I AM OCEAN

67' Devonport Challenge 67

$150,000

Great opportunity to get a world class sail boat at a fantastic price. Owner is anxious to see is memory making yacht find new passages with a new crew.

The Challenge 67' Class yachts were designed for The Challenge Business by David Thomas, specifically to race around the world 'the wrong way'. The design brief called for exceptionally strong, seaworthy, fast, attractive, modern, steel yachts that were able to sail to windward across the Southern Ocean in relative comfort. - she's unbreakable

Safety was paramount both in terms of structural strength and crew safety. Because of the One Design nature of the race, the design was not influenced or distorted by any rating rule and a sensible displacement was specified. Other important design considerations include, ease of access to the structure, equipment, systems, wiring and fittings for maintenance and inspections both at sea and in harbor. Every piece of equipment had to be robust enough to survive a race around the world with minimum maintenance. 

Devonport Yachts (DML) were chosen to build the fleet to Bureau Veritas highest notation. The construction method allows relatively simple and cost effective alterations to the interior layout. 

I AM Ocean was purchased from the UK Ministry of Defense in 2016 by Challenger LLC and has been used as an expedition vessel from 2017 to present. Since this time she has been routinely maintained to a high standard.

The I AM OCEAN history:

After sailing around the world in the BT Global Challenge race, the Challenge 67 was acquired by the UK Ministry of Defense and used as a sail training vessel. In 2016 she took on a new role as a support yacht for the following 2 expeditions where athletic feat, research, and education intercept with a common mission to bring attention and conscience toward marine plastic pollution.

 The Swim Expedition: 

In 2018, Ben Lecomte attempted a stage swim from Tokyo to San Francisco for the purpose of bringing attention to the plastic contamination of our oceans, meanwhile collecting valuable data and sampling key indicators with 27 international scientific partners, including, but not limited to: NASA, Scripps, Royal Netherlands institute, University of CA Santa Cruz, International Pacific Research Center, University of Texas, University Toulon, U of Montana, U of Portsmouth, U of Chicago

 Lecomte averaged swimming 8 hours/day while using GPS tracking. Each morning his support vessel returned to the previous day's stop location. A crew of 9 supported The Swim board a 67ft sailing vessel, specifically refitted for extended expeditions without resupply. Two of the crew were assigned by a production company to document the expedition (Documentary 'The Swim' was released on April 15th 2021 by Discovery). The remaining 7 crew were volunteers.

 After successfully swimming 1500NM, and spending 165 days at sea, the expedition terminated due to heavy weather conditions. However the early termination of The Swim did not alter the primary goals of the expedition and the following year Lecomte and his team were able to complete the first Trans-North-Pacific surface sampling of plastic pollution on the second expedition titled the 'Vortex Swim', which focused on the North Pacific Gyre, also known as The Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

 The Vortex Swim Expedition: 

The Vortex Swim Expedition was supported by land-based guidance from a multiple of scientific partners with the crew systematically gathering observations, collecting pelagic data, and plastic samplings within specific areas in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP). By swimming through this concentrated environmental disaster Ben shared his intimate experience with the world through his unique point of. As with 'The Swim', the Vortex Expedition's crew was selected based on skillset required for the many tasks to fulfill such as scientific data collections, sampling, navigation, sailing, communication, medical support and videography/photography. 'The Vortex' goals included Lecomte swimming 1 Nautical Mile for each million tons of plastic produced globally per year (300 million tons). He swam over 338 NM in the Vortex expedition, establishing a Guinness World Record.

Make: Devonport
Model: Challenge 67
Year: 1992 Length: 67ft

Name: I AM OCEAN
Hull Material: Steel
Engine/Fuel Type:
Located In: Bodega Bay, CA

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I AM OCEAN tour of interior w crew

  • Category: Sail
  • Class: Racers and Cruisers
  • Keel: Full Keel
  • Designer: David Thomas
  • Builder: Devonport Yachts LTD
  • LOA: 67 feet
  • LWL: 55 feet
  • Beam: 17.25 feet
  • Bridge Clearance: 85 feet
  • Min Draft: 9.5 feet
  • Cabin Headroom: 6.08 feet
  • DryWeight: 34473 pounds
  • Ballast: 26400 pounds
  • Displacement: 83700 pounds
  • CruisingSpeed: 5 knots
  • MaxSpeed: 8 knots
  • Total Engines: 1
  • Engine 1
  • EngineMake: Mermaid
  • EngineModel: Marine 6 cylinder
  • EngineYear: 1992
  • EngineFuel: diesel
  • PropellerType: 3 Blade
  • EngineHours: 750

  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 485 gallon
  • Fuel Tank Count: 3
  • Water Tank Capacity: 242 gallon
  • Water Tank Count: 1
  • Single Berths: 14
  • Cabins: 6
  • Heads: 2

Additional Descriptions

Details on construction, design and layout

Design Approval Bureau Veritas

Construction and Fit Out Detail:

The yachts were designed to be exceptionally strongly built of steel in order that they could face all that the Southern Ocean might throw at them, with absolute confidence. The hulls are constructed of high tensile steel shell plating over "T" bar longitudinal and angle ring frames. A full depth skeg and ertalite bearings provide support for the steel rudder and good engineering ensures absolute reliability.

The entire deck and superstructures are of stainless steel in order to reduce maintenance to a minimum. The stainless steel fuel, water and sullage tanks are provided with good access for cleaning. The International Paint coating systems are the best that current paint technology can provide with the result that on return from the world's toughest yacht race, the yachts looked as if they had returned from a summer cruise.

Above the waterline the hull and deck are lined with approximately 60 mm of sprayed Polyurethane foam to provide thermal and sound insulation. The extensive use of Warerite laminates in the interior fit out, ensure light, bright accommodation, which is easy to maintain and keep clean. Maple hull liners and Afrormosa trim are highlighted by the white bulkheads and provide a warm comfortable feel to the accommodation.

Hull Shell Plating & Stringers British Steel - 50A Steel

Hull & Deck Framing British Steel - 43A Steel

Deck, Deckhouse, Coamings & Plinths British Steel - 316 Stainless Steel

Ballast Keel Cast Iron by Iron Brothers Ltd

Keel Bolts 16 x 30mm Bolts

Interior Marine plywood with Warerite laminate surfaces

Interior Trim Afrormosia and Maple bright work in accommodation, Iroko bright work in sail room

Painting and Fairing Materials International Paints Ltd & AWL GRIP

Rig:

Type Bermudan Cutter

Mast & Spars

Atlantic Spars Ltd, Brixham, Devon

Rigging Screws & Terminals Sta-Lok Terminals Ltd

Standing Rigging

Norseman Gibb Dyform stainless steel wire and 1 x 19 stainless steel wire

Running Rigging

7 x 19 wire halyards with Liros Polyester sheets, guys and halyard tails. Liros Dyneema spinnaker halyards, spinnaker guys and reef lines. These have been routinely replaced as necessary.

Some replaced in 2018 and 2019

Deck Layout & Equipment:

The deck layout was designed to be safe, seaman like, efficient and provide as much protection for the crew as practically possible, even in extreme Southern Ocean conditions. The deck hatches are defended from wave action by plinths. Dorade vents keep the accommodation well ventilated even in extreme conditions. The aft cockpit is particularly comfortable and the bridgedeck area ideal for corporate entertaining.

During their circumnavigation's both Mike Golding and Sam Brewster illustrated that the yachts can be sailed single handed fast, safely and efficiently. The deck equipment was selected for its efficiency, robustness and ease of maintenance. All the equipment used fully justified its selection and remains in good condition.

Deck Equipment:

Blocks Lewmar Marine Ltd & Atlantic Spars Ltd

Companionway Hatch Goiot

Deck Hatches & Port-lights Lewmar Marine Ltd

Jammers, Genoa Tracks & Cars Atlantic Spars Ltd

Mainsheet System & Foot-blocks Lewmar Marine Ltd

Pulpits Stanchions & Fabrications Hercules CSMD

Steering Gear & Wheels Edson

Radar Mounting Structure Scanstrut

Winches Harken self tailing winches with stainless steel drums 2 x 66st, 7 x 56st, 2 x 53st, 2 x 32st

Sail Inventory:

  • Dacron sails Mainsail - fully battened.
  • Genoa.
  • No 1 Yankee.
  • No 2 Yankee
  • No 3 Yankee
  • Staysail
  • Storm Staysail.
  • Storm Trysail.
  • Spinnaker 1.5oz
  • Mainsail cover.

Accommodation:

The Challenge Fleet were designed to be self-sufficient and have adequate stowage to enable them to stay at sea for up to 55 days in any part of any Ocean. The Challenge races have illustrated the yacht's ability to do this with a surprising degree of comfort, in absolute safety. A multitude of handrails & pillars allows safe movement below decks. The saloon is light, airy and dry with good ventilation, which enables food to be prepared in tropical or Southern Ocean conditions in the galley. The comfortable seating area has fabric upholstery.

The fourteen berths are situated in 6 cabins. All berths have high leecloths for security at sea and comfort at any angle of heel. A box stowage system enables dry and orderly stowage of clothing and personal belongings in each cabin. Each cabin has a cowl vent and hatch/skylight.

Accommodation from Forward to Aft :

Sail room:

The sail room is situated aft of the collision bulkhead and the full inventory of sails can be stowed here together with all the warps, fenders, sheets and guys. The main & kedge anchors together with their associated chain and warps are also securely stowed in this compartment. A central passageway runs aft from the sail room to the deckhouse.

Head & Shower Compartments:

Head/shower compartments are situated on either side, each with Jabsco toilet, washbasin and shower.

Forward Cabins:

Mirror image cabins are situated aft of the heads compartments. Each has two berths and box stowage racks.

Amidships Cabins:

Each amidships cabin has three berths with box stowage outboard at the forward end.

Chartroom/Deckhouse:

The navigation & communication equipment is situated around the full size chart table, as are the Perspex covered switch panels. Off watch seating allows good visibility through the deckhouse windows.

Drying/Oilskin Room:

With hanging/drying space for a full compliment of foul weather gear.

Cabins: COMMENTS FOR ACCURACY'''

14 berths in 6 cabins. yother ads stated ...All berths have very high leecloths for security at sea. A box stowage system enables dry and orderly stowage of clothing and personal belongings.

Saloon:

The whole crew can be seated around the saloon table. Stowage areas and cupboards are arranged outboard and below the comfortable seating.

Galley:

A gimballed 4-burner domestic size Calor gas hob is mounted in a custom-made stainless steel housing. Substantial fiddles allow safe preparation of food at sea in virtually any conditions. A separate Calor gas oven is mounted at the forward end of the proper sea going galley.

Electrical details

Electrical Systems :

Genset :

Generator 27 hp Perkins Sabre 100 series 3 cylinder diesel driving a 175 amp alternator. The generator is installed in a sound proofed compartment in oilskin room.

Electrical:

All the electrical wiring together with the switch panels and fittings are of high quality for reliability and safety. The major cable runs are easily accessible with no wiring below the cabin soles. The major systems are all 24 volts.

Batteries

Gel batteries. Service - 4 x 200 amp hours,

Engine start - 2 x 90 amp hours and Generator start - 1 x 60 amp hour (12 volt).

Switch Panels

Newmar electrical panels with circuit breakers, ammeters and voltmeters.

Electrical Standards Bureau Veritas approved cabling and components.

Navigation & Communication Equipment: Ships Onboard Instrumentation Raymarine.

Chart Table:

  • Ray 54E VHF
  • ST60 + wind
  • ST290 display
  • Raymarine RN 300 GPS
  • Raymarine E120 radar/chart plotter

Deck:

  • Raymarine 290 wind
  • Raymarine 290 ch wind
  • 2 x Raymarine ST290 displays

Ba Batteries/Amps:

- (8) MASTERVOLT Slim Line / 12V AGM / 200 Ah

- (4) WEST MARINE / 12V group 27 AGM

AC System - 120v

Charger/Amps: VICTRON Skylla-I / 240V input - 24V-80A output

- BLUE SEA DC digital voltmeter

- VICTRON digital battery monitor

- (4) REC Twin Peak 350 W solar panels and solar charge controller

- (2) ECLECTIC ENERGY D400 wind generators

More details

Refrigeration: Icebox w/ cold plates and GRUNERT refrigeration system and ENGEL portable type freezer

Satcom: WIDEYES INMARSAT Fleet Broadband satellite phone FX500

Custom structure:

- Custom 3" stainless steel support structure for the solar panels, wind generators, antennas and dinghy davits

Rigging details:

- FACNOR LS330 roller furler

Reverse osmosis water maker:

- PARKER STW series

- Horizon Seafari Model 450-1800

Dinghy:

Foldable RIB with Torqeedo engine

Accomodations

Accommodation:

The Challenge Fleet were designed to be self-sufficient and have adequate stowage to enable them to stay at sea for up to 55 days in any part of any Ocean. The Challenge races have illustrated the yacht's ability to do this with a surprising degree of comfort, in absolute safety. A multitude of handrails & pillars allows safe movement below decks. The saloon is light, airy and dry with good ventilation, which enables food to be prepared in tropical or Southern Ocean conditions in the galley. The comfortable seating area has fabric upholstery.

The fourteen berths are situated in 6 cabins. All berths have high leecloths for security at sea and comfort at any angle of heel. A box stowage system enables dry and orderly stowage of clothing and personal belongings in each cabin. Each cabin has a cowl vent and hatch/skylight. Bold description Needs to be revised

Accommodation from Forward to Aft :

Sailroom:

The sailroom is situated aft of the collision bulkhead and the full inventory of sails can be stowed here together with all the warps, fenders, sheets and guys. The main & kedge anchors together with their associated chain and warps are also securely stowed in this compartment. A central passageway runs aft from the sailroom to the deckhouse.

Head & Shower Compartments:

Head/shower compartments are situated on either side, each with Jabsco toilet, washbasin and shower.

Forward Cabins:

Mirror image cabins are situated aft of the heads compartments. Each has two berths and box stowage racks.

Amidships Cabins:

Each amidships cabin has three berths with box stowage outboard at the forward end.

Chartroom/Deckhouse:

The navigation & communication equipment is situated around the full size chart table, as are the Perspex covered switch panels. Off watch seating allows good visibility through the deckhouse windows.

Drying/Oilskin Room:

With hanging/drying space for a full compliment of foul weather gear.

Cabins:

14 berths in 6 cabins. yother ads stated ...All berths have very high leecloths for security at sea. A box stowage system enables dry and orderly stowage of clothing and personal belongings.

Saloon:

The whole crew can be seated around the saloon table. Stowage areas and cupboards are arranged outboard and below the comfortable seating.

Additional Features

  • PLOTTER
  • SPINNAKER POLE
  • DEPTHSOUNDER
  • MAINSAIL COVER
  • VHF
  • GENERATOR
  • LOG SPEEDOMETER
  • HOT WATER
  • FULLY BATTENED MAINSAIL
  • RADIO
  • REFRIGERATOR
  • COMPASS
  • BIMINI TOP
  • FRESH WATER MAKER
  • SHORE POWER INLET
  • GPS
  • LAZYJACKS
  • NAVIGATION CENTER
  • BATTERY CHARGER
  • ELECTRIC BILGE PUMP
  • MARINE HEAD
  • STORM JIB
  • OVEN
  • LIFERAFT
  • INVERTER
  • SPINNAKER
  • STEERING WHEEL
  • FURLING GENOA
  • MANUAL BILGE PUMP
  • RADAR
  • WIND SPEED AND DIRECTION

Disclaimer

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. Buyer should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht, and should instruct his agents, or his surveyors to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes, and withdrawal from market without notice.

Joel Kauffman

Yacht & Ship Sales
joel@rubiconyachts.com

415-235-7447

25 Third Street
San Rafael, CA 94901

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