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FOR SALE: 2017 Northern Marine 80' "iiWii"

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  1. For Sale: 2017 Northern Marine 80' "iiWii"

    For inquiries, contact the listing broker at this link: @SeaEric

    The beautiful lines of a Northern Marine build are unmistakable and when one hits the market it is an unmistakable chance to acquire a piece of quality and assurance. "iiWii" is a 2017-built Northern Marine 80 expedition-styled yacht run by an experienced couple who have extensive cruising experience. You might be wondering about the actually stands for "It is What it is". Although built in 2017, iiWii's meticulous build quality has assured that even today this rugged expedition yacht still appears in excellent shape. iiWii was actually hull 8002 from Northern Marine with the 8001 being christened "Jullianne". The owners previously ran a 48-foot Hatteras called "Playpen" that they operated for 29 years.

    Iiwii’s heritage stems from Bud Lemieux’s years of involvement in building commercial fish boats as well as luxury yachts while at Delta Marine in Seattle. These vessels are American made with the highest regard for seaworthiness and rugged commercial equipment. Her robust Vacuum Resin Infused Construction makes her almost "bulletproof". "iiWii" is Euro Friendly being capable of 50 or 60 hertz Shore Power. Many trawlers in the 80’ range are just “big boats” whereas iiWii is a “small ship” with commercial grade hardware and equipment.
  2. Onboard this 80-footer there is accommodation to satisfy up to 6 guests with a three-cabin layout constituting of the master suite, and two guest double cabins all with their own ensuite facilities. All the way forward is accommodation for up to 2 crew members along with a lounge with ensuite head and stall shower. Below is a look at the crew area. Note how elegantly the room's shape flows with the contours of the hull in the bow area. Even here, the woodwork is still well-presented.
  3. For the owner, a large king-berth situated towards the midships of the hull with the bed oriented in a transverse setting. Again, note the woodwork presented here by Northern Marine. From the bookshelf built-ins to the side nightstands and shelf for the miscellaneous with incorporated guard rail are built to keep those loose items in check when underway.
  4. Below is an example of the queen-berth for one of the guest doubles. This room is located midships on the lower deck and is sizable and comfortable. The decor and craftsmanship is pleasant to the eye but also keep you honest as to where you are located. For instance, the nautical themed trappings are a gentle reminder. From the sea-themed headboard fabric and bed throw cushions to the tastefully weathereddtraditional port and starboard navigational light bases utilized in many of the lamps onboard. Nautical themes are not short on availability even in the guest abodes.
  5. The accommodation for guests is more accurately flexible from 4 guests to 6 guests. This is possible because there is a 'captain's cabin' that is a double. This room is located forward on the lower deck with ensuite head and stall shower and can be used for guests when necessary. The room features an ensuite bathroom just steps away from the bed and overall is well-finished in the same timber seen throughout so far.
  6. Moving away from the accommodation side of iiWii and moving up, the main salon is situated towards the aft and overall the space is large. The 24.38-meter expedition yacht has a beam of 6.71-meters leading to a decently sized main salon area. Forward of the salon area is the galley but the aft takes advantage of those large windows. Although they are not full-height windows, they are sufficiently sized to encourage the connection with the outside environment. The space is open-plan which is a plus for a yacht built in 2017. A large primary sofa faces opposite the TV where as two light blue formal bucket-style chairs face. Forward is a round dining table that can seat all guests aboard simultaneously. Forward of the salon is the galley.
  7. The galley is situated between the salon and the wheelhouse. It is located right before the deck 'splits' up towards the raised wheelhouse. The galley works its way across the majority of the beam of the vessel focusing the cooking activities towards the port side and the fridge/freezer storage centerline and starboard as can be seen in successive images. The space is comfortable with a large picture window on the port side being a welcome for fostering connection to the sea when in the galley. Full-sized appliances are built-in and there is no feeling of 'sacrificing because it is a small yacht'.
