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Fraser Yachts (Ft.Lauderdale)
Dutch build excellence combined with Vripack design. Over specified during build. Upgraded and maintained since by her several passionate owners who improved her exceptional capabilities and condition. Proven as a world capable cruiser with trips to Northern Alaska, Antarctica, Nova Scotia, and the Mediterranean etc..
GAYLE FORCE is a world proven offshore cruising yacht built in 2003 to the very highest specifications by a notable Dutch shipyard and designed by VRIPACK engineering. She has had 4 owners who have all embellished her with considerable upgrades over the years. In 2010 she was repowered with Common Rail engines and generators for clean and efficient running, all lighting changed to LED as well as a major amount of impressive work completed at Delta Marine. In 2017-2020 under current ownership, she was upgraded to include new Naiad “zero” speed stabilizers, full repaint, a new Naiad hydraulic system, modification to the crew area to include a 3rd double crew cabin as well as many other significant upgrades as listed below to result in GAYLE FORCE now being offered as a “ready to go” world capable vessel.
GAYLE FORCE was designed by Vripack yacht design as one of three Doggersbank 96’ projects. She is the only one that was built by Bloemsma van Breemen and using 8mm Steel plating which is virtually Ice Class. The added structural integrity allows for a better ride and comfort offshore as well as other obvious safety benefits. The interior accommodations in light cherry wood joinery as built by her Dutch craftsman is exquisitely detailed and maintained. The well designed technical spaces and engine room, systems upgrades and equipment inventory reflect a commitment to the vessel’s proven world cruising capabilities.
GAYLE FORCE is a proven vessel that recently cruised from the Pacific Northwest/ Alaska to Antarctica and up to Nova Scotia and back to the Pacific Northwest where she is now, all over a 24 month period. She is just completing a shipyard maintenance period to allow us to offer GAYLE FORCE in superb and ready to go condition.
Sleeps 8 in owner’s party in 3 staterooms, and 5 crew in 3 staterooms.
The yacht’s interior is varnished Cherrywood raised panel joinery finished to the finest yacht standard.
A central feature on GAYLE FORCE is the circular stairs amidships accessing all decks with an exquisite glass and stainless partitioned skylight bathing all levels in ambient light and/or LED lighting from above.
The interior is exquisitely detailed and maintained cherry wood raised panel joinery. The level of detail and decorative excellence in the woodwork is impressive. The color of the wood is a light gold hue that makes her interior ambiance rich and bright. Crew areas are also finished at the same level. All heads have superb marble counters and showers. There are stainless Port lights in every stateroom. Floors in the owner’s areas are rich beige wool carpeting while the crew area is birch wood tongue and groove. Headliners were all replaced and headroom throughout the interior is approximately 7’/ 2.2m.
Crew area – 3 cabins.
Double crew cabin forward with en suite head /shower.
Captain’s cabin with double bed and en suite head / shower.
In 2017 VRIPACK was engaged to design a 3rd crew cabin replacing the crew mess and allowing for additional crew accommodation total of 5.
Access to/from crew area via stairs on the port side of the wheelhouse. There is a large “pantry” storage area under the crew accommodations with several large freezers, racks for provisioning and A/V server components.
There are two guest staterooms; the port side has twin berths and a Pullman with en suite bath with stall shower. Each stateroom has a large hanging locker, flat screen TVs and entertainment systems, ample drawers and storage areas.
The starboard side guest stateroom has a queen berth outboard and a Pullman inboard and an en suite bathroom with marble stall shower, head and single sink.
The large owner’s stateroom in the lowest part of the yacht accommodations and few steps down from the guest accommodations. This stateroom is full beam with a king berth on centerline, a working desk and shelves and ample drawers to starboard and a large settee to port. There is a walk-in closet with drawers on port side. The head is accessed from starboard finished in exquisite beige/orca colored marble with very large stall shower which is also a steam room.
Forward of the Owner’s stateroom is a door accessing the lower pump room/cofferdam technical areas where the stabilizers, water pumps and heaters are fitted. This area is well organized and painted white.
The engine room is aft of the owner’s stateroom and accessed from either the swim platform through the lazarette or from the starboard aft hidden watertight door in the saloon or starboard aft companionway.
The substantial anchoring systems are on raised main deck forward with padded seating on the Portuguese bridge just before the pilothouse. Wing station controls either side. Access to the pilothouse through doors on either side. The position of the wheelhouse forward on the upper main deck allows excellent visibility from the driving station through 5 large windows with wipers and a significant stainless steel/ canvas brow that protects the entire area.
There is access to the crew quarters down from the wheelhouse on port side, 2 Ricaro helm chairs, one centerline and the other serves as navigation desk chair which reverses facing forward for passages, a navigation station aft to starboard and a raised L shaped settee to port with table. The large and well equipped galley is aft on the same level as the wheelho and has appliances and prep areas plus sink on port and prep areas, pantry and a sink on starboard. The day head is aft of the galley.
