Aventura 40- 1989
Hydraulic Lifting Winged Daggerboard 1m to 2.2m, Centre Cockpit, Twin Perkins Perama M30's, Twin rudders. Inmast furling. 7 berths in 2 cabins plus the saloon. Ideally suited for a couple to go sailing with occasional guests. Launched in 1989 she completed a circumnavigation between 1989 and 1992, some of which was part of the first Round the World Rally organized by her first owner and co designer Jimmy Cornell
* Twin Perkins Perama M 30
* Port engine replaced in 2001
* 29 Hp each
* Shaft drive
* 3 blade folding propellers
* 15 litre gravity fed day fuel tank system topped up via a dedicated pump,
* 2 tanks - total 400 litres/100 gallons – steel construction
* Tank tender 4 tank measuring system
* Engine hours - approx 8000
* Engines last serviced - prior to layup in October 2018
(OWNERS COMMENTS) The engine area for the twin 29hp Perkins engines is midships. There is plenty of room to work comfortably due to the all side access.
The advantage of having two engines is apparent during manoeuvers in confined spaces, the two propellers make it easy to keep the boat under control.
The starboard engine is fitted with a non-standard 75Amp alternator so that this engine can be used not only for propulsion but also as a generator to charge the bank of 6 batteries having a total capacity of some approx. 800AH. This arrangement works well in spite of the large electricity consumption (SSB radio, Radar, pressurised water system, electric windlass) the batteries are easily kept charged up.
The same starboard engine is also fitted with a calorifier to that it provides a continuous supply of hot water.
Just 30 minutes running time each day provides all necessary electricity and hot water, and consumes just half a gallon of fuel.
Another advantage of twin engine installation (the ultimate spare) becomes essential when one engine has an unexpected failure.
We have never experienced an engine problem due to dirty fuel – thanks to the gravity fed fuel system. Its location within the engine bay ensures that whilst topping up via a dedicated pump, regular inspection of the whole engine areas is achieved.
* 6 Batteries with capacity of approx. 800AH. all renewed 2015.
* Inverter Nikkai – 600 watt - 12vdc to 220vac
* 2 x 60 w Solarex solar panels, located on stern arch
* Ampair - aquair 100 both wind and towing generators
* Ac power - distribution throughout 230v
* The starboard engine is fitted with a non-standard 75Amp alternator so that this engine can be used not only for propulsion but also as a generator to charge the bank of 6 batteries
* B & G Hydra 330 instrumentation – cockpit and chart table repeaters
* Auto pilot - B & G Hydra pilot
* Windvane steering system - Hydrovane
* Chart plotter - Standard Horizon
* AIS class b transponder - Digital Yacht
* Radar - Furuno
* SSB - Icom ICM600
* VHF/DSC - Cobra
* Binnacle compass - Rigel
Sails, Spars and Rigging
* Cutter rig
* Hood stowaway mast and jib furling system
* Twin poles permanently mounted on the mast.
* Standing rigging all renewed 2010
* 12mm s/s 1x19 wire - cap shrouds and forestay and backstay – norseman fittings
* 10mm s/s 1x19 wire - inner forestay, fixed runners, intermediates, forward and aft lowers – norseman fittings
* 1 x 110% – furling genoa
* 1 x yankee cut genoa
* 1 x inner staysail – hanked loose-footed sail
* 1 x storm sail
* 1 x in-mast furling mail -plus 1 spare
* 1 x starlight lightweight genoa (cruising chute)
(OWNERS COMMENTS) The sail plan ensures La Aventura has a good turn of speed under most conditions. The tall 54 foot mast can spread a lot of canvas and is essential to keep her sailing well in light winds, while the cutter rig offered us maximum flexibility under any conditions.
Roller furling gear is fitted to both mainsail and headsail. The in-mast furling mainsail and roller furling genoa lines lead back to the cockpit enabling boat handled by one person alone. The in-mast furling main has allowed us to reef easily and safely on all point of sail, in all conditions. All our passages have been without additional crew and sailed by just us two.
Upwind sailing both with genoa only, and a staysail cutter add to boatspeed while maintaining balance.
The mast has a twin spreader rig, with an adjustable backstay. Twin spinnaker poles are anchored at the base of the mast and stored vertically.
A cutter rig of healthy proportions provides a rig with small sails for handling and the ability to tune the rig to optimise the self steering capabilities of the yacht
Interior and Domestic
* 7 berths in 2 cabins plus saloon
* 1 x heads and shower
* Pressurised hot and cold water
* 2 Fresh water tanks 520 litres/130 gallons – aluminium Construction
* 1 Holding tank – aluminium construction
* 12v fans throughout
* Double berth to starboard
* Two single bunks, one over the other in the port cabin.
* The navigators berth is to starboard with full view of the Nav station
* The aft saloon provided 2 comfortable long and wide sleeping berths in port or at anchor
* Forward facing chart table
* Saloon with wrap-around lounge seating for up to 8
* 2 leaf dining table with centre bottle storage
* 2 x port lockers and 2 x starboard lockers – each locker is approx. 2ft x 2ft x 1ft 6ins.
* Also there are 8 storage locker areas behind the backrest cushions in the aft area – all approx. 1ft 6in x 1ft x 1ft.
* All storage areas are lined with carpet.
* Galley with two burner stove, grill and oven
* Electrolux upright fridge - currently not working
* Waeco/coolmatic top-loading refrigeration
* Stainless steel double sink
* Forward cabin storage & workshop
(OWNERS COMMENTS) The main saloon occupies the entire aft section and is a wonderful open living area
Steel construction allows the area to be entirely open, from the port-side galley and starboard passageway to the navigation area.
The feeling of spaciousness is enhanced be the light ash interior, trimmed with beech. Two portholes in either side of the hull and two in the stern allows a view of the outside world, an unusual feature on a monohull of this size.
The area is serviced well with a variety of storage areas and is well ventilated.
The galley is narrow enough to offer security at sea, and passage cooking on either tack has never been an issue.
There is direct access to the cockpit via a side hatch.
The fridge/freezer arrangement has worked well for us as a couple. There is ample work surface and good ventilation.
The amount of storage is the envy of many of my fellow sea cooks. There is vast storage in the adjacent aft under seating area
The watertight forward cabin has no berths – instead is provides generous storage space in a dedicated storage/workshop cabin with a work bench. It is a well laid out and practical area with deck access via an extra-large deck hatch. The deck remains uncluttered because everything is stored forward.
* Treadmaster laid deck
* Teak laid cockpit
* Electric anchor windlass with cockpit remote - Lofrans Tigres
* Rocna – 52lb/25 kg with 50m chain
* Danforth – 45lb/20kg kedge anchor
* 7 x Lewmar two speed self-tailing winches
* 3 x 30 in cockpit
* 2 x 52 in cockpit
* 2 x 40 at mast
(OWNERS COMMENTS) The small wheel is offset to port, with standing room directly behind it and seating abaft. The view from the helm is good, the lower telltai....
|Engine Make/Model:||2 x perkins Perama m 30|
|Engine Hp:||total 58|