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The Boat

 

SNOWFLAKE is a 40 ft (12 meter) catamaran built by Celtic Yachts in South Africa in 2013, designed by Angelo Lavranos. We are her second owner and bought her in Trinidad in late 2017. She can sleep 8-10 people and is equipped with everything needed to be strong oceangoing and safe floating family home.

 

Hulls

  • Length overall 12.2 m / 40 ft


  • Beam 7.3 m / 24 ft

  • 
Draft 1 m / 3 ft


  • Displacement empty 8200 kg / 18078 lbs


  • Bottom of Hulls: sold fiberglass GRP

  • Hulls and Deck: balsa cored 

  • All high load areas / around windows, hatches etc: plywood cored / solid GRP

  • ceiling at 2m / 6,5 to 7 ft above floor in all areas, cockpit 2,4m / 8 ft

 

Standing Rigging

  • Sparcarft mast 247 x 172 cm, mast height 17.1 m / 56 ft


  • Mast height above waterline 18.5 m / 60 ‘ 8”
Folding mast steps up to spreaders & 1 pair at top of mast 

  • Removable 4 ft bowsprit (2018)

  • 2 whisker / spinnaker poles in 2 lengths (2018)

 

Sails

  • 1 x Main sail 69m² / 742 sq ft with lazy jacks and zipper cover. Condition: very good

  • 1 x Genoa 38m² / 415 sq ft on Harken roller furling. Condition: very good

  • 1 x Genoa (spare) 35 m². Condition: very good

  • 1 x Gennaker (2018) 75 m² on Pro Furl  endless roller furling on bowsprit. Condition: very good

  • 1 x Asymmetrical spinnaker 117m² with sock, Condition: very good (our favourite sail)

  • 1 x Asymmetrical spinnaker 150m² with sock, Condition: restiched, good.

  • (Both Spinnakers can be hoisted and taken down with sock & anchor winch by 1 person)

  • 2 x whisker/ spinnaker poles for tradewind sailing for genoa and gennaker in different lenghts

  • => when going downwind using gennaker and genoa each on one side with the 2 wisker poles up, both headsails can be furled away with poles in place

 

Deck Gear

  • All sheets lead to cockpit

  • All sheet jammers upgraded to Lewmar D2 high load jammers

  • One 2-speed self-tailing electric winch at helm

  • Two 2-speed self-tailing Spinnaker / Gennaker winches at cockpit

  • One 2-speed self-tailing winch at mast

  • One Dinghy winch

  • Stanchions: decored and through-bolted

  • Steeringwheel to chain to stainless steel cable with connection pole betwen rudder shafts

  • Prebalanced rudders

  • Fiber reinforced trampoline nets

  • 4 rod holders

 

Engines

  • 2 x Yanmar 29hp 3YM30 diesel engines with Yanmar SD-20 saildrives

  • Gori 2-blade folding propellers


  • Engine hours port: 1880

  • Engine hours starbord: 1750

  • Fuel Capacity 380 l / 100 US gallons in stainless steel tank + 120 liters in jugs

  • Dual Racor filter setup to change filters while engines are running: On each engine 1 x Vetus filter & water seperator plus 1 x 500 FG Racor filter & water seperator (2018)

  • Seperate starter battery for each engine (2018)

  • Manual seperation switch from house bank: Saves engine batteries from lightning strike etc.

 

Anchoring & Docking

  • 1stanchor: Mantus 65lbs / 30 kg with S2 anchor swivel & 100 meters (330ft) 10 mm chain and 10 m / 35 ft bridle with chainclaw

  • 2ndanchor: CQR 50 lbs / 23 kg on 30 meters (80 ft) 8 mm chain & 60 meters (200 ft) anchor rode

  • 3rdanchor: Danforth 18 lbs / 8 kg on 5 meters (20 ft) 10 mm chain and 60 meters (200 ft) anchor rode

  • Lewmar EVO electric windlass with foot switches at winch and remote switch at helm

  • Resetable breaker for anchor winch (2018)

  • Double cleat & chainclaw setup at anchor winch to set anchor & to protect winch (2018)

