One-off Classic Yawl
Type:Sail Boat - Classic
Builder:Former English Yard
Location:Marina Port Zélande - Ouddorp
The yacht is on the hard since October 2015. Restoration 1997-1999: During this period the yacht has been brought back to its original design, based on an extensive historical expertise by Spencer Rigging in Cowes (UK). Complete restoration of hull, interior & all installations, carried-out by Dradisa-Vilanova in Spain under supervision of Spencer Rigging.
Refit 2003: Several changes to hull, carried out on Ibiza in Spain.
Restoration 2008-2014: Extensive restoration, bringing the yacht back into excellent condition with modern equipment.
Main activities during this period:
- Replacement of 27 oak frames.
- Full overhaul of hull epoxy system with AWL Grip epoxy painting system - new paint on the hull from May 2016. New black antifouling on the bottom from May 2016.
- Partial new teak deck, replacement of all joints.
- New helmsman arrangement.
- Extension front side of the doghouse, mainly for ventilation purposes of below-deck accommodation.
- Outside exterior, new AWL Grip epoxy painting system. All teak wood covered with a 12 layer varnish system - new varnish system from April - May 2016.
- Improvement of rudder bearing arrangement.
- Main engine overhauled and new gearbox.
- Complete new propulsion shaft arrangement. Main engine has been moved forward in the saloon to create more living space below deck.
- New generator, including advanced cooling water & exhaust gas valve control system for optimum protection of generator set.
- Upgrade of steering system. New pump at helmsman console and the complete steering gear power pack has been overhauled. Now frequency controlled for precise autopilot steering, less electrical power consumption under sail and power steering by joystick during manoeuvring.
- Complete overhaul of all hydraulic & manual winches.
- Interior changes: new saloon and galley arrangement, new bathroom arrangement, the locker arrangement in Owner’s cabin have been changed. • Inside exterior, all mahogany interior wood coloured & protected with a 6 layer varnish system. New painting system of hull inside & ceiling.
- New high power maintenance free heavy duty Rolls batteries. Total installed power about 1000Ah @ 24Vdc.
- Extra 230Vac/24Vdc battery charger.
- Complete renewal of electrical installation, with all equipment properly protected in fiberglass reinforced control boxes. New main switchboard. New 24Vdc distribution. Usage of reliable PLC technology. Totally installed cable length: about 1700mtr. • Extra 24Vdc/230Vac inverter for small consumers.
- Complete new chart table layout, with all navigation, communication & control equipment in new panels.
- Navigation & communication. New radar/chart plotter, new instruments, new VHF, new AIS receiver. • Improved lighting arrangement, exclusive lighting fixtures, more light in salon & cabins.
- New bilge pump systems.
- New compressors for fridge & freezer.
- New drink water system.
- New grey & black water pump systems.
- New black water tank.
- Complete overhaul of air conditioning systems in salon & owner’s cabin, including new circulation pumps & electronics.
- Ventilation exhaust for galley equipment & shower compartment.
- New oven & cooking plate.
- New entertainment system.
Heavy displacement, S-framed long keel construction with overhanging stern. Carvel built - Iroko planking (50mm thickness) on double-constructed white oak frames, frame distance: 450mm, bronze fastened. During last renovation period 27 frames are partly/completely renewed by new oak frames. On each side of the hull a stainless steel outrigger is constructed as an integrated part of the hull for the rigging of the main mast. Inside the boat a stainless steel reinforcement frame is positioned at main mast feet / outrigger position for optimum load distribution of the forces during sailing.
Additional lead ballast is mounted on both sides of the keel to ensure optimum stability under full sail conditions.
Transversal deck frames with Okume plywood base plating, covered with Burmese teak deck planking. Teak deck completely refitted during last restoration, including renewal of all rubber. Construction of cap rails, gangways and all further constructive parts of are made out of teak. Integrated cockpit with teak sides. To ensure safety on board, both sides are equipped with 50cm high bronze pillars and gold-coloured railing line, giving an exclusive look. All teak on deck, except for deck with new painting system: 2-components, International primer, AWL Grip High Gloss varnish system. Total 12 layers. Deck Layout: Flush deck layout with spacious area at mid deck and minimum of obstacles for quick & safe passage from aft to fore deck. Well-thought deck arrangement for easy handling of sails & rigging (back-stays). All deckgear made out of bronze and wood with finest details, custom made by Spencer Rigging, bringing the yacht back into original state.
