Fully equipped to N Z Category One for Offshore Voyaging and well proven offshore.
Radio Call sign: ZMW2059
Sail No: K9218
Registration No: NZ 1668
Overall Length: 17.5 m / 59.71 feet overall
Length on Deck 15.5m / 51 feet on deck
Length Waterline: 13.75 / 45.10 feet
Beam: 4.25 m / 13.94 feet
Ballast: 7000kg/15,432 pounds
Draft Board Up: 1.25m / 3.7 feet
Draft Board Down: 3.5 m / 9.84 feet
Sail Area: 134 Sq. m / 1442 sq. feet
Water: 1100 Litres / 310 Gals
Fuel: 567 Litres / 150 Gals
Displacement: 20.5 tons light ship 21.5 tons fully loaded
Engine: Gardner 4LW 5.7 Litre 4 cyl 4.1/4 in bore x 6in stroke 62 hp at 1500 rpm
Range under power. 1350 miles at 6 knots or 1200 miles at 6.5 knots. (Max. Speed 8.5 knots)
“Zanalana” is heavily built using an “engineered” combination of the world’s best boat building timbers, 815 gm double bias cloth, 9oz “S” glass (equivalent to Kevlar) and “West” Epoxy resin system. “West” being ‘wood epoxy saturation treatment’ designed by the Gougan brothers.
This construction system ensures she will not suffer from Osmosis, and due to her substantial hull, deck and cabin thickness she does not suffer the condensation issues often found in many GRP production vessels today.
The hull proper is planked with a 40 mm skin of edge fastened and glued Western Red Cedar over a laminated framework, prior to being fully sheathed in the “engineered” fibre glass skin. All framing is of NZ heart Kauri laminated and all glued and coated with West system epoxy resin as per the specifications set out in Gougan Brothers book on West System. “Vitex” hardwood ribs are glued and screwed to the inside of the hull skin to provide a very strong ‘across’ the planking inner skin. Epoxy resin is the ultimate resin for boat building and sheathing, however it must never be thinned with thinners, as is often specified by some of the poorer brands, as, when the thinners evaporates out during the curing process it leaves the cured resin “perforated” and no longer a waterproof membrane.
“Zanalana’s” hull inside, and out, decks, cabin trunks, and cabin tops are all sheathed and treated with multiple coats of pure West epoxy in the approved manner.
“Zanalana” has a very substantial framing structure of ‘floors’, engine beds, and centre board case structure throughout the length of the hull, and all water tanks and holding tanks, and cabin sole are built in as part of the hull structure. Fuel tanks are “4 mm” Aluminium and are stamped approved by the ‘New Zealand Marine Department’. The outside ballast keel is a fabricated steel structure formed from ½ inch Mild steel plate and this is then filled with poured lead ballast. This keel structure incorporates the centreboard slot, and the 7 metre long ballast keel forms a “strong back” below the hull.
The keel is attached to the hull by 15 x ¾ inch high tensile steel studs passing down through the “floors” and into the keel and these are then “potted” with Epoxy resin, this keel provides the vessel with a major safety feature in the event of grounding. The steel outer skin of this ballast keel ensures that no damage will occur to the keel or the centreboard slot in the unfortunate event of the boat grounding on a reef or similar. She can of course be very easily beached with the rudder remaining clear, if required to clean or paint the hull bottom in a remote area of the world. The centreboard is a timber/ plywood/ glass laminated structure with sufficient lead included to overcome buoyancy and enable it to sink when lowered. It is simply lowered and raised by a single lanyard onto a winch in the pilot house. It is primarily only used when sailing to windward or across the wind.
The rudder is a full skeg type with a 3 inch rudder stock passing up through a “packed” admiralty type bearing and has a heavy 18 inch bronze steering quadrant. There is a separate 10 inch steering tiller for the Auto Pilot. The rudder is supported at the skeg bottom by a bronze bearing plate which can be removed to then allow the rudder to be dropped if needed. The skeg is attached to the hull with three x 3/4 inch ” monel ” metal bolts which pass up from this bottom plate and through the massive skeg/floors built into the aft section of the hull. Steering is by way of Stainless steel cable over 8 inch bronze sheaves, and this provides a very light and smooth steering, and one can turn the rudder when “Zanalana” is on the hard and this will turn the wheel in the cockpit.
