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2008 Chuck Paine 72 Expedition

add to favorites72ft 6 plus crew Berths 2008
$ 2,950,000
Builder: Vitali/Bjorklund Yacht Construction Management
Year: 2008
Boat Length: 22m
Berths: 6 plus crew
Engine Make: Caterpillar 3412
Fuel Type: Diesel
Broker: Marley Cutbush

ALL SERIOUS OFFERS CONSIDERED: Adagio hits the sweet spot for displacement motor yachts, according to its designer, American Mark Fitzgerald of Chuck Paine Yacht Design. At 22m (72ft) and displacing 66 tonnes, it can make crossings of 2000nm in safety and comfort, yet it’s small enough for a competent crew of two to manage and maintain.

Built by Vitali/Bjorklund Yacht Construction Management of Auckland, Adagio has big-ship systems throughout: electronic stabilisation underway and at anchor, sophisticated navigation and communication equipment, very low noise and vibration levels when underway, and a five-star finish inside and out.

The design brief for Adagio had three distinct primary themes: vessel safety, comfort at sea, and fuel-efficient speed made while ocean cruising. Yacht architecture solves problems with detailed connections between all of these subjects. There are details that can be pointed out that make Adagio a superior vessel and very well found for its intended purpose: long range ocean cruising.

The subject of safety was evaluated knowing the cruising plan had several long offshore passages with little or no chance of rescue. Passages made across the Tasman Sea from New Zealand or New Zealand to Fiji requires self sufficiency for long periods of time in potentially adverse conditions. Mechanical systems must be reliable and the structural engineering able to withstand forces well beyond “recreational grade.”

The hull and deck structure of Adagio was designed to meet the scantling rules for offshore motor yachts written by the American Bureau of Shipping. These scantling rules provide high safety factors and methods of assembly that reduce the possibility of structural failure under the most adverse conditions. We added to that several of our own philosophies of construction to even make the yacht exceed the construction code of ABS:

  1. The use of high strength Alustar/Sealium aluminum alloy:

This material is 20% stronger than the standard 5083 alloy. However, the most advantages aspect of Alustar is the resistance to corrosion, particularly in the weld areas. This gives security even over time in areas of the internal structure that are inaccessible and often prone to corrosion.

  1. Full length bilge margin plates and integral tanks:

Forward of the main bulkhead amidships, the bilge has a heavy 8 mm margin plate that creates the tanks sides. Once plated over side to side this plate and the tanks create a double bottom. In the forward crash area another raised watertight compartment was included. This provided a double hull bottom in the area where submerged objects would make contact with the stem. The bow thruster is also enclosed within this space should any leaking ever occur through its motor shaft.

  1. High grade/high quality materials in mechanical systems: With propeller shafts of Aquamet 22 stainless steel, copper nickel sea water piping, and high pressure fuel piping the longevity and reliability is increased. The boat was designed with highest reliability and least risk over any sort of economy, value engineering, or cost savings.

The subject of safety was also addressed in the yacht’s ergonomics and comfort. A vessel at sea that keeps crew secure and well rested is far safer than a fatigued and stressed crew. The vessel must provide security to move about both interior and exterior. Adagio’s Portuguese bridge, deep bulwarks, and full one meter railings allow safe movement on deck even in large ocean swells. The interior spaces were laid out to provide security within them. The galley being a good example: it is located central in the vessel and at the centre of rotation. Staterooms are well insulated, well ventilated, environmentally controlled with air-con/heat, and have proper lighting. Adagio was designed to be an honest ocean going vessel, unlike many of the available production counterparts whose life is spent largely on mooring or in the slip.

Comfort is a complicated matrix combining the right amount of interior space supported by a hull shape that has good motion and least resistance under power. Adagio’s hull shape is described in detail here under DESIGN – Hull Design. This hull shape is an evolution that has occurred over 32 years of my career and is based in the work of the late Jack Hargrave. Adagio’s hull design is the benefit of this experience, research, and development.

Steering and control are the second most important aspects of a hull design. We fulfilled the low resistance high stability requirement with the transitional chine hull shape and fine forward sections. The ability to steer and stay in control in large ocean swells is a function of the rounded forward sections, built down keel, and NACA foil shaped rudders. Built down keels are almost unknown today in modern poweryacht design. The keel sides and hull bottom surface come together in a large gentle radius. Thus, the keel is not causing the hull to bow steer or create high directional pressures that the rudders cannot overcome. The large foil shaped rudders provide good control even at idle speeds. This combined with a powerful bow and stern thruster system makes mooring the vessel easy and worry free. The other benefits to built-down keels is a lower center of gravity and they are immensely strong should grounding occur.

Blues legend Taj Mahal coined the phrase, “built for comfort not for speed,” in his song of the same name. It is a simile that applies to power yachts at sea. Unless a hull is of the wave piercing type or in excess of 60 meters long, speeds above 12 knots are not practical or even achievable offshore. Adagio’s refined hull allows her to cruise 1.3 knots above theoretical hull speed. While this may seem trivial at first inspection, it is a 10 percent increase, and the hull achieves this at any loading. Study similar passagemakers and you will find many cannot even make hull speed. This is typical among the deep fishing boat-type hulls that are ballasted. Moreover, Adagio can maintain a 10-12 knots cruising speed, even in fairly heavy going with a comfortable motion. It is reported by the crew that Adagio has not buried her bow even in four meter seas. A hull speed of 10-12 knots is perfect for long ocean crossings. The fuel efficiency is good, noise is low, and the motion is comfortable.

