“THE "CHRISTINE, A SLOOP RIGGED CRUISER / RACER DREAM”
The owner built this yacht over a period of seven years with the help of a collection of dedicated and highly skilled crafts men, guided by Peter Ebbutt, a well known Naval Architect and Structural Engineer, who kept the project on the proper path. The result of that effort has exceeded his highest and very ambitious expectations.
Christine handles beautifully... in choppy waters, high wind and lazy breezes. The boat performs completely balanced with outstanding control. Should the wind gods fail to smile on her, the reliable turbo-charged Cummings power plant propels her to her destination.
The creation of Christine began in October of 1989.... When the owner looks back at the photos he took during the early building phases, he's reminded of what a journey it was, from the first paper drawings, to her breath-taking launch seven years later, in October 1996.
One of his many fond memories is sailing Christine under spinnaker in the warm waters of Southern Mexico. As is often the case, the regatta organizers schedule races during a full moon. Christine moved almost silent, and he remembers gliding through the waves at 12 to 15 knots, with the reflection of the full moon glistening on the water. The owner watched a pod of dolphins swim aside the boat. They raced to catch the bow, to dash beneath it, leaving a phosphorous trail that lit the water around them. It was serene and beautiful and will be for you as well. Don't pass this beauty up. Give us a call today! ADVENTURE~~BEAUTY~~ELEGANCE~~POWER
Altre Caratteristiche, Attrezzatura ed Informazioni:
Costruttore: Custom CRUISER RACER
Designer: Fred Preiss / Peter Ebbutt
L.F.T. Lunghezza fuori tutto: 100 ft 0 in
Larghezza: 23 ft 0 in
Pescaggio massimo: 13 ft 6 in
Dislocamento: 78000 lbs
Zavorra: 30000 lbs
Altezza al ponte superiore: 130 ft 0 in
Marca motore: Cummins Diesel
Modello motore: Turbo
N. ore del motore: 855
Velocità di crociera: 11 Miglia orarie
Numero di serbatoi d'acqua dolce: (200 Galloni)
Numero di serbatoi di carburante: (700 Galloni)
Total Power: 250
Below decks are seventeen beds half of them are wide enough to sleep two people. In addition, there is an owner’s cabin with a large hanging locker, oversize queen bed, bathroom, shower, lots of storage, TV, CD player and surround sound. There are two additional bathrooms and a large shower, as well as a very sizable hanging locker and lots of storage space throughout the vessel.
The galley is flanked by a horizontal freezer. Besides assuring fresh food, it is strategically located to keep the chef in the cooking area, when rough seas or heeling could command otherwise. The upright fridge and freezer is made by General Electric.
Christine has a Data Marine Offshore Electronics Package that is hardwired to a Swiss GPS computer, as well as to the vessels computer that is used for the electronic chart system. The computer is a latest high speed Dell unit with a 17" flat NEC high resolution monitor. All electronics “talk” to each other via NMEA 0183.
The electrical needs of the yacht are met by three separate banks of deep cycle batteries. One battery bank provides the engine and generator starting power, the second furnishes isolated power supply for the computer and instruments. The third bank services the remaining components and fixtures for the vessel.
A 5000 watt Northern Lights diesel generator services the 110 volt needs of Christine. It also powers the computerized charging system for the battery banks.
While the yacht is in use, the generator runs full time and virtually silent. It has a dual pack of sound insulation and is positioned in the insulated engine room. The generators use 1/2 gallon of fuel per hour, making it an inexpensive source of energy.
Sails & Rigging
The mast extends 130 ft. above the water line. It was fabricated from an aluminum extrusion and aircraft riveted the lengths of it. The boom has a fixed clew, and moves away from the mast hydraulically to flatten the sail.
Lidgard Sailmakers in New Zealand made:
(1) 2-ply Mylar full battened mainsail.
(1) Mylar # 1 genoa
(1) 2-ply Mylar # 3 genoa
(1) Mylar 165% reacher
(1) Nylon 110ft. Asymmetric spinnaker
(1) Mylar tallboy
(1) Mylar staysail to go with the reacher
The yacht also has at least ten other assorted spinnakers, as well as a blast reacher and other mainsails and genoas that I bought from the Japanese A/C boat. Some of these sails were hardly used by the America Cup Syndicate and are excellent.
The head sails are stored below the cabin sole. Longitudinal bulkheads are located below the waterline form the compartments. These tunnels are also epoxy coated and varnished, which helps the sausage bagged sails to slide smoothly in and out of their respective locations.
The yacht has 4- Primary Barient grinder drums that are inter connected by 3- pedestals. There are 9-various other winches.
The rod rigging was custom designed by Navtec Engineers.
Water & Power
Potable water is stored in four separate tanks, located under port and starboard bunks. The "Village Marine Tech" water maker is new and powered electrically.
A 250 HP Turbo charged Cummings Diesel Engine with a Borg Warner Transmission provides propulsion under power at 10 kts. The transmission’s output shaft connects to a Morse chain drive unit that terminates 3 ft below into the keel. >From that point, a 2" shaft drives a Martec folding propeller. The shaft is short and roller bearing supported on each end for vibration-free operation. The bearings and chain are lubricated via an oil sump, also in the keel and don’t require any maintenance. Without any sails, just powered by the engine, the yacht cruises 10 kts at 2300 rpm using 7 gal. of fuel per hour, or 5 gal. per hour at 8 kts.
Sailing down-wind without any help from the engine, "Christine" has sailed faster than 26kts.
There are 4 additional fuel tanks located beneath the bunks for a total of 700 gal. fuel capacity.
The yacht’s hull was fabricated from 1/8 inch thick cedar laminates. Each layer got epoxy glued 90 degrees to each other and wrapped around to include the deck, in essence creating a structure that is a continuous and seamless sheet of plywood. Strategic high load areas near the mast bulkhead and the keel are reinforced with carbon fiber between the laminates. There are tenlayers of veneer besides the 5/16 inch thick tongue and groove mold that is visible throughout the interior, including the extreme bow and stern, as well as every part of the bilge. The interior mold is epoxy saturated and Linear Polyurethane varnished throughout the ship.
All bulkheads are foam filled, plywood sided and finished with varnished epoxy coated tongue and groove cedar veneer.
The keel was fabricated in form of a steel jacket fastened over a welded internal structure that is 11-feet tall. The bottom of it was hot poured with 30,000 pounds of lead, and the upper portion of the keel foil serves as a fuel tank holding 200 gal. of diesel.
The cabin sole is constructed from scarfed and laminated oak beams. Individual panels of 1/2” inch plywood fit in between and are easily removed for instant access to all locations in the bilge.
Christine was last hauled in 2004. The bottom was sanded wet and dry, and painted the airless method with 3-coats of Z-Spar AB-90". The sides were buffed, polished and waxed.
The 10 deep cycle batteries were replaced this year.
Since launching Christine, nothing has broken with the exception of the carbon fiber spinnaker pole, which was replaced with an aluminum one, and the owner never had to make any changes to the systems and components.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.