Doghouse & ventilation:
A doghouse, made out of 40mm teak is situated at centreline of the yacht in front of the cockpit. The doghouse is giving access to the accommodation space below deck. On both sides two layered glass windows are mounted in teak frames and protected by copper round bars. At front side of the doghouse two new ventilation trunks are constructed, each equipped with dorade box and stainless steel cowl vent with Titantuff (maintenance free) high gloss gold coloured finish. Ventilation trunks are for forced exhaust ventilation of galley & toilet/shower. In both trunks a classic deck lighting armature is mounted. In between ventilation trunks a locker is situated for storage of deck accessories. Inside locker a 230Vac Cee-form socket for work on deck. At aft side, next to entrance, a panel is mounted with 3 maxi navigation instruments.
A spacious cockpit is situated in front of the helmsman console. Complete back seat / sides made out of teak. Both sides of cockpit do give access by two hatches to lockers below cockpit.
Cockpit is equipped with:
- Two support ornaments for mast support poles.
- Two oval bronze portholes, which can be opened, for outside lighting of guest cabin. • Two new bronze shell vents for natural ventilation of accommodation.
- One compass, including lighting, with brass plated pedestal. The cockpit is of the self-draining type with draining by gravity and by means of a small collecting tank, situated under floor of cockpit. For further system description see section “tank systems”. Complete new set (not used yet) of cushions for cockpit in white/beige colour. Make: Zitstof, Markilux, year 2013.
Helmsman console, made out of teak with split covers for access to all navigation, communication & control equipment. Inside access by means of hatches in front and aft side of console. The hydraulic operated steering wheel is positioned between helmsman console and mizzen mast for easy/precise manual steering/manoeuvring. Inside helmsman console, by opening front hatch of helmsman console > access to emergency helm steering lever. Inside helmsman console equipment:
- Shore connection sockets, 1x230Vac-16A & 1x230Vac-32A.
- Junction box for all helmsman console equipment.
- Rudder feedback sensor for autopilot. Top panel helmsman console equipment: • Engine control panel, including start/stop.
- Steering gear control panel, including power steering joystick.
- Autopilot control unit. • Navigation instruments.
- Remote control for maxi navigation instruments at doghouse.
- Loudspeaker for VHF at chart table.
- Socket outlet for portable floodlight.
Deck store fore deck:
Spacious deck store, accessible by a hatch from deck. The windows are protected by copper round bars. Covers & exterior protection: Completely new set of sail covers and tarpaulins - as described above, helmsman console, steering wheel, hydraulic winches, anchor winch & deck hatches. New bimini, covering cockpit, wheelhouse and mid deck. New cover for cockpit. Make: Zeilmakerij Stellendam, Markilux, colour: beige, year: 2012/2013.
Two double-opening teak hatch with (new) layered glass windows, protected by copper round bars.
- • 1x at centreline mid deck, right after main mast for lighting of owner’s cabin.
- • 1x at centreline fore deck, in front of main mast for access to store.
- • 1x gangway, length about 2.3mtr, made out of teak, with “Sky” inscription and 50cm bronze pillars and railing line. The gangway is mounted by a pinion arrangement in the stern.
- • Stainless steel bathing ladder, which can be mounted aside hull on portside. Further equipment: Bronze fittings with new eye bolts, bronze bollards, backstay eyes, hand and sea railing.
Steering gear system:
One (1) new innovative steering gear power pack is installed in starboard cockpit storage locker, further mentioned as steering gear compartment. The hydraulic power pack is serving a double-acting cylinder arrangement, connected to the rudder stock under helmsman position, for the control of the rudder.
The power pack is designed for following functional controls:
- Autopilot control in manual/auto mode.
- Non follow-up power steering at helmsman console control panel, especially usage for manoeuvring in harbour.
