M/Y WALRUS is a 76′ custom built trawler yacht originally commissioned by a true yachting aficionado with years of hands-on experience building boats. Delivered in 2006, she is a refreshing departure from the normal production trawler offering a blend of traditional fantail motor yacht styling and unique tunnel-drive hull design (centerline prop in tunnel) for shoal draft use by architect David Gerr. A “contemporary classic” in every sense of the term, WALRUS is built of aluminum with exceptional fit and finish and no compromises made in her construction.
76 ft / 23.1 m
WALRUS was originally commissioned in 2006 after 4 years of construction by and for the owner of St. Augustine Marine Center. She was designed specifically for shorthanded cruising with his wife. Her second owner, a true yachtsman in sail and power, has lived aboard comfortably for 6 years cruising the Bahamas, Caribbean and New England. WALRUS is a comfortable venue either being used to entertain large groups on her lovely aft deck, or cruising in shallow coastal waters. With her reduced air draft, she is an excellent choice for a Great Loop excursion. She is also a very safe, economical and a proven comfortable offshore passagemaker.
This stunning yacht is a unique combination of a traditional fantail motor yacht with a classic look and architect David Gerr’s, box garboard, tunnel drive and shoal draft hull design. She is massively built of aluminum and her interior fit and finish is of the highest quality, with raised mahogany, traditional paneling and cabinetry in the main salon. white painted louvered blinds, walls and furnishings below, stainless steel and brushed stainless fittings and fixtures, fine fabrics, art and antique furnishings. No compromises were made in her 4 years of construction at a cost of $5 million.
Whether dining at the exquisite teak table on her lovely aft deck or sitting in one of the comfortable leather helm chairs in her pilothouse, WALRUS is a joy to be aboard.
- Exquisite Fit and Finish Throughout
- Massively Built in Aluminum
- Fully Repainted in Awlgrip (keel to mashed) in 2020
- 16’ Air Draft Compatible with the Great Loop
- Shallow Draft with Tunnel Drive
- 4000lb Crane and Room On Deck for Several Tenders
Below and to port situated approximately amidships. Two twin berths with storage beneath (4
drawers under each). Built-in 3-drawer bureau between berths. Mirrored cabinets above. Two cedar
lined closets (port & starboard forward) with internal shelves. Folding reading lamps over each berth.
Two opening ports with white louvered doors. Six overhead recessed lights. Two speakers. Small
“vanity” chair. 24V DC emergency lighting. 120VAC GFI outlets.
Master Ensuite Head:
Located forward of stateroom. Vanity with Corian countertop and sink with storage cabinet
underneath. Mirrored storage cabinet above. Large shower with glass doors. Opening port behind
white louvered doors. Royal flush toilet.
Single Guest Cabin:
One starboard single berth cabin (across companionway from master). Single berth with 4 drawers
under. Reading lamp over berth. Cedar lined closet. (3) recessed overhead lights. Opening port
behind white louvered doors. Emergency lighting 24V DC. 12V AC GFI outlets. Smoke detector.
Single Guest Ensuite Head:
Located forward of stateroom. Head has large shower with built-in seat, vanity with sink and Corian
countertop. Storage under and over vanity. Four overhead halogen lights. Opening port behind
mirrored doors. Royal Flush toilet. Emergency lighting 24V DC, 120V AC GFI outlets. Smoke
Guest cabin located all the way forward with twin berths outboard to port & starboard.
6 drawers under each berth. Reading lamps over each one.
Built-in bureau on aft bulkhead with 5 drawers and mirror above.
Cedar lined closet aft and to starboard.
(2) Opening ports each side behind white louvered doors.
(4) Recessed overhead lights
Escape hatch with ladder
Emergency lighting 24V DC
120 V AC GFI outlets
Ensuite Guest Head:
Located to starboard and forward of stateroom.
Large shower with built-in “ledge” seat.
Vanity with sink and storage cabinet underneath.
Two mirrored cabinets and “cuddies” for toiletries.
Royal Flush head.
(2) Opening ports behind louvered doors.
Cabinetry, trim and louvered window dressings throughout the owners’ and guest accommodations
are all painted flat white. Very fine high quality fern green carpeting wall to wall throughout.
