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|Offered By||AAA Yacht Finders International - USA|
NEW LISTING Seabiscuit (formerly Serica) is a custom steel raised pilothouse long range trawler. Designed and built in New Zealand by Pacific Motoryachts.
Seabiscuit is an excellent long-range trawler for an active owner operator couple. Designed and built in New Zealand, the size is large enough for generous accommodations, but also appropriate for a two-person team to dock, maneuver and manage upkeep and maintenance.
Seabiscuit is one of very few trawler style yachts designed and built to demanding Bureau Veritas Class standards which include plan approval and survey during construction. A full set of drawings and an approved Stability Manual are available on board. Lifetime technical support is provided by the designer / builder T.C Watson and Sons. You can read about the quality design and construction of the Watson 48 on the builder’s website at www.realtrawlers.com and by studying the magazine review from Pacific Powerboat Magazine: Watson 48 – Power Boat News (powerboatmagazine.co.nz).
Her interior layout features three staterooms and two heads. The engine room has standing headroom with easy access to all of the machinery for maintenance and servicing. The raised pilothouse provides an exceptional view for commanding her underway. The main deck entry level has a spacious saloon and an ideal U-shaped galley. Microfiber upholstery, teak interior, carpet in the saloon and the master staterooms, and granite counters in the galley and heads enhance the luxury aboard
MAIN ENGINE: Perkins Sabre M185C 185 HP Commercial Rated (Main Engine hours: ~5896.1 February 24, 2022)
MAIN ENGINE TRANSMISSION: ZF W220 3.55:1 reduction transmission
MAIN ENGINE PROPELLER / SHAFT: 2.5" Aquamet 22 shaft (new 2021) | Four blade propeller 40”
GETHOME ENGINE AC GENERATOR: Mecce Alte 17 KVA Belt Driven with electric clutch
MAIN ENGINE EXHAUST: Dry stack
GEN-GETHOMETM (GGH) ENGINE:Perkins Sabre M65 65 HP (GGH hours: ~1268.7.0 February 24, 2022)
GEN-GETHOMETM TRANSMISSION: ZF 25MA
GEN-GETHOMETM PROPELLER / SHAFT: 1.5” Aquamet 22 shaft (new 2021) | Three blade 22” Varifold propeller
GEN-GETHOMETM AC GENERATOR: Mecce Alte 17 KVA Direct Drive
GEN-GETHOMETM EXHAUST: Dry Stack
THRUSTER:SidePower SP 155 TCI 24V/12 HP Bow thruster
STABILIZATION: Wesmar RS700 active fin stabilizers | Paravane system with fins for underway and flopper stopper for anchoring.
SHORE POWER: INVERTER/CHARGER: 50 or 60 Hertz – US style and international style 50-amp shore power aft
Victron MultiPlus 24 V/3000 VA/70 Amp Inverter / Charger (new 2018)
BATTERIES: House Batteries – Lithionics LiFePO4 (New 2018) | Main Engine Start Batteries – AGM (New 2021) | GGH and Radio Battery - AGM
WINDLASS: GROUND TACKLE Lofrans Titan B 24V, Dual chain gypsies and line capstan
2 x 60kg Poole “N” HHP anchors | 2 x 290' 13mm short link chain | Secondary Fortress Kedge anchor aft with 30’ 1/2” chain
CRANE: Oceanlift HD 400 kg (880 lbs)
TENDER AND OUTBOARD: AB 11AL alluminum RIB | Yamaha 20 HP outboard (New 2017)
960 Watt Solar system including stainless steel solar panel rack and 3 x 320 Watt Kyosera solar panels (New 2014) | Victron Smart Solar Charge Controller MPPT 100 / 50 (New 2018)
Solid Teak main deck (New 2017) and Portuguese bridge deck | White steel deck with gray nonskid foredeck, boat deck and upper deck
Cruisair air conditioning with reverse cycle heat | Kabola KB45 hydronic heating / defrost / hot water system with 20 gallon water heater tank (New 2017)
INTERIOR LIGHTING: LED Lighting
NAV/COM BRANDS: Furuno, Icom, Standard Horizon, Pepwave
Flat screen TV and DVD player in saloon (New 2017) | Stereo in Pilot House,
(3) Master Starboard, Master Port, Forward Cabin Custom mattresses
(2) Techma Silence (electric freshwater)
SHOWERS:(2) Master Starboard and Port
LAUNDRY: Forward Cabin plumbed for combination washer / dryer
INTERIOR COUNTERS: Granite counters galley and heads
INTERIOR UPHOLSTERY: Microfiber
Teak – Pilot House, passageway, forward cabin | Carpet – Saloon, Starboard Stateroom, Port Stateroom | Ceramic Tile – Galley, heads
BILGE PUMPS: 2 x Jabsco Electric
HOLDING BLACK:146 Gallons HOLDING GRAY: 146 gallons
FRESH WATER:460 gallons
Award (NZ) propane 4 burner stove with electric convection oven| Isotherm marine grade refrigerator and freezer | Fisher & Paykel Dishdrawer | Panasonic microwave oven.
