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164' Arsenal Do Alfeite Custom

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164' Arsenal Do Alfeite Custom
Arsenal Do Alfeite Custom
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164' Arsenal Do Alfeite Custom
•Year: 1968
•Current Price: US$ 4,250,000
•Located in Malta
•Hull Material: Steel
•Engine/Fuel Type: Twin diesel
•YW# 78726-2210208

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Boat Name
 Builder: Arsenal Do Alfeite Custom
 Designer: Jorge d'Almeida Araujo
 LOA: 164 ft 0 in
 Engine Brand: MTU/Mercedes Benz
 Engine Model: R-493
 Cruising Speed: 14 mph
 Maximum Speed: 18 mph
 Beam: 7.45M 24.05ââ‚
Max Draft: 3.79M 12.05ââ‚
Displacement: 280 tons
 Total Power: 1350 HP
 Fuel: 11,889 US gallons
Engines: MTU/Mercedes Benz R-493 @1350HP
Engine Controls: WABCO/Westinghouse
Reduction Gear: ZF (Vee drive) BW800 H20
Steering: Tenfjord hydraulic type 115T (rudders) H-2-2FSG steering box
Fuel Polishing: Westfalia ON616 centrifuge separator
Generators: Caterpillar 3304 55KW 50Hz (X3)
Water Maker: Aqua-Set 85 liters per hour
Air Conditioners/Heating: Condaria water chilled reverse cycle
Shore Power: 300 amp 220V/50Hz
Sailor RT 144 VHF.
Skanti VHF 100 DSC.
Garmin Chart Plotter/GPS 120XL (with radar interface).
Simrad R-45 Auto Pilot.
Furuno FR711 Radar.
JRC NRC-200 Navtex.
Dell Computer linked to GPS.
Several handheld VHF radios and a 12VDC and 24VDC power supplies (housed in a separate cabinet)
Deck Cranes: Dunbar/Tico knuckle-boom
Tenders: Zodiac Yacht-Line 18’ 600RL w-Yamaha 115HP outboard
Zodiac Med-Line 15.6’ w- Evenrude 75HP outboard
Riva Olympic 22’ 350 c.u. GM engine (being restored)
Water Craft: Yamaha XL 700 Wave Runner Jet Ski
Vessel Walkthrough: Main Deck/ Guest Cabins
Master Stateroom:
This is a grand master suite and offers a magnificent morning and evening views of any harbor, island or coastal scenery! The head (master bath) is equally luxurious and features a cast iron porcelain corner tub (no fiberglass/ acrylic materials used on this yacht) and the counter tops are a beautiful pink/ beige marble. All toilets are home style and have adjacent bidet faucets and all plumbing fixtures work 100%. This cabin can be used as a VIP guest stateroom, meeting room or even a gymnasium or day spa by removing the bed.
Junior Guest Suite:
Continuing moving aft…a few steps outside the master vestibule are a set of steps (port side) that lead to the crew quarters alternative entry (hidden behind a curved flush fitting door) and terminate at a small foyer to a small guest stateroom. The dimensions: 8.16’ long X 8.83’ wide (72 sq’). This stateroom was used by previous owners as an office, a nanny’s, personal assistant, guest chef’s stateroom and a nursery. This stateroom features a built-in desk, moderate size en-suite head/shower room and ample hanging and drawer cabinets. There is good natural lighting from the large ports in both cabin and bath.
Dining Room/ Butler's Pantry:
Continuing aft on the main deck, the formal dining room is large 18’ wide X 15.2’ long (244 sq’) with a ceiling height of 7.08’. There are several built-in cabinets that house the glass/china/silver service. The ceilings are coffered and mirrored. There are several bronze lost wax cast sconces on all four corners and recessed lighting. The antique dining table is massive (seating 10-14) with finely veneered features. The dining chairs have been restored and upholstered in an elegant matching period fabric. Included in the sale is a large oil painting depicting a Mediterranean family feast. There are several large windows on both sides to the room and guest can enjoy the scenery.
Butler's Pantry:
The butler’s pantry is to the forward/port side of the dining room. It is finished in a light sycamore veneer and features a dumb waiter, a Miele dishwasher, double sink, medium size refrigerator/freezer, espresso maker and storage for breakfast service and provisions. This is a perfect light breakfast, lunch or midnight snack prep galley. There is a watertight deck door and aft or upper deck food service can be assessed without salon walk through by crew.
