Amara is a rare and beautiful offering; a traditional, elegant yacht that is truly ready to take you comfortably, safely and in style to any cruising waters you may chose. Extensively refit, her fastidious owner has spared no expense since his purchase of her in 2006, and little of her has remained untouched during six years of refitting. She is a sleek, fast and nimble yacht that is easily sailed by a couple, or single-handed. Aesthetics are always important, so any addition to the exterior of the yacht was thoughtfully designed and executed to be completely consistent with her beautifully drawn, Chuck Paine lines. The documentation of her systems and operation has been meticulously maintained for the benefit of her new owners.
The current owner had engaged Bob Perry, a prominent naval architect, to advise him as he selected his next yacht. Mr. Perry’s remark when considering the Bowman 48 was “you have to go see this yacht; she will throw stones at the other yacht that you are considering as you sail by her!”
Fresh Water Tanks: (240 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (120 Gallons)
Builder: Rival Bowman, Southampton, UK
Naval Architect: Chuck Paine, Camden, ME, USA
Amara was built in the renowned ship yard of Rival Bowman. The yachts it produced were compared to favorably to those produced by Oyster and other high quality builders. Built to Lloyds of London specifications, she is a strong and capable offshore yacht that safely crosses oceans as easily as she does your local waters. Her sailing characteristics are described as stable, nimble and fast.
At the time of her initial sea trials this new yacht was tested and reviewed by prominent yachting magazines of the day. Yachting World wrote that “this Chuck Paine design represents top quality British craftsmanship” and that “Rival Bowman has gained a reputation as one of the safest and most sturdily built cruisers available”. Yachting monthly added that “all Bowman 48s (have been ordered so far) are custom built and each is different from the one before it. The first of the marquee was shown at last year’s London Boat Show in very specialized form”. Likely this reference is to Amara, as she is Hull #1. The article went on to say that “all Bowman 48s are built to Lloyd’s 100A1. This ensures that, in strength terms, they are pretty well bullet proof”. Chuck Paine wrote to her current owner that he “fondly remembers sea trialing her on the Solent” and that “she is a lovely yacht that sails very well”.
The design of Amara and its execution brings glowing compliments from fellow yachtsmen wherever she sails, such as “what a beautiful yacht” and “she looks brand new”. Amara is a distinctive yacht; one not seen in every anchorage you will sail into.
Chuck Paine is a highly esteemed naval architect. His career has spanned the past 40 years and his credits for designing high quality production and custom yachts are many.
The lines and features of Paine’s Rival Bowman 48 Aft Cockpit sailing yacht were novel and unique for the time. It was likely one of the first sailing yachts to feature a modern version of a cabin whose aft section was raised to accommodate sleek side and forward windows. This opened the space below to afford more light to enter the interior space and a panoramic view of the waters around the yacht.
This design preceded the raised deck salons of today. One has only to look at the Morris 52 Raised Deck Salon yacht, also a Chuck Paine design, to immediately recognize the influence of the Rival Bowman 48.
LOA: 48 ft 2 in
LWL: 39 ft 5 in
Beam: 14 ft 2 in
Max Draft: 6 ft 4 in
Ballast: 11,800 lb
Displacement: 31,700 lb
The Perkins 4-236 has been maintained professionally and has received an extensive preventative maintenance service in 2011 to prepare her for cruising. Please refer to the section on Refits and Upgrades for specific details.
Engine Make: Perkins 4-236
Engine Model: M90
Total Power: 80 hp
Model: HSW 450A – 2.0
The propeller is a PYI feathering, 3-bladed MaxProp. It has received regular maintenance at each haul out.
The generator is a Fischer-Panda 10KW which provides 240 VAC, 50 HZ power to the 240 VAC distribution panel at the navigation station. It has been professionally maintained and its capacitors were replaced in 2012.
The fuel tank services both the propulsion engine and the generator engine. The 2 fresh water tanks are managed with an easily accessible manual valve. The 2 holding tanks include a gray water tank and a brown water tank.
