The ultimate in explorer yachts, FPB 78 #1 COCHISE is for sale
January 6th, 2023
Built for Steve and Linda Dashew, designers of the incredible FPB series, she is the first of three outstanding explorers who have cruised to most corners of our planet. Delivered in 2016, COCHISE’s maiden voyage was from Fiji to Panama – a distance of 7,000 nautical miles accomplished at an average speed of 10 knots against prevailing winds and currents. Her two sisters crossed the Pacific backwards before taking a family cruise in company to Antarctica.
The FPB 78 was conceived and built to cross any ocean in safety and security, and to do so with a small crew. She can be handled by two, yet she has the volume and capability to carry crew and plentiful guests.
COCHISE has just completed a major refit at Berthon to prepare her for a world cruise that has sadly now been shelved. The refit cost was in excess of €1.5m and the result is epic.
Have a look at this video to see a walkthrough of her:
Whilst every part of COCHISE has been serviced and updated the main parts of the refit are listed below and reflect her owners’ wish to cruise in comfort as a family with crew and enough room for guests. The intelligent use of modern technology was a key part of the refit brief, as well as the need to deliver the changes in a way that was sympathetic to her original styling:
Total rework of all navigational instrumentation in Furuno running on Time Zero and full upgrade of the Maretron system. She also now has important upgrades including a multi-beam sonar.
New twin cabin forward of the Owners’ Stateroom with generous twin, upper and lower berths and an en-suite heads compartment and shower.
New Crew Accommodation aft with a double berth, heads compartment with shower and Crew Mess. This also has access onto the swim step as well as two other exit points.
Updated Matrix deck in FlexiTeek, with a new seating and dining area, wet bar, helm station and aft extension to provide a large alfresco seating area with bimini.
Smart saloon table that moves to allow easy access to the seating around it.
New Lithium Ion batteries and upgrade of all charging systems aboard the yacht.