LEONORE has a very versatile layout with a great pilothouse and engine room for ease of use and management at anchor or at sea.
In her almost 100,000 miles at sea under her first owner, LEONORE used her generator VERY LITTLE as she has gigantic alternators and very large banks of batteries. Please note that the batteries have all been replaced under her new ownership, allowing for many years of trouble free supply of direct current on board.
LEONORE has a great master cabin the full width of the boat aft with a totally separate access to deck. In addition, she has two cabins forward with separate heads and a very large shared shower. The port cabin has upper and lower bunks and the starboard cabin has a double bed.
In addition, the fourth cabin, with its own head and shower that doubles as a powder room, converts from the aft port salon seating area and treadmill, to a cabin with privacy enclosure. This proved, in LEONORE's many miles, as a valuable "overflow" cabin and, more importantly, an easy access for someone who was to back up the "on watch" person.
1 x Cummins turbocharged 6BTA 5.9, 280 hp, 7,950 hours as of 12/01/2016
Engine controls in pilothouse and pedestal
Cruise Air air conditioning - 7 units
Sea Recovery watermaker, 1500 gpd
Maxpower bow thruster, 20 hp
4 x Racor fuel filtration
Fresh water system
Kobelt steering system with emergency back up
Engine Work Bench - Large bench with electric grinder, brush and vise
Wide array of manual and power tools and spare parts (Note: Spares stored in a locker ashore)
Hydraulics - Navtex
Main boom vang
Mizzen boom vang
Split backstay with backstay hydralic adjusters
3 kW power inverter
2.5 kw electronic inverter
2 x Reckman reacher and genoa furlers hydraulic
Furler on storm jib staysail is manual
Northern Lights generator, 20 kW, 1800 rpm, 2100 hours as of 12/2016
Output - 200/110, single phase, 60 Hz
Shore power - various volts, single phase, 50/60 Hz
Batteries (All house batteries new as of 12/2016)
Main engine starting via engine/gen set alts
Generator starting, via engine/gen set alts
Emergency battery - 12V, charged via converter
Rig, Sails and Rigging
Rig and booms by Martrix Marine, New Zealand
Rig Configuration - Ketch
Rig Material - Carbon
Boom Material - Carbon, Park Avenue Design
Fully battented mainsail made of vectran/carbon/spectra
Fully battented mizzen
Reacher/genoa/storm staysail all of dacron/vectra, carbon, spectra
All sails serviced by Doyle Sails, Fort Lauderdale, FL as of November 2015. Now ready to go offshore for another major passage.
Standing Rigging - Rod (stainless steel) - All serviced as of 11/2015)
Running Rigging - Dacron
Winches by Harken - Self tailing
Seahawke Rigging carried out an 8 year rod rigging refit with BSI components. The 8 year service consisted of the following work done in November 2015.
Main Mast Summary
- The headstay and inner forestay rods were replaced with new. The cutter stay (middle stay) and the backstays were reheaded and had a short section added at top to make up for loss of length during the reheading process. All eye fittings, sockets, rod connectors and toggles were replaced with new. The backstay SSB isolators were also replaced.
- Some lateral rigging was replaced with new, some reheaded. Please refer to the BSI spreadsheet as this cannot be summarized. The spreader tip-cups and diagonal tang assemblies were all sent to BSI, Denmark to be inspected, undergo non-destructive testing, cleaned and polished. All turnbuckles were replaced with BSI type SL5.
- Kevlar running backstays were reused.
Mizzen Mast Summary
- All rods on the mizzen were replaced with new with the exception of the D1 aft which was reheaded. Please refer to the BSI spreadship for full breakdown. As with the main mast, the spreader tip-cups and diagonal tang assemblies were all sent to BSI to be inspected, undergo non-destructive testing, cleaned and polished. All turnbuckes were replaced with BSI type SL5 except D1 forward and D1 aft which were inspected, NDT, cleaned and polished.
- Kevlar backstays were reused.
- Spreaders for both masts were painted.
- All spreader lights and navigational lights were replaced.
- Both Navtec vangs were resealed and recharged.
- The MaxPower bow thruster received new hydraulic hoses for the turbine and the raising/lowering cylinder, as well as a new gas shock.
- New Spartite on main, mizzen was reused.
Autopilot - 2 x Robertson/Simrad AP 22
Wind and Speed Indicator - B&G
1 x Sharp in salon
1 x Sharp in master
1 x Sharp in exercise space
1 x Sony in salon
1 x Sony in master
1 x Bose in salon
1 x Bose in master
1 x Bose in master
Bose in cockpit, pilothouse, salon and master
Range - Alpes Inox
Oven - Alpes Inox
Microwave - Panasonic
Refrigeration - Grunert 24V new, custom 110V, new compressor - refrigeration boxes and freezer have separate coils for two separate refrigeration systems with totally separate controls. Insulation comprises both foam and custom vacuum panels with superior "R" factors.
