Just because Jonmeri isn’t a household name in North America doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be. Onnetar is an outstanding example of a long line of high quality Finnish yachts. Her construction details are impeccable — from her beautifully constructed teak interior to outstanding fiberglass and gelcoat work, she shines with pride in craftsmanship. Few boatbuilders set out for such quality and even fewer actually achieve it. And the fact that she was commissioned by her designer Jorma Nyman doesn’t hurt either.
ONNETAR is a fantastic all around vessel – capable of crossing oceans, daysailing on an August afternoon and competing in a casual race. Her gracefull hull with moderate overhangs and hull sections, a fin keel and spade rudder gives her a good turn of speed without sacrificing seakeeping abilities. Her double cockpit deck layout provides the best of both worlds – lots of on deck space for relaxation and a well protected aft cockpit. And unlike many of her peers, she features companionways that access the interior from both cockpits – eliminating a serious safety concern of crossing a long bridgedeck in a seaway. This configuration does reap benefits below deck, allowing standing headroom in the aft stateroom and a large passageway style galley. Her interior feels spacious, but a knowledgeable sailor will note that a good handhold is never too far way. Her salon features a comfortable U-shaped dinette with fixed table. Forward, there is a Pullman style double berth and lots of storage space. A single large head compartment completes her elegant but no nonsense layout.
From her teak joinery to fiberglass work, ONNETAR’S construction details are impeccable. Her interior is finely finished in beautiful teak with a teak and holly sole and vinyl headliner. The entire interior of her hull is coated in gelcoat, providing a smooth and easy to clean hull surface. Look in the back of any locker and one is greeted with expertly laid fiberglass tabbing between the hull and all bulkheads and furniture. The result is a strong and stiff structure that is equally practical. Storage space is maximized and future maintenance is made as simple as possible. There are very few spaces where parts of her hull are hidden from view and those that are may be easily accessed by removing screwed on panels and battens.
ONNETAR’S layout is arranged in a typical double cockpit cruiser/racer layout, although she stands out from many of her peers with companionways to reach the interior from both cockpits. She will sleep six in two quarterberths aft, salon settees and master cabin Pullman berth.
Starting forward is ONNETAR’S master stateroom. There is a Pullman style berth to starboard with open storage space below the berth and a sail storage bin along the port hull side. Aft and to port is a large hanging locker. Forward of the berth is an open sail storage area separated by a bulkhead with cutout. A large hatch in the foredeck provides ventilation.
Next aft is the main salon, with a large U-shaped settee to starboard and a straight settee to port. Her settees are upholstered in tasteful blue fabric. At centerline is a fixed table with two large leaves that will easily seat a large group for dinner or drinks. There is storage outboard of the settee seatbacks and bookshelves and large lockers above and outboard along the hull side. Handrails run along the cabin side the length of the space.
The head is aft and to starboard of the salon. The space is a single large compartment with an integral shower. There is a molded fiberglass pan in the sole – a teak grate covers the shower sump. The head is located aft, facing forward. Along the starboard outboard side is a long counter with large molded sink. There are large lockers above and below the counter. An opening port provides ventilation.
The galley is along the port side passageway aft of the salon. The counter is L-shaped with a molded double stainless sink at the forward inboard end. Inboard of the sink is a top loading dry storage locker. Outboard along the hull side is a large open storage space with sliding door lockers above. Moving aft, there is a three burner stove/oven with stainless steel crash bar. There is a small locker below the stove. Aft of the stove is a top loading fridge compartment with a locker outboard and microwave above. There is a series of smaller drawers and lockers aft of the microwave above the counter. A large auxiliary counter folds against the bulkhead on the inboard side of the passageway. An opening port or Dorade vent provides galley ventilation. There is a front loading auxiliary fridge opposite the galley on the starboard side of the salon.
The aft stateroom features two quarterberths and doubles as a nav station space. The proximity to the aft companionway makes this an excellent arrangement for offshore sailing. The nav station is located at the forward end of the space with good visibility from the cockpit. The companionway stairs fold away and a nav station seat drops down. The main electrical panel is located above the nav station. There are quarterberths to port and starboard with large lockers outboard at the forward end of each berth. Opening cabin side ports and the companionway hatch provide excellent ventilation.
