ROSA's accommodations layout is usually only found on much
larger vessels. One of the many unique features of ROSA is
that there is a large master cabin suite located on the upper
deck (behind the wheelhouse), connected to an entire private
covered deck. The suite consists of (1) the large main cabin
with 11 large windows creating a 270 degrees view from the
king bed (blinds on each window are controlled with a remote),
(2) his and her heads – one with Jacuzzi hydro massage, the
other with shower towers, (3) a separate office area and (4) a
huge fully covered private deck. The hers master tub/shower
has an outside access directly into the shower.
Another unique layout feature of ROSA is that the guest
accommodations are located not on the lower deck but on the
main deck: There are two very large guest cabins, each with a
bathroom en suite. One of the cabins has a large settee that
makes into a single berth, the other has a centerline king
bed. This allows ROSA to sleep 7 guests.
The crew's quarters are also on the main deck forward
and, in keeping with the mega yacht feel, they have a complete
galley and lounge area with two crew cabins for a total of 4
crew. Historically she has been run with 2 or 3 crew.
The entire lower deck is dedicated to the engine
room, service spaces and dive/fishing area, again something
that is usually only found on much larger Explorer Yachts.
At the stern there is a four foot integrated swim platform
with watertight hatches to compartments used for general
storage. In 2014 a Pantograph Freeman door was added directly
from the swim platform to the large
lazarette/dive/fishingcenter with continued access to the
extensive engine room and service areas. The five underwater
lights create a dramatic nighttime glow in the water
surrounding the stern of the yacht.
Dual stairs lead up to the aft deck, which features a
gas barbecue grill, refrigerator and a large comfortable
settee with a mahogany table suitable for alfresco dining for
six or more. There is one centerline power capstan for ease of
mooring and towing.
From the Aft Deck, moving forward through double doors
one enters the main salon which features a large sectional
sofa, two over-stuffed occasional chairs, dining table, full
service stand behind wet bar, and entertainment center. This
area is well lit with natural light from the large windows.
In 2014 the jatoba hardwood floors were installed, along with
an extensive sound attenuation system which makes for not only
a warm inviting environment but a very quiet one.
Next forward on the portside is the large, fully
equipped modern galley with generous storage including pantry
and a large side-by-side refrigerator. Opposite the galley is
a breakfast settee for 4. One of the many large Explorer Yacht
features you will find on ROSA is the fully enclosed laundry
room with 2 washers, 2 dryers, deep S/S laundry sink, wet
storage locker and folding area with cabinet storage. This
laundry area has a convenient side deck door.
Next forward along the central passageway are the port
and starboard guest staterooms. The port stateroom features a
queen size bed with settee, the starboard features a
walk-around king bed. Both have a head and shower ensuite.
Each guest cabin has a flat screen TV and stereo.
All the way forward are the crew quarters with port and
starboard double cabins in the bow, featuring stacked single
bunks and shared head and shower on centerline. This
comfortable crew area features a lounge with dinette, galley
area and entertainment center with complete audio-visual and
satellite TV system. TV/Video displays in the crew cabin also
allows bridge/nav data to be displayed.
A centerline watertight door between galley and laundry leads
to the machinery spaces at the lower deck. This level consists
of five watertight bulkhead compartments and is totally
dedicated to engineering, service and stowage spaces. The
stern section features a large lazarette with steering
systems, two large stainless steel fresh water tanks, 2 chest
freezers and a full size refrigerator. The lazarette also
contains good cabinet storage for fishing tackle, overhead rod
and speargun storage as well as a dive compressor and 16
single scuba tanks. In 2014 a new Northern Lights 38 kW
generator was installed.The generator is enclosed with a sound
shield, has additional mounts to eliminate vibration and
noise, and is water cooled with water wash exhaust. This
generator and the other new generator are so quiet that it is
easy to have a conversation while standing next to them.
Forward of the lazarette through a watertight door is
the spacious engine room with full standing headroom
throughout, including good walkaround clearance at main
engines and both generators.
