The Legendary "THUNDERBALL" is alive and well, but needing a little TLC.
The current UK Owner has has had a long association with ROLLS ROYCE, and has done the hardest work, which is bringing the powerful MTU 396-TB-94 Series - 3,500 HP @ Diesels and the ROLLS ROYCE - KA-ME-WA Jet Drives up to working order.
While the Owner has seen her potential to achieve speeds approaching 40 knots, he and is wife have enjoyed spending Summers on the "Blanca Coast" in Southeast Spain.
After meeting the Owner and his Captain, John (who also has an experienced Refit firm, and would be available to work with the New Owner), I was privileged to be selected as the Exclusive Listing Agent for my favorite DENISON (Other than our family, of course!).
The very attractive pricing affords the New Owner with room to tackle the interior refit, and still own The Fastest Twin Engine Motor Yacht over 100' built in the US in the 20th Century!
With her present berth in Port Denia, Spain, and given 6 weeks +/- for the refit, the new owner can enjoy the Fall in the Med, before bringing her back to the US, or leave her in the Med to book charters as the fastest Motor Yacht available.
Originally conceived, the propulsion and engine package alone was a $2.4 million upgrade from the standard, which translates to a huge value/speed to a buyer in today's economy.
In addition to her MERCEDES & ROLLS ROYCE Propulsion Package, THUNDERBALL offers...
Total Power: 3480
Cruising Speed: 35
Max Speed: 38
4 Stateroom Ocean taming HIGH SPEED MOTOR YACHT.
Rarely will you have the opportunity to purchase a yacht with the integrity, features, abilities and quality of "Texas Star" in this price range.
In the late 1980's and 1990's, a handful of yachts were built with the most advanced engineering and machinery available. The integrity of their hulls and performance created a new era in yachting.
Achieving speeds in up to 40 knots with solid cruising speeds near 35 knots, you will enjoy the thrill of the travel as well as the arriving.
Come take a ride on "Texas Star II" at around 38 knots (approximately 43 miles mph), it is like standing on a horizontal rocketship. Your friends and you can enjoy breakfast in Fort Lauderdale, a beach picnic in Bimini and dinner in Nassau and then go for a starlight cruise at idle speeds past your favorite moonlight beach!
There are other yachts that may compete in price, but none can compete with performance. While "Texas Star II" can cruise at a lumberly 15 knots with the rest of the yachts they have no ability to cruise at 35 to 40 knots and that makes all -the- difference.
Originally conceived, the propulsion and engine package alone was a $2.4 million upgrade from the standard, which translates to a huge value/speed to you in todays economy.
So when shopping for a yacht of incomparable vintage, size and price ranges, consider the following... "Texas Star II" has:
Worried about maintenance (don’t be) in the past year "Texas Star" has received $450,000 worth of work updating her machinery and mechanical condition with:
Four Staterooms, Three Crew Quarters
Texas Star's full beam interior , style and speed make her a stunning yacht.
Boarding on the aft deck is via a passarelle or from the tender ( there are also side boarding ladders) you are immediately impressed with the integrity and size of this vessel and the AFT DECK space, a great place for lunch "al fresco"sight seeing or a cocktail party.
Below is a large swim platform ready to use for swimming, diving, entering and exiting the tender. There are Port and Starboard doors, and a bench seat on the aft deck. To port there is a storage cabinet on the starboard wet a bar with refrigerator, sink and icemaker.
Entering the main salon through plexi-glass doors the fun begins. There is a huge L-shaped sofa to port ( seats 10 ) with two 1/2 circle easy chairs. To sbt. is another full bar with 5 bar stools.
Further forward is circular table with 4 chairs, great for breakfast coffee or a card game. To starboard is a pop-up plasma TV, and entertaiment center with a small writing table to Port. A dayhead and stairway leading down to the MASTER STATEROOM.
All this translates to one very good entertaining yacht and has frequently held parties of up from 45 to max 60 people.
Further forward is the fully equipped GALLEY with all of the equipment needed for full food service. Forward, behind a sliding screen on the galley counter is a semi-formal DINING ROOM with partial separation of the galley. This is more elegant than the popular country kitchen found on other vessels, yet very practicle . The dining room has seating for 8, a buffet for dishes with a granite counter top.
