Engineered for Toughness:
The FPB 78s are the toughest of all the FPBs with a massive upgrade in the already extra strong hulls. With five watertight bulkheads and double bottom, which extends 6’5” / 2m forward of the forward accommodation watertight bulkhead to the engine room bulkhead.
The centreline plating is one inch / 24mm thick. Outboard of this, from forward of the central watertight bulkhead to the rudders the plating goes to 5 / 8” / 16mm (light green colour in the nearby image). Elsewhere plating is ½” / ½12mm to above the chine waterline (pink colour). The topsides are 8mm. There is a collision bulkhead five feet / meter and half-aft of the bow. A stem-bar extends off the centreline girder in this collision containment area. This stem-bar is 1.75” / 40mm thick and 10” / 250mm deep. It and the topsides in this area are supported by five horizontal stiffeners (breast-hooks) which extend aft into the forepeak as topside stiffeners.
Hull frames in forward forepeak are closer together than other FPBs and the topside stiffeners are overbuilt. As a result of the size these they double as shelves.
Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
- Basic hull and structure is welded aluminium including superstructure with five full watertight bulkheads.
- Bottom is nominally 12mm aluminium plate, 24mm in mid drying out / grid area, 16mm turn of bilge aft through to rudders.
- Integral aluminium tankage for water and diesel form a double bottom between the middle of the forepeak to the engine room forward bulkhead.
- Four internal water tight doors by Freeman Marine.
- Main deck and swim step watertight doors by Freeman Marine.
- Forepeak hatch and aft deck hatch by Freeman Marine.
- Bomar hatches for ventilation, natural light, and emergency escape with retracting screens and shades.
- Matching grey tread master decking on exterior decks.
- External handrails, stanchions and foremast of low maintenance aluminium.
- Specially rigged booms for launching dinghies.
- Booms are rigged for easy deployment and retrieval of stainless flopper stoppers, which are stored in special cassettes on the swim platform.
- 13,000 tons of lead added to keel increases stability and conform with MCA MGN 280 CAT ‘0’.
Window glass supplied by Bent Glass Design and glued in place with wide flanges. 12mm threaded, welded inserts are placed in each corner for use during installation. These inserts can also be used to hold storage covers in place.
- 12mm Tinted HPML-CG Laminated Marine (Hurricane) sides.
- 15mm Clear (3ply) HPML-CG Laminated Marine (Pilothouse) forward facing.
- 9.25mm Clear HPML-CG Laminated Marine (High impact) aft facing and entry door.
Matrix Deck Windows:
- 4mm Tinted HPML-CG Laminated Marine (Lightweight) sides.
- 4.4mm Clear HPML-CG Laminated Marine (Lightweight) (High impact) forward facing.
Engineered for Quiet:
GREY WOLF II was designed from the beginning to be exceptionally smooth running and noise free. She had further build modifications to improve noise levels. This starts with the very thick aluminium plate extending (5 / 8” / 16mm) under the engines and over the propellers. Close framing in the way of the propellers further reduces natural harmonics.
The use of thick EPDM foam for normal hull and deck insulation contributes to sound absorption. The fire control insulation in the engine room covers both bulkheads, hull sides, and the deck to reduce the amount of noise leakage. The air intake and exhaust vents are lined in EPDM foam and baffled to reduce noise on deck.
The engine exhaust systems include both Centrek aqua lifts and mufflers, the latter including special remixing chambers that reduce the tendency for gas and water to separate. The generator also has a gas water separator to quiet the normal generator discharge noise.
Each interior bulkhead, beginning with the forward face off the engine room bulkhead is especially engineered with air space, sound dampening Visco Elastomeric sheet, and sound absorbing foam, and is mounted with isolation material.
Engineered for Manoeuvrability:
The FPB 78 takes the FPB fleet manoeuvrability to a new level. The thrust from twin engines against the large rudders with a 35° rudder angle either side of centre and a seven second hard over to hard over time, coupled with a proportional bow thruster, hydraulic stern thruster make for exceptional close quarter manoeuvring capabilities.
Spring line cleats mean that aft and forward spring lines can be powered against to pull the boat onto the dock. Two Lewmar 64 electric self-tailing winches, one forward and one aft can be used for both dock lines and kedging. The anchoring bowsprit is also designed to be pressed against pilings or the dock and in the most adverse conditions, it often works to bring the bow in at right angles, and to hold her against the dock with the propellers whilst the boat is winched onto the dock
Engineered for Performance:
- Max speed approximately 13.25 knots @ 2300 RPM.
- Cruising speed 10.5 knots @ 1650 RPM.
- Fuel consumption @ 1650 RPM (10.5kts) seven to eight gallons / 28-32 litres per hour, smooth water, calm wind, clean bottom and propellers, half load.
- Cruising range @ 10.5kts – 6100nm, before safety factors.
- True Engine Hours: 4,501 at 8 September 2022.
- The FPB 78s have demonstrated the capability of using their unique hull shape and power to surf, locked into waves for long periods with no tendency to broach.
Engineered for Efficiency:
- The FPB 78s approach is to deliver carbon neutral capability at anchor, including the running of air conditioning in many cruising environments. This is the result of many factors starting with the reduction of heat load through glazing, window films, window and hatch covers, motorized blinds in the Great Room and extensive EPDM insulation.
