The emphasis on racing performance demanded an all-carbon construction, canting keel, big carbon fibre rig with square-top mainsail, high aspect rudder, bowsprit and maximum waterline. Primarily with Mediterranean racing in mind, the hull shape was optimized for reaching.
Keel and bulb – APN machined fin @8 ton. Lead bulb cast and milled in Sydney @ 3 ton.
Through hull fittings – Forespar Marlon. Flush and ball valve style.
2 x underwater cameras – keel and rudder view, custom underwater cameras.
The Lutra design means the hull shape remains much more symmetrical under heeling conditions and is better balanced as an all-rounder.
Structural engineering by Gurit Sydney.
Paint - Hull and deck, Alcraft 2000
Antifoul - VC Offshore
Yanmar 4LHA-STP 240 hp diesel engine driving a 130cc closed loop transmission pump.
Engine driven hydraulic pump feeding propulsion motor
Engine hours 3660 JUne 2017
Throttle – Mathers ZF Micro Commander at each helm.
Olectric Systems touch panel control for engine start/stop/leg up/down and lighting positioned at port helm.
Engine room force ventilated via 3 fans.
Reverso pump/manifold system to change engine and generator oil.
Cruising speed 10 knots
McConaghy flush system retracting 5 blade custom propeller and shaft. Custom thrust bearing and hydraulic drive system.
Pyrogen system in engine room with heat detector and siren alarm.
Fuel system – From the main tank via a manifold system to select one or both fuel pumps to transfer to the 35 litre day tank. From day tank to Racor via manifold to engine and generator. Day tank can be bypassed and return fuel can be sent to day tank or main fuel tank. Filling of day tank is automatic via PCL. Day tank can be bypassed and fuel drawn directly for main tank.
Hydraulic kill switch positioned at both helms.
Exhaust – Taylor Marine separators, dry exhaust for both Engine and Generator.
Cant mechanism Hydraulic – Main engine driven, Central Coast Hydraulic – Greg Waters – 35 degrees each side of centreline.
McConaghy Carbon Race Helm x 2, carbon quadrant, dynex/chain cable over sprocket.
McConaghy carbon stock and blade
Custom helm station integrating navigation and B&G instruments
Rudder Bearing JP3 Type 4
Auto Pilot - B&G H3000 hydraulic linear drive unit
Plastic with baffles and inspection ports
Black Water - 414L tank, discharge overboard or to shore station
Grey Water - 4 x sump boxes with pumps that discharging directly over board
Main Fuel - 540 L supply to generator and engine via selection/diversion manifold and filters
Day fuel - 35 L topped up via PLC control
Port Water - 190 L
Stb. Water - 205 L
Tank Senders - BEP Ultra Sonic
Olectric Systems Australia.
24 volt with 12 volt generator and engine start system
240V 50 Hz shore power
House Batteries - Life Line GPL-8L x 4. 255 Ampere New 2017
Generator and Engine batteries - Optima 12 volt x 2 2014
Master Volt Mass Combi 24/2500-60. Two units.
MICC meter in navigation area.
Main DC Switch board operated via PLC and pulse relays
Engine/Generator Battery Charger - Xantrex True Charge 2. 20Amp/12 volt
Generator - Onan Generator 11Kw 50 Hertz. New 2017.
240 volt AC and 12 volt DC outlets throughout boat
Air Conditioning - Webasto 32,000btu chiller unit servicing air handlers in owner cabin, saloon x 2 and guest cabin
Fresh Water pump- Johnson Duo Master. John Guest pipework.
Toilets - Techmar Clear coat Carbon x 3. Fresh Water.
Hot water 50 litres
Water Maker - Spectra Newport Mk II, triple membrane. 130L/hour
Hot water system engine and 240 volt. Edson Marine Water Heater Electric/ H/ Exchange Model BC50H
Accommodation comprises a large owner’s suite forward with en suite and a smaller guest cabin with en suite tucked away on the portside, aft of the saloon.