Salon/ Drawing/ Games/ Media Rooms:
Continuing aft, the salon/drawing room is massive. Measured from dining room to aft deck entry it is over 40’ long X 18’ wide! There are two sets of pocket doors that allow the dining room to be closed off and the second set allowing the sitting room adjacent to the dining to be separated from the aft salon. This smaller salon has a beautiful semi-spiral staircase with carved baluster handrails. This section of the stateroom features two statuary niches and several built-in cabinets that currently house audio gear. Like the dining room, there are cast bronze sconces, recessed lighting and coffered ceilings. This is a great area to stage a gourmet dining prelude or a post dining retreat. The pocket doors allow this space to become a modern media room with the addition of a built-in flat screen lifting cabinet and an Ethernet based media server A/V system.
Main Salon:
The main salon is 25.8’ long X 18’ wide (464.4 sq’) measured from aft entry to the pocket doors of the drawing room. The salon like the dining/ drawing rooms feature large windows where seeing and being seen continues. The ceilings are coffered/ mirrored and the blond oak paneling and bronze sconces are incorporated. There are several antique cabinets that have been added to the décor with clever air-condition/heating vents blended in. The sofas and coffee/ cocktail tables are not built in and can be changed easily to suit the new owners taste. The sisal carpeting also continues with oriental runners and rugs placed over. There is recessed lighting and several built in audio system speakers. The original owner wanted a salon that was reminiscent of the grand hotels and homes of Europe…he succeeded! The salon/drawing rooms offer any new owner a flexible layout that can be fashioned to their taste and with replacement of soft goods and flooring the transformation is a simple task.
Guest Staterooms:
The guest staterooms offer a luxurious retreat and are quiet and spacious. They can be accessed via a stairway to the starboard side of the drawing room/ salon. On the lower landing there is a good sized vestibule 7.5’X8.3’ (62.4sq’). The landing is oak paneled and has the same series bronze sconces and recessed lighting. There is a waterproof mid-ship bilge access hatch recessed into the wood flooring. There are four guest staterooms and a brass name plate affixed to each room bearing the names of the Greek Gods; Athena, Estia, Artemis, and Afrodite (Aphrodite). The “nanny’s room” is named Rea.
The two forward facing port and starboard staterooms are mirror imaged in size and specifications. There is a set of double doors that allow the two rooms to be joined as one grand guest or master full beam suite. The staterooms have coffered ceilings (mirrored) and several built-in cabinets and hanging closets. The beds are King size. The heads/ bathrooms are en-suite and feature a 6’+ cast iron/ porcelain tub shower, home style toilets with bidet attachment and a glass top/polished nickel leg vanity. The plumbing/ accessory fixtures are gold plated and in 100% working condition.
The Galley is quite large and is equipped comparable to any gourmet restaurant. The range has eight burners, plus a flat griddle, a deep fryer and an open smoker grill. The galley is veneered in sanitary stainless steel and features a powerful extractor fan that has a chimney directly to the faux smoke stack. There several refrigerators and a large chest freezer. Prepared food is lifted to the butler’s service pantry via a dumb waiter and there is no smells or noise entering the dining room. Under the galley and accessed via a watertight hatch is an additional bilge storage area that can house provisions/cleaning supplies, large pans or beverages.
Pilot House
The pilot house offers an over 180 degree view. It is oak paneled with an attractive steering and navigation console built-in and affixed to the wind screen area. The pilot house has port and starboard deck access water tight doors. Behind the pilot house is the chart room and captain’s cabin.
Behind the pilot house on the port side is the chart room and is finished in oak matching the guest areas below. There are many storage cabinets and several book shelves that amply hold all ships office supplies, technical binders and engineering drawings. To the starboard side of the cabin is a chart table with generous storage for many rolled or flat papers charts. To the port side is the captain’s head/shower. The captain’s cabin is aft/starboard of the chart table. The captain’s berth is wide enough for the occasional guest and there are several storage cabinets and hanging uniform closets.
The roof of the pilot house is reached via a port side stairway. The roof allows access to lighting, air horns, radar scanners and various antennas. There is an access hatch adjacent to the radar mast that houses SSB antenna tuners and other electronic devices.
Aft Deck/ Outdoor Space
The aft deck is very spacious approximately 40’ long X 23’ wide. It is mostly sheltered by a strip wood overhead that offers protection from the elements. There are also acrylic splash screen on the main and upper deck that also provide protection while underway. The condition of the teak deck is outstanding (due to the aforementioned protection). Included in the sale is a collection of wicker seating (with cushions). This is the perfect space for various social functions and gala events can be hosted completely segregating the private interior guest area by simply locking the aft salon doors. The guest will have an on deck powder room on the port/ aft section of this main deck or another powder room located on the top deck. Additional income can be generated from dockside charters without the wear/tear of strangers traipsing through the private sectors! Food service is accommodated via the port side walkway and butler’s pantry.
