Every boat, and every owner, are a world in themselves. That is why each and every project requires custom solutions. This clearly happened to us a few years ago, with a 82′ (25 m) sloop, built in 2001 to a classic look. The owner wanted a secondary radar and data display, in the galley!, as well as a second VHF unit.

Sketch of the yacht

Sketch of the yacht

During the newbuilding of the yacht, made in Barcelona in 2000, most of the analog B&G displays went to the huge chart table, similar to the nav station on a a commercial vessel’s bridge, set in the doghouse. Communication systems were at starboard side, whereas navigation and computer were at portside.

Moreover, as a family sailed yacht,the yacht required simple and user friendly equipment. No sophisticated or semiprofessional features, but reliability and long lasting were the keywords.

The following equipment was installed:

  • Hydra 2000 8 instrument network by B&G; analog displays both on deck and chart table
  • Marinized custom PC by Medenisa
  • PC Maritime navigation software
  • Robertson AP 20 autopilot
  • Ericsson GSM cellphone system 2
  • Two Shipmate RS 8400 VHF units (DSC class B)
  • ICOM 710 SSB (GMDSS)
  • GPS Leica Active; GPS Furuno GD 31
  • Furuno M1932 radar
  • Sharp 20´´ flat screen TV set
  • Bose HI-FI speakers
  • Sunmatic electronic corrosion protection system

Aluminium hulls need underwater zinc anodes, which would normally be very big hence compromising sailing performance. With the electronic corrosion protection system there is no need of such anodes on the hull.