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The vessel was inspired by Ocean voyager trademark: reliability, safety, simplicity and design innovation.
"Under sea trial and long distance cruising the boat proved itself to be our best and fastest cruising trawler"
The conversion hull was carefully chosen for its superb workmanship and its weight displacement. The hull was built flawlessly by New England Boat Works to a Bill Langen design. Constructed in all carbon and epoxy and nomex core, vacuumed and baked to exacting specifications. The original hull was chosen for its performance upwind, strength, long waterline and seaworthiness.
“Sagamore” was the first "new generation" IMS racing boat to be built by New England boat work utilizing phenolic honeycomb core (1-1/4" thick) After ramping up the "oven temperature" for five hours, the 80-foot hull was carefully "cooked" in NEB's post-curing enclosure for 12 hours at 80 degrees Centigrade (the IMS legal limit). With precise monitoring of the temperature, using an array of sensors implanted in the laminate, insured that a complete mechanical and chemical bond between the carbon and Nomex was achieved. (NEB website)
In late 2000 under new ownership “ex Sagamore” was racing in the Pineapple cup and suffered rig failure. The owner lost interest in racing and we purchased the boat shortly thereafter. After building and cruising many large trawlers, we were convinced that she would make a perfect hull for a light, long range power cruising boat. The structure was built for loads that far exceed the requirements for a power boat, so we knew the strength was there, and the hull form would make for a very fast cruising speed with incredible economy. The team at Ocean voyager redesigned the layout, draft and power configuration as well as stability performance under the most challenging condition.
Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
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Fresh Water & Water Heating System:
Grey/Blackwater holding tanks:
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Summary of Accommodation: Sleeps 8 to 10 / Expedition Style
Anchoring & Mooring Equipment:
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