Steel Oasis

  • 63'
  • 1999
  • Herrington Harbour, Maryland, United States
  • $699,000


The best built, best equipped Cape Horn is now available! A spectacular pedigreed Cape Horn trawler, hull # 6, whose emphasis is on safety, redundancies, quality, low maintenance, and luxury liveaboard cruising. Her first owners lightly cruised Two By Sea for 2 years, second owners enjoyed Florida, Bahamas, and Caribbean for 12 years; The next owners purchased the former Two By Sea for world cruising but an unexpected medical situation allowed only coastal cruising and trip to Bahamas. New owners had professional surveyors for 3 days, including full audiogauging, with only a few minor issues noted and those have been corrected. The owner cruised from Fl. to home port in Va. but a change in family plans now requires the sale of Steel Oasis. The ownership history has kept Steel Oasis in outstanding mechanical and cosmetic condition. The replacement cost for this vessel including her upgrades and options would be well over $3 million dollars. This truly is a must see yacht and an opportunity. 

JW Yachts specializes in trawlers and long-range cruisers. Judy Waldman, listing broker, has successfully concluded 15 Cape Horn sales. For additional information call Judy at (954) 895-8844 or email at jwyachts@comcast.net

Please contact Judy Waldman at (954) 894-8844
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  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: CAPE HORN
  • Category: Trawler
  • Model: CH65
  • Model Year: 1999
  • YearBuilt: 1999
  • Year Refit: N/A
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: N/A
  • Country: United States
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: Hardtop
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 3/6 - Crew R/B/S: 0/0/0
  • LOA: 63' 0" (19.20m)
  • LWL: 52' 6" (16.00m)
  • LOD: 60' 0" (18.29m)
  • Beam: 18' 5" (5.61m)
  • Min Draft: --
  • Max Draft: 0' 7" (0.18m)
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: 8 Knots
  • Cruise Speed RPM: 1,200 RPM
  • Cruise Speed Range: 5,000 Miles
  • Max Speed: 9 Knots
  • Max Speed RPM: 1,200 RPM
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 200,000 Pounds
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: 400 Gallons
  • Holding Tank: --
  • Fuel Capacity: 5,000 Gallons
  • Fuel Consumption: 9 Gallons
  • Berths: 4
  • Heads: 2
  • Sleeps: 6
  • State Rooms: 3
  • Crew Berths: N/A
  • Crew Sleeps: N/A
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: Steel
  • Deck Material: Steel
  • Hull Configuration: Full Displacement
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: Bob Johnson
  • Hull Color: Blue
  • Hull Finish: Other
  • Exterior Designer: N/A
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Volvo
  • Model: TAMD112A / MD22PB
  • Engine Count: Single
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel


Full walkaround model with entry from either side of pilothouse, or into the salon from starboard side or through the Dutch door from the aft deck. Forward of the salon is the galley. Up three stairs to starboard is the pilothouse. Down from the galley is the companionway leading to the office to starboard, day/guest head, and forward to VIP suite. On the port side is an additional guest cabin. The master stateroom and head are aft. The utility and engine rooms are abaft the master stateroom and can be entered either from the master stateroom, a staircase at the aft end of salon, or from the aft deck hatch. While one expects the safety features of a Cape Horn Trawler, this ship substantiates its standing as an exquisite luxury yacht. Throughout the yacht the light maple interior with the trademark inlaid banding, large panoramic windows and customized lighting enhance the brightness. Luxury and function coordinate in all areas from the lead sound-deadening underlay beneath all carpeting or the solid maple doors encapsulating the watertight doors. Steel Oasis exemplifies what live-aboard cruising should be: comfort, amenitiesities, refinery, and confidence in the yacht's safety and sea keeping ability anywhere in the world.

Main Salon

Voluminous, inviting, comfortable, bright, and tastefully decorated. To starboard is a large
settee and dining area. The custom made coctail/dining table is not the standard hi-lo, but has
sliding mechanisms that allow for the table to glide inward/outward as well as up and down.
Across is an enclosed entertainment area that includes Toshiba audio and video equipment with
Bose sound system. Tumbled marble entry aft


The galley is separated from the salon by a breakfast bar and 3 fixed bar stools. All countertops
are Corian with Italian tiling used for the backsplashes and galley sole is tumbled marble.
Abundant storage in drawers, cabinets, pantries, and underneath dinette seating. This is a
gourmet galley with lots of appliances and gadgets and places to use and stow them. Asko
clothes dryer; Asko clothes washer.
• Miele full size stainless steel dishwasher
• (2) SubZero freezers with separate 2 drawer deep freeze, (4 total)
• SubZero refrigerator
• Amana ceramic 4 burner stove
• GE Sensor Convection microwave oven
• Garbage disposal
• KitchenAid trash compactor
• Aqua-Pure Reverse Osmosis drinking water system (2014)


