Name: Aquarius Alfa
Built: Nautor Swan OB, Finland
Type: Sloop Cruising yacht
Naval Architect: German Frers
Sleeps: 9 Guests in 4 en-suite cabins
Construction: GRP Hull & Deck with Carbon re-infocements
Rig: Offshore spars
Boom: Carbon V boom
Engine: Perkins Sabre M265Ti 6-cylider diesel (265hp @ 2500 rpm)
LOA: 30.21m (99’11”)
LWL: 26.4m (86’8”)
DRAFT: 4.0m (13’12”)
BEAM: 7.06m (23’.1”)
DISPL: 78 tonnes (light ship)
BALLAST: 28 tonnes (lead bulb)
Aquarius Alfa is a sleek looking semi raised Swan 100 S which was designed by German Frers. She is the first SWAN 100S to feature the ‘Semi-Raised Saloon’ configuration incorporating a low-level coach roof. The yacht has four en-suite guest cabins sleeping up to nine people. This yacht is beautifully appointed and in excellent overall condition. Viewing is highly recommended - she is VAT paid. Aquarius Alfa is Malta registered.
HULL & APPENDAGES
The hull is of single skin construction using glass/aramid hybrid fibre reinforced vinylester laminate with local carbon fibre reinforcements. Structural bulkheads are of Nomex honeycomb cored carbon fibre epoxy pre-preg construction and laminated to hull and deck.
Formglass safety glass with electric blinds. Three on each side featuring two in saloon, two in aft cabin and one in each aft guest cabin.
Hull is finished in Dupont ‘Black Panther’ metallic paint (2015)
Cove and stripes in Dupont ‘Snow White’ paint
The ballast bulb is a lead casting in one piece, made from 3% antimony lead alloy. Stainless steel fin that has been filled and faired with epoxy.
Rudder & Steering System
Foam filled carbon fibre rudder blade
Sprocket and chain steering gear
Lightweight aluminium steering quadrant bolted to rudderstock.
New bottom bearing in 2012.
New o-rings fitted in 2016
Large dinghy Garage & Bathing Platform
Garage accommodates the New AB13 RIB (2019)
Remote control winch to load tender
Hydraulically operated swim platform
Hot and cold shower on platform
Hydraulic carbon passarelle, telescopic and stored in lazarette
Fore Peak / Sail Locker
Watertight bulkheads aft
Main deck is of carbon fibre pre-preg sandwich construction with Nomex
Coach roof and coamings of glass fibre reinforced vinylester with low density foam core.
Laid teak on side decks, coamings and cockpit seats
Deck bright work is finished in Dupont ‘Snow White’ paint (2012)
Composite / stainless steel fairleads integrated in bulwark
Retractable mooring cleats
Stowage for three eight-man life rafts in deck lockers
Two removable foot supports at helm stations.
Harken blocks, tracks and pad-eyes.
Harken all carbon top and base
Mainsheet: 1 x 1130 STHA
Primary: 2 x B1130 STHA
Secondary: 2 x BH1130 STHA
Halyard/Pit: 4 x BH990.3 STHA
Hatches and Windows
3x Hull windows on either side (saloon, aft cabins, master cabin)
Custom Nautor composite flush hatches
Anchoring & Mooring
Lewmar vertical 5000 hydraulic windlass recessed in fore deck.
Hydraulic stainless steel anchor arm retracts into deck locker for anchor stowage.
Sanguinetti mooring winch on foredeck
CQR 180 lbs anchor
Fortress FX-80 kedge anchor.
120m x 14mm high tensile chain.
100m x 25mm plaited nylon anchor line.
Canvas & Deck Upholstery.
Dodger recessed in coach roof – new 2015
Cockpit cushions- black and white, new 2016
Boom awning- white
Cockpit table cover- black
Mainsail cover – black
Winch covers – black
Steering pedestal covers – black
Steering wheel covers - black
All berths have canvas lee cloths
Teak interior joinery and finished in hand-rubbed satin finish varnish
Floorboards are of lightweight sandwich material with light teak veneer
Fully reconditioned and re-varnished in 2015
All opening hatches fitted with blinds and mosquito screens
Centerline double berth with split mattresses.
Hanging lockers in all four corners of the cabin.
Settee to starboard
Vanity desk to port and 42” flat screen television mounted above
Ensuite bathroom with large shower compartment
Aft Starboard Guest Cabin
Twin berths with bedside table in-between
Full length hanging locker.
Ensuite bathroom and separate shower compartment
Aft Port Guest Cabin
Twin berths with bedside table in-between
Full length hanging locker
Ensuite bathroom and separate shower compartment.
Light and open plan, comfortable dining and relaxed seating
L-shaped sofa to starboard and eight-person dining table.
Large C-shaped settee on port side with coffee table
Navigation table and chair to starboard
Port Forward Guest Cabin
Double berth with split mattress
Pullman berth above
En-suite head and separate shower compartment
The galley is located starboard side and forward of the saloon
Two sinks and dishwasher are located inboard
Cooker, freezer and (washer-dryer new in 2013) located outboard
1 Front loading refrigerator
1 Top loading refrigerator under floor boards
1 Top loading freezer under floor boards
1 Front loading freezer under counter top
Gimballed gas stove and 4-burner gas hob
2-burner ceramic hob
Cooker extractor hood
Food waste disposal integrated with sink
Port Crew Cabin
Upper and lower fixed single berths
Full length hanging lockers
Starboard Crew Cabin
A sofa/converting single berth
pullman berth above
Centre line locker with fold- down table and television
Shared crew bathroom forward
ENGINE & SYSTEMS
Engine room is located under the saloon
Access is through the galley or beneath the saloon sole.
