DARK SHADOW is a simply stunning yacht displaying a purity of design and clarity of purpose that sets her apart from the rest. Naval architecture and engineering by German Frers, exterior by Luca Brenta and interior by Foster & Partners brought together by Wally the result of which is astonishing beauty coupled with superb performance.
Having completed various refit and upgrade works in 2011 / 13 / 14 / 15 including new paint DARK SHADOW is in is great condition. She is commercially registered and has been impressively maintained by her extremely experienced crew and management company far above and beyond the levels required to meet class survey requirements.
This iconic yacht has been extensively cruised by the owner and his family when in true Wally style she provides superb performance combined with comfort and ease of operation. The owner comments that in cruising mode she can be easily handled by himself and just one or two crew. He goes on to say that he has also had tremendous enjoyment whilst racing her both transatlantic and in some of the most tremendous venues when competing in the Wally Class. This is an exclusive club of global high flyers to which ownership of DARK SHADOW provides access.
The sale of DARK SHADOW represents an opportunity to own an elegant and ground breaking yacht of remarkable pedigree.
Caterpillar 3126, 350hp. Approx 7314 hours at 1/11/2017
Shaft and feathering prop
- 1 x 27kw Cummins Onan approx. 3965 hours November 1st 2017 new in 2013 / 2014 winter refit
- 1 x 22.5 Cummins Onan approx. 8145 hours at November 1st 2017 overhauled in 2013 / 2014 winter refit
The minimalist white and carbon fibre interior by world renown Foster & Partners is bright, cool and extremely stylish.
Located forward ahead of the saloon and therefore away from noise generated by the engine, generators, galley and crew. Double berth to port. Sofa and vanity unit to starboard. Continue forward into the en-suite w.c. with full height shower over a custom carbon fibre bath.
There are two guest cabins located aft of the saloon each with twin berths and en-suite w.c.
Long sofa to port facing a coffee table with a swivelling chair at either end. To starboard there is a carbon fiber dinning table outboard of which the pop up TV in concealed meaning it is ideally positioned for viewing from the sofa and all other chairs. There are many well organised storage cupboards around the saloon and the carbon fibre mast section is lit so as to become a great styling feature at night.
Located aft on the port side. There is provision for four crew in two bunk cabins and separated head and shower compartments.
All heads are Tecma vacuum.
Navigation, Communication & Control Systems
Helm Stations - both of the two helm stations are equipped with:
1 x Large multi purpose colour display for navigation
B&G Hydra 2000 integrated instrumentation system
B&G Hydra Pilot
Danforth binnacle compass
Bow thruster control (starboard helm only)
Cockpit - at the aft end of centre cockpit:
4 x B&G 20/20
4 x B&G 40/40
Furuno GPS GP36
B&G Hercules 2000 integrated instrumentation system
B&G Hercules Pilot
Furuno Navtex NX-500
Sailor Fleet 55 Satcom
Sailor 6222 DSC VHF
Wifi network throughout the yacht with 4g router
Masthead sloop, swept-back spreaders
Mast & Boom:
Souther Spars, carbon. New paint in winter 2013 / 2014
Navtec, Rod rigging - 2012
New main sail halyard in 2015
Wally / Cariboni
Power is provided by two PTO's and a DC pump
Main sheet is Cariboni Magic Trim
Evolution main - 2015
North cruising A3
Code 0 - pre 2011
North cruising jib - pre 2011
Stored at North Sails in Cannes: - all very light use. Maximum 4 races
North cruising jib - pre 2011
North 3DL J3, J2, J1, 2011
North 3DL racing Code 0
North Spinnaker staysail
DARK SHADOW's design is absolutely stunning with a flush deck that is almost completely free of the multitude of sheets, halyards, blocks etc found on most sail boats. On this yacht the majority of that gear runs below the deck.
The twin helm pedestals are positioned aft and provide an excellent vantage point whether cruising or racing. Just aft of the helm are two large deck hatches through which the lazarette is accessed. An transom door also provides lazarette access whilst acting as a bathing platform and allowing the tender to be launched and recovered.
Ahead of the helm is a centre cockpit with comfortable seating for 10 to port and starboard around two tables separated by the centreline walkway to the companionway leading below deck. Forward of the companionway is a very spacious cushioned sunbathing and lounging area.
Towards the bow is a large deck hatch providing access to a voluminous forepeak with plenty of space for all that needs to be there.
Winches & Blocks:
4 x Lewmar 111 winches at the cockpit (2 electric & 2 hydraulic)
2 x Lewmar 88 winches at the mast (1 electric & 1 hydraulic)
2 x Lewmar 64 winches in the mooring locker (both electric)
Harken blocks all round
A dodger and bimini erects around the front of the companionway hatch and covers the centre cockpit. When not in use this becomes invisible when stowed away into the coaming around the cockpit and is completely concealed
There is also a vast boom tent that reaches from the mast to aft of the centre cockpit
In the yacht's container there is a significant amount of additional harken blocks, sheets, etc for use when racing.
All cleats are of the pop up variety that stow flush with the deck when not in use.
Watermaker - Technicomar
Air conditioning - Condaria, 72,000 BTU
Compressor - Bauer installed in the forepeak
Miele electric oven and 4 ring hob
Audio & Visual Equipment
LG television mounted on the bulkhead ahead of the bed
Samsung television on hi/lo system to starboard
During the 2013 / 2014 winter refit works a Sonos stereo system was fitted and operates throughout the yacht.
1 x Prestige 400 rib stored in the lazarette which is launched and recovered via the transom door.
3 x Zodiac. Inspected Feb 2015. Next inspection due Feb 2016
Pyrogen system in engine room and lazarette
AC fire pump
Handheld extinguishers throughout
Recent refit and upgrade works:
2011 / 2012 winter
Full interior repaint
2013 / 2014 winter:
Mast and boom painted
Rod rigging ultrasounded
PLC upgraded (touch screen)
Nav system upgraded (Navnet TX touch from Furuno)
Air conditioning serviced and ducting replaced throughout
Generator upgraded and the other overhauled.
New Sonos stereo system throughout
2014 / 2015 winter:
Topsides and transom painted
Mainsail replaced (Evolution)
Replaced Corrian galley counter top.
Remove rudder and serviced bearings.
New Bimini Dodger and Boom tent.
Container & Cradle
Dark Shadow has a 40ft container currently located La Spezia. The container is fitted out as a workshop with various tool and is also used as a store for spares and additional equipment used when racing such as blocks, batons, ropes etc.
Dark Shadow also has a custom made cradle that is currently in with the container in La Spezia. This cradle ensures that the yacht is correctly supported and does not suffer damage due to poor chocking whilst out of the water.
ShowBoats International - Best Sailing Yacht under 38m - Winner