Cockpit exploration sailboat

Gear and equipment

Deck gear and equipment selected for their effective performance, sturdiness and reliability.
Equipment list used for establishing weight and balance calculations and budget.


Mast Sparcraft S2100 or Selden C321, spreaders BF-5 ou T131, Boom F-3400 ou B290, carbon spinnaker pole e.g. SC137, Option carbon mast Axxon (Performances sail plan ),
Dyform standing rigging (textile runners), integral backstay adjuster and removable baby-stay for storm sail (Wichard Pelican turnbuckle),
running rigging Liros and Lancelin (e.g. Punch with Dyneema core)

Deck gear

Winchs :

  • Central winch - electrical : Andersen 72ST 24V
  • Winch cockpit for sheets X 2 : Andersen 62ST
  • Winch on coamings X 2 : Andersen 50ST
  • Winch on mast X 2 : Andersen 50ST

Roller furlers : Facnor LX330/LX200 or Furlex 404/304

Gennaker furler : Ubi Maior FR150RW

Windlass : Lewmar V5 (gypsy) + Lewmar C3 (capstan)



Harken and Antal, clutches Antal V Grip Plus

Hatches and portholes

Goïot Opal : Roof : T54/T20, Deck : T30/T20/T00, Cockpit : T01/T30

Fixed panels and coachroof portholes : acrylic glass PPA 10-15 mm + double glazing inside for insulation and prevent condensation in cold areas

Pilots and steering

Wheels Jefa steering diam 1000mm X2, (700mm inside steering, removable)

Pilots : 1/ electrical motor : Jefa steering autopilot drive unit, 2/ Hydraulic vang Lecomble & Schmitt; 2 autopilot computers NKE/B&G

Electronics : B&G, Furuno



Batteries :

Victron AGM 12V 220 AH (6 batteries for service and 2 forward for bow-thruster and windlass) and Victron 12V 110 AH (engine/generator)

Option : MG lithium LFP batteries 25,6V/230 or 280 Ah (Li batteries recommended for hybrid propulsion option)

LED lighting

Battery charging devices :

VICTRON : insulation transformer, battery charger 24V, converters 1200W and 5000 W

Generator Fischer-Panda 4000 PMS DC 24V

Wind-generators : 2 Superwind 350 W

Solar panels 620 W : arch : 2 x 100 W sunpower, roof : 6x70W 24V Sunware SW3266 / SolbianFlex SP

Hydro-generator : Watt & Sea cruising 600 W


Boiler : Isotherm 50 l

Water-maker : Dessalator 24V DC24 100l/h

Filter Nature Pure QC

On board comfort

Heating : Diesel water heater Webasto DBW 2010, stove Refleks 62M

Cooker propane 2 burners and oven ENO Gascogne or GN Espace

2 drawers fridge 144 l : Vitrifrigo DW180RFX, freezer with Danfoss compressor and Isotherm eutectic

Cooling : optional pre-mount Webasto cooling unit

Heads Lavac 1 manual/1 electric

Washing machine 5kg, microwave oven

Fusion sound system with 4 Bose speakers in pilothouse, plus 2 outside speakers in cockpit.

Communications : Iridium sat. phone or Iridium Pilot/OpenPort (global coverage including polar regions), 4G/Wi-Fi antennae and Wi-Fi router


Main engine Nanni N4-115 (85 kW) or Yanmar 4JH110CR (81 kW), option Nanni N4-140 (99 kW), option hybrid propulsion system
Propeller Maxprop 5 blades (fixed three-blade spare propeller), PSS shaft seal, Aquadrive constant velocity joint, dual filters Racor 500FG, Magnetic fuel conditioner Algae-X LGX200

Bow-thruster : MaxPower VIP150 with custom fitting and reinforcement


Hull underwater body and appendages : primer, epoxy, antifouling International Trilux black color

Deck anti-skid coating PU Deckline, Sicomin or AWLGrip light color

Hull : optional varnish on brushed/sanded aluminium

Synthetic teak on sugar-scoop, bathing platform, cockpit seats and bottom : Flexi-teek 5mm, toe-rail cover : PVC Dek King

Optional wrapping foil (3M coverings) on roof and cockpit backrests


Insulation : Armaflex black, automotive grade (fire regulations) : 2 layers 38 mm + sprayed PU foam (no thermal bridges)

Insulated floorboards (sandwich 40 mm) w/ locking mechanism

Bulkheads: sandwich panels 15 mm hard wood (e.g. Moabi or brushed oak)-foam (e.g. Airex)


Seals, bushes and guides in VESCONITE (premium low friction polymer), for centerboard and rudders

Mooring and safety equipment

Life raft Viking 6P bag, second 6p bag in forepeak

Anchors : Rocna 40 or 55 kg, Spade S180 45kg (S200 55kg), Fortress alu FX55 15 kg

Chain 80m G40 diam. 12mm + 100 m 20mm Nylon rope

1X 150m 20mm Polysteel and 2X 200m 14mm Dyneema braided rope (low water absorption) as floating mooring/shore lines on rolling reels on deck and transom spool


Outboard engine : Yamaha 20 CV F20B or Tohatsu MFS20E (lighter), second outboard : Torqeedo Cruise 2.0 T (electric), TEMO.450 (electric, short distances); Prop Guard

Dinghy : Caribe 3m40 rib or Highfield 3m66 Hypalon/alu rib or custom made tender scalable dinghy (aluminum hull and removable Hypalon tubes); lifting tackle on arch

Spare dinghy Zodiac inflatable and foldable Cadet Compact Neo 300


See also : Personal gear list for crew cruising under high latitudes