Entry (stern to) is by an approximately 20’ long gangway/passerelle that is hoisted by two electric winches/steel cables. The gangway can slew 10-15 degrees either direction. There is also a rain head shower (starboard ) to rinse off the salt water after a swim. Marquipt style port and starboard entry ladders allow entry from both dockside (breasted) or water entry.
Aft-Top Deck
Entry to the Aft-Top deck is gained by an aft main deck stairway, through the pilothouse or a series of stairs via the fore deck. Like the aft deck below the top-aft is equally generously proportioned. Adjacent to the summit of the staircase is an alfresco dining bar/storage/refrigerator unit. There is a large teak table and chairs. Also is a teak bench seat and a locker to hold the canvas cabaña tent with outlets for overhead lanterns. The tent is the perfect setting dockside or at anchor dining. There is a powder room/day head located in the faux smoke stack.
Tender Deck
The tender deck is top/ midship. There is ample space for two cradled large tenders, several Jet Skis and other various water toys and craft. The tenders are lifted by two over sized Dunbar/ Tico knuckle boom cranes. The cranes have tremendous reach and lifting capacities and can accommodate dockside loading or equipment/provisions. There exist the possibility to lift and stow motorcycles/ Vespa’s, a small submarine/ ROV, an Ultra-Light aircraft or a small electric car or dune buggy.
Sun Deck
Yet another perfect spot to worship the sun, enjoy the scenery while underway or at anchor. The Sun Deck is situated above the master cabin structure. It is accessed via a set of stair ascending from the main deck or by a passage via the pilothouse and upper deck. It is a semicircular horseshoe design and features several insulated beverage lockers and dry storage for tanning locations and sun glasses. Ample built-in storage/ beverage ice chest. The yellow and white striped Sunbrella canvas cushions are in 100% condition.
The foredeck is sheathed in teak and has a massive dual anchor windlass and wash down system. The wide flair of the bow and high bulwarks protect the crew and guest from over-spray. There are numerous port/starboard side rope/hose lockers. The crew entry is aft the windlass and has a hooded weather shield.
Chain Locker:
Forward of the crew area is the chain locker. The windlass motor (220V) can be serviced from there. There are port and starboard chain bunks and the chain can be additionally washed and inspected with ease. There are several auxiliary refrigeration compressors and large provisions refrigerator has been installed adjacent to the entry door foyer.
Underwater Hull
The underwater hull was recently surveyed and repaired under R.I.N.A supervision and project management by Mario Dix (Mario has managed the yacht the entire time she has been in Malta). “Thea” was dry docked and the hull below the waterline was ultrasonically tested (full report available). Only one small section was replaced due to an abandoned anchor wash down tank that leaked fresh water. The hull was full 2.5 S.A. blasted and revealed her superb condition fully galvanized (war ship standards) steel plating. She was treated to a zinc rich primer, Sigma epoxy primer coated and bottom painted. The Sigma (epoxy paint) field engineer was on hand to supervise the application. The shafts were removed and inspected and “blood tested” to check for invisible cracks. New pillow block (cushion block) Thordon bearings were replaced. Steering boxes were inspected and new seals/gaskets installed. Propellers were serviced and zincs installed.
Engine/ Mechanical/ Electrical Area
The engine room is aft and is entered via a water tight deck hatch about 15’ feet from the transom entry (secondary emergency port side hatch). The space is well insulated and noise levels on deck and inside the salon are extremely good. There are two large rectangular deck plates trimmed in stainless steel and flush with the aft decks teak flooring that allow for engine or machinery removal with out having to cut an opening in the hull or deck. The two MTU R- 493 V-12 1350 HP engines are connected to ZF BW 800 H20 (Vee Drive) reduction gearboxes. The power plants have electronic synchronization. CO2 fire suppression (recently serviced) and outside air vent close/offs are functioning.
The generators provide the 220V ship’s service that besides domestic power, it powers all machinery and deck lighting. The windlass, capstan, passerelle and deck cranes/hydro pack are all 220V. Eight 8D wet cell batteries (new July 09) start engines and generators and have combiner switches for backup and a new charger (July 09). There is an oil change/ fill system with a waste oil tank (deck pump out), an emergency “trash” engine driven bilge pump-fire fighting pump. Maugiere air compressors provide pressurized air to various systems.
“Thea”’s steering system is also derived from commercial and military vessel construction practices. The system uses dual Tenfjord Type 115T rudder steering boxes and a Type H-2-2FSG steering box (pilothouse). This system is redundant and connects the port and starboard units via a massive tie rod. Each engine has a port/starboard driven hydraulic power steering pump with cut in/ out valve circuits. There are two rudder angle indicators reporting to the Simrad auto-pilot and the Vosper stabilizer controller (not working).