Fuel Capacity: 120 us gal
Forward Fresh Water: 120 us gal
Amidships Fresh Water: 120 us gal
Holding Tanks: (2) 33 us gal (each)
Systems, Equipment & Operation Documentation
Amara is unique in the manner in which her first and current owners documented the systems, equipment and operation of the vessel. The time and attention devoted to this activity is highly beneficial to her new owners’ orientation to their vessel. The available documentation library includes:
Original system schematics created by Rival Bowman during the design & build out of Amara
Equipment manuals & owner manuals supplied by equipment venders
A vessel-specific Systems Guide, compiled specifically for Amara
A vessel-specific Operating Manual, compiled specifically for Amara
A vessel-specific Diesel Engine Hours Log, developed specifically for Amara that includes a computational algorithm to predict diesel fuel usage and fuel remaining; given consideration to the usage of both the Perkins diesel engine and the Kubota diesel engine
The refitting of Amara has been extensive with all major systems being repaired or replaced. Being a sound, beautiful and very capable yacht, she was worth the investment and effort that went into her over a 6 year period of time. From 2006 through 2008 the level of refit was immense. Virtually no part of Amara was left untouched. The next major push to refit her and bring her to Bristol condition took place from 2010 to 2011. This occurred to prepare her for cruising in 2012 and 2013, and the work continued into 2012 when being in port permitted it. Please see the section on Refits and Upgrades for specific details.
Amara is rigged as a sloop with a cutaway stay sail. The releasable, inner forestay is easily stowed to either port, or starboard with a dedicated stowage system that stabilizes the stowed forestay out of the way. The headsail roller furling, boom vang and backstay are hydraulic assisted. The mainsail is easily controlled with an Antal mainsail track and cars, lazy jacks and the extra-long halyard that can be led aft to the starboard primary winch to raise the mainsail with hydraulic assistance. This arrangement also enables the halyard to be used to raise equipment onto the deck or recover an overboard crew member. A dedicated reefing winch facilitates setting any of the 3 mainsail reefing points, even in high winds and seas. The lazy jacks make it easy to recover the main even when single-handing Amara.
Accommodations & Interior Layout
Amara has accommodations that ensure owner and guest privacy. Both the double guest stateroom to starboard, including its adjacent head, and the single guest stateroom to port benefit from the sleek side cabin windows affording an excellent view outside the yacht from each stateroom and the aft head. The master stateroom is situated forward of the salon ensuring owner privacy when guests are aboard.
The abundance of light and fresh air aboard Amara is the result of 10 Lewmar opening port lights, 7 Lewmar opening hatches equipped with built-in teak screen and sun shades, 2 Lewmar opening hatches with screens and 4 varnished teak dorades with stainless steel cowlings and stainless steel sheet guards.
Interior teak is satin varnish and the cabin sole is teak and holly. The cabin overheads are a white vinyl that were replaced in 2006, along with all new Imtra lighting fixtures, some of which are controlled with rheostat switches in the salon and master stateroom.
Double Guest Stateroom: This larger stateroom to starboard of the companion way can be configured either as a generous double berth, or easily converted to 2 single berths depending upon guest preferences. Custom mattresses were refitted in 2006 and afford excellent rest for your guests. The stateroom is well ventilated by an overhead, opening Lewmar hatch and an opening Lewmar port light. There is bulk storage under the outboard berth for equipment and spare parts, and 4 lockers with shelves are located above it. Additional storage is available in 3 bureau drawers and the shelved locker behind the bureau mirror. A hanging locker is situated between the bureau and the door leading to the guest head and shower.
En-suite Guest Stateroom Head & Shower: This head and shower is a one-piece, molded unit with vanity and a SeaLand VacuFlush toilet. Stowage is provided in a large locker with shelving that is accessible through two opening teak doors, and a smaller opening locker forward of the vanity. An opening locker with shelf is situated below the vanity. Ventilation is provided by an opening Lewmar hatch framed in a custom teak molding. This head is also accessible from a second door to the passageway between the companion way, galley and main salon.
