This the nicest Farmont 70' Explorer available and one of the strongest, safest long range trawlers of this size - regardless of price.
The extraordinary 70' Explorer is engineered and built like a ship by world-famous German yacht builders, Farmont Yachts. In fact, this particular yacht was the best one made, as it was constructed for Mr. Farmont himself. A well maintained one-owner vessel, she's incredibly strong, stable and safe, with redundant systems usually found only on much larger yachts. Her luxurious interior provides perfect protection from the elements, complete isolation from sound and vibration, plus thermal insulation for cold climate cruising.
Features three luxurious staterooms, plus a crew cabin aft and below, air conditioned stand-up engine room with work bench, 1800 gallon per day watermaker, very nice Zodiac 12' inflatable with 30 hp Honda outboard motor. Her broad beam gives enormous interior space with hardwood cabinetry that is handsomely finished by skilled craftsmen. There's a hidden gun cabinet and a large safe for valuables. Fresh bottom paint and trued/balanced propellers in Oct. 2014. New starting batteries for both engines and both generators. Bottom cleaned and new zincs installed on a regular basis. Vessel is EC compliant with EEC requirements. US Duty has been paid. Drive it away, no taxes. Register and keep it in Florida as your tropical home, pay only 2% sales tax. Inexpensive dockage is available and we can maintain her for you.
This 4,500 mile range globetrotter is easily handled without crew - thanks to twin engines, a Portuguese bridge with twin wing stations, electronic controls plus bow and stern thrusters. Features two low-hour Cummins diesels, sea chest mounted Naiad stabilizers, serious deck hardware includes twin 350 lb anchors with chain rode and massive hydraulic windlass. Built-in hydraulic passerelle gangway for easy stern boarding. The pilothouse provides excellent visibility and complete protection from the elements. It's also well-ventilated and offers central air conditioning and heating for year-round comfort. Vessel is in very good condition and will safely take you, your family and friends anywhere in the world. Although a thoroughly modern ship, her classic lines and jaw-dropping good looks never fail to turn heads when entering a harbor!
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This expedition trawler was designed by famous Dutch yacht designer Rene van der Velden and has a functional and tastefully designed interior by Joachim Kinder. Design guidelines were maximum safety, extreme stability and straight-forward handling. The result is a very attractive ship that combines classic lines with a sturdy and seaworthy hull shape; blending aesthetics and ergonomics with efficiency and comfort. Built with robust construction throughout, her inviting salon, open galley and comfortable cabins offer an ideal liveaboard environment for extended exploration. Her substantial beam of 20'+ helps create an overly spacious interior for a 70' yacht and encompasses a total of about 1100 square feet. The Portuguese bridge contributes to a dry ride and ease of docking. She is remarkably equipped with modern electronic equipment and special attention was paid to the internal heating system, making long range cold region voyages most comfortable.
BELOW THE WATERLINE:
Hull construction is composed of exceptionally strong e-glass, which the builder states is immune to dilapidation and nearly bulletproof. It is up to 60 mm thick on the bottom and approx. 40 mm thick on the hull sides. The vessel's increased stability is due in part to the Farmont's bulbous bow, which is a substantial protruding bulb at the bow of the ship just below the waterline. This design modifies the way water flows around the hull, reducing drag, and thus increasing speed, range and fuel efficiency. Ships with bulbous bows generally have 12% to 15% better fuel efficiency than similar vessels without them. The bulbous bow also increases forward buoyancy, hence reducing pitching of the ship. The moderate draft of only 5' 5" offers almost limitless access to tropical islands, harbors and marinas.
LWL: 67' 3”
Beam: 20' 4”
Draft: 5' 5”
Dry Weight: 101.4 tons (202,825 lbs)
Total Power: 900HP
Model: QSM 11
Engine Hours: 1766
Model QSM 11
Engine Hours: 1765
Number of Single Berths: 1
Number of Double Berths: 2
Number of Cabins: 3
Number of Heads: 4 (includes crew)
Fresh Water Tanks: 2 Fiberglass (530 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: 1 Fiberglass (500 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 2 Fiberglass (5290 Gallons)
Fuel Consumption: 20 liters per hour per engine @ 9.5 knots. At 8 knots, consumption is less than 15 liters per hour per engine. Variables include vessel load and hull cleanliness.