- Powered and passive ventilation without opening hatches also play a key role.
- While at anchor, GREY WOLF II’s extensive solar array keeps the house battery bank charged. Underway, the solar array frequently supplies the electrical requirements of the boat without using the alternators (in hot climates).
- The traction battery bank is of sufficient size to carry the overnight loads of air conditioning in the Owners’ and Guest suites (with judicious use).
- The size and dual output capability of the generator allows battery charging while using other high amp 240 VAC consumers that take maximum advantage of generator time when it is needed. The generator is fitted with an auto start
- Underway, the two alternators through the inverters are sufficient to power many of the high amp 240 V consumers.
- This all adds up to fuel savings and maximum operating flexibility.
- The anti-foul – refurbished early 2022 along with the required coding survey works, routine works and replacement fin seals.
- Grey Wolf was surveyed in 2022 for with a full 5-year MCA survey for CAT ‘0’. (She has an inspection by the MCA annually).
Engineered for MCA MGN 280 Category ‘0’ and MLC 2006, worldwide travel and Maritime Labour Convention compliant – additional features are listed below
- Emergency batteries.
- Water upstands.
- Noise levels.
- Bunk sizes.
- Mosquito nets.
- Life rafts.
- Polar equipment.
- Medical equipment.
Engine & Gearboxes:
- 2 x John Deere 6068 AFM85 – M1 (continuous) Tier 3 – 230hpeach at 2300 rpm (2016). Note: the engines may be upgraded to M4 330HP @ 2600 with straight forward reprogramming. The propeller shafts, air intakes, and exhaust system all have sufficient capacity for this configuration.
- Transmission – ZF280I- 3.0 to 1 reduction with thrust bearings and Cardan joints. The trust bearing have been uprated.
- ZF Mathers smart command electronic shift-throttle controls, at both helms with a tethered remote on Matrix Deck (these have been fitted to allow for the system to be upgraded in the future to ‘Joystick Manoeuvring System JMS).
- There is a simple shift throttle control located in the aft starboard wet locker. This is installed in case of total Mathers Control failure. It controls shift / throttle on both engines. The connections between it and the engine room are normally disconnected to reduce failure risk in the event of a lightning strike.
- The engines are cooled using individual standpipes with strainers above the waterline. Engine raw water strainers can be cleaned without flooding the bilge with salt water. The engines can be easily flushed with fresh water simply by closing the seacock, removing the strainer lid, and running fresh water into the strainer whilst the engine is running.
- Special high dry risers with an Inconel injection elbows reduce the risk of engine back flooding and injection elbow corrosion.
- John Deere J-139 network monitoring systems with Power View displays are in the engine room and on the electrical panel in the Great Room for both engines.
- Strong propeller shaft seals.
- Aquamet type propeller shafts 2.5”.
- Veemstar 32” 4 Blade Propellers.
- Massive dual rudders with dual, independently plumbed Lecomple & Schmitt steering cylinders. The primary system has two AccuSteer HPU 100 pump sets for double speed operation when manoeuvring and in heavy weather. Normal operation has one of these two pumps running with 14 seconds lock to lock. Second isolated back up system with single pump set. Secondary system is one Accusteer HPU 100 pump.
- Emergency steering systems – there is a manual hydraulic wheel pump located on starboard aft deck, and block and tackle tiller arm setup inside the workshop.
- Rudder angle indicator and 2 auto pilot feedback units.
- Two Simrad AP 8080 autopilot systems.
- Each helm position has an emergency steering lever that cuts out the AP 80 and acts as a non-follow-up steering control when engaged.
Other Mechanical Equipment:
- Bow Thruster – 12” / 30cm Side Power SEP 240 / 300 TC with PPC 800 proportional control (electric).
- Stern Thruster – SRH 240 TC (hydraulic)
- Stabilizers - Naiad Model 360 with Datum control system with 12.0 square foot fins and Adaptive control driven off the main engines. Hydraulic accumulator tanks fitted and software upgraded to include slow speed and at rest operation of the stabilizers. The model 360 is oversized with extra large steel armatures specified to deal with the risk factors of working in ice and to provide extra factor of safety when drying out. Drying out is best managed alongside a strong harbour wall with and induced list.
- Reverso oil change system with Oberdorfer 24 Volt pump with valved manifold serving generator, main engines and main gearboxes.
- Delta T automatic fire dampeners on engine room air intake and exhaust. 3 separate Delta T fans exhaust the engine room while one additional fan provides intake air.
- Bauer dive compressor with dual output capability.
- Extensive complement of organised spares.
- Extensive tool kit with hand, power tools and a variety of specialist items associated with repair and maintenance.
- There are two complete Fireboy fire suppression bottles in the engine room either of which is capable of suppressing a fire. These are tied to a Fireboy automatic shut-down control. If a bottle fires or if the manual release is pulled, the Fireboy control closes the Delta T fire damper while shutting down all diesel consumers.
System Overview – GREY WOLF II has 240 VAC, 110 VAC, 24 VDC and 12 VDC electrical systems. The backbone of the system is the 24 VDC system, which consists of a 1,650 Amp hour battery bank. Charging of the bank is accomplished by an array of 10 solar panels capable of roughly 200 Amp output, two engine driven alternators capable of roughly 360 amp output, and 3 Victron 5 KW inverter chargers capable of roughly 360 amps charging via either shore power or the generator.
