Owner Spotlight: Off.Line custom built for extended liveaboard cruises

We recently had a chance to speak with Phil & Susi owners of Off.Line a 59′ CPH. If you spend enough time around Phil, Susi, and their canine crew you will immediately notice passion is a key ingredient in their life. It was no surprise that when they decided to custom build their go anywhere/anytime classic motoryacht they followed the same recipe. Off.Line is an ideal cruising motor yacht for long offshore adventures, especially if you plan on exploring the seas without crew. Here is their story we hope it will inspire you to tinker with your current boat -OR- buy one (psst Off.Line is for sale) for the adventure of a lifetime. Hello my name is Phil I am the owner, captain, operator, boat washer, cruising guide, etc. along with my soul-mate & wife, Susi, who handles lines, performs chef activities, organizes and generally keeps me inline. 😉 Susi and I have owned three boats from a 25’ Cobia, a 36’ Cruisers Inc. and now a 63’6” Symbol Classic pilothouse, Off.Line. Being owner operators all our life we wanted a boat that will be easy to handle. It’s true! Thank goodness. Our Symbol is so easy to dock. People are always commenting on our skill but the truth is, she’s just easy to dock! … Susi To make it even easier to dock I had a Yacht Controller installed and I can now safely and efficiently single-hand Off.Line into just about any dock situation. We designed Off.Line to cruise and she has proven to be the ideal cruising motor yacht. We made a trip to the Bahamas and spent over a month crusing the Bahamas… Cat Cay, Chub, Great Harbour Island, Cape Eluethera, Spanish Wells, Harbour Island, Staniel Cay, Waderick Wells, Shroud Cay, Norman’s Cay, Highbourne Cay, the Abacos, Shark Cay and the West End of Grand Bahama spending half the time on the hook. We then left west end for Fort Pierce. The entire trip was run at 8-10 knots and after all of that, we had not burned a full tank of diesel. Notable Long-Range Cruising Features of our Symbol Yacht Portuguese bridge with high side bulwarks Portuguese bridge with high side bulwarks is a great security feature for a motor yacht, especially if you plan on taking on any open-water voyage; not-to-mention dockside security for pets and children. 1,200 Gallon-per-day watermaker & Water purification system This is a definite “Do NOT leave home without it” item. Good-tasting, fresh, safe water is not assured anywhere in the Bahamas and Caribbean. Your watermaker should be sized to produce at least 40 gallons per hour. We produce 52 GPH of water on Off.Line and only run the unit 2-3 hours daily. We find that serious water conservation is unnecessary. This is a true comfort factor when living aboard on the hook for extended periods. Who wants to travel to a dock every 3-4 days for .50 per gallon water of questionable quality? Clean, pure water becomes a nectar of the gods if you don’t have it. Off.Line filters ALL on-board water using a special Sparkle-Pure system that removes all contaminants and impurities leaving only pure, clean water. The filter is changed every 5,000-8,000 gallons. Simple effective and safe. 16kw & 12kw generators with 25kw inverter Two gensets provide a level of redundancy enabling this Symbol Yacht to be truly self-sufficient. We manage the use of the gensets based...