• 135 ft. Norwegian ice-class car ferry• fully operational• roll-on roll-off hydraulic bow & stern doors• hydraulic top hatches & telescoping crane• $600K live/work additions by top SF architect• Built in 1975, shown below in 2000
• built to ferry truck across the North Sea in winter• came from Norway to SF in 2000• shown here in operation in Iceland c. 1990
• shown here at its berth in SF, where it has been carefully maintained for 10 years• comes with 3500ft^2 warehouse space (secure, dive-in, power, concrete ﬂoors)• 4000 ft^2 apron space (south exposure, shown with potted plants)
• on apron, amidships, looking towards bow• note wheelhouse (top right) and “captain’s cabin” (top center)
• the walk in refrigerator, currently powered down and used for wine cellar / pantry, is fully operational.• it is about 4x bigger than what is shown• this ship could cross the atlantic and hold enough food for a crew of six• there is also a large subzero refrigerator, not shown.
• there are ﬁve cabins like the one shown here.• each has one or two bunks, a sink, a seat, closets, cabinets, and drawers• they are currently used as closets, but can be used for guests
• this hallway has the ﬁve crew cabins, as well as a big shower room, a laundry room, and a spare parts room
• the engine room is a thing of beauty• Wichman 6 cylinder 1000hp deisel• recently rebuilt, fully operational• stainless steel propeller, variable pitch• direct drive
• one (of two) Volvo 6 cylinder diesels powering one (of two) 100kw three-phase generators.• 15,000 gallon fuel tank, 10,000 gallon sewage tank, 5,000 gallon fresh water tank• comes with 3500 gal. diesel fuel aboard• stay off the grid (and out to sea?) during earthquakes, political turmoil, and/or zombie apocalypse.
• main breaker panel• switch between shore power or A & B generators.
• a few blocks from train station, freeway, UCSF mission bay and downtown.• secure parking on pier, even during Giant’s games. Even during America’s cup.• an angel investor has agreed to fund a signiﬁcant fraction of the cost of the ship.• total cost to us: $200K + $6K/mo + work to keep it ship-shape. Split 50/50. Augmented with additional renters on board and/or in warehouse. Or we could move it to Sausalito (cheaper) or Richmond (much cheaper).• did I mention we get a zodiac, two drysuits, and a forklift?• partner(s) must be hard-working, reliable, friendly, communicative, stable, consensus-oriented, intelligent, ﬂexible, good-humored, social, into cooperative (not communal) living, and very enthusiastic.