M/V Northern Song Tour
The 84-foot expedition yacht NORTHERN SONG custom design is based on an Alaska commercial style hull that has been time proven in Alaska commercial fisheries. Safe, functional, and very comfortable, it has four private guest staterooms each with private bathrooms and showers. It has a very spacious salon, protected decks and excellent viewing areas. There are two tenders that provide access to shore and increased mobility. Air Conditioning throughout boat; hot water boiler heating system Honduras mahogany interior on 3 decks headroom on all decks for 6 ft 5 in. people. Audio Visual Equipment and Deck Facilities Salon home theater with 40″ Sony Bravia flat screen television, surround sound, premium audio/video electronics and Mission speakers with subwoofer. Master cabin has TV with DVD.
- Extended Cruising Capability for 9 Guests in 4 staterooms.
- Master stateroom on Main Deck with Queen bed and ensuite bathroom with separate bathtub/stall shower.
- 1 triple stateroom on Lower Deck with lower Double bed, upper Single bed above and ensuite bathroom with separate stall shower. The double bed is 56″ wide at the head, 51″ wide at the foot, and 79″ long. The single bed above is 38″ wide, 79″ long, and has a height of 17″ between the bed and the ceiling.
- 2 double staterooms on Lower Deck, each with Double bed and ensuite bathroom with separate stall shower. Each double bed is 51″ wide at the head, 46.5″ wide at the foot, and 78″ long.
Take a tour of the NORTHERN SONG! Just click on any part of the boat plan to see more of it!
The spacious Master Suite is on the forward main deck and features a queen bed with private bathroom with tub and shower.
The three Guest Cabins are on the lower deck and each feature private bathrooms with showers. Each of the cabins have double lower beds and single upper berths.
The Salon is the hub of all activities. Located on the main deck, its soft settee cushions, carpeted floor, large table and picture windows makes this a warm, cozy place for dining, a conference or quiet time. It has a large TV, VCR, CD and Cassette decks with remote controls and jacks for replaying your day’s camcorder efforts. Libraries provide a selection of tapes and discs, plus books on natural history, and recreational reading, and a large area wall map.
The Pilot House, with its very generous size and settee that can seat 10 easily for terrific all-round viewing and back seat driving, make it a very popular spot for outside viewing, chatting, and observing the hi-tech electronic operating instruments in action. The area chart is always on the chart table and watching the GPS/plotter graphically track the ship’s course to an accuracy of some 30′ (anywhere in the world) is plain awesome!
Pilot House Navigational Electronics:
- Nobletec Computer Navigation System with AIS display
- Furuno Class A AIS transmitter and receiver
- Back-up Furuno chart plotter
- Primary Furuno Radar
- Back-up Furuno Radar
- 4 fixed VHF radios
- 6 handled VHF radios
- 1 SSB radio
- 3 x Global Positioning Satellite Receivers
- 4 x depth sonars
- Intercom / paging system
- Satellite Telephone
The Flying Bridge is above the bridge and the “top-most” observation deck. The 360-degree view is great whether your focus is on the horizon or looking into a bubble-net circle of feeding humpback whales. There is ample seating and space for cameras, etc
The Aft Deck is 80% covered and a great place for changing in or out of outdoor clothing, boots, for fishing and even viewing. It features hydraulic lifter for deep shrimp fishing, and a gate for tender access at the stern makes this area second in popularity to the salon. A control station allows the vessel to be operated from the aft deck.
Upper Aft Deck
The Upper Aft Deck provides a large area where the tenders are stowed when not being used. In addition, there is also seating with pads for viewing or catching up on a sun tan.
The Side Deck is also covered and the safety rails make these areas good for watching or fishing. A side gate also allows alternate access to the tender.
The Fore-Deck, or bow deck, is where the action is during whale watching. An expansive area where guests can watch and film whales and porpoises below you as they swim within inches of the boat’s bow. The hydrophones are lowered from this deck so you can listen as well as watch whale and porpoise activities.
First, consider that anything that is supported on a moving base will only be as stable as the base it’s on. Smaller boats respond to much smaller sea conditions than giant cruise ships, but there is a point when all floating objects will respond to the actions of the sea. This has been a challenge for mariners forever and there are some very successful systems to eliminate and minimize a boats roll today. Gyro stabilizers are activated hydraulically when the boat is moving and the results are unbelievable.
Odds and Ends
The Odds & Ends could be the longest list. They all add up to providing you with the most safe and functional boat of its kind. Thick molded decks and water tight bulkheads maximize soundproofing and make the boat virtually unsinkable. A 1000 gal/day water-maker supplements a 3000 gal fresh water storage tank and 2 separate water heaters assure ample hot water just like at home! The heavy duty hydraulic system and topside crane were selected from the commercial rather than yacht design. It means fast dependable anchoring, tender lifting and the ability to set and pull several shrimp or crab traps from great depths with no effort! The catch is measured by the bucket, not the individual piece. A catch translates into the freshest feast ever and is limited only by your tummy’s capacity rather than by how many ways a shrimp or crab can be divided. Two generators provide electricity just like at home. In short, the boat was custom designed for what it does and it does it very well. Safety, comfort, function, and your pleasure are the basics continually adhered to.