Yacht Introduction & Description
Champers, designed and built by Raymond Hunt, is a twin screw deep vee flybridge cruiser featuring a heavily raked bow and curved vertical transom with swim platform.
Built in 1982, a full rebuild and re-fit started in 2011 and was completed in 2013 and the current owner has owned the yacht since 2015.
The rebuild included all mechanical, electrical navigation and interior features.
For further information about the refit please see refit details further along. All refit works were inspected by a professional surveyor who reported that all works inspected are of high quality and the finishes are first class. Equipment installed is of all good marine quality.
Champers is extremely spacious with large flybridge, open plan salon and plenty of accommodation to ensure the perfect weekend cruiser or houseboat.
The yacht was initially equipped in compliance with the Hong Kong Marine Department code of practise for pleasure craft used for charter meaning the yacht can be converted back to a charter status easily and quickly.
A viewing is highly recommended. Mooring terms to be discussed.
The double master cabin with walk in wardrobe and ensuite head and shower is situated forward
Guest cabin forward includes 4 spacious guest bunks and built in cupboards with ensuite head and shower
Aft holds two double guest cabins both ensuite.
Large 'picture' type windows are provided amidships for the full width Owner cabin
All other cabins are provided with natural light via large stainless steel framed opening ports
Galley is located forward of the open salon and dining area
The island galley is large and well laid out with good quality equipment and plenty of storage including floor to ceiling cupboards. All cupboards have inbuilt shelving for holding crockery and wine glasses safely
Wine fridge (located facing the salon)
Fisher & Pakel oven with gas hob
Fridges and freezers, including large opening freezer drawers - Fisher & Pakel
The salon is entered from aft via a large fully glazed sliding door and amidships via a well-made weather tight door. Stairs are provided down aft port to aft lower deck cabins and forward starboard to the master and further guest cabins.
Forward of the salon is an open plan galley.
Fly Bridge & Pilothouse
The flybridge pilothouse acts as the center for navigation and also doubles as a spacious office.
A comfortable adjustable helm chair is provided with good access on the navigation desk for all engine and navigation equipment
Provided equipment includes VHF, chart and radar plotter and all engine and generator controls.
All sides of the pilot house contain half glazed windows giving good all round visibility.
The open deck flybridge offers a stainless steel framed bimini cover for sun and weather protection with the aft area of the flybridge open to store a tender and davit crane is provided on the starboard aft corner for lifting and launching the tender or jet ski.
Port side offers a bar area with BBQ,icebox and wash basin. The seating area has a teak table. All cushions are provided and fitted
The foredeck offers a relaxing area with inbuilt seating and cushions, an ice box chiller and speakers connected to the internal sound system.
Mechanical & Electrical Equipment
Large and spacious clean engine room located between two watertight bulkheads and houses all the major equipment
Twin Caterpillar engines - C12in line cylinder 4 stroke turbocharged and after cooled marine diesels each 705hp @2300rpm with ZF 380 hydraulic reversing reduction gearbox 2.917:1
2x Onan MDKBR each 17.5kw 240Vac 50Hz1 phase
Port: 754.2 hours
Starboard: 533.7 hours
In addition to the two onboard generators power can be supplied from shore and from the inverter charger. Large house battery bank
Victron energy fuel polishing system
Vrigomar marine air chillers
The engine room is protected by a Seafire FM200 fire suppression system provided with remote and automatic operation and with a shut down over ride switch mounted on the flybridge console
Bilge pump control switches are provided in the engine room
Champers was stored out of the water in the shipyard during the extensive two year refit. The survey report following the completion of the refit describes a full and complete refit of all electrical. mechanical, navigation, safety and interiors fittings as new.
The yacht was Lloyd's re-certified as brand new.
All works inspected are of high quality and the finishes are first class.
Works completed included some of the following:
The solid laminate hull gel coat was stripped completely back and the laminate evaluated by the surveyor. The hull was heavily coated with International Gelshied epoxy prior to application of the anti-fouling to further protect the laminate.
The hull was described to be in very good condition with ongoing protection into the future.
The topside laminates are of a good standard and has been well faired and coated with high quality yacht gloss.
All decks are well finished in new teak sealed with Sika type sealant
The foredeck was fitted with a new vertical anchor winch with the chain dropping directly to the chain locker under
Permanent aft deck furniture is provided with storage set underneath.
Recent Service History
Recent service work includes:
New antifoul July 2016
Safety railings reset and strengthened
Engine service July 2016
Gen set x2 service July 2016