Alex Simonis 53 Aero Rig
Alex Simonis 53 Aero Rig for sale | 16.15m (53'0") | 1999 | 2x diesel 47hp | Composite Construction | Multihull underwater profile | 6 berths | Boat REF# 125071
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|Builder||Brent Gray Projects S.A.|
|Lying||Phuket / Thailand|
|Fuel capacity||1,068.0 ltr (235.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks|
|Water capacity||1,168.0 ltr (257.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks|
|Engine||2 x Diesel 47hp|
|Engine make and model||Yanmar 3JH2 TCE (1999)|
|Engine Hours||engine1: 3100 engine2: 3100|
|Fuel consumption (approx)||3.5 ltr (0.8 G) /hour At Cruising Speed|
|Cruising speed (approx)||6 knots|
|Max speed (approx)||10 knots|
2 Yanmar 3JH2 TCE with SD31 Sail Drives.
Brunton self-pitching Autoprops. Single lever, dual action, Morse throttles.
Electric Quick Oil Drain attached to each engine sump.
Suction Tube inserted by Yanmar , Auckland into each Sail drive leg to allow oil change while afloat. (These are now standard on the SD 40.)
New 140 A/H AmpTech Alternators and Spare 200 A/H on starboard engine.
Balmar MC 612 Regulators.
Owner does all routine maintenance as per Yanmar manual. Injectors last checked May 2010 at 2715 hours.
Cruising @1900 rpm on one engine gives about 6 kns and burns approx 3.5 l of fuel per hour.
Summer (Wagner) hydraulic (trawler size) with SS interconnecting tubes.
Simrad AP 22 X2 controls with RFC 35R Rate compass.
Separate R 135 indicator for starboard rudder.
Manual attachable Emergency tiller via transom steps.
Next Generation 3.5 KW genset. 110VAC pure sine wave – fuel consumption 0.2L/hr.
All tinned wires.
House bank 880 AH Lifeline AGM batteries new Feb.2008. (8 X 6V 220 AH).
Each engine 12VDC starter Lifeline AGM batteries,
(Genset hooked to Stbd engine battery), New Sept.2008.
Prosine (Xantrex). 3KW Pure sine wave inverter/charger.
4 X 90W BP solar panels with RV 2000E solar boost. (increases output by 1 amp).
10 110 VAC Levetron GFI plugs + GFI receptacle tester.
8 12 VDC plugs.
Isolation/transformer 110 VAC or 220 VAC input. 110VAC output via Prosine
KISS wind generator. Output starts at 7 Knots.
Spectra 380 C water maker with extra long Village Marine membrane 16 US gals (60 L) / hr @ 14.2 Volt DC and 30* C sea water temp. 1A/H/ US gal.
New Clark pump May 2010. New membrane September 2010.
|Draft Min||1.52m (5'0")|
|Draft Max||1.52m (5'0")|
RigCrusader Sails - 10% discount for Boatshed Customers!
Aerorig rigged Fore Spar ( Aero Rig 360) Carbon fibre spars (1999) with Other standing rigging (unknown year)
SailsDiscounts available from our Preferred Partners
|Mainsail||Doyle - Roller boom (2006)|
|Headsail||- Furling (2006)|
Furling Systems redesigned by owner and Forespar to enable all sail handling from cockpit. Jib is on a Profurl NC 42.
Mainsail is custom in-boom furling.
Upper bearing of mast is Vasconite.
Lower bearing custom bronze ball with central hole. Grease points for both bearings.
Main halyard, main furling line, jib halyard are Spectra line.
Single Jib sheet, jib furling line, main halyard, main furling line pass into mast, down through center of bronze ball and back up to cabin top, then to cockpit.
Jib lines to manual winch port side. Mainsail lines to electric winch starboard side with thermal cut out switch. Never need to leave the cockpit to manage sails or rig.
3 x Sheet winches Andersen 46 ( one on the boom for the jib halyard, spare main sheet and boom/ forestay tensioner. Port cabin top Andersen 46 manual for jib lines. Starboard cabin top Andersen 46 Electric for mainsail and main sheet.
