The award winning Marmalade of Manchester was the first in the line of Performance Cruisers by Nordia. She was hailed as one of the most remarkable yachts of 2008 and received an enormous amount of media attention.
Both her tempting exterior design and unmistakable colour scheme make Marmalade of Manchester instantly recognisable Her metallic orange hull with metallic grey superstructure also underline the yacht’s sporty character.
Her walnut and maple interior features generous headroom and accommodates eight people in considerable comfort in an owners’ stateroom aft and three guest suites, all with their own bathrooms.
A nimble yacht with fine handling characteristics, Marmalade of Manchester
has a versatile sail plan, sharp steering response, intuitive controls and excellent ergonomics.
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Aluminum hull and superstructure with encapsulated lead bulbous keel.
Nordia Van Dam has put great emphasis on weight reduction to enhance performance. Plate thicknesses are 18mm at the keel sole, 7mm for the keel side plates and 5mm for the superstructure and deck.
Teak laid decks.
Double helm positions with comfortable seating. Three spoke carbon fiber wheels from Jefa Steering that are connected to the quadrant by rods and universal joints. The port helm can be disconnected when using starboard. Practice has proven that this was not necessary.
Deck shower with hot & cold water
Deck wash system fore and aft
Carbon fibre detachable bathing ladder
Carbon fibre Multiplex 4m detachable gangway
A Hydraulic transom folds down to create a sea level sun deck for chairs and sun mattress
Helm bimini, cockpit bimini and Spray hood on stainless steel frame.
There are 6 stainless steel opening portholes on either side of the hull letting in plenty of daylight.
All Rondal Flush deck hatches with tinted Perspex. All hatches are fitted with blinds and mosquito screens.
Perkins Sabre M225TI Turbo diesel, 6 cylinder 225 hp (165,38 kW) @ 2,500 rpm, 1.300 hours at January 2014. The main engine is fitted out with a wet exhaust system with a Halyard lift silencer and water separator.
Twin disc MG5050 SC gear box
Max speed: 10 knots @ 2,300 rpm under engine
Min speed 9 knots @ 1,800 rpm under engine
12 liter/hour consumption
The engine room has added insulation and the outcome is impressive, particularly when sailing under power, as there is practically no vibration and an extremely low noise level.
Lewmar 30 TTH hydraulic tunnel bowthruster with twin propeller 30 hp
Amartech, Variable pitch propeller with Quant controls at both helm stations.
A galvanic isolator in the engine room.
For safety and ease of handling while docking MARMALADE’s main engine has a “docking mode” button whereby the engine goes automatically to 1500 Revs so that on one hand the PTO gives optimum hydraulic flow to the bow-thruster whilst the speed of the boat is controlled by changing the pitch rather than revving up the main-engine. The perfect combination.
All tanks are located around the mast area. There is access to all tanks plus inspection holes-.
2 hull integrated double bottomed tanks located in the hull and keel, total fuel 2,350 liters.
Day tank 150 liters in the engine room with automatic fuel transfer pump and back-up system.
2,270 liters in 2 x aluminium tanks coated with non toxic epoxy
Grey & black water.
2 x Stainless steel grey water tanks, total 410 liters, one forward and one aft.
2 x Black water tanks, total 350 liters, one forward and one aft. All toilets empty first into this tank.
There is one hull through for the black and grey tanks, the safer solution. There is a manifold for two pumps.
Marmalade has a very pleasant and easy to like interior. The color scheme of the warm deep orange leather upholstery with the beige imitation leather ceilings works really great with the walnut flooring and maple paneling and frames. The stitching on the sofas and seating is heavy leather stitching that gives it a sophisticated touch. The complete interior décor works very well together. The fittings and door handles are of brushed stainless steel.
Owners aft cabin with centerline king size-bed
Guest cabin at mid section with king size bed.
Guest cabin forward with queen size berth and Pullman bunk.
Crew cabin forward starboard with 2 bunk beds
Galley in the starboard passageway with the following equipment:
Frigomatic front loading fridge
Custom built 100 l stainless steel deep freezer, top-loader
Kitchenaid ice cube maker
Siemens electrical hot air oven/grill/microwave combination
Quooker instant water boiler
Siemens 4 plate induction cooker with fiddles
Siemens washing machine and dryer
A one tray fridge is fitted in the walkway from aft deck to cockpit, next to the port helm station.
From the cockpit we come down three steps to the light flooded upper deck salon. The large seating area on star board offers space for 6 people on the sofa and two on swiveling cup chairs that are built on the centerline. One can easily look outside from this position as the windows are on shoulder height.
On port side of the deck salon we find the two seated sofa in L shape, one seat looking forward and one looking to starboard. Forward of this L shaped sofa we have the two seated navigation bench and console that pops up and contains all navigation equipment. The navigator looks forward and has a half size chart table to work on.
There is a pop up TV located and built onto the bulkhead. The screen faces aft so everyone can enjoy the movies or TV that is presented through the Philips Home Theater equipment.
There is a 4 step staircase going down to the lower “ salon” where we have on port side the entrance to the queen size guest cabin with en-suite facilities. The en-suite bathroom has two doors and works also as a day head with the door facing the four step staircase. On the starboard side of this area we have two comfortable chairs, one facing aft and one facing inboard, with bookshelves covering a part of the wall.
The galley is half open and the work area is covered by a 140 cm high separation wall. This feature works very well and the mid-ships galley that is located low in the boat is great for cooking while out at sea. The 4 burner induction hob and all cupboards for crockery have fiddles. The washing machine and dryer are perfectly hidden behind a maple door.
Forward to port is where we find the second guest cabin with a queen size bed and a single Pullman above.