The inverters also draw power from the battery bank and provide 240 VAC power at a default frequency of 50 Hz. When connected to shore power or generator, the inverters match the frequency of the source – either 50 or 60 Hz. The generator provides power at either 50 Hz but normally is run at 50 Hz to save fuel. All high amp ship’s systems run on either 50 or 60 Hz without any modification. This includes the air conditioning, watermaker, washer and dryer and similar. The inverters also will support sources of 240 VAC by supplying additional power from the battery bank when demand exceeds the available supply.
Most ship’s systems, to the extent practical, run on 24 volts to draw power directly from the heavy-duty battery bank. These include, among others, refrigeration, lighting, heater fans, ventilation fans, and electronics. This permits the shutdown of the 240 VAC inverters when they are not required which reduces consumption. GREY WOLF II is frequently run with the 240 VAC inverters and alternators off when under way, as solar power is sufficient to power the boat. This can save as much as 5 litres per hour fuel burn on the main engines.
110 VAC power is supplied by a dedicated inverter, which primarily serves a number of US outlets.
12 VDC is supplied by one of 2 x 24 to 12 VDC converters. 12 VDC can also be obtained from a centre tap on the house bank.
There are also dedicated 24 and 12 VDC chargers for the engine start and generator start batteries. A centre tap and parallel switch on the main 24 VDC battery bank serve as additional backups.
Full, as built, electrical system drawings in paper and electronic formats are available
- Victron charger / inverter units charge the house battery bank from generator or shore power and invert DC house battery bank power to both 240 VAC and 110 VAC loads.
- All ship’s 240 VAC systems can run on can run on either 50 or 60 Hz with no switching required.
- 3 x 240 VAC 5kw Victron charger / inverters for 240 V domestic loads powered by the 24 V DC battery bank.
- Primary 240 VAC – All 240v loads run through a transfer switch within the Victron inverter chargers. When using shore power or the generator, if the AC source drops out or is inadequate to meet demand, the inverters start automatically to support consumer loads. The inverters automatically synchronise to incoming power voltage and frequency.
- Victron Cerbo monitoring system
- ASC-001 DM Auto start controller
- 1 x 110 VAC 3kw Victron inverter for 110 V domestic loads is powered by the 24 VDC battery bank.
- Secondary 120 VAC – supply through Victron Auto-transformer. The auto-transformer can be powered by the 240V inverts, shore power, or the generator.
- Charles 12KVA ISO Shorepower Transformer (50 or 60 Hz) with soft start.
- Inverter bypass switch for direct power from generator or shore power should the inverter charger transfer switch fail.
- Main power panels – AC and DC conveniently located in Great Room alcove. DIN rail breakers – neutrals and supply are both switched. The auxiliary DC panel is located the engine room.
- 240v sockets are located strategically throughout the boat with 3 x 110v sockets strategically placed.
- House Service batteries 24v, Hoppeke 12 OPzV1500 1650AH Total at C / 20 discharge rate.
- Nolan battery cell monitor on house service bank.
- Hydrogen detector and vent fan on house service bank.
- Main Engines start batteries - 2 Group 31 AGM.
- Generator start battery 12v Group 31 AGM.
- 2 x Emergency communications AGM batteries situated above water level.
- Emergency tap switch for Main engines and generator starting from house service bank.
- Emergency 12v converter tap on house service bank.
- Isolation switches for each battery bank group.
- Victron BMV battery monitor.
- Victron Cerbo GX monitoring battery charge levels and controlling the generator AutoStart.
- Victron Bluetooth BM712 battery meter.
- Maretron N2K battery monitoring system.
- Primary charging source are the three 5 x KW Victron inverter chargers, combined output of 300 (rated at 360 amps) amps.
- 2 x Victron 24 to 12 converters.
- 24V 60amp Victron Centaur battery charger runs on 230V supply for engine start batteries.
- 2 x Serpentine belt driven 28 volt Electrodyne alternators on the main engines provide a combined output of 360 amps at 28 volts thru 3 heavy duty remote mounted rectifiers whilst underway. Once the batteries are fully charged the alternator output is sufficient to run key 115V and 230V systems via the inverters whilst underway, including air conditioning.
- 10 x Sunpower 335 Watt solar panels.
- Outback power systems - Flexmax 80 - power tracking / charge controllers x 4.
- These charge the 24 VDC House service bank.
- Onan Generator 21.5KW MDKDR at 5050 Hz 1800 rpm.
- Running hours: 5,109 at 8 September 2022.
- Cummins Onan monitoring and alarm control panels.
- Autostart ASC-001 DM Auto start controller.
- Centek water / exhaust separator.
- Incoming shore power is isolated via a Charles Industries 12kVa single phase isolation transformer with soft start.
- No neutral current is brought aboard.
- Galvanic isolation protection.
- Shore power connection point in the port side swim step locker and in forward end of the forepeak.
- Shore power cord with US and international pigtails.
Fresh Water & Water Heating System:
- 2- 24V Head Hunter XCaliber pressure pumps. Each is connected to a single tank, eliminating manifolds and improving reliability.
- Two Headhunter 5 gallon Accumulators one mounted outboard of owners’ suite closet and a second in the engine room.
