Length 43m (141ft)
Builder Hike Metal Products & Ship Building LTD
Built/Refit 2006 / 2018
Guests 12 in 5 cabins
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An extremely long-range commercial-grade explorer yacht, FRIENDLY CONFINES (previously known as MARCATO) is able to take you to any remote, off the beaten path destination. She is efficient, with a stabilized and shallow draft while also proven world capable with recent major voyages.

FRIENDLY CONFINES has been designed with versatile functions in mind and able to accommodate anything from ocean research expeditions to collections of toys even to a large entertainment platform.

She’s traveled both warm and cold climate destinations and provides the perfect blend of capability, technology and luxury, making her the most unique expedition yachts on the market.

Luxurious finishings and a newly refitted interior make the boat the perfect blend of classy finishings and superior engineering. FRIENDLY CONFINES is maintained to immaculate condition and boasts accommodations for 12 in 5 staterooms, plus a crew of 7.

Special features

  • Full interior and exterior refit in 2016
  • Perfect combination of form and function
  • Designed for low maintenance long-range cruising with 7,600 Mile autonomy at 10 knots
  • Quantum At-Rest Stabilizers and CATERPILLAR C-18 machinery
  • Shallow draft offshore passagemaker
  • High redundancy in all equipment on board
  • Large capacity crane of up to 17,800 lbs for carrying large tenders or containers



Guests 12
Staterooms 5
Crew 7

Construction & Design

Built / Refit 2006 / 2018
Builder Hike Metal Products & Ship Building LTD
Model Expedition
Exterior Designer Guarino & Cox
Interior Designer Gold Coast Design Studio

Dimensions & Materials

Length 43m (141'01")
Beam 9.68m (31'09")
Draft 2.31m (7'07")
Gross Tonnage 491 GT
Hull Material Steel

Performance & Engines

Cruising speed 12.5 Knots
Max speed 14 Knots
Cruise range 4,182 nm
Range 7,600 nm
Engines 2 x Caterpillar (1,000 hp)
2 x Kilopak (99kW)

Class & Flag

Classification American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
Flag Marshall Islands


Stabilisers At Anchor & Underway
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