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70 Long Range Explorer Farmont

Make: Farmont
Model: 70 Long Range Explorer
Boat Name: BEST KIND
Year: 2003
Price: $ 1,595,000
IYBA ID: 2789699
Length: 69 ft
Location: Charleston South Carolina United States


BEST KIND is the best opportunity in terms of value in the current market to own a yacht capable of a 4,500 nautical mile range at 8.5 knots. Her 5’6” draft and bulbous bow eliminates the 7 foot plus draft issues of similar looking sisterships in this size range, like Nordhavns. Built to Lloyds Germany Standards, with CE certification, under the direction of a U.S. Naval Architect, and with the status of Ocean Class A, her owners brought the yacht from the Netherlands to North America and have cruised in excess of 12,000 nautical miles since their purchase of the yacht in 2019.

Her awlgripped finish in 2016 is gleaming and presents the yacht as much newer than her build year. The level of redundant systems is extraordinary. The Continuous Duty D-rated Caterpillar 3406 480hp engines, rather than the standard 800 horsepower rating of this series, easily provide 25,000 plus hours of operation. Besides a very large and comfortable pilothouse with a day berth, BEST KIND has wing stations, port and starboard, with all controls that facilitate docking and maneuverability. Built for all weather conditions, with a redundant dual chilled water AC and a Kabola heating system, the extent of the additional layers of insulation insures the least amount of energy necessary to control the interior temperature and also provides sound deadening from exterior sounds.

The retractable 12’ Besenzoni passarelle is an asset in stern to docking, and the oversized dual capstan windlass, with 5/8” chain, and 350 pound galvanized anchors would more likely be found on a 100’ yacht. This yacht, at nearly 100 tons, is more than capable of comfortable safe anchoring in all conditions. Both large gray water and black water capacities also provide many days at anchor, even in very restricted areas where these tanks cannot be dispersed. The recent addition of an increased water maker capacity to 1,800 gallons per day is also a major asset.

While the previous two sisterships to BEST KIND had three staterooms forward, which diminished their size of each stateroom, the original owners chose a full beam master to take advantage of the vessels 20’4” beam, and a very large VIP forward. These two staterooms, along with a cabin aft for crew or guests/family, plus the large day berth in the pilothouse provide comfortable accommodation.

Capable of easily adapting to U.S. voltage or other voltage requirements, the electrical system has multiple redundant chargers, inverters, isolation transformers, and two 25kw relatively low hour generators, as well as a small generator for battery and system charging at anchor in conjunction with two solar panels.

BEST KIND is essentially a ship with watertight bulkheads and with a yacht interior, and has easily been handled by her owners, who with their long time background in cruising, have kept her up with exceptional maintenance, many upgrades to both machinery, systems and décor, amounting to approximately $500,000 since 2019.

BEST KIND recently left South Florida, and is on her way to Nova Scotia, and ultimately to the owners’ home destination in Newfoundland in late July. Arrangements can be made to preview BEST KIND, while she is cruising north. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a world-cruising yacht at a small fraction of her replacement cost.



  • Hull Material: composite epoxy, below waterline solid and PVC cored above waterline
  • Hull Color: AwlGrip Gray
  • Superstructure Material: composite epoxy, PVC cored
  • Superstructure Color: AwlGrip White
  • Deck Material: composite epoxy, teak decks, teak deck on pilothouse roof
  • Hull Shape: full displacement round bilge, flared bow, bulbous bow
  • Displacement: Net 86.15mt
  • CE-A Ocean, built to Lloyds Germany
  • Engines: 2 x 480hp Caterpillar 3406C's (approximately 3750 hours on each)
  • Range: 4,500nm at 8.5kts with two engines and one generator at 90% fuel, extended range at slower speeds
  • Steering Positions: pilothouse, port and starboard wing stations, and a wireless yacht controller
  • Windows: tempered glass and stainless steel portholes
  • Interior Finish: teak and holly floors, cherry cabinetry, fabric walls and leather ceilings
  • Berths: 1 x king master, 1 x queen forward, 2 x bunks aft and 1 x watch berth
  • Toilets: Tecma in master head, Tecma in forward and HeadHunter in aft
  • Showers: master, forward, aft and swim platform


  • Davit: Marquipt 1500 telescoping, allowing to launch tenders from both port or starboard (Removed and serviced at MarQuipt in 2021)
  • Gangway: Besenzoni 3.6m (12’)
  • Swim Platform: integrated with removable swim ladder
  • Windlass: TorkMaster hydraulic dual capstan
  • Ground Tackle: Gal. 2 x HHP-POOL N 160kg (350lb) + 2 x 100m x 16mm (330’ x 5/8”) Chain
  • Chain Wash: raw water
  • Mooring Capstans: port stern and starboard stern hydraulic
  • Fire Fighting: 2 x exterior fire fighting stations complete with 20m of 50mm hose at each
  • Lines: 4 x 20m, 4 x 15m, 4 x 10m lines (new 2019)
  • Fenders: 4 x 12”x42”, 1 x 36”x42” AERE fenders (new 2020)
  • Horn: Kahlenburg air
  • Tender #1: 2009 Caribe DL15 with 50hp Suzuki outboard
  • Tender #2: John Claridge sailing/rowing tender
  • Other: 2 x sea kayaks