- Reverse osmosis watermaker by Blue Seas, (legend 1850-2 compact) 77 gallons per hour (optimum conditions). Plankton filter, 5 micron media filter, oil/water separator filter for sea water supply. A PH neutralizer, charcoal filter, and 5 micron filter and further filter water before running to tanks. New manifold and O-rings 2020.
- A second Parker Little Wonder water maker is fitted as an emergency backup which runs from the 24v supply
- Electric pump for galley drinking water tap from dedicated 50 litre drinking water tank. This tank can be filled by hose when alongside.
- 60 litre cylinder water heater tank heated primarily by engine heat and Webasto boiler. Secondary 3,000 Watt SureCal immersion heater.
- Grundfos submersible hot water circulation pump plumbed into hot water loop to provide instant hot water.
- 7 x Viking- diaphragm 24vDC bilge pumps – 2 in engine room, 1 forepeak, 1 port and 1 starboard amidships drawing from stabilizer coffer dams, and forward / aft of the central watertight bulkhead. 2 in lazarette for workshop and swim step.
- 2” Pacer hydraulic centrifugal damage control pumps (driven by main engines) mounted with manifold in mid-ships systems room. Pick-ups in forepeak, either side of central watertight bulkhead, each stabilizer coffedam, engine room, and work shop. Manual and automatic controls.
- Bilge Pump running and high water bilge alarms on Maretron ship’s monitoring system.
- Maretron pressure sensors for level indicator for freshwater and diesel tankage.
- Reed switch level sensors for black, grey water, and diesel day tanks.
- All tank levels and pumps running are monitored on the ship’s Maretron system.
- Fuel Capacity is 4,700 gallons / 17,700 litres in 7 centerline main tanks, two wing tanks, and a day tank. The tanks are integral to the boat and are fabricated of aluminium. 2 x Oberdoerfer high capacity fuel transfer pumps-24VDC.
- Tank selection and return manifolds are located in the amidships systems room.
- Diesel polishing system- 2 x Racor filter / water separator. The system can polish fuel from the hull tanks and day tank.
- The Day tank is topped up automatically. Pump running, low level, fill level, and high-level alarms are reported on the Mareton system.
- Fuel flow meters are fitted to the engine room fuel system.
- Sludge sump on Day Tank.
- Venting system and settlement of foam – All hull tank vents lead to a pipe running down the shear line that empties into the engine room Day Tank. The Day Tank has a breather in port swim step locker. This system deals effectively with aerated fuel and minimizes moisture in the main hull fuel tanks.
- Dedicated fuel transfer pump to transfer fuel between the 2 wing tanks to trim the boat are controllable by a switch at the Great Room helm.
- 1950 gallons / 7380 litres in 2 integral aluminium tanks plus a separate 12 gallon / 50 litre polyethylene galley tank for filtered drinking water.
- The filtered water tank is fitted with a filler to allow filling when at a dock.
- All water goes though Green UV water sterilisers.
Grey/ Blackwater holding tanks:
- Blackwater – 2 custom roto moulded HDPE tanks, one aft of approximately 80 gallons / 302 litres capacity serving aft guest cabins, day head and lazarette wet head. The second tank is in the forepeak and is of approximately 60 gallons / 225 litres serving the Owners’ stateroom and the forward accommodation.
- Grey water – HDPE tank in the engine room of approximately 80 gallons / 302 litres capacity. The second tank in the forepeak is of approximately 60 gallons / 225 litres serving the galley.
- Whale Gulper 320 24vDC bilge pumps to drain all internal sinks and showers.
- A very complete Navigation system is fitted with multiple redundancies.
- Dual Simrad AP80Autopilots are controllable at both helm stations and systems station.
- Command can be taken on 5 FU 80 pilot controllers, 2 on each helm and 1 on the remote docking station
- There are three 28” monitors at each helm station.
- Simrad Argus commercial grade open array radar with controls at each helm. This displays on a dedicated 28” imonitor at each helm and the Sony TV in the Great Room.
- Simrad E5000 on each helm providing ECDIS and Leisure charting controlled by OP 50.
- Simrad Halo Radar.
- Maxsea running on SSD computers – with a feed to each helm. It displays on a 73” monitor.
- Furuno NXT radar displays on Maxsea at each helm.
- SimradV5035 A class AIS.
- Furuno CH270 Searchlight sonar on the upper helm.
- Simrad side looking sonar.
- Echomax Radar Enhancer.
- Maretron readouts are displayed interchangeably on a 28 “ monitor at both the lower and upper helms.
- GREY WOLF II’s typical set up is the Argus radar, Simrad and MaxSea displayed on the 3 monitors. In close quarters, she displays the scanning sonar on the third monitor. At sea and on passage, the Maretron data is displayed on the third screen.
- Argus Radar, Maxsea, Mareton are all controlled at either helm. The scanning sonar and Flir camera can only be used at the upper helm.
- 3 x depth transducers at bow, stern and in one of the fin cofferdams.
- A fish transducer in the other fin cofferdam.
- Ultrasonic speed through the water.
- Flir infra-red camera.
- Airmar weather sensor.
- Digital Yacht IKommunicate transmitter for web based Apps.
- Integration between system components as appropriate.