Going down steps forward leads to a QUEEN BED CABIN with head and shower in the bow making a great VIP cabin. This is followed by PORT and STARBOARD GUEST STATEROOMS .
Leading up to the HELM STATION featuring a hydraulically operated helm seat to allow the captain unrestriced views and comfort. To Port is a small radio room. On the port side of the helm station is a navigation station with radios and extra equipment.
Leading up 4 steps to the FLYBRIDGE is a long bench seat, There are wing controls port and starboard, search light air horns. A KitchenAide refrigerator in the bridge, bench seating to Starboard, long L seating to port, 2 waverunners aft with davit and tender.
In addition to what is mentioned in the Walk Thru, the Main Salon features the entertainment center (located on the starboard side) which includes a television, DVD player, VCR and stereo system. A complete wet bar with 5 barstools is located further aft on the starboard side and provides great entertaining opportunities for you and your guests. On the port side is a large, comfortable sofa seating up to 10 people with 3 coffee tables. Next to the sofa forward is a writing desk. Amidships forward is a small glass, four-person, circular table great for use as game table or a breakfast area.
As mentioned earlier, the entertainment ability of this Salon flybridge aft deck allow this boat to accommodate forty people comfortably and the owner has had parties with up to 60.
The galley can be accessed from the starboard-side hallway leading from the main salon. The galley is fully-stocked with all equipment necessary for a full-service charter, including ample counter space for service up to 60 people separated by a screen from the dining room.
KitchenAide Full-size 2 door stainless refrigerator/freezer
Maytag Four-burner stove with double oven
Large counter space with Granite counter tops
Kitchen Aid Microwave oven
Whirlpool Trash compactor
Kitchen Aid Dishwater
Stainless Steel Double sink
Kenmore Garbage disposal
Kitchen Aid Clear Ice machines
"Texas Star II " exquisite full-beam MASTER STATEROOM on the lower deck
is accessed via a private stairway which leads down from the forward port corner of the Main Salon. is complete with King bed Jacuzzi , vanity lots of closet space assures the comfort and level of luxury required after a day of fun. The Master Stateroom gives a quiet ride and serene oasis while away from home. Again, the colors are light, soft, easy to live with and easy to add your own personal taste to.
In addition there is his and hers closets and dressers port and starboard with ample drawer storage. Included is a small vanity area. There is a complete entertainment center built in the bulkhead opposite the bed with pop up TV. The room features an ensuite bath with 2 person Jacuzzi tub, twin sinks and toilet. Features include:
Down from the dining salon forward is a VIP STATEROOM on the lower deck and is accessed via a stairway which leads down from the forward port corner of the dining salon. Your VIP guests will feel comfortable and at home in this great stateroom featuring private en-suite bath and shower, entertainment system, with a good size hanging locker and drawer storage, also featuring:
Forward are the two guest Staterooms. Away from the engines and upper deck areas your guests will enjoy some rest and relaxation. Children and family will have a place to go and share the days stories about using the wave runners etc.
Port and Starboard Guest Staterooms:
Two Guests Staterooms are located port and starboard on the lower deck. Both staterooms are accessed via a stairway which leads down from the dining salon and feature:
The crew quarters are entered via a stairway starboard from the main deck. The crew quarters consists of 3 cabins, 2 with 2 single berths and 1 double berth Captains cabin. There is a crew "mess" with dinette.
Washer & dryer
Ensuite bath and shower
Entertainment center with stereo, TV & DVD
The flybridge/boat deck is accessed from the pilothouse. The FB helm station is well laid out and has two padded helm chairs. There are wing controls both port and starboard.
Just aft of the helm is a service counter built around the mast and which features a sink, Kitchen Aid clear ice maker, refrigerator and ample storage. On the port side is a lounge which runs aft to where the tender is stored. There is a small dining table and lounge chairs. A sundeck this large gives you and your friends a place to gather for fun, sun and enjoyment. She'll hold a crowd to watch Fireworks on the 4 th of July your national holiday.
Joy stick for water jets port & stbd.
