- Ship has four decks, mostly open space, with an industrial kitchen and several bathrooms, no sleeping quarters officially. One room could be set up for quarters and has a working shower, toilet and sink. Full deck plans appear below.
- Vessel built by: Construccions Echevarria SA, Valencia, Spain.
- Year vessel built: 1985, refitted in 1996/1997 from ferry to day gambling casino. Currently not certified.
- We are in the process of flagging and registering the the ship in Panama.
- The ship has been classified as R/O (Recognized Organization Class ) through R.I.N.A (Registro Italiano Navale)
- IMO number: 8409056
- Length overall: 70.65 m
- Beam: 12.77 m
- Draft: 4.7 m
- Displacement: 2040/630 G.R.T/N.R.T
- Last Dry-docking: March 12, 2010 , vessel is currently not in service .
- Engine: Two Burmeister and Waine 4 stroke diesel engines. Overhauled in May 2009. Have less than 1000 operating hours since overhaul. Overhaul was done by World Wide Diesel in Jacksonville, Florida. Runs on No. 2 Red Dye Diesel, aka Marine Gas Oil. Engines have been turned on twice monthly. Ship is seaworthy and ready to sail.
- Engine Model: 12V23 LU - 1985 Last Overhauled: Reported February 2007.
- Horsepower: 1370 kW each at 825 rpm for a total of 2740 kW, 1860 Maximum R.P.M.
- Three main generators, with 250 KW each. Self generating with main switch boards, enough to maintain at 200 KW load requirement. Two are volvo and one is Cummings. There is also a 100 kw volvo emergency generator. The voltage on the vessel is 380, 3 phase, 50 hz.
- Life Rafts: Nine 100-person DBC; two 100-person Viking; two 25-person Viking; Elliot 25-person.
- Ship can cruise at 9 knots, max speed is 12 knots, and has a range of 600 miles on 10,000 gallons of fuel. Or about 1000-1200 gallons every 24 hours going 9 knots.
- Has a marine sanitation device with capacity of 3000 gallons. A Type II US Coast Guard approved Marine Sanitation Device System, approved by MARPOL. It collects, macerates, and chlorinates waste which can then be legally dumped 12 miles out to sea.
- Galley has capacity to feed 900 passengers, walk in freezer and cooler, gaylord ventilation system with fire suppression, two stoves, one grill, prep area etc.
- Control systems are hydraulic.
Cost Estimates for Operations & Refitting
- A skeleton crew of six mariners from Florida costs approximately $1500 for 12 hours.
- The ship uses 1000-1200 gallons of diesel per day if running 24 hours at 9-10 knots. 1200 gallons times $3.5/gallon equals $4200/day in fuel while traveling.
- Insuring and registering the ship to carry paying passengers is projected to cost $40k/year.
- Bringing the ship from Florida to San Francisco via Panama Canal is estimated to cost $180-200k.
- Modifying the vessel to accommodate the intended purpose: as this is highly dependent on the business use and what type of refitting is needed, we can’t give estimates. We encourage prospective charterers to obtain cost estimates for their intended use.
- We are offering the ship as a bareboat charter, in which the charterer handles:
- Flagging & registration
- Refitting / remodeling the vessel to suit their intended use
- Recertification if necessary based on the new use
- Legal compliance of their business model with relevant domestic, foreign, and international legal codes and agreements
- Moored location or route
Potential lessees should take the following items into consideration, all numbers below are estimates:
- Crew: Ship will require a minimum crew of 8 licensed mariners, plus additional staff depending on business venture
- Crew for 12 hours: $1200
- Crew for 24 hours: $2400
- Crew of 1 week: $12k
- Crew and staff training and qualifications. $5k
- Documentation of vessel according to application:
- If ship is used to transport people she will require a safety manning certificate, plus passenger safety certificate. $25k
- if ship is used for trade, a security plan would have to be written and implemented as per I.S.P.S CODE and CFR33,104,105. $5-6k
- Insurance: Protection and Indemnity Insurance, and Hull and Machinery Insurance. $50k/year
- Life boats and rafts: Inspection of life rafts and purchase of two new lifeboats. $20k
- Radar: An additional radar may be needed. $12-$15k
- Maintenance and upkeep: $10k- $30k/year
- Repairs to exterior deck and structure: $25k
- New mooring lines: $10k
- Hull cleaning: $15k-$25k
- Dry docking: If used commercially, ship needs to be dry docked in 2013. $80k-$100k
- Management and International Safety Management Code Manuals: Creation and approval of manuals.$3k
- Retrofitting of interior of vessel: Variable depending on application.
- Certification of sewage treatment: Sewage treatment plant needs to be recertified: $5k