Cyrano de Bergerac’ was designed in 1991 by the well-known performance sailing yacht designer, Rob Humphreys and built by the prestigious yacht builders, Camper and Nicholson for an experienced Italian yacht owner. The design requirements were for a strong and comfortable cruising yacht with good sailing performance and well-designed systems, storage and fuel capacity to ensure safe and enjoyable long-distance travels around the world.
The interior designer John Munford, in combination with the high levels of skill found at Camper and Nicholson, created very beautiful and relaxing living and entertaining spaces aboard the yacht whilst providing many practical and seamanlike features suitable for the adventures that were planned for Cyrano.
Since her launch Cyrano has completed many thousands of miles and cruised extensively in the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Central America, Pacific, Australasia, Indonesia, and the Indian Ocean. She has fulfilled her design expectations exceptionally well and with three caring owners over the years and the same Captain for twenty-four of them, Cyrano has always been maintained impeccably and remains in exceptional condition throughout.
Cyrano is a well-known and frequently admired sailing yacht ready for a new owner and more travels around the world.
Engines and Mechanical
ENGINES and MECHANICAL
Twin CATERPILLAR 3406B Turbo / 310hp / 1350 rpm
Port: April 2018: 12367hrs
Stbd: April 2018: 12354 hrs
GEARBOX TWIN DISC MG-514C
VP GEARBOX HUNDESTED VP 5 FR-EL
PROPELLERS 4-Blade Variable pitch
STERN GLANDS Deep Sea Seal (face to face type) water lubricated
NORTHERN LIGHTS M 2476 T 380v / 3ph / 50hz / 50kw
NORTHERN LIGHTS M 964 380v / 3ph / 50hz / 24kw
GENERATOR HOURS April 2017
Port: 27007 hours
Mid: 27897 hours
Starboard: 26985 hours
BOW THRUSTER VOSPER THORNYCROFT VT 50 hp retractable
FUEL SYSTEM RACOR 2010 Duplex Fuel / Water Separators
SPEED & RANGE UNDER POWER
SINGLE ENGINE 4,000 NM @ 9 knots
TWIN ENGINES 3,000 NM @ 11 knots
MAX MOTORING SPEED 13,5 Knots
4 main tanks 18,600 liters capacity
E.R day tank. 314 liters capacity
G.R. day tank. 280 liters capacity
WATER 3 tanks. 10,250 liters capacity
ENGINE LUB OIL 1 tank. 208 liters capacity
DIRTY OIL 1 tank. 480 liters capacity
SEWAGE 1 tank. 900 liters capacity
SANITARY 4 tanks. 490 liters capacity
REFRIDGERATION NORCOOL fan coil system for fridge + freezer rooms
‘U' LINE Domestic fridges
AIR CONDITIONING WEBASTO triple stage, chilled water system
SEWAGE TREATMENT HAMANN treatment plant
HPC air compressors, receiver + distribution for services + Eng
HYDRAULICS SEAWAY load sense system with 4 x variable displacement pumps (clutch in on demand) driven from main engines + 50kw gen sets DC duplex pump back-up
STEERING SYSTEM HYPRO MARINE servo-assisted hydraulic ram system
AC + DC pumps. Integrated with Anschutz autopilot
ENGINEERING SPARES INVENTORY Comprehensive spares for all equipment on board stored below fwd guest accommodation
Walk Through ( Exterior )
The deck layout is characterized by uncluttered areas because of the automated sailing technology that include the sheets running underdeck to the captive winches. The two tenders are kept on the foredeck and are launched and retrieved by a concealed hydraulic crane. A spacious workshop with diving compressor and full deck spares inventory is located under the foredeck.
A hydraulic stern passerelle and a retractable gangway on the starboard side allow for comfortably boarding and bathing.
COVERED OUTER COCKPIT
CYRANO’s deckhouse creates a remarkable space, which is the focal point of the social activity. The teak-floored aft part is like a shaded open cockpit, featuring electro-hydraulically operated side windows that can be fully retracted and two large tables that can seat up to 16 guests.
At night, with the electric doors open into the carpeted deck saloon, the whole deckhouse area is transformed into a large living space.
