Salthouse Explorer 17.7m

Custom designed by Bob Salthouse with serious fishing, explorations, and cruising in mind and built by renowned craftsmen in triple skin Kauri at Brin Wilson Boatbuilders. This is a well built and very well-equipped passage-maker with plenty of redundancies and accommodation for 9 adults. When it comes to fulfilling those bucket list adventures this small ship will give you a great platform and safe travelling around the rugged New Zealand Coast and beyond and she’s fished the Three Kings and cruised Fjord land with ease.
When it comes to live aboard cruising size does matter and the big volume interior includes an owner’s stateroom forward with it’s own ensuite, finished in teak with beautiful exposed heart Kauri topsides.The guests have their own stateroom aft of the saloon with a queen sized double in a light spacious cabin.
The saloon has a helm station to starboard and galley aft with a dinette to port and access to the fly-bridge and also the side decks, plus a chart table and bar. The galley has a full-sized oven, plenty of bench space with twin sinks and is well positioned in the centre of the ship to feed the crew.
The large cockpit has an undercover el fresco dinette too and seating, bbq and great entertaining space with day beds either side. The cockpit makes the most of all of the hull length and without a platform everyone is fishing from within the safety of the cockpit coamings.
Having been built to MSA survey and under the SSM management she could go back into survey and be a great viewing platform for the America’s Cup.
The raised bulwarks and teak handrail allow access to the side decks and up to the bow, with external fly-bridge access from the cockpit or side decks.
The fly-bridge is a warm enclosed area with great visibility and practically is another lounge room, with internal and external access plus helm seat and well equipped helm station complete with sliding windows and good ventilation.
Room for all the toys when cruising long range is important and the aft deck area with its davit crane has tender storage, kayaks and room for all your gear.
The fly-bridge too offers extra berths, more lounging space, another dinette area and a bar fridge for refreshments.
This is an awesome viewing platform too to take in the vistas while staying warm and dry.
The lower helm station too is very practically laid out with a door to the side decks and full instrumentation and electronics.

LOA: 17.7 metres (58 feet)
Beam: 5.0 metres (16.4 feet)
Draft: 1.5 metres (4.9 feet)
Year launched: 1989
Designer: Bob Salthouse
Builder: Brin Wilson Boat Builders
Hull type: 3 skin Heart Kauri glassed
Displacement: 35 tonnes
No. of berths: 9

Engines Iveco Fiat 320hp main engine (rebuilt 2011, 400 hours since)
2 x Iveco Fiat 160 hp wing engines (approx. 2000 hours)
Helm stations 3 helm stations with electronic controls
Cruise speed 8-9 knots economical long-range speed
Fuel Capacity 2200 litres
Water Capacity 500 litres plus Water Maker
Accommodation 9 adults
W/C’s 3 toilets/heads
Survey status Has been in MSA survey SSM number 875448 but out of date
240v Genset plus 2 x Vectron inverter/chargers for 240v power
Water Maker Sea Recovery 130 lph (needs service)
Whiteware Washing Machine and Dishwasher
New gas Stove + Oven
New Squabs
Tender RIB inflatable with 5 hp outboard
Game Poles and 2 game rods included.

Ground tackle:
- Maxwell up and down windlass with controls on flybridge and main bridge.
- 100m 10mm chain, snubber and other warps.
- Ancillary chain and warp.(upgraded)
- 1 X 100lb CQR anchor and 1 X 65lb CQR and 1 X kedge

- Hydraulic steering X three stations: Main bridge Wood and Brass spoked wheel, Flybridge stainless wheel and joystick in cockpit.
- Emergency tiller and rudder attachment in cockpit floor.
- Autohelm 7000 autopilot X 3 stations
- Upright LPG domestic type stove with oven and grill. (Upgraded)
- LG Microwave
- Asko 760 dishwasher
- Domestic style double sink
- 2 X fridges and large freezer (+ drinks fridge in fly-bridge table)
- Crockery, cutlery, pots and pans etc.
- Sears Kenmore Garbage compactor (as is)


Laundry/Engine room
- Smeg Washing machine/dryer front loading
- Kiwi Vac integrated vacuum system
- Wet and dry vacuum
- All bathrooms are completely moulded epoxy coved and painted white for ease of maintenance and hygiene.
- 3 X toilets : Manual in guest bathroom, Electric in cockpit bathroom and Electroscan in fwd en-suite.(upgraded)
- 3 X showers: separate shower with sprung blind curtain and mixer in en-suite fwd, same in guest bathroom and combined shower toilet space with mixer unit in cockpit (aft) bathroom. There is also a hot and cold shower in cockpit aft stbd locker.
- En-suite and guest cabin have wash basins with small hand washbasin in cockpit bathroom.
- Holding tank (not sure of capacity).
- Grey water sump tanks and pumps in both en-suite and guest bathroom but self draining in cockpit bathroom shower and cockpit shower.
- Sea Recovery Aqua Whisper Automatic watermaker © 130lph (needs Service)

Batteries and power sources:
- 4 x 6V 265AH AGM sealed house batteries new 01/10 – 530AH @12V
- 3 X N200 Lead Acid crank batteries(all upgraded)
- 1 x 12v lead acid crank battery for genset.(upgraded)
- Westerbeake generator 4cyl Mitsubishi ©10KW
- Xantrex 1800W pure sine wave inverter
- Shore power with AC break out panel
- 1 X Victron 12/60 and 1 X Victron 12/20 chargers(1 upgraded)
- Separate genset breakout panel


- 2 X Uniden VHF radio
- Icom M710 SSB/HF radio
- Furuno Daylight model 1832 36nm 10” Radar
- Ratheon Pathfinder Radar
- ST 7000 Autohelm autopilot X 3 station
- Furuno Colour 10” Depth Sounder
- ST60 Raymarine wind X 2
- Sleipner 7HP Bow thruster
- Echopilot FLS (Forward looking Echo sounder)(as is)
- Datamarine Multi- Depth, Speed and Temp.
- Autohelm GPS
- Autohelm Navcentre C-Map plotter X 2 station
- Garmin 3010C Colour 10” Bluecharts plotter (new)
- 2 X Ships compass
- Brass ships clock and barometer
- Full engine instrumentation X 2 stations for three engines
- 1 X Pioneer stereo system with USB and TV audio input
- 1 X JVC stereo system (flybridge)
- 1 X Philips flat screen TV (saloon)
- 1XMajestic flat screen TV (master stateroom)
- 1Xphilips DVD player
- 1 X Majestic Satellite dome self –tuning
- 1Xfree to air tuner
- 1Xmajestic set top box

- Main Engine: Iveco 8361SRM10 320HP @2400rpm with 1.97:1 gear ratio driving 6 X 25 4 bladed prop.
- Aux. motors: 2 X Iveco 8001 with MG 502Twin Disc V-Drives © 150HP each
- Fuel tanks 3 X 1000ltr Stainless and 1X150litre day tank stainless

- RFD 6 man life raft (2 years old)
- GME 406 EPIRB with GPS
- 12 X life jackets
- Current coastal flares
- 1 X 3m grp RIB
- 1 X Yamaha 5hp
- Dan buoy light
- 6 X life rings
- Horn
- Spotlight

Don Salthouse
Mobile: 0274 957 174
Mike Vitali
Mobile: 021 469 239

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