  8. Moving further forward, seven steps take you up to the wheelhouse. This is the business-end of iiWii where the captain charts her course to your next destination. Two things jump-out at you immediately upon entering the wheelhouse. The forward-sloping expedition-style windows commonly seen on commercial deep-sea fishing vessels as well as how well-equipped the pilothouse is. The timber craftsmanship also is well on display in this wheelhouse.
  9. For the convenience of the captain or operator/watch there is a day head located nearby complete with granite-lined vanity and toilet. The timberwork continues even in this space and not just to the level of simple paneling but to the joinery, wrappings and mitre-work are on par even for 'just a bridge deck day head'.
  10. There is a flybridge station which is perfect for helming on the right days. The helm position may not be as equipped as the downstairs wheelhouse but it provides everything needed just for general maneuvering iiWii. A single large display can showcase charts and relevant navigation information pertaining to depth of water, wind, speed etc. Access is within hands-reach for operating the search lights, VHF, throttle and alarms panel. A low profile wrap-around windbreak also comes in handy for the operator. There are three comfortable helm chairs available on the fly bridge.
  11. The area is fully covered by a substantial hardtop from the helm position aft to the start of the boat deck. The flybridge dinette area benefits from this shading making it an anytime eating spot. The relative beam of the yacht is also noticeable from the flybridge as well and it is not overcluttered with features which helps adds to the spacious feel.
  12. Moving aft on the flybridge is where the yacht's tenders and toys live. There are two main craft stored here...a 1987 Boston Whaler and a 2019 Boston Whaler. A couple of kayaks also can be stored. Moving the equipment is easy with a 3,500 lbs capacity Nautical Structures crane. Even with the tenders and toys stored here there is still room to add a jetski should that be a requirement for the next owner.
  13. Moving down one deck to the aft main deck (outside of the saloon) the aft cockpit is spacious enough for a small table and accompanying chairs. The aft-most portion is setup for grilling with the obligatory grill and accompanying sink, it is easy to grill-up a meal while at anchor. To assist with those at -anchor moments iiWii is equipped with 'At Rest' stabilization.
  14. The bulwarks of this Northern Marine 80 are not just for safety but also for ease of access to boarding. The aft bulwarks have two doors on each side while the transom has its own set of doors. Further up towards the bow, there are doors right outside of the wheelhouse. This is particularly handy especially as a 2 person crew or operators can man this 199 GT vessel having easy access from the 'wing stations' through the doors to the dock to assist with tying if necessary. Around the Portuguese bridge there is another door that leads to the foredeck.
  15. Here is a look at the controls of the 'wing stations' onboard the Northern Marine 80 iiWii. Simple setup for engine throttle control, thruster controls which in the hands of a skilled operator is all that is needed. From here we segway to the engine room where you can see the single powerplant that runs this 80-foot yacht.
  16. A single 475 horse power MTU Series 60 Detroit -affectionately named 'Susie'- is responsible for running her to a top speed of 12-knots. Remember this is a rugged long-range expedition yacht. The single engine in itself is quite economical and only consumes approximately 4 Gallons per Hour @ 1,000 RPM's. That's at a speed of 7.8-knots. Continuous conservative cruising will get you impressive mileage. Figures above 6,000 nautical miles are possible. With that range one can easily cross the Atlantic from the U.S and into the Mediterranean. This is also where the Euro friendly capable 50 or 60 hertz Shore Power is applicable.
  17. The lazarette is fitted with (2) 100 amp Victron battery chargers - can operate on 50 or 60 hertz -handy for European operation-. 12 KW of Victron inverters, 2 isolation booster transformers, 1900 gallon per day SEA RECOVERY water maker, as a backup there is a 300 gallon per day GALLEY MAID watermaker. KABOLA oil fired hydronic heater with engine heat exchanger. Port and starboard 50 amp power cords with GLENDINNING Cable Masters, can also use 2 cords on bow. (12) 8D house batteries and a back-up steering pump.
  18. Overall, iiWii is the perfect long range expedition style yacht for a two-handed crew to handle on their own. Besides great autonomy, the GRP vessel was built well by Northern Marine and the interior was meticulously finished and presently is still in very good condition. Attention to detail in the joinery and general fit-and-finish is noteworthy.
  19. Below is a video 'walkthrough' of iiWii.