To summarise, everything in “Zanalana” is overbuilt and built to last a lifetime, whether it be the hull, the fittings, the engine, the rig or whatever, and the overall design and build has been based around easy servicing, a long and trouble free life, and of course she also had to be a work of art.
Interior design and arrangements
The interior arrangement is based around two couples plus the occasional guests. However the boat is set up for ease of handling with just one couple on board. She is light and spacious, and very easy to move around in when at sea due to her design, her stiffness, and her ability to sail fast whilst remaining on her feet. Her heel angle is usually around the 10-15 degree range and even in forty knots of wind she has remained at just 15 degrees whilst barrelling along at 8-9 knots. This is with a couple of reefs in of course!!
This makes her very comfortable on a passage and much safer than a yacht sailing at a high heel angle. She has plentiful stowage, and all spaces available have been utilised. She has two large pantry drawers in the saloon area for easy access of frequently needed items, and easy access storage under all berths etc. The interior is very light and airy due to her numerous ports in the trunk sides, and her lovely opening skylight over the saloon. The galley is a true ocean going galley with fully gimballed four burner gas stove/oven/griller and great lighting up under the side decks for night sailing.
There are numerous handles built into the beautifully finished joinery work and this makes moving around on passage safe and easy. Entry down into the interior from the pilot house level is just four steps and this is a real feature and makes her extremely easy to move around in the
boat, and especially when on an ocean passage. The forward double cabin has ample storage including a drawer chest, hanging locker, storage locker, book shelf, seat and of course a large and roomy ensuite with toilet basin and shower and additional storage of course.
The dinette area has the main table which can be folded out for additional guests if needed, and there is an area for chart storage under the floor of this area. There are drawers under the leather seating here and plentiful stowage below the side seating.
Opposite the dinette is a large lounge area with very comfortable leather seating and a movable coffee table which also doubles as storage for all of the ships equipment files and information. The navigation station is at the aft end on the port side of the saloon, and there is a large chart drawer opposite this area. This allows the chart in use to be on display alongside the navigation/computer position whilst plotting a position etc.
There is clear passage around both sides of the engine room /cockpit area and this makes her very comfortable to live aboard. To port in the passage is a long and very comfortable pilot berth with storage under. At the aft end is a hanging locker with book shelf. You then enter through the door way into the beautiful owners aft cabin. This cabin has a dresser with drawers and a shell mirror over, a hanging locker, a further chest of drawers, book shelves, and ample storage. Two way light switching, great ventilation by way of the four opening ports, big hatch over and the two dorade ventilators. This cabin has an ensuite to starboard which includes a toilet, vanity basin, ample storage, separate shower, washing machine and direct doorway access to the engine room.
Moving aft on the starboard side you then enter the galley area with a twin sink with fresh hot and cold water, a hand pump with fresh water plus a salt water pressure tap. There is a 4 Burner Oven with separate Griller, and a large top opening freezer. Alongside and below the deck are sliding cupboards the full length of the galley and all crockery storage is located here. Forward and on the centreline is a large buffet unit which encloses the double fridge/ bottle chiller and this includes an icemaker, and under the front end there is a magnificent liquor cabinet with wine glass storage. On the port side of this cabinet is a large wine bottle storage area. All of these units have safety handles cleverly built in to the cabinet work provide total security when in rough conditions at sea.
Forward of the saloon to port is a large ensuite with toilet, separate shower, vanity and basin, and ample storage. Opening port and hatch over to provide good light and ventilation. To starboard is a hanging locker with bookshelf, a chest of drawers and then a comfortable seat. To port is the large double berth, again with two way light switching and dresser top with storage under. The berth top is lifted by a simple device which provides an enormous storage space for tools, storm sails, and all manner of spare parts, and of course the bow thruster is under the frd end of this berth.
