BUY THIS LEGENDARY HIGH SPEED MTU-JET SUPERYACHT
AT JUST $995,000: One of the fastest yachts in the world!
115' Denison 1988
The ’Legendry’ THUNDERBALL.
“THUNDERBALL” set the benchmark of speed and innovative design among American Muscle boats.
Powered by 2 x MTU 16V-396-TB-94 Triple turbo engines delivering 3500HP each linked with ZF Gear boxes to ROLLS ROYCE KA-ME-WA Jet drives. She immediately set industry records for speed and endurance. She has proved herself as an exhilarating fast boat on the plane, achieving 50+ knots and a solid passage-maker in heavy seas when run for maximum cruising autonomy.
Originally, the ROLLS ROYCE propulsion and engine package alone was a $2.4 million upgrade from the standard, which translates to a huge value/speed to a buyer in today's economy. Her shallow draft and vast salon space make her an ideal live aboard, Charter vessel or as originally conceived Fast Cruiser.
Commissioned from the renowned Denison Yard, Fort Lauderdale in 1987 by John Rosatti to successfully compete against his speed nemesis John Stallupi, still aficionados of fastcraft. She is still: TheFastest Twin-Engine Motor Yacht over 100' built in the US in the 20th Century! The innovative design concept has been mimicked by others but never bettered.
The current BritishOwner has had a long affinity for ROLLS ROYCE, which was his motivation to be part of the THUNDERBALL history. He has done the hardest work, which is bringing the powerful and innovative ROLLS ROYCE engineered MTU 396-TB-94 Series (3,500 HP x2) Diesels and the ROLLS ROYCE KA-ME-WA Jet Drives up to full working order and refining them for the modern cruising environment. She has recently had extensive engineering reports and assessments including a full sonic hull thickness testing following sand blast to bare metal below the waterline.
Thunderball has recently completed several extended offshore passages and has cruised the Mediterranean. The Owner has seen her potential achieving speeds approaching 40 knots. He and his wife have enjoyed spending summers on the “Costa Blanca” coastline and the beautiful “Balearic Islands”, Spain.
The very attractive pricing allows the New Owner room to tackle the interior refit, and tailor The Fastest Twin-Engine Motor Yacht over 100' built in the US in the 20th Century to their cruising needs.
I amprivileged to be selected as the Exclusive Listing Agent for my favourite DENISON (Other than our family, of course!).
Presently THUNDERBALL is berthed in Denia, Spain where I met the Owner and his Captain, John. (who also runs an experienced team of Refit Engineers, and would be keen to support the New Owner),
THUNDERBALL is ideally located either for transportation back to America or as a central base to explore the beautiful European, Mediterranean coastline. The Captain / Engineer has extensive knowledge of the boat, history, works completed and required to prepare THUNDERBALL for the approaching season.
THUNDERBALL’S full beam interior provides vast interior accommodation on all 3 deck levels. Her style, lines and speed make her a stunning yacht. An exceptional 118’ / 35mtr yacht.
Her full hull width accommodation achieves a vast MAIN SALOON (32’ / 10mtrs long x 21’ / 6mtrs wide) and MASTER SUITE. Exceptionally large widow area gives unmatched space, views and light.
All this translates to an ideal yacht for entertaining and exceptionally spacious living. During her successful years in BVI charter she frequently accommodated parties of 45 with a license to max 60 people.
Whether the boat is used as a Live Aboard, Meeting Venue, Charter Boat or for Family Holidays the space is unmatched on boats of this size.
Designer: J. Langlois
Engines: 2 x MTU 16V 396 TB94 Total 7000HP
Drives: 2 x Rolls Royce Ka-Me-Wa Water Jets
Cruising Speed: 27 knots
(Planes at 21Knots. Currently electronically restricted to 27Knots for maximum autonomy and engine longevity)
Max Speed: 50Knots
Length: 118’ / 35Mtrs
Beam: 21.4’ / 6.5Mtrs
Draft: 4.5’ / 1.3Mtrs
Fuel Tanks: 5 total 10290 US Gal / 40,000Ltrs
Fresh Water: 2 total 1000 US Gal / 3900Ltrs
Holding: 1 total 220 US Gal / 850Ltrs
Launch Name: THUNDERBALL
Formerly known as: Texas Star Regazza
Engine & Drive
Twin diesel MTU 16V 396 TB94, 3480hp each, driving KaMeWa water jets, 71 series – W6 2002 - Last full Service 2018 by MTU Engineers.
Port: 6085 hrs Starboard: 7049 hrs
Both engines incorporate Hydraulic PTO"s via Centaflex couplings.
