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Northrop and Johnson

17 Rose Drive
Fort Lauderdale
United States

Fax:  954-522-9500

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2006 Offshore Voyager


Fort Lauderdale,FL,United States

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GRITS has been very well cared for and updated by her dedicated owners and full time captain and is presented in first class ‘yacht’ condition. The Offshore Voyager 80 series, the flagship of the model line, is well recognized for its sea kindliness, structural strength, and safety.

GRITS accommodates up to seven guests in three ensuite staterooms and two crew in one ensuite cabin aft.

The full tri-deck layout provides remarkable interior and exterior space in an 80’ package that compares very favorably with other larger yachts.

Boat Details
Fuel DieselHull Material Fiberglass 
Beam 21 ft 6 inMax Draft 6 ft 8 in 
Engine Make CaterpillarEngine Model C-18 
Engine Year 2006Fuel Capacity 3000 gal 
Length Overall 80 ftWater Capacity 600 gal 
Engine Hours 2860Number of Engines 2 

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For Sale by

Northrop and Johnson

17 Rose Drive
Fort Lauderdale
United States

Fax:  954-522-9500


GRITS has been very well cared for and updated by her dedicated owners and full time captain and is presented in first class ‘yacht’ condition. The Offshore Voyager 80 series, the flagship of the model line, is well recognized for its sea kindliness, structural strength, and safety.

GRITS accommodates up to seven guests in three ensuite staterooms and two crew in one ensuite cabin aft.

The full tri-deck layout provides remarkable interior and exterior space in an 80’ package that compares very favorably with other larger yachts.



The covered afterdeck, with easy access via twin stairs from the wide boarding platform/cockpit, is fitted with a pair of teak tables with intricate inlays. The settee across the transom conceals a fuel tank for the tender, an overlooked detail on many cruising yachts.

In the saloon, Grits has an L shaped sofa to starboard, a pair of comfortable armchairs to port and a large television on the port side. The mahogany paneling had a strong grain pattern, accented by cherry burl used for the horizontal surfaces. The recessed panel design is truly recessed, not faked with moldings.

An entry foyer spans the beam, with the day head to port and stairs to starboard flowing down to the master suite. Just forward, the galley includes a Sub-Zero refrigerator, two under-counter Sub-Zero freezers, and a working area designed for minimum movement. The cooktop is aft, sinks are opposite in a granite counter, and there is a wide opening in the forward bulkhead that can be closed for privacy. All of the lockers have sliders for easy access, and all of the china and glassware fits snugly into dedicated stowage racks.

The forward section of the house is used as a dining room and lounge area that is a gathering place while under way. A curved banquette is forward facing an expanding hi/lo coffee/dining table, while a pair of bar stools faces the raised granite counter aft.

Stairs from this lounge lead to the two guest cabins, with a queen island berth in the forward cabin and, a double and a single in the larger after cabin. The heads in both cabins have oversized molded showers, marble counters and Tecma turbo flush heads.

Down from the entry foyer is the master stateroom, which takes full advantage of the 20-foot, 6-inch beam amidships for the least motion. A king berth is on centerline. A vanity is to starboard, and doors flanking the berth lead forward to his and hers separate heads separated by a shower/bathtub.

Crew quarters are aft, finished as beautifully as the rest of the yacht, with a double stateroom to port and a lounge area with mini-galley. The lazarette is as big as that on many 120-footers, with a stainless-steel work counter and stowage for tools, fishing gear and water toys.

Unnoticeable but important, every living area on the lower deck has an emergency access hatch. The owner's cabin opens into a foyer that has a watertight door into the engine room, as well as stairs leading directly to the port deck.

The sides of the cabin house are tucked inward in the lobby area to create a wasp-waisted look that is as successful as it is clever. Not only does it provide two forward-facing windows on each side of the saloon to allow views unavailable on other yachts, but it permits the two doors in the lobby to be left open for ventilation-even when the yacht is under way. The boat deck covers the full walkaround side decks, providing protection from rain in cold climates and shade in the tropics.

The pilothouse is everything you would expect on a comfortable cruising yacht, providing the perfect perch for long passages. Features include three Stidd helm chairs, superb 360-degree visibility, a settee and table aft to starboard, and a chart table/ship's office to port.

Directly abaft the pilothouse is the boat deck, which has upgraded twin settees. A 2,500-pound crane easily handles the 15-foot Nautica tender, and the outside entertainment amenities included a grill, refrigerator and sink.

