1976 Explorer Quality Ships

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Class Power
Category Mega Yachts, Motor Yachts, Pilothouse
Year 1976
Make Explorer
Length 180'
Propulsion Type Other
Hull Material Steel
Fuel Type
Location Phuket, Thailand
Helicopter Deck & Hangar

Large Helideck with upper deck partial Hangar

Hangar now used as bar and entertainment area, could easily be converted back

General Info

BUILDER: Quality Marine Shipyard USA


YEAR: 1976

REFIT: Major 2012 

FLAG: Cayman

CLASSIFICATION: ABS (Survey 5, completed in January 2018) 

LOA:  55.0 meter

BEAM: 12 meter

DEPTH TO MAIN DECK: 4.5 meters

MAX DRAFT:  4.22 meters


ENGINES:  2 X NOHAB Polar (Wartsila) 1,734 HP ea.

SPEED: 10 knots cruise 12 knots max

Accommodations & Deck Descriptions

One very large Owner's Suite to include private deck, entertainment center, galley, fridge, dining area.  Surrounding large window offering total privacy for the Owners. 

For the guests there are 6 assorted  en-suite staterooms, guest area includes a private common lounge/dining area, bar, entertainment center, flat screen TV.

A very large Captain's Suite with private sitting area/TV room make way for a happy Captain on long voyages.  

8 Crew Cabins with a total 12 heads. 

AC Zones X 8 (Carrier unites) Bridge Bridge Office / Chart Room Galley Pantry Laundry Room Dry Stores Crew Mess / TV Room Engineers Office / Control Room Workshop Electric Storage Room / Dive Compressor Room Gym / Dive Locker

Top deck Lounge area with red cushions, white umbrellas 8-person Jacuzzi Head (starboard side) Storage locker (port side) 1 X hydraulic crane Bar with outdoor BBQ with hood fan, sink, refrigerator Shaded seating area with tables and chairs for 12 Helicopter landing area

Heli Deck Bar equipment:

1 X Refrigerator 1 X Professional Grill / Barbecue 1 X Jacuzzi Tub Bar/sitting area/sunbathing


Tankage & Range

Range 12,000 Nautical Miles

Fresh Water tanks:  47,000 ltr (2 X 23,500 ltr)

Lube Oil tanks:  10,000 ltr (2 X 5,000 ltr)

Fuel tanks:  405,000 ltr

Ballast Tank: 160,000 ltr

Sewage Tank: 30,000 ltr

Hydraulic Tank:  2,600 ltr


- 2 X Main Engines Nohab Polar (Wartsila diesel) F20V8, 825 RPM (Max) with rated power at 1,340 KW, 1,734 HP

- 2 X REINTJES Marine Reverse Reduction Gearboxes Type WGV 481/3.5:1

- Propellers: Diam. 2600 mm - 4 Blades

- Propellers Shafts: Diam. 279 mm x Total Length 10.7 m

- 3 X Northern Lights Aux. Engines. (2 X 130KW, 1 X 160KW) with sound enclosures

- 2 X Emergency/Harbor John Deere 4045TFM85A Generators 80kW @ 1800 rpm with sound enclosures

- 1 X ABB Shore power panel (International inputs, Volts and cycles)

- 2 X complete water maker systems (12,000 L per day). Hydro Electric Marine, type: HEM 30 FRAME1 TYPE D + FLUSHING + SI-5P (840 L/Hour) Spectra water maker, type: Newport 1000 (90 L/Hour)

- 3 X Hydraulic cranes (1 large X 5T, 1 medium X 2.5T, 1 small X 1T)

- 1 X Purifier Alfa Laval, MAB 103B-24, Oil flow 0,9 m3/h

- 1 X Alfa Laval Lube oil clarifier (2016)

- 1 X Bowthruster Detroit Diesel 6V-92 ,Model PTA 114174 D ,575 HP

- 2 X Air Compressor, Quincy Qr-25, Model 325, Two stage 400-900Rpm, 500 PSI

- Steering Gear: 2 pumps, maker: AL GEORGE INC EQUIPMENT & ENGINEERING

- Sewage Treatment Plant: Tidalwave, Type II MSD TW-300B

- Oily Water Separator: Facet international, type: FACET-CPS-3,2E+EBM 14X1

- Main switchboard: 460V, 60 Hz, 3 PH, with synchronizing units for all gensets

Running Hours

As of January 2016

STBD Main Engine: 6,937 h

PORT Main Engine 6,717 h

STBD generator (130 kW):  12,854 h

Center Generator (160 kW): 10,257 h

PORT generator (130 kW):  13,443 h


STBD reduction gear:  4,582 h

PORT reduction gear: 4,129 h

Harbor/Emergency generator 1 FWD:  416 h

Harbor generator X 2 (80Kw):  4,351 & 2,539 h

All engines, generators and all mechanical equipment in good working order with many spare parts onboard. All maintenance records and service history on engine room computer.








