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Builder: Symbol Yachts Description: Symbol Yacht 63' 6" LOA
Designer: Jack Sarin
Year: 2007
Location: Longboat Key, FL
Boat Name: Off.Line
LOA: 63 ft. 6 in.
Beam: 17’ 6”
Draft: 5’ 6” (loaded)
Bridge Clearance: 22’

Full Water, fuel, and owners' gear. This is the weight of the Symbol Yacht, Off.Line, loaded for cruising. We planned our trip for four weeks without the need to re-provision. Don't be fooled with perfomance figures of boats only half loaded.
Engines: Dual Caterpiller  811hp C-15 ACERT
Engine Hours: 500
Genset Hours: 515
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PMY Article


Speeds fluctuate based on sea conditions, winds and currents. These speeds are 0 wind and current and 1-2 ft. seas. The PMY chart was developed with a displacement of approx. 102,000 lbs.

Fast Curise: 16-17 kts. Approx. 60 gallons per hour
Slow Cruise: 9-10 kts. - Approx. 15 gallons per hour
Max Speed: 19 kts
Fuel: 1200 gallons
Water: 250 gallons
Holding: Dual tanks – total holding 100 gallons
Staterooms: 3

Heads: 2

 

Notable Long-Range Cruising Features of our Symbol Yacht

A great security feature for a motor yacht and should be on any true sea boat wanting to take on any open-water voyage; not-to-mention dockside security for pets and children.

This is a definite "Do NOT leave home without it" item. Good-tasting, fresh, safe water is not assured anywhere in the Bahamas and Caribbean.

Your watermaker should be sized to produce at least 40 gallons per hour. We produce 52 GPH of water on Off.Line and only run the unit 2-3 hours daily.

We find that serious water conservation is unnecessary. This is a true comfort factor when living aboard on the hook for extended periods. Who wants to travel to a dock every 3-4 days for .50 per gallon water of questionable quality?

 

If your water is contaminated and you ingest it, who knows what you may suffer as a result.

Clean, pure water becomes a nectar of the gods if you don't have it.

 

Off.Line filters ALL on-board water using a special Sparkle-Pure system that removes all contaminants and impurities leaving only pure, clean water.

 

The filter is changed every 5,000-8,000 gallons. Simple effective and safe.

Two gensets provide a level of redundancy enabling this Symbol Yacht to be truly self-sufficient.

 

We manage the use of the gensets based on the day's electric useage. If we are washing and drying clothes and making water, we use the 16kw. If we are only making water and running a couple of AC units, we use the 12kw.

 

The high-capacity inverter with 4-house batteries can provide enough power to run the fridges, ice makers, lights, TV's and the Garmin chart plotters for up to 4 hours. This makes for a very quiet time aboard with no gensets or engines running.

Off.Line sports two solar panels on the hardtop connected to the 12 volt battery system. The panels are not adequate for all of Off.Line’s electrical needs, but is sure helps keep the batteries in good condition.

 

Great if you anchor out and like to shut things down and run off the inverter.

Off.Line uses LED lighting virtually everywhere. The energy saved is astounding.

 

Imagine each standard light draws 25-40 watts of energy based on the size of the bulb. Off.Line had over 80 of these old Halogen lights each one drawing up to 40 watts and each one generating a lot of heat.

 

Have you ever touched a halogen bulb while lit. Nasty burn huh! Well Off.Line sports over 80 of the new LED lights that draw only 3 watts each, generate no heat, last 5,000 hours plus and can be dimmed.

 

The best part is they don’t cost any more than the old energy-wasting Halogen lights that burn out in as little as 25 hours. The energy savings: Halogen 3200 watts, LED lights 240 watts. WOW!

Thrusters are marriage savers. If you will be handling the boat as a husband and wife team, thrusters will be your best friend. If you have an experienced crew, then you will still want both bow and stern thrusters.

 

In my opinion, hydraulic thruster are a clear choice over electric.. The hydraulic can be run indefinitely. The electric thrusters I have used can overheat popping a breaker at the most inopportune moment.

Stabilizers are universally hydraulic with electronic controllers. A good set of stabilizers properly managed will make a difficult passage less stressful and even fun for an unsure crew or passenger.