From the saloon there are just four steps up into the lower pilot house area where all sailing functions are carried out when on an offshore passage. All sail controls, all engine controls, all centreboard controls, all electronics and monitoring systems are located in this area. The seating in the cockpit is full length each side and around the rear end of the cockpit, and there is a folding table attached to the binnacle for el fresco dining in the cockpit. Two more steps and you are in the cockpit proper and at the wheel position. There is a large opening hatch overhead and there is a wide shelf around the outside of the pilot house seats. Below the eleven jambers at the forward end is a large rope bin for all rope tails halyards etc.
To summarise, Zanalana has an extremely functional interior arrangement where one is surrounded by stunning Teak cabinet work and design, and where everything is in its place and ready to hand.
Engineering and Mechanical Specification
The 5.7 litre Gardner Diesel engine is a very heavily built and very high torque marine unit.
It is rated at 62 hp at just 1500 rpm Zanalana cruises at 900-1200 rpm range for just 2.5 l per hr.
These engines are revered in England, Scotland, Ireland and New Zealand, and in fact anywhere in the world where total reliability at all times and in extreme conditions is absolutely paramount.
* The engine has a “decompression” system built in which means the engine can still be started in the event of a flat battery.
*All parts are readily available throughout the world and there is an almost cult following of Gardners’ in the commercial marine sector.
*The drive train consists of a 1 and ¾ inch “Avesta” stainless steel shaft, directly coupled to the heavy duty ZF 630 A hydraulic 2 to 1 reduction gearbox, then passing through a “Kiwi Seal” drip less stern gland, then through a massive Bronze “A “ type strut and finishing with the 26inch three bladed “J Prop “, which has a “Stripper” rope cutter attached to the shaft adjacent to the prop. *The propeller is a fully feathering, heavily engineered and also a very impressive piece of Italian engineering.
* The engine is offset so that the propeller shaft can be withdrawn without the need to remove the rudder, and this also provides more space in the engine room.
*There is a door to Stbd. which provides direct access into the engine room and it is possible to attend to all service points, fuel filters, fuel valves, water valves and sea water strainers etc,.
*All systems are duplicated such as sea water strainers, fuel filters, and bilge system and so on.
There is tool storage in the engine room and the engine room is fully heavily sound proofed.
There is access to the Port side of the engine room via removable panels, and this also provides access to the two large alternators mounted on the front of the engine for belt adjustment etc.
Access to the main salt water cooling pump on the front of the engine is via these panels.
It is worth noting that the 24 volt x 1000 amp hour ships battery is extra large and has a life expectancy of at least 25 years when maintained correctly.
Also of note is the fact that the primary battery switches and battery fuses panel are all in a locker which is lined with fire proof board for added safety. The door for this locker folds down and provides an ideal table for the port pilot berth.
Bow Thruster 24 Volt 10 hp Side Power with control at binnacle.
Water-maker – 16 Gallons (60 litres) per hour and silent operation.
Automatic—AC/Inverter powered washing machine.
Two x Vacuum Flush toilet systems. One frd. and one aft.
Twin x 16 Gallons (60 litre) toilet Black Water holding tanks.
Two x sludge pumps for evacuating the black tanks.
Pump out points on deck for evacuating the black tanks to a Marina facility.
Two x 8 gallon (30 litre) Grey Water holding tanks.
Two x diaphragm type pumps for evacuating the grey tanks.
Grey water can be discharged via the centreboard case and this keeps the case clean.
24 volt Fridge with a separate cabinet for bottle storage.
Large top opening 24 volt Freezer.
Microwave oven run from the inverter.
Special drinks cabinet with bottle and wine glass stowage.
Separate cabinet for Champagne glass and tall glass stowage.
Coffee table / Cabinet for stowage of all boat information files.
Six electric fans located throughout boat.
Two --TV / DVD players - One in the saloon and one in the aft cabin.
Additional hand pump for fresh water at galley.
Raymarine Auto pilot in Pilot house.
Raymarine Chart plotter in Pilot House.
Raymarine 48 mile Radar, Depth Sounder and fish finder in Pilot House.
Brooks and Gatehouse Hydra 2000 showing wind, boat speed, log and depth, in Pilot House.
