Launched in 1990 by Admiral Marine of Port Townsend, Washington, on a custom-built Westport hull, the 95-foot (28.96m) luxury motor yacht EDISON is truly exceptional. This one-of-a-kind long-range cruising yacht broke the mold and many barriers during her build process. The yacht’s creator was a visionary engineer and pilot and with the assistance of naval architects Jack Sarin and Tim Nolan, he was able to create a masterpiece. She was the first yacht built without a helm wheel, first FRP yacht in the U.S. constructed with a bulbous bow, and the first yacht with oval stainless steel railings. Her FRP hull, Nomex cored FRP house and aluminum pilothouse were designed for light weight and low maintenance. Her unique design has allowed the yacht to cruise the globe, navigating any seas or conditions. Built with fully redundant and isolated systems to ensure safety and security at sea, she is bulletproof.
EDISON has benefitted from exemplary maintenance throughout her life. She has received ongoing maintenance by full time crew and undergone multiple refits, including one from 2014-2015 at a cost of over $1,200,000. This refit included Awlgrip and Seahawk paint, updated pilothouse electronics, replacement of all heads and the MSD system, air handlers and hoses, updates to all bathrooms, new main galley countertops, new appliances, rebuilt generators and refinished interior woodwork among other updates.
Under her current owner, who has owned the boat since 2017, EDISON has received a new a/c chiller plant, new shore power transformers, a rebuilt bow thruster, furniture in the main salon, the replacement of auxiliary refrigeration and freezers, a rebuilt hydraulic windlass, refinished teak decks and many other updates and upgrades. As such, EDISON shows in excellent condition. She is a turn-key yacht.
The interior spaces of EDISON are welcoming and comfortable. From her main salon with abundant seating and entertainment facilities to her formal dining area for eight, guests will find relaxation aboard. This space also offers a large bar with an under-counter refrigerator and ice maker. Three resplendent guest staterooms welcome up to eight guests aboard EDISON. The master is located forward on the main deck. It has a beautiful en-suite bathroom, large windows, abundant storage and a desk, among other amenities. The yacht’s two guest staterooms are located aft on the lower deck with double beds and single berths. All staterooms are beautifully appointed with high-quality finishes and impressive amenities. EDISON is run by a professional crew of four. She has three crew cabins which are accessed by a stairway located forward of the galley on the main deck. The open stairwell gives the lower utility space a very large, open feel which could easily accommodate a gym if desired.
The exterior styling of EDISON is traditional; however, her reverse-angle bulletproof and heated windows in the pilothouse are certainly not a typical find aboard a yacht, ensuring she is a standout. The main deck aft of EDISON is home to a large dining table with both banquette seating and chairs. If shade is needed, a sunshade is available. The yacht’s foredeck offers abundant storage. The sundeck has seating and an additional table for alfresco dining, as well as ample space for tenders or toys, which are launched from a 2,500 pound crane.
EDISON’s pilothouse resembles a fighter jet cockpit with controls, gauges, and alarm panels located overhead. Strategically located in the center of the yacht, above the engines, EDISON’s pilothouse was designed for comfort at sea. A day-head, day bunk, and office provide additional amenities for both guests and the crew when underway.
Prior to construction, her custom hull design was tank tested. Her long and reliable global cruising history is evident in her details. EDISON is a one-of-a-kind long range yacht.