Construction: Old-growth fir keel, ironbark worm-shoe, 1-1/2 inch fir planking on 2-inch by 2-inch oak frames. Bronze, stainless steel and galvanized steel fastenings. Transom, decks and superstructure are oiled or varnished solid teak. Cable & chain steering system to bronze rudders via bronze stocks. Bilge is clean and dry. Hull documentation #228404. Also see "Recent Work", below.
Engines: Twin Gray Marine model 671, 210 h.p. diesels (GM Detroit Diesel) driving 3-blade, 24-inch bronze propellers via 1-3/4 inch bronze shafts. Two spare props. Long-term average fuel consumption is 6 gallons/hour including generator use. Cruising speed is 10 knots, and maximum speed is 14 knots.
Tanks: 600 gallons (U.S.) fuel in 6 steel tanks. 200 gallons water in two steel tanks. Two 10-gallon propane tanks.
Electrical: 12-volt DC and 110-volt AC systems. The vessel is electrically bonded and is equipped with an Electrogaurd anti-electrolysis system. 35-amp 12-volt engine alternator, Onan 7.5 KW 110-volt generator, fuses and breakers, two 110-volt battery chargers. There is an inverter for 110 AC power when the generator is not in use. Four 6-volt house batteries, two 8D starting batteries, fourteen 8-volt batteries for 110-volt.
Galley: Porcelain sink with pressure hot and cold water, and manual pump. Built-in refrigeration system. Storage lockers, shelves, and drawers. Shipmate three burner propane stove with oven.
Navigation: Two Kelvin Constellation compasses, Icom VHF, Datamarine and Raytheon fathometers, Furuno LORAN, Wood Freeman autopilot.
Deck Equipment: Fenders, dock lines, electric anchor windless with chain and line gypsies, 2 Danforth anchors and 1 CQR anchor, with a 300-foot, 3/8-inch, galvanized chain rode and a separate chain and nylon rode. dinghy is a 9-foot Shoreboat with cover, oars, and launching davits.
Safety Equipment: Horn, bell, flares, 12 lifejackets, Avon 8-person liferaft, lifelines, cast bronze stanchions, two 12-volt bilge pumps and one 110-volt high volume manual-switch pump. Fire extinguishers throughout living quarters and an automatic halon fire extinguishing system in engine room.
Maintenance: AREQUIPA is boathouse kept, and receives professional annual maintenance. She is in show condition. There is also a complete boat cover.
Recent Work: An extensive refit in 2001 included removal of rudders, struts, shafts and propellers, and the replacement of eight bottom planks, some floors, shaft logs and the transom knee. Her equipment reinstalled, and she was painted stem to stern. Staterooms were also painted. A new diesel furnace and hot-water boiler were also installed to provide living quarters heating and to preheat the engines.
Walkthrough: See the layout sketch at left.
The forward cabin includes the chain locker, full-size electrical boxes, and line stowage. There is also a head and fold-down pipe-berth, and a ladder to a hatch which opens onto the fore deck. Next aft through a bulkhead doorway is the galley. There's a deck hatch in the galley ceiling with a dead-light.
Next aft through a bulkhead doorway is the main salon with a large drop-leaf dining table and seating for 8 on a rap-around settee to port, and a settee to starboard. There are numerous well-crafted shelves and cabinets here and a large skylight overhead, all creating a bright and elegant space.
Next aft up the companionway stairs is the wheel-house. At the helm there's complete engine and navigation instrumentation, plenty of room for charts, and doors to the deck port and starboard. In the after part of the wheel-house is a large leather-upholstered, u-shaped settee with drop leaf table. The wheel-house is very bright and airy and offers excellent visibility all around for guests and the helmsman.
A large engine room is below the wheel-house. It is accessed via a hatch and ladder from the deck on the port-side. There's standing headroom, and natural light from the hatch as well as work-lighting. There are 6 fuel tanks, with three outboard of the engines to port and starboard. The water tanks are located port and starboard in the forward part of the engine room. Systems and wiring are clean, well-maintained and secure.
The staterooms and passageways are accessed via a starboard-side mid-ships sliding hatch. Down the companionway and forward are a pair of single staterooms, port and starboard, separated by sliding doors so they convert to one large stateroom when needed. Each stateroom has a bed, bureau, closet and opening ports for light and ventilation.