In 2014/15 extensive work was done in the engine room to
upgrade ROSA to the highest standards. The main engines and
generators were remounted and the exhaust system was redone to
reduce further the already low vibration and sound levels. One
of the main generators was replaced with a new Northern Lights
55 kW in a sound shield and the other completely checked and
serviced. ROSA now has a total of 3 generators, two brand new,
each capable of handling all the electrical systems of the
vessel and two capable of driving the hydraulics. A new
firefighting system was installed and all equipment was
checked, serviced or upgraded as needed in the past 2 years.
Next, through a watertight door is the air conditioned
workshop with chest tool storage, port and starboard work
benches and cabinet storage for spare parts. Through the next
watertight door forward, is a large pump room and excellent
storage area which also houses additional workshop power
tools: drill press, grinder and metal lathe. In 2015 all of
the air conditioning compressor system was replaced. ROSA
features a Marine Air system with three compressors which
provide a high level of redundancy – only one compressor is
sufficient to cool the entire boat; all pumps and other
components of the a/c system have been serviced or replaced.
Two independent Seakeeper gyro stabilizer systems were
installed, each system fully capable of stabilizing the boat
underway and at anchor and in the case of extraordinary seas
both systems can be put on line. As a triple back up the
original fin Naiad system is still in place and in service
(rebuilt in 2012).
The final forward watertight “crash bulkhead” separates
the pump room from the bow chain locker. All below deck
compartments are air conditioned except for the engine room
The enclosed wheelhouse is large and has a “big ship” feel.
Three evenly spaced leather pilot chairs (2014) span the
fully appointed helm console. There is an updated set of
electronics and full integration to allow operation and
monitoring of many of the systems using iPhone/iPad and the
Internet and sat systems. At the aft bulkhead there is a
large comfortable leather raised settee (2014) and table for 6
with a remarkable 270 degree view. Port and starboard
wheelhouse doors lead to full control wing stations on the
side decks. There is a fourth control station on the aft
owner's deck. The foredeck features a large sun pad lounge
area, heavy duty dual anchoring capstans in a large stainless
self-draining tray, and ship’s bell with engraved name.
The entire upper deck aft of the wheelhouse encompasses
the master stateroom suite, including study containing full
desk with computer workstation. The master stateroom is in a
location and of a size that is rarely found on vessels even
much larger than ROSA! The master suite consists of a
centerline king size bed, with extensive drawer space. There
are now two large master heads (2014): One with Jacuzzi
tub/shower and outside access and vanity, also an outdoors
shower at the entrance to that head; and the second one that
has vanity, stall shower and an enclosed toilet area. There is
a private desk/office area just aft of the first head which
could be converted into a large full size closet. Another desk
workstation is located in the main master cabin and the
extensive bridge area and views make for a ideal work/office area.
Centerline double doors aft from the master lead to the
owner’s spacious fully covered private aft deck which includes
table, chairs and bar with icemaker and a two drawer
refrigerator. Aft on this deck is a centerline helm with
engine and steering controls.
Just aft of the wheelhouse to port is an internal stairway
which leads to the flybridge and boat deck. The flybridge is
also accessible directly by a ladder from the owner's private
deck. The flybridge features a custom hard top with three
pilot seats and helm station. Aft of the flybridge dashboard
to starboard is a built-in L-shaped settee with mahogany
cocktail table for six, an ice maker and teak cooler. The boat
deck has a new (2014) 5,000 pound crane to service the
extensive boat deck area.
In 2014 the boat deck was extended so that it can now
hold a 26' tender, plus crew tender and extensive water toys.
Computer, Audion & Visual Equipment
Most audio-visual systems have been upgraded or replaced in
At the core of the system is a latest generation, 5 ft.
Seatel 5009-33 Linear Ku VSAT Dome Antenna installation,
providing high-speed Internet and telephone service worldwide
(a 150k installation, completed in 2014)
A remotely PTZ-controlled, 13-camera system (installed
in 2014) provides owners with views of all main areas of the
boat and her surroundings in real-life from any location in
the world (also via iPhone, iPad, etc.)
