Hull, with extruded topside rub-rails just below sheer height, frames, multiple stringers and bulkheads of welded marine grade aluminium. The topsides were painted in 2014.
Boarding platform and steps inset into transom.
2 x watertight aluminium doors in transom access lazarette/steering gear etc. from boarding platform.
4 aluminium plates, edge welded at stemhead project forward forming channels to guide anchor chain/warp to end rollers. Wear resisting plastic liners are fitted to the soles of the channels.
Topsides 6mm plate
Bottom 7mm plate
Keel sides 8mm plate
Keel bottom 12mm plate
3 x watertight bulkheads 5mm plate
(2 forward, 1 aft)
Tank tops 6mm plate
Deck and superstructure 6/5/4mm, as appropriate
Perforated anodised aluminium foot rails, incorporating 4 x each side enclosed roller fairleads for warps. Fabricated pedestal/instrument consoles
Poured lead/antimony ballast of approximately 36000lbs / 16,364kg
Fabricated aluminium rudder mounted on 2/3 depth alloy hull skeg.
Laid teak deck to cockpit sole and seating, and to stern boarding platform and steps.
Interior joinery, including bulkheads, is mainly in American cherry, solid or veneered.
Cabin soles are foam cored with surfaces and undersides of plywood skins, the surfaces being teak laid and maple to a total thickness of 38mm.
Headliners are cream over plywood panels, with cherry battens between.
18 x fixed hull windows, all located within topside style line.
Forward, side and aft pilothouse windows are of 10mm monolithic safety glass and all are fixed.
Edson system with twin 49″/ 1.25m stainless steel wheels with leather to rims.
Chain and wire to rudder stock quadrant, easily accessed in lazarette.
14 x Lewmar Ocean Series aluminium / tinted acrylic hatches.
14 x Dorade ventilator boxes integral with deck structure.
Stainless steel handrails to deck saloon roof and around cockpit seating.
8 aluminium warp cleats.
Stainless steel double rail bow pulpit, making boarding when yacht berths bow-to. Stainless steel brackets for port and starboard navigation lights. Pulpit feet locate in integral alloy deck sockets, each with nylon insulator.
Stainless steel stanchions with twin guard wires locate in sockets as bow pulpit.
Stainless steel tube permanently fitted Bimini frame over cockpit, with beige Sunbrella cover, fitted with sail viewing plastic windows.
Stainless steel tube folding sprayhood frame to fore side of cockpit fitted with beige hood with front and side plastic windows.
Stainless steel “granny bars”, one to either side of mainmast. The starboard one incorporates a braced teak step to enable crew to climb onto mast when rigging the mainsail cover.
Fitted cradles to aft deck for stowage of RIB.
Lewmar aluminium tracks, each with 2 x roller cars, on side deck for Yankee sheets, which run aft to double foot blocks, mounted on integral inclined plinths which serve sheets to cockpit winches.
Lewmar aluminium tracks, each with 1 x roller lead on forward coachroof for staysail sheets.
Main and mizzen sheets have no sheet tracks. The sheets run through blocks on the booms and on the coachroof and aft deck.
Main Halyard and reefing lines, and staysail sheets are led aft, as 3 sets to port and 4 to starboard, via non-tumble blocks to Spinlock rope clutches ahead of cockpit winches.
WINCHES & ASSOCIATED HARDWARE
Winches by Lewmar, Ocean series with aluminium drums:
1 x 66EST 2 speed electric serving mainsheet mounted on starboard aft corner of deck saloon roof under spray hood.
Cockpit coaming starboard side:
77EST 2-speed electric primary serving Yankee sheet.
66EST 2-speed electric secondary serving mainsail halyard, 2nd reef, staysail sheet.
4 x Spinlock rope clutches serving:
2nd reef downhaul & outhaul
Cockpit coaming port side:
77EST 2-speed electric primary serving Yankee sheet.
66EST 2-speed electric secondary serving 1st reef , staysail sheet.
3 x Spinlock rope clutches serving:
1st reef downhaul & outhaul
Aft deck on raised amidships plinth:
66EST 2-speed electric centrally positioned serving mizzen sheet, mizzen halyard, mizzen topping lift and with 3 x rope clutches adjacent for mizzen halyard, sheet, and topping lift.
Aft deck on outboard plinth:
2 x 64ST manual, 1 to either side, handling running backstays.
At mainmast on raised plinths to port and starboard:
66ST manual (port) serving Yankee and staysail halyard.
