumen, Zhuhai
China 519125

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