Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
- TIGA BELAS has an extremely rigid hull construction with a 45 mm red cedar core and multiple inner and outer layer of epoxy GRP was chosen. The outer layer was additionally fitted with 1.5 layers of Kevlar for improved impact resistance. Structural members such as keelson, engine beds and mast step were constructed in solid mahogany and epoxy GRP coated.
Varnished teak capping rail and cockpit coamings
- Deck joinery: The foredeck, side and aft decks, pilothouse and cockpit floors and aft bridge deck are covered with teak planking (which was of 15 mm thickness when new).
- Burma teak.
Keel & Rudder:
- Keel constructed of ( 12 mm) mild steel with top plate 18 mm, bottom plate 50 mm and bulb plate 15 mm.
- The keel is used as a fuel tank.
- The keel is bolted to the Mahogany keel stub, which is encapsulated with (4 x QE 1200 E- glass).
- There are 17 upper keel bolts with a diameter of 35 mm each.
- The number of lower keel bolts is 15 with diameter of 24 mm each.
- The Keel bolts are fabricated from stainless steel 316 (Recently had Ultrasound on 4 selected keel bolts - report available).
- Hydraulic, twin helm pumps drive two unbalanced rams. System supplied by Gerhard Seegers. The system gives about 4.5 turns lock to lock. Full rudder arc 70 degrees. Rams are cross-connected and valved, so that in case of one ram failure, the yacht can run on the other ram alone for emergency. Safety and bypass valves are fitted.
- Emergency steering by lever onto square on top of rudderstock. Tiller connected to control lines, which are led to both primary winches.
- Rudder blade fully balanced, glassed over foam with E-glass and Kevlar, stainless steel reinforced. Rudderstock solid stainless steel of 110 mm diameter (rudder was extended at some stage by a former owner - documentation available on request; regarding the safety of this change).
The hydraulic system comprises the following:
- One PTO on the main engine driving a pump
- One Lewmar Commander 9+5 with 3 pumps of 9kw + 5kw + 5kw capacity
- The PTO operates all the functions, which operate hydraulically with engine running.
- The Commander operates in silent ship mode (no engine running) on 24v current supply from the hydraulic battery bank and operates all hydraulic sails and hatch functions, except the bowthruster
The hydraulics operate the following functions:
- Headsail furler (Reckmann).
- Staysail furler (Reckmann).
- Anchor windlass.
- Primary winches.
- Primary Winch.
- Staysail sheeting captive winch.
- Main Sail Boom Furling Mandrel.
- Main halyard Captive Winch.
- Halyard winch.
- Halyard winch.
- Mainsheet Winch.
- Navtec Panel for Vang and Backstays.
- Main Traveller Ram.
- Dinghy Hatch.
- Engine Room Hatch.
Note: The Opacmare passerelle is also operated hydraulically but has its own dedicated electronic/hydraulic system.
Fresh Water & Water Heating System:
- 2 x Boilers – Large / Small; capacities unknown.
- Sea Recovery Aqua Whisper Model 1200-2AWC.
- There are 6 bilge compartments using a manifold with 2 main bilge pumps, one electric and the other hydraulically driven, each with a capacity of 300 litres per minute
- Manual Whale gusher pump with a capacity of 25 litres a minute is installed in the cockpit.
- 5 nuisance water pumps will discharge smaller quantities of water from the respective areas
- Main bilge pumps are used as fire fighting pumps through special piping system
- All tanks are manufactured from 3mm stainless steel and are mounted on soft supports and strapped down. All tanks have been pressure tested to 0.3 bar, in excess of what is required under classification rules.
- Fuel pipe work is manufactured of stainless rigid piping up to 1” and above that of nitrile lined rubber to classification standard. In the engine room all fuel lines are made of stainless steel.
- Pipe work for water is made of Class approved PVC.
- All tanks are provided with Kuebler level indicator gauges, connected to synoptic panels and alarms.
- All tanks have large inspection hatches
- All tanks are vented into the mast.
- Total capacity of 2,600 litres (571 gallons) in 4 x stainless steel tanks.
- Total capacity of 550 litres (120 gallons) in 2 x stainless steel tanks.
Grey/Black water holding tanks:
- Total grey water capacity of 610 litres (134 gallons) – stainless steel.
- Total black water capacity of 435 litres (95 gallons) – stainless steel.
B+G sailing instruments as follows:
- Hydra 2000 FFD (1 at chart table, 1 at helm stations, 1 in owners’ cabin).
- Hydra 2000, 360 degree Wind, analogue, (1 at chart table, 2 at helm stations).
- B+G 20/20, boom angle, heading, depth, speed, (4 at cockpit front).
- Depth transducers.
Furuno Navigation instruments:
- 2 x Simrad plotters and radar (2015).
- GPS GP-31, (one at Chart Table as backup).
