The FPB 115 is the latest in the iconic FPB range of globe trotting motor yachts. Following in the footsteps of the FPB 64 and 83, the 115 offers efficient long distant cruising with the ability to endure adverse weather in comfort and safety. She has a 5000+ nautical mile range at her cruising speed of 12 knots. Given the proven heavy weather performance of the smaller FPBs, the 115 could arguably be called the finest extreme weather yacht ever conceived.
With just five foot draft and the ability to dry out in tidal estuaries, the FPB 115 can explore areas typically unavailable to larger yachts. Add in a structure designed to twice the Lloyds Special Service Rule, with 12mm (15/32″) bottom plate, and high latitude environments become more inviting.
The FPB 115 is based on a standardized package of structure and systems, with wide latitude of interior layouts. Plans are available for owners who prefer to cruise without crew, for commercial operators, and fully crewed versions.
All versions feature six electric self-tailing deck winches for handling dock lines and shorefasts in high latitudes. Twin engines and oversized rudders give precise control for maneuvering in tight quarters. Add in 360 degree views from the pilot house and flying bridge, with good sightlines in close, and it becomes possible to cruise with minimal (or no) crew if you are so inclined.
A pair of 300HP John Deere diesels will deliver a top speed of 14.5 knots at half load. The FPB 115 features the generator independent systems for which Dashew Offshore are so well known and can go for extended periods at anchor without running the genset.
Extreme Beam 6.8m/22.1’
Range 5000NM at 12 knots
Displacement 84,000kg/185,000 pounds
Propulsion John Deere 300 HP six cylinder diesels
Gensets Two 27.5 kW
Batteries 2400 amp hours (C10 rating) 24 V, traction battery bank
Inverters Three x 5000 watt (with power assist function)
Deck WInches Six powered #65 self tailing
For more information contact Sue Grant: Sue.Grant@Berthon.Co.UK.