(6) TV’s with DVD’s including a 52” SAMSUNG 4k, 3D LCD
(2015 model) in salon
Each guest area and cabin has Satellite TV, connection
PBX telephone system in each cabin
throughout boat and linked to the computer server, printer,
scanner, and fax
TRAC Vision SatTV G-6
TRAC Vision KVH Sat phone/fax/internet (for redundancy)
Inside and outside high-end speakers in all areas except foredeck
Galley and Laundry Equipment
GE Monogram stainless steel side-by-side refrigerator
GE Monogram 30” oven
GE Monogram micro/convection hood mount microwave oven
GE 36” induction glass cooktop induction style
KitchenAid stainless steel trash compactor
KitchenAid double drawer dishwasher
Double stainless steel sink
Bosch stacked (2) washers & (2) dryers (2014)
(2) chest freezers and (1) refrigerator below deck
Ice makers at the wet bar in the salon and every deck
Refrigerator and icemaker on Owner's Deck
Deck and Hull
(5) underwater lights
Port & Starboard wing stations
(2) 420 lbs Danforth
style anchors (2) 500’ 5/8” chain rodes Dock/Mooring lines:
ample nylon of varying sizes and lengths
(2) Lewmar hydraulic 4,000 lbs forward
anchor windlasses (rebuilt 2014)
(1) Lewmar electric
3,000 lbs aft anchor capstan
Telescopic Steelhead model
5000 dinghy davit with 5,000 lb capacity (installed in
24’ Wide Body Zodiac NZO tender (2015 model) with
200hp Yamaha outboard motor, w/electric windlass, scuba gear
options, VHF & advanced plotter/fish finder
Body Zodiac Open Pro 420 crew dinghy, with 50hp Yamaha (w/VHF,
(2) Carl & Finch remote search
(1) deck flood light
(2) DBC 8-person life
rafts w/ hydrostatic release (new 2014)
outlets on each deck
Swim ladder – removable
& Starboard built in swim ladder at stern
A new (2014) NMEA2000 system, providing navigational data and
all engine diagnostics on two 24” LED computer screens in the
wheelhouse and accessible remotely from smart phones and
tablets throughout the boat (and also via Internet from any location).
An Echopilot FLS-3D forward looking sonar system with 3D
display (a 100k installation completed in 2014)
autopilot w/ remote
Anschuetze gyro compass with
repeaters (serviced 2014)
8” Binnacle magnetic
(2) Furuno black box systems with 3 screens at
wheelhouse & one at flybridge
Furuno navnet chart
Northstar 952xw color WAAS GPS/plotter
VHF radios with independent battery systems
ICOM M-700 HF-SSB radio with antenna
tuner, weather fax, Sailmail email & Grib weather
Navtex weather fax receiver
Wagner rudder angle indicator
sounder with speed/log
B&G depth sounders with
repeater and alarm
B&G windpoint and
Quartz clock and barometer
Furuno network sounder
5 ft. Seatel 5009-33
Linear Ku VSAT Dome Antenna installation, providing high-speed
Internet and telephone service worldwide (a 150k installation,
completed in 2014)
An upgraded Panasonic PBX telephone
system with intercom/SatTV/SatInternet/Cell/Fax
remotely PTZ-controlled, 13-camera system (installed in 2014)
provides owners with views of all main areas of the boat and
her surroundings in real-life from any location in the world
(also via iPhone, iPad, etc.)
Inmarsat KVH F55 Fleet 24”
dome system (installed as a backup system for redundancy)
1. Northern Lights 38 kW (2014) - Hours
4,300 date: 8/2015
2. Northern Lights 55 kW (2015) -
Hours 1,200 date: 8/2015
3. Caterpillar 3304B 60 kW -
Hours 21,000 date 8/2015
Two new generators feature sound
proofing enclosures, additional custom mounts, and custom
exhaust systems to virtually eliminate vibration. They are so
quiet that one can conduct regular conversation next to the
unit running at the maximum power setting.
