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Buffalo Nickel on the Market

Buffalo Nickel is an FPB 64, the seventh of an innovative range of power boats designed to make both long distance passages and leisurely intervals at anchor in safety and comfort. There are only eleven of them on the water.

Since her initial splash in 2013, she has taken us from New Zealand to Thailand, via Fiji, Vanuatu, Australia, Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia. She is extremely comfortable at sea, averaging 235 miles per day on passage.

Her most recent passage brought her from Phuket, Thailand back to her birthplace at Circa Marine in Whangarei, North Island, New Zealand. The voyage took a total of 47 days, with 623 hours underway. We put 6,289 miles under her keel during the trip, making our average speed 9.5 knots.

 

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A few of the things that make her special are:

  • Extreme weather capability including rollover recovery
  • Comfortable handling by a cruising couple
  • Range of 5,500 or more nautical miles
  • Rugged aluminum construction

She was designed by famous blue water sailors Steve and Linda Dashew, who also designed the groundbreaking Sundeer and Deerfoot sailing yachts. To learn more about the FPB concept and design, visit SetSail.

While we await completion of her big sister, the first FPB 70, Buffalo Nickel is being offered for sale. For detailed specs and more information, please direct inquiries to Sue Grant at Berthon UK, or to Jeff Merrill at Jeff Merrill Yacht Sales in the USA.

Here are a few photos to provide you a quick tour.

 

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Great Room, port side, with Stidd chair in the ‘helm’ position.

 

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Main helm, in the Great Room.

 

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Great Room, port side.

 

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Galley, in work mode.

 

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Master stateroom with queen berth, facing forward.

 

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Master stateroom, facing aft.

 

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Guest stateroom has a double berth and its own head.

 

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Crew compartment with single berth, also perfect for a child.

 

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Flying bridge with secondary helm. Dining table has leaves on both sides.

 

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Engine room. Aft of main engine, the “partly dressed” generator.

 

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Engine room, facing forward to the workshop area.

 

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Engine room, port side.

 

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Aft deck, port side. Outboard of BBQ and sink cabinet, the aluminum tender sits in her chocks.

 

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The big aluminum tender is a war horse.

 

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Aft deck, starboard side. A small RIB is suspended from the boom against the starboard hull.

 

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The swim step.

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