- Robertson AP 20 (one at Chart Table, one at helm station).
- Communications Equipment:
- Sailor 150 2015 with satellite telephone without data lines or fax
- Simrad VHF 2015 with cordless handset on the starboard helm station).
- PABX for internal onboard communication through Intercom system.
- One foghorn.
- One of the helm stations has a crew alarm.
- 2 Ritchie magnetic, (one on each helm station).
- 2 Fluxgate, one Furuno, one Simrad, both interfaced with all Nav. Instr.
These are located in the Navigation area and are divided into three sections:
First division, status lamps:
- Navigation lights.
- Water pressure pump running.
- Refrigeration compressors.
- Electric bilge pump running.
Second division, Alarm warning lamps combined with flashing and audible alarm:
- Engine room fire.
- Lazarette fire.
- High bilge water level in any compartment.
- Low battery voltage.
- Low level keel tank.
- Black water tank full.
- Grey water tank full.
- Low level fresh water tanks.
- Low level fuel tanks.
System status with analogue/digital read out meters showing:
- Voltage for services/hydraulics battery banks (through master view display new 2014)
- Charge/discharge current for services/hydraulics battery banks (as above).
- Earth leak conditions (synoptic display).
- Voltage (Master view).
- Amp hours (Master view).
- Shore power polarity (synoptic display).
- Remote control panel for the Generators start/stop
- Remote control panel for the air-condition system
There is a switch to change from generator/shore power/inverter and to load shed (2 switches for each Buss system on board).
- Ceramic 4 burner stove top, Miele 2014
- Oven with grill, hot air, top and bottom heat, Miele, 2014, with Miele Extractor fan.
- Miele Dishwasher.
- Miele Washing Machine 2016
- Miele Condenser Dryer 2016
- 2 Refrigerators, custom made in stainless steel, front loaded, appropriately divided and 1 Refrigerator, custom made in stainless steel, incorporated in the cockpit table and 1 Freezer, custom made in stainless steel, front loaded, divided with slide out drawers.
- Icemaker, 220 V AC, self-contained.
- All refrigerators and the Freezer (except the Icemaker) are operated by 6 Frigomatic K DC compressors.
- A deck shower is installed on the aft deck.
- 4 x Superflush Prestige toilets 2002. Flushing is by fresh water into stainless steel black water holding tanks, which can only be discharged by manual activation for environmental reasons. Crew toilet is of same technical characteristics but for size reasons made by Sunny Marine.
- Holding tanks are fitted with level switches, which send audio and visual signals to the main alarm panel.
Tank discharges overboard below waterline or to a Lee Sanitation Deck fitting to ISO 4567 standard.
Heating & Ventilation:
- The yacht is throughout equipped with 7 controllable air handlers
- The size varies depending on the size of the cabin
- Total capacity is 45,000 B.T.U. per hour, for both cooling and heating. 51 running amps are required at 230v
- CD in each cabin.
- DVD – CD player in saloon.
- Just behind the Rudder about 1 foot under waterline there are 2 underwater lights (port and starboard) have been installed.
- The lights are switchable from the port helm station.
Summary of Accommodation:
- The classically-styled interior is tasteful and is executed in American Cherry wood.
- The upper salon is a comfortable area, perfect for enjoying the surrounding environment while under sail (new pale leather upholstery fitted 2016).
- The lower or dining saloon offers a comfortable space to read, entertain friends or dine in style.
- The hull ports are manufactured by Van Wingerden in stainless steel and fitted with storm blinds (note: storm blinds are onboard but not for every port hole).
TIGA BELAS comfortably accommodates up to 8 guests in 3 staterooms.
All the guest staterooms include first class amenities, individually controlled audio systems and air-conditioning and en-suite facilities.
The luxurious master stateroom with king sized berth and 2 en-suite heads compartmentsThe 2 guest cabins have double berths and en-suite bathrooms. Each guest cabin has also a Pullman berth.
The crew area is separated from the guest cabins and is located forward of the saloon.
The Workshop is located in the most forward compartment of the yacht and is fully fitted with tools, nuts and bolts, spare electrical and plumbing items, as is required on a yacht this size. All tools are in dedicated positions, as are the spares, for the ease of finding the required tool/spare.
PTO removed and serviced
Bow thruster removed and serviced
Hydraulic system flushed, and oil changed
Batteries tested (and after testing the service bank was replaced) upgraded monitoring system
Hull/keel sanded down, then a protection system applied consisting of:
Interprime 820 white; Interprime 820 grey; Interprime 820 white;
Micron 350 anti-fouling 2 coats (these last two coats to be applied later this month)
Back stay and vang hydraulics serviced
Gear box removed and rebuilt by ZF Spain - we are hoping to have this back and fitted by the first week in February
Hull polished (later this month)
Fuel sensor system to be upgraded (still awaiting parts)