ITASCA
175' 11" | J&K SMIT | 1961

Available for Sale

$9,950,000 USD

ITASCA was originally built in 1961 as an ocean-going tug by J&K Smit of the Netherlands. Known as THAMES III she was in commercial service until 1979. The conversion to a private yacht was undertaken by new owners, an American family, who renamed her “ITASCA“. She is one of three built with only ITASCA still in existence. ITASCA’s conversion has been very tastefully completed over the years with each owner adding and improving her to make her what she is today. She is a country home on the water with large windows and all amenities, including large gym and sauna.

    ITASCA Specification
    1. MAIN CHARACTERISTICS

      TYPE
      • Luxury Explorer Pleasure Yacht
      HELIPAD
      • BC130 B4 - upper deck aft (approved by Class in 2011}
      BUILDER
      • J&K Smit, The Netherlands (1 of 3 sister ships)
      OFFICIAL NUMBER
      • 384738
      IMO NUMBER
      • 1002055
      TYPE OF REGISTRATION
      • Pleasure Vessel
      VHF CALL SIGN
      • ZGHI
      YEAR
      • 1961
      REFIT
      • 2017 / 2010 / 2000 / 1994
      • 1994: First Owners built the superstructure & ice strengthened the Hull
      • 2000: Second Owner rebuilt the interior
      • 2010: Current Owner added the stern thruster in Seattle & upgraded the Helideck to include refueling in Auckland 2011
      • 2017: Hull repainted, shaft pulled & 5 year special class survey completed
      CLASSIFICATION
      • Lloyd’s + 100 A1 LMC, ISM Code, ISPS compliant, MCA LY3
      CONSTRUCTION
      • Steel Hull & Superstructure, Teak deck
      FLAG
      • Cayman Islands, George Town
      ENGINES
      • 2 x 1,250 Hp MAN – single screw (build in 1961)
      CREW
      • 12 + Pilot for helicopter
      GT
      • 845
      NT
      • 253
      HULL COLOUR
      • Blue
      ACCOMMODATION COLOUR
      • White
    2. DIMENSIONS

      LOA
      • 53.60m / 175’10’’
      BEAM
      • 10.60m / 34’9’’
      DRAFT
      • 5.20m / 17’
    3. SPEED & RANGE UNDER POWER

      MAXIMUM SPEED
      • 11.5 knots
      CRUISING SPEED
      • 11 knots
      FUEL CONSUMPTION
      • 5,500 litres / 24 hours steaming
      RANGE
      • 13,000nm
      • 7,500nm at 11.2 knots @ 168 shaft rpm
      • (about 360 rpm on the ME)
    4. CAPACITIES

      ACCOMMODATION
      • 10 x Guests in 5 cabins
      CREW
      • 12 x Crew + 1 helicopter pilot
      FUEL
      • 272,000 litres / 71,855 US gallons
      HELI FUEL
      • 5,000 litres / 1,320 US gallons
      FRESH WATER
      • 37,000 litres / 9,775 US gallons
      BLACK WATER
      • 14,949 litres / 3,896 US gallons
    5. ACCOMMODATION

      ITASCA’s conversion has been very tastefully completed over the years with each owner adding and improving her to make her what she is today. She is a country home on the water with large windows and all amenities, including large gym and sauna.
    6. HELIPAD

      HELIPAD
      • EC130 B4 on the upper deck aft
      • The Helideck structure was approved by Class in 2011. Flag requirements for Helicopter landing areas and operations are only applicable to commercial yachts (2,400kg max take-off weight).
      HELICOPTER NB:
      • The helicopter is not included in the asking price
    7. MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT

      ENGINES
      • 2 x 1,250 Hp MAN Rabl 459, 9V, Diesel (1961)
      ENGINE HOURS
      • As of Jan 2021 - since circa 1994:
      • Port: 18,833 / Stbd: 18,961
      PROPULSION
      • Single screw
      GEARBOX
      • Lohmann and Stolterfoht
      REDUCTION RATIO
      • 2.22: 1 with maximum shaft speed of 180 rpm
      ELECTRICITY
      • 480V / 100 Amp – 110v (60 Hertz) domestic supply
      BATTERIES
      • 2 x Banks of 24V - 8 Batteries in total (plus GMDSS)
      GENERATORS
      • 2 x 190kW Caterpillar 3406B built in 1995
      HARBOUR GENERATOR
      • 1 x 170kW Caterpillar 3306 built in 1999
      GENERATOR HOURS
      • As of Jan 2021 - since last complete rebuild
      • Port 3406: 9,367 / Stbd 3406: 4,023
      • Night Gen. 3306: 6,828 since last complete rebuild
      EMERGENCY GENERATOR
      • 1 x 25kW Northern Lights NL984 (New 2005)
      EMERGENCY GEN. HOURS
      • 30.5 hours (Jan 2021)
      AIR CONDITIONING
      • Local fan coils in each cabin / area –
      • 2 x Blitzer 4N-20.2 compressors / 340’00 BTU – Heinen & Hopman main air handler
      STERN THRUSTERS
      • Wesmar V2 – 24/26 150 kW (electric)
      BOW THRUSTERS
      • Wesmar DPC – 200 150 kW (electric)
      FUEL FILTRATION
      • Alfa Laval MAB-104B
      BILGE SYSTEM
      • Heli – Sep / Model 500 - J1838
      SEWAGE SYSTEM
      • Hamann Wassertechnik
      STEERING SYSTEM
      • Stork Jaffa - Hydraulic – Twin Rams
      WATER MAKERS
      • 2 x H.E.M. 40 9000 - (15,000 per day each)
      DIVE COMPRESSOR
      • Bauer C-E3
    8. MACHINERY USE NOTES

