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Northrop and Johnson - Northrop & Johnson Yachts-Ships LLC
Launched in 1990 by Admiral Marine of Port Townsend, Washington, on a custom-built Westport hull, the 95-foot (28.96m) luxury motor yacht EDISON is truly exceptional. This one-of-a-kind long-range cruising yacht broke the mold and many barriers during her build process. The yacht’s creator was a visionary engineer and pilot and with the assistance of naval architects Jack Sarin and Tim Nolan, he was able to create a masterpiece. She was the first yacht built without a helm wheel, first FRP yacht in the U.S. constructed with a bulbous bow, and the first yacht with oval stainless steel railings. Her FRP hull, Nomex cored FRP house and aluminum pilothouse were designed for light weight and low maintenance. Her unique design has allowed the yacht to cruise the globe, navigating any seas or conditions. Built with fully redundant and isolated systems to ensure safety and security at sea, she is bulletproof.
EDISON has benefitted from exemplary maintenance throughout her life. She has received ongoing maintenance by full time crew and undergone multiple refits, including one from 2014-2015 at a cost of over $1,200,000. This refit included Awlgrip and Seahawk paint, updated pilothouse electronics, replacement of all heads and the MSD system, air handlers and hoses, updates to all bathrooms, new main galley countertops, new appliances, rebuilt generators and refinished interior woodwork among other updates.
Under her current owner, who has owned the boat since 2017, EDISON has received a new a/c chiller plant, new shore power transformers, a rebuilt bow thruster, furniture in the main salon, the replacement of auxiliary refrigeration and freezers, a rebuilt hydraulic windlass, refinished teak decks and many other updates and upgrades. As such, EDISON shows in excellent condition. She is a turn-key yacht.
The interior spaces of EDISON are welcoming and comfortable. From her main salon with abundant seating and entertainment facilities to her formal dining area for eight, guests will find relaxation aboard. This space also offers a large bar with an under-counter refrigerator and ice maker. Three resplendent guest staterooms welcome up to eight guests aboard EDISON. The master is located forward on the main deck. It has a beautiful en-suite bathroom, large windows, abundant storage and a desk, among other amenities. The yacht’s two guest staterooms are located aft on the lower deck with double beds and single berths. All staterooms are beautifully appointed with high-quality finishes and impressive amenities. EDISON is run by a professional crew of four. She has three crew cabins which are accessed by a stairway located forward of the galley on the main deck. The open stairwell gives the lower utility space a very large, open feel which could easily accommodate a gym if desired.
The exterior styling of EDISON is traditional; however, her reverse-angle bulletproof and heated windows in the pilothouse are certainly not a typical find aboard a yacht, ensuring she is a standout. The main deck aft of EDISON is home to a large dining table with both banquette seating and chairs. If shade is needed, a sunshade is available. The yacht’s foredeck offers abundant storage. The sundeck has seating and an additional table for alfresco dining, as well as ample space for tenders or toys, which are launched from a 2,500 pound crane.
EDISON’s pilothouse resembles a fighter jet cockpit with controls, gauges, and alarm panels located overhead. Strategically located in the center of the yacht, above the engines, EDISON’s pilothouse was designed for comfort at sea. A day-head, day bunk, and office provide additional amenities for both guests and the crew when underway.
Prior to construction, her custom hull design was tank tested. Her long and reliable global cruising history is evident in her details. EDISON is a one-of-a-kind long range yacht.
EDISON offers the rare opportunity to own a true one-of-a-kind, fiberglass, U.S.-built, proven world cruiser.
Built as HAWKEYE III, the original build owner was a visionary engineer and aerospace aficionado, with decades of offshore sailing experience and piloting jets all over the world. Details from these experiences are evident in the design of his second, and final, custom-built yacht, now known as EDISON, which he designed with assistance from naval architects Jack Sarin and Tim Nolan.
EDISON has traveled all over the world under various ownerships, spending time in recent years in South Florida, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, and New England.
Maintained today to the highest of standards by a very experienced yachtsman, EDISON offers the true opportunity to own a reliable, safe, and comfortable, long-range cruising yacht, ready for a global adventure, if so desired. If staying within sight of white, sandy beaches is more to your liking, EDISON can easily anchor in shallow anchorages or find comfort at the dock of your favorite marina.
1. Uniquely designed, custom built, engineering marvel at the time of her christening on February 3, 1990 as HAWKEYE III.
2. She was the first fiberglass yacht built in the U.S. with a bulbous bow, without a helm wheel, and she was the first U.S. yacht built with oval, stainless-steel railings.
