Jade Diver was originally built in Louisiana by Halter Marine(US Marine) for a Greek cruise line as one of ten dive boats (Ocean Quest series). These boats were constructed to be davit-ed with customers aboard, as the cruise ship was underway leaving the area. The original davits were heavy enough to support the weight. An air fill system existed to fill the tanks on board the vessel but was removed. The original engine was a Volvo 200 hp diesel with a duo-prop outdrive (aluminum blades). It has been updated with a Yanmar YNR 6LP-STZE 315 HP, 6 cylinder, diesel engine package with Mercruiser Bravo II outdrive. Click on full specs for additional information.
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Yanmar/Mercruiser IO-YNR 6LP-STZE 315 HP, 6 cylinder engine with Mercruiser Bravo II outdrive.
Engine hours as of 12-7-12 = 511 hours
Fiberglass construction, model bow, curved stem, modified V-bottom, square stern. Open bow deck followed by open cockpit well deck aft to stern. Control station center forward at cockpit deck, fixed seating and safety rail along port and starboard sides. Walk through transom with teak wood swim platform across transom with large aluminum swim ladder. Fiberglass top wth plastic side curtains and Lexan windshield. Area under bow has anchor line storage and shelved starage area(with collision bulkhead sperating the two areas).
Electronics: Fiberglass enclosure with locking front tinted glass houses:
Hummingbird DC-25R VHF Transceiver.
AM/FM CD radio.
Furuno LS 6000 LCD Depth sounder(mounts on pilot Station)
Three Interstate batteries new in 7/20/15
Type-I Bib-Type PFDs(life jackets USCG approved)=10 each(8 with lights attached)
Type IV Ring buoy
Foam boogie board
First aid kit
Dive Operation Equipment:
Ball/rope/chain/clip / clip (down line to dive site)
Current line (trailing line) with ball (used while divers are down)
Port side safety line (used while divers are in the water for fore and aft travel to 'down line')
Marker buoys(3) in starboard equipment box
Vessel has poke pole holders overhead and speargun holder in the back.
New 105 gallon fuel tank 07/2014
Ritchie 3.5" compass mounted on pilot station
Horn(electric) push buttom control on underside of electronics box
Hand held compressed gas horn and whistle
Fire extinguishers and flare kits
Danforth bow anchor with 300' of 1/2 line
Danforth stern anchor
Porta-potti in forward compartment
One manual bilge pump, four electric( 3 are automatic)
Engine compartment bilge alarm
First aid kit
The reasons the boat was/is 'customer dive friendly':
• the room it had for the divers to walk around a bit.
• The walk-through transom.
• the ease of getting into the water from the back deck, with or without scuba gear.
• the ease of getting back aboard the boat due to the ladder, with or without scuba gear. '
Owner friendly' reasons:
• the fuel economy: four hour trip approximately 15 gallons diesel (100 gallon tank – approx little over 1/8th of a tank per 4 hour trip)
• Ease in vessel maneuvering/handling.
• Ease of entering the water / reboarding the vessel, with or without scuba gear.
• Three new batteries
• Yanmar starter
• New fuel tank
•New exhaust elbow
• Yanmar engine less than 600 hours.
Jade Diver has never had a COI. She was originally used in the Mediterranean and did not require one. She has been run as a 6-pac since returning to the states.