Wall coverings are light beige and washable Whisperwall. Hardware and fixtures are either highly polished
stainless steel or brushed stainless in keeping with the classic design of the yacht.
Beautifully crafted raised mahogany paneling and cabinetry built by St. Augustine Marine. Built-in
bookshelves with five cabinets underneath on forward bulkhead. Two of these house the Sharp
Aquos flat screen TV plus Bose DVD/CD player. Loose furniture consists of 3-seat sofa with
matching end tables and lamps, coffee table, empire style chair, “Secretary” desk (starboard side), 2
matching rattan chairs. In addition, there are: 11 overhead recessed lights, built-in china & crystal
cupboard in starboard corner of salon with fitted storage, handsome, bound beige & black textured
removable carpeting, five fixed windows – port and starboard with louvered mahogany blinds, double
doors with windows to aft deck, window – port aft bulkhead. 24V DC emergency lighting. 120V AC
outlets. Low-level lighting. Smoke and fire detectors.
All electric – separate galley forward of the salon. The galley has a unique and stunning custom
mosaic stone floor, a sink with single faucet & garbage disposal, one window above sink with white
louvered binds, molded Corian countertops, ample raised paneled storage cabinets and drawers
(painted flat white). Opposite side of the galley to starboard there is a drop leaf mahogany table with
four chairs and two large windows with louvered mahogany blinds.
Kenmore refrigerator in galley with storage drawer above
Icemaker on aft deck
Advantium convection oven and microwave
Profile 3-burner electric stove top
Cuisinart toaster oven
Built-in Cuisinart Brew Express coffee maker
Long, deep drawer over counter in forward bulkhead
Custom holding plate freezer in cabinet on aft deck
Located below and aft of the companionway to the owners’ and guests’ staterooms and immediately
forward of the engine room.
Miele washer & dryer
Spacious storage compartment located under pilothouse. Air conditioned and accessible through
cabinet door over steps that lead down to the accommodations as well as under steps that lead up to
State-of-the-art electronics and controls all hidden from view behind mahogany cabinetry and under
Traditional, stainless steel spoked wheel mounted on a mahogany pedestal.
Stainless steel binnacle and compass.
(2) Crown leather helm chairs
Raised “L” shaped settee with table – port aft corner.
On-deck head with toilet and “Pullman type” fold down sink – starboard aft corner.
Port and starboard doors that lead to port and starboard observation wings with canvas weather
cloths and steps that lead down to side decks.
Varnished teak sole.
Five large front windows plus 3 side windows (to port and starboard).
Two overhead opening hatches
Red LED lights for night passaging.
Beautiful fantail stern/aft deck with semi-circular, built-in settee with removable sections for access to
docking lines and winches.
Off-white simulated tongue & groove overhead
(13) Recessed overhead lights – 120V AC
Intricate, custom built teak hi-lo table, rectangular shape with leaves that fold-out into an oval,
(4) Rattan easy chairs
Matching teak cabinets on forward bulkhead – port & starboard of double doors to the salon
Port cabinet with Corian countertop houses a large freezer. Window to salon above.
Starboard cabinet is a wet bar with sink, icemaker, cupboard with sliding bottle storage rack and side
cupboard with built-in storage for wine and cocktail glasses.
Wing doors to port and starboard side decks.
(2) Hatches to lazarette for access to steering, A/C chillers, air compressor, anchor chain box, and
Emergency steering portal.
120V AC outlets
(2) Warping capstans
(1) Anchor windlass for stern anchor
Access under steps from galley to lower accommodations’ companionway. Steps are easily raised
electrically (110V or 24V) from one of three locations – lower companionway, cupboard above steps
in galley area, laundry room – or manually.
Full stand-up engine room with extra heavy Soundown Insulation.
Dual sea chests for engine and generators.
PTO’s on both generators power the deck crane, bow thruster, both anchor windlasses, warping capstan and stern anchor winch.
*More detailed engine room photos and full equipment description can be provided upon request
- LOA: 76’ (23.16m)
- Beam: 20’ (6.10m)
- Min Draft: 5’ (1.5m)
- Max Draft: 5’5” (1.7m)
- Year Built: 2006
- Type: Single Screw Trawler
- Gross Tonnage: 33
- Flag: USA
- Builder: WJ Development
- Naval Architect: Gerr Marine, Inc.
