|A yacht which addresses very completely the requirements of a cruising yacht. Built for long distance sailing she offers enough comfort and space to live on the boat permanently. Combining exhilarating performance under sail, an ability to motor at speeds of up to 9 kn/hour, a spacious interior layout & facilities and standard of finish to be proud of.
A classic design, yet still very young.
All systems are well thought out, great care has been taken in installation of all equipment, wiring, woodwork, machinery.
The cockpit is a spacious relaxing, yet functional area, with the steering and control console, the seats are teak, the dodger protects against excess wind and spray. There is a matching cover which further encloses the cockpit while in port, which can be used as an awning.
The deck is uncluttered with spacious open areas, and not so many things to bite us. The raised gunwale is teak capped, traditional, and accentuates the pleasing sheerline.
The mast is deck stepped. The sails are built for cruising by North Sails, and include a 150% genoa, mainsail and stormsail. The mainsail folds into a stackpack, and the genoa has the Profurl manual furling system. The lazerette is accessed through a hatch on the transom, inside is a sealed locker (with overboard leak drain) for a 7kg gas bottle, and more than adequate space for fenders etc. The gas bottle is opened electrically and remotely when required.
Moving below, through the companionway, the galley is to port, the navstation and pilot cabin to starboard. The saloon is spacious, and well appointed with very comfortable seating to port and starboard. Stainless water tank to port under seat, and flexible tanks to starboard. Forward of the saloon is a v berth cabin complete with electric head, shower and ample storage including a hanging locker. The large deck hatch opens into this cabin.
The Compass 47 is known for it's generous headroom, but the numbers actually are:
Main Saloon 190cm or 6' 3"
Forward Cabin/ Loo 185cm or 72"
Galley and pilot berth 185cm or 72"
Aft Cabin/Loo 168cm or 66"
Moving aft, the galley has an outwards view, ample working surfaces, hot and cold water at the sink, a gas oven with two top burners, and grill. The oven is on gimbals. The access to the fridge is through a top lid on the corner counter.
This yacht has a very comfortable aft master cabin, with large double bed and seating and dressing area, also with its own electric head and shower. A large hatch gives additional deck access. This space has more than sufficient storage. On the starboard and opposite side to the galley is Navigation station with all the instruments required. Behind is a 3rd cabin, This is the pilot berth, or often used as a utility space, for extra storage, however as a private cabin it is comfortable, with it's own access to the aft head. The diesel generator is housed under the bunk in this cabin.
The main engine is easily reached via a removable panel behind the companionway steps, and removable doors in the galley and the pilot berth. The whole engine space is acoustically insulated to reduce machinery noise. The engine is a 78hp Perkins ADE 4236.
The interior is finished in American cherry, framing and paneling, and some items such as companionway steps in Burmese Teak The deck-head is finished with curved panels. Interior hatch moldings are varnished teak. The new owner will be able to choose fabric design and colors to their own taste
This yacht will become a much loved cruising home, and a purchase that will give great satisfaction, she is ready to be be viewed, at the Royal Cape Yacht Club.
Specification and Equipment List
Hull and deck were moulded in G. R. P with polyeurathane foam cored stringers and floors. The hull has four marine ply bulkheads bonded in at stations 5,3.2, and 1/4 with five longitudinal stringers per side, and four transverse floors in the keel area.
The lead ballast (4140 kg) was laid in ingots in the keel which forms part of the hull. The lead was then heavily glassed over to secure it in position.
The rudder blade consists of a polyurethane foam cored G. R. P moulding which was laminated over the stainless steel rudder shaft. The rudder bottom support was made from stainless steel with a nylon bearing, and is bolted through the reinforced skeg.
Perkins ADE 4.236 78 hp diesel engine.
Manual and power assist hydraulic steering.
Mase 2.5 IS generator, (1 Litre diesel per hour)
2, independent 40 amp Sterling battery chargers (these units can work together to provide up to 80 amps)
3.5kw, shore power isolation transformer
1500 watt inverter
Separate engine and generator start batteries
House batteries 400 amps
C80 Radar, and chart plotter
Icom 802 SSB with DSC
Standard Horizon VHF, DSC, Matrix GX2100
Standard Horizon handheld VHF, waterproof DSC and GPS
Raymarine ST60 Wind instruments
Raymarine ST60 speed log and depth
Raymarine type 3 autopilot pump.
Raymarine Smartpilot X30 course computer.
Battery usage monitor, Nasa
Emergency hand bilge pump ( Henderson)
Electric bilge pump (Normal)
Electric bilge pump, high capacity, high level
Flares etc. To category A
Liferaft 8 man
GSM cellular remote alarm system, (high bilge, break in etc. )
Pressurised hot and cold water
Shower forward and aft
2 electric toilets.. Jabsco
Isolated gas locker in lazerette, dc solenoid shutdown.
2 burner gas oven
fridge/cooler box, Danfoss DB3 compressor system
Fuel capacity, 330 litres in two tanks, 110 and 220.
Water, 550 litres in three tanks, Main tank 330 litres, flexible 200 litres total, hot water 20 litres.
150% Genoa, North Sails
Mainsail, North sails
Sorm Jib north sails
Stackpack and lazyjacks, North Sails
Roller furling, Profurl.
The rig is cutter with double lowers per side. The mast is a double spreader masthead type made of anodised aluminium. All standing rigging is 10mm stainless steel.
100 metres 26mm nylon line with 10 metre chain end.
50 metres 8mm (hi test) grade 5 galvanised chain
Electric windlass Quick Principal Dimensions
LOA 14.18 m
LWL 11.25 m S
Beam 4.18 m
Draft 1.82 m
Displacement 12,470 Kg
Ballast 4145 Kg
Mainsail 33 sqm
Genoa 68.8 sqm