1980 Picchiotti Trideck

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Class Power
Category Motor Yachts
Year 1980
Make Picchiotti
Length 151'
Propulsion Type Twin Inboard
Hull Material Steel
Fuel Type Diesel
Location Fort Lauderdale, FL

151' Picchiotti Motor Yacht GOLDEN COMPASS is designed to create both elegant gathering places and spacious party venues. A yacht with no limits, she has true worldcruising credentials having already taken her previous owners to remote and exciting destinations. GOLDEN COMPASS has benefited from significant upgrades that have totally rejuvenated all mechanical and technical areas, including navigation, entertainment equipment and interior fit and finish.

Her six large esuite staterooms, including two master staterooms, accommodate large parties of up to 12 guests plus 2 guest service personnel making her a great charter choice. Having several years of lucrative charters behind her, GOLDEN COMPASS offers the new owner a successful charter business.

  • Totally rebuilt or replaced mechanical systems
  • Upgraded navigation equipment
  • New paint and varnish skylounge deck
  • Complete refurbishment of all teak deck surfaces including new caulking
  • Windlass overhauled, sandblasted and painted
  • All bilges exposed, all surfaces reconditioned, primed and painted with epoxy coating
  • All bilge pipework and cabin overhead pipes requiring insulation were pressure tested, reconditioned and re-insulated

Engine room updates to include:

  • Main generator sound shields
  • Piping/valves
  • Exhaust system
  • Bilges/ valves
  • Deck plates (sandblasted and powder coated)
  • All overheads insulation upgrades and resurfaced panels
  • Compete fire system recertification

Entire HVAC system serviced to include:

  • New valves, insulation, descaling, 7 new air handlers, all engine room pumps replaced or overhauled.


  • New galley cabinets, all new wall services, ceiling panels with LED lighting

Guest are immediately drawn to the natural beauty of the main salon. The ornate Italian marquetry inlay of the large custom bar, entertainment center, and game table are striking features along with the coordinating custom granite countertops, tables, custom art work, and compass medallion entry. This area features the bar with 4 large armed chairs, a large couch, a round reversible (game/formal) table with 4 large arm chairs, a home theater system including all regions 50" pop up TV, DVDs, SAT receivers, iPod dock, Wii, and access to the central movie, music, and photo distribution system. Aft and to port is the staircase leading down to the lower guest foyer, around which four large en suite guest cabins are located.

Aft of the main salon are wide double doors which lead to the exterior aft deck, and located towards forward end is the elegant formal dining room, containing a large inlaid marquetry table with 12 chairs, multiple storage cabinets for china and silverware, and a serving door into the pantry and galley. Music from multiple sources can be played in either room.


The multipurpose sky lounge is accessed from the boat deck or through the bridge area. It is equipped with two extra deep couches, perfect for watching movies on the 60" flat screen TV connected to a quality home theater system. The system includes DVD, iPod dock, SAT receiver, Xbox, and access to the central movie, music, and photo distribution system. Guests have access to a desktop computer desk that connects to both its own large touch screen and it share video on to the 60" TV.

There is also a bar and large day head, and forward of the lounge is a large wine cellar.


The on deck master cabin is located at the forward end of the main deck. It is comfortably furnished with an oversized TempurPedic king bed, an Italian leather couch and Italian leather recliner, an ornate dresser with veneer inlay, a large 42" Plasma TV with access to a DVD player, iPod dock, and central movie, music, and photo distribution system.

This stateroom has ample closet and storage space, large bathroom and some of the best views of the horizon.


In the second master cabin, the full beam of the ship is really evident. This room has an oversized dual remote controlled adjustable king bed, two armchairs and a vanity table with veneer inlay. At the foot of the bed, an all regions 42" flat screen TV drops down from the ceiling. This is connected to a DVD player, SAT TV receiver, iPod dock, and has access to the central movie, music, photo distribution system. His & hers bathrooms are located forward of the bed, one with a large bathtub and shower and the other with a separate enclosed shower. Both have toilets and vanity sinks. This cabin has four wardrobes and two builtin wall dressers. All surfaces covered with exotic stone.


2x Queen Staterooms with en suite bathrooms.
2x  Queen/Twin Staterooms with en suite bathrooms.

