Ready for world expedition, floating B&B, or fantastic Marina del Rey liveaboard!
This is an amazing opportunity to own a classic boat with a unique history!
This vessel is 1 of 2 ever built!
BRIEF HISTORY OF VESSEL
The boat was outfitted with metal bottom plates beneath its three keels that made it capable of beaching as was the norm for fishing vessels when the tide went out. Soon after being built, it was retrofitted as a yacht and a crew was hired and voyaged around the world.
Between 1978 and 1979, she voyaged from the Bahamas to Montego Bay and then on through the Panama Canal. The Cousteau family was reported to have used this vessel off the coast of Catalina Island to test underwater communications gear while their boat was in dry dock in Europe.
In 1983, she began a 29-year tenure as an ocean learning vessel that was quite extraordinary. The vessel was used to provide ocean science experiences to an estimated 100,000 youth who were given the opportunity to conduct science experiments along the California coast and in waters beyond Catalina Island.
Because the organization carried student passengers, they maintained a valid Coast Guard Certificate of Inspection (COI) until 2013. There are extensive records, surveys and stability reports dating from 1990 through 2008 that suggest the boat was exceptionally well maintained during this time. Year after year for approximately 20 years, it underwent biannual haul outs and passed COI inspections, and received a number of improvements and modifications between 1983 and 1999.
In 2013, the COI was relinquished when the owner purchased a larger boat for their program. Thus, the COI was not rescinded or canceled due to any failed Coast Guard inspection, mechanical, or structural issues.
Between May 2014 to January 2015, the hull BWL was completely restored. During this haul out, the owner replaced the rudders, rudder shoes, stabilizers, and fabricated and installed all new keel plating. He also painted the entire boat above the water line.
1973 90' Bellamy Expedition Trawler - Marina Del Rey, Ca
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
LOA: 90 ft 0 in
Beam: 22 ft 9 in
LWL: 74 ft 1 in
Maximum Draft: 8 ft 4 in
Fuel Tanks: (5600 Gallons)
Number of single berths: 18
Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 6
Wind speed and direction
Electric bilge pump
Sea water pump
Shore power inlet
1973 BELLAMY 90' SPECIFICATIONS Ship Name: E/V DISCOVERY / CONQUEROR Ship Builder: Master Carpenter Norman C. Bellamy Type Passenger (USCG Inspected 2014) Year Built: 1973 Shipyard Built: Bellamy Boat Yard (now Gulf Stream), North Carolina Gross Tonnage: 99 Net Tonnage: 67 Passenger rating: 108 + 4 crew Length (LOA): 90 ft Length on Waterline: 74.1 ft Breadth: 22.9 ft Depth: 8.4 ft Measured By: American Bureau Of Shipping Last Survey: 11-17-2017 Grant Marine Surveyor, San Juan Capistrano Call Sign: WAM7259 Hailing Port: Marina Del Rey California 90292 Propulsion: Diesel Reduction, 2 X 350hp Caterpillar D-343 6-Cylinder Turbo Transmission: Twin Disc MG/514 3:1 reduction Cruising Speed 12 kts Maximum Speed 16 kts Fuel/Capacity: Diesel 5,600 gal in twin tanks with crossover tube Fuel Consumption: 24 gal/hr @ 1700 RPM Generators: Isuzu 1 X 30 kW, 1 X 60 kW (both generators replaced in 2004) Electricity: 220VAC, 110VAC, 32VDC, 12VDC Water Tank Capacity: 750 gal (6 X 125 gal. plumbed in series) Steering: Hynautic, 1-station Stabilizers: SeaRocq Stabilizers by Koop Nautic Holland BV Thrusters: bow + stern, North American Marine Jet (NAMjet) with Nomera 12YL high thrust jet pump, (new housing required for operation) Sea Crane: HIAB 7000 lb Hull Material: Wood Hull Shape: deep vee, soft to hard chines aft Hull Configuration: displacment configuration with tapered center keel forward and tapered port and starboard keels aft Benthic Separators: 5 Plank Arrangement: (see survey for description) Head: 5 (12V flush in polyvinyl and steel tanks) Showers: 3 Fathomer: Raytheon V/900 VHF Radio: Icom M/100, Apelco 5160 PA: Horizon VLH/3000 loud hailer Compass: Ritchie Autopilot: Robertson AP/35 Radar: Raytheon R/21 24-mile radar Telephone/WIFI: AT&T Wireless Internet Rural Plan with high-speed WIFI and telephone service Windlass: Plath Electric anchor windlass Dinghy: Apex A-12 inflatable 6-person with Mercury 25hp (restored 2019) Life Rafts: Jimbuoy life floats X 9 (3 X model 1222 GRS 22person, 4 X model 1618 18 person, 1 X model 1215 15 person, 1 X model 1206 6 person) Life Jackets: 120 life jackets USCG Type I and Type II Hot Water: 30 Gallon 110VAC Hot Water Heater Bilge Pumps: 2 x engine-driven bilge pump system with manifold and hardlines to 5 compartments, 8 X Rule Gold 2000 with new bilge pump system (expandable to give reports, alarms and high-water alerts via txt msg), 3 X Rule Gold 2000 grey-tank pumps Drawings: 2D, 3D, Lidar scan Documentation: quickstart guide, vessel systems documentation (updated), bilge pump placement and servicing diagram, anode placement and servicing diagram Recent service: Bottom restoration during 9-month haul out May 2014-Jan 2015. BWL sand blasted, plank replacements, calked, sealed and repainted. New stabilizers, rudders, and all keel metal, AWL repainted from waterline to top of boat Coast Guard Inspection Status: COI relinquished in 2013. NOTE: Owner purchased a larger boat for their program so there was no Coast Guard, structural or mechanical issue. Boat is grandfathered with “Old T-Book” rules. Features: Raised enclosed pilot house
Large stand-up engine room
Bolt-on fiberglass swim step
7000 # Sea Crane
Rugged mechanical equipment
Straightforward maintenance using inexpensive parts
Classic boat with unique history