• 152'
  • 2005
  • St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
  • $19,950,000


New to the market, never chartered - Photography to come.

Sorcha, built to travel the world’s oceans, is a resin-infused composite vessel.

Sorcha is built with a rugged, full displacement hull, generous 29’5″ beam and 8′ draft. She boasts a range of over 4,000 nautical miles at 10 knots.

Sorcha is an artful blending of classic and contemporary design. Sorcha accommodates eleven in five staterooms, with the full beam master suite on the main deck. Her exterior features two large aft decks, twin bow settees and a well-appointed sun deck.

  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Category: Motor Yacht
  • Model: Tri Deck Motor Yacht
  • Model Year: 2005
  • YearBuilt: 2005
  • Year Refit: N/A
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: N/A
  • Country: United States
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: 70187
  • Vessel Top: N/A
  • Fly Bridge: Yes
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 5/11 - Crew R/B/S: 6/10/10
  • LOA: 152' 0" (46.33m)
  • LWL: --
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 29' 5" (8.97m)
  • Min Draft: --
  • Max Draft: 8' 0" (2.44m)
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: 10 Knots
  • Cruise Speed RPM: 950 RPM
  • Cruise Speed Range: 5,000 Miles
  • Max Speed: 18 Knots
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 350 Short Ton
  • Gross Tonnage: 498 Ton
  • Water Capacity: 3,000 Gallons
  • Holding Tank: 800 Gallons
  • Fuel Capacity: 16,000 Gallons
  • Fuel Consumption: 38 Gallons
  • Berths: 12
  • Heads: 7
  • Sleeps: 11
  • State Rooms: 5
  • Crew Berths: 10
  • Crew Sleeps: 10
  • Crew Heads: 4
  • Captains Quarters: Yes
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: Composite
  • Deck Material: Teak and Fiberglass
  • Hull Configuration: Full Displacement
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: Setzer Design
  • Hull Color: White
  • Hull Finish: Awlcraft 2000
  • Exterior Designer: Setzer Design Group
  • Interior Designer: Setzer Design Group
  • Manufacturer: Caterpillar
  • Model: 3512B
  • Engine Count: Twin
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel


"Sorcha"   is  an  artful   blending   of  classic   and  contemporary  design. "Sorcha's" richly appointed  interior  is highlighted  by raised paneling  of satin-finished  makore and  madrone burl  inlays with  large  crown  moldings.   Deeply  fluted  columns  and  doorways define the scheme that balances intimate retreats withinlarge venues suitable for entertainment.


Entering  the  main foyer  off the  starboard  side  deck  you will become  aware  of the  gorgeous inlays of marble,  granite and onyx.  One immediately  notices the be·. eledglass French doors aft leading to the formal dining area.  Inboard  are circular stairsdown to the guest accommodations and up to the sky lounge  and wheelhouse.   Inboard  forward is a galley door, opposite  is a day head and forward is the privateentrance to the master stateroom.


"SORCHA" has a private dining salon midship on the main deck.  This salon is lavishlyfinished and has large fixed windows  providing  unobstructed  views with  anabundance  of natural  light. The  private  dining  area  is centered  beneath  a golden  domed  ceilingwith crystal chandelier. Ornate carvings adorn the dining table thatcomfortably  accommodates ten.  On the outboard and forward walls is rich carvedwood cabinetry for dinnerware  storage. Access to the well-appointed galley is to port-forward  through the butler's pantry and there are French doors leading aft to the salon.


Moving  aft of the dining  room and through  a second  set of beveled  glass French  doors  is the warm and inviting  salon,  featuring a plush  seating  area of sofas andeasy chairs surrounding  a large coffee table.   The entertainment  center is housed incabinetry located on the forward salon bulkhead  separating  the salon  from theformal  dining  area.     This area also benefits  from the large windows providing lotsof natural light and extensive views.  At the aft end of the salon are varnished teak &glass sliding double door leading to the aft deck.


Aft of the salon lies the generous open-air aft deck protected by the sky loungeoverhang.   Fitted in the overhead  are flush mounted lights, stereo speakers, and aclosed circuit television  camera dome. The teak decks are protected by waist highboxed bulwarks with varnished teak caps and handrails on stainless steel stanchions.  On the forward bulkhead to port is a built-in teak wet bar with  stainless  sink, undercounter  storage, refrigerator,  and ice machine.   Entertainment  on the deck isprovided  via a 42" flat screen television  on a flush mounted overhead panel.   Portand starboard forward are hinged, latched wing doors leading to the side decks.  Foradded comfort a dedicated  air handler  provides  a climate controlled  environment.   Aft-centerline  is a varnished teak pedestal table, U-shaped bench seat and five deckchairs all fitted with custom cushions and covers. Stowage is provided  below thebench seat for necessary  safety equipment.   In the port and starboard  aft corners  are line handling  stations  with stainless steel fairleads,  two  sets  of stainless  steel  roller  fairleads,  two  sets of stainless  steel cleatson deck,  and vertical  warping windlasses  operated  via  flush mounted  foot switches  on deck.    At the  starboard  line  handing station is a two-part gate for passarelle boarding.   Teak treads withdeck level lights and stainless steel handrails lead aft port and starboard down to theswim platform.


The  teak  decks  of the  swim  platform  are  protected  by removable  stainless  steel  hoopstyle handrails.   Centerline  on deck is a teak overlay quick acting dogged andgasketed hinged hatch leading to the steering compartment  and lazarette.   Centerline on the transom is a lockable quick acting  dogged  and  gasketed  hinged  door  to  the  engine  room  and  control  room.    Port  and starboard  are large  dogged  and gasketed  hinged  lockers  containing  a custom  dive  center  and ample  dive  gear.   In the  port and starboard  comers  are  stainless  steel cleats  instainless  steel sockets  for dive ladders.   To starboard are flush hatches  forpassarelle  and shore power  inlets. Inside the inlet  box are two Glendinning  shore  power  cords, one Glendinning  cable/cable  TV cord, dockside  phone/cable  TV  connection,  spare Glendinning port,  and  50-amp120/250-volt shore  power   outlet  plug.     The  transom   andswim  platform   are illuminated   via  recessed floodlightsin the aft deck overhead.


The spacious,  full-beam  master  suite  is located on the main deck and forward.   Just inside the master  stateroom  entrance  is a private  office  and  comfortable  sitting  area. The sleeping area features  a king  size berth  under an illuminated  gold  leaf ceiling.     The elegant  decor  is quite stately and shows  off the rich joinery  workthroughout  this suite. Access to the master  bath is through "his and hers" dressingareas with vanities  and wardrobes.   The sumptuous master bath is  adorned  with  honey  onyx,  green  marble,  and  gold  plated  fixtures  and features  a separate shower enclosure and a deep spa tub for total relaxation.


From the starboard foyer stairs leading to the lower deck is the guest foyer.   Thisarea is finished in marble  flooring  and rich  carved wood  cabinetry.   A welcome  convenience  in this  foyer  is coffee station with refrigerator.  A guest laundry/pantry  room is conveniently  located adjacent to the staircase. Adjoining the foyer to Port isa cozy guest study offering a quiet haven with a desk, bookcase and sofa.


The  guest  accommodations   feature  four  spacious  suites  on the  lower  deckarrivingfrom the central foyer.   Here you will note the recurrence  of arched doorwaysbetween the guest suites. Among the four generous suites, two feature king sizedberths, one features a queen sized berth and the fourth features a queen as well as acustom raised twin berth.  Each suite is individually appointed  in comfortable  richnesswith fine silk bedding,  rich joinery  work, plasma  television, and ample closet space.   Each stateroom features an ensuite bath highlighted by honey onyx or granitecounter tops and gold plated fixtures.


This galley area invites  owners and guests to socialize,  as it features a large u-shapedbreakfast nook settee, perfect for morning coffee or a quick afternoon  snack.  This settee is situated in the forward port comer adjacent to a large window anddirectly facing the chefs area.  The galley is well outfitted with a wide array ofequipment  and provides  abundant countertop  space for prep work, and pantry  storage  for all  of your  daily  items.  There  are  large  fixed  windows  to port, Coriancountertops,  and vinyl wood flooring. Entrance /exits  to the galley area are via a doorto the starboard passageway,  a door to the port passageway  leading to the diningsalon,  and a set of stairs forward down to the crew mess.


The pilothouse  is  located forward  of the  sky  lounge  and accommodates  acomplete  arrayof advanced navigation  and communication  electronics.   A full bankof chart drawers, raised settee for ease  of viewing  and  a teak  and  holly  sole  completes  this  area.    To port  and  aft  of the Pilothouse is the captain's work areawith desk leading and communication  center.   Aft are the captain's privateaccommodations that feature a queen berth and ensuite head.


