| The Great
Escape Boat Layout and Specifications
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|The Great Escape is an 80' long, 25' beam USCG approved vessel designed from the keel up with divers in mind.|
Starboard side of the Great Escape at Catalina, viewed from our inflatable chase boat.
The port side of the Great Escape at Catalina.
Stern view of the Great Escape. A diver climbs on board while others enjoy the sun deck above the galley.
Model Patty June Chappell enjoys the sun deck after a dive at Farnsworth Bank. The back side of Catalina Island is in the background.
The boat has plenty of room for dive gear, tank racks, and a large water level boarding ramp which makes getting on the boat (from the water) really easy.
The vessel is Coast Guard certified to carry 49 passengers. But for your comfort, we carry a maximum limited load of 35 passengers.
Great Escape Specifications
|Owner||Captain Tim Burke|
|Designers||Roger Hess & Ralph Matsamoto|
|Most Recent Coast Guard Certification||June 2003|
|Draft||6 feet and 3 inches|
|Stability Rating||125 People|
|Coast Guard Passenger Limit||49 passengers + crew|
|Engines||(2) GMC 1271|
|Fuel Capacity||1700 Gallons|
|Generators||(2) GMC 371, 30 & 35 KW 220V Three Phase|
|Cruising Speed||10 Knots|
|Maximum Speed||14 Knots|
|Gross Displacement||97 Tons|
|Net Displacement||64 Tons|
|Fresh Water Capacity||1200 Gallons|
|Air Compressors||(2) Ingersoll-Rand
Air Fills to 3200 psi / DIN valves supported
|Radar||JRC : 48 mile range|
|Depth Finder||JRC MK2|
|Radios||(2) Polaris RDF & Raytheon RAY-50A|
|Passenger Bunks||12 double & 25 single, including 6 private staterooms|
There are bunks for all, including 6 private staterooms. Also included are two spacious heads and four fresh hot water showers.
There is a full service galley and huge mess (nautical lingo for the eating area) large enough to seat us all at one time which includes color TV, VCR, and stereo. However, we have not quite figured out yet how to keep the cable TV connected. We also have 110 AC power outlets if you need to charge strobes, dive lights, etc..
No fax machines, telephones, copiers or other business services are provided as you are not allowed to think of work while you are aboard the Great Escape. Only relaxation and fun is allowed and this rule is strictly enforced.
Layout of the Bunk RoomsClick on Image for larger version or here for PDF image file
All bunks have privacy curtains. We supply a blanket and pillow(s) for each bunk. Many divers bring sleeping bags, especially for multi day trips.