The deck is an infusion moulded carbon/glass sandwich structure with a foam core. High density foam core or solid laminate is used under deck fittings. Deck beams of carbon/glass lay-ups over a foam core are used to stiffen the deck.
Laid teak of 65mm width and nominal thickness of 9mm is glued and vacuum bagged on side decks, coach roof, forward cockpit sole, aft cockpit sole and seating areas. The hatches for the anchor locker, sail locker and lazarette are finished in teak and sit flush with the deck. A pair of removable teak footrests for the helmsman are located one each port and starboard.
Coamings and coach roof are finished in white gelcoat NGA 9650 to match the hull, and coaming stripe finished in dark blue gelcoat NGA 7344 to match the bootline/cove stripe.
An aluminium mast collar is integral to the deck and designed for use with Spartite mast support and sealant. Tie rods link the mast collar and mast step to counter compression loads on the deck structure.
HATCHES, PORTHOLES & COMPANIONWAYS
There are deck hatches leading to all cabin spaces and living areas. Deck hatches are Nautor custom made and flush mounted, with tinted acryic glass and teak surround. Gutters and frames are carbon composite and painted white. All hatches are supported by stainless steel gas struts and equipped with combination roller blinds and mosquito screens.
The hatch for the forepeak/crew cabin is 60cm x 60cm instead of the standard size 50cm x 39cm, and is lockable from the inside. Both the crew cabin hatch and main saloon hatch are equipped with dark blue canvas wind scoops.
The lockable main companionway has a manually operated sliding hatch and dropboard of tinted acrylic glass. An additional aft companionway gives access to the master cabin. It is built using a Nautor custom made flush fitting hatch of tempered glass with teak surround supported by stainless steel gas struts, and a white acrylic dropboard. Both companionways are equipped with mosquito screens for the dropboards and the aft with a suction blind for the hatch.
Four Goiot Cristal 40-24R tinted acrylic opening portholes are flush mounted in the coaming with anodized aluminium frames. One opens into the galley area, one into the master cabin bathroom and two into the master cabin itself. All equipped with mosquito screens and retractable blinds
Two tinted windows of toughened laminated glass are bonded into the coaming on each side of the main saloon and in conjunction with the hull windows, lend a light, airy feel to the interior. Equipped with retractable blinds for privacy in harbour.
Two decklights with tinted acrylic glass are flush mounted in the deck above the master cabin and equipped with suction blinds.
COCKPITS, SPRAYHOODS & SUN AWNINGS
The deck has a two cockpit arrangement. The forward cockpit has a removable varnished teak dining table with folding leaves. The table is installed on telescopic supports and can be manually recessed flush with seat level. A padded table cover doubles as a stowage bag when table is removed.
There are dark blue cockpit cushions with backrests for the seating area. The entire forward cockpit upto the mainsheet traveller can be converted into a large and secure sunbathing area with the addition of extra cushions, including one to cover the cockpit table in its down position. (see picture below)
The forward cockpit has a large sprayhood to cover the main companionway. Consisting of a stainless steel frame with dark blue canvas cover and leather trailing edge, it folds away into a deck recess with integrated stowage cover. A pair of dark blue canvas bags for halyard tails can be mounted to both the sprayhood frame and/or main companionway grabrails.
A removable sun awning of white canvas with integrated side screens locates in tracks either side of the boom and is tensioned using the running backstays and halyards. The sun awning provides sun/rain protection from the mast to the aft cockpit and can be rolled away and left on the boom whilst sailing.
The aft cockpit is an open style but has removable aft bench seats behind the steering wheels. The centre seat is hinged for access to the lazerette, bathing platform and passerelle. Padded canvas bags are provided for stowage of the seats when removed.
There are two integrated lockers for liferaft stowage in the fixed seats situated forward of the steering pedestals. Cushions with headrests for fixed seats. Stainless steel cup/can holders are mounted on the outboard ends of each pedestal.
A sprayhood to cover the aft companionway and provide protection for the helm is positioned between the inner coamings just aft of the mainsheet traveller. A stainless steel frame supports a dark blue canvas cover with leather trailing edge and it folds away onto a teak base with integrated stowage cover.
A bimini provides sun protection for the aft cockpit and helm. A stainless steel frame with white canvas cover is secured with webbing straps. The bimini is secured to the deck on Harken track to allow adjustment and the frame can be folded away to rest on the backstays or across the aft deck. A dark blue canvas cover protects the bimini cover when folded away. The frame can be broken down into 5 pieces for stowage in the lazerette.
There are Dark Blue canvas covers for the steering wheels and pedestals. A removable dark blue canvas bag fits under the aft companionway entrance for main sheet/genoa sheet/gennaker sheet/running backstay tails.
All sheet/halyard winches are Harken aluminium electric (24v) self tailing. Anodized black finish.
Two B980.3 STEA three speed Main sheet winches port and starboard mounted on aft cockpit coaming.
Two B980.3 STEA three speed Jib/Gennaker/staysail sheet winches are mounted in tandem with main sheet winches on aft cockpit coaming.
Two B70.3 STEA three speed winches on coach roof either side of main companionway for Halyards and tack lines.
An additional pair of Harken B40.2 STC two speed manually operated traveller winches are mounted either side of the aft companionway.
Two 10” double grip and two 10” single grip Harken aluminium winch handles. Two custom made leather winch handle pockets on pedestal legs. Dark Blue canvas covers for all winches.
SAIL HANDLING HARDWARE
Two Harken C7389 deck cups at bow with C7388 screw in swivelling tops and 648 padeyes, one of which holds one Harken C3018 125mm stand up black magic airblock for gennaker tackline.
