Briand Design 80'
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Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
LOA: 23.98 m
Beam: 5.93 m
LWL: 21.93 m
Minimum Draft: 3.20 m
Maximum Draft: 3.20 m
Displacement: 38500 kgs
Ballast: 13500 kgs
Engine Brand: VOLVO PENTA
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Number of cabins: 4
WHIMSY is a beautifully designed and perfectly laid out sailing yacht by Philippe Briand. She was built at Vaudrey Miller (New Zealand) for an experienced racing yachtsman, heavily involved in the design process and with guiding principle “less is more.”
Briand has shown his French flare for design to create a polished, modern look with sleek, well-proportioned lines. Her large sail area and optimized waterline length provides fast average cruising speeds under sail at 10kn.
The result is a striking sleek and fast sloop that is easy and fun to sail and offers long distance, high-performance touring.
She has the sensitivity and performance of a racing yacht but fulfills all criteria of a true blue-water cruiser, conceived to sail around the world in all comfort and security.
WHIMSY is in exceptional good condition and deserves the term “like new”.
Constant attention was paid to weight. Half-load displacement of around 40 tons was made possible with the use of composites - kevlar, carbon, glass - and a T-shaped bulb keel. The mixture of E-glass and carbon fiber has produced a light, robust, easily maintained hull that meets ABS standards and is pleasurable to live in.
The fact that she is relatively light but has a large sail area (more than 300 m² upwind) and optimized waterline length means that WHIMSY easily attains speeds of 10 knots with a small crew, (a couple since launch) largely facilitated by the mainsail’s ‘magic trim’.
Designer Philippe Briand summed up the yacht by saying that "WHIMSY’s displacement is on the performance side of moderate and for a comprehensively equipped cruising yacht she is relatively light", Carbon fiber offered big performance gains and it was judiciously used in the chain plates, inner deck laminate and the rig where it contributed most by minimizing the structure and weight above the waterline. E-glass was chosen as the primary hull laminate because it transmits less noise and reduces condensation, and is relatively easy to repair should hull damage be sustained in remote locations."
The deck features an exceptionally clean and clutter-free layout with flush hatches and color coordinated sailing hardware. Behind the coach roof, the deck is divided in three areas:
Franck Darnet created a sober and welcoming interior, using quality materials such as anegre wood (Angola),, rosewood, brushed steel and subtle tones of grey and white, with touches of soft colors. The result is elegant, innovative and timeless.
The layout has been customized with accessibility in mind and for the purpose of relaxed day-to-day living. The yacht is optimized for socializing, assigning more emphasis to the large saloon than to the guest and owner area. The roomy and slightly raised saloon is brightened by large windows.
The guest and owner accommodation consists in three equal cabins: two identical forward (each with double bed 140cm and en-suite bathrooms) and one cabin amidships with twin beds (110cm and 95cm) and en-suite bathroom. This compromise solution has revealed itself very positive in terms of flexibility.
The comfortable and independent crew area is located aft, separated from the saloon by the galley and with direct access to the deck in order to provide maximum privacy on board.
This crew area is divided in a cabin with double berth (140cm), a separate bathroom, and a crew mess which can be transformed in a cabin for a third crew member (additional single bed 90cm).
