TEDDI BEAR ’06
Florida Bay Coaster
A creation of The Benford Design Group based in Maryland USA
Special features include reinforcing the roof in such a way as to allow the owner to land an R22 Helicopter on it and it will also carry the owners’ car.
New Zealand was chosen for the construction of this fourteenth Florida Bay Coaster to fulfill the owners’ requirement of a high quality engineering/systems and Super Yacht paint finish.
The 18 metre motoryacht Patriot is best described as a long-range displacement Passagemaker
Patriot features a rolled chine displacement for that allows her to cruise the worlds oceans at an economic rate. With her large detuned Scania diesel pulling just 1500rpm, she cruises at her passage speed of 8.2 knots while draining just a miserly two liters per nautical mile from her tanks, giving her a cruising range of some 3500 nautical miles.
60ft Canal Barge
This Canal barge hull is constructed from 8mm mild steel with the frames and longitudinals being 10mm. The decks and cabin top consists of 50mm laminated deck beams between a Fijian Kauri tongue and grove ceiling and a plywood top. The insulation consists of 50mm thermal insulation panels.
It is powered by a single 130hp marinised John Deere tractor engine with a hydraulic take-off for the bow thruster.
As the canal barge was being built for use mainly in European waters the John Deere engine was choosen as the parts are readily available worldwide.
Fuel tanks hold 3000 litres of diesel and will give a range of 6000 n.m at 4 knots.
90ft Steel Passagemaker
This steel hulled-composite super structured passage-maker weighs in at 68 tonnes.
Designed by South African Naval Architect, Angelo Lavranos for a local client. M.V Annie has a plasma cut steel hull. The frames are 8mm, bottom plating 6mm, topsides and decks 5mm. She is powered by twin caterpillar diesel engines.
Superstructure is marine plywood sheathed in fibreglass and she was constructed as a separate contract in a joint venture with Salthouse Marine Group from Henderson, here in Auckland.
Designed to live aboard, emphasis has been given to maximise her interior space. Her accommodation is trimmed and furnished with Teak and is styled to suit the European market.
54ft Steel Passagemaker
Construction: The Hull, Decks, and Portuguese bridge section are in high quality marine steel with the superstructure in GRP sheathed wood composite. All steelwork is pre-prepared and pre-primed, with the interior and exterior epoxy treated prior to the application of approved decorative coating systems. The construction is close frame, stringerless with box sections and girders to ship-type scantlings.
Main Saloon : Three steps down from the Pilothouse, the Saloon providesa large entertaining area with Stereo, TV, Video, Cocktail Cabinet, built-in seating and occasional furniture with locating points for use when traveling. Large toughened glass windows offer excellent viewing and have storm shutter provision.
Galley: A functional ‘U’ shaped galley is fitted with four burner Gas hobs! Oven unit, Microwave oven, full Sink unit plus drawers and storage lockers beneath. Additional lockers are fitted overhead across the aft bulkhead. A refrigerator with freezer is provided. A double sliding window aft, beside the sink provides good ventilation when cooking.
Owners Stateroom: Fitted with a double bed, drawers, vanity and hanging lockers. Adjacent, forward, is the owner’s ensuite toilet facility with shower and lockers.
Aft Deck : Teak and Glass doors from the Main Saloon open on to the aft deck, and may be set up for entertaining, al fresco dining or cruising. A Large hatch accesses the lazarette below. Aft steps lead down to the boarding platform. A Sink and BBQ Locker are to port.