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All About M/V Sea Venture

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Sea Venture is a 1977 Cheoy Lee LRT (Long Range Trawler).

Sea Venture is the largest trawler we know of that sleeps 2 comfortably.   :)

Engines:  Twin Ford Lehman 120’s

Generator:  Northern Lights 16KW

House Battery Bank:  4-200amp Victron lithium batteries

Start Batteries:  2- AMG 8D Batteries

Inverters:  2-3000 watt Victron Inverter

Battery Chargers:  2 - 120V Victron Chargers

Isolation Transformer:  Charles 50 amp - 240V

Solar:  6-100 amp Renergy panels with Victron Controller

Heating / Air Conditioning: 3 Cruise Aire Electric Units

Heating:  24,000 BTU Forced Air Diesel Furnace

Hot Water:  30 gallon Torrid Yacht Series Water Heater

Max-Air 240V Dive Compressor for filling tanks


Depthsounder:  Furuno x2

ComNav Autopilot

Wagner Autopilot

Furuno 72 mile Radar

Sitex 24 mile Radar

Sestrel Compass

Lebroc Helm Chair

Primary Navigation: Time Zero on 27" touch screen

Secondary Navigation: Furuno NavNet

Furuno GP-32 Unit

VHF: Primary Icom IC-M602 with Morad 18' 10db Antenna

2nd VHF: Icom IC-M602

Primary Sat Communications:  Iridium Go

Secondary Sat Communications: Garmin Inreach

AIS - Furuno 600 with Morad 12' 6db Antenna

Weatherfax:  Furuno



Vitrifrigio Standard Door Refrigerator

Vitrifrigio 2- drawer refrigerator / freezer

Dickinson Mediterranean Stove/Oven

Brewmaster Built In Coffeemaker

GE Profile Microwave

Filtered Water: Seagull X-1F with faucet

Cabinets built by Jim in 2017-2019

Countertop (Leggari) poured epoxy in 2019

Master Stateroom:  sleeps 2   

V-Berth:  sleeps 2 

Heads: 2

Washer/Dryer:  Full Size Asko 240V 

Freezer:  7cf Chest

Tenders and Toys:    

13' Caribe Center Console with 40hp Yamaha

10' Saturn with 2.3 HP Honda

Kayaks:  2 Inflatable 

Complete cold & warm water scuba equipment

Crow's Nest 30' off the water (just for fun!)

Safety Equipment:

Liferaft:  Winslow 6-man Offshore Raft

 (equipped with communications, food, water, watermaker)

EPIRBs: 5 total (including liferaft and tender)

Fire Suppression:  Fixed Fire Boy System, 8 extinguishers,            interconnected smoke / heat / CO2 sensors

Sea Anchor:  18' Fiorentino with 600 feet of 1" line

Life Jackets:  12 Standard + 2 Offshore

Xintex Propane Cut off

Ultraline 400' Flat Rope Shore Tie Reel


Overall Length:  54’

Beam:  15’7”     Draft:  6’3"     Clearance:  38’

Fuel:  2,158 gallons (8,000 liters) diesel

Water:  1,200 gallons (4,540 liters) + 300 gallon per day watermaker

Black Water Tank:  150 Gallons

Gray Water Tank:  50 Gallons

Hull:  Fiberglass - 1" to 5" thick depending on location

Paravane Superstructure and Swim Platform:  Aluminum

Bulbous Bow:  1,300 lbs, 2 to 3.5" thick, filled with sea water

Displacement: 85,000 lbs fully loaded

Ballast:  8,000 lbs lead, loaded in center keel

Running Gear:  Fully protected with fin keels

Primary Anchor:  120lb CQR with 400' 1/2" Chain

2nd Anchor:  80lb CQR      3rd: Anchor: 80lb Danforth

Stern Anchor:  30lb Danforth


Boat Tour

Engine Room Tour

M/V Sea Ventures' life story

Sea Venture was built in 1977 by Cheoy Lee Shipyards, Ltd., in Kowloon, Hong Kong. She was sold with the name Tortuga, which she carried until she was purchased by the second owners in 1996. 

In 1996, she was renamed Moon Angel and had 800 hours under her keel.  With the new owners, she received a lot of love and TLC that she did not receive in her first 19 years.  Because she had so few hours, and to verify her seaworthiness, upgrades included:

  • Rebuilt and reconfigured wet exhaust systems

  • Rebuilt transmissions

  • Replaced shafts, cutlass bearings, shaft tubes and PYI dripless stuffing system

  • Replaced all thru hull fittings and seacocks

  • Rebuilt steering hydraulic system

  • Replaced gear shift and throttle cables

  • Watermaker added 2005

  • New 16 kw Generator in 2013


For the 18 years that she was Moon Angel, she proved her seaworthiness.  She cruised 29,000 miles and visited 12 countries.   

In 2014, we became the third proud owners of this amazing vessel and she was christened Sea Venture on May 24, 2015.  Under our stewardship we continue to cruise, upgrade and enjoy Sea Venture - With 10,000 hours of running time, she still going strong and getting stronger every day. 

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