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Preparing Whale Song for Global Adventures (Web Extra)

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Whale Song at a Glance

LOA 94’

Beam 24’

Draft 8.5”

250 tons deadweight, steel hull, ABS Ice

Fuel 9,000 gallons

range 3000 nm passage or 2000nm one month cruise

Mains 2-CAT 3406 440 hp

10 knot cruise

Gensets 2-CAT 3304 65 kW

Sleep 13 in 6 ensuite cabins

Tenders 18’RIB w/115 hp, 11’RIB w/10 hp

Dive compressor, 4 x full SCUBA, 2 kayaks

Galley w/Meile dishwasher; Bosch oven; Thermador cooktop; full pantry

Walk-in cold room & freezer;

2 x 1200 gpd watermakers;

NAIAD stabilizers

Anschutz autopilot

2 x 48 mi Furuno radar; 2 x Furuno GPS

2 x 330 # anchors each with 800’ of ¾” chain

Modifications To Date For 5 Year Circumnavigation

4,000 lb hydraulic davit crane; 11’ back-up aluminum bottom RIB; external scoop and self priming pumps for sea chest; storm water deflectors for engine room air intakes and exhaust; Lexan covers for all main deck windows; plywood panels for all upper deck windows; 1200’ of l” polyester shore lines on reels; Fortress anchor for stern or shore; relocate ballast; install interior handrails; re-pipe and re-locate numerous pumps and valves; satellite compass (replaces gyro); Iridium, Inmarsat C and BGAN satellite communications links; 13 x SOLAS immersion survival suits; wine storage for 15 cases; 500 DVD library; 35 courtesy flags; 100 book reference library


Legal: Kurt Bosshardt & Assoc, Ft. Lauderdale,

Crew: Donna McPhail, Ft. Lauderdale,

Trinidad: Marine Sales, Maggie Majaraj, 866-625-1364; fuel

Brazil, Macapa:, clearance, fuel

Brazil, Belem: J C Bacelar, , fuel, clearance, security, pilots

Brazil, Itaqui/Sao Luis: Fabio Pflueger,, clearance

Brazil, Fortaleza: Eric Rocha,, clearance, fuel

Brazil, Recife: Armano Castro,, clearance

Brazil, Salvador: Eduardo Fasani,, fuel, clearance, freight

Falklands: Robert Rowlands,, fuel, clearance

Argentina, Ushuaia: Roxanna Diaz,, fuel, clearance

Antarctica & Patagonia: Arturo de la Barrera Werner,, pilot

Chile, Valdivia: Alex Wopper,, shipyard

Peru, Lima: Luis Herrera,, clearance, security, fuel

Galapagos: Antonio Moreano, clearance, guide, naturalist, fuel

Japan: Maki Hayashida,, clearance, fuel, permits

Philippines: Julie Casis,, clearance, fuel

Papua New Guinea: Alois Mateos,, security, land arrangements

Papua New Guinea: Interoil,, fuel

Solomon Islands: Shell Oil, William Waterpuru,, fuel

Australia, Cairns: Rob van der Moigg, Kraken Marine,

Indonesia: PT Indonusa, Kumala Dewi,, cruising permit,

clearance, fuel, guide, security, land arrangements