As an Ex- Military Ship she is Ideal for use as a Patrol Vessel in any sea or climate, she is fast, reliable and would be a suitable asset to any sovereign nation concerned with maintaining and/or enforcing fisheries, boundaries, off shore oil drilling installations, Ports or other national maritime interests.
Her Ice Class III Hull, security in adverse conditions such as all water tight hatches and potential for extended range of service of 8,500 miles, (can nearly double with creative tank usage) qualifies her as a First Class Research Vessel, Expedition Yacht, Polar Explorer or Security and Support Vessel.
As an Escort ship, she is well suited and fast enough to accompany any vessel that may have to travel in areas where Piracy is a Danger!
She would be a Menacing Presence and provide Protection to shipping cargoes, crews/persons, oil rigs, Exploration yachts, Research vessels and even ports of call. Even though she is registered and used as a Private not for hire Yacht, she still has her original ammunition lockers intact and operable.
As a Steel Yacht, she is very heavily built and yet has sleek lines and a very fast and efficient hull design. Fifty five U.S. gallons an hour for 180 foot ship moving at speed with comfort and security is hard to beat in todays world but quite a gift, in light of what we have to pay for fuel these days.
She is not just another ex-millitary worn out piece of equipment She is seriously a contender and worth many times her price.
As a Yacht she is far stronger than 98% of the fleet world wide.
As a commercial vessel she is also incredible value and has years of good service in her.
Complete Refit 1988-89
Most of this ship was replaced in her 1987-88 refit. The wheelhouse superstructure, all interior bulkheads, plumbing, wiring, auxiliaries, doors hatches, stainless steel galley, over heads, lighting, adjoining bakery and the list goes on. All work is documented and on board vessel as are original as built blue prints.
2008 Dry Dock: Steel Motor Yacht "Lady Chebucto" was recently in Dry-Dock where she was sand-blasted, had her Coatings and Anodes Renewed, her Sea Chests Reconditioned, etc. Her Bottom Is in Excellent Condition!
With 19 cabins, 6 with private bath / shower, two recreation areas, two dining areas and a, like new, all stainless fully equipped Galley with walk in cooler, walk in freezer and adjoining all stainless bakery / pantry she would serve well as an exclusive small Passenger Ship, Expedition Yacht for Exploration, Research or Echo Tourism ship.
LOA 179' Beam 31' Draft 10'9" Depth 15' Range 8500 miles.
Twin engines, single screw.
Fuel consumption approx. 55 gal per hour (two engines, one generator operating)
Built in Canada, 1966, with Ice Class 3 Rating.
Twin 1,280 HP Fairbanks Morse Engines rebuilt 1997-98
Fairbanks Morse Engines are legendary the world over. They are extremely Reliable, FUEL EFFICIENT, Long Lasting and Quiet. Two people can stand between Lady Chebucto’s Main Engines and easily carry on a normal conversation while they are running!
They have been used extensively by the US Navy for over 70 years and in many heavy commercial ship applications. All parts are in production and easily available!
Three 215 kw Caterpillar Generators 440v 60 cycle
Well equipped On Board Machine Shop
Large spare parts inventory valued in excess of $250,000
Gross Tons 751
Registered Tons 188
16 single cabins (6 with private BR w/shwr)
3 double cabins
exceptional gallery (stainless steel, day fridge, walk-in cooler, walk-in freezer)
2 Recreational Areas
Stainless steel bakery/pantry
Large wheel house with separate large radio/chart room
Fuel Storage Capacity: 33134.86 Imp gal or 120 tons
Fresh Water Storage Capacity: 15792 Imp gal or 68 tons
(see Tank Capacity chart for more details)
The electronic equipment includes:
Sperry Gyro Pilot (SRP 690)
Sailor VHF Type RT144B
Raytheon SSB (RAY 152)
Icom VHF Model M45
Racal-Decca (BT502) Radar
Elac Depth Recorder
Autronica Fire Contol System
PMC Bridge & Wing Controls
Extensive files of maintenance history, drawings (blueprints) are on board the ship.
International Load Line
Antiguan Registry which expires in August 2010
Vessel is free and clear and owned by an offshore company that may be transfered to new owner with little hassle.
Suitability for Conversion
"The vessel has very good stability, well in excess of IMO requirements, which means that conversion scenarios involving top weight increase, such as a Heli-deck or upper deck conversions are entirely feasible." There are two versions to see on her web site.