75′ Molokai Strait 2006
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
“As a seller, the lack of a pending event plus the extended due diligence a buyer requires creates a buyer-advantaged process. Boathouse Auctions has successfully and politely modified the approach to bring this archaic process into the 21st century. I am thrilled with the result.”
– Edward Lipkin, former owner, Hercules
MINIMUM OPENING BID $1,000,000 –
SELLING TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER –
Molokai Strait 75′ Expedition Motor Yacht HERCULES
The 75′ Molokai Strait Motor Yacht, HERCULES, is a 100% US built, fourdeck expedition-style yacht w/ flybridge, pilot deck, main deck and below deck accommodations. Five watertight bulkheads divide the hull into 6 compartments: anchor locker, crew cabin and bulb, guest cabins, master stateroom, engine room and lazarette. The forepeak houses twin anchor lockers with a crash bulkhead. The Wesmar bow thruster is installed in the Nabla-style bulb. A scuttle immediately behind the peak deck, under the crane, provides private access to the guest/crew suite located below deck. The scuttle entry leads to the guest/crew quarters which has a kitchenette fitted with a twoburner stove, microwave, sink and refrigerator to port and a dinette to starboard. Just aft, to starboard is the crew cabin with queen size berth and lockers and to port is the head with stall shower. The passageway leading aft can be closed from the guest accommodations and giving the crew complete privacy.
Aft are 2 guest staterooms to port and starboard. The larger cabin to starboard has a queensize berth with ensuite marble head and tiled shower. The smaller cabin to port has over/under twin berths.
A stairway to starboard gives access to the main deck along with a closet that houses a Bosch stacked washer/dryer. The watertight door just aft leads to the master stateroom.
This generous suite is full beam with a kingsize bed. The master has a generous walkin closet and ensuite marble head with shower, sit down marble seat, porthole, and brushed stone floor. Aft through a watertight door, is the air chamber entryway into the engine room.
The main salon can be entered from the aft deck through a dutch door to port. The main salon has a sofa and 2 chairs. There is a buffet that creates a divide from the formal dining area. To starboard of the dining area are two stairways leading both to the lower deck and up to the pilothouse. Forward is a full beam galley with portholes opening to the foredeck.
The foredeck houses the tender and davit. A centerline ladder leads up to the pilothouse, where there are wing stations for docking and wraparound Portuguese walk leads to entrances into the pilothouse both port and starboard.
In the wheelhouse, a large console includes the ship’s primary helm, chart table and electrical panels for AC and DC service. Twin Stidd helm chairs provide considerable comfort and visibility for two on watch through five large front windows.
An L-shaped settee with table is to port with a long passage berth just aft. There is a marble head to starboard and a storage locker.
The stairs from the pilot deck lead to the large flybridge that is equipped with a helm station and two helm chairs. Complete controls for the main engines and bow and stern thruster are situated on centerline. To port is a large Lshaped settee with blue granite table, to starboard is a granite buffet with sink and refrigerator.
Although a bimini top option is available, an open fly configuration was chosen for Hercules. The flybridge helm features twin helm chairs and a stainless steel destroyer wheel. Abaft the flybridge helm is a comfortable settee plus an area large enough for several sunpads, and the soaring communications mast. It boasts long and shortphase radar, along with double satnav domes.