One Harken H1963 57mm black magic footblock on foredeck for leading gennaker tackline.
One Wichard 6506 folding padeye for staysail tack.
Two 2.1m x 32mm Harken R32 jib tracks with Harken HC4928 adjustable genoa lead cars, Harken 3173 2:1 Hi-load end controls and 3212 adjustable pinstops.
Ten Harken 3123 mastbase halyard leads for reef lines, mainsheet and halyards.
Two Harken C7389 deck cups with C7388 screw in swivelling tops on coach roof, holding two Harken C3012 100mm stand up black magic airblocks for staysail sheets.
Two Harken H1963 57mm black magic footblocks on coach roof for leading staysail sheets around forward sprayhood.
Two Harken 3007 100mm black magic single swivel airblocks for mainsheet at mast. One Harken 3009 100mm black magic double swivel airblock for mainsheet on boom. One Harken 3016 125mm single swivel black magic airblock for mainsheet on traveller.
One Harken 32mm R32 mainsheet traveller track with dual Harken T3201B-HL traveller cars and 752 coupler. Harken 3173 2:1 Hi-load end controls and Harken 1958 57mm black magic control blocks.
Four Harken C7389 deck cups and C7388 screw in swivelling tops with Harken 3018 125mm stand up black magic airblocks on caprail for running backstays and gennaker sheets.
Nine Spinlock ZS1214 alloy jammers for halyards, mainsheet and genoa sheets.
Eight Spinlock XX0812 powerclutches for reef lines, tack line, staysail halyard, traveller control lines and genoa lead car control lines.
Polished stainless steel entrance/exit leads for under deck sheets and control lines are flush mounted on deck.
One Harken 2669 75mm triple swivel 150 cam-matic with becket carbo air block with one Harken 2664 75mm triple swivel carbo air block for 6:1 cunningham tensioner.
Lifelines, stanchions, pulpit and pushpit spacing conforms to ISAF requirements. Upper lifeline is 8mm and lower lifeline is 5mm stainless wire with polished stainless turnbuckles and eyes. There are gates in the lifelines on each side amidships. The pulpit, pushpit and stanchions are 32mm OD machine polished stainless steel and 610mm high. The pulpit is open type to allow access to bow padeyes and location of anchor arm. The pushpit is split port and starboard with three 5mm stainless wire lifelines linking them together and enclosing the open style aft cockpit. These aft lifelines are removable to allow access to bathing platform. There is a stainless steel flagpole socket incorporated into the port pushpit.
NAVIGATION & DECK LIGHTS
Navigation and deck lights are all 12V-24V DC and are primarily LED type with the exception of the Foredeck floodlight and Spreader lights. Circuit breakers are on the main switchboard at the chart table and local push button controls are mounted in a custom made panel in the aft cockpit. The yacht is equipped with:
1 x LED Port Sidelight.
1 x LED Starboard Sidelight.
1 x LED Stern Light
1 x LED Steaming Light
1 x LED Masthead light. 360º white.
1 x Halogen Foredeck Floodlight down.
4 x Halogen Spreader Lights down.
3 x LED Boom Lights.
2 x LED Compass Lights.
2 x LED Panel illumination aft cockpit
ANCHORING & MOORING
A stainless steel retractable anchor arm, supported by a manually operated stainless steel gas piston is located under deck in a dedicated anchor locker. When deployed, it is secured at the bow in a Harken C7389 deck cup using a custom made screw in lock pin. The primary anchor is a galvanized 75 lb CQR type with 80m of 12mm hi-tensile galvanized chain. The chain is housed in a cylindrical self-flaking chain locker and the anchor is raised and lowered using a Lewmar V6 electric anchor windlass installed in the anchor locker and operated via controls on a wandering lead.
A Fortress FX85 serves as a secondary anchor and is stowed in a padded bag in the sail locker. 10m of 10mm chain in a padded bag and 50m of black 24mm plaited line serve as the secondary anchor warp. The 50m line also serves as a towline if required.
There are four 20mm x 15m plaited mooring lines and two 20mm x 20m plaited mooring lines.
Eight pop-up stainless steel mooring cleats by Olcese Ricci are situated: two 400mm x 100mm at bow, two 400mm x 100mm at stern, two 300mm x 70mm forward of midships gates and two 300mm x 70mm aft of midships gates.
Nautor custom fairleads are integrated into pulpit and pushpit, and one additional pair of stainless steel curved aft fairleads with integrated rollers are mounted under the pushpit on the aft extremities of the side decks. There is also an additional screw in custom fairlead for the bow with protective stainless bow plate.
Twelve Avon inflatable fenders with navy blue Fendress fender socks. Eight Large and four medium.
One anodized aluminium foldable boat hook is stowed in anchor locker.
BOARDING LADDERS & PASSARELLE
One swim ladder for use at bathing platform.
One side boarding ladder for use both sides amidships.
One ladder extension for use with both swim and side boarding ladders. Also used as ladder for entering sail locker.
One ladder to allow access to the bathing platform from deck.
All ladders are stowed in sail locker on custom made brackets.
There are flush mounted deck fittings for the ladders located amidships, on the aft deck and on the swim platform. All ladders have been retro-fitted with spring loaded levers that locate in the deck fittings and lock them in place.
3.2m carbon fibre passerelle by Multiplex with teak planking. White painted finish with dark blue stripe to match hull. Carbon stanchions and carbon halyard spreader bar have been clear coated for durability. Aluminium male deckplate upgraded to stainless. Female deck fitting installed on aft deck. Harken 2:1 jumpers and padded stowage bag.