Seahorse will be showing a Buehler COOT 38 at the Pacific Sail and Power Boat Show, April 19th to the 22nd at Richmond CA.
Driving a diesel powered yacht around the world can not be considered "going green". However, George Buehler's sail assisted Diesel Ducks not only leave a small footprint on our planet, they leave a lot more "green" in your bank account. If you want, at no additional cost, we could paint your new Duck green.
Selling direct, without advertising or promotions, means our prices are about one half those of similar passagemakers.
GEORGE BUEHLER'S DIESEL DUCK 382 (41' LOA) A slightly smaller version of George's popular Diesel Duck 462. Seaworthy, livable and AFFORDABLE. Thank you for your interest in George's new Diesel Duck 382 (41'LOA). This design is a cooperative effort between George and Seahorse Marine to create a lower cost yet very seaworthy and livable ocean passagemaker. Attached are the plans and profiles for the Diesel Duck 382. The aft cabin can have a centered walk-around bed or a side bed with a nice desk/office/den arrangement. The pilothouse has a settee with table to port and a helm bench and large chart table to stbd. While there is no stbd side door we can install a large safety hatch next to the helm. The forward stateroom has double bunks with storage ("V" berth option available). The sailing rig is balanced for better sailing and to provide better long range economy and stabilization. All sails are easily furled. All Seahorse yachts can be purchased directly from the factory at wholesale prices. Start your cruise from here and apply the shipping, custom's and sales tax to your cruising kitty. There is absolutely no tax here on these boats. When, perhaps at the end of your cruise, you permanently import a vessel into a country than there may be reduced custom's duties and possibly sales tax or VAT due. The 382 includes a lot of standard features that are optional on other yachts, see below. The DD-382 is available as a fully rigged motorsailer if desired. Attached is a list of standard No Cost equipment. N/C John Deere 4045 Tier III continuous duty 125HP marine diesel N/C Fully faired hull and topsides;
N/C Sprayed expanding foam insulation; $3500 Each unit 18,000 BTU marine air conditioning with heat option;
N/C 24 volt Victron 3000 watt inverter/charger with control panel;
N/C 24 volts glass mat house battery bank;
N/C High output 24 volt alternator on engine;
N/C 9000 Watt Toroidal isolation transformer, accepts 120 or 240 dock power;
N/C 24 volt anchor windlass;
N/C two anchors, plow, Bruce or danforth type, your choice;
N/C 250' 3/8" chain anchor rode;
N/C 300' 18mm nylon anchor rode with short section of chain;
N/C Boomless balanced rig placed over helm bulkhead, balanced for better "sail only" operation (not available with the flybridge option);
N/C Teak and "holly" veneer plywood floors in the interior;
N/C LPG stainless stove, solenoid shutoff with twin sensor leak monitor;
N/C 24 volt marine refridgerator:
N/C Deck wash with hose bib aft and fwd bow for anchor wash;
N/C Remote control spot light for security;
N/C Cushions, mattresses and curtains, local material, your color choice;
N/C Corian type counters, your color choice;
Inquire, Interior layout changes and special woods or colors;
Inquire, Entertainment systems;
Inquire, Covers and canvas work;
Inquire, soft or hard dinghy;
FREE ELECTRONICS PACKAGE with progress payments: GPS radar, Plotter, and depth sounder:
VHF with hailer and mast head VHF antenna: .
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John Deere 4045 Tier III, 125HP
LOA41' Displacement 58,600 lb;
LWL40'3" DL 332 CP .649;
Beam 13'6" Fuel 1200 Gallons; Water 180 Gallons;
Draft 4'9"" Max Speed 8.5 Kts; Cruising Speed 7 Kts;
The DIESEL DUCK 382 shall be specified by construction drawings provided by George Buehler and shall consist of no less than general arrangements and construction details, including the framing and gauge schedule. SEAHORSE MARINE MANUFACTURER, ZHUHAI will build the vessel to the above designer's specifications, plus selected factory modifications which have been approved by Mr. Buehler.
CONSTRUCTION: High quality ship steel shot peened or sand blasted inside and out, three coats of epoxy primer interior and exterior, four coats on the bottom, plus bottom paint and color top coat. Color scheme to owner's choice. Construction to China ship Classification Society (CCS) practice. CCS certified weld X-ray of all boats. CCS incline test. All doors, hatches, ports and windows to be aluminum heavy duty commercial ship quality. Windscreens to be 10MM toughened glass plate. All plywood to be WBP grade or higher. Complete vessel to be insulated with sprayed expanding foam.
