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SV Santa Maria AUSTRALIS

SV Santa Maria AUSTRALIS (SMA) is a 66 foot aluminum ketch built in Gdansk, Poland. She was built in 1998 and refitted in 2004 to endure high latitude sailing conditions.

In 2006, SMA reached these southern latitudes and has since, Endured more than 30 Antarctic expeditions as of December, 2016.
Last refit June to August, 2016 at Royal Cape Yacht Club in Cape Town, South Africa. She has been designed and equipped for long distance cruising in comfort.

SMA possesses CE-Certification Category A (Ocean). She is built and surveyed under the Classification of Germanischer Lloyd.

SMA is currently sailing under full service. She has the German CERTIFICATE OF SECURITY, issued by the German Seamanship Association.

SV Santa Maria AUSTRALIS can accommodate up to a total of 12 people. She sails under German flag, registered in Berlin.


SV Santa Maria AUSTRALIS Technical Information

  • Builder: Euro Aluship Ltd. Gdansk.

  • Designer: Horst Glacer & Kurt Reinke.

  • Type: Hydra Duo 66.

  • Built: 1998.

  • LOA: 20.20 m.

  • LWL: 17.10 m.

  • Beam: 5.50 m.

  • Draft: 2.30 m.

  • Displacement: 32.00 tons.


Machinery

  • SMA has a very well laid out full walk-in engine room with generous standing height, housing most of the ships mechanical & electrical systems, laid out for ease of access to all equipment.

  • Generator - 9.5 Kva Fisher Panda, in sound proof box at aft end of engine room.

  • Diving Compressor, Bauer Junior, in lazarette. Available when required.

  • Water maker - Technicomar (max 140 liters / hour), in engine room.

  • Central heating Reflex Diesel Stove with hot water circulation to all cabins, heads & saloon.

SMA

Rig

  • Bermudan Ketch Rig – Sail Area 220sqm (2368 sq ft).

  • Full batten system on mainsail with lazy-jacks.

  • Profurl furling units on headstay and cutter stay.

  • In-mast furling for mizzen.

  • Stainless Steel wire standing rigging.

  • Lewmar fittings.

Navigation Instruments

  • Furuno 24 nm radar with scanner on mizzenmast.

  • B&G autopilot.

  • B&G Zeus7 colour chart plotter & depth plotter (mono at helm).

  • B&G dif. GPS.

  • Full suite of B&G Triton navigation units.

  • Plath 6” hemispherical compass.

Safety

  • 4 Manual Pumps

  • 2 x Plastimo SOLAS 8 man life rafts in cradles with emergency release System.

  • 2 x life rings with MOB recovery system & Danbuoy.

  • 12 + life jackets fitted with lights & manual gas inflation.

  • Removable safety lines.

  • Jotron EPIRB.

  • Jotron Sart 40S.

  • Raymarine 430 loudhailer, internal hailer & ships horn.

  • Full Ocean flares pack.

  • Auto CO2 fire system to engine room.

  • Dry powder extinguishers throughout the ship, 2 fire blankets.

  • Salt and fresh water pumped fire-fighting outlets in cockpit.

  • 6 auto bilge pumps.

  • 1 manual & 1 electric bilge pump (movable).

  • Stern platform with security ladder to deck & sea.

  • Inflatable Bombard C4 Dinghy de 4,30 mts with Mercury 15 hp outboard motor.

Ground Tackle

  • 2000w 24v Electric windlass with remote control at bow & helm.

  • 70 kg Rocna Anchor.

  • 60 kg Bügel Anchor.

  • 150 meters chain / 14 mm.

  • 100 meter tow / anchor line.

  • 400 meter shore lines.

Winches

  • Lewmar chrome winches.

  • 2 x 64 EST electric in cockpit for Genoa sheets.

  • 2 x 54 ST in cockpit, manual, for staysail sheets.

  • 3 x 40 ST, on main mast, manual, for reefing etc.

  • 2 x 40 ST mizzen masts.

Sails

  • Mainsail 60 sq.m with 3 reefs.

  • Furling Genoa 93 sq.m.

  • Furling Staysail 42 sq.m.

  • Mizzen 27 sq.m.

  • Spinnaker.

  • Cruising Chute.

  • Storm Jib.

Plumbing

  • Fresh Water: 2500 liters (550 imperial gallons).

  • Grey Holding: 1,600 liters (352 imperial gallons).

  • Black Holding: 450 liters ((99 imperial gallons) (with deck suck out facility).

  • Hot water: 2 x Vetus hot water tanks, 150 liters total (33 imperial gallons) in engine room (immersion or engine).


Hull and Deck

  • Aluminum hull, deck & superstructure.

  • Teak laid decks.

  • Double-glazed port lights throughout.

Electrical

  • Electrics: 12v / 24v / 220v / 380v.

  • Services 460AH, Navigation 460AH, Starting 230AH and separate 80AH to generator to allow main engine starting in case of main battery bank discharge.

Engines

  • Twin Deutz Vetus DT43 106hp (2x 78kw).

  • Two x 3 blade propellers.

  • Fuel capacity: 5,100 liters (1,125 imperial gallons).

  • Approximate range, engines only @ 2,500 miles.

Communications Equipment

  • Iridium Extreme Satellite Phone.

  • Sky Eye Real Time Weather.

  • B&G V50 VHF DSC-Marine radio repeated at helm.

  • Icom M700 SSB radio.

  • 2 x Icom hand held VHFs.

  • Fastnet Radio weather fax and nav. data decoder & printer.