Fractional Yacht Ownership in Mexico
The Sea of Cortez is unique in several ways as it receives more sunlight than any other sea in the world today (320-plus days of sunshine per year). The sea itself has extreme depths of water greater than 2 miles and it contains three distinct currents.
The result of this unique combination is an abundance of microscopic plankton, which is the food source for thousand of types of marine life. Therefore, in this environmentally preserved ecosystem, the wealth of marine wildlife is unequalled anywhere in the northern hemisphere.
Espíritu Santo is a large (102 square km) island surrounded by a set of smaller islets known as Isla Partida, Los Islotes, La Ballena, El Gallo y La Gallina. It lies some 20 km east of La Paz. Because of its proximity to La Paz Bay, the island has been intensely used in the past and is still the most heavily visited island in the Sea of Cortés. It is littered with evidence of pre-Hispanic occupancy by the Pericú people.
In La Paz, syndicate yacht owners have an amazing variety of experiences discovering:
• Island excursions
• Swimming with Whale Sharks
• Light fishing
• Scuba diving
• Snorkeling with tropical fish
• Whale watching
• Golf & Shopping (when disembarking yacht)
Description per area
Teak-laid transom platform, cockpit deck, stairway to flybridge, side decks, foredeck walk through and flybridgeTwin stainless-steel anchors (80kg/176lbs and 50kg/110lbs)Deck chain stoppersLewmar twin hydraulic anchor winches capstans with foredeck controlsElectro-hydraulic raise/lower transom platform (600kg/1323lbs)Anchor wash/deck wash facility with fore deck and aft deck outletsTwin stemhead rollers with automatic anchor launch and self stowing facilityTwo mooring bollards forward with rope fairleadsOne set of spring cleatsStern line mooring winches port and starboard (24v)Two stern mooring cleats and fairleadsTwo bathing platform cleatsAll cleats and bollards in stainless steelCoachroof sunbed recess with cushions and storage facilityCoachroof storage locker for fenders and ropeCoachroof fore and aft seating/sunbed area with stowable tableStainless-steel pulpit side stanchions and guardrailsCanopy and forward seatingNavigation lights and riding lightDual station remote control searchlightStern docking lights (2)Twin shore-power inlets each with 15m (50ft) self stowing cables (Glendinning system)Fuel fillers port and starboardTwin hornsDockside waterSwimming ladderTransom showerOptional folding balcony section integrated into starboard bulwark with sliding starboard side doorsDeck lighting
Aft Cockpit Area
Self-draining cockpitUpholstered seating aft with table and chairsOverhead and deck level lightingStainless-steel handrailsRemote control 4.4m telescopic passerelleStern docking control positionStorage lockersTwin gates to bathing platformAccess door to the crew cabin and engine room (from side deck)LazaretteFushion radio with proof visionTV 37”
Dual station instrument controls including fuel gauges (see Wheelhouse)Helm position with hydraulically raised instrument consoleDouble screens Raymarine radar/chartplotter with 15.4″ screen / Autopilot and control depth finderPower-assisted electro-hydraulic steering with adjustable wheelVisual and audible warning system for bilge pumps, engine room fire extinguishers, fuelfilters, exhaust temperatures and engine oil pressure and water temperatureAdjustable helm seatPort and starboard forward L-shaped seatingLarge U-shaped seating/dining areaFusion StereoBennet trim tabsBow and stern thrusterStairway to cockpit with hatchConsole and seat coversWetbar including sink with electric barbecue, and refrigerated icebox plus storageLife raft storage bracketsDeck level lightingCat engine controlABT – track control
