(Lymington, Hampshire - UK)
0044 (0)1590 679 222
(Mandelieu La Napoule, France)
0033 (0)4 93 63 66 80
0046 304 694 000
The largest and fastest of the FPB fleet to launch, the FPB 97 provides effortless transatlantic ability at over 12 knots running on twin 500hp John Deeres.
The basic hull and structure is welded aluminium including superstructure with 4 full watertight bulkheads. The bottom plate is fabricated out of 12mm aluminium plate. She has integral aluminium tankage for water and diesel which form a double bottom between the 4 watertight bulkheads
Conceived and built for owner driver use, but with the option of crew, she has separate crew accommodation close to the full beam engine room with a small crew mess and 2 double guest cabins forward of this. A central lower deck lobby has an office and the owner’s stateroom is vast and is found forward of this, with a secret door to the forward lazarette with masses of room for spares, equipment and toys.
Her great room gives great vision and offers galley up and easy access to the aft deck which has both room for dinghy storage, launch and retrieval and a dining table for alfresco eating.
The matrix deck is large with a seating/coffee area forward and helm station situated aft.
On deck there is easy access at all points and a seating area forward of the great room.
With an overall length of 110 feet, she delivers 312 nautical mile days and at 13 knots has a range of around 4,000 nautical miles. Her unique FPB hull shape provides reliable surf speeds as conditions allow of over 20 knots.
Only 1 x FPB 97 has been built, and she has cruised over 50,000 nautical miles since her launch in 2014. She has proved herself to work well as a crewed yacht, yet she is also nimble enough for owner operator use when cruising locally.
The FPB 97 was developed by Steve and Linda Dashew using FPB 83 WINDHORSE as a scale model, increasing the size of her bathing platform to replicate the dimensions and characteristics of the FPB 97.
A mark two version of the FPB 97 was developed with slightly high freeboard but this project didn’t ever get any further in its development.
|LOD:||115’ / 34.5m|
|LWL:||112’ / 33.8m|
|Beam (Deck):||20.4’ / 6.25m|
|Extreme Beam (edge of rub rails):||20.88213’ / 6.53m|
|Draft (Half Load):||5.5’ / 1.65m|
|Displacement (Full Load):||100,000 kg / 210,000 lbs|
|Air Draft (top of masts-excluding whips):||31’ / 9.5m|
|Fuel Capacity:||7900 US Gallons / 30,000L|
|Fresh Water Capacity:||2100 US Gallons / 8200 L|
|Minimum Range of Positive Stability:||130 degrees (half fuel pressed into minimum tanks, full fresh water tanks)|
|Cruising Speed:||13.75 knots|
|Top Speed:||15.0 knots (Half Load)|
|Approximate Range:||3475 NM @ 13.75. knots or 5000 NM @ 12.0 knots|
|Main Engines:||John Deere 6090SFM75 9.0L PROPULSION ENGINE 242-410 KW (325-550 HP)|
|Transmission:||ZF325 – 2.50:1 reduction|
|Generators:||21.5kW, 60Hz (17.5kW,50Hz) 230VAC single phase. Additional supplementary Generator. Installed for redundancy|
|Alternators:||150A Alternators belt driven off engines, 2 per engine - total of 4|
|Stabilizers:||Naiad 500 or equal, 16sq. ft. with custom fins
|Watermaker:||2 x Blue Water Express EXL1800, 1800GPD with fresh water flush and Soft Start|
|Engine Room Fire Suppression:||Dual redundant cylinders with Fully automatic shutdown system in engine room w/ manual triggers|
|Ballast:||An allowance for 4500kg / 10,000lbs. lead ballast shall be made|
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