A 5,000 NM range at 14 knots, ice class hull strength, rescue craft-like capsize resistance and recovery, 20kW solar array, hyper efficient heating cooling/ventilation, and the most comfortable ocean crossing ride make the FPB 130
a natural evolution from the four FPB designs that have preceded her. Engineered and built for maximum reliability and minimum maintenance, the FPB 130 reduces crew requirement while expanding where, when, and how comfortably you can go. The same sea kindly efficient hull form, attention to detail, and systems engineering that have made the FPB marque the talk of the waterfront, sets the bar even higher in this latest FPB offering.
Impressed with the efficiency of the 110-foot FPB 97’s 14.5+ knots from a pair of 300 HP diesels? Then you will love the FPB 130’s 16.5 knots from two 675 HP diesels and 14 knot cruising speed at 40% engine load.
The FPB 130 is the Real Deal, with the engineering, execution, and factors of safety that have made the FPBs 64, 78, and 97 the most reliable, and easily maintained, yachts money can buy. As with all FPBs, the FPB 130 is built with a double bottom for maximum structural security and massive tankage.
Shallow draft–1.65m /5.5ft–combined with the ability to dry out in areas of moderate tides, give the FPB 130 a unique cruising capability.
If you want to eliminate the obstacles of conventional yachting, and if you are tired of high maintenance vessels that require a small army for crew, the FPB 130 is the Real Deal.
FPB 130 Specifications (Subject to change without notice)
- LOA 40.4 m – 132.5
- ’LWL 39.7 m – 130
- Beam Maximum 7.05 m – 23.1’
- Draft at half load 1.65m – 5.5’
- Cruising Speed 14.00 knots
- Range at 14.00 knots – 5000 NM
- Range at 12.5 knots – 7000 NM
- Air Draft – 10.2 m – 33.5’
- Fresh Water Capacity 8,000L / 2,100US gallons
- Fuel Capacity 34,000L / 8,900 US gallons
- Liquid Ballast (fuel, fresh or saltwater) 8000L / 2100 US gallons
- Engines -Scania DI13 086M 675HP@230 rpm
To break free: Sue Grant (Sue.Grant@berthon.co.uk) will be happy to explain how.
For SetSail visitors who may not be familiar with the provenance of the FPB concept, a few comments may be in order. Dashew Offshore has been at the forefront of cruising yacht development for the past four decades. The Deerfoot, Sundeer, and Beowulf series of sailing yachts are considered the best boats on which to circumnavigate. The average mileage on those yachts, over 50,000 NM per hull, is the best indicator that these boats really go places.
“Having a boat that can deal with whatever might happen—no matter what—provides a mental comfort level that defines their view of happy sailing. Think about that. Knowing without reservation that a boat can take care of itself while still providing comfort and safety in truly abysmal conditions is at the core of the Dashews’ philosophy of minimal worry…” -Bill Parlatore, editor Passagemaker
The FPB prototype, 83-foot Wind Horse, carried her owners, without crew, over 60,000 NM in six years of part-time cruising. From the tropical South Pacific to the Arctic ice pack at 80 degrees north, Wind Horse proved that sea going comfort and heavy weather capability can go hand in hand.
“The FPB 64 is…a go-anywhere luxury cruiser that would surely inspire even the most timid coastal cruising sailor to head over the horizon.” -Matthew Sheehan, editor Yachting World
There are 11 FPB 64s currently cruising, mainly with their owners and without crew. FPB 64-5 Grey Wolf’s voyage from New Zealand to the UK in three months, including a 4000 NM leg at an average of 9.4 knots, is a classic example of FPB capability.
“This boat is genuinely capable of taking you around the world, and if that’s what you want to do there is no better vessel for it.” – Motor Boat & Yachting
The FPB 78 takes performance, efficiency, toughness, and cruising range to an entirely new level. FPB 78-1 is out cruising, and two other FPB 78s are presently under construction, all for prior FPB owners.
“Few boats embody their potential like Iceberg. Decades of cruising experience have been poured into the design, resulting in probably the most capable sea boat on the water.” – Stewart Campbell, Editor Boat International
FPB 97-1 Iceberg illustrates what is possible in a larger FPB form. An 11.8 knot cruising speed at 60 liters per hour for a range in excess of 4000 NM, six kW solar array, and the owners need only a couple as crew.
For more information: Sue Grant: Sue.Grant@Berthon.Co.UK.