The Stargazer – Nautical 60 Ketch, crafted by Nautical Development Corp in 1983 in Florida, USA, is a magnificent sailing vessel designed for comfort and adventure on the open seas. With a length overall (LOA) of 60 feet, a beam of 15 feet, and a draft of 6 feet, the Stargazer boasts a sturdy fiberglass hull and a full keel, ensuring stability and durability in various sea conditions.
Accommodations on the Stargazer are designed to provide a luxurious and enjoyable experience for its occupants. The vessel features four cabins, including a spacious master bedroom, a 1.5-meter berth suitable for two, and two double-decker rooms accommodating up to six individuals. The port and starboard cabins share the same layout, each featuring an upper bed for two and a lower bed for one. Additionally, there is a double-decker crew cabin for two. Three of the cabins are fully air-conditioned, complemented by fans for optimal comfort. The boat also includes two hot showers, an electric head, and well-designed living spaces to enhance the overall onboard experience.
The main engine driving the Stargazer is a single Ford Lehman 120hp diesel engine (6000 hours) supported by a diesel 10KW Westerbeke generator. The vessel is equipped with a new 2kW inverter installed in 2017, providing reliable power for various electrical needs. The fuel capacity is substantial, with a 2000-liter tank divided into three compartments, while a 1000-liter water tank is split into two tanks.
In terms of navigation and safety features, the Stargazer is well-equipped. The boat features an autopilot system, two solar panels generating 400W, SSB, and VHF radios at the navigation tablet and cockpit, radar, depth/speed indicators, a depth sounder, and an EPIRB for emergencies. The 110V electric windlass operates with two front anchors and one rear anchor, providing secure anchoring options.
The kitchen area of the Stargazer is designed for culinary enthusiasts, offering a large kitchen space with a big refrigerator, a three-burner stove, and a convenient BBQ grill at the back. A holding tank with a capacity of 50 gallons adds practicality to the kitchen setup.
Enhancements to the original design include a hardtop cockpit with stainless frames and fiberglass for added convenience, a double cover with plastic and Sunbrella black cloth sheet, a #316 stainless pipe handrail for safety, and a heavy-duty #316 stainless swim step deck. The swim step deck is robust and foldable for convenience during trips. Additionally, a removable swim ladder positioned four feet underwater facilitates easy loading and unloading for divers.
The Stargazer is well-suited for diving adventures, offering 19 diving tank holders – seven at the back and 12 on the deck. The vessel also comes equipped with a water maker producing 120 liters per hour and includes a small rubber boat from West Marine (11 feet) powered by a Yamaha 15hp engine.
With its impressive features, the Stargazer – Nautical 60 Ketch stands out as a perfect vessel for those seeking comfort, safety, and adventure on the open seas. Whether sailing or diving, this boat offers an unparalleled experience for sea enthusiasts.
Location Palawan, Philippines.
Draft: 6 f
1 master bedroom
1.5 meter good for 2
2 double decker room good for 6
upper bed for 2 ,
lower bed for 1 port and starboard cabin are same
1 double decker crew cabin good for 2
3 rooms are fully air-conditioned and fans.
2 hot showers at back and front.
single/Ford Lehman 120hp diesel
10KW Westerbeke generator
new inverter 2kw 2017
2000L fuel tank /3 tanks
1000L water tank/2 tanks
2 solar panels (400W)
VHF radio at navigation tablet /cockpit
110V electric windlass
Front anchor: 2
rear anchor: 1
manual winch: 8
bilge pump electric: 2
bilge pump manual:1
1 big refrigerator
1 big fridge,
3 burner stove,
1 BBQ grill at back
holding tank 50 Gal
removable swim ladder 4 feet
water maker of 120L per hour
dinghy boat West Marine 11f powered by Yamaha 15hp engine
19 diving tank holder
Marshall Island flag