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CARMELLA

  • 92.4166'
  • 1999
  • VITTERS
  • Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  • 2 950 000 €

ABOUT CARMELLA

CARMELLA was custom designed for a very experienced yachtsman who participated fully in all aspects of design and construction, along with the Naval Architects from Sparkman & Stephens, Marine Construction Management of Newport and Redman Whitely, interior designers.  This collaboration created a magnificent yacht in all respects.   She was awarded the Superyacht Society, Best Sailing Yacht Interior, 1999.

CARMELLA is a modern classic, with elegant lines and just enough exterior varnished teak brightwork to set her apart from all others.  The Yacht is fast and easy to handle on all points of sail, with carbon spars, Park Avenue booms and full hydraulic sail handling with sheets conveniently led within reach of the helm station.  Her classic profile is balanced by fully state of the art rig, sailplan and amenities below decks.

Her interior provides a well-appointed pilothouse area with excellent visibility, full controls, comprehensive navigation and communication station, and a comfortable settee.  The full-width Owner’s stateroom is aft, with a companionway to the private aft Owner’s cockpit.  She has two guest staterooms, both with ensuite heads and stall showers, an elegant main salon, gourmet galley and separate crew quarters including office/lounge area.

The Yacht has been maintained to the highest standards.

DETAILS & DIMENSIONS
  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: VITTERS
  • Category: Cruising Ketch
  • Model: Performance Cruiser
  • Model Year: 1999
  • YearBuilt: 1999
  • Year Refit: 2010
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: N/A
  • Country: Spain
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: N/A
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 3/6 - Crew R/B/S: 1/2/0
  • LOA: 92' 5" (28.17m)
  • LWL: 68' 5" (20.85m)
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 19' 5" (5.92m)
  • Min Draft: --
  • Max Draft: 9' 5" (2.87m)
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: 9 Knots
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: --
  • Max Speed: 10 Knots
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 131,000 Pounds
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: 800 Gallons
  • Holding Tank: --
  • Fuel Capacity: 1,180 Gallons
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: N/A
  • Heads: 3
  • Sleeps: 6
  • State Rooms: 3
  • Crew Berths: 2
  • Crew Sleeps: N/A
  • Crew Heads: 1
  • Captains Quarters: Yes
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: Aluminum
  • Deck Material: Teak
  • Hull Configuration: Fin & Skeg
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: Sparkman & Stephen
  • Hull Color: Jade Mist Green
  • Hull Finish: Awlgrip
  • Exterior Designer: Sparkman & Stephen
  • Interior Designer: Redman Whitley
  • Manufacturer: Caterpillar
  • Model: 3116TA
  • Engine Count: Single
  • Engine Type: N/A
  • Fuel Type: Diesel

Vessel Overview

CARMELLA was custom designed for a very experienced yachtsman who participated fully in all aspects of design and construction, along with the Naval Architects from Sparkman & Stephens, Marine Construction Management of Newport and Redman Whitely, interior designers.  This collaboration created a magnificent yacht in all respects.   She was awarded the Superyacht Society, Best Sailing Yacht Interior, 1999.

CARMELLA is a modern classic, with elegant lines and just enough exterior varnished teak brightwork to set her apart from all others.  The Yacht is fast and easy to handle on all points of sail, with carbon spars, Park Avenue booms and full hydraulic sail handling with sheets conveniently led within reach of the helm station.  Her classic profile is balanced by fully state of the art rig, sailplan and amenities below decks.

Her interior provides a well-appointed pilothouse area with excellent visibility, full controls, comprehensive navigation and communication station, and a comfortable settee.  The full-width Owner’s stateroom is aft, with a companionway to the private aft Owner’s cockpit.  She has two guest staterooms, both with ensuite heads and stall showers, an elegant main salon, gourmet galley and separate crew quarters including office/lounge area.

The Yacht has been maintained to the highest standards

Accommodations

CARMELLA won the Superyachts Best Interior award for good reason.  Her interior is crafted of raised panel, matched grain Mahogany in the Herreschoff style, accented with raised panel upper bulkheads and trim work.  The Redman Whitely styling, from finishes to lamps and décor is simply elegant.