Standing Rigging NAVTEC, checked / dye tested (Summer 2010)
Running Rigging DONAGHYS, sheets new 2012, backstay PBO new, halyards new winter 2010/11
Mast MATRIX (now HALL SPARS NZ) carbon fiber, rig pulled Summer 2010 and serviced
Boom MATRIX (now HALL SPARS NZ)
Furlers RECKMANN hydr. Genoa furler, serviced Summer 2010 and Winter 2011/12
HARKEN manual Staysail furler, all new summer 2010 inclusive profile
Foresails NORTH AS Spinnaker 380m² A5 heavy AP Reaching Norlon 150, 2005 (immaculate condition)
NORTH Code zero 220m² Polyester laminate 4.502 with furling forestay and continuous
Furler SEA RIG, 2005 (immaculate condition)
ALL PURPOSE trilam Roller furling Gib (Blade) 142m², 390TX spectra in grey (new Summer 10)
ALL PURPOSE trilam Roller furling Staysail 75m², 390TX spectra in grey (new Summer 10)
Mainsail ALL PURPOSE trilam Main 160m² w two reefs, 390TX spectra in grey (new Summer 10)
Trysail NORTH Trysail 35m² 2005 (never used)
NORTH Storm Gib Orange Dacron 2005
Awning Sun Awning in two parts, fixed on the boom, that covers complete cockpit area and steering position
Winches HARKEN hydraulic 2x980ST, 4x 66,2ST, 2x1110
Engine VOLVO PENTA D4 - 210 Hp, continually maintained, complete hydraulical PTO serviced 2012, App. 2.800hrs
Generator NORTHERN LIGHTS M864K, 20Kw, continually maintained, new silent blocks (2012)
Water maker SEA RECOVERY SRC AWM 1500, app. 250L per hour, completely serviced 2012
Bow thruster LEWMAR 300 SVT
Air conditioning 2x CRUISER MTC 24, (24.000 Btu)
Fuel tank 2.300 liters
Fresh water tank 1.200 liters
Grey water tank 3 x 250 liters
Black water tank 2 x 200 liters
Max. speed: under power app. 10kn
under sail app. 14kn
Cruising speed: under power app. 8.5kn
under sail app. 10kn
Inverter (V/W) 2x MASTERVOLT Colorado 24/2500W
Batteries MASTERVOLT 1100 A/h new in Winter 2010
Battery charger 2x MASTERVOLT Mass 24/100A
Shore power Shore Transformer for 110V / 220V
Autopilot NKE Electronic
Compass / gyro NKE Gyropilot 60, DL 18
GPS / plotter FURUNO Navnet, upgraded in summer 2010 as well as Receiver and Transmitter
Radar FURUNO Navnet, CR 54
Log NKE DL 18
Depth sounder NKE DL 18
Wind speed + direction NKE DL 18
Close-hauled NKE DL 18
Rudder indicator NKE
Extras Fog horn
Repeater in crew mess, in nav station and on the two steering positions
Gangway MULTIPLEX carbon
Bathing platform integrated in stern
Bathing ladder to be connected to bathing platform, stored with deck ladder in stern
Deck shower hot and cold on bathing platform
Anchor 1x CQR 140 pound with 110m 13mm Chain, 1x FORTRESS emergency anchor 110m Rope
Windlass LEWMAR 3000 hydraulic, either with 24V electrical pump or PTO Generator (2-speed)
Deck wash system saltwater/freshwater
Paint hull: AWLGRIP Matterhorn white, new 8/2010, superstructure: DUPONT grey metallic
Telephone Satcom KVH Tracphone, Hubbel 252
Fax Satcom KVH Tracphone, with HP Office Jet 5510
VHF radio telephone ICOM M 602 + 2 VHF handheld
SSB radio telephone ICOM M 802MZ
Computer FURUNO Seamap, NAVNET Maxsea
Screens 1x Chart table, HP Compac LE 1711, 1x Crew mess PHILIPS Brillance 200 P
1x nav.station VARTEC Systems – summer 2010
TV/Video SHARP LCD TV in salon
Radio/HiFi BOSE livestyle 38 in Salon, Cockpit and Steering position
Refrigerator DANFOSS Isotherm 24V 1x 307 Ltr, 1x 233 Ltr. total 540Ltr
Deep freezer DANFOSS Isotherm 24V 1x 206 Ltr, 1x 174 Ltr. total 380Ltr
Bottle cooler VITIFRIGO in Salon
Stove SMEG electric
Dish washer FISHER & PAYKEL
Washing machine-Dryer MIELE Novatronic
Coffee Machine NESPRESSO new 2012
TENDER & WATER TOYS
Tender AB 3,2m Semirigid with Aluminium hull, 1x spare inflatable dinghy
Engine (tender) YAMAHA 1x 25 hp, 1x 2,5 hp
Diving gear 2x 12l Aluminium diving bottles, serviced 2012
Compressor BAUER Junior II, with two diving jackets and breethers
Wake board 1xby BIC
Others BIC Inflatable Cayak
Life raft BFA MARINE Pacific 12 Person, serviced 2012
Life jackets KRU Automatic 4x, HUTCHWILCO Automatic 6x,
Bilge alarm In Fore peak, Fore ship, Engine room, Aft peak,
Fire-extinguishing system FM 200 in engine room, new 2012
Fire-extinguishers 5x A,B,E
EPIRP MACMURDO, serviced 2011/12
Set of Flares, Survival Bag
1x JON BUOY Mob-Module, serviced 2012
N.B. : THE BERTH IN GRAND HARBOUR MARINA - MALTA, WITH A TREMENDOUS VIEW ON THE HISTORICAL CITY, CAN BE PURCHASED SEPARATELY
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