113′ CBI motor yacht

27499 - Davis 111


Client: Removed for Privacy Date of report:        April 1, 2012
Our File #:               12-27499

This inspection was performed upon the request of the client listed above on March 3rd and 23rd, 2012 while the vessel was hauled and on March 23rd and 26th, 2012 while the vessel was afloat at Ensenada, Mexico and during a brief sea trial offshore of Ensenada.


Builder:          C.B.I. Navi S.P.A (Italy) Reg. #:                Removed for privacy (Delaware)
Model/type:  CBN 27 Engine/MFG:   Two Caterpillar
Year:               1997/2002 H.P. per:             Unknown
Length:  113′ Length overall (approximately measured) Serial numbers: S – Removed for privacy
Draft:             13.78′                               P – Removed for privacy
Beam:            19′ Type of install.: Diesel, six cylinders
Former Name:    “Removed for privacy”              inboard, turbo charged
Name:              “Removed for privacy” HIN:               Removed for privacy
Hailing Port: Removed for privacy


Keel & bottom: Steel construction, round chines, keel aft, bulbous bow (stub), black anti-fouling paint

Topsides & transom: Steel construction, blue painted finish, red boot stripe

Decks & superstructure: Steel construction, painted white, teak decks, aluminum superstructure

Deck hardware: Set of stern bits with hawse holes, set of bow bits and mooring line rollers

Longitudinals/stringers: 2” longitudinals on 12” centers (aft bilge), 2.5” longs on 16” centers (aft hull side)

Athwartships/bulkheads/frames: 6” frames on 40” centers (aft bilge), 6” frames on 39” centers (aft hull side)

Layout/interior components: The flybridge is a clear open area with a port and starboard ladder leading down to the pilothouse deck. The pilothouse has port and starboard watertight doors. Entry to the sky lounge aft is through sliding glass door from the observation deck. Forward of sky lounge and just aft of the pilothouse is the captain’s quarters with dedicated head. There are two passageways leading from the pilothouse to the sky lounge with door to captain’s quarters and second stairway to main deck. The main deck has a smaller observation deck with port and starboard ladder leading aft to the stern boat launch/swim platform. Entry to the main lounge is through sliding glass door. Forward of main lounge is the dining area. Starboard side forward is a watertight door, inboard and forward is ladder down to two guest cabins forward with twin berths and ensuite heads, aft is V.I.P. cabin with ensuite head. To starboard forward of saloon is door to master stateroom. Master stateroom has berth to port of centerline, walk in locker to starboard forward, head to port forward. Forward port side of dining area is another watertight door to the weather deck with second separate access to the galley. Forward of galley is stairway leading down to the crews’ quarters. Crews’ quarters are two cabins with bunk berths and ensuite heads and laundry room forward. Starboard side aft watertight door and ladder to the engine room. Aft of engine room is boat storage area with a watertight door leading to boat launch/swim platform. Bow of main deck has two port and starboard anchor winches and centerline steps up to pilothouse deck.

