Price Reduced!! This Vessel Could Begin a Circumnavigation This Summer!
The Iron Maiden is fully-found and in Excellent Condition! She is a heavy built all-steel pilothouse motor-sailor (cutter rig) (1989/2005). A proven 70-foot (lod/lwl) 90-ton (186,000 lbs) bullet-proof steel cruiser that was designed by Holland Marine and built in Alameda, Ca. She was the "Featured Boat" in the April/Spring 2008 edition of Metal Boat Quarterly. Recently, she was featured in a National Geographic episode titled A Fortress At Sea. The ship is Exceptionally strong, reliable, safe, comfortable and economical. Designed for extensive all-weather offshore use; 3/8 inch (9.52mm) thick steel hull, 5/16 inch (7.9mm) thick steel decks, 1/2 inch (12.7mm) thick steel collision bulkheads in the bow and stern, with 1/2 inch thick (12.7mm) steel-plate keel sides and 1.5 inch (38.1mm) thick steel keel shoe.
This is a U.s. built, U.s. Documented vessel with U.s. coast-wise trade privileges (legal for charter work). Full complement of safety equipment with 8-man Avon offshore life raft with Eprib. 14 ft. aluminum Alaskan shore boat with late model Honda. During a recent voyage from L.a. to Portland, Or (January 2012) vessel boarded and inspected by Uscg (January 2012) - 100% in compliance in all areas.
Here is a quote regarding steel boats from a well-known boat-builder and designer, Michael Kasten:
"Metal is an excellent structural material, being both strong and easily fabricated using readily available technology. In terms of impact, metal can be shown via basic engineering principles and real world evidence to be better than any form of composite. If designed well, a metal boat will be beautiful, will perform well, will be very comfortable, and will provide the peace of mind achieved only via the knowledge that you are aboard the safest, strongest, most rugged type of vessel possible.
It is said among dedicated blue water cruisers in the South Pacific that, "50% of the boats are metal; the rest of them are from the United States....!" Although this statement may seem so at times, it is fortunately not 100% true!!" - Michael Kasten - Kasten Marine Design, Inc.
This vessel has an all-weather pilothouse that enclosures the steering and navigation areas that house the best commercial grade electronics and systems. Top of the line Furuno Electronics; 3-Icom Vhf radios, Icom Ssb and tuner, Cobra Ssb and 500 watt linear amp, 2-Furuno 48 mile radars, 2-Furuno Weather Fax machines, Hi-Gain WiFi system, Commercial Furuno autopilot, Iridium Satellite Phone and com system. Furuno Nav-Net, Furuno Gps chart plotter. Standard Horizon Vhf, PA-Hailer, Village Marine water-maker (2007). Walk-in engine room with shop area, stand-up roll-away tool box, drill press, 2 welders. Low hour industrial duty Cummins 6-cylinder main engine (275 hp. @ 1,400 rpm) with Twin Disc transmission, 8 Kw Cummins Gen-set (with new backup 3.5 Kw diesel Gen-Set). 1.1 Kw of Solar Panels. Air-X wind generator. Heavy duty Braden 18,000 pound hydraulic anchor winch with 250 feet of A½" Acco G-4 chain and 150 pound Bruce anchor. Several heavy backup anchors, chain, line, swivels, etc. Large stand-up anchor compartment.
Amazing spacious galley with granite counter, latest built-in appliances including Kenmore convection-microwave oven, 17 cu. ft. top loader refrigerator and freezer, dishwasher, washer machine and dryer. Saloon table is solid purple heart wood and seats 8 adults. Four (4) full state rooms w/heads (one has a queen and one has two singles). Master cabin has full bath with head, deep soaking tub and shower. Amazing amount of storage space. Bright modern interior with 12 species of rare wood used throughout. Solid 1" thick Brazilian Rosewood floors with bronze accents and trim. Very extensive inventory of parts, spares and gear, and much more.
This boat was designed and built for serious continuous offshore use. Easily cruised by two people. She is completely self-sufficient in remote locations long-term. Large capacity tankage; 1,200 gallons of fresh water, 1,500 gallons of fuel (~3,000 mile range on engine alone). Excellent operational condition.
This is a one-of-a-kind boat that would cost over $2.0 million to replace today.
Currently Offered by Owner.
Price recently reduced to $295,000 cash (Seller reserves the right to withdraw or change this offer to sell, or the sale price at any time, without notice)
More information online at: http://www.svironmaiden.com
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Ph: 858. 212-5762
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