All of the structure specifications of the hull and deck have been through American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) "plan certification" as well as "CE" Certification (category " A - Unlimited Offshore") both of which are internationally recognised certification processes. ABS, in particular, places an emphasis on structural detail
Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
- The general skin laminate is clad in an ‘Oyster’ (off-white) isophthalic-npg gelcoat finish.
- Just inside of the gelcoat, a mat layer laminated with vinylester resin begins the hull skin laminate.
- The laminate continues with isophthalic resin laminated biaxial rovings.
- The hull bottom is solid fibreglass up to the design waterline.
- Underwater sections treated with 3 coats of epoxy prior to original commissioning
- The hull topsides are cored above the waterline with Baltek balsa core. While it is a costly process the balsa core augments panel stiffness, and increases thermal and sound insulation. The increased stiffness-to-weight ratio improves the payload carrying ability.
- Non-slip GRP mouldings to deck and cockpit surfaces finished in Off White gelcoat (non-slip deck areas) or Arctic White (general mouldings)
- The hull and deck flanges are bedded in polyurethane and through-bolted with stainless steel bolts. The joint is then sealed with a teak capping rail.
- Double thickness rubbing strake capped with stainless steel.
- Chain plates for the cap shrouds and intermediate shrouds are through-bolted into the hull, and the lowers bolted to the deck with backing plates.
- Primary bulkheads are bolted as well as bonded to the hull and deck, and internal mouldings bonded in with mat and woven rovings.
- The underside of the deck, bilges and inside of the hull are gel coated to facilitate cleaning.
- Dark blue sheer stripe and boot line.
- Lightening ground system.
- SSB radio copper ground system.
- The waterline has been raised to allow the yacht to carry a larger inventory. This increases the draft by approx 12cm and also increased the waterline length (further improving windward performance).
Keel & Rudder:
- The shoal draft ballast keel is cast of antimonial lead It is attached externally to provide the maximum righting moment for a given amount of ballast. Since it is mounted externally, the lead can also sustain impart and abrasion from grounding without damage to fibreglass surfaces. The build draft of the shoal keel is actually 1.57m (5’2”), but the draft of the vessel has been increased by raising the waterline.
- The ballast is attached with ten 1" keel bolts and bedded in epoxy at the joint with the solid fibrerg1ass keel boss. Each bolt is attached on the inside of the hull with a stainless steel backing plate bedded in epoxy, washers and nuts locked with epoxy.
- The rudder skeg forms a protective foundation for rudder attachment and an aperture for the propeller and shaft to protect them from damage and fouling. There is a ½” steel spine inside the skeg encased in filled resin. A molded- in recess at the bottom of the skeg accepts the heavy bronze gudgeon that supports the lower end of the rudderstock.
Engine & Gearboxes:
- Yanmar 4JH3E 56hp 4-cylinder naturally-aspirated marine diesel engine
- Fresh water engine cooling via raw-water inlet and heat exchanger
- Conventional 2.62:1 reduction gearbox connected to shaft drive via Buck Algonquin shaft seal
- Racor fuel filters
- Single lever throttle/gear control on steering pedestal
- Exhaust temperature alarm
Maintenance & Performance:
- Engine last serviced: May 2011
- Cruising speed – approx 5 knots @ 2,000rpm
- Maximum speed – approx 7 knots @ 3,000rpm
Propulsion & Steering:
- Vetus 12vDC 75kgf bowthruster with control at helm
- Maxprop 3-bladed feathering prop
- Prop Protector rope cutter on shaft
- Rack & pinion steering system
- Edson CD-i pedestal with quadhousing for B&G instruments and Navpod for chart plotter
- 36” hide-covered stainless steel wheel
- Hydrovane wind vane steering system at stern
- 12vDC domestic system and 220v ring main from shorepower
- 1x 105Ah 12vDC Lifeline engine start battery
- 2x 160Ah 12vDC Mastervolt service batteries joined in parallel to supply 320AH @ 12v
- 1x 105Ah 12vDC Lifeline generator start battery
Battery Charger/ Inverter:
- Heart "Freedom 20'. inverter/charger with integral " echo charger ". The Freedom 20 integrates a 100-amp battery charger, with a 2000-watt inverter system.