Engine gauges exhaust, gas, temp and A &B
Hydraulic controls for windlass and bow thruster
(2) Deuta tachometers
Alarm indicator lights
Trim tabs controls
Datamarine wind speed direction indicator
Close circuit TV cameras
Furuno 72 mi radar
Twin diesel MTU 16V396TB94, 3480hp each, driving KaMeWa water jets ,71 series - rebuilt (2002)
ZF gears model BW755
Electronic engine controls - MTU/KaMeWa
Alpha LAVAL fuel filter system
Raycor fuel filters - main engines and generators
Main engine exhaust new 2006
Fuel consumption: 280 gallons per hour @ 36 knots, 65 gallons per hour @ 13 knots
30hp hydraulic bow thruster
Aqua Air chilled water air conditioning system (new 1997) upgrades 2007
New 2007 Village Marine Tech Watermaker 800 GPD x 2
Primary and secondary fresh water filters
Microphor sewage system and holding tanks
NavCon trim tabs
(6) automatic bilge pumps located throughout the vessel
(2) electric bilge pumps which can draw from six locations (up to 100 GPM)
(2) engine room blowers
Sea Recovery Osmosis Watermaker producing 1200 gallons per day
6000 GPD Blige pumps
Black water tank
Shore power hookup
Watertight door for the engine room
Hydraulic Power takeoff on the main engine for hydrolic power systems
MTU control panels, switches indicator lights
Extra filters on the MTU’s
Seajets, water jets
Fuel control switch, port & Starboard
The starboard generator has a flexible sound shield
Air intake system with peerless filters coming in
Engine room Haylon system is Helex 1301
Bow Thruster 40hp.
110/220VAC single phase 60 cycle system
(2) 110 amp 120/240V shore cords - new 2005
(2) 25 KVA isolation transformers with 208V/220V boost system
12V/24V DC system
3 banks of 24V batteries, one for each engine, (2) port, (2) starboard, (6) Center and one for KaMeWa jets
(1) 12V bank of batteries for ship's service
(2) 12V bank of batteries for generators
(2) Pro-Mariner battery chargers
(2) 60kW Northern Lights generators (new 1998)
(2) oversized 300lb PLOW anchors w/200ft of chain
(2) Maxwell vertical capstans on aft deck
Stern passarelle boarding ladder- Manually operated
Marquipt sea stairs- port & starboard - Oversized
Marquipt sea crane for small boats -2 Tons
Bollard cleats fore and aft
Stainless Steel swim ladder
(2) standoffs for swim platform - tender tie up
Under seat locker aft and forward
Cushions for Bow, Aft & Flybridge, all with covers
Fairleads on the bow (2) port, (2) Starboard
Hand rail fender rail length of salon, fairlead aft
Aluminum Swim platform
Swim step hookups
Stairs leading from the aft deck down to the swim platform port & Starboard
Engine room ventilation
Grill on aft section
Shore power goes through engine room window
Deck cleats, 3.3 starboard on bow
Anchor windlass Maxwell 5000 with Capston
Anchor chain ½ inch plow anchors
Burgee staff on bow
Bow sun cushion with deck storage below
Gangway on starboard side
Non skid deck
Stereo speakers port & stbd.
(2) Bow & deck courtesylights
Boarding gate port & stbd.
Search light stbd.
Dual horns port
Nav lights port & stbd
Stern Flag holder
(8) Overhead lights port & stbd
(2) stereo speakers
Wet bar with 3 stools
Stainless steel sink w/hot & cold
Transom gate port & stbd.
Bench seat w/cushions
Closed circuit TV in overhead
Port Main Engine - water pump seal
W6 Mains 2002 - (Manny Ace)
Rebuilt stb. gen - both were changed to john Deer's
All exhaust hoses new
All raw water intakes cleaned (Eng.,Gen., A/C)
Painted bottom and re-faired
All blister Pain touched up
Re-new all zincs ( T-in tunels)
Serviced trim tabs (Hydraulics hinge pins)
Re-new underwater lights (Aft)
2 x 2007 Yamaha VX deluxe 3-person waverunners with 9hrs.
Halon automatic fire extinguisher in engine room
Fire extinguishers located throughout vessel
Camera monitoring system fore and aft deck
Full Coast Guard safety equipment
(2) 8 Person Avon liferaft
16' Nautica Tender w/50hp Yamaha
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. Hours listed may vary from actual hours due to recent use. Purchaser is encouraged to verify hours prior to purchase. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.