Main Engine – Hours = 4,000 (December 2019)
Perkins Sabre M265Ti 6-cylider marine diesel engine.
Output = 195Kw (265 hp) at 2500 rpm
ZF80A 2.85:1 reduction gear.
Four-blade Varifold propeller 32”, pitch 24”
Propeller shaft 2” mounted through flexible shaft coupling
Halyard wet exhaust system with fibreglass silencers
Fuel Capacity = 2480 litres in two stainless steel tanks
Fuel lines to engine and generator have Racor fuel/water separators
Two oil tanks are provided, 1 x 80L lubricating oil tank and 1 x 80L waste oil tank
Bosch-Rexroth central system
3 x power sources:
Generator #1 PTO pump, Generator #2 PTO pump, DC power pack system
Hydraulic system powering the following:
Anchor swing arm
Bow thruster plus up/down
Inner forestay tension
Jib halyard tensioner
Transom hatch cylinders
Tender winch in lazarette
Maxpower bow-thruster R321 21Kw
2 x stainless steel tanks = Total capacity of 1520 litres (335gal)
UV Sterilizer freshwater
Deck-shower in dinghy garage.
1x Jaspi 220 litre hot-water tank
Shore supply connection with softener unit.
Sea water pump for fire/anchor-wash (connection on foredeck, midships and aft deck)
Sea Recovery Aqua Whisper 1500-2 (5600 litres per day). 3 x New membranes 2019
New HRO 24v DC Watermaker (2016)
Condaria Air conditioning (90,000 BTU)
Independent fan coils in each cabin
15Kw heating mode
Forced ventilation in all cabins
1 x Vane compressor (for transom and main companionway sealing)
1 x back up compressor with quick connections
2 x grey water tanks (total capacity 710 litres)
4 x submersible bilge pumps
2 x manual Whale Titan bilge pumps
Tecma Standard Plus 24V with fresh-water flush
2 x Blackwater tanks
Service batteries split into 2 banks, each with capacity of 24V 750 Ah/8 h.
Each bank with 12 units of 2V each.
Cranking batteries 24V 50Ah Ah/20
230V 50HZ single phase 3-wire system.
Power shedding system, PLC controlled.
2 x Northern Lights M984 26 KVA generators
Hours: 9,200 (December 2019)
Vectek VSPII Frequency converter (20 kVA accepts input 180-520 V AC, 47 to 64 HZ)
2 x Bosch 28v 140ah alternators on main engine for service battery charging.
1 x 60ah alternator on main engine for main engine start battery
Generators have their own alternators for starting batteries
4 x Mastervolt Mass 24V 100 A chargers for service batteries
1 x Mastervolt Mass 24V 25 A for start batteries
Inverter Mastervolt 24/5000 VA
Inverter Mastervolt 24/2500 VA Sine wave, for entertainment systems
B&G H2000 Navigation system comprising of:
14 FFD displays : 6 below deck, 8 on deck
8 x 20/20 displays on deck
2 x B&G analogue wind direction.
2 x B&G analogue magnified wind direction.
Furuno ZTL12F touch screen charter plotter/radar (new 2017)
1 x display at Navigation station and 1 x at mainsheet winch island
36Nm Radar antenna on front of mast
B&G Hercules 2000 ACP2 Hydraulic autopilot with two Rexroth cylinders
Nuk navigation computer connected to Samsung 15" screen at navigation station
MaxSea TimeZero V.3 chart software (Med, US & Caribbean)
Mac computer connected to entertainment system
Iridium satellite phone
Raymarine VHF Radio
Sailor VHF Radio
Inmarsat Standard C
R&R Electronic Delta Pacific active antenna.
Sailor SSB Radio
Tracvision TV6 antenna on port lower spreader
42” television with Bose lifestyle system
DVB decoder for Sat TV
Samsung 20” flat screen televisions
42” flatscreen television
DVB decoder for Sat TV
4JL audio system, 3x amplification units and connected to 4 x speakers/subwoofer system
MAST & RIGGING
Carbon mast by Offshore Spars
4 x Carbon spreaders and discontinuous shrouds
Mast and boom were repainted in 2011
Fully serviced in 2015 and all rods replaced
Four down lights on lower spreaders.
One pair up light on each spreader.
PVC mast boot, sealed.
Fore triangle 214 m²
Main sail 240 m²
110% Jib 237.7 m²
Gennaker 797 m
Navtec rod, all replaced in 2015
Aramid cable running backstays
Carbon fibre Park Avenue boom with last jacks.
Three reefs in main
Boom preventer system.
Reckmann hydraulic furling head stay
Navtec boom vang
Navtec jib halyard tensioner
Navtec split backstay
Inner forestay tensioner
New AB13 (3.96 metre) RIB in 2019
New Yamaha 4 stroke 30hp outboard (tiller steered) in 2019
Bauer dive compressor
Cable master (for shore power connection)
Anchor light with cable and plug
2 x 6 person Ocean Safety liferafts (New 2019)
2 x Man Overboard Modules mounted on pushpit
2 x Horseshoe buoys mounted on pushpit with light
Sea-fire extinguishing system for E/R.
Hand extinguishers Gloria P2G in each cabin.
Fire blanket in galley
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