- Xantrex ‘True Charge’ 110v battery charger allowing charging where 120vAC voltage is available.
- Heart Interface for monitoring battery condition, charge rate and DC amperage load.
- HFL Mariner 1-4 P3M 4kva 12vDC generator
- Generator hours: approx 1,720
- Date of last generator service: May 2011
- Balmar 90 Series 110Amp 12vDC high-output alternator
- Balmar MC612 Maxcharge 4 state regulator
- Adverc charge controller
- 220vAC shorepower with 50Hz 16amp input connection
- 110vAC shorepower connection
- DC and AC switch panels with indicator LEDs and gauges
- 220vAC sockets internally and 12vDC sockets both internally and externally
Fresh Water & Water Heating System:
- Pressurised hot and cold fresh water via 12vDC pressure pump
- Hot water generated by engine-driven calorifier or via 220vAC immersion heater element in 23 litre hot water storage tank
- Seagull IV X-1F water purifier at galley sink
- Manual fresh water supplies at galley sink
- Hot & cold pressurised shower in cockpit with extended hose
- Fresh water manifold raised in bilge with direct access from behind saloon settee
- Sea Fresh H20 4A watermaker producing approx 75lph and filling to tank 2.
- Watermaker serviced October 2009 and subsequently decommissioned May 2011
- Jabsco 12vDC electric bilge pump
- Whale Titan 108lpm manual bilge pump
Grey & Black Water:
- Grey discharged directly overboard manually or via 12vDC pump out
- Blackwater discharges directly overboard or to holding tank
- Jabsco 12v macerator pump for discharging from holding tank
- Gas bottle locker with overboard vent
- 238 litres (52 gallons) stainless steel fuel tank located under the centerline in the main saloon.
- 462 litres (101 gallons) in three water tanks (216 litres forward, 82 litres mid and 163 litres aft)
- Tank selection may be made on the basis of flotation trim, and water usage may be monitored effectively. A valve manifold is located conveniently at the dinette to allow easy tank selection.
- Water tank gauge
- 72 litres (16 gallons) blackwater holding tank
- The holding tank may be evacuated through the deck or pumped through the hull using the 12v macerator pump
Summary of Accommodation:
- 7 berths in 2 cabins plus the saloon
- The design seeks to ensure light, air, warmth, comfort and security are the requisite elements of a livable offshore interior.
- Four overhead hatches, and fourteen opening ports and two dorade-type cowl vents provide light and ventilation
- The warmth is in the ambiance of the interior combination of matt finished hand crafted teak joinery work, light laminate surfaces, soft headlining, and a wide selection of interior fabrics.
- Louvered locker doors and cabin doors
- Chromed bronze push-button locks on all lockers and drawers
- Teak & holly sole boards with positive locks for added safety at sea
- Corian galley surfaces in Sierra/Sandstone finish with high Corian splashbacks
- Sierra/Sandstone Corian in heads
- Crypton ‘Water’ waterproof fabrics throughout interior
Description of layout from forwards:
Forward Cabin :
The island double berth in the forward cabin is accessible from both sides and features a bank of deep drawers in its face. Shelves extend port and starboard over the berth. Twin locker option to port in lieu of sink as shown on plan above. Two opening ports and a Bomar reversible hatch bring light and ventilation into the forward cabin. Two bulkhead swivel lights, LED deckhead light and Alpenglow (red/white) deckhead light.
Main Saloon :
A U-shaped settee converts to a double bunk sleeping area by lowering the dinette table on its pedestals. The space below and behind the settees is available for storage port and starboard. There are alcoves with removable fiddles, as well as enclosed lockers with louvred doors port and starboard. Four bulkhead swivel reading lights, LED deckhead light and Alpenglow (red/white) deckhead light.
