LADY CHEBUCTO is currently outfitted with sixteen single cabins and three double cabins, six of which include ensuite head and shower. Additional spaces include a gymnasium, radio room, laundry room, ship’s office, engineer’s office, crew mess, dining saloon, machine shop, pump room and recreation room. Storage spaces are generous and include bosun’s store, forepeak, paint store, galley store and engine spares locker.
The galley was replaced in 1987: all surfaces are clad with stainless, all appliances are of commercial grade and are also finished in stainless. Freezers and coolers are walk-in size. Separate bakery / pantry is also finished in stainless.
Cabin furnishings are in Formica, soles are vinyl tile and cabin bulkheads are fire-resistant SIP’s. Some passageways and common spaces have been upgraded with ceramic flooring. It is important to note that the entire deck structure was removed and replaced during the refit of 1987/88 with the result that galley and accommodation spaces have only been in service since 1989.
Two Fairbanks Morse 2250 HP mains: overhauls in 1998 - approx. 1500 hrs. SMOH.
Single variable-pitch prop immediately forward of keel-hung rudder. Marine gear allows operation of one or both mains.
Performance: 16 knots @ 750 RPM burns approx. 55 gph w/ both mains and one genset.
Four full engine controls: Engine room, bridge and dual wings.
Sound insulated control room.
Engine spares inventory would allow 1.5 overhauls (valued in excess of $200,000.)
Three Caterpillar 215 KW generators: 440V / 60 hz. / 3 phase
Generators #1 and #2, mounted in engine room: generator # 3 in separate quiet room.
Siemens generator control panels with load-sensing, auto stand-by and auto-start features.
All ship’s wiring, panels, receptacles & fixtures replaced in 1987/88.
Fuel – 33,000 Imp. Gallons Water – 15,000 Imp. gallons
All fuel and water tanks double-bottomed.
LADY CHEBUCTO was built to Canadian Steamship Inspection (C.S.I.) standards, which are easily equivalent to those of Lloyds. Specifications dictated that she be strengthened for Navigation in Ice to Lloyds Class 3. Annual inspections were conducted by Ship Safety Branch of Transport Canada through 1998 with the provision that the vessel condition must meet or exceed CSI standards. While she is not currently in class, it is expected that she would qualify for Lloyd's class as all documentation attesting to her initial build specificatons were based on Lloyd's Register standards. Those build specifications are available for inspection.
The comprehensive 1987/88 refit was performed by Pictou Industries in Ontario, Canada. The vessel was stripped down to hull and engines, all asbestos was scrupulously removed and the following replaced:
Aluminum deckhouse and superstructure replaced entirely.
Installation of Siemens power management control panels with three Caterpillar 215KW generators
Engine controls replaced to four stations with Prime Moving Controls
All piping and valves replaced, new sea chests
Stainless galley installed with walk-in cooler and freezer
All accommodations replaced
All tankage cleaned, dried and recoated as needed.
Cost of this overhaul was in excess of $6,000,000 in 1989
Lady Chebucto is in commission, her owner lives aboard and observes a conscientious maintenance program. She is a unique offering for a number of reasons:
Proven operation in ice-prone, Arctic waters
Exceptional range at speed
Minimal hours on Fairbanks Morse main engines SMOH, engines still in production
Recent drydock period for Cathelco 2000 antifoul and corrosion protection system
Comprehensive spares inventory
Ship's plans and drawings organized, stored and available
DWT: 345 GT: 751 NRT: 188
As a conversion candidate into an expedition style yacht, she offers a handsome hull form with intact, high-value propulsion and generation plants. Inquiries and offers encouraged.