Bilge: Painted white, some fluid

Comments: The vessel was inspected while hauled (two days) and afloat (two days). The hull bottom was visually inspected. The hull bottom is in good structural condition. The shipyard representative stated that the hull bottom was tested for thickness with an audio gauge (ultra-sound). They found a thin area of plating to starboard aft. The plate was replaced. This is below the holding tank, to starboard aft in the engine room. The shipyard extended the hull bottom approximately 6’. This extended the swim platform. A ramp designed to assist in retrieving the tender was also fabricated. The extension and the ramp were built per designs by Doug Sharp, Naval Architect. We inspected the hull bottom on March 3rd 2012, it was prepped for painting and all zincs were removed. We inspected the vessel while hauled on March 23rd 2012. The vessel was taken on a sea trial on March 27th 2012. The hull bottom had been painted and the zincs had been installed. The hull sides and transom were visually inspected. The hull sides and transom are in good structural and cosmetic condition. The boat yard stated that they “scratched and painted” the blue paint on the hull sides and the red boot stripe. The deck and superstructure were visually inspected. The deck and superstructure are in good structural and cosmetic condition. A stability document reviewed stated that the superstructure is aluminum, it is unclear exactly where the transition between steel and aluminum occurs or how the joint is made. The deck hardware was visually inspected. Overall the deck hardware is in good – excellent condition. The structural reinforcements including the longitudinals and athwartship frames were visually inspected. The structural reinforcements appear to be in “as-built” condition. During the out of water inspection the bilge was holding minimal water. There was water in the bilge aft of the starboard generator. There was fluid aft in the crew bilge. There is staining on the starboard side of the interior of the aft crew bilge. During the first day of the in water inspection we found a significant amount of water in the engine room bilge, it was determined to be coming from a valve which was left open. The valve reportedly served as a primer for the propeller shafts’ seals. Following the discovery of this water, the bilge pumps were energized, but were not properly primed. Subsequently they were properly primed and functioned normally. There is no high water alarm indicator in the engine room. The water level reached the bottom of the engines’ oil pans and submerged two electric motors in the center engine room bilge. One of these motors assists in cooling the transmission oil. There is oil in the bilge forward of the port generator. There are stains indicative of a weep inboard forward on the starboard main engine and corrosion visible on the bottom interior of the alternator. The interior cabin spaces are neat, clean and orderly. The interior of the vessel is in excellent cosmetic condition. There was work ongoing in the master stateroom; fastener bungs were loose about the window and the desk. There is staining/discoloration of the sideliner forward of the starboard port light in the master stateroom. The starboard guest cabin locker door does not shut easily and a strap for the fire extinguisher is damaged inside the locker. A ramp for the tender was being adjusted on March 26th 2012. The ramp was built to assist in the recovery of the tender by the overhead crane in the garage. This survey is not a mould inspection.

Summary: Good – Excellent


Main engines: Two Caterpillar model 3412, 1,100 hp each

Engine application: Diesel, inboard, 12 cylinders, twin turbocharged, after cooled, PTOs on both transmissions, 5139 and 5537 hours on meters

Serial Numbers: P – 9K500791, S – 9K500792

Transmissions: ZF model BW255, ratio 3.450, port serial number 50006618, starboard serial number 50006619

External/peripherals: Suitable application, satisfactory installation

Engine controls: Electronic controls, wing stations include engine start/stop, gauges, thruster and tiller, pilothouse station

Exhaust systems: Dry system in engine room, water injected near discharges, primary discharges through hull bottom aft in engine room, pressure reliefs through hull sides aft in engine room

Propulsion gear/shaft logs: Steel packing glands, 6-blade (146 x 1135) counter rotating propellers, 4.275” diameter steel propeller shafts, skeg for each shaft with three cutlass bearings

Steering system/rudder ports: Hydraulic system, two actuators, unknown type of seal, jog sticks at wing stations, jog stick at wheel in pilothouse, steel rudders

Ventilation: Forced air ventilation in engine room

Generator: Two 55 KW Northern Lights, one per side in engine room, port serial number LM – 349136-0500, starboard serial number LM – 347783-0500

External/peripherals: Suitable application, satisfactory installation, sound boxes, exhaust gas/water separators, port hour meter 14323, starboard hour meter 14198

Through hulls & components: Steel welded pipe through hulls, valves

Location of through hulls as visible when hauled: Port – Transducer pad forward, four at waterline, exhaust discharge aft of amidships, two drain plugs amidships, fin stabilizer aft of amidships, sea chest aft of amidships, drain plug aft of amidships
Starboard – One aft, seven at waterline, drain plug aft near keel, two sea chests amidships, transducer pad forward, exhaust discharge aft of amidships, fin stabilizer aft of amidships
Zincs – 6 keel mounted, four rudder mounted and 14 hull mounted per side

Seawater systems: Steel pipes, valves, sea strainers, sea chests

Bilge pumps: Two AC pumps (also fire pumps) starboard forward in engine room, intake manifold

