STAR SHIPYARD "Thomas Crosby V"
|Vessel Name:||Thomas Crosby V|
|Cruise Speed:||8 Knots|
|Max Speed:||13 Knots|
|Water Capacity:||1,500.00 Gal|
|Fuel Capacity:||7,500.00 Gal|
|Holding Tank:||2,500.00 Gal|
The perfect blend of Commercial ship with Yacht amenities, The “Thomas Crosby V” was built in Canada, then enjoyed service work traveling between communities along the British Columbia coast from 1967 to the early 2000s. She then enjoyed a multi-year, careful refit which has culminated in a spectacular cruising yacht! The “Thomas Crosby V” has now voyaged under current ownership from Alaska to Mexico and back.
She features all new interior appliances, four King staterooms each with ensuite heads, plus crew quarters aft. There is 7′ head height throughout this vessel all featuring designer décor and furnishings. The master stateroom is on the top deck overlooking an aft balcony. There is an elevator which transits all three levels. The single CAT D343 is augmented by two generators, hydraulic bow and stern thrusters and windlass, plus two large davits fore and aft. This is a spectacular expedition yacht which offers elegant long-range cruising. The “Thomas Crosby V” is worth a look for anybody considering a private yacht/small scale eco-cruise operation. Just imagine this yacht in secluded Alaskan anchorages… kayaks, tenders, fishing gear. Guests arriving by float plane…
Totally upgraded and updated in 2011, this highly efficient vessel boasts an expansive main salon plus an elevator to all three levels. Accommodations include four ensuite, king sized bed staterooms, two additional heads, plus separate crew quarters. The pilothouse affords wonderful visibility and has three helm chairs, a day head and a small galley. There is a Portuguese bridge forward of this and two/port and starboard side doors. There are three side docking stations on the Portuguese bridge.
The master stateroom is aft on the upper deck, featuring an ensuite entirely separate from the wheelhouse. This lovely stateroom features all-around windows, opening portlights, ensuite head plus a balcony aft. On the main-deck level, you will find the VIP King bed stateroom forward, again with private ensuite. There is a large staircase to the lower level from the hallway or simply take the two-person elevator which serves all three levels.
The galley is on the main deck and features newer home-sized appliances. Aft of this is the main salon which measures 35′ by 18′ and features a custom dining table as well as the bar and additional seating and 60″ TV. There is a day head aft in the salon. Forward of the galley, the staircase leads to the lower two King staterooms again each with ensuite, large closet and bureau storage. Aft is the passageway with the laundry service and engine room access. Aft is the full beam crew accommodations, again with private head and shower.
The wide side decks are covered from the elements, featuring tall and safe bulwarks, and easy access to the dock. These walkways are secure and comfortable for passage of guests and crew. There is a large stern boarding platform for ease of access to your tender/shore boats. The “Thomas Crosby V” offers a rare, charmed opportunity for comfort and unique, character seeking adventurers.
The galley features granite countertops and home sized appliances, all new in 2011. There is a separate full wet bar in the main salon to facilitate meal service and entertainment. Crew quarters are spacious and located aft.
- Stainless steel refrigerator with drawer freezer, 20 cu. ft.
- Five-burner stove with oven
- Magic Chef microwave with convection oven
- Double stainless steel sink
- Maytag dishwasher
- Washer dryer
- Wet bar
- Batteries: 12 x 12-volt, 2 x 8D, 4 x 6v, 24 FDC Banks
- Two generators: Kato Hydraulic 30 kw
- Inverter is Xantrex 40 kw
- Two battery chargers: Newmar 24V0 amp and McCarron 24V50 amp
Electronics & Navigation:
- Furuno Navnet 3D System includes: 2 x 12″ Navnet monitors for display of radar and GPS plotter
- Furuno depth sounder DFFI1
- Furuno 3E Navnet GPS
- Furuno knot meter/log
- CCTV with two cameras in Navnet system (aft deck and engine room)
- Furuno GPS
- JRC GPS antenna
- 19″ Viewconic monitor with computer and charting software
- BEP Marine Matrix tank monitor system
- Maretron DSM 250 engine monitoring panel
- Kobelt engine controls
- Keypower bow and stern thruster control
- Ritchie compass & Furuno SC30
- Comnav joystick steering
- Icom ICM604 VHF
- Simrad AP50 autopilot
- ACR “point” searchlight
- KVH antenna for satellite communication
- Satellite navigation KVH HD M7 with 4 KVH TV antenna hook-up
- 59″ Sony TV in main salon
- Denon 2910 DVD player
- Samsung 60″ LED TV in master stateroom
- KVH M7 TV antenna
Engine & Mechanical:
The engine room has 7′ headroom and is clean and welcoming and the machinery appears to be well laid out and easy to access from all directions.
