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This magnificent trawler was built by naval architects in Seahorse Marine and was designed by George Beuhler, a steel boat with 350 hours engine time, located in Hong Kong.
The Diesel Duck 462 Sedan was designed by George Buehler for Seahorse Marine Manufacturer, and built in Zuhai, China for Key Ocean Limited.
The Diesel Duck concept was inspired by the salmon trollers that traditionally worked the West Coast of the United States from Central California, up to Oregon and Washington.
Trollers are designed to be operated by only one or two crew, to move through the water easily while using minimal fuel and thus capable to operate for days at a time even in bad weather.
The contract was for the yard to build a “base vessel” with the owner to supply all parts / components / accessories / materials relating to the mechanical / electrical / electronic systems and all materials or extra items that differed from the builder’s standard specifications.
Construction of the vessel started in late 2009.
The owner supplied equipment was to a very high specification and has added a lot of cost and value to the vessel.
In January 2017 the vessel was delivered to the owner partially completed and she was taken to Hong Kong.
The vessel has been completed over the past twelve months under the supervision of the owner using suitably qualified and experienced contractors.
Name of vessel: not named
Registered Hong Kong Certificate No.: 142465
Hull ID number (HIN): XSH46207L616
Manufacturer/Builder: Seahorse Marine, China
Model DD462 Sedan
Naval Architect: George Buehler
Year built: 2017
Fresh Water Tanks: 2000 Liters
Fuel Tanks: 7200 Liters
Holding Tanks: 1 x 150 Liters and 1 x 200 Liters
Cruising Speed: 7 knots
Maximum Speed: 8 knots
The interior is primarily teak veneer plywood bulk heads with solid teak trims with teak and holly flooring. The cabins, saloon, galley and toilets have drawers, hanging lockers with louvered doors, reading lights, night lights, fans, desks and storage are positioned wherever applicable.
The forward section of the lower decks has the master state room located in the bow, an office and the stairs to the main deck to port and a bathroom to starboard. The mid ships section of the lower deck contains two bunk cabins.
The bridge is located on the main deck slightly forward of amid ships. The helm station and helm seat are located to starboard with navigation, instruments and engine controls. To port aft there is a table and bench seat. To port forward is the stairs to the lower deck. Side doors provide access to the deck areas.
The aft half of the vessel has a full beam saloon which contains the galley forward and to port, dining table with U sofa aft and to port. There is a day bathroom forward and a lounging sofa aft. To starboard of the galley there are steps up leading to the bridge. A door in the aft bulkhead provides access to the aft deck.
The engine room is located under the aft saloon area and is accessed through lift out hatches in the saloon floor.
The engine room contains the Iveco diesel engine, the Northern Lights generator, battery banks, hydraulic power pack, diesel heater, fuel transfer and polishing system and the fuel tanks which are located to port and starboard of the engine room with an additional tank in the keel.
There is a lazerette area in the stern which is accessed through a hatch in the aft deck. The lazerette contains the air conditioning, water maker, inverters and chargers, the rudder and hydraulic steering.
On the cabin top there is a flybridge. The helm station and helm seat are located to starboard with navigation, instruments and engine controls. To port aft there is a table and bench seat. The flybridge is protected by a Sunbrella bimini top mounted on a stainless-steel frame.
The mast is mounted on the back deck aft of the fly bridge. Flown from this mast is a mainsail and headsail which provide stabilization while under power, reduce fuel consumption while motor sailing and serve as a “get home” package if there is an issue with the engine. The paravane outriggers are also supported off the mast and provide stabilization underway and at rest.
Built from sheet steel to construction drawings provided by George Buehler plus selected factory modifications which have reportedly been approved by Mr. Buehler.
Sand blasted inside and painted with epoxy primer. The topsides and superstructure were fully faired before painting the blue top coat to the topsides and white top coat 142465 DD 462 Sedan Valuation Survey Case No: 180911HK. Page no: 7 of 17 to the superstructure. The deck is painted with a non-slip surface. The hull bottom is antifouled.
All external doors are Diamond Seaglaze marine doors, while hatches, ports and windows are aluminium heavy duty. The windscreens are 15mm thick and the side windows 10mm thick toughened glass plate.
The hull interior was insulated with closed cell insulation.Insulation in the hull is three inches and the topsides two inches.
Internal ballast is reportedly concrete and steel filings.
|Wind Speed and Direction||✓|
|Electric Bilge Pump||✓|
|Manual Bilge Pump||✓|
|Fresh Water Maker||✓|
|Sea Water Pump||✓|
|Engine Model||N67-MNA 150|
|Propeller Type||3 Blade|
|Length at Waterline||4.82m|
|Fresh Water Tank||1 x 2000 l ()|
|Fuel Tank||1 x 7200 l ()|
|Holding Tank||2 x 150 l ()|