The teak overlay decks of the pilothouse deck are protected via a waist high boxedbulwark with varnished teak cap.  The overhead  is partially protected  via thepilothouse  top overhang.   Flush mounted lights are fitted in the overhead.  The decksare cleared via waterways to scupper drains to  stainless  steel  grates.    Port  andstarboard  inside  the  bulwarks  are moldedfiberglass wing stations with canvascovers.


From the pilothouse  a starboard  side passageway  extends  aft between  thestaircase  foyer,  day head and prep galley to an inviting sky lounge area.


The  sky  lounge  features  an  L-shaped  sofa  to  starboard  as  well  as  a gamingtable,  a fossil• embedded  granite  bar  with  stools  and  full  entertainment  center. Avarnished teak and glass double door sky lounge aft deck.


Moving from the sky lounge through the double door opens to an expansive aftdeck featuring a large,  glossy  inlaid  table  that  seats  10  which  provides  open-air  spaces  for  alfresco  dining protected by the sun deck.   Two curved settees withcocktail table are set into the aft comers of this deck as well.  This  configuration  is  also repeated  toward  the  bow, where two additional lounges  are recessed  intothe house  coaming just  forward  of the Portuguese  bridge.  The teak decks of the aftdeck are protected via low boxed bulwarks and waist high varnished teak rails on stainless steel stanchions.  To port-forward  is a built-in wet bar with stainless  steelsink and solid surface bar top. On the forward bulkhead is a 42" color flat screen TV.  Below the bar is storage and an ice maker.   To  starboard  side  of the  bulkhead  is  a built-in  buffet with  under  counter storage and solid surface countertop.   Aft ofthe buffet is a stairway with teak decking, stainless steel handrails, and deck levellights leading down to the aft deck. 


The painted nonskid decks of the Jacuzzi and boat decks are protected via boxedbulwarks  and a wrap around dark smoked Plexiglas windshield with stainless steelframe.   Centerline forward on the Jacuzzi  deck is  a raised  platform  with  painted  nonskid  finish  and teak  overlay  treads  on centerline with stainless steel handrailup to a hot tub with hinged padded cover.  The Jacuzzi  is flanked  by a platform  with large  sun pads.    Centerline  on the  sun deck  is  a large  U-shaped seating  around with cushions a pedestal mount table.   Overhead is protected via the radararch. Aft of the seating is a built-in bar with solid surface top and (4) fixed mountstools with covers. Built-in to starboard at the arch is a day head with toilet andvanity sink.   This day head is fully air conditioned and finished with ceramic tile.  Toport is a wet bar with solid surface countertop and stainless steel sink.  Below is arefrigerator  and icemaker.   Forward is a built-in propane gas stainless steel grill withbottle storage locker below.   At the aft end of this deck is the articulating crane, MCAapproved  18ft rescue tender and two jet skis.


The spacious crew quarters are located forward and easily accessed through astaircase from the galley.  This large area includes a lounge with seating for ten, crewmess, entertainment center, service laundry room with abundant  storage, walk-inrefrigerator/freezer,  and four double bunk staterooms each with ensuite heads.  Additional accommodations  for the captain and engineer are located, respectively,port-aft of the pilothouse and to port of the engine room lazarette.


The captain's cabin is aft to port from the wheelhouse.   It has large fixed windows.   The cabin has a queen size berth, desk, chair and ensuite head.


Located aft on the port side of the control room is the engineer's cabin. There is asmall desk aft with hanging lockers inboard.   The cabin has a separate head locatedaft.


"SORCHA"  is  a tri-deck  motor  yacht  that  is  fully  ABS-classed   & MCA-compliant.   She  is constructed  from resin-infused  fiberglass  composite  with vinylester  resinused in the hull  and polyester  resin used  in the  deck & house.   The  resin  infusionprocess  provides  the  optimum proportion ofresin content to reinforcing material(fiberglass or core).  Resin infusion (SCRIMP) has  many  advantages  such  as lighter  and  stronger  parts  than  those  built  by  "hand-layup"  or multi-stage   vacuum-bagged   methods.     Her  bottom  has  a  double  core  of  1"  cross linked polyurethane  foam with a layer of fiberglass between.   The deck and house have asingle layer of 1" cross  linked polyethylene  foam.  She has solid  glass  in the  way  of  stress points,  such as windlass,  anchor  pockets,  cleats,  struts,  bow  thruster,  rudders,  through-hulls, etc.  There  is Kevlar in the bow from the stem aftapproximately  15 feet on each side since this is considered a high impact area.   Thereis also Kevlar used as reinforcement  in other areas of stress,  such as the windlass,anchor pockets,  cleats, struts, bow thruster, rudders,  etc.  Exterior styling and interior arrangement  by the renowned designer Ward Setzer.  The final product  is a cutting-edge  world• cruising vessel with the strength of a trawler and styling that will turnheads with her elegance.

She is built on 10  stations with O  being the waterline  at the bow and l O  being thewaterline aft. She has bulkheads and frames as follows:

•    "A" - Full bulkhead- rope locker

•    "B" - Full bulkhead- forward chain locker

•    "C" - Collision bulkhead- aft forepeak

•    "D" - Partial bulkhead with wing frame - middle of crew area

•    "E" - Full bulkhead- crew area

•    "F" - Partial bulkhead with ring frame - crew area

•    "G" - Watertight bulkhead- aft bulkhead of crew area

•    "H" - Full bulkhead - guest area forward guest foyer

•    "I" - Full bulkhead with ring frame - guest area aft guest foyer

•    "J" - Watertight bulkhead with ring frame - forward engine room

•    "K" - Web frame - engine room

•     "L" - Web frame with ring- engine room

•     "M" - Web frame with ring-engine room

•     "N" - Watertight bulkhead-aft bulkhead engine room

•     "O" - Watertight bulkhead- lazarette

There are (8) main longitudinals  (four on each side), which  start in the transom anddisappear into the bow.   Four of these longitudinals act as engine beds in the engineroom area.   She has additional longitudinals, floors, intercostals, and stiffeners asneeded.

Salon & Dining

Padded headlining
Carpet with padding
Makore hardwood cabinets
Task and dramatic lighting 
Blinds. draperies, valances, tinted glass
Built-in buffet cabinet with granite top
Central recessed ceiling over dining table
Central recessed ceiling in salon area

Galley & Pantry

Miele espresso machine
(2) Sub Zero refrigerator/freezer drawers
(2) Miele dishwashers
(2) KitchenAid trash compactors
6-bumer glass cooktop induction stove SIS hood with lights and fire suppression
(2) Stacked Miele ovens
Miele warming Drawer
KitchenAid convection microwave
(2) double S/S sinks w/ KitchenAid disposals
Amtico flooring
Pantry Storage
Built-in settee for dining
Ice maker

Staterooms (Master & Guests)

Accommodates  12 Guests in 5  Staterooms
Custom berths with storage underneath Cedar Lined Lockers with auto light
TV, DVD, stereo
Carpet and sound dampening padding
Padded headlining
Finished hardwood cabinetry
Valances, blinds, port lights with screens
Task and dramatic lighting Foyer with laundry room Porthole
Corian countertops
Large Sub Zero wine cooler 
Miele stacked dryer and washer CubbyVac
Guest lounge/office
Master study and lounge area

Guest Heads

Marble vanity with mirrors
Hardwood cabinetry
Blinds, port lights with screens
Royal flush toilets
Tub or shower stalls with glass doors
Marble flooring
Task and dramatic lighting
Exhaust fans

Crew Quarters & Lounge

•    (4) Crew cabins (8 berths) with ensuite heads
•    Captain's cabin aft of the wheelhouse w/ ensuite head
•    Engineers cabin Aft in engine room lazarette w/ head
•    Private crew mess
•    KitchenAid bin icemaker
•    KitchenAid two-burner electric cook top
•    KitchenAid under counter refrigerator with ice
•    KitchenAid microwave oven above with fan and light
•    Double stainless steel sink
•    Coffeemaker
•    Toasters
•    Kidde fire panel
•    Cubby Vac
•    Aft are stairs up to the galley
•    TV, VCR, fire panel, CCTV monitor, VHF
•    Stand-up storage hold under lounge sole
•    Utility room with laundry
•    Two washers and dryers
•    Walk-in refrigerator/freezer


•    Pioneer radio with CD player

•    42" Plasma TV

•    Panasonic  50" Plasma TV on lift
•    Samsung VCR
•    JVC model multi disc CD player
•    Denon surround sound receiver
•    Philips touch screen remote

•    Panasonic  20" TV/DVD
•    Pioneer radio with CD player

•    Pioneer radio with CD player

•    Niles amplifier

•    Panasonic 42" Plasma TV
•    XAN TVCH remote

•    Panasonic  42" plasma TV on a lift
•    Samsung VCR
•    JVC multi disc DVD player
•    Denon surround sound receiver
•    Philips Pronto remote

•    Audio Plex mini component player

•     Sharp 20" Aquos LCD TV
•    Fahrenheit DVD/MP2/CD/CDR/CDRW player
•    Pioneer radio with CD player

