Blue Water Marine Consultants 70 ft Aluminium cutter rigged yacht.
Built in 1995 in the USA, and launched in 1996 this yacht in well equipped for blue water cruising, benefiting from a generator, water maker and a well balanced cutter rig set up.
She has 3 cabins, including a master double cabin forward, and two further cabins in the aft section of the yacht.
The boat was built to specification approved by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).
The hull is of round bottom, semi-plumb bow, inward counter stern, and includes a lead ballast within an aluminum shell.
The hull was designed to specifications approved by American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and had originally been certified by ABS for blue water sailing. The ABS certification has not been renewed, this not being a requirement.
All plating hull and deck plating is 1⁄4” aluminum. Transverse framing is located on 1000 mm centers (39”) with half frames every 500 mm (20”) in way of the keel. Two CVK (Center Line Vertical Keels) / girders run fore and aft forming a ridge-type structure. Stringers are located on 280 mm (11”) centers and run fore and aft the length of the vessel.
The exterior of the hull is filled with vinylester filler and painted US Paint Awlgrip finished in Royal Blue.
The Hull to Deck Joint is a welded integral part of the hull and deck and is watertight. Welded to this joint is a cap rail-bulwark which extends approximately 4 inches high, providing a secure edge for footing.
The hawser fairleads penetrate this cap rail to cleats, which are set inboard.
The bow pulpit is constructed of 3/8” 316 Stainless Steel and securely attached to the bow and deck of this vessel. This structure is designed for severe anchoring conditions. It holds the Bruce type 175 lbs main anchor. The chain locker is located forward, between two watertight aluminum bulkheads and carries the anchor chain for the main anchor.
The hull features sixteen port lights of 30” x 9” with 1⁄2” Lexan lenses throughbolted around the perimeter, 8 port holes each in the port and starboard hull.
There is an extended rub-rail on port and starboard side protecting port lights and topsides.
The aluminum deck is sprayed with Awlgrip Snow Wihte nonskid.
All of the deck fittings are securely fastened to the deck with welded backing plates, which are tapped and inserted with stainless threads.
Most equipment is isolated from the aluminum with UHMW. No fasteners penetrate the deck within any of the living quarters, providing a positively dry interior.
The lifeline stanchions of 1 1/4" stainless tubing are press-fitted into a UHMW bushing, which is recessed into a welded aluminum tube fitting below deck. The railing is of lifelines with top line at 32" above deck. A tubular railing also wraps around the bow pulpit and around the base of the mast.
The deck is equipped with fourteen Bomar Offshore hatches, twelve Suncor 15" stainless horn cleats, eight 2" scuppers. Limber holes are provided for, to allow efficient drainage of the vessels weather deck.
The weather deck has 14 built-in vents, namely Dorade Hood 4" diameter stainless, protected against damage by a chromed tubular frame around each.
The rear deck encompasses the fully enclosed pilot house, the open cockpit with ample seating around same, the two helm stations and the arch.
The transom door which folds down to serve as stairs to the swim platform, and the swim platform itself. The lower struts of the arch also hold one inflatable life raft, the outboard motor for the dinghy and the davits.
The superstructure consists of the aluminum pilothouse with wraparound windows giving a panoramic view. Two hatches on top of the house along with two aft sliding windows and the aft doors provide ventilation. The windows and winged entrance doors are of 1⁄2” acrylic, wrap-around grab rails, fittings and hardware complete.
The cockpit area also houses port sail locker, the propane tank locker, the two helm seat lockers, the cockpit hatch covers and the two access hatches to the engine room. The propane tanks are new and the attached valves and hoses are in good condition.
The transom also has a port and starboard access hatch to the steering gear compartment. These hatches are accessible from the swim platform and the hatch covers are bolted watertight. The compartment was also used as storage for scuba bottles and diving support equipment.
There is age related blistering and corrosion on the aluminium as you would expect on a boat of this age.
Mechanical and Electrical equipment
Engine make and model: YANMAR 4LHDTE
Engine Hp: 170
Engine year: 1995
Engine Hours: 2690
Engine serial number: 22221
Drive type: Kansaki straight gear KM5A
Prop type: PYI MAXPROP
Generator make/ model: FISHER PANDA ICEMASTER Mini 8
Generator KVA: 7.5
Generator hours: 127
Watermaker: Horizon Seafari
The engine room is located aft below the cockpit, and accessible via a staircase from behind the cockpit, and also from a hatch on the port side of the cockpit. It is of substantial size and well laid out, providing reasonable access to all equipment. The equipment installed therein consists mainly of the main engine, the auxiliary generator, all pumps, lube oil and fuel oil filters, the water maker, the black and grey water handling equipment, and the associated piping, valving and electric support systems. The engine room floor is clean and dry with paint in good condition. The deck above and the air ducts are appropriately covered with thermal / sound insulation, which is in good condition.
