Santa Maria Australis


SV SMA-Expeditions 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-Expeditions reached these southern latitudes and has since, endured twelve Antarctic expeditions as of March, 2009. She has been designed and equipped for long distance cruising in comfort.

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

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

SV SMA-Expeditions can accommodate up to a total of 12 people. She sails under German flag, registered in Berlin.

 

SV SMA-Expeditions 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.

Hull and Deck

  • Aluminum hull, deck & superstructure.
  • Teak laid decks.
  • Double-glazed port lights throughout.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

Navigation Instruments

  • Simrad / Anritsu open 48 mile radar, with scanner on mizzenmast.
  • Simrad / Robertson AP45 autopilot.
  • Simrad CE32 Colour chart plotter & depth plotter (mono at helm).
  • Simrad dif. GPS.
  • Full suite of Simrad navigation units.
  • Plath 6” hemispherical compass.

Communications Equipment

  • Iridium Satellite Phone
  • Sky Eye Real Time Weather
  • Icom SSB Radio
  • Simrad RS8400 VHF repeated at helm.
  • Simrad RS8400 DSC radio.
  • Icom M700 SSB radio.
  • 2 x Icom hand held VHFs.
  • Fastnet Radio weather fax and nav. data decoder & printer.
  • Nera Inmarsat World phone marine with voice, data & fax.

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.

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.

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.

 

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