Single Guest Stateroom: A single guest stateroom to port of the companionway is configured as an “engineer’s stateroom”. It features a small work bench that accommodates a small vise and includes shelving for parts and tools, as well as stowage for the ship’s library of equipment manuals, charts and system schematics. Its single berth is an excellent sea berth for passage making. It is well ventilated with an overhead, opening Lewmar hatch and an opening Lewmar port light.
Galley: Forward of the Single Guest Stateroom is a large and highly functional galley that becomes the center of social life aboard. The owners of Amara enjoy cooking together and this galley is a serious kitchen that meets their needs. The deck salon windows provide the chef and guests with panoramic ocean views. Fresh air is abundant in the galley through a large overhead, opening Lewmar hatch, 2 additional overhead, opening Lewmar hatches and the adjacent companionway; all combining to afford an enviable cross-ventilated galley. Just as in a modern kitchen in a home, the owners and guests can gather around the galley island to socialize, enjoy a glass of wine and to cook. The large Corian counter spaces provide ample space for food preparation and the serving of appetizers. Cooking is a breeze with an Alpes Inox, 4 burner (3 are propane and 1 is electric), oven/broiler and a GE microwave. A restraining belt affords security and maneuverability for the chef in an open seaway. The refrigerator is side opening and the adjacent freezer is top opening; both are generous. The double sinks are served with either pressurized hot and cold water, or cold fresh water or sea water via 2 manual foot pumps. Abundant Galley stowage is provided in a 5 foot locker to port (accessible through 3 sliding doors), a slide out wire mesh pantry to port, a large drawer to port and 2 large drawers situated in the galley island, along with a small locker dedicated to dish towels. A Xantrex S-2A propane sensor and alarm monitors the cooking stove.
Sound Insulated Engine Compartment: The engine is located beneath the galley island in a sound –insulated compartment. The engine is accessible from all four sides, and access to the engine can be increased by removing the aft portion of the galley island which is designed for that purpose.
Main Salon: A large U-shaped, 6-person dinette is to port with a captain’s chair, storage, entertainment center, dry bar and navigation station to starboard. The navigation station is large and provides excellent space for navigational tools and electronics. The entertainment center was re-engineered to make the television viewing screen comfortably available to the dinette and the galley. The captain’s chair was re-engineered to make it deeper and more comfortable. Two, very large lockers with shelves are to port and provide ample storage as a supplemental, galley pantry and stowage for a collection of cookware. A clever bottle storage space is provided in the salon table, along with 2 felt-lined drawers dedicated to silverware and other serving items. All main salon upholstery was redone in 2008.
Master Stateroom: This stateroom features a large, Pullman berth to port with seating and a vanity to starboard. A new custom mattress was fitted in 2006 and lea clothes secure the owners on passages. There are two shelves and two opening lockers to port and above the berth. There is very large bulk storage area outboard and below the berth, as well as 3 very large drawers inboard and below the berth. The vanity area incorporates a generous hanging locker with outboard shelving space on one side, with a bureau incorporating a top locker and shelves, a fiddled top, 2 drawers and a lower locker with shelf below the drawers. Lighting options are abundant for reading, dressing and relaxing with some of that lighting controlled by rheostats. Ventilation is abundantly provided with 2 opening Lewmar hatches (with retracting teak screens and sun shades) and 4 opening port lights.
En-suite Master Head & Shower: Forward of the master berth is its large, en-suite head and shower. It is a one-piece, GRP molded unit with vanity and a SeaLand VacuFlush toilet. A teak, folding seat is provided below the shower head. The vanity to port includes two mirrored stowage lockers with shelves above, and two opening lockers with shelves below. Two additional opening lockers are provided to port. A water-tight bulkhead separates the interior of the vessel from the sail locker and chain lockers forward of the master stateroom head.