keel cooled and dry stacked, new 38 kW is raw water cooled and
Battery system: 24 volts
(4) 8D house/emergency
(2) 8D’s per main and generator engines
– All interlinked (2015)
(1) 8D at flybridge for
(2) Spare 8D
Navigation lights: 24 volts to USCG rules
power: 230 VAC from port and starboard,
(2) shore cords
(2) Professional Mariner 40 amp
24 volt automatic,
(2) Newmar chargers
shore power converters
Engine Room & Mechanical Equipment
Caterpillar 3406 B – TA 550 HP de-rated to 310 HP at 1,200
RPM. Both mains have been overhauled and upgraded and now
have 1,760 hours; with the recent upgrades, ROSA burns 16 G/h
at 9 kts., including a generator. The main engines and two
large generators are dry stack exhaust system systems and keel cooled
Main Engines soft mounts redone and exhaust supports move off
overheads in 2014
Propellers: 5 blade 40”
air shift controls
Twin disk 3:1 reduction gear
transmissions w/ trolly pumps (complete rebuild
Naiad hydraulic stabilizers (rebuilt in
HEM watermaker w/ UV filter – 2,000 gpd (upgraded
Sea Recovery watermaker w/ UV filter – 1,800 gpd
Hydraulic pumps on two generators
rine Air central chiller 3-stage air conditioning (overhauled
with all new compressors installed in 2015)
cooling system keel coolers
Portable Numatic pump
integrated oil change system (serviced 2014)
fuel separator w/ pre-filter (serviced 2014)
sewage treatment system (serviced 2014)
FM200 fire system
in engine room w/ new Honeywell alarm system (2015)
valves, seacocks and raw water plumbing rebuilt
(2) 110v emergency bilge/fire pumps (serviced
(2) 24v emergency bilge/fire pumps (serviced
Hand emergency bilge pumps
compressor, fills 4 tanks simultaneously (serviced
Engine room lighting replaced with LED in 2014
(when the entire boat was switched 100% to dimmable
Oil spill kit w/ boom
Numerous spare parts and tools
Fuel: 10,300 gallons
Fresh Water: 1400 gallons
Lube oil tank: 250
Waste oil tank: 500 gallons
Extensive Upgrades done in 2014
Items done at Marine Group Boat Works (MGBW) in San
Diego are highlighted in blue.
1. Stabilizers: Two new 26/21,000 lb. Seakeepers
(gyro stabilizers) installed, independent from each other.
Note that the previous fin-based Naiad system has been
overhauled by Naiad and was left in for redundancy (now ROSA
has 3 independent stabilization systems). Installation was
done at MGBW
2. Thanks to the Seakeepers Zero speed, ROSA is
perhaps the most laterally stable yacht we have ever been on;
the total capacity of these Seakeepers is factory recommended
for a boat of a much bigger size. Specifically, each of these
large units is designed for boats in the 80'-100’ range; ROSA
has two of them installed. Even with only one gyro stabilizer
unit running, which is all that is necessary in any but rough
seas, ROSA practically does not have any lateral roll. This
was a substantial investment but definitely worth it.
Moreover, it is estimated that the drag of traditional
fin-based stabilizers accounts for 10% of fuel consumption
underway (source: Nordhavn 120 data); for ROSA that drag is
nonexistent and Seakeepers use only 800W)
3. A new bulbous bow installed (designed by Patrick
Bray); ROSA has now LOL=LOA=90’.
4. A set of bi-foils (fins) installed under
propellers and rudders (with reinforced skegs) for shallow
water propeller protection and additionally increased
5. Remounting all the engines (new cushion systems
designed specifically for ROSA by Soundown - installed to
further control noise and vibration).
6. Also, remounting all exhaust lines to limit
transfer of noise and vibration to the hull. New,
extra-padded cover on the (one) legacy CAT generator (left for
additional redundancy as the 3rd generator on ROSA) and
padding of all exhaust lines.
7. The top (boat) deck extended aft by 15 ft. to
cover the master cabin deck. Now ROSA is one of the few
yachts with a large, private, covered deck accessible directly
from the Master.
8. The boat deck widened on both sides all the way
to the bow to cover the side walkways.
9. Upper deck rails around master deck replaced by
10. All rails on ROSA replaced with polished but
maintenance free aluminum
11. A brand-new Steelhead 5,000 lb. crane installed (+
with structural enhancements).
12. A utility Zodiac Bayrunner 14’ (50 hp Yamaha); jet
ski (Yamaha Cruiser, 175 hp)
13. Two new, quiet, fuel-efficient Northern Lights
generators installed (55 kW and 38 kW); the third (legacy)
generator - a CAT, 60 kW was left in for extra redundancy –
surveyed, serviced (perfect compression, etc.).