66STE 2-speed electric (starboard) serving spinnaker halyard
Lofrans Titan electric anchor windlass with port and starboard gypsies for. 1/2″ G40 ACCO chain, and vertical rope capstan controlled by foredeck foot switches and remote control from cockpit. Windlass replaced in 2015
Opacmare hydraulic crane, model: 3047/22, aft port deck for lifting tender on board. Control unit in lazerette, port.
Opacmare hydraulic passerelle, model: 1003/23, stb aft., exiting from top step from boarding ladder. Control unit in lazerette, stb.
SPARS & RIGGING
Main mast design dimensions:
I = 25.25
J = 8.04
P = 22.75
E = 7.00
Mizzen mast design dimensions:
PY = 19.25
EY = 5.96
GMT carbon fibre keel stepped main mast, internally insulated, with 3 slightly swept back spreaders and Antal HS60 Battcar track.
Harken spinnaker tracks on mainmast.
Conventional double line reefing.
GMT carbon fibre boom with racks to stow fully battened mainsail in lazy bag
GMT carbon fibre keel stepped mizzen mast, internally insulated, with 2 very swept back spreaders and Antal HS60 Battcar track.
Conventional double line reefing.
GMT carbon fibre mizzen boom with racks to store fully battened mizzen in lazy bag
2 x carbon fibre reaching poles, stowed on foreside of main mast.
Hydraulic backstay adjusters and main mast jack.
Navtec rod standing side rigging.
Navtec 1 x 19 stainless steel wire fore and aft standing rigging.
Navtec 3 function System VII console with 3 valves with controls at the aft end of the cockpit to operate rigid hydraulic vangs to main and mizzen booms
Back stay rams
Bamar electric headsail furlers for yankee and staysail.
Foredeck floodlight on main mast.
Spreader lights, x 2, on bottom spreader, each side, main and mizzen
2009 – A+ pulled masts and most of the rods were replaced.
SAILS By Doyle:
Mainsail with fully battened 2 reefs. 2006
90% Yankee, roller furling, with white Dacron UV strip. 2006
57% Staysail, roller furling, with white Dacron UV strip. 2009
Mizzen - with 1 fully battened, 1 reefs.
316m2 / 3401ft2 Main APC (asymmetric power spinnaker) - 1.5oz Nylon with Vectran roller furl.
235m2 / 2530ft2 Mizzen APC - 1.5oz Nylon with sleeve, sail bag and Vectran adjustable luff line.
Mainsail and mizzen lazy bags in beige sunbrella.
Perkins-Sabre turbo-charged 6 cylinder marine diesel engine model M265TI developing 265hp at 2500 rpm with dedicated alternator to charge main engine starting batteries.
Twin Disc MG5061A 2.47:1 reduction gearbox
Hundested 3-bladed, variable pitch propeller, 660mm diameter with stainless steel 75mm diameter shaft.
Single lever throttle and clutch controls located on starboard side of each cockpit steering pedestal.
Main engine mounted Ample 4110 series 24V 175A output alternator, to charge house batteries.
MaxProp bowthruster 20-34hp. Running off 2x 24V electric pump
Engine hours - 5528
Service of Main engine (2016)
Cruising speed under power: 9-10 knots.
Maximum speed : 12 knots according to load and conditions.
Northern lights M984K30kW generator with 12VDC alternator to charge generator starting battery, in acoustic box. Hours April 2016 - 9858
Sea Recovery Aqua series water maker, SRC 1200 providing 50 US galls./ 42 imp.galls./ 189 litres per hour
24VDC / 220VAC at 50Hz.
240V 50Hz single phase custom fabricated switchboard.
24/12V Intervolt custom fabricated switchboard.
Numerous 220VAC 13 amp outlets.
8 x 12VDC 100AH gel battery in battery box, used for main engine, generator, and bow thruster electric motors.
2 x bank of 6 x 12V 200Ah, 1200 Ah at 24 VDC house battery charged by chargers or main engine alternator.
All batteries new November 2016
Mastervolt battery monitoring system.
2 x Mastervolt Mass 24V 100A chargers for service batteries
1 x Mastervolt Mass 24V 25A charger for starter/thruster batteries
C-Power marine isolation transformer 12kVA.
Shore power cable.
2 x Victron phoenix 24/3000 inverter
2 x Grunert refrigeration compressor units
AIS transceiver was installed in 2015
Condaria reverse cycle air conditioning plant, PCWM/FCL 15002, with fancoils in all cabins, pilot house and lower salon. The air conditioning plant including the cooling and circulation pumps were replaced in November 2015.
