HAPPY HEART is a rarely offered and wonderful example of the quality and attention to detail of the Offshore Yachts build process. Her spacious layout results from a wide 19'3" beam giving one the feel of a yacht far in excess of 66'. She's had only two owners since new and has always received the best of care.
Beginning aft, is the unique "Sport Cockpit" with transom door, built-in stainless steel swim ladder, fresh water shower and rod holders. Port and starboard stairs lead up to the fully covered aft or "California" deck with molded aft settee, two granite topped hi-lo tables, wet bar with refrigerator, storage cabinetry and aft docking station with engine and thruster controls. In addition the engine room can be accessed through a hatch forward on the starboard side of the aft deck. Port and starboard plexiglass wing doors for weather protection lead to the foredeck via wide side decks with high bulwarks.
The salon is accessed through a large sliding pneumatic air door with top and bottom glass windows. Upon entry, one is immediately impressed with a feeling of warmth and openness created by satin teak joinery with Carpathian elm trim and crown molding throughout as well as large framed perimeter windows. On the port side is a large U-shaped sofa which surrounds an electric hi-lo table with expandable leaves. The entertainment center is housed in starboard side cabinetry with pop up flat screen TV and stereo components.
Forward to port, on the same level as the salon is the gourmet galley with granite countertops, household appliances and abundant storage. A built-in wine cooler is across from the galley to starboard followed by a stairwell which leads down to the master suite.
Two steps up from the salon and galley is the large pilothouse. A raised L-shaped settee and large teak rectangular table with a swing down leaf is aft to port. There are two Pomanette Platinum series helm chairs on stainless steel pedestals which can double as additional seats for dining. Port and starboard watertight doors access the side decks. The center line helm console with teak destroyer wheel offers excellent visibility and access to all navigation electronics. A chart locker and drawer is forward to port. A built-in refrigerator is forward to starboard facing aft.
The master suite is segregated from the guest staterooms and is accessed from a private stairway forward in the salon. At the foot of the stairway are lift up teak tambour doors on either side of a vestibule which reveal the washer and dryer. The master stateroom has a king size centerline berth with built-in night stands. There are two generous cedar lined closets, a vanity with stool, built in dresser drawers and abundant cabinetry. The en suite bath is to starboard with granite topped vanity and oversized stall shower with a glass door.
The guest accommodations are accessed from a stairwell which leads down from the pilothouse. All the way forward is the VIP guest stateroom with centerline queen sized island berth and two large storage drawers beneath.There are two cedar lined hanging lockers, a built in vanity with mirror, two overhead hatches, port and starboard port lights. Through a companionway, aft to port is the versatile guest stateroom/office. An athwartships Pullman berth with two storage drawers beneath offers comfortable guest accommodations in the up position. There is a double cedar lined hanging locker and storage cabinetry. A built in desk with Carpathian elm top is forward with bookshelves and flat screen TV overhead.
The flybridge and boat deck is accessed by an easy stairway in the pilothouse or by a ladder on the aft deck. There is a fiberglass hardtop extending aft to the radar arch. A Lexan venturi windshield with forward and side EZ2CY enclosure also extends aft to the arch. Two Pompanette cushioned helm chairs on stainless steel pedestals face the centerline flybridge helm station. A large molded L-shaped cushioned settee with two granite hi-lo tables are aft to port. To starboard is molded fiberglass cabinetry with refrigerator, sink and storage. A cushioned lounge with lift up back tops the cabinet. An ice maker is built-in to port on the aft side of the settee. An electric refrigerator/freezer box is to starboard. Aft of the flybridge area is the large boat deck with davit and tender to port. Stainless steel railing runs the entire perimeter of the boat deck. A Lexan hatch with stainless handrail to starboard opens to access the aft deck.
The engine room, utility area, and a fourth stateroom with upper and lower berths and an ensuite head with stall shower are all accessed via a watertight swing out door centerline on the transom. The stateroom is well suited for guests or crew. The engine room is air conditioned and very well designed offering easy access to all mechanical equipment and systems.
Offshore hulls feature a generous beam and finely-veed, deep forefoot tapering to a 12-degree deadrise at the transom. This design produces a hull that is quick to get on plane and knifes cleanly through waves and chop throughout the speed range. A long shallow keel, low center of gravity, and substantial displacement result in a gentle easy motion with excellent directional stability and boat handling characteristics in virtually any sea condition.
All Offshores are hand laminated to ABS specifications. Below the waterline Offshore's solid hand laminate achieves maximum strength and maximum osmosis protection while providing the best compression strength for the installation of running gear, "V" struts, stabilizers and all through the hull bottom fittings. Above the waterline vacuum bagging assures the best saturation and adhesion of Core Cell sandwich material and eliminates excessive resin. Core Cell is a closed cell polymer based foam. Core Cell will not absorb water and combines stiffness and impact strength with excellent resistance to heat distortion.
The hull is one integral laminated component. The main deck and cabin is one laminated component which is laminated to the hull. The boat deck, fly bridge and pilothouse roof is one fiberglass component which is laminated to the cabin structure. When these three individual modules are laminated together an extremely strong, rigid and water tight uni-structure is formed that meets or exceeds ABS requirements. Four massive full length stringers and multiple thwartship frames are laminated and bonded in the hull to minimize panel size and achieve incredible hull strength. Heavy laminates at the bow form a watertight compartmentalization of the bow area creating a "crash bulkhead". The bilge areas are divided into four sections to further increase water tight integrity. Each section has it's own automatic bilge pump and all can be made common by gate valves in each section.
Incorporated in the hulls construction are two heavily laminated rub rails that are structural components of the hull. The substantial rub rails, capped with solid stainless steel, increase the strength of the hull sides and protect the hull when coming alongside a piling or dock versus bolt on rub rails, typically used in the industry which are not as substantial and do not offer the same hull protection.
The joint between cabin sides and overhead is bonded with FRP and finished in gel coat, not caulking. Window openings are laminated into the cabin sides permanently eliminating the common problem of leaking windows.
Tools and Owner’s personal belongings.
While every effort has been made to list all pertinent equipment aboard HAPPY HEART, there are some personal belongings aboard. Prospective purchasers should assume any item not specifically mentioned herein will not convey at closing.