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Gaia is a fantastically well equipped custom converted Astilleros de Paraguana Trawler afloat in the Caribbean. She has strong 10mm naval grade steel hull (A131) with a new 6mm alloy superstructure. She provides comfortable accommodation with a stateroom aft with an en-suite combined with 4 double cabins with 2 shared bathrooms for the cabins. All the accommodation is air-conditioned via an LG inverter split system. The saloon area also offers a good space for 8 people to sit down and eat together.
Gaia also offers a full set of Garmin, Furuno, and Raymarine electronics which are all in good working order. Given she is used for commercial diving purposes with her current owner she is very well placed for the job but could equally serve as a private yacht for a family, given the current owners also live on-board. As a result we now welcome all serious questions and viewing requests.
|Construction:||10 mm naval grade steel (A131) with new 6 mm alloy superstructure. New deck, machinery, electrics/electronics, plumbing, anchors/chain, windlass, bulbous bow and furnishings. Originally a high-seas commercial trawler, launched in 1973 she was purchased as an empty hull with integrated fuel tanks but without deck, superstructure or machinery allowing a 100% keel-up refit which was completed in 2010.In order to reduce future maintenance, the following stainless-steel elements were incorporated: bulwark stanchions, hawse pipes, caprail supports and deck/superstructure interface (electrically isolated).|
|Baudouin V12P15 430hp@1,800 RPM driving 5:1 Baudouin marine gear with Baudouin oil-lubricated tunnel and Baudouin 4 bladed propeller. Entire system has 1005 hours since 100% overhaul using only factory spares.|
|Factory recommended first top-overhaul if required: 16,000 hours|
|Factory recommended bottom-end revision: 24,000 hours|
|Factory recommended complete overhaul: 36,000 hours|
|Stainless wet exhaust with unlimited dry-running capability|
|Perkins 4.236 driven 40 KW 3 phase 220/110 VAC Solesco generator, 340 hours since new. Stainless wet exhaust with indefinite dry-run capability|
|Kubota 19 KW split phase 220/110 VAC 1,450 hours since new. Stainless wet exhaust with indefinite dry-run capability|
|Generator #3: (night genset in forepeak)|
|Phasor 11 KVA split phase 220/110 VAC, 663 hours since new|
|Steering:||Hydraulic steering with Jastram pump and oversized double-acting/double ram configuration|
|Hydraulic assist via engine-driven pump|
|Furuno FAP-55 autopilot|
|Massive emergency rudder system|
15 hp bow thruster (not installed)
|Tankage:||70,000 lts fuel in 7 steel tanks. 24,000 N.M range @ 8.5 knots (approx. 50 tonnes onboard at present)|
|6,000 lts fresh water in 1 steel bow tank plus 1,500 lts reserve in bulbous bow|
|4,000 lts integral, epoxy-coated black water holding tank|
|500 lts integral lube oil tank|
|200 lts slop tank|
|Bulwarks:||All S/S stanchions and caprail support. Lateral bulwarks of 40 mms purpleheart for maximum durability.|
|Railings:||40 mms varnished angelica|
|Accommodations:||Stateroom abaft wheelhouse with bath ensuite|
|Four double cabins with direct deck access and 2 shared head/showers|
|All accommodations, wheelhouse, office and salon/galley are air-conditioned via a LG inverter split system|
|Workshops:||2 large workshops below decks with mig/tig/stick welders, plasma cutter, lathe/milling machine, hydraulic press etc.|
|Saloon:||Dining area for 8|
|Entertainment centre with: Oppo Blu-ray and Directv with KVH M7 sat-antenna|
|Galley:||Electrolux Stainless combination gas/electric 4 burner stove/oven/grill|
|Frigidaire space-saver dishwasher|
|LG 364 lts fridge/freezer|
|Sundancer 24 VDC deepfreeze|
|Various food processors, bread maker etc.|
|Electronics:||Furuno FR-2125 72 NM colour radar|
|Ratheon R21XX 48 mile radar|
|Furuno FAP-55 autopilot|
|Furuno FCV-600L colour LCD sounder|
|Garmin 741 GPS chart-plotter|
|Icom M-700 SSB with AT 130 tuner|
|Standard Horizon Spectrum+ VHF with hailer and foghorn|
|Raymarine ST40 wind instrument|
|Floscan M750 electronic tachometer and fuel flow computer|
|Other electrical:||40 amp/24 VDC solar system on top-deck with Outback charger|