•    Panasonic  37" plasma TV
•    Samsung VCR
•    JVC multi DVD player
•    Denon surround sound receiver
•    Philips Pronto remote

•    Sharp 20" Aquas LCD TV

•    Audioplex  Amp-10 mini-stereo

•    Sharp 30" LCD TV
•    Denon DVD-910 DVD player
•    Denon surround sound receiver

Note: All four staterooms have the same equipment
•    Sharp 20" Aquos LCD TV
•    Denon DVD player
•    Denon surround sound receiver

•    Simon ship's monitoring system with touch screen
•    Cornea 15" LCD monitor for CCTV
•    Sharp 20" LCD TV
•    JVC DVD player
•    Denon surround sound receiver

•     Sharp 13" LCD TV
•    Pioneer radio with CD player


Note: Both have the same equipment.
•    Sharp 13" LCD TV
•    Pioneer radio with CD player

•    Simon ship's monitoring system with touch screen
•     15"  Sharp Aquos LCD TV with remote
•    Panasonic  telephone

•    Anchoring  System - (2) 800lb polished S/S Davis Navy stockless-type anchorshauled via Maxwell hydraulic windlasses w/ vertical capstans and gypsies
•    (6) 22" S/S Bow Bitts
•    Hawsers, drains, and freeing ports
•    Storage lockers and crew/owner escape hatch
•    Chain locker and hatch
•    Seating area
•    (2) 100 amp power, cable and phone inlets

Side Decks & Aft deck
•    Boarding gates - Port and Starboard, Forward and Aft
•    Nautical Structures electro hydraulic passarelle rated for 1,650-lbs, or 10 persons
•     Spring line cleats/hawsers
•     Stem 22" S/S bitts
•     Stem hawsers with fairleads
•     S/S handrails with varnished teak cap-rails
•    Teak decking
•    Overhead and courtesy lighting
•    Fenders with S/S rub strips
•    Dual stern capstans
•    Engine room door and ladder
•    Stairway to sun deck
•    Port and starboard stairs to the swim platform
•    Starboard engine room ventilation fan and trunk
•    Kidde FM200 fire suppression system bottle
•    Waste pump out fitting
•    Starboard sea chest shutoff button
•    AC overhead light

Swim Platform & Transom
•    Teak decking
•    Swim platform with integral swim stair
•    Tender mooring cleats
•    Primary lazarette I engine room doorway
•     Stairway to aft deck
•    Platform sole water tight hatch to steering/storage
•    Platform S/S hoop rails
•    Dive gear locker
•    Power cable storage bins

Swim Platform Port locker:
•    AC overhead light
•    GFI protected  110-volt AC outlet
•    Swim shower plumbing
•    Handrail storage rack
•    Emergency oil spill kit

•     Dive center complete with 8 tank storage, 4 drawers and slotted storage space,large hanging storage,  Brownies  2-stage  compressor  with 3  large cascade  tank  filling system,  4 tank  fill whips and a complete manifold fill panel.

Swim Platform Starboard locker:
•    AC overhead light
•    GFI protected  110-volt AC outlet
•    (2) Glendinning  Cablemaster shore cord retrieval systems for the aft shore powerstation
•    Glendinning Cablemaster transom phone/cable television cord retrieval system
•    Dockside pressurized water connection pressure regulator

Lazarette- Control Room

Storage, etc. 
Electric Panels 
Work Benches
Engineer's Cabin and Head
Amtico Teak and Holly Vinyl Flooring
Atlas shore power system

•    Yachtronics Navigation and Com. Packag

•    Windshield Wipers, Washers and Defrosters
•    Nav Desk with Chart Storage, Drawers, Etc.
•    Fire/Ship's Monitoring  System
•    Varnished Teak Hardwood Flooring
•    Leaning Post and Helm Chairs
•    Settee and Table
•    Captain's  desk w/ communication  equipment
o     Phone System
o     VHF Radio
o     Ships Computer
o     Printer
o     Furuno AIS Universal AIS FA-100
o     B&G Hydra 2000 Depth I Wind
o     Sea Recovery Water Makers controls

•    Captain's Cabin w/ ensuite head


"SORCHA" is a single station yacht with her main electronics,  navigation,  andcommunication equipment being located in the wheelhouse  with secondaryelectronics  in some of the crew areas and at the two wing stations.

Van der Velden steering gear control panel and backup
Exalto windshield wipers control
Brooks & Gatehouse depth/wind network w/ 4 heads
Furuno RD30 multifunction instrument (depth wind)
Furuno FCV-582L color digital bottom machine
MCA approved navigational  light system control panel
Ritchie compass
(5) VEI displays with keyboards and remotes for:
Simon ship's monitoring system    
Nobletec plotter w/ world charts
Transas w/ world charts

(2) Furuno radars 

•     (2) B & G 20/20 multifunction  instruments
•    Caterpillar digital engine display monitors
•    ZF single lever electronic engine controls
•    (2) Furuno black box radars with full ARPA AIS capability
•    Kahlenberg whistle control
•    ICOM M602 VHF with distress
o   Furuno FM-8500 VHF with emergency call
•    (2) Carlisle & Finch remote spotlight controls
•    Van der Veldenjog lever
•    ACR remote spotlight control
•    Sperry gyro repeater
•    C Plath Navi Pilot 4000
•    Trac digital stabilizer control
•    American bow thruster control
     Multifunction  phone
•    Elbex CCTV camera controller
o    Furuno RD-30 multifunction  instrument o    Communications desk
o    Brooks & Gatehouse Hydra 2000 multifunction instrument
o     Panasonic  multifunction  phone - GSM, cell, land-line, intercom,  F33 voice, F77low  speed voice, F77 high speed voice capabilities
o    Samsung monitor
o    Vaio ship's computer with keyboard
Hewlett Packard all-in-one printer
o    (2) Sea Recovery watermaker display panels
o    Mastervolt VTM-1 battery monitor
o    (2) Northstar 6000i GPS plotter w/ repeater at chart table
o    Furuno FA-100 universal AIS receiver
o    Furuno NXSOO Nav Tax receiver o    Furuno Standard C
o    Furuno Inmarsat MES distress alert/receiver  unit
o    Furuno Inmarsat MES alarm unit
o    Furuno PP510 standard C printer
o    Oki Microline 184 phone system printer
o    KVH TracFone handset with distress call 
o    NERA handset
o    NVTi Night Vision System- 3000I


"SORCHA"  has a full network  system  throughout,  partially hard  wired  and partially  wireless. The network locations are as follows:

•    (4) Guest cabins -wireless and hardwired
•    Engineer - wireless and hard wired
•    Crew lounge - wireless
•    Crew lounge - hard wired
•    Salon - wireless
•    Owner's - wireless
•    Owner's - hard wired
•    Nav station- hard wired
•    Sky lounge - wireless
•    Flybridge - wireless
•    Captain's cabin - hard wired
•    Guest lounge - hard wired


"SORCHA"  is equipped  with  a Simon Vessel Monitoring  System running on Simonsoftware. The  system   runs  on  Ethernet   based  technology.     There  are  four  computer   workstations throughout the vessel as follows:

•     Pilothouse  Station with  18"  VEI LCD display,  Gyration wireless keyboard,  RFwireless track ball pointer.
•    Control room laptop hard wired, Toshiba laptop
•    Engine room Simon fully operational touch screen Citadel computer
•    Crew Mess Simon ship's monitoring system with touch screen
•    Engineer's Cabin Simon ship's monitoring system with touch screen

The vessel is also broadcasting the Simon system via a wireless network, which canbe received by any laptop equipped with wireless capability and having the Simonsoftware.  The software is running on a VEI dedicated  computer  located under  theconsole  on the port  side in the main bridge.

Forward on the unprotected painted nonskid wheelhouse top is seen the following:

•    Kahlenberg triple trumpet chrome plated bronze ship's horn
•    Kahlenberg  chrome plated bronze pneumatic ship's whistle
•    (2) Carlisle & Finch 24-volt DC remote searchlights
•    Fabricated aluminum mast with redundant masthead steaming tow lights andsignal halyards

 Each wheelhouse wing station has:
•    Main engine controls
•    American Bow Thruster bow thruster control
•    Non-follow-up  steering
•    Main engine start/stops
•    Port and starboard generator bow thruster supply selector switches with indicatorlights
•    Carlisle & Finch remote searchlight control
•    Horn button
•    B & G 20/20 LCD multifunction navigation aid

•    Day head
•    Prep Galley w/:

Small refrigerator
GE microwave oven

•    Sky lounge Bar
•    Small Scotsman refrigerator
•    Scotsman bin type icemaker
•    Sub Zero wine cooler
•    Fisher Paykel dishwasher drawer
•    Sink
•    Fitted and general storage

Sky Lounge Aft Deck

(2) Settees with Cushions and Storage Underneath
Bar with Sink and large Ice Machine
Task and Courtesy Lighting
Stairway to Flybridge Deck
42" Flat Screen TV/Stereo
Dining Table

Sun Deck

Curved Windshield with S/S Frame
Central Sunning Area Forward with Seating
Aluminum Arch with Mast with Hard Top
Life Rafts - Port, Starboard and Center Line 
Dimension One Spa hot tub
Bar with Ice Machine, Refrigerator and Propane Grill
Sun Pads and Lounge Chairs
18ft Nautica Wide Body Tender w/ single 4-stroke Yamaha outboard
MCA approved rescue boat
(2) Yamaha wave runners
Nautical Structures Knuckle Boom Crane (4,000 lb. cap.) 
Day Head
Storage Locker

The  engine  room  on board  "SORCHA"  is entered primarily  via a dogged  andgasketed  quick acting watertight  door located centerline in the aft engine roombulkhead from the control room. There is a second  underway  entrance/emergencyescape via a dogged  and gasketed  watertight door with round viewing window fromthe port side aft deck to an aluminum open grate landing with a stainless  steelladder to the port aft comer  of the engine room outboard  of the port main engine.

