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Osprey II has proven to be as comfortable and sea worthy as they come. Lyman-Morse built many hunt designs over the years and this vessel is a great example why. She has the perfect balance between performnace and asthetics. When you add to that the condition she has been kept in Osprey II lands herself in the top class of flybridge crusiers available today. Seeing how the market is moving and the recent price reduction only verifies how excellent the offering of the is custom yacht is.
Beautifully finished Herreshoff Style interior with varnished Cherry trim on white flat panels. The soles are solid varnished teak and holly below and teak and thiokol with a clear satin finish in the Salon. The yacht is wonderfully bright and airy throughout with eight opening ports, four large hatches and 4 dorades below. In the Salon you are surrounded by large windows including windows in the port and starboard side doors and double sliding doors aft. There are interior sliding teak doors with full length screens aft. Artificial lighting is equally abundant with reading lamps at the berths and settees as well as several overhead lamps and under cabinet lights.
Starting forward is the Master Stateroom featuring a generous island queen with copious amounts of storage below in 4 very large drawers as well as some bin type storage below the fwd section of the berth. Outboard the hull is lined with tongue and groove "ceilings" and there is a varnished Cherry storage shelf P&S. Aft and outboard on both sides are cedar lined hanging lockers and bureaus with drawers and additional lockers.
Next aft and to starboard is the head with Vacuflush W.C., generous vanity with Corian counter tops and sink and pressure H&C water. Excellent storage in three drawers and additional lockers. Opposite the head, to port is the separate stall shower compartment with seat outboard.
Next aft below is the galley (see galley below). Up three steps (with storage under) is the Salon and lower helm station. To port is a u-shaped dining settee built in 2008 with varnished teak pedestal table, there is storage under the settee fwd of which there is bureau with a locker with shelves. Below the settee there is storage in 3 drawers. Above the bureau is an ingenious and well hidden pass through to move beverages and food from the Salon to the flying bridge. Fwd of the bureau is passage to the port side door with storage under the teak step while all the way forward is a chart area. Opposite the dining settee is a bureau with lockers and drawers, then an open space which might easily accommodate two chairs.
The lower helm station is forward and to starboard adjacent to which is the starboard side door. Adjoining the helm station are full controls for the yacht incuding electrical distribution panels, inverter panel, tank tender, refrigeration instrumentation and other vessel controls.
Large galley area down. To Port is an L section with stainless counter tops, double basin stainless steel sink with pressure H&C water, storage and several drawers and lockers and Force 10 propane 3 burner stove with oven. To starboard is a straight section with stainless counter tops, microwave, two refrigeration and freezer boxes fitted with 12/110 volt Seafrost holding plates and additional storage in overhead lockers.
Wired for 12 volt DC and 110 volt AC service. A Trace inverter handles lighter loads when off the dock (new 2000) while a Koehler genset (new 2010) covers heavier demands. In '07 two Duralite 20 watt charging panels were installed on the Bimini top and provide trickle charging through 2 Morningstar automatic battery controllers.
Both helm stations are fully fitted out with electronics as detailed below. The Raymarine Equipment is all new since 2000. The electronics include both KVH entertainment and voice/data satellite recievers. The owner has also installed the "Boat Remote" system allowing the owner to check security of the vessel on number of safety functions. (Functions include: bilge level, motion detector, battery voltage, and engine room temperature.)
New 2005; twin Caterpillar 420 HP C7s turn 24" X 27" 5 bladed propellors on 2" stainless shafts through Caterpillar 2:1 gears. The propellors were tuned by Accutech during the winter of '06.
Hull & Deck
Flag Blue Awlgripped hull with triple white/blue/white boot top and green epoxy bottom paint. The hull is solid fiberglass in the bottom and cored with corecell closed cell foam in the topsides.
Two tone paritally cored fiberglass decks and house with "moondust" painted nonskid on white. The decks in the cockpit are teak over a full structural fiberglass deck.
Expansive cockpit with transom seat and double width centerline transom door opening out onto the teak swim platform. There is storage under the outboard sections of the transom seat and side decks as well as a voluminous lazarette. Wide side decks lead forward with convenient handholds. Stainless bow rail runs aft to the vicinity of the side doors. Low profile anchor windlass and stainless steel anchor pulpit. Varnished teak ladder leads to the flying bridge. The flying bridge layout has an L settee aft. Forward is the upper helm with storage outboard under the bridge deck. Two high backed Stidd seats (1 Admiral and 1 Slimline provide seating for the Capt. and Navigator.
Fall 2012 app 80% of the exterior brightwork is being stripped and re-finished with 8-10 coats of spar varnish with the balance, generally being in very good condition, being touched up as required and then 2-4 coats of varnish built up.
Construction of the yacht was started in 1995. She was commissioned in the spring of 1996.
On her fourth owner who purchased the yacht in 2008 (2nd owner only had the boat briefly and was unable to use her). During the winter of 99/2000 the yacht underwent a refit. During that time electronics were updated, a generator and air conditioning were added and the yacht was lengthend by two feet. The double transom door was added and recently a new teak swim platform. All earlier work was carried out by Little Harbor (now Hinckley) yacht yard in Portsmouth, RI. The yacht has always been maintained without regard to cost and has always been stored inside in the off season, she has never gone south. OSPREY II will appeal to those who are serious yachtsmen and especially to those who appreciate the pedigree of builder Lyman-Morse and designer C. Raymond Hunt Assoc. and wish to have a distinctive vs. production yacht. She is offered for sale at less than 1/4 of her replacement cost.
At time of the listing app 80% of the exterior bright work is being re-finished and given 8-10 coats with the balance being touched up and given 2-4 coats of additional varnish the exterior bright work.
Scott F. Layton