Rolls Royce Ka-Me-Wa Joy stick controls for water jets port & stbd.
Lower helm / Pilot house
Fly Bridge central console
Port wing controls
Starboard wing controls
MTU Engine gauges exhaust, gas, temp and A & B
MTU Deuta tachometers
MTU Alarm indicator lights
Trim tabs controls
Hydraulic controls for windlass and bow thruster at all stations
ZF gears model BW755 – serviced 2018
Raycor fuel filters - main engines and generators
Main engine exhaust and jackets new 2006
Fuel consumption: 280 gallons per hour at 36 knots, 65 gallons per hour at 13 knots
Electronics & Navigational Equipment
Full electronics refit 2013,
by Telmar Yachting, Fort Lauderdale (70,000$ upgrade)
SIMRAD 19’’ NSO colour MFD x 3 (2013)
SIMRAD NSO Controllers and computers x 2 (2013)
SIMRAD AP50 Auto Pilot (2013) (requires calibration to compass)
SIMRAD TX06S 6kw 4’ Oped array RAYDAR (2013)
SIMRAD TX10S 10Kw 5’ Open array RAYDAR (2013)
SIMRAD MX535 AIS Transponder (2013)
Raytheon GYRO COMPASS Standard 20 (requires calibration to autopilot)
ICOM M 604A VHF x 2
ICOM SSB M804
ICOM hand held VHF x 8
FLIR forward night vision (2013)
Thrane and Thrane Sailor Sat Phone (Out of contract)
Rear Deck camera
Primary Hydraulic pump driven from Port generator via Clutch
AUXILIARY electric Hydraulic pump
2 x Maxwell Hydraulic Capstan winches rear deck
Maxwell 5000 Hydraulic Capstan and dual anchor windlass on forward deck
NavCon hydraulic trim tabs (Functioning but require position sensors)
Bespoke 40HP Hydraulic Bow thruster
2 x Variable Speed Engine room blowers (Stb untested and missing Baldor control)
2 x Oversized 300lb PLOW anchors w/200ft of chain
Stern Passerelle & boarding ladder- Manually operated
Marquipt sea stairs - port & starboard - Oversized
Marquipt sea crane for small boats - 2 Tons
Bollard cleats fore and aft
Stainless Steel swim ladder
2 x Cruisair chilled water air conditioning system. (Untested)
Air condenser units in all areas and ER
Installed new 1997 upgrades 2007 Rebuilt 2012 (Unchecked)
Village Marine Tech Water maker 800 GPD x 2
New 2007 Rebuilt 2012 Last operated 2016. Stored with Chemical preservative
Primary and secondary fresh water filters.
Microphor Heads and sewage system to Black tank.
6 x 12V Automatic bilge pumps located throughout the vessel
2 x 110V Electric bilge pumps which can draw from six locations (up to 100 GPM)
Shore Power Hook UP
Isolation transformers New 2016
Intelligent voltage activated TAP control New 2016 (requires 2 relays)
2 x Northern Lights 60Kva Generators
Both Generators Fully serviced June 2017
Starboard Genrator fully rebuilt 2016
Exhaust modified and rebuilt 2017
Port gernerator drives a clutchable Hydraulic PTO
1 x 12 Volt Mastervolt battery charger / Inverter 3000w
1 x 24 Volt Mastervolt battery charger
3 x 24V batteries banks, one for each engine, one for KaMeWa jets
2 x 12V battery bank for ship's service and generators (selectable)
2 x 12V bank of batteries for electronics (Dog House)
2 x Pro-Mariner battery chargers supporting electronics
2 x 2007 Yamaha VX deluxe 3-person waverunners.
Fire extinguishers located throughout vessel (Test due June 2019)
Full Coast Guard safety equipment and life jackets
2 x 8 Person Avon liferaft (Test Due Sept 2016)
Orion Flairs (Unchecked)
One of the most outstanding values in a high speed, quality built, proven integrity motor yacht. Ready for immediate cruising and/or redecorating to your personal taste and function. No other yacht can do what this yacht can do or can go where this yacht can go in this price range. Because of the waterjets, you can even beach her for a picnic on a calm day. Dreams can come true at half the price of a lower performing competition. Call for an appointment today.
Owners personal items and tools.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
THUNDERBALL is a 115 Denison 1988 yacht located in the waters of PORT DENIA, Spain. She is powered by 2 x MTU 396 16V and Ka-Me-Wa Water Jets delivering 7000hp. Her shallow draught, speed and vast accommodation space give unprecedented flexibility of use.
Both engines running, serviced by MTU engineers, tested with reports available and ready to travel.