Down 4 steps in the central circular staircase accesses the dining and main salon fitted with cherry wood furniture storage for all china, stemware and silver as well as all serving needs for the yacht. The dining table is a beautiful custom cherry and birch wood design with 6 recovered beige wool padded dining wood chairs. There is a chilled wine storage outboard on portside and small wet bar on starboard. The dining area is open to the main saloon with a plush off white linen “L” shaped couch settee on port side and a large reclining easy chair. A 50” flat screen TV raises and lowers from the furniture on starboard side. There is amazing storage cabinetry through-out this area. Headroom is approx. 7’ / 2.2m.
The Main saloon opens via 2 solid opening paned doors that retract to open to the aft deck. The aft deck has a varnished dining table and 4 padded teak chairs as well as bench seating aft that seats 10 for dinner. A wet bar with drinks fridge is in the port corner. Built in stairs up to the upper deck on starboard. Access to the large swimming platform is via double “euro” style staircases either side. An aft control station with engines/ thruster controls is located aft of the settee.
Given that GAYLE FORCE has been equipped to go to Antarctica and Alaska - the entire aft deck area has been modified to offer a climate controlled environment by piping in both A/C or Heat via the diesel heating system. The vents are under the settee. New Lexan clear panels (2 on either side and 3 across the stern) are fitted on custom secure tracks. Wing weather doors are built into the yacht superstructure in the companionways forward. This aft deck area can be toasty warm or cooled to taste and creates another dining and lounging area in any weather conditions.
The upper deck is quite large with an open central area with central watertight door that accesses the interior of the yacht via the circular stairs. A large muster station locker is on starboard. A tall stainless frame with canvas sun shade covers ½ this deck area and is also used for carrying the SUP boards etc. There is a 6 person Jacuzzi aft of on center with newly designed custom articulating padded cover built to support considerable weight. Large Storage lockers are outboard. The tender is carried securely aft on the deck with a 1250kg hydraulic crane built into an enclosed locker mounted athwartships just in front of the tender storage. The crane allows deployment of the new 20’ AB aluminum inflatable on either side or aft.
The fly bridge is up 4 steps from the upper deck and has an aluminum hardtop and wrap around forward angled glass partial windshield. Ships controls are on centerline with 2 Ricaro chairs and some required navigation electronics. A well equipped bar counter with large gas BBQ is on the port side and a U shaped settee on starboard with 3 chairs and beautiful varnished teak dining table.
All decks are teak laid with differing levels of thickness remaining and generally in serviceable – good condition.
Refit:DeltaMarine2010 / Derecktor Florida 2018
Type:Long Range ExpeditionCruisingYacht
Engines:2xMTUS60 –425hp,new2010 and with currently approximately 7,200 Hours (1/22)
GrossTons: (Reported) 450,000 pounds/ 220 GT
Guest Accommodation: 8 guests in 3 cabins
Crew Accommodation: 5 crew in 3 cabins
Fuel: Approx. 11,500 gallons/43,532 liters
Water: Approx. 2,191 gallons/8,293.84 liters
Maximum: 12 knots
Cruising: 10 knots
Cruising/ Eco. Range: 6,000 nm @ 10 knots
8,000 nm @ 9 knots
Propellers: 5 Blade Ellis propellers in Kort nozzles
Shafts: 90 mm A22
Generators: 2 x 50 KW Kilopac, rebuilt November 2020
400/230 VAC, 3-phase, 50hz electrical
Night Generator: Panda Generator 24 VDC 11KW (2015)
Bow Thruster: Wesmar 60 HP Hydraulic – Dual Stainless Blades
Stabilizers: New Naiad stabilizer system installed, Zero speed and 24 ft2 fins (October 2018)
Hydraulics: Hydrosta and Naiad (2018) new hydraulic system
2 x Main PTO’s off Main Engines.
Make up Air system: Ocean Breeze
1 x Electric power packs for deck equipment; redundant steering and
Steering: Hydraulic – (2018) stand alone AC pump with DC backup plus manual backup
Electricity: (2019) 3 x Victron 3000 watt inverter system 400 (3-phase)/230VAC – 50Hz.