Sails new August 2006. Jib 33sq.m Cuban fiber.
5 batten Mainsail 77 sq.m Doyle DYS 14 Plus.
The owner says about the Aero Rig :-
"I would NEVER buy a boat again with a " standard " rig. It is totally stupid. It works out more expensive if amortised over 10 years with all the replacements needed re sails and rigging both running and fixed. On my 33" Prout I counted 56 places on the rig any one of which of which could fail and cause the mast to drop. When did you last see a plane with its wings held up by wire!!!!!. The best way to convince a skeptic is to go for a sail in 20 knots. Tack or jibe you never touch ANY lines. Sail dead down wind and the sail is not collapsing like a spinnaker. Put the wheel hard over and walk away. The boat will continue to sail in a circle for ever!!. We went sailing off CapeTown with a sister ship with a standard Marconi rig. I did a 720 turn before he completed 1 tack and he had 5 crew!!. I did not need anybody as there is nothing to do!!
12 volt, 10 batteries charged by: engine, wind generator, solar panels, shore power, generator
Construction10% discount on ultrasonic antifouling
AeroRig 360 designed by Carbospars and built by Forespar. Mast and boom made from T300 carbon. Reinforcement in lower mast with T 800 carbon 30mm thick.
8 layers of fiberglass and polyester resin over 30mm CoreCell. Deck is reinforced with carbon radiating out to hulls to a strength of 23 Tons. The under bridgedeck is reinforced with carbon to 26 tons as specified by Carbospars to support mast bearings. This makes a very stiff boat with no hull twist as seen in production catamarans. Mini Keels, Kevlar on keel base. Skeg hung rudders
Bows below water line are separated from hulls by intact bulk head.
All thru hulls have Marelon lever shut off valves with attached wooden pegs.
Starboard forward bilge has retractable knotmeter fitted inside sealed bucket so knotmeter can be removed without water entering bilge.
Bilges totally accessible via easy lift up flooring.
Hull bilges separate from engine compartment bilges.
4 Automatic bilge pumps one in each compartment with extra manual switch.
Manual Whale Titan Gusher pump in each hull.
Manual portable pump with 6’ hose.
Fuel Tank system:
Custom S/S tanks in both hulls. Each has small circular access for a measuring dip stick (1 stick for water and 1 for Diesel). Each tank has large removable top for easy cleaning access.
New Wema electric tank gauges for all tanks. Cross over electric pump in both directions for Diesel tanks. (2X70 US gals. – 267 litres X 2.) Biosorb added at each tank refill. Doubtful fuel supply run through dirt / H2O separator funnel.
Tanks drained and cleaned by owners July 2010
185L extra fuel can be carried in portable fuel containers that fit inside cockpit floor lockers. This will give a 1000 NM range depending on sea conditions and correct speed.
Custom SS tanks as above. Port 56 US gals. – 214 litres, Starboard 98 US gals. – 370 litres
By-pass switch in port head to allow transfer from stbd to port tank.
Tanks drained and cleaned by owners July 2010
Heat shield ( as used by NASA to line the living areas of manned spacecraft ) lines the roof of all the living areas, both hulls and all the saloon. Not expensive, but expensive to install. The Heat Shield must not touch the roof or the lining inside. Hence a framework must be built. Heat Shield reflects 99% of heat or keeps warmth in. All living areas use 1/4" Heat Shield. Fridge lined with 2 layers of 1" thick Heat Shield. Freezer has the same PLUS 1" styrofoam.
|Total # of berths||6|
|No. of double berths||3|
|Air conditioning||1 Air conditioning Units rated at 16 BTU/h|
|Heads||2 heads (Electric)|
|Manual water system|
|Pressurised water system|
|Hot water system|
|Fresh water wash|
|Raw water wash|
Forward: Queen size berth with 2 Caframo fans, 2 reading lights, bookshelves, hanging locker, 2 closed cupboards with shelves, 1 open shelf. Vanity desk with mirror.
Large sheet plywood beneath berth for emergency hole in hull coverage.
