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1965 Custom Expedition Yacht


San Diego, CA, US
  • 5 Staterooms
  • 5 Heads
  • 1 Engines

VARNEBANK Is A Heavy, Seaworthy, Long-range Expedition Yacht With Accommodations For Ten, Including Crew. She Was Originally Built In Holland For Fishing In The North Sea And Was Later Converted To A Long-range Yacht Capable Of Crossing Any Ocean. All Of The Conversion Work Was Done In Holland, Beginning In 2004 And Completed In 2007. In The Process, The Boat Was Stripped Of All Machinery, Electronics, Plumbing, Wiring, And Interior Spaces, Leaving Only The Outer Steel Hull. Much Of The Hull Plating Above The Waterline Was Replaced And Any Damage Below The Waterline Was Repaired With New Steel Plate. A New Interior With Multiple Watertight Spaces Was Constructed Of Steel And Finished In Cherry And Mahogany. There Are Two Double Guest Cabins, Two Crew Cabins, A Master Stateroom, Five Heads, Four Showers, And A Large Tub. A Spacious Galley On The Main Deck With A Two-drawer Stainless Refrigerator, Full-height Stand-alone Freezer, Dishwasher, Microwave Oven, Convection Oven, And An Advanced Induction Cooktop Make Food Preparation A Delight. A Watertight Door Leads From The Galley To The Deck. A New Wheelhouse Was Constructed Of Aluminum To Reduce Upper Deck Weight. This Is The First Time VARNEBANK Is Available In North America And She's Ready For Summer Cruising.


Listed by Seaton Yachts

THIS BOAT IS SUBJECT TO AN EXCLUSIVE LISTING AGREEMENT WITH SEATON YACHTS 401-225-2194 AND IS NOT OFFERED FOR SALE BY GALATI YACHT SALES. Galati Yacht Sales is merely providing this information in an effort to represent you as a buyer in the purchase of this vessel.

  • Last updated Jun 10th, 2024


Quick Specs

Country: US
Category: Power
Model: Expedition Yacht
Model Year: 1965


Cabins: 5
Heads: 5
Sleeps: 10

Hull Information

Hull Material: Steel


Length: 79 ' (24.08M)
Draft: 10 ft' (3M)
Beam: 19.17 ft' (5M)


Cruising Speed: 8 Knots
Displacement 180,000 lb lbs
Fuel Capacity: 5811 G. 21997 L.
Water Capacity: 317 G. 1199 L.


Engine 1

Engine Make: Mitsubishi
Engine Model: S6R2-MPTA
Engine Type: Inboard
Power HP: 580
Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Hours: 3,642



VARNEBANK accommodates up to 10 guests in 5 staterooms.
• Owner's Suite
    - Queen Bed
    - Ensuite Head with Microphor Toilet/Sink/Bathtub/Shower/Storage Under Sink/Deck Prism/Heated Towel Rack
    - Chelsea Clock
    - Sony 17" TV
    - Large Closet/Cupboard with Shelves
    - A/C Unit
    - Opening Hatch with Skylight
    - Intercom Input/Output
• (2) Forward Staterooms
    - Each with Dual Bunks
    - Each with a Desk
    - Shared Bathroom with Toilet, Sink, & Exhaust Fans
• (2) Mid Staterooms each with:
    - Dual Bunks
    - Desk
    - Wardrobe
    - Full Bathroom with Vent Fan

    - (2) Large Built-In Leather Couches
    - Corner Table
    - Lamp
    - Fixed Coffee Table with Storage Beneath
    - JVC TV
    - Denon Receiver/Mixer
    - Sony DVD Player
    - Sony 6-Speaker Surround Sound System
    - Wall Unit with Storage Cupboards
    - Dining Table with (6) Chairs
    - DeLongi PAC AN112 Silent
    - 6" Brass Clock & Barometer
    - Window Blinds (fabric) on All Windows

Forward Office Space
• Safe
• Storage
• (4) Ear Tech Ultralight Headsets, (8) batteries, and Charger
• HP Printer (7520)
• (2) Icom ICM25 Handheld VHF Radios
• (2) Standard Horizon MX370 S
• Black and Decker 24v Fan
• First Aid Kit (1 of 2)
• Deck Prisms, (4) in Office
• Desk Lamp
• Radiator, Heat

