"Sonic Astro" is a fourth generation TP52. She was designed in 2006 after extensive towing-tank testing and with the original TP52 ideas in mind; to be extremely fast around the cans but to race safely offshore. In her two MedCup seasons she raced without incident and showed good speeds inshore and offshore. Due to her very high spec carbon prepreg construction she started her second life as an IRC race yacht without problems and won almost all the races she has done since. She is now for sale with new sails in 2012 and offers her new owners lots of potential for a very succesful IRC campaign. Appointments to view through Ancasta's Head Office in Port Hamble. In Triest, Italy. VAT not paid.
CONSTRUCTION - Hull and deck in pre-impregnated carbon fibre with unidirectional layers Dark blue top sides, painted in blue in 2012 Hull surface is currently covered with a Foil finish Off-white deck (re-painted in 2012) anti-skid surface in cockpit sole Bulb keel with 3.20m draft on a weldox 900 fin Fin and bulb are milled, the bulb features trim pockets for fine tuning of the righting moment Twin helms are Exit engineering, 1kg each Speedy Carbonium Hard Race antifouling finished bottom
NAVIGATION AIDS Sunto compass ICOM VHF B&G WTP2 latest upgrade Five B&G 2020 at mast foot Two B&G MFD port and starboard of companionway Two B&G MFD centreline in cockpit Navigation lights
GENERAL EQUIPMENT Cradle with storm supports 20' container
SAFETY EQUIPMENT Three bilge pumps (one auto, two manual) Two liferafts for approx. 16 pax (service date unknown) Life ring Danbuoy Approx. 15 lifejackets
YANMAR 4 YTJ 50HP TURBO INBOARD DIESEL Four cylinders, turbo charged Gori two-bladed racing propeller Engine control panel under deck
ELECTRICS Mastervolt custom switchpanel Battery bank (gel cells) Charging by 50A alternator on main engine plus two Mastervolt 24v150 amp batter chargers
TANKAGE 90 litre fuel capacity Two fresh water bladder style tanks each of approx. 100 litres"
SLOOP RIG WITH CARBONTECH SPARS Two spreader carbon fibre mast (High modulus and ultra modulus in the top section) Ultra light Southern Spars carbon boom section Tuff luff forestay foil OYS rod rigging and PBO backstay (alternatively split PBO backstays for FAT head main) Hydraulics are from Cariboni - high speed and high pressure (as seen on the AC Yachts) Carbon bowsprit new 2012
SAILS - all sails made by One Sails New suit of sails 2012 costing 60,000 Three mainsails - Carbon 2006, 2007 and 2010 flat top Genoas - Carbon plus assorted SL, L, M, H, no3. and no. 4 Two IRC max size asymmetrical spinnakers (273 sq. m) Two Code '0's Seven TP52 size
WINCHES - all Harken Carbon racing Three-speed primary Harken 65 winches Two-speed backstay secondary 42 ST winches Two-speed mainsheet 60 ST winches Two-speed halyard (50, 42) ST winches
SLEEPS FOUR IN FOUR SINGLES Heads front of mast bulkhead Galley has three burner stove and carbon sinks
Please call Ancasta Port Hamble for viewing arrangements.