'Sword' was designed and built for the Managing Director of Lochin. Sword typifies what Lochin stands for -strength and sea kindliness. Built very specifically for offshore cruising, 'Sword' encompasses all the attributes of previous Lochin designs -but she has been refined to provide comfortable long distance cruising -a capability rarely found in vessels of this size.
The following units are fitted and understood to be operational:
- RAYMARINE ST6001+ Auto-pilot with dual station head units
- RAYMARINE 230 Class D VHF/DSC radio (at Helm and Flybridge
.......all units are interfaced within the Seatalk system
- PIONEER Radio/CD player in Deck Saloon
12v DC system charged by engine alternators. Dedicated engine start circuits supported by a parallel solenoid fitted at the Helm and a 'link-box' within the engine room for emergency purposes. 240v Shore-power hook-up' with ring main and outlets in all compartments. A Shark battery charger system maintains peak battery condition when unattended. The CB panel has itemised switching to all auxiliary circuits.
2 x CATERPILLER 3126TA turbo-charged diesel engines each developing 350hp at 2800 rpm. The units are fitted with TwinDisc MG5061A adjusted down-angle reduction gearboxes (ratio of 1.5:1) coupled to 2" Aqualoy 30 stainless steel shafts with dripless shaft seals, P-brackets and 4-bladed NAB propellers. Morse K4 electronic engine controls and hydraulic steering system (both dual station).
- Automatic electric bilge pump plus two double-acting manual
bilge pumps and bilge alarm monitor
- 2 x hand-held fire extinguishers & fire blanket
- Automatic system to engine room
- Emergency tiller steering system
- Electric spotlight - console controlled
The accommodation in 'Sword' is all about utilisation of space for crew comfort and panoramic vision from key vantage points. FROM FWD: The MASTER CABIN has a large double berth on the centre line, with lockering above and storage drawer under. Down-lighters provide background illumination. Further storage and hanging spaces to port and starboard, with a deck-head hatch for light, ventilation and emergency escape. HEADS / SHOWER ROOM (Stbd): with hand basin and shower fittings (H & C pressurised system) within the vanity unit, ITT Par electric sea-toilet with dual outlets to sea and Black Tank. Opening ventilator and extractor. GALLEY to port with a Microwave, sink unit, Electrolux refrigerator and work-top surfaces. Storage areas above and below. Opening ventilation hatch to deck-head. A calorifier system is fitted, additionally supported by 240v immersion, providing pressurised H&C to the Galley and Heads facilities. Companionway steps lead up to: The DECK SALOON with the helm to Port, complete with the engine controls and monitoring equipment. The upper control panels provide switching for auxiliaries and a mimic panel shows navigation lighting and emergency monitors, fuel gauges, etc. The listed navigation equipment is fitted with good vision from both the helm or navigator's areas. Large chart table with storage for charts, etc. Both helm and navigator positions have adjustable KAB 301 suspension seating offering excellent all-around vision. The pedestal of the Helm seat accommodates the CB switch panel, fully illuminated for onboard systems. The WHEELHOUSE SALOON area has a 'U' shaped settee (Stbd) with a table lowering to form a double berth when required. Opposite, there is an additional single berth if required. Both areas give crew members an excellent view whilst underway and substantial storage is provided beneath the seating. Bulkheads and vertical surfaces are teak-faced with complementing upholsteries and linings throughout. Hatches hinge to give access to the engine room and related installations. A central door leads to the: COCKPIT with 'TekDec' simulated teak finish (an easy-clean vinyl non-slip surface) and seat lockers (P&S) for mooring warps, gas locker, etc. An inboard hinged stern door gives access to the teak-slatted stern swimming platform on the transom. The FLY DECK is accessed by a stainless steel ladder where essential engine controls and monitoring are installed into the upper console with two upholstered seats, etc. The GRP arch over the position carries antenna, radar dome and navigation lights. Flybridge cover (2016).
- Stainless Steel Pulpit and Cockpit Rails
- Striker' bow platform with anchor roller
- CQR Anchor and Chain
- Electric Foredeck Windless
- Twin Beam Searchlight
- Transom Door and Swim Platform
- Trim Tabs with Stability Control.
- Substantial Bollard and Cleats
- Mooring Warps and Fenders.
" At the inception of this construction, significant development was undertaken by Lochin using the knowledge from past designs and constructions and, in particular, the recognised success of the semi-displacement concept. 'Sword' embraces the Lochin ethos in good measure and surpassed the expectations that she would be a true 'Lochin' with a feel good factor. A bonus that cannot be designed or fabricated. She is a true Lochin."Read more