Freezer - Grunert 24V, custom 110V
Dishwasher - Fisher Paykel
Note: 3 x 20 pound aluminum propane tanks
1 x Splendide Combo washer and dryer located in galley
Tenders & Watersports Equipment
10' Avon with 15 hp Yamaha - Serviced as of 10/2016
10' Korea with 15 hp Yamaha - Serviced as of 10/2016
5 x dive bottles
Complete wet suit and BCD inventory
Built-in treadmill in salon with TV in closet
Anchors - Bruce, Fortress (2 x)
Anchor Chain - 450'
Deck Capstans - 1 x Muir
Spare windlass motor
Accommodation ladder (manual)
Stern boarding gangway (manual)
Stern swim ladder
Cockpit cushions - New as of 11/2016
Hot and cold shower in transom
Fore and aft saltwater washdowns; mid-ship fresh water washdown
Propane and life raft lockers deck level aft
1 x motion detector in salon
1 x ships safe in master
5 x water tight compartments
Hatches have intergal black out sliders and screens
Exterior Designer - Chuck Paine
Interior Designer - Paine/and builder, Kelly Archer
Fire Fighting Equipment
3 x fire/heat/smoke detectors in galley, engine room and forward spaces
6 x fire extinguishers in lockers, galley, engine room
1 x seawater firefighting station in cockpit
1 x Winslow 8 person life raft
2 x Lifesling life rings
LEONORE is a totally custom yacht built by one of the best builders in the world for this type of yacht. The owner of LEONORE had sailed thousands of "offshore" miles in his previous Amel and Swan 76 plus other charter yachts prior to designing and building LEONORE.
Every detail of LEONORE was coordinated with the owner's vast experience while he lived full time in New Zealand during her construction. Now, after the following cruises, totaling just under 90,000 nautical miles, LEONORE is ready for a new, adventurous owner to begin a new cruising/passagemaking itinerary.
Her travels have taken her from New Zealand and Australia throughout the South Pacific to Japan and from eastern Russia to Alaska down to the U.S. onward to South America, around Cape Horn and up the east coast of South America to Europe. She cruised the eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea, back to northern Europe and Spitzburgen and onward to Iceland/Greenland and Newfoundland, down the east coast of the U.S. to Cuba and back through the Panama Canal to the Pacific again for another tour of the north Pacific before returning, via the Panama Canal, to Florida.
LEONORE ITINERARY - 2003 - 2015
2003 - New Zealand, Tonga, Wallis, Tuvalu, Kirbati, Marshall Islands, Fiji, New Zealand
Log = 9,588
2004 - New Zealand, New Caledonia, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Micronisia
Log = 17,187
2005 - Micronesia, Palau, Japan, Russia, Bering Strait, Alaska, British Columbia, San Francisco
Log = 30,199
2006 - San Francisco, Mexico, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Chile
Log = 38,524
2007 - Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Canaries, Gibraltar, Balearics, Italy, Greece, Albania, Croatia, Italy, France
Log = 48,878
2008 - France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Georgia, Ukraine, Rumania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Greece, Malta, Italy, Spain
Log = 53,480
2009 - Spain (Mallorca), Gibraltar, Spain, Portugal, Spain, Ireland, Scotland, Norway, Svalbard, Norway
Log = 59,532
2010 - Norway, Shetlands, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland, Baffin Island, Labrador, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Nantucket, Charleston, West Palm Beach
Log = 65,895
2011 - West Palm Beach, Key West
Log = 66,092
2012 - Key West, Cuba, Jamaica, Panama, Costa Rica, Galapagos, Mangareva, Tahiti Bora Bora, Penrhyn, Suwarrow, Pago Pago, Tonga, Fiji, New Zealand
Log = 77,075
2013 - New Zealand, Raivavae, Tahiti, Tuamotos, Honolulu
Log = 82,867
2014 - Honolulu, San Diego
Log = 85,367
2014/2015 - San Diego, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Key West, West Palm Beach
Log = 89,293
As of the end of 2016, LEONORE was given an extensive yard period which included new engine mounts, new through hulls (4), two coats of bottom paint, and all new zincs.
Now in donation to a highly respectable non-profit Florida based organization, LEONORE is available on a three year lease purchase. Located in southeast Florida, LEONORE is a great yacht according to surveyor, Tom Corness, of Patton Marine. With new electronics, batteries and much of her running rigging, she is ready for another 90+ thousand miles at sea, from the highest/lowest latitudes to the equator!