Vismara Design, Farr Yacht Design, Marten Marine and Southern Spars join forces to create a unique ‘Fast Ocean Cruiser’ with Maxi performance, but effortless handling and supreme safety at sea. Extensively updated over recent seasons.
New Sony tv and Fusion hi-fi
New cockpit and deck cushions
New mooring winch Sanguineti aluminium 1200w
New lithium batteries for electronics and service (save 1200 kg)
New generator fisher panda 15000
New code zero
New light stay sail
New light Genoa
New light Gennaker mast head
New B&G H5000 displays
New Mastervolt Combi 100 batteries charger
New Mastervolt 100 batteries charger
New Mastervolt electronic batteries charger
New Genoa and main sails 3Di from NorthSails Auckland
Modified Asymmetrical Cruising Spin 1.5oz with furler
New water-maker from Schenker 100L
New Air-Con system from Condaria in each cabin and dinette
New Garmin Plotter 8012, Radar-AIS, Automatic Pilot
New fridge compressors
New Service and Electronics Batteries
New hull and deck paint with Awlgrip
New folding 4-pale propeller from Bruntons
New mast electrical wiring
The partnership between Vismara and Auckland Marten Yachts is behind the creation of the Vismara 65’ Ocean Fast Cruiser. The Vismara 65 is a highly researched, technological and stylish craft with which Vismara has highlighted the value of the term fast cruiser: a combination of top performance and great comfort.
This craft is difficult to place in a pre-established category and it is easier to imagine that it will be the first in a family of sail-powered Yachts: the Ocean Fast Cruiser. The design is immediately interesting in terms of the materials used: hull and deck in pre-impregnated carbon fibre over a core in Nomex with different densities and thicknesses, and they will undergo a vacuum compacting process and curing at 80° centigrade to guarantee maximum mechanical performance from the hull. The interior structures will also be made in vacuum-treated carbon. However, the composite material is also part of the furnishings; in fact, to guarantee a lower overall weight and maximum strength, many of the furnishing items, such as the front panels of the furniture units, tops on benches and internal shelving will be made in pre-impregnated carbon over a Nomex core and laminated to the hull as internal ribbing. To save on weight and without adversely affecting the structure of the vessel, which will need to deal with all weather conditions, a “Finite Elements” analysis has been made to provide a detailed view of the areas most under stress from keel, mast and halyard loads, and to use the correct amount of materials, without excesses or shadow zones.
The interior design envisages composite material furnishings veneered in fine woods and solutions to guarantee the maximum comfort on board. Inside, starting from the bow: a roomy sail locker with two foldaway beds; two guest cabins, opposite one another, each with private bathroom. Amidships, there is a truly spacious dinette, the true heart of the boat, which also houses the master galley. The master cabin is in the widest section of the boat, with one bed on each side, separated by a study area, as chosen by the owner, and a private bathroom. Proceeding towards the stern, we find the crew quarters, which are completely independent from the rest of the interior to make life on board easier, as well as watch duty while sailing. The crew quarters include a galley and bathroom. At the end of the stern, a garage guarantees excellent storage space as well as enough room for a tender. The deck plan reflects the style of Studio Vismara, with a low, comfortable deckhouse, wide walkways and a handy cockpit for manoeuvres, equipped with double wheel. There is a living area cockpit amidships in which to enjoy sailing in total relaxation. The deck surface will be faced in teak. The performance of this craft is guaranteed by carefully optimised hull and appendage lines, designed to get the very best of sail power. The sail plan is one of the greatest innovations on a craft of this type: a rotating wing mast in carbon fibre, the result of collaboration between the design studios involved in the project.
Notable Race Results
September 2004 - 1st place Maxi-Yacht Rolex Cup, Porto Cervo
June 2004 - 2nd place cruising division, 9th place overall Giraglia Rolex Cup
May 2004 - 1st place cruising division, 4th place overall, Tre Golfi, Capri
CE Certification - A
Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
The hull is in Carbon-Nomex painted in pearl white
Hull and deck repainted with Awlgrip ‘Pearl White’ - 2012
The flush deck and low coach roof of the vessel is finished with hand laid teak
16x custom Marten Yachts carbon flush hatches
The stern is equipped with a garage for the dinghy and for general storage use
Double cockpit, the after for the helmsman with two wheels and the central one for guests.
Hull and deck are built in prepreg carbon vacuum bagged and cured at 80° with Nomex core, in order to develop an extremely rigid yet light and well insulated structure.
To save weight and give the maximum strength to the boat many of the furniture elements, such as the frontals, or the horizontal shelves of the settees are in sandwich of pre-preg carbon with Nomex core.
Keel & Rudder:
Lead bulb keel with steel fin
Engine & gearbox:
Yanmar 4LHDTE 125hp diesel engine
Fresh¬water cooled engine.
Single lever engine control.
Propulsion & Steering:
Brunton 4-bladed folding propeller – 2012
Steering via two custom carbon Y spoke wheels and Vectran cable system
24vDC & 12vDC domestic systems with 220vAC via shore-power, generator or inverters
1x 12vDC engine start battery
1x 12vDC generator start battery
24vDC 600Amp lithium service battery bank - 2018
2x 24vDC Lithium electronics batteries
Batteries replaced - 2016
Mastervolt 100Amp battery charger - 2017
Secondary Mastervolt 40 amp battery charger - 2017
Fischer Panda 15kw generator – 2017
Engine-mounted 150Amp Mastervolt alternator – 2015/6
Mastervolt 100 Combi inverter - 2018
230v shore power with isolator and circuit breaker
PLUMBING & GAS SYSTEMS
The hot freshwater circuit is led into a well insulated 60 litres hot water tank, heated by engine or 230v AC immersion heater element.
