The galley is equipped with a new three burner propane stove with oven, a single stainless sink, pressure hot/cold water, and a built-in ice box with Norcold 120 VAC/12 VDC conversion system refrigeration. Fresh water capacity is approximately 100 gallons.
On deck, there is a Danforth anchor with chain and nylon line, a smaller Danforth anchor, and lifelines. The vessel is rigged with a steadying sail. A generous walk-around provides complete access fore and aft. The canoe style stern features a deck seat with storage and a propane locker underneath. There are Sunbrella covers for the flying bridge, cabin entry door, and vberth hatch.
Main propulsion is a 65 hp Cummins 4B3.3-M heat exchanger cooled diesel and PRM hydraulic marine gear installed in 2001, currently with only 170 hours since new. Cruise speed is 7-8 knots with a fuel consumption of less than one gallon per hour. The 100 gallon fuel tankage gives her excellent range.
12V power is supplied by two group 27 deep cycle/start batteries with ample room for two additional batteries. There is shore power, a built-in smart multi-stage battery charger, and a Racor fuel filter/water separator.
Electronics include Raytheon radar, GPS, fishfinder/depthsounders, and a VHF radio.
o Aluminum Windows with safety glass were plastic frames with plexiglass.
o Bronze with glass portholes were plastic portholes.
o Resin encapsulated lead and steel ballast (salon/lazarette) replaced were concrete and steel scrap metal.
o Aluminum mast and boom were wood.
o New VAC/VDC distribution panel (2002).
o Majority of electrical wiring replaced.
o Vacuflush head system with tank level indication was head with direct overboard discharge.
o Exhaust hoses replaced.
o All engine hoses replaced with new engine.
o Custom waterlift muffler installed with new engine.
o Fuel tanks removed and repainted with new engine.
o Fuel tank cleaning/inspection access plates.
o Balmar alternator with programmable regulator.
o New 3-burner stove with oven.
o New propane stowage locker with safety shut-off.
o New sharp microwave.
o 2007 bottom stripped, 4 barrier coats by Bluewater Yachts.
o 21 x 12 propellor was 18 x 14.
o Multi-stage "smart" battery charger.
o New batteries Fall 2016.
o Brightwork refinished.
Builder: Willard Marine
Model: Vega Searcher
Hull Shape: Full Displacement
Length: 30 ft
Beam: 10 ft 6 in
Maximum Draft: 3 ft 6 in
Displacement: 16000 lbs
Engine Brand: Cummins
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 170
Drive Type: Hydraulic PDM Gear
Engine Power: 65 HP
Cruising Speed: 7-8 knots
Fresh Water Tanks: approx. 100 Gallons total
Fuel Tanks: approx. 100 Gallons total
Holding Tank: 18 Gallons
Manual bilge pump
Two electric bilge pumps
Hot water heater
Shore power inlet/cords
Multi-stage smart battery charger