Windlass & Anchor

2 X High Holding Power Stockless Anchors FWD (STBD Side 1,550 Kg / Port Side 780 Kg)

1 X Stern Anchor

1 X Spare Anchor (3,000 Lb)


STBD Crane SWL 1,254 kg, North Pacific Cranes, Model: MCT 327

PORT Crane SWL 1,718 kg, North Pacific Cranes, Model: MCT 427

Heli Deck Crane SWL 613 kg, North Pacific Cranes, Model: MCT 220

Bridge & Electronics

Bridge with full electronics which include:

Furuno radars, complete electronic chart plotters, 1 sonar, 1 video/color sounder, Flir camera, 2 SSB radios, 2 sat compasses, 1 auto pilot, Servowatch alarm/monitoring/camera system, 1 monitor switching panel, 3 VHF radios, 1 watch alarm, 1 digital sounder, 1 wind speed/direction display NFU steering and FU steering controls Center steering/engine/bow thruster controls, port side controls, starboard side controls

Bridge Equipment (SOLAS equipped):

1 X Furuno Radar X-Band FAR 2127 (ARPA)

1 X Furuno Radar X-Band FAR 2117

1 X Furuno Radar S-Band FAR 2137 (ARPA) new January 2018

1 X Furuno Sonar CH-250 2 X Furuno SAT Compass

1 X Furuno Color LCD Sounder FCV-1200L Dual Frequency

1 X Simrad Autopilot AP-50

1 X Simrad Autopilot AP-70

Servowatch Alarm/Monitoring System

1 X ICOM IC-M802 SSB Radio

1 X Chart Plotter Nobeltec Time Zero (updated 2017)

1 X Chart Plotter Coastal Explorer (updated 2017)

1 X Dirigo MAG Compass

1 X Furuno Loud Hailer 6 Station

1 X FLIR Camera W/Night Vision

1 X VHF Radio I-Sailor VHF DHC 6216

1 X VHF Radio I-Sailor VHF DHC/RT 5022

1 X GPS Furuno GP 32

1 X GPS Furuno GP37

1 X Furuno AIS FA-150

1 X Watch Alarm / Watch Commander

1 X Altinex Monitor Switching Displays Unit


Bridge office/ chart room

GMDSS (radio survey and license renewal completed March 2015)

1 X Furuno GMDSS A3 Console (IMMARSAT C)

Office PC Color Laser Printer

Fuji InkJet HP Printer

KVH Mini V Sat (Data and 2 phone Lines: Europe and USA)

Chart Drawers World Charts Medical Cabinets / Medical Library Misc cabinets/storage


1 X Miele Dish Washing Machine

1 X GS Trash Compactor

2 X Deep Commercial Sinks with Sink with Sink Erators

1 X Vulcan Heavy Duty ER 50 Deep Fryer

1 X Vulcan Heavy Duty VR7 Combination Top Range (2 X 9 ½ Hot Plates, 12X24 Hot Plate, Standard Oven)

1 X Vulcan Heavy Duty VB Electric Broiler with Oven

1 X Hoshizaki IM 1000BAE Ice Maker Machine

1 X Vulcan Heavy Duty Electric Ranges (2 X 9 ½ Hot Plates)

1 X Solid Door Reach-in Refrigerator True model T-49DT

1 X Commercial Walk-in Fridge with Freezer Room

Microwave and Various Robots

Workshop, Laundry, Assorted Machinery, Office and Storage Rooms

Laundry room with large counter top area

Cabinets and large SS sink.