|Magnum sine-wave 4,000 watt inverter/charger|
|24 VDC and 110/220 VAC throughout vessel|
|3 phase 220 VAC Ingersol Rand dive compressor|
|5 tonnes/day watermaker|
|Tenders:||1 Artigiani Batelli 4.80 mts RIB inflatable with 25 HP Yamaha outboard|
|1 Artigiani Batelli 3.80 mts centre console RIB inflatable with 30 hp Suzuki outboard|
|Security:||8 camera monitoring system expandable to 16|
|Good quality s/s locks throughout|
|Anchoring:||15 hp hydraulic windlass with 2 gypsies and 3 drums|
|2 Bruce anchors|
|3 shots 3/4″ stud-link chain to port|
|2 shots 5/8″ stud-link chain to SB|
The "hold" is 660 cms long X 604 cms at the after bulkhead. This does include the foam which is, I believe 15 cms to 20 cms thick.
If you are referring to the central companionway steps forward of the Galley, yes they lead to the engine room. The companionway to starboard leads to the wheelhouse.
The master stateroom is 392 cms wide by 282 cms long (between the paneling). Please take note of the receding bulkhead adjacent the toilet. This takes approx. 50 cms off the length on the port-side. For your purposes, it might be best to suppress the toilet and turn the office into a head and shower. Headroom is approx. 205 cms throughout the upper deck and approx. 195 cms on the lower deck of the superstructure. The lower headroom below is due to the camber of the main deck which was leveled with cement and tiled throughout.
I have a fuel consumption table performed in 2010 with a clean bottom. using a Floscan digital flow meter. Diesel was almost free in Venezuela and makes excellent ballast as it protects the tankage. I personally would never use water as ballast.
The solar system takes care of our daily loads and charges the batteries. It is theoretically a 40 Amp system @24 VDC. It currently gives approx 33 amps.
I purchased a bow thruster several years ago to reduce my wife's paranoia. I have never installed it as Gaia handles very well. Installation would be quite straight forward and it could be connected with the 15 KW 380 VDC hydraulic system which presently operates the windlass and is located in the forward lazzarette where the thruster would be installed.
I have all the commercial documentation for Gaia. Re-registering her as a commercial vessel in Venezuala would have been easy some years ago. Now it would probably be impossible as registering even a new-build is apparently impossible.
There is the present "jury-rigged" platform astern which does not touch the dock. There is a long aluminium boarding platform which needs to rest/roll on the dock. This is not a good solution over very long periods of time due to tidal differences and wear on the caster wheels. There are access doors on both sides at approx. the level of the aft superstructure.
Gaia no longer suffers from corrosion either internally or externally. I have both in-water and in-air ultrasonic units. Every haul out I measure the hull and the lowest reading (5.7 mms) were found by way of the center ballast tank which is now full of fuel. This tank would have been flooded with seawater as fuel was consumed on a long fishing campaign. a very bad practice. As most boats of Gaia's dimensions are now built with 6 mm plate, I don't find this worrying.
We never did diving charters only commercial dive ops. The crew used the four forward cabins.
The last split AC unit (LG) included a heat pump but it was poor quality and has now been removed after only 4 years. I ordered a new Carrier system which does not include the heat pump system. I have spent the last few days replacing AC tubing and generally preparing for the arrival of the new system. The local agent for Carrier is a friend of ours and could deliver a heating system quickly from Miami. In such a case, I would credit you for the value of the cooling only system which would then be installed on our next boat which will be a steel motor sailor between 50 and 60'.
We moved to Grenada in 2010 as things were deteriorating quickly in Venezuela. I still fly back and forth in our plane every 2 to 3 weeks. We are very happy in Grenada and all serious buyers are welcome to use stay in our house if it is not rented when you arrive.
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