Yacht Introduction & Build Description
An opportunity offering a rare chance to own a one-of-a-kind custom blue water cruiser. 'Heartbeat' is a Bermuda 52 offshore sloop, built in 1998 by McConaghy yachts in Sydney (considered at her build time to be Sydney's highest quality sailing yacht builder and remains a renowned name today)
The boat is a Chuck Paine design. The design bears similarity to the Apogee 50, built by Able Marine and also the Morris 51, by Morris Yachts. The first owner visited Able Custom Yachts three times for design inspiration. Rather than import from America though, he decided to build at home a slightly larger yacht of epoxy rather than vinylester and improve the quality and strength in build by opting to go custom.
Heartbeat (previously known as 'Enterprise') is constructed of very high-tech epoxy composites. The hull is constructed using West Epoxy over E-glass with Kevlar at the strike points and has a balsa core sandwich hull and foam sandwich deck. The differences between this design and the Apogee 50, is that Heartbeat has a broader,more powerful stern quarters, a slightly deeper draft keel and consequently can support a taller sail plan.The cockpit pilothouse shelter is positioned further aft, enabling side by side upholstered seats to be fitted on each side beneath the protective roof. An aft bimini has been fitted to add further protection from the elements.
The main design brief of the Bermuda 52 was to build a yacht that could go anywhere in comfort with one or two couples aboard and do so at good speed. Heartbeat is the epitome of this design brief. The lighter epoxy construction increases sail and speed performance and the boat has performed well in past COA Macau races.
A viewing of such a high quality specialised build is highly recommended
Heartbeat has now moved Phuket. This is so she could undertake a full re-paint of her decks and hull with Precision Yachts in Yacht Haven. At the same time her rig will be replaced. Other upgrades include a 450 watt wind generator and 4 new Lifeline 255A 8DL batteries.
The refit is complete, she will stay on the hard and have antifouling done. Then cruise for a time in the area.
Full refit details under refit section.
Accommodations & Salon
Dedicated forward master double, ensuite with fitted desk and storage
Aft double guest with fitted storage
Dayhead with shower
Salon offers spacious seating and a large dinette
Salon seating can convert to two berths to sleep two guests/crew
Open galley aft of the dinette table:
Force 10 Marine gas oven and 3 gas burners
Galcier Bay electric fridge & freezer compartments
Large double stainless steel sink
Features & Equipment
Fusion stereo system - internal and external use
x6 fixed fans in all cabins
40 GPH watermaker (storage mode)
Full set of manuals
Complete set of designer blueprint bought directly from Chuck Paine, in print and also digitised
All interior lighting has been converted to LED lighting
All berths and settees have LED reading lights
20 inch flat screen TV plus DVD
12 gallon hot water heater. Water heated electrically as well as by heat exchanger when engine is running.
Fresh water system pressurized by 24VDC electric pump with a large accumulator
The forward cabin is fitted with a 6,000 BTU DC air conditioner using the refrigerator compressor as well as the 220VAC 19,000 BTU Air Conditioner.
Salon and aft cabin share a 24,000 BTU 220 VAC air conditioner.
Both heads are Jabsco Quiet flush electric.
Engine & Electrical Equipment
Single Perkins, 90hp inboard engine
Engine has a Balmar 24VDC 140 amp Alternator for battery charging while the engine is running
Balmar Genset has an identical and interchangeable Balmar 24VDC 140 Amp Alternator for Battery charging.
Genset has a PTO to drive a CAT pump for the water maker.
House Batteries are 4 X Lifeline 8D’s 24vdc 500 Amps
Inverter/Charger is a Xantrex freedom 25 providing for the minimal AC equipment with 110 VAC power as well as 24 VDC power for charging when plugged in.
New (as yet uninstalled) Charles 3.5 Kw isolation transformer with ability to input either 220 or 110 VAC.
Small chargers fitted for both the 12VDC system and the 24VDC engine start batteries when plugged in to shore power.