Like the rest of Grits, the engine room is ideally suited to voyaging. Details include full-flow stainless-steel ball valves on the piping, gate valves linking each watertight structural bulkhead to control the flow of bilge water, integrated outlets for the air compressor, and start/stop panels for each engine with complete gauges. Recognizing that keeping fuel clean and managing consumption are the most crucial components for bluewater cruising, Grits is fitted with a fue

Hull, Superstructure & Construction Standards

Construction is superb, with solid laminate below the waterline in the one-piece hull and closed-cell in the topsides and superstructure for stiffness and light weight. Vinylester resin prevents blisters. Husky stringers and athwartships frames are laminated and bonded to create a hull of exceptional strength. This yacht is overbuilt for peace of mind offshore. Not only is the tooling detailed (planking seams accent the deck overheads), but all of the fiberglass is incredibly fair and the hull has a mirror-like finish.

Hand laminated and vacuum infused FRP utilizing bi & unidirectional, Cotech, Knytex, high quality resin
Closed cell foam construction above water line
Full length hull girders of high density foam core and bi & unidirectional Knytex
Exterior hull finish in high gloss off white ISO/NPG Cook gel coat with Vinylester resin laminates for maximum osmosis protection
Core structural bulkheads padded at hull & bonded as per schedule
Putty coat at engine room & bilges for smooth finish
Boot stripe
Hand laminated FRP utilizing bi & unidirectional, Cotech & Knytex with closed cell foam sandwich, high quality resin and vacuum bagging
Suitable high compression cores as required for hardware mounting
Exterior & two tone non-skid finished in high gloss off white and tan ISO/NPG gel coat
Four main bulkheads padded & cored with appropriate sandwich materials
Stiping at Portuguese bridge
Vessel scantlings, construction, systems & installations shall meet or exceed all applicable ABS standards
All systems to have operation manuals & system schematics
Extensive “Soundown” engineered noise reduction system.

Propulsion System

Caterpillar C-18 diesel engines, IRM 350A 2.64:1 gears with Centa dampening, PTO's, vibration dampening mounts & 24V/75amp alternators
Aquadrive propulsion system
#316 stainless exhaust risers connecting to FRP underwater system with bypass pipes to Aqua Quiet mufflers
Aquamet SS #22 propeller shafts
Bronze V struts with Cutlass bearings
Bronze intermediate struts with Cutlass bearings
Four blade Nibral expanded ratio computer designed propellers
Two spare props in shipping crates
Tides dripless propeller shaft seals
(3) station Twin Disc electronic engine controls at wheelhouse, starboard aft deck, & remote at Portuguese bridge
Hynautic power steering system with dual pumps
Westmar 40 hp bow and stern thrusters

Engine Room & Bilges

Twin Caterpillar C-18 1015 hp 2,860 hours (10/25/13)
Westmar RS 1200 stabilizers
Engine room start/stop panels with gauges
Visual & audio alarms for engine systems at wheelhouse
Delta T air intake system to minimize water ingestion
(4) Delta T 11" 120v blowers
Welded SS engine beds
(2) Headhunter 120v fresh water pumps with filters & accumulator tank
(4) marine grade aluminum fuel tanks & (1) Vinylester FRP fuel tank
Fuel manifold system for supply & return management
110v circulating pump for hot water system
Sight gauges with protective guards at fuel tanks
Allcraft SS water heaters, 35 & 12 gallon
Marine grade seacocks for through hull fittings
Rule 24v sump tank pumps with
Rule Super Switches
Full flow SS ball valves for all piping systems
Dockside water pressure connections
Dual Racor filters with vacuum gauges for mains and drip pans
Dual Racor filters with vacuum gages for generators
Bronze sea strainers for engines
(6) - 24v heavy duty bilge pumps with Ultra
Pumpswitches with alarm at wheelhouse
Tides dripless shaft bearings & seals at rudder logs
Gate valves at each water tight structural bulkhead
Hydrodynamic rudder design
285 gallon black water holding tank with overboard & deck discharge
Whale high output manual bilge pump
Integrated air compressor outlets
24v lights & 110v lighting
Engine room video camera system
ESI clean fuel system Model CFS-1000 FRE-rf. Fuel polishing systems