Adjustable helm seatU shaped seating and tableInstrument console with engine instruments also incorporating raw water exhaust temperature alarmsystem, fuel filter alarm system and fuel gaugesDual station instruments and controls at Flybridge and Wheelhouse:Rudder position indicationElectronic engine controlsPower-assisted electro-hydraulic steering with adjustable steering wheelBow thruster controlTrim tab controls with indicatorsAutopilotVHF with DSC R/T with intercomColour radar (with scanner) & GPS/Chartplotter (twin 15.4″ displays at lower helm and single15.4″ display at upper helm)All electronic navigation equipment interfaced with radar and autopilotSpeed and distance logEcho sounder with alarmSpeed/log linked to autopilot and interfaced GPS/chart plotter and open scan radarMagnetic compassHorn buttonRemote control searchlightChart table with light and chart storageMain electrical switch panel (24v and 240v)Bilge pump control and alarm systemIntercom to flybridge and all cabinsLoudhailer and fog hornCCTV linked into chart plotter display at lower helm served by fixed cameras in the engine room and at the stern240v power outletTriple windscreen wipers with variable speeds and freshwater windscreen wash systemOverhead lightingFire extinguisherAccess door to side deckAccess to saloon and galley12v outletRed night lightingTimber flooring
Electric freshwater toiletWash hand basin with granite/marble work surfaceTiled floorStorage cupboard
Full height cupboardAccess to under floor storageOverhead and concealed 24v lightingFitted carpet
Power and Drive Systems
Raw water temperature warning lights and buzzers at both helm positions5 bladed propellers in nickel aluminium bronzeHydraulic bow and stern thrusterEngine room lightingEngine room access door from the side deckElectronic engine and gear shift control systemsPower-assisted electro-hydraulic steering systemDual station electro-hydraulic trim tabs with indicatorsEngine driven hydraulic pump for bow thruster and anchor winchDripless shaft seals
24 Volt4 x heavy duty batteries for engine starting6 x heavy duty auxiliary batteriesBattery link facility with remote control at helm positionAdditional battery bank for generatorsEngine alternators charge both banks of batteries via the automatic switch charging system24v float battery chargers charge both banks of batteries via the automatic switch charging systemRemote battery isolator control switches at main switch panel positionCircuit breakers on all circuitsTwo 2 x 27kW @ 50Hz diesel generators in own sound shields, water cooled and with specially silenced exhaust systems and with remote operation from the main control panel2 x 64-amp shore support inlets with Glendinning cable system (15m/50ft each)Shore power/generator change over control operated from the main control panel
Main fuel tank with fuel polishing transfer system to day tank giving a total of 2408 gal/2892 US gal/10950 litres of fuel capacityFuel fillers to port and starboardHigh capacity duplex fuel filters/water traps with integral changeover valves and water sensors connected to alarms at both helm positionsRemote fuel isolation controls in cockpit locker for main engines and generatorsFuel gauges at lower and upper helm positionsWater SystemWater tanks in heavy duty polypropylene giving 285 gallons/342 US gallons (1295 litres) capacity plus 45 gallons/54 US gallons (205 litres) hot water calorifierWater level gaugeDeck fillerAutomatic water pump with filtersPump circuit breaker at main switch panelElectric freshwater toilet system linked to 100 gal/ 120 US gal/454 litres holding tank with electric, overboard and dock side discharge with manual backup overboard dischargeLevel contents gauge on the main switch panel
Automatic engine room fire extinguisher system (with manual override) and warning system at both helm positions providing automatic shutdown of engines, generators and ventilation fansAutomatically operated engine room air shutoff systemHand operated fire extinguishers in all staterooms, galley, lower helm position and crew quarters
Seating area to port with two armchairs and larger L-shaped sofaSofa to starboardCoffee table55″ HD LED Samsung TV on electric lift system5.1 AV surround sound systemSideboard units containing drinks refrigerator, bottle and glassware storage and icemakerPanoramic tinted toughened glass windows port and starboardStainless-steel framed cockpit triple doorsOverhead and concealed lighting with dimmer (24v)Blinds and/or curtains to all doors and windowsFitted carpet
Forward Dining Area
Dining tableDining chairsTinted toughened glass windows with blinds/curtainsOptional balcony accessOverhead and concealed lighting (24v with dimmer)Storage area for cutlery and crockery (10 place settings supplied)Space for additional storage
Master cabin and bathroom
Large double bed with bedside tables and drawers belowWardrobes with hanging and drawer storageStarboard seating with tablePort side dressing table with storage drawers and cupboards48 HD LED Samsung TVRefrigeratorOverhead and concealed 24v lighting with dimmerBedside wall lightsBuilt-in safeTelephone/intercomAir conditioning/heating outletsFitted carpet
Twin wash basinsBathroom unit worktops and floor in a choice of marble or graniteStall shower (N.B. a bath can be fitted in conjunction with the stall shower if required)BidetExtractor fanHeated towel railStorage cupboardsBathroom accessories
VIP cabin and bathroom
Large double bed with drawers belowWalk-in wardrobe with both hanging and storage facilitiesDrawer/cupboard storageDressing table with stool32″ HD LED Samsung TVRadio/iPod/MP3Overhead and concealed 24v lighting with dimmerBedside wall lightsEscape hatchAir conditioning/heating outletsFitted carpet
WashbasinBathroom unit worktops and floor in a choice of marble or graniteStall showerExtractor fanHeated towel railStorage cupboardsBathroom accessories
Starboard Guest Stateroom
Large double bed with drawers belowWardrobeDrawer/cupboard storageDressing table32″ HD LED Samsung TVRadio/iPodOverhead and concealed 24v lighting with dimmerBedside wall lightsAir conditioning/heating outletsFitted carpet
WashbasinBathroom unit worktop and floor in a choice of marble or graniteStall showerExtractor fanHeated towel railStorage cupboardsBathroom accessories
Port Guest Stateroom
Twin single beds with drawers belowBedside tableWardrobeStorage drawers and lockersOverhead and concealed 24v lighting with dimmerBedside wall lightsAir conditioning/heating outletsFitted carpetEn-suite bathroom:WashbasinBathroom unit worktop and floor in a choice of marble or graniteStall showerExtractor fanHeated towel railStorage cupboardsBathroom accessoriesGalleyGranite or similar work surfaces and timber floorFour ring ceramic hobMicrowave/conventional oven with grillFull size refrigerator and deep freezeTwin stainless-steel sinksDishwasherHigh and low-level storage cupboards and drawersExtractor fanVenetian blinds/curtains to windowsCutlery and crockery storageMicrowaveAccess door to side deckAccess to wheelhouse and dining areaTimber flooring
Captain’s cabin with double berth, desk, wardrobe, drawers and storage lockerCrew cabin with two single berths, wardrobe and storage lockersAir conditioning/heating outlets in both cabins, bathroom and crew mess areaOverhead and individual berth lightingBoth cabins have opening portlightsBathroom with separate stall shower, electric freshwater toilet and washbasin
Seating area with sofa and tableMicrowave ovenSinkRefrigeratorOverhead 24v lightingTimber laid floorWashing machine and separate dryerAccess from side deckAccess to engine room
Princess 88 Syndicate Information
This syndicate is a Fractional Association Platinum Member, working to the association’s Code of Conduct and fulfil their Maintenance Management criteria. This includes an owners’ website for the selection of their weeks, a communication forum and real-time access to the management accounts. The management company has a strong proven track record having a number of fractional yachts under its management in Mexico; this being a mid-sized yacht of their fleet.
This yacht is a sister ship to one based in La Paz (but 2 years younger) and she cruises the waters around La Paz, Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo offering her co-owners many exciting coastal adventures and dreamy anchorages. Her competent crew are long established and so get to know their co-owners preferences to ensure she feels like a second home from the moment one boards her.This spacious Flybridge Yacht was selected because it effectively has 4 high calibre cabins, each one boasting a decent en-suite heads with extra features like his & hers sinks and a bidet. The social spaces are numerous, offering escapism and tranquillity whenever needed.
5 Weeks p.a.