A well thoughtout state of the art pilothouse for this transoceanic ship. The electronics are of
the highest caliber, many redundancies including 2 radars, 2 separate Garmin systems, 4
GPSs, 3 chart plotters, 2 depth sounders, 2 gyro compasses, 2 autopilots (with rams and
octopus continuous running pumps) and more. Comfort features include a Stidd 1200-C double
helmseat with armrests and seatbelts. Aft of the helmseat is a long and comfortable settee with
a raised pilot berth above. A remote steering box can be taken to vessel's port or starboard for
steering or docking and includes a Thrustmaster joystick for forward/reverse and speed and a
Thrustmaster joystick for prop direction with prop angle display indicator and a bowthruster
control. Safety features include 1/2" bolt-in glass recently tinted, heated windows, two
watertight sliding Freeman doors, and more.
• 72 mi Furuno radar 25kw,
• 12 Furuno speed and distance log
• ICOM 802 SSB radio, PACTOR IIIModem
• (2) ICOM 602 VHF radios
• KVH SAT Telephone
• Garmin 3210 & 3206 GPS NAV w/ 36mi radar & depth sounder
• Wheel steering
• Video plotter
• Antennas all Shakespeare or KVH
• Datamarine wind speed indicator
• Computer with electronic Nobletec charts w/built-in display
• Chart library discs and paper
• Chart table w/ 8 easy glide large chart drawers
• Raymarine depth sounder & wind indicator
• Furuno GPSs and Garmin handheld Robertson R135 Autopilot
• Rudder position indicator
• KVH gyrocompass w/ card compass display
• KVH sailcomp backup computer system
• Television


The office is fully equipped for tending to business from distant waters.

Master Stateroom

Safe, spacious,luxurious, and beautiful. The master stateroom has a watertight doors at the entry to the forward companionway. A fire door is aft connecting to the utility room.This spacious stateroom is larger than seems possible to fit on this size yacht. The walkaround king size bed is centerline. Humongous stowage includes 4 sets of double hanging lockers, 2 full built-in dressers of 5 oversized drawers. Two nightstands with 3 drawers each, additional lockers and plentiful bookshelves. Large ensuite head.

  • Entertainment center
  • Digital satellite system
  • Television
  • Stereo system
  • VCR
  • CD player
  • AM/FM tuner

Master Head

Large ensuite master head with full stand-up shower. Complete new head system installed
2014 includes Dometic 8700 Masterflush toilet, Sealand macerator, and all new hoses and
discharge pumps.

VIP Stateroom

The forward guest stateroom can be easily mistaken for the master: queen size walkaround
bunk,nunmerous full size hanging lockers, abundant stowage, drawers, television,VCR, and

Guest Stateroom

This guest cabin has two twin size pullman bunks. It has hanging lockers and stowage and
serves as a very comfortable guest cabin. Its versatility allows for an exercise room or additional


Guests using this as a day head from the companionway entry may mistake it for the master
head. There is a second door which leads to the VIP stateroom. Full stand-up shower. Complete
new head system installed 2014 includes Dometic 8700 Masterflush toilet, Sealand macerator,
and all new hoses and discharge pumps

Engine Room

Head room is 7'4". Main engine is Volvo 400HP Heavy Duty, Commercial rating. The
Thrustmaster 300 HP Z-Drive is a $120,000 upgrade. All tank gauges and alarms are Ultra
Switch with LED readout in wheelhouse. Lexan windows and sight gauges on tanks. All ball
valves,sea cocks, and components for the entire yacht are 316 stainless steel. Full sets of
spares, emergency manual tiller, and complete tool chest. Fuel filtration/polishing system to
less than 1 micron. All equipment is easily accessed and convenient for servicing. No detail nor
expense was overlooked in the design and outfit of the engine and utility rooms. Unbelievable
spare parts inventory including Trace 1800w inverter, complete set of new hydraulic hoses, plus
numerous pumps, gaskets, etc. 3400 gallons fuel currently onboard.
• 9 sq. ft Wesmar stabilizers w/ engine driv. 5hp hydr pump
• 400 gal/day Sea Recovery Aqua Whisper watermaker
• 38 HP Naiad hydraulic bow thruster
• MarineAir 3 ton+2 ton split reverse cycle chilled water air conditioner
• 6 air handlers
• Oil pressure alarm
• (2) Push-pull cables engine controls wheelhouse & engine room
• Emergency engine stop
• Kidde FM200 fire control system w/ auto shutdown
• Fuel shut-off valve
• Keel: 2" fresh water cooling system integral to hull, both sides, boat length
• Bilge pump
• Pre-Lubers oil change unit
• 3 hydraulic pumps: stabilizers, windlass and bow thruster, Thrustmaster
• Workbench with s/s sink in utility room
• Water filtration system
• Stainless steel holding tank
• Hehr Powerline w/ volt reg alternator pulley harness Fume alarm
• DeltaT air induction system High water alarm
• Engine temperature alarm
• Water temperature alarm
• Fire alarm
• Bilge Alarm
• Smoke alarm