Inside this fidley is the following:

Fire ax
1.6-gallon Amerex foam handheld fire extinguisher Kidde 10-lb. dry chemical handheldfire extinguisher Fire safety plan
(2) West Marine type V inflatable PFDs
Port side engine room fan
Machinery emergency shutdown switch. This switch secures the following:
# 1  and #2 fuel transfer pumps
Delta T engine room fan controller Clean lube oil pump
Alfa Laval
Lube oil pump
Main engine air box shut offs
Port side sea chest switch to remotely close the port sea chest valve via a pneumaticvalve
At the bottom of the engine room fidley is an engineer's assistant pushbutton call.

The engine room is fully lit with recessed overhead AC fluorescent lighting andemergency DC lighting. The engine room is insulated behind painted solid aluminumsheathing.  The decks are powder coated diamond plates, mechanically  fastened tobolted aluminum deck supports with a rubber  waffle  mat overlay.   There are lift outsections  over critical bilge components  with  site access.
The engine room is protected via a Kidde 350-lb. FM200 fixed fire suppression  systemwith 34 second time delay nitrogen bottle with (2) pressure operated switches to shutdown the starboard main engine  and starboard  generator and the port main  engineand port generator.   The engine room has bolted polished stainless steel rails andstanchions around both main engines.

Gear and equipment in the engine room:

(2) Caterpillar 3 512 freshwater cooled marine diesels
(2) ZF model reversing gears
(2) Northern Light model 99-kW freshwater cooled marine diesel powered generators
Delta T Systems inline ducted vane axial engine room exhaust fan 
Delta T Systems inline ducted vane axial engine room intake fan
Delta T Systems vane axial circulating fans
Fuji Electric 15-hp adjustable speed drive for the engine room exhaust fan 
Fuji Electric 15-hp adjustable speed drive for the engine room intake fans 
Delta T Systems touch screen engine room ventilation  control panel
(2) Headhunter 230-volt AC potable water pressure pumps
Shelco Micro Guardian multi cartridge stainless steel potable water pump suction filter
Potable water supply manifold
Headhunter potable water system ultraviolet light sterilization unit
GE 65-gallon hot water heater
(2) Sea Recovery Coral Sea 1,800-gallon per day watermakers
MP Pumps 7Yi-hp, 208-volt, three-phase, 60-cycle AC electric main bilge pump, 
MP Pumps 5-hp, 208-volt, three-phase, 60-cycle AC electric main fire pump
Main bilge manifold
Kahlenberg 24-volt DC belt driven air compressor
Jun-Air 2-hp, three-phase, 208-volt AC, 60-cycle electric air compressor
Alfa Laval model fuel centrifugal purifier
Blackmer 2-hp, 208-volt, three-phase, 60-cycle AC electric fuel transfer pump
Jabsco 24-volt DC backup fuel transfer pump
Blackmer rotary hand operated fuel transfer pump Fill-Rite flow meter
Marche  115-volt AC electric refrigeration cooling pump
(2) Trac stabilizer hydraulic fin head actuators
Engine room 24-volt DC distribution panel
# 1  and #2 steering control panel
Main fuel transfer manifold
Walbro 24-volt DC fuel priming pump
Village Marine Tee oily water bilge separator
Technicold  chilled water air conditioning  units rated at 40 tons of cooling capacitywith 50- kW of three-stage immersion heat
Edson Yi-hp, single phase, 60-cycle, AC electric black water transfer diaphragm pump
Edson Yi-hp, single phase, 60-cycle AC electric gray water transfer and dischargediaphragm pump
Headhunter Tidal Wave U.S. Coast Guard approved sewage treatment plant
(2) Blackmer AC electric gear type clean and dirty oil transfer pumps
(2) Mastervolt 24/50 24-volt, 50-amp battery chargersGenerator start batterydisconnect panel Main engine start battery disconnect panel 
American Bow Thruster central hydraulic system
(2) Amerex 6-Iiter foam handheld fire extinguishers
Kidde 10-lb dry chemical handheld fire extinguisher
Amerex 5-lb. C02 handheld fire extinguisher
Elbex CCTV camera


"SORCHA"  is powered by a pair of Caterpillar 3512B TA SC freshwater cooled marinediesels, each rated at 1575-hp at 1600 RPM.  The reversing gears are by ZF with aratio of 3.040.   They are down angle 8° gearboxes rated for medium duty of 1621-hpat 1800 RPM.

Both main engine exhausts consist of blanketed and bolted gasketed 304L stainlesssteel risers to a 12" 316L stainless steel bellow flex section to a 304L stainless steelextension hung from the engine room overhead via a rubber isolation hanger.  Theexhaust continues to a welded 6MO allow water injected ring to a bolted flange 14"rubber bellow flex section to a fabricated 5086 aluminum welded vertical silencer(powder coated white) with exhaust out the hull bottom with flame retardantmolded fiberglass exhaust dumps rated at 350°F.    Each exhaust dump is isolated viaa bolted flange 14" keystone butterfly valve.  Each exhaust is fit with a molded fiberglass idle bypass line fit with an 8" inline Vernatone bypass muffler withdischarge above waterline out the hull side at the transom.

Both main engines and reversing gears are single isolation mounted.   There is aCenta Centalink isolation coupling between each main engine and reversing gearwith a split bolted cowl cover over each unit on the back of each reversing gear.   Each main  engine has a Parker/Racor crankcase vent recovery system. Each mainengine has dual Racor fuel water filter separator with vacuum  gauges  and  a  Walbro  24-volt  DC  fuel priming  pumps.    Each  main engine has  a Caterpillar24-volt DC pre-lube pump.   Each main  engine has electric coolant block heaters. Each has solenoid operated air box shutdowns.    Each main engine has split rawwater coolant circuits, one for the engines and one for the after cooler.  The mainengines controls are by ZF Mathers.  They are Clear Command electronic controlswith backup Morse cable controls in the engine room.  Each main engine has aremote mounted Alfa Laval plate type heat exchanger.

Both main engines start off a single battery bank.   This battery bank consists of(2) Lifeline AGM type GPL-8D batteries in individual plastic boxes.  This battery bankis located underneath the port generator. The battery bank is fit with disconnectswitches on a remote panel in  the engine room as well as individual main enginestarter disconnect switches.   The main engine start battery bank can be paralleledto the generator/house battery bank via a parallel switch on the generator/housebattery bank switch panel.  Belt driven off the front of each main engine is a DelcoRemy 24-volt, 60-amp alternator.  PTO driven off the front of each main engineis  an American Bow Thruster/Trac Brueninghaus Hydromatik stabilizer hydraulicpump with a Parker hydraulic noise suppressor.  PTO driven off the front of eachmain engine is  a Jabsco gearbox fuel return and exhaust bypass cooing pump.  Eachmain engine has a CAT electronic instrument panel with ignition, start/stops,emergency stop, digital analog temperature and pressure gauge panels and a CATdigital exhaust pyrometer.     Engine parameters are also monitored in the SimonPalladium ship's monitoring system.  There are Caterpillar MPD marine powerdisplays in the control room and wheelhouse.  Each main engine has a Caterpillaralarm monitoring panel in the engine room.

The engine room ventilation is by Delta T Systems, Inc
This system consists of the following:

Delta T Systems inline ducted vane axial engine room 30" exhaust fan rated at 15-hp,  208- volt, three-phase, 60-cycle AC.  It is fit with a Delta T pneumaticallyoperated fire dampener off the engine room fixed fire suppression system and a FujiElectric 15-hp adjustable  speed drive.This fan is located port side at the top of theengine room fidley and discharges out the upper aft deck bulwark side via Delta TSystems moisture separating grills.

Delta T Systems inline ducted vane axial 30" engine room intake fan rated at 15-hp,208-volt

AC, three-phase, 60-cycle, fit with a Delta T Systems pneumatically operated firedampener off the engine room fixed fire suppression system and a Fuji  Electric 15-hp adjustable  speed drive.