Walk Through ( Interior)
The deck saloon includes sofas on the port and starboard side, both with coffee table. The starboard side coffee table can be converted into a games table. The helm station can be completely concealed when not in use and a kitchenette with a food service lift, from the galley, also provides convenience for guest entertaining. The TV system is operated on a lift mechanism.
Down a few steps, brings you into the full width main Saloon. A formal dining table seats 8 guests and the food elevator provides convenience to help ensure service goes smoothly. There is also a sofa, coffee table and desk area and day head for guests.
CONVERTIBLE 4th GUEST CABIN
This area of the lower saloon can be converted to a single berth. There is a cleverly concealed partition wall which can be pulled out to create a 4th cabin complete with en-suite.
The concept for arranging the guest accommodation forward in the yacht, was to ensure that guest comfort was optimised, especially at anchor, by maximising the distance from the machinery space aft, as this is the quietest area of the yacht and also benefits from natural ventilation with the large hatches open.
The accommodation comprises of a full beam MASTER SUITE with two queen size beds and two large guest cabins. Large hatches flood the interiors with light and are electro-pneumatically operated either from the cabin or from a central console. CYRANO’s finishing is blonde teak throughout the interior.
Comprises of 2 x large single beds ( ¾ double beds ), a large desk/vanity area and a sofa for relaxing. The Master Bathroom, is full width with 2 entrance doors, his and her sinks, toilet and bidet each. The jacuzzi bath/shower is centerline with a full mirrored wall. The bathroom is grand and opulent.
Both guests rooms have the same layout and design. Both comprise of 2 x single beds and a Pullman berth. The vanity desk and stool is next to the wardrope. The en-suite bathrooms come with sink with plenty of storage, toilet, bidet and shower stall.
The Galley is large with plenty of storage and work surface. The walk-in fridge/freezer allows for full stock up on long distance journeys. There is also the food service elevator, providing service to the 2 decks above.
To enhance the guests’ privacy, the large and comfortable crew and service area is placed aft of the main saloon.
The machinery of CYRANO has been carefully positioned and mounted to control the noise and vibration.
For the same reason, the machinery rooms and the accommodation areas have been fully insulated and the auxiliary generators are placed in the stern. The two Caterpillar diesel engines developing 310 HP at 1350 rpm have been chosen for their low noise and vibration.
The crew dining table provides seating for 6/7 crew, with tv and music station and control board where all the alarm systems and cctv display units are for various areas of the yacht. The crew mess and galley are open plan.
Access to the engine room with a custom-made submarine door, is also in this area.
A large cabin with en-suite with a double bed, 1 Pullman berth and desk area.
There are two crew cabins both with en-suite.
One cabin comprises of a bunk berth with the bottom bunk larger than the top for 2 crew
The other cabin comprises of a bunk bed and a single bed for 3 crew.
AC SWITCHBOARDS Custom Camper & Nicholson. 3 ph distribution through 6 local load groups.
Load shedding + remote shut down systems
SHORE POWER Transformer 3ph 34 kw with auto polarity c/o
Custom Camper & Nicholson. 24 v distribution system through
DC SWITCHBOARD 4 local load groups
BATTERIES Deep cycle lead acid. Main Banks, 12 x 2V cells.
