Equipment and Machinery

The bones of a Modern Expedition Motor Vessel.

Grey Wolf is fitted out with equipment and machinery specific to the requirements of a modern Expedition Motor Vessel.  A vessel fit for purpose requires the right equipment, well maintained with many redundant systems to help ensure safety.

The Bridge

Grey Wolf is equipped with two complete bridge systems. One on the Matrix Deck and one in the Great Room.  We have the latest technology and instruments to ensure fast and efficient cruising as well as safe and effective navigation.

The vessel has numerous redundant systems.  All key systems have at least a secondary system, and usually a tertiary system.  In the event of a major failure of one or more systems we can still manage to safely navigate. For example, there are 3 separate steering backups.  We have dual ECDIS systems, this Merchant Navy level navigational technology provides a very high level of navigational data and systems integrity.

SIMRAD: Argus Commercial Radar, VHF, Auto Pilot, Steering, ECDIS, Depth Sounder, MARETRON: Complete systems monitoring, SAILOR: 6000 Series VHF/MF/HF, ZF: Throttle Controls, ECHOMAX: Active Radar Reflector, FURUNO: Forward Facing Radar, FLIR: Infrared Camera.

Grey Wolf Main Helm

Grey Wolf Main Helm.

Grey Wolf Matrix Deck Helm

Layout and Equipment at the Matrix Deck Helm

The Engine Room and Machinery

Grey Wolf has one of the best engine rooms available on a sub-24m boat, providing ample room for engine room checks, maintenance and repairs. Twin 235hp John Deere engines power Grey Wolf through the water with ease due to the very efficient hull design.  This hyper efficient hull means we can run the engines at lighter loads for general cruising, which ensures high economy cruising, low noise and vibration. The engine room is very well insulated to ensure minimal audio and heat transfer to the rest of the boat.

Grey Wolf is equipped with a 300 litre / hour Water Maker.  The Webasto water heater provides plenty of hot water for showering and laundry.  We have large grey and black water tanks so that the vessel can operate in sensitive environments with no waste leaving the boat. to ensure minimal effect on the marine environment.  Should there ever be an issue with an engine, we can cruise happily on one engine, and we can even do this for ultra efficient fuel conservation situations.

Grey Wolf Engine Room Machinery Looking Aft

Strength and power, yet functional and spotless.

Grey Wolf Engine Room Machinery 2

All systems maintained to the highest standards.

Grey Wolf Engine Room Machinery 4

Engine Room, systems a plenty.


Grey Wolf Engine Room Machinery 3

The Port Main Engine, another view.

Grey Wolf Forepeak Machinery and Equipment

The Forepeak, full of equipment and spares for all situations.

Click the following links for more information on Grey Wolf…

The Boat – Design Philosophy.

Exterior – Rugged and Beautiful.

The Great Room.

The Matrix Deck.

The Cabins.

The Tenders.

Charter Specifications.

General Arrangement Drawing.

For more information on FPB 78s visit the following…

The FPB78 Grey Wolf  designer’s web page, SetSail.

Further information on the FPB78 visit Berthon website.