Virgin Atlantic Challenger II - Designed by Sonny Levi and Peter Birkett, and built in Lowestoft Boatyard, VAC II was built in 1985 to break the transatlantic record after an unsuccessful attempt by VAC 1. Powered by twin MTU V12 2000hp turbo charged diesel engines driving 980mm surface-piercing props, she can hit a top speed of circa 50 knots. Having now been painstakingly restored to her former glory, VAC II offers a unique opportunity to secure part of Britain's maritime heritage. Please contact Ancasta Plymouth for further information and viewing arrangements.
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Spécifications, Équipements et informations supplémentaires:
Type de moteur/essence: Diesel
Type de moteur/essence: Diesel
Type de transmission: Prise directe
Vitesse de croisière: 40 Noeuds
Nombre de cabines: 1
VIRGIN ATLANTIC CHALLENGER II (VAC II) Commissioned by Sir Richard Branson for the historic Blue Riband Transatlantic Challenge Built in 1985 by Brooke Yachts, Lowestoft Designed by Sonny Levi & Peter Birkett (Naval Architect) Project coordinator: Chris Witty Chief Engineer: Pete Downie Originally launched by Princess Michael of Kent on 14th May, 1986 Part 1 British Registered
Aluminium hull, deck + superstructure Refurbished in 2013 by current Owner including: Hull and topside fully prepared and painted with Joton paint system Hull internally pressure washed and cleaned
4 x lift outs and refits/annual maintenance since 2013 - Last May 2018: hull inspection, antifoul, anodes, shaft clearances, props dressed. Spare propellers fitted to aft of vessel. Additional engine spares on board.
Coding currently suspended voluntarily by Owner, as not currently required commercially. Coding through MECAL. However, all LSA/FFA to coding requirements still fitted, except 1 x liferaft (Owner willing to recode if required dependant upon sale price and by negotiation).
Note - current Owner would also conduct any future works for new Owner if required, subject to separate negotiation and costing's.
NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT (NEW 2013): Simrad NSO system with 3 x 17" monitors 2 x 4G broadband radars Sat compass Simrad AP70 autopilot with remote Comar Class A AIS ER CCTV system with 4 x cameras Sart Epirb Icom M423 fixed VHF Sailor RT2047 fixed VHF 2 x portable Icom M23 VHF radios Garmin 750s plotter/sounder hand bearing compass GPRS boat track system ER call system Main/Aux navigation lights
GROUND TACKLE Main and secondary anchor fitted
SAFETY EQUIPMENT (meets MCA Cat 2 coding requirements) ER bulkhead completed ER fitted with Firemaster A60 insulation (deck head and down to hull bottom) Stat X fire detection and monitoring system fitted and commissioned Portable diesel driven 1.5" bilge fire pump fitted Fwd electric Rule 3700 bilge pump fitted with associated pipework and closing valves 3 x bilge level monitors fitted 2 x 8man ISO liferafts 150N Inflatable lifejackets 2 x lifebuoys Throwing line Flares KIM mob rescue system Webbing rescue ladder Radar reflectors 4 x 6L AFFF ext, 4 x 4kg DP ext code flags Cat C and HSE first aid kits Rescue harness Helicopter sling Centre aft deck hand rail fitted Full on board Safety management system and training manuals
Virgin Airways cabin livery and upholstery.
Heads compartment fitted with new electric toilet.
TWIN MTU V12 396 TB 93 2000HP TURBO CHARGED DIESEL ENGINES Engines fully inspected by MTU Palma Engines annually serviced - Last May 2018 (oil/filters/fuel filters) by Universal Marine Services. Also, saltwater intake valves serviced and new intake pipes, sea strainers cleaned. Engine hours: 985 (as of Jan 2019) 1960 mHP (1440 kw) at 2100 rpm Pair of ZF BW 455 flange-mounted gearboxes 2013 works included: Intercoolers rebuilt Injectors serviced and compression tested Oil samples taken Oil/filters changed UK ER air intake system fitted (300mm 24v axial fan system with fire dampers) 4 x ER exhaust system fans fitted with damper arrangement New turbo intake hoses Dressed SBM five-bladed surface-piercing nickel alloy bronzed propellers of 980mm diameter Anodes changed Trim tabs serviced Hydraulic steering system checked
TANKAGE 4 x 3.5t fuel tanks, bladder bags extracted and fully reinstated as solid tanks with West System Epoxy, aluminium manholes and baffle system Fitted with Offshore system digital tank monitoring system and manual dip ports Closing valves fitted to underside of tanks Fuel system and electronic closing valves reinstated
ELECTRICS 2 x banks of batteries (24v starting) with local isolators with a common battery change over breaker. Main domestic panel in the saloon with a basic change over to each bank that operates the domestic electrics.