124′ Martinolich passenger vessel

124 martinolich


Condition & Valuation

Client: Removed for Privacy Date of report:       September 5, 2012
Our File #:              12-27655


This inspection was performed upon the request of the client listed above on August 14th 2012 and September 3rd 2012 while the vessel was hauled at Gran Peninsula Shipyard, Ensenada, Mexico.


Builder:          Martinolich Shipbuilding Corp. Doc. #:           Removed for Privacy
Model/type: Passenger / converted crab fishing Engine/MFG:   One Mitsubishi
Year:             1968 H.P. per:   Unknown
Length:          124 / 127’ with platform Draft:             10’
Beam:           31’ Name:           “Removed for privacy”
HIN:               Removed for privacy Hailing Port: Removed for privacy


Keel & bottom: Steel construction, welded plates on frames, hard chines, keel, raked stern, bilge keels, black anti-fouling paint

Topsides & transom: Steel construction, welded plates on frames, blue with white boot stripe

Decks & superstructure: Aluminum superstructure, steel deck, faux wood decking aft, white painted finish elsewhere, nonskid particle deck surface

Deck hardware: Set of bow cleats, anchor roller, set of foredeck hawse pipes and scupper ports, set of forward side cleats, upper deck safety rail, set of stern cleats with hawse holes

Longitudinals/stringers: Steel reinforcements, seven 4” longitudinal “L” beams per side forward in engine room, steel deck beams

Athwartships/bulkheads/frames: Steel reinforcements, primary frames on 5’ centers (above deck forward), steel bulkheads and partial bulkheads

Layout/interior components: Portuguese bridge and pilothouse is located forward on top deck. The pilothouse interior has main control station to starboard with helm located on centerline. The navigation area is starboard aft side with observation bench to port. Stairway on centerline leading aft to captains quarters with head.

Top deck: Separate bow area contains hydraulic windlass with hawsepipes port and starboard. Aft of pilothouse is covered bar and observation deck area with dining table, BBQ, and hydraulic crane with jet ski chocks port and starboard.

Main deck: Interior has bow / forward storage locker, next aft is crew’s dining area to starboard and galley to starboard aft. Port side of crew dining is small crew stateroom forward, head and shower aft, and another crew stateroom aft of head. Centerline, inboard is engine room access with ladder down to engine room. Exterior of forward enclosed space is port side walk-in refrigerator, starboard stairway leading up to top deck and second starboard stairway (just aft) leading down to guest lounge. Passageway on centerline between six staterooms (three per side), each with dedicated head and shower. Aft deck has spa to starboard forward, day head to port forward and deck hatch (for loading stores) to port aft. Below deck hatch is laundry area on lower deck and aft on main deck level is personal watercraft chock on centerline, water tank access hatches to port and starboard aft and hatch leading to steering locker. Transom doors on both sides with joining platform.

Interior spaces aft of engine room (converted holds) include small storage locker forward of stairway, two walk in starboard forward dry storage lockers and one linen locker. Centerline forward gym/exercise area with storage locker to port. Amidships large guest lounge area (theatre room) with flat screen TV and entertainment system. Walk in storage lockers either side of TV. Aft of lounge is combination laundry area and additional crew berthing on both sides. Centerline shaft access hatches. There is a separate rudder access equipment storage area in stern accessed through separate deck hatch.

Bilge: Holding minimal water in engine room

Comments: The vessel was inspected while hauled. The hull bottom was visually inspected. The hull bottom is in good structural condition. This survey did not include an ultrasonic inspection for plate thickness. We inspected the hull bottom on August 14th 2012, prior to the bottom paint being applied and on September 3rd 2012 after bottom paint had been applied. Exposed metal that was seen at the time of the initial inspection had been coated prior to the second inspection. There are a few doublers on the hull bottom, the largest is on the starboard side forward of amidships. There are a few dents, with the most significant dent approximately 5’ forward of the starboard sea chest. The aft two sea chests to starboard forward are blocked off. A welded on zinc anode in the thruster tube is approaching the end of its service life. The hull sides and transom were visually inspected. The hull sides and transom are in good structural and satisfactory cosmetic condition. The deck and superstructure were visually inspected. The deck and superstructure are in good structural and satisfactory cosmetic condition. The faux wood planking is failing in some areas and there have been planks replaced. There is localized surface corrosion on the pilothouse superstructure and doors. The deck hardware including safety rails, mooring devices and hatches was visually inspected and most hatches were opened and closed. Overall the deck hardware is in good condition. The structural reinforcements including the longitudinals, frames and bulkheads were visually inspected. The structural reinforcements appear to be in “as-built” condition. The bilge is holding minimal water in the engine room. The interior cabin spaces are neat, clean and orderly. The interior of the vessel is in satisfactory – good cosmetic condition. The passenger cabins are not currently in a “finished” state. They have minor projects underway. There is no handrail on the steps leading to the theatre room. This survey is not a mould inspection.

