During the construction phase additional layers of glass reinforcements were added to the laminates well as additional longitudinals in the structure. Since the yacht was original to be stored on a lift out of water when not in use these additional reinforcements enhanced the structural integrity of the vessel both while on the lift and when at sea in that the structural rigidity of the vessel was increased. This attention to the rigidness of the vessel coupled with the larger Series 60 MTU 825 Hp engines combine to produce faster cruising speeds at 28 knots and top speeds in excess of 32 knots, more than other Neptunus 56 Expresses.
This yacht is exceptionally clean and is a great family boat for entertaining as there is a secure feeling of openness in the enclosed upper salon/Helm area where views abound in an atmosphere where everybody is able to be together in comfortable dry surroundings. Forward is the Helm area with a Stidd captain’s chair and bench for 2-3 others.
Entry to the aft deck from the Upper salon is through the dual opening glass door which creates an open entertaining area where there is a large comfortable seating area complete with cockpit table, BBQ, icemaker and sink. The cockpit sole is teak enhancing the atmosphere of the cockpit.
The hydraulic swim platform is gated for safety and is accessed via a starboard staircase. There is also access to storage in the lazarette where there is a separate washer and dryer and access to the engine room from the cockpit.
Back inside the vessel and down a few steps you enter the galley and lower salon areas. The galley is large and easy to navigate with refrigerator/freezer and a built in dishwasher. The lower salon settee is also large and comfortable and has a 42’ LCD TV. The flooring in the galley is granite while the balance of the lower salon sports the warm patina of natural cherry flooring throughout making the salon a snap to keep clean.
Aft is the master Stateroom with separate en suite head and shower while the VIP forward with its separate head and shower completes the Accommodation Plan.
The fore deck is fitted out with a large spacious sun pad.
There is a built in LCD TV aft and to port with a stereo surround sound system and reception for satellite TV. The Helm features comfortable captain’s chair and addition seating so everyone may be together while running the boat. All controls are conveniently located to the Helm as are the navigation/communications instruments. An additional air handler under t he Helm provides additional cooling for this area.
Side windows lower electrically to allow fresh air into the cabin and for communication during docking procedures. There also is an electrically opening overhead sun roof for additional air and sun when d esired. When it is not desired and the sunroof is closed there is a manual sliding cover to prevent radiant heating from the sun within the enclosed opening.
The Galley is below and to Port. Included are custom counter tops, dual side by side Sub Zero refrigerator and freezer. Flush mounted 3 burner Princess electric stove, built-in microwave, built-in space saver coffee maker. Large stainless steel sinks and ample storage.
Across from the galley area is a large C-shaped leather sattee with table and custom mount 42” Flat Screen LCD TV for viewing from the settee and galley area.
The accommodation plan features two cabin layout with larger master stateroom in the mid ship area of the boat with ample drawer storage and hanging locker. A private adjoining head/shower compliments the master.
Queen size berth with inner spring mattress
Storage under berth and various cupboards.
Cedar lined hanging locker, port and starboard.
Two 110V outlets
2 reading lights
The VIP stateroom is located forward and is a full second master. It is complete with ample drawer storage and hanging locker similar to the master. There is access to the bed from either side an adjoining head/shower completes the comfortable space of the VIP.
Large berth with inner spring mattress
Storage space under bed, 2 drawers
Various cupboards above portholes
Cedar hanging locker Starboard
Cedar lined hanging locker Port side mirror behind bed
4 fixed ports
Two 110 Volt outlets
Two reading lights
4 Halogen lights
Hull deck and all structures are constructed from fiberglass laminates. Longitudinal and athwart ship stringers reinforce the whole hull.
The vessel’s structure and laminates were increased during the construction phase in order to further re-enforce the hull as the boat initially spent most of its time on a lift and the owner wanted to ensure there was no movement at all in the boat while in storage.
All partitions and re-enforcements are constructed of plywood or foam and are laminated to the hull on both sides. The engine stringers run from bow to stern and incorporate the engine mounts where steel top plates are embedded for the engine mounts.
The deep Vee hull coupled with a 19.5 degree dead rise aft has been designed to ensure a vessel with excellent seafaring qualities and a dry ride. Special attention has been given to the ratios between installed power, speed, and fuel efficiency.
All blue Sunbrella:
Vinyl mesh windsheild sun shade cover.
Foredeck sun pad cushions.
50 Amp Charles SmartBoost shorepower transformer
Magnum Sine Wave 4KW Inverter and 2 Gel batteries (’08)
SeaCas (Collision Avoidance) antenna and USB Interface for PV (’08)
WeatherWorx antenna and Blue Tooth interfacefor PC (08)
A/C Outlet for Chart Table
Both Intercoolers on engines replaced (08)
Stainless hoses replaced on Swim Platform Hydraulics (08)
New Aft Deck Speakers (08)
Replaced all LED deck lights (08)
Replaced AC unit in Master Stateroom (08)
Installed fuel crossover for port and starboard fuel tanks
All C Map Charts for Bahamas, Florida, to Great Lakes and St Lawrence River
12’ Boss center console Boat Rigid & 25hp Yamaha
New 6 man Offshore liferaft(08)
Spare props tuned and balanced
Full Imron paint from waterline up
Bottom paint w/propspeed on running gear
New Lassdrop shaft seals
New Cutlass bearings
Trim tabs extended 3” plus a third hydraulic cylinder was added to each tab
New electric motors on side windows
2nd Raymarine ST 60 digital depth finder
Engine room detailed
New sun covers on on wheelhouse windows
Replaced loud hailer horn
Rebuilt ACR searchlight
Replaced windlass motor
Replaced wiper arms and blades
Installed parallel switch for second set of gel batteries (4 total) installed for the Signwave inverter/charger allowing double capacity for house batteries
All new cushions in aft cockpit
Installed inspection hatch in fresh water tank
Overhauled macerator pump
AIS antenna coupled to tablet PC w/Captain software from Key West to Great Lakes
Both AC chillers replaced
Backup camera installed
New DVD and CD player installed
Aft cockpit lockers had aeration vents installed
Cell phone booster antenna
1000 hour Detroit Diesel service on main engines