Electrical System


One Northern Lights 20kw diesel generator 4,940 hours
One Northern Lights 32kw diesel generator 3,960 hours both with sound shields & gas/water separators for exhaust system and anti-vibration mounts (Panels at wheelhouse and engine room)
Generator fire extinguisher system and additional fire protection
(4) Gel Cell 8D Lifeline batteries for main engine start
(2) Gel Cell 4D Lifeline batteries for generator start
(10) Gel Cell 8D gel cell batteries for ship's 24V system
Battery monitor for engine and generator start batteries
Newmar 24V/20A engine battery charger
Newmar 24V/35A ship's system stand by battery charger
(2) 75 amp, 24V alternators for engine system
(2) 75 amp 24V alternators for house system
24V & 12V back-lit distribution/circuit breaker panels with digital amp & volt meters with inverter switches
Flir Night Vision M-Series 626-L
AIS Furuno class B Transponder FA-50
Radar Furuno DR56A 120 nm
Furuno 3D multi-function processor units MFDBB MPU-001
GPS antenna redundancy
(2) Glendinning 240V cablemasters with two 50 amp, 75' shore power cables
(2) 4kw/120amp inverter chargers for ship's system & house bank monitoring panel, in Marinco shore power 125/240V-50amp, phone & TV cable inlets at forward & aft locations
(2) Charles Marine Iso-Boost shore power transformers
(4) Mastervolt 24V to 12V transformers
GFI breaker protection as appropriate
120V/240V breaker protection at each source
Electrolysis bonding & grounding system
Shielded wiring for stereo & TV/VCR speaker systems
High quality shielded RG-6 co-ax for TV
Tinned high temperature wiring
Programmable Panasonic phone/intercom system
High intensity searchlight with controls at wheelhouse

Safety Equipment

Fire Fighting Equipment

Engine Room

Fire Boy MA2-1500 with automatic shut down for engines and generators
Fireboy FE241 automatic fire suppression bottles fitted inside each generator enclosure
(8) 2 1/2 pound ABC fire extinguishers in marked cabinets throughout vessel
(2) 1/2 pound ABC fire extinguisher in tender vessel
(2) Fire blankets
(2) Foam fire extinguishers in galleys
Compliant Solas flare kits valid until 2015
Smoke and fire alarms throughout vessel

Life & Safety Equipment

10 person Revere Solas MK III inflatable life raft - Solas A - inspected & packed September 2013 w/ EPIRB included / with hydrostatic release in custom SS cradle
Nautica 15-foot fiberglass hard bottom inflatable tender with full safety package including flares, fire extinguisher, life jackets, anchor
High intensity searchlight with controls in pilot house
Hand held search lights
(2) Throw-able life rings / lights
(2) Rescue throw rope
Life sling
(2) Comprehensive medical kit including defibrillators, oxygen
15 Type I life jackets, 11 adult & 4 children
(1) Type V life jacket
(1) 406 GPS EPIRB
Flare kits @ helm and aft work area
Hand carry ditch bag with flares
High water alarm

Additional Equipment

RCI fuel purifiers for main engines
Digital pyrometers for main engines
Digital battery compartment and engine room temperature sensors
Nuv-Air 4hp 220V dive compressor w/racks for 6 tanks
(2) 110Volt Fridge Freeze 60 qt
Marine air heat strips to all air handlers
Wheelhouse defroster system
Seagull water filtration system for all fresh water outlets onboard

Main Deck


Two tone non-skid FRP decking
316 SS handrails, screws, bolts & nuts
316 SS integrated fender holders
316 SS bell rail with integrated safety lights for windlass operation
Bow seat with storage and port & starboard storage lockers
Port and starboard bulwark doors
Marquipt boarding stairs w/ integral storage compartment with vinyl or teak treads
Teak caprail
Portside storage locker
Stairway to boat deck from starboard side main deck
(8) SS hawse holes with cleats
(6) SS hawse holes for fender lines
Waterproof safety lights
Recessed waterproof overhead lights
Freshwater washdown faucets at bow & stern
Saltwater washdown faucet at stern
Owner absent light

Aft Deck

Twin Disc engine controls, rudder indicator, start/stop, & thruster functions
12 Volt Floodlights
Hand held shower & wash down faucet at sport cockpit
Port & starboard wing doors
FRP molded bench seat with built in gasoline tank for water toys
Teak decking (blind fastened)
SS swim ladder at integral sport deck
Teak decking on sport cockpit and Steps
(4) removable SS U handrails at swim deck
Port & starboard lockers at sport deck
Double transom doors at sport cockpit, and custom frp steps
Watertight locking door to lazarette from sport cockpit
Removable weather doors at sport deck stairs (currently in storage)
(2) Aft deck tables (varnished) with SS hi-lo pedestal bases with locking fore/aft sliding mechanism