Galley & Walk-In Pantry
• Siemans 4-Burner Induction Stovetop ED 651FSB1E
• Siemans Microwave/Oven 17" HFT 85950 WL
• Sharp Microwave R20 MPS
• Range Hood, Stainless Siemans Extraction Fan
• Rectangular Singer Stainless Sink
• Stand-Up Freezer, Edy DV 3064
• Stainless Dual-Drawer Fridge, U-Line
• Dishwasher
• Phillips Coffee Maker
• Kitchen Blender, BL 318 AB
• Stainless Bread Box
• Yeti Large Cooler
• Extensive Shelving
• 15gal Covered Garbage Can
• Dyson Vacuum
• Miele Vacuum

• (4) Windshield Wipers, Air Powered by Compressor with Water Wash Spouts on each Wiper
• Navigation System
    - Custom PC-Based Nav System, Nobletec
     - (2) Screens: (1) for Satellite Weather, (1) for Autopilot
    - (2) GPS Units (Furuno GP-32)
• Radio
    - (2) 6222 Sailor (Thrane and Thrane) VHFs
    - (1) 6301 MF/HF SSB Units
• Depth Sounder: SIMRAD EQ-32
• Autopilot: Robertson AP 35
• Radar
    - Furuno 72-Mile Radar
    - AIS
    - Solid State
• Heading: Furuno with Heading Display RD-33
• Intercom: Stento EBT-10
• Inmarsat Phone, Thrane and Thrane
• Airmar Relative Wind Indicator/Garmin Graphic Display
• Navtex Weather Data, Fununo NX-300
• Battery Monitor: Victron 501
• EGT Readout ECS
• Engine & Mule Instrumentation
• Searchlight
• Periscope Compass, Russian
• Fin Control Keypad
• Fire Warning/Alarm
• Clocks: Chelsea 10", Local 12-Hour, GMT 24-Hour
• Wraparound Leather Sofa (port side)
• Under Seat: (2) Lifeline AGM Batteries, (1) Mastervolt 24/20-3
• Table, Variable Height
• Ships Alarm Panel
• CB Panel
• Fog Horn Control
• Annunciator Panel
• Engine & Anchor Controls with Perkins Throttle
• Starlink Receiver


Forepeak/Anchor Room
• Very Large Anchor Windlass/Dual Capstan
• Chain: 24mm/100M and 16mm/160M
• (2) 150K Anchors
• Full Salt & Fresh Water Chain Washdown System
• Bow Thruster Oil Tank
• Full-Size Chain Lockers
• Intercom System
• Foredeck Access Port/Hatch
• Line Storage
• Anchor Snubber
• Power Cables: 30amp 100', 50amp 100'
• 24lb Ice Maker, U-Line
• Washer, Sigmans WV 2480
• Dryer, Marnen CML 925

Aft Deck
• Composite Deck (looks like teak)
• 12' AB Tender (aluminum hull inflatable) in Removable Chalks
• 30hp Evinrude Outboard
• Ferrari Steel Hydraulic Folding Knuckle Crane
• Aft Deck Sun Shade
• (2) Yeti Coolers: (1) for Outboard Gas Containers, (1) for Cold Drinks
• (1) 8'x10' Inflatable Floating Swim Platform
• (2) 80 cu ft Scuba Tanks & Regulators with Hoses
• (2) Stainless Swim Ladders
• (6) Fenders, 2 Sizes
• (4) Power Cords: (1) 50', (3) 25'
• (1) Power Cord Splitter, 1-240v + 1-120v
• (1) Lifesling, (1) Large Ring Buoy with Light

Upper Deck
• (1) Custom Awning
• (2) Varnished Wooden Folding Tables
• (5) Chairs
• (2) Viking SOLAS 8-Person Inflatable Life Rafts (Certified 2022)
• (1) Custom-Made Teak Deck Box
• (1) Large Yeti Cooler
• (1) Inflatable Queen Size Bed
• (2) Folding Chairs
• (1) LED Flood Light
• (1) ACR EPIRB in Hydrostatic Release
• (2) Opening Hatches with Port Lights

