175' (53.60m) J&K SMIT
LOA: 175' 11" (53.60m)
Beam: 34' 10" (10.60m)
Min Draft: Min 17' 1" (5.20m)
Max Draft:
Cruising 11 knots
Max 12 knots
Year: Mfg-1961
Builder: J&K SMIT
Motor Yacht
Price: $16,950,000 USD
Location: West Palm Beach, Florida, United States (Cruising)
Additional Specifications For ITASCA:
LOA: 175' 11" (53.60m)
Beam: 34' 10" (10.60m)
Min Draft: 17' 1" (5.20m)
Max Draft:
Hull Material: Steel
Hull Config:
Hull Designer: J. & K. Smits Scheepswerven N.V
Deck Material:
Tonnage: 845
Range: 13,000 Miles
Int Designer:
Ext Designer: J. & K. Smits Scheepswerven N.V
Fuel Capacity: 272,000 l (71,855 g)
Water Capacity: 44,000 l (11,624 g)
Holding Tank:
Flag: Cayman Islands
Location: West Palm Beach, Florida United States (Cruising)
Price: $16,950,000 USD
Year: Mfg-1961 Model-1961
Builder: J&K SMIT
Motor Yacht
Cruising 11 knots
Max 12 knots
Engines: Twin, Diesel, MAN
Staterooms: 5
Sleeps: 10
Crew Quarters:
Crew Berths:
Captain Cabin: No
MCA: None ISM: None
Detailed Description

TYPE Luxury Explorer Pleasure Yacht
HELIPAD BC130 B4 on the upper deck aft
BUILDER J.K. Smit, TheNetherlands (1 of 3 sister ships)
YEAR 1961
REFIT 2000/1994
IMO NUMBER 1002055
FLAG Cayman Islands
ENGINES 2 x 1,250 Hp MAN – single screw
CREW 12 + Pilot for helicopter
GT 845 tons
NT 253 tons
LOA 53,60m / 175’8’’
BEAM 10,60m / 34’7’’
DRAFT 5,20m / 17’2’’
MAX SPEED 12 knots
FUEL CONSUMPTION 5,500 litres/24 hours steaming
RANGE 13,000nm
ACCOMMODATION 10 x Guests in 5 cabins
CREW 12 x Crew + 1 helicopter pilot
FUEL 272,000 litres / 71,855 US gallons
HELI FUEL 5,000 litres / 1,320 US gallons
FRESH WATER 44,000 litres / 1,1623 US gallons

ITASCA’s conversion has been very tastefully completed over the years with each owner adding and improving her to make her what she is today. She is a country home on the water with large windows and all amenities, including large gym and sauna.

ENGINES 2 x MAN Rabl 459. 9 cylinder, 1,250 HP Diesel – 1961
ENGINE HOURS Port: Since last overhaul - 3,563hours
Stbd: Since last overhaul = 2,530 hours - 13/07/15
PROPULSION Single screw
GEARBOX Lohmann and Stolterfoht
REDUCTION RATIO 2.22: 1 with maximum shaft speed of 180 rpm1961
GENERATORS 2 x Caterpillar 3406B
HARBOUR GENERATOR Caterpillar 3306
NIGHT GENERATOR HOURS Since last complete rebuild - 6,604 hours -13/07/2015
GENERATOR HOURS Port: Since last complete rebuild - 5,340 hours - 13/07/15
Stbd: Since last complete rebuild - 1,674 hour - 13/07/15
E-GENEARTOR HOUR Since new (2005) – 25 - - 13/07/15

· Underway Itasca uses only 1 main engine & 1 generator (2 main engines are never used together).
· Fuel consumption underway at 11+ knots (1 ME & 1 generator) averages 4,800 liters per 24 hours.
· At anchor (or alongside) only 1 generator is required.
· Itasca's main engines are medium speed (380rpm max) commercial style engines so they don't fall into modern "service by the hour" schedules as you would find with Caterpillar, MTU, etc. They are typically under constant maintenance and go for years between large rebuilds. Also, the fact we only use one at a time means 10,000 individual engine hours is actually 20,000 hours underway.

