This 1995/2012 Real Ships was designed by Jay Benford Design Group of Easton, Maryland and fabricated at Custom Steel Boats of Merritt, NC, located on the Bay River in North Carolina. Jay Benford Design has been in business since 1969 and is a highly regarded Naval Architect. Custom Steel Boats has been a family owned, multi-generational business since 1981 and is well known for both commercial and recreational steel and aluminum construction.
Additionally, the 8' hull extension completed in 2012 was accomplished with design drawings from Jay Benford Design Group with the goal of enhancing their original design while maintaining the vessels unique profile.
For the past twelve years, IMPERVIOUS has been the private yacht belonging to the owner of a successful marine repair facility in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Impervious features all the luxury and modernization of a new boat. After initially buying the vessel and cruising for two years, the owner knew exactly how he wanted to make IMPERVIOUS the perfect "Island Expedition" vessel.
This was accomplished over a 4-year refit period completed in 2012 with the hull extended 8'. During that time the owner continued using the boat and subsequently upgrading systems to improve performance and functionality with an emphasis on serviceability and ease of maintenance. IMPERVIOUS is unique in its design and layout with multiple decks providing the space of a much larger yacht. This spacious vessel is simple to own and operate for a yacht of this size and class. From the bilges to the boat deck – fore to aft – this boat shows like new.
The refit included installation of a second generator, upgrading stabilizers, re-engineering the exhaust system, new electronics suite with NMEA 2000 integration of original analog system, new watermaker, aft deck refit with integrated fiberglass seating with storage underneath and expanded barbecue grill and rotisserie area. The Salon and Pilothouse had new "African Teak" wood floors installed and "New England Beadboard" ceiling with improved LED lighting. The laundry facility was expanded and crews quarters improved, all new fresh water system, and batteries upgraded to AGM.The galley was modernized with new cabinets, appliances, and improved seating. Also completed in 2012 was painting the entire hull and superstructure, and most significantly, the 8 foot hull extension from designs provided by the original architect, Jay Benford, which added another 500 gallons of fuel capacity. This 8 foot hull extension created a very spacious aft deck entertainment area and very easy access to the now enormous lower aft deck via a custom stainless steel staircase. The present owner tows a 26' Mako center console when traveling the Bahamas and this lower aft deck created by the hull extension makes towing, rafting the tender alongside, and getting people and equipment safely on and off the launch an easy and fun operation.
The high quality of workmanship and equipment that went into the refit of IMPERVIOUS make it a vast departure from production boats, and accomplish the goal of being a true "yacht" that is very economical to operate and maintain, can be self-sufficient for extended periods of time and can easily and safely tow a large tender for fishing, diving, and shore excursions.
Being experienced Yachtsmen themselves, the owners have created a step by step underway check list that makes operating the yacht a straight forward proposition for even the less experienced boater.
With all systems functional, operational and well documented this vessel is ready to take the next lucky owner on their own "Island Expedition".
Brad Nelson 954-205-7944. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
IMPERVIOUS has been lovingly owned and completely updated by the owner of a reputable and successful South Florida yacht repair company. IMPERVIOUS features every comfort and her 4-year refit was achieved between outings aboard by the owner which helped him determine how to improve performance, serviceability and functionality. All systems are operational and maintenance is extremely well documented. IMPERVIOUS is so spacious that she feels like a much larger yacht. Easy to operate and shows like new!
The salon has been totally refitted to provide exceptional comfort with many new features. The custom Ultra leather sofa with easy access storage under cushions and in arms provides seating for lounging as well as for dining. The hi lo coffee table with abalone inlays converts to a 6’ dining table seating 8 for dinner.
The L shaped bar / buffet features granite counter top, sink, 52 bottle wine chiller, Manitowoc clear ice machine, cabinet storage, audio visual electronic components (discussed elsewhere) and a pass thru area providing easy transfer of items from Galley to buffet area.
Two swivel leather reclining chairs with footstools and coffee table between provide additional seating plus built in corner cabinetry for additional storage. The entire ceiling has been replaced with "New England Beadboard" painted white awlgrip. The beadboard ceiling center is surrounded with removable teak panels that provide access to mechanical systems and wiring. New Stainless steel fixtures with LED lighting have been added. New African Teak floors were also installed completing the salon refit.
The Pilot House was refit to incorporate a new electronics suite, upgraded electrical systems and complete cosmetic restoration. Features include new beadboard ceiling with LED fixtures including red night lighting, reupholstered twin Stidd helm chairs and dinette, all new mica and upholstery at instrument panel, upgraded steering and electronic controls.
Pilothouse has access to outside Portuguese bridge deck both port and starboard. A new hydraulic hatch gives access thru the pilothouse to the boat deck. All Pilothouse windows have been treated with V-Kool tinting (new technology) and have window covers.
As part of the overall refit of the vessel an NMEA 2000 network was installed and is currently monitored at the bridge. This new technology provides the ability for electronic monitoring of all vessel operations as well as critical systems such as fire, high water, etc. Certain critical systems have retained analog redundancy. The system is easily expandable so that additional monitors and / or sensor can be added to this vessel.
List of items currently monitored by the NMEA 2000 network are: All new in 2012
The Electronic Suite is centered around the extremely powerful and fast Raymarine G series processor. This is a remote mounted system displayed through two 19” monitors at the helm. (NOTE: One monitor can be used to watch satellite TV). In addition a Raymarine E series 12” touchscreen multi function display provides additional monitoring as well as redundancy. The vessel has 4 video cameras – two located in engine room, one aft vision at the top of the mast and one monitoring the lower aft deck. (Extremely helpful when towing a large tender).
