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2005 Pacific Mariner 65

by Randy Woods
2005 Pacific Mariner 65
Photo by Seattle Yacht Media

With a wide beam of more than 17 feet, this Pacific Mariner features vast amounts of interior space for socializing, entertaining, and recreating, with four posh cabins (including the crew quarters) and four heads. Co-designed by yacht masters William Garden and Greg Marshall, the 2005 Grate Deal is built for long cruises with tasteful amenities for up to six people and two crew members.

The spacious aft deck, lined with teak, provides sweeping, open-air views from under the flybridge overhang; the space can also be totally enclosed in Barrett Strataglass vinyl in inclement weather. A forward-facing, cushioned settee along the transom is positioned around a high-gloss wooden table with an inlaid compass rose. Aft of the transom is a wide swim step with a staple rail for storage of up to three kayaks. On the cockpit’s port side is a docking station with engine and bow-thruster controls. 

A sliding glass door separates the cockpit from the salon interior, featuring satin-finished cherry woodwork and granite inlay countertops. To port, an L-shaped sofa curves around a dining table that can be raised electronically. To starboard are two free standing chairs near a built in entertainment center, equipped with a flat-screen HDTV. The salon bulkhead also includes a wet bar with a refrigerator and ice maker nestled inside cherry cabinetry.

Four steps up to the pilothouse level leads to a portside galley with granite countertops. Updated full size appliances include a refrigerator/freezer, a five-burner ceramic cooktop, a microwave, a large conventional oven, and a dishwasher. Forward of the galley is a dining settee just aft of the helm. The two Stidd helm chairs can swivel around to access the dining table so the captain can join Grate Deal guests.

The lower helm, itself, is equipped with a large wooden ship’s wheel, and two Detroit/MTU, three Garmin, and two Furuno Navnet multi-function displays, plus controls for NAIAD stabilizers and hydraulic bow thrusters. Other electronics include an Icom M602 VHF radio, a Simrad AP20 autopilot, and Furuno DGPS GP-37. Sliding doors to port and starboard provide easy access from the pilothouse to the walk-around side decks.

An interior staircase leads to a sleek and airy hardtop flybridge with full helm controls and two rotating white leather Stidd pedestal chairs. Aft of the upper helm is an L-shaped settee and teak folding table. Other amenities include a refrigerator and an electric BBQ. Farther aft is a hydraulic davit and power boom holding a 14′ Caribe RIB tender.

A curved, carpeted staircase leads from the lower helm down to the cabin deck, where a day head and full standup shower is located.Moving forward is the VIP stateroom, featuring a centerline queen size bed. Heading aft to port is the guest stateroom, with twin berths, and the large master stateroom, with a centerline king-size bed, plus a bathtub and shower. All cabins have en suite heads and openable portholes with screens.

Two well-maintained Detroit/MTU Series 60 diesels, with a little over 2,010 original hours of use produce a combined 1,650 hp to achieve cruising speeds of 14-20 knots.

Specs & Info                                                       
LOA 70’0” · Beam 17’3” · Draft 5’0”
Tankage (Fuel/Fresh/Black)
1,100 gal. / 285 gal. / 125 gal.

Twin Detroit MTU Series 60 Diesel


Hampton Yacht Group
Seattle, WA
Pete Sponek

2005 Pacific Mariner 65
Photo by Seattle Yacht Media

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