Wench is a 1998 Donzi R73 which has recently undergone a significant mechanical refit. She is now one of if not, THE, fastest and best equipped sportfishing boats available on the West Coast. Her twin MTU 16V2000 M93 engines produce 4800 horsepower resulting in a top speed of 40 knots. Bob Roscioli began designing and building Donzi high performance fishing yachts in the early 1990’s and is now one of the most highly regarded builders in the world. His focus on perfection is evident throughout and certainly shows in Wench’s engine room. This vessel is the ultimate west-coast or beyond fishing machine with a fully enclosed skylounge bridge and custom-built tuna tower that reaches over 50’ in the air.
Notable Features and Information:
Bob Roscioli designed the R73 to be the ultimate sport fishing vessel, increasing both length and width for greater planing ability over its R72 predecessor. The result is one of the best sport fishing yachts ever produced with rave reviews from accredited owners from around the world. She is built for serious fishing with an oversized cockpit area, fighting chair, and comfortable raised seating for guests. The enclosed bridge allows for the helmsman to pilot the vessel comfortably no matter the weather and also serves as a space to relax with its lounge area and pop-up flat screen TV. The main level features the galley and salon areas with three staterooms and three heads forward. The full height engine room is accessed via the crew cabin or aft deck. The low hour MTU engines are flanked by twin Caterpillar gensets and underwater exhausts. Topside is the custom-built tuna tower with a full set of engine controls that overlooks the massive open bow.
Entering the cabin from the cockpit, one is immediately immersed in a comfortable environment with leather upholstery and rich wood veneers. The lounge area is located aft with an enclosed L-shaped settee with built-in coffee table. The lounge faces an entertainment center with pop up 46” Samsung TV. Spiral stairs up to the sky-lounge and main helm are located directly beside the media center. Large windows surround the salon with clear views out.
The galley is located across from the salon and is visible immediately upon entering the cabin. Primarily a U-shape that is open to starboard, a long island counter reaches out from the port wall that allows for easy conversing with guests lounging in the salon. The below counter fridge occupies nearly the whole island and will have no problem accommodating enough food and drinks for extended trips. The galley is well equipped and outfitted with a full range and granite countertops featuring built in knife storage.
Up a staircase from the main salon, the enclosed bridge is finished to the same standard as the salon and features the vessel’s main helm station. A helm chair is located center with navigation electronics and vessel controls flanking either side. Three large window panes give the helmsman a clear view over the massive bow. A lounge is located behind the helm with an L-shape settee and coffee table that face a media center to port. A small exterior deck can be find through the aft door which features a smaller helm station for use while docking. The aft deck also provides access to the tuna tower above and cockpit below.
The master stateroom is located amidships and is closest to the galley/salon area. It features a queen island berth set at a slightly offset angle. Two end tables flank the berth and a vanity desk is off to the left side. Twin hanging lockers across from the berth offer more storage and a Sony Bravia TV is housed at the foot of the berth. Access to the en-suite master head is provided forward.
Tucked inside the master stateroom is a private 3- piece head. There is a shower, marine head, and sink with vanity and mirror. The head has a unique colorful décor and GFI protected outlets to run small appliances.
The bow houses the VIP stateroom with queen island berth. Two hanging lockers flank the berth and more storage is provided in two drawers below the berth. Natural light flows in through a deck hatch. A TV cabinet is located on the starboard side facing the berth and has recently been refinished.
The VIP head is attached to the VIP stateroom and features the typical 3-piece layout.
The third stateroom is located across form the master and can accommodate two people in upper and lower bunks. A simple hanging locker is located at the base of the bunks and some additional storage is located opposite.
The guest head is the only head on the boat that is not accessed through a stateroom. Instead it is accessed directly from the hallway to the forward stateroom and serves as a convenient day head for all guests on board. It has three pieces and is almost identical to the other heads on board, differing only in layout.
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Accessed through a staircase in the center of the ship, the crew quarters are simple with upper and lower bunks, a washer and dryer, and a private crew head. Vessel monitoring screens are located predominantly in the cabin to allow crew to monitor the vessels status around the clock. Near full height access to the engine room is directly aft, allowing crew and owners to access the engines from inside the cabin.
Bob Roscioli was one of the first builders to ever make the engine room an attractive part of the yacht. Wench’s twin MTU 16V2000 engines are showcased as pieces of art in the glistening full-height engine room. The engine room is accessed from either the aft cockpit or crew quarters forward, and once inside one cannot help to admire the chrome cladded MTU behemoths. LED lighting, diamond plate and glossy white paint are a few of the high-quality yacht finishes that make this engine room stand out. The yacht’s systems are easy to access with twin Caterpillar generators flanking both sides of the stairs to the cockpit and fuel transfer systems, raw water manifolds, and other vital equipment are just an arm’s reach away from the center walkway.
One steps aboard Wench via the oversized teak capped bulwarks and enters the spacious cockpit. A fighting chair is featured in the center of the cockpit with a bench settee along the aft bulkhead. Teak sole is found through the cockpit and storage is neatly tucked away along the bulwark sides and below the deck. LED under-valence and overhead lighting cleverly illuminates the cockpit at nighttime and creates a spectacle when combined with the LED underwater lights.
The tuna tower was custom designed and built by Bausch-American Towers in Stuart, Florida. It features a helm station with engine and steering controls and excellent line of sight. 2 people can comfortably be in the tower at the same time and the safe ladder design makes moving up and down easy.
Total Fuel Capacity: 2660
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#18 -2300 Canoe Cove Road
North Saanich, BC V8L 3X9