Engine room FireBoy fire suppression | Viking Life Raft (recertified September 2021) | EPIRB | Fire Extinguishers | Smoke Detectors | CO Detector | Remote Fuel Shut-off | Remote Propane Shut-off | Survival Suits | Ditch Bag | PLB | Liferings
Cockpit / Main Deck: The cockpit provides an outdoor space for fishing, relaxing or entertaining. Enter aft from the swim platform or through agate on the starboard side. A large hatch port forward provides access to the lazarette below and doubles as a seating area with a custom cushion. A separate hatch starboard aft provides access to the steering compartment. The 50 Amp shore power connection is aft above the swim platform. The stainless-steel solar panel frame with 3 x 320 W Kyocera solar panels provides shade for the cockpit.
The covered starboard side deck has access to the saloon via a side watertight door. A fresh water spigot, salt water deck wash spigot, lube oil tank fill and black / grey water pump-out connections are also located on the starboard side deck. The covered port side deck transits outside the saloon forward and up to the Portuguese bridge and foredeck and allows access into the Pilot House via port or starboard watertight doors. Two large stainless chocks and a stainless crucifix bollard are located at both port and starboard quarters. There are freeing ports amidships port and starboard.
Saloon: The saloon has a wine cabinet, comfortable bench seating and a credenza to starboard, and a fixed dining table with L-shaped settee to port. Both seating areas include ample storage underneath. A flat screen television is mounted on the port side between the saloon and galley with a dedicated storage space below for the smart DVD player. The interior stairway to the pilot house is forward starboard and the stairs to the forward passageway, engine room access and accommodations are mid-ship just forward of the galley. Windows port, starboard and aft provide exceptional views while underway or at anchor. The interior is spacious and airy with lots of natural light ideal for entertaining and/or relaxing.
Galley: The U-shaped galley is laid out in the efficient triangle fashion with all of the essentials including a stainless-steel sink with sediment filter, Fisher & Paykel dishdrawer, Isotherm marine grade refrigerator and freezer, Panasonic microwave and Award (NZ) propane four burner cooktop with electric convection oven. An electric exhaust fan vents to the boat deck. There is overhead storage for glasses and dishes, as well as drawers for utensils and silverware, and plenty of cupboard space for galley equipment and provisions.
Pilothouse: The raised pilothouse, with excellent visibility, has a Llebroc helm chair for comfort and control underway, a bench seat and table portaft,a bench seat port forward, alarge single watch berth portaft with storage below, a bookshelf aft and a chart table with two chart drawers and cabinet below.
The navigation and communication electronics are forward with controls for the main engine, Gen- GetHomeTM engine, bow thruster, steering, stabilizers and windlass. The Furuno VX2 combined chart plotter, radar, AIS, and sounder display are in the center of the control console. An ICOM M802 HF SSB radio is to port, a Standard Horizon Explorer VHF radio (new 2021) and a weather monitoring system display are to starboard. Tank level gauges for the fresh water tank and grey and black holding tanks, along with a Maretron house battery monitor, are installed in the control console for easy monitoring. A Pepwave AP (Access Point) One Rugged is installed in the chart table cabinet and is wired to a Pepwave Max Transit Category LTE router at the top of the mast.
An adjustable magnetic compass heading indicator display, originating from the reflector compass binnacle on the deck above, is located for optimum viewing from the helm. The search light control is to port above the control console. An electrical panel is installed below the port side of the control console with clearly labeled breakers. Port and starboard exterior doors open outboard to allow access to the Portuguese bridge deck. The foredeck is accessed via the Portuguese bridge gate mid-ship; the boat deck and upper deck are accessed via stairs to the aft starboard and the main deck / cockpit is to the aft port. Just outside the Pilothouse are large stainless chocks and crucifix bollards port and starboard.Passageway: The passageway, forward of the galley, leads to the gas tight engine room access door and the accommodations area. A very large, lighted, storage area, convenient for large bulk items and dry stores, is accessed from the midship passageway hatch and stairs. Access to the freshwater tank hatch, forward fuel tanks hatches and grey and black water holding tank hatches are also located in this large storage area.
