|Vessel Type||Custom Built Fractional Sloop||Name||Merlin|
|Length||15.6m||Draft keel down||3.15m|
|Draft keel up||1.3m||Builder||McConaghy|
White topsides with a navy blue waterline and gold cove line, white cabin and cockpit and grey decks.
Fractional rigged sloop with lift bulb bottom keel, raked stem, twin rudders, long central cabin house and large aft cockpit.
The accommodation consists of “V” berths forward with a settee starboard and stowage opposite. Then an enclosed head to starboard with hand held shower.
The main cabin has a large galley to starboard followed by a large “U” shaped dinette. To port is an enclosed head followed by a navigation station then a settee and pilot berth with a quarter berth aft to port.
The fitout is predominantly white painted FRP with black carbon trims and some timber feature panels and timber cabin sole boards.
Engineered by SP Systems and is a composite design with a cedar core in the hull bottom and foam core in the topsides and deck with FRP laminates of S glass with some Kevlar and carbon fibre.
One piece deck cabin and cockpit mouldings in FRP with foam core.
|No 1 Make||Yanmar|
|Controls||Morse Cable Type|
|Auxiliary Generator||Large 120amp 24V alternator fitted to diesel|
|Propeller||3 Auto Stream 3 bladed feathering|
|Electrical Type||Freedom 10 Model Charger/Inverter 240V; 24V & 12V systems fitted|
|Power||62.0 KW @ 3600|
|Instruments||Tacho, pressure and temp|
|Drive||Yanmar SD31 sail drive leg fitted|
|Steering Gear||2 Wheel Steering to Twin Rudders|
|Batteries||2 x 150AH Gel batteries in series 24V, 12V Gel instrument, 12V Gel engine battery|
|2nd Alternator||120A 24V alternator fitted to diesel engine.|
Pump, Piping and Tanks
|Pumping Accessories||2 x Hand Pumps|
|Valves||Bronze Ball Valve Type|
|Fuel Tanks and Fittings||S.S tank 200L usable; 210L max. Uses 4L/hour at 7knots when running engine only.|
|Toilet System||Raritan electric flush with electro san system fitted|
|Refrigeration||Eutectic type run off main motor. One fridge, one freezer.|
|Hot Water||Runs using engine cooling titanium heat exchanger|
|Water Tanks and Fittings||S.S tanks with heat exchange air conditioner eutectic refrigeration and engine hot water by titanium plate heat
|Shower and Washing Facilities||Showers fitted in both heads|
|Cooking Facilities||Origo 6000 Metho Stove|
|Air Condition||Runs using eutectic refrigeration titanium heat exchanger|
|Anchor Winch||Arco Hydraulic Type|
Mast, Spars and Rigging
|Mast||3 Spreader (swept) Carbon – built by McConaghy fitted by Whalespars|
|Mast Stepping||Keel Stepped|
|Standing Rigging||S.S Rod Type with Navtec Fittings; jib furling system can be fitted to replace existing forestay.|
|Chain Plates||FRP Moulded into Structure|
|Boom||Hydraulic Furling Carbon Boom|
|Retractable Bow Pole||Carbon|
|Running Rigging||All Dynex and Spectra Rope|
|Deck Gear||Arco and Lewmar winches; primary winches hydraulically operated; various blocks and cars|
Codan 9390 HF transceiver
Coursemaster 750 Autopilot
Furuno GPS navigator GP-31
Icom IC-M45 VHF radio
Tough book computer
Clarion M3170 radio tape player
B & G instrumentation
4 x MFD
2 x RFD 6 man soft pack life rafts, serviced June 2016
AIS class B Navico-400 serial No 4210001240250173
2 x RFD 406 EPIRBs
Mainsail furling boom
New North 3Di boom full batten furling mainsail December 2015
New North 3Di all-purpose reefing jib December 2015
New A2 asymetrical spinnaker December 2015 plus A1.5, A3, A5 good condition
Roller furl staysail
Storm jib and storm trysail
Further sails for crusing include a a 3Di mainsail (2013), 3Di Jib (2013) and an A2 spinnaker (2013).
Equipment & Accessories: Safety Equipment
Fully fitted out for and compliant with AYF CAT I blue water racing requirements.
1 x plough with chain and rope
1 x Bruce with chain and rope
Short Races: 7
Long Races: 11
This yacht presents in good condition it has spent all its time on a slipway when not racing or cruising
This yacht is a very fine example of Australian workmanship and encompasses many interesting ideas for a performance cruising yacht. The lift keel, twin rudders would offer performance without the normal cruising restrictions of a deep draft yacht.
It has been finished with good attention to detail with all fittings and fixtures of a very high quality.
2015 IRC Rating TCC 1.222