The raw sea feed pump was replaced in November 2015 and the membranes replaced in 2014
1 x Whale Gusher 2″ manual pump and 1 x Edson model 120 2” electric diaphragm pump connected to bilge manifold.
6 x Reinstrom M50E bilge pumps
Halon Fireboy FM200 automatic fire extinguisher with automatic shutdown of engine and generator.
600 imp.galls./ 720 US galls./ 2728 litres in 3 integral aluminium tanks.
400 imp.galls./ 480 US galls./ 1818 litres in 2 integral aluminium tanks.
195 imp galls, 240 US galls, 900 l in 4 stainless tanks. New black water tank, forward, in 2014.
NAVIGATION / COMMUNICATION INSTRUMENTS
Deck Saloon / Pilothouse:
On facia above chart table at starboard side from forward to aft:
Icom IC-M710 MF/HF Transceiver
KVH gyrotrac Sat TV controller
Blue Sea System selector for auto pilot 1 or 2
Furuno NX 300Navtex receiver
New Navtex in 2014
Wema Norway tank level indicator
2 x RayMarine ST60 Multi-function display
KVH Tracphone (satellite phone)
Raytheon RAY53 DSC VHF
Raymarine C120W plotter
Furuno DFax FAX-207
Honeywell air con/heating thermostatic control
Bass products 12V/24V switch panel
On aft bulkhead shelf, port side: Rotary barograph
On galley cupboard unit, facing saloon:
150mm face clock
Raytheon multi-function display
Raytheon multi-function display
Standard VHF RT
Owner/Guest accommodation - all cabins incl. crew cabin and engine room have telephone to access on-board stations/satellite phone etc.
Raymarine ST60 speed display unit, stb fwd bulkhead
Raymarine ST60 depth display unit, port fwd bulkhead
2 x Kenwood water resistant speakers, 1 either side of fwd bulkhead
VHF replaced 2015
2 x Ritchie 6″ magnetic spherical, binnacle mounted 1 atop each steering pedestal
On main lower part of Starboard Steering Pedestal console:
Engine control panel with:
Datcon tachometer, engine temp.and oil pressure gauges
Engine exhaust temperature gauge, Starter battery voltage guage
Hundested propeller pitch indicator
Starter and Service battery parallel switch
Propeller pitch control
2 x nav pods mounted on stainless steel tube struts to position directly ahead of helmsman:
Micro Commander single lever engine control
Bow thruster control
Raymarine ST7002 autopilot controller
Raymarine 360 wind, CH wind, rudder indicator, 1 x multi-function display. Raymarine wind instruments replaced in 2015
On main lower part of Port Steering Pedestal console:
Raymarine C140W plotter
ICOM IC M323 VHF
Navtex hydraulic console adjacent, on inboard side
Mounted as starboard upper console:
Micro Commander single lever engine control
Bow thruster control
Raymarine ST7002 autopilot controller
Raymarine 360 wind, CH wind, 2 x multi-function display
Samsung VHS/DVD player in owner’s stateroom.
Alpine DVD/CD player in pilothouse saloon
Samsung SyncMaster 170 TV in owner’s stateroom.
LG 29” TV in pilot house
4 x Sony CD players (1 in each guest cabin, owner’s stateroom and crew cabin).
2 x Kenwood speakers in cockpit.
Sharp TV and Vieta DVD player lower salon
Liferaft, tender, safety:
Zodiac 12-man offshore canister packed life raft with water ballast/survival pack and protective cover, on foredeck chocks.
Avon 4.05m Adventurer 400 7-person RIB hard bottom inflatable dinghy with 40hp Yamaha 4-stroke electric start outboard motor.
1 x Lifesling and 1 x Jonbuoy aft quarter guard.
McMurdo 406 EPIRB.
14 x Lifejackets.
Xintex Propane gas detector/alarm operates electric solenoid to close supply valve.
Two sensors in galley.
Gas locker drains overboard.
Anchors, warps etc.:
180lb / 81.7kg CQR galvanised steel anchor stowed in stemhead fitting, ready to deploy.
47lb / 21.4kg FX85 Fortress anchor.
21lb / 9.5kg FX37 Fortress anchor.
100m 14mm galvanised steel anchor chain.
Mooring warps and fenders.
Varnished teak cockpit table with 2 x folding leaves. Lift-up trap in table top accesses a drinks fridge. Stainless steel tube foot bars to either side of table pedestal for the convenience of persons on adjacent side seats.
Blue/white striped cockpit cushions and blue backrests.
Hot and cold water mixer deck shower in deck housing above bathing steps.
