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2002 80 (ft.) NORTHERN MARINE Series 8000

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General Information

Listing# 81741

Ft. Lauderdale, FL, United States
Boat Type
Model Year
Motor Yachts
Stuart Archer
Series 8000
80 (ft.)
Hull Material
Fuel Type
Engine Model
Number of Engines
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General Details

This beautiful expedition yacht is sure to give her owner luxuries desired while cruising around the world.

Refit in 2012


Vessel Accommodations
The Salon is on the main deck with walkarounds on each side, and the pilothouse is on the level of the raised foredeck, with twin doors for access. At "half deck" levels are the boat deck above the Salon and the flying bridge atop the pilothouse. Loras' Salon is reminiscent of an English gentleman's club, with makore bulkheads and furniture stained a dark reddish brown, and a beamed ceiling overhead. Detailed raised paneling showcases Northern Marine's craftmanship with brushed silver scones on the bulkheads. A sitting area is aft, with L-shaped leather sofa, separated from the formal dining room by a center divider. The divider, with two fluted columns, also hold an aft-facing 37' LCD HD 3D TV (2011) with surround sound behind tambour doors. The formal dining area includes handcrafted jatoba and is separated from the galley by a breakfast counter with two stools. GALLEY: Located forward of the salon and dining area, (amidships) is the well equipped full galley.  Opposite the galley to starboard is a large pantry area with abundant storage for extended cruising. Double door Sub Zero refrigerator with ice maker Kitchen Aide Dishwasher Broan trash compactor LG Microwave Jenn Aire Covection oven with (4) burner cook top Insta Hot  hot water dispenser Double porcelain sink with garbage disposal New corian counter tops MASTER STATEROOM: The Master Stateroom fills the area beneath the main deck from the pilothouse to the anchor locker. A centerline king berth faces forward beneath a Craftsman-style mirrored headboard with fluted colums and granite nightstands, and an overhead treament with makore rope accents gives the effect of a canopy above the bed. Even when tucked in for the night on a long passage, the owner remains informed since the starboard nightstand conceals a Brookes and Gatehouse instrument repeater panel. A flat screen 42' LCD 3D TV (2011) at the foot of the bed is linked to the security cameras. Forward of the Master Stateroom is the ensuite head.  A large, glass enclosed shower on the center line, separates the his and hers vanity/sink areas. Forward from the shower is the head area with toilet to starboard and a bidet to port. GUEST ACCOMODATIONS: From the main deck level on the starboard side is the staircase leading to the guest cabins.  The number 1 VIP cabin to port has a walkaround queen berth with ensuite head with stall shower.  Forward of this stateroom, through a water tight door is the “tank room” which houses the larger fuel and water tanks.  This area also boasts a tremendous amount of additional storage. The number 2 vip cabin has a large double berth and is also fitted with a bunk style single berth for additional guests or children.  The single berth for this accommodation is generally stored in the forward tank room when not in use.  Across the companion way is a large head with stall shower. Next aft and to port is the crew stateroom with upper and lower single berths.  To starboard is the laundry center with upper and lower Bosch washer and dryer along with cabinet storage and stainless sink. The pilothouse is the nerve center of any passemaker, and on Lora it's thoughtfully arranged with a trio of Stidd helm seats behind the instrument panel, a raised settee with table and a ship's office and nav station out of the way with a flat screen computer and pull down chart stowage in the overhead. Two wing doors provide easy deck access and cross ventilation when needed.  Her flybridge is equipped with a centerline helm with electronic repeaters as well as wing controls on each side for maneuvering (a fourth station is aft on the lower deck). A wet bar and lounge area with table are also here.  Central sea chests handle raw-water intake (with a removable grating) and discharge, and the engine compartment is watertight with twin Freeman dogging doors. An interesting touch is that all the plumbing runs are labeled not just for content, but for direction of flow. Under way, Lora is designed to offer what you would expect. Her top speed is 11.5 knots, but she is built to cruise comfortable at 10 knots, at long range power settings she is burning just a gallon a mile from her 5,700 gallon fuel tanks. That should provide a comfortably transoceanic range in all directions.
Electronics and Navigation
Lower Helms: 1) Icom M127 VHF 3) Planar Screens 1) ABT Trac Stabilizer Display 1) B&G HS 2000 Depth/Speed Display 1) Simrad AP25 Autopilot units 1) Simrad AP20 Autopilot units 1) Auto Anchor AA560 Display/controller 1) ABT Thruster control 1) Simrad IS 20 Wind speed/Direction Display 1) Furuno NavNet Radar/Plotter 24 mile radar 1) Furuno Radar unit 96mile 1) Furuno Satellite Compass 1) Sea TraceR AIS Transponder 1) Exalto wiper control 1) Carlisle & Finch Searchlight control 3) Onan Genset Display panels 27kw ,21kw, 9kw(on/off switch only) 1) Dell Vostro 420 Computer for Nobletec 1) Sony Marine Stereo 1) Northern Marine Vessel Alarm Display 1) Cummins Marine Main Engine gauge panel and Secondary Digital display. 1) ZF Marine throttle control unit   Nav Stations: 1) Icom IC-M710 SSB 1) Icom IC-M127 VHF 1) Furuno GPS 37 1) Hughes HX 200 Sat reciever/transmitter 1) Sea Tel COBHAM Antenna Control Unit 1) i7 12 core server Computer with Planar screen 1) Iridium Satellite Telephone   FlyBridge: 1) Simrad AP 25 Autopilot 1) Icom IC-M127 VHF 1) Furuno NavNet Display (SLAVE) 1) Carlisle & Finch Searchlight control( SLAVE) 1) Murphy Digital Tachometer 1) Muir Auto Anchor Control 1) Trac Digital Stablizer Control 1) B&G Hydra 2000 Speed/depth unit 3) ZF Marine Throttle control units 2) ABT Trac Thruster control units Custom fiberglass Hardtop  
