Orange Coast Yachts sells Offshore motor yacht Grits with Northrop & Johnson
by Malcolm MacLean
Grits was built by US yard Offshore Yachts and launched in 2006. She has solid laminate below the waterline in the one-piece hull and a closed-cell construction in the topsides and superstructure for stiffness and light weight. Accommodation is for six guests in three staterooms – two doubles and a twin. All staterooms have en suite bathrooms. In the main saloon, Grits has an L-shaped sofa to starboard, a pair of comfortable armchairs and a large television on the port side. The mahogany panelling has a strongly-grained pattern, highlighted by cherry burl used for the horizontal surfaces.
Importantly, every living area on the lower deck has an emergency access hatch. The owner’s cabin opens into a foyer that has a watertight door into the engine room, as well as stairs leading directly to the port deck. The boat deck has upgraded twin settees and a 2,500-pound crane easily handles the 15-foot Nautica tender, while the outside entertainment amenities include a grill, refrigerator and sink.
Twin 1,015hp Caterpillar engines give Grits a cruising speed of 14 knots and maximum speed of 16.5 knots.
Grits was asking $3,850,000.