The dodger and bimini have been replaced at the start of May 2015
Hand-held dry chemical fire extinguisher in each cabin, engine room and lazerette
Hand held C02 extinguisher engine room
Fire blanket in galley.
Portable hand pump with fire hose
See fire protection above for engine room info
Bauer Junior electric dive bottle compressor in lazarette.
4 x dive bottles.
Diving gear, hose and dive mask for hull cleaning.
Custom refrigerator plus linked vegetable cold storage compartment.
Custom freezer beneath dining saloon sole.
Miele 70mm electric oven
Miele 70mm gas 5 burner hob
Miele Novotronic W844 washing machine
Miele Novotronic 490 dryer.
Panasonic microwave/convection oven, built-in.
Stainless steel galley tops with two sinks.
In Sink-Erator sink macerator.
Miele extractor hood fan in galley.
Xintex auto gas valve control and fume detector.
Cutlery and crockery for 8
4 x Sealand Vacuflush marine toilets, flush with fresh water into holding tanks, or overboard.
Gröhe mixer tap units to sink faucets in galley and head/shower compartments.
Air circulation fans to each cabin.
Extractor fans to all head compartments.
All batteries ( service and starter) replaced November 2016
Everything maintained as per schedule
Doger and bimini ( new 2015 )
Watermaker sea raw feed pump replaced (Nov 2015)
Condaria Air-conditioning plant, including cooling and circulation pumps ( replaced Nov. 2015)
All electronics were replaced, including upgrade to digital radar ( 2011)
AIS transceiver installed ( 2015)
New Vavtex ( 2014)
Cockpit VHF replaced (2015)
Raymarine wind instruments replaced (2014)
Topsides painted ( 2014)
Generator serviced (2016)
Furthest forward is the CREW HEAD / SHOWER COMPARTMENT, Vacuflush head, overhead hatch with roller blind / insect screen.
This compartment is accessed from either the captain’s cabin or by a separate door from the crew dinette / single berth area.
The twin berth crew cabin is situated to starboard. The cabin is virtually identical to the twin guest cabins, as to layout, appointments etc. There are 4 large drawers beneath each berth and a hatch overhead, fitted roller blind / insect screen. Outboard is a hull window.
To Port there are two berths, one with mattress, the other used as storage/recycling area.
There are 2 hull windows in way of the dinette. Stainless steel access ladder.
On the panel behind the ladder is a telephone, a Raytheon MFD and VHF RT. Also a fire extinguisher.
Aft of ladder/locker unit are stacked a Miele Novotronic 490 clothes dryer and a Miele Novotronic W844 clothes washer/spin dryer. Above is a large locker used for cooking pot storage. A doorway aft leads into the galley on the port side.
Outboard, double stainless steel sinks are fitted into a worktop positioned below 2 hull windows. Various storage lockers outboard above the worktop, a built in microwave/convection oven adjacent and a custom refrigerator and linked cold storage compartment aft. A spice rack is fitted to the fore side of the refrigerator. Fire blanket on forward bulkhead.
The galley is separated from the lower dining saloon by a fore and aft dividing unit, which on its galley side is fitted with a range of appliances, including twin electric hobs with a cupboard below (as described under heading DOMESTIC EQUIPMENT). Also a row of suspended cupboards above the cooker unit. At the aft end of the galley is the access door to the engine room and a walk-way across to the dining saloon and the steps to the deck saloon
LOWER DINING SALOON
The lower dining saloon, to starboard opposite the galley, has banquette seating outboard in the form of an elongated letter C around a fixed table finished to the same style as the deck saloon table (described later). The table pedestal forms a wine locker. Two directors chairs may be placed at the inboard side so the total becomes 6/7. A double hull window is located over the outboard seating.
RAISED SALOON / PILOTHOUSE
With large windows fitted all round and 2 big overhead hatches, the saloon benefits from an abundance of light. To port a semi-circular dinette is set on a plinth affording seated persons a clear view of the yacht’s surroundings. The semi-circular dining table is beautifully made with a pale birds-eye maple top, separated by a 1/4″ black line from a rounded American cherry perimeter.
Fire extinguisher below chart table.
To starboard is a large chart table approximately 63″/1.6m fore and aft, and a 30″/1.76m athwartships.
The chart table pedestal forms a 4-drawer unit able to contain a large number of paper charts etc. The bottom drawer, deeper than the others, contains the yacht’s suspended filing system.
Below the forward section of the passageway sole is the access facility to the inboard propeller shaft bearing / gland mounted on rubber hose to ‘float’. This forward bilge section is covered by a clear plastic viewing panel secured to the floor structure in way.
