• 174'
  • 1973
  • J. Hitzeler
  • Cartagena, Colombia
  • $2,695,000


Latitude was built as an Ice Breaker Class supply boat, converted in 2003, and then refit in 2006 into a pleasure Expedition yacht.  Her interior designer is Claudio Bernardes, a famous Brazilian architect.  She is now in Cartagena, having returned from an extended three year exploration and fishing adventure in Tahiti and the far Pacific. Designed for long distance, she was refit for comfort and simple travel with an astounding range. LATITUDE is experienced with helicopter capacity to 10,000 lbs, Dauphin EC 155.


The perfect long range expedition vessel, Latitude is designed for extensive travel to remote private destinations in luxurious accommodations for 14 in the comfort and safety that only a vessel of this class can provide. Latitude is available to continue on her journey for her next owner.

  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: J. Hitzeler
  • Category: Expedition Yacht
  • Model: N/A
  • Model Year: 1973
  • YearBuilt: 1973
  • Year Refit: 2003
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: N/A
  • Country: Colombia
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: Enclosed Pilothouse
  • Fly Bridge: Yes
  • Cockpit: Yes
  • Helipad: Yes
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 6/12 - Crew R/B/S: 0/18/18
  • LOA: 174' 0" (53.04m)
  • LWL: --
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 36' 0" (10.97m)
  • Min Draft: 9' 0" (2.74m)
  • Max Draft: 10' 0" (3.05m)
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: 9 Knots
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: 6,000 Miles
  • Max Speed: 11 Knots
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: --
  • Gross Tonnage: 734 Ton
  • Water Capacity: 26,000 Gallons
  • Holding Tank: 6,130 Gallons
  • Fuel Capacity: 50,000 Gallons
  • Fuel Consumption: 1,100 Gallons
  • Berths: N/A
  • Heads: 6
  • Sleeps: 12
  • State Rooms: 6
  • Crew Berths: 18
  • Crew Sleeps: 18
  • Crew Heads: 5
  • Captains Quarters: Yes
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: Steel
  • Deck Material: Teak
  • Hull Configuration: Full Displacement
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: N/A
  • Hull Color: Blue
  • Hull Finish: N/A
  • Exterior Designer: N/A
  • Interior Designer: Claudio Bernardes
  • Manufacturer: Motoren Werk Manheim (MWM)
  • Model: 440-8
  • Engine Count: Twin
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel

Broker Comments

Latitude was German built as an Ice Class supply boat (OSV), converted and refit 2003 thru 2006 into a fantastic Expedition yacht with a first class yacht interior.  Her interior designer was Claudio Bernardes, a famous Brazilian architect. She has recently returned from an extended three year exploration and fishing adventure in Tahiti and the far Pacific. Designed for long range, global adventuring, LATITUDE is currently configured with a 42' and 28' catamaran sport fishermen plus 3 other tenders and a wide array of toys of all kinds. Fish for world records, surf, dive, explore. Relax in the 40,000 gallon fresh water swimming pool. The cranes can handle most submersibles. Clear the decks and land a mid size helicopter (EC 155) or create your own globe trotting mission oriented configuration.

The Grand Salon Deck is luxuriously comfortable in Brazilian Cedar with ample storage done with warm, excellent joinery.  An owner's galley to die for joins the common salon and dining area, all opening to the pool deck. The owner's suite is above and behind the bridge and has panoramic views with separate owner's office, walk-in closet, large marble bath and balcony overlooking all the action. On the main deck below the Grand Salon Deck are five guest staterooms with ensuite baths. The generous Captain's cabin is joined by the Captain's office on the man deck aft and seperate from the guest. The crew galley and crew mess are on the main deck aft. The lower deck is dedicated to crew, laundry and machinery.

LATITUDE offers the world adventurer a unique opportunity to take over a vessel that is robust, luxurious and versatile to strike out to the far reaches of the world. 

LATITUDE is berthed in historic, charming Cartagena, Colombia. Direct air connections are available from many US and European cities. Seller will supply 2 round trip air tickets to qualified buyers. Cartagena is a safe and fascinating Unesco heritage site with great shopping, dining and maritime history. Cotecmar, a highly qualified Colombian Naval Shipyard in Cartagena with a 3,500 ton synchro-lift is well versed in large yachts and very economical. Cotecmar would be an ideal candidate for fine tuning LATITUDE for a fortunate buyer to make their signature refitting and outfitting.

LATITUDE is seriously for sale represented by a recent $2,395,000 USD price reduction. The seller will consider terms.

Accommodations & Layout

Bridge Deck: 
The luxutious Master Stateroom with an office and marble head is located on the top deck. This location provides privacy, expanded views and a private balcony. The Navigation Bridge, Communication Room and Day Head are located forward of the Master Suite. 