3 x Victron 3000-watt inverter system – 120VAC/60 Hz (2020)
Shore Power: Asea 208-520 V 50-60Hz 45 KW converter (2016)
Fuel Separator: Alpha Laval Fuel Centrifuge Model MIB303S-13
Water Maker: 2 x SEA R.O. 2000 gallons/day/unit production
Air-conditioning & Heating: Marine Air 180,000 BTU
15 ton chiller unit, new unit’s installed and raw water up grade (2018)
Kabola boiler engineered to heat the chiller loop via heat exchanger, very efficient (2018)
Aft deck retrofitted with heating/ cooling capabilities and full Lexan enclosure (2020)
Engine Room Ventilation: Forced Air Ventilation with exhaust trunk – Delta T (2018)
Waste: Hamann Sewage Treatment System (service 2018)
Toilets: EVAC – Jet Pumps (service rebuild 2018)
Air Compressor: 230 VAC standard driven belt
Engine Controls: 5 Station MTU series ECM upgrade with the engines
Lighting: 24 VAC Dimmable LED Lighting
Fire Fighting: Notifirer Fire System with 17 sensors and 4 Horn/Strobe Fire Alarms.
Fire Detection: ADT Minerva 4 Fire detection
Fire Alarm Panels: ADT Minerva 4 Panel in wheel house
Life Rafts: 2 x Viking 8 person Solas A Pack
Antifouling: 5 x Sonihull Ultrasonic Antifouling Duo Systems
SeaHawk Antifouling Paint
Searchlight: Carlisle Finch 15 Million Candle power
Horn: 3 x Horn Kahlenberg M-511
EPIRB: 3 X ACR RLB-35 Cat 1 406
Ditch Kit: The Ditch Kit (2015) – Pelican case with update service, Bluewater rated
Immersion Suits: 12 Adult and 2 child Stearns Immersion Suits
CCTV System: AXIS IP Network Cameras (2016)
8 Cameras all pan and tilt in:Fly Bridge
3 x Engine Room
Magnetic Compass: Cassens & Plath
Gyro Compass: Simrad dual (2019)
Automatic Pilot: Anschutz Pilot Star D
Depth Sounders: Furuno Integrated in Bridge Navigation System (2018)
Radars: 1 x Furuno 25k X-band (2018)
1 x Furuno 10k X-band both interfaced with Nobletec system (2018)
AIS System – Furuno FA170 (2018)
Monitors: 5 x Hattland Screens (2018) on bridge dash
2 x Hattland Screens on Nav station (2021)
1 x Engine Room Hattland Monitor (2021)
DGPS: Furuno x 2 GP170 with pilot ports (2018)
Electronic Charts: Time Zero, Navnet, Transas (2018)
Navigational Computer: Time Zero, Navnet, Transas, 1 each as stand alone systems (2018)
Wind Instruments: B & G Hydra 5000 system (2018)
Monitoring System:ACMS (Automated Monitoring and Control system) – Maretron, full NEMA 2000 backbone with 3 displays, with email and SMS alarm texting for offsite notification and remote login through Maretron’s Cloud, joined to ships network for viewing on iPad. (2016)
SAT COM: Iridium fixed and handheld (2018)
SAT C sailor 6006 (2018)
KVH V7HDS SAT system fully integrated (2021)
SSB: Icom IC M802
VHF: 2 x Icom IC M 604 with two remote mics each
1 x Icom stand alone VHF (2020)
2 x handheld VHF Icom (2019)
WiFi: Complete Network system throughout the boat with Shoreside WAN, WiFi,
VSAT, and Cellular Data IPS (2021)
SeaTel: Satellite System with single dome (2018)
Master Cabin: 40 inch Sat TV, DVD, Nav Info, CD (2018)
Guest Cabins: 24 inch Monitors, Sat TV, DVD, CD (2018)
Main Salon: 50 inch Samsung TV Sat, DVD, CD (2018)
Pilot House: Monitor Sat TV, DVD and CD (2018)
Crew Mess: 24 inch Insigia – Roku enabled Sat TV, (2018)
Captain’s Cabin: 24 Inch View Sonic Sat TV, DVD, CD
Full rack mounted equipment in Pantry under crew area (2021)
SONOS system with zones Aft Deck, Fly Bridge, Salon (Dining/TV areas separate) & MSR (2018)
Synologic Movie server accessed through PLEX operating system available ship wide including Boat Deck (2018)
GALLEY AND LAUNDRY EQUIPMENT
Oven: Gaggenau (2020)
Cook Top: Miele induction 5 burner (2020)
Microwave: Gaggenau - convection
Refrigerator: Viking, side by side with ice maker (2016)
Dishwasher: Miele (2020)
Hot Water: Heinen and Hopman, 2 x 60 gallons
Steam oven: Gaggenau
Crew Refrigerator: GE
Washer & Dryer: Miele - 2 sets in Owners and in Crew areas (2020)
TENDERS AND WATERSPORTS EQUIPMENT
Tenders: AB 20’ custom aluminum tender 80HP Yamaha jet pump (2018)
Kayaks: 2 pedal type, 2 inflatable type (2021)
Paddle boards: 2 Raven , 1 inflatable
2 x Hobie Two person peddle Kayaks (2016)
Diving gear: New never used Coltri dive compressor (2020)
6 scuba tanks, 3 BC and regulators
3 Sea-Doo dive propellors
Tender Crane: Staalart 1,250 kg
Hot Tub: Hot Springs Hot Tub on boat deck with integrated Diesel Boiler for quick heating start ups (2014)
ANCHOR AND MOORING SYSTEM
Anchor Winches: 2 x Maxwell SY 22 Windlasses
Staalart Stern anchor windlass, aft on port side
Anchors: 2 x 185 kg polished stainless anchors