- Sailor VHF and remote handset – 5x remotes (Matrix helm, Great Room helm, Communications area, rear deck, Owners’ stateroom, Captain’s Cabin).
- Iridium Go with external antenna.
- Icom M802 SSB with Pactor 4 modem tied to ship’s laptop.
- Digital Yacht Wi-Fi high gain antennae.
- Cradlepoint router with dual cellular sim card slots – external bullet antennas. This provides an on-board Wi-Fi network throughout the boat.
- Sailor Mini Sat C with printer and piracy buttons.
- Furuno Navte. NX700.
- Iridium Pilot with handset in the Communications area. (Other handsets mayn be placed using the ship’s data cabling).
- Icom A120 transceiver for communication to helicopters/aircraft.
- Float free EPIRB.
Vessel Management Data System:
- GREY WOLF II is equipped with an extensive Maretron N2K data system.
- Sensors monitor temperatures of much of the equipment, pump cycles and durations, individual battery cell voltages, along with numerous environmental and electrical loads.
- DSM 150’s provide user programmable screens in the engine room, at the electrical panel, at the helm stations and each cabin.
- A solid state drive computer feeds two of the 28 inch monitors – one each at the upper and lower helms. Screens are user programmable and currently include monitoring screens that have digital and graphic outputs that change colour as the sensors exceed recommended limits – with this feature, an operator can see at a glance if there are any issues – controls that turn green, yellow or red indicate conditions to be noted, or that should or must be attended to.
- Other screens can be selected with a mouse click including fluid levels, power monitoring and battery condition, bilge pumps, weather and similar.
- Monitoring screens are fitted in each cabin.
- A data recording device is fitted for analysis of the main all main parameters.
- A digital yacht signal K device is fitted to the transmission throughout the boat of data, which can be picked up on any handhelds Wi-Fi device with the correct app.
- There is comprehensive Wi-Fi network linked back to a computer switch with many sockets for cat 6.
- GREY WOLF II is equipped with Mac computer and printer in owner’s office and ship’s laptop.
- GREY WOLF II also uses Vessel Vanguard Pro ship’s management software which includes spares management, alerts for routine maintenance based on manufacturer’s recommendations and recording of one off repairs and modifications.
- A comprehensive phone system is installed thought the boat allowing paging or phone to phone communication.
- The boat is equipped with navigation, anchor, NUC and RAM lights.
- Kahlenberg M512 horn control and a set of loud air horns.
- Intruder alarm.
- CCTV is fitted with a recorder and strategically placed cameras which can be view on the helm monitors.
- 55” 4K Sony TV in Great Room (Sony 55XD9305 android) with HT-NT3 sound bar).
- 43” 4K TV in Master Suite (Sony KD43X830XC android).
- 32” TV in Captain’s cabin (Sony KDL32W705C).
- The TVs have digital tuning which works worldwide and a plex server for on-board films.
- Sony Blue tooth speakers in each cabin (that can be linked to the sound system or blue tooth).
- Sony SRS-X (Digital Sound System) tis works with a Sony SongPal app).
- Apple TV.
- HDMI cables are pre fed from the Great Room table to the Great Room TV.
- HDMI cables are pre fed from the Owners’ stateroom TV.
- Asko Tumble dryer.
- Samsung direct drive 9/5 kg Inverter Washing Machine Dryer.
- 2 Dyson Vacuum cleaners.
- Rubbish area in covered portion of aft deck with an opening top hatch.
- Neff 4 Burner Induction 4BI Cooktop with fiddles.
- Neff Convection Oven with slide and hide oven door.
- 2 half-sized Fisher Paykel dishwashers.
- I Rubbish Compactor.
- Two 9” Delta T extraction fans are installed in the aluminium masts aft and pull air from the galley. Replacement air is drawn from the two 10” Dorade style vents in the Great Room deck head just forward of the galley with two more forward.
- 18 cubic foot / 500 litre fridge, 6.5 cubic foot / 180 litre freezer and a 9.5 cubic foot / 260 litre freezer, fitted with 2 x Frigoboat evaporators in each fridge, 24v and 2 x Danfoss Compressors per fridge. Salt water cooled or air cooled.
- Guardian coastal climate controllers for fridge/freezer compressor controls.
- LED lights in refrigerator and freezers.
- Extra set of plates.
- Fan for tropical waters to achieve -18 c storage.
- Raritan Atlantes fresh water WCs in Owners’ and both guest en-suite heads compartments discharge direct to holding tanks. The holding tanks are above the waterline and have the option of direct overboard discharge or shore-side pump out on deck.
- Manual fresh water WCs are located in the forward cabin and captain’s cabin.
- Whale Gulper IC high capacity waste pumps for all shower and sink drains.
- Freshwater shower on aft swim platform with hot and cold mixer valve.
Heating & Ventilation:
- GREY WOLF II has almost three times as much insulation than was used on previous FPBs. This reduces HVAC loads in addition to making the boat much quieter. A sound analyst was commissioned to carry out a sound survey and the recommendations were implemented to ensure that GREY WOLF II’s internal sound levels are the lowest in the FPB fleet.
- Marine Air Systems – 240v independently controlled air conditioning units. Raw water cooled by 240 VAC raw water pumps. 12,000 BTU self-contained units in the forepeak, a remote condensing 12,000 BTU unit in the Owners’ Stateroom, 3 x remote condensing units in the Great Room (2 x 12,000 BTU and a 24,000 BTU). Each guest cabin has a 6000 BTU self-contained unit, and a 12,000BTU unit in the lazarette and forward accommodation.