 

They do cause some drag but the comfort level derived way offsets the extra drag. The stabilizers require the largest percentage of your hydraulic system power; so to add hydraulic thrusters and a hydraulic winch is a payback of sorts.

 

If you consider the extra batteries and the HEAVY wiring for electric thrusters and winch, the upgrade is not that much.

Anchoring out is one of the most pleasurable aspects of cruising. A good night's sleep is also high on the list of pleasurable things one enjoys while cruising.

 

There are many areas where you can anchor securely using one anchor. However, there are some locations where two anchors are necessary.

 

Trust me; two anchors are absolutely necessary unless you don’t intend to anchor out and enjoy Mother Nature to the fullest.

I can’t say enough about these magical devices. Let's just say Garmin has produced the best, easiest to use and feature-rich suit of electronic gear available today.

 

Hear is the clue. The operator manual is only 10 pages or so. That means I have not even had to read it. This equipment is so user friendly it almost thinks for me. I had a Furuno Navnet on my last boat. I could hardly carry that manual much less understand it.

The tender looks like an inflatable boat but that is where the similarities end.

 

Our 14’ rigid tender is the most stable, dry dinghy one could ask for. Lots of storage in the tubes (that is where an inflatable boat needs to have lots of air in it) Flat, non-skid gunwales, pop-up cleats, lifting eyes, Coast-Guard approved and NO AIR PUMP.

 

Rigid boats are a fiberglass boat that has enough flotation so even when swamped can motor away. Try that in an inflatable with a popped chamber!

Make certain your davit has power rotation. Off.Line has a 1,500 lb davit with power rotation. The rotation option enables one person to launch and retrieve a tender easily; especially if conditions are a little rough.

This Symbol Yacht has a complete lower helm that adds another comfort factor. As an example, when on a long run, the skipper (me) can go below and operate from the pilot house while the first mate serves food, water etc. The skipper can then go above and continue the voyage.

Off.Line has an extra-long power cord to make that extra 5’ to the power pedestal.

Off.Line has a ¾ enclosure on the bridge. It is very easy to see through (EZ2CY) with no distortions and even in a serious blow it did not leak or sag like other enclosures I have had in the past.

 

EZ2CY glass enclosures are more like a real hard enclosure with the flexilbilty of being able to open when desired.

Refrigeration is an absolute necessity for any extended cruising. Off.Line has 2 under counter Subzero fridges in the galley and a two-drawer Subzero freezer with an ice maker in the forward area of the salon. That provides over 16’ of refrigeration.

 

We also added a U’line under counter fridge and a separate icemaker in the bar on the flybridge.

 

We found from experience that you would be in the fridge all day every day. The freezer was only accessed once or twice a day. The icemaker was most useful below when mixing drinks.
Keeps 16 bottles of wine at the appropriate temperature and is located in the salon.
A good night's sleep is essential to the health and well being of all aboard. This bed is the best I have ever slept on. At $5,000.00 it should be. Dormia Website
Carrying clothes to a Laundromat is time consuming and makes the crew unhappy. This is a great comfort factor for everyone and they are full size.
Being able to wash, rinse and keep the exterior of Off.Line is one of my top must haves. I don’t like carrying hoses around to do those small jobs that a quick squirt will take care of. I also enjoy rinsing myself down after a swim.

6-man, Winslow emergency life raft in canister with pull cord inflation system.

 

Navigation & Audio Video

5 touchscreen chartplotters, depth/fish finder, XM weather, 72 NM digital radar. Garmin touch screens 15” and 8” on bridge, 12” and 8” in Pilothouse plus an 8” in master stateroom we use as anchor and radar proximity alarms. Garmin Website

Furuno RD 30 multi-display heads up and down
Simrad AP25 Autopilot Heads up and down
KVH Tracvision M-3 with 4 receivers

TV or movies can be watched on all TV’s plus pilot house and flybridge monitors.

Speakers in all staterooms, salon, pilothouse, flybridge, cockpit and bow areas all with individual speaker volume controls.

2 Standard Communication 500 series VHF’s with remotes in salon and master. I chose these because I could turn them up loud when needed.

