Allseas Yachts was founded by Benny Alls, an old timer in steel boat manufacturing. Benny began his career in boat building in 1975 and began building steel commercial fishing boats from 48 feet to 100 feet in length.
He trained his son, Tim Alls, and the two of them were soon building some of the most rugged steel commercial boats on the market. Their clients needed boats that could endure the extreme weather of Alaska and the Bering sea.
The hulls needed to be tough enough to handle occasional rocks as well as large logs in the water. Stability was a huge factor so that these boats could fish in rough weather which was so common in Southeast Alaska. Benny and Tim learned by experience the thickness of glass and window spacing's required to survive 75 foot waves that fishermen sometimes come upon unexpectedly.
With Benny’s experience in building tough steel hulls and Tim’s experience in the hi-tech industry an unusual balance was achieved between old school thinking and new school technology.
It starts at the bottom of the boat with a 110 pound keel that separates you from the rocks.....12 by 12 by 1 1/4 inch steel I beam. Notice the skegs under our propellers, 2 1/2 solid steel that protects the props and supports the rudders. On most boats the props are totally exposed and logs can wipe them out not to mention bumping into a rock! We turn 58 inch props as slow as possible.....that's the equation for less fuel burned. We typically use 15 gallons per hour running two engines and a generator....not bad for a 175 ton Expedition Yacht.
The Hulls are built to exceed commercial class ABS ratings....They can easily plow through light ice conditions with their 1 inch thick stem piece and 3/8 thick steel bottoms.....look at the framing of these boats....48 inch centered frames with longitudinals every 12 inches.....just like the fishing boats we used to build. The pilot house and rigging is all aluminum to keep the center of gravity low on the vessel. The hull passes a damage stability test and has been incline tested to carry 10,000 pounds of toys on the boat deck. The deck crane is a telescoping 10,000 pound capacity with a hand held remote control.
Heavens Gate has a 9 inch Hydraulic Bow and Stern thruster for easy docking... with steel guards for protection from logs. We have a bow and stern anchor winch....not a Capstan and chain locker. The secret to anchoring is in the layering of the chain. We start with a 350 pound anchor hooked to 90 feet of galvanized chain followed by 200 feet of 1/2 inch high tensile chain followed by 300 feet of steel cable. This can only be done on a drum....it is faster and safer than a capstan. With the long scope and the heavy chain hooked to the anchor you will hold fast even in the worst conditions.
Heaens Gate is a true Long Range Expedition Yacht made to the its' owner, family and guests to the ends of the earth in comfort.
Salon is located aft of amidships, complete with leather couch with matching ottoman, two occasional chairs, end tables, elegant circular dining table for 4 – 6 persons, and entertainment center with 40” flat screen TV, and buffet counter.
Master Stateroom is located on main deck forward of amidships in bow area. Full width master with king size bed located on main deck forward of amidships complete with fainting couch, night stand cabinets, office desk, 37” flat screen TV and large windows port and starboard with Lutron electric roman shades.
Pilot House is located on level three forward, complete with 2 ea. Stidd custom leather helm chairs, elevated settee for 6, navigation/office space with full size chart table and separated entertainment lounge area with built in L-shaped couch.
Foyer/Laundry Center is located at base of stairs on level 1 between the crew quarters and the guest staterooms. Whirlpool clothes washing machine and two Whirlpool clothes dryers are enclosed behind cabinet doors.
Swim Step is 4’ wide on stern with entry thru a water tight door into the lazarrette / engine room, entry stairs to the aft deck on level 2.
Aft Deck is located aft of saloon on level 2, with oval dining table for 8 persons, complete with electric BBQ, beverage cooler, bait tank.
Boat Deck is located aft on level 3 with chocks for two 20’ tenders, 7 cu.ft. freezer and stairs to fly bridge.
Foredeck - Pilkington anchor winch and anchor chain wash down area.
Fly Bridge is located on level 4, with helm station controls, 3 ea. Navigator helm chairs, wet bar, two elevated forward facing bench seats for three persons, two L-shaped couches with coffee tables, hot tub for six persons and opening hatch in ceiling to access antennas on hardtop.
19 inch Hydraulic Bow and Stern thruster sfor easy docking... with steel guards for protection from logs. We have a bow and stern anchor winch....not a Capstan and chain locker. The secret to anchoring is in the layering of the chain. We start with a 350 pound anchor hooked to 90 feet of galvanized chain followed by 200 feet of 1/2 inch high tensile chain followed by 300 feet of steel cable. This can only be done on a drum....it is faster and safer than a capstan. With the long scope and the heavy chain hooked to the anchor you will hold fast even in the worst conditions.
Engine Room is located aft of guest staterooms.
Design and Decore
Extensive use of African ribbon mahogany including cabinets, walls, interior doors and trim-out. Jatoba wood (Brazilian Cherry) floors in all staterooms and Carrerra marble flooring on all bathroom floors, shower surrounds and vanity counter tops. Granite counter tops throughout saloon, galley, pilot house, master stateroom and guest staterooms. Decorator fabrics and leather were selected for all upholstery. Padded wrapped panels and wallpaper combine with mahogany accents in each stateroom to create a pleasing ambiance.
Ovens: 2 stacked Wolf model DO-30F.
Refrigerators: 2 ea. Sub Zero 700BF with two ea. lower drawers.
Navigation-Furuno Navnet VX2 navigation system, Dual displays with: 72 mile radar model 1874, Depth Sounder,Water temp,Speed log,DGPS
Radar- Furuno 8062 Stand Alone 72 Mile
Two Northern Lights:12kw nighttime / cruising generators
Engine and Gear
Make: Twin Cummins KTA19-M3
Horsepower: 600 HP continuous duty
Steering:AllSeas Yachts design
Bow/Stern Thrusters: KeyPower
Fresh Water:1,000 gallons
Windows & Doors
Forward Facing Pilot House Windows & Corners: 1” laminated clear tempered glass
Pilot House Side Windows & Saloon Windows: 1/2” laminated grey, 1/4” air space, 1/4" clear tempered glass, dual pane.
Chilled Water / Refrigeration: 15 tons of refrigeration, 3ea. 5 ton compressors
Hot Water Heating:Toyotomi diesel fired boiler supplies heated water to each air handler.
Hull Material:ASTM A-36 Mild Steel (3/8” bottom, 5/16” hull sides, 1/4” bulwarks and saloon sides) Pilot House & Fly bridge: Aluminum 5086-h116
Keel:Steel I-Beam, 110lbs/foot