Master Staterooms and Heads Port and Starboard: Two mirror image master staterooms are located mid- ship port and starboard for comfortable sleeping whether underway or at anchor. Each stateroom includes a full-size custom mattress, three drawer night stand, book shelves, a hanging locker with mirror and custom carpeting. Additionally, there are two drawers plus plentiful storage under the bunks. Each stateroom includes an ensuite head with granite counter top vanity cabinets, electric fresh water toilets, mirrored medicine cabinet, an enclosed glass shower and a ventilation fan. There are two portholes with watertight covers in each stateroom and one in each head which provide ventilation and natural light.
Forward Cabin: The forward cabin includes two bunk beds on the port side, a desk starboard and ample storage cabinets forward and starboard. The cabinet to starboard includes plumbing and electrical hookups for a washer/dryer combo unit and the modular storage cabinet can be easily removed to install the laundry unit if desired. Easy access to the chain locker is provided at the forward bulkhead behind a teak finished cover over a bolted/gasketed watertight inspection cover. A hatch overhead opens for natural light and ventilation. A hinged teak deck hatch allows easy access to the bow thruster motor for inspection and maintenance.
Engine Room: Few trawlers under 50’ can boast standing headroom in the engine room. The engine room is entered either from the port aft engine room watertight door via the lazarette or through the gas tight door in the passageway just forward of the galley. Al machinery, equipment and systems require for the operation of the vessel, with the exception of the steering system and bow thruster, are contained in this spacious engine room. The Perkins Sabre main engine, Perkins Sabre Gen-GetHomeTM engine, Wesmar stabilizers, Kabola heating system, refrigerator / freezer compressors, fresh water pump, black and gray water pumps, house and engine start batteries, inverter/chargers, AC and DC breaker panels, bilge pumps and other machinery and equipment are readily accessible.
Both engines are salt-water cooled with dry stack exhaust. An electrical supply fan mounted on the boat deck provides forced air ventilation to the Engine Room. A FireBoy fixed fire fighting system equipped with remote release is installed aft. A work bench equipped with a vise and a tool box underneath, along with an additional bulkhead mounted toolbox, are located on the starboard side. A 12-gallon lube oil storage tank with deck fill and sight gauge is mounted forward starboard.
Inspection covers for the two forward fuel storage tanks are located port and starboard at forward bulkhead and the two day service tanks are located port and starboard aft. A fuel transfer system aft includes two fuel transfer pumps, filtration and transfer valves arranged in a suction manifold and a discharge manifold clearly labeled. All fuel storage and day/settling tanks are equipped with sight gauges and sump, fill, and suction valves. All fuel storage tanks are filled via a single main deck fill in the cockpit leading to a ring main with fill valves and check valves at each storage tank.
Lazarette: Aft of the engine room is a water tight door leading to the lazarette where custom built shelving provides storage for numerous spare parts and maintenance supplies. The two aft fuel storage tanks are located in the lazarette wings port and starboard. A 24V Brownies Hookah system (new 2017) is located to allow for operation either directly from the lazarette shelves via a dedicated outlet and breaker or as a portable unit in the dinghy with battery power. The lazarette may also be accessed from a raised combing watertight hatch from the main deck aft. Steering Compartment: The steering compartment is accessed from a raised hatch combing in the cockpit and provides easy access to the two steering pumps and rudder. The main steering system is TMQ electro- hydraulic with autopilot. A separate standby steering pump provides an immediate independent backup via joystick and non follow-up (NFU) control in the Pilothouse. The steering compartment includes custom built storage shelves for spare parts and maintenance supplies; a Fortress kedge anchor and chain, as well as a stern tie line and paravane stabilizer fins are stored in the steering compartment.
Foredeck: The foredeck, in front of the Portuguese bridge, has a 24V Lofrans electric windlass with dual chain gypsies and a line capstan, great for pulling your shrimp traps. Similar to any ship, the two Poole “N” type anchors, each with 290’ 13mm chain rode, self-stow in dual hawse pipes against stainless steel striker plates welded to the bow structure. The foredeck includes three storage lockers, port, starboard and forward, and a midship combination portlight / ventilation access hatch to the forward cabin. For mooring, the foredeck is equipped with stainless steel bull nose chocks and double bitts port and starboard. For shedding water underway or just washing down the foredeck, large freeing ports are fitted in the aft corners of the foredeck bulwarks.
Boat Deck: The boat deck has an Oceanlift crane port aft, a dinghy cradle mid-ship and a lightweight deck box starboard. The Viking 6 person life raft (recertified September 2021) with hydrostatic release is stowed on the stainless safety handrail starboard aft. The AB 11AL dinghy with a Yamaha 20 HP outboard (new 2017) is secured to the dinghy cradle. The storage box for dual LPG tanks is port forward. A quick release/replace upper section of stainless safety rail on the port side allows for the easy deployment/recovery of the dinghy.
