Solid long-range cruiser in raw aluminum for sale. Prepared for adventure in arctic waters. This unique boat is ready to explore the high latitudes of Norway, Spitsbergen, Island and Greenland. Designed by Judel & Vrolijk, the boat was built in 2000 and equipped for safe sailing on all seas at the Dübbel & Jesse yard in Germany. It has many good solutions for operating safely in even the most remote places. We bought the boat in 2009 from the first owner, and have since upgraded the boat considerably. The previous owner took the boat to Easter Island in the Pacific and around Cape Horn. With us it has several North Sea cruises and 8 crossings of the Barents Sea, with the high north of 81,45 degrees as our all time high. The boat has proven incredibly steady and safe at sea, regardless of the weather. We have long been looking forward to embark on a long trip with the boat, however, illness has made the long trip plans to be scrapped, so we put the boat out for sale. Norwegian VAT is payed, so the boat can stay in Norway for as long as you like.
The boat is primarily built to be safe offshore. The relatively small windows ensure that it takes a lot for them to be turned in. The solid door out into the cockpit minimizes the chance of large quantities of water entering inside the boat in case of lot of sea splashing into the cockpit, or worse yet be turned upside down. The fixed railing frames in the partially covered cockpit makes you feel very safe even in heavy sea state.
The decor is solidly built in teak and made so that even in severe weather you can move safely aboard, with plenty of hand holds. There are 4 permanent bunks in two cabins, with a further possibility of sleeping 2 in the saloon. The boat has a dedicated equipment / tool room, fixed navigation space, 2 toilets, one with shower, galley with refrigerator and separate freezer, v / k pressurized water, manual fresh water pump and manual seawater pump in the sink. The fresh water tank is about 600 liters, and the hot water tank 40 liters. Taylor's primus stove with two cookers and oven. The great thing about the primus stove is that it in contrary to gas, it can be used as a heater to warm the inside of the boat when sailing on the sea. It is very economical, and our experience is consumption of about 1 liter / week. Unlike gas or liquor which emits large amounts of moisture during combustion, the primus flame provides only dry and warm air and is therefore very suitable for general heating. Kerosene are easy to get hold of world wide, compared to all the different types of gas cylinder connections found, one of the most annoying challenges for long-distance sailors to overcome. Furthermore kerosene are completely unconcerned with the danger of explosion that accompany gas.
Unpainted aluminum has the great advantage that it makes maintenance work very easy. It is a fact that the finish of painted aluminum has a limited service life, and it is comprehensive to have it refurbished. Polishing and grinding of hull and deck is unknown work for the lucky owner of an unpainted aluminum boat. The jetties and coarse quay systems with black car tires are of no problem, and the gray color of the unpainted aluminum gives a rustic patina. Aluminum has a fantastic strength and far surpasses any carbon / fiberglass boat in the event of a collision or grounding.
The rig and all of the deck equipment are solidly sized. In addition to the mainsail on Harken wagons, it has the jib and genoa on roller forstays, Code zero on flying roller reefing, genaker and Parasailor launched with tube stocking. The boom has lazy-rail and ropes that make salvage of the mainsail easy. What makes this boat very special, is the swing keel, which can be swung up from 3m to 1m depth. In addition, it has 2 engines and 2 rudders, and a solid diesel capacity of up to 2000 liters. Each engine has several levels of diesel filtration, which in combination with a day tank ensures the access of clean diesel to the engines. Swing keel must not be confused with center table without weight. The keel weighs 4,7 metric tons, which makes the boat very stable. It carries the rig (about 21m from the water surface) and sails well. The swing keel, which is operated electrically / hydraulically, allows shallow depths to be explored, which opens up many more good anchorage places and further places become available. With Maxprop 4 blade propellers in front of each rudder, and a Sleipner 120IP bow thruster, the boat is easy to maneuver even in tight corners.
The hull and deck have 5 cm insulation, and with several different heating sources such as Taylor's oil furnace, Webasto water-borne heat with radiators, and air heater from the engine's cooling water, the boat is very well suited for sailing in cold waters. The relatively small window covers make it easy to keep the boat warm and dry inside, at the same time this also helps the boat not get so warm inside under a tropical sun. The partially covered cockpit provides shelter and protection during sailing. It is built in 5mm aluminum and has hardened routes. With the canopy upstairs we have the whole cockpit warm and dry.
Electricity consumption bank is 600Ah 24V and emergency power bank 200Ah 24V. Each motor has both 12V and 24V-150 Ah alternators. Each motor has its own 12V starter battery which is completely separate from the consumer bank. Whether you run one or both engines, the consumer bank is charged. Furthermore, SuperWind 350W wind generator and Watt & Sea 400W tow generator provide charge when sailing.
The boat is rigged with the necessary safety and emergency equipment; Viking RescYou4 life raft, Tron 60S EPIRB mounted inside and Tron 40S MKII freefloat EPIRB mounted outside, Seabrake drift anchor, Jordan series drouge, arctic survival suits, Danboy lifebuoy w / signal light, throwing line, and pyrotechnic signals (rockets / flare / smoke).
Furthermore modern communication equipment like: Iridium Pilot satellite telephone/ modem, Icom IC-M801E DSC 125W HF radio with Pactor modem, Icom M601E VHF radio with remote control in the cockpit, Mobile broadband wifi router with external antenna and possibility of 2 SIM cards.
The boat is equipped with Lewmar Ocean3 windlass with a 55 kg Spade anchor and 110 m Aqua7 RINO certified 10mm chain ensuring secure anchoring. EasyRoll with 120m 8 ton anchor line, 35 kg Spade spare anchor. We anchor a lot, and with this setup we have never dragged, even in severe weather.
The navigation equipment is Furuno in a network constellation with: NavNet TZT14 plotter (new 2017), FA-150 AIS class-A, Solid State DRS4D-NXT radar (new 2018), DFF1 sonar / fishfinder, Satellite compass SC30 (new 2017 ), Navpilot 711-C autopilot (new 2018) w / Simrad HLD2000 24V drive unit (overhaul 2018), desktop PC with Maxsea navigation program connected to the plotter network, integrated Echopilot forward-looking sonar, electronic barograph, B&G wind / speed depth, Airmar 200WX weather station , Furuno GP-33 gps with 3 pieces RD-33 remote display.
Also available are: FilterBoss / MLS fuelpolish system, Windpilot Pacific Plus windshield, Katadyn Powersurvivor 80e watermaker, cockpit hood x 2, one inflatable and one foldable dinghy, 2 outboards respectively Suzuki 2.5 hp and Tohatsu 6 hp both with limited running hours, 3 portable vhf´s, 2 EasyRoll rope drums, each with 100m landlines. Arrangement for flushing seawater on deck and cleaning of anchor / chain, Magma casserole set in the galley and a gas grill.
The boat is sold with a lot of spare parts, including new 12V alternator, new starter, electric pumps, complete Simrad HLD2000 24V drive unit for the autopilot, extra stationary VHF, fuel nozzles for one engine,, drive belts, starter relay, oil and diesel filters, as well as a variety of ropes, blocks, shackles, and fenders.
Please check our Norwegian web site to see more technical info and from our tours with Gyda at: www.gyda.biz