Aft of the galley to starboard is the U-shaped galley. The galley layout is secure on either tack, with convenient "leaning" surfaces to free up hands; the inboard section of the galley counter locates the double sink over the centerline for the best possible drainage on either tack. The double sink is polished stainless steel. The stove is a “Force 10” 3-burner with a foldaway door, broiler and thermostatically controlled oven. DC refrigeration with top loading storage. Galley storage is plentiful with a bank of drawers that includes a cooking utensil storage drawer, top loading dry goods locker, outboard lockers and underside locker. An additional eye-level locker was also added at build which doubles as a mount for the LCD TV in the saloon area. A laminated cutting board to span the sink LED deckhead light above fridge and Alpenglow (red/white) deckhead light.
Chart Table Area:
Large forward facing chart table and comfortable seating, beneath the slanted working surface there is a deep storage area, and a sturdy folding support will hold the lid in a “browse” position, or level for athwartship chart work, or an auxiliary serving area. An additional custom-built pod was added during commissioning to mount the chart plotter at eye level. An Alpenglow red/white deckhead light is mounted above the table.
The head and shower compartments are at the base of the companionway allowing shedding of fowl weather gear before moving through the cabin. The head is mounted on a fiberglass pedestal with a drain for easy cleaning and maintenance. The vanity counter top is Corian and has a stainless steel sink. Two opening ports and one deck vent hatch allow effective ventilation under any conditions. Teak seat in the shower stall. Alpenglow red/white deckhead light.
Quarter cabin with double berth, dressing area, hanging locker and two drawers beneath berth. Excellent lighting and ventilation with two portlights opening into the cockpit and one outboard. Alpenglow red/white deckhead light.
- Force 10 3-burner gimbaled propane gas stove with oven & broiler
- Panasonic 220vAC microwave
- Customised double holding plate fridge and freezer system
- Skandvik polished stainless steel sinks with pressurised and manual water supplies
- Groko Type K manual sea toilet
- Electric shower drain
- Skandvik polished stainless steel sink
Heating & Ventilation:
- Espar diesel-fired hot air cabin heating with 4 outlets
- 6x 12vDC Hella Turbo cabin fans
- Bomar opening deckhead hatches with mosquito screens
- Bronze portlight mosquito screens
- Clarion Stereo/Radio with Ipod connection and 5-disc CD autochanger and remote control for cockpit
- Stereo speakers in saloon and cockpit
- Avtex 18” HD LCD TV/DVD player in saloon
- 12vDC deckhead lighting system with 7x Alpenglow house lights, 7x reading lights & 3x LED house lights
- Raymarine RL70CRC colour radar/plotter at chart table with additional slave unit at helm
- Raymarine 300GPS receiver (displays to chart plotter)
- NASA AIS receiver (passive)
- B&G Network Pilot PLD Type II autopilot system
- B&G Network Wind speed & direction display
- B&G Network Depth display
- B&G Network Speed/Log/MFD display
- B&G Network Tridata repeater at chart table
- McMurdo Navtex Nav6+ navtex display
- Ritchie Globemaster SP-5 binnacle-mounted steering compass
- Icom MC-605 VHF radio with cockpit command mic handset
- Icom MC-802 SSB radio
- Pactor III e-mail modem
- ‘Single Hander’s’ package from factory
- Forespar cream powder-coated aluminium alloy keel-stepped masthead cutter rigged spar with 2-sets of inline spreaders
- Forespar cream powder-coated aluminium alloy boom
- Rod vang adjustable from cockpit
- Harken genoa furlers for staysail (Unit 1.0) and yankee (Unit 2.0)
- 1x19 stainless steel wire standing rigging with bronze rigging screws (2004)
- Mechanical adjustable wire insulated (for SSB) backstay – replaced 2010
- Checkstays for use with staysail with leather anti-chafe boots – replaced 2010
- Toerail mounted genoa tracks
- Storm trysail track on mast
- Spinlock rope clutches
- Harken Jib tracks on coachroof
- Harken blocks with halyards led aft to companionway
- Harken mainsheet system on coachroof with adjustable track