Comments: The engines and transmissions were visually inspected and tested during a sea trial. The survey is not a mechanical survey; please consult with a qualified technician for greater detail as to the condition of the machine systems. The external surfaces and peripheral components of the engines and transmissions appear satisfactory. There is oil in the engine room bilge. The starboard engine’s tachometer is inoperative at the starboard wing station. The digital displays at both wing stations and above the tachometers at the pilothouse helm are inoperative. There are weep stains forward inboard on the starboard engine and corrosion visible on the interior bottom of the alternator. There is a remote, electric pump, used for pumping raw water through the transmission oil coolers. The transmission oil temperature gauges in the engine room did not register any temperature. There are many unsecured items in the engine room. The engine controls functioned normally. There are no controls on the flybridge. The port engine hour meter (in the engine room) is inoperative. The exhaust system is properly arranged and installed. The propulsion components including the propellers, propeller shafts, struts and shaft seals were visually inspected. The propellers were percussion tested and the propeller shafts were observed while underway. Overall the propulsion components are in good condition. The propeller shaft seals are leaking water excessively and they are draining into sump collectors which are also leaking into the bilge. The Spurs line cutters are missing the “cutter” piece on each side. The steering system was visually inspected and test operated. The steering system functioned normally. The engine room blowers were not energized. The generators were visually inspected, test operated and loaded. The generators functioned normally. Fluid and salt crystals are visible in the starboard generator’s drip pan. The through hulls were visually inspected and many of the valves were manipulated. The through hulls are in good condition. The seawater systems were visually inspected and most components were tested. Overall, the seawater systems are in good condition. The electric bilge pumps were energized. The pumps require priming and were not primed (ran dry) for many minutes while attempting to dewater the engine room. The manual bilge pump was not tested. There is rust on and below the air conditioner compressors, to starboard aft in the engine room. The shipyard representative stated that they intend to add ballast to the vessel, to counter the buoyancy created by the hull extension. A brief sea trial was attended by the undersigned. During the sea trial the vessel was difficult to steer straight in a following sea. Many, but not all, of the systems were tested.

Summary: Good


Fuel: One steel tank outboard of each engine, sight level gauges, other tanks location not determined, capacities – 8300 liters forward tanks, 9500 liters aft tanks, 1150 liters day tanks (per stability document)

Fill & vent: Metal tubes, manual transfer pump

Feed & return: Metal tubes, manifold forward in engine room, three Racor filters and two vacuum gauges per side aft in engine room bilge

Water: 10,000 liter capacity (per stability document), tank location(s) unknown

Holding: Hamman Wassertechnik treatment system with two pumps, steel tank to starboard aft in engine room

Comments: The fuel system including the tanks, fill, vent, feed and return lines was visually inspected as installed. Where visible the fuel system components are in good condition. The condition and age of the fuel (and water) and the integrity of the tanks (fuel, water and holding) and hoses is beyond the scope of this survey. Please consider filling all tanks for a simple, practical test of their integrity. The water pressure system functioned normally. Accuracy of tank level gauges is beyond the scope of this survey. We did not review a tank diagram or trace and inspect all plumbing.

Summary: Good


AC system: 2-190-500V inlets to port in garage (aft), 380V, 220 & 110 volt systems

DC system: Four Napa 1550MCA 8D gel batteries between engines, two battery switches aft of these batteries, battery switch to port in garage, 24 volt system, two 12 volt wet cell batteries on each side of engine room aft, two 8D AGM 12 volt batteries to port in garage

Wiring: Multi-strand wires

Circuit protection: Electro Naval Impianti (ENI) main distribution panel aft in engine room includes four AC source selector switches, AC & DC main circuit breakers, AC & DC branch circuit breakers, four AC & one DC voltmeters, four AC & three DC ammeters, two AC kilowatt meters, two AC hertz meters, one synchroscope, genset output circuit breakers by gensets, subpanel to starboard aft in engine room, main and branch circuit breakers to port in garage, pilothouse distribution panel includes AC & DC branch circuit breakers, four AC voltmeters, two AC ammeters, two DC voltmeters, two DC ammeters, alarm panel

