Itasca, 176 ft. Motor Yacht, Seattle WA Ship Canal Underway, PNW, Superyacht Photography By: Salty Dog Boating News, Salty Dog Maritime Marketing, Superyachts Welcome! Happy Crew On Deck!

Itasca, 176 ft. superyacht made her way down hill in the Puget Sound jogging into Shilshole Bay, WA. As M/Y Atasca was running down south then eastbound to Seattle WA Ship Canal, they passed M/Y Mine Games, 203 ft. Benetti Superyacht whom just departed Salmon Bay Marine Center, SBMC in Seattle just east of the Ballard Locks.

Superyacht traffic in the Pacific Northwest and the greater Seattle region brings word renounced mega yachts to the NW. Our local maritime industry and community appreciate the positive economic impact every time we see a large yacht rolling into our majestic endless paradise of cruising grounds; of lakes, bays, sounds and open water.

ITASCA, 176 ft. Superyacht In Seattle Again, Salvage Tug to Motor Yacht, Puget Sound Jog, Ballard Locks Lift, Passing Fishermen’s Terminal PNW Mega Yacht, Superyacht Photography By: Salty Dog Boating News, Salty Dog Maritime Marketing, Summer NW Yachts Underway

M/Y Itasca at 176 ft. is a solid engineered superyacht with excellent proportions. One of her many claim to fame was her 12 month cruising which conquered worldly oceans travelling 30,000 nautical miles. We are delighted to see her back in Seattle again it been almost a decade since she was last in Seattle visiting the Pacific Northwest.

Itasca has a unique history to from her build and original sea going purpose to her past and current refits, she had a few shaves and modern day superyacht haircuts. M/Y Itasca was built by J & K Smits Scheepswerven in The Netherlands as an ocean-going salvage tug. Formerly she was named THAMES III, she is one of three sisterships built, as of today August 2017 – only ‘ITASCA’  is still in existence. By origin she was a tug, Itasca was in commercial service until 1979, she was then converted to a luxury superyacht where she has since been exploration yachting history by circumnavigated the world three times, including being one of the first yachts to pass through the Northwest Passage when owned by the former US Secretary of the Treasury, William E Simon. Not many superyachts today have this voyaging track record of sea time and stories to tell from experience.

Pacific Northwest M/Y Itasca, Seattle Superyacht, WA Ship Canal to Lake Union, Superyacht Photography By: Salty Dog Boating News, Salty Dog Maritime Marketing Welcome to our amazing endless cruising grounds!

M/Y Itasca at 176 ft. – Salvage Tug to Refit – Tricked Out Superyacht in the PNW:

LOA 53.60M – 176 FT
BEAM 10.60M – 35 FT
DRAFT 5.20M – 17 FT
YEAR 1961 &  2000 REFITTED

Motor Yacht ITASCA Superyacht Specifications:

Motor yacht M/Y Itasca – 54 meter 176 (ft) steel vessel which was developed at Smit J & K and conceived by J & K Smit; she’s a converted private superyacht. Itasca is designed – Dutch made yacht which was launched to celebration in 1961. Itasca yacht features include: accommodating 10 passengers and 12 crew members.

M/Y Itasca has 71,855 gallon fuel capacity. This expedition yacht has travelled the world and perhaps has one of the most impressive lists of cruising itineraries for a luxury motor yacht. From the Bering Strait to Cape Horn to the icy world of Antarctica, this fuel efficient boat can travel 13,000 nautical miles at 11 knots before having to re-fuel, she’s a superyacht captain and owner’s circumnavigation dream boat.

M/Y Itasca – Engineering and Performance Features:

Itasca has been installed with two SMIT-MAN diesel main engines, ITASCA can at hit a high speed of 12 knots. Connected to her Smit-MAN engine(s) are a single screw prop. She also has an economical range of 18000 miles whilst underway at her cruising speed of 11 knots. Her total HP is 2500 HP and her total Kilowatts are 1840. Her bow thrusters – she was built with Smit. As for her stabilizers she uses Vosper. She’s a great performance package for underway cruising in calm or snotty seas around the globe.

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Itasca, Motor Yacht is Flagged in: Cayman Islands: The official registry port is George Town and her home port is Mediterranean, The Mediterranean – Class society used: LR (Lloyds Register). Completed survey under Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) Large Yacht Code: – Max yacht charter guests 10 – Guest’s cabins: – Guests Cabin configuration: – Maximum Number of Guests Whilst Underway: – Number of Crew Members: 12 – The perfect global cruising extra tough salty and seasoned superyacht.

Itasca, 176 ft. Motor Yacht, Salvage Tug to Superyacht, PNW Mega Yachts Welcome Ballard Bridge Lift to Lake Union, Nautical Landing Marina Seattle, PNW Marine Traffic Underway, Superyacht Photography By: Salty Dog Boating News, Salty Dog Maritime Marketing Welcome to our amazing endless cruising grounds! NW Summer Fun!

Welcome to the Pacific Northwest M/Y Itasca – enjoy our PNW fresh wild seafood, outdoor activities, hiking, mountains, rivers, lakes, our fine dining restaurants, the arts and our vibrant NW hospitality and culture!