The 4 guest cabins are located aft of the main salon on the lower accommodation deck and are around a central foyer which contains linen storage. The 2 aft cabins have queen beds and the 2 forward cabins each have a queen bed and a single bed, perfect for guests with small children. These are large cabins all have a private bathroom with tub, shower, exotic stone surfaces, toilet and vanity sinks. Each room is equipped with all regions flat screen TVs, DVD players, SAT receivers, iPod docks, and access to the central movie, music, photo distribution system.


The aft deck area may be fully enclosed, or completely open to the fresh air of a peaceful anchorage. This dining area can be casual or formal and is beautifully furnished with a large teak round table and 8 upholstered teak dining chairs. In addition, there are 4 arm chairs, a curved couch and side tables for cocktails. A 37" flat screen TV connected to SAT TV, and to the central movie, music, and photo distribution system, is also available on this deck.

There is a staircase that ascends to the boat deck from the port side.


The deck is accessed from either the Sky Lounge or from the aft deck stairs. On this enormous deck there is large
teak inlaid tabled with 10 comfortable cushioned seats for outside dining. Normal running configuration has one tender on this deck stored crosswise towards the aft, opening up this deck for sunbathing and outdoor dining. The other tender and jet skis are stored on the newly configured foredeck. With the aft tender launched, this expansive deck really comes to life. The unobstructed view is perfect for entertaining or sunbathing. At night guest enjoy outstanding panoramas while dining, and have the perfect dance floor for after dinner cocktails.


The top deck is accessed by a staircase from the upper port-side deck and encompasses the complete upper level of Golden Compass. Forward on this deck is a Jacuzzi tub, large sun pads, seating areas, a full service bar, bar seating, a full back bar (both covered in exotic stone) with ice maker and refrigerator, a large stainless BBQ, and 4 chaise lounge chairs. 

Aft on this deck there is an expansive sun bathing pad. 

Above the bar is a water proof 42 flat screen TV with access to DVD player, iPod dock, and the central movie, music, and photo distribution system. This quality entertainment and sound system has prompted evening guests to turn this area from a sunning area into another dance floor with unobstructed ocean views. 


The galley is well equipped with commercial grade equipment, robust stone surfaces, and is suitable for high capacity catering. There are 2 doors to the side decks for crew entrance and the loading of supplies so as not to interrupt guests. A staircase from the forward end of the galley leads down to the crew cabins and crew mess.


The wheel-house is carpeted and contains a comfortable helm chair, settee, chart table and world class navigation/radio equipment.


The spacious captains cabin includes a double bed, desk, large bathroom, and shower is directly behind the wheel-house on the port side.


The large ships office, equipped with computer and worldwide communication equipment is directly behind the wheel-house along the starboard side. Through the ships office is a passageway which leads to the sky lounge, passing the wine cellar on the starboard side and a large walk-in refrigerator/freezer on the port side.


1x captains cabin with en suite bathroom. 
1x 4 berth cabin with en suite bathroom. 
1x 2 berth cabin with en suite bathroom. 
2x 2 berth cabins with shared bathroom. 




1 Furuno Inmarsat Sat-C

1x F77 Nera, Anritsu RSS402A,

1 HP 1040 fax connected to F77

Telephone system:

AT&T Partner System PBX


1x Furuno SSB Transceiver FS1503




2x WPHF VHF handheld emergency radios with DSC
11x ICOM handheld VHF radios

Cellular phone system:

1x Tellular GSM four band (worldwide capable) receiver interfaced into the PBX


AT&T Partner System PBX



Navigation Equipment



2x Furuno FAR-21X7 BB series 72 nautical mile with ARPA and AIS integrated

Gyro compass:

1x Robertson RGC 50

1x Furuno THD Satellite Compass SC-50

Magnetic compass:

C-Plath Jupiter

Auto pilot:

Robertson AP9 MK II w/MKIII

Depth sounder:

1x Raymarine SP60 plus 1 x Furuno FCV627


Magnavox 300 DGPS

1x Leica 420 AIS

Weather FAX:

Canon FAX

Ships computer:

2x Dell (Chartnav)

1x Hewlett Packard general purpose

HP Printer/Scanner

1x Custom Desktop in Ships office, 30 touch screen monitor

Brother MFC networked printer

Wind/speed log:

Generators & Electricity


2 x Caterpillar 3306; 135kw each (Port & Starboard top end rebuild 2013. Both overhauled to technician recommendations in 2014)

Ocean Breeze 40kW Load Bank

Generator fuel consumption:

4 gallons/hour


220V, 3 phase, 200 amps, 60Hz


ASEA model AC90V Shore Power Converter with seamless transfer switch




Main engine starting:

2x main engine 24v, each bank consists of 4 Gel batteries

Generator starting:

2x generator start banks, each with 2 gel batteries


2 sets of batteries to separately power emergency navigation and communication



Deck Equipment


Anchor windlass:

Steen Hydraulic

Aft warping capstans:

2x Warping Drums on Anchor Winch

2x Stern Warping Drums


2x Stockless 750lbs approx

Anchor chain:

5 shackles (450.00 ft/155m) both port & stbd

Boat crane and davits:

2x Custom Hydraulic Cranes with a working load of 2000kg

1x UMT YDRR-1000 foredeck crane with a working load of 1000 lbs


2x Marquipt Tide-Ride SideLadders & Stern Passerelle

Swimming platform:

Custom built 7' wide teak platform with stern boarding ladder




19ft Nautica widebody with 150 Hp Yamaha engine. 
Custom built to accommodate 12 guests and equipped with Garmin depthfinder & chart plotter

12ft Nautica with Yamaha 40HP




2x donut tubes

2x kayaks

Fishing gear





Main Engines


Engine type:

2x Caterpillar D398; 900hp each 
Port: 13,000 hrs
Stb: 14,800 hrs

Engine control:

Micro-Commander with Glendenning Synchronizer

Gearboxes for main engines:

2x Caterpillar 7251 - reverse reduction gear boxes



Air Conditioning


5 Compressors totaling 35 tons using chilled water loop with

31x Air handling units with thermostats


Other Machinery



2x 1600 gpd Filtration Concepts

Trim tabs/Stabilizers:

2x Vosper Fins with Koop Nautique Controls

Bow thruster:

1x Lips BV Drunen, 55KW, Variable Speed with Soft Start

Steering system:

Willis-Ridley Hydraulic

Rudder Angle indicator

1x Robertson RI 45

Engine controls:

Micro-Commander with Glendenning synchronizer

Fuel separator & filtration

Alfa Laval rebuilt in 2014

Racor filters

Sewage system:

1x Headhunter Royal Flush sewage treatment system

Fresh water system:

Atlantic Ultraviolet Light Corporation model #550B potable water system ultraviolet light sterilization unit (new 2013)
3x Headhunter Mach 5 pumps (new 2013)

2x Filtration Concepts Inc. model #DI626E-3 water makers producing a total of 6,056 liters (1,600 gallons per day each, rebuilt 2009).

Bilge water filtration:

Village Marine Inc. OWS 2.2

Lube Oil capacity:

1x 1,514 liter


Main Galley Equipment


Cooking equipment:

1x Garland 6 Burner, Deep Fryer, Salamander and Grill

2x Garland Ovens


2x Mareno refer units (pantry)

1x Haier minibar fridge (bridge)

1x ULine Small fridge (main salon)

1x ULine small fridge (sky lounge)

1x Summit Commercial refer/wine cooler (sun deck)

1x ULine (sun deck)

1x ULine (sky lounge)

1x Custom walk in (sky lounge deck)


2x Custom Made units (galley)

1x large walk-in fridge & freezer combination (sky lounge deck)


1x Miele


Iceomatic  (pantry, sky lounge & sun deck)
Kitchen Aid (pantry,skylounge & sun deck)


2x Garland Ovens


1x Sharp Commercial Microwave (galley)


Crew Galley/Mess Equipment


Cooking equipment:

1x Haier microwave (crew mess)


1x Haier small fridge (crew mess)


Toaster, Coffee maker


Additional Galley Equipment


Bread Maker, Ice Cream Maker,  Mandolin Slicer, Kitchen Aid Mixer with attachments for pasta etc., waffle baker, 3x Nepresso coffee machines, 2x Vitamix Blenders, etc.