The intake fan draws from the starboard side  upper aft outer bulwark via DeltaT moisture separating grills and discharges to the starboard side of the engine room.

Delta T Systems vane axial  12"  circulating fans rated at 3.5-hp,  208-volt AC, three-phase, 60-cycle.

Delta T Systems touch screen engine room ventilation control panel.  It has twomain modes of operation:   automatic  and  manual.     In  automatic,  it   can  be  run  in  quiet  mode  or auto/temperature mode.  In manual mode, the fans canbe run in forward and reverse anywhere between 0% and 100%.


"SORCHA" has a pair of Northern Lights 99-kW freshwater cooled marine dieselgenerator rated at 1800 RPM, three-phase, 60-cycle, 208-volt at 344 amps.
Each generator exhaust consists of a cast iron water jacketed manifold and turbo toa cast water injected exhaust elbow to a modular fiberglass waterlift muffler to afiberglass water separating muffler,  all located inside each generator soundenclosure.  The generator exhaust discharge is out the respective hull side allconnected with blue silicone hose with fiberglass extensions. There is an exhausttemperature sensor in the outlet side of each water separating muffler.

Both generators are single isolation mounted and located in Northern Lightsinsulated hard sound shields with removable access panels.  Each generator is 24-volt start and starts off one 24-volt DC battery bank.  It consists of (2) Lifeline AGMbatteries in plastic boxes with lids.   There are battery disconnect switches and portand starboard generator disconnect switches, as well as a battery parallel switch tothe main engine battery bank located on a battery switch panel in the engineroom.  Each generator belt drives a Leece Neville 24-volt, 35-amp battery charger offthe front.  Each main engine has a dual Racor fuel water filter separator with vacuumgauges.  Each generator has Murphy switches for coolant and oil level.  Eachgenerator has a welded polished stainless steel coolant overflow tank hung from theengine room overhead above each generator. PTO driven off the front of eachgenerator via a Centaflex electric actuated clutch drive is a BrueninghausHydromatik American Bow Thruster central hydraulic bow thruster and anchor windlass pump.   Each generator has a Northern Lights Series 3  generator setcontrol panel. Generator pressures and temperatures are also monitored in theSimon ship's monitoring system


Located aft of the engine room and accessed via a quick acting watertight door tothe engine room or via a quick acting watertight door to the swim platform.   Thisspace is protected by smoke detectors to the central  fire alarm system.   Additionally this  space is protected by a manually operated 125-lb. FM200 fire suppression system.  This space is finished in white HPL with wood trim and accents.  The overheads are removable vinyl padded panels.  There are four large openingport lights outboard.  The decks are Amtico teak and holy vinyl flooring. 
This space is fully air conditioned.
The layout has a large U-shaped stainless steel workbench on the starboard side.  The engineer's cabin and head is located on the port side.

 (2) Craftsman under counter 6-drawer tool chests
Stainless steel sink and faucet
8" Wilton vise
Fire Vulcan rechargeable  emergency flashlight
Wall mounted 4.5-hp Shop Vac with flexible hose
Upper storage cabinet with labeled ship's manuals in binders
(2) Caterpillar LCD control display modules
5-lb. dry chem handheld fire extinguisher
5-lb. C02 handheld fire extinguisher
Miscellaneous under counter storage areas
Haldex/Barnes passarelle power pack with hydraulic control manifold
Craftsman 5-drawer tool chest and 8-drawer tool chest
Access to passarelle service panel in overhead and under counter hydraulic pumpresevoir
Fore and aft shore power inlet main circuit breakers,  100-amp, 600-volt
Port and starboard shore cord main feed breakers - 100-amp
Atlas shore power system, including the following components:
Input transformer - 190/:250-volt and 340-520-volt, three-phase  or singie phase,40/70-hz
Output transform- 208/120-volt, 278-amps, three-phase,  60-hz, 100-kva or 80-kW Smart Box
Control panel
Inverter module
Skid mounted diesel fire pump with MP pump head and Yanmar diesel engine
Delta T automatic fan controls
Machinery shutdown junction  box
6-liter foam handheld fire extinguisher
Main ship's electrical panel - custom designed and built by Lunde Electrical ElectroGuard impressed current hull potential system, with analog gauges Miscellaneous  fastener storage box with pullout drawers
Water system pressure cell
Emergency crash pump sea inlet and outlet attachment points for sea suction andpressurizing fire main
Flexible fire pump suction and discharge hose lines Emergency fire station with hose,reel, and nozzle Fire alarm pull station
Emergency machinery shutdown buttons
Elbex CCTV camera monitoring front of ship's electrical panel
Brownie dive compressor


"SORCHA's" primary AC electrical  system is 208/120-volt,  60-hz, three-phase.   Thesystem is designed  and engineered  by Lunde Electrical Company, Inc. of Seattle,  Washington.   Power  is supplied  by either of the Northern  Light 99kW generators  or forward  or aft dual shore power inlets.  The aft inlets are fit with Glendinningmodel #CM8 shore cord reels.  The forward inlets are manual only.    Both cords arerated at 100 amps, 208-volts with galvanic isolators.   The fore and aft selection  switch is located  in the aft control room.   It is rated  at 600 volts,  100-amps. Power is then run to the Atlas shore power system.  It is rated at 100 kva, or 80-kW.

 This system includes:

•    Atlas  input  transformer  - 190/250-volt,  and  340/520-volts,  three-phase   or  single phase,40/70-hz
•    Atlas output transformer - 208/120-volt, 278-amps, three-phase, 60-hz, 100-kva, or80-kW
•    Smart Box
•    Atlas control panel
•    Atlas inverter module

The Atlas system, in tum, supplies power to the main panel bus.  It is a single bussystem rated at
1000  amps.   The  Atlas  system  is capable  of transferring  seamlessly  from  generator  to  shore power.Power  is  broken  down  and distributed  at the  main  panel,  also  designed  and  built  by Lunde Electrical.   Power can also be supplied viathe engine room port and starboard  Northern  Light generators.   They are rated at99-kW at 1800 RPM, 344 amps, 60Hz.  The generators are able to parallel to thesingle bus main ship's electrical panel.  They are manually  started and stopped via controls  in the  control  room.   The  ship's  main electrical  panel  is broken  down  into  (4) main sections as follows:

Section #1 - Starboard Generator

This panel is fit with analog gauges for voltage, amps, frequency, load kW.  Additionally,  there are pushbutton circuit breakers (open/close), circuit breaker trip,hydraulic PTO available.

Section #2 - Port Generator

This panel is fit with analog  gauges for voltage,  amps, frequency,  and load  kW.   Additionally, there are pushbutton circuit breakers (open/close),  circuit breaker trip,hydraulic PTO available.

Section #3 - Main Distribution

This panel is fit for distribution of various equipment and sub panels throughout  thevessel.  The breakers are Merlin-Gerin thermal and magnetic type multi 9 breakers.

Section #4 - Machinery Control Panel

This panel has both distribution breakers and control switches for various pumps andequipment. Some  have  auto/manual   selectors.     Located   in  the  forward  port  engine  room  is  a  remote machinery control panel with start/stops and positivebutton lockouts for various equipment.


The primary  DC system  on "SORCHA"  is  24-volt  and was designed  andengineered  also be Lunde Electrical.   There are (5) 24-volt DC battery banks and a12-volt battery bank located on board. They are as follows:

Battery Bank # 1  - Main Engine Starting

The  main  engine  starting  bank  is  comprised  of (2) Lifeline  AGM  type  GPL-8DL  lead  acid batteries  located  in the engine room.   They are charged via port andstarboard  main engine 60- amp alternators or via a Mastervolt 50-amp batterycharger.

Battery Bank #2 - Generator/House  Bank

The generator/house  battery bank is also comprised  of (2) Lifeline AGM  type  GPL-8DL  lead acid batteries  located  in the  engine  room.    They  are  charged  via port  and  starboard  35-amp generator alternators or via a Mastervolt  50-amp batterycharger.

Battery Bank #3 - GMDSS

The  GMDSS  battery  bank  is  located  outboard  in  the  Portuguese  deck  seating  area  and  is comprised  of (2) Lifeline AGM type GPL-8DL lead acid batteries.    Thebank is charged via a Mastervolt  50-amp battery charger located under thepilothouse helm

Battery Bank #4 - 24-volt Electronics Bank

The  24-volt  electronics  bank  is located  outboard  in the  Portuguese  deck  seating  area  and is comprised  of (2) Lifeline AGM type GPL-8DL  lead acid batteries.   Thebank is charged via a Mastervolt  50-amp battery charger also located under thepilothouse console.

