Posted 19-07-2000 SOLD


Luxury Cruising Hotel
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LOA 100'
BEAM 18'
3,600sq ft of floor space
Gross / Net tonnage:122.6 Gross 98.89 Net
Built October 1999 (2000) Model

This is a totally new concept of cruising hotel, and is possibly the only boat of its type in the world. The hotel consists of a large (100ft x 18ft) boat specifically designed and built as an hotel to gently cruise the tranquil tropical waters of the Virgin Islands.

The boat is new, launched in October 1999, it has four luxurious king sized (15ft wide) staterooms, each with en suite facilities, plus two queen sized crew cabins.

Luxuriously appointed with all top quality fixtures and fittings and complete inventory, the boat is a totally turnkey operation with absolutely nothing more to purchase.

Everything is in place, including the relevant BVI Trade License. Easily run by an enthusiastic couple, this may be the opportunity of a lifetime. 

Engine type
Volvo Penta TAMD42/WJ(X2)
Propulsion type
KAMEWA Water Jets (X2)
Hull material
High Tensile Marine Grade Aluminium
Superstructure material
Fibreglass, Marine Ply, / Foam Sandwich (4ins thick)
Interior material / color
Light natural maple solid and veneered panels
Westerbeke 25KW (main)Westerbeke 20KW (auxiliary)
The boat has four large air-conditioned (15ft wide) fully insulated staterooms, all with individual en suite facilities. They are extremely luxuriously appointed and all have center line King Sized (6ft 6" wide) walk around beds. The front (main) stateroom is the largest, with a private entrance, private balcony and its own private access to the top deck. All of the floors are completely flat, making it perfectly suitable for the elderly or infirm, There is one main wide spiral staircase up to the 1,800 sq. ft top deck. A large home sized kitchen and a comfortable lounge are complimented by the very latest 'state of the art' surround-sound home theater and 70 inch high definition television.

The spacious top deck has two large bimini covered areas. To the rear is the al-fresco dining area with circular, full service bar complete with ice machine, refrigerator and sink, plus a dumb waiter to the kitchen below. In the center of the boat is a large sun bathing area and Jacuzzi for six people. The front bimini covers the helm position and the pool table - the boat is extremely stable. The boat also carries a large selection of DVD films, board games, books and water "toys" for the use and enjoyment of the guests.

Sumerset Houseboats, America's premier high-end luxury houseboat builder, specifically designed and built the boat to our own specification, featuring water jet propulsion which offers an unusually shallow draught of under 2feet. This allows the boat to operate in very shallow water. This, combined with the specially shaped and double plated bows, allows the boat to be easily driven right up onto a beach, allowing passengers easy access via the retractable walkway.



The Hull
The whole boat has been specifically designed, and built, as a cruising hotel, to operate exclusively in the British Virgin Islands, where the main cruising waters are sheltered from the ocean by the many islands and coral reefs. The hull shape and jet drives were chosen to give the boat a very shallow draught, enabling the boat access to areas denied to normal craft of this size. The bows have been shaped and double plated to allow the boat to be driven up onto the beach, and will comfortably operate in only 4ft of water. The boat is extremely safe for swimmers with no dangerous propellers to worry about, and will safely glide over any protruding coral heads.
The hull is constructed from Marine Grade Aluminium, to a shallow V configuration with a world patented "Honeycomb" welded into the bottom, giving the hull exceptional torsional rigidity. This hull shape gives the boat an extremely shallow draught. (2ft max) The hull has been epoxy coated inside and out to prevent corrosion. The bow has been designed and double Plated to allow the boat to be easily run up onto the beach, allowing guests easy access via the front extendable walkway. Two 50ft by 18" deep bilge keels along each side help eliminate roll and aid straight-line tracking.
The extra insulated superstructure has totally flat floors throughout and is equipped with double glazed dark tinted windows. The boat has been configured with 4 Guest Staterooms all with their own en suite facilities. The two Queen size crew cabins have their own separate facilities, plus a Laundry room. There is also a fully equipped chefs kitchen and a large lounge. Front and rear covered balconies with a Spiral staircase up to the 1,800 sq ft top deck. There is also a full width of boat, 4ft deep swim platform, with hide away water access ladder.
Solid natural maple doors and cabinets give the boat a light and airy feeling. All rooms have drop sofit ceilings with concealed mood lighting. They are all fitted with large silent ceiling fans and dimmer switches. All bedrooms have Televisions with video recorders and PBX Telephone system linked to the Satellite phone for world wide communications. All the beds lift up electrically to access the massive storage space underneath. One of these spaces is air-conditioned to be used for keeping wine and produce in top condition. The laundry room has a full size stacked Maytag Neptune washer drier and built in ironing board.
The fully equipped, air-conditioned Chefs kitchen is complete with a large Double Door Fridge Freezer and ice machine, full size range and oven, large microwave, full size dishwasher, in sink food waste disposal unit and a solid waste compactor.
The breakfast bar can seat six if guests decline to take breakfast on the top deck
Large picture windows and curved seating make this a favorite place to sit. One of the settees converts into a Double Bed for the unexpected guest.
The entertainment center contains the latest 77ins "Pioneer Elite" High Definition Television, a video recorder, a 200 disk CD player, and a DVD movie player. All the equipment runs through a Pioneer amplifier and Bose Surround Sound system to complete the Home Theatre Experience.
The 4 fully air-conditioned guest staterooms, are all 15ft wide, have 6ft 6" wide, walk around beds and deep pile carpeting throughout. All have their own en suite bathrooms, drop sofit ceilings with mood lighting and large silent ceiling fans. The front stateroom is the largest and has been designed as the "Honeymoon Suite". It has its own private entrance, private balcony (not overlooked) and private access to the Top Deck.


