|For the first time in New Zealand, comes this beautifully restored Nordia Van Dam Cruiser of 17.40mts (57'). A true ocean going sailing yacht with mega yacht pedigree.
Built by Nordia Van Dam, its hull was chosen to be constructed Gouwerok yard. The same yard where the hull of Super yacht such as: Adele; Nirvana, Mystere within others were constructed. This superb quality & strength together with the design by Robert Van Dam, can assure about its performance and safety of this fantastic vessel.
Vela Blanca was launched in 2000 and the current owner bought her in 2009 where since then she has undergone an extensive refit. No expense spared in any aspect.
With New sails, new Italian leather on interiors, new Bimini and cockpit structure including high quality Stamoid Ferrari. Two new fridges Waeco & Frigoboat a New Miele Oven, custom built 100 L freezer. Siemens washer/dryer, new audio system, New Boom and Navtec vang, etc.
With full teak in cockpit and deck, varnished teak cockpit table, custom swim ladder with teak steps; fully repainted at Gloss Boats in 2012; new Antifoul in 2015, within many others additions.
A large Genset Onan of 13.5KW and a Perkins Sabre M135 6 cylinder diesel engine located in a proper engine room, fully insulated with a built-in fire protection system. Sea Recovery 600 Watermaker (180lts p/h), a full hydraulic system, bowthruster.
Double wire insulated 24V-DC and 230V-AC system mounted in individual cable tracks.
Raymarine C127, Raymarine digital radar Raytheon ST60 & ST7000+ Autopilot, AIS, additional Leica Mk10 GPS, Iridium Go Satellite communication, Raymarine double station VHF DSC. EPIRB, PLB, large gall rider drag, offshore medical bag, engine room fire extinguishers, 4 x fire extinguishers & much, much more...
Note: Vela Blanca is built to the highest standard of the Dutch yachting industry by Nordia VAN DAM. From the layout of the engine room, to the finest details in the saloon, it is clear this 17.40mts (57') yacht was built by a mega yacht designer. Its quality and strength is impressive and must be seen to believe.
She is specifically designed to go anywhere in any condition. Being constructed of Aluminium gives her the advantage of being stronger than plastic and much lighter than steel. It is the perfect combination of balance within performance & strength.
For a yacht that has a LOA of 17.40m, she is surprisingly easy to handle, and can easily be sailed single handed due to its full hydraulic push bottom technology. Passage making becomes a breeze by simplifying the set-up, having all lines lead aft to the deep central cockpit means a feeling of security and safety in any sea and sailing condition.
Such time and effort has been poured into this yacht that the new owner will have nothing left to do apart from enjoying one of the finest cruising boats available on the market today.
She is tax paid in New Zealand.
NZ $1,400,000 Including Duty/GST
||57' 1" - 17.41m|
|Keel / Ballast
||Auckland NORTH ISLAND|
||ENGINE ROOM & TECHNICAL GEAR
Note: the engine room is full insulated for sound, heat and in the unlikely potential fire, it has its own fire extinguisher system activated from outside. It is a unique set-up system more commonly found in mega yachts than in yachts of this size.
Main engine 1 Perkins Sabre M135 99 kW - 135 HP 6 cylinder diesel.
Main engine mounting system Rubber Design custom built vibration dampers.
Double flexible coupling between the gear box and the propeller shaft.
Wet exhaust with a Halyard waterlock/silencer.
Engine controls Perkins Sabre Supply:
Double Start/Stop Button. Revolution counter. Hour counter.
Gauges, warning lights and alarms for: High engine coolant temperature. Low engine oil pressure.
Engine tending - Morse, single lever control.
Shaft system - Closed oil-bath shaft system with self-centring radial bearing and axial thrust bearing.
Propeller Fixed 5 bladed skew-back carbon/nibral propeller. Highly efficient and silent
Fuel filter system Separate switch-over duplex filter-water separators.
Gauges and alarms Vetus tank level sensors on fuel and water tanks with calibrated analogue read-out.
Calibrated dip sticks.
High level alarm sensors on the grey and black water tanks.
Separate Electric Bilge Pumps.
- one large automatic with floating switch on/off.
- 2nd Pump of large flow Rheinstrom
Additional alarm system on overflow level
Back up manual bilge pump Rheinstrom
Electric 117 Kg - ~11 HP.
Steering system Custom made wire steering system. Lewmar PREMIER pedestal
New luxury Danish wheel, with 5 double spokes in stainless steel and covered in high gloss lays of teak
Wheel disengagement/locking steering unit.
Fuel tank cleaning Blackmer hand operated rotating pump to remove dirt from the fuel tank sumps.