Vessel Top
• (4) Solar Panels
• Antennas
• Searchlight

• Kahlenberg Marine Air Horn
• Furuno Radar Open Array

Engine Room, Equipment, and Electrical

• Main Engine: Mitsubishi Marine Diesel 6 Cylinder S6R2-MPTA, De-Rated for Continuous Duty Use to 580hp Continuious at 1350 RPM
• Engine Hours: 3642.8 (June 2024)
• @1000 RMP, Low Cruise 8.8kn, 10gph
• @ 1200 RMP, High Cruise 10kn
• Transmission: Reduction/Reverse Gear, Reintjes WAF 440 3.94:1 Reduction
• Main Engine Cooling: Closed Circuit Seawater Heat Exchanger (also for genset)

• Dual Voltage 230/400v AC 3 Phase Jelmer-Valk/Mitsubishi 4 Cycle Diesel 230/400v, 17kw (Mitsubishi diesel and Stamford generator)
• Genset Hours: 5802.3 (June 2024)

• Hydraulic Power: Perkins 4-236 85hp Driving Pump for Anchor Winch & Bow Thruster
• PTO Hydraulic Pump with Separate Reservoir for Powered Steering/Autopilot & Stabilizer Fins
• Cabin Heater: Diesel Fired Boiler with 16 (?) Hot Water Radiators/Towel Heaters throughout Cabin
    - (1) Office, (1) Galley, (2) Saloon, Each Stateroom - (5) Total, Each Head - (5) Total, (1) Owner Stateroom, (2) Wheelhouse, (1) Engine Room, (1) Port Entry, (1) Rear Entry
    - Heat Zone Regulated Independently
• Air Compressor: Atlas-Copco 230v with Soft Starter Compressor for Toilets, Windscreen Wipers, & Horn
• Propeller Shaft: 130mm (5 1/4") Steel, Pressurized Grease, Lubricated, 3 Blade Bronze
• Hydraulic Fin Roll Stabilizers: Matn's (Dutch) Powered by Main Engine PTO (Rebuilt 2020)
• Bilge Pump: Very High Capacity 3 Phase AC Combination Fire/BIlge/Anchor Pump with Manifold to Select any Watertight Compartment Bilge
• Engine Room Ventilation: Custom 230v Axial Flow Fan, Maintains Engine Room to Approximately 30deg Delta T, Runs off any Available AC Power Source including Inverter or Genset while Underway
• Engine Room Workbench with Vise

Fuel System
• Fuel Tanks: (4) Steel Fuel Tanks: (2) Forward, (2) Aft Totaling 5,811 gal/22,000l
• Fuel Valving: Fuel Shut-Off Manifold & Individual Shut-Off Valves for each Tank
• Tank Vents: (1) Flood Proof Vent for each Tank, Aft Vents with Shut-Off Valve
• Pumps: Fuel Transfer Pump, Forward Tanks to Aft Tanks, also Selectable to Pump Off Board with Auto Shut-Off Spigot for De-Fueling or Servicing other Vessels, Includes Resettable Meter Showing Liters Pumped Off Board. Fuel Tank Striping Hand Pumps in All Tanks for Draining Tank Sumps Below Fuel Pickoff Point.
• Fuel Filters: (1) Engine Mounted & (1) Pre Filter for each Diesel, (1) Filter for Diesel Fired Boiler 

Fresh Water System
• Water Tank: 1,320gal/5,000l Polypropylene Water Tank, Port or Starboard Fill
• Fresh Water Pump: 11gal/min Turbine Water Pump with Accumulator
• Watermaker: Spectra Newport 700 MK II, Z-ion Recharge Extender, 29gph
• Water Heater: Reinstrom, 50l 240v Stainless Steel (electric with supplemental heating from genset closed circuit cooling system)
• Wash Down System: Fresh Water with Hose Bib & 25' Hose Mounted on Aft Deck

Waste System
• Toilets: (5) Microphor Air/Water Sequenced (low flow, freshwater)
• Holding Tank: Approx. 500gal, Integral Steel
• Pumps: Through Macerator Pump to Deck Fitting or Overboard, Waste Transfer Pump