Sail Locker: Forward of the water-tight bulkhead of the master stateroom head is a spacious sail locker that it accessible though and overhead Lewmar hatch on the foredeck. The hatch is sealed by 2 latches that are opened and closed with a winch handle. This space houses the retractable bow thruster, stowed sail inventory, stowed anchors, anchor rode, fender board and a folding bicycle. A convenience light illuminates the sail locker at night.
The forward, automatic bilge pump is located beneath the floor board
The forward, manual bilge pump is located to port just under the deck
Chain Locker: Forward of the sail locker is the chain locker. It is dedicated to the 300 feet of rigged, bow anchor chain available to the windless and primary bow anchor.
Systems & Equipment
Deck & Hull:
The deck and hull of Amara were completely refurbished in 2006 (photos available) and included:
Chemically strip accumulated antifouling paint
Apply new epoxy barrier coats and new antifouling paint
Remove warn teak decking, sand & laminate, epoxy barrier coat and layout new nonskid
Sand out cabin house & cockpit, glaze and apply epoxy coat
Sand hull, epoxy prime, sand topcoat and repaint with linear polyurethane (LP) paint
Refurbish, chromate epoxy & repaint window frames with linear polyurethane (LP) paint
Alternating Current: Having two forms of alternating current available aboard Amara make her as practical to cruise in the Mediterranean as she is in Caribbean or US waters.
240 VAC, 50 HZ is available from either shore power, or the generator and powers the air conditioning units, a 240 VAC/24 VDC battery charger, the electrical components of the propane/electric Alpes Inox stove (one electric burner and the oven), the water maker and the 240 VAC electrical outlets.
120 VAC, 60 HZ power was added as a parallel AC system in 2006 to power the TV/DVD entertainment system, the newly added 110 VAC electrical outlets and the new GE Microwave.
24 VDC powers many of the electrical systems aboard Amara that require 24 VDC power and is available from both the Engine Start Battery Bank and the House Battery Bank.
12 VDC is primarily dedicated to the starter of the Kubota diesel engine of the generator/Genset. The several other systems that require 12 VDC are served through step-down (24 VDC/12 VDC) transformers. The Genset Battery Bank is the source of the 12 VDC power.
Engine Start Battery Bank is comprised of 2 Trojan, Group 24, 85 AMP batteries.
House Battery Bank is comprised of 8 Trojan, Group 27, 105 AMP batteries for a total of 420 AMP (the equivalent of 840 AMP of 12 VDC).
Genset Start Battery Bank is comprised of 1 Trojan, Group 27, 12 VDC, 105 AMP battery.
Battery Charging Alternatives
One of the many advantages of the manner in which Amara is configured electrically is that there are multiple ways to charge each of her 3 battery banks; whether connected to shore power (240 VAC or 120 VAC), or at anchor (using either the Perkins diesel Engine or the Genset).
240 VAC/24 VDC Charger: A Victron Skyla 240 VAC, 24 VDC charger is fitted to charge both the Engine Start Battery Bank and the House Battery Bank when powered by either the 240 VDC shore power, or the Panda Genset.
120 VAC/24 VDC Charger/Inverter: A Xantrex 3000 Watt Prosine Charger/Inverter charges both 24 VDC Battery Banks (Engine Start & House) when powered by 120 VAC shore power. Its inverter function can draw 24 VDC power from the House Battery Bank and convert it to 120 VAC in a “true sign wave” form when at anchor.
120 VAC/12 VDC Charger: A 120 VAC/12 VDC charger operates from 120 VAC shore power to charge the Genset Start Battery Bank.
Perkins 24 VDC Alternator: The Balmar 70 AMP, 24 VDC alternator on the Perkins diesel engine charges both the Engine Start Battery Bank and the House Battery Bank when the diesel engine is running.
Kubota 12 VDC Dynamo: The Dynamo (similar to an alternator) fitted to the Kubota diesel engine charges its dedicated Genset Start Battery Bank when the Kubota is running.