- Fully-battened mainsail system with Harken high-load batten-cars system
- Three reefs in mainsail
- Forespar lazyjack system
- Mast-mounted aluminium whisker pole with associated equipment
- Half-length whisker pole stowed at deck level
- Cruising chute lead blocks
- Boombrake boom-mounted gybe-preventer system
- Two folding mast-steps mounted at masthead
- Winch package is from Harken and are all 2-speed self-tailing manual units. These include:
- 2x 53.2 primary winches in cockpit
- 1x 44.2 mainsheet winch
- 3x 40.2 halyard & utility winches at companionway
- 1x 40.2 headsail halyard winch on mast
- 1x 32 staysail halyard winch on mast
- Ullman Sails 9.0oz Dacron fully-battened mainsail (2004)
- Ullman Sails 8.0oz Dacron 120% roller furling high-clew genoa/yankee with cover (2004)
- Ullman Sails 9.0oz Dacron roller furling staysail with cover (2004)
- Lightweight genoa (unused)
- Spare mainsail (to same spec as above – unused)
- Spare genoa (to same spec as above – unused)
- Cruising chute with snuffer (2004)
- Storm trysail (2004)
- Stainless steel pushpit
- Pushpit mounted stern navigation lamp
- Stainless steel pulpit with port and starboard navigation lamps
- Stainless steel wire guardrails and stanchions with side boarding gates
- Leather anti-chafe on guardrail turnbuckles
- Offset swim ladder with access from water
- Teak dorade boxes with dorades vents
- Stainless steel mast pulpits (granny bars)
- Teak varnished Cockpit table
- Teak cockpit sole grating
- Teak rails for raising cockpit sole grating to create day bed
- Edson pushpit mounted outboard engine bracket
- Stainless steel stern davit with pulley system
Anchoring & Mooring Equipment:
- 25kgs Delta primary anchor with 80m of 8mm hi-test chain
- 3x anchor swivels
- 30m 8mm secondary anchor chain with 100m line
- Fortress FX23 kedge anchor with 75m woven line and 3m chain
- Twin stainless steel bow rollers
- Muir VRC1200 12v 1.2kw electric anchor windlass
- Anchor deck pipe for second anchor
- Flo-Jet 12vDC raw water anchor/deck wash
- Fenders and warps with fenders stowed within stainless steel fender holders at pulpit
Covers, Canvas & Cushions:
- Canvas sprayhood with side rails and window covers
- Bimini with detachable back and side airflow panels, forward and side clear panels
- Boom tent with telescopic pole for support
- Cockpit mosquito tent
- Mainsail boombag and cover
- 8x winch covers
- Mainsail cover
- Pedestal cover
- 2x Line bags
- Green canvas mainsail cover
- Cockpit cushions in vinyl-covered closed cell foam
Dinghy & Outboard:
- Achillies LS188LG dinghy 8’8” long 4 man
- Yamaha F4AMH 4hp outboard motor
- Viking 6-man coachroof mounted canister liferaft (service due 2011)
- Horseshoe buoy
- Swede buoy MOB recovery system
- Echomax 18” radar reflector
- 18’ Sea anchor
- Jordan Series drogues
- Fire extinguishers
- Fire blanket
Please note: The owners of BALI BLUE have an extremely comprehensive list of extras, spares and additional items, of which a list can be obtained on request.
The hull is classically shaped without distortion for the sake of interior volume. The shape of the hull is driven by the dimensional proportions that have proven over the years to contribute to seaworthiness. The moderate beam results in an angle of positive stability greater than 141o, and reduced asymmetry at heel. The combination of moderate beam and the clean lines of the stem, keep the rudder immersed at higher heel angles, contributing to greater directional stability and easier steering. The low freeboard presents a lower profile and less surface area to breaking waves. The overhangs of the bow and stem contain reserve buoyancy to dampen pitch and lengthen waterline. A designer such as Bill Crealock can use the proportions necessary to achieve comfort and seaworthiness in a hull shape that can go to windward effectively, be driven easily by smaller increments of sail, and have the same proportions describe the shape of a beautiful yacht.
“Outwardly, the new Pacific Seacraft 40 closely resembles its larger and smaller sisters, but in fact each model in the line incorporates modifications to the shape and refinements aimed mostly at improved performance and safety.
