Vessel

M.V. GAIA

Principal dimensions:

84.57′  L.O.A.

80.31′ L.O.D.

20.4′ Beam

9′ Draft

 

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Upper Deck

Upper Deck

Main Deck

Main Deck

Lower Deck

Lower Deck

General

10 mm naval grade steel (A131) with new 6 mm alloy superstructure. New deck,  machinery, electrics/electronics, plumbing, anchors/chain, windlass, bulbous bow and furnishings. Originally a high-seas commercial trawler, launched in 1973 she was purchased as an empty hull with integrated fuel tanks but without deck,  superstructure or machinery allowing a 100% keel-up refit which was completed in 2010. In order to reduce future maintenance, the following stainless-steel elements were incorporated:  bulwark stanchions, hawse pipes, caprail supports and deck/superstructure interface (electrically isolated).
   
Machinery: Main engine:
  Baudouin V12P15  430hp@1,800 RPM driving 5:1 Baudouin marine gear with Baudouin oil-lubricated tunnel and Baudouin 4 bladed propeller. Entire system has 1005 hours since 100% overhaul using only factory spares.
  Factory recommended first top-overhaul if required: 16,000 hours
  Factory recommended bottom-end revision:  24,000 hours
  Factory recommended complete overhaul: 36,000 hours
  Stainless wet exhaust with unlimited dry-running capability
   
  Generator #1:
  Perkins 4.236 driven 40 KW 3 phase 220/110 VAC Solesco generator, 340 hours since new. Stainless wet exhaust with indefinite dry-run capability
   
  Generator #2:
  Kubota 19 KW split phase 220/110 VAC 1,450 hours since new. Stainless wet exhaust with indefinite dry-run capability
   
  Generator #3: (night genset in forepeak)
  Phasor  11 KVA split phase 220/110 VAC, 663 hours since new
   
 Steering Hydraulic steering with Jastram pump and oversized double-acting/double ram configuration
  Hydraulic assist via engine-driven pump
  Furuno FAP-55 autopilot
  Massive emergency rudder system15 hp bow thruster (on board but not installed)
   
Tankage 70,000 lts fuel in 7 steel tanks. 24,000 N.M range @ 8.5 knots (approx. 50 tonnes onboard at present)
  6,000 lts fresh water in 1 steel bow tank plus 1,500 lts reserve in bulbous bow
  4,000 lts  integral, epoxy-coated black water holding tank
  500 lts integral lube oil tank
  200 lts slop tank
   
Bulwarks All  S/S stanchions and caprail support. Lateral bulwarks of 40 mms purpleheart for maximum durability.
   
Railings 40 mms varnished angelica
   
Accommodations Stateroom abaft wheelhouse with bath ensuite
  Ship’s office
  2 single and 2 double cabins with direct deck access and 2 shared head/showers
  All accommodations, wheelhouse, office and salon/galley are air-conditioned via a LG inverter split system
   
Workshops 2 large workshops below decks with mig/tig/stick welders, plasma cutter, lathe/milling machine, hydraulic press etc.
   
Salon Dining area for 8
  2 entertainment centres in master stateroom and salon with: smart TVs, DVD/VCR/ BluRay  and  Directv with KVH  M7 sat-antenna
   
Galley Electrolux Stainless combination gas/electric 4 burner stove/oven/grill
  Frigidaire space-saver dishwasher
  LG 364 lts fridge/freezer
  Sundancer 24 VDC deepfreeze
  Samsung microwave
  Various food processors, bread maker etc.
   
Electronics Furuno FR-2125 72 NM colour radar
  Ratheon R21XX 48 mile radar
  Furuno FAP-55 autopilot
  Furuno FCV-600L colour LCD sounder
  Garmin 741 GPS chart-plotter
  Icom M-700 SSB with AT 130 tuner
  Standard Horizon Spectrum+ VHF with hailer and foghorn
  Raymarine ST40 wind instrument
  Floscan M750 electronic tachometer and fuel flow computer
  Sitex AIS
 Electrical  
40 amp/24 VDC solar system on top-deck with Outback charger12 KVA Charles Industries 11KVA universal isolation transformer2 banks of R16 deep cycle batteries of 1,400 amp each @ 24 VDC
  Magnum sine-wave 4,000 watt inverter/charger
  24 VDC and 110/220 VAC throughout vessel
  3 phase 220 VAC Ingersol Rand dive compressor
   5 tonnes/day watermaker2 battery banks of 1045 amp/hours each @ 24 VDC
Tenders 1 Artigiani Batelli 4.80 mts RIB inflatable with 25 HP Yamaha outboard
  1 Caribe 2.80 mts  RIB inflatable with  4 HP Yamaha outboard
   
Security 8 camera monitoring system expandable to 16
  Good quality s/s locks throughout
   
Anchoring 15 hp hydraulic windlass with 2 gypsies and 3 drums
  2 Bruce 105 lbs anchors 
  3 shots 3/4″ stud-link chain to port
  2 shots 5/8″ stud-link chain to SB