2005 Symbol Yachts 68 Pilothouse
Good Answer has been professionally maintained by a knowledgeable full time Captain and all systems are in working order and the yacht is very clean inside and out. This is a very spacious Raised Pilothouse Motor Yacht with all the necessary equipment for extended cruising. With her large house battery bank, Inverter, twin generators and water maker, Good Answer is ready for weeks in the Bahamas.
This yacht features a large cockpit and fly bridge providing great outdoor entertaining spaces. The cockpit has room for a large table and 6-8 chairs. Wide side decks with high bulwarks provide safe access for line handling when docking.
You enter the salon from large glass and stainless sliding doors. The salon offers a large built in seating area and has a Sony flat screen on a lift mechanism. The galley is at the forward end of the salon, is fully equipped with appliances and has great counter space and storage.
At the forward end of the salon/galley area you step up a few steps to enter the pilothouse that houses the lower helm and a large seating area with beautiful cherry table aft. The raised pilothouse helm location makes the lower helm station very usable when you don't want to be at the upper station.
The stairs at the forward port side of the pilothouse take you to the 3 staterooms below. The master is aft and is full beam with its own private head. The forward VIP berth is a great guest room with ample storage and natural light and ventilation provided by an opening port light on either side and an overhead hatch. The port guest stateroom is on the starboard side and features two side by side bunks and opening port light and generous storage.
You enter the salon through a large glass sliding door. Most of the aft wall of the salon is glass and the side windows are large providing lots of natural light. On the starboard side there is a large L settee that seats 4-5 adults comfortably. There is a beautiful cherry table in front of the settee. On the port side, the large flat screen TV is on a lift. There is a comfortable barrel chair in the aft port corner. Forward of the TV you find a large storage area for bottled drinks and glassware. The Integra surround sound receiver, Direct TV receiver, and Panasonic 5 disk changer are in a cabinet forward of this locker. The window shades are large pleated style in opaque off white fabric that provide good natural light and privacy. There are overhead 24 volt lights and four 110V lamps allowing you lots of flexibility in how the room is lit.
The galley counters are finished in beautiful granite with a granite back splash behind the sink and cook-top. The galley features a full size Sub Zero Refrigerator/Freezer, GE Profile glass top cook top, stainless steel 2 bowl sink with garbage disposal, GE Spacemaker microwave with range hood, GE dishwasher, and a U-Line ice maker. The counter top is very large and is U-shaped allowing the person in the galley to be part of the conversation in the salon.
To port of the refrigerator is a large pull out pantry.
The lower helm in the pilothouse provides good visibility when you want to operate the yacht from inside. This helm station has the same Furuno Navnet 3d system as the upper station and includes all controls to run the vessel from this position. The Navnet Systems has AIS, Satellite Weather, and a 25KW Furuno Radar.
- Dual Furuno 3D Navnet Screens
- Raymarine Autopilot
- ACR Spotlight Control
- Raymarine multifunction display
- Westmar Stabilizer controls
- KVH Sat TV control
- Standard Horizon GX2360S VHF
- Windlass Controls
- Rudder Angle indicator
- Bow and Stern Thruster control
- CAT Multi function displays
- Hynautic Trim Tab Controls
- 3 separate wiper controls
- Tank Watch black water indicators
Aft of the helm there is a large U shaped dining area. This seating is elevated and offers an excellent view out the front and side windows of the vessel. There are lots of storage areas in this seating area. The very large table easily seats 6 for dinner.
On the port side of the Pilothouse aft you have a set of stairs to go up the the fly bridge. Forward on the port side, there is a set of stairs that takes you below to the staterooms.
There is a door on each side of the pilothouse that provides access to the side decks.
The Master stateroom is very large and is near the center of the boat providing the best stability. The King size Berth is Athwart ship and the head in along the port side. There are opening port lights on either side of the hull providing natural light and good cross ventilation. Forward you will find a wall of hanging lockers. There are storage lockers along the aft wall and under bed as well.
The VIP stateroom has a large bed on center with storage lockers and hanging lockers on either side. There is an opening port light on each side and an overhead hatch above. The VIP stateroom has direct access to the head and there is a hall entrance to this head as well for providing easy access for guests in the starboard twin bunkroom.
The starboard guest stateroom features twin side by side bunks with good space between them and a nightstand with drawers. This stateroom has an opening port light, TV, and storage drawers under the berth.
The fly bridge has a hardtop with built in lighting. An enclosure on 3 sides protects you from inclement weather, but is removable for nice days. There are 2 helm chairs forward and 2 large seating areas aft. The FB area also has a fresh water wash down hose, 110V outlet for the dinghy charger, davit, Norcold drink refigerato, Miele electric grill, sink, 6 person liferaft, and lifesling throwable safety device.The Navnet Systems has AIS, Satellite Weather, and a 25KW Furuno Radar.
The AB dingy is in very good condition and has a 70 hp Yamaha 4 stoke engine.
At the helm you have access to:
- Duel large Furuno Navnet 3D displays
- Raymarine Autopilot
- Icom IC M604 VHF
- Cat multifunction engine displays
- ACR Spotlight control
- Rudder angle indicator
- Raymarine multifunction display
- Bow and Stern Thruster controls
- Hynautic trim tab controls
- Clarion Stereo
- 2nd VHF Standard Horizon GX2360S
- Furuno RD30 repeater
- Intercom to staterooms, lower helm and engine room
The engine room is well laid out and well lit. The 3406E CAT engines can be accessed on all sides for servicing. One generator is forward and one is aft there is good access to both. The hydraulic system has a large pump on each transmission and so the systems operate with a single engine running if needed. The Engine room Air supply is via a Delta T intake and fan system. The engine room is accessed via a lifting stairway in the cockpit. This is very safe to access underway.
On either side deck there is access to a 50A cablemaster and a second 50A inlet. You can run the boat on a single 50A cord or you can use two 50A cords when required. In the summer months in Florida and the Bahamas you will need two cords, but when you don't need all the AC units running you can run on a single 50A cord if you manage your load.
There is a large bank of Optima batteries (10 Optima AGM 900 CCA Batteries) dedicated to the house and inverter system. This will run the refrigeration and many of the house systems without the generator or shore power for many hours. This will allow you to anchor out in cool weather and shut the generator down.
Either of the 16KW Northern lights generators will run the boat. These units have been well maintained and are easy to access.
The Inverter is the house bank battery charger and there are several other 12 and 24 volt chargers that charge the engine and generator batteries.
The water pump is a 110 Volt Mach 5 water pump that runs off the inverter to provide good water pressure to multiple spigots at the same time. The four 90 gallon polypropylene water tanks are located aft of the engine room and are plumbed to function as one large 360 gallon tank. There is a large pressure tank to avoid excessive pump cycling.
The Max Q water maker is rated at 600 GPD.
The lazarette provides lots of storage and houses many of the yacht's systems. The water maker, Mach 5 110V AC water pump, hot water heater, underwater lights, stern thruster, and water tanks are located in this space. There is lots of storage space for cruising gear.