Xantrex Path Maker 12/24 VDC Combiner: This combiner was added in 2007 to facilitate the charging of both the House Batter Bank and the Engine Start Batter Bank from either the Balmar 70 AMP alternator on the Perkins diesel engine, or the Xantrex Prosine Charger/Inverter powered from 120 VAC shore power.
VHF Radio – ICOM IC-M604 (2007)
SSB Radio – ICOM IC-M802 (2011)
Signal Flares – various (2011)
Raymarine C-120Series Radar, GPS and Chart Plotter (2008)
Automatic Identification System - ACR Class B (receive/send) Transponder (2011)
Hand-held compass for taking bearings when coastal cruising
Passage-making planners – digital copy of the owners planner-templates to be made available to the new owners
Chart Inventory – extensive chart inventory (to be retained by the current owner)
Sailing Instruments & Autopilot:
Sailing Instruments – Furuno FI-50 Series Instruments (2011)
Dept/Speed/Temp combo instrument at the Binnacle Instrument Pod
Wind Instrument at the Companion Way Instrument Pod
Large Multi Instrument at the Companion Way Instrument Pod
Large Multi Instrument at the Navigation Station
Analog wind transducer at the Masthead
Autopilot – Furuno NAVpilot 711 Autopilot (2011)
Control Unit as Binnacle Instrument Pod
Belowdecks Hydraulic Ram
Hydraulic Assisted System:
The hydraulic system is powered by a powerful 24 VDC electric pump which can be supplemented by a “booster” hydraulic pump powered by the Perkins diesel main engine. Hydraulic assistance is available to:
Headsail Roller Furling – Hood yacht systems Seafurl brand
Bow Anchor Windless – Francis Machine VR 2200; with control buttons on the Forepeak and at the Helm Station
Richfield Bow Thruster (retractable)
Navtec Boom Vang
Two (2) primary Lewmar ST56 Cockpit Winches (starboard to raise the main sail)
Seaway Hydraulic Back Stay Tension
Two (2) new, 12,000 BTU Marine Air, reverse-cycle units were installed in 2011 providing a total of 24,000 BTU of air conditioning and heating capacity. The aft unit services the guest state rooms, aft head and galley while the forward unit services the main salon, master stateroom and forward head.
The refrigeration system compressors were replaced in 2006, and the Freezer lid was rebuilt in 2012 to upgrade its insulation material. Both the refrigerator and the freezer units provide generous space for passage making and extended stays, or living aboard.
Side opening refrigerator, Frigomatic W50F compressor – 24 VDC, salt water cooled (2006)
Top opening freezer, Frigomatic W50F compressor – 24 VDC, salt water cooled (2006)
A new maker was installed in 2011. It is powered by the Genset which enables the crew to make water while the battery banks are being charged at anchor or underway. The Cruise RO system was selected for its simplicity and ease of operation.
Cruise RO Water Maker (2011)
20 US GPH
Adding additional membranes allows the unit to be expanded to 40-60 GPH
The Genoa and Main Sail were replaced (2008) and the other occasionally used sails have been serviced (2008). The sail inventory accommodates comfortable sailing in a wide range of wind conditions.
Genoa on hydraulic assisted roller furling – UK Sails (2008)
Main Sail with full battens, 3 reefs, Lazy Jacks and dedicated winch – UK Sails (2008)
Stay Sail by Hood – serviced by UK Sails (2008)
Storm Stay Sail by Hood – serviced by UK Sails (2008)
Storm Try Sail by Hood – serviced by UK Sails (2008)
Gennaker and Snuffer (2011) (to be retained by the current owner)
In 2011 Amara was fitted with a beautiful set of removable Dinghy Davits made from 3.5mm polished stainless steel tubing. They are custom built and were designed to remain in keeping with the lines of the vessel and its double Bimini/dodger system. The davits are over-built to withstand the rigors of passage making and to lift a dinghy of any appropriate size regardless of its load. The current owner intends to retain the existing dinghy and outboard.