Deep cycle lead acid. Nav Bank, 12 x 2V cells. 390 AH
CHARGERS VICTRON ENERGIE Skylla 24/25
VICTRON ENERGIE Skylla 3 24/100
INVERTERS VICTRON ENERGIE ATLAS 24/3000
MASTERVOLT 24/1000 Sine wave
SERVOWATCH 96 channel alarm system, 2 display panels +
MONITORING & ALARM SYSTEM helm station alarm, PC, display in crew mess
WATER HEATING SYSTEM Dual system 3 x 2 kw elements
Sails & Rigging
NIRVANA Filament wound carbon fiber, in mast furling
RUNNING POLE NIRVANA Filament wound carbon fiber, mast mounted
RIGGARNA/OYS Rod Rigging
RUNNING RIGGING All Sheet & Halyards Spectra
ELVSTROM Mainsail. White Vectran / Carbon. 212 sqm
ELVSTROM Mizzen sail. White Vectran / Carbon. 93 sqm
NORTH Yankee. White Norlam Gatorback Spectra, Tedlar coated. 270 sqm
NORTH Staysail. White Norlam Gatorback Spectra, Tedlar coated. 122 sqm
NORTH Genoa. White Norlam Gatorback Spectra, Tedlar coated. 328 sqm
HOOD Mizzen Staysail. 236 sqm
SEAWAY POWELL Sheet & outhaul captive winches
SEAWAY POWELL Hydraulic mainsheet traveler
HARKEN 1120 ST Backwind - 2 deck winches
HARKEN 980 - 2 deck winches
HARKEN 62 - 2 mast winches
HARKEN 56 - 2 mast winches
NIRVANA Hydraulic, in-mast main/mizzen roller furling units
RECKMANN Hydraulic, stay mounted headsail roller-furling units
NELSON PLACE/SEAWAY electro/electronic/hydraulic sailing controls
Mizzen Staysail 1993
TENSIONING RAMS SEAWAY POWELL Halyard tensioners
SEAWAY POWELL Main vang
SEAWAY POWELL Mizzen vang
HOLMOTRO Main backstay, (split single stay)
HOLMOTRO Mizzen backstays
ANCHORING & MOORING SEAWAY FRANCIS Anchor Windlass V 10,000
CQR 500lb anchor with 130m & 120m of 22mm chain
DECK FITTINGS AND HARKEN genoa + staysail tracks. Custom cars + stoppers
HARKEN mainsheet blocks- s/s + alloy
HARKEN sheet turning blocks- s/s + alloy
HARKEN screw-in deck mount stand-up blocks
HARKEN screw-in deck mount pad-eyes
HARKEN deck mounted stand-up blocks
LEWMAR mast foot halyard turning blocks
Double Handed Winch Handles
Single Handed Winch Handles
B&G depth / wind / speed displays TRANSAS Chart Plotter and HP Nav PC
Radar FURUNO Radar + daylight display repeater at helm
Auto-Pilot ANSCHUTZ AUTOPILOT GYROSTAR Gyro compass
CAMERA Aft facing CCTV security camera + crew mess display
SATCOM Sailor 500 Fleet Broad Band
VHF Sailor, SIMRAD, Hummingbird
TELEPHONE Nokia cellular, Panasonic phone and fax
IT Dell PC, HP Office printer, scanner, fax
COBHAM Seatel Satellite TV system
UPPER SALON SONY 26" HD TV
LINN Woofer Amplifier
OPPO Blu ray DVD / CD
LOWER SALON SONY Amplifier
OWNERS CABIN SAMSUNG 22'' HD TV
GUEST CABINS PHILIPS 15'' TV
CREW AREA LG 23'' TV
LG DVD / Video
FOOD LIFT HUSBAND. Galley to lower saloon to top saloon
MICROWAVE BAUMATIC combination microwave oven and grill
OVEN (NON GIMBLED) GAGANNAU EB 385
HOB (NON GIMBLED) BALAY 5 ring induction hob with extractor
HOB (GIMBLED) MIELE 2 ring ceramic
DEEP FAT FRIER MIELE with extractor
DISHWASHER MIELE G7855 Professional
WASHING MACHINE MIELE WS 5446 Professional
TUMBLE DRYER MIELE PT5135C Professional
TOASTERS Kitchen Aid, Tefal
MEAT SLICER Wunder AF 195
FOOD MIXER KENWOOD, MAGIMIX
ICECREAM MAKER ROBOT COUPE
GALLEY COOKING UTENSILS ETC Fully equipped
COFFEE MACHINES NESPRESSO capsule type
HEATED TOWEL RAILS Guest bathrooms
HEATED TROUSER PRESSES Corby 4400
Safety and Security Equipment
Aft facing CCTV security camera + crew-mess display
D-Link security camera system (3 cameras & recorder)
FM Security system
FM Security Smoke detection system
Alarm auto dialer system
ZODIAC 8 person, rigid container
ZODIAC 6 person, rigid container
FIRE FIGHTING / FLOODING
FIREMASTER Machinery space smoke + heat detection/alarm +
FM200 flooding system
Auto release FM200 extinguishers (Generator casings)
Dry powder portable extinguishers
Co2 portable extinguisher
GILKES FIRE PUMPS
GILKES BILGE PUMPS
Tenders and Toys
CUSTOM TENDER 5m, 'Cyrano' blue. Seats 8, 2 standing, folding hood
NOVAMARINE Semi-rigid 4.5m, grey/white
YAMAHA 70 HP outboard
YAMAHA 15 HP outboard
