m/v Princess Ariannaphoto of 60' Lien Hwa Flush Deck

Video Tour of the Princess Arianna



60' Lien Hwa Flush Deck

(Model 56 Hartmann-Palmer Design)

  m/v Princess Arianna


(Renamed Sea Sea Writer II by the new owner)









Equipment and Information:


Builder: Lien Hwa

Year: 1985

Designer: Hartmann Palmer


LOA: 60' Beam: 17' 1" Displacement: 85000 LBS
Draft: 5'6"


Engine(s): Detroit Diesel Engine(s) HP: 350 Engine Model: 8V92 N
Hours: 2700 Cruising Speed: 8-10 Max Speed: 13
     Fuel Consumption:  1 Gallon per mile at 9 knots (1300 RPM)


Fuel: 1380 Water: 440 Holding: 75


photo of  Lien Hwa Flush Deck
photo of  Lien Hwa Flush Deck
Salon looking aft
Staircase to Office

Staircase to the office

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The Princess Arianna is a bit of a floating mansion.  She has three Staterooms, two salons, three heads (vacuflush), and a laundry room, not to mention a sundeck and a very large party deck.  The boat is stabilized and very well equipped.  She is quite comfortable whether you are cruising the harbor or cruising the West Coast to Alaska.  (The Princess Arianna offers both local and long-range luxury.)

The interior of the vessel features beautiful honey colored teak. Throughout the feeling is one of warmth, safety and comfort.

The master stateroom is entered down a private spiral staircase from the aft starboard side of the main salon and has an island queen bed with copious amounts of storage on both side.  There is a private head (with vacuflush system) and tub/shower to port. To starboard is a huge closet with interior light.  Side ports and two large ports aft allow good natural lighting.  There is an anchorwatch/gps alarm located right next to the bed (for an added sense of safety at anchor.) As with most spaces aboard, the master stateroom has its own individual Air Conditioning/Heating unit.

The VIP and Forward Staterooms and the lower salon (with built-in office desk) are accessed from a separate starboard side staircase next to the lower helm. After dropping down into the lower salon, forward is a stateroom with vee-bunks, fresh water electric head and shower. Aft of the lower salon is the VIP stateroom with a single berth over a queen size berth.  To starboard is the ensuite head (with vacuflush) and integral shower.  Off of the VIP stateroom is the laundry room with full size washer and dryer 

Aft of this stateroom is a full width, stand up engine room with doors both fore and aft for easy access.   The engine room is every owner's playground.  Twin naturally aspirated Detroit 8V92s power the Princess.  Two generators, a 5kw inverter, and a fuel transfer/polishing system are just some of the features that make life aboard incredibly easy and comfortable.

The aft sun-deck, main salon, lower salon and galley are all very roomy with storage everywhere. Below the sole in the lower salon is a giant storage space extending the full width of the vessel. 

The flying bridge/party deck is very comfortable and will be the focal point of many parties.  The flying bridge also holds the shore boat aft (easily launched with by electric crane) with railings all around. There are covers on most seat cushions and full canvas covers for all the rails. (The brightwork is in very good condition).

The hull has been painted (LP) and has all new striping. The salon teak floor has been re-varnished in 2008.

There are ample spares and cruising gear aboard for extended cruising.


  • 90 Lb. Danforth plow anchor with 300' 3/8" chain and 200' 1" nylon rode
  • Six zone reverse cycle heat/air conditioning
  • Washer/Dryer ( full size)
  • 2 1/2" S.S. shafts
  • 27"X27" four blade props
  • Electric crane on bridge
  • Novurania  Inflatable with electric start 25 hp Nissan
  • NIAD 252 Stabilizers
  • 600 GPD Watermaker
  • Large Icemaker
  • Deep freeze on bridge
  • Wash down pump
  • Transom shower
  • Wine cooler on sundeck.

The galley is U-shaped and entered from the pilot house. There is a side by side refrigerator/freezer, LPG gas stove and oven. Other features include drop down spice cabinets, pantry under stairs to the flying bridge, stainless steel sink, marble counter top on bar, formica in galley. Ice maker in salon and ice box, wine cooler and sink/ wet bar on the aft deck.

  • Furuno 16 Mile radar 
  • KVH Tracking Satellite Dish
  • Pyrometers
  • Tank Tenders 
  • Windspeed and direction indicator
  • Night lights, remote spotlight
  • Remote engine shut down
  • Trimble GPS Plotter
  • Wagner Mark IV Auto pilot
  • Garmin GPS Chart Plotter
  • Rudder angle indicator
  • Depth sounders(three total)
  • Standard VHF
  • Raytheon VHF
  • I-com VHF
  • Lowrance fish finder (2)
  • Hummingbird fishfinder/anchor alarm located in  master cabin

The Princess Arianna is well stocked with cruising gear.  This includes various parts and pieces such as, extra alternators, water pumps, filters, hoses, belts, etc.  There are dual fuel transfer pumps with separate Racor filter for fuel polishing. Six zone reverse cycle heat and air conditioning units.

Upgrades by this owner include a bow-thruster, 5KW inverter and KVH underway DirecTV system.  All batteries were replaced in 2005 and the battery banks were reconfigured for optimal power management.  Recent work includes recaulking, cleaning and brightening of teak decks.

  • Onan 8kW generator 3300HRS
  • 110VAC and 12 VDC systems
  • 8-D house bank
  • 8-D Start bank (24vdc)
  • 8-D Inverter bank
  • All batteries were new in 2005
  • 5 KW inverter (2005)
  • Onan 18.5kW generator- 1100 hours
  • Fixed Co2 Fire system, plus multiple handheld extinguishers  
  • NIAD 252 stabilizers
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Lower helm

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Master stateroom


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VIP Stateroom

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Flying Bridge

Princess Arianna Stern

The stern

View of forward Cabin

Forward Cabin


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Engine room