New from the boards of Dashew Offshore is the FPB 115, the latest in its iconic FPB range of globe-trotting motor yachts.
The 35.2 metre FPB 115 follows in the footsteps of the FPB 64 and 83, offering efficient long-distance cruising with the ability to endure adverse weather in comfort and safety. She has a range of over 5,000 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 12 knots. Given the proven heavy weather performance of the smaller FPBs, the 115 could arguably be called the finest extreme weather yacht ever designed.
'The FPB 115 is the ultimate 4-wheel drive motor yacht. As with all Steve Dashew’s designs, she is both revolutionary and totally practical for worldwide cruising in comfort,’ says Sue Grant at Berthon International.
With just a 1.5 metre draught and the ability to dry out in tidal estuaries, the FPB 115 can explore areas typically unavailable to larger yachts. Add in a structure designed to twice the Lloyd's Special Service Rule with a 12mm bottom plate, and high latitude environments become more inviting.
The FPB 115 is based on a standardised package of structure and systems, with a variety of interior layout options. Plans are available for owners who prefer to cruise without crew, for commercial operators and for fully crewed versions. The particular layout illustrated here is for an owner who wants to run the boat himself, with one hand or a couple as crew.
A pair of 300hp John Deere 6068SFM50 diesels deliver a top speed of 14.5 knots at half load. The FPB 115 features the generator independent systems for which Dashew Offshore are so well known and can go days at anchor without running the genset.
FPB 115s are built in New Zealand to the very highest standards.