SEVEN SEAS is an extraordinary blue water cruising yacht. She was built for a couple to cruise the world which she did with great success. She is comfortable, airy and beautifully made with superb engineering. Her carbon spar and slippery lines by Van de Stadt make her very rewarding to sail and extremely good also in heavy weather. These owners have uprated and upgraded her considerably and have enjoyed her enormously crossing the Atlantic and sailing in the Caribbean. The school run and office now both beckon so she is ready for her new owners.
After decades of cruising and racing the first owner worked out a requirement paper of 40 pages describing how his ideal cruising yacht should be. The TRINTELLA Yacht came by far closest. Enormous effort has been undertaken to even improve the characteristics of the boat.
With the carbon rigging and the customized keel the yacht became very stiff, sailing very upright comparing to other boats, which makes it even safer and faster. The yacht proved to tack at least 5° higher than any other cruiser in the 50+ foot range. For passage planning the assumption is an average speed of 6.5 kn which is regularly exceeded. With full sail area it can –in good conditions- sail in 8 kn of wind.
The yacht is very sturdy. It takes the waves nicely and is a dry boat in nearly all conditions.
The doghouse is one of the best features. It gives protection in harsh conditions and it gives shade and ventilation when it’s hot. The centre cockpit serves as the prime living and dining area underway and in harbor.
All equipment (Mastervolt, B&G, Lewmar, Spectra watermakers etc.) have been chosen to have the best and most reliable products. Cost has not been a criteria, flush Rondal hatches have been chosen to produce a beautiful and safe deck. The big wheel allows precise and easy steering. The hydraulic components and the bow thruster make the yacht easy to handle.
The sail plan allows an unimpeded view to leeward. Reefing is easy and any configuration maintains a excellent sail shape.
The Canadian maple and matching colors of upholstery and curtains give the yacht a rarely found generous and beautiful interior.
For the music lover Pioneer top end and Bose were the best choices.
The yacht has a stock of spare parts that is incomparable. Only a yacht that has been used for long distance sailing can have such a comprehensive and optimized list of parts.
The yacht has been used strictly private by a retired couple and a professional skipper. The yacht has been maintained and improved professionally regardless of cost. Extensive refit work has been undertaken 2005 in New Zealand and more work has been done end of 2006 in Trinidad.
The second owner continued to refit the yacht and update the equipment. The rigging was replaced in 2010 in the UK, domestic batteries changed, electronics upgraded and watermaker changed to a more efficient one. The engine got its major revision at 3000 hours and sails have been changed, continuing using the respectable sailmaker Doyle. Liferaft, an additional EPIRB and the solar panel were added later. Leather upholstery and the headlining was completely changed as well.
The yacht is in the best possible condition. It has sailed both owners across oceans safely and in comfort. It is ready to go for any ocean passage.
SEVEN SEAS ADVENTURE is a superb semi-custom yacht that has been conceived and built with the idea in mind of serious sailing at pace. The level of craftsmanship throughout is astonishing. Totally capable, and supremely comfortable, she has met her brief admirably.
A good sized and yet generously proportioned yacht, which is easy to handle and which has huge range and endurance capabilities. It is virtually unique to see a yacht of this size built to this standard.
Overall Measured Length: 47’9” inc. 1’3” PP; beam 14’.
RCD Status: The yacht conforms with the essential safety requirements of Directive 94/25EC (Recreational Craft Directive) and is categorised A – “Ocean” (or Cat B – whichever is appropriate)
Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
· Aluminium marine specification hull, painted in white with blue style lines.
· Transom and upper hull repainted 2006.
· Aluminium deck, Teak overlaid, 25mm + raised areas 10mm.
· Aluminium superstructure.
· Teak and stainless steel external trim.
Keel & Rudder:
· Hull Profile: Fin keel with bulb; skeg hung rudder.
· Keel Design: Dr. Peter van Oosanen.
· Lead keel, bolted, specially designed to complement the carbon fiber mast.
Engine & Gearboxes:
· 1 x Yanmar 4JH2-DTE 4 cylinder turbo charged, 88hp diesel; new starter motor 2006, new mounts 2005.
· Yanmar KM4A gearbox (2006) with Aquadrive 20200 flexible coupling.
Maintenance & Performance:
· Cruising Speed: 7 knots.
· Maximum Speed: 8.5 knots.
