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'Lochmarin' was built to Lloyds 100A+ by Whisstocks Ltd of Woodbridge, Suffolk, England in 1989 and launched in 1990. She is a teak decked aluminium centreboard ketch with numerous features that serious offshore yachts possess... bridge deck cockpit, collision bulkheads, storm shutters etc. The raised pilot house, with its panoramic vision, is invaluable when sailing in inclement conditions. Successive owners have sailed this yacht in high latitudes, indeed the yacht was featured in Yachting World when she was laying peacefully at anchor in the Antarctic Peninsular. Further to that, the yacht is featured in Adlard Coles' book 'Heavy Weather Sailing' in a chapter describing the use of sea anchors, inspired by conditions she battled off the Chilean coast... she is one of those yachts.
Owners Phil and Sara bring the yacht to the market in excellent condition with some good recent upgrades. The terrific galley has had new fridge and freezer installations, stainless steel lined and huge insulation plus a new GN Espace Levante cooker this year has transformed cooking at sea.
In 2007 'Phil and Sara undertook a comprehensive refit and then in 2011 'Lochmarin' had a new engine and generator installed. She is presently stored ashore in Lumut, Malaysia and your early inspections are highly recommended.
|Builder||Whisstocks Ltd, Suffolk, England|
|Displacement||27000 kgs Half Load|
|Draft||1.83 m (Min) ; 3.66 m (Max)|
|Fuel Tanks||2 Aluminum (1200 Liters)|
|Water Tanks||2 Aluminum (800 Liters)|
|Holding Tanks||2 Stainless steel (150 Liters)|
|Engine||Perkins Sabre M92B 85 HP|
|Fuel Type||Single diesel|
|Drive Type||Direct Drive|
|Cruising Speed||7 knots @ 1500 RPM|
|Maximum Speed||9 knots|
|Propeller||3 blade propeller|
Number of single berths: 2
Number of twin berths: 1
Number of double berths: 2
Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 2
Number of bathrooms: 2
The interior joinery is European oak and fit and finish is evidently professionally installed.
The companionway steps into the pilot house find you in a commanding place to do your watch. The navigation desk, with chartplotter and autopilot control head, is large and all round vision is excellent. The centre forward facing window opens for excellent ventilation in warmer climes. There is a pilot berth c/w lee cloth to starboard for an off watch crew member.
Access to the spacious owners aft cabin is from the pilot house and it is an extremely well ventilated cabin. Three opening ports on one side, one on the other plus two ports to the cockpit. A wind scoop to one cockpit port really delivers the breeze. An ensuite bathroom is adjacent and it has a separate shower stall and also access to the new 220 volt washing machine. Vast drawer, locker and wardrobe space throughout, including a sensible sized dressing table.
Moving forward into the main saloon the yacht displays yet more of its sea going design features. Ease and safety of movement is evident, sensibly sized and shaped fiddles, grabs on deckheads etc abound. A solid oak dining table with fold up ends that reveal fiddled sections for use at sea with a wrap around settee is on the port side. Opposite is the galley, a centre line counter top making a nice divide.
Moving forward into the passageway, there are two guest cabins. To port a double and to starboard a twin bunk cabin. The shower full forward to port is shared by both cabins but there are two doors, one in the port cabin and another in the passageway. The shared head is behind the starboard cabin.
A great sea going design and finely equipped. Fridge and top loading freezer were re built in 2015 and now have stainless steel carcasses with very thick insulation. Freezing is so much easier now and with very little power consumption. A new GN ESPACE LEVANTE three burner gas stove, oven and grill has just been installed. These ovens are praised as being one of the best cruising ovens to have. Additional cooking by the fitted microwave.
Storage is cleverly designed, the drawers beneath the centre line countertop even open both sides, excellent for mob handed cooking ! Beneath the front opening fridge there are two large, white plastic lined, cold storage drawers.
Deep double stainless sinks with hot and cold water plus foot pumped salt water.
DC refrigeration system: FRIGOBOAT DC 24V refrigeration system comprises 1off DANFOSS BD35 and 1 off DANFOSS BD50 sealed compressor with seawater cooling via a single 12V FLOJET electric pump which discharges overboard. All units are automatically controlled via the FRIGOBOAT controller and pump interface unit.
Two, hot and cold. The forward shower adjoins the port side guest cabin and has a door in that cabin plus a door in the passage way for use by others.
The shower stall in the owners aft cabin is a dry head shower, separate from the head.
Two manual LAVAC heads. Each head has a holding tank, no Y valves, a single outlet at bottom of holding tank closes to employ the holding tank. A deck outlet for pump out or wash through.
The forward head is shared by both guest cabins and is located just aft of the starboard twin bunk cabin.
Batteries & Electrics:
Lochmarin is fitted with a 24 volt DC system (with a number of 24v/12v dropper transformers where required), a 240 volt 50Hz AC system utilising either shore power via an Isolation Transformer or the onboard 7 kW Northern Lights generator. A 1600w/24V 40 amp Inverter provides AC power from the house batteries when required.
Renewable power is provided by 4 solar panels and a 24 volt D400 Wind Generator providing plenty of power when on passage.
All the above are new plus all wiring was replaced at refit.
The 24V DC system comprises two entirely separate unconnected subsystems with the “house system” not connected to the “engine starter system ” thereby ensuring that capacity is always available to start the main engine. A further backup is provided by another 12v system solely used to start the generator. Jumper cables are carried if it is ever necessary to start the main engine from the house batteries.