· 28ft Rayglass RIB with cabin 1999
· 25ft Rayglass RIB with center consol 2000
· 18ft Zodiac MK5-HD. Standard tender (blue/black) 1999
There are extensive tenders and toys, including 2 Protector ribs, Zodiac craft and more. Her highlight though is her helicopter pad where there is also the benefit of a re-fuelling system which allows her Eurocopter BC130 B4 helicopter (not included in the sales price) to give her un-rivaled experience and view of the world.
ITASCA was original built in 1961 as an ocean-going tug by Smit Salvage of the Netherlands. Known as THAMES III she was in commercial service until 1979. The conversion to a private yacht was undertaken by new owners, an American family, who renamed her “ITASCA“. She is one of three built with only ITASCA still in existence.
Between 1982 and 1993 she cruised mainly on the west coast of central and North America. In 1994 the same owners refitted and re-equipped ITASCA from bow to stern giving the accommodation a luxurious feel.
In 1994 she made history as the first motor yacht of her kind to complete a 23 day voyage from west to east through the Northwest Passage when owned by the former US Secretary of the Treasury, William E. Simon. Four months later ITASCA was plowing through the treacherous waters of “Drake’s Passage” to Antarctica. During her time there she rounded Cape Horn three times. From Antarctica “ITASCA” set course for New Zealand and Polynesia.
In 12 months ITASCA had conquered the oceans at the top and bottom of the world and travelled 30,000 miles. Her hull is structurally reinforced and equipped to Lloyds highest standards for her encounters with polar ice making her a very safe boat to travel on.
With a vast range of 13,000 nautical miles powered by the option of two MAN’s to a single screw, she has excellent back up and ship like economy operation. Thoroughly well maintained, ITASCA is fully in class, Lloyds +100 A1 LMC and Charter compliant although she has only been enjoyed privately.
She has been around the world three times and been owned by three different families including the present owners who bought her in 2007. ITASCA has since been upgraded to include bow thrusters and stern thrusters.
ITASCA is a truly magnificent yacht, excellent at sea and capable of weathering the extremes. For the people who really want an adventure and to explore our amazing planet, ITASCA has done it and will do it again in the upmost discreet style which cannot be matched!