The owner cabin has a double bed with ensuite head and shower
Guest cabin has a large single bed with head and shower
Saloon accommodates 6 guests around the dining table with a lounge and study area.
The crew area comprises 4 bunk beds with a day head and shower.
In the same position as the guest cabin on the starboard side is the galley, with the engine room located down the centreline between the guest cabin and the galley.
All up, the interior furniture and fittings weigh just 1,200kg. Some additional weight has been added in sound insulation while a more substantial weight factor comes from the air-conditioning and the genset required to run it.
The intent to put performance first, however, has been well maintained, without the interior ending up sterile and cold. The split personality of the yacht is revealed aft of the main accommodation area, where the centreline navigation station is situated. Here it is all racing business, navigation and performance monitoring data clustered around
The interior is spare, contemporary and lightweight, yet substantial enough in to avoid any sense of flimsiness. The timbers are vertically grained teak, adding warmth and a hint of tradition but no weight with 1mm veneers over Nomex and carbon panels.
Gimbaled three burner gas hob and integrated oven. New 2017
Refrigerator and freezer with heated doors, dual carbon sink, Corian bench surfaces, storage, gas monitoring system.
Gas sniffer in galley and gas locker on deck.
U-Tec Custom Designed 24 volt Fan Cooled Condensing Units
1x freezer and 1 x refrigerator. 240 volt door heaters.
Audio Visual Owners - Bose Life Style-Model AV3-2-1 GSX Media Centre
Audio Visual Saloon - Bose Life Style-Model AV48 Media Center
32" LCD TV in saloon on actuator to change for viewing angle. Owners cabin screen set and also 32”.
Steering is via a single high-aspect carbon fibre rudder, which produces very responsive feel back to the twin helms. Like a highly pedigreed sports car, the responses are immediate. Every gust of wind produces instant acceleration, while the helm remains balanced and easy, testament to Konynendyk’s smooth hull lines.
In the hands of a race crew, there is no doubt that this yacht will deliver an impressive turn of speed. In cruising mode, it only requires a small furling headsail and cruising mainsail to produce sparkling performance.
At 24.4 metres and with a very powerful performance package, Singularity is firmly at the racer end of the spectrum and requires due respect.
The jump from racing with a crew of 15, at least some of them professionals, to an owner-operated cruiser with a couple of guests represents a significant shift in purpose but, notwithstanding the additional handling challenges that such a thoroughbred would place over a more traditional cruising yacht, the result is immensely rewarding and exhilarating.
The deck layout is efficient for both purposes, with the winches clustered around the twin helm stations, close enough for good short- handed sailing, but with enough space for a racing crew to operate. A separate cockpit forward of the working area is a great lounging space in cruising mode and takes nothing away from racing efficiency.
Panasonic Tough Book/Windows 10 Pro Nav Computer
AIS - Raymarine 500 transceiver
Secondary Processer - B&G Hercules 3000 redundant system
Primary Processor - WTP2 integrating load cell [forestay, inner forestay, runner winches, primaries, mainsheet, pit, mast base],WTP2
Gyro Compass, Clinometer, Barometer, Keel angle,
Diverse LA3, winch and mast heel load cells
Tactical Charting System - B&G Deckman Tactical Software
Chart System C-Map
Cruising Charting System - Expedition
VHF Icom M505
Handheld VHF - ICM35 x 2
Primary GPS Simrad MX512 DGPS Sensor
Secondary Navigation - E90-Series Raymarine Plotter
Satellite Phone - Thrane and Thrane Sailor 250 Fleet Broadband
Sat Com -Thrane and Thrane
Wifi with two access points at bow and stern
Radar Transponder - SeaMe
B&G system displays, port and starboard pedestals each with single FFD ,main sheet pod 3 x FFD and auto pilot control, navigation
station 3 x GFD and auto pilot control, trimmers station 2 x FFD, mast bracket 5 x 30/30 display.
Mast instrumentation 5 x B&G 30/30
Harken Winch Package
Runner 990.3 Left and Right Hand
Mainsheet 1111.3. Hydraulically driven
Primary 1111.3 Left and Right. Hydraulically driven
Pit 1111.3 Left and Right. Hydraulically driven.