- Exterior Designer: St. Augustine Marine
- Construction: Aluminum
- Main Engines: Single 3406E Caterpillar 650 hp
- Engine Hours: 3,264 (Feb 2020)
- Max Speed: 10 knots @ 1700 RPM
- Cruising Speed: 8 knots @ 1450 RPM
- Fuel: 3,200 gallons (12,331 liters)
- Water: 720 gallons (2,725 liters)
- Guests: 5
- Staterooms: 3
MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL
Power / Engine Control: Single 3406 E Caterpillar engine. 3,264 hours (February 11, 2020).
8 knots at 1450 to 1500 RPM’s. 12.5 gph consumption with 1 generator.
10 knots at 1700 RPM’s. 24 gph consumption with 1 generator.
Port generator: Onan – Kubota engine. 15,250 hours (February 11, 2020)
Starboard generator: Onan – Kubota engine. 14,850 hours (February 11, 2020)
ZF electronic controls in “black box”
Twin Disc gears – 3.43 to 1 ratio
Engine gear mounts – Soundown
Caterpillar electronic gauges
Oil change system: main, marine gear and generators. Waste oil tank approximately 52 gallons.
Clean oil tank approximately 54 gallons.
Hydraulic system for bow thruster and winches – D.S. Hull Company, Inc.
Generators: (2) Onan Kubota Engine 27.5 kW generators, 120/240, single phase, 60 Hz with sound shields
Front PTO – 36 hp/electric clutch on both gens
Batteries: 2 banks 4D AGM house batteries – forward compartment. 1 bank 4D AGM under main
engine for Caterpillar and generator start-up.
Battery chargers: (1) 100-amp, 24V DC Mastervolt
Shore Power: (2) Glendinning 100-amp, shore cords on cablemasters. (2) Outlets under foredeck
seat forward part of the house.
Lighting: 120V AC & 24V DC throughout yacht
Switch boards – 3 panels by Ward Marine Electric
Autopilot: Simrad AP20 with back-up pump
Compass: Constellation OE288 in stainless steel binnacle
Garmin GPS Map Model 5212 w/ AIS System
GPS/Chart Plotter/Navigation data: Raymarine RN300 GPS with interface to Maptechs. Two I-3
Maptech units each with XM weather, 4 video cameras, GPS and radar.
Second radar Furuno 1850
Depth/Speed/Temperature: Raymarine ST290
On board/Deck communication
Rudder Indicator: AP20 autopilot
Screen Wiper: Exalto wiper system (5) blades with fresh water wash
Air compressor: Rigid 3 hp
Furuno 1850 Radar
Telephone: Cell phone
VHF radio telephones: (2) ICOM M602
TV/DVD – Sharp Aquos 37″ flat screen in salon
Bose DVD/CD in salon with speakers in main salon, aft deck, and all staterooms
(2) Tideride side boarding ladders with teak steps stowed in port & starboard bulwarks with davit.
Side boarding ramps: Fold-down sections of bulwarks (port & starboard) with fittings for stanchions &
Anchors & Chains:
(2) Navy anchors with chain in pockets, port & starboard bow
(1) Stern Navy anchor aft underneath fantail counter
(2) Maxwell 4000 with rope and chain capstans – foredeck
(2) Stern warping winches – Maxwell 3500 – aft deck
Fairleads with stainless steel cleats – 5 per side – (1) in transom
Freeing ports – 9 each side
Diesel fills – (2) with quick connect fittings + box drains for the overflow (to waste oil tank) port and
starboard side decks in aluminum lockable boxes.
Water fills – Port and starboard side decks in aluminum – lockable boxes.
Pump outs – for black water, port and starboard; pump outs for gray water, port and starboard.
Deck – Painted aluminum with non-skid. Varnished handrail outboard side deck. Painted aluminum
handrail inboard side deck. High painted bulwarks.
Foredeck – Stainless steel bell mount and bell.
Built-in seat with cushions and varnished armrests in forward section of coach house.
Center seat that raises up electronically for access to large Bosun’s locker
Round opening ports with screens on either side of the coach house for ventilation into Bosun’s locker.
Dorades on top of coach roof (1 port, 1 starboard).
