Highland Fling 15 is Germán Frers design along with the demanding requirements of a highly experienced, serial Swan yacht owner. Built to the highest standards of performance. She has a minimalist interior and flush deck. With a full carbon hull and deck. Highland Fling 15 is a proven cruiser/racer; 1st Americas Cup SYC 2017, 3rd Palma SYC 2018 and 3rd Rolex Maxi 2016.
The layup is of a foam cored carbon fiber epoxy reinforced construction in a female mold. The hull is pre-preg carbon fiber foam sandwich. The laminate is vacuum consolidated and oven cured at + 70C. The core is M-Grade Corecell SAN Foam with high density used in the high loaded areas. A high proportion of the fibers are unidirectional resulting in a stiff structure. The stiffeners and structural bulkheads are made using Carbon SE70 Pre-preg and Nomex, vacuum consolidated at +70C. Special care is taken to assure rigid foundations and adhesion to the hull. Additional carbon reinforcement is applied around areas where there are openings and cut outs.
Lifting keel optimization:
Stroke 4.5m - 6.75m (standard is 4.5m - 6.5m)
Keel trunk laminate and core optimization
Chord length 1.738m (standard is 2.073m)
Weldox 900 material (standard is Weldox 700)
Titanium bottom plate and tapping bars (standard is stainless steel)
Titanium bearings and side wedges (standard is stainless steel).
Light weight lifting keel cylinder instead of standard.
Custom 23.3t bulb
The steering system is a twin rudder and twin wheel sprocket with chain and cables. The rudders are custom designed by Owen Clark, Isotop supplied, carbon fiber, foam core, epoxy construction with custom tubular carbon fiber stocks and sacrificial tips. JP3 rudder bearings are supplied. Custom performance steering system with weather rudder float system and composite quadrants instead of standard.
The main deck is of carbon fiber pre-preg sandwich construction with Nomex Honeycomb Core. The coach roof and coamings are of a carbon fiber pre-preg sandwich construction with Corecell Core. High density core is used in the high load areas and in way of deck fittings. The deck is bonded to the hull using high strength structural adhesives.
The teak deck consists of teak battens 65 x 6mm with grey 5mm caulking. The teak decking is vacuum bonded with epoxy adhesive.
All winches are hydraulically driven by CCHE Hydraulics.
Two Harken B1235.3 STR AAA HY primary cockpit winches with base sheave
Three Harken.3 STR AAA HY cockpit halyard winches
Two Harken B1235.3 STR AAA HY main sheet winches reduced
Two Harken B1235.3 STR AAA HY running backstay winches
One Harken B1125.3 STR AAA HY utility winch
One anchor windlass
Sail Handling Systems
There are Harken hard anodized aluminum tracks for two jib cars and harken mainsheet traveler with custom cars and stoppers.
Spinlock ZS jammers for halyards, preventer, tack and reef lines
Reckmann UD5 furling headstay with Carbo-link torsional headstay
Eight pad eyes on bulwark
Pushpit and Pulpit
The pushpit and pulpit and lifelines are with spacing and in accordance with ISAF/ORG requirements
32mm polished stainless tube. The pushpit has an access gate for the gangway.
Lifelines and Stanchions
The stanchions are 610mm high with 2 wire lifelines of 5mm and 4mm, spacing and in accordance with ISAF/ORG requirements.
Cleats and Fairleads
Six custom titanium pop-up cleats and 4 custom titanium fairleads
Custom titanium toe rails forward of mast
One custom carbon fiber mast collar
One flag pole socket
Two custom carbon fiber railing between steering pedestals, by aft deck hatch
Carbon side boarding ladder
Hatches and Windows
Teak covered Deck Hatches
One 600 x 600mm Anchor and windlass hatch
One 1600 x 1600mm sliding hatch to forward sail storage
One 1200 x 1200mm aft lazarette hatch
Two large dingy well hatches
The main entrance has a manually operated forward sliding hatch with a drop board for closure, with removable canvas spray hood.