The low profile PILOTHOUSE is four steps down from the helm cockpit, with a full settee to port that offers good line of sight visibility to deck level through ten large windows, and provides a perfect sea berth.  There are reading lights fore and aft and a stowage cabinet aft with drawers and book locker above.  The comprehensive navigation/communication station is to starboard, with a swivel leather seat and good access to all computers and equipment, engine controls and autopilot.  Visibility from this area is also unobstructed for 270 degrees; port, starboard and forward for offshore watchkeeping.  Entertainment is provided by built-in speakers from the main salon stereo system.

The MAIN SALON aboard CARMELLA is full width amidships, with a classic varnished teak skylight, 2 large deck hatches and 4 large portholes outboard which further enhance the apparent width of the already sizeable space.  There is a full dining table outboard to port with a built in settee outboard and comfortable chairs on three sides, allowing seating for 6, increased to 8 with use of the identical chair from the owner’s desk. Outboard of the settee is a Plasma flat screen which rolls out on cars into the porthole recess from behind the aft cupboard, driven by the onboard entertainment systems, for photo presentations or DVDs.  Outboard to starboard is a leather couch and cocktail table, and an end table forward containing a refrigerated locker, and liquor locker outboard. Adjacent fitted cupboards for 14 tumblers, 12 wine goblets, 12 red wine glasses, 12 sherry glasses, 6 brandy balloons, 12 Champagne glasses, 8 beer flutes, glass water jug and tea service for 8.  Forward to starboard is a bar top with two custom bar stools that separate the salon from the galley, on centerline a custom wine storage rack for 40 bottles. Outboard to port is a full height bookcase and end table with stowage lockers for 16+ each of Spode dinner service with Carmella Monogram logo, 12+ each of Doulton daytime service, plus serving dishes and platters mats, napkins etc:. On the aft, starboard bulkhead there is a fully reconditioned antique wood or charcoal burning stove which is a magnificent sculpture with practical applications. It vents through a ‘Charlie Noble’ on the starboard side deck.  

The GALLEY is forward and to starboard of the salon, with granite countertops, double stainless steel sinks, abundant cabinet stowage, china and pantry stowage inboard and all equipment for gourmet cooking.  Additional Galley features:
Alpes Inox gimbaled propane stove
SMEG gimbaled propane oven with electric grill
Alpes Inox vent hood/extractor fan
Sharp carousel microwave/convection oven
Broan trash compactor
Miele dishwasher
GTI refrigeration
GTI freezer (below galley sole)
Pantry locker
Miele washer with rapid cycle 32 minute wash option & separate dryer (crew area)
Purified water tap
2 deck hatches 

The OWNER’S STATEROOM is aft, with a full double berth outboard to port, book shelves aft and drawer stowage below.  Outboard to starboard is a comfortable settee that converts to a sea berth.  There is a writing desk/office area forward to starboard with a locker outboard housing a printer, SSB control head, CAT5 and entertainment equipment for the aft cabin; DVD and stereo.  Above the desk a flat screen 22” LCD screen angles to face the berth.  Centerline aft is the companionway to the private aft Owner’s cockpit. As in all areas aboard, the stateroom has an abundance of natural light and ventilation via four opening portholes, two large deck hatches and the companionway.  The ENSUITE OWNER’S HEAD is forward to port, with a full stall shower, designer fixtures, Vacu-flush head, opening ports and deck hatches.

The AFT GUEST STATEROOM is forward in the passageway to starboard, with twin lower berths and night table at center, drawer stowage below the berths and in a bureau to starboard with hanging locker outboard, a deck prism for natural lighting and opening port and hatch for natural ventilation.  The ENSUITE HEAD is forward, with full stall shower, detailing similar to the master head and one opening porthole.

The FORWARD GUEST STATEROOM is forward to port of the main salon, with sizeable over and under berths, plenty stowage in bureau, drawers below the berths and hanging locker, plus large bookshelves, one porthole and two deck hatches.  This stateroom also has a full ensuite head and a stall shower with porthole and hatches.