Bomar hatch on forward port side of foredeck for access to the chain locker.
Crane: CT 4000 Steelhead Marine Crane.
False stack with removable top for transiting canals (16′ height with stack top off and antennas
Vents for black, gray water and fuel.
BBQ grill with folding table.
Leisure Furl Mast with boom (on tabernacle) for steadying sail.
Engine Room Air: (1) Intake and (1) extractor – port and starboard – boat deck.
Brown canvas weather cloths – forward upper rail of boat deck.
(2) Seatel Domes aft, port and starboard.
Varnished flagstaff – aft.
(2) Teak steamer chairs – aft boat deck.
120V AC outlets FGI
24V DC running lights
Watermaker: Applied Membrane 24V, 800 gpd
Black & Gray water tanks: Leeson Macerator pumps for holding tanks
Bow Thruster: Wesmar, hydraulic PTO driven
Stabilizers: Steadying sail plus unique tunnel-drive hull form
Shafts: Aquamet 4-1/2″ stainless steel
Dripless seal: Dux Duramax shaft seal
Python-Drive vibration free drive unit
Exhaust: Soundown muffler system
Air Conditioning: 3 X Rich Beers Chillers in lazarette (two 5-ton; one 3-ton) for heating & cooling (four
air handlers on boat deck for salon & aft deck; two handlers in pilothouse and one in each
stateroom). 1) Pilothouse – 32,000 BTU; 1) Upper equipment space (under bridge deck) 18,000 BTU;
1) Stock room – 32,000 BTU; Galley – 18,000 BTU; Master stateroom – 18,000 BTU; V-berth guest
cabin – 18,000 BTU; Aft starboard cabin – 8,000 BTU; (2) main salon – 18,000 BTU each; (2) Aft deck
– 32,000 BTU each.
Steering: Wagner hydraulic steering
Sea Strainers: 2 custom sea chests
Electrolysis monitoring system: Capac
Blowers: Delta System – intakes & extractors
Fuel manifold system
Fuel Filter & Transfer: 1 Alfa Laval centrifuge model MAB 102B-14-230 VAC, 2.8 amp draw
Fuel transfer pump: Oberdorfer
Fuel stripper pump – hand rotary
Filters: Racor fuel filters for main and both generators
Headhunter Mach 3 110V pressure water pumps
40-gallon hot water tank
20-gallon accumulator tank
Headhunter Royal Flush toilets (4)
(2) Integral aluminum – 2,100 gallons each located forward outboard end of engine room with large
inspection plates and site gauges.
(1) Day tank – 125 gallons
(2) Integral aluminum tanks – 360 gallons each located outboard port and starboard of laundry room
with site gauges.
Black Water: (1) 225 gallons with electric dial gauge and site gauge.
Gray Water: (1) 225 gallons with electric dial gauge and site gauge.
Both tanks located under forward guest stateroom.
Safety and Fire Protection:
(2) Life Rafts: Switlik MD2 6-man with cover. Riviera 4-man mounted on starboard outboard side of boat deck.
Life Jackets: 12
Line Throwing apparatus: 2 rings with strobe lights
Life rings: (2) Mounted in port & starboard sidedeck bulwarks
EPIRB: ACR 406
Flares: Offshore kit with 6 parachute, 6 smoke, etc.
First Aid equipment: Standard
Electric bilge system: 5 compartments with alarms
Main line fire/bilge pumps: (4) Edson emergency “crash” pumps, Ericson safety pump driven off main
Fire extinguishing system: Kidde CO2 (4) -35 lb canisters
Fire extinguishers: Kidde 8 dry chemical
Massively built of aluminum at St. Augustine Marine Center by WJ Development to specs exceeding the original design by Gerr Marine, Inc. Fantail stern configuration with unique tunnel-drive hull (centerline prop in tunnel) for shoal draft use and “beachability”. Designed and built “to take ground with impunity anywhere, any time”. WALRUS is the large sister of several other smaller, very successful yachts with the same hull form. The tunnel-drive hull form was originally developed by naval architect William Atken between the two world wars and was later resurrected by Dave Gerr beginning in 1995. Although ultra-shoal draft, these hulls have proven to be excellent seaboats as well as economical to run at cruising speeds. WALRUS is no exception!
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