Next aft to port, across from the companionway, is a large head with Electrosan toilet, pressure hot and cold water, cabinets, drawers, a separate stall shower, and ports for light and ventilation. Farther aft is a large full-width cabin with two large bunks, a bureau, and hanging closets.
The ships boiler, installed new in 200I, provides heat via hot-water radiators throughout the vessel, hot domestic water, and is used to preheat the engines. The engines provide, via heat exchangers, vessel heat and hot water through the same system.
Topsides there are wide side-decks with secure, high rails, an expansive fore deck, a fly bridge steering station, and an aft-deck seating area. Also, aft of the wheel-house is a permanent, full-width canvas on wood-ceiling 'canopy' covering the side-decks, cabin-top, and aft-deck area. The canopy is supported on solid bronze poles. It provides excellent protection from the Sun and weather.
The anchoring system consists of a bronze electric windlass with bits, an anchor davit, a chain-pipe down to the fore peak chain storage bin, and a hause-pipe port and starboard. The anchors are always ready for immediate use with this system, and there's no need to bring anchors aboard to foul the deck. Also on the fore deck are bench seats with storage under for the propane tanks for the galley stove and other deck gear.
There are davits at the port-side rail which can be swung aboard for launching the dinghy. The dinghy is normally chocked on the stateroom cabin-top amidships. The flying-bridge is accessed via steps up from the starboard deck just aft of the wheel-house. There's bench seating, the helm, and redundant navigation and engine instrumentation.
The aft-deck seating area is protected from wind and weather by the overhead ceiling as well as a glazed partition and doors which open forward to the side-decks. There's a drop-leaf table arrangement large enough for 8 people, plenty of room for comfortable wicker chairs and an upholstered, raised bench seat facing aft.
This aft or lazarette deck is a quiet, protected, yet outdoor area for lounging, eating, reading, entertaining, and watching scenery and wildlife at anchor or underway. From the lazarette deck, there is also access below to the steering quadrant, batteries, and other systems not contained in the engine room.
Owners Comment: "AREQUIPA was originally built for a yachtsman and owner of a publishing company in San Francisco for his commute across the Bay and to take jaunts down the coast to Catalina Island for "R&R". After her launching, the owner took the builder and crew for a shakedown cruise to Santa Cruz. When they returned home, a third [centerline] large rudder was added to enhance downwind ocean steering.
The vessel was originally named MOGUL and equipped with twin Sterling Petrol Engines, a big inboard powered launch. She had a top speed of 27 knots.
I am AREQUIPA's seventh owner/caretaker. I have owned this beautiful boat for 24 years. I brought her up the coast from California to the San Juan Islands in Washington on her own bottom in 1987. My family and I have enjoyed wonderful cruising aboard AREQUIPA throughout Puget Sound, the Islands, Strait of Georgia, Desolation Sound, and to the west side of Vancouver Island.
She is a very comfortable boat with a gentle motion and many separate spaces for guests to be. The wheel house affords a great view for cruising and docking, and the flying bridge is marvelous in warm weather.
Overall average fuel consumption is aproximately 6 gallons per hour including periodic generator usage. Her efficient hull cuts the chop like a knife and leaves a small wake. She cruises at 10 knots with a top speed of 14.5 Knots.
The flying bridge, permanent deck 'canopy', and aft deck partition with doors and windows, were all added since original construction but using the same quality of materials and craftsmanship.
AREQUIPA has always been well maintained and appreciated throughout her life. She was very well designed and expertly constructed of wonderful materials. The teak and old growth fir used in her construction are not available anymore, for any price. Plus, she is stunningly well proportioned and handsome. Just walking up to her in the boat house makes my boat-lover's heart race a bit. She's won "Best of Show" at the Victoria [BC] Classic Boat Show.
Whoever is lucky enough to be AREQUIPA's next owner assumes the duty and pleasure of maintaining her in the manner to which she has always been accustomed to."
Excerpts from Survey: "Motor Yacht AREQUIPA is in show condition...". "There are no recommendations [for improvements]."
Survey: You can download a 2001 Condition and Valuation Survey, and a 2005 Hull Survey. The photos have been removed from these documents since they do not reproduce well (hense the missing pages). Click once and then wait a bit as the file downloads. It should then appear automatically on your screen: