Expedition Sailing Vessel Evohe
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Evohe’s size and endurance make her well suited to transporting and supporting expeditions to remote locations. Built by the De Wachter Shipyard in Antwerp in 1979, she was designed to operate in harsh conditions. All essential systems are duplicated, including two main engines. She carries substantial fuel reserves, produces her own fresh water and is equipped with large freezers, enabling her to be self-sufficient for several months at a time.

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Length 82 ft,    25m
Beam 20 ft,    6.9m
Draft 10 ft,    3m
Designer A. Defrere
Builder De Wachter shipyard, Antwerp
Year launched 1979
Hull material Steel
Keel Steel,   lead ballast 
Hull thickness 8mm bilge - 7mm topside - 6mm superstructure
Gross registered tonnage 87.58 tons
Net registered tonnage 69.13 tons
Main engines Two Ford 6-cylinder, 135hp each
Transmission Hurth & Twin Disc
Fuel consumption 10 litres per hour per engine
Fuel capacity 8000 litres
Max cruising speed 10 knots
Water capacity
3000 litres
Water tank material Stainless steel
Electrical plant 10.5 kw Yanmar generator & 12.0 kw Isuzu generator
Power supply 230V & 110V AC + 24 volts & 12 volts DC
Sail inventory 6 headsails staysail main mizzen-staysail mizzen-drifter mizzen + spares
Masts Ketch rig, aluminium, by Proctor, Southampton
Winches 10 by Lewmar
Accommodation 12 passengers and 7 crew
Cooking facilities & Utility rooms Galley, refrigeration/food preparation room, workshop/compressor room engine room, enclosed wheelhouse
Freezer capacity 440 litres
Navigation equipment GPS Magnavox, GPS Garmin, GPS Furuno, Autopilot Cetrek, 2 Furuno radars 72 mile range
Communication equipment Inmarsat Satellite telephone + fax + Email. HF SSB radio Icom 150 watt MC 630 + Standby HF Icom 100 watt IC 735, VHF Uniden MC790
Beam 20ft
Safety equipment 20 person RFD liferafts SOLAS A
19 cold water immersion survival suits
20 SOLAS life jackets with lights
Fire extinguishers 5x foam, 2x C02, engine-room remote flood system
Survey New Zealand Ship commercial survey
Ground tackle 1 Danforth anchor - 150 kg on 110 metres, 15mm chain
1 Danforth anchor - 72 kg on 90 metres, 15mm chain
Decks Teak 3Omm thick
Watermaker 80 litres per hour
Dive compressors 2x Bauer dive compressors 7CFM and 6CFM
Tenders 2x rigid bottom inflatables, 4x Yamaha outboard motors 25+30hp +40hp