Portuguese Bridge & Boat Deck


Twin Disc electronic engine controls with hand held remote & thruster functions
Fiberglass radar mast with floodlights
SS ladder from boat deck to wheelhouse roof
316 SS handrails with 316 SS lifelines at boat deck
Integral cabinet with covered sink
(2) Gaggenau SS 220V grills at boat deck
Oval teak caprail at Portuguese bridge
(2) fiberglass L-settees with storage and teak caps at boat deck with two tables, marble tops & safety lights
Heavy duty SS and Weblon awning
Nautica 15' Widebody w/90 hp Yamaha, CD player, VHF
Custom SS tender and Kayak chocks
(2) Cobra kayaks



Helm station with complete engine
instrumentation & alarms
Twin Disc engine controls, Hynautic steering & Wesmar bow & stern thruster controls
Ship's function panel with indicator lights
(3) Stidd helm chairs. w/Ultraleather
(2) Overhead ventilation hatches with sliding screens/shades
Exalto articulating windshield wiper/washer system
Delta T ventilation & defrost system with 8" 110V axial fans & variable speed controls
Inlay at custom Rosewood table
Magazine rack
Integrated cup holders and solid wood handrail at helm console
Built in chart & computer desk with storage drawers & chart light
Built in SS swing out seat at chart desk
Chart & navigation storage drawer
Large low windows for sit-down 360 degree visibility
Raised U-seat with fixed table
Wheelhouse access from lobby & starboard side main deck stairways
Port, starboard & aft FRP cabin doors
Halogen overhead lighting with dimmer controls

Salon, Lobby & Day Head

Double Freeman aft doors
Large low windows for sit-down visibility
Custom L settee at starboard side
Custom salon table
Custom cabinet for TV & stereo
Cellular shades on all windows
Central lobby art stand with storage, burl top, and spotlight
24V halogen lighting with dimmer controls
(4) 110V wall sconces with dimmer controls
Ceiling design with wood trim
Carpeted sole
Curio cabinet with lighting
FRP hinged cabin doors from port/starboard sides to main deck
Fitted, fire resistant carpeting

Day Head

African ebony vanity top
Ceramic sink with "lifetime finish"
(2) 110V wall sconces with dimmer control
Tecma turbo flush head
Teak sole in head
Ventilation system
(2) 110V wall sconces with dimmer control
Stairway to wheelhouse with double handrails
Stairway to master stateroom
Hinged stairs with gas assist at forward companionway
Hinged stairs with gas assist at master companionway

Electronics & Navigation

Furuno 2127BB 25KW X-Band radar 96Mi
Furuno 1953C Color radar 36Mi
Furuno BBFF1 600/1KW Fish finder
Furuno Nav Net Plotter W/Charts
(2)Furuno GP-1900BB Nav Net
(4)Furuno MU155C 15" Color monitors
Sea Tel Direct TV US
B&G Wind Speed & Depth
VEI 12V Computer for Navtrec & WCM
Weather Channel Marine (Download)
(2)ICOM M-602 VHF
(2) Simrad AP-26 Auto pilots
Engine room cameras



Sliding door at starboard passageway
Dual sliding panels opening to forward lounge and salon
Granite counter tops with 4" back-splash
Drawers & cabinets lined with Formica
Custom pot/pan/dish storage drawers
Under cabinet fluorescent lighting w/dimmer control
Hardwood sole
Sub Zero 20 cu. ft. refrigerator
Sub Zero 4.6 cu. ft. under counter 2 drawer freezer
Whirlpool Gold Series convection oven
Thermador black ceramic halogen cook top with granite backsplash
GE microwave
Broan trash compactor
Integrated solid wood cutting board
Asko dishwasher
SS sink with Grohe faucet
Soap dispenser
Insinkerator hot water dispenser
Insinkerator stainless garbage disposal w/ counter top air switch

Crew Galley

Access from sport deck, aft deck & engine room
Formica counter tops
Drawers & cabinets lined with
Over & under counter cabinet storage
Pantry storage
24V halogen lighting with dimmer control
Under cabinet fluorescent lighting
Sub-Zero under counter freezer
Kenyon double burner stove top
GE microwave
SS sink with Grohe faucet & soap dispenser
Hardwood sole