- All units are reverse cycle and include fan only and dehumidification modes.
- The Great Room has 4 zone, individually controllable motor driven shades port, starboard, forward and aft
- Hydronic vessel heating via a Webasto diesel heater or excess engine heat from one engine.
- Heater fan coils are 24V, 12,000 BTU with PWM fan speed controls.
- Owners’ Stateroom has 3 x heater coils. One heats forward end of Stateroom, the other the aft end, and a third the hallway / starboard side.
- The Great Room has 4 x units.
- Aft staterooms each have one heater coil, shared with adjacent head.
- The Matrix Deck has a single 35,000 BTU fan coil.
- There are 9” / 225mm Delta T exhaust fans in the 3 main heads, with fresh air Dorade style vents built into the sides of the deckhouse.
- There are two more powered vents, one in the port utility room and another outboard of the stair landing to remove warm air in the inverter locker.
- Another pair of vents are in the hallway and outboard of the Owners’ Stateroom.
- The aft end of the forepeak has an 8” adjustable flow / sealable Dorade vent.
- A pair of Delta T 9” / 22mm” diameter exhaust fans are draw from the galley if needed.
- The forward coaming of the Matrix Deck has a Seaforth water shedding grill which feeds air flow into two large air vents in the Great Room below.
- Similar treatment on the underside of the Great Room forward overhang feeds two more large vents.
- Interior lighting is recessed spot warm white LED 24V 12 systems light fittings.
- Mood lighting in the Great Room
- LED strip lighting throughout, at counter top level and bottom of furniture in Great Room. In the sleeping cabins the LED lights are outboard along the hull side.
- I2 Systems dimmers for all overhead and LED strip lighting.
- Large forward and side facing LED 24V floodlights on foremast.
- Lights on the end of the booms.
- 24V LED lights in engine room, forepeak and emergency battery in the winch room.
- LED lights on aft and Matrix Decks.
- Matrix Deck and Great Room helm stations have LED red chart table lights.
|Accommodation and Deck Description|
Main Deck (Interior):
The main saloon is a true FPB Great Room with 280-degree vision. It is a light and airy place for entertaining, cooking, relaxing, watch keeping, and living within the marine environment. The lower helm mirrors the upper helm layout for ease of operation. Remotely controlled zoned blinds enhance privacy while at the dock and reduce solar glare and heat load at anchor. A 55” TV hides is concealed behind doors (this is on a lift and can be used up or in its stowed position for entertainment – it can also display the Simrad plotter and commercial grade radar imagery).
There simply is nothing comparable. Dimmable LED lighting and rope lights create the perfect ambience at night.
A curtain can be put across behind the watch keeper’s position in order to stop light pollution on watch if the Great Room is in use.
The main deck saloon offers a large fully equipped galley to port with induction hob, oven, 2 x ½ size dishwashers, an incinerator, loads of storage, upright refrigeration and two under counter freezers with LED lighting. Counter seating for two is available for both eating and supervising the chef. A curtain can be deployed to provide privacy for the guests from the galley area.
In the aft starboard corner of the Great Room there is an alcove with the main DIN rail AC and DC electrical switch panels, genset start and stop, engine monitors, inverter controls, battery monitor, DSM Monitor, SSB with Pactor modem Navtex, Iridium Pilot, Iridium GO, A120 Aircraft Radio and Iridium GO, along with a galvanic corrosion meter.
The alcove also has a desk with seating, drawer storage and Sailor Mini Sat C, all conveniently arranged for management of on-board ship’s system. There is also a PC for Sail mail and Predict wind Weather forecasts.
The electrical panel end cap houses remote 24 VDC Bus disconnects, saloon air conditioning controls, DC refrigeration controls, ventilation fan controls and switches for the Maretron N2K backbone.
The accommodation deck has the owner and guest living areas clustered near the pitch centre for maximum comfort upwind.
The owners’ stateroom has a magical mix of comfort, security, and visual ambiance. A wonderful spot to curl up with a book if you want to escape, and lovely to be in as you fall asleep.
The owners’ stateroom features sink with large vanity area, separate toilet enclosure and a large shower with seating which also doubles as a bath.
The cabin also features a portlight with shade, large vertical storage lockers along the port side, a dresser, large hanging locker with storage shelves and lots of drawers under the large berth, with dimmable LED lights and rope lighting.
For security, hand grab bars and provisions for overhead hand lines are strategically placed.
The berth can be split into 2 single berths with a lee cloth to divide the berths.
Outside the owners’ stateroom there is a dedicated space for use as the owners’ office leading down the companionway to the forepeak. It has a portlight, printer and multiple drawers for storage of cruising guides and other documents and data. The double doors to the owners’ stateroom also open to make this one large area. Enormous lockers line the companionway for all manner of storage.
There are guest cabins aft with en-suite heads including separated full sized shower stalls with seat. All WCs in the owners’ stateroom and guest suites are Raritan Atlantes macerating freshwater heads, so no more vacuum system issues.
The Guest suites feature large berths, under berth drawers for storage, portlights with shades, vanity area with mirror, hanging locker, cupboard and drawer. The Port guest cabin has a pipecot.