The CREW AREA aboard CARMELLA is forward of the galley and self-contained, with all features and amenities including an office area with “L” shaped settee, desk that converts to dining area, full inboard bulkhead lockers, drawers, shelves, stereo, bookshelves, a porthole and deck hatch.  Farther forward is the CREW STATEROOM, with a convertible double lower berth with upper berth as well, bureau and hanging locker stowage, deck hatch and a companionway to the foredeck via the crew scuttle equipped with a dodger. It has an ensuite head with stall shower with a deck hatch and a light prism. The washer and dryer are located on either side of the centerline shower making clever use of the space allowed by the flare of the hull.

Deck and Hull

Aluminum hull, deck and superstructure with teak overlay decking.  Aluminum skeg-hung rudder with cable/quadrant steering and lead filled, foil shaped keel, all built to exceptionally close tolerances by Vitters Shipyard.  Awlgrip paint finishes on topsides, superstructure and deck areas. (Cockpit, Deck & Superstructure Awlgrip, 2015)  Topsides painted Jade Mist Green currently in good condition.

The deck layout aboard CARMELLA completes the yacht’s classic profile, while providing an extremely efficient deck layout for sail handling, an abundance of clear and unobstructed deck areas, comfortable center helm and entertaining cockpit, well protected by the low profile pilothouse and dodger, plus a private owner’s cockpit aft.  She has a classic varnished teak skylight above the main salon, a number of flush mounted Rondal hatches and several ABI stainless steel hatches as well.  Hull ports are Stainless and substantial for natural light and ventilation below.  

CENTER COCKPIT:
Large drop leaf teak dining table
Upholstered seating for 8 guests, 10 with use of the aft table extension which requires removal of the wheel (easy)
Helm station with full controls & gauges
B & G performance instrumentation and a B&G Hydra autopilot control head 
Primary cockpit autopilot is Comnav in stainless control plinth 
Cockpit table houses a ‘pop up’, full daylight screen for Plotter remote at helm
Ice Maker
Fresh water spigot
New Dodger w/opening center window (2015)
Navtec hydraulic panel
Stereo speakers with controllable jacks for extra Bose deck speakers driven by salon stereo.
B&G FFD beside wheel with B&G Hydra autopilot control head.
Bow thruster joystick with proportional control.

AFT COCKPIT:
Upholstered seating port and starboard
Full dodger
(2) B & G 20/20 displays
Companionway to Owner’s stateroom
Controllable jacks for extra Bose deck speakers driven by Owner Stereo.

Engine Details

Caterpillar 3116TA 255 hp marine diesel, (9,500 hours) with Soundown mounts and ZF 3.16:1 reduction transmission with a remote Walters “V” drive.  Kobelt electronic engine controls in cockpit and pilothouse.  Exhaust system by Soundown, water drop muffler.  Korsor four-blade variable pitch propeller, fully feathering and reversing for maneuvering while maintaining engine RPM for bow thruster. House, radio and start alternators. Hydraulic PTO on electromagnetic clutch.  50 gallon day tank w/transfer pumps & level alarms.

Electrical

24 Volt DC and 240/120 Volt 50/60Hz AC Systems.
24 Volt system includes three banks of batteries all new 2012
House/accessories, (14) #8D, AGM batteries for 1,470 amp/hrs @ 24V 
Engine/Generator start batteries, (2) for 200 amps @ 24V 
Electronics batteries, (4) #8D AGM 
Batteries are charged by engine driven high amp alternators, shore power or AC generator.  Alternators include (2) Leese-Neville 175 AH for House and Electronics batteries and Caterpillar, and generator alternator for start batteries.

AC charging is provided by:
(2) Mastervolt MASS 25/100 for house batteries
Mastervolt MASS 24/75 for electronics
Mastervolt MASS 12/25 for starting
12 KVA Isolation transformer with inputs of 308/3/50, 220/1/50, 220/3/60or 240/1/60 – with output of 240/1/60 (or 50) and 120/1/60 (or 50)

AC Power is provided by:
Kohlar 23KWH, 60 hz, diesel generator, new 2014 (Less than 1,000 hrs).
(3) Mastervolt MASS 24/3500 trapezoidal for general service
24/700 Sine wave for computers and electronics.