Entrance to the main level is on the ship's starboard side via a watertight door. Step into the salon area which has two settees in an L shape, a cocktail table, built-in end tables and storage cabinets. There's also a console with built-in pop-up TV. Moving forward are three steps leading down to the galley (port) and dinette (starboard). The galley features numerous kitchen cabinets and utensil drawers. There are granite countertops, twin stainless-steel sinks, an expresso machine, toaster, built-in dishwasher, oven, range top, trash compactor, stainless steel stove, stainless steel refrigerator and freezer. Complete set of pots and pans, dishes, cups & glassware and complete dining utensils. Opposite to starboard is the dinette table with built-in L-shaped settee and two pull-out stools providing total seating for seven.Continuing forward, down three steps is a day head with a vanity, sink, mirrored medicine cabinet and electric toilet. Next to port, is the master stateroom with ensuite head. There's a separate shower stall, vanity with sink, toilet, and an armoire with hanging locker, several shelves and a safe for valuables. The stateroom features a queen-sized bed, cabinets, dressing stool, a bulkhead-mounted TV and hidden gun cabinet. Next forward is a guest cabin to starboard, with a single berth, cabinets, dressing stool, built-in hanging locker and writing desk. The VIP stateroom is forward with a queen-size bed that is accessible from either side, a luxurious head with separate shower stall, sink and vanity, a bidet and toilet. This cabin also has a built-in DVD player and TV.
From the salon a portside curved stairway leads up to the bridge, where the helm is on centerline. There's an L-shaped dinette with day berth behind it and refrigerator for cold drinks. On either side of the bridge are watertight doors, port and starboard, leading out to wing stations on both sides of the Portuguese bridge. This bridge has a center door which steps down to the forward deck, where there is a crane and an inflatable with a four-stroke Honda outboard motor.
Back on the bridge there are steps going from the bridge up to the aft deck, which is covered with a soft top and has a large teak dining table with chairs – dining for six. From the aft deck there are steps up to the flybridge and outside deck where there are sunning pads under a cover and a spotlight. At the ship's highest point there is a mast with hailer, radar, satellite TV antenna, wind speed direction, tracfone, horn, various GP antennas.
Lower deck access to engine room is from two places: one is a watertight door on main level's starboard side, and a second watertight door provides access from the swim platform. Starting aft is the lazzarette, which is spacious and air conditioned. Moving forward, starboard side is the laundry area with separate washer and dryer plus ample counter and storage space. Opposite to port is the crew quarters which sleeps 2 in separate bunks. There is a crew's head with sink, toilet and separate shower stall. Continuing forward is the midship engine room which is big by any standard and air conditioned. It offers standing headroom and excellent access to both engines, generators, AC systems, pumps, valves, stabilizers and features a workbench.
Log-speedometer - Simrad DST 800
Depthsounder - Simrad LBS 1
Radar - 1 Simrad 6KW HD and 1 Simrad BR 24-3G Broadband Radar
Autopilot - Simrad AP 50
Wind speed and direction - Simrad IS 20
Navigation center - MARETRON NMEA 2000 monitoring system
Plotter - 2x Simrad NSO 15
Compass - Simrad RC 25/HS 70
GPS - Simrad HS 70
VHF - Simrad RS 87
Air conditioning - 120k btu chiller system
Stern thruster - 25 HP Electric
Fresh water maker - Sea Recovery ,capacity 75b G/hr
Manual bilge pump
Sea water pump - 1 G&R 220 volt AC fire/bilge pump; 1G7R 24 volt DC fire/bilge pump
Bow thruster - 25 HP
Hot water - G & R 2 kw water heater
Electric bilge pump
Battery charger - Mastervolt
Heating - Reverse cycle 120k btu
Generators - Two MASE 28 KW generators powered by Yanmar diesels.
