Cabochon completed a refit in late Fall of 2015 which included fresh Awlgrip from the boot stripe to the mast head. She now appears to be in new condition and will compare exceedingly well against the aging inventory in the 90’ – 110’ sailing yacht marketplace. (See Refit Details)
CABOCHON benefited from an extensive yard period in the Fall of 2015. Works included:
Rig unstepped, rod inspected and replaced
Mast and boom painted
Deck and topsides painted
Fresh antifoul and anodes
New Mastervolt battery bank - 24V
New hydraulic hoses
New sea strainers
Repaint engine room
CABOCHON has accommodations for six adults and two children in the owner’s party, with three large private staterooms aft, split-level dining/lounge areas amidships, plus two ensuite cabins forward of the galley for crew. Joinery is finely crafted Euro style teak with a gloss varnish finish.
The large pilothouse, originally designed for inclement weather, has quickly become the center of activity aboard CABOCHON. It is light and airy with excellent visibility all around. To port is a U-shaped settee and teak table that seats six, great for informal meals, cocktails or just planning the day's activities.
To starboard and forward is the navigation area with throttle and autopilot control, complete with all electronics, nav table and helmsman's seat. Aft of the nav area is a wet bar and coffee machine.
Entered from the pilothouse down full-sized easy-access stairs and hallway, the master stateroom aft has two queen sized beds, port and starboard, a makeup area, two cedar-lined hanging lockers, plenty of storage space and his and hers bathrooms. Aft, a centerline vestibule leads to a private aft cockpit.
Forward of the master stateroom and separated by a passageway are two guest staterooms, each with ensuite head and stall shower. Both guest staterooms have two twin beds, plus fold-away pullman berths for children. Both cabins have cedar-lined hanging lockers plenty of storage space, two opening portholes for ventilation and deck prisms for additional natural light.
The full beam salon is open to the pilothouse salon, so that the pilothouse windows reach over 50 percent of the salon. Two hatches provide abundant natural light in the salon. To starboard there is a dining area for six. To port is an L-shaped couch with coffee table and a 40" LCD TV connected to a satellite dish as well as to the central navigation computer. In addition to ample dry storage, there is a built-in wine rack, refrigerator and ice-maker (new 2013)
Forward of the main salon, a sliding teak door as well as a watertight MCA door, lead to a large, U-shaped galley and crew mess. The fully-equipped galley has a large hatch for light and/or fresh air while at anchor, so the running of A/C (new 2013) is often an elective. There are multiple freezer compartments to support ‘around-the-world’ adventuring.
• Broadwater 4-burner propane stove and oven
• KitchenAid cook top
• KitchenAid microwave oven (new 2013)
• KitchenAid dishwasher
• KitchenAid trash compactor
• Sub Zero vertical refrigerator w/ (2) bottom drawers
• Sub Zero (2) freezer drawers
• Lift-up under-counter freezer compartment outboard (D.C.) (new 2013)
• Sub-sole freezer compartment (D.C.) (new 2013)
• Miscellaneous small appliances
• Extractor fan and lighting over stove
• Double stainless steel sinks w/ retractable faucet (new 2013)
• Corian countertops
• Cork flooring
Two double crew cabins are located forward of the galley. Each cabin has its own sink and toilet and shares a centrally located shower.
The crew mess is equipped with its own entertainment center, including LCD TV, DVD, CD and radio. The Miele washer (new 2013) and Miele dryer (overhauled 2011) are located beside the crew mess for easy access.
Aft of the pilothouse is a large cockpit protected by a rigid bimini top and dodger for maximum comfort. There is a U-shaped seating area to port with a teak table that opens for cocktails or on-deck dining. Opposite to starboard is an L-shaped seating area with an additional teak table. Blue cushions with white piping complement the “Whisper Gray” Awlgrip house. Awlgrip teak trim and teak deck. In the cockpit there is a top-loading refrigerator to port of the pilothouse companionway and cabinet space to starboard.
Aft of the cockpit area is the raised helm area. A U-shaped settee surrounds the 4.5 foot wheel and pedestal, which accommodates navigational instruments, compass, engine controls and toggle controls for easy command and control of all sail handling. CABOCHON can literally be sailed by just one person without leaving the helm.
On the aft deck, there is a private owners' cockpit and hydraulic swim platform for easy access to and from the water.
Electronics and Navigation Equipment
Navigation and communications equipment is MCA- and Global Maritime Distress & Safety System (GMDSS) compliant.
• B&G Hercules 2000 system with Performance Processor, (2) FFDs, (4) 20/20 displays, 360wind, magnified wind, rudder angle, speed sensor, depth sensor and inclinometer
• Hercules 2000 Pilot with (2) stations and one remote control. Running either of Gyro or ofB&G compass
• Simrad GN33 SDGPS
• Simrad GN54 15" color chart plotter/ radar/ SDGPS/depth sounder
• New Raymarine 12” sun view chartplotter (2013) with Icom AIS receiver
• Navtex NX-300 receiver
• SSB-GMDSS compliant Skanti TRP1150 DSC with SCS PTC-IIPro modem
• VHF - DSC - GMDSS
• (1) RS8400 - GMDSS
• (1) Class B DSC controller for RS8400
• (1) RS87 VHF with active handset
• (1) Additional active handset for RS87
• SAT-Com, Iridium 60, phone & data
• (1) Thrane & Thrane TT-3020C w/GPS
• KVH G6 satellite TV
• Fish Finder Furuno FCV-600L installed in dinghy
• Weather Station Ocens Sea Station 2000 Micro
• Weather Fax
• EPIRB ACR Global Fix 406 Category 1
• Computer Systemax with Nobeltec
Hydraulics and Deck Equipment
The ship's hydraulics are an integrated system designed by Maxpower. This system allows the functions to be powered by three sources: Maxpower DC-pump or 2 Rexroth Genset driven PTO's. Backstay hydraulics overhauled 2013.