Below the mid-section is a shower sump with float switch to activate automatic pumping of contents to a grey water tank. Below the aft section are two Sealand vacuum generators which deliver waste from the guest cabin heads to the black water tanks / or to sea. Another in the lazarette serves the owner’s head.
The PORT GUEST CABIN, this cabin offers ample storage space. Between the berths is a bedside table/drawer unit with a birds-eye maple table top, a Sony CD player and bookshelves above. At a higher level are 2 large lockers. A 5-drawer chest at the foot of the outboard berth has a fiddled birds-eye maple top. fitted are 2 air fans and fire extinguisher.
PORT GUEST HEAD/SHOWER COMPARTMENT
A door in the aft bulkhead leads into the en-suite head/shower compartment with a separate shower stall, completely lined with Surrell. There is a removable varnished teak and maple sole panel sitting on a stainless shower tray. Surrell topped vanity unit with fitted hand basin and Gröhe mixer tap, beneath a large mirror. Outboard is a Vacuflush head. Sole in head area is of reconstituted marble tiles, lined in white laminate.
The STARBOARD GUEST CABIN and HEAD/SHOWER compartment are a mirror image of the port side guest cabin and head/shower.
Furthest aft is the OWNER’S STATEROOM with centreline double berth is positioned head end to the aft bulkhead. Plenty of locker space a deep fiddle around a bird’s eye maple table surface, is fitted to either side of the head of the berth. A Samsung Sync Master 170 TV within.
A swing-out stainless steel framed seat rotates neatly to stow under the table when not in use. The mizzen mast passes down to its step adjacent to the door from the aft passageway, and is fitted with a Velcro-fastened Alcantara mast coat.
To starboard is a comfortable settee. A shelf surface outboard and above the settee has a lift up trap in the shelf to access a useful locker. At the aft end of the shelf is a bookcase, and adjacent, a fire extinguisher.
Between the settee and the starboard side of the double berth is a 7 stepped accommodation staircase, with a substantial stainless steel handrail to either side. This gives direct access to the aft deck, via a large Lewmar hatch. A large section of the staircase can hinge forward to access a locker in which could be stowed travel bags, boots etc. Another Lewmar hatch is fitted over the double berth.
All hatches have roller blinds / mosquito screens.
In the starboard forward corner of the stateroom is the partition wall of the head shower compartment.
A pair of hull windows is fitted to either side of the stateroom.
OWNER’S HEAD / SHOWER COMPARTMENT
The head compartment is fitted out as those of the guest cabins, but a clear acrylic shower door is fitted in lieu of a curtain. The head compartment has one hull window.
REMARKS At the time of construction, FRUITION ranked as the largest and fastest of Chuck Paine’s Bermuda series. She was designed and built for the present owner as a replacement for his previous 67ft aluminium ketch, which he had personally sailed in a circumnavigation. Ketch rig was still his choice and the new yacht had to be fast so weight-saving was an important consideration. Thus FRUITION has a long 73ft/22.45m waterline, which increases by about 4ft/1.22m as soon as she moves. The only teak laid area on deck is the cockpit. This huge weight saving is made by opting for a non-slip treated aluminium deck, which has the further benefit of keeping the accommodation - not to mention the crew’s feet - much cooler in the tropics. The owner is a hands-on sailor and so FRUITION has large diameter steering wheels driving chain and wire to the rudder quadrant, producing the “feel” that helmsmen appreciate.
FRUITION has excellent deck space with a truly vast aft deck where her big RIB is stowed on passage. For those overnight stops at anchor, the RIB can be hoisted out of the water by the spinnaker halyard to swing against the starboard topside against a couple of fenders.
The cockpit is a delight: good to look at and practical and comfortable in use. It is provided with a fixed Bimini (once you’ve had one you can’t do without it!) and a folding sprayhood forward. Also a great dining table, of course.
The owner’s previous yacht had a small seating area in a raised saloon with good windows - again, a “must have”, although FRUITION excels with an enormous saloon with dining table and a chart table of considerable area.
The cabin accommodation throughout is extremely comfortable, affording good privacy for both the owner’s party and the crew, of whom 3 can be accommodated.
FRUITION has circumnavigated one Atlantic crossing and the spent her time cruising the Mediterranean.
I have immensely enjoyed my involvement in the four years of planning and the two years of building FRUITION to create this superb sailing boat. She sails like a dream and is everything I could have wished for. Easy to handle by two crew, fairly shallow draft, very, very comfortable accommodation and spacious deck areas. Why is she for sale? I have bought another exciting project to bring to fruition ……