Aluminium expidition sailingyacht Ricochet 1750 Explorer, commissioned in 2008, dim.: 18,00 (lwl 15.00) x 5,00 x 2,30 mtr, built by Almaz Russia and Yachtconsulting AG, Switzerland, headway: 25 mtrs, heavy duty aluminium hull (6-8 mm Almg 5.0), class one Ice certificates for polar conditions, aluminium decks and superstructure, teakdeck, roundbilged hull, fin keel, balanced spade rudder.
Displacement: approx. 24 tonnes, ballast: 8 tons (lead)
Insulation: styrofoam (100mm below waterline + 40-100mm above waterline)
Fueltanks: 4 x total 1500 ltrs + 300 ltrs spare
Freshwatertanks: 340 ltrs (polythelene) with Katadyn MROD80-E 80 ltr/hr watermaker
Sumptank: 215 ltrs with deck extraction and electric pump out
Hydraulic wheelsteering with emergency tiller
Contemporary interior with four cabins, salon and pilothouse. Two guestcabins forward with ensuited uw toilet and showers. Further forward a guest cabin with bunkberths, aft a single cabin. Sleeps total 8 persons, headroom: 1,90 - 2,00 mtrs. 3 x shower-washbasin and toilets (electric and vacuum).
The salon with U-shaped settee and galley are situated aft of the pilothouse. Heating provided by Wallas 40D and Wallas 85DP heaters.
Galley; electric freshwatersystem, Mobitherm 80 ltr boiler hot water system, Wallast 85 stove with Wallas 96D oven, Wemo fridge with freezer. Siemens dishwasher, Kenwood Mini 850 washingmachine, Kenwood 30I dryer-tumbler, Villeroy & Boch crockery and an assortment of various kitchen appliences. Large capacity of cupboard space.
Kecht-cutter-rigged, Schiffmaster aluminium masts with stainless standing rigging, Profurl 320 + 430 genoa furlers, 8 sails: Lee Sails mainsail (2008) / Lees Sails genoa (2008) / North Sails genoa (2011) / Lee Sails jib (2008) / Lee Sails mizzen (2008) / 2 x Lee Sails gennaker (2008 and 2010) / Lee Sails stormjib. Cover for main and mizzen, mechanical boomvang for mainsail, slabreefing for main sail.
2 x Antal W70 primary sheetwinches, 2 x Antal W52 secondary sheetwinches
4 x Antal halyardwinches.
Volvo Penta TAMD31 120 hp (88kW) diesel, installed in 2007, indirect coolingsystem, hydraulic gearbox, s.s. propellershaft with three bladed fixed pitch propeller, cruisingspeed approx. 8 knots, consumption approx. 6 ltr/hr.
24/220v electrical system
24v 510 amp service batteries I
24v 150 amp service batteries II
12v 65 amp start batteries
Philippi battery management system
Philippi tank watch system
Mastervolt automatic batterycharger
Mastervolt 24v->220v 1500 watt inverter
Mastervolt Whisper generator 3,5 kVa
Superwind 300 watt wind generator
2 x alternator on main engine
Suunto pedestal compass, range of Raymarine ST60 log, echosounder and windset instruments, Raymarine 4kW radar with Raymarine E-80 colour chartplotter and repeater (with laptop connection). Raymarine autopilot with repeater in pilothouse.
Raymarine 240 vhf
Sailor SP3520 portable vhf
Inmarsat Thrane & Thrane fleet broadband 250 telephone and internet connection
Sart Sailor Sart II
Zodia Cadet 3.2 inflatable dinghy with Mariner 6 hp outboard
3 x Seasafe liferafts (inspected..............)
Lofrans 2200 watt electric anchorwinch with remote control
Fortress FX125 alloy light weight anchor
100 mtr / 13mm chromium-steel anchorchain
100 mtr anchorline
bathingplatform and boardingladder
Abundance of spares and extre equipment.
Forward a completed workspace
Sturdy and safely built expedition sailingyacht with an abundance of space and comfort onboard. She was completed in 2008. Despite of her size she can be sailed single handed as the current owner also did. She has very good accommodations for various purposes, either family cruising or as a business venture exploring the regions other yachts cannot enter.
The build material, seawater resistant Almg 5.0 is normally used for both professional and military applications and thus provides for a very tough and sturdy hull construction.