Handheld Garmin GPS.
Raymarine Fixed GPS.
Icom VHF Radio.
Icom Hand held VHF radio.
Icom 802 SSB radio.
2 x Way Stereo System with 4 speakers
Sail Mail Modem.
Compass at binnacle.
All Radios operate from a separate battery
48 Way - 24 volt D C panel.
12 Way - 12 Volt D C panel.
8 Way 230 Volt A C panel.
Battery link system.
1000 amp/hrs. of 24Volt ships battery power.
High crank power 24 volt engine start battery.
Separate 12 volt radio and electronics battery.
Shore power system with AC outlets throughout the boat.
Two heavy duty 175 amp x 24 volt alternators for charging ships battery.
One 60 amp x 24 volt alternator for charging engine battery.
24 Volt Engine Starter Motor
Master Volt 80 amp battery charger.
Master Volt 2500 watt AC inverter.
16 Gallon (60 litre) hot water system run from engine and Shore power.
Muir Horizontal 24 Volt 3500 lb pull Anchor windlass with up and down deck switches.
Anchor windlass has a rope drum to port and chain gypsy to starboard.
Electrical fuel tank and water tank gauges.
Full battery monitoring system.
Warning lights and audio alarms on all pumps.
Black tanks –“ 70 % full” indicator lights.
Black tanks are only pumped when manually switched on.
Grey tanks---“fault” indicator lights.
Grey tanks are pumped automatically.
2 x Rule 3700 bilge pumps with float switches and “High” alarms frd and aft
Pressure fresh water system and high swivel tap at galley.
Pressure salt water system and salt water tap at galley.
Saloon lighting is on a dimmer system.
Individual fluorescent Galley lighting under side decks.
Courtesy Night lights in cockpit and saloon steps.
Pilot house lighting is on a dimmer system.
Light in the Anchor locker switched in Pilot House
Floodlights on frd. side of each mast switched in Pilot House.
Spreader lights on each mast switched in Pilot House.
Lights at aft boarding platform switched in Pilot House.
Lights at Davits switched in Pilot House.
Search Light socket in Pilot House.
Phone jack in Pilot House.
Engine Instruments and warning lights panel in Pilot House.
Light switch panel in Pilot House.
Engine room lighting switched in the engine room with a warning light at panel.
Windscreen wiper on centre front window of pilot house.
Spars, Sails and Rigging
Anodised Aluminium Main mast keel stepped.
Anodised Aluminium Mizzen mast stepped on deck.
Anodised Aluminium Booms with rigid tubular vangs.
Mainsail on Ronstan Batt cars with full length GRP battens.
The mainsail is fitted with slab reefing and has two reefs.
Reefing is done by single line onto the central electric winch in the pilot house.
Mizzen on Ronstan Batt cars with full length GRP battens.
The mizzen is fitted with just one reef and this is also single line.
Both main and mizzen have ‘lazy’ jacks fitted to the booms.
Yankee jib sail set on a “Profurl ” furler and has a protector strip on the luff.
Staysail set on a ” Profurl ” Furler and also has a protector strip on the luff.
All sails are white 10.3 oz “Contender” sail cloth and all triple stitched.
Lightweight 3oz Code Zero type sail set off the end of the bowsprit.
Storm trysail which is air sea rescue orange as per NZ Cat One requirements.
Trysail has spliced sheets and a separate track on mast.
Storm Jib which is also air sea rescue orange as per NZ Cat one requirements.
Storm jib is set on a separate halyard and is attached down at the Samson post.
All sail controls lead into the pilot house cockpit area.
All standing rigging is heavy 1x19 type s/s wire.
All standing rigging is “discontinuous” style and is oversized.
All turnbuckles are oversized chromed bronze open style.
All terminal ends are Stay loc.
Both masts have twin spreaders.
Twin permanent backstays from masthead of Main Mast.
Twin running backstays from staysail hounds of Main Mast.
Mizzen mast is independent of Main Mast (no Triatic Stay)
Mizzen Mast has twin forestays and raking spreaders.