Comments: The electrical system including the shore power cords, shore power inlets, batteries, wiring, circuitry components and circuit protection equipment was visually inspected and many components were tested. Overall the electrical system is in satisfactory – good condition. The condition of the batteries is beyond the scope of this inspection. The number of batteries is minimal for a vessel of this size and there are three different types of batteries in use. The batteries located between the engines use wing nuts on their terminals. Battery cables and wires from a switch located in the port garage bilge run through frames without chafe protection. Work was in progress to exterior overhead lights, sky lounge entertainment system and satellite communication system to starboard below the pilothouse console on March 26th 2012. Many of the courtesy lights in the crew quarters were missing lenses. There is no light bulb in the port guest cabin locker. The Garmin 3010 GPS Map device on the port pilothouse console is not well mounted. An ENI intercom device to port of the center on the pilothouse console is missing its cover piece. The Interphase Twinscope sounder is inoperative. The port generator’s green “on line” indicator light, on the engine room distribution panel is inoperative. The air conditioner controller, to starboard aft in the engine room, displayed a “CS1” error message when energized. The windshield wiper’s washer did not work. Several courtesy lights leading to the passenger and VIP cabins are inoperative.

Summary: Good


Portable fire extinguishers: Two 10 lb. CO2 (2013), three 6 KG dry chemical (2013), eight 2 lb. dry chemical units (not current)

Fixed fire system: Sea water system with pumps to starboard forward in engine room and stations in garage and to port aft on upper deck, Sea Fire 95 lb. FM-200 (2008 tag) fixed system forward in garage serving the engine room, fire alarm panel in pilothouse

Flotation devices: Two life rings with retrieving lines, numerous PFDs

Horn/distress flares: Three boxes of current flares, air horns (three trumpets) not tested

Navigational/anchor lights: Separate sidelights, masthead/steaming light, all around/anchor light, stern light

Anchor & ground tackle: Fortress FX-125 anchor in engine room, two Navy type anchors that pull “flush” into hawse pipes, chain rodes with lines at the bitter ends

Other equipment: Two fire blankets, thirteen emergency escape smoke hoods, spare air bottle fire axe, two throw ropes, ship’s bell, 406 MHz EPIRB with hydrostatic release, two Elliot ten person life rafts last inspected November 2011 with hydrostatic releases, 406 MHz EPIRB in pilothouse – battery expired 2007, several first aid kits, two ACR rapid ditch kits

Comments: Safety equipment for fire fighting protection appears satisfactory however the fixed fire extinguishing system for the engine room has not been inspected, tagged and maintained per N.F.P.A. recommendations. Personal flotation devices appear suitable for offshore use. Current distress signal flares are aboard. A suitable sound signaling device is aboard. The navigational and anchor lights are properly arranged, installed and functional. The ground tackle including the anchors and rodes was visually inspected as installed and appears satisfactory. The entire length of the anchor rodes was not inspected and should be inspected prior to use. The EPIRB’s hydrostatic release expired in 2010. The hydrostatic releases for the life rafts do not have their expiration dates indicated. There is no audible or visual indication (alarm) for the high water alarm in the engine room.