  20. Specifications:

    Builder: Northern Marine
    Length: 24.38M
    Beam: 6.71M
    Draft: 2.06M
    Build Material GRP (hull and superstructure)
    Engine: 475 horse power MTU Series 60 Detroit
    Speed 12-knots max; 8-knot cruise
    Range 6,000+ nautical miles (economical cruise)
    Accommodation: Up to 6 guests
    Year: 2017 (2023 haulout hull bottom paint)


    • 475 hp MTU Series 60 Detroit, 4 tp 1 ZF gear turning 5 blade, 50 inch Veem prop
      hydraulic pump, emergency engine bilge pump.
    • 60x48 stainless articulated rudder
    • Two 30kw Northern Lights gen sets with hydraulic pumps
    • Each 30kw hydraulic pumps power the hydraulic get home to turn the main shaft in case of the main failing.
    • One 9kw Northern Lights gen set
    • ABT hydraulic 45 hp, 16 inch bow and stern thrusters.
    • ABT 20 square foot stabilizers, to include at rest stabilization.
    • 50 gallon clean and 50 gallon used oil storage tanks, with Reverso pump for MTU, gen sets and ZF gear.
    • Electric fuel priming pump for all engines.
    • Reverso fuel polisher.
    • (3) 5 ton Technicold Air conditioner chiller units with heat and mold prevention.
    • Chillers can be set to run on 50 or 60 hertz power.
    • 150 gallon gray water tank with pump.
    • 150 gallon black water tank with pump and Headhunter Tidal Wave treatment system.
    • 5 counter meters for bilge pumps.
    • A/C for engine room
    • Delta T fan system for engine room
    • All gensets and Mtu have split exhaust systems for reduced exhaust noise.
    • Tank Tenders for fuel tanks.
    • Sight gauges on 2, 500 gallon water tanks and 6 fuel tanks including the 2 optional 200 gallon tanks in the laz.
    • Electric fuel transfer pump for moving fuel between the 7 tanks with meter.
    • Sea chest for incoming and overboard discharge.
      (2) 8 D batteries for MTU and (2) 4D batteries for 30 KW, 12 volt battery for 9 KW.
    • Dual Racor fuel filters for all engines, 2 micron filters used.
    • 2 Fireboy auto/manual fire suppression systems with heat detectors and automatic machinery and ventilation shutdown.

    • (2) 100 amp Victron battery chargers - can operate on 50 or 60 hertz
    • 12 KW of Victron inverters
    • 2 isolation booster transformers
    • 1900 gallon per day SEA RECOVERY water maker
    • 300 gallon per day GALLEY MAID backup Watermaker.
    • KABOLA oil fired hydronic heater with engine heat exchanger.
    • Port and starboard 50 amp power cords with GLENDINNING Cable Masters, can also use 2 cords on bow.
    • (12) 8D house batteries
    • Back up steering pump

    • (5) Control Stations - Port, Stbd, Pilothouse, Flybridge, and Aft Deck to include Thruster, MTU Engine Controls, Horn, Whistle, Steering, Fore and Aft Depth Sounders.
    • Emergency Manual Controls for the MTU
    • Twin Muir 4500 Anchor Windlass
    • Hydraulic and Electric Windlass Controls with Hand-Held Remote PH and Flybridge, Bow Controls, Chain Counter
    • Hydraulic Sea Water Anchor Washdown
    • ABT-Trac Hydraulic Stabilizers - Remote on Flybridge
    • "At Rest" Stabilization
    • Joy Stick Controls at all 5 Stations
    • (2) 4-D Back-Up Batteries for Electronics (under dash) with Charger and Inverter
    • (5) S/S Irocco Windshield Wiper/Washers
    • Buell Triplex Horns and Whistles, Buttons at all 5 Stations
    • (2) Forward Facing Sodium Vapor Lights on Mast
    • Port, Stbd, Bow, and Stern Spreader Lights - Boat Deck
    • Remote "Comar" A/C Electrical Switches with Remote Genset Start/Stop
    • Victron Energy Color Control Display
    • Kabola Windshield Defroster
    • 3,500# Nautical Structures Crane

    • Furuno Color Stand-Alone 65 mile Radar
    • Furuno Coloer Nav-Net 92 Mile Radar and Plotter
    • Nobletec Time Zero Chart Plotter
    • Flir Camera (not night vision) with Inside and Outside Fields
    • Furuno GP-33 GPS Receiver
    • (2) ICOM M-604 VHF Radios
    • ICOM VHF (Flybridge)
    • Simrad AP 70 Auto-Pilot with Remotes on Port, Stbd, Aft, and Flybridge
    • Simrad AP 44 Auto-Pilot with Hand Held
    • ICOM M804 Single Side Band
    • Garmin Ecomap DV Chart Plotter/Fish Finder
    • RayMarine Depth Sounders with Fore and Aft Transducers - at All 5 Control Stations
    • Furuno FA 150 AIS
    • (2) Carlisle and Finch Searchlights, Controls in PH and Flybridge
    • Kenwood KDC-X502 Stereo
    • "Smart" TV
    • Custom Alarm Panel (non-computerized) in PH and Flybridge
    • Iridium Phone
    • SAT Phone
    • Ritchie Compass
    • Furuno Plotter Screen (remote) on Flybridge
    • ACR Global Fix V4 EPIRB
    • ACR Global Fix PRO 406MH GPS EPIRB

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