Starboard Generator 3418 hours
Port Generator 5042 hours
Inverter - 5 Kw Mastervolt
Shore power inlet - 80-265 Volts,50/60 cycle
Electrical Circuit: 220V
Passerelle: a high-quality built-in hydraulic passerelle (gangway) by Besenzoni
Hot & cold fresh water shower at swim platform
Tender: Zodiac 12' Pro 420 inflatable with 30 Hp 4 stroke Honda outboard motor
Crane for tender: MarQuipt telescopic tender lift with 1500lb capacity
Liferafts: two large canister 8-man liferafts: SurvitecZodiac Solas 96 Type ZMX8
•Siemens ceramic top, 4 burner stove with exhaust hood
•Bianco double sink with garbage disposal
•Siemens trash compactor
•Siemens convection & microwave oven
•Premium Philips Saeco Exprelia Espresso machine
•Full set of premium dishes, glassware, silverware,
•pots & pans
•2 Simrad 3 ft / 4 ft Radar
•2 Simrad / Raytheon GPS
•1 Ritchie Compass
•Simrad AP50 Autopilot
•1 Friedrich Barograph
•2 Simrad Echo sounder
•Simrad Automatic foghorn
•Security video system with 6 cameras.
•GSM car phone
•VHF Marine Radio Service
Audio / Video
•Radio / CD-Player with Bose speakers in salon
•Central air conditioning & heating system
•Siemens washing machine
•Awning on aftdeck
•Shore power - Victron energy 50/60 hz converter
•Marquipt davit on foredeck with telescopic boom, capacity 680 kg (1500 lbs)
•2 Zodiac Solas 2MEX8 liferafts for 8 persons each, certified 2014
•Hydraulic double windlass, 3300 lbs capacity by data hydraulics
•2 Wortelboer Pool N Type anchors, 350 lbs each
•2 x 260 feet of anchor chain
LAYOUT & DESIGN
This explorer offers a three-deck layout with large pilothouse and 200 square feet of deck space. A Portuguese bridge with port and starboard wing stations facilitates easy docking. An upper third deck has plenty of space for observation and sunbathing. The aft deck has a dining table and settee with seating for six. Her air-conditioned midship engine room is huge by any standards and offers stand-up access to engines, generators, AC systems, pumps and stabilizers. It also has a workbench with vise and is an engineer's dream come true! The air-conditioned lazarette offers extensive storage and has a watertight door which opens to the swim platform. Just forward is the laundry area with separate washer and dryer plus ample counter and storage space. Opposite laundry is crew quarters with two single bunks plus a head with sink, toilet and shower stall for the crew.The pilothouse is accessible from the salon, the second deck terrace and through a pair of watertight doors, port and starboard. It's very spacious, has a wet bar, separate nav station, a dinette with L-shaped seating for five, and a day bunk aft of the dinette.
World famous explorer and naval architect, Hans Farmont, has been setting international quality standards with his yachts for over 30 years. His particular specialty is building strong offshore vessels which have classic designs but incorporate the very latest in available modern technologies. Hans Farmont: “I take yacht building very seriously. To build quality yachts professionally requires that you derive great joy from it - but you also need stamina. I don't think in terms of trends. Good design is timeless, don't you think? As with some of today's four wheel drive automobiles, my explorer yachts are designed for exploration. They are known for safety, solidity, comfort, and highly functional interior space.” We couldn't have said it better.
Farmont yachts are strong, dependable, timeless, and designed for long range cruising. They offer every imaginable convenience, maximum safety and plenty of power for voyages into uncharted waters. A strong engineering team with decades of experience developed the Explorer 70, which combines aesthetics and ergonomics with efficiency and comfort. The designers were only satisfied when the optimum solution was found for each detail of the interior and for all ergonomic and technical components. The Explorer 70 exhibits extreme stability, safety, and straightforward handling. The end result is a vessel which ensures the owner and his guests can enjoy their grand ocean adventure in complete comfort and safety.
The company offers details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents or surveyors to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice.
1314 E. Las Olas Boulevard, Suite 1102
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301