Summary: Satisfactory – Good


General equipment: Two water heaters, two water pressure pumps, water pressure accumulator tank, two Tecnicomar water makers, Alfa Laval fuel centrifuge, engine room genset instrumentation includes two oil pressure, two temperature, two volts and two hour meters, ACR3000 active fin stabilizers, fuel transfer system, engine room engine instrumentation includes two digital tachometers, two engine oil psi., two fuel psi., two engine oil temperature, two transmission oil temperature, two jacket water temperature and two hour meters, lateral and longitudinal inclinometers, Guardall engine room camera, oil change system, Cheyenne mountain bike, Montague bike in a bag, folding boarding ladder, Aqua Air Marine air conditioning system, two A Sea Power Systems model AC45F-3 transformers, Sanguineti Chivari stern door controller, hydraulic passerelle, opening aft transom (garage) door, tender chocks in garage, tender winch, two air compressors, Maytag clothes washer and dryer, garage freezer, electric capstans on both sides of aft deck, aft deck table and bench seat, two electric bow winches, wash down systems in anchor hawse pipes, three windshield wipers with wash system, Scotsman AC46 icemaker, Whirlpool ARG58813 aft upper deck beverage refrigerator, aft upper deck furniture (exterior), light and antenna mast, remote controlled spotlight, sky lounge with Norman Rockwell painting, TV, sofa, and entertainment system, captain’s cabin has head, berth, TV, VCR, DVD & B & G Hydra 2000 unit, two pilothouse helm chairs, Mannesmann Rexroth bow thruster, two pilothouse wing doors, pilothouse engine instrumentation includes two sets of three Caterpillar electronic displays, pilothouse desk, Sony stereo/DVD, water and service fuel tank level gauges, plastic kayaks, Miele Novotronic W989 crew clothes washer, Miele B890 steamer, Miele T679C clothes dryer, crew area includes two sets of bunk berths, two heads and two TVs, day head, galley refrigeration, double sink, dinette, Miele microwave oven, Hot Point Ariston oven, 6-burner electric stove, main saloon includes bar, seating area and formal dining area forward, Manitowocom 20 icemaker, Scotsman AC56 ice machine on aft deck, saloon TV on an elevator, AMT master remote control, beverage refrigerator and wine locker, extensive glassware collection, amplifier, master stateroom entertainment devices include Sony DVD, satellite TV box, Sony high density linear converter, Samsung VCR, Den receiver, safe, golf clubs, Sharp TV, master walk in locker, master desk, master head has head, bidet, two sinks and shower enclosure, starboard guest cabin head has head, bidet, sink and shower enclosure, starboard guest cabin entertainment devices include TV, satellite TV box, Sony DVD and Samsung VCR, double berths in starboard guest cabin, port guest cabin entertainment devices include TV, satellite TV box, Sony DVD & Samsung VCR, port guest cabin head has head, bidet, sink and shower, port guest cabin has twin berths, desk and walk in locker, VIP cabin entertainment devices include three satellite TV boxes, Sony DVD, Samsung VCR and Denon AVR-2802 receiver, Sharp TV, VIP head includes head, bidet, sink and shower enclosure, clean and dirty oil tanks, binoculars, spurs line cutters, Novurania Equator R.I.B. tender with HIN PKD129731203

Pilothouse electronics: Interphase twin scope bottom scope, Furuno radar, two Vei mutli-purpose video monitors, Furuno multi-device controller, compass, electronic compass, Anschutz pilotstar D autopilot, Furuno FM-8500 VHF, Northstar 952X GPS navigator, Furuno bottom scope, Garmin GPS map 3010C, two Skanti and one KVH satellite telephones, Furuno INM-C device, Wave Track 80 device, Sailor RE2100 compact HF SSB, Raymarine Ray 430 loud hailer, Furuno Navtex NX-500 receiver, computer, camera monitor, B & G Hydra 2000, boat speed, wind speed, depth and wind direction instruments, Sperry transceiver, digital gyro compass, two ICOM handheld VHF, intercom/phone system, Iridium satellite phone


The vessel is a steel motor yacht equipped with two diesel engines and two diesel generators. The vessel has aluminum superstructure. The vessel was built in Italy. A stability booklet aboard the vessel states that the keel was laid in 1997. The captain refers to the vessel as a 2002. The history of the build of the vessel is unclear. We did not obtain the ownership and maintenance history. We did not obtain any disclosure statements regarding any known problems with the vessel or any significant events in the vessel’s history, such as submersions, collisions, fires etc… Overall, the vessel is in satisfactory – good condition. The vessel is in good – excellent cosmetic condition. The vessel is suitable for its intended purpose as an offshore cruising vessel.

Overall Summary: Good

Christian & Company, Marine Surveyors, Inc.

________________________                    April 1, 2012
By: Mr. Kells Christian, Surveyor                        Date
S.A.M.S. – A.M.S. # 301