Grand Salon Deck: 
Main Salon with the owner's galley, dining room, swimming pool. Wine store room, storage for service and row boats, life rafts, barbecue apparatus.

Main Deck:
Five Guest Staterooms with ensuite heads forward.
Main galley, freezer room and crew mess are aft completely separated from the guests. 
The generous Captain's cabin and office are aft of the Guest Staterooms. 

Lower Deck: 
Crew quarters for 15
Ship’s galley and storage area 
Common crew meeting and dining area 
Engine room, engine workshop, steering room, forward equipment room, with massive storage.

Salon Deck

The salon deck features a panoramic view from the owner's gourmet galley, salon and formal dining area, generous built in storage lockers and bar. Also on this deck is is the main entertainment center with a large screen TV. This deck has a very comfortable and warm atmosphere.

Owner's Galley:
L-shaped bar with seating for 8
Miele microwave 
Miele Refrigeration 
Gaggenau induction stove 
Gaggenau oven 

L-shaped settee with pillows
Chairs with designer accents 
Desk with chair 
Full service bar 

Formal dining area: 
Dining table with seating for 10
Refrigerated wine storage 


The Pilot House has a Portugese Bridge with dual wing stations.
Main engines alarm control panel 
Watertight indication panel 
Speich rotate and swing wipers 
Watertight doors port and starboard 
Captain's day berth 
Day Head 
Proper navigation area

Deck & Hull

Foredeck decks are hearty teak over steel
Aft decks are cedar over steel
(2) Forward Anchors - 2,645 lb each
(1) Stern Anchor - 1,543 lbs., 328' of 12 mm wire cable 
Windlass - Hitzeler Electric 
(2) Stern mooring winches - hydraulic 
Cranes: 14 ton 2001 Heila Gru HL RM 90/35, and 2008 Palfinger PC2300MA, 1 ton
Custom steel gangway 
Fresh water pool: 40,000 gallons
Helicopter capacity on aft deck to 10,000 lbs, Dauphin EC 155

Electronics & Navigation

Furuno FR-2125 and 2135 Radar 
Raymarine C120 GPS/Plotter/Echo sounder with Hybrid touch 
Furuno GPS GP-33 
Robertson AP9-MK3 Autopilot 
Raymarine ST-60 with (3) displays 
VHF portable - (5) units 
Azimuth 1200 Electronic Compass 
Simrad AR-68 Gyro 
Robertson FU-91 Steering System 
VHF FM-8500 
VHF portable - (5) units

Communication and Navigation Room:

GMDSS Console 
Furuno Inmarsat System 
KVH Mini SAT Broadband System 
Navigation computer with printer 
Telephones for all cabins



Caterpillar Generators:
1 x 180 KW
2 x 210KW
Main and emergency switchboard in the engine room 
(12) Batteries
440V/220V 50 cycle with 110v transformers

Engine & Mechanical

Twin MWM  440-8 diesel engines , 938 hp each
Hydraulic manual steering 
Bow Thruster 
2 x SeaRecovery Coral Sea watermakers.  4000 gpd
Fire suppression system 
Air ventilation system
Alfa Laval fuel filtering system
Dedicated Bauer model JRII dive compressor.  Capacity to fill 2 tanks in 40 minutes +/-


Cruising 9 knots about 48 gallons/ hour plus 3-3.5 gallons/hour for the generators, giving around 6.5 to 7 gallons for each nautical mile 


Safety & Firefighting Equipment

(4) Service boats 
Fire hoses and nozzles uniformly distributed according to the vessel's safety plan 
Fire extinguishers are uniformly distributed according to the vessel's safety plan 
CO2 system for engine room 
Smoke detection and general alarm system

Tenders and Toys

43' Mares Catamaran Sportfish with 2 Caterpillar C-7 acert 455 hp, equipped and rigged for fishing 
27' Catamaran SeaCat with 2 x 225 hp Yamahas, rigged for fishing 
21’ inflatable fiberglass hull with Yanmar 210 hp stern drive
18' Inflatable fiberglass hull with 90 hp outboard
2 x 15’ fiberglass “pangas”
4 Kayaks 

Approximately 16 sets of swim fins and masks
Dedicated Bauer model JRII dive compressor.  Capacity to fill 2 tanks in 40 minutes +/-
8 BCs
16 tanks
10 wetsuits
32 fishing rods, all types
Water skis
4 Stand Up Surfboards
5 Surfboards

Crew Galley

Commercial oven 
Commercial refrigeration 
Stainless prep area 
Stainless counters 
Cabinets storage 
Separate freezer and fridge rooms


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.