Summary of Accommodation Finishes:
- Interior finished in Australian Oak with closed grain finish which is executed in a gloss. This is very durable and easy to wipe clean. It respond well to high usage.
- Ultra-leather headliners and saloon windowsills in off white.
- Ultra-leather hull liner panels.
- Vertical surfaces in heavy durable striated and patterned vinyl.
- Heavy traffic durable Flexco flooring throughout. This surface is easy to clean and it leaves not marks.
- Saloon dining sofa and helm chair in matching sun resistant Ultra-leather.
- All counter tops are executed in Hi-macs solid surface.
- Flexible layout: GREY WOLF II was designed to allow the use of a certain amount of specialty furniture sourced from land based vendors. Provisions exist in the decking in the Great Room to secure furniture before going to sea. At present, the Great Room has 2 x Fama lenny chairs with a stool.
- Pastel exterior multicolour exterior hard wearing carpeting in Great Room, owners’ stateroom and guest rooms.
- Upgraded mattresses.
Note: Artwork is in included in the sale apart from the owners’ stateroom view of St Peter Port
The companionway also features a port side systems room that houses the autopilot black boxes, fuel transfer manifold, Maretron system black boxes, hydraulic crash pump and manifold, bilge pump, house battery ventilation fan and coffer-dam with access to the port side stabilizer. Access to the starboard side stabilizer cofferdam is under the stairs. Also located in the companionway is a linen cupboard and panel housing the main DC bus disconnect breakers.
GREY WOLF II has a huge forepeak with, storage cabinets above and plenty of storage space for neat organization of critical gear, toys, and, under the aluminium decking, for spares. A forward chain bin with fresh water wash-down and overboard drains holds 300 feet of Grade 43 chain. Air conditioning skids for the forepeak, owners’ stateroom and Great Room are located here with easy access for service as are the Headhunter potable water pumps.
Aft of the guest staterooms is the walk-in engine room. It is an engineer’s dream and the sophisticated owners pride and joy. It is accessible from aft deck and aft starboard head.
Things to Note:
- MCA MGN 280 CAT ‘0’ compliant, MLC 2006 compliant
- 3 x Delta T fans provide engine room ventilation.
- Automatic fire dampers.
- The bottom of the intake is well above the inverted waterline, reducing the amount of water that can enter in the event of a roll over.
- Raw water strainers above the water line for easy service.
- Day tank with two geared transfer pumps and fuel manifold which also have automatic and manual controls
- Webasto heater for domestic water heating and boat heat with engine heat exchanger as well.
- Work bench.
- Gravity fed black and grey water tanks.
- Aircooled rectifiers for the two engine alternators (conservatively an 8 KW output).
- Reverso oil change.
- Genset that operates at either 50 Hz (by programming it can operate at 60Hz).
- Engine panels.
- Breaker panel for related systems.
All GREY WOLF II’s systems are designed to provide easy access and maintenance.
Aft of the engine room is what the Dashews refer to as the “executive lounge”. This is new in the FPB world and can
be developed in many ways.
Aboard GREY WOLF II, there is a workshop, vice, a huge variety of tools and an enormous tool chest. There are ample storage areas under the floorboards, and aft under the forward section of the swim step where the majority of the spares board plus various lubricants, and engine oil are stored. Located aft is the massive steering gear and AP pumps and manifolds.
Main Deck (Exterior):
As you step out of the Great Room, at the main deck level, there is a large athwartships counter, with sink, electric BBQ and under counter storage.
The Great Room sides extend aft and forms a protective vestibule with stairs to the Matrix Deck.
The area under the stairs to the Matrix Deck is enclosed and houses the compactor and life raft.
Adjacent to the door to the saloon is a wet locker which houses a control for the aft deck winch and winch for the dinghy, emergency controls, overboard bag together with cleaning utensils and supplies.
To port of the Matrix stairs there is an enclosed day head with Raritan Fresh water manual WC. It also houses the refrigeration compressors which are both fan and raw water-cooled.
2 x Extra electrically operated winches
Aft of this is provision for two dinghies.
A 10’’ / 3.0 m boarding / swim platform extends aft from the main deck. The entire swim step has been raised 50 mm and belting has been added around the perimeter to reduce over-wash and to add protection.
There are 3 large lockers are for storage. The starboard side has the flammables storage area with room for as many as a dozen 5 gallon / 20 litre plastic containers.
The centre 2 lockers house spare hi modulus lines and cordage as well as the shore power cord with pigtails. A large aft tank is located under the Freeman hatch (primarily used for ballasting) as part of the MCA MGN 280 Cat ‘0’ ballasting.
There is a further hatch for access to the rear hydraulic thrusters with more storage.
Extending aft, on the hull edge are cassette vertical storage areas where the stainless steel flopper stoppers are stowed.
The foredeck has access to the forepeak and also holds the on deck mounted emergency anchor.
The lifelines have also been raised for additional security and feature 4 x stainless cables instead of the usual 3. High stainless grab lines running from the house roof to the foremast provide the means to attach life jacket tethers in boisterous conditions, although there is really no necessity to be on the foredeck whilst on passage.