· Approximate Engine Hours: 3,250 as at December 2014. Major revision/new injectors/turbo refurbished 2011 at 3,000 hours.
· The engine has been serviced in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations through life.
· Cruising Range under Engine: 1,530 nautical miles.
· Fuel Consumption at Cruising Speed: 4 litres per hour.
Propulsion & Steering:
· MaxProp feathering 3-bladed propeller, with rope cutter (2006).
· Vetus 80 kgf 24v bowthruster (2005), new design propeller (2014).
· Whitlock manual steering in single position with 8 spoke steering wheel.
· Emergency aluminium tiller.
· Automatic switch between shore power, inverter, generator.
· Numerous sockets for 12V, 24V, 220V.
· Domestic batteries: 6 x Gel Sonenschein, composing 24V, 600 Ah for consumers (2010).
· Starter battery: 1 x Gel, Exide, 12V, 135Ah (2014) emergency switch from 24V system.
· Battery charger 24V, 100A with digital monitor, remote control and manual override.
· Battery charger 12V, 40A with digital monitor.
· Heavy duty alternator 24V, 100A.
· Alternator 12V, 50A.
· Onan 6.5KVA. 220V/50Hz generator
· Victron 300W solar panel, with MPPT charge controller (2014).
· Isolation transformer for shore power 110V, 220V, residual current device RCD for leak control.
· Inverter 24V DC / 220V 50 Hz, 3.5 kVA, remote switch.
· Various DC/DC inverters with galvanic isolation 24/24, 24/12V.
Fresh Water & Water Heating System:
· Electrical water pressure system with additional foot pump in galley.
· Engine calorifier and 220V immersion boiler.
· Spectra Cape Horn Extreme (24V) watermaker, 54 liter/hour with oil/water separator (2014).
· 3 x Electric bilge pumps with float switches and manual back up.
· Hart tank tenders.
· Fuel capacity 900 litres (198 gallons) in one aluminium tank.
· Freshwater capacity 700 litres (154 gallons) in one aluminium tank.
Grey/Blackwater holding tanks:
· 2 (forward and aft) grey/black water aluminium tanks 150 litres each with acoustic alarm at 90% full.
· Rheinstrom M-type grey water pumps.
· Furuno GP 33 standalone GPS (2014).
· Furuno 330B NMEA 2000 backup GPS (2010).
· Simrad RS35 VHF with AIS receiver and remote handset (2014).
· Icom M710 SSB transceiver with DSC.
· Furuno 207 Weatherfax.
· Furuno MFD14 chartplotter with charts for Europe, Americas, Oceania, New Zealan, Australia and East coast of Africa.
· Comar AIS receiver/transponder class B, integrated with the chartplotter.
· Ramert R2 Delta antenna.
· 1 x ACR EPIRB (2001)m(spare, grab bag).
· 1 x ACR EPIRB with GPS (main, 2011, serviced 2014).
· B&G Hydra 2 instrumentation, 4xFFD, 2x20/20 displays, Super Halcyon 3 compass.
· B&G ACP autopilot with handheld remote, interfaced to chartplotter.
Note: Navigation PC HP Spectre x2, 13” with MaxSea and world-wide charts excluded from sale.
· Eudora EU457 washing machine/dryer
· Bosch 3 plates devitrified glass induction stove, integrated with combined oven/microwave, all gimbaled.
· Extractor fan.
· 24V Frigoboat sea water cooled.
· Front opening refrigerator, with lockable drawers.
· Deep freezer: top loading.
· Taps etc. from Grohe and Ideal Standard.
· Hot and cold deck shower and fresh water deck wash + additional salt water connection.
· Raritan x 2 electric fresh water flush.
· 2 x showers.
Heating & Ventilation:
· Electric ceramic heater in saloon, owners cabin and shower.
· Hella fans.
· Kenwood radio.
· CD and MP3 player.
· Pioneer GM-X904 100 W x 4 / 300 W x 2 stereo amplifier.
· Bose Acoustimass 5 speaker system.
· Bose 151 speakers in cockpit.
· Interior lighting upgraded to LED (2014).
Summary of Accommodation:
- Interior: Canadian Maple and Canadian Maple sole boards with Teak inlay. Corian surfaces in galley and heads compartments.
- Trintella doghouse with front opening windows and full canvas enclosure for the cockpit (2005).
- Forward heads: 178cm.
