About this Sailboat:
This is an actively cruising, turn-key, custom built Roberts 53 radius chine steel cutter. This well apportioned yacht features all the creature comforts that you would expect for a custom-built world cruiser of this size – built for a cruising couple and a few guests. It sails well in light air (ParaSailor2 Asymmetric 1200 square feet) and big seas (sailing with double reefed main in over 50 knots and 15 foot seas). Although documented in 1992, it was not launched until 1998 and completed in water, until 2002 (and not brought to salt water until 2009). It has LED lighting and many conveniences that will have you preferring life at anchor, although you can also enjoy marina life. It has: a Lazy Boy double loveseat recliner, Waeco 120V/12V freezer (115 litres, 4.3 cu ft), Top-Loading refrigeration with a holding plate (Technautics Cool Blue) (6 insulation), 26″ multi-system TV with multi-system VCR and zone-free DVD, Bose Lifestyle 25 surround sound, with speakers in the cockpit and aft cabin, Pressurized hot (6 gallon tank plumbed inline with the engine coolant) and cold water with manual pump backup, Volvo Ardic forced air diesel furnace. Heater Craft 501-H 3 speed heater (plumbed with the engine coolant), Maytag full size clothes washer, Panasonic convection microwave oven (1000W), 220V electric JennAir Range, Marine SS BBQ with two 25 lb fiberglass tank, Heads – Lavac Zenith (2) with manual and electric pumps, all hatches have mosquito screens/night shading, transom lockers for scuba tanks ropes and inflatable fenders, 12V burglar alarm (heat sensing), North Carolina manufactured hard bimini, two folding bicycles, removable hard (steel) dodger / dog-house with safety/tinted glass windows (one opens forward), SCUBA diving equipment and 6 tanks to fit several divers, large, above water swim platform attached to the transom. This is a very well maintained yacht, seeing continual product improvement as its builder and first mate cruise.
Equipment on Board:
Steel: Bottom of keel 1/2″. Sides of keel 1/4″. Hull 3/16″. Deck 9/64″.
Insulated with 2 part polyurethane spray foam (3) from underside of deck to waterline.
Rig cutter rigged, 3/8 SS 316 stays and turnbuckles used throughout
Mast height above deck 62 6 (deck stepped) (above water 72′ including instruments)
Boom length – 21 6
Sail Specifications (Challenge Sailcloth) Main 540 sq ft (2 “regular reefing points and 1 very deep reef emulating a stormsail), 11.9 oz (Tides Marine UHMW track used with batslides and lazy jacks) Jib 520 sq ft, 9.3 oz Staysail 230 sq ft, 10.62 oz, 1200 sq ft ParaSailor 2 Asymmetric Spinnaker (new for 2007)
Weight – 74,000 lbs (measured at Bock Marine, Beaufort North Carolina, 3 November 2009)
Ballast 17,000 lbs
Auxiliary Volvo TMD 31D, 100 H.P. turbo. Wesmar 8 HP 12V electrical bowthruster. Engine room fed with 150 cu ft passive intake, and a separate 150 cu ft exhaust blower.
Electrical – marine Genset ONAN 6KW, quantity 4-75W Shell solar panels, 2-130W Kyocera solar panels, Blue Sky Solar Boost 2512iX MPPT solar charge controllers (two), Rutland 913 Wind Generator, Spreco Silent Wind Generator, 200A high output alternator in addition to the Volvo factory installed 60A alternator.
Batteries – 12V engine starting, 12V genset starting, 12V 8D bow (for bowthruster and windlass), House Bank: 6 X 6V Lifeline AGM batteries (900Ahr).
Water tanks (2) approximately 200 gallons capacity
Watermaker – Echo Tech 12 Volt DC Watermaker 200-DML-1
Fuel tanks (3) calibrated to 210 gallons capacity (AFT 110 in 1/4 aluminum tank) (FWD 100 in 1/8 aluminum tank) (and a small 5 gallon day tank for the cabin heater)
Holding Tanks (3) 2 X 35 gals black water, 35 gals grey water
Winches Andersen stainless steel ST, two 68ST (jib), two 52ST (staysail), one 52ST (mainsheet), two 52ST (halyard winches mounted on the mast), one 40ST (to control the Dutchman boom brake), and one 18ST mounted under the boom (mainsail furling and boom outhaul).
Instruments – Raytheon (now RayMarine) ST60 series, including depth, wind, speed, autopilot (ST 7000 ) and radar, GPS RN300. NASA Marine AIS and NAVTEX PC engines. ICOM MC-802 SSB/HAM radio with DSC and Pactor III modem. ICOM IC-M504 VHF Radio with DSC. Spare VHF Standard Horizon Intrepid .
Yeoman plotter. Garmin GPSMAP 420 (world-wide basemap) (this provides alternate NMEA 0183 GPS signal). Electronic charting (IslandTime 12V mini PC built-in) integrating GPS (several), AIS receive, OpenCPN PC chart plotter, vector and rastor based digital charts – many alternatives and redundancies through laptops as well.
Steering – Wheel over hydraulic (not electrically powered), Hynautic H-41 helm pump,
Octopus Heavy-Duty Hydraulic CRP.
Safety – fire extinguishers (3), Nighthawk CO Detector, Kidde wireless smoke detectors (2), Yachtsman 30C Marine Halon 1301 automatic fire extinguisher in engine room space, Plastimo Offshore (4) liferaft.
Ventilation – Plenty with 23 hatches/portlights (Goit). 6 – 4″ dorade boxes. 5 – 4″ NICRO day/night solar vents.
Ground Tackle – anchors (73 lb Rocna, two 60 lb plows, 75 lb danforth, 60 lb SS Bruce), two lengths 250′ 3/8″ galvanized BBB chain.
Ideal V3C Vertical Windlass with wildcat (for 3/8″ BBB chain) and gypsy
Tender – Zodiac Cadet RIB (hypalon) with Tohatsu 18 HP Two stroke outboard.