Next aft, is the well organized Engine Room.  The ease of access, ample spare parts and an array of tools make this a joy to work in. If she looks of LORA make a promise of serious passagemaking, that promise is kept most visibly in the sophisticated and seamanlike engine room. Power is provided by a single 660hp Cummins QSK engine turning just 1800rpm. For those concerned about single engine cruising, LORA has more than ample backups. There are three Onan generators 21kW for normal use, a 9kW for night operation and a 27kW for the hydraulic systems. Cummins  QSK-19 660 HP diesel with 4,373 hours. ZF electronic controls. 27 KW Onan generator with PTO for Bow and Stern thrusters and hydrostatic drive for “get home” capability at 6 knots.  11,063 hours. 21 KW Onan with 8,078  9  KW Onan 5607 Hours Trac  Bow and Stern thrusters Trac digital Zero Speed stabilizers Tank tender fuel tank monitoring Reversing variable speed blowers (2) 5 ton Aqua Air Marine chillers (1) Watermaker  600 GPD (1) Watermaker 1200 GPD Head Hunter head system RDX fuel polishing system (AlgaeX with SEPAR filtration system)   LAZARETTE: A water tight door in the aft end of the Engine Room leads to the lazarette which holds the (2) dive compressors, (6) dive tank storage rack and ample additional storage.  This are also holds the Trace inverter and gives good access to the rudder post and steering gear.  For ease of use, there is a water tight transom door leading directly to the swim platform. BOAT DECK: Zodiac Pro650 center counsel with custom T Top  (21 feet) Twin 75 HP Yamaha, 4 stroke outboards Icom VHF Depth sounder w/ speed log Garmin Chart Plotter Yamaha FX Cruiser Wave Runner w/ Chart Plotter (2) Deep freezers located inside the mast Nautical Structures fully hydraulic (including telescoping) 3000lb. davit, capable of launching from either side.   DECK EQUIPMENT: Muir 6000 custom Hydraulic anchor winch at the bow Muir 4500 Electric anchor winch on the bow Muir 3500 warping capstan on the aft deck 300 Meters of chain on the Hydraulic bow windlass Aft deck control station Port and Starboard wing stations on the flybridge
COMPUTER AND SATELLITE COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS: LORA features the latest generation computer system (driven by a 12-core server installed) and the newest generation, high speed satellite communication hardware, all installed in 2011. Enhanced Wi-Fi is available throughout the boat and remote access to the boat server computer (running Nobeltec) is provided allowing the owners or crew to remotely monitor LORA’s speed and position from any location. THE REFIT in 2005-2006: LORA was launched in December of 2002 (under the name of ZEUS), and then went back to the yard to install a number of upgrades requested by her first owner. For personal reasons, the first owner took the boat for her first trip (from Anacortes, WA to Alaska) only in the spring of 2004, followed by his second trip (from Anacortes, WA to Cabo, Mexico). The current owner purchased the boat right after that trip in 2005, when she was almost brand new (and renamed her LORA). He is an experienced yachtsman with extensive maritime experience in South Pacific, and he commissioned (at the boat manufacturer, Northern Marine) a number of enhancements to better prepare her for long range, Pacific cursing, including: a 5,000 lb. beaver tail, 5-blade propeller, bottom flow rails; a Targa hard top over the flybridge; new on-anchor (“zero-speed”) stabilization system; interior rearrangements down below to create a new VIP cabin, and a crew bunk room; a watertight door between the transom and lazarette; new jatoba floors throughout the boat (replacing the usual carpet); redundancy of all systems including the second complete anchoring system with redundant windlass, one more water maker, one more autopilot (with independent hydraulics), a second (4-tank, automated) scuba tank compressor, a third water heater (in-line) reserved for the master cabin only, and a large number of other improvements and enhancements. REFIT (February-May, 2011): The stabilization system has been upgraded to the latest (rear mount) model. In-depth service and maintenance of all systems has been performed, including all 4 diesel engines, hydraulic systems (including bow and stern thrusters, and the crane), the environmental (a/c) system, water makers, the grey and black water pumps have been replaced. All seacocks and fittings have been replaced. Access panels to all 5 tanks have been opened for inspection and reseated (after upgrading to a double-panel system). All appliances have been replaced (stove/oven, built-in refrigerator, two deep freezers, and more); all entertainment systems have been replaced including the latest generation SONY 3D LCD screens with 3D Blu-ray players in the main salon and the master cabin. Awlgrip paint has been inspected throughout the boat and replaced (repainted) in every area where it was not perfect (including the waterline, mast, crane, and all flat rails). The vessel computer network and the high speed satellite system have been upgraded to the latest technology. New teak seating arrangements have been added on the aft and bow decks. Redundancy in all systems and equipment make LORA capable of world cruising in complete comfort and safety.  Rarely does a vessel the caliber of LORA become available to the open market.  She has always been maintained in Palm Beach condition with no expense spared for upgrades and maintenance.  LORA is a “must see” for the yachtsman who is ready to make that “around the world” trip he has long dreamed about.
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.
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