While starting her life as a Grand Banks 54 SX, Chaos has been significantly rebuilt, adhering to the design modification prepared by C. Raymond Hunt Assoc, by both Lyman Morse Boat Builders and Front Street Ship Yard. With added water length, completely new engine room with new engines and equipment, and the addition of a fly-bridge, this yacht still has a family resemblance to the Eastbay 54 SX, but that is where the similarities end.
Chaos has enjoyed the ownership of knowledgeable yacht owners that have had the desire and means to transform an already well established yacht into a magnificent long distance express cruiser. With an exceptional inventory list and a proven history of maintenance by two of the best boat yards in North America, Chaos offers a great opportunity to own semi custom yacht, in Bristol condition at a great value.
Chaos, nee Transition, is a heavily customized Eastbay 54 SX that has been through two major upgrades/rebuilds, these changes have significantly changed the boat to the point that this can no longer be considered an Eastbay 54 SX.
Her previous owners purchased Chaos in 2008, and under their supervision in a 2-year period of time they had Lyman Morris make the following modifications:
Twin CAT C-18 ACERT fully electronic diesel engines (2010), with CE tags and certification (special order from factory)
ZF 500 A gears with electric shift and trolling valves
Aquadrive CV joints with soft engine mounts and thrust bulkhead
Evolution 3” enclosed propeller shafts (shaft angle reduced to 11.5 degrees)
Custom 5-blade propellers, Propspeed
Soundown mufflers with dry exhaust
CAT color FFD display units for all engine functions, with repeaters in engine room
ZF Smart Command controls with Joystick Management System and Easidock function (able to hover indefinitely and maneuver at very low rpm’s)
ZF engine synchronizers
Sidepower hydraulic bow thruster for continuous use, with PTO, oil cooler and reservoir in engine room
Custom fuel rails with twin Separ filters each side and dual pick-up manifold
New fuel tank top fittings and pick-up tubes
Reverso fuel polishing system
Reverso oil change pump
Upgraded Delta T intake/exhaust blowers to provide positive engine room pressure, with moisture eliminators and intakes plumbed to drain overboard
Upgraded hydraulic steering pump for increased power and fewer turns lock to lock
Spectra Newport 400 MKII watermaker
(2) Noise reduction headphones in engine room
Fireboy automatic fire suppression system for engine room
MarineAir air conditioning. Five zones (66,000 BTU) with soft-mounted units, insulated air handlers, condensation overboard drain pumps, soft starts and noise attenuation material in ductwork
Headhunter Mach 5 AC water pressure pump (66 psi)
Seaward AC hot water heater w/ heat exchanger input from starboard engine
(3) Automatic bilge pumps in three zones
(1) Manual bilge pump
(2) Tecma fresh water toilets with all new plumbing and holding tank/overboard discharge
Full schematics for all systems from Lyman Morse
Twin Raymarine video cameras in engine room – one forward, one aft
Fresh water washdown, foredeck and aft cockpit, with shore inlet and filtration system
Hot/cold shower at transom
Hydraulic engine room door lift (2012)
New lighting was installed
Heads were replaced
In 2012 the yacht was purchased by her current owners and the yacht was brought to Front Street Shipyard where additional modifications where made:
Solid fiberglass hull with foam coring above the waterline. During the major rebuild period, three feet were added to the hull with a custom five-foot swim platform above. This was done following extensive design and engineering work provided by C. Raymond Hunt and Associates. The entire hull was faired, epoxy barrier coating applied and topsides were finished with new custom Awlgrip color to a mirror finish.
Additional features and equipment:
The electronics system includes a full suite of electronics as well as many upgrades including:
Upper Pilot Station
Lower Pilot Station
Accessible by a teak treaded stainless steel ladder from the cockpit. The fly bridge is protected by stainless steel rails around the back and the front of the fly bridge is a custom built fiberglass console, with a wrap around acrylic shield. The area is highlighted by:
The interior is satin-varnished teak, with selected gloss trim with a teak and holly sole. The numerous hatches, dorade vents and portholes provide exceptional light and ventilation throughout the salon and the rest of the yacht. The main salon is completely surrounded by large windows for 360-degree views. All portholes are fitted with screens, and the hatches are fitted with the Ocean Air screens/blinds system. Interior lighting includes flush overhead LED lights with dimmers, stainless reading lights and hidden valance lighting. All of the upholstery was redone in September of 2012. With amazing visibility and great light, the pilot salon features:
The large galley is at the base of the companionway steps, the port side has a very open and airy feel, it is partially open above with light bouncing down from the salon. As well as overhead lighting when needed. This area features:
The area to the starboard of the galley has been modified to offer pantry storage. This expands the storage and functionality of the galley while leaving the built in desk with drawer storage for a small office space. The features of this area are:
On the port side forward of the galley and pantry/office is the guest cabin. This cabin has (2) twin berths with drawer storage below the bunks, a hanging locker separating the two bunks, and locker storage above and outboard of the bunks. This area also features:
Located to starboard of the guest cabin, the guest/day head is centrally located and features:
Separate shower stall with:
Forward of the guest cabin and guest/day head, is the master stateroom with ensuite head aft and to port. The center line queen is surrounded by storage and with fantastic lighting giving this area a very open and luxurious feel with:
The ensuite head features:
Separate shower stall with:
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