Upper Deck: The bimini covered upper deck provides great height of eye for entertaining and watching the world go by. The ship-like magnetic compass, mounted in a binnacle, is located on this deck and, through mirrors, provides a continuous comparison/backup magnetic compass course to the steering station inside the pilothouse. A searchlight is also located on the upper deck.
Seabiscuit (formerly Serica) was actively cruised by the designer / builder in New Zealand and Australia before being imported into the United States in 2009. The first owners cruised the US East Coast between the Chesapeake Bay and Florida.
Seabiscuit has been actively cruised by the current owners since they purchased her in the Chesapeake Bay in 2011. After spending time on the US East Coast, they cruised her across the Gulf of Mexico, through the Panama Canal and up to the Pacific Northwest where they spent 5 years exploring Oregon, Washington, British Columbia and Alaska. They are now cruising the Sea of Cortez and the west coast of Mexico with plans to cruise north to San Diego. With a Kabola heating / defrost system (new 2017) and Cruisair air conditioning, Seabiscuit is a true all-weather boat, comfortable in the cold winters of the Pacific Northwest or the warmth of Mexico and Central America.
Seabiscuit has been continually upgraded, proactively maintained and is equipped with extensive long-lead spare parts for all critical equipment in addition to ordinary consumable spare parts. Detailed maintenance history, a planned maintenance schedule, and OEM manuals exist for all major equipment. The full list of spare parts and the maintenance logs and schedule are available for review upon request.
Equipment aboard Seabiscuit
• Perkins Sabre M185C 185 HP Commercial Rated - dry stack, saltwater cooled with 3.55:1 transmission
• Perkins Sabre M65 65 HP Gen-GetHomeTM Engine
• Furuno VX2 combined chart plotter, radar, AIS, and sounder with C-Map SD Cards for Pacific Coast North
America and Central America, South Pacific including AU and NZ, Kamchatka & Kuril Islands, SE Asia, US East Coast & Bahamas, Canada North & East
• Furuno RD-33 weather display equipped with AirMar PB-150 weather station
• Cruisair air conditioning – 5 units: 1 saloon, 1 pilot house and 1 in each stateroom
• Kabola Blue K45 Hydronic heating and hot water system with 6 fan coils (New 2017) (2 x Saloon, 1 x
Pilot House plus window defrost, 1 x Port Stateroom, 1 x Starboard Stateroom, 1 x forward cabin)
• Victron inverter/charger (New 2018) with bypass
• Lithionics LiFePO4 House batteries (New 2018)
• 960 W Kyocera Solar panels (New 2014) with Victron MPPT controller (New 2018)
• Shore power connection aft
• Fire Boy fire-suppression in engine room
• Wesmar RS700 active fin stabilizers
• Paravane system with fins for underway and flopper stopper for anchoring
• Lofrans electric windlass with dual chain gypsies and line handling capstan
• Two Poole “N” HHP anchors each with 290’ of 13mm chain
• 24V Sidepower bow thruster
• Oceanlift 400kg crane
• AB Tender with Yamaha 20 HP outboard (New 2017)
• Custom covers for windlass, compass, search light, dinghy, propane box and engine exhaust stacks
• Techma fresh water toilets
• Custom mattresses in all three staterooms
• Award (NZ) four burner propane stove with electric convection oven
• Isotherm marine grade refrigerator and freezer (New Compressors 2017)
• (2) propane tanks in custom locker with remote galley propane shut-off valve
• Fisher & Paykel Dishdrawer
• Panasonic Microwave Oven
• Flat screen television and smart DVD player in saloon (New 2017)
• Pepwave Max Transit Category 18 LTE router and Pepwave AP (Access Point) One Rugged (New 2021)
• Custom carpeting in saloon and port and starboard staterooms (New 2017)
• Custom granite counters in galley, saloon and heads
• Llebroc helm chair
• Ship-like, binnacle mounted magnetic compass
• Viking 6-person life raft (Recertified September 2021), ditch bag and two adult immersion suits
Potential purchasers should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this sheet ,are not included with the sale of the yacht.These specifications are believed to be true and correct but cannot be guaranteed. Owner’s personal effects and clothing will be removed prior to closing.
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.
|Engine Model||Sabre M185C|
|Fresh Water Tank||460 gal ()|
|Fuel Tank||2574 gal ()|
|Holding Tank||146 gal ()|