ITASCA’s conversion has been very tastefully completed over the years with each owner adding and improving her to make her what she is today. She is a country home on the water with large windows and all amenities, including large gym and sauna.
6. MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT
2 x 1,250Hp MAN Rabl 459, 9 cylinder, Diesel (1961)
Lohmann and Stolterfoht
2.22: 1 with maximum shaft speed of 180 rpm
2 x Caterpillar 3406B
As of 31/08/2017
28,485 hour; Last Rebuild @ 22,140 hours
Next rebuild due @ 32,140 hours
25,591 hours; Last Rebuild @ 22,540 hours
Next rebuild due @ 32,540 hours
1 x Caterpillar 3306
HARBOUR GEN. HOURS
As of 31/08/2017
78,220 hours; Last rebuild @ 75,067 hours
Next rebuild due @ 85,067 hours
1 x Northern Lights NL984 (New 2005)
EMERGENCY GEN. HOURS
27 hours since new (31/08/17)
NOTES REGARDING MACHINERY USE ON ITASCA:
Underway Itasca uses only 1 main engine & 1 generator (2 main engines are never used together)
Fuel consumption underway at 11+ knots (1 ME & 1 generator) averages 4,800 liters per 24 hours
At anchor (or alongside) only 1 generator is required
Itasca's main engines are medium speed (380rpm max) commercial style engines so they don't fall into modern "service by the hour" schedules as you would find with Caterpillar, MTU, etc. They are typically under constant maintenance and go for years between large rebuilds. Also, the fact we only use one at a time means 10,000 individual engine hours is actually 20,000 hours underway
7. NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATION
2 x Simrad AP80's both fully integrated
2 x Simrad MX612's both fully integrated
1 x Simrad GC80
3 x Hatteland 19"
1 x Simrad RS90 with 3 slave units
CELL DATA ROUTER
Pepwave MAX-TST-DUO-US-T - with 2
Antennas - AX50W
S Band Radar scanner fully overhauled –
X Band Radar scanner fully overhauled –
8. TENDERS & TOYS
·28ft Rayglass RIB with cabin 1999
·25ft Rayglass RIB with center consol 2000
·18ft Zodiac MK5-HD. Standard tender (blue/black) 1999
There are extensive tenders and toys, including 2 Protector ribs, Zodiac craft and more. Her highlight though is her helicopter pad where there is also the benefit of a re-fuelling system which allows her Eurocopter BC130 B4 helicopter (not included in the sales price) to give her un-rivaled experience and view of the world.
ITASCA was original built in 1961 as an ocean-going tug by Smit Salvage of the Netherlands. Known as THAMES III she was in commercial service until 1979. The conversion to a private yacht was undertaken by new owners, an American family, who renamed her “ITASCA“. She is one of three built with only ITASCA still in existence.
Between 1982 and 1993 she cruised mainly on the west coast of central and North America. In 1994 the same owners refitted and re-equipped ITASCA from bow to stern giving the accommodation a luxurious feel.
In 1994 she made history as the first motor yacht of her kind to complete a 23 day voyage from west to east through the Northwest Passagewhen owned by the former US Secretary of the Treasury, William E. Simon. Four months later ITASCA was plowing through the treacherous waters of “Drake’s Passage” to Antarctica. During her time there she rounded Cape Horn three times. From Antarctica “ITASCA” set course for New Zealand and Polynesia.
In 12 months ITASCA had conquered the oceans at the top and bottom of the world and travelled 30,000 miles. Her hull is structurally reinforced and equipped to Lloyds highest standards for her encounters with polar ice making her a very safe boat to travel on.
With a vast range of 13,000 nautical miles powered by the option of two MAN’s to a single screw, she has excellent back up and ship like economy operation. Thoroughly well maintained, ITASCA is fully in class, Lloyds +100 A1 LMC and Charter compliant although she has only been enjoyed privately.
She has been around the world three times and been owned by three different families including the present owners who bought her in 2007. ITASCA has since been upgraded to include bow thrusters and stern thrusters.
ITASCA is a truly magnificent yacht, excellent at sea and capable of weathering the extremes. For the people who really want an adventure and to explore our amazing planet, ITASCA has done it and will do it again in the upmost discreet style which cannot be matched!
NEWLY REPAINTED SUPERSTRUCTURE AND 5 YEAR LLOYDS SURVEY COMPLETED
Commercial service for Smit Salvage as m/v “Thames”
Mainly the West Coast of Central & North America
Arctic transit of NW Passage / New York / Panama / Chile / Antarctica
Chile / New Zealand / Fiji
New Zealand / Hawaii / Seattle & the West Coast, USA / Caribbean