Forward Lounge


Bar counter with granite counter top
Sub Zero refer
Port & starboard, storage cabinets
Custom dish/glass storage drawers
Cellular blinds at side windows
U-settee and sliding hi-lo table with electric hydraulic base and custom leaves
Barstools with hi/lo adjustment
Granite countertops
Wet bar with sink and faucet
Stairway to forward staterooms
Carpeted sole
(2) overhead ventilation hatches with sliding screens
24V halogen overhead lighting with dimmer controls
(2) 110V wall sconces with dimmer
Delta T 110V 8" quiet fans with variable speed controls
Carpeted sole

Staterooms & Heads


Master Stateroom

King size walk around bed with drawers & lockers
Cedar lined hanging lockers at port & starboard
Built in chair with 110V reading sconce and dimmer
Vanity and stool w/hinged top for storage and lighting
Custom TV cabinet for 20"
TV, stereo systems
Handcraft System “3” mattress
24V halogen overhead lighting with dimmer controls
(2) 110V wall sconce
reading lights over berth with dimmer
(2) opening portlights

Master Head

Granite vanity tops with 4" back & side splash
(1) 110V wall sconce at each head with dimmer
Ceramic sinks with "lifetime finish" brass faucets
Tecma turbo flush head
Shower with frameless glass door
Ventilation blower
Hardwood sole
(1) opening port light
Marble seat in shower
Teak shower grate
Lighted glass bookshelves

Forward Guest Stateroom

Queen size island bed with drawers & lockers
Cedar lined hanging lockers at starboard side
Custom TV cabinet
Escape/ventilation hatch to forward deck with sliding screen
24V halogen overhead lighting with dimmer control
(2) 110V wall sconce reading lights over berth with dimmer
(3) opening port lights
Carpeted sole
Handcraft System “2” mattress with hinge

Forward Guest Head

Granite vanity top with 4" back splash
Tecma turbo flush head
Shower with frameless glass door with custom etching
Ventilation blower
Hardwood sole
(1) opening portlight
Marble shower seat
Teak shower grate

Mid Guest Stateroom

Queen size bed and drawers
Twin size bed and drawers
Cedar lined hanging lockers
Custom TV cabinet
Escape hatch at overhead into dining area
24V halogen lighting with dimmer control
(2) 110V wall sconce reading lights over berth with dimmer
(2) opening port lights
Carpeted sole
Handcraft System mattresses

Mid Guest Head

Granite vanity top with 4" back splash
Tecma turbo flush head
Custom etched glass wall partition
Shower with frameless glass door with custom etching
Ventilation blower
Hardwood sole
(2) opening port lights
His and her sinks
Marble seat in shower
Teak shower grate

Crew Cabin

Upper & lower bunks
Cedar hanging lockers
24V halogen lighting with dimmer control
Brass wall reading light for upper bunk
Custom TV cabinet
(2) opening portlights
Handcraft 6” latex mattresses

Crew Head

Marbelite vanity top with 4" back splash
Tecma turbo flush head
Shower with frameless glass door with custom designed etching, "lifetime finish" brass fixtures & automatic temperature controls, emergency exit and ventilation door
Ventilation blower
Teak shower grate

Utility Room & Lazzerette


Two Sea Recovery Watermakers 1,200 gallons per day each  
Work bench with tool storage
Wall-Vac vacuum system
Storage cabinets & drawers
Maytag washer
Maytag dryer
Snap-On tool chest in custom cabinet
Watertight door to swim deck
Access to crew cabin & engine room
Countertops of brushed SS
(2) opening portlights
24V overhead lighting
110V fluorescent lighting
Formica headliner & wall covering
Non-skid vinyl flooring
Integrated air compressor outlet



(6) Polyform F7 series fenders
(8) SS removable rocket launchers, (4) removable SS rod holders
Bow seat cushions (Sunbrella)
Bow seat cover
Cal deck settee cushions (Sunbrella)
Cal deck settee cover
Cal deck table covers Boat deck settee cushions (Sunbrella)
Boat deck settee covers
Boat deck table covers
Custom canvass cap rail covers with minimal fasteners
Foredeck hatch cover
Windlass covers
Hatch covers over forward lounge
Wheelhouse hatch covers
Wheelhouse forward window and 2 side windows cover
Forward lounge window cover
Tender cover
Tender console cover
Kayak cover
Dive compressor cover
Dive compressor door vent cover
Extensive inventory of spare parts

Broker's Remarks


The Offshore Voyager 80 is a very well built cruising yacht with far more volume that her 80 LOA would indicate. She is comfortable at anchor and underway with a much acclaimed ride quality. Her build spec and her construction is exemplary. Grits is a very well presented example of this very desirable model and personal inspection is recommended to appreciate all this design has to offer and how well cared for Grits has been in particular.


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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