  • Fuel Capacity: 21,000 litres (5,550 gallons) in 7 tanks
  • Water Capacity: 1,800 litres (475 gallons) in 1 tank
  • Black Water Capacity: 1,300 litres (343 gallons) in 1 tank
  • Gray Water Capacity: 2,300 litres (608 gallons) in 2 tanks
  • New Oil Capacity: 400 litres (105 gallons) in 2 tanks
  • Used Oil Capacity: 290 litres (77 gallons) in 2 tanks


  • Thrusters: TorkMaster 25hp bow and 20hp stern thrusters
  • Thrust Bearings: 2 x Python Drive thrust bearings and joints (Replaced in 2019 in conjunction with engine alignment)
  • Shaft Seals: PSS shaft seals (new 2019)
  • Cutlass Bearings: New 2019
  • Stabilization: Naiad NK302 fine stabilizers (Shafts, sleeves, bearings, seals, cylinders, position sensors, auto center lock and computer replaced/upgraded new 2021/2022 c/w software upgrade)
  • Engine Controls: Kobelt at pilothouse and wing stations, wireless yacht controller
  • Oil Change Pump: 24VDC Reverso
  • Fuel Transfer Pump: 1 x 230VAC PIUSU + 1 x 24VDC PIUSI
  • Water Maker: Sea Recovery, approximately 1050hrs (Upgraded to 266LPH (70GPH) in 2021)
  • Steering Pump: 2 x 230VAC
  • Air Conditioning: dual compressor (96000btu total) chilled glycol system with air-handlers throughout including the engine room (Given the high level of insulation, the experience of the owner in the Caribbean is that one compressor easily meets demand)
  • Fresh Air System: 16000btu fresh air system providing fresh air to all interior living spaces
  • Heating: Kabola heating systems HR400 providing heated glycol to air handlers
  • Engine Room Fresh Air: Delta”T” air system with frequency controller
  • Fresh Water Pumps: 1 x 24VDC HeadHunter + 1 x 230VAC HeadHunter
  • Compressed Air: compressed air supplying horn, hose reel in lazarette and outlet in engine room
  • Gray and Black Pumps: 1 x diaphragm for gray water + 1 x diaphragm for black water (either can be used to pump out either tank)
  • Search Light: ACR RCL-100 LED (new 2021)
  • Safety: EPIRB (new 2019), flares, offshore medical kit, AED, first aid kits, life jackets (new 2019), fire extinguishers throughout (new 2021), smoke/CO2 detectors throughout (new 2020), 2 x 8 man life rafts (due for inspection), engine room CO2 fire suppression (due for inspection)
  • Exterior Covers/Fabric: (All new in 2019) window UV/privacy screens, tender covers, wing station covers, aft deck table, upper aft deck table, windlass, plus a cover for the entire aft seating area. Aft seating Sunbrella (new 2019)
  • Exterior Table/Chairs: teak (new 2019)
  • Bilge: bilge monitoring, all bilges have automatic and emergency pumping via two independent systems + raw water main engine pumps for engine room
  • Tools: included (new 2019)
  • Spares and Maintenance: extensive!


  • AC System: 230VAC 50Hz. When on shore power or battery, the entire boat is running via inverters with the exception of the battery chargers, chillers and water heater. This combined with the isolation transformer provides excellent protection against power interruptions, surges and dockside grounding issues. It also permits a lower capacity shore power because the amount of power coming onboard has a controllable peak and the average consumption can thereby determine the shore power peak capacity. This system permits any shore power in the range of 190- 250VAC 50hz or 60hz. Additionally, 120VAC can be utilized with two sources via an included combiner.
  • DC System: provided via 24VDC distribution from house batteries and chargers
  • Generators: 2 x 25kw (32kva) TorkMaster (Kubota), 1 x 900w Whisper
  • Generator Hours: approximately 2500hrs, 2500hrs, 800hrs respectively
  • Inverters: 1 x Mastervolt 24/15kw main, 1 MasterVolt 24/5kw emergency, 1 x MasterVolt 24/1.5kw critical equipment
  • Chargers: 4 x MasterVolt 24/100 (1 primary variable + 1 primary + 2 backup) for house 24V batteries. 1 x MasterVolt 24/30-3 for mains start & emergency 24V batteries. 1 x MasterVolt 24/12-3 for generator start & emergency 12V batteries
  • Alternators: 1 x MasterVolt 24/110 + 1 x MasterVolt 24/150 + 1 x Caterpillar 24/60
  • Alternator Regulators: upgraded to MasterVolt Alpha Pro III (2021)
  • Solar: 400W solar panels. The intended use is to maintain batteries during storage
  • Lightning Protection: Yes
  • Batteries: 12 x Rolls OPzV S2-1620GEL house (1828AH @ 20 Hour Rate) (new 2021), 4 x LifeLine 12V 8DA AGM 24V emergency (new 2021), 1 x LifeLine 12V 8DA AGM 12V emergency (new 2021), 2 x LifeLine 12V 4DA AGM 12V generator start (new 2021), 4 x Optima Red Top 12V AGM 24V mains start (new 2021)
  • Isolation Transformer: MasterVolt IVET 22kw
  • Lighting: all lighting upgraded to LED throughout including navigation, engine room and search light. LED accent rope lighting in most areas. All areas of the boat have emergency lighting via the emergency system. Engine room and lazarette have both 24VDC and 230VAC lighting
  • Hot Water: 2 x 80 litre (21 gallon) 230V 50/60hz stainless steel electric water heaters with 24V continuous circulating loop. When Whisper generator running, hot water is provided via cooling water heat exchanger
  • Galley Appliances: 2 x Bosch refrigerator/freezer, Bosch glass 4 burner cooktop, Bosch oven/micro combi (new 2021), Siemens dishwasher, Siemens exhaust fan. Broan trash compactor and U-Line icemaker. Assortment of galley counter top appliances included such as food processor, slow cooker, coffee machine, kettle, multifunction coffee single cup machine, toaster, coffee grinders and milk warmer
  • Laundry Appliances: Siemens full size washer and dryer
  • Lazarette Freezer: Engel 40 quart refrigerator/freezer (new 2021)
  • Power Cord: 24VDC cable master. An array of adapters will permit shore power connections in most parts of the world