One raised forward sliding hatch just forward of the steering pedestals, with removable spray hood.
Cockpits Seats and Tables
Two removable seats either side of the cockpit, with cushions.
One 4m long x 2.4m wide x 0.7/0.9m deep dingy well with teak covered carbon hatch doors. Large well drains installed. Sea cover provided.
Under deck system for two asymmetric tack line tensioners including chain plates, Equiplite 4 ton
Autolocks and hydraulic rams by Harken.
Tack slider in stainless steel. Deck flange is similar Reckman UD5-SC furler / headstay tensioner
Fixed custom carbon fiber bowsprit.
Installation of customer supplied lash tangs on bulwark.
Two lash tangs on stern bulwark.
Equiplite Code-0 tack line lock upgraded from 4t to 6.5t.
Spinnaker sheet lead under deck through sheave box angled 20° outboard in bulwark.
Load pins on backstays.
Removable painted carbon fiber radar post on aft deck with aluminum platform for scanner and three antennas.
Accommodations and Interior
The interior is open-plan minimalist design using white vinyl panels in the head liners and hand rubbed satin varnish white oak veneers and hardwood to create a bright lively atmosphere. All furniture the joinery are built with best yacht practice and wood selection is in accordance and first grade materials.
Master Cabin (Fwd)
The Master Cabin has been left for the new owner to choose a custom arrangement, or leave it as is. Presently the configuration of Highland Fling 15, as a performance cruiser the owner preferred to have the forward part of the interior as sail storage.
There are six heads on board, one per cabin. Tecma carbon fiber toilets throughout. Carbon fiber painted countertops with Perspex mirrors, acrylic shower doors with custom carbon fiber foam floorboards.
Galley worktops in painted carbon fiber sandwich.
Built-in cupboard storage, above counter, painted white.
Built-in cupboard storage, below counter, white oak veneer with satin varnish finish.
Double sink in clear carbon fiber.
One microwave oven Miele M 8261-2171, 2.17 kW, 800W.
One dishwasher Miele G5985 scvI XXL, 230VAC, 202kW.
One refrigerator Frigonautic 24VDC 600 liter.
One freezer Frigonautic 24VDC, 370 liter.
One electric oven Miele H 6090 B, 230VAC 3.7kW 900mm wide.
One induction hob 5 cooking zones Miele KM 6387, 400VAC 11.1kW.
Forward VIP Cabins
There are two cabins located either side of the mast, with double size berth, outboard. The cabins are finished with satin varnished, white oak veneer panels and doors with white vinyl overheard with removable panels. Ensuite heads.
Aft VIP Cabin
There is one VIP cabin located on the port side, athwart the main companionway entrance. The cabin is finished with satin varnished, white oak veneer panels and door with white vinyl removable overheard panels. Ensuite heads.
The Navigation Station is on centerline in the crew quarters with direct access to deck. The station consists of a chart table, instrument panels and a forward-facing floor-mounted swiveling chair.
Engine and Systems
Type: Retractable Drive System, including the main engine Marine Diesel Sweden 400 VGT. Tuff Torque gear box TTM61A (2.43:1) 4 blade fixed pitch propeller.
OYS H-300-V Custom Vertical tube bow thruster
Titanium vertical tube and a carbon tunnel
Pressurized hot and cold water throughout. The pressure water system is multi layered press fitting system. Hot water tubing is insulated with integrated water tanks, baffles, inspection covers and vent lines. Side deck filling of from the desalination system. Two x 750 liter fresh water tanks.
Recovery Aqua Whisper Mini with a capacity of 118 l/h.
The bilge is divided into 4 sections: forepeak, sail storage, accommodation area, engine room and lazarette. The bilge areas are equipped with a drainage pipe connected to the main bilge pump as well each bilge section is fitted with an automatic 24vdc drain pump to keep them dry. Two grey water tanks collect all drain water from the washer and dryer, sinks and showers, refrigerator and freezer and air conditioning drip trays.
