Nocturne is a well travelled massive displacement bluewater cruising yacht, designed by the famous Robert Perry and built in 1979. She has spent most of her life cruising the Pacific from her Seattle base. Destinations such as the Cook Islands and New Zealand were her regular stops. With her Bermudian Cutter rig and full keel, she is a dream to sail in any conditions.
She has been upgraded over the years, and this beautiful little ship has the benefit of a powerful bow thruster, relatively new engine with low hours and modern electronics. Nocturne has no teak decks and has chainplates replaced already. The hull has had an epoxy anti-osmosis treatment and rudder rebuilt in epoxy also.
She was initially semi-custom built for an Irish- American with the named of "Leprechaun" and spent her time on the west coast of America. A gentleman called Gary Larson then bought her and did a Pacific circuit visiting New Zeland, Australia, and all the Pacific Islands before returning to San Francisco. After him, an Irish a marine engineer living in America bought her and sailed her to North Alaska (the log of that trip is on board). He then had her shipped by road to the east coast and sailed from the Carribean, Bahamas and up to New York. He then sailed her to France and sailed her to Italy where the actual owner bought her in early 2006.
The actual owner had her surveyed and repairs many items, even though the last owner had kept her in good condition. A list of significant works done in the previous 4 years is available below.
-2009 Volvo engine D2 - 40 with a new gearbox, shaft, couplings, dry seal and propeller. (costs 16.000,00 euro)
- Complete new 220v electric system and all ships wiring including batteries, smart charger, nav equipment, windlass wiring etc. (cost 7.000,00 euro)
- New wind and rudder indicators
- New bow thruster fitted which makes handling an absolute dream
- New fresh water and bilge pumps
- New sprayhood custom made in California (2200.00 dollars)
- Complete bottom job carried out by the yard in Italy for 8.000,00euro
- Every seacock and hose replaced
- New sea toilet and hoses
-New gas hoses and remote solenoid
- Furling genny re-stitched with new leach and foot
- New lazy jack system
- New cushions
Bow Anchors: (Main) 44LB Bruce with 100m Galvanised 3/8 chain
(Secondary) 45LB CQR with 50m chain and 100m nylon rode
Stern anchor: Fortress FX-23 with 10m chain and 150m nylon rode.
Mast: Australian Aluminium spar with mast steps — 1 set of spreaders.
Electrical: 12v/220v recently replaced to a high standard. All lights are LED bulbs inside and outside.
Solar panels: 2 x monocrystalline and regulator
Inverter: Sterling 800w inverter
Raymarine 3000 autopilot
All NMEA2000 throughout the boat
Raymarine AIS receiver
Many many spares on board as well as tools.
All the canvas is green Sunbrella fabric, including cockpit cushions and spray dodgers.
Epoxy - anti osmosis treatment ~ Rome 2009
Electric Windlass Lofrans Tigres 1200W
Engine 40HP Volvo Penta D2-40B 1080Hrs (2009)
Bow thruster: Side power SE100/185T (2009)
Batteries: (house) 2 x 160AH Mastervolt AGM (2013)
(bow thruster) Optima Blue Top (2018)
(Engine) large lead-acid type (2016)
Bermudian Cutter rigging system
Battery Charger: 220v Victron 40Amp. (2016)
Main, Genoa, high cut Yankee and staysail.
Mainsail lazy jack system. Full set of storm sails.
Storm drogue (sea anchor) with 100m braided rode