Battery Bank #5 - 12-volt Electronics

The 12-volt electronics battery bank is located outboard in the Portuguese deckseating area.
All batteries  are mounted  in fiberglass  battery  boxes.   There are two primary  DCdistribution panels.   Panel #1  is located in the forward starboard  engine room.   Ithas analog volts and amp gauges  with  ground  detector  buttons  and  lights.    The  lower  portion  is  DC  distribution  sub breakers.   They are Merlin-Gerin  type multi  9 thermal  magnetic type.   DC panel  #2 is located outboard  in the port side of thepilothouse.   It is configured in the same manor as above with an additional  12-volt analog meter and ground test buttons.


•    Centerline fuel tank forward: 1000 gallons
•    Fuel oil forward - port: 1764 g
•    Fuel oil forward - starboard: 1600 g
•    Fuel oil mid - port: 2473 g
•    Fuel oil mid - starboard:2473 g
•    Fuel oil aft - port: 1900 g
•    Fuel oil aft - starboard: 1900 g
•    Fuel oil - day tank centerline - aft: 1335 g
    Fuel oil - day tank - stern: 1000 g
                                     15,445 gallons

•    Freshwater tank forward - port:   1245 gallons
•    Freshwater tank forward- starboard: 1150 gallons
•    Freshwater tank aft - steering compartment: 600 gallons
                                    2,995 gallons

•    Lube oil tank centerline - forward engine room:  2322 gallons


•    Centerline engine room - aft of lube oil tank:              232 gallons

•    Black water tank- centerline between mid fuel tanks:    800 gallons

•    Centerline between 2 aft fuel tanks:                             530 gallons


"SORCHA"  has a chilled water air conditioning  system by Technicold Northern  Lights.   It is a four-stage unit rated at 40 tons of cooling capacity with 54-kW ofthree-stage immersion heat.

 This system consists of:
•    (4) Copland scroll type compressors rated at 10 tons on a variable frequency drive
       price Pump Company 3 - hp AC Electric Chillwater circulating pump.
•    Price Pump Company 3-hp AC electric raw water supply pump
•    Spirotherm chillwater loop air eliminator
•    (4) Individual Control panels

•     Makeup line off the potable water system with isolation valve, pressureregulator, pressure gauge, and expansion tank
 There are (26) chillwater air handlers  and (1)  makeup air unit with a total demandof 480,000Btu's.  There are also (19) ducted heaters and (6) blower heaters.

 The makeup air unit is located in the port side Portuguese bridge void outboard ofthe port side fender locker.   This makeup air unit draws from the inside of theforedeck center walkway and distributes fresh treated air to all interior zones.

 The air conditioning raw water plumbing is piping with ball valves to the raw waterpump and schedule 40 PVC piping to each compressor unit with individual shut offvalves and overboard. The chillwater piping is insulated and schedule 80 CPVC pipingeach with individual shut off union valves.


The compressed air system on board provides air for the following:
•    Pneumatic actuated butterfly valves for the port and starboard main sea chestintakes

•      Ship's service outlets located on the port side bosun's locker, flybridge andlazarette - control room
•    Kahlenberg model #T-1 triple trumpet air horn
•    Kahlenberg 1 Yz''  air/steam whistle
Air pressure is provided by a pair of air compressors located in the engine room.   Oneis a Jun• Air model  #2000K 2-hp,  three-phase, 60-cycle, 208-volt AC electric air  compressor with  a hand/off/auto motor controller on the main switchboard.  It is fit with a service lockout switch on the remote MCC panel in the engine room.  The otherair compressor is a Kahlenberg 24-volt DC belt driven electric Yi-hp air compressor,with an on/off switch on the main switchboard.   Air pressure is maintained in thesystem by a Kahlenberg 46-gallon steel air receiver located in the forward flybridgelocker starboard side outboard of the hot tub.   The receiver tank is for the air hornsand air steam whistle only.

There is a Kahlenberg air strainer moisture trap for the air horn and whistle off of thereceiver tank.   There is also a Kahlenberg air strainer moisture separator on thecommon discharge of both the AC and DC electric air compressor.

 Compressed  air  system  plumbing  is  primarily  1/2"   and 3/4 " MEPLA  composite  aluminum polyethylene piping with MEPLA PFDF compression fittings with 3/4" Apollo ball valves.


"SORCHA"   has  a  pair   of  Sea  Recovery  Coral  Sea  1800   GPT  3"   1,800-gallon per  day watermakers.

 Both watermakers are fit with the following:
•    AC electric low pressure feed pump
•    Pre-filter
•    Oily water separator filter
•    5-hp AC electric belt driven high pressure pump
•    Freshwater flush system with carbon filter
•    Sea Recovery Coral Sea monitoring touch screen panel
•    (2) Sea Recovery ultraviolet light watermaker output sterilization units
•    Chemical cleaning connection
•    Emergency shutdown switch

 The saltwater feed piping is welded cupronickel piping to the low pressure pumps withschedule 80 CPVC piping and hose to and from each watermaker.


There are a total of 2,995 gallons of potable water amongst three potable water tanks.   There are twotanks  located  forward.    They  are the  port  and  starboard  forward  tanks.    They  are  both molded integral fiberglass.   The port tank has a capacity of1,245  gallons; the starboard tank has a capacity of 1, 150  gallons.  The aft tank islocated in the steering  compartment.   It is a welded aluminum drop in tank with acapacity of 600 gallons.   The port and starboard forward potable water tanks fill andvent to their respective fill locker located port and starboard main side decks in thewalkways in the house sides forward.  The aft potable water tank fills and vents to asmall locker located starboard side on the swim platform.  Tank level is monitored in allthree tanks via the Simon ship's monitoring system or via a GEMS tapes in each tank.

Potable water pressure  is provided  by a pair of Headhunter  230-volt AC potable  waterpressure pumps rated at 33 gallons per minute each.  Both potable water pumps are located underneath the watermaker port side in the engine room.   Both share a ShelcoMicro  Guardian multi cartridge stainless  steel suction  filter with  backup  dual  cartridge  filters.   Each pump  has remote  motor controllers  located  in the wheelhouse  withmotor  controller  lockouts  on a panel in the  engine room.   All three pumps  draw fromthe potable  water supply manifold.   There are three valves: one for the aft tank, onefor the forward port tank, and one for the forward starboard tank.  Each valve is asuction valve for either the main AC electric pumps or the backup DC pump.  Potable water pressure is maintained in the system via a Headhunter,  4-gallon  accumulatortank located inside  a  cabinet  port  side  outboard  in  the  control  room.    Potable  water  is  sterilized  via  a Headhunter ultraviolet light sterilization unit located in theengine room.

Hot water is provided  by a GE 65-gallon hot water heater located outboard port sideforward in the engine room and an American 80-gallon hot water heater locatedcenterline in the crew bilge. Hot water is circulated via a Grundfos 115-volt AC hot watercirculating pump.

The   potable   water   plumbing   is  primarily   plumbed   with   MEPLA   composite   aluminum polyethylene   piping   with  a  potable   water  system  rated   plastic  liner  with  MEPLA   PFDF compressor fitting and threaded bronze ball valves.   There areshort runs of schedule  80 CPVC piping  and  Spears  PVC  plug  valves.    The  hot  water  piping  is  insulated  with  %"  Rubatex insulation.

Black Water

There  are  (15)  Headhunter  Royal  Flush  toilets  on board.    All  (15) discharge  to  oneintegral fiberglass  black  water  holding  tank  with  a reportedcapacity  of 800  gallons.    Tank  level  is monitored in the black water holding tank via the Simon ship'smonitoring system or via a set of GEM tapes  in the tank.   The tank vents up to themain  deck and then back down to the boot stripe port and starboard.   Sewage istransferred to the Headhunter  Tidal Wave sewage treatment plant   or overboard  via  an  Edson   model   #120E   Yz-hp,  single   phase,   60-cycle   AC  electric diaphragm pump.   This pump  is controlled automatically via a set of Headhunter LED tank  level indicators   ontheforward  engine  room  bulkhead with  manual  auto  pump  controls  on  a Tidal WaveTreatment System  control panel.

On this panel are the following:

•   Transfer  pump timer/bypass switch with run indicator  light
•   Holding  tank blower  on/off switch with run indicator  light
•    Chemical  injection pump  on/off switch with run indicator light
•    Treatment system blower  on/off switch with run indicator light
The  sewage  treatment plant  is  a Headhunter Tidal  Wave  U.S.  Coast  Guard  approved  sewage treatment plant.   The Headhunter MSD waste treatment unit is divided  into threesections.   These sections  are mediation, aeration,  and chlorine  contact.   All sewage  istransferred into the media sectionwhere  large  particles are separated.   Waste  then  gravity  flows  into the aeration  chamber wherewaste  is then  broken  down  further.    This  tank  is aerated  via  an aeration  blower.    From here, waste flows  into a chlorine  contact  chamber.   Waste is injected with chlorine  via a chlorine injection pump  and  a  12-gallonpolyethylene chlorine  solution  tank  located just  under  the  deck plates  in the  engine  room.    Sewage  is then  discharged either  directly  overboard in  the  engine room or toan on deck pump out station via the Edson pump.