The 40 retains the general form of split underbody with ventral fin between keel and large skeg. As before, the primary aim throughout is ease of control by a small crew in bad conditions. I believe that in the 40 the beam proportion have come close to the practical limit. Balance and ease of handling are among the principal requirements of a cruising boat, and beam can be an enemy of balance; so we add it a little at a time to make sure that handling characteristics are not threatened. All reports indicate the 40 is a very well-balanced boat. My own belief is that one should not travel only to arrive; the passage itself should be relaxing and fun. We formed the underbody for this purpose, and we have had numerous reports from owners of other boats in the line of surfing down waves in heavy weather at speed/length ratios of over 2 with easy control.
The deck is straightforward with most lines led aft, with a raised king plank for better footing on the foredeck and with tall bulwarks for their practical and psychological advantage. The lower shrouds are inboard for easier walking and sheeting and the watertight cockpit sole is easily removable for engine access. The 40 has a short bow platform; it allows a longer base for sail plan, permits the use of a longer waterline, and increases the work area for anchoring. It will be noticed that the Pacific Seacraft bow platform is of unusually strong construction.
The accommodation is slanted towards offshore use. The choice of island berth of V-berth in the forecabin is a matter of personal preference. The settees have fairly tight corners rather than sweeping curves for greater comfort when the boat is heeled. On passage, I like the a galley which supports the cook without having to rely on straps and which, if possible, allows the cook to stand clear of any overturning pots. Separate stall shower space is well used for local cruising and the less fastidious can use the shower stall as an extra wet locker on passage which, with its overhead hatch, forms a giant dorade vent.
The Pacific Seacraft 40 appears to be a moderate to heavy displacement boat, but one must remember that a boat with considerable overhangs will tend to have an artificially high ratio, and we also realise that the published figures for many boat are, shall we say, somewhat optimistic. I also believe that speed on passage is quite different from speed round the buoys, and that a small crew should be able to sail an offshore cruiser to its full potential without exhaustion.”
Yachting Press Remarks:
On the Pacific Seacraft 40 just about everything has been thought through… A like this could be taken off the production line and confidently sailed straight off into the sunset without another thought. We understand what Bill Crealock means about getting there quickly, but comfortably.
She’s no round-the-cans sprinter, but once she get the scent she will chew through 150 miles a day easily. We can’t help feeling that he has got his sums just right with this boat.
Yachting Monthy – Feb 1998
Bali Blue is a Pacific Seacraft 40’ designed by Bill Crealock and was hull 54 built in Fullerton, California by Pacific Seacraft Corporation.
She was commissioned in Southampton, England in April 2004. Since then she has safely cruised 30,000 nautical miles taking in the Mediterranean and a world circumnavigation.
She is now available for further blue water cruising and after a quick re-commissioning in Marmaris, Turkey only needs provisioning to be on her way again.
Having learnt the basics of sailing in the Clyde estuary way back in 1975, over the ensuing years I sailed on and off in the UK, Greece and Dubai and also managed to take regular flotilla and charter holidays, mainly in the Mediterranean but also in the Far East. In 2000 I became a Yachtmaster Offshore with commercial endorsement with a view to a change in career but a surprise job offer resulted in me heading to the Far East where I was expatriate for 4 years.
This enabled me to order BALI BLUE to a long dreamed of and carefully considered design and fulfill a life long ambition to sail round the world. Little expense was spared in drawing up the build specification for BALI BLUE which included many extras. Part of my apprenticeship for getting to know BALI BLUE and my soon-to-be-wife was spent sailing down to the Mediterranean from Southampton and spending 5 years live aboard cruising over the summer months.
In 2009 we joined the Bluewater Rally to complete a circumnavigation of the world in 22 months. BALI BLUE carried us safely over several oceans and continents and in many weather conditions. The threat of piracy cheated us of completing the final Red Sea leg and BALI BLUE was shipped from Salalah, Oman to Marmaris, Turkey.
Having sailed 33,000 nautical miles BALI BLUE is now for sale in the hope of her going to an owner as discerning in his/her love and care for this boat as the current owners.