The LOCHIN 366 design has proved to be a formidable sea-going hull form - also now used extensively in commercial applications, pilot launches and other significant applications. Following the ethos of Lochin's history, the structural integrity, balance and handling charateristics are all replicated from earlier proven designs, allowing the Lochin 366 to excel in rough weather conditions. 'Blue Raider' was purpose-built for game fishing, however has only been used for leisure activities. Currently with minimal hours, this craft is fitted with an excellent inventory of useful equipment, best suited to the distance traveller. These craft rarely come to the market. Here is an opportunity to acquire a truly exceptional vessel - at a fraction of today's replacement cost.
The navigation equipment comprises :-
...at the lower Helm:
- Raymarine L1260 Plotter/Fishfinder
- Raymarine Autopilot
- Raymarine VHF radio
- Plastimo Compass
- Yeoman Plotter at Navigator's chart table
- Bow thruster
..... at the Upper helm (Flybridge) a purpose made 'pod' accommodates:
- Raymarine RL80 CRC - colour radar/ GPS plotter
- Raymarine Autopilot
- Plastimo Offshore compass
- Raymarine VHF radio.
- Searchlight (remote controlled)
- Bow thruster
Batteries: - 24 volt system from 2 x banks of 95 amp/hr batteries
- additional 12v battery for generator start.
- Master CB panel with all anciliary circuits, battery masters and
- 'Whisper' 6KW generator with underwater exhaust.
- Shore power: 240v with Mastervolt 240v/24v charger system
- 240v ring main with outlets in each area.
Twin VOLVO TAMD74L turbo-charged and intercooled engines - each rated at 430hp. The engines have EDC (electronic) controls at both lower and upper helm locations. The engines drive through integral reduction gearboxes to stainless steel shafts with 4-bladed bronze propellers.
SPEED: maximum 26kts with an economic cruising speed of 20kts.
STEERING: Hydraulic systems.
TRIM TABS: Bennett electro-hydraulic
BOW THRUSTER: Vetus 75kgf electric thruster (dual controls)
FUEL: 1630 ltrs (358 glns) in 2x polypropylene tanks with
cross-over facility for independent running.
FRESH WATER: 150 ltrs (33 glns) in 1 x polypropylene tank.
GREY WATER: Vacuum discharge and rinse-out
HOT & COLD: pressurised system to a calorifier tank with 240v immersion heater supplying the galley, heads and transom shower fitting.
DECK WASH: separate sea-water pump.
- Liferaft (service due)
- Life jackets
- Flares (check dates)
- Seafire FM200 fire extinguisher system in engine room.
- Manual extinguishers internally
- 1 x Auto electric bilge pump with three float switches - located in the accommodation, engine room and aft spaces.
- 2 x Manual Jabsco bilge pumps with cross-over valves drawing from each water tight area.
From forward (below).....
MASTER CABIN: A central 'King Size' double-berth with storage under and lockering - at a higher level - on both sides of the cabin. Additional storage under the bed, a hanging locker and a 'vanity' area. All structural units are faced in light coloured veneers. Deck-head 'down-lights' fitted providing a well-lit fore-cabin area.
Aft to Starboard is a SHOWER/HEADS COMPARTMENT: with electric toilet, wash/hand basin with H&C tap and shower facility. The shower tray has a pump out sytem to a 'grey-water' tank. The GALLEY AREA is also in the lower level, neatly laid out with built-in cooking appliances including a flush-fitted electric hob, microwave and refridgerator - with top access cool box - all in matching cabinet style and with ample storage space above and below the preparation surfaces. A companionway leads up to:
WHEELHOUSE SALOON with purpose-made helm console to port, housing the engine instrumentation, controls and electronic fitments. A comfortable suspension seat is provided for the helmsman. Opposite - to starboard - a bench seat is provided for two crew members - complete with a chart table. Aft is a large U-shaped settee area with ample stowage space under and a 'pedestal table' - lowering to provide a combination whereby a double berth can be provided with the aid of the elements placed as 'back-rests' to the 'day seating' arrangement. Opposite is a an entertainment centre with TV, radio CD player and drinks cabinet - all within a well matched work-top with front-opening lockers. The carpentry throughout the vessel uses American Light Oak with solid edging and the blue upholstry sets off the wood tone perfectly. The interior finish has precision linings at the deckhead extending down to a furnisher level. Warm air heaitng is provided with outlets in each cabin and the down lighting provides a comfortable living environment when staying aboard.
ENGINE ROOM: accessed through the cental wheelhouse gangway with treadplate floor. Service access is good around the engines and to essential component parts - seacocks, filters, batteries, etc..
COCKPIT AREA accessed from the offset bulkhead door to port with central demountable table and seating against the rear bulkhead. The area is largely open with access to a large flush lazarette hatch for additional storage and fuel tanks are located outboard. The area is self-draining. A stern door leads to the teak slatted platform with a swinning ladder and shower facility.
A ladder provides access to the:
FLY-DECK with stand-alone console and seating at the forward part. Essential instruments and electronic items are duplicated at the upper console. The elegantly angled gantry mast houses electronic antenna and safety aids and a stylish spray screen follows the curvature of the forward part. This area has a tonneau cover when not in use.
All deck surfaces have a simulated teak deck (TekDek) finish.
Accommodation areas have warm air heating and adjustable 'soft lighting' providing a confortable environment for long stays aboard. Currently the Main Saloon is not set up for berthing but a simple adjustment could be made to make useable. The combination of light timbers and upholsteries provides an 'easy on the eye' atmosphere.
'Striker' bow-styled pulpit and teak platform
Lofrans electric windlass
Delta 20kg anchor + 10mm galv. chain (operation from both helm posiitons plus the foredeck)
Substantial bow roller and deck fittings including pop-up cleats
Bathing platform + swimming ladder
Inflatable dinghy + 5hp outboard motor
'I have owned 'Blue Raider' since 2009 having sold my Lochin 333 which I owned for 5-6 years. I am certain that my decision to buy another Lochin was the right one particularly operating a vessel in my location in North Wales where sea conditions are a predominant influence on whether or not I use my boat. It breeds confidence in the knowledge that these craft are used extensively in commercial circles as pilot launches, etc..'
' Blue Raider' is the complete package having a carfeully chosen inventory befitting a vessel that can be seriously used offshore. The sea-kindly nature of the Lochin hull - which is much used in commercial circles - is the product of 40 years' development and provides that confidence when 'going to sea' requires whether you are a seasoned professional or enthusiastic amateur. 'Blue Raider' has unique features which make her a comfortable cruiser in whichever dimension of the sport she is directed.'