New HEMPLE bottom paint from bare aluminium with surveyor reports and A+ Rating. Audio-Gauged and endorsed 2017 at Varadero Port Denia.
She is ready for her new owners.
Max Draft: 4.5
Engines Total Power: 3480
Cruising Speed: 35
Max Speed: 38
4 Stateroom Ocean taming HIGH SPEED MOTOR YACHT.
Rarely will you have the opportunity to purchase a yacht with the integrity, features, abilities and quality of "Texas Star" in this price range.
In the late 1980's and 1990's, a handful of yachts were built with the most advanced engineering and machinery available. The integrity of their hulls and performance created a new era in yachting.
Achieving speeds in up to 40 knots with solid cruising speeds near 35 knots, you will enjoy the thrill of the travel as well as the arriving.
Come take a ride on "Texas Star II" at around 38 knots (approximately 43 miles mph), it is like standing on a horizontal rocketship. Your friends and you can enjoy breakfast in Fort Lauderdale, a beach picnic in Bimini and dinner in Nassau and then go for a starlight cruise at idle speeds past your favorite moonlight beach!
There are other yachts that may compete in price, but none can compete with performance. While "Texas Star II" can cruise at a lumberly 15 knots with the rest of the yachts they have no ability to cruise at 35 to 40 knots and that makes all -the- difference.
Originally conceived, the propulsion and engine package alone was a $2.4 million upgrade from the standard, which translates to a huge value/speed to you in todays economy.
So when shopping for a yacht of incomparable vintage, size and price ranges, consider the following... "Texas Star II" has:
- 35 to 40 knot speed
- Clean, good solid strong condition
- Never failed, always operating at peak levels
- 4 staterooms in owner's party with private staircase to master cabin
- Huge salon aft deck and Flying Bridge, great for entertaining up to 45 guests (parties with 60 people have been accomplished)
- Execellent yacht for Charters
- Top MTU equipment and reliable low frequency of service water jets
- Upgraded interior - clean and contemporary, allowing your easy additions, modifications and changes to suit your taste.
Worried about maintenance (don’t be) in the past year "Texas Star" has received $450,000 worth of work updating her machinery and mechanical condition with:
- Completely rebuilt water jets
- New bottom paint
- Both engine inner and after coolers cleaned and serviced
- Injectors serviced
- Engine saltwater plumbing updated
Texas Star's full beam interior , style and speed make her a stunning yacht.
Boarding on the aft deck is via a passarelle or from the tender ( there are also side boarding ladders) you are immediately impressed with the integrity and size of this vessel and the AFT DECK space, a great place for lunch "al fresco"sight seeing or a cocktail party.
Below is a large swim platform ready to use for swimming, diving, entering and exiting the tender. There are Port and Starboard doors, and a bench seat on the aft deck. To port there is a storage cabinet on the starboard wet a bar with refrigerator, sink and icemaker.
Entering the main salon through plexi-glass doors the fun begins. There is a huge L-shaped sofa to port ( seats 10 ) with two 1/2 circle easy chairs. To sbt. is another full bar with 5 bar stools.
Further forward is circular table with 4 chairs, great for breakfast coffee or a card game. To starboard is a pop-up plasma TV, and entertaiment center with a small writing table to Port. A dayhead and stairway leading down to the MASTER STATEROOM.
All this translates to one very good entertaining yacht and has frequently held parties of up from 45 to max 60 people.
Further forward is the fully equipped GALLEY with all of the equipment needed for full food service. Forward, behind a sliding screen on the galley counter is a semi-formal DINING ROOM with partial separation of the galley. This is more elegant than the popular country kitchen found on other vessels, yet very practicle . The dining room has seating for 8, a buffet for dishes with a granite counter top.
Going down steps forward leads to a QUEEN BED CABIN with head and shower in the bow making a great VIP cabin. This is followed by PORT and STARBOARD GUEST STATEROOMS .
Leading up to the HELM STATION featuring a hydraulically operated helm seat to allow the captain unrestriced views and comfort. To Port is a small radio room. On the port side of the helm station is a navigation station with radios and extra equipment.
Leading up 4 steps to the FLYBRIDGE is a long bench seat, There are wing controls port and starboard, search light air horns. A KitchenAide refrigerator in the bridge, bench seating to Starboard, long L seating to port, 2 waverunners aft with davit and tender.Salon
In addition to what is mentioned in the Walk Thru, the Main Salon features the entertainment center (located on the starboard side) which includes a television, DVD player, VCR and stereo system. A complete wet bar with 5 barstools is located further aft on the starboard side and provides great entertaining opportunities for you and your guests. On the port side is a large, comfortable sofa seating up to 10 people with 3 coffee tables. Next to the sofa forward is a writing desk. Amidships forward is a small glass, four-person, circular table great for use as game table or a breakfast area.