Table extension leaf.
Storage space in bow locker. Spare Styrofoam containers and extra carbon sheeting.
Head ( Lectra San U.S A. coast guard rated Holding tank / waste purifier, the effluent is purer than most municipal supplies ) with electric Lavac Popular and Jabsco waste pump new 2009 ( plus inline manual Whale pump, shower with Scanvic controls, electric shower sump – Whale Gulper, wash basin with fresh H20 foot pump – single lever Price Pfister tap. Medicine cabinet with mirror.
Ariston washing machine new 2009. 110 VAC 13 US gals.
Linen cupboards and shelves.
Hanging Wet locker.
Cupboard with shelves. Jack line storage.
SOS lamp. 12Volt DC + 11O Volt AC electric panel.
Queen size sea berth with air lift to access engine.
Hanging locker, Dresser with cupboard.
2 cupboards with shelves and one open shelf.
2 Caframo fans & 2 reading lights
Forward: Master Queen size berth with end access & steps 1’ side space each side to make bed.
Hanging locker and 2 drawers.
Vanity desk and mirror
Cupboard with shelves & controls for air conditioner
Carbon Monoxide sniffer.
3 brass clothes hooks on door.
2 Caframo fans. 2 reading lights
Storage space in bow locker.
Mid: Office desk and mobile stool seat.
Office cupboards & shelves. These contain 5 loose leaf binders for all equipment, + manuals for major equipment including service manuals for Yanmar engines, Sail drive & Spectra Clark Pump.
2 Hanging lockers and one cupboard with shelves.
Main 12VDC & 110VAC electrical panel.
Wema fuel & water tank indicators (electric floats in each tank).
Next Generation genset start/stop switch & HR meter.
Aft: Large customized walk in shower with Scanvic controls, electric sump pump Whale Gulper.
Price Pfister single lever tap. Wash basin with fresh H20 foot pump, under basin cupboards.
Medicine cabinet with mirror.
Head Electric Lavac Popular with Jabsco waste pump new 2010 plus in line manual Whale pump.
Seating. Unlike other catamarans, the seating is raised so that perfect 360* visibility is obtained when seated in saloon or nav. area.
Saloon seating for 10 – square-shaped so that when reading one is comfortably wedged into a corner. 2 of the sides are long enough to lie full length. 6 matching throw cushions.
Custom Cherrywood polished table with extension. 1 Caframo fan, 3 reading lights.
Height. Full headroom for 6’6’.
Forward facing. All instruments. Swivel and variable height high backed chair. Large L-shaped table. Chart & nav book drawers. 3 large drawers and 2 large cupboards with shelves.
1 Caframo fan.
1 Red chart light.
Double SS sink with American Standard single lever swivel tap & spray. Separate spot light and Caframo fan for sinks. Salt and fresh water foot pumps. Dish draining/drying enclosed rack with cover.
Broadwater 4-burner stove, oven & grill - Piezo electric start. Solenoid on/off switch.
1 Propane sniffer alarm below stove.
900W GE Microwave with revolving plate.
Flojet Pressure pump each hull.
Each head sink has fresh water Whale foot pump.
Each head sink has bypass switch to allow cold H20 back into tank until hot H20 flows through.
Galley has Whale fresh H20 foot pump and Aqua charcoal/silver filter (aft sink). New September 2010
Forward sink has salt water Whale foot pump.
Galley sink American Standard single lever rotating tap and separate spray with Racor H20 filter. New September 2010.
Shower sumps. Electric Whale Gulper 320.
Hot water heater stbd engine compartment 12 US gals. Engine or 110VAC filament.
Custom spice rack.
In-laid marble pastry/bread cut out.
2 Caframo fans.
Extensive overhead and beneath counter shelves and cupboards.
Entire area has white overhead and under cupboard lights and separate red overhead & under counter lights for night.
Counter top work surface 28.1sq.ft. (2.6 sq.m) in 3 separate areas.
Headroom main cabin – generally 78”(2M). Minimum 73” (1.85M).