Helm, Nav System & Instruments
B&G H3000 instruments at helm - autopilot / wind/ nav
B&G repeaters below at the Nav station
Furuno chart plotter Vx2 with a repeater under the hard dodger - 15inch screen
2 X 20/20s and wind direction indicator under the hard dodger, viewable from the helm
Nav station is to port
2 ICOM 504 VHF’s
Sea 322 SSB
Sailor SATCOM Mini C with distress alarm feature
Full Engine instrumentation at the helm
Robertson A20 (for downwind purposes)
Tank tender fuel and water readers
Heart interface DC control + AC control panel
2x GPS receivers
Dedicated sail locker forward with deck hatch access and access from the master berth through internal watertight bulkhead door
Teak decks - re-done in 2008 in Thailand
New bimini 2008 - connects to the forward hard dodger
New Bimini and cover for the Teak cockpit table Dec 2014
Covers for all hatches
LED floodlight for the cockpit area
Tri colour mast head light and Nav running lights are all LED
Winches - 2 X Lewmar Ocean 66 Electric winches and 2 X Lewmar Ocean 54 winches at the cockpit.
2 X Lewmar Ocean 48 winches at the mast
Muir +3500 electric anchor windlass
Rigging & Sails
Leisure furl In boom furling
Mainsail is a UK Halsey fully battened tape drive mainsail
Schaefer 4100 Furler for the Genoa
Schaefer 2100 furler (in storage) includes deck fittings
Pro furl removable furler for the Doyle stay sail (present setup)
The sail set up includes:
2 x UK Sails genoa’s:
1 x 100% genoa and 1 x 122% Genoa (in storage)
UK Sails Code Zero on a Karver KSF 5 Topdown furler, can be used as a Spinnaker furler as well.
Heavy Asymmetric spinnaker in an ATN sock
Carbon fibre Spinnaker pole
Aluminium removable Bowsprit for mounting code Zero and Asymmetric Spinnaker
Hydraulic Vary backstay
Navtec 50 Hydraulic system for controlling the adjustable hydraulic backstays and the hydraulic Boom vang
3 spreader rig with Navtec rod rigging (oversized from designer specs)
Maintenance & Servicing Work Details
A list of the major work the current owner has done since owning the yacht:
All of the instruments replaced in 2008 after a lightning strike including:
B&G Hercules computer replaced and H3000 GPD and FFD at the nav station and a GPD and GFD at the helm.
Furuno Vx2 at the Nav station with a 15” screen repeater under the Hard Dodger (controllable using a remote controller and viewable from the helm.
Installed 2 X 220 VAC Air conditioners at Raffles Marina in Singapore
Painted and teak deck replaced in Thailand 2008-2009
“P” bracket replaced in 2009. The original did not have a zinc for corrosion protection, replaced with custom designed one by Chuck Paine and built in the US. It has a zinc to protect it.
Satcom mini C installed in 2010
Rudder bearings changed to JEFA roller bearings. The original Glide bearings made the steering very stiff after being hard on the wind for a while. The steering is so light now that most helmsmen tighten up the wheel brake to prevent them from oversteering.
Installed a Karver KSF 5 continuous line top down furling system to furl the Code Zero and a Spinnaker
Sept 2013 removed the mast and had it repainted and all fittings and rod rigging inspected and dye tested.
Refit Completed by Precision Yachts, Phuket. Jobs completed include:
- New Awlgrip Matterhorn White paint job on the hull, deck and boom. (The mast was repainted a year and a half ago.)
- Re-sanded and treated the teak deck.
- Replaced the tempered glass windows in the hard dodger
- Replaced the hatch windows (13 of them)
- Completely new standing rigging including all fittings except forestay (which was replaced 2 years ago)
- New storage cabinet in the aft wet room.
- Touched up the finish on the cabin floor and teak trim.
- New Donaghy spectra hi load Mainsheet (also changed the Mainsheet control to a "German" system), Main Halyard and both Spinnaker halyards.
- 2x New Antal quad V Cam 814S clutches, 2 X new Antal single V Cam 814S clutches as well as other new equipment to facilitate the new Mainsheet control system.
- New Micron Extra bottom coat (will be painted one week before Heartbeat goes back in the water)
- Replaced the forward teak side rails.
- Replaced the 24v house batteries 4 X Lifeline 8D's (255 Amp each), replaced 2 X Lifeline 27, 110 Amp for the 24V engine start system and another lifeline 27 battery for the 12V instrument electric system.
Mast will be put back in early in Feb as they are waiting for the new windows for the hard dodger to come in.
Once the work is finished, Heartbeat will stay up on the hard until mid March before a planned cruise.