As mentioned earlier, the entertainment ability of this Salon flybridge aft deck allow this boat to accommodate forty people comfortably and the owner has had parties with up to 60.
- Sony stereo
- Precision audio component surround receiver for surround sound
- Philips DVD Player
- Mitsubishi cassette player
- Techniques Compact disc changer (60)
- Direct tv input for TV’s (3) Master Guest & Crew
- SeaTel antenna control panel wave call
- Entertainment center: TV, VCR, stereo
- Three (3) coffee tables
- Complete wet bar with five (5) stools
- Two oversized leather chairs
- Large cabinet with storage and countertop.
- Twin (2) decorative vertical wall lamps
The galley can be accessed from the starboard-side hallway leading from the main salon. The galley is fully-stocked with all equipment necessary for a full-service charter, including ample counter space for service up to 60 people separated by a screen from the dining room.
KitchenAide Full-size 2 door stainless refrigerator/freezer
Maytag Four-burner stove with double oven
Large counter space with Granite counter tops
Kitchen Aid Microwave oven
Whirlpool Trash compactor
Kitchen Aid Dishwater
Stainless Steel Double sink
Kenmore Garbage disposal
Kitchen Aid Clear Ice machines
Elegant formal dining table with seating for 8
"Texas Star II " exquisite full-beam MASTER STATEROOM on the lower deck
is accessed via a private stairway which leads down from the forward port corner of the Main Salon. is complete with King bed Jacuzzi , vanity lots of closet space assures the comfort and level of luxury required after a day of fun. The Master Stateroom gives a quiet ride and serene oasis while away from home. Again, the colors are light, soft, easy to live with and easy to add your own personal taste to.
In addition there is his and hers closets and dressers port and starboard with ample drawer storage. Included is a small vanity area. There is a complete entertainment center built in the bulkhead opposite the bed with pop up TV. The room features an ensuite bath with 2 person Jacuzzi tub, twin sinks and toilet. Features include:
- Centerline king berth
- Entertainment center with stereo,
- Two (2) night stands
- Oversized desk and dresser
- Television and DVD Vanity and make-up mirror
- Air conditioner Ensuite bath with Jacuzzi
- Twin closets
Down from the dining salon forward is a VIP STATEROOM on the lower deck and is accessed via a stairway which leads down from the forward port corner of the dining salon. Your VIP guests will feel comfortable and at home in this great stateroom featuring private en-suite bath and shower, entertainment system, with a good size hanging locker and drawer storage, also featuring:
- Smoke alarm
- Center-line double berth
- Storage underneath berth
- En-suite bath and shower
- Air conditioner
- Entertainment center with stereo, TV
Forward are the two guest Staterooms. Away from the engines and upper deck areas your guests will enjoy some rest and relaxation. Children and family will have a place to go and share the days stories about using the wave runners etc.
Port and Starboard Guest Staterooms:
Two Guests Staterooms are located port and starboard on the lower deck. Both staterooms are accessed via a stairway which leads down from the dining salon and feature:
- Two (2) twin beds
- Smoke alarm
- Centerline double berth
- Storage underneath berth
- Ensuite bath and shower
- Air conditioner
- Entertainment center with stereo, TV & DVD
Washer & dryer
Ensuite bath and shower
Entertainment center with stereo, TV & DVD
Pilothouse The pilothouse is entered from the main deck via hallways both port and starboard and up 4 steps. The helm is very well laid out with all controls and navigation electronics easily accessible from the helm chair. The helm chair is to port with a lounge which seats two just aft of the helm chair.
The flybridge/boat deck is accessed from the pilothouse. The FB helm station is well laid out and has two padded helm chairs. There are wing controls both port and starboard.
Just aft of the helm is a service counter built around the mast and which features a sink, Kitchen Aid clear ice maker, refrigerator and ample storage. On the port side is a lounge which runs aft to where the tender is stored. There is a small dining table and lounge chairs. A sundeck this large gives you and your friends a place to gather for fun, sun and enjoyment. She'll hold a crowd to watch Fireworks on the 4 th of July your national holiday.Electronics & Navigational Equipment Joy stick for water jets port & stbd.