  • 8 normal fenders, 1 extra large fender

  • 6 long and 4 short mooring lines

  • 3 solid polypropylene lines of 30, 50 and 100 meters (100 / 150 / 350 feet)

 

Power

  • Boat is wired for 12 and 220 volts

  • 2 rigid solar panels with total 530 watts on cockpit roof with Victron Blue Power MPPT 100/50 charge controlller (2018)

  • 2 flexible solar panels with total 300 watt on cockpit roof with Sunsaver SS-20L charge controlller 

  • 2 x 80 amps alternator on engines

  • 900 amps housebank - heavy duty Trojan Golf Cart batteries (July 2018)

  • Tank sensors in fuel tank, water tank, holding tank

  • BEP 600-DCSM monitor showing all important data from fuel tank, water tank, holding tank, house battery bank, port stater battery, stb. starter battery

  • Victron Energy 3000 watt shore power charger / 12 to 220 volts inverter

  • 2 x 15 meter 220 volts cable 

  • 400 watts 12 to 110 volts inverter with 15 meter cable (2018)

  • Dockside 220 volts plug & cable

  • FA 400 wind turbine generator (to be installed....but there is enough solar anyway and we just did not find the time to do it yet)

  • Each room has 220 and 12 volt outlets, total 12xAC and 10x12V outlets

  • Dedicated fusebox for each part of the boat

  • All lights on board are LED

 

Electronics and Navigation

  • Raymarine E70 (model no: E70011) chartplotter with 9,5 inch / 24 cm colour display

  • Charts: Navionics+ South America & Caribbean, Navionics Gold Africa and Middle East 

  • Raymarine Quantum digital radar

  • Raymarine autopilot Smartpilot X10 with p70r controller

  • Raymarine backup autopilot: Raymarine MK2 Wheeldrive with p70s controller (2018)  

  • Ramarine ST60+ Tridata speed / depth / water temperature

  • Raymarine i60 wind

  • Raymarine i60 wind sister unit - inside facing the couch for night watches (2018)

  • Plastimo Offshore 95 compass

  • Raymarine AIS650 Class B Transceiver

  • Raymarine AIS 100 VHF/AIS Antenna splitter

  • 12 volt outlet at helm to connect ipad, outside searchlight etc.

Comunication

  • VHF ICOM ICM 423 with external microphone/speaker unit at helm

  • VHF ICOM IC-M506 EURO portable with spare battery (2018) 

  • SSB ICOM HF-VHF Transceiver M802, DSC Version (all 2018):

  •  Antenna Tuner AT140 with Lightning Arrestor Diamond CA-35RS Surge Protector

  •  Dyneema Uprigging Antenna 

  •  two copper grounding plates and KISS grounding

  •  Pactor P4dragon DR-7400 with bluetooth to notebook

  •  Notebook NTB Acer Travelmate B117-M-P6FJ N3710, 4GB RAM 500GB, Win10 Pro

  • Satellite phone Iridium Extreme 9575 with spare battery (2018)

  •  with different docking stations and wlan access point, with internal and external antenna

  • LunaWLANnet M2 Wifi masthead antenna, 5km range with lightning protection (2018)

  •  connected to Luna4G-WLANmax router for wifi on board with external SIM card reader for connection to mobile networks at sea

 

Safety

  • Forward compartments completely seperated & sealed from rest of boat

  • Sealed and foamfilled collision compartments in lower forward hull compartments

  • Safe Sea E100G 406 MHz Epirb (2018)

  • Viking Life-raft: 6-person, due to be checked 09 / 2018

  • Life jackets: adults - 4 inflatables, 8 foam, kids -  2 inflatable, 2 foam (2018)

  • 2 life rings

  • MOB indicator pole with flag gravity activated flashlight

  • Lifesling rescue system (2018)

  • Electric horn on mast (2018)

  • Barometer (2018)

  • Saftey net all around boat at lifeline (2018)

  • Flares: complete kit

  • High lumen 12 volt torch on 5m 12 volt cable (2018) 

  • Cordless angle grinder to cut stays in case of emergency (2018)

  • Waterproof emergency bags: 2 large, 3 small (2018)

  • Waterproof emergency box: 1 (2018)