The  black  water  plumbing is primarily PVC  schedule  40 pipe  with  some  CPVC  schedule  80 pipingand jumper hoses


All (6) showers  and  drains  go to one integral fiberglass  gray  water  holding  tank with areported capacity of 530 gallons.  Gray water  is then  transferred either overboard or to anon deck pump out station  via an Edson  Yz-hp,  single phase,  60-cycle  AC electric  diaphragm pump.   This pump is  operated  off of a Headhunter tank  level  indicatorlocated  on a panel  on the  forward  engine room bulkhead.


The fuel system on board  "SORCHA" consists  of (8) fuel storage tanks  and (1) main daytank for a total capacity  of 15,445 gallons.   The tanks are as follows:

•     Bow storage  tank - 1,000 gallons
•     Forward  port storage  tank- 1,764 gallons
•     Forward  starboard storage tank- 1,600 gallons
•     Mid port storage  tank - 2,473 gallons
•     Mid starboard storage tank-2,473
•     Port aft storage tank - 1,900 gallons
•     Starboard aft storage  tank - 1,900 gallons
•     Stem storage tank - 1,000 gallons
•     Day tank - 1,335 gallons

Each  tank  is integral  fiberglass.   All  (8) fuel  storage  tanks  vent  together via  a cascadingvent systemto  (2)  100-gallon  vent  tanks,  one  located  port  and  one  starboard forward  in the  engine room.   The vent tanks  are cross connected.  The day tank vents  at ahigher  level than the storage tanks to the vent tank  system.   The port and starboard  venttanks  are fit with alarms  monitored in the Simon ship's  monitoring  system.   Tank  level  is  primarily monitored in  the  Simon  ship's monitoring  system with high/low  level alarmsprogrammed  for each tank.   Each tank is also fit with a GEMS tape for manualsounding.  Each vent tank vents to the respective fuel fill locker.

 All (8) fuel storage tanks and the day tank are filled via the fuel transfer manifold.  There are two isolation valves above the fuel transfer manifold along the forward engineroom bulkhead, one to isolate the port fuel fill station and the other to isolate thestarboard fuel fill station.  The fuel fill stations  are located inside lockers on the portand starboard main side decks aft.   Each fill is fit with a cam lock fitting for pressurized  filling.


Fuel transfer is accomplished  one of four ways via the fuel transfer manifold:
•     Alfa Laval fuel centrifugal purifier.  - three-phase,  60-cycle, 208-volts at 7350 RPMrated at 2 cubic meters per hour.  The Alfa Laval is fit with an Alfa Tee monitoring panelwith start/stop, low pressure,  loss of water seal alarm,  pump overload alarm, poweravailable light, analog ammeter, service n.cter, and service disconnect switch.  The AlfaLaval is fit with a waste oil drain catch pan, which drains to the dirty oil holding tank anda Headland fuel flow meter.   The Alfa Laval is fit with remote start/stops  on the mainswitchboard and on the remote MCC panel in the engine room.   On the main MCCpanel is a service lockout switch.

•     Blackmer  fuel transfer  pump -2-hp,  208-volt, three-phase,  60-cycle,  AC electric.   This pump  is fit  with  remote  start/stops  on the  switchboard  and  remote  starts  and  service lockout switch on the MCC panel in the engine room.

•     Jabsco  backup  fuel transfer  pump  - 24-volt DC rated  at 13 gallons  per minute.   It has remote start/stops  on the main switchboard  and remote  start/stops  on theMCC panel in the engine room.

•    Blackmer rotary hand operated fuel transfer pump - rated at 14-gallons per minute.
All four pumps draw from and discharge to the fuel transfer manifold.   The dischargeline from all four pumps to the manifold is fit with a Tuthill Fill-Rite flow meter and asight flow indicator.

The fuel transfer  manifold  is located along the forward engine room bulkhead.   It is  acommon pipe transfer  manifold  divided  into suction  and discharge  sides  with  valves  to  all (8) storage tanks and the day tank.   The manifold is located behind a screened  painted  aluminum  fashion panel.

The engine and generator fuel supply and return is from the day tank via a manifoldunderneath the deck plates centerline  forward  in the engine room.   The fuel supply  manifold  is fit with a Walbro 24-volt DC fuel priming pump.  Each return line is fit witha flow sight gauge.

 The fuel transfer fill and vent piping  is primarily plumbed in 316L stainless steelwelded piping with316L stainless steel  ball valves  and short lengths  of Aeroquip  hose  with some  threaded connections.


The  lube  oil  system  consists  of (2)  integral  fiberglass  lube  oil  tanks,  each  with  areported capacity  of 220 gallons.   Each tank level is monitored  in the Simon  ship'smonitoring  system. One tank is designated  as the dirty oil tank.   The other tank isdesignated  as the clean oil tank. Each tank vents to the starboard side oil fill station. Each of the dirty and clean oil systems has a Blackmer AC electric  gear type transfer  pump.   It is rated at 2-hp,  single phase, 60-cycle, AC electric  at 10  gallons perminute.   Both the clean and dirty oil transfer  pumps are plumbed to a hose reel withhose and female quick connect fitting.   Both the clean lube oil and dirty lube  oil tanksare filled via a locker located starboard side on the main side deck with male quickconnect fittings  located  in the engine room overhead.   Each generator, reversing  gear,and main engine sump is fit with a male quick connect fitting.   There are jumper  hosesprovided to connect either the clean lube oil or dirty lube oil pump to any of the engineor gearbox sumps or the fill station.

The  clean  and  dirty  lube  oil  pluming   is  primarily  304L   stainless  steel  tubing  with  Parker compressor fittings and stainless steel ball valves with quick connect fittings.


"SORCHA"  has a Village Marine Tee oily water bilge separator rated at 2.2-gallons perminute. The  oily  water  bilge  separator  has  a River Trace  Engineering  U.S.  Coast  Guard certified  oil content  detector.    It  draws  from  the  forward  centerline  engine  room  bilge  and  discharges separated water overboard and dirty oil to the dirty oiltank.


"SORCHA"  is equipped  with  several  hydraulic  systems.   All  of the  systems  areplumbedin stainless steel with short sections of pressure rated hose.  The systembreakdown is as follows:
•    Windlasses port and starboard
•    Steering system
•    Passarelle
•    Davit system
•    Central hydraulic system


The central hydraulic system is designed  and engineered by American  Bow Thruster.  The main components  are  located  in  the  engine  room.    The  system  has  (4)  primary  hydraulic  supply pumps,  one  on each  main  engine  and  one  on each  generator.    The  main  engine  pumps  are Rexroth  1 OOcc pumps.    The  generator  pumps  are Rexroth  140cc  pumps.    Both  are  variable displacement  type pumps.   The generator  pumps  are installed  with electrically  driven clutches. The selectorswitch for pump operation  is located in the pilothouse.   The system is designed to function on any or all pumps  depending  on service required.   The hydraulic  reservoiris located in the aft starboard engine room and is a 40-gallon tank with sight gaugeand temperature  gauge. Thehydraulics   are  cooled  via  a  hydraulic   driven  cooling  pump  with  inline  seawater  heat exchanger.

The central hydraulic system drives the following servers:

•    Bow thruster 24" - American Bow Thruster
•    Port and starboard windlasses - Muir 11000
•    Forward stabilizers - Trac 20 Sq. Ft
•    Aft stabilizers - Trac 26 Sq. Ft
•    Hydraulic cooling pump
•    At anchor stabilization

The system is configured with various manifolds and pressure reduction valve to deliverproper pressure required to each server.  The system is plumbed in welded stainless steelpipe with some threadedconnections  and pressure  rated hose sections.   The systemstandby operating pressure while under way is approximately  1900 Psi.   The bowthruster  pressure,  while in operation,  is approximately  3100 Psi.


The  stabilizer  system  on board  "SORCHA"  is  designed  and built by American  BowThruster. The actuators  were upgraded  in November  2007.   It has (4) fiberglass  fins,26-sq. ft. fins with winglets located aft and 20-sq. ft.  fins located forward.   The systemreceives hydraulic pressure from the central hydraulic  system and is normally whileunder way receiving hydraulic pressure from the main engine mounted pump.  Whiledockside or at anchor, either generator can be used to provide hydraulic pressure tothe system.  The system requires  1800 Psi of hydraulic pressure, which either generatoris capable of providing.

 The system is also capable of at anchor stabilization  driven from either generator.  Theelectrical control system is low voltage 24-volt and is operated by a 4" Trac LCDcontrol panel located at the main control station. The "at-anchor  stabilization"  requiresapproximately  60-hp of the 99-hp available from each generator and can run on onegenerator with a light electrical load.

The  stabilizer  fins will  self center  and  lock  if pressure  is  lost in the  system  or they  can be manually  centered  if desired.   There are hydraulically  actuated  locking pinson each of the fin heads.