2 X Whirlpool Duet washing machines

2 X Whirlpool Duet dryers

Cook pantry area, with completely stocked with pots/pans/etc

Dry Stores, w shelving

Bow Thruster room Water maker room

Engineering office with computers, cabinets, lockable lookers

Shelving for engine/machinery manuals, documents, etc

Large workshop, with lathe, drill press, hydraulic press, tool cabinets and large workbench, work island Large parts room ABB shore power panel Gymnasium with complete workout machines


ABB Shore Power Converter: 380 V,50 Hz,3 Ph to 460V, 60 Hz, 300A, 3Ph Lathe Machine model: Woodstock ShopFox M1098 13x40 Fixed Milling/Drilling Machine model: Jet JMD 18 Emergency Switch Bar Diving compressor model: Bauer Mariner E, 3 Stages


1 X Power Plate Pro5

1 X Life Cycle R9 (Electrical Bicycle)

1 X Pace master Gold Elite (Running Carpet)

1 X Life Fitness X9 (Stepper)

1 X M Free motion Ext Dual Cable Cross (Heavy Rising Complex)

AC unit

Tenders & Toys

Blue Spirit Patrol; 7.5m Mercruisier TDI 260HP

Novurania, 5m, Volvo Penta 300 HP

Novurania, 7m, Volvo Penta 360 HP Novurania, 5m, 2 X 50hp Yamaha outboard

2 X small rubber dinghy

1 X Sailing dinghy

2 X Canoes

1 X Rescue Boat with Solas package,Honda 30 HP outboard

Refits & Chief Engineer and Captains Remarks

Annual survey completed in March 2015 Sandblasted and repainted the hull in Dec 2014 All machinery in good working order in April 2015 Replacing emergency generator (GM) with 2 John Deere 65 KW generators. that will serve as an emergency generator while underway and as hotel (smaller) generators while dockside.

Report from the Chief Engineer

- Port and Starboard main engines was completely rebuilt and hour counters were zeroed

- Starboard main engine fully overhauled in Singapore 200 Hour counter: 1,320 h

- OVERHAUL M/E No. 1 STBD, NOHAB Polar F28V-825D in Phuket November 2015. Running hours: 5,161 h

- Withdraw all cylinder head

- Open up cylinder cover, Cleaned, Inspection and serviced. Necessary parts replaced

- Serviced air starting valve, Lapping cylinder head face, all injector nozzles replaced and tested

- Withdraw all piston cleaned and inspection, Measurement clearance and report

- Renewed piston ring set

- Withdraw all cylinder liner cleaned and inspection and deglazed all cylinder liners

- Renewed all O-ring, Lapping face cylinder block and box up

- Turbo charger rotor renewed. Bearings, nozzle rings bearing bushes replaced

- Port main engine fully overhauled in La Paz 2008 Hour counter: 224h

- Crankshaft replaced and engine line bored

- OVERHAUL M/E No. 2 STBD, NOHAB Polar F28V-825D in Phuket November 2015. Running hours: 4,942 h

- Withdraw all cylinder head

- Open up cylinder cover, Cleaned, Inspection and serviced. Necessary parts replaced

- Serviced air starting valve, Lapping cylinder head face, all injector nozzles replaced and tested

- Withdraw all piston cleaned and inspection, Measurement clearance and report

- Renewed piston ring set

- Withdraw all cylinder liner cleaned and inspection and deglazed all cylinder liners

- Renewed all O-ring, Lapping face cylinder block and box up

- Turbo charger rotor rebalanced. Bearings, nozzle rings bearing bushes replaced

- Both gear boxes completely over hauled in 2010

- Port over hauled in Cairns, Australia after major break down

- STBD overhauled in Singapore, by Reintjes, after returning from Australia


From the Captain:

We replaced some areas in the stern a few years ago and all mechanical components rebuilt and in perfect shape The hull was audiogauged early 2018 some plating replaced remainder and all looked good

The vessel has been meticulously maintained, completed ABS survey 5 year in January 2018, no outstanding issues, hull and all engines/equipment in good working order.


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. Hours listed may vary from actual hours due to recent use. Purchaser is encouraged to verify hours prior to purchase. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Contact Information

Please Contact: Steve Smith    Email :  Steve@Denisonyachtsales.com Phone: Hong Kong         +852 5645 1488   WhatsApp           +852 5645 1488   Trades Considered

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1976 Explorer Quality Ships

Welcome to the LADY D. Built in 1976, She began her life as a commercial support ship for the oil industry completing a major refit 2012. Built to ABS class with a 13,000 mile range, she was a perfect Ship to convert to an Expedition Superyacht being capable to navigate to the far reaches of the globe! Converted to be a Superyacht some years ago, Lady D had several major refits with extensive refit/remodel in 2009/2010 with most interior spaces upgraded/remodeled. The Engine room had new Generators installed, new plumbing, new alarm system/monitoring system (Servowatch), a new main electric board was installed and an all new ABB shore power panel installed.

Meticulously maintained with yearly upgrades to present date, the hull was audiogauged early 2018, some plating replaced bring the hull up to current survey easily passing her ABS 5 year survey in January 2018. Now cruising the Far East ready for a new owner continue the journey!

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