70' Westport Custom 70 Pilot House
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, possibly anchored in Lake Union, and I will return you to the airport or a city destination of your choice the next day.
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Luxury crewed Charter boat for 6 guests and 4-5 crew like at present OR easily converted back to Master suite, 3 guest staterooms and 2 crew in bunks in one cabin.
Price just reduced 10-8-14.
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. Sofa, loveseat and 2 single soft chairs and dining table for 6 comfortably seated. 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 guest double staterooms, each with full bathroom ensuite including separate showers. The helm area has a leather settee for 3, and an office. Although originally layed 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 $36k/week, all inclusive, for all 3 guest staterooms and is regularly booked for over 12 weeks per summer season, late April until mid-September.
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. All 110v systems and the 220v galley can be powered by her main 20KW genset and her backup new in 2014 10KW genset powers everything but the galley. 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 on those days when the weather permits.
Equipped with today’s best navigation electronics including 32 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 5 passengers and a helmsman and has 40 hp 4s.
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.
UPGRADES AND 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. This winter we were at Lake Union again for a new generator, new paint on the pilot house and part of the foredeck (painting some part of the Midnight SUN is a yearly project), 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!
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 n.
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, BluRay 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.
THE PILOT HOUSE.
A large 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.
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