The electric pump motor of the continuous running power pack is controlled by a PLC and frequency controller, mounted in the steering gear control box, situated in the locker in between the beds in the guest cabin. By means of the frequency controller, the pump speed can be adapted to the sea-state/weather conditions, minimizing the power consumption. In addition the PLC is providing additional intelligence for even better power management by switching the controller on/off under very stable course conditions. Power supply for steering gear unit is either from generator or via the main 24Vdc/230Vac inverter. Last supply used when under sail, where the consumption is from board net batteries. Control of the system at chart table panel and on helmsman console. All hydraulic hoses are completely renewed. Under the power pack a drip tray is mounted to avoid spill of hydraulic oil.
Cockpit drain system:
In addition to drainage by gravity, a new extra drain tank with membrane pump is mounted below the cockpit. The drain tank is also collecting the water from the portside & starboard storage lockers, which can be entered by the hatches in the cockpit. Capacity of drain collecting tank: app. 40 Ltr. Each storage locker sump is equipped with a small 24Vdc bilge water pump (new) that is automatically discharging the drain water into the collecting tank. A manual/automatic 24 Vdc membrane pump (new) is discharging the drain water directly overboard. The pumps are controlled by PLC logic and are situated at chart table panel with running, level & high level indicators.
Energy and propulsion
Engine power:220hp (hp)
Fuel tank size:495 l
Shore connection power:Yes
The main engine arrangement has been completely renewed during last restoration (2008-2014) to create a more spacious salOon and giving better access. Engine has been positioned more forward on a new foundation and is now situated right under the table in the salOon. Many adaptions have been made to the complete propulsion arrangement to minimize shaft line vibrations. The engine is covered by a noise-insulated mahogany box with a teak floor plate cover, including an inspection hatch for access to the oil gauge.
On both sides of the box, the floor plates can be removed for access to both side of the engine. In case of further inspection, the box can also be completely removed, giving full access to engine and engine compartment. MAIN ENGINE: Diesel engine with Turbo charging, intercooling with a wet exhaust system and a water lock. The engine is completely overhauled during the restoration period and is in an excellent condition. In addition improvements made on air intake, using a modern air intake filter to ensure clear air and installation of a new hydraulic oil cooler for the gearbox. Engine: Mercruiser, D4.2L, 6 cylinders in line. Continuous rating 220hp @ 3400rpm. Special provisions have been made to prevent damage to the engine when shutting down the system without closing the main hull sea cooling water intake valve, as the engine is far below waterline and possibility deck goes under water when under sail. This to avoid sea cooling water ingress into engine.
MAIN ENGINE MONITORING & CONTROLS:
Engine start/stop, control & alarm signal lamps are situated both at chart table panel and helmsman console. Analogue indicators for oil pressure, coolant water temperature and start battery voltage are mounted in the chart table panel. GEARBOX: Due to re-arrangement of the propulsion system, a new gearbox has been installed, mounted directly on the drive-end of the main engine. The gearbox is cooled by an hydraulic oil cooler. An additional PTO is installed for future purposes. Make/type: PRM, 750C3-2.5. Reduction: 2.5:1. Serial nbr: 2213937 L01776. Year 2010. Commissioned: 2011. Number of running hours: ca. 60hrs. Propeller shaft arrangement: Complete new shaft arrangement, consisting of a flexible coupling, heavy duty gimbal shaft and thrust bearing block for optimum transfer of engine thrust forces to hull, minimizing vibrations under the full engine rpm range. The new propeller shaft is grease lubricated, equipped with a double seal arrangement. At the propeller end a water-lubricated bearing is supporting the propeller shaft. The existing three blade bronze propeller is re-pitched and polished for a better engine-propeller performance.
One (1) new generator system is installed in the generator compartment, situated under the floor in the galley. Make/type: Nanni Marine, DM600. Power 6kVA @ 230Vac. Year 2009. Commissioned: 2014. Number of running hours: ca.10 hrs. The generator is serving the main switchboard, enabling power all 230Vac consumers, including battery chargers. A special valve arrangement is designed to prevent damage to the engine/generator when shutting down the system without closing the main hull valves. This to avoid sea cooling water ingress into engine. After engine stop or engine shutdown, the valves will automatically move to fail-safe closing position. The system is controlled by a PLC with all controls positioned on the chart table panel. Generator control by means of a separate display controller, mounted also on the chart table. The electrical installation is completely renewed and based on latest technology, consisting of professional marine type components. All terminal strips and components are installed in watertight polyester or ABS boxes to minimize failures due to harsh environmental conditions at sea. Where possible Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s) are used for a reliable operation under all circumstances.