The tool room has a medium sized workshop with two steel work benches, a drill press, a lathe and plenty of tool and spare part storage. The tool room houses the large stainless steel water heater, engine pre-heater, water maker, water pressure system, stabilizer hydraulic power pack and Condaria air-conditioning water chiller system.
Electrical service was modernized in the 1999 re-fit, note digital gauges. There is a large ships electrical service switch board, engine throttle/ starting stating, engine cylinder head monitors, fuel tank level gauges.
“Thea” has Vosper stabilizers and a Vickers hydraulic power pack (located in engine room). The hydraulics and underwater fin work 100% and there are no salt water or hydraulic leaks any where. The system requires modernization to the electronic portion of the system.
Exhaust System: The exhaust system is dry with the engine/generators sea water cooling mixing into the end of the system. The system is unique and the initial engine exhaust is directed to a set of large oval exhaust collectors exiting the transom just above the water line. When the engines reach higher RPM’s the back pressure activates an internal exhaust flap to direct the exhaust below the water. This arrangement keep the exhaust gases and noise to a minimum and guest can enjoy the aft deck underway!
Crew Quarters
The crew quarters can be entered via the foredeck companionway or through a secret passage hidden behind a curved flush door in the stairway leading to the forward junior stateroom. There is berthing for ten…four double crew cabins with upper/lower bunks and an engineers or chefs cabin adjacent to the galley entry. A large crew lounge/mess is finished in a light colored lacquered finish. The lounge has a small refrigerator, television and two sets of Miele washers and dryers. There are two large showers/heads (one can be a dedicated female only head).
The crew cabins are spacious and each feature AC/Heating blower units.
Fire Fighting/ Safety Equipment/ Life Rafts
“Thea” has four fire hose standpipes (forward port/starboard and aft port/starboard) and port/ starboard sets of fuel shut off valves. There are ample fire hose/nozzles and portable fire extinguishers (all in current certification) at strategic and required locations. The fire fighting system is sea water supplied driven off the engines pump. There canister life rafts (all recently serviced) that are mounted on both decks and are hydro statically opened. “Thea” has several EPIRB’s and are currently in registration.
Classification/ Inspections/ Registration
“Thea” was originally built to a Lloyd’s Classification but during her several ownerships was not kept in classification. She does have a documented repair history and there are many records/receipts (in Greek and Portuguese) that portray “Thea” having had consistent servicing. During the past year, “Thea” has been revived and her bottom was given a thorough going over. R.I.N.A. has been contacted by management to survey and to begin a re-classification process under their society’s standards. The hull was media blasted and ultra-sonic audio gauged. The majority of the hull plates were close to the original 9mm thickness. The entire bottom up to the waterline was epoxy coated with the paint systems field engineer over looking to assure a quality/ warranted application. The rudders were dropped and the shafts pulled, new bearings were installed and the rudder boxes inspected and overhauled. “Thea” waterline (load line) was verified and documented. R.I.N.A. will conduct a stability test (they add weights to either side of the vessel to determine listing) and once complete will have a R.I.N.A. certificate of sea worthiness. “Thea” is currently Malta flagged and has no financial encumbrances/liens/debts.
 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 without notice.

1968 164' classic steel mega motor yacht "THEA". Beautiful classic style and luxury can be yours in this highly appointed yacht designed in the style of the best luxury hotel. Natural oak with custom furniture and finishings are the norm. Formally named "Donapila II", "Myrna", "Yanka", "Derama" and "Rama." "Thea" returned to the builder's yard, Arsenal Do Alfeite (Portugal), in 1999 for a refit where several electrical and mechanical components were modernized. Recently, she has also received new bottom inspections and coatings and will be R.I.N.A. certified.
On board are vast libraries of engineering drawings, specification books, fuel consumption graphs and yard bills that document special history. "Thea" boasts many redundant systems and toughened naval type construction hidden beneath her sumptuous appearance. Configured for comfortable cruising with 11 master and guest berths, all with en suite head facilities, and crew accommodations for 11, “Thea” is a palatial treat on the sea.

A few years ago Thea also had a major bottom overhaul (S.A.2.5 blast on the 9 mm warship steel hull which is galvanized), tail shafts were pulled and blood inspected, changed A frame Thordon bearings on the tail shafts, the hull below the waterline was fully ultrasonically tested, etc. etc. This was done in the Manoel Island Yacht Yard (which is owned by the Malta Dockyards).
The seller will consider all reasonable offers. Please call or email for the complete brochure.
For More information call 786 395 1284 or email Jorge@yachtadvisors.com

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