House system: 4 off 12V 290Ah Rolls AGM batteries connected in series-parallel providing 580Ah primary capacity at 24 volts (equivalent to 1160Ah at 12 volts)
Engine start system : 2 off 110Ah 12V Marine batteries connected in parallel providing 110Ah at 24 volts exclusively to main engine
Generator start system: 1 off 110Ah 12V Marine battery providing 110Ah at 12V exclusively to Northern Lights generator engine
- 120 Amp 24 volt main engine driven Alternator exclusively charging house batteries
- 60 Amp 24 volt main engine driven Alternator exclusively charging engine start batteries
- 30 Amp 12 volt generator engine driven Alternator exclusively charging generator start battery
24 volt Eclectic Energy D400 Wind turbine mounted on pole at transom and delivering 225 Watts at 20 kts via a regulator to the house batteries.
- 2 off 12 volt semi-rigid 75 W panels in series on coach roof feeding into house battery system via a ProStar-15 solar charge controller
- 2 off 36 volt rigid EOPLLY 200 W panels mounted on rotating/sliding rails on cockpit pushpit and independently feeding into house batteries via a BlueSky Solar Boost 3024i 24 volt MPPT Solar Charge Controller
Battery Monitoring System:
Victron Energy BMV-600S battery monitoring system installed at chart table and monitoring state of charge, voltages, in and out amperage and many other battery condition parameters.
The AC system aboard Lochmarin comprises a 240 volt 50Hz system with power provided either from shore or from the onboard 7kW generator. A 1600W Inverter/Charger provides limited AC power to the AC ring main from the house batteries when at sea. Distribution is via an AC switch panel and an RCCD protected 240 volt 13 amp ring main comprising 13 amp UK sockets throughout the vessel.
Shore power is fed via a European 15 amp weatherproof socket into the AC panel via a fully rated Isolation Transformer thereby ensuring that no shore power anomalies in Marina circuits are transmitted aboard and preventing stray currents and their ensuing safety and corrosion problems when in Marina berths.
Onboard 240 volt 50Hz power is provided by a Northern Lights 7kW diesel generator which is started from an independent ‘black start ‘ 12 volt battery and a separate filtered diesel supply from the fuel day tank. The generator which is located in the engine room within a totally enclosed acoustic housing feeds power to the AC distribution panel. The generator was installed in 2012 and currently has 884 hours runtime on it.
AC Distribution Panel:
The AC distribution panel provides feeds via appropriately rated circuit breakers to the following circuits:
- Hot water Immersion Heater
- Victron Energy 1600W/24v/40amp Combination Battery Charger/Inverter
- Washing Machine
- Victron Energy Centaur 24v/60amp Battery Charger (new 2017)
- AC Ring main Sockets
- Seafresh Watermaker
Electronics & Navigation:
Integrated Navigation System
RayMarine Integrated series G system(installed 2009) comprising:-
- Chart Plotter preloaded with entire worldwide set of Navionics Charts at Chart Table
- 4kW RayMarineDigital Hi-Resolution 48mile Open Array Scanner (on mizzen mast at crosstrees)
- Wind Speed/Direction
- Closehauled Wind
Instruments all located on forward side of cockpit (visible from Helm) and repeating via SeaTalk to Nav System
RayMarine AIS650 Class B Transceiver (2012) with dedicated GPS on coachroof and transmitting/receiving via dedicated VHF antenna. Output fed to integrated Nav System in Pilot House.
Forward Facing Echo Sounder:
EchoPilot forward looking echo sounder with dedicated monitor (mountable in cockpit)
RayMarine primary GPS integrated within Nav System
Furuno GPS-32 secondary independent unit in Pilot House
Furuno Fax/Navtex receiver in Pilot House
Digital electronic barometer in Pilot House. Analog barometer in Saloon.
ICOM M-603 VHF with DSC and separate Command-mike in cockpit. Also allows machine generated fog signals and voice transmitted via mizzen-mounted loudhailer
ICOM M-801E MF/HF Radio with DSC transmitting via a A-141 Antenna Tuner and backstay antenna. Connected via PACTOR modem to facilitate email at sea.
PACTOR Dragon 4 modem for high speed email communications at sea via specialist shore stations (eg Winlink or Sailmail)
- 85hp (64kW) Perkins Sabre M92B diesel engine (fitted new 2011, 2232hrs)
- PRM 500 Gearbox 3:1 reduction (fitted new 2011)
- Shaft drive via AquaDrive Anti Vibration Unit
- MaxProp feathering propeller
- Max Speed: 9 kts
- Cruising Speed: 7 kts at 1500 rpm. Approx 3.5-4 litres/hr consumption
The rig was completely renewed in 2009 and comprises all stainless steel wires with StaLok fittings on both ends of each stay.
- Fully battened main, 46.5 sq m (2009)
- Fully battened mizzen, 15.8 sq m (2009)
- Yankees, 64 sq m (2012 and 2009)
- Staysail, 17.5 sq m (2009)
- Lightweight genoa, 85.1 sq m (2009)
- Cruising chute 164.2 sq m (c/w sock)
- Mizzen staysail, 42.75 sq m
- Storm trysail, 9.3 sq m on separate track
- Hanked on storm jib 9.3 sq m