Main cabin and living area of both hulls lined with ¼” Heat Shield from NASA. Reflects 98% of heat or keeps heat in. Vinyl lining attached by woods slats and Velcro below Heat Shield. Furniture made from marine grade plywood covered by South African cherrywood cut from one single tree in cathedral pattern.
12 Caframo fans throughout boat. Halogen lighting with 3 red lights in saloon for night sailing.
New PVC bimini welded joints on custom SS tensioned frame.
Front & side zip-in clear plastic screens .
1 side and 1 very large aft sunscreen.
Cockpit (Targa) arch has built in speakers, 2 dining lights, 2 helm seats with foot rests and cushions.
Fitted cushions for all seating.
Large fitted table with 3 folding French chair.
14 Lewmar Low Profile Mark II deck hatches in various sizes. Lockable from inside. Replaced in 2009. Each has an Oceanair interior cover one way for mosquito protection and the other way with reflective material. 10 Gebo Portlights.
Fridge and freezer. Each driven by 2 linked Danfoss 50F 12V compressors controlled by single thermostat. Water cooled using ½ gal/ min Shurflo pump, and plumbed to fresh water tanks (so can be used while on the hard).
Fridge 6.4cu.ft. with holding plate. Laterally sliding shelves.
Freezer 3.3cu.ft. with circumferential evaporator plate.
Spare 20 lb canister of RF 134A refrigerant.
3 hose pressure tester and filler.
Spare thermostats for fridge and freezer.
16,000 BTU Marine Aqua-Air reverse cycle air conditioner / heating 110 Volt AC.
4 burner gas cooker
Garmin GPS 128.
Raymarine slave radar. RL70+ Pathfinder. B and W.
Raymarine ST60 wind, CH wind, speed, depth.
Simrad AP22 Autopilot.
Simrad (STBD) Rudder indicator R135.
Standard Horizon Quest RAM VHF.
Up/down switch windlass.
Standard Horizon Quest with DSC VHF.
ICOM M710 SSB. (attached to ICOM automatic AT130 tuner connected by large copper strip to 18” external Dynaplate and 23’ Shakespeare aerial).
SCS Pactor PTC II EX. Single USB connector from SSB and Pactor that will connect to a computer.
Raymarine Plus RL70C Pathfinder colour radar.
Multi Repeater for Raymarine instruments.
Simrad AP22 Autopilot (can use either nav. or cockpit autopilot).
Xantrex Link 20 for each starter battery.
Xantrex Link 10 for house bank.
Garmin GPS 128. The 2 GPS are independent but data can be transferred if required.
Xantrex Prosine 3KW remote control.
RV 2000E Solar Boost control panel.
Red (or white) nav. map light.
2 manual Garmin 12 GPS.
13” TV JVC Multi International. 110 VAC
Komex DVD player international 110 VAC.
Pioneer 12VDC radio & 6 disc auto changer.
1 halyard winches
3 sheet winches
Electric Concept 4 windlass (with remote control)
(Spade, Supermax & Fortress)
70.00m (229'8") of chain
90.00m (295'3") of warp
Aluminium dinghy (2006)
8hp outboard, Yamaha 2 Stroke, Short Shaft (2006)
Anchor / Rode System: All 1/2' chain rather than the more usual 3/8".
Port 37 KG Spade with 70M 13mm chain spliced to 90M 22mm 3-strand nylon rode.
Concept 4 windlass (chain / rode). Foot up and down switches.
Starboard 37Kg. Super Max (for very soft mud) with 30M 13mm chain + 90M 22mm 3-strand nylon rode.
Concept 4 windlass (chain / rode). Remote switch on extension cable in center locker by control breaker box and port / starboard switch.
Kedge Fortress FX 37 with 90M 22mm 3-strand nylon rode.
Chain stopper each anchor locker beside windlass.
Manual windlass handle (in cabin).
Bridle. Adjustable length < 40’ 22mm rode with chain hook and attached line for use with nylon rode. Marked at 10’, 20’ and 30’.
Bridle passes through #4 Lewmar snatch block to make bridle length variable according to depth.