Water pressure system Giannesc
Perkins Saber 135 Hp
||Bow Thruster- Electric 11 HP|
||Onan 13.5 KVA 230 v 2015 hours|
||1500 l with Sea Recovery 600 Watermaker|
||Zodiac 310 2014|
||Yamaha 15 HP 2012|
||Amazing cockpit protection with rigit hard top bimini and side covers|
||American Cherry with ebony inlays
Large master cabin in the stern in suit
Twin cabin on port side
Twin cabin on starboard
2nd toilette forwards
Large luxury dinette on port side with foldable table for 6 (to 8) including bar.
Navigation table on starboard with full control of the boat while in the deepest centre of the yacht.
Additional luxury crystal glassware cabinet
Galley on starboard with granite bench. Very safe to cook in passages, with 2 fridge + 1 deep freezer and washing machine & dryer. All electric with no gas bottles increasing safety at sea.
All interior woodwork in 2-component with satin-gloss finishing.
Large full insulated and sound protected engine room bellow cockpit.
Large centre cockpit with deep centre of gravity.
Note: Being a deep centre cockpit, it becomes highly confortable and protected in passages.
The cockpit protection has been carefully redesigned and improved with new stainless steel structure, covered in high quality Stamoid Ferrari. It also has new cushions and new upholstery.
New NZ Leather in Dinette and Navigation table (2015)
New Italian Leather in master cabin (2012)
New curtains in all boat in 2015
New LED lights 2014
New Cantalupi lamps 2013
New lamp in dinette with new goat leather cushions 2015
Note: All interior in fantastic stylish condition
||Three Luxury staerooms including the sensational aft cabin|
||6 plus Saloon|
||Audio: New Sony 2014 (Bluetooth/USB port, etc) with 4 speakers TV: Panasonic LED 32' Playstation P|
||Climma System with Central compressor, + 4 independent A/C (one in each cabin plus larger in dinette|
||Galley on starboard with granite bench. Very safe to cook in passages, with 2 fridge + 1 deep freezer and washing machine & dryer. All electric with no gas bottles increasing safety at sea.
Kitchen dresser top Granite Labrador Blue.
Kitchen sink Twin stainless steel sink.
Kitchen faucet Grohe hot/cold mix with shower.
Cooking range ATAG ceramic 4 plates
MIELE oven (New 2016).
Kitchen extractor ATAG integrated 230V extractor hood.
Frigoboat 135 L. (NEW 2013)
Waeco 50L (NEW 2013)
Freezer Custom built 100 L., with stainless steel lined interior. Dual thermostat can also be used as refrigerator.
Washer-dryer combination 1 Siemens - WD.
EPRB Mc Murdo
PLB Mc Murdo
Satelite Communication Iridium Go
Plastimo orange pole with flag
Large Gail rider drag
Medical offshore bag
Engine room fire extinguishers
Fire fighting system of CO2 extinguishers, remote controlled operated from outside the engine room. Full serviced in 2015
Fire extinguisher 4 Fire extinguishers. New 2015
||Double-wire-insulated 24V-DC and 230V-AC system.
MateČrials are approved for sea going ships use.
The 24V and 230V wires are mounted in individual cable tracks.
Battery capacities Sonnenschein maintenance free gel batteries.
Generator start 24V - 80A.
Engine start 24V - 80A.
Service set (domestic) 24V - 590A.
Battery charging Perkins bipolar alternator 24V - 55A.
Extra bipolar alternator 24V - 75A.
Victron battery chargers 24V - 100A.
Generator Onan MDK generator-set 230V - 13,5kW.
Shore connection Mastervolt isolation transformer.
Navigation and deck lights
Aqua Signal navigation lights PS-STB-STERN-STEAM-TOP LIGHT.
3-colour masthead light.
Circuit breakers Automatic double pole circuit-breakers.
|New Suunto compass, integrated in Whitlock Premiere pedestal
New Raymarine double station VHF DSC
New Iridium Go Satellite communication
New Raymarine C127
New Raymarine Digital Radar
Raytheon ST60 instruments giving speed/double wind instrument/depth + repeaters at navigation table
Raytheon Autopilot ST7000+ with Smart controller wireless system
Additional Leica Mk10 GPS navigator (as back up of GPS)
Silva clinometre (2)
Multi-function antennae for VHF and TV with rambert enhacer
New AIS receiver
||Mainsail Doyle Hydra Net Radial
2010 (excellent condition)
Genoa Doyle Hydra Net Radial 2010 (excellent condition) 80 sqm
Staysail Doyle Hydra Net Radial 2010 (excellent condition) 23 sqm
New 2015 Genaker 1.5oz sleeve 2015 (as new) 180 sqm
Halyards & Sheets
Tracks and hardware
Lewmar Hydraulic Commander, with 6 operating functions.
(fully serviced in 2014 with new hydraulic pump)
Reckmann RF90 hydraulic furl
Reckmann RF90 hydraulic furl
Full Hydraulic furling (in and out)
Lewmar Ocean sz 3
|Mast / Rigging
||Mast 1 HallSpars, aluminium alloy.