  • Paratech Delta Drogue to control boat speed in severe conditions with 2 dedicated extra cleats with reinforced backing plates (2018)

  • Escape hatch at bottom of saloon floor

  • Bilge pumps: 4 electric & automatic with audio alarm (2018) plus 2 manual

  • Fire extinguishers: 6

  • Set of signal flags

  • Foldablenchor ball

  • First aid kit

 

Cockpit

  • Solid roof with Surfboard / SUP / Kitegear racks  (2018) on underside

  • Heavy weather all around cockpit enclosure (2018)

  • Strata glass windows on sides and front screen

  • Sun net shades for back (2018)

  • Custom made sunbrella cover for instruments  (2018)

  • Table with included icebox sits 8 persons comfortably, 12 can fit

  • Grey Sunbrella upholstery with waterproof foam filling & cushions

  • 2 large especially cut Sunbrella matresses for chill areas

  • Helmsman seat sits 2 comfortably and turns 360 degrees, great at the anchorage

 

Water

  • Fresh Water Capacity 380 l / 100 gallons in SS tank & 200l / 50gal in jugs, total 580 l / 150 gal

  • All water from tank goes through filter with easy access (2018)

  • Shurflo accumulator tank 2 gal safes power and pump life (2018)

  • Jabsco fresh water pump plus 2 spare!

  • Sea Recovery Aqua Mini 170 watermaker 35 l/hour (8 gal/h) with 2 prefilters, 1 aft filter & self flushing system (membrane new 2018)

  • All plumbing & wiring installed for plug and play of water heater, heated by 220 volts or port engine cooling water. calorifier was removed to have storage room for bicycles behind engines (2018)

  • Outdoor freshwater shower in port sugarscoop 

  • Outdoor saltwater washdown hose with saltwater pump

  • 11m² rain water catching system from cockpit roof into tank or jugs through filter (2018)

  • 25m /80 ft of garden hose for sweetwater

 

Cabins

  • 2 double cabins aft 220 x 205 cm

  • 1 double cabin port fwd 220 x 140 cm

  • Saloon table rests on 2 pressurized retractable feet, converts into double bed 220 x 220 cm

  • (sleeps 2 or more and great for night watches) (2018)

  • All matresses split for easy engine room access (2018)

  • All cabins have ceiling light & two seperate reading lights

  • All beds have custom made wooden grids for ventilation under matresses (2018)

  • All cabin windows have inside window covers to keep them dark if needed (2018)

  • All boat windows and hatches have mosquito nets, rear cabin doors have nets as well (2018)

  • Aft cabin rear windows have rain covers and can stay open 24/7. (2018)

  • Sliding mosquito net door from saloon to cockpit (2018)

  • Saloon upholstery in grey leather

  • Lots of linen, besheets, pillows, blankets

 

Bathrooms

  • 1 bathroom midship port with shower, basin, electric head (discharges overboard)

  • 1 fwd stb with bathtub (!), shower, basin, electric head (discharges into 140l / 35gal holding tank or overboard)

  • Both electric heads are Gulper 320 salt water flushed with electric macerator discharge pump

  • 1 Whale grey water pump with quantity sensor initiated discharge pump in each hull to drain basin / shower / floor

 

Galley

  • large Corian countertop workspace

  • 1 x front load stainless Isotherm fridge 

  • 1 x front load stainless Isotherm freezer

  • Double stainless steel sink

  • 3-burner build-in stove, oven with rotating grill plate

  • Two 10 kg / 20 lbs LPG bottles in dedicated storage place in front lockers near water tank

  • BEP 600 GDL Propane gas detector with with remote switch for solenoid at LPG bottle, keeps gas completely outside the boat when not cooking

  • Lots of Pots, pans, cutlery, dishes, baking forms etc.