Schenker 100 lt per hour water maker – 2016
Electric bilge pumps
Electric shower drain pumps
2x 500 litres fuel tanks giving a total of 1,000 litres – built structurally into hull
2x 500 litres fresh water tanks giving a total of 1,000 litres – built structurally into hull
250 litre blackwater holding tank
300 litre greywater holding tank
NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT
B&G Performance Instrument package
4 - B&G H5000 FFD displays in the cockpit - 2018
Garmin 8012 colour GPS chartplotter / radar display – 2015
Garmin GMR18XHD high definition radar - 2015
Garmin GHP12 autopilot with GH20 remote control – 2015
Garmin autopilot - 2015
Furuno chart plotter – operating as backup GPS
B&G H5000 FFD display at the nav station - 2018
2x- Suunto compasses
2x Garmin cameras – 2017
Garmin 200i VHF with DSC – 2015/6
VHF radio in cockpit
Iridium / GSM sat phone
Inmarsat Sat C
4x burner hob
2x fridges – compressors replaced 2015
Dishwasher - 2014
Hot & cold pressurised water throughout
4x heads and showers
Hot & cold pressurised water supplies with shower in heads
Condaria air-conditioning system with new 5 fan coil, 5 control panels and 2x 16 BTU, 2x 6 BTU and 1x BTU outputs - 2015
Sony TV – 2019
Fusion HiFi - 2019
Linn home theatre Hifi system
5 speakers in dinette 1 sub woofer
4 deck speakers
Summary of Accommodation:
Accommodation for 6 guest in three cabins plus two crew in a further cabin. Potential for further berths in saloon settees.
The layout and the general styling of “Mister A” make the boat particularly comfortable and functional. The standard of finish is SUPERB.
The boat is divided into two areas: the crew mess aft and the owner/guests area from amidships forwards.
This separation assures mutual privacy, but also takes in consideration the differences between the use of the boat during blue water navigation and in harbour.
For this reason there are two galleys, one close to the crew mess and navigation area. The main galley is amidships close to the saloon.
The owners suite is located amidships and provided with two separate single berths with desk and office in between.
The saloon is very well lit superbly finished and comfortable for socialising.
The two guest cabins are upper and lower berths provided and they are forward preceding the sail locker.
The furniture design utilises a mix of hitech and traditional styling and materials.
Cherry wood is used to face the furniture and the bulkheads.
Carbon structures of items, such as the entrance ladder are left bare to remind the owner just what a special yacht this is.
Highest quality upholstery and finishes throughout
The rotating wing mast project was a cooperation of Vismara Yacht Design, ICAD, Florence, Italy and Farr Design with the goal to reach the best section for efficient driving force at minimum heel angles in upwind conditions capable with the rotation of the mast.
The mast section has a profile with a chord length of 650 mm on a fractional mast and the sail plan includes a fractional cruising spinnaker as well as a very powerful masthead spinnaker for use in the Maxi-yacht circuit races.
The Southern Spars mast is laminated with a mixture of pre.preg Carbon of standard and hi-modulus with autoclave at 3 bar pressure and cured under 120°C.
The mast structure has been designed for use without a backstay up to 22 knots of true wind.
Rig-repainted – 2017/18
The backstay is recommended in extreme weather conditions or for long navigations to depower the Mainsail or during the races in order to compensate the bending of the mast due to the spinnaker loads.
The engineering of the mast and rigging incorporates solutions normally utilized on Open-class yachts and includes composite PBO rigging, including the headstay.
The Reckman hydraulic furler for the Genoa is recessed under deck and equipped with a carbon-foil aerodynamic profile forestay.
The hydraulic mast controls for rotating the wing mast are led to the wheel steering pedestals, as are the furling controls for the Genoa.
Stainless steel rod standing rigging for cruising
Carbon rod rigging for racing
Frederiksen deck gear blocks
The main sail traveller is controlled with a custom under deck hydraulic system.
Rig checked by Southern Spars – Palma with replacement of 2 stays as deemed necessary – 2015/16
Reckmann systems checked – 2013
Bowsprit for Code 0 – 2017/18
Harken winch package with 6x electric winches
North 3Di Carbon Dynama mainsail – 2016
North 3Di Carbon Dynama genoa – 2016
North Light Genoa – 2018
North Light masthead Gennaker – 2018
North 1.5oz Asymmetric with furler – 2016
North carbon Code 0 – 2018
North Sails Spectra delivery mainsail – 2003
North Sails Spectra genoa – 2003
North Sails Spectra staysail – 2003
North Sails 0.5oz masthead asymmetric - 2003
Flush deckhead hatches
Carbon passarelle – 2015/16
Carbon cockpit table
Titanium swimming ladder
Anchoring & Mooring:
Concealed anchor mounting
Lofrans electric anchor windlass
Delta Inox anchor with 12mm chain
Sanguinetti 1,200w aluminium retractable mooring winch - 2019
Spade 15kg kedge anchor
2x floating anchors
Fenders & warps
Canvas & Cushions:
Sprayhood - 2014
Cockpit cushions - 2019
Tender & Outboard:
Avon 315 Rib
Yamaha 15hp outboard
2x Autoflug 6 man liferafts (service status not warranted)
2x 406Mhz Epirbs
Flarepack (service status not warranted)
12c Avon safety harnesses
Lifejackets (service status not warranted)
Fire-extinguishers (service status not warranted)
MISTER A inventory includes 20” shelved storage container
Mooring in La Spezia with storage container and 2 parking spaces available by separate negotiation (to purchase or to rent).
Lying La Spezia - Italy
Available to view strictly by appointment
Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00
Saturday by prior appointment
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Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering purchase.
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