Adagio has met or exceeded her design expectations in all respects. When there is 200 meters of water below you and landfall is 1000 kilometers away there is no compromise. The owner’s brief for the project started with a no compromise philosophy and the yacht lives up to it. Under Adagio’s tough shell is a graceful yacht that supports and allows a state of ease and well being at sea.

  1. STRONG High-strength Alustar aluminium construction
  2. SAFE Double bottom forward of main bulk head
  3. SUPER YACHT FINISH 9-coat Awlgrip paint system
  4. QUIET Lattimar Acoustics ‘Acustop’ engine room linings
  5. VERY LOW VIBRATION Big-ship ‘Low-Rez’ engine mountings and flexible engine couplings
  6.  Custom FIT-OUT Light, bright book matched beech veneers
  7. CONSTANT SYSTEM MONITORING Aircraft-quality P.L.C. (Program Logic Controller)
  8. WORLDWIDE POWER SYSTEM ASEA 30kw 240v/110v Frequency convertor
  9. 24/7 MAINTENANCE From professional crew
  10. RECENT RE-FITS 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018


  • Designer Builder: Vitali/Bjorklund Yacht Construction Management
  • LOA: 72.18
  • Deck Material: Sealium high strength aluminium
  • Vessel Name: Adagio
  • Where Built: New Zealand


  • Length (M): 22
  • Feet: 72.18
  • Draft (M): 1.60
  • Hull: Aluminium
  • Beam Length: 6.29
  • Dry Weight (KG): 67000
  • HIN: NZDNZPM107H807


  • Cruise Speed: 8 to 10 knots
  • Max Speed: 12 knots
  • Fuel Use at Cruise: 35l/hr @1200 rpm
  • Power: 340

Engine 1

  • Drive Type: Shaft
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Hours: 5400
  • Stroke Type: 4
  • Fuel Capacity: 10750
  • Horse Power: 340
  • Make: Caterpillar 3412

Engine 2

  • Drive Type: Shaft
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Hours: 5400
  • Stroke Type: 4
  • Fuel Capacity: 10750
  • Horse Power: 340
  • Make: Caterpillar 3412


  • Make: Onan eQD
  • Model: 27kva & 11kva
  • Fuel Type: Diesel


  • Make: Reef Rider RIB tender
  • Engine: 40hp Honda four-stroke
  • Make: Tsunami Wave Ski
  • Make: 2x40lb Alum Diving Tanks
  • Make: 2xregulators & BCDs
  • Make: Apollo AV-2 underwater scooter


  • Holding Tank (L): 700
  • Fuel Capacity: 10750
  • Water Capacity (L): 2600

Steering / Docking / Anchoring

  • Windlass: Maxwell 4500
  • Chain Length: 100 m
  • Bow Thrusters: Trac 12" hydraulic
  • No of Stations: 2
  • Anchor: Manson 80k
  • Stern Thrusters: Trac 10" hydraulic
  • Steering: Kobelt hydraulic


  • Transom Door: Yes
  • Walk Around Decks: Yes full
  • Duckboard: with safety grab rails
  • Swim Ladder: removable


  • Start Batteries: 4 x N120
  • Battery Charger: Mastervolt inverter charger x 2
  • Water Heating: YES X 2
  • Isolation Switch: Yes
  • Deck Lights: LED
  • Camera Systems: CCTV Bosch
  • House Batteries: 1500 amp / hrs. 24 v
  • Inverter: Mastervolt
  • Shore Power: ASEA 3 phase
  • Spotlight: yes
  • Interior Lighting: LED lights throughout

Electronics / Navigation

  • Charting System: Furuno
  • Autopilot: Simrad AP 25
  • Radar: Furuno
  • Navigation: Westmar Sonar
  • GPS System: Furuno


  • Garmin plotter/sounder
  • VHF Radio: Icom VHF, Icom HF
  • Satellite Dome: Satellite Fleet 77

Entertainment System

  • Tv: LCD
  • Sound System: Marantz hi-fi with RTI remote x 3

Additional Equipment

  • Airconditioning: Cruiseair
  • Washing / Drying: Miele
  • Cockpit Shower: Yes H/C
  • Cockpit BBQ: Galleymate s/s
  • Water Maker: FCI 200 litres/hr
  • Coffee Maker: Breville espresso
  • Ice Maker: Yes
  • Deck Wash Pump: Fresh and salt
  • Teak Decks: Yes
  • Other Flooring: Premium carpets
  • Oil Change: Yes

Awnings / Covers

  • Bimini or Hardtop: Hardtop
  • Window Covers: Yes
  • Curtains or Blinds: Electric Blinds
  • Insect Screens: on portholes, ceiling mounted nets