On starboard forward is the crew cabin with upper/lower berths, finished in exactly the same way as all other cabins.
The master suite is aft with a big king size bed on the center line. The mirror that faces aft becomes a TV screen when the TV is on. To starboard is a bench and to port a writing desk. The roomy en-suite bathroom is on port side with a stall shower.
All cabins are fitted out with opening hatches with blinds and mosquito screens, opening portholes, reading lights, CD player and DVD players. All cabins have lee cloths and plenty of cupboard space, all bathrooms have stall showers.
The engine room can be entered through a door in the galley. Nordia is known for a very high level of engineering and also Marmalade leaves nothing to wish for when one looks in the engine room. Manifolds are easy to get to, compressors easy to check and changing the main engine fuel filters is a simple task. This is build number 1085 and with 50 years of boat building few could teach the yard anything new. There is ample light in the engine room to work efficiently.
48” TV in owner cabin appears through mirror when turned on.
Pop up TV in the saloon concealed in bulkhead, connected to a PHILIPS home theatre system.
TV with DVD and CD player in each cabin.
Exterior Sony DVD/CD player at port helm station-
Sloop rigged, Carbon fiber Hall Spars, covered with carbon print for cosmetics. This is a three spreader standard modules mast with slightly backswept spreaders.
This powerful tall rig with 110 % blade jib + slab reefed main sail that stows away in the carbon Hall Spars Park Avenue boom is a great performer.
All deck hardware is Harken and first class.
Navtec Rod rigging, visually checked 18months ago.
Marmalade of Manchester
Navtec hydraulic rams for the aft stays.
Navtec manual hydraulics unit facing aft at str brd helm station.
Backstays, vang, outhaul and Cunningham.
Rondal flush roller furling forestay for the genoa.
Hood for a Code O. this is a very fast unit
There is one re enforced point some 90 cm aft of the genoa to attach a storm jib.
HOOD main sail 129 sqm
HOOD working genoa (110%) 111 sqm
HOOD storm jib 35 sqm
HOOD Code-O Gennaker 203 sqm
Staysail (100% optional) 35 sqm
Sea Recovery UWC 600, 2,000 liters per day, 230V - 1 phase
Automatic fresh water flush system
2 x Rheinstrom hot water boilers 75 litres each, heated by the main engine or on 230 V
CLIMMA twin compressor 36000 + 27000 BTU ,reverse cycle AC water-cooled compressors combined with 7 fan coils in main salon, galley, owner's cabin, pilothouse, guest and crew cabins.
Boiler with pump to distribute hot water to AC fan coils.
Onan MBKBF 17.5 kW, 230V - 1 phase with silencer, wet exhaust system. 2700 hours at Jan 2014.
Double wire insulated 24 V- DC and 230 V - ECI system.
1 x Mastervolt MASS Sine Inverter 24v/2,500A, 230V/50Hz
2 x Mastervolt MASS 24/100 230V/50-60Hz battery charger
Shore power 2 x Mastervolt isolation transformer
1 x Perkins alternator bipolar 24V/55 amp
1 x Mastervolt alternator bipolar 24V/75 amp
2 x Mastervolt service battery banks, 12V cells coupled to 24V 600Ah maintenance free gel batteries.
Start battery generator: 1 x 12V cell 85Ah, maintenance free gel battery.
Pop up console forward of the nav. table from where one has great visibility.
Raymarine ST8002 autopilot: Master in deck saloon, 2 repeaters at helms
Raymarine E120 GPS/ Plotter.
Back-up FURUNO GPS
Raymarine Sirius SR100, NWF MRD80 Weatherfax
Depth sounder Sonar 200M range forward looking Echopilot FLS Platinum
RAYMARINE ST60+ wind, speed and direction
RAYMARINE ST60+ close hauled and running
Rudder angle indicator with autopilot control
NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT AT THE HELMSTATIONS
2x Raymarine ST6002 Autopilot
2x Raymarine E80 GPS Plotters
2x Raymarine indicator, Wind Close haul and running
2x Raymarine ST60+ wind from where and @what speed.
Rudder angle indicator with Autopilot control.
2x Depth sounder Sonar 200M range forward looking Echopilot FLS Platinum
WINCHES (most have cosmetic carbon top-plates)
Power pack, LEWMAR integrated hydraulic custom commander 600 with:
2 x LEWMAR 77 AHST Genoa sheet winches (2-speed). AHST: Aluminum, Hydraulic, Self Tailing.
2 x LEWMAR 65 AHST hydraulic staysail sheet winch (2 -speed)
1x LEWMAR 68 hydraulic main sheet winch
1 x LEWMAR 65 hydraulic halyard winch
LEWMAR V5 hydraulic windlass with capstan; the capstan protrudes out of the deck when the wooden parts that cover the chain are down.
ROCNA stainless steel anchor 70 kg.
1 stainless steel anchor CQR, 48 kg.
1 fortress anchor
1 two piece COBRA anchor
2 x capstans aft for ease of handling of the mooring lines, equipped with foot switches
Stainless steel guard rails.
Foldable black cleats
2.60 m Plastimo tender with 20 hp Yamaha outboard engine
1 x AVON 6-persons liferaft on the aft deck
1 x AVON 8-persons liferaft SAME
8 x Ocean Safety ISO 9650 150KN life jackets
Distress flares to MCA Cat 2
CCTV: CAM50 engine room, mast, aft, with displays through Raymarine screens.
Alarms: Bilge, smoke, black water, day tank low through Mable M55 ship alarm
Fire extinguishing: Engine room system CO2, controlled from outside the engine room.
Fresh water fire fighting pump system
6 x portable powder extinguishers