This Offshore 62 is waiting for her new owner to cruise, with up to 8 people is her 4 stateroom layout. She has been updated with, a Simrad NSS evo2 Electronics 4G package, She was Built with the $125,000 upgraded Mann Diesels. The NAIAD Stabilizer's will give you smooth cruising in most non-Red flag seas.
Any vessel can perform in mild conditions, but truly great boats distinguish themselves when the seas are running high. I found that even at low speeds in a beam sea, the Offshore hull rolled far less than I would have expected — and it was a motion that was both predictable and comfortable. The long keel meant I could take my hands off the wheel even in quartering seas and the boat still tracked straight. Yet, the 62 was nimble when backing down into a narrow slip.
The skipper has a swiveling helm seat from which to survey all the action on the water, while visitors can watch the passing scenery from the raised dinette, to port. Between the instrument panel and an overhead cabinet, there’s enough room to add an imposing array of electronic toys
Electrical system breakers are handy to the wheelhouse, with a large AC/DC distribution panel next to the helm. Another panel for the generators is provided nearby. For those with an interest in things mechanical, the engine room is a dream come true. Accessible either through a hatch in the galley floor or through a doorway in the VIP stateroom, the engine room has full standing headroom — and enough space to walk completely around the engines. The owners added an RCI Diesel Fuel Purifier centrifugal filter system, to eliminate any impurities in the boat’s fuel system — such as those sometimes acquired when refueling in foreign ports. The system eliminates the need for fuel additives. They also added a Winn diesel fuel filtration system that purges water from fuel automatically. Also readily accessible were the Naiad stabilizer systems, a Sea Recovery water-maker, Cruisair air conditioning and twin stainless steel water heaters. From the seacocks, to the neatly loomed and labeled wiring under the wheelhouse dash, to the tidy fuel manifolding on the engine room bulkhead, considerable thought has been given to that time several years in the future when you may need to trace a circuit, replace a system or simply solve a problem. This is a boat that has been designed and built by mariners for mariners.
The aft deck on our test boat was half-shaded by the upper boat deck. An upper helm station for convenient maneuvering and a ladder to the boat deck complete the area. The upper deck is divided at the radar arch between the fly bridge and the boat deck. Forward, the helm has full engine controls, as well as electronics. A pair of curved lounges provides ample room for guests under the Bimini top. Aft, our test boat had a MarQuipt 1,500 pound davit to launch and retrieve her inflatable dinghy
Once inside, you’ll find an airy, spacious saloon that seems full width, although there are still comfortably wide sidedecks protected by the overhanging boat deck. Our test boat’s interior was designed by Austin Lin. While the saloon had been rearranged, the standard layout provides a curved settee to port, along with a pair of chairs and a high-low table. An entertainment center is hidden behind tambour doors in a cabinet to starboard. Although most Offshores make full use of fine teak joinery, our test boat had a custom whitewashed ash interior — but its superb joinerwork was equally flawless. Just forward, to port, the galley is open to both the saloon and the wheelhouse. The galley is comprehensively equipped, including spacious Corian countertops, a stand-up refrigerator/freezer, a dishwasher, a trash compactor, a four-burner cooktop and a built-in microwave oven. refrigerator/freezer. Down a curved stairway from the wheelhouse, to starboard, are the 62’s guest staterooms. A stacked washer/dryer combination is installed at the base of the stairs. Amidships, the VIP cabin is furnished with a queen-size berth, built-in bureaus and hanging lockers, and an en-suite head compartment with a stall shower. Another guest (or crew) cabin is to port, with upper and lower berths; and the forward cabin has a full V-berth. The latter two cabins share a large head with a stall shower. Access to the master suite is by a private stairway in the saloon. This cabin spans the boat’s 16 foot, 10 inch beam. A king-size berth is positioned amidships against the aft bulkhead, cabinets and lockers are to port, and a settee is to starboard — next to more hanging lockers. The master stateroom’s private head compartment has a stall shower with seat, and a cleverly designed vanity folds up in front of yet another locker. The 62’s surprisingly long list of standard equipment includes a davit, an anchor windlass, galley appliances, three helm stations, an inverter, all Coast Guard-required gear and a full décor — including drapes and innerspring mattresses. If you want the optional MAN diesels, add another $125,000. What you get for this amount is a well-designed and seaworthy yacht that can carry you in luxury across great distances, with a minimum of maintenance. What more could you want?
1199 Pacific Highway
San Diego, CA 92101