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Watson 79 Specs

Watson 79 Standard Specifications


Length overall: 78ft 10” 24.00 metres.
Length WL: 72ft 7” 22.120 metres.
Beam (moulded): 24” 11/2” 7.350 metres.
Depth (moulded): 12ft 9” 3.880 metres.
Draft Max: 10’ 6” 3.200 metres.
Displacement (lightship): 269,010lbs 122 tonne.
FO capacity: 13,800 gals. 44.5 tonne.
FW capacity: 2365 gals. 8.95 tonne.
Displacement departure: 386,867lbs 175.45tonne approx.


Structural Steel hull and superstructure designed and fabricated and machinery and systems installed to Bureau Veritas yacht/S ●MACH classification.
Coatings Hull and superstructure filled and faired to yacht standard and coated to Altex Coatings epoxy/polyurethane specification for a three year warranty.


RPM SPEED BHP Fuel Consumption Endurance Range
Knots Litres/hour Hours N.M
1200 8.50 170 33.10 1342 10,266
1250 8.85 190 37 1200 9580
1300 9.20 215 42 1060 8773
1350 9.59 242 47 946 8100
1400 9.80 268 52 856 7547
1450 10.00 300 59 754 6788
1500 10.20 330 64 695 6383
1550 10.50 365 71 627 5923
1600 10.80 400 78 571 5545
1650 11.05 440 86 517 5146
1700 11.30 480 94 473 4815
1750 11.55 525 102 436 4535
1800 11.80 570 111 400 4258


Main Engines 2 X Cummins QSM11-300 300 BHP @ 1800rpm or
Transmission 2 X ZF W325 4.913:1 ratio
Cruise Alternator 1 X 32 Kw Mecce-Alte main engine driven.
Cooling system Sea water heat exchanger or keel cooling option.
Exhaust Dry exhaust with stainless steel tail pipes
Propeller 54 inch Marin B4-55 four blade, manufactured to ISO484 class 1
Propeller shaft 3 inch dia. AISI 318 stainless steel
Flexible Coupling Centa AGM 600
Start Batteries 150 A.H AGM
House Batteries 1500 A.H. AGM
Inverter 3 x 3000 watt
Fuel Capacity 13800 gallons, 44.5tonne
Fuel Transfer Pumps 2 x 220volt Varisco.
Fuel Filter Dual Racor 75/500 filters
Bilge Pumps 2 x Varisco J40 220 volt.
Black & Grey Water Tanks Each 310 gallons, 1000 litres
Black & Grey Water Pumps 2 X Mono CP 800 230 VAC
Fresh Water Tank 2365 gallons
Fresh Water Pressure Set 2 x 220v
Water Maker 2 x SK 1200 190ltrs/hour
Bow Thruster Trac™ 16” hydraulic
Stern Thruster Trac™ 12” hydraulic
Stabilizers American Bow TRAC 370 16sqft
Steering Gear Electro-hydraulic with independent standby unit
Engine Room Ventilation One Howden axial 230 VAC
Lube Oil Tank 44 gallon storage tank with deck fill and draw off cock
Dirty Lube Oil Tank Integral double bottom tank.
Sea Chests Two 8” sea chests cross connected and complete with bronze screw down valves and stainless steel grates.
All fuel, seawater and bilge suction piping is of electro-polished stainless steel. All fuel, seawater and bilge suction piping is of electro-polished stainless steel.
Fire Suppression System “Fireboy™” or equivalent, remote release
Air Conditioning Chilled water circulating.


Anchors Two 180kg Pool “N” certified galvanized high holding power stockless.
Anchor Cable 280 metres of 17.5mm grade U2 galvanized.
Anchor Winch Lofrans “Ercole B” double gypsy hydraulic
Cable Stopper Stainless steel to PML design supplied with 2 x devils claw.
Hawse Pipes 8” Dia. Stainless steel with stainless steel striker plates to hull.

Two 6” double bitt stainless steel on fore deck. Four 4’ crucifix type stainless steel to bridge deck and aft deck.

Fairleads Eight stainless steel oval type located at each bollard position.
Belting 2” Dia brush polished stainless steel.
Caprails PML standard brush polished stainless steel 41/2” x 2” and 3 3/8” x 1 ½” oval sections.
Handrails 1 ¼” polished stainless steel.
Rope Lockers Two on foredeck with watertight covers.
Skylight two on foredeck fitted with deadlights.
Boat Davit Palfinger PK4500M
Searchlight Seematz DS351 500 watt 24 volt
Boarding Platform Transom mounted with built in 66 gallon gasoline tank.
Compass “Saura” reflector binnacle type on pilothouse top.
Teak Decks Aft deck, boat deck and Portuguese bridge, Burmese teak laid with Sika system.


Styling “Classic yacht” consisting of matched veneers to bulkheads with raised panel doors and solid cabinet fronts. T&G deck head paneling.


Floors Choice of carpet or teak deck staves in saloon and staterooms. Wheelhouse and passageway teak staves over ply.
Beds Built in cabinetry in teak with drawers to each, mattresses inner sprung.
Mess Built in settee with storage under. Mess table of book matched burr walnut veneer with teak margin on double pedestal.
Loose Furniture Space available for one three person sofa and two lounge chairs.
Entertainment One entertainment cabinet for DVD, etc, space above galley bench for T.V. screen.
Foc’sle Fitted with two cabins each with two bunks and lockers, shared ensuite and galley/day room.


Showers Enclosed glass cubicle showers lined with ceramic tiles.
Heads Headhunter Royal Flush.
Vanity Tops Granite/composite
Floors Ceramic tiles.
Cabinetry Two drawers and two cupboards in vanity. Medicine cabinet with mirror fronts above.
Bulkheads High gloss polyurethane painted.


Counter Tops U shaped granite/composite with double basin.
Dish Washer Fisher & Paykel Dishrawer™
Stove 600mm Miele electric oven and combi hob.
Fridge Custom built, with Isotherm magnum seawater cooled compressor unit.
Freezer Custom built, with Isotherm magnum seawater cooled compressor unit.
Microwave Miele.
Extraction Fan Howden axial impeller.
Floor Ceramic tiled


Control Console Teak with formica panel front arranged within the helmsmans field of vision.
Helm Chair Navigator, leather
Chart Table Full size with formica top and two chart drawers and locker under.
Book Shelf One on aft wall sized for almanacs and nautical publications.
Day Berth One on port side with storage under.
Settees Wrap around settee arranged adjacent to teak table with provision for storage under.
Navigation Equipment Clock and Barometer, brass in porthole style. Set of classic navigation instruments.
Wipers Vetus windscreen wipers 24 volt to each forward window.
Electronics To owner’s requirements. Refer PML recommended electronics package.
Fly Bridge Including port & starboard settee and console with replicated instruments and controls.


Keel Cooling To Fernstrum specification.
Upholstery To owner’s specification
Electronics Owner to specifiy.

Specifications may change.

Last Updated (Saturday, 29 August 2020 03:10)