Mechanical

REFRIGERATION:  GTI system and components; compressors, controls & holdover plates for refrigeration and freezer. CARMELLA is self-sufficient and can be run “silent ship” with no generator running for extended periods due to a large battery capacity and AC hermetically sealed compressors running off the inverter. In the Tropics with the system working hard generator hours can be kept down to 4 or 5 p.d. if air-con is not required.

AIR CONDITIONING AND HEATING:  Marine Air chiller/hot water system w/(3) 55,000 btu compressors.  All thermostats, controls and air handlers are also Marine Air.  Primary heating system is also Marine Air wit 2 x 6kW electric elements for the hot water loop. Air handlers located in each sleeping cabin, pilothouse, galley and 2 in the salon.

Espar diesel heater – provides for the aft guest and owner’s cabins whilst in silent ship mode – the fwd areas get the fireplace!

FRESH WATER:  (3) Integral aluminum water tanks with (2) Groco Paragon Senior pressure pumps with ‘suck dry safety’. Groco pressure tank, 2 Allcraft 20 gallon hot water tanks (fwd and aft) w/AC and main engine clarifier systems. Fresh water shore side connection with inbuilt filtration and pressure regulator.

WATERMAKER:  Matrix 1440 gallons per day, new membranes 2014.

GRAY WATER:  (2) integral aluminum gray water tanks, 75 gallons each w/automatic float switches and level alarms. Henderson MkIV overboard pumps. Deck pump outs direct to screw cap deck fittings.

BLACK WATER:  (2) integral aluminum black water tanks, 75 gallons each w/automatic float switches and level alarms. Overboard pumps by Sealand.  Deck pump outs direct to screw cap deck fittings.

HEADS: (4) by Vacu-flush w/Sealand vacuum pumps & tanks

BILGE:  High volume main bilge pump by Pacer, hydraulically operated, which seconds as the onboard fire pump.  (4) Submersible Rule 3700 gph bilge pumps w/float switches by Rule, plus Edson 2” manual bilge pump. All bilges have high-level alarms.

HYDRAULIC SYSTEM:  Bow thruster, windlass, Lewmar winches, Reckmann furlers and bilge/fire pump.  Bow thruster power by Hydra-Power Systems PTO.  Other hydraulics also by DC with (2) 5 hp  motors.  Primary hydraulic transfer box rebuilt, 2013. 

BOW THRUSTER:  By Hydra-Power Systems, 38 hp hydraulic in 12” diameter tunnel with variable power joy stick controls at the helm station.

Sails, Rigging and Deck Gear

Ketch rig with carbon fiber main and mizzen masts, each with spreaders swept aft, carbon Park Avenue booms & lazy jacks by Offshore Spars.  Navtec rod rigging to Navtec tensioners and hydraulic adjustable, Aramid split backstays.  Reckmann hydraulic furling staysail and headstay and HPS hydraulics for winches.  Also:
Navtec manual hydraulic panel in cockpit w/autoshift & fast acting control valves for  boomvangs, backstays, main & mizzen outhauls.
Navtec Stainless Steel main and mizzen boomvangs
All Rondal sailing hardware
Antal main and mizzen tracks and cars.
Kevlar running backstays.

WINCHES:
(2) Lewmar #111 SHST hydraulic 3 speed primary winches
Lewmar #77 SHST hydraulic 3 speed main sheet winch
Lewmar #77 SHST hydraulic staysail winches
Lewmar #77 SHST hydraulic 3 speed running backstay winches
Lewmar #77 SST mast winches
Lewmar #77 SHST hydraulic 3 speed mast winch w/fairlead to other mast winches
Lewmar #58 SHST hydraulic mizzen mast winches

WINDLASS:  (2) Lewmar 5000 w/chain gypsies; top capstan on starboard 

SAILS: Hood Vectran Woven cloth (v. tough and reliable)  
Mainsail – Doyle, 2012 fully battened with 2 deep reefs, tack and clew line separate.
Mizzen – fully battened with one reef, single line reefing.
130% Genoa – Doyle 2013
110% Genoa - Hood
Staysail – 100% Doyle 2013
MPS – Marguerite green; North 2009 w/ATN sock
Miz Staysail – Hood on furling drum
Storm Trisail - Hood

