57' Alwoplast/Chris White Designs Atlantic 57
Hekla is a beautifully finished example of the Atlantic 57 design. The owners utilized the artistry of the builders to customize the interior with fantastic results.
Laminated gloss varnished bamboo trim is at once unconventional and beautiful. Bamboo is extremely durable as well as rapidly grown for sustainable harvest. Fabrics were carefully chosen to mimic the leafy colors of bamboo and the combination is most eye pleasing.
Floors in the accommodation were artistically painted with nautical themes then carefully coated with clear urethane and light non-skid to make them completely durable.
Helka has been lightly used and carefully maintained, she's a great performance cruising boat and is ready to go.
Hulls, decks and pilothouse are constructed from vacuum bagged Epoxy resin and high performance uni-glass fabrics cored with “Core-Cell” SAN foam and PVC foam. Additional laminate of Kevlar on the hull bows for extra collision protection.
All exterior surfaces are spray painted with linear polyurethane "AlexSeal"coating.
Crossbeams are built of uni-directional carbon fiber/epoxy with foam cored epoxy/glass bulkheads.
Extensive use is made of uni-directional carbon fiber reinforcement in high load areas of hulls and decks.
Interior joinerwork and floorboards are all cored panels to provide stiffness at low weight.
Propulsion and Steering
Twin Volvo D2-40 (40 HP) diesel saildrive engines
Dual instrument panels with tachometer and engine monitoring gauges and alarms.
Primary and secondary fuel filters.
Dual “ZF Micro Commander” electronic single lever engine controls mounted at both the cockpit helm station and pilothouse inside helm.
ZF remote engine controls
Three blade Flex-o-Fold bronze geared folding propellers
Rudder blades are fiberglass composite, high performance hydrofoil section with solid Titanium rudder stocks turning in low friction bushings.
Carbon Mast and Booms
Carbon Fiber Spars (Mast, main boom, jib boom, forward crossbeam and compression beam) from King Composites.
Painted mast, deck stepped with two sets of rod diamonds over single spreader.
Mainsail: Quantum “Fusion Membrane” carbon/vectran with UV and chafe protecting laminate, full length battens, Harken batten car system
Genoa: Quantum “Fusion Membrane” carbon/vectran with UV and chafe protecting laminate, Profurl roller furling/reefing
Self Tacking Jib: Quantum “Fusion Membrane” carbon/vectran with UV and chafe protecting laminate, Profurl roller furling/reefing.
Asymmetric Spinnaker: Quantum Maxilite 150 with 2 ply leech. Dousing sock.