      • Underway ITASCA uses only 1 main engine & 1 generator, the 2 main engines are never used together
      • Fuel consumption underway at 11+ knots (1 ME & 1 generator) averages 4,800 litres per 24 hours
      • At anchor or alongside only 1 generator is required
      • Itasca's main engines are medium speed (380rpm max) commercial style engines which do not fall into modern "service by the hour" schedules as you would find with Caterpillar, MTU, etc. They are typically under constant maintenance and go for years between large rebuilds. Also, as only one is used at a time means 10,000 individual engine hours is actually 20,000 hours underway
    9. DECK EQUIPMENT

      ANCHORS
      • 2 x Anchors – 1.3t each
      ANCHOR CHAINS
      • PT chain 5 shackles, STBD 6 shackles
      ANCHOR WINDLASS
      • 1 x Electric 220V DC
      CAPSTAN
      • 1 x Electric 220V DC
      STEERING PUMPS
      • 2 x Teco electric & Mach AEEB
      CRANE
      • 2 x Thringe & Titan SRW 10-22 Cranes – SWL 3 tons (depending on how they are rigged)
    10. GALLEY & LAUNDRY EQUIPMENT

      BRIDGE DECK PANTRY
      •  
      • Fridge
      • Avanti drinks fridge
      MAIN GALLEY
      • Fridge
      • Cool-Tec Walk In
      • Freezer
      • Turbo Air MSF-23NM
      •  
      • Oven
      • Hobart EC02D-11
      • Microwave
      • Panasonic NN-SD681S
      • Dishwasher
      • 2 x Hobart LX3011
      CREW GALLEY & MESS
      • Fridge
      • Gorenjie R6164W
      • Freezer
      •  
      • Maytag RTT1700
      • Microwave
      • Panasonic NN-SU686S
      • Dishwasher
      • Hobart LX3011
      LAUNDRY
          
      • 3 x Miele PT 6065 Plus LP washing machines
      • 2 x Miele PT 7136 Plus dryers

     

    1. SAFETY & FIRE PROTECTION

      • Novec 1230 fire suppression in the Engine room
      • Life rafts
      • Fire extinguishers
    2. TENDER & WATERSPORT EQUIPMENT

      • 28ft Rayglass RIB with cabin - 1999
      • 25ft Rayglass RIB with center consol - 2000
      • 2 x 18ft Zodiacs MK5-HD. Standard tender (blue/black) - 1999
    3. There are extensive tenders and toys including 2 x Protector ribs, Zodiac craft and more. Her highlight though is her helicopter pad where there is also the benefit of a re-fuelling system which allows her Eurocopter BC130 B4 helicopter (not included in the sales price) to give her unrivaled experience and view of the world.

     

    1. COMMENTS

      ITASCA was originally built in 1961 as an ocean-going tug by J&K Smit of the Netherlands. Known as THAMES III she was in commercial service until 1979. The conversion to a private yacht was undertaken by new owners, an American family, who renamed her “ITASCA“. She is one of three built with only ITASCA still in existence.

      Between 1982 and 1993 she cruised mainly on the west coast of Central and North America. In 1994 the same owners refitted and re-equipped ITASCA from bow to stern giving the accommodation a luxurious feel.

      In 1994 she made history as the first motor yacht of her kind to complete a 23 day voyage from west to east through the Northwest Passage when owned by the former US Secretary of the Treasury, William E. Simon. Four months later ITASCA was plowing through the treacherous waters of “Drake’s Passage” to Antarctica. During her time there she rounded Cape Horn three times. From Antarctica ITASCA set course for New Zealand and Polynesia.

      In 12 months ITASCA had conquered the oceans at the top and bottom of the world and travelled 30,000 miles. Her hull is structurally reinforced and equipped to Lloyds highest standards for her encounters with polar ice making her a very safe boat to travel on.

      With a vast range of 13,000 nautical miles powered by the option of two MAN’s to a single screw, she has excellent back up and ship-like economical operation. Thoroughly well maintained, ITASCA is fully in class, Lloyds +100 A1 LMC and Charter compliant although she has only been enjoyed privately.

      She has been around the world three times and been owned by three different families including the present owners who bought her in 2007. ITASCA has since been upgraded to include bow thrusters and stern thrusters.

      ITASCA is a truly magnificent yacht, excellent at sea and capable of weathering the extremes. For people who really want an adventure and to explore our amazing planet, ITASCA has done it and will do it again in the utmost style which cannot be matched!
  • LENGTH 175' 11"
  • BUILDER J&K SMIT
  • MODEL
  • BEAM 34' 10"
  • YEAR BUILT 1961
  • HULL Teak
  • ENGINES 2 x Rabl 459, 9V MAN
  • LOCATION Palm Beach, Florida, United States

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