3. Extended range of 5000+ nautical miles provided by reliable and durable derated (2) x CAT3406B engines and (2) x Northern Lights 40 kW generators @1200RPM
4. She has cruised all over the world under various ownerships, with the exception of the Arctic Ocean.
5. Extensive refit period from 2014-2015 that included new Awlgrip and Seahawk paint, as well as "long board" refairing of her exterior surfaces; receipts and invoices available from this yard period- further details in listing. Under her current owner, she continues to see constant upgrades, including such items as new power transformers and a/c chiller plant.
6. Accommodations for up to 8 guests include an on-deck master as well as two lower cabins with double beds and single berths; all cabins feature updated en-suites that include glass showers and granite countertops.
7. Redundant and isolated systems aboard; machinery in engine room mounted on easy-to-access track system.
8. Massive refrigeration and storage areas available in the crew utility space, forward bosun's locker and aft lazarette.
9. Current owner is an extremely knowledgeable yachtsman who has owned and maintained over a dozen 100' motor yachts throughout his life. He has owned EDISON since 2017.
10. Maintained and operated by a full-time crew of 4, who have excellent longevity and are intimately familiar with EDISON's systems.
11. Full walk-around decks on both levels.
12. Large crew area with large area, as well as a 7' x 7' workshop, crew galley and lounge. This space is comparable to a much larger, 120'-130' motor yacht crew area.
EDISON's master cabin is located furthest forward on the main deck and features a private en-suite bath with a glass shower, granite counters, updated vanity and sink, updated fixtures, updated flooring, and a large window. The cabin features two large windows, one on both port and starboard sides providing excellent natural light. A desk, two chests of drawers, large built-in bookshelves with 32" deep cabinets on both sides of the queen-sized bed, and floor-to-ceiling hanging his and hers closets with additional deep storage, round-out space. The cabin also features Smart TV and entertainment systems, a/c controls, as well as a wind gauge and barometer.
Two additional guest cabins are located on the lower deck aft, accessed via a staircase in the main salon with rope lighting for safety. These cabins both feature a double bed and 30" wide single berth and private en-suites, updated with the same finishes as the master bath. Two portholes in both cabins (there is a porthole located in the escape hatch of each cabin) and one porthole in each bathroom provide excellent natural light. Plentiful drawer storage, bookshelves, a lighted dressing table/desk, large floor-to-ceiling hanging closets, individual a/c controls, Smart TV's and entertainment systems, round out these cabins.
Generators & Electricity
Video Equipment- DIRECTV Satellite System
Main Galley Equipment
Crew Galley/Mess Equipment
EDISON features one of the best crew areas on a boat of this size, comfortably accommodating up to 5 crew in 3 cabins.
The crew area is accessed via a staircase forward of the galley and aft of the master cabin. The stairwell is "open", giving the 7' x 7' utility space a spacious feeling, with natural light flooding the space from the port side entrance as well as as porthole on the starboard side.
The utility space is home to a full length True Freezer and True Refrigerator as well as a Cooper "walk-in" refrigerator. Additionally, there is a stacked washer and dryer and two large pantry/storage closets. A separate engineer's workshop is adjacent to this space and features a large workbench, mounted vice, storage, and tool box.
The double berth Captain's cabin is forward of the engineer's workshop and features a private dressing area and en-suite. An open-minded buyer could use this cabin as a 4th guest stateroom if desired.
Forward of the Captain's cabin and through another door is the crew mess, crew galley, and two additional crew cabins.
The crew mess and galley feature a spacious table with seating on both sides, a porthole, and alarm panels to monitor the boat's systems.
Forward of the crew mess and through a watertight door are the remaining crew cabins: a double bunk berth with vanity and sink and a single berth cabin located to starboard, also with a sink and vanity. Both cabins have portholes and there is an escape hatch in the double bunk berth. These two cabins share a separate full bath located on the port side, just outside the doors to these cabins.
Prior to her current owner, EDISON was owned by the same family for 10 years as SERENITY II.
From 2015- 2016, these owners embarked on an extensive refit at Lauderdale Marine Center in Fort Lauderdale of mechanical and cosmetic nature at a cost of over $1,240,000. At the time of sale when she became EDISON, the receipts were provided and are available to her next owners.
Details of the 2015-2016 Refit:
In 2017, SERENITY II was purchased by the current owner, becoming EDISON. The boat continues to undergo ongoing upgrades and a rigid maintenance schedule.
Several new or rebuilt upgrades include:
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