This boat is intended to fulfill the role of a quality, privately operated pleasure boat with charter capabilities, but is generally optimized for short duration coastal family cruising and sport fishing. Some charter operation is envisioned, so design and construction is to New Zealand MSA Restricted Coastal survey requirements and will operate under the Safe Ship Management scheme. Construction is from medium-tech foam sandwich composite, utilizing epoxy resins, cross-linked PVC foams and E-glass stitched/knitted reinforcements. Some carbon fibre unidirectional material is specified in stiffness critical members where it is considered cost effective to do so. Carbon fibre lifting lugs, similar to integral chain plates used on sailing boats, are incorporated into the structure of the vessel allowing the boat to be crane lifted without wrapping straps around the hull. The vessel is being built by Calibre Boatbuilders NZ Ltd.
The arrangement is divided into four basic areas the forward sleeping compartments, the main salon/helm station and galley, the head and shower compartment and the cockpit. The two forward sleeping compartments are entered via hatches let into the bulkhead each side of the helm station at the forward end of the salon. No standing head room is available in these cabins, although there is some sitting headroom at the aft end of the bunk. Each cabin is identical, mirrored about centerline and houses a standard, inner spring queen sized mattress. A shelf to the outboard side of the bunk provides a stowage space for soft bags, books and personal gear. A 1`6` square hatch is located in the deck head and admits light, fresh air and serves as an emergency escape hatch.
The cockpit measures a nominal 11`6` square. Hatches in the sole permit access to each engine room and a central hatch in way of the central nacelle provides access to a small locker suitable for stowing two dive bottles, gaffs, boat hooks and scrubbing brushes. A unit in the starboard corner offers locker space and a bench top and allows food and drinks to be served directly from the galley to the cockpit via an opening hatch in the bulkhead. The gas bottle is located in this corner locker, which is appropriately vented overboard. Bulwark lockers are located along each side of the cockpit for stowage of minor items.A cockpit station is located aft of the cockpit entry bulkhead and incorporates a hand wash basin, trash bin and stowage lockers. A freezer is also located in this station and is arranged such that food items, ice, bait etc. can be stowed in separate plastic barrels, avoiding cross contamination and minimizing cleaning requirements of the freezer surfaces. A driven raw water wash down facility and fire hose outlet, in accordance with MSA requirements, is also mounted on the aft cockpit station.
Deadrise at Transom
Draft Board/Drive Up
The main salon area is accessed via a 2`9` wide entry door in the cockpit bulkhead. The galley is located along the starboard side of this volume and comprises a work bench finished in selected Trezzinni (acrylic) with a stainless steel basin. A single lever mixer delivers hot and cold fresh water to the basin. A wall mounted combined microwave/convection oven is mounted above the bench and a four burner gas stove is located adjacent to the sink. Stowage lockers for dry stores or crockery and glassware are mounted above the work bench at the aft end of the galley. An opening hatch in the cockpit bulkhead at the aft end of the galley allows serving of food and drinks directly to a corner unit located at the forward end of the cockpit. Stowage lockers for crockery, cleaning equipment and dry stores, plus drawers for cutlery etc. are located under the bench top. The dinette is located to port and is comprised of a built-in dinette seat, for two persons. The face of the seat base and kick panel is constructed of teak ply and locker space is available under the seat base. The squabs are custom made and finished in selected leather. A custom made table suitable for mounting in either the salon or cockpit is located adjacent to the dinette seating. Two foldable chairs are also able to be arranged around this table.