COMPLETELY REMANUFACTURED IN 2010
THOMAS CROSBY V is a steel-hulled small ship capable of world cruising and has been recently converted to a luxury motoryacht. Cruising at 8.5 knots, while consuming 9.2 GPH in virtually any weather, provides a 5000+ mile range. A magnificent salon with separate wet bar, formal dining area seating eight, professional galley with premium stainless steel appliances and a day head are all located on the main deck. Accommodations are situated on three decks accessed by elevator or stairs, making the yacht ideal for mobility-impaired individuals. Four stateroom suites, each with king-size bed and ensuite head with walk-in shower, will accommodate four couples in unrivaled luxury. Separate crew quarters for four include a private head with shower and mini galley. THOMAS CROSBY V is ready to take new owners or adventuresome charter clients to the most remote anchorages around the world.
THOMAS CROSBY V is the fifth in a series of small ships commissioned by the United Church of Canada as supply vessels to serve the remote communities and lighthouses along the coast of British Columbia. In continuous service from 1967 through 2003, the ship was removed from service when technology replaced manned lighthouses, and was sold to a succession of owners who commissioned the vessel's re-design and conversion to a luxury expeditionary motoryacht. The last of the 'interim owners' was a senior naval officer and his wife who underwrote the completion of the yacht conversion but unfortunately passed away before seeing the fruits of their efforts. In 2010 Thomas Crosby V was purchased by its present owner who completed the conversion and has been cruising the yacht throughout the West since relaunching.
Star Shipyard, the vessel's original constructor, was again contracted to convert Thomas Crosby V into a world-class expeditionary motoryacht and a thorough re-engineering of the ship was undertaken. The entire ship was gutted and the superstructure removed from the main deck upward. Once the bilges were accessible, the engines and mechanical sytems were subjected to a complete zero-hour overhaul. When reconstruction commenced, the rake of the stem was increased and a bulbous bow with hydraulic bow thruster added. The transom was reconfigured to accommodate boarding while a hydraulic stern thruster and davit capable of lifting a large tender were installed. A new superstructure, designed and fabricated of aluminum, was installed atop the updated hull and the yacht began to take shape. Master carpenters and cabinetmakers worked for more than three years to transform the interior spaces. Finally the interior was outfitted with premium stainless steel appliances and furnished with exceptional soft goods.
THOMAS CROSBY V features four en-suite private staterooms, each with domestic king-sized beds, arranged on three different deck levels. Elevator access is provided between decks making the yacht ideal for mobility-impaired individuals. A fifth private stateroom with two oversized bunks, a private head and a mini-galley is available for children or as crew's quarters.
The yacht is boarded comfortably from the aft swim deck where a short flight of stairs leads up to the cockpit. Forward through double teak doors on the main deck, one enters the bright and airy salon finished in fine hardwoods, granite and elegant soft goods. Immediately to port is a day head and storage locker while to starboard is a breakfront with bookcase. Forward is the salon with sofa, recliner chair and entertainment center with multi-media sound system and a 60" flat-screen HDTV. Advancing forward one enters the formal dining area with granite dining table that will accommodate eight guests. A custom-built buffet graces the port side while sculpted woodwork and cofferred ceilings appoint the overhead. Adjacent to the dining area is a wet bar with wine storage. Immediately forward is the professional-quality galley with domestic stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and abundant storage. To starboard of the galley is the elevator which services the three decks levels of the yacht. Immediately beyond the elevator is a door to fully-covered walk-around decks.
Adjacent to the galley is a stairwell down to the lower level companionway. Forward is a casual guest suite complete with king-size bed and ensuite head and shower, while aft of the stairwell is larger more formal guest suite with the same amenities. Aft along the companion way is the utility room with domestic clothes washer and dryer and chest freezer. A water-tight and soundproofed door to the massive stand-up engine room is amidship while fully-aft is the bunkroom or crew's quarters which includes its own private head and mini-galley.
The bridgedeck is accessed by an aft stairwell from the cockpit or via the elevator. The owner's suite is found here and is full-beam with windows bathing the entire suite in natural light. A raised king-sized bed is situated to port and is surrounded by custom-made furniture including a private desk. A sound system and flatscreen HDTV provide entertainment for the owner. The ensuite head includes a walk-in shower and fine hardwood appointments.
Forward of the master suite and separated by a privacy door is the pilothouse. To port is a day head and mini-galley. Three premium pedestal seats are provided for the captain and navigator or guests. The wrap-around helm includes three flatscreen displays for shipboard management and navigation. A detailed description of electronics is proved elsewhere.
Vital areas of the yacht are protected by watertight bulkead doors and enclosed spaces are equipped with overhead escape hatches.
THOMAS CROSBY V is powered by a single Caterpillar D-343 diesel engine developing 365HP. A secondary Isuzu diesel engine is directly-coupled to a hydraulic pump that powers auxilliary systems and provides get-home capability in the event of a main engine problem. Twin 30kW Kato hydraulically-driven generators provide ship's electrical power and an independent diesel-powered generator provides emergency starting capabilities. Electronic throttle and shifting control is provided at the helm with emergency controls located in the engine room. Hydraulic bow and stern thrusters assist in docking and close-quarter maneuvers and can be controlled from the helm or wing stations on either side of the yacht. 7000 gallons of fuel storage provides a range well in excess of 5000 miles.
Stabilization can be provided underway by deployable paravanes and the ship has proven seaworthy in 20-foot seas.
The seven onboard toilets are plumbed to a 2700 gallon holding tank with maceration and at-sea overboard discharge capabilities.
Interior climate control is provided by independently-zoned Aqua-Aire heating, ventilation and air conditioning.
The transom is equipped with a double-arm davit that carries a 2004 Zodiak 17' RBI tender with a 90 Hp Mercury outboard engine.
The backbone of Thomas Crosby V's navigation electronics is a Furuno Navnet 3D system supplemented by a Furuno 4kW 48-mile open array radar and Class B AIS. Three multi-function flat screen displays are located at the helm and can be programmed to the operator's wishes including multi-camera video display of the engine room and/or transom. A Maretron System displays real time monitoring of all shipboard systems and alarms when abnormal situations are present. A Simrad autopilot with networking capabilities was installed and an ICOM VHF radio provides outside communications.