Dinghy – to be supplied by the new owner (current owner to retain the in-service dinghy)
Outboard engine – to be supplied by the new owner (current owner to retain the in-service outboard)
Multiple boarding systems allow easy boarding of Amara whenever she is anchored or Med-moored. Boarding while berthed is effortless with, or without, a dock step.
Passerelle – A Passerelle is fitted to the port stern for boarding whenever Amara is Med-moored. This lightweight, Aluminum gangway is easily deployed and is folded and stowed against the stern lifeline when not in use.
Stern Ladder – A lightweight, telescoping stern ladder is fitted to the stern toe rail for boarding from the dinghy from the stern. It is easily raised and stowed in place when not in use.
Folding Amidships Ladder – A lightweight, folding boarding ladder makes amidships boarding easy from either a dinghy or after a swim in the ocean. Its ease of deployment makes it an essential piece of safety gear should an overboard crew need to be recovered. It is easily removable with quick release pins so that it may be mounted to either port or starboard for the convenience of the crew and the berthing situation.
The ground tackle aboard is appropriate for a wide range of anchoring and sailing requirements. All components of the ground tackle aboard Amara are either in place for immediate use, or are stowed in the forward sail locker for deployment as required.
Francis Marine VR2200 Hydraulic Windless (see the Hydraulic Assisted section)
75 lb CQR on a bow roller with 300 ft chain (primary bow anchor)
45 lb CQR on a bow roller with 20 ft of chain and 280 ft of rope (secondary bow anchor
35 lb Fortress with 280 ft of rope rode that can be used for either a stern anchor, or as a drogue in large following seas
There are a total of 9 winches aboard Amara, 2 of which are hydraulic assisted. All were serviced in 2011. These include:
2 Lewmar ST56 Hydraulic assisted Primary Sheet Winches located port & starboard in the cockpit
2 Lewmar ST52 manual Secondary Sheet Winches located port & starboard in the cockpit
2 Lewmar ST46 manual Halyard Winches located port & starboard on the mast
2 Lewmar ST43 Cabin Top Winches located port & starboard of the companionway (used for the mainsheet traveler and the stay sail sheets when flown)
1 Lewmar ST40 Reefing winch affixed to a mast pad underneath the boom gooseneck
Mast, Boom, Deck Hardware & Rigging:
All of these essential components for the safe and ease of sailing Amara have been either replaced or refitted over the past 6 years. Key considerations were the improvement of the sailing characteristics of the yacht and its reliability and safety while sailing offshore. Interestingly, the rig once finished is nearly identical to that selected by Jimmy Cornell, the renowned multi-circumnavigator, for his yacht AVENTURA III.
Mast: Rebuilt mast – converting it from an in-the-mast roller furling system to a conventional main sail system
Strip, sand out mast and spreaders, apply strodium epoxy primer and apply linear polyurethane paint (2006)
Rebuild mast (2008) by removing the internal roller mechanism and reducing weight aloft by doing so, design and install custom, Aluminum mast back plates (attaching the plates with monobolts on 4 inch centers on each side of the mast, adding just 4 lbs net increase in weight aloft), attaching an Antal track and sail cars for ease of main sail hoisting and quick recovery of main sail with new Lazy Jack system
Replaced the original main sail with a new UK Sails bull-batten main
Boom: Rebuilt the boom (2006 & 2008) – increasing its reefing capabilities and making it easier to reef
Strip, sand out boom, apply strodium epoxy primer and apply linear polyurethane paint (2006)
Replaced the boom vang with a more modern and heftier Navtec vang
Add a 3rd reefing clutch system and a dedicated reefing winch on a custom mast pad
Deck Hardware: Replaced virtually all the deck hardware with new Harken components (2006), including:
Main Sheet Traveler
Running Rigging: Replaced all the running rigging (2006)
Standing Rigging: Replaced all the standing rigging (2011)
Oversized stainless steel cable
SSB antenna & insulators replaced
Great care was taken in the design and execution of the canvas systems aboard Amara to insure its compatibility with the elegant lines of the yacht and that it keeps windage to a minimum. The Dual-Bimini /Dodger system optimizes crew comfort across vary different of ambient weather conditions. In hot weather it is configured as a simple and sleek 2-bimini configuration. The forward Bimini protects the companion way from the hot sun and occasional shower while the aft Bimini protects the helmsman and a segment of the cockpit. A “Connector” can be zipped in to provide full cockpit shade. If additional shade is required at anchor, see-through side and aft shades can be added in minutes; sections can be added individually on a sunny side, or all around the cockpit if the yacht is swinging to her anchor. For passage making in cold or inclement weather, a full dodger can be zipped into place to shield the crew from sea spray and rain. Low-profile awnings (2) were added (that also allow crew passage along the decks) to shade the cabin forward of the companion way.