1961-1979 Commercial service for Smit Salvage as m/v “Thames”
1982-1993 Mainly the West Coast of Central & North America
1994 Arctic transit of NW Passage / New York / Panama / Chile / Antarctica
1995 Chile / New Zealand / Fiji
1996 New Zealand / Hawaii / Seattle & the West Coast, USA / Caribbean
1997 Caribbean / East Coast, USA
1998 Chile / Antarctica / Baltic / Mediterranean / Red Sea / Maldives /
Australia / New Zealand
1999 New Zealand / Vanuatu / Fiji / Tahiti / New Zealand
2000 New Zealand (America’s Cup) / Australia (Olympics) / Fiji /
San Diego, California
2001 California, USA / Panama Canal / Florida, USA / Gibraltar /
Genova, Italy / Western Mediterranean / Madeira, Portugal /
Canary Islands, Spain / Puerto Rico, USA
2002 Puerto Rico, USA / British Virgin Islands / Cuba / Mexico /
Florida, USA / Mexico / Belize / Florida, USA / San Blas
Islands, Panama / Colombia / Jamaica / Turks & Caicos /
Bahamas / New York City, Long Island Sound & Florida, USA
2003 Florida, USA / Mar del Plata, Argentina / Puerto Natales,
Patagonia, Juan Fernandez Islands & Cape Horn, Chile / South
Shetland Islands / Antarctica / Ushuaia, Argentina / Las Perlas
Islands, Panama / Cocos Island & the West Coast of Costa Rica /
California, USA / Sea of Cortez, Mexico / Hawaii, USA /
Pohnpei, Truk, Yap & the Federated States of Micronesia / Palau
/ Singapore / Thailand / Burma / Thailand / Philippines
2004 Philippines / Alotau & the Louisiade Archipelago, Papua New
Guinea / Cairns, Australia / Nuku’alofa, Ha’apai & Vava’u
Groups, Tonga / Lau Group & Yasawa Islands, Fiji / New Zealand
New Zealand / Cocos-Keeling Island, Australia / Maldives /
Eritrea / Suez Canal, Egypt / Beirut, Lebanon / Greek Islands /
Turkish Coast / Istanbul & Bosphorus Straits / Black Sea /
Croatia / Venice, Italy / Croatia / Suez Canal, Egypt / Eritrea
2006 Eritrea / Dar Es Salaam, Zanzibar & Pemba, Tanzania / Durban,
South Africa / Seychelles / Iles Glorieuses / Aldabra / Northern
& North-western Madagascar / Pemba, Quipaco, Rolas & Niuni
islands & Querimbas Archipelago, Mozambique / Djibouti /
Suez Canal, Egypt / Livorno, Italy
2007 Livorno & Genova, Italy / Valencia, Spain (America’s Cup) /
Gibraltar / Bergen, Norwegian Fjords& Stavanger, Norway /
Copenhagen, Denmark / Kiel Canal, Germany / Den Helder,
Netherlands / London, UK / British Virgin Islands / Grenada
2008 Grenada, Carriacou, Union, Canouan, Mustique, Bequia, St.
Vincent & St. Lucia Islands, Tobago Cays & Puerto Rico,
Caribbean / Ft. Lauderdale, Miami & Key West, Florida /
Baltimore, Chesapeake & Delaware Bays / New York City, the
Hudson & East Rivers, Long Island Sound / Newport, Rhode
Island / Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket & Boston, Massachusetts
/ Lunenburg, Straits of Canso, Prince Edward Island, St.
Lawrence River, Quebec City, Montreal, St. Lawrence Seaway &
Lake Ontario, Canada / Welland Canal, Lake Erie & Buffalo,
New York / Cleveland, Ohio / Iles de La Madeleine, Canada /
Jacksonville, Florida
2009 Jacksonville, Florida / Mar del Plata & Ushuaia, Argentina /
South Shetland Islands / Antarctica / Falkland Islands /
Ushuaia / Patagonia & Puerto Montt, Chile / Panama Canal &
San Blas Islands, Panama / Panama Canal / Galapagos Islands /
Seattle, Washington / Juneau, Ketchikan & the Inside Passage,
Alaska / British Columbia, Canada / Seattle, Washington
2010 Seattle, Washington / San Francisco, California / Tahiti,
Moorea, Huahine, Raiatea, Tahaa, Bora-Bora & the Tuamotu
Archipelago, French Polynesia / Nuku’alofa, Ha’apai & Vava’u
Groups, Tonga / Yasawa Islands, Fiji / Auckland, New Zealand
2011 Nelson, Milford Sound, Fiordland & Stewart Island, New
Zealand’s South Island / Hobart, Tasmania / Sydney & the
Hawkesbury River, New South Wales / Brisbane, Fraser Island,
the Whitsunday Islands, Cairns & the Great Barrier Reef,
Queensland, Australia / Alotau, the Louisiade Archipelago,
New Britain & Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea /
Auckland, New Zealand
2012 Auckland, New Zealand / Noumea, New Caledonia / Efate,
Nguna, Epi, Malakula, Espirtu Santo, Santa Maria, Vanua Lava,
Ureparapara, Mota Lavu, Aoba & Ambrym islands, Vanuatu /
Hai Phong, Ha Long Bay, Da Nang, Qui Nhon, Nha Trang & Ho
Chi Minh City, Vietnam / Singapore
2013 Singapore / Kuching & Batang Rajang in Sarawak, Malaysia /
Muara, Brunei / Labuan, Pula Tiga, Pula Gaya, Mantanani,
Kulambok, Pulau Balak, Lankayan, Sandakan & Kota Kinabalu
in Sabah, Malaysia / Singapore / Suez Canal, Egypt / Genova,
Italy / Cannes, St. Tropez, Golfe Juan, France / Monaco / San
Remo, Portofino, Italy / Corsica & Bonifacio, France / Sardinia,
Baia, Naples, Capri & the Amalfi Coast, Italy / Gibraltar /
Jacksonville, Florida
2014 Jacksonville, Florida / New York City, the Hudson & East
Rivers, Long Island Sound / Reykjavik, Isafordur & Akureyri,
Iceland / Svolvaer, Henningsvaer, Reine, Nusfjord, Trollfjorden
& Tromso, Norway / Longyearbyen, Lilliehookfjorden, Ny-
Alesund, Magdalenefjorden, Virgohamna, Polar Ice Shelf,
Vibebukta, Heleysundet, Lamonbukta, Hornsund, Ingebrigtsenbukta,
Barentsburg, Spitsbergen, Svalbard / Jan Mayen Island / NW coast of
2015 Greenock, Scotland / Suez Canal, Egypt / Muscat & the Musandam
peninsula, Oman / Dubai, UAE

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