Desert Shadow

General Specifications

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NameDesert Shadow
BuilderSeaArk Marine
ArchitectC. Raymond Hunt
USCG CertifiedYes
USCG Dry DockSee Remarks
Passenger Capacity150
Gross Tonnage64 (I-105)
Net Tonnage43 (I-45)
Speed (approx.)Maximum: 22.5 knots @ 2,200 RPM (loaded)
Hull Depth6.9’
DraftWater 5’
Displacement46.76 long tons
U.S.C.G. Official Number1045958
Route CertificationLakes, Bays and Sounds
Hull MaterialAluminum
Deckhouse MaterialAluminum
Tank CapacitiesFuel: 900 gallons
Waste: 300 gallons
Potable Water: 200 gallons


  • Control station with VDO engine instrumentation (i.e., tachometer, engine oil pressure, ammeters, hour meters)
  • Bilge alarm system
  • Hynautic PSO 2200 hydraulic steeping system
  • MMC digital clutch and throttle controls
  • Bilge alarms
  • Fog bell
  • Kahlenberg horn
  • One ITT Jabsco remote controlled searchlight
  • One SeaFirst rudder indicator
  • Three windshield wipers
  • Datamarine model 3000 digital depth
  • sounder
  • ICOM model M-125 VHF/FM marine radios with antennas
  • Ritchie compass
  • Raytheon loud hailer with talk back speakers
  • Fanon public address system
  • Helm seat


  • 88 Freeman cushioned seats.


  • American Seating molded fiberglass seating for 74


  • One ship service 54 kW single phase generator powered by a 72.4 hp Caterpillar model C4 4D1NA tier 1 marine diesel (NEW 2010) with fuel filter, seawater strainer and seacock
  • Hours: 18,956 June 2023
  • Ship to shore power switch
  • 100-amp shore power service
  • 120 VAC/12 VDC lighting
  • 120 VAC duplex outlets
  • Perko battery isolation switch
  • Two Constavolt 90-amp battery chargers
  • CruisAire 8-ton water cooled heat pump system.
  • Wire and framed for a 4-ton water cooled heat pump.
  • Dometic air cooled air conditioner in the wheelhouse
  • Internationally approved navigation lights (i.e., port light, starboard light, stern light, masthead light, anchor light)


  • 3/8” aluminum plate hull
  • Aluminum plate deckhouse
  • Insulated deckhouses.
  • Five watertight compartments formed by four transverse bulkheads.
  • 4” rubber D section rub rail
  • Boarding gates: two forward and two aft
  • Eight 15” stainless steel kevels
  • Deck fittings:
    • Electrical:       port/star
    • Waste:             port/star
    • Water:             port/star            
    • Fuel:                port/star


  • Two 6-cylinder turbo charged after cooled 873 HP @ 2100 RPM Caterpillar model C18 T209787 18 liter Tier 3 marine diesel engines (NEW 2010), fuel filters, seawater strainers with seacocks.
  • Hours: 14,305 port, 14,302 starboard June 2023
  • Engine room insulation
  • Two 40” five blade NIBRAL propellers.
  • 3.5” stainless steel Aquamet 22 shafts
  • Cofferdam and 24 VDC pump for each shaft log
  • Twin Disc model MG 518 2.5:1 reduction gear
  • 20-gallon water heater
  • 5” Vetus Den Ouden Inc model EC7/2.4/26-04 24 VDC 500 amp bow thruster (NEW 2019)
  • Water system with accumulator tank
  • Kahlenberg air compressor


  • The vessel is equipped with two heads each contains:
  • Sealand 510 manual toilet (2 – female)
  • One sink and faucet
  • Toilet paper dispenser
  • Paper towel dispenser


  • 152 type I adult size personal flotation devices (stowed in deck boxes)
  • 16 type I child size personal flotation devices (stowed in deck boxes)
  • Three 30” life rings one with line
  • Five self-actuated rescue lights
  • Five B-II and One B-I 10 lb. dry chemical fire extinguisher
  • CO2 system
  • Pyrotechnic distress signals
  • Three fire stations including: two 1 1/2” UL approved rubber lined hoses with brass or bronze fittings, two brass or bronze nozzles, brass or bronze hose bibs.  The bilge pump system operates the fire system also
  • Fire axe
  • Danforth style 150 lb. anchor
  • Man overboard recovery ladder


  • Exterior coating: Coating
  • Exterior decks: nonskid
  • Interior decks:
    • Salon: panel  
    • Heads: panel
    • Wheelhouse: Carpeting
  • Headliner: vinyl
  • Interior Bulkheads:
  • Salon: panel

Accommodations & Layout

The vessel is arranged with a boarding off the aft deck.  There is an exterior stair off the fore and aft decks proving access between the main and 01 decks.  The 01 deck is arranged with the wheelhouse forward and open-air space for passengers aft.  There is a metal canopy aft of the wheelhouse.


The DESERT SHADOW is in great condition.  The United States Coast Guard Certificate of Inspection will be current at Closing.  The yacht has always been in freshwater.  The yacht offers a sleek style and wonderful viewing for passengers.