Summary: Satisfactory – Good


Main engine: One Mitsubishi, model S12R-MPTA, 1,140 h.p. at 1600 rpm, mfg 10/1994

Engine application: Diesel, inboard, V-12 (cylinders), 20,058 hours on meter, twin turbocharged

Serial Number: Removed for privacy

Transmissions: ZF model BW461, ratio 5,630:1A, serial number 1311A

External/peripherals: Suitable application, satisfactory installation, PTO on front, individual cylinder pyrometers

Engine controls: Twin Disc EC-200 electronic controls, engine room servo and push/pull cables from servo to engine and transmission, one pilothouse station

Exhaust systems: Wet system, dry section at engine, discharges on both hull sides forward above the waterline

Propulsion gear/shaft logs: 6” diameter steel propeller shaft, pillow block bearings, unknown type seal has two “hydraulic” hoses attached, 84” diameter 5-blade RH steel propeller (unknown pitch)

Steering system/rudder ports: Hydraulic system, two actuators, packing gland seal, steel skeg hung rudder, steering wheel and two jog sticks in pilothouse

Ventilation: Five engine room fans

Generators: Starboard – MER 65 KW, model number 362 CSL 1606, serial number 657435 – 205, port MER 75 KW, model number 362 CSL 1604, serial number 655993 – 1204, aft generator – 40 KW MER (no MER tag)

External/peripherals: Suitable application, satisfactory installation, PTOs aft on port and starboard generators, soft sound enclosure on port generator

Through hulls & components: Steel through hulls, steel sea cocks

Location of through hulls as visible: Port – transducer forward, two sea chests forward of amidships, sea chest amidships, three forward of amidships above chine, one aft, at least twenty zinc anodes, Starboard – bow thruster, sea chest amidships, two sea chests forward of amidships, transducer forward, seven forward of amidships above the chine, at least sixteen zinc anodes

Seawater systems: Steel tubes, flexible hoses, double clamped connections

Bilge pumps: Two AC electric pumps to port in engine room with four valve manifold

Comments: The engine and transmission were visually inspected. This survey is not a mechanical survey. Please consult with a qualified mechanic for greater detail as to the condition of the machine systems. The external surfaces of the engine and transmission appear satisfactory – good. The engine is equipped with individual cylinder pyrometers and many of the wires are disconnected. As the vessel was inspected while hauled, none of the machine systems were tested. The engine controls were not tested. The exhaust system is properly arranged and installed. The propulsion components were visually inspected and appear good. The propeller was just sent out for service; it was not installed during the first inspection and was installed prior to the second inspection. The steering system was visually inspected. The steering system was not tested. The engine room blowers were energized. The generators were visually inspected only. Overall the generators are in good condition. The aft generator appears new; it has not been electrically connected. The aft generator’s exhaust system is “dry” does not have a thermal blanket. The through hulls were visually inspected and we manipulated a few of the valves. The through hulls are in satisfactory condition. There are rust stains on the sea chest below the main engine’s sea strainer. Several of the covers are removed from seawater components aft in the engine room bilge. The seawater systems were visually inspected; none of the components were tested. Overall, the seawater systems are in satisfactory condition. There are salt crystals on the bottom of a sea strainer near the ballast pump, to port in the engine room. There is rust on the ballast pump. The electric bilge pumps were visually inspected, the pumps and the system was not tested.