BBQ cover (2009)
Main Sail Cover (2008)
Forward Bimini (2008)
Dodger panels & Eisenglass sections (2008)
Connector between the 2 Biminis (2008)
Aft Bimini (2008)
Partial/full cockpit shades (2008)
Low-profile awnings forward (2012)
Basic First Aid Kit
EPIRB (to be retained by current owner)
Person Floatation Devices – 8 PFD vests
Personal Locator Beacons (PLB) (to be retained by current owner)
Flares (9) various to cover night/delight and range of visibility required
Ditch Bag (to be retained by current owner)
Life Raft (to be retained by current owner)
Refits & Upgrades
Worn teak decks removed and replaced with painted, non-skid decks
Deck hardware and Genoa tracks replaced with new Harken hardware
Main Sheet system customized and rebuilt
All running rigging replaced
Decks, cabin & topsides all refinished with LP paint
Deck Salon windows resurfaced and refinished with LP paint
Chemically stripped accumulated antifouling paint, applied new epoxy coat barriers and new antifouling paint
Refrigerator and freezer compartments refurbished
Refrigerator and freezer compressors replaced
Polished and refurbished stanchions and chrome work
Interior overheads reupholstered
Interior lighting replaced
Installed a parallel 120 VAC electrical system & panels; retaining the 240 VAC electrical system
Installed a new Xantrex 120 VAC/3000 watt, true-signwave Charger/Inverter
Balanced loads of the parallel 120 VAC & 240 VAC to optimize operation of the yacht
All mattresses replaced with new, customized mattresses
Standing rigging inspected and repaired as necessary
Windless forepeak switches replaced
Serviced & rebuilt the hatch bug-screens & sun shades
Rebuilt and enlarged the Captain’s chair in the solon
Captain’s chair and Navigator’s chair upholstery replaced
Reengineered & rebuilt the Salon entertainment center to optimize its use
Replaced the television set and DVD player
Rebuilt the companion way hatch cover
Refurbished and repainted the mast, boom & spreaders
Installed a new Xantrex S-2A propane switch, solenoid, monitor & alarm
Replaced the 240 VAC, 50 amp shore-power inlet in the cockpit
Replaced the salt water, fresh water & shower pumps
Replaced both VacuFlush pumps
Upgraded & replaced all navigation, Tri-color and anchor lights
Installed a new C-120 Raymarine radar, GPS & chart plotter
Installed a new Link 20 Battery Bank monitoring system
Installed a new ICOM IC-M604 VHF Radio
Rebuilt the mast and boom; converting it from an in-the-mast roller furling main sail system to a conventional main sail system with custom Aluminum “back plates” to cover the former roller furling main sail slot, a new Antal sail track and cars, a new Lazy Jack system, added a Lewmar dedicated reefing winch, added hardware for a 3rd reefing point, replaced/upgraded the hydraulic boom vang and replaced the main sail halyard with one that is long enough to rip and run back to the starboard, hydraulic assisted winch in order to raise the main (as well as provide for an excellent system to recover an overboard crew member).
Installed a new Antal main sail track and hardware
Replaced both the Cockpit Engine Control Panel and the Cockpit Hydraulic Control Panel with new panel faces, control buttons and panel lights.