Main Deck

Main deck covering is MarineDeck 2000. Portuguese bridge has 8 storage lockers. High
bulwarks and 316 Klacko rails, Duramax commercial rubrails.
• 750 lb Atkins & Hoyle davit
• 1500lb Marquit davit
• 15' Novurania w/50 hp Yamaha
• V6000 Simpson Lawrence windlass
• Capstan w/ 1/2" chain 400 ft Hi-test Acco chain 5400#lb working load
• Delta, Fortress, Fluke anchors 140, 125
• (5) 2 speed heavy duty Exalto windshield washers and wipers
• Windshield heated window
• Freeman windows tempered glass
• Stainless Steel BBQ grill
• (3) Boarding gates
• Boarding ladder
• Transom door
• Swim platform
• Wash down system fresh water
• EPIRB (2014)
• Sea anchor, drogue

Electrical System

Smoke detector system, pyrometer, infra-red thermometer, remote for Trace inverter,delegated
inverter for refrig/freezer, night lites have approx. 110 linear ft for stairs, wheelhouse, and
galley. AGM engine starting batteries new 2/14; generator starting batteries new 1/14; 8 8D
house batteries new.
• New Gel battery bank
• (3) 3 kilowatt Trace PureSine 2.5kw, 2.5kw & 1.8kw inverters
• Charles Marine isolation Transformer
• Engines and house battery condition gauge
• 16 kW Northern Lights generator (6800hrs)
• 10 kW Fisher Panda generator (995hrs)
• 15 kW Westerbeke 2014 generator (600hrs)
• Glendenning Cablemaster dockside electrical cable
• auto genset starting
• Battery charger
• Voltage meter


Upgraded fairing to luxury yacht standards. Paint: Cathacoat 302 Inorganic zinc primer, Bar
Rust 235 Epoxy, grey and offwhite with final coat of blue on hull to shear. Below water line: 3
coats Ablative Antifouling. Above water line: Amercoat 450 HS Aliphatic Urethane. Non Skid:
Amercoat 385 ASA. Complete paint new 2014.

Upgrades 2014

In addition to upgrades specifically mentioned in the listing, Nautical Nut was prepared for
excursion voyaging and includes the following:
(2) Dometic marine 11 gal hot water heaters
(2) Scottman Ice Makers with storage bins, including Evepure filtration system; 100lb/day
Renewed gray water system including Sealand macerator & discharge pumps, float switches,
and hoses
New LED lighting in entire yacht including: running lights, wireless remote spot light, deck
lighting, salon, pilothouse, staterooms, and bilge lighting
Asko full size marine washer
Asko full size marine dryer
Skyvue 42" outdoor TV
(4) Delta T centrifugal blowers
Kiddie FW950/200 engine room fire system and bridge control
(4) Smoke & C02 detectors
ACR Epirb w/ hydrostatic release
Revere life raft, 6 man in canister, w/ hydrostatic release

Upgrades 2017

(4) New navigation lights
(5) New wiper arms & blades
New electric horn
New antenna for Garmin AIS system and overlay interface with Nobletec charts used on the ASUS computer system 
Activated Garmin Sirius marine weather module with overlay on the Garmin 
Drained, flushed, and replenished main engine's closed keel cooling system with new Volvo glycol coolant
New tender cover for the 14' Novurania
New handheld and aerial flares
New Racor genset fuel filter
New large sea strainer bowl and stainless steel basket
(10) new double-braided 1" lines
(4) New Freedom Fenders and two (2) new large inflatable rubber fenders
Re-bedding and gluing of the exterior marine decking
Anchor windless rebuilt to allow free fall of anchor
New hull zincs and fresh bottom paint
New 50hp outboard engine for tender
12/16 Wesmar hydraulic stabilizers rebuilt with new helm electronics

Additional Remarks

This Cape Horn 63 presents a buying opportunity for anyone familiar with Cape Horn Trawlers.
Not mentioned in this listing are the standard Cape Horn safety features and redundancies such
as bulbous bow, double hulled bottom, and self righting capabilities; meets or exceeds Lloyds
commercial standards. The actual cost to duplicate this vessel is well over $3,000,000. In
excellent mechanical and cosmetic condition and luxuriously outfitted, she is ready for
circumnavigation in comfort and confidence.