Engine gauges exhaust, gas, temp and A &B
Hydraulic controls for windlass and bow thruster
(2) Deuta tachometers
Alarm indicator lights
Trim tabs controls
Datamarine wind speed direction indicator
Close circuit TV cameras
Furuno 72 mi radar
Engine / Mechanical Equipment Twin diesel MTU 16V396TB94, 3480hp each, driving KaMeWa water jets ,71 series - rebuilt (2002)
ZF gears model BW755
Electronic engine controls - MTU/KaMeWa
Alpha LAVAL fuel filter system
Raycor fuel filters - main engines and generators
Main engine exhaust new 2006
Fuel consumption: 280 gallons per hour @ 36 knots, 65 gallons per hour @ 13 knots
30hp hydraulic bow thruster
Aqua Air chilled water air conditioning system (new 1997) upgrades 2007
New 2007 Village Marine Tech Watermaker 800 GPD x 2
Primary and secondary fresh water filters
Microphor sewage system and holding tanks
NavCon trim tabs
(6) automatic bilge pumps located throughout the vessel
(2) electric bilge pumps which can draw from six locations (up to 100 GPM)
(2) engine room blowers
Sea Recovery Osmosis Watermaker producing 1200 gallons per day
6000 GPD Blige pumps
Black water tank
Shore power hookup
Watertight door for the engine room
Hydraulic Power takeoff on the main engine for hydrolic power systems
MTU control panels, switches indicator lights
Extra filters on the MTU’s
Seajets, water jets
Fuel control switch, port & Starboard
The starboard generator has a flexible sound shield
Air intake system with peerless filters coming in
Engine room Haylon system is Helex 1301
Bow Thruster 40hp.
Electrical System 110/220VAC single phase 60 cycle system
(2) 110 amp 120/240V shore cords - new 2005
(2) 25 KVA isolation transformers with 208V/220V boost system
12V/24V DC system
3 banks of 24V batteries, one for each engine, (2) port, (2) starboard, (6) Center and one for KaMeWa jets
(1) 12V bank of batteries for ship's service
(2) 12V bank of batteries for generators
(2) Pro-Mariner battery chargers
(2) 60kW Northern Lights generators (new 1998)
Deck & Hull (2) oversized 300lb PLOW anchors w/200ft of chain
(2) Maxwell vertical capstans on aft deck
Stern passarelle boarding ladder- Manually operated
Marquipt sea stairs- port & starboard - Oversized
Marquipt sea crane for small boats -2 Tons
Bollard cleats fore and aft
Stainless Steel swim ladder
(2) standoffs for swim platform - tender tie up
Under seat locker aft and forward
Cushions for Bow, Aft & Flybridge, all with covers
Fairleads on the bow (2) port, (2) Starboard
Hand rail fender rail length of salon, fairlead aft
Aluminum Swim platform
Swim step hookups
Stairs leading from the aft deck down to the swim platform port & Starboard
Engine room ventilation
Grill on aft section
Shore power goes through engine room window
Deck cleats, 3.3 starboard on bow
Anchor windlass Maxwell 5000 with Capston
Anchor chain ½ inch plow anchors
Burgee staff on bow
Bow sun cushion with deck storage below
Gangway on starboard side
Non skid deck
Stereo speakers port & stbd.
(2) Bow & deck courtesylights
Boarding gate port & stbd.
Search light stbd.
Dual horns port
Nav lights port & stbd
Stern Flag holder
Aft Deck (8) Overhead lights port & stbd
(2) stereo speakers
Wet bar with 3 stools
Stainless steel sink w/hot & cold
Transom gate port & stbd.
Bench seat w/cushions
Closed circuit TV in overhead
Recent Upgrades Port Main Engine - water pump seal
W6 Mains 2002 - (Manny Ace)
Rebuilt stb. gen - both were changed to john Deer's
All exhaust hoses new
All raw water intakes cleaned (Eng.,Gen., A/C)
Painted bottom and re-faired
All blister Pain touched up
Re-new all zincs ( T-in tunels)
Serviced trim tabs (Hydraulics hinge pins)
Re-new underwater lights (Aft)
Watersports 2 x 2007 Yamaha VX deluxe 3-person waverunners with 9hrs.
Safety & Fire Protection Halon automatic fire extinguisher in engine room
Fire extinguishers located throughout vessel
Camera monitoring system fore and aft deck
Full Coast Guard safety equipment
(2) 8 Person Avon liferaft
16' Nautica Tender w/50hp Yamaha
Remarks One of the most outstanding values in a high speed, quality built, proven integrity motoryacht. Ready for immediate cruising and/or redecorating to your personal taste and function. No other yacht can do what this yacht can do or can go where this yacht can go in this price range. Because of the waterjets, you can even beach her for a picnic on a calm day. Dreams can come true at half the price of a lower performing competition. Call for an appointment today.
Exclusions Glass Coffee Table in Salon, Owners personal items and tools.