The electrical system is made up of 230VAC, 400 V @ 50Hz and 24 VDC Power supplied by a single-phase Panda diesel generator 18 Kw or shore power. 24VDC power is supplied by a single battery bank 720 Ah. PLC controlled power shedding system, single bus. There are also a number of 230VAC/50Hz appliances fed through DC / AC inverters.
The yacht has a 2-pole 24V insulated return DC system. The batteries are Mastervolt MLII Ultra 24/5000 lithium ion 24V/180Ah. The onboard 24VDC system is made up of a single bank of four batteries with 720Ah capacity. There are also a number of 230VAC/50Hz appliances fed through 24VDC inverters.
The yacht is supplied with AC power fed through a diesel generator or shore power. The diesel generator is a Panda 45PMS 18Kw 50Hz single phase, variable speed. The shore power inlet connector is 230/400V, 5 pole, 63 Amps.
There are two Mass Combi Ultra charger/inverter24/3500-100 with 3 step 100 Amp chargers, for charging batteries. The inverters are Master volt Mass Combi Ultra charger/inverter converting 24VDC to single phase 230VAC, 50Hz.
One 24VDC/140Amp Bosch alternator on the main engine to charge service batteries.
B&G Zeus Navigation System marine processor
B&G ZM 19T / ZC1 19” touch screen controller at navigation station
B&G ZG 100 GPS antenna
Broadband 4G radar antenna
Class B AIS transponder
Simrad NAIS-400 including GPS and VHF antenna splitter
Gyro Compass Sperry Marine Navigat X Mk2
B&G H 5000 40/40 Displays
Six B&G GFDs
704 Handheld DSC VHF radio, Simrad HH36 integrating GPS
B&G V90 VHF with wireless VHF handset in cockpit
Yachtspot internet 4G+WiFI system
Yachtspot WiFI terminal
Globesurfer GSM/3G terminal.
Panasonic DECT wireless telephone
Livewire FB 10 PRO
KVH Mini VSAT Satellite telephone terminal
Denon CEOL Piccolo network receiver with two pair of B&W CCM 362 ceiling speakers. Connects through Airplay to any iPod/iPhone/iPad. The systems are installed throughout VIP cabins and crew mess.
One 22” LED TV Samsung Series 4 connects to Samsung Blu-ray player DB-D6500 Located in the crew mess.
Mast and Rigging
The mast and boom are custom high modulus, uni-directional, pre-preg carbon fiber, supplied by Hall Spars.
SRC Carbon rigging
Carbo link furling headstay
Reckman Furler UD5-SCLW
Sailplan as follows:
• P = 45000 (Plus 1.5M)
• E = 13750
• ISP = 48200
B&G H 5000 Auto Pilot Controller
One 150Kg riding anchor
One Fortress FX-125 second anchor
One removable anchor roller for Fortress anchor
120m 14mm galvanized high tensile chain for primary anchor
20m 12mm galvanized high tensile chain for Fortress anchor
125m 25mm plaited nylon anchor rope
Four mooring Lines 20m 20mm
Four mooring lines 40m 20mm
Eight inflatable fenders with custom covers
Anchor light with cable and plugs
Two boat hooks
One foghorn Marco EW 3 24VDC
EPIRB McMurdo G-5-M with built in GPS
MOB button installed at each helm station
Hydraulic system emergency stop installed at each helm station and pit
SART McMurdo S4 rescue SART
Two Life Rafts Type: Sea-Safe Pro-Light 12 Man Solas B
Main 3DI Raw
J1, J2, J3, J4 3DI RAW
Spin staysail KZ Furling on cable
A0, A3, KZ furling on cables
Delivery sails 2016
Main; hounds hoist with two reef
Staysail. KZ Furling on cable
J3 furling on headstay
Full set race rigging
Full set delivery rigging