An opportunity offering a rare chance to own a one-of-a-kind custom blue water cruiser. 'Heartbeat' is a Bermuda 52 offshore sloop, built in 1998 by McConaghy yachts in Sydney (considered at her build time to be Sydney's highest quality sailing yacht builder and remains a renowned name today) The boat is a Chuck Paine design. The design bears similarity to the Apogee 50, built by Able Marine and also the Morris 51, by Morris Yachts. The first owner visited Able Custom Yachts three times for design inspiration. Rather than import from America though, he decided to build at home a slightly larger yacht of epoxy rather than vinylester and improve the quality and strength in build by opting to go custom.
Heartbeat (previously known as 'Enterprise') is constructed of very high-tech epoxy composites. The hull is constructed using West Epoxy over E-glass with Kevlar at the strike points and has a balsa core sandwich hull and foam sandwich deck. The differences between this design and the Apogee 50, is that Heartbeat has a broader,more powerful stern quarters, a slightly deeper draft keel and consequently can support a taller sail plan.The cockpit pilothouse shelter is positioned further aft, enabling side by side upholstered seats to be fitted on each side beneath the protective roof. An aft bimini has been fitted to add further protection from the elements.
The main design brief of the Bermuda 52 was to build a yacht that could go anywhere in comfort with one or two couples aboard and do so at good speed. Heartbeat is the epitome of this design brief. The lighter epoxy construction increases sail and speed performance and the boat has performed well in past COA Macau races. A viewing of such a high quality specialised build is highly recommended
Heartbeat has now moved Phuket. This is so she could undertake a full re-paint of her decks and hull with Precision Yachts in Yacht Haven. At the same time her rig will be replaced. Other upgrades include a 450 watt wind generator and 4 new Lifeline 255A 8DL batteries.
The refit is complete, she will stay on the hard and have antifouling done. Then cruise for a time in the area.
Full refit details, please contact us for the list.
Gold Coast Yacht and Country Club
1 Castle Peak Road
Castle Peak Bay