Summary: Satisfactory – Good


Fuel: Eleven steel tanks, six sight level tubes aft outboard in engine room, 39,578 gallon total capacity (per diagram), port and starboard wing tanks (from forward – aft) have 3,737, 4,948, 3,755 gallons per tank, port and starboard DB tanks (from forward – aft) have 3,830 and 2,344 gallons per tank and starboard forward day tank has 2,350 gallons

Fill & vent: Steel tubes, fill stations locations not noted

Feed & return: Steel pipes and flexible fuel grade hoses, manifold to port in engine room

Water: Two 506 gallon tanks forward (per placard), two plastic tanks aft in engine room, two aft wing tanks (integral), actual tank locations and purpose (ballast or ship’s water) not known

Holding: Plastic tank to port in engine room and aft in engine room

Hydraulic tank: 400 gallons to starboard in engine room

Comments: The fuel system including the tanks, fills, vent, feed and return lines, was visually inspected as installed. Where visible the fuel system components are in satisfactory condition. The condition and age of the fuel (and water) and the integrity of the tanks (fuel, water and holding) is beyond the scope of this survey. Please consider filling all tanks for a simple, practical test of their integrity. The water pressure system was not tested. Accuracy of tank level gauges is beyond the scope of this survey. The starboard aft wing water tanks were being cleaned and painted at the time of the survey. Capacity information above was obtained from a diagram on the fuel manifold, to port in the engine room.

Summary: Satisfactory


AC system: 120 and 240 volt system, no inlet – currently “hard wired” (temporary)

DC system: Two 12 volt wet cell 8D batteries – one outboard of port and starboard generators, four 12 volt wet cell 8D batteries outboard of port generator, two battery switches outboard of port generator, four 12 volt wet cell batteries below pilothouse sole, battery switch below pilothouse sole, 12 and 24 volt components

Wiring: Various types of multi-strand wires, mostly shielded and marine shipboard cable, run in metal brackets

Circuit protection: Sub panel just forward of main panel, main panel to starboard aft in engine room includes AC main and branch circuit breakers, three volt meters, three hertz meters and three ammeters, two subpanels in pilothouse (24V DC) with two ammeters and voltmeters, subpanel aft in pilothouse (AC), subpanel in locker forward of passenger cabins

Comments: The electrical system including the shore power cord, batteries, wiring, circuitry components and circuit protection equipment was visually inspected and a few components were tested. Overall the electrical system is in satisfactory condition. The condition of the batteries is beyond the scope of this inspection. There is an uncovered light fixture forward in the engine room. The cover is removed from the main distribution panel; the shore power cord is temporarily hardwired onto the shore power circuit breaker. The battery cables used for the generators’ batteries feel like welding cable; there were no visible markings. Wire nuts are used at many wire connections. Wire nut connections are exposed at a motor controller near the steering fluid tank to starboard in the engine room. There is an unused battery to starboard aft in the engine room, it is likely designated for use with the starboard aft generator, but it is not yet installed. Wiring about the pilothouse is disorganized. A computer forward in the pilothouse is partially disassembled. There is a loose air conditioner unit on the upper deck. The galley air conditioner is dripping water (condensate) into a bucket. The air conditioning units in lockers in the galley and the gym are exposed and apparently are being serviced. Wires are hanging down from the guest cabins; these appear to be serving air conditioning devices which are removed. We did not see a shore power inlet.

Summary: Satisfactory


Portable fire extinguishers: Eleven dry chemical units with tag dates Feb. 2008, five 10 lb. CO2 units with tag dates June 2002, four foam units with tag dates Feb. 2008

Fixed fire system: Kidde FM-200 system with tag date Dec. 2005

Flotation devices: Life ring with MOB strobe, two life rings, numerous type I adult with lights

Horn/distress flares: Canister air horn, air horn, flares not seen

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

Anchor & ground tackle: 1500 lb. (per stock) navy type anchor, chain rode

Other equipment: Alarm panel, engine room fire door, Class A EPIRB, ship’s bell, two 12 person DBC life rafts (expired), 406 MHz EPIRB (battery expired July 2011), life sling, fire blanket, smoke alarms, first aid kit, immersion suit, fire axe

Comments: Safety equipment for fire fighting protection appears satisfactory however the extinguishers have 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 not aboard. A suitable sound signaling device is aboard. The navigational and anchor lights are properly arranged and installed. They were not tested. The ground tackle including the anchor and rode was visually inspected as installed and appears satisfactory. The entire length of the anchor rode was not inspected and should be inspected prior to use. There is no secondary anchor aboard. The alarm panel was not tested. The life rafts do not have current certification. The EPIRB battery is expired. The class A EPIRB is aboard. Smoke alarms throughout the vessel are loose and the batteries are detached. The age of the smoke alarms is unknown. A portable fire extinguisher in the entryway to the engine room would not come out of its bracket.