- Engine: Caterpillar D343 365hp, 1300 hours since top end overhaul in 2010, included new head
- 1200 rpm @ 9.25 gallons per hour at 8.5 knots
- 3:1 reduction
- 1300 engine hours
- Keel cooler system
- Racor fuel filters
- Four-blade bronze propeller 50″ x 26″ RH on 5″ shaft
- Plus spare propeller
- Northern Lights wet exhaust for main and aux engines
- There are two auxiliary generators, Isuzu, one of which can drive a hydraulic ‘get-home’ second and separate 4″ shaft
- Engine room sound proofing
- Bow and stern thrusters, hydraulic (new 2010)
- Steering is hydraulic Wagner 220 VAC
- 7500 gallons of fuel in four steel tanks – fuel tanks were opened, cleaned, and coated in 2011
- 1500 gallons water
- 2500 gallon holding tank includes 400 grey water tank
- 2hp fan
- Spare parts
Hull & Deck:
- Chined steel hull with aluminum superstructure
- Bulbous bow
- Windlass: deck drum with hydraulic motor
- 400 lb. navy anchor with 150′ 5/8 chain and 300/ ½’ chain and tow bridle
- Stern line: 600′ of 1″ line
- Four watertight bulkheads with five compartments each with escape hatch
- Upper hull and superstructure were sandblasted and coated with AWL GRIP in 2008
- Hull and bottom sandblasted and painted in 2011 with 4 Vost international primer and three coats international antifouling paint
- Most recent bottom paint July 2016, Port Townsend, WA
- Five bulkheads, locking, with five Freeman escape hatches
- Main decks are painted with non-skid
- Swim platform with hydraulic/electric davit with capacity 3000 lbs.
- Bow davit: hydraulic/electric with capacity 1500 lbs.
- There are two small boat davits located aft to put rafts on the upper deck
- Paravanes are 200 lbs. with 5′ x 4′ flopper stoppers with Dyneema-Spectra cable and fishing for underway
- Two-person elevator to all three levels
- Ship’s bell
- Steering is Wagner 22 VAC power assisted hydraulic to ram on rudder stock
- There are side docking stations on the Portuguese bridge
- Glacier Bay and Tecma toilets with freshwater supply discharging to steel wats tank with hydraulic and 220 VAC discharge pumps and a deck pump out fitting
- Hydraulic get-home motor with separate shaft
- Spare propeller
- Fire alarm system with 13 sensors
- Six bilge alarms
- Smoke alarm system
- Lube oil tank in main engine room (50 gallons)
- Air conditioning is with three Chiller Aqua air handlers 220v system
- Co2 bottles in engine room
- Three La Brae ultra-leather helm seats
- Day head
- Sink and GE refrigerator
- Danby microwave
The “Thomas Crosby V” is a custom trawler that strikes the perfect balance between a luxury yacht and a commercial vessel. Like her sister vessels, she commands respect from the legacy gained from her prior missionary service. There have been a total of five of these missionary ships named after the pioneering Rev. Thomas Crosby. TCV, built in 1967, carried on the tradition of delivering humanitarian aid to the lighthouses, Indian Villages, and wilderness settlements along the coasts of British Columbia until the early 2000s for the United Church of Canada. The “Thomas Crosby V” was then sold into private ownership and over the course of a major multi-million dollar, multi-year campaign was rebuilt, refit and re-envisioned to provide functional elegance and safe passage capable of exploring remote parts of the world without attracting the attention drawn by more conventional superyachts.
The current owner has cruised this fine vessel from Alaska to the Sea of Cortez. Currently berthed in Anacortes, the “Thomas Crosby V” lives up to her reputation of offering owners and guests an elegant and sea worthy respite on the water.
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