GREY WOLF II for sale

Circa Marine $6,500,000
26.2 m
13.25 kn
6.38 m

FPB 78 #2 GREY WOLF II is an incredible explorer motor yacht, which we know well – having seen her take shape in the sheds at Circa Marine in New Zealand before commissioning in 2017. The first GREY WOLF was an FPB 64, purchased as the order for FPB 78#2 GREY WOLF II was signed, to give the owner some FPB experience. He took this task to its limits by making the long passage home to the Channel Islands from New Zealand in `little’ GREY WOLF. A very experienced yachtsman, his input is evident throughout GREY WOLF II with total focus on safety and endurance at sea.

GREY WOLF II is an astonishing explorer motor yacht designed by Dashew Offshore for serious passage making and she represents the very best of the qualities required for sustained operations in the harsh but beautiful world of high and low latitude cruising. She is part of their FPB (Functional Power Boat) Series. The first FPB 78 was designed by Steve and Linda Dashew for their personal use to allow crew and/or longer-term friends and family aboard. Two more of these yachts were built with GREY WOLF II’s sister for another very experienced yachtsmen, another FPB 64 owner. Although similar in appearance to other FPBs the FPB 78s are a step up the evolutionary ladder. GREY WOLF II is the only one of these three 78s built to MCA MGN 280 Cat ‘0’ and the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 ‘Yachts under 200 GT’. This classification means that GREY WOLF II has passed a MCA stability test in both damaged and undamaged state. This ensures that she is one of the safest boats in her class and in this size band of her type. It gives confidence to her owner and crew that she truly can cruise anywhere.

These three FPB 78s have proven the Dashew Offshore design concept by making a series of remarkable voyages look easy. 7,000 nautical miles from Fiji to Panama with a single fuel stop, whilst averaging 10 knots against prevailing winds and currents is one example. Working with Steve and Linda Dashew, the owner of GREY WOLF II and her sister FPB 78#3 evolved the specifications that would allow these extraordinary yachts to cruise far – fast, and safely.

GREY WOLF II’s MCA MGN 280 Category ‘0’, Maritime Labour Convention 2006 classicisation is in date today. It provides her with the ability to charter without limitation worldwide and is not a rule that most explorer yachts can achieve. Because of crewing requirements for MCA, she has a twin cabin forward of the owner’s stateroom plus heads compartment with sink and again the stern behind the engine room. This layout provides her with three guest cabins and two crew cabins. Her two hull sisters have now been altered to provide the same sort of set up as GREY WOLF II. This solution provides flexibility as well as the opportunity to carry crew and to have a fourth cabin for guests as you wish.

All FPB 78s have built in redundancy on most systems. GREY WOLF II is particularly heavily equipped to comply with MCA MGN 280 Cat ‘0’ and also to ensure that she met the world cruising role envisaged for her by her owner. FPB 78#1 crossed the Pacific backwards and the FPB 78#3 accompanied GREY WOLF II to Antarctica.

She has delivered in every way, making nonstop passages from New Zealand to New Caledonia, Fiji, French Polynesia and onward to Chile to Cape Horn and onto the Antarctic Peninsula twice returning home to Guernsey via Brazil and the Atlantic. She has since visited France, Scotland the Outer Hebrides.

While each of the FPB 78s have the same massive structural underpinnings and mechanical systems, each of them is unique. GREY WOLF II, like the other FPB78s, has been customised to suit the needs and preferences of her owners and is the only one built to cat ‘0’.

She has a unique Matrix Deck design that features a helm station with dual Stidd chairs (one with built in controls in the arms) that is designed to maintain external situational awareness while optimizing the functionality of modern electronics and monitoring systems.

In the aft part of the Matrix Deck there is a ‘U’ shaped table for guests to sit or eat, this also converts into watch bunk or double berth and a bench seat on the starboard side. There is a portable additional helm station, which can be operated from the port and starboard outside wing stations for close quarters manoeuvring. Controls include shift and throttle, joystick steering, bow thruster and stern thruster.



  • Yacht Type:Motor Yacht
  • Series, Model, Class:FPB 78
  • Builder:Circa Marine


  • Length Overall:26.2 metres
  • Length at Waterline:25.4 metres
  • Beam:6.38 metres
  • Max Draught:1.8 metres
  • Displacement Tonnage:54.885


  • Builder:Circa Marine
  • Year of Build:2017
  • Hull Number:FPB 78-2
  • Hull Type:Semi Displacement
  • Number of Decks:2

Performance & Capacities

  • Max Speed:13.25 kn
  • Cruising Speed:10.5 kn
  • Fuel Capacity:17700 litres
  • Water Capacity:7380 litres
  • Range:6100 nm
  • @ 10.5 kn


  • Engine Make:John Deere 6068 AFM85 230hp


  • Hull:Aluminium
  • Superstructure:Aluminium
  • Deck:Aluminium


  • Guests:6
  • Passenger Rooms:3
  • Master Rooms:1
  • Double Rooms: 2

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