1963 Vosper LRC MOTOR YACHT
This is one Classic Lady, Trade considered,
Looking for a respectable offer.
1963 Vosper Flybridge Motoryacht 105'
'LADY CLAUDIA' is a Philip Rhodes de-signed long range motor yacht built for the Chairman of BP Petroleum Co., by VOSPER Thornycraft in Portsmouth England as a strong, classic and economical long range motor yacht. She is likely the most seaworthy, stabilized Yacht of her size in the world today.
Features include walk around teak weather decks, four large owners suites and on deck main galley, a huge open aft deck salon and a beautiful private formal dining salon forward on the main deck. By design, the ship has a long center of gravity, a long centerline, a 21' beam, a 6' draft, Caterpillar main engines and a 5000 mile range.
In 2007 the vessel was purchased by an International Aviation Company who dry-docked the yacht for 2 years. During this time the following was done: replacement of 800 sq. ft. of steel in the hull, any steel under 85% of original plating was replaced; all ribs replaced where necessary; keel inside structure replaced; all tank tops replaced; tanks made new, completely coated and all plumbing for fuel replaced; fresh water tanks replaced; new pressure water system and new waste water system installed; both shaft alleys trued; new shaft bearings installed; new 4-blade propellers installed; every piece of electrical wiring from main deck down replaced; all upper decks repaired with apoxyed marine plywood (new metal where necessary), then new artificial teak decks installed. All pumps are new. All air conditioning new in 2009. All new electrical panels and all new underwater exhausts. At the same time all the below deck accommodations were removed and rebuilt completely new.
She has accommodations for eight in the owners party in four staterooms with all new walls (woodwork), floors, lighting, bathrooms and all new headliners. She has a 5000 mile range and is a very seaworthy, stabilized ocean-going yacht. Today, the M/Y Lady Claudia represents a very unique value. To duplicate the yacht in Europe would cost well over $10,000,000.00 and take several years to complete.
All she needs now is, the crews quarters finished and exterior touch up paint job.
This famous classic Phillip Rhodes design would be a real head-turner in any port she might visit worldwide.
Steering SystemJoystick Control
The main salon has an open airy feeling with three large windows on the port and three on the starboard. Looking aft through a double door is a large entertainment section which is an extension of the salon and has a table with seating for eight under the hardtop extension. Going forward, the starboard passage leads to the galley which is all finished in solid wood cabinets and granite countertops with a very rich traditional look. On the starboard stair forward three steps up to the pilothouse is the main helm station with all the navigation equipment and electric controls. The pilothouse has a large bench designed seating that looks forward and to the starboard are six stairs that lead to an opening to the top deck, navigation station and seating area for at least twenty people. Port and starboard openings from the pilothouse forward lead to the exclusive formal dining area that seats ten comfortably. Thoughout the vessel there is very tastefully done granite countertops which beautifully accents the decor. The access to the master and guest staterooms are through the salon port side leading down to the passage aft to the master stateroom which is quite large and very well appointed and includes its own master bath and shower. Leading from the stair below to the immediate port side is a guest stateroom with its own head and shower. Also, there are two other guest staterooms with adjoining showers and heads that are very well appointed. All three guest staterooms boast queen sized beds with decorator spreads. Throughout the vessel all headliners, wall coverings and flooring are new and in very good taste.
In 2008 and 2009 the vessel was dry docked for over a year. During this time the engines were removed and sent to Caterpillar to be overhauled to 'zero' hours. Two brand new NarPro diesel generators each 30KW were installed. New Westmar stabilizers installed. New Westmar bow thruster. All new plumbing and electrical wiring installed. New lighting. 9 station electronic bilge pump monitoring system. 8 station electronic tank monitoring system (fuel & water). 2 new PanelTronix electrical panels. Ecotec 1200 GPD watermaker with separate pre-filters. Phase three stage smart charger (eng). WestMar battery charger for generators. Secondary steering system (mechanical). 2 new 500 gallon day tanks(1000 gal. total). 2 new fuel transfer pumps. 2 Xantrex DR series inverters/chargers. All new fuel manifolds. New water manifold. New Racor fuel filters for main engines and generators. WestMar 1135 Psi Air compressor. 4 new ROLL's Batteries (house). 2 new 8D batteries for generators. Oil change system. Fuel transfer system.
The galley is brand new and located on the main deck just aft of the Pilot House, air conditioned with digital controls. All the equipment is brand new in 2009. All new cherry cabinets, new granite countertops and flooring. Aft of the galley is a brand new day head, never used. New Jenn Air four burner electric stove. New LG dish washer. New Avanti beverage cooler. New GE profile electric trash compactor. New Edgewater ice maker. New Whirlpool washer and dryer on lower deck.
"Lady Claudia" has a complete walk-around deck with all FLEXTeak decks installed. New deck hatches. Galley Maid hydraulic anchor windlass rebuilt in 2008. Two Navy type anchors with chain. The aft deck is huge with a teak table and chairs for Al fresco dining. The aft cockpit is ideal for fishing and access to the new swim platform. The cockpit also has access via a hatch to the steering mechanism.
Starting at the aft deck is a large area for outdoor dining and relaxation. Going forward, one enters the large and 'classic' salon with all new flooring, woodwork and furniture, large picture windows, direct and indirect lighting. To starboard is a cabinet with a state of the art entertainment system. Going forward is the day head and the entrance to the brand new galley. Continuing forward and up a few steps is the pilot house. Further forward is the private dining room with fine wood paneling, big windows, granite built-in buffet counter and a large table easily seating eight. There is also a wine and silver locker hidden behind the art work. Up from the pilot house is the upper bridge area featuring bench seating a bimini top for sun protection, full vessel controls and a hinged mast for Great Lakes cruising.
The pilot house is accessed via a couple of steps from the main deck forward of the galley where all the engine controls and bow thruster controls are located. Aft of the helm is seating accommodations for guests to enjoy the view while underway. The pilot house also has access to the bridge via several steps. RayMarine E120 Radar/chartplotter. RayMarine depth sounder. Port and Starboard engine controls. Westmar CPS1000 Gyro Stabilizers. ComNav 1001 Auto Pilot with remote. RayMarine ST60 Depth sounder. ComNav Jog steering. Uniden ES VHF Radio. Gyro Compass. Flight Systems, electronic engine monitoring system
Air compressor - new. Air conditioning and heating - new. Hot water - individual instant hot. Fresh water maker - reverse osmosis, new. Dishwasher. Washing machine. Oven. Microwave oven. Marine head. Refrigerator. Deep freezer. Shore power inlet - dual. Generator - two. Inverter - two. Electrical Circuit 110V. Teak cockpit. Teak side decks. Gangway. Cockpit cushions - new. Cockpit table - new. Hydraulic windlass.