The propulsion engine is a Yanmar four-cylinder diesel, model 4LHDTE with serial number 22221, of 170 hp, which has accumulated 2690 hours since new. Throttle controls for engine are by push/pull ball bearing cables from both the cockpit and from below the engine room hatch. Engine exhaust system is of the wet type, exiting under swim platform. Its routing in the engine room is secured and supported. The transmission is a Kansaki straight gear KM5A with serial number 3329, clockwise rotation with a ratio of 1: 2.57. It shows no leaks, nor emits noises or vibrations when operated. It is coupled to the drive shaft via a constant velocity joint.
The auxiliary engine is a Fisher Panda Mini 8 Icemaster serial # 23102, with a 8 KW electrical output with 127 hours accumulated since new. The auxiliary engine is in good condition and runs fine.
The vessels electrical system supplies various consumers ranging from 12, 24 VDC, to 120 and 240 VAC. The previous survey identifies the system to be as follows: DC Voltage: Primary 24 volts for house and 12 volts for electronics
Battery Quantity: 4 pcs a 12 V 200 AH Gel batteries for house, and one liquid 12 V main engine starting and one 12V auxiliary starting battery. Replaced Gel Batteries, 06/2017.
Breaker panels are installed in two locations: one in the engine room, easily accessible through the hatch in the cockpit, and one at the navigation station in the main salon.
There are two DC to AC inverters installed, one 2400 watts Magnum 2424 (new 05/2016) and one 700 watts Trace Engineering 724.
Rig and Rigging
Rig type: Cutter
No. of spreaders: 3 sets of carbon composite
Standing rigging type: Riggarna Rod Rigging
Standing rigging age: 1997
Running rigging type: full masthead cutter
Running rigging age: 1995&2013
Furling headsail: Profurl Elite
Furling downwind sails: Profurl Elite
The mast, standing rigging and running rigging, have all been replaced September of 1997. Last time checked in 2013.
The rig is a full masthead cutter, with a B&R design of 30 degree swept back spreaders.
There are two 4" carbon struts that extend from the outboard chain-plates and intersect with the mast at approximately 7 feet of the deck.
The mast is deck stepped, eliminating water intrusion through into the cabin.
A 6061 T- 6 aluminum compression post ties these deck loads into the keel.
Main: 989 sq. ft.; new June 2017 with 5 full length battens, 3 reef points / Antal slider hardware
Genoa: 895 sq. ft. new June 2012 with luff tape, attached to Profurl Elite furling systems
Staysail: 404 sq. ft. new June 2017, with luff tape and attached to Profurl Elite furling systems
Spinnaker: of nylon, (3400 sqft.) with sock
Storm sails: Trisail & Jib sail; 10oz Dacron
Age of sails: 1-12 years
Condition of sails: in excellent or good condition
Electric anchor windlass LEWMAR 3000
Lewmar electric winches (3 pcs)
Bruce galvanised 175 lbs Anchor with 150m of galvanised steel chain
Mooring lines: 4
Tender: Zodiac Mark1
Outboard: Johnson 8 Hp
Accommodations and Galley
No. of Cabins: 3
No. of Double beds: 2
No. of Single beds: 2
No. of Heads: 2
Holding tank: Yes
Electric toilet: Yes; 2 x Sealand Vacuum type
Upholstery type: Blue Ultra Leather and Ultra suede
Fridge: 2 pcs; ISOtherm
Freezer: 1 pc
Raymarine Autopilot ST6005 / SX30
ISailor / Transas
Furuno Radar (working but currently dismounted)
Matsun AIS Class B Transponder
2x ICOM VHF
Liferaft: Switlink 6 person
1st Aid kit
Electric bilge pump: 6 pcs
Fuel volume (total): 469 Gallons
Number of fuel tanks: 5
Fuel tank material: Alloy
Water volume (total): 365 Gallons
Number of water tanks: 5
Water tank material: Alloy
Waste volume (total): 100 Gallons
Number of waste tanks: 2
Waste tank material: Alloy
2017/2018 Upgrades and Maintanence
New Inverter/Charger 03.2017
New Gel Batteries 06.2017
New Fisher Panda Icemaster Mini 8 06.2017
New Ropes and Halyards 07.2017
New Main & Stay Sail 07.2017
New Holding Tank Pumps 2018
New Pilothouse and Cockpit cushions 02.2018
New Spreader & Radar Arch Lights 03.2018
Nicolle Associates offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
* As always photographs do not do justice so a viewing is highly recommended.
* This boat is lying in Panama.
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