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Picture of the Pacific Star, California Live-Aboard Dive Boat 65' Aluminum Hull
Live-Aboard
Dive/Charter Boat
For Sale

asking price, make offer!
$525,000 (US)

contact: Dick Hunter
or broker

Pacific Star History
  • Built in 1977 in San Diego, California as a long range fishing boat named Bold Contender.
  • In 1986 it was moved to 22nd Street Landing in San Pedro, California and converted to a dive boat.
  • The boat was purchased by PacStaR Charters in February 1993.
  • The boat was refitted from March through August 1993 in Marina Del Rey, California
    • 3 new transmissions
    • 1 new engine, 2 others replaced in 1995
    • 1 new generator
    • new bunk room with dry camera work area
  • Operated from Moss Landing, California : October 1993-January 1996
  • January 1996 moved to Monterey, California
  • 1997-1998 Live-Aboard trips to the Farallon Islands
  • Ceased commercial operation August 1998
  • Easy conversion back to long range fishing boat.
Pacific Star Pictures
galley dive deck
main deck layout lower deck layout
engine room  
Pacific Star Specifications
Built 1977 - San Diego, California
Refitted and Repowered 1993 - Marina Del Rey, California
Current Berth Monterey, California
Coast Guard Certification 49 passengers, 11 crew
100 miles offshore
Mexican Border to Port Angeles, Washington
Designed Load designed to accommodate 24 passengers
for up to three days in comfort
Length 65 feet LOA
Beam 22 feet
Displacement gross: 55 tons
net: 23 tons
Speed 11 Knots for optimal fuel consumption
14 Knots maximum
Typical Fuel Consumption 28 gph all engines & auxiliaries
averaged over 24 hours
Power Train (1) Detroit Diesel 8V92 (1993)
(2) Detroit Diesel 8V92 (1995)
(3) Transmissions (1993)
Generators (1) Detroit Diesel 371 - 30 KW (1993)
(1) Detroit Diesel 271 - 30 KW (1979)
Compressor (1) Ingesol-Rand 10T2  - 17.5 cfm
Grade "E" nitrox compatible filter system
Air Bank (6) 351 cu.ft.  3500 psi cylinders
2106 cu. ft. total
USCG inspected & approved
Radar Primary: Furuno Model 1940, 48-mile range
Secondary: GoldStar
Autopilot Furuno (1993)
GPS Furuno
Radios (1) Standard SSB
(2) VHF
Depth Finder Si-Tex Color
Hailer Two Speakers & signail generator
Underwater Recall Lubbell Labs 125 Watt
with siren & underwater speaker
Fuel Capacity 1300 gallons
Water Capacity 1100 gallons
Passenger Bunks 8 double
18 single
26 bunks, sleeps 36
Life Jackets (54) adult
(6) child
Life Rafts (4) 15 person


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