- Guest cabin: 208cm.
- Saloon: 192cm.
- Galley: 190cm.
- Owner cabin: 176cm.
- Aft heads: 178cm.
Description of layout from forwards:
- Starting forward, heads compartment with electric heads, basin, storage and shower with pump out.
- Moving aft, into corridor with massive storage lockers to starboard and washer dryer.
- To port is an upper and lower berth cabin, with lee cloths on both bunks and sensible clothes storage.
- The main saloon has a seating area to port found in a ‘U’ giving the option of a further single berth with lee cloth.
- There is a table which extends.
- Aft are 2 armchairs.
- To starboard is a substantial chart table.
- Step down to starboard to a linear galley with top and side loading refrigerator, Corian surfaces, twin sink and electric gimbaled cooker.
- There is massive storage.
- Opposite is the main switch panel and access into a large, walk-in, full height, engine room, rarely found on yachts of this size.
- The engine room can also be accessed from the doghouse and is lined in rockwool and stainless steel with a grid floor.
- It houses main engine, generator, watermaker, water boiler and battery chargers and all these units are very easy to access.
- Aft to the owner’s cabin with offset double, big wardrobes and additional fold down table. There is an en-suite heads with separate shower stall and electric head and basin.
- The upper saloon deckhouse is a great entertaining area and good also for the control of the yacht.
- It keeps the crew protected from the elements and is dry under almost any weather.
· Cutter headed sloop with swept back spreaders (3) and jumper strut, twin backstay.
· Mast by Hood in carbon fiber, white painted, deck stepped.
· Standing rigging: rod (rigging replaced 2010) 6.5mm, 11 mm + backstays 7mm.
· Carbon fiber, white painted boom, 2 deep reefs.
· Proctor carbon spinnaker pole white painted.
· Navtex boom vang and control for twin backstays, lazybag,.
· Yankee and staysail are fitted with Selden Furlex type C hydraulic furlers.
· Hydraulic system already fitted for conversion to in boom furling.
· Total of seven halyards (Main, Yankee, Staysail, Spinnaker, Spare main, Spare spinnaker/headsail, trisail).
· All running rigging Gleistein/Spectra or equivalent. Ball bearing cars on main by Fredriksen.
· 1 x Lewmar 48ST (mainsheet) hydraulic winch.
· 2 x Lewmar 54ST (primaries) hydraulic winches.
· 2 x Lewmar 44ST (auxiliaries) electric winches.
· 2 x Lewmar 48ST (on the mast) manual winches.
· Mainsail Doyle Palma, 2011, fully battened 64 m2 with UV strip.
· Yankee Doyle Palma, 2014, 48 m2 with UV strip.
· Staysail Doyle Palma, 2011, 18 m2 with UV strip.
· Doyle Reacher/genneker 81 m2.
· Doyle Trisail.
· Pulpit, pushpit, guardrails, bathing ladder, boarding gates.
· Folding bathing ladder with teak platform deck & cockpit light.
· White cockpit upholstery (2005).
· 6 x recessed dorado vents with blanks.
· Solid cockpit table
· Super snorkel diving compressor.
· Passerelle with handrail.
Anchoring & Mooring Equipment:
· 3 anchors: 66lb Spade 2005, Fortress G37 stern anchor, sea anchor Chain and warp: 82m x 12mm calibrated chain plus 60m x 8mm U2 spare chain, 20m x 16mm line for stern anchor fittings in custom anchor locker aft.
· Anchor windlass: Lewmar Ocean 2 hydraulic forward/Lewmar Ocean 1 electric stern.
Covers, Canvas & Cushions:
· Bimini (can be used as a rain catcher).
· Covers for pedestal and wheel.
· Gin and tonic seats at pushpit and at pulpit.
Tender & Outboard:
· Caribe L9 dinghy, 2.86m rigid bottom, new full cover, France, 2012.
· Yamaha 15 hp outboard engine, Enduro with easy lift (2007) (less than 100 engine hours).
· Outboard bracket on pushpit and in lazarette.
· Outboard cranes (acting as davits too).
· Zodiac OpenSea liferaft, 6 person (2011) ISO spec, serviced 2014.
· Danbuoy, Jonbuoy, horseshoe ring with floating strobe, lifesling.
· Fire extinguishers (3) – dry powder in engine room and in custom storage in yacht.