OTHER BRIDGE EQUIPMENT:
The galley has been completely refit and is exceptionally large and functional. The full beam amidships galley is well lit with entry doors to main forward deck on Port and Starboard. The Starboard door is double wide to allow removal or entry of appliances or machinery. Refit items includes a new beadboard ceiling with LED lighting and an African Teak Floor, stainless steel handrail, new full size appliances and dinette upholstery and table.
The full width master stateroom features a walk around queen berth with private access to the lower aft deck via French doors. There is generous closet space, a mirrored lighted vanity, flat screen TV, marble tiled bathroom with large shower, granite countertops, and Mircrophor toilet. The berth has a high-end custom made mattress with folding feature for access to storage underneath. Window treatments and custom bedding are new. There are 4 opening screened port lights. A large window faces aft, which provides remarkable ocean views.
Walk around queen berth, marble tiled bath with large shower and granite counter tops, Microphor toilet and sink. Ample closet space and under berth storage, two night tables with lamps, two opening port lights with new window treatment and bedding.
Guest stateroom features two twin berths, marble bath with large shower and Microphor toilet, sink located in cabin with granite counter top. Large closet and under bunk storage. Three opening screened port lights, night table between beds with new bedding and window treatments.
The fourth stateroom or crew quarters located in the bow of the boat and accessed from the stairway going down forward from the galley was completely refit to optimize space and functionality. The newly installed double berth was designed to also function as a desk if owner desires an office. A cedar lined closet and drawers as well as new wall paneling; ceiling and easy care flooring were added. The bath includes full size fiberglass shower, sink and Raritan fresh water toilet.(NOTE: This toilet is independent of the other heads so as to have an emergency back up in the event of a problem with main system, also the holding tank for the forward head transfers to the main 110 gallon holding tank). The overhead tinted deck hatch has built in shade and screen. Access to the chain / rope locker is located on the forward crew bulkhead. Custom bedding and flat screen TV were also added during refit.
The Utility / Laundry Room is located between the engine room and crew quarters. The Laundry area features full size stackable Whirlpool washer and dryer, folding table, built in ironing board , clothes hamper, hanging clothes rod and plenty of shelving. The separate utility area houses a chest freezer (temp connected to NMEA2000 for monitoring) the library of vessel parts, operations and repair manuals, extensive service items such as fasteners, paints, lubricants, spare parts, etc. as well as the air handling unit for the central heating and AC system, and the Isolation Transformer.
The upper aft deck was changed from the original boat and now provides easy access to the lower aft deck as well as built in seating with sunbrella cushions, fold out table, propane stainless steel American outdoor grill with electric rotisserie and two 25 lb. fiberglass propane tanks. All built ins were constructed from fiberglass with custom-made canvas covers for protection. In addition, an aluminum framed canvas awning was added and dimmable lighting to complete the upper aft refit.
The lower aft deck was the final stage of the IMPERVIOUS transformation. An 8-foot hull extension was added to the existing hull that effectively added 11 feet to the water line. Access is provided from the upper deck by an aluminum removable stairway with 316L Stainless Steel handrails including LED stair lighting. The 1-1/2” stainless steel railings and large bollards designed for mooring of the boat and ease of towing a large center console,(present owner tows a 26' Mako), in addition to the 14' Boston Whaler on the bridgedeck.
Other features include several anchor points which can be used for passerelle, fittings for umbrellas, tie down anchor points, fishing rods, etc. The aft deck also includes sea vision underwater lights, dive compressor, fresh water, high pressure wash down, holding tank pump out, 110 volt receptacle and removable 316L stainless steel boarding/swim ladder and added an additional 500 gallons fuel capacity.
ALSO NOTE: Hard mounted and hard wired Bauer Dive Compressor with on deck tank fill station.
Below deck is accessed with a Freeman watertight hatch. This provides well-lit access to storage, ease for servicing underwater lights, access to bilge pump that is connected to the NMEA 2000 network. The aft deck extension also resulted in an overall improvement in performance and sea keeping ability, as well as improved displacement speed by increasing the waterline length.
This vessel has been extremely well maintained with every effort made to preserve all the mechanical systems including a detailed shut down procedure of flushing "Salt Away" thru the engines and generators anytime the vessel is out of service for a week or more. The owners keep the engine room doors open and close the vents which basically keeps the engine room air conditioned.
One of the many great things about this boat is its very unique engine room layout - where you can enter and work standing up (Even if you are 6'4") yet easily transition to the lower spaces moving aft. This layout dramatically increases the space in the accommodations which is a tribute to the boats designer. The stand up portion of the engine room has a large work bench which includes vice, drill press, bench grinder, compressed air adequate to run tools, water, and fabulous lighting. There is nothing that can't be done on this boat while out at sea to make repairs. Improved lighting has made this critically important space easy to maintain.
2 - John Deere 6076 AFM 6 cylinder turbo charged and after cooled diesel - 250 HP Engines – rated at 215 hp continuous duty (M-2 rating; full power, 250 hp @ 2200 rpm 60% of the time) . Engine hours 3100. Cruising at 8.5 - 9 knots @ 1500-1700 rpm burning @ 9 gph the effective range is 2000 nautical miles with a 10% fuel reserve.
All personal effects and some specialty tools are excluded. (vessel comes complete with tool inventory). Also excluded are specific pieces of Artwork. A comprehensive list of exclusions will be provided at time of sea trial. 26' Mako Center Console does not convey. 14' Boston Whaler with 60 hp Etech outboard conveys with the vessel.
Buyer should assume that items not specifically mention in this specification sheet do not convey.
The Company offers the 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 his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Harbour Towne Marina
850 NE 3rd Street #213
Dania Beach, FL 33004