Your home away from home on the Silver Bank is the M/V Sea Hunter. She is a superbly stable and robust craft. In her former life she was a commercial dive-support vessel built to serve the oil industry in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Sea Hunter combines the functionality, and powerful machinery of a work boat with the comfortable interior of a modern yacht. She has 115 feet of flexible capacity, specifically designed and built for long-range expeditions.
Sea Hunter offers 10 guest cabins with private baths, providing live-aboard comfort for up to 20 passengers.
This spacious boat is everything a serious diver or photographer could wish for. Features include individual gear storage, private camera/strobe storage shelves with 110 & 220-volt AC power, zero-speed stabilizers and even a private washer and dryer for your towels and bathing suits. Her roominess and user-friendliness will introduce you to a new level of live-aboard comfort.
|Length:||115 ft / 36 m|
|Beam:||26 ft / 8.1 m|
|Draft:||8 ft / 2.5 m|
|Construction:||welded steel with teak work deck|
|Engines:||twin GM 16V92 / 1200 total hp|
|Cruising Speed:||9.5 knots|
|Maximum Speed:||10 knots|
|Range:||3,500 nautical miles|
|Endurance:||30 days (limited by food supply)|
|Tenders:||Two 24 ft heavy duty fiberglass dive boats
17 ft rigid bottom inflatable
|Portable Generators:||GM 6-71 75kw
John Deere 105kw
Portable Generator 5kw
|Available Voltage:||110/220 VAC
3-phase 208 VAC
|Fuel Tank:||20,000 US gallons (78 tons)|
|Water Tank:||15,000 gallons (60 tons)
1,800 gallons/day water maker
|Safety:||Two 25 person life-rafts.
Complete boat, crew and passenger safety gear.
Firefighting system throughout vessel.
Extensive first aid kit.
20 personal diver locator systems.
|Scuba Compressors:||2 HP compressors
1 nitrox generator
|Scuba Tanks:||30 aluminum 80 cu/ft tanks
2640 cu/ft high-pressure storage bank
|Technical Diving:||Full oxygen, nitrox and rebreather service.
Passengers must bring their own rebreathers.
|Electronics:||3 GPS (Global Positioning Systems)2 Radars (48 and 32 mile)
2 recording fathometers
Radio Direction Finder SIMRAD
2 VHF radios
3 handheld VHF radios,
SSB radio (SEA 222)
Multi-system televisions, CD stereo and DVD player.
|Miscellaneous:||20 personal dive gear boxes, 20 personal camera lockers with stabilized and surge protected 110v outlets.
Air conditioning throughout the vessel
Washing machines and dryers, as well as two refrigerators and ice makers.12-ton deck mounted crane (55-ft reach).
33 ft by 24 ft (10.3m by 7.4 m) work deck space.
44 ft by 24-ft sundeck (1000 sq. ft.) and lounge chairs.
Fully equipped workshop with arc welding and oxy-acetylene cutting equipment/supplies.
|Guest Accommodations:||For 20 guests 10 double/twin cabins, all with heads and showers.|
|Crew Accommodations:||For 14 crew members – 7 crew cabins and 3 crew heads.|