Outer Reef 70
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2011 Outer Reef 70 | Sea Baron
Sea Baron is a very capable and purposeful trawler-style motor yacht with conservative good looks, both tasteful and timeless. The all-white hull and superstructure are complemented by quality stainless steel fittings, with the only teak being the aft cockpit and laid boarding platform. Large square stainless-steel portholes and single anchor draped over her powerful bow give strength to the lines and enhancing her image.
Constructed in Taiwan and meeting a variety of stringent standards, Sea Baron has quality that’s evident from the first close inspection. Bi-axial, vacuum-bagged vinylester are among the specifications from a company with experience and long-term skilled trades.
The boarding platform incorporated detachable safety rails and twin semicircular stairs up to the cockpit. A watertight submarine-style door allows access to the aft crew’s quarters, which features a two-berth cabin, ensuite and a well-fitted galley. Despite the slightly lower headroom due to the increased survey construction specification, the crew cabin is nevertheless a most accommodating suite that will store all manner of equipment for extended cruising; think of it as a full guest suite in its own right.
A bulkhead door leads into the engine room so that all servicing and maintenance can be carried out via without disturbing deck passengers. A second engine room door is located forward into the master suite that allows access or inspection internally when bad weather might prohibit safe use of the outside decks.
The twin 503hp diesels are nicely installed with all the usual high-end fixtures, including filtered ventilation with fire shutdown, colour-coded fuel lines and triple Racor filters to each Cat C9 engine. With a fuel capacity of 2,350 US gallons, Sea Baron has a range of approximately 3,500 nautical miles at 9 knots.
Stainless-steel safety rails surround each engine and have very convenient tool trays above for surgical-like maintenance procedures.
A pair of almost inaudible Northern Lights generators offer 2x 20kw for house power, and there is also two ASEA (AC08 & AC 12) power system converters, chilled-water air-conditioning, hydraulic thrusters, stabilisers, watermaker, and more. Two portholes also offer an abundance of natural light and air.
The ability to serve a large banquet on the wide inlaid teak table is easily imaginable. Doors to the side decks provide weather insulation if required, and clear covers could easily encapsulate this cockpit in the event that inclement weather might disturb the pages of your latest book; this area is also air conditioned for optimal comfort.
Sea Baron has a spacious, full-beam fly bridge, with its entertaining area including sink, fridge, icemaker and large-capacity GE gas barbecue all serving twin dining tables with L-shaped sofas. There is no shortage of outdoor entertaining areas, and it is more a case of pick your view.
A large davit will lift and secure the 4.5m tender with 70hp Yamaha outboard, while the hardtop looks good and is easy to maintain with a ladder to the roof. There’s also huge weatherproof storage under the dash for all manner of equipment, while the sturdy railing above the Perspex windscreen allows one to hang on without damage to the screen itself. Indeed, all the railings are first rate in their positioning and quality and most have the added bonus of a simple screw to detach them for polishing or repair. Twin Stidd helm chairs preside over a comprehensive dash, which duplicates all the important navigation or operating functions.
The side and fore decks are fibreglass with nonskid sections and are practical in their cleaning and maintenance, particularly with an absence of teak trim (a high-maintenance issue in the tropics). The foredeck is accessed via a Portuguese bridge-style bulwark with a door to starboard, various storage cupboards and a two-seat sofa just perfect for watching the world go by. A Maxwell hydraulic windlass is mounted on its own self-draining mud collecting pan, with a stainless-steel anchor on a bow roller that can be operated from either helm station or the deck. Salt and freshwater deck wash outlets are available here with a further freshwater outlet aft.
Sea Baron uses a drain manifold system, where all on-deck and flybridge surfaces are drained to a single waterline outlet, eliminating dirty streaking of the hull and unnecessary through-hull fittings.
The galley is placed up on a split level and fitted with a black granite bench and splash-back. A double-door fridge-freezer had copious pantry space either side and there can be little or no excuse for the gourmet chef, other than they having too good a time elsewhere onboard to be bothered cooking.
Moving forward across the teak and holly sole, you enter the spacious and well-equipped pilothouse. Again, whatever is required can be installed. Meanwhile, securely seated in the Stidd helm chair, you front an array of Furuno electronics, autopilot, controls for the sat-phone and TV and a host of other electrical goodies had been intelligently installed. Three windscreens, cleaned by Exalto wiper/washers, offer a clear view ahead across the bows. Side access doors with split sections, can be partially or fully opened depending on the weather and are fully waterproof in heavy seas. A convertible guest sofa with table is positioned along the aft end of the cabin and is the position of choice when travelling and doing a little backseat driving
A stairway to the flybridge with large Perspex and stainless-steel frame door will let in light or insulate from poor weather. Another companionway leads forward and down to the lower accommodation. A magnificently crafted laminated teak banister rail assists you below to the lower lobby.
Down below, the forward guest cabin has a spacious queen-sized island bed with plenty of hanging and drawer space and every appointment needed for a comfortable night. Aft and to port is a twin cabin with an upper single and lower double bunk of generous dimensions. Both these cabins have their own ensuite heads with showers, including portholes for ventilation.
The master suite is amidships and full width with capacious walk-in wardrobes. As touched on, a full-height door leads to the engine room – very useful in heavy weather. More importantly, a king-sized bed awaits your pleasure after a hard day’s cruising/eating/drinking/swimming or whatever. The ensuite shower and head stalls, with portholes, are separated by a vanity section. Entertainment systems, air conditioning and all manner of luxuries await the guests. A washer and dryer plus linen press are tastefully concealed.
Getting underway, the twin diesels engines are muted and discrete. Electronic instrument panels provide all the necessary information and running maintenance will most likely be dipping the oil and checking the coolant.
The optional ABT-Trac electronic controls offer a warm-up facility, troll selection for fishing or go-slow idling, and synchronisation of engines at speed. Three remote points allow a handheld controller to be connected, and, combined with hydraulic bow and stern thrusters, most skippers will be able to berth her with professional dexterity.
Sea Baron’s specifications also include Cruisair chilled-water air-con offering complete climate control for all cabins, fuel transfer pumps, hydraulic steering, separate 24 and 110V power boards, and a host of well-conceived and specified equipment to make for trouble-free cruising. Glendinning shorepower leads are an added bonus with their retractable convenience.
Sea Baron is an impeccable example of the Outer Reef 70 and is literally a turn-key purchase. Her current owner, management company and full time captain have done an outstanding job maintaining her to a brand new level.
The Yacht Sales Co can assist with relocation of this vessel to your port of choice, including providing various quotations for shipping or delivery crew and managing the process.