Handrails, Man Ropes, Seat Belts:
- The Matrix Deck, Great Room, and all 3 x lower deck sleeping cabins have overhead man lines which are easily modified and quickly removable.
- Great Room furniture has perimeter handrails for safety and to contain contents whilst offshore.
- There is a removable “staple” rail in the Great Room, forward to break up the area at sea.
- Double seat belts are fitted to the 3 x sleeping cabin bunks, single belts on the settee in the Great Room and on the helm chairs.
- Stainless grab rails are strategically located throughout.
- Lewmar #64 self-tailing electric winches are fitted forward and aft to assist with kedging, secondary anchors, docking and general warping management.
- There are Lewmar #50 winches at the aft face on aluminium mast bases.
- Lewmar CW 800 reel winch for hoisting the inflatable RIB with 2,000lb blocks.
- Rope clutches on all boom control lines 2 x electric winches.
- The primary anchor is a Manson Supreme 325lbs / 150 kg.
- Rode is 300’ 1 / 2” Grade 43 chain.
- The secondary Anchor is a Fortress FX 125 mounted in the forepeak.
- Rode – 25’ / 8m 7 / 16” / 11mm chain with 300’ / 90m 3 / 8” / 9.6mm high modulus line.
- The stern / kedge anchor is a Fortress FX 80 with8’ / 2.4m of 3 / 8” / 9.6mm chain, with 300’ / 90m 3 / 8” / 9.6mm high modulus line.
- Primary dock lines – 7 / 16” / 11 mm high modulus line. 2 x 80’ / 24m, and 4 x 50’.
- Long term / storage dock lines – 1.25” / 30mm polyester, 2 x 80’ / 24m, and 4 x 50’.
- Various lengths of 3 strand nylon 1 inch line.
- Fenders – High strength, lightweight, 2 x large and one somewhat smaller.
- Shorefasts (2 of which are used with back up anchors) – there are reels of 3 / 8” / 10mm high modulus rope, each is 300’/ 90m long.
- A custom passarelle stows under aft deck overhead.
- The swim stepladder that also serves as side boarding ladder.
- Stainless flopper stoppers are stored in a rack on the Matrix Deck overhead and deployed from booms.
- Pyrotechnic flares.
- Inflatable life jackets with harnesses and water activated lights.
- Overboard bags with emergency rations and equipment.
- 2 x 12 person liferafts one on an auto launch rackand one stowed on the rear deck (the dinghy also can be used as a liferaft).
- Engine E stops at each helm.
- Fireboy dual bottle engine room system (current inspection November 2020).
- Various handheld extinguishers strategically placed (current inspection November 2020).
- Manual deploy for Fireboy and alternator field disconnect switches outside engine room door with window to engine room.
- AB Marine aluminium Bottomed Special Tender: A16 (military Hypalon, reinforced bow, charger, Simrad chart plotter, depth sounder, Icom Radio, AIS) Seat arrangement with 2 x fuel tanks and a spare, cool box that doubles as a rear seat, anchor.
- Length 16’ 4.88m Beam 7’ 2.14m capacity: 10 POB, EN ISO6185 – 3 TYPE VII, NO: COABM76009H617.
- 70hp Yamaha (F70AET, 6CJ L 1044248 4H - 0171 6CJ-10).
- Aft seating with console that can also be used while standing.
- A removable dodger that can cover the forward portion of the dinghy back to the console.
- An anchor together with chain and nylon rode is stowed in the bow compartment.
- Arch with fishing rod holders.
- Stowage for life jackets and emergency gear under forward locker.
- The dinghy is stowed in purpose-built chocks. Launching and retrieval are accomplished using the boom and captive Lewmar rope winch. It can also be recovered using a second Harken winch. The dinghy requires 1 metre clearance to lift it out of the chocks and the boom winches are used to control its movement outboard and for bringing it inboard during retrieval. The system is designed to minimize risk during what is always a dangerous operation.
- AB Marine aluminium Bottomed Special Tender: A9.5 (military Hypalon, reinforced bow, beach master beaching wheels, Ro–Pell Prop guard, anchor and equipped for veering onto a beach with a large swell with a 2 stoke engine).
- Length 9’6” 2.90m Beam 5’ 6” 1.68m CAPACITY: 5 POB, EN ISO 6185 - 2 TYPE V, NO: COABM50129H617
- 15hp Yamaha, 63V03, 15FMH, 684K S 1146545 (2 stroke).
Covers and awnings:
- The large forward overhang on the Great Room has SeaForth water shedding grills. These vents lead through a form of Dorade box to a pair of 10″ / 250 mm adjustable vent in the headliner at the forward end of the Great Room.
- Window sunshades blinds that attached to the external windows.
- Stainless grab lines run from the house roof to the forward mast and can also be used to support an awning.
- 15’ Parachute anchor.
- 500’ Jordan Series drogue.
- Tow Rope.
- Various life jackets.
- GREY WOLF II is equipped with a large inventory of spare parts, which are monitored by the her Vanguard Pro System.
- There are a large collection of tools both hand and power, AC and battery powered including a number of special jigs for carrying out specific maintenance.
- Numerous charts are aboard but these may not be fully corrected at the point of sale.
Cruising and Pilot Guides:
- There is a large inventory of cruising guides and pilot books.
- GREY WOLF II carries an in Date MCA medical kit CAT A (which is very extensive).