Following voltage systems are installed:
1. AC System: 230V-50Hz.
2. DC System: 24Vdc.
3. DC System: 12Vdc.
AC System – 230V-50Hz
The AC System can be powered from the following sources:
• Shore Connection, selectable current input of 230Vac-16A or 32A.
• Generator 230Vac – 6kVA.
• Inverter #1 24Vdc/230Vac – 3500W.
Main Switchboard for the AC System is situated in portside locker in the owner’s cabin, equipped with logic for selection of one of the above sources. At the front side of the box automatic circuit breakers are installed for all on board installed consumers. The internal equipment is usually remote controlled from the mimic on the chart table panel by means of pushbuttons, signal lamps and a digital control display. Voltage, current, power and frequency are displayed for the several power sources. An alarm system is installed for visualization of significant alarms and pre-warnings. Alternatively power source selection can also be made on the front side of the switchboard.
In the helmsman console, two CEE sockets are installed for connection of the shore power supply. Dependent on the available power, either a 16A or 32A connection can be selected. This selection is made on the Shore Connection Box, which is situated in the cockpit portside storage locker. The shore power is separated by means of a 10kVA transformer, situated under the bed in owner’s cabin. Control is automated by the logic of the Main Switchboard. Both generator and inverter power source are also selected from the mimic on the chart table.
The AC System is supplying the following consumers:
• Battery chargers.
• Air conditioning units.
• Boiler, cooking plate, microwave/oven.
• Steering gear.
• Socket outlets in deck store fore ship, owner’s cabin, toilet, galley, salon and guest cabin.
• CEE sockets in deck store fore ship, on deck and cockpit storage locker portside.
• Drain systems & exhaust ventilation fans.
DC System – 24Vdc: The DC System is consisting of 3 different battery sources, each with sufficient capacity to feed the consumers at sea for a longer time without running the generator. The 24Vdc is distributed to the on board consumers from the Main Distribution Box 24Vdc, situated in a starboard locker in the owner’s cabin.
Following new battery sets are installed:
1. Battery set #1 for all navigation lighting, deck lighting, cabin lighting, control equipment power supplies and other small consumers. Power 415Ah. Consisting of 4x 6Vdc AGM cell, maintenance free dry batteries. Make Rolls Battery. Year 2010.
2. Battery set #2 for all pumps, winches and other heavy small consumers. Power 335Ah. Consisting of 4x 6Vdc AGM cell, maintenance free dry batteries. Make Rolls Battery. Year 2010.
3. Battery set #3 for main engine. Power 145Ah. Consisting of 2x 12Vdc AGM cell, maintenance free dry batteries. Make Rolls Battery. Year 2010.
The Main Distribution Box 24Vdc is equipped with all main switches and fuses for batteries. In addition incoming supply from battery charges and main engine alternator, charging the batteries when engine is running. Charging of batteries by means of diode splitters.
Outgoing fuses are foreseen for the following consumers:
• Sub distribution at chart table.
• Inverter #1 24Vdc/230Vac – 3500W.
• Inverter #2 24Vdc/230Vac – 500W.
• Hydraulic power pack for winches.
• Anchor winch.
• Main engine start system.
At the chart table panel a sub distribution system is situated with automatic circuit breakers for all 24Vdc consumers. DC System – 12Vdc: For the generator, a separate 12Vdc battery is installed for control supply and generator start system. The battery is charged by the engine alternator or by a small automatic battery charger. Battery specifications: Power 85Ah. Consisting of 1x 12Vdc AGM cell, maintenance free dry batteries. Make Rolls Battery. Year 2010. Further three (3) 24/12Vdc converters are installed for all 12Vdc navigation & communication equipment, radio and other consumers. Each converter is sufficiently dimensioned to feed all consumers at the same time.