3 burner Mobilife propane stove with oven
Sanyo 110VAC microwave oven
3 cubic foot top loading fridge/freezer (110VAC)
3.5 cubic foot front loading fridge with freezer (12VDC)
Isotemp 22 litre (5.8 gallon) hot water heater (110VAC and engine)
Espar 5DL forced air diesel furnace (new 2007)
Manual head with 20 gallon holding tank
Shurflo 12VDC domestic water pump
10lb aluminum propane tank in approved locker
Furuno 1731 radar
Raytheon Navstar 390 GPS
(2010) Maptech software with all US charts and all BC charts
ICOM M710 single sideband radio
Navall EF 2462D VHF radio
VDO digital depth sounder
Garmin 160C fishfinder
Si-Tex autopilot with SP-70 remote
6” Suunto compass
30 amp 110VAC shore power system
Jonmeri AC/DC electrical panel
Heart Freedom 2000 watt inverter/100 amp charger
120 amp alternator (full rebuild 2009) with Next Step regulator
(2) Trojan AGM 8D 12v house batteries (2009)
Trojan AGM Group 32 starting battery (2009)
Ample Power battery monitor
Vapor proof battery selector switch
BMW D50 three cylinder 50 horsepower diesel engine
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Engine panel with tachometer, temperature, oil pressure, voltmeter and fuel gauge
Hurth marine transmission
1 3/8” stainless propeller shaft with dripless shaft seal
18” three blade bronze propeller
Ryco R212P fuel/water separator
Manual bilge pump at cockpit
Attwood V1250 electric bilge pump
ONNETAR’S hull is designed with a deep fin keel and spade rudder. She features deep hull sections that provide comfort in a blow. Her hull is constructed of balsa cored fiberglass. Her external lead ballast is bolted to a deep keel sump. The core is tapered to solid fiberglass around the hull to deck joint and the sections are mechanically fastened together at the aluminum toe rail. Her decks are fiberglass with balsa core. There is teak nonskid on the side decks and cabin top. Stainless steel stanchions and double lifelines surround the decks. All stainless work, from the bow roller to chainplates are beautifully done. There is a deep anchor locker forward with a vertical capstan Muir anchor windlass. ONNETAR’S deck is easily navigated and her sail handling systems are well conceived. All reefing and sail handling is done at the mast. Her double cockpit configuration is fantastic for casual racing, daysailing and cruising, providing lots of space on deck. There are dodgers for both companionways and they are configured to fold away for fair weather sailing. Stainless grab rails are located at each companionway as well. Sheets can be handled from either cockpit. The aft cockpit where the helm and engine controls are located provides a deeper and more secure space with tall seat backs. There are two shallow line lockers below the cockpit seats and a very well conceived deep locker below the cockpit sole. Another locker is located below the helm seat aft. There is a split pushpit at the stern with a folding stainless swim ladder.
Muir Atlantic 1250 12VDC windlass with chain gypsy and capstan (2004)
45lb CQR anchor with 200’ 3/8” galvanized chain
Double stainless steel wire lifelines (2001)
Stainless steel lifeline stanchions, pulpit and pushpit
Stainless folding boarding ladder
Forward and aft cockpit dodgers with stainless frames
(3) Vetus Dorade vents
Anodized aluminum double spreader mast
Anodized aluminum boom
1x19 stainless standing rigging (2001)
Stainless rod forestay, wire inner forestay and baby stay
Norseman stainless fittings and insulators
Reckmann headsail roller furler
Offshore Dacron mainsail with Dutchman flaking system
Offshore Dacron 120% genoa
Canvas mainsail cover
Seaway hydraulic boom vang
Seaway hydraulic backstay adjuster
(2) Enkes 26ASC winches at forward cockpit
(2) Enkes 28ASC forward primary winches
(2) Enkes 20ST winches at aft cockpit
(2) Enkes 32ASC aft cockpit primary winches
(4) Barbarossa line stoppers
(2) Enkes 22ASC winches at mast
(2) Enkes 20ST winches at mast
(1) Enkes 20ASC winch on mast
Barbarossa mainsail traveller
(3) 5lb ABC dry chemical fire extinguishers
24” life ring with self righting beacon attached
10.5’ West Marine (Avon) FG RIB dinghy (2004)
15 hp Mercury outboard engine (2004)
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.