We also have a hailer and foghorn programs plus DSC for emergencies and an ACR remote control spotlight with controls at the bridge and the pilothouse

15” screen one up and one down showing eight camera views around the boat and in the engine room. Great for keeping an eye on things.


Electrical & Lighting

Two gensets provide a level of redundancy enabling Off.Line to be truly self-sufficient.

 

We manage the use of the gensets based on the day's electric useage. If we are washing and drying clothes and making water, we use the 16kw. If we are only making water and running a couple of AC units, we use the 12kw.

 

The high-capacity inverter with 4-house batteries can provide enough power to run the fridges, ice makers, lights, TV’s and the Garmin chart plotters for up to 4 hours. This makes for a very quiet time aboard with no gensets or engines running.

Solar power
80’ shore-power connection with Glendenning
Underwater lights by Ocean LEDs
All lighting is on dimmers and uses LED lighting
Central vacuum system

 

Engine Room / Mechanical

Dual Caterpiller  811hp C-15 ACERT

2 Northern Lights gensets, one 12KW and the other 16KW
Backup water-pressure system
5 air conditioning systems with backup seawater pump
Freshwater washdowns – bow, FB, and transom (with shower)
Fuel-transfer system
1,200 Gallon-per-day watermaker
Hydraulic 25hp bow and stern thrusters
Westmar hydraulic stabilizers
Dual anchor package

 

Fly Bridge

Navigation & Electronics
2 Crown helm chairs
Lounging spots
Bar with bar stools
Hi-lo table
EZ2CY Glass, 3/4 bridge enclosure
REAL Barbecue gas grill
2 side burners
Good-size sink
Uline refrigerator with icemaker
Pipewelders’ hardtop with skylight
14 ft. hard-body dinghy, 40hp Yamaha, Bimini top (some photos show our original 12 ft. dinghy)
1,500 lb. Hydraulic rotation davit

 

Bow

Comfortable seating with covers
Dual Anchors
Fresh-water washdown

Doggie head ;-)

 

Aft Deck

Transom doors - a must have when you want to quell the wind or control the puppies/kids.
Hand-made, wood aft dining table
Engine-room access with electric lift
Teak deck
Fully-extended hard top
Fresh-water washdown

 

Salon

Cherry wood throught with teak & holly floors
Electric, expandable hi-lo salon table

2 stools slide in under table and contain storage (dog food)
Good-size salon sink
Remote controlled pop-up TV lift - 37” Sharp Aguas LCD
2 subzero pull-out freezer drawers with icemaker
Wine cooler
Wine rack
Glass storage
Ekornes stressless chair
Hunter Douglas Vertiglide blind
Hunter Douglas Sillouettes
Magazine storage
Granite table tops

 

Pilot House

Navigation & Electronics
Complete lower helm station with Crown helm chair
Twin pantograph-style heavy-duty stainless side entrance doors
Overhead instrument console

 

Pilot House Galley

Pantry

Over-sized, stainless-steel sink with garbage disposal
Granite Countertops and backsplash
3-burner glass cooktop
1, 700 Series Subzero refrigerators

1, commercial-grade stainelss steel double drawer refrigerator
Fisher Paykel dishwasher drawer
Storage for large kitchen appliances (blender, Kitchen Aid Mixmaster, etc.)
Under-stair storage
KitchenAid Oven & Microwave
Drop-down TV with DVD

 

Master Stateroom

Dormia KING-SIZE bed
Garmin Unit to ease sleeping anxiety when at anchor.
Granite end tables & marble vanity
Lots of Storage under bed and above/below night stands
Makeup table & swing-out stool
2 Hanging lockers
Open vanity & separate WC

Large shower - seat, porthole and built-in storage for shower goodies
Japanse Shoji screens

Flat-Screen TV
Down Comforter

 

VIP Stateroom

Island queen berth with storage

2 Hanging closets

Flat-Screen TV
Private Head with shower & vanity
Skylight hatch
Marble Vanity
Japanse Shoji screens

 

Guest Stateroom

Side-by-side berths with storage
Private Head with shower & vanity
Japanese Shoji screens

 

Companion Way

FULL-SIZE GE Washer & Dryer
Linen closet

Laundry-product storage Cabinet
Below-decks storage

 

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