Sea water grade aluminum
Extra deep hull
Epoxy coated hull, inside and out
Full insulation package
Full width of boat 4ft deep rear swim platform
Fold away sea access ladder
Swim Platform Shower
2 X Large equipment storage boxes on rear deck
2 X Rear storage cupboards on rear deck
2 X "Volvo Penta" TAMD / WJ Diesel Engines
2 X "KAMEWA" Water Jet Propulsion Units
2 X Hydraulic engine / propulsion controls
1 X "Westerbeke" 25 kw Diesel generator
1 X "Westerbeke" 20 kw Diesel generator
1 X "Trace" 4kw Inverter
2 X Battery Chargers
12 X Heavy Duty "gel" Deep Cycle Batteries
3 X Cruisair 25,000 btu cool, or heat, air-conditioners
Sea Recovery 65 gal per day Fresh Water Maker
Dumb Waiter from kitchen up to top deck bar unit
Automatic oil change and fill unit to all engines
Remote control search light
8 Medium size fenders
5 Extra large fenders
2 X Electric anchor winches
CQR sea Anchor with 200 ft of chain
Danforth sea anchor with 200 ft of rope
Auto pilot
Ocean Pc Marine computer system with Windows and office 2000. Including the following, Software, "Maptec" chart /navigation suite, charts for Mississippi, Gulf of Mexico, Florida, and the Caribbean. All are interfaced into the DGPS, and the Auto Pilot. "Interphase" forward scanning color underwater radar

Radar arch
2 X Large Party Tops (Bimini's)
2 X Depth gauges
5 X "Headhunter" toilets
5 X waste storage tanks with macerator discharge
"Headhunter" high pressure fresh water system
5 X Built in Bathroom Cabinets with mirror doors
Sea Recovery 60 gallons per day water maker
4 X Fresh water storage tanks
2 X Water heaters with hot water storage tanks
Ship to shore marine vhf radio
4 X ( electronically lifting ) King Size Beds
2 X Queen Size Beds
6 X Luxury Pillow-top Mattresses
1 X Settee ( Converts into Double Bed )
5 X Full Bathrooms
15 X Large Ceiling Fans
1 X Full Size "Maytag" Washer
1 X Full Size "Maytag" Drier
1 X Full Size Range
1 X Full Size Microwave
1 X Full Size Dishwasher
1 X Full Size Waste Compactor
1 X Full Size Fridge-Freezer With Ice Machine
1 X Full Size Wine Cooler ( 36 Bottle )
1 X Full Size Ice Machine ( 50lb Per Day )
1 X Normal Size Fridge
1 X Normal Size Freezer
1 X In Sink Waste Disposal Unit
1 X Filtered Water Cooler / Dispenser
4 X Televisions With Inbuilt Videos
7 X Smoke Detector / Alarms
7 X Carbon Monoxide Detector / Alarms
Central Vacuum System Throughout
Built in ironing board
Front and rear flood lights.

The boat has been fully equipped to cater for 8 guests,
Only the best quality goods from
Hammacher Schlemmer and "Williams Sonoma"
and other fine suppliers Have been used.
100% Cotton Finest Hotel Quality Bed Sheets
100% Cotton Finest Hotel Quality Pillow Cases
100% Cotton Bath, Hand, and Face towels
100% Cotton Bath Robes
100% Goose Down Pillows plus a Supply of Hyperalojenic pillows for allergy sufferers Ships color, Beach Towels
Kitchen equipment including the following
Hotel Quality silver plate cutlery (flatware)
Breakfast China
Safety dinnerware and glassware (for outside use)
Fine dining china and fine glassware
Fresh Bread Baking Machine
Deep fat rotary fryer
"Ricer" Perfect rice machine
2 Gallon Coffee Machine
"Brisker" Buscit (cookie) and cracker crisper
Cocktail / food Blender
Large Waffle Maker
Commercial Cream Whipper
"All-Clad Copper Core "Chefs" Cookware Set
Fresh Citrus Press
Plus many other quality items to numerous to list hear
PIONEER "Elite" High Definition 77" Monitor Television
JVC Pro-Cision Hi-Fi Video Recorder
JVC Comp U Link DVD Video / CD Player
JVC Comp U Link 200 Disk CD Player
JVC Comp U Link Digital 110 Watt Amplifier /Tuner
BOSE Home Theatre Surround Sound System
Large "coke" bottle/can cooler
Large drinks cooler
4 X Floating mattresses
2 X floating chairs
1 x Pair "O'Brien" water ski's
1 X "Connelly" Beginner Mono Ski
1 X "Connelly" Competition Mono Ski
1 X "Connelly Wake board
1 X "Connelly" Knee Board
1 X "O'Brien" Tube
Various ski ropes & handles
Various ski / Life Vests

The rear 72 sq ft rear swim platform runs the whole width of the boat, it is 4ft wide and only 6ins from the water, there is also a retractable ladder, making entry and exit to the water for divers extremely safe and easy. There are numerous world-class dive spots in the British Virgin Islands, making dive package holidays a real growth area.

Luxuriously appointed with all top quality fixtures and fittings and complete inventory, the boat is a totally turnkey operation with absolutely nothing more to purchase.

Everything is in place, including the relevant BVI Trade License. Easily run by an enthusiastic couple, this must be the opportunity of a lifetime. The boat can be seen in Florida up until October 2000.

$675,000 USD. Price to include includes a separate Offshore
holding company as well as a BVI trading LTD Company, a web site, and a worldwide satellite phone with an 800 (USA) toll free telephone number.


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