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Diesel Duck 462 is a George Buehler designed Diesel Duck. Manufactured by the Seahorse Marine yard in Zhuhai, China, she is a steel-hull long-range, sail-assisted passage maker.
The Diesel Duck 462 can travel shorthanded and safely anywhere in the world including extreme ice latitudes.
Some important distinctions that set the Diesel Duck 462 apart from other trawlers are:
Her sailing rig with spars and outriggers serves three key functions:
The teak decks are surrounded by high bulwarks and tall stainless-steel railings. You can walk all round the deck, and you are very high off the water. The swim platform has a grid extension that previously supported a SeaDoo jet ski. This grid extension makes and excellent water sports platform that is ideal for SCUBA diving and other activities. The ships tender is supported by stainless steel davits off the transom and launched by a hydraulic, electric crane.
The upper aft deck, cockpit (fiberglass) is comfortably upholstered and has a Sunbrella sun shade with stainless frame above. There is an insert cushion to allow for sleeping outside on a balmy night.
Up forward on deck is a proper ground tackle arrangement with two anchors ready to deploy. An all chain rode and oversized 70kg Rocna type anchor along with a robust steel anchoring pulpit with large bollards to affix the snubber enable you to safely anchor in the most sever conditions.
From the cockpit, you can go up to the flybridge which has a Stidd helm chair and an L-shaped settee. The flybridge is fiberglass construction to reduce weight and keep the center of gravity down. With the Echopilot forward scanning sonar and the ability for the Captain to look down directly in front of the boat from this position aloft, you can safely enter any remote anchorage. The navigation and communications instrumentation and machinery controls, including bow and stern thruster makes anchoring and docking in any type of situation much easier to handle shorthanded.
The pilothouse is entered from the aft cockpit or from the starboard side deck. There is excellent visibility in all directions with large windows (opening on sides and aft). The forward pilothouse center window features a high-speed Clearview rotating window to disperse water. The pilothouse has a chart table with drawers and lockers aft to port. To starboard is a long U-shaped settee with a table, ideal for dining and the settee doubles as a long single berth. The nav/com is primarily Raymarine and there is a Maretron monitoring system.
Descending a flight of 5 steps you pass the ships electrical panel to starboard and arrive in the saloon. There is a long settee to starboard, fronted by a moveable table and there are two custom chairs to port. There are opening portlights and the signature butterfly hatch in the forward overhead. The saloon includes a Dickinson diesel furnace. In keeping with the efficiency theme of this trawler, the furnace will heat the entire interior with minimal energy required, needing only a small electrical draw to power the small 24V fan.
Forward to port is the wet head (toilet and shower) directly across from the separate clothes washer and dryer. Completing the saloon is a large flat screen television is mounted on the forward starboard bulkhead.
The guest stateroom is forward with two bunk beds outboard to starboard.
Working aft of the saloon along the port side is the galley. The galley has a double basin sink, propane stove and over, microwave oven and storage.
The aft master stateroom has an oversized, Queen walk around bed. There are seven opening port lights and an overhead hatch which combine to provide excellent light and ventilation. The room master head has a separate stall shower.
For long distance cruising, you have the best of both worlds…you can go sailing or power cruise and the owner often prefers to do both! When motorsailing, the sail plan provides inherent stability, softening the ride in a big seaway and, of course, the sailing rig doubles as a natural “get home” package should you have an interruption of your main engine. The paravane outrigger system is easily deployed. This mechanical and reliable package reduces side to side rolling both at rest and underway.
For powering, Diesel Duck 462 has 2,000 gallons of diesel available to the reliable John Deere main engine which translates to a 6,000 – 8,000-mile non-stop cruising range (depending upon sea conditions). She will cruise comfortably at 6 knots, sipping fuel at a miserly rate for days on end.
If you desire to cross oceans and are looking at fiberglass production boats like the Kadey-Krogen 48/52 or Nordhavn 47/52 you deserve to take a closer look at a Diesel Duck 462. There are a lot of well-built and more famous fiberglass trawlers, but many look alike and are hard to distinguish. The Diesel Duck designs are distinctive and benefit underway in any sea conditions from their heavy steel construction.
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