Chain marked with coloured wire ties at 15’ 30’ 60’ then every 20’. Rode marked with red ribbon every 20’.
Dingy & Davit System:
Custom made in New Zealand 9’6” aluminium RIB with reinforced keel, Hypalon tubes and 2 seats.
Yamaha 8C engine with planing wedges. Will plane with 2 people. New 2006.
Fitted attachment for oar row locks – rows very well.
Detachable larger pneumatic dingy wheels – work on soft sand. Push down to lock in place (no pin). Fixed press pin to release, allowing wheels to float up to lock.
Mini Fortress anchor and rode. Removable Master engine lock.
SS davits raised and lowered from manual.
Anderson 46 St winch.
When at anchor or very short day voyage. Dingy suspended from davit and tied.
Overnight passages. Dingy tied down to V chocks on aft deck. Engine in place.
Ocean voyages or danger of big seas. Standard V chocks removed and replaced by large C-shaped chocks. Engine is removed and placed on special fitting inside port lazarette. One tube of dingy now placed in special chocks and dingy tilted forwards so that aluminium V bottom of dingy faces aft. Special pad eyes to tie dingy to davits. This means that if a breaking wave hits the deck (this has never happened in 10 years and 50,000NM) the dingy will not fill with water.
Port Transom has SS tower as radar cannot be mounted on mast. Also holds KISS wind generator, VHF aerial Davis photo sensitive anchor light, and mount for TV aerial (never used). NZ BBQ with piezo electric start and 6 lb AL propane tank in front of tower.
7 bilge pumps (2 manual / 5 Electric)
Smoke detectors in each engine compartment – hard wired.
5 Fire Extinguishers. Stb'd engine compartment,
Galley beneath sink, Hanging cupboard stbd hull passageway, Locker with 3-way breaker switch beside port engine & Hanging cupboard opposite washing machine port hull. ( All new 2010 )
Xintex S-2A Propane / CNG fume detector and solenoid control system.
Sniffer below galley stove and another in stb'd bilges beside H20 tank.
Carbon monoxide sniffer in master berth.
24’ ParaAnchor with attached 550’, 1”nylon rode and 77’ bridle and 2 red buoys for retrieval.
Reinforced bow attachment points.
Jordan Drogue with 165 cones 350’ 22 mm rode, chain weights, 75’ bridle and special
Reinforced aft cleats.
Type IV U.S C.G. Horseshoe with attached automatic ACR strobe (new 2008) and drag
Life Sling in plastic container.
8 Life Jackets U.S.C.G. Type I (offshore).
3 Personal Inflatable Life Jackets with harness, strobe, whistle and light. (spare CO2 canisters).
Automatic SOS signaling lamp.
1” Jack Line polyester UV resistant 7000lb breaking strength Jack line webbing and special
Pad eyes. Jack Lines only in place during passages to prevent UV damage.
4 lines – down outside of each deck, across front of solid foredeck, across bow behind cross beam.
Large pad eyes for harness attachment either side of saloon door and just below each cabin top winch.
Custom designed and positioned SS hand holds to enable walking along each side of deck to Mast or back to transom steps. 30” SS stanchions with 2 life lines 6mm.
Under bridge deck painted coast guard orange. Plus a padeye inner side each hull.
CE escape hatch beneath steps in each hull, with in-harbour or marina locking bar.
Flare pistol with 6 flares.
Abandon ship bag with 2 Myler reflective sheets, various flares, fishing gear and knife.
Cabin food lockers designed so that in inverted position food will not fall out.
Nav lights: Aqua Signal 41 retrofitted with LED bulbs, port, starboard, stern and masthead.
Steaming light and 2 deck lights on mast. Davis photo sensitive white light on stern tower.
2 Cockpit Arch lights and hanging Davis light.
ACR GlobalFix 406 Erirb with GPS. Manual release registered with COSPAS – SARSAT
Expiry date 2/05/2010
Doyle CapeTown. Restitched with UV proof thread every 4 years – last time by Rolly Tasker Sail Loft – May 2009.