|Tax Status:||Tax Exempt|
DRB Marine, Rosneath Argyll and Bute UK
Comfortable cruising yacht professionally built for trans-Atlantic crossings, out of corten steel by Edmondo Meneghetti (Genoa) to a Vittorio Lombardi design in 1975. Well maintained since a thorough re-fit in the mid 1990s. Two-chine hull, long fin (cast iron) with skeg-mounted rudder. Mast and standing rigging over spec. Usually sailed as sloop with good condition r/r Bermuda and fully battened main with lazy jacks. Tiller and inside hydraulic wheel steering. Cayman electric winch and Sidepower bow thruster with dedicated gel battery, Aerogen 4, Sterling mains charger, fridge. Steel and perspex spray hood with full cockpit canopy (x2). 30hp Farymann diesel, capable of hand start, giving 6 knots in calm water. Inflatable, life raft. O/b available. Interior finished in white American oak. Sleeps 6 (+2) in three cabins. Two heads. Half-chart table. Dinette. Nav aids adequate but needing up-dating for modern expectations. Insurance Survey 2019 available for inspection.
|Vessel type:||Blue water steel sailing yacht|
|Registration:||British Registration lapsed|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||11.30m|
|Length at waterline:||10.30m|
|Hull colour:||teal with red and yellow diagonals|
|Keel type:||Fin Keel|
|Displacement:||12 metric tons|
|Fuel capacity:||35 Gallons|
|Water capacity:||100 Gallons|
The 30 hp Farymann engine (c 1976) is a raw water cooled twin V with flywheel, capable of hand start. These German-built engines were originally designed for fishing boats to be simple, robust and reliable - and so it has proved to be. When re-built, c.1996, the compression was found to be to the original spec. The gear box is connected to the drive shaft by a universal joint and thrust box (the triple seals newly replaced), so there are no problems with alignment
The hull is constructed of 4mm corten (semi-high tensile) steel and the deck of 3mm. The frames are 60x40x5 angle, unusually closely spaced at approx. 450mm spacing. The stringers are 40x10mm flat bar on edge. The stem, stern and double chine bars are 25mm diameter. There are three steel plate bulkheads. The cast iron keel is attached by 13 ss bolts to a stub keel box. Altogether, the hull is exceptionally strong, with minimal corrosion. There has been minimal filler used to fair the plating. The springiness of corten tends to make for a fair hull. A specialist steel boat surveyor was very enthusiastic about the quality of the welding in the build. Above the waterline, rockwool has been used for insulation behind the white oak lining.
Two fixed berths in forward cabin, with pipe cots over, own heads and basin and wardrobe. Double berth aft, half under cockpit, with four storage lockers and own heads and basin. Wheelhouse over engine, with chart table, fridge. Main cabin: galley with two sinks, gimballed gas cooker, storage; dinette (that can be converted to double berth), Taylors diesel stove. All interior finished in white American oak to a high standard. Mains power points.
Cayman electric anchor winch, 6 hp Sidepower bow thruster with dedicate 60ah gel battery, Taylors diesel heater, Boat Leg Company legs (which store under forward water tanks), Aerogen 4, Sterling charger, Isotherm fridge, Rinnai gas water heater (currently u/s), water pressure pump, Seago four person life raft (needs service), Yam inflatable, cockpit canopy, GPS and Navtex, Raymarine Smart Pilot X5 all new this century. Remote compass with cockpit and inside repeaters. ENO three burner cooker with oven showing its age. 45lb CQR with 60m chain. Two further anchors with 30m chain. Seafarer 5 echosounder, Swiftec VHF, car-type radio receiver and SSB receiver. Accommodation for 4 x110ah batteries, incl. one dedicated to starting. Warps, fenders, spra dodgers, charts, spares, etc., incl. toilet spares.
Mast and standing rigging over-sized for boat. Fully battened main (good condition) with lazy-jack reefing and cover on alloy boom . Roller reefing Bermuda. Self-tacking staysail on wooden boom. (Alternatively, two yankees, staysail and running backstays). All winches are Barbarosa (Italian) except one Barton.
Basic Garmin GPS and Navtex with paper charts, sextant. Remote compass (gimballed up mast) with grid compass repeaters inside at wheel and in cockpit. Seafarer 5 echosounder. Raymarine Smart Pilot X5 operates on tiller.
Fire blanket and multiple fire extinguishers including one fixed in engine bay. Two life buoys, Lifesling throwing line. 4 person Seago life raft (needs service). Flares.