Alexander Marine Australia are pleased to present the 2013 Custom 27m Expedition Motor Yacht 'Matrix III' to the market as worldwide central agents.
'Matrix III' is an all-aluminum custom build-out of Western Australia, to a Phil Curran design, and was launched in 2013. She was built with the intention of being chartered across the top of Australia, albeit a change of circumstances during the build meant she has been used strictly as a private vessel. Her proven cruising ability has seen her already complete one circumnavigation of Australia. She is super economical (around 4.6 litres per nautical mile) and she carries ample fuel. Importantly she was built with simplicity and durability in mind so as to cruise remote locations with confidence.
When you approach 'Matrix III', and especially when you get up into the cockpit, you get a real sense for the enormous 7.4m beam she offers - which makes for a high volume vessel throughout. Likewise, she offers generous headroom throughout the boat - including and especially in the engine room - which will be warmly welcomed by anybody working in the supersized machinery space.
Her exterior decks are installed with durable low maintenance cork decking. She features wide walk-around decks which is great for passengers and crew, and up at the bow, the oversize deck equipment storage locker is a great space (for storing all the cruising essentials such as deck gear, spare lines, rubbish bins, crab pots, bikes).
The cockpit features a bar, and electric BBQ with an extraction hood for cooking up a storm - guests can enjoy a drink or meal while sitting and the fixed L-shaped seating and table at the rear of the cockpit which is weather protected by the overhead boat deck and also rear cockpit enclosures. There is also ample spare room in the cockpit for large stand-up crowd entertaining. Immediately in front of the bar, a pocket window lowers to connect the aft galley to the cockpit. The S/S framed saloon door is also electric.
The galley is equipped with commercial oversized appliances - another indication of her intended charter application when she was built. The galley joinery/cabinetry, like the rest of the boat, is to a high-quality yacht standard.
As you move further forward, the beamy saloon makes for a spacious interior and features ample fixed glazing for guests to enjoy their surroundings outside the vessel. In the forward port corner of the saloon a large L-shaped forward-facing leather couch which is a great place to relax and watch some TV which is mounted on the forward bulkhead. To starboard is the interior/formal dining table. From the forward centreline of the saloon, you enter the on-deck master. From the starboard forward corner of the saloon, you access the lower deck accommodation or can get out on the starboard side deck via a pilothouse sliding door. Access up-to the skylounge is via a curved staircase to port in between the galley and the L-shaped couch - likewise and as an alternative also from the cockpit up an external staircase if you are wet.
The on-deck master is a highlight of 'Matrix III'. For a vessel of her size, this is a rare gem (and is well suited to older owners so as avoid going up or down steps). It's a spacious cabin with a king-sized island bed, lots of natural light, a generous head (on the same level - no steps), and oversized robe.
The lower guest accommodation deck onboard 'Matrix III' can accommodate nine people in four staterooms. These cabins include two mirrored double cabins aft - both feature hull side picture windows for lots of natural light. The forward VIP features an island queen-sized double bed. The aft double cabins and VIP all feature an ensuite. And finally, the portside cabin features a double bed running fore and aft and a single bunk athwartships - this cabin features a powder room - this is also the logical day head for saloon guests to use. There is a toilet and shower in the skylounge which will come in handy for entertaining on the top level (and it is also an option for guests in the saloon to use the skylounge toilet as well) and likewise for the captain generally.
As for the lazarette and machinery spaces, both of these areas as extremely generous. Serviceability is a breeze thanks to lots of room, and a pile of smart choices during the build process from the highly experienced build crew. 'Matrix III' is powered by modest hour twin Caterpillar C-12 engines with the intention to cruise long-range at 10 knots. Twin Caterpillar generators take care of your onboard power requirements when away from the dock. Hydraulic bow and stern thrusters, and a wired docking remote, are on hand for ease of docking. She features a comprehensive and recently upgraded Furuno electronics package which is displayed on four 19" commercial Hatteland screens.
Her sky lounge layout features an island bench seat in which the captain has a commanding view and can operate the vessel. On the aft of that module is a huge 55" flat-screen TV which can be enjoyed when sitting on the L-shaped couch to starboard. Access out on the boat deck is possible via an access door across the rear bulkhead. A toilet and separate shower stall are featured in the aft port corner of the sky lounge. The L-shaped settee features a pull out sofa bed should the captain wants to get some sleep while remaining close to the helm.
'Matrix III' is AMSA accredited in Class 2B (9 passengers + 2 crew) and 1D (14 passengers + 3 crew) for charter operations should her next owner wish to put her to work.
Disclaimer: All specifications in this presentation are provided for information only and particulars herein are obtained from sources believed to be correct, but not guaranteed. Buyers should satisfy themselves with respect to accuracy.
|Boat Name||'Matrix III'|
|Heads||6 x Tecma|
Fuel Type: Diesel
Fuel Capacity: 23000
Drive Type: Shafts within twin keel arrangement
|Cruising Speed||10 Knots (approx)|
|Maximum Speed||18 Knots (approx)|
|Fuel Capacity||23000L (approx)|
|Fresh Water Tank||2400L|
|Deck Material||Cork over alluminium|
|Accommodation Configuration||Full beam on-deck master with island king bed featuring 40" TV and spacious ensuite to port. Lower deck accommodation consists of four guest cabins featuring two aft cabins both with island double beds, 23" flatscreen TV's and each with ensuite. VIP forward with island bed, 23" flatscreen TV and ensuite.|
|Bow Thruster||Bow & Stern Hydraulic Thrusters|
|Fridge||Full height commercial grade fridge (galley), Husky Bar fridge (skylounge), Top loading fridge/freezer (cockpit)|
|Freezer||Full height commercial grade freezer, Westinghouse freezer|
|Shower||6 (inclusive of transom)|
|Toilet||6 x Tecma|
|Navigation||Furuno Suite (updated 2020)|
|Deck Gear||Custom slewing crane on flybridge (approx lifting capacity 1000kg) with wireless remote control, servicing the boat deck aft of sky lounge and swim platform tender dock|
|Stove||Electrolux 5 x gas burners|
|Cruise Speed||10 Knots (approx)|
|Fuel Use At Cruise||Diesel|
|Windlass||Muir Hydraulic Anchor Winch, Manson 330lb galvanised plow with 100m of 5/8mm chain|
|Water Heating||Rheem 160L 240V|
|Cockpit Shower||6 (inclusive of transom)|
|Bimini or Hardtop||Helm interior solar window screen covers. Mesh shade sail (flybridge). Camper covers (cockpit)|
|Dry Weight||90000 kg|
|Fuel Capacity||23000L (approx)|