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Custom Build

The Midnight Sun is a 70 foot custom Westport motor yacht designed by renowned Naval Architect Howard Apollonio for cruising Alaska’s Inside Passage and is owned and operated by Captain/Engineer Bob Wostmann. She is flagged in the USA and is commercially documented.

Safety Features

Equipped with today’s best navigation electronics including GPS, AIS, electronic chart plotter, radar and sonar; two dinghies, 10-man self inflating life raft, automatic fire extinguisher systems, smoke alarms, duplication of all primary safety systems and a knowledgeable captain and crew.

Communications

VHF radio and satellite phone services ensures that friends, relatives and associates can reach you. Cell coverage continues to improve in our remote cruising areas and coverage is available for at least several hours on most days.

Specifications.

Design

  • 70 foot
 in length
  • 20 foot beam
  • 5 feet draft
  • Commissioned in 1986
  • Designed by Apollonio/Monk and Captain Ted Pratt
  • Build by Westport Shipyard and Captain Ted Pratt
  • Most recent refit in 2013

Electronics

  • 36 mile radar
  • Scanning sonar
  • 2 GPS’s
  • 3 depth sounders
  • 4 VHF radios
  • AIS receiver
  • Computerized chart plotter and navigation system

Performance

  • Two 360HP Scania Marine turbo diesel engines
  • Cruise speed of 10-13 knots
  • 20KW and 10KW generator sets
  • 4KW inverter
  • Reverse osmosis fresh water maker
  • 1100 gallon fuel tank
  • 500 gallon fresh water tank

Upgrades and Maintenance.

The Midnight SUN yacht rental Alaska has undergone a series of extensive refits and upgrades each winter since 2005 at Philbrooks Boatyard and Lake Union Boat Repair. From the top of her mast to the keel, every part of the vessel is thoroughly inspected, repaired as needed, and refinished. She looks like a brand new yacht! Additionally there have been major upgrades to her navigation and electrical systems. Last season included removing, inspecting and re-balancing the propeller shafts, drive-line overhauls, refurbishment of the salon and pilothouse doors, crew cabin refurbishment, a thorough refrigeration system check and new domestic water pumps. This winter we are at Lake Union again for a new generator, new paint on the pilot house and part of the foredeck (painting some part of the Midnight SUN is a yearly project), new built-in freezer, and a new depth sounder/fishfinder. At Philbrooks we will have a new propeller shaft installed. Each winter we work to make her look like a completely new boat!

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