Astonishing explorer yacht of composite construction, which started life as an IMS raceboat and is now rebuilt for serious ocean passagemaking with an uber low carbon footprint. http://www.oceanvoyager.net/
There is absolutely nothing ordinary about ARCHARNE! A rugged and dependable motor yacht for short handed explorers, she has a comfortable interior and simplicity is her watchword. She runs on fumes and really goes to prove that special yachts can have a successful second life if the makeover is properly managed. She is also very accessible in price terms and we are excited about the possibilities that she offers.
After building four successful world cruising expedition yachts, Ocean Voyager is pleased to offer its latest expedition vessel:
ULDT (Ultra-light displacement trawler) “Acharne”.
The vessel was inspired by Ocean voyager trademark: reliability, safety, simplicity and design innovation.
The conversion hull was carefully chosen for its superb workmanship and its weight displacement. The hull was built flawlessly by New England Boat Works to a Bill Langen design. Constructed in all carbon and epoxy and nomex core, vacuumed and baked to exacting specifications. The original hull was chosen for its performance upwind, strength, long waterline and seaworthiness.
“Sagamore” was the first "new generation" IMS racing boat to be built by New England boat work utilizing phenolic honeycomb core (1-1/4" thick) After ramping up the "oven temperature" for five hours, the 80-foot hull was carefully "cooked" in NEB's post-curing enclosure for 12 hours at 80 degrees Centigrade (the IMS legal limit). With precise monitoring of the temperature, using an array of sensors implanted in the laminate, insured that a complete mechanical and chemical bond between the carbon and Nomex was achieved. (NEB website)
In late 2000 under new ownership “ex Sagamore” was racing in the Pineapple cup and suffered rig failure. The owner lost interest in racing and we purchased the boat shortly thereafter. After building and cruising many large trawlers, we were convinced that she would make a perfect hull for a light, long range power cruising boat. The structure was built for loads that far exceed the requirements for a power boat, so we knew the strength was there, and the hull form would make for a very fast cruising speed with incredible economy. The team at Ocean voyager redesigned the layout, draft and power configuration as well as stability performance under the most challenging condition.
Under sea trial and long distance cruising the boat proved itself to be our best and fastest cruising trawler.
The requirements for “Acharne“ performance were the following
Example: Fort Myers Florida to Luperon, Dominican Republic/950 miles/ 94 hours, averaging 10.2kts AGAINST the notorious Caribbean trade winds and 15 to 25 knots in the Carribean and Dominican Republic.
Acharne is another successful 21st century Ocean Voyager achievement. In converting the vessel we have perfected our search for the “perfect” cruising boat. She is easily handled at sea and at the dock by 2 people. She has a minimal carbon foot print, she is great to live aboard, light, airy and lots of ventilation, easy to maintain
The boat is currently moored in Antigua and is easily available on appointment
RCD Status: The yacht conforms with the essential safety requirements of Directive 94/25EC (Recreational Craft Directive) and is categorised A – “Ocean” (or Cat B – whichever is appropriate)
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