1 New Hall Spars boom (2010)
Reckmann hydraulic in mast furling system
Boomvang 1 New Navtec hydraulic vang (2013)
Spinnaker pole 1 HallSpars
Lewmar 64 CHST hydraulic genoa winches.
Lewmar 44 CST manual main sheet winch.
Lewmar 48 CST manual staysail sheet winches.
Halyard winches 2
Lewmar 44 CST manual halyard winches.
Anderson spinnaker line driver.
Standing rigging Dyform stainless steel 12mm. Headstay & Inner forestay rod.
Genoa furl Reckmann hydraulic furl.
Backstay tensioner 1 Manual hydraulic pump cylinder.
Halyards & Sheets Marlow
Tracks and hardware Lewmar Ocean sz 3.
||From her Owners...........
Vela Blanca is a fantastic yacht built to the highest standard of the yachting industry.
The pedigree and reputation of Van Dam - Nordia is better known for the construction of luxury mega yachts than for constructing yachts of this medium size range. In fact this particular model is one of the smallest of their fleet.
As a result of this, expect the highest quality and strength in every single detail as in its concept and way of construction is a small version of a mega yacht.
You would confirm this in the layout and set up of a proper assigned Engine room; in the ebony inlaid at the dinette and navigation table; or in the fantastic finishing of its crystal cabinet.
The semi-circular doors, stairs and the whole woodwork is an artisanal piece of art that makes this yacht very unique. It is far over in quality than any production yacht. Even looking to the good brands as Oyster, Swan, Najad, Hallberg Rassy..
But this top level is not only for the things you will see (that is mostly what happens in the current industry). It is also in the things you do not see where sooner or later you would rely your own life while sailing offshore. And this for us was a determinant factor while buying Vela Blanca.
In fact the high level of construction of Van Dam - Nordia starts from the very beginning. From the hull itself. Aluminium is the most desire material in the mega yacht industry. The reason is simple. It is much stronger than plastic, and it is much lighter than steel. It is the perfect combination and balance that allows performance and strength.
In particular, the hull and super deck of Vela Blanca was constructed at Gouwerok B. V - Holland.
Gouwerok yard (that built quality yachts since 1851) is specialized in alloy construction and has built the most desirables mega yacht in the world. Some of them well known in our area, such as Adele (Hoek designed 54.64mts); Nirvana (Hoek designed 53.5mts), Broeas (Dubois 52.53mts), Psyrax (Van Dam designed 30.48mts), and hundred others.
Clients like De Vries, Royal Huisman Shipyard, Vitters shipyard, Dubois and Van Dam Nordia, built in the highest alloy quality in this yard.
For instance, I have all the documentation that proofs that Vela Blanca was built in the same yard of the luxury Adele, a yacht of over 50.000.000U$S. And from my proud owner's point of view, this is amazing as it insures the highest level of construction in the industry from the very beginning. From the hull and structure itself. Safety, durability, insulation, all are high attributes of this fantastic level of the construction and way Vela Blanca was built.
And from there you can understand the quality and strength of Vela Blanca's genes. There is nothing like this in this range of 55 to 60ft. For me it was a very pleasant surprise to find out that this quality could still be available in a level where I could still afford and enjoy.
To investigate and to have as much information as possible, I have personally contacted Gouwerok B. V and talk to the owner of the yard, who confirmed that the quality achieve in its hull is in the same level or Adele. Amazing!
As a result of being a Van Dam designed, constructed in such a high standard, Vela Blanca, is a proper oceanic yacht constructed to go anywhere in any sea condition.
Another advantage that was determinant for my wife and me while buying her, was that although its large size, the yacht had the simplicity of not needing crew. In fact the boat can be easily sail single-handed as all gear is at a push button system, and we have done extensive passages just by the 2 of us and sailing 90% of the time the yacht by myself.
In terms of comfort, it is a dreamed yacht that clicks all the boxes. You can go safely in a circumnavigation or it can be used coastal and for extensive comfort summer.
The luxury of the interior woodwork; the leather interior, make this a perfect yacht that once you are in, you would not want to leave.
But what surprised me more, is that the extra strength and comfort does not come with a compromised of sailing performance. In fact, the sailing performance has proved to be amazing. We have gone to Fiji and to Tonga and enjoy sailing an average 180 to 200miles a day with each passage taking us in safety within 6 to 7 days.
It is really a pleasure to sail in any ocean. The deep central cockpit with full enclose insures protection and makes us feel safe in any sea and sailing condition.
In the hardest notes of sailing we had experienced while returning to Auckland from Fiji by July 2011 a big storm for 3 days. Even with seas of 10mts waves and 65 knots of wind the boat was performing steady at 9knots. After 3 days with constant winds over 50 knots we realized how lucky we were to be in a Nordia.
We have cared of Vela Blanca since purchase in 2009 and she has had many upgrades.