1 x Lewmar warping winch starboard aft quarter with remote control
1 x fortress Kedge anchor
Chain: Port 18mm 300 foot
Starboard 18mm 300 foot
Capstans: 2 x Staalart hydraulic aft
Electrical Plug In: Multiple plugs for worldwide connections
Passerelle: Staalart Hydraulic Folding with remotes
Boarding Ladder: Staalart Hydraulic steps built into starboard topsides
GAYLE FORCE was originally built with an unlimited budget. In 2009/2010 she was sent to Delta Marine for a massive refit including new engines, generators and inverter system, the addition of a bulbous bow, keel extension, LED lighting and many details. Now under current ownership since 2016 GAYLE FORCE has received significant upgrades and maintenance from 2017-2020 and is now in better than new condition. Her current owner has made these investments in view of cruising to Antarctica, Alaska and the East Coast. Her captain and crew are passionate about the yacht and have improved and perfected a very well designed platform. Recently inspected and highly recommended.
Generators rebuilt (November 2020), currently showing about 1300 a side
New VSAT (November 2020)
Comms switch and onboard network completely reworked (November 2020)
DC switch board rewired and upgraded in (October 2020)
Decomplicated control systems (October 2020)
All inverters and battery charges replaced by the original contractor who installed the system (November 2019)
Crew lounge converted to 3rd crew cabin in (November 2018)
DC generator removed, rebuilt, upgraded and reinstalled (October 2018)
Completely new ships hydraulic system installed, engineered, built and installed by Naiad of North America (October 2018)
New Naiad stabilizer system installed, Zero speed and 24 ft2 fins (October 2018). Currently running the smallest fins on large system, generally working at about 25-30%
Upgraded steering system to include stand alone AC pump with back up DC pump and a manual hydraulic system (October 2018)
Tender crane removed from vessel, completely rebuilt and repainted (October 2018)
Added heating and cooling ability to aft deck area and had aft deck enclosure fit (October 2018)
New 20' AB inflatable with 80hp jet pump built for time in Patagonia, still onboard for Alaska (October 2018)
Simplification of the ships monitoring (Maratron) (October 2018)
All navigational electronics replaced (October 2018)
All computers onboard (October 2018)
New VSAT (October 2018)
Full "glass house" dash, all new Hattland screens (October 2018)
New freshwater delivery system including plumbing, pumps, hot water heaters and filtration (October 2018)
Removed original watercooled engine room cooling system, installed new air intake and exhaust system (October 2018)
Complete paint job, hull and topside (February 2018) Awlgrip “Kingston Grey” topsides and “Matterhorn White” house c
Topsides ceramic coating (2020) application program
2 New engine room seachests and main valves (2020)
WORK COMPLETED MAY/JUNE 2021 SHIPYARD PERIOD
Bottom sand blasted down to steel and recoated with Seahawk brand products to a military class application specification
Ultra sound performed on underwater steel while exposed after sand blast
Teak on swim platform aft removed and replaced with new TDS Teak
Valves and sea strainers cleaned and serviced
New raw water supply plumbing from through hull to chiller paint in schedule 80 PVC as well as replacing raw water supply manifold to all compressors in schedule 80 PVC
Rebuild port main heat exchanger
Rebuilt starboard main raw water pump
Renewed flanges in both port and starboard gen-set exhaust shut offs
New navigation computer with updated software
New onboard camera monitor computer
Bilge detail and paint touch up where needed
Exterior top side paint repairs
Naiad system service
- Name “GAYLE FORCE” is reserved
- All Artwork
- Any attached or loose items with “Gayle Force” engraved or marked
- GP Australia Paddle Board
- Any liquor stocks aboard
- Fishing gear
- Captain/Crew personal items
- All Paper charts
All speeds, capacities, consumption, hours, measurements, etc. are approximate or estimated. Specifications provided for information only as particulars herein obtained are from sources available but are not guaranteed. Remarks and other statements may be personal opinions and may not be relied upon for purchase. Buyer should instruct his/her agent/supervisor to check all details for accuracy. Offered subject to priorsale,price/inventorychange,orwithdrawalfrommarketwithoutnotice. prior sale, price/inventory change, or withdrawal from market without notice.