  • Sleeping Cabins: 3 plus crew
  • Single Berths: 2
  • Sleeps Total: 6 plus crew
  • Interior Finish: Satin Oak
  • Double Berths: 2
  • Head Room: Full
  • Upholstery: Leather

Bathroom / Toilet

  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Pressure Water: Yes
  • Shower: Two guest + 1 crew
  • Toilet: Tecma x5


  • Freezer: Liebher
  • Sink: double with insinkerator
  • Oven & Grill: Electric Oven
  • Dishwasher: Miele
  • Fridge: Liebher refrigeration
  • Stove: Miele full cook top (Gas)
  • Microwave: Miele Microwave


  • Bilge Pump: 5 x Automatic, 1 Manual
  • Life Buoys: x2
  • Life Jackets: x20
  • Flares: Full range offshore kit
  • Engine Room System: Engine room fixed in place fire suppression.
  • Life Raft: Zodiac 12-man life-raft
  • EPIRB: x3
  • Fire Exinguishers: x6

Service History

  • Last Engine Service:
  • Prop Speed: Yes
  • Surveyors Report: Yes
  • Service Records: Complete


  • Type: Trac
  • Make: 300 Zero Speed
  • At Rest: yes
  • Model: 300


  • Drive Type: Shaft
  • Propeller Type: 35” x 31 four-blade Henleys

Private inspections welcomed by appointment only. BBM Yacht Sales prides itself on honesty and a “Customers for Life” philosophy. This means that we will endeavour to make your entry to the boating lifestyle as seamless and enjoyable as possible. We want to see you enjoy your new boat and feel comfortable in how to operate, maintain and understand the vessel. That’s why we offer all of our buyers a personal handover and tuition to ensure maximum confidence and enjoyment. We operate from two convenient sales offices located on state-of-the-art marinas 7 days a week.

Every care is taken when compiling this information however, we take no responsibility as to its accuracy. Prospective Purchasers should satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of this information by their own inspection, or engage a Marine Surveyor. While responsible care has been taken to provide this information, BBM Yacht Sales accepts no responsibility or liability if anyone relies upon it or for any loss, damage or claim suffered by any person


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Designer: Vitali/Bjorklund Yacht Construction Management
Water (Potable) Capacity (l): 2600
Hull Construction Material: Aluminium
Deck Construction Material: Aluminium
Country Origin: New Zealand
Length (feet): 72ft
Length (m): 22m
Beam/Width (feet): ft
Beam/Width (m): 6.29m
Draft (m): 1.60m
Draft (ft): ft
Dry Weight (kgs): 67,000kg
Stock Number: LSY5

Engine 1

Engine Make: Caterpillar 3412
Engine Serial:
Engine Hours: 5400hrs
Horse Power: 340hp
Fuel Type: Diesel
Drive Type: Inboard/Shaftdrive
Stroke: 4-Stroke
Fuel Capacity: 10750L
Service History:

Engine 2

(if applicable)
Engine Make: Caterpillar 3412
Engine Serial:
Engine Hours: 5400hrs
Horse Power: 340
Fuel Type: Diesel
Drive Type: Inboard/Shaftdrive
Stroke: 4-Stroke
Fuel Capacity: 10750L
Service History:
Accomodation Notes: Sleeping Cabins: 3 plus crew Single Berths: 2 Sleeps Total: 6 plus crew Interior Finish: Satin Oak Double Berths: 2 Head Room: Full Upholstery: Leather
Number of Berths: 6 plus crew
Number of Showers: Two guest 1 crew
Number of Toilets: 5
Toilet Type: Tecma x5
Air Conditioning: Yes
Number of TVs:
Holding Tank (L): 700L
Galley Notes:
Number of Freezers:
Number of Sinks:
Entertainment and Appliances Notes:
Anchor / Winch: Windlass: Maxwell 4500
Bilge Pump : 5 x Automatic, 1 Manual
Deck Gear : Too Much too list please call for full specs
Electrics: Start Batteries:4 x N120Battery Charger:Mastervolt inverter charger x 2Water Heating:YES X 2Isolation Switch:YesDeck Lights:LEDCamera Systems:CCTV BoschHouse Batteries:1500 amp / hrs. 24 vInverter:MastervoltShore Power:ASEA 3 phaseSpotlight:yesInterior Lighting:LED lights throughout
Electronics Navigation: Charting System:FurunoAutopilot:Simrad AP 25Radar:FurunoNavigation:Westmar SonarGPS System:FurunoSounders:Garmin plotter/sounderVHF Radio:Icom VHF, Icom HFSatellite Dome:Satellite Fleet 77
Dinghy: 1 - Reef Rider RIB tender with 40hp Honda 2 - Tsunami Wave Ski 3 - 2x 40lb dive tanks with regulators and BCDS 5 - Apollo AV-2 underwater scooter
Safety Gear: Bilge Pump:5 x Automatic, 1 ManualLife Buoys:x2Life Jackets:x20Flares:Full range offshore kitEngine Room System:Engine room fixed in place fire suppression.Life Raft:Zodiac 12-man life-raftEPIRB:x3Fire Exinguishers:x6
Number of Life Jackets:

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