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Review: Offshore Yachts - Voyager Pilothouse 80'

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  1. Offshore Yachts 80' Voyager Pilothouse


    I met with Robert Hunt from Offshore Yachts at the Miami International Boat Show this year. Offshore has been in business since 1948. I was given a tour of this yacht and I was impressed. The fit and finish of the glass work is among the best I've seen, but it was the interior woodwork and joinery that really stood-out. This is a heavy, displacement type hull. As such, it's not fast, but it's solid, well insulated and very seaworthy. ​


    There are many attentions to detail that make this a true bluewater boat, such as the drains for the main and boat decks. Many manufacturers mold notches in the rail and let the water run off the deck, where it leaves streaks down the sides. With the Voyager 80, water drains internally to the waterline, eliminating dirt trails on the hull. Since the Voyager is intended to be an offshore cruiser, it has oversized freeing ports, to dump large amounts of green water overboard quickly. There are other details, like the window frames, which are incorporated into the mold, so they won’t corrode like aluminum or rot like wood frames.

    There were other design features that I found personally appealing, including full walk-around, covered decks. Excellent access to equipment. Seal-tight doors. Just to name the few things I remember from the show 2 months ago. Unlike the new sleek-euro designs that are so popular, this is a classic, traditional designed yacht that is functional in lay-out and destined to be used for cruising.

    Equipped with a pair of 800 hp Caterpillar 3406E diesels, her cruising range is 2,200 miles at 8.5 knots, according to the builder. She cruises at 13 knots with a top end of 15.7.

    Here are some specs and the following posts contain pictures...

    OVERALL LENGTH............80' 10"
    WATER LINE LENGTH.......73' 0"
    BEAM...............................21' 6"
    DRAFT..............................6' 0"
    HEIGHT...........................19' 10"
    DISPLACEMENT (DRY).....148,000 LBS
    FUEL TANK CAPACITY......3.000 GAL
    WATER TANK CAPACITY...600 GAL
  2. 80' Offshore Voyager - Aft Deck Picture
  3. 80' Offshore Voyager - Bow Picture
  4. 80' Offshore Voyager - Front deck ship's bell reflecting the year she was launched & dual anchor windlasses.
  5. 80' Offshore Voyager - Aft deck remote controls are handy for backing into a slip. Due to the Voyager's enclosed pilothouse and an occupied boat deck, visibility when backing is limited.
  6. 80' Offshore Voyager - Wheelhouse
  7. 80' Offshore Voyager - Wheelhouse settee
  8. 80' Offshore Voyager - Salon (looking forward). The salon and galley are divided by a foyer at midship that is remeniscent of a larger yacht, with outside deck access to the port & starboard. The foyer also houses the staircase that allows access to the staterooms.
  9. 80' Offshore Voyager - Galley. The only complaint I had was an obstructed view over the dining area. This was an owner option that added cabinet and storage space to the galley. Otherwise, it would feature a 180 degree view from the galley. Small gripe, I know... but if you spend a lot of time preparing food, you want to enjoy the view around the marina or anchorage.
  10. 80' Offshore Voyager - Main Stateroom
  11. 80' Offshore Voyager - Engine Room. Full walkaround access.
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