Olectric System touch panel winch/hydraulic controls. Mainsheet trimmer control station x 3, upwind/ downwind trimmer control
stations x 2, helmsman controls x 2
Southern Spar Carbon, 4 x 20 degree sweep I = 29.70m, P = 31.75m, J = 9.5m, E = 10m. Last hauled and inspected 2015. NDT testing undertaken. Hangers replaced
Southern Spars, Park Avenue Cruising Boom - Southern spar carbon box wing style three reef boom with preventer padeye, boom bag, lighting chafe protection, deck awning bolt rope
EC6 standing rigging, Nitronic headstay. Standing rigging returned to EC6 for testing/inspection and certification 2015
Race Headstay - EC6
Race Boom - Hall Garfish Carbon integrated reef locks
Reckman UD4 Hydraulic Furler with twin carbon foilSail Functions - Navtec - [Checkstay adjuster, Cunningham, Jib halyard tensioner, Jib car hauler, Inner forestay, Vang, Outhaul, race headsail tack adjuster, main sheet traveller car.
RUNNING RIGGING 2015
The setup on deck has been designed so the yacht can switch modes by flying a furling headsail and cruising main with lazy jacks for more relaxing sailing with a carbon headstay and Park Avenue-style boom for racing. In other areas the switch from racing to cruising will be more straightforward. Hydraulic winches will make racing moves slick and fast while removing the muscle and grunt in cruising mode.
Race Sail Inventory North 2010. Cruising Mainsail North 2014. Cruising Headsail Doyle 2016
High Roach Mainsail. Fully battened [Ctec Carbon] 3DL [Carbon/Twaron] Double taffita.32000Dpi
Furling Jib – DOYLE Ice 33724 Dpi
Inner Jib - 3DL 960 L [Carbon/Twaron] 32000Dpi
2A Asymmetric Nylon Gradient Airx 900
3A Asymmetric Nylon Gradient Superkote 250
Storm Jib - Spectra Gatorback Sandwich S 390 TX
Trisail - Spectra Gatorback Sandwich S 390 TX
R2 Reacher Cuban Fiber
Inner Jib- 3DL 960 L [Carbon/Twaron] 32000 Dpi
Upwind Code Zero - 50-60% Girth 3DL 960 L [Carbon/Twaron] 14700 Dpi
Cables - Future Fiber Luff Cables for 0, R2,A3
Race Sail Furler - KZ Marine Top down furler x 2
The single ram system cants the keel to 35 degrees and can complete the swing from side to side in just six seconds.
Electric float switch bilge pumps in engine room x 2, Forepeak, forward accommodation,
Hydraulic bilge, keel well, keel ram, pump area, lazarette. Hand operated for lazarette and crew area.
Spinlock life vests with integrated harness, light and self inflation
Audible/visual alarms on deck for high water bilge and fire
Fenders x 8
Cariboni hydraulic retracting anchor storage system with custom carbon fiber anchor arm
Anchor 115 pound stainless steel CQR
Chain - 100m, 13mm gal
Warp - 50m
Windlass - Muir Atlantic 4000
Anchor Arm - Custom McConaghy
Salt water anchor wash
Zodiac Pro 420 with Yamaha 40Hp tiller steer, fuel tank, anchor, paddle
Cruising Bimini for center cockpit
Clear coat finish carbon cockpit table
Crew area pram style dodger
Winch Handles - 4 x Harken double handle
Interior lighting is LED. Red courtesy lights throughout.
High Bilge in forepeak, fwd accommodation, keel ram box, keel area, hydraulic manifold area, tank room, port engine, stb engine, lazarette, water in fuel, Pyrogen system
Linen, Crockery, Cutlery, Cookware
Containers - 2 x 40 foot high top. One fitted out as workshop and storage. Second no fit out
Shipping Cradle - Custom galvanized cradle suitable for shipping and hard stand storage. High and low mode