ENGINE: Standard engine John Deere 4045 Tier III, 125 HP, 4 cylinder marine diesel with marine transmission.
Complete engine instrumentation including high temperature, low oil pressure alarms.
Other engines available if desired.
Stainless shafts with thrust bearing and "U" joint carden shaft.
Prop aperture and engine mounting designed to minimize vibration and noise.
PSS Dripless shaft seal.
Sea water strainers and ball valve sea-cocks on all inlets.
Primary and secondary fuel filter.
Drip pan under engine.
Wet exhaust system with custom designed water lift muffler.
Two quiet, large capacity engine room blowers with noise isolated vents.
Steel fuel tanks, 1200 gallons plus, well baffled and braced.
Stainless steel ball valves at each end of fuel lines.
Fuel tankage built to Buehler's designed specs and well vented with single large deck fill.
Hull insulation, sprayed expanding foam.
Sound insulation, two foam layers with lead center, surrounding engine room.
ELECTRICAL: Optional genset.
Separate heavy duty engine and 220AH 24 volt AGM house batteries connected by vapor proof master switches.
Back lighted custom made circuit breaker panel using high quality breakers.
Shore power master breaker is GFI (RCI) type for safety.
AC receptacles through out.
Indirect lighting and red safety lighting at steps.
Visual and audio warnings for all system mal-function including high water, engine water flow, ER overheat, any pump running, E R lights left on, etc.
12 volt lighting; quality lighting fixtures.
All Seahorse Marine installed wiring is multi-strand tinned copper boat cable. Wires have color or marker codes for easy tracing.
Wire runs in conduit and all runs, except the bilge pump, are located as far above the waterline as possible.
All wire runs including those along the shear are easily accessible.
AC Toroidal Isolation transformer, 120/240 volt input.
Lightning protection system.
AC shore connector fitted starboard side. DC socket installed in pilothouse.
Multiple zincs on hull, standard size bolted, not welded.
International navigation lights and anchor light installed.
Red interior night safety lighting and remote control spot light installed. Pilothouse overhead lights have red
night vision lighting as well as standard white bulbs.
Optional electronic and entertainment equipment can be planned in advance with owner so
necessary wiring, grounds and cabinets can be built in.
Signal horn and windscreen wipers.
WATER SYSTEMS: Water tanks P&S design installed with ball-cock shut off valves and vents designed to prevent salt water contamination.
Fresh water system uses neoprene coated metallic tubing, not plastic.
Stainless ball type sea-cocks on all thruhulls below the waterline.
Double all stainless clamps on all hoses below the waterline.
Hot water heater with electric and engine heat exchanger for domestic water supply.
High quality bath and galley fixtures. Electric toilets plumbed to holding tank.
BILGE PUMPS: Triple 3000 GPH electric pumps plus large Edson manual bilge pump plumed to each water tight compartment, installed to Buehler's design.
HEADS: Head includes trouble free non-jamming electric toilet, separate shower, basin and storage.
Head has power ventilation on timer switch.
Towel rails is to handrail strength.
Toilet flooring to be tile.
HULL LIGHTING AND VENTILATION: Built to Buehler's design and all to be aluminum frame opening hull ports with storm covers and windows, commercial ship quality.
Deck hatch(s) aluminum commercial ship quality, stainless handles.
Commercial aluminum seadoors on interior bulkheads (5 watertight compartments total).
DECK: Steel pulpits, hand rails and boarding gate(s) built to Buehler's specs.
Stainless dress package available.
Stainless steel heavy bollards and chocks for lines, not painted steel.
Heavy dual anchor rollers at bow, 70 pound plow and 40 pound Danforth type provided.
24 Volt Electric windlass.
300' chain rode standard.
Interior to be of teak veneer with solid teak trim, doors and drawer fronts.
Interior teak and holly flooring optional.
Hanging lockers and cabinets with louvered doors.
Mattress to be 5" thick, 4" for seats.
Drawers/storage under bed.
Reading lights and/or night lights aboard wherever applicable.
Overhead lights LED type white or red lighting.
Hand rails fitted in proper locations.
STEERING STATION: Raised helm seating with chart table.
Ventilation hatch over helm position.
Raised pilothouse dinette with well supported table.
Radar, antenna and steadying sail mast on top of pilothouse, Buehler's design.
Engine and gear controls in pilothouse.
Marine circuit breakers for all boat operations and for planned electronics installation, back lighted panel.
Teak and stainless wheel at helm, heavy duty hydraulic steering.
Pantograph windshield wipers on pilothouse window with fresh water wash.
Tinted side windows available on side windows on request.
Windshields are heavy safety glass.