La Novia
World Cruising Yacht
Technical Specification

Length Overall               18.2 M
Length Waterline           14.8 M ( Static )  17.0 M ( 8 Knots )
Displacement, dry         21 metric tonnes
Beam                             4.7 M
Draft                               Variable, 1.4 metres to 3.0 metres
Sail area                        1600 sq ft
Design                           Van de Stadt Design
Build                               Jachtbouw Johan Vels, Holland
Launch                           2000
Hull: Cedar /mahogany core epoxy composite
Deck: Epoxy GRP, foam core, teak laid
Superstructure: Cedar core epoxy composite
Keel: Variable draft, steel fin, 7 metric tonnes  lead bulb
Interior: Maple 

Mechanical Equipment   
Engine: Yanmar 4JH HTE 100hp diesel (2004)
Gearbox: Yanmar
Propeller: Brunton Autoprop (2007)
Bauer Junior 2 Dive Compressor
Electrical System   
8 x 12 volt batteries in a 24 volt bank of 480 amp hours (2008)
1 x 12v engine start 1 x 12v generator start
Alternators: 2 x 50 amp @ 24v
Generator: Westerbeke 12.6 / 10.4  kw (60 / 50 Hz) (2004)
Battery charger: 2 x Victron Skyla 24-50
Inverters: 2 x Victron Phoenix 24v - 230v
Electric water pressure system 

Fuel capacity: 1,400 litres in 4 tanks
Fresh water capacity: 500 litres  

Water Systems   
Watermaker: HRO Seafari 120 litres per hour (2003)
Water heating system: calorifier + 220v immersion
Bilge pumps: 1 x Continuous duty diaphragm type, 1 manual
Air conditioning: throughout except front cabin (2005)
Deck wash
Heating: Webasto central heating. 
Bowthruster Lewmar Retractable
Fire extinguishers: auto engine room + 3 hand-held 

Domestic Equipment   
Cooker: 230 volt electric with 4 hobs and full size oven 
Electric microwave 220v
Refrigerators:  2 x drawer type 
Freezers:  2 x chest type forced draft (dual use as refrigerators)
Toilets: 2 x Raritan Atlantes electric, 
Showers: 2 x internal & 1 x external
Entertainment:  Panasonic stereo, TV, DVD etc
B & G Instrumentation & NMEA network
B & G Autopilot control
Whitlock Mamba Direct drive autopilot (2007)
Anritsu Radar
Industrial PC based Navigation system (2005)
Sailor VHF / DSC
Icom 801 SSB (2007)
Sailor Satcom C
Iridium Email  (2004)
Furono GPS
Furono 3000 ft range commercial sonar (2004)
Ocean Sentry active radar   

Spars & Rigging
Rig: Aerorig 360 sloop
Spars: Carbon fibre deck and hull stepped
Sparmaker: Carbospars
Standing rigging: none
Rigging: mainsail Doyle Stackpack with lazy jacks,
              Harken manual furling on jib 

Doyle Mainsail D4 Vectran   (2005)
Doyle Foresail D4 Vectran   (2003)
Main halyard     2 x Lewmar 56     Electric ST  
Mainsheet         2 x Lewmar 48     Manual ST 
Quarters           2 x Andersen 46   Electric ST  (2007)    
Deck Equipment   
Steering: Whitlock twin gearbox solid linkages 
AB aluminium 3.7m RIB with console
Outboard: Yamaha 25 enduro
Stainless steel & teak cradle
Lewmar V4 electric anchor windlass (2007)
Primary anchor: 40kg Delta, 2 secondary anchors
60m x 13mm chain  100m warp
Retractable davits
6-man liferaft  Autoflug  
Systems Room
Plan Layout
Vertical Layout
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