|ALCATRAZ is a catamaran designed by Ian Farrier, a world renown performance/cruiser multihull designer, was launched in late Oct 2006 in South Australia and she has cruised extensively in local waters as well as a Tasmania circumnavigation in 2008.
This experience has demonstrated that the owner/builder objective to provide for a comfortable cruising vessel, which can be singlehanded in safety and provides modern amenities for a couple and their guests, has been achieved. The cruising to date has also illustrated that the present equipment level is satisfactory for extended coastal cruising.
||43' 0" - 13.11m|
|Keel / Ballast
||1# daggerboard / 2 small minikeels|
||2 BLADE FOLDING|
||DODGER, BIMINI, CLEARS|
||3 CABIN, TWO HEAD, OWNERS CABIN IN STARTBOARD HULL.|
||Comprehensive safety equipment, incl. DSC VHF radio, 406 Epirb, 1st Aid kit, Flares, Fire extinguishers.
Collision bulkheads, watertight compartments and survival capsules with emergency supplies.
Escape hatches in both hulls.
Removable Jack (safety) lines on both sides and across the cockpit.
Un sinkable construction.
2 Inflatable PDF's with safety harness & tether, 4# jacket type PDF's, 8# Foam type, all type 1.
850 high stanchions with 3 spectra life lines
Saloon roof SS grabrails which provide safe access to the front of the boat in rough conditions.
Gas detectors (2#) and remote solenoid gas switch.
Easily launched tender stowed from targa and retrieved with optional use of the electric winch.
||The system has been designed to allow for further expansion, i. E. Air conditioning, extra generating options etc. It has coped with the cruising to date, up to 7 weeks away sometimes 2+ weeks away from shore power, without any trauma and negligible running the engine, to charge the batteries.
Batteries: 4 * 95 Amp Phillips Sealed deep cycle House batteries
1*100 Amp, 965cca Sealed Battery - Engines
1*100 Amp, 965cca Sealed Battery - Winches
Overide switch to couple all the batteries together, if needed to start engines.
Multi-stage charging is controlled by the Smart Regulator or the Inverter/Charger
Power Star 3000 watt pure sine wave inverter / 70 Amp 4 stage charger
Xantrex 40 Amp Solar controller
Kyacora 80 watt solar panels 2#
House DC board - 30 CB
240 AC board - 6 CB
Shore power connection with Galvanic Isolator
Twin set navigation lights
Easy / full access to the back of the electrical cabinet to check connections, bus bars and make additions or alterations.
All lighting except navigation, is halogen, mostly 10 watt, with the switch on the fitting. The saloon circuit has a central switch to control the area. Currently testing LED globe substitutions in galley and saloon.
Optional: - KIPTOR Digital Inverter 2.6 KW. Petrol Generator, is an alternative means of charging the batteries, power during beaching and provide the backbone of the AC power for Air Conditioning.
Navman 7200 DSC VHF radio, with switch-able external speaker.
Navman 3880 Autopilot, can control rudders from here in adverse conditions.
Kenwood - Tuner / CD / MP3, with switch-able external speakers.
BEP Breaker panel, 12 CB and DC digital volt / amp meter.
Remote switch for inverter/charger.
External mobile phone antenna.
AIS receiver, antenna splitter, C-Map reader, Aust. Wide C-Map, plug in GPS
(requires laptop computer with software to complete set up, I use a BenQ R42 Joybook with Software On Board software, coupled with Next G mobile phone. This then provides a spare GPS chartplotter with AIS and Grib functionality, believe I can transfer SW licence for SOB)
Simrad GO7 chartplotter / fish finder
Navman 3100s - Wind - Speed - Depth - Auto
Electrical 6# switch panel
Twin Engine Control - Teleflex Morse SL-3
Yanmar Control panels 2#
Remote anchor winch switch up/down
VHF external speaker
Navman 3100 - Wind - Repeat
The Navman autopilot control centre and hydraulic pump are located in an enclosure inside the saloon in front of the Port helm station.
|Mast / Rigging
||The 16.75 fractional fixed mast was supplied by AllYacht Spars and has 12mm fixed SS wire rigging, spectra halyards and Ronstan roller bearing batcars.
Selden single line reefing boom.
Main halyard, topping lift, 1 & 2 reefs and outhaul run back to cockpit. Jib, screacher and spinnaker halyards and 3rd reef terminate at the mast.
Twin helm stations, apart from providing better vision & sail control, the leeward helm is very sheltered in rough conditions.
Mainsail - 62 m2 - 8 batten Bainbridge carbon cruising laminate sail, by YachtSails.
Jib - 22 m2 - Self tacking on a 4 m curved track with Profurl LC42 furler, Contender Max, by YachtSails.
Asymmetric Spinnaker - 148 m2 - 1.5 oz Rip stop nylon in launching/retrieval sock.
All sails are in good condition and the jib recently refurbished to as new.
Telescoping Aluminum 150 dia. Bow pole, which stows within boat length.
Harken blocks, pad eyes & miscellaneous HW
Harken self tailing winches:
2 # 40 - Main Traveler, Mast Halyards
4# 48 - 2# Screacher / Spinnaker, Jib, Main
Electric 40 - Main halyard, 1st & 2nd reef, topping lift, outhaul and dinghy
Flush covered lifting eye ferrules, plus removable lifting eyes have been built in to facilitate haul out by crane without the use of special slings.
Muir 2200 Anchor winch, with flush deck switches, remote helm switch and SW chain wash system.
Stockless anchor PATE 24./ 35 m 10mm chain / 80 m 16 mm Nylon rope.
CQR anchor, Sand Anchor, 15 m 10 mm chain, 120 m 16 mm Silver rope, spares.
Fenders (6#), boathooks (2#) and mooring ropes