Radar Scanner is mounted on Mizzen Mast at second spreader.
Eleven heavy duty Spinlock jambers in the pilot house.
Jambers on mizzen mast for halyard, topper and mizzen sheet.
All running rigging is high quality Braid, and or Dyneema
One electric Anderson 46 s/s winch for raising mainsail and reefing.
One Anderson 28 s/s manual winch in pilot house.
One Anderson 28 s/s manual winch dedicated to raising centreboard only.
Two electric Anderson 52 s/s primary winches on cockpit coamings.
Two Anderson 46 s/s winches on cockpit coamings.
Deck Gear and Miscellaneous
Dinghy davits are set high so a dinghy can be safely carried at sea on a passage.
2HP Yamaha outboard motor with mount on aft push pit rail..
Rear boarding platform that lowers to water level with swim ladder attached.
Opening stern section with steps down to water level and storage under steps.
Canvas Covers and clear screens over cockpit area with zip open sections.
3 foot (900mm) high three wire fence around vessel on extra strong staunchions.
Opening gates Port and Starboard.
Strong Stainless Steel hand rails on forward and aft cabin tops.
Stainless Steel hand rails on pilot house top.
Stainless Steel crew support rails on each side of the main mast.
Stainless rails over each dorade box.
Lewmar leather bound Fold-away wheel at helm binnacle.
Engine controls, bow thruster controls and compass at binnacle.
All deck fittings custom designed and cast in Nickel Aluminium Bronze and double chromed.
Muir Horizontal 24 Volt 3500 lb pull Anchor windlass with up and down deck switches.
All sailing hardware is heavy duty and either Lewmar or Harken.
16 x S/S Opening ports with angled spigots all fitted with removable Mosquito screens.
7 x Alloy opening Hatches with Mosquito screens.
Solid Teak opening skylight in saloon with simple wind up and down mechanism.
Solid Teak opening hatch in frd cabin, lockable.
Two solid Teak anchor locker hatches, lockable.
Two solid Teak aft lazarette hatches, lockable.
6 x Dorade type ventilators with close off valves inside the cabin.
Stainless Steel protection rail’s over and around each Dorade box ventilator.
Large opening window/hatch in front of pilot house.
Lifting lockers in cockpit seats for all tools and boat gear.
Lockers in cockpit sides for storage and Lifejackets.
Self draining gas bottle storage in starboard aft lazerette.
Two 9 kg Gas bottles with a regulator and solenoid switched in galley.
Gas BBQ on aft push pit side rail.
MOB device for recovery of man overboard on aft push pit rail.
4 Man Liferaft in S/S cradle on aft push pit.
Danbouy with light on aft push pit.
2 x Lifebuoys on aft push pit.
Aft gates and steps down to boarding /swim platform with steps into water.
4 x Safety Harnesses.
Manual bilge pump in cockpit to pump aft bilge.
Manual bilge pump under frd saloon floor to pump forward bilge.
5 x Inflatable Lifejackets.
Jack Lines port and starboard along length of deck..
Three fishing Rod Holders on aft push pit rail.
Six x 14 inch Bronze chromed mooring cleats.
Heavy Samson post on forward deck area.
Extendable Aluminium Boat Hook.
S/S Fold down swimming ladder for on the side of the boat.
Four heavy spliced loop ended mooring lines.
Four large inflatable fenders.
Emergency tiller steering system.
Sail covers and sail bags for all sails.
Fresh water wash down forward and aft.
Salt water wash down forward and aft.
Hot and cold shower on aft deck.
Ground Tackle and Forward Anchor locker
Heavy duty chromed bronze roller fitting on each side of bowsprit for anchors.
Main bower anchor is an 80 lb CQR on 100 metres of 12 mm (half inch) chain.
Back up is a 55 lb Delta anchor on chain and 100 meters of soft braided “stow easy” line.
Storm anchor is a very large aluminium Fortress anchor on aft push pit rail.
Emergency steering tiller kit stowed in anchor locker.
Fresh water hose down kit.
Salt water hose down system.
Steps down for ease of access into anchor locker.
Light in anchor locker switched from pilot house.