  • Electric mixer & electric smoothiemaker

 

Dinghy

  • 3.5 metre rigid bottom (2018) inflatable dinghy

  • Extra high & strong fiberglass davits

  • 15 HP Suzuki DF15 fourstroke outboard (2014) serviced regularly

  • Wooden grid on Dinghy floor for dry transportation of goods (2018)

  • Red sunbrella leather reinforced dinghy cover (2018)

  • Stainless steel engine lock (2018)

  • Fuel filter between tank and outboard (2018)

  • Extra fuel filter for filling tank (2018)

  • 12 mm SS wire with SS dinghy lock (2018)

  • Dinghy anchor & chain (2018)

  • PVC rain cover for long term storage

  • Pump

 

Comfort

  • A/C Dometic Cruisair with outlets in saloon and both aft cabins (needs shore power)

  • Captain`s work station & chart table down in stb hull midships (away from busy saloon) with SSB, satphone and main switchboard

  • Dimmable LED lightning in saloon

  • Large flat screen TV with Antenna and HDMI connections to ipad / Mac / PC

  • UKW Sinotec Hifi stereo in saloon with USB -in and audio-in for iphone etc.

  • UKW stereo and TV antenna splitter

  • Marine speakers in saloon and cockpit

  • Three additional Pioneer stereos with 2 speakers each, one in each cabin

  • Courtesy lights on internal stairways

  • Courtesy lights in sugarscoop steps outside

  • Underwater lighting

  • Folddown bathing ladder

  • Magma stainless steel BBQ connected to propane tank

  • Sunbrella covers on ALL hatches and winches (2018)

  • About 100 plastic boxes for clothing, tools, gear, food etc to keep moisture out (2018)

Extras

 

  • 1 set scuba dive gear including various weights (2018)

  • Tons of fishing gear for trolling plus several rods (2018)

  • Several set of snorkeling gear with spares (2018)

  • Diving platform on top of dingh davits (2018)

  • Underwater digital camera Canon power Shot D10

  • Bosun`s chair

  • 8 x 25 l / 6 gal jugs for water

  • 3 x 25 l / 6 gal jugs for diesel

  • 2 x 25 l / 6 gal jugs for dighy fuels

  • Foul weather clothing (2018)

  • Oil extractor pump

  • Singer sewing machine (2018)

  • Cooler box with sunbrella cushion, also functions as extra saloon seat (2018)

  • 1 adult mountain bike, 1 foldable adult bike, 2 kids bikes (2018)

  • Kids water skis, water ski handles (2018)

  • Headlamps, torches (2018)

  • Rechargable batteries and charger (2018)

  • Lots more ......

 

Spares

  • 2 freshwater pumps

  • Anodes for saildrives & propellers

  • Engine saltwater pump, several alternator belts, starter solenoids, etc.s

  • Oil / diesel / water filters

  • Set of saloon window covers

  • Blocks and shackles

  • Lots of lines including spare main halyard

  • and much much more...

 

Tools

Everything necessary to fix anything on board:

Angle grinder, cord & cordless driller, dremel, jigsaw, hot glue pistol, soldering iron, Sail repair kit, fiberglass, resin, paint, tape, clamps, pliers, socket sets, screw drivers, voltmeter etc. 

 

List of additional jobs done in 2018

  • Everything necessary to fix anything on board:

  • Angle grinder, cord & cordless driller, dremel, jigsaw, hot glue pistol, soldering iron

  • Sail repair kit, fiberglass, resin, paint, tape, clamps, pliers, socket sets, screw drivers, voltmeter etc. 

  • List of additional jobs done in 2018

  • boat sanded to last epoxy layer and 3 new layers of epoxy underwater coating

  • new hard antifouling

  • two new saltwater pumps on engines installed

  • sail drive oil seals changed

  • sail drive shaft rubber seal fastening plates changed

  • lpg hoses replaced

  • one bilge pump replaced

  • two fresh water discharge pump sensors replaced

  • new watermaker membrane

  • new freshwater pressure pump

  • new dinghy bottom

  • new exit hatch handle seals

  • new cockpit speakers

  • new lpg barbecue parts

  • new cockpit roof window

  • complete main door sealing changed

  • new main door roller bearings

  • optimized soft clear windshield

  • many new lights and bulbs, all led now

  • outboard engine: full service (oil, filters, carburetor injection tip, propeller)

  • second watermaker prefilter installed

  • new single cockpit seat

  • entry gräting

  • cosy cockpit light