Replaced Salon settee upholstery
Commissioned custom cockpit cushions and fabric
Replaced the sound insulation in the Genset cover
Designed and fabricated a custom, dual-Bimini/Dodger shade system where the forward Bimini and be converted into a conventional weather dodger for inclement weather.
Designed and fabricated see-through shade panels that can be attached to the dual Biminis (and “connector” panel) to provide exceptional & attractive cockpit shade.
Replaced the main sail with a new, full-batten main
Fabricated a new, low-windage main sail cover
Fabricated custom canvas covers for all 9 Lewmar opening hatches
Replaced the deck wash down pump, forepeak fitting, hose & nozzle
Built new teak hatch liners to replace the former fiberglass liners in both the forward e and the aft head/showers
Installed a new BBQ unit & canvas cover in the cockpit
Replaced the dinghy with a new Achilles HB-280 DX RIB inflatable dinghy (to be retained by the current owner)
Replaced the dinghy motor with a new Tohatsu, 6 hp outboard motor (to be retained by the current owner)
Replaced the thru-hull & seacock for the Perkins diesel engine
Replaced all water & “jumper” hoses on the Perkins diesel engine
Removed, cleaned & painted the heat exchanger on the Perkins diesel engine
Added an external coolant reservoir to the Perkins diesel engine
Evaluated Perkins diesel performance and adjusted its valves
Improved access to the forward part of the Perkins diesel engine
Replaced the fresh water pump on the Perkins diesel engine
Replaced the thermostat & housing on the Perkins diesel engine
Removed & serviced the transmission cooler on the Perkins engine
Replaced the sea strainer basket for the salt water Sea Chest
Replaced the salt water pump & hoses for the Kubota diesel engine of the Panda Genset
Replaced all the seacocks on the Sea Chest
Replaced all the salt water hoses that service the air conditioners, Genset, Water Heater & other systems using salt water
Replaced the Water Heater
Replaced the seals at the base of both VacuFlush toilets
Replaced all 7 fixed, deck salon windows
Replaced all 9 Lewmar opening hatches
Replaced the faucets in the galley, both heads and replaced the Galley fresh water and salt water foot pumps
Upgraded mast wiring junction box
Installed an Aqua Alarm system to alert the crew to the operation of the main bilge pump
Installed new bilge pumps & both the primary and backup bilge switches
Replaced the 2 Stainless Steel salt water distribution boxes
Replaced 2 discharge thru-hulls
Replaced running lights and mast tri-color/anchor light
Fabricated a custom, “stand-off” system for the SSB antenna wire
Purchased & installed a new Zodiac 6-man offshore life raft (to be retained by the current owner)
Replaced both air conditioning (cooling & hearing) units with new Marine Air units
Added condensation pumps to the drains for the new air conditioning units
Replaced the SSB radio with a new ICOM IC-M802 SSB Radio
Installed a new ICOM AT-140 Automatic SSB Tuner
Installed a Newmar grounding shoe for the new SSB radio
Installed a new ACR Nauticast “B” (receive & transmit) (Automatic Identification System) Transponder
Purchased a new ACRiPRO 406 ms EPIRB, with GPS (Category 1 Automatic Release) (to be retained by the current owner)
Installed a new Kenwood Marine Stereo with iPod interface
Installed a new Kenwood 6-disc CD changer
Augmented the stereo system with 2 Fusion 120 watt, outdoor speakers in the cockpit
Installed new Furuno F150DSW sailing instruments
Installed a new Furuno NAVPILOT711 autopilot
Installed a new Cruise RO Water Maker (20 gph, expandable to either 40, or 60 gph
Removed, rebuilt and reinstalled the Hurth transmission
Rebuilt the Electro-mechanical Control unit (EMC)
Designed & fabricated a 2-awning, low-profile awning system for the cabin top
Added 2 deck scuppers; 1 to port and 1 to starboard, to rapidly evacuate sea spray off the side decks
Modified the Navigation Station lower panel to improve air flow to the battery charging units
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