Mission Schooner

For over twenty years Pat has been building the Mission Schooner Ixdos in Thailand and now she is almost complete!

However, she urgently needs someone to step in with vision and enthusiasm to raise the funds to ship the boat to Europe and to finish her with masts and sails, then she will be ready to go.

Pat’s vision has always been to see this boat in some kind of ministry work and she would be ideally suited for work in Greece / Med or through the Pacific.

If you are interested, please just email webmaster@kingsfleet.org and I will connect you with Pat and we can have a zoom to discuss options.

The Schooner has been constructed in Phuket, Thailand and has been built to plans by the Australian Naval Architect, Bruce Roberts.

Hull construction is from low carbon SS400 steel welded by certificated welders.  Hull, decks and deck-house are complete and she has 3 steel water-tight bulkheads. The hull has been insulated internally with PU foam.  A for’ard section is dedicated as the Clinic. 

Her diesel engine is a marine Perkins150hp which came from HM King of Thailand’s royal barge in Bangkok. It has been completely overhauled.  An 8KW Kohler diesel generator is installed in the engine-room.

Two 700 litre fuel tanks have been installed in the engine-room.  Two 350 litre (approx) water tanks have been installed in the poop. Two 350 litre (approx) water tanks have been installed for’ard.  One 350 litre (approx) water tank has been installed in the keel.

Two insulated spaces have been provided for cold chain refrigeration.  220V electrical supply is to starboard and 12v to port. 

A solar panel and a wind generator are on board.  Accommodation is currently laid out for six in three double cabins.

Statistics:

Length: 60ft
Beam: 15ft
Draft: 6ft
Displacement: 30 tons

Immediate challenge:

To raise sufficient funds to ship to Europe and complete construction, the boat needs to leave the marina where she is currently moored in a matter of a couple of weeks or she will be impounded. (Estimated cost around €30,000 euros)

Pat plans to launch her and move her to a nearby dock where she could be lifted aboard a ship for transportation to Europe (or elsewhere).

Further works to be completed:

Masts, standing rigging, sails and running rigging.

Expected costs to complete (excel) prices in Thai baht and USD