• (2) CQR anchors, with 300 and 500ft chain (re-galvanized 2011)
• (1) Fortress anchor, 3 piece
• (2) Muir windlasses mounted under hatch (both overhauled 2015)
• Solimar flush hatches with solid teak rims
• Teak decks (sanded and re-seamed as necessary 2013)
• Teak bow seat
• (2) Teak stern seats
• Dinghy lift aluminum davits with hydraulic function
• Hydraulic stern stairs and teak boarding platform
• Hot and cold shower, at stairs
• (8) Deck prisms
• Sturdy, rigid bimini (new 2009), dodger and connective piece (canvas new 2010)
• (1) Viking 8-person life raft (new 2015)
• Full list of safety gear
• Chocks on foredeck for dinghy, as well as davits on the stern
14'-11" center console, hard bottom Novurania inflatable including fish finder with depth sounder and nav-lights. New inflatable pontoons, new seats, new steering 2013.
Yamaha 60HP 4-stroke outboard engine (overhauled 2011, new carburetor, new lifting motor etc.) New prop 2013.
• 40" LCD in salon (new 2012)
• 30" LCD in master stateroom
• 24" LCD in crew mess
• Sat-TV, DVD CD
• Surround sound in salon with additional speakers in pilothouse, cockpit, and aft cockpit
• Separate system in master stateroom
• (2) Northern Lights 1800 RPM generators 25KW – (Port Gen 5,950 hrs/ Stbd Gen 5,760 hrs)
• 2000Ah Mastervolt batteries (new 2015)
• Mastervolt 3 x 100A and 1 x 40A charging system
• 300A Electrodyne alternator on main engine
• 220V single phase 100A shore power with transformer
• Cablemaster to store 90 foot cable (new 2015)
• (1) 4 KW Inverter for House bank and (1) 2.5KW Mastervolt Inverter for nav station
Hull and Construction
The hull is built with composite material and a sandwich structure using Core-cell foam core. An additional five layers of Kevlar were incorporated for extra strength. The deck and pilothouse are also sandwich construction with E-glass. Centerboard configuration offers minimum draft of 6”-6” with board up and a maximum draft of 18’ with board down.
Lloyd's Construction Hull Certificate
“Flag Blue” Awlgrip hull (2015) with varnished teak exterior trim
“Light Gray” Awlgrip nonskid (2015)
“Whisper Gray” Awlgrip house (2015)
Integral rubrail with a stainless steel striker
(4) Watertight bulkheads
Engine and Mechancal
Large well-laid-out engine room (new paint 2011) with easy access to all pumps and power, stand up headroom next to main engine.
• John Deere 6-cylinder 375 hp engine, Model: 6090SFM75 (new 2013) (350 hours)
• 90 cm 3-blade MaxProp propeller
• Max Power 35 hp bow thruster (new 2010)
• Chilled water MarineAir air conditioning (new 2013)
• Sea Recovery water maker, 60 gallons/h 11 OV AC
• Sea Recovery water maker, 8 gallons/h 25V DC
• Isotherm water heaters (2011)
• Water pump (2011)
* Fuel polishing system (2014)
*Fire alarm system (2014)
Sails And Rigging
Mast unstepped, rod rigging replaced 2015
World-renowned French Lorima Carbon Fiber mast with 4 spreaders and in-mast furling, “Whisper Gray” Awlgrip
Navtec rigging and hydraulics
Spectra running rigging (mainsheet, outhaul and genoa sheets - 2012/2016
• 1,944 sq. ft. Hood Vectron mainsail (2010) (Serviced by Hood 2015)
• 828 sq. ft. Spectra Polyester Hood Vectron staysail (2010) (Serviced by Hood 2015)
• 2,583 sq. ft. Hood Vectron genoa (2010) (Serviced by Hood 2015)
• 5,346 sq. ft. PCS spinnaker
• 204 sq. ft. two-ply Storm Orange Dacron storm (Halsey Lidgard)
• 527 sq. ft. two-ply Storm Orange Dacron trysail (Halsey Lidgard)
• (4) Nielson (Harken) for genoa and staysail sheets
• (1) Magic Trim for mainsheet
• (1) Magic Trim in boom for outhaul
• (2) Harken 3-speed MPS/running backstay
• (2) Harken 2-speed halyard/mast winches
• (1) Harken foredeck winch
• Reckmann for main, staysail and headstay
• All sail handling is fingertip controlled via toggles located at the helm station.
• New standing rigging
• Full paint: masthead to centerboard
• New Mastervolt battery bank
• Mastervolt inverter
• New hydraulic hoses
• New sea strainers
• Windlasses rebuilt
• Engine room painted
• Exterior varnish
Mini-refit – 2013/2014
• Replaced fire alarm system
• New fuel polishing system
• Major generator service
• Replaced MarineAir chilled water system
Built for an experienced yachtsman, and launched in December, 2004, CABOCHON's stout construction, world-class features and attention to detail are evident everywhere, from robust practical engineering and redundant systems, to beautifully book-matched teak joinery and dovetailed drawers. CABOCHON is remarkable in that it brings so many desirable features:
shoal draft (draft w/ board up = 6' 6"; w/ board down = 18'),
performance under sail
comfort at sea...
together all in one beautiful vessel.