Accessed from a double sliding doors on the aft deck, the saloon is finished in teak, white deck head and tastefully decorated interior. The entertainment complex to starboard consists of a large TV, VCR, DVD and CD. The seating area to port is comfortable and well laid out. There is also a games table. The dining area at the forward end of the saloon seats eight comfortably.
The forward door to port provides access to the galley, the door to starboard opens on to the passage to the master cabin, stairs down to the twin cabins, and up to the wheelhouse. This passageway also has a door to the upper deck.
The staircase at the aft end of the saloon leads down to the aft guest cabin.
Situated at the forward end of the main deck, the master stateroom has great views and high overheads that make it light and airy. It has a queen sized bed. The aft bulkhead has a desk and entertainment cabinet with TV, VCR and CD player. The ensuite bathroom is beautifully finished in teak, with modern fittings. Teak cabinets in both areas provide plenty of storage.
The second cabin is situated aft on the lower deck. It has a queen sized bed, upholstered seating and the bathroom is beautifully finished in teak. There is a small desk, TV, VCR and CD player.
Twin Guest staterooms
Also on the lower deck are the two twin cabins, both with two single beds, upholstered seating, CD player and teak bathrooms. In every cabin there's a drop down Pullman (single) bed if required.
The wheelhouse provides good visibility and access to both side decks. It is divided into two areas with the operational area forward and the ship’s office aft. Behind the latter are the Captains cabin and bathroom.
The Osprey is constructed from double diagonal mahogany planking fixed to aluminium frames. The yacht had an aluminium extension added to the stern in 2005/6 creating a new swim platform area.
The superstructure is largely Hardwood framed with plywood facings and a paint finish.
The Bulwarks are steel framed and faced with painted plywood
The capping rails are a beautiful teak at a size that would be difficult to find for today’s yachts.
The main deck is surprisingly still the original MOD laid mahogany planking, visible under the carpets in the interior of the yacht. To the exterior of the yacht the main deck mahogany planking has been overlaid with plywood and finished with 4” wide teak planking with black caulking.
The upper deck has been newly laid (2010) in 100mm wide Iroko planking, to blend with the 4” planks on the main deck and sympathetic to the environmental aspects of using teak, also the fact that it is almost impossible to get teak in 100mm wide planks these days.
The aft upper deck area sub framing was completely restored and reinstated in lighter engineered timber beams at the time of laying the new deck.
Aluminium frames and structural floors repaired and replaced.
Replaced failing aluminium rivets in frames with, in excess of, twelve thousand A4 stainless steel bolts, nuts and washers.
Replaced in excess of 20% of the double diagonal planking below the waterline.
Anchor chain plate removed below the waterline to allow access to planking behind. Minor planking repairs completed prior to the refitting of the chain plate.
All major through hull valves removed, serviced/replaced and refitted to sound planking.
Rudder housings serviced, new Nylon bearings manufactured and fitted, new aluminium web support frames fabricated and fitted, couplings serviced and refitted.
Propeller shaft stern tube fittings renewed.
Engineering, main engines and gensets fully serviced. Exhaust systems serviced and new gaskets fitted before lagging is refitted.
Deck works completed to replace damaged planks and to seal previous points of water ingress. New bridge window frame bases fitted to reinforce and reseal these areas.
New stainless steel tank vents fitted throughout the vessel. Associated piping has also been serviced or replaced with new.
Planking below the waterline sealed with epoxy resin and antifoul paint system applied.
Winter 2005/6, Southampton, England. €450,000:00 New stern module added to improve the look of the yacht incorporating a stylish swim platform and additional storage. Full rebuild of the original transom was conducted to maintain the vessel’s structural integrity. During this period the main engines were also changed for the current Caterpillar 3306B diesel engines, resulting in the complete re-engineering of the exhaust systems and engine related piping.
Winter 2006/7, Malta. €1,400,000:00 A major Hull and systems refit was conducted during this period including but not limited to the following:
Hull planking repairs/replacement
Hull Epoxy external protective coating
Removal of all tankage, domestic piping, electrics, internal ballast.
Cleaning of internal bilge spaces
Repairs to any deteriorated aluminium framing
Replacement of ballast
Fitting of new tankage and piping throughout
Fitting of new electrics to all areas from new master control system
Re-arrange and refit engine room
Installation and commissioning of a sewage treatment plant
Installation and commissioning of new Marine Air system air conditioning units and air handlers
New design and build of full crew accommodation
New bridge system fitted
Full paint inside and out
Various deck calking repairs
Winter 2007/8, Malta. €500,000:00 Further Engineering works including a complete overhaul of both main engines and the windlass. The installation and commissioning of a new Kohler 80kW generator. Further electrical works throughout the vessel.
Winter 2009/10, Malta. New upper deck laid in Iroko to maintain the plank sizes to that of the lower deck and be sympathetic to the environmental aspects of using teak. Aft upper deck sub structure rebuild with lighter engineered timber beams.
All statutory safety equipment for a 35m MCA LY2 code compliant yacht is carried onboard.
EPIRB & SART Statutory requirement
2x 10 pax liferafts
2x Emergency VHF handheld radios
1x 8 Pax Liferafts
7x VHF crew handheld radios
17x lifejackets +
20x portable fire extinguishers various sizes and uses
10x Non insulated survival suits
2x fixed fire extinguishers behind laundry equipment
2x Nomex flash hoods
1x fixed FM200 fire fighting system for machinery space
17x emergency torches
2x Fire fighting outfits with BA’s
Pyrotechnics Statutory requirement
2x 30m fire hose
Throwing aids and life buoys statutory requirement
1x 15m fire hose
Medical kit Statutory requirement
1x side boarding ladder
Tender Novurania 430DL with 70hp 2 stroke Yamaha outboard, VHF radio, Anchor and warp, Nav lights, safety gear.
Small 3m RIB tender with 15hp Yamaha outboard
2x 2person sit on top Perception Gemini kayaks
3 person banana
4x kayak paddles
2x adult wake boards
PFD’s for watersports activities
1x child wake board
Various fishing gear
Multiple sets of snorkel gear
3 seater seadoo jetski
Multiple various sizes wet suits