The  main  bilge  and  fire  system  is  comprised  of (2)  independent  systems,  which  are  cross• connected  for emergency backup.   The fire and bilge pumps are located inthe port side engine room. They are both MP Pumps, 208-volt, three-phase, 60-hz.


The bilge  system takes suction from the bilge manifold  located in the forward portside engine room. There are suction bilge pickups located in (6) bilge areas around thevessel.

These bilge areas are as follows:
•    Control room bilge
•    Bow thruster bilge
•    Forward crew bilge
•    Lazarette/steering bilge
•    Guest bilge
•    Aft crew bilge

The  bilge  pump  is controlled  from the  MCC  panel  located  in the  forward  engine  room  with start/stop  or lockout buttons or via the  main electrical  panel  located  inthe  control  room with start/stop  and local/remote  control  buttons.     The majority of the piping  in the  engine room is welded stainless steel and threaded connections.   There are short sections of flexible hose.  The bilge suction lines throughout the vesselare PVC.

Note: All bilge areas are monitored in the vessel monitoring system.
Note: The bilge pump system can take suction from the bilge manifold and pressure thefire main system.
Note:  The forepeak  bilge  has its own  sump and bilge pump  located forward  with24-volt  DC bilge pump and dedicated discharge.  It is a Teel with automatic float switch.
Note: The lazarette crash pump connects to a three-way valve with the ability to pumpthe engine room bilge with the crash pump.


The  fire  system  takes  suction  from  the  main  sea  chest  and  has  a  discharge  connected  to overboard adjacent to the pumps.

The system supplies (7) fire stations throughout the vessel as follows:
•    Flybridge
•    Portuguese port side
•    Aft deck port side
•    Main foyer
     Control room
•    Lower foyer
•    Crew lounge

Each fire station  is equipped  with a Viper  hose  nozzle  and 50' of 1 W' fire hose with  Spanner wrench and isolation valve.
The fire system is controlled via hand/remote  switches located in the ship's mainelectrical panel. Additionally,  there is a fire pump lockout at the engine room MCCcontrol panel.  The system is plumbed with welded and threaded stainless steel pipewith some short sections of pressure rated hose.


"SORCHA" is equipped with (2) emergency diesel crash pumps mounted on portableskids.  One is located in the forward port bosun's locker and one is located in the aftcontrol room.

The particulars on each pump are as follows:

•    Bosun's Locker

Yanmar emergency fire pump
•    Control Room
Yanmar emergency fire pump
They  are both 4.9-kW,  3600 RPM units.   Each unit has a posted placard  foroperation.   They connect to the fire main with quick disconnect  fittings located ineach space.   The control room connection has a three-way valve, which allows suctionfrom the sea or emergency suction direct to the engine room bilge.  If the fire is in theengine room and there is a need to, you can isolate the engine  room via a yellowlabeled handle  located in the guest bilge area.   The piping  is all stainless steel weldedand threaded connections with labeled valves.

Note: The fire main system also pressurizes the chain wash forward.


"SORCHA"  is equipped with a Van der Velden  proportional  steering system, which isdriving Barkenmeyer  articulating  rudders with high lift articulating  trailing edges.  Theprimary  system is electric  over hydraulic  flyby wire with (3) primary  stations:  mainbridge, port wing station, starboard  wing  station.    Also  located  at  the  main  bridge  is  an  emergency  helm  pump  with steering wheel.
The steering  stations  send electronic  signals  to the main  system located in the  lazarette.    The lazarette  steering system is comprised  of dual pumps and reservoir,  50-liters  each.   This system can operate  on one or two pumps simultaneously.   Thehydraulic power pack sends fluid to the two hydraulic double action steering rams.  They are Van der Velden, which are connected to the bolted tiller arms, which areclamped in place on the rudderstocks  with spherical bearings. The rudderstocks are supported  by fully  gusseted  upper  rudder  bearings  to  a  welded aluminum mounting shelf.  There are rudder feedback units on both port andstarboard rudderposts  for the autopilot  and steering  feedback  unit.   The tillers  areconnected  with an adjustable tie bar with spherical bearings.

Emergency   steering  is  accomplished   by  de-energizing   the  solenoid  valves  located  in  the lazarette.    This  engages  the  manual  steering  helm  pump  located  at thepilothouse  main helm station.   The system is normally AC powered with 24-volt DCcontrol of the valve and control system.

The steering system is driving two Barkenmeyer  rudder units, fully articulating high liftrudders with trailing articulating  rudder flaps.  Each rudder is approximately  1.20/2.75 m2.  The rudders are grease filled to preserve the interiors.


•    (37) U.S. Coast PFDs
•    (8) U.S. Coast Guard approved children's PFDs
•    (2) 25-person canister type life rafts with hydrostatic releases
•     10-person canister type life raft with hydrostatic release
•    (2) SARTS
•    (2) EPIRBs
•    Rescue boat
•    (2) Rocket parachute flares
    Flare kit
•    (2) Line thrower
•    (6) Escape hatches from:

o     Crew
o     Guest lounge
o     Port forward guest
o     Starboard forward guest
o     Master stateroom
o     Engine room.
•    Rescue hoist
•    Signal lamp
•    (2) Throw rings with light and smoke
•    (2) Throw rings with lines
•    Grab bag
•    (21) Immersion suits
•    Full GMDSS equipment, including (3) radios
•    First aid trauma kit
•    Eye wash - engine room
•    (21) Smoke hoods in all living accommodations
•    (2) Fire alarm panels
•    (5) General alarm bells and (7) General alarm horns
•    General alarm flasher in engine room
•    (7) Alarm call buttons
•    Pushbutton  for general alarm in the wheelhouse  console
•    FM2000 evacuation alarms in engine room and lazarette
•    Smoke and fire alarm system with:
o     (29) Smoke alarms (Tested)
o     (10) Rate ofrise alarms (Tested)
•    (4)Fireblankets
•    Fire ax
•    Fire locker with (2) full fire suits and (2) breathers
•    (3 5) Handheld fire extinguishers
o     (4) 6-liter foam
o     (2) 10-lb. dry powder
o     (19)  5-lb. dry powder
o     (5) 1 Yz-lb.  dry powder
o     (5) 5-lb. C02
•     Bilge pump with 8-bilge manifold
•     Fire  pump  with  (7)  fire  mains  with  hoses  and nozzles  (Note:  Bilge  and  firepump  cross connect; either can do either job)

•    (2) Emergency diesel fired bilge fire pumps
•    Wet chemical fire suppression  system for galley hood
•    Wet chemical fire suppression  system beneath wheelhouse console
•    (7) Remote shutdowns, one on each fuel tank

•    Emergency remote shutdowns for:
o     Engines
o     Generators
o     Fuel pumps
o     Engine room air dampeners 
o    Galley fan
o     Galley fire suppression
o     Wheelhouse fire suppression
•     FM200 automatic/manual fire suppression system for engine room
•    FM200 automatic/manual fire suppression system for lazarette
•      Fire and safety plan
•    Door and hatch alarm
•     Dual running lights
•    Ship's whistle with timer
•    Ship's horn
•    Bell
•    Full set of electronics
•    Station bill
    (8) High water alarms
•      Storm covers for main deck windows
•      Storm covers for all lower portholes
•      Code flags
•       Excellent ground tackle
•       Excellent electronics
•      Secondary backup electronics batteries for GMDSS equipment with separatechargers
•       DC emergency lighting throughout
•       Remote control spotlights


There is a Kidde fire alarm system.  The main panel is in the wheelhouse.   There are(26) smoke detectors and (10) rate of rise detectors as follows:

 Smoke Alarms

•       Pilothouse
          Captains Cabin
          Upper passageway  starboard side
•       Sky lounge port side
•       Galley aft port side
•       Main salon
•      Dining salon
       Owner's suite starboard side
•      Main deck locker starboard side
•      Guest lounge
     Guest stateroom # 1
•     Guest stateroom #2
•     Guest stateroom #3
•      Guest stateroom #4
•      Lower foyer
•      Tank alley aft
•      Crew passageway
•       Forward hold
•      Crew stateroom # 1
•       Crew stateroom #2
•       Crew stateroom #3
•       Crew stateroom #4
•       Tank alley
•       Control room
•       Engineer's  stateroom
•      Lazarette

 Heat Detectors
•     Crew lounge
•    Crew laundry
•    Galley forward
•    Galley aft
•    Owner's dressing room port side
•    Guest laundry
•    Control room

•    Mooring lines and fenders
•    (2) Carlisle & Finch search lights
•    Life jackets, life rings, boat hook and fog bell
•    Overboard rapid ditch bags
•     Ship's medical chest
•     Portable defibrillator
•     (2) MarQuipt Sea Stairs
•    Van Coppellen System Sound and Vibration
•     Greg Platzer custom propellers  (primary)
•     Spare set of standard propellers
•     Case of router bits for all interior woodwork
•    All fire safety equipment inspected and serviced.

Generator Hours 15500
Owners exclusion list to be requested.