“Underwater Explorer” Glass Bottom Underwater Viewing Boat

 

$699,950.00 $599,950.00

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The Underwater Explorer had a major refit in late 2013 including new Cummins QSB 5.9 main engine and a new John Deere 135hp generator.

Description

“Underwater Explorer” Glass Bottom Underwater Viewing Boat

 

The Underwater Explorer had a major refit in late 2013 including new Cummins QSB 5.9 main engine and a new John Deere 135hp generator. In excess of $900,000 was spent on the refit. Extensive rewiring was undertaken at this stage as well. The Underwater Explorer holds a 1D class certificate of survey and is licensed for 65 passengers. The hull is aluminium and was originally custom built as a glass bottom viewing vessel. Fuel capacity is approx. 2000 litres and fresh water capacity is approx. 400 litres. This boat has been successfully operating commercially out of Queenscliff, Victoria and is an ideal tourism business waiting to be further developed in Melbourne or a new venture for interstate.

Specifications:

  • LOA 22.5m
  • Beam 4.7m
  • Draft 1.5m
  • 1D class certificate of survey
  • 65 passenger capacity
  • Fuel capacity is approx. 2000 litres
  • Fresh water capacity is approx. 400 litres.
  • This vessel is wired an in all other aspects conforms with the Australian Survey Requirements
  • There is Shore Power Earth Blocking to avoid corrosion occurring
  • The GenSet & Shore Power is wired to 32 amp/phase loading
  • When at sea the whole boat runs off GenSet and batteries
  • The engine & GenSet batteries are charged from a shore powered charging system and also from the individual engines. There is also main/parallel switching between the engine batteries
  • There is a 24v house battery system & a 12v emergency battery all charged from the shore power or GenSet power. Both the 24v & 12v supplies have individual switchboards located in the helm
  • The anchor winch is hydraulically powered from the GenSet engine and has helm and deck controls
  • The bow thruster is also hydraulically powered from the GenSet engine
  • The steering is also hydraulically powered from the main engine and has helm wheel control and joystick control
  • There are 5 x 240v automatic bilge pumps. 1 in each of the engine bats and 3 in the main cabin. There are also hand operated bilge pumps
  • There is a complete fire alarm system on board and a 240v sweater fire pump
  • The main cabin is fully reverse cycle air conditioned
  • The rear deck is fitted with overhead infra-red heaters
  • All lighting on board is LED
  • There are 16 x Aqualuma FF9 surface mount flood lights under water – 8 down each down each side under the main cabin windows
  • There are 4 x underwater cameras – 2 x port & starboard in the bow and 2 x port & starboard in the aft.
  • There are 2 x 42” LED TV’s in the main cabin, 2 x 32” LED TV’s above the stairs in the upper cabin, and 2 x 19” LED TV’s – one in the aft equipment cabin and one in the helm station
  • The TV’s can display any of the cameras or a quad split of the cameras, the DVD/Off air TV or the helm plotter display
  • There is a 250w audio amplifier feeding 6 x deck speakers and 8 x main cabin speakers all on 100v lines. Sound can be from CD/FM/iPod/DVD/Off Air TV/Microphones from main cabin & helm or from the VHF wireless radio microphones
  • There are facilities for a diver’s underwater camera to be fed into the display system
  • There are 2 x sets of four security cameras on board. One set is for the deck and the other for the main cabin and stairs with hard disc recording for each area. The deck camera can also be displayed in the helm station

 

Notable Features:

  • Cummins QSB 5.9 330hp engine
  • John Deere 135hp generator
  • Hydraulic bow thruster
  • E series Raymarine Plotter
  • 4kw Digital radar
  • Raymarine DSM30 Fish Finder & 600w Transducer
  • Raymarine ST40 Depth gauge display
  • Raymarine ST40 Digital Compass Display
  • Raymarine ST60 Rudder position display
  • Raymarine AIS 650 Transceiver system
  • All the Raymarine systems are fully integrated
  • Fixed VHF radio and hand held VHF radio
  • Silva 125 analogue compass display
  • 1 x set of CB handsets for on-board deck to helm communications
  • 2 x 42” LED TVs
  • 2 x 32” LED TVs
  • 2 x 19” LED TVs
  • 250w audio amplifier feeding 6 x deck speakers and 8 x main cabin speakers

 

 

The viewing area is quite spacious and can comfortably seat 45-50 passengers. The seating is a raised  carpeted central section which acts as both walkway and seating,  with legs down over the side facing the windows. At either end  you will see 2 escape ladders, as well as 2  main central sets of steps leading to the upper deck. Passengers can enter the stairwells from both Port and Starboard doorways on the main deck to a landing and head down either set. One heads forward, and the other aft. The Underwater Explorer has sectioned music, DVD and Public Address throughout and the skippers navigation aids from the bridge (radar, plotter, chart etc)  can be shown through all TV’s.