This design by Marcelo Penna will not disappoint those who want a long and comfortable family cruise program.
Since the owner order his sail boat, that was 1985, until these days, he has used Itxas Ertz (means the border of the ocean in Basque language) as is home, living on board. The first twenty years combining the time on board and the other time in his big fishing ship. In all this time he has crossed de Atlantic several times and sailed many times between Spain and the Canary Islands.
This is a real sail boat, strong, comfortable and for long distances, well maintained, although now some jobs in maintenance has to be done. Aspect that gains credentials with the passage of time is the solidity of construction. The North Wind 47 is laminated with a Plasticel rigid foam sandwich in hull and deck.
Displacement: 14.000 kg
Other: Before placing the bulkheads in place, the entire hull was reinforced with laths and laminated slabs and the hull / deck of joint was reinforced with through bolts that, in turn, were covered with several layers of fiber. If we add other loose details, such as the 50 mm stainless steel rudder wick. or the 16 bolts of 28 mm. that make the keel firm we verify that the constructive system deserves all the guarantees. It will hardly show wrinkles after a few decades of navigation.
North Wind is a shipyard that always stood out for the good work of its carpentry. In 47 the score is this aspect is also high. More than a sophisticated cabinetry, what stands out in this boat is the level of attention to detail and the good quality of the materials used. Beveled drawer units, lined wardrobe, cabinet doors with frame and counter frame or solid moldings are combined using wood and veneers of quality and a pleasant tone of golden teak.
It is possible to maintain with some ease the speed between 7 and 9 knots navigating between 50º and 120º wind angle. The boat is stable even in closed stern and going up the wind the 4,700 kilos of iron in the keel are appreciated. In the absence of more draft (only 2 meters for a 47 feet) this important weight, added to the water and diesel tanks installed under the floor of the room, become a good guarantee of hardness to the heel.
With the engine (Volvo TMD-30 90 hp), the North Wind 47 can move between 7 and 8 knots at cruise speed (2,600 rpm approx.).
This design by Marcelo Penna will not disappoint those who want a long and comfortable family cruise program. Its construction quality, great autonomy (water, gas oil, refrigerators, cabinets, etc.) and level of finishes are well above the average between the current ships of series.
Other: Hull material: GRPV painted in black
Cabin: Three cabins and two heads
Fore cabin, with double v berth, storage and wardrobe. Port side cabin, two single overlaid beds with wardrobe and storage area. Head on starboard, with wash basin, toilet and shower. U shaped saloonwith big foldable table (can have 6 person) with a lot of storage under de sittings, chart table, second steering wheel and TV sreen. Galley with 2 sink, 3 burn gas cooker, with oven, 12v fridge. Owner cabin on the aft, with a central double bed, huge storage space, wardrobes and a complete head with sink, toilet and shower.
Engine, electrics, water
Other: Main engine type: 1 x Volvo Penta TAMD30 with 90 hp
Main engines hours: 4862 hrs
Propeller: 3 bronze blades, shaft drive
Generator: Onan 6,5 Kva with 5948 hrs and own battery of 75Ah
Electricity: 12/220 v installation 4 x 120 Ah for service. 2 x 185 Ah for engine all renewed 10/2013 Mastervolt 12V/400 watt converter, Automatic Vetus battery charger 12v 60Amp. 2 x electrical pumps + 1 manual
Fuel Tank 450 l
Fresh water tank 900 l
Ballast 4,700 Kgs
Rig and sails
Other: Lewmar winches on deck, near cockoit and on the mast 6
Toni Tio sails new from 2014, main and Genova 1 and Genova 2 with furlers
Mast and boom Sparcraft with lazy jack
Navigation and electronics
Other: LO-KATA Navtex 2 wheather info
Cetrek pilot computer 780
Foruno radar with antena up to 24 miles
Foruno FE-400 BF sonda
Foruno GP 31 Gps navigator
SKANTI TU 1000P VHF radio 2 x
ICOM portable VHF x 2
Kenwood TS-440-S MF/HF radio
Other: Dual steering wheel (inside and outside)
SILVA NEXUS wind data
Eprib ACR Sateltite 406
Warm water electric boiler 30 ltr
MOTOROLA Iriduim Satelite phone
LG HD TV screen 26” 26MA33
CQR Anchor 22 Kgs with 60 meter of anchor line (12 meter chain 8 mm) and electric windlass
Lewmar winches on deck, near cockoit and on the mast 6
Toni Tio sails new from 2014, main and Genova 1 and Genova 2
Liferaft for 6 person needs service
Different radio cd players in saloon and owner cabin, with speakers and 2 in cockpit
Fire extinguishing system, 10 livevest, bilge alarm.
Alarm system to protect the boat for incomers
Swimming platform with stairs and warm/cold shower
Astec 275 dinghy with Johnson 15hp 2T
Different canvas to close the aft cockpit
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