Two (2) battery chargers are installed, situated under bed in owner’s cabin, for charging battery set #1-3.
• One (1) battery charger 24Vdc-75A. Make: Mastervolt.
• One (1) battery charger 24Vdc-50A. Make: Mastervolt.
The battery chargers can be controlled from the mimic at the chart table panel. In addition a new 12Vdc-15A battery charger is installed for maintenance of the battery for the generator. Make: Mastervolt.
One (1) 24Vdc/230Vac – 3500W inverter is installed for serving the AC consumers when no shore power supply available or when the generator is not running. Make: Mastervolt. This inverter #1 is directly connected to the Main Switchboard. The inverter can be controlled from the mimic at the chart table panel. One (1) 24Vdc/230Vac – 500W small inverter #2 is installed for supply of a computer and the exhaust ventilation fans when under sail to avoid necessity of switching-on inverter #1, minimizing electrical consumption. The inverter can be controlled from the mimic at the chart table panel. 24Vdc Alarm/Monitoring System: A 24Vdc monitoring system is installed for the control of the installed batteries. A microprocessor system is checking the condition of the batteries, which can be read-out on the chart table mimic. In addition the most significant on board alarm signals are made available for remote visualization by mobile phone. Installation: All equipment is professional installed, routing all cabling behind panels or below floor in pvc piping where practical possible. Fuel Tank: One (1) diesel fuel tank, situated on starboard in salon under sofa, including inspection hatches, electric and mechanical gauge. Capacity app. 500 Ltr. The fuel is supplied by gravity to main engine and generator set, as the tank is situated above equipment. Main fuel supply equipped with manual valve, Racor filter for main engine and small filter for generator set.
Fresh water system:
One (1) fresh water tank, situated on port side in salon under sofa, including inspection hatch and electric gauge. Capacity app. 300 Ltr. The fresh water is distributed via the 24 Volt fresh water pump, including carbon filter and buffer vessel, to boiler and the following taps:
• Galley sink.
• Toilet – washbasin & shower.
• Deck store fore ship.
All taps do have hot & cold water. The hot water is supplied from an electric boiler with a capacity of app. 40 Ltr, situated on port side in salon under sofa. All hoses, valves & connections are completely renewed. Grey water system: One (1) grey water tank, situated at centreline in galley under floor, including dismountable filter and electric gauge. Capacity app. 60 Ltr.
Grey water is collected from:
• Galley sink.
• Washbasin in toilet.
• Anchor chain locker.
• Refrigerator & freezer.
• Drain systems of air conditioning.
A manual/automatic 24 Volt membrane pump (new) is discharging the grey water directly overboard.
The pump control is situated at chart table panel with analogue level indication, running & high level indicators.
Black water & toilet system: A black water system is provided for the toilet. The toilet is of the vacuum type with a combined vacuum/collecting unit situated at centreline in owner’s cabin under floor. The vacuum/collecting unit is equipped with a 24 Volt vacuum pump and is automatically discharging the black water to a new GRP black water collecting tank, situated under stairs in deck store fore ship. Capacity of vacuum/collecting unit: app. 6 Ltr. Capacity of black water collecting tank: app. 120 Ltr. The vacuum/collecting unit is controlled on a panel next to toilet. A manual/automatic 24Volt membrane pump (new) is discharging the black water from the black water collecting tank directly overboard. The pump control is situated at control box in the deck store fore ship. Discharging can be interlocked by means of a key switch on the panel. Tank level indicators are situated both on control box, as well as on a small indicator panel next to toilet.
Rigging type:Gaff rigged
Main sail:1999: North Sails: Dacron crosscut Mainsail, 80m2 (in good shape)
Storm sails:1999: North Sails: Dacron crosscut selftacking staysail with stainless steel luffs and bronze jibhanks, 18m2 (in good shape)
Genuas:1999: Piere Samar: Dacron crosscut genoa with stainless steel luffs and bronze jibhanks, 34m2 (in good shape)
CE Certification:Category A - Ocean
Designer:unknown, but very likely an English designer