• Shore Power: A/SEA 25kw 3 Phase Shore Power Converter, 230v/50hz, Creates 3 Phase AC from Single Phase
• House Batteries: (6) Victron 165a/h 12v Gel Cell Lead-Acid Maintenance Free Batteries, Series/Parallel for 24v House Loads. Can be paralleled with starting batteries. (New 2020)
• House Bank: (6) 170amp Hours, 510amp Hours @ 24v
• Victron Battery Monitoring System on House Bank
• Starting Batteries: (2) 12v Lifeline 8D AGM Lead-Acid Maintenance Free Batteries in Parallel, Wired for 24v
• Emergency Batteries: (2) 12v Lifeline 4D AGM Batteries for Standby Wheelhouse Electronics
• DC Alternators: 160amp Main Engine Alternator, 1 each on Genset & Perkins for Starting Battery Charging
• Battery Chargers: (1) Victron Skyla TG 24v 100amp 3 Phase, (1) Victron Skyla TG 24/120v 50amp, (dual input voltage 120v DC & 230v DC), 20amp Charger for Standby Batteries in Wheelhouse
• Enclosed Electrical Distribution Panels: 230/400v AC, 24v DC, 24v Heavy Duty Fuse Panel
• Temperature Sensor for Fire Alarm
• Hydraulic Steering Pump, Main Engine Mounted
• High-Capacity Electric Utility Pump: Bilges, Fire, Anchor Wash
• Inverter: (1) Victron 24v 1066 watts, (1) Victron 24v 5000 watts
• Ventilator System: 24v
• Hydraulic Reservoir


• Radios: (2) Sailor 6222 VHF Transceivers with DSC, Sailor 6301 HF/MF SSB 150 Watt Transceiver with All Ham Bands Open to Transmit/Receive
• SATCOM: Sailor/Cobham Fleet One Inmarsat System with Smart Handset
• Radar: Furuno FR-8122 72 Mile, 10kw Color Radar with ARPA Plotting Hardware, AIS, True Heading, & Waypoint Displays
• Compass: Furuno SC-30 Satellite Compass with True Heading, SOG, COG, Time, Pitch/Roll, Lat/Lon, Position Displays
• AIS: Furuno FA-50 Class B AIS with Transmit/Receive or Receive Only Capability. Data through to Radar & Chart Plotter
• GPS: (2) Furuno GP-32 WAAS Units Interfaced to Radar & Chart Plotter
• Autopilot: Robertson/Simrad AP-35 with Flux Gate Compass, Tiller Steering
• Depth Sounder: Simrad EQ-32 Sounder with Graphic as well as Digitial Display
• Wind Indicator: Speed & Relative Direction Display
• Navtex: Furuno NX-300 Digital Navtex Receiver
• Weather Display: SiriusXM Color Graphic Weather Display with Forecasting
• Chartplotter: Nobeltec/TimeZero Full Featured Navigation Software Residing in New Custom Shipboard Windows 10 Computer
• Stento EBT-10 All Area Intercom System
• Internet: Starlink

Safety Equipment

• (4) Large Vessel Operating Manuals
• Manuals for Most Equipment
• (7) Fire Extinguishers: (2) Halitron, (5) Foam
• Smoke/Fire Warning System
• Life Rafts: (2) Viking 8-Man Auto Deployed Life Rafts. SOLAS Rated, Offshore A-Pack Equipped (Viking recertification September 2021)
• Throwable Lifesaving Devices: Lifesling, 5x30" Life Rings (3 equipped with strobe lights)
• PFDs: (10) SOLAS Lifejackets (PFDs) as well as (10) Non-SOLAS PFDs
• Tender: 12' AB RIB, Crane Launched with 30hp Outboard
• ACR EPIRB: Deploys Automatically or Manually

Additional Information

• Loud Hailer System: Bridge to Foredeck/Aft Deck
• System: Main, Backup Electrical Hydraulic, Manual with Tiller
• Lowerable Mast
• Weber Barbecue
• The US Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, has awarded VARNEBANK a charter certificate for the West coast of the United States. It allows for the carriage of 12 passengers for hire. This is also known as a MARAD Waiver. It allows fishing as long as the fish are not sold, but does not allow carriage of cargo, commercial fishing, towing, dredging or salvage.

Default Disclaimer

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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