PASSARELLE AQUACRANE custom hydraulic fold-away to lazarette
SIDE BOARDING LADDERS AQUACRANE custom hydraulic fold-away into hull
MARQUIP aluminium side gangway
Custom s/s Swimming Ladders
DECK CRANE AQUACRANE custom hydraulic fold-away into foredeck
DECK FURNISHINGS Complete Set of Deck Cushions, aft areas x 2, fwd seats
Helm station bimini
DIVING GEAR Bauer dive compressor
Extensive inventory of spares for all systems including: engines, generators, pumps, electrics, electronics, hydraulics, plumbing, fridges, toilets, water-makers etc
Comprehensive tool sets and power tools to tackle any job aboard
“At her launch in early 1993, Cyrano de Bergerac was simultaneously large enough to turn heads and sufficiently innovative to win awards; but the story of Cyrano must really start with the original owner, Ermanno Bassani (father of the founder of Wally Yachts, Luca Bassani).
As a very experienced yacht owner with many years of both racing and cruising, Mr Bassani had already owned a succession of cutting edge yachts, culminating in the 96-foot sloop, Calabuig, launched by Camper & Nicholsons in 1979. She was at the time the largest sloop in the world with the newest system of the time of in-mast furling. This yacht has sailed around the world in safety and comfort time and time again.
I was working with Calabuig during the last 4 years of ownership and many of her traits were to be included in the designs for Cyrano.
CONCEPT OF CYRANO DE BERGERAC
It was in 1989 that the concepts and early criteria were formed.
The well-known racing yacht designer, Rob Humphreys, was chosen early on to create a voluminous, comfortable, sea-kindly yet efficient hull with good sailing performance. By March 1990 a scale model was already being tank tested at the Wolfson Unit at Southampton University.
BUILD OF CYRANO DE BERGERAC
Camper & Nicholson’s at Gosport UK were chosen as the builders of choice and with John Munford for the interior designs and exterior styling, Nirvana for mast design and supply, Riggarna (OYS) for the standing rigging and Seaway for the hydraulic design and supply. The construction was started in early 1991.
The C&N design department produced all the construction and system arrangement drawings and most works were carried out by them in house. The hull was built using marine grade aluminium which was laser cut in Holland and assembled at the Vosper Thornycroft Shipyard in Porchester. From an engineering perspective, safety was always paramount. In conjunction with C&N, most systems were duplicated and despite their complexities, all the automated functions aboard have easy to operate manual overrides and a good degree of inbuilt redundancy.
Already partially fitted out, in May 1992 the hull was launched and floated down stream to C&N at Gosport where the fit out was completed out of the water, before being re-launched in January 1993. Now the spiral wound carbon fibre spars that had been manufactured in France, fitted out in Holland and shipped to Southampton, were rigged. Following sea trials, Cyrano departed for the Mediterranean in April of that year to start a long and adventure filled life which has included 16 Atlantic crossings, a 2 year around the world trip and visits to Central and South America, USA, Pacific and the Indian Ocean.
Cyrano has survived Hurricane force winds and is also capable of reaching 275 miles per day under sail. Having been involved with Cyrano from her earliest conception, to her design phase and through to her construction, initially in the position of Build Engineer and subsequently as Captain, I am extremely proud to say 26 years later that our work was done well!
Cyrano has proved herself time and time again to be capable of everything asked of her. With a degree of comfort for both owners and crew which is second to none, Cyrano was designed as and, indeed still is, the perfect vessel to travel the worlds’ oceans.
She now awaits a new owner with new aspirations to continue her story.”