  • Satellite Phone: 1 x KVH Tracphone + 1 x Skanti Iridium
  • Satellite TV: 1 x KVH Tracvision
  • Autopilot: Simard AP50 + Simrad FU50 follow-up leaver (this is redundant to the Raymarine autopilot below)
  • AIS: Raymarine AIS950 Class “A” Transreceiver (new 2016)
  • VHF: 2 x Raymarine Ray90 (new 2021)
  • 3 x Raymarine Axiom XL 19” MFD chartplotter c/w keypads
  • 2 x Raymarine Axiom+ 9” MFD chartplotter
  • 1 x Raymarine Axiom+ 7” MFD chartplotter
  • 2 x Raymarine RS150 GPS
  • 1 x Raymarine SR200 InfoLINK SiriusXM receiver (utilized for weather)
  • 9 x Raymarine i70 color instrument display, 7 at helm and 1 at each wing station
  • 1 x Raymarine EVO 300 autopilot
  • 3 x Raymarine Follow-On tiller rudder control at helm and wing stations
  • 4 x Raymarine CAM210 day/night cameras, 2 in engine room and 2 aft
  • 2 x analog cameras,1 at each anchor pocket
  • 1 x Raymarine CAM210 with AR200 augmented reality looking forward
  • 1 x FLIR M232
  • 1 x Raymarine Magnum 12kw open radar
  • 1 x Raymarine Quantum 2 doppler radar
  • 1 x Raymarine RVX1000 RealVision 3D black box sonar
  • 1 x Raymarine T70318 RealVision transducer pair
  • 2 x Raymarine DST210 speed thru water, water temperature and depth transducers
  • :2 x SeaView mounts
  • Airmar WS-220WX weather station
  • Remote Monitoring: Siren Marine monitoring temperatures, access, batteries and geo fence (new 2021)
  • Onboard Wifi: Wave Wifi, Wave Rogue Pro Dual Band, Wave Wifi/cellular router, external antenna, two access points (new 2021)
  • Chart Table Computer: Hatteland 17” monitor and computer c/w wireless keyboard and mouse. Loaded with Nobeltec TimeZero Navigator Software. This computer is also used to monitor onboard Wifi and Actisense analog to digital converters (new 2021)



  • Pulled props and shafts to be trued and balanced
  • Installed new Python drives and completed engine alignment under the supervision of Python
  • Installed new PSS shaft seals and cutlass bearings.
  • Installed new soft goods throughout
  • New TV’s in aft cabin and forward cabin
  • Refinished floors throughout


  • Major service on both mains, pulled heat exchangers for cleaning and testing, new after cooler cores, new raw water pumps, removed hydraulic pumps for servicing, flushed cooling system, etc. Sea trialed with Caterpillar and ZF transmission mechanics
  • New DeAngelo exhaust wraps
  • Upgraded charge regulators
  • New batteries
  • New hydraulic oil coolers
  • Removed generator heat exchangers for cleaning and testing
  • Flushed generator cooling systems
  • Changed hydraulic oil and filters
  • Replaced Naiad shafts, sleeves, bearings, seals, cylinders, directional valves, auto center lock, position sensors, computer and upgraded software
  • Complete new electronics package including Wifi and monitoring, detailed above
  • New Prop Speed to shafts, struts, props and rudders
  • Upgraded Sea Recovery water maker from 800GPD to 1800GPD
  • Replaced caulking at all rub rails, port holes and hauze holes
  • Bonding system checked by Hinckley with no issues identified
  • Installed new Bosch built-in microwave/oven combo


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. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice.

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