Laundry Equipment:


2x Miele Washer and Dryers


Security Equipment:


CCTV system:

8x CCTV cameras of which 3 are pan/zoom with split screen displays on Bridge, Crew Mess with a video recorder with 8 Channel H.264 1 TB Real Time CCTV Security DVR


8x CCTV cameras of which 3 are pan/zoom with split screen displays on Bridge, Crew Mess


1x 12 monitor on the bridge

1x 10 monitor in crew mess



Fire Fighting Equipment:


Fire control system:

Honeywell Notifier system - smoke and heat detector alarm system with sensors throughout the yacht

6x High water bilge alarm monitoring system with horn

3x Seawater firefighting stations

1x Diesel Yonmar 3.3kw model# L48V6MF1F1AA engine attached to model #2P5XYR 4.7HP pump used for portable high pressure emergency fire pump

Fire extinguishers:

1x 79.4-kg Halon 1301Fixed Fire Suppression system Engine Room flooding system and a 2x 39.7kg bottles activated with a remote pull system

1x Fixed CO2 Galley Hood Flooding System

2x Firefighting suits with breathing apparatus

38x Fire Extinguishers

1 FM 200 Automatic Extinguisher located in the Bosun locker


Honeywell Notifier system - smoke and heat detector alarm system with sensors throughout the yacht

6x High water bilge alarm monitoring system with horn


Safety Equipment


Life Rafts:

2x 20 Man Viking rafts with hydrostatic release

2x Viking 4 person life rafts with hydrostatic releases

Life rings:

6x Liferings (2 with strobe lights and 2 with strobe light and smoke signal)



From the outset, it was the owners intentions to completely refit all areas of their new yacht, to create an ocean going vessel with classic lines that has the benefit of totally updated equipment and modern amenities. 
All maintenance aboard Golden Compass is controlled and scheduled by an approved computer based maintenance program; this ensures that all necessary services on every piece of equipment are completed correctly and on time. 


  • Generators have been re-built and overhauled.
  • Both generator sound boxes were totally rebuilt.
  • Port engine was stripped to the block and totally rebuilt.
  • All associated auxiliary equipment was also stripped, serviced, and re-painted.
  • The wet exhaust system on both main engines has been completely replaced with schedule 40 stainless steel, including the mixing units.
  • The main engine transmissions were serviced and transmission heat exchangers were removed and re-built.
  • All water maker membranes were replaced along with all associated high pressure fittings. New high pressure pumps were installed, and electrical and flush components replaced.
  • The AC system was overhauled with major pumps removed and rebuilt. Manifold and chillers were flushed, re-gassed and serviced. Fresh air makeup unit was also rebuilt.
  • Galley walk in refrigeration, and freezer units were rebuilt, chillers/compressors rebuilt or replaced.
  • Chillers and evaporators were replaced/rebuilt, and repairs/updates were made to the raw water cooling system.
  • The 3 davits were serviced and overhauled with hydraulic rams re-built, and hydraulic pump and gear ends replaced. All 3 were re-painted from top to bottom.
  • The windlass was serviced, and all wiring replaced.
  • In the engineering department, the fresh water system has had a major upgrade with new pumps, manifold and plumbing.
  • All of the water and treatment tanks have been inspected cleaned and re-surfaced where necessary.
  • The black water system has undergone extensive repairs and maintenance.
  • The stabilizer system has been stripped down and rebuilt.
  • The load bank, oily water separator, fuel separator, and fire and bilge pumps and associated plumbing and valves have all been serviced.
  • The air make up unit has also been serviced as needed.
  • In general, there have been many replacements of pipe work, plumbing, fuel lines, shut off valves and associated fittings throughout the yacht.
  • The air handlers have been serviced, and the A/C ducting cleaned and sanitized.

A complete list of exclusions is available upon request.

N&J Disclaimer

Specifications and details of this vessel are provided in good faith for informational purposes only. Data regarding the specifications, operating characteristics and condition of the vessel was obtained from sources believed reliable but is not guaranteed by owner or brokers. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, capacities, consumption and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided and agrees to instruct his agent or surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. Vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price and inventory changes and withdrawal from market without notice.

Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker has been told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot and does not guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise, and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.

Speed and Distance
Cruising Speed
Max Speed
Nominal Length
Length Overall
Max Draft
Engine Make Caterpillar
Engine Model D398
Total Power 1800hp
Engine Type Twin Inboard
Fuel Type Diesel
1980 Picchiotti Trideck

1980/2014 151' Picchiotti GOLDEN COMPASS

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