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FPB 97 ICEBERG is the largest and fastest of the FPBs (Functional Power Boats) designed by Dashew Offshore and built at Circa Marine in New Zealand, in 2014. She can be handled by a family crew and she is capable of comfortable and effortless transatlantic passages at over 12 knots. Because of her Dashew hull shape, like her sisters, she will surf at speeds well in excess of 20 knots. She has been immaculately maintained and is simply the ultimate platform for bluewater cruising the world over in comfort and security. She offers robust build, recovery from capsize and fantastic steering control making her capable and able to withstand serious sea and wind state.
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Summary of Accommodation:
Description of layout:
The saloon, also known as the Great Room, with 360 degree views of the outside - from aft there is entry into the Great Room and to port you find the galley. This is equipped with Hi Macs Solid surface arctic white counter tops and the interior is executed in mahogany trim. The fridge and freezer are in solid stainless steel. There are useful bar seats at the galley.
Forward of the galley is a large dining table that was hand crafted for ICEBERG by Mario Marinkovch and it is made of 3,000-year-old Kauri wood. 8-people are comfortably seated here.
Opposite to starboard is a large sofa, which can also double as a day bed. This is a great place for relaxing and enjoying life at sea. Forward is a helm station for rough weather use or for during long passages.
Opposite the galley is a wine and cocktail bar with icemaker and washing machine beneath. Forward are steps down to the lower accommodation.
ICEBERG has large portlights in the hull. In the turn of the stairs is a small seating area. The steps lead down to the lower deck lobby. This houses a comfortable office area with MAC computer and printer and room for books. Opposite this is a large cleaning cabinet.
Moving forward there is a watertight door into the master cabin. This is a very large and spacious cabin with a large centerline double berth and lots of storage. There is a large sofa, which converts into a large bed for family use. There is also a great dressing room area as well as a separated steam bath and another compartment with heads and shower.
A deck to deckhead mirror on the forward bulkhead can be opened to reveal another watertight door, which opens to reveal the forward lazarette for the yacht.
This fantastic space has an access hatch that is large enough to accommodate a motorcycle but for normal daily access there is a Lewmar deck hatch. The area is well laid out and there is a useful storage system for parts that are all labelled and catalogued. Beneath the floorboards, the bilge area is of huge volume and is great for longer-term storage of ship’s and personal items.
There are hanging bars for dive gear, wetsuits, lifejackets and so on. There is a rack system for paddleboards, surfboards, kite boards and other yachting gear on the port side, which can be folded flush to the yacht’s side if the area is needed for additional spare part storage.
There is direct access to the chain locker from the forward bulkhead and to starboard is a large workbench with a deck tool set and storage for 4 dive bottles
This area has the following equipment -
VIP Cabin (Port):
This comes with a Queen sized berth with masses of drawers for storage and a nice bedside table. There is a comfortable en-suite heads compartment with good shower, storage, WC and basin.
Triple Cabin (Starboards):
A great children’s cabin that could be adjusted for more mature visitors if required. There is an inboard single bunk and outboard single berth – ideal for small people. There is lots of storage space and a very good shower room. The cabin also has a large horizontal porthole so light floods in.
There is a door aft of this that leads into the crew area.
The crew cabin has generous upper and lower berths with a porthole and ample storage cupboards. There is a full standing wardrobe and drawers for storage aft of the cabin entrance. There is an en-suite shower with heads with film separation between them.
Opposite the crew cabin there is an extra-large refrigerator and freezer which are side loaded.
To port is the electrical room. This has the yacht’s electrical panels, both AC and DC, shorepower selection switching, generator controls, battery charger controls and bilge and tank pump switches. Outboard are electrical components, air conditioning fancoil and compressor with the refrigeration compressors and controllers, solar panel controllers, main start and stop for the engines and the yacht’s monitoring screen and components and the Victron battery charger and invertor units. This area also doubles as a crew mess and has an electric plate for making hot drinks and the like.
Behind this, through a watertight door is the engine room. The engine room may be accessed through an aft hallway watertight door or from an aft deck Lewmar hatch, thus giving crew access to the interior of the yacht without interrupting guests, and quick direct access from the crew cabin. The engine room is large and is well laid out with plenty of workable space between the different systems. From the forward bulkhead working aft the starboard side forward bulkhead holds the 24v Victron battery charger, alternator regulators, alternator noise filters, alternator selection switches, dc/dc converters, and parallel battery switches for main engines and generators.
To starboard is the toilet vacuum system, main engine exhaust manifold and the shower head and exhaust mixing box, starboard fuel day tank and Racor fuel filters with manifold, fuel polishing manifold and transfer pumps. Also air conditioning, raw water and glycol circulation pumps, and an extra large work bench with tool chests. Further to starboard and aft is the dinghy davit hydraulic power pack, and diesel Kabola heating system with expansion tank, together with the generator gas and water separation box and generator discharge valving.
Along the aft engine room bulkhead is the steering system with plenty of great access, for rams, pumps, autopilot manifolds, and emergency steering setup and equipment. The black water tank and its discharge pumps and valves are also in this area. The 24kva Charles marine transformer is on the aft bulkhead.
Port side aft working forward you will find the fresh water pump, house water filters and valving manifold, sink and small workbench, grey water discharge pump, fresh water maker system, main engine exhaust manifold, showerhead and mixing box.
On the port side is the day tank with port Racor filters and fuel manifold system, toilet vacuum system, the Naiiad stabilizer header tank and manifolds, and the air conditioning, raw water and glycol loop pumps.
The engine room is equipped with a hydraulic bilge pump that services engine room and annex, and 2 electric diaphragm pumps that have separate forward engine room pickup lines.
ICEBERG is powered with 2 John Deere prime movers on John Deere tractor engine blocks, and 2 Cummins/Onan generators. She has a total of 4 alternators which can maintain the house load whilst underway, which means that there is no need to run generators on long passages.
On deck there is an aft cockpit with a table that seats 8 people. The trash compactor is stored there, as well as the beach storage locker and there is a BBQ and overhead bimini. To port there is a day head.
Steps up to the flybridge – known on an FPB as the matrix deck.
Finished with teak decks and teak trim this is a large and spacious area, which is the heart of the yacht. There is the helm station with all navigation controls and this is located aft, giving a large entertaining area forward with a teak table that seats 8 and which will hydraulically lower to provide an enormous sunbathing area. The side clears can be removed and the area is fully air-conditioned and heated.
There are side-opening doors either side with access to the solar array on top of the matrix deck and on the great room deck head.
Another area that deserves a mention is the foredeck where there is trampoline seating making a lounging area with a fully covered awning in front of the great room. This is a great place to relax when aboard ICEBERG.
The bathing platform provides a beach style experience sitting only 24cm off the waterline. With a length of 4.3 metres, and width of 3.90m it is narrowest forward at 2.3m and it creates great access for swimming and the easy deployment of toys. The aft rail drops to provide a sturdy stern ladder. The smaller dinghy can also be easily stored here for local cruising periods – it has a retractable roller system to make this an easy process. Of course, there is a shower, storage and it is a very usable and practical addition particularly for those who enjoy watersports.
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