This was one of the first large composite racing yachts in the World. The Naval Architecture was done by Douglas Peterson and the interior layout and structural engineering by Baltic Yachts in-house designers.
Midnight Sun was developed and built for a well known Scandinavian racing owner. The main goal was to maximize racing performance, hence a flush racing deck. The original interior did allow for a comfortable owners cabin and a fairly good size galley, but otherwise was very open, light and racing minded. The composite construction consisted mainly of unidirectional rowing around an especially light end grain balsa core. This boat was raced worldwide, mostly in Europe and North America, and competed in the Maxi I.O.R. class.
After some years of racing she had a complete refit in 1991.During this refit a complete cruising interior and deck house was installed. MIDNIGHT SUN of LONDON had further extensive refit in 2004/5 and is a beautiful cruising yacht
Hull: GRP/Carbon/Balsa core construction. Hull blasted below waterline to remove old paint coatings , refaired, primed and epoxy coated, 2004.
Hull finish: Awlgrip, 1999, repaint of transom and hull to caveta line, 2005, in light blue with dark blue style lines.
Deck: composite and solid GRP sub-deck, teak laid approx 15mil.
Superstructure: solid GRP
External trim: teak and stainless steel
Keel: lead and antimony, bolted
Interior: teak solids and veneers, with teak and holly soleboards
Engine: Perkins T6 3544 185hp diesel (1992)
Gearbox: Borg Warner (rebuilt 2007), reduction
Propellers: 3-bladed Maxprop (new shaft, cutlass bearing and sterngland repacked 2007)
MAXPOWER hydraulic swing down Bowthruster (2006)
Date of last major engine overhaul: 2006 (with new starter motor, rebuilt high pressure fuel injector pump and new injectors) last Major service October 2014
Shore power input at 240 volt with automatic solenoid switching and galvanic isolator
NorthernLights 15kw diesel generator ,major refurb 2013 including new windings.
House battery bank, 8 x 12v in series and in parallel giving 420 amp hrs. At 24volt Sealed lead acid leisure 2015
Bowthruster and windlass: 4 x 12volt red flash high output Helicopter batteries in series and in parallel at 24v. 2013
2 x main engine start batteries 12v in series 24 volt, 2012 sealed lead acid
1 x generator start battery 12v, lead acid, 2015
House, bowthruster and engine batteries can be paralleled
Aft of the galley is a cupboard housing the charging systems for the yacht and smoke detector. This comprises:-
Victron Phoenix 24v 70 amp charger /3kw inverter for house batteries and 240volt supply (2006)
Three way switching for engine start and Bowthruster charging
Matrix voltage meter
Forward lazarette with enormous volume for storage of sails and other equipment. The washer/dryer is located here as is the work bench and vice. All the ship’s tools are in this area which is separated from the guest accommodation by a door at end of a corridor.
To starboard is an upper and lower berth . cabin, with lee cloths. The upper berth extends to become a small double. The soleboards as per the rest of the accommodation from forward to the galley is teak and holly The cabin has 2 fans. There are fans fitted in all the sleeping cabins and personal reading lights. There is a hanging locker and 2 further cupboards.
To port is a double guest cabin with attractive dimensions and ample storage under the berth. This cabin has an ensuite heads and shower compartment with a vanity unit. The mirrors throughout the yacht have been replaced.
Further down the corridor to starboard is the day head which is also intended for use by the starboard guest cabin with shower.
To port of this is a cupboard with excellent access to the mast area. The corridor leads to the main saloon. This is light and airy with a sofa to starboard and U-shaped seating area to port and coffee/dining table with adjustable leaves.
The upholstery is in Terracotta Alcantara . There are Alcantara headlinings which are carried on throughout .the rest of the yacht. There is a companionway to the entertaining cockpit. Behind the companionway is access to the engine room which houses the main engine on a V drive, generator, watermaker and other services.
Aft to starboard is the galley with manifolds for fresh water and aft seacocks beneath the sole. It is a great chef’s galley with twin sinks 2006, and U-shaped work surface with 3-burner gas hob with thermal couplers and 1 electric ring, AKS fan-assisted oven – electric Refrigeration system on ship’s supply 220v in addition 2 x Danfoss side load refrigerators .1 x Danfoss top load deep freeze ,CRS microwave, Zanussi washing up machine .
Opposite is another work surface with chopping board and superb storage for galley equipment.
Moving aft to the Nav. station with chart table capable of taking a full sized Admiralty chart.
There is a corridor which runs to the aft companionway giving access to the sailing cockpit.
Either side of this are two double cabins for crew which are simple, yet functional.
To port is the crew head with shower.
Forward of this is access to the owner’s cabin with ensuite head and separate shower. This cabin is original and has a large vanity unit and good clothes stowage.
There is a large double berth and a seating area covered in Alcantara. There is also a pull-out table for computer or for private dining
Marine air conditioning heating & cooling in all cabins
Marine water maker 120
Lewmar 3000 hydraulic windless 100 meter chain
CQR 105lb Anchor
FOB 100lb Anchor
Very large cockpit with folding table
Robertson 600 autopilot
Furuno Radar 32 miles
Skanti 400 SSB radio
Rondal 4 spreader mast
Rod standing rigging
Reckman furling headstay R5 manual
NAVTEC Hydraulics, backstay, vang, babystay, midstay, flattening
Mainsail fully battened DACRON
Genoa 120% DACRON
Various sails and spinnakers
|Length:||24.38 m/80 ft|
|Width:||5.79 m/19 ft|
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