14. The two CAT 3406 mains have been overhauled and
zero-timed in 2012, and thoroughly surveyed and serviced in
2014; they are quiet, especially after rehanging, and very fuel-efficient.
15. A brand new fire suppression system installed.
16. Pantograph transom door and stairs to dive shop and
new dive shop arrangements installed.
17. Line cutters on shafts and stabilizer fins. 18.
Extra 20k lb. of lead ballast installed down below for
increased comfort and stability, still can supplement it with
water ballast and trim as needed.
19. All tanks overhauled; grey, black, and fresh water
tanks resurfaced, any even slight signs of in-tank corrosion
on walls replaced.
20. Ultrasound test of the entire hull, did not reveal
any (even residual) hull corrosion.
21. All new seacocks.
22. $150k+ of new electronics upgrades (e.g., a forward
looking sonar installation with a 3D display, a new NMEA2000
system, accessible from smart phones remotely).
23. A $150k+ Internet dish with a network, remotely
accessible 18-camera system, new sat phone system in all cabins.
24. Not only all cameras, but also all boat systems and
diagnostics can be accessed via satellite on any cell phone.
25. Flow-scans on all 5 engines (all networked via
NMEA200, and Internet enabled)
26. EXTERIOR ALL REDONE. A major makeover of the
entire exterior; the entire boat was stripped down from top to
bottom, primed and repainted (all work done in the US – at
MGBW in San Diego).
27. All decks have been completely redone with new base
and completely new teak on all decks (done and warrantied by
Teak Deck Systems, Inc.).
28. Powder coated rails replaced by polished (coated
and practically maintenance-free, as shown after an 8 month test).
29. All door lock hardware, hinges, etc., replaced or
overhauled and re-polished, etc.
30. A major overhaul of the entire AC system (Marine
Air triple chiller installed in 2012, all exchangers replaced
as needed; all ducts redone and lines reinsulated, 2014).
31. INTERIOR ALL REDONE. A major makeover of the
entire interior: All carpet floors replaced by Brazilian
jatoba floors, new furniture, appointments, two side rails on
all stairs inside and outside; remote electric blinds, all
lighting changed to dimmable LED’s, improvements to the
plumbing, water heating, fixtures. New upholstery throughout
(distressed) leather on all seats and settees, “1920-style”
nonglossy décor throughout ROSA. All new TV’s (4k),
refrigerators, freezers, new arrangement in crew quarters,
upgraded all mattresses, and more.
32. 2nd master bathroom with external access door and
Calcutta Sepia marble.
33. Carbon fiber gangway.
34. Countless, countless other enhancements. 34. New
AC compressors August 12, 2015
Rosa's enormous volume puts her in the comfort class of
displacement motor yachts well over 100 feet (30m). This
serious world class Explorer yacht has recently finished an
extensive 2014/15 refit during which the vessel was completely
updated and serviced, including new generators, new Seakeeper
zero speed stabilizers, new updated bulb, complete repaint and
extensively more work totaling over $2.5m
She has taken her five Owners and their families over
50,000 ocean miles on her own hull, from the Med to New
Zealand and back to the West Coast. Rosa has over a 5000 mile
range at an economical fuel burn of 16 gallons an hour at 9
knots, she is as efficient and seaworthy as any vessel in her class.
She is an all aluminum purpose built yacht with huge
volume, From the expansive and modern bridge a 270 degree view
gives the feeling of a vessel of well over 100 feet.
She carries all the equipment necessary for serious adventure
and water play including a dive compressor with racks for 10
tanks, multiple kayaks, and she is set up to fish with the
best. The vessel features over 2000 gallons of daily fresh
water making capacity and an environmentally friendly sewage
treatment capability. ROSA is ruggedly built and as practical
as she is handsome. Built to expedition standards by ABD of
Vancouver, Canada, she is designed to take her owner and
guests in comfort and safety anywhere in the world.
Her owner has a good understanding and deep respect for
preventative maintenance programs. Consequently she is a
superbly maintained and thoughtfully equipped cruising yacht
that presents a unique opportunity for someone who desires to
adventure to places beyond the norm.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith
but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this
information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer
should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate
such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is
offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal
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