Electronics

Brookes & Gatehouse Hydra 2000 navigation/performance instrumentation, fully integrated w/compass, all wind functions, depth, speed, timers, etc..  Pilothouse has (4) FFD’s; main cockpit has (1) FFD’s, (5) 20/20 displays and an analogue apparent wind indicator.  Aft cockpit has (2) FFD’s.
Furuno FAR 2117 Radar in Pilothouse 
Brookes & Gatehouse Hydra Pilot w/controls at the helm and companionway.
Comnav Autopilot at helm station w/joystick running Nobletec software
(2) Furuno Gps units w/large screen plotter in pilothouse and at helm station

COMMUNICATIONS: 
2014 Lenovo Computer system and upgraded Vio Boat management system 
(2) ICOM VHF in pilothouse, one w/repeater at helm station
Fleet 33 Satcom (KVH) w/voice and data lines 
Yachtspot GSM 4G/3G data with integral WiFi and antennae on mizzen 

ENTERTAINMENT:
Main Salon, Sony stereo, Sony radio receiver, Sonance Amp to output to PH and deck,  Pioneer Multi-system CD/DVD/WMA/MP3/Photo viewer,  Bose speakers with 2x 
DC Stereo w/Sonance speakers.
Cockpit; speakers, powered by main salon stereo system w/cockpit controls.

Other Features

Novurania 400 DL Yacht Tender w/console & controls.
Yamaha 40 HP4 stroke 40 hp outboard
Custom Staalart stainless davits
Multiplex carbon fiber passeralle
Bauer compressor for 4 dive bottles
240# CQR anchor
Fortress #FX125 secondary anchor
Fortress #FX 85 stern anchor
130 meters 5/8” primary bower chain
300’ braided nylon spliced to 150’ ½” anchor chain for secondary.
(2) 8 man Givens liferafts in cockpit seat lockers, current inspection
(2) Man Overboard Module Jon Buoys 
Main cockpit and Owner’s cockpit dodgers.
Main cockpit bimini
Mizzen/after deck awning and foredeck awning by Antigua Sails.
Crew hatch dodger

Recent Refits and Upgrades

2009
Assymetrical spinnaker (North)

2010
All new teak decks
New Awlgrip paint on deck, cockpit & superstructure areas

2011
Complete interior re-varnish
Strip and refinish cabin soles
New Genoa (Doyle)

2012
Complete rig refit, main and mizzen masts removed, re-wired, re-painted with Awlgrip, all new Navtec Rod rigging, Aramid running backstays, new luff tracks, etc..
All new running rigging; sheets & halyards
New Mainsail (Doyle)
New topsides paint, Awlgrip
Complete Hundestadt propeller/stern tube/bearings refit 
New Miele Washer & Dryer
All new batteries

2013
New Forestaysail (Doyle)
New pilothouse upholstery
Teak cockpit coamings replaced with new, varnished teak by Lyman Morse
Exterior varnish completely stripped & refinished by Lyman Morse
New Novurania 400 DL tender
Replacement Start batteries
Navtec boomvang – complete rebuild

2014
New Communication/Computer systems & Vio Boat management system upgrade
New Kohler 23 DWH generator & hydraulic PTO
Complete rebuild, hydraulic distribution block
All new interior mattress cover
New upholstery pilothouse settee
New curtains main salon

2015
Comprehensive out of water maintenance; bottom paint, zincs, propeller & thruster service, etc..
All deck, cockpit & superstructure paint with Awlgrip, Cream
Complete exterior varnish

Comments

CARMELLA is a yacht built to go places - in absolute comfort, style and with a good turn of speed.  She was engineered to live away from the docks with no generator running – all systems except air conditioning run from the DC batteries so she’s a silent ship.  For high latitude cruising, the pilothouse controls and heating systems are well-conceived.  In the tropics, with an abundance of opening hatches, hull ports and skylight, the natural ventilation is excellent – and backed up by powerful air conditioning.   She is simple to handle under sail, with a seakindly motion and great performance.  She is a proper yacht in all respects.
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