Summary: Satisfactory


Tanks: Several tanks in and near primary locker to starboard aft of pilothouse, loose tank aft at BBQ grill

Devices: Reducing regulators, two pressure gauges, galley range, BBQ grill

Comments: The LP gas system including the tanks, tank locker devices and galley range was visually inspected. The system and components were not tested. Overall, the installation of the LP system is satisfactory. We did not see an electric solenoid valve. The vessel is not equipped with propane or carbon monoxide alarms. There are loose tanks, including a tank loose near the propane locker forward and a tank loose near the grill aft. There are loose tanks in the tank locker. The tank locker appears to be vented onto the upper deck.

Summary: Satisfactory


Navigational & operational electronics: Si-Tex color max II C-MAP chart plotter, Furuno 1942 MK2 marine radar, Furuno FCV-1100L sounder, Sperry Marine compass P/N 1879390-2, helm centerline, port and starboard jog stick steering controls, three Samsung flat panel navigation displays at navigation station, Iridium satellite telephone, Nerta F55 data (satellite) telephone, Dell flat panel display with desk top computer, battery back up for computer, Furuno Marine radar FR8100D, Furuno sounder FCV271, Navtrac XL GPS (Trimble navigation), Furuno universal AIS, Furuno satellite compass, ICOM Marine VHF IC-422, SSB SEA222 WDC 7961, Standard Horizon VHF/with hailer, Horizon LH5 hailer, Simrad AP50 autopilot, Standard handheld VHF, Motorola walky-talkies, NT Trimble GPS

General equipment: Three rudder angle indicators, main engine control panel includes tachometer, exhaust temperature, DC voltage, oil pressure, turbo boost, water temperature, gear pressure, and gear temperature, hertz meter, heater, air conditioning units, Ship’s time clock, Seth Thomas barometer, pedestal helm chair, two Murphy power view gauges, three power distribution sub panels, binoculars 7 x 50, Ratelco model 100-1829-B battery charger, 10TA model DLS-27-40 battery charger, Newmar RM-8 battery charger, five computers, HP printer, Sentry Safe, eight quartz floodlights, hydraulic windlass, foredeck wash down, exterior shower, beer cooler with tap, refrigerator, Scotsman icemaker, Wolf warming drawer, sink, DCS propane BBQ grill, hydraulic crane, Yamaha wave runner, two PWC chocks, bar with stools, Viewsonic TV, Bose stereo system, small galley appliances, dinette, large air conditioner, sink, Wolf microwave oven, Wolf six burner propane range, Viking exhaust hood, Jenn-Air refrigerator/freezer, Jet-tech dish washer, ship’s clock and barometer, Summit refrigerator and icemaker, crew’s head includes electric head, sink, and shower, Flagship Marine air conditioner, walk in refrigerator, spa, day head with sink and shower, Yamaha personal water craft and chock, gym with exercise equipment, Flagship Marine air conditioner, theatre room with large Pioneer TV, Denon DVD, Denon receiver, wrap around bulkhead mounted sofa, hydraulic aft deck hatch lift mechanism, G.E. Adler clothes washer and dryer, swim platform, hydraulic bow thruster, air compressor and accumulator tank, Fuji AF-300 P11 electric controllers, engine room engine instrumentation includes tachometer, temperature, oil pressure, DC voltage and hour meter, four shaft bearing alarms, McCarron VMI24252 battery charger, electric macerator waste discharge pump, tools and tool box, electric fuel pump, Westfalia fuel separator (centrifuge), Miller Thunder bolt XL welding power source, internal sea strainers, ballast pump, Technicold refrigeration system, engine room sink, three Davey HS18-40H2 water pressure pumps, two Ruud model ME3R-66-2 water heaters, two Head Hunter Stingray head water supply pumps with pressure accumulator tank, third Head Hunter pump, aft generator’s engine room instrumentation includes hour meter, volts, temperature and oil pressure, two Village Marine TEC water makers (one Pur 600 and one with no tag), 60 h.p. four stroke Suzuki outboard engine, Frigidaire freezer, antenna and light mast, surfboard racks


The vessel is a passenger carrying vessel converted from a Bering Sea crab fishing vessel. More detailed survey reports are available aboard and they were briefed. They detail the conversion history including the most recent conversion in 2005. A stability booklet is also aboard which was performed in 2005/2006. The vessel has a steel hull, aluminum superstructure, one main engine and three generators. The starboard aft generator is new and its installation is incomplete. The vessel has been hauled at its current location for two years. The vessel is basically structurally sound. Upon completion of the maintenance which is underway, recommendations and successful sea trials, the vessel should be suitable for its intended purpose as a blue water expedition yacht.

Overall Summary: Satisfactory – Good



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