You know that most seaman’s common opinion is that the Aluminum is best material for building the hull of the vessel because of its strengths and endurance offers best as safety for her crew and lightness to provide best performance and speed and therefore economy and durability. Valtair as Aluminum Hull Performance Cruiser is one of the best prove of this words above as she is Winner of Sydney to Hobart yacht race ROLEX CUO – one of the toughest yacht Race in the World – with her previous owner Matt Allen in 2000 in performance Cruiser design category. Present owner has bought her from Mr Allen in 2001 and Valtair was extensively refitted and refurbished in 2002 in Brisbane from the bare body to fresh rigging and sails. It took nearly two years to re-commission her. Considerable machinery has been added to this former racer / cruiser to reflect the owner’s cruising agenda including: generator, air condition unit, water-maker, Hydraulic furling boom, music and video entertainment centre and most of other creative luxury furniture and several navigational equipment. Valtair has pair of Yanmar Diesel engines each 75 HP installed in 2008 and they are yet only 850 running hours at December 2021 , Hydraulic retractable keel, sonar and bow thruster i.e.
Built: Australia in Melburn by APPLIED ALLOYS YACHTS in 1996
Builder : Applied Alloy Yachts, Melbourne
Refit : December 2004 major work from bare hull
Refitted by : Marine Applications Pty Ltd, Brisbane, Australia
Date Rebuilt : 2004
Designer: David Lyons
Type : High Performance Cruising Cutter Sloop
Ship Registration : Port of Melbourne, Australia – 1997
Construction : Aluminum hull and superstructure
Hull Color: Blue
LOA: 19.8m (65’ 0”)
LWL: 16.8m (55’ 2”)
Max Beam: 5.1m (l6’ 8”)
Draft: 2.3m (7’ 6”) up and 3.5 (11’ 6”) down – Retractable keel –
Displacement: 25 tons
Mas : Seldon Aluminum mast
Deck: Marine deck 2000
Fore double berth with shared head.
Starboard twin decked berth with shared head Mid double berth with individual ensuite
Two rear doubles (2 singles) berth with shared en-suite.
Raised deck saloon table and seating 6-8 Pilot and navigation table
Bose Entertainment center & Flat TV
Cockpit dining with two extended tables
Spars And Riggings
Mast (all new) : Seldon aluminum section mast by All Yacht Spars Australia with three spreaders.
Stainless steel riggings, Dynex runners and Compac 3l6 stays.
Halyards and running riggings and Dyneema racing ropes
Boom: Hydraulic aluminum boom by Leisurefurl of N.Z. with manual override.
Spinnaker pole: Carbon fiber painted and refitted with adjustable stay to mast.
Bowsprit: Carbon fiber painted and refitted with manual control.
Staysails: Reconditioned Harken hydraulic furlers for fore and inner stay
Main: 94 sq.m In Boom fully battened Mainsail High performance cruising laminate Tri Radial Cut made by Rolly Tasker Sails (January 2009)
Headsail: 129 sq.m 150% Roller furling High performance cruising laminate made by Rolly Tasker Sails (January 2009)
Staysail: 29.9 sq.m Roller furling high performance cruising laminate made by Rolly Tasker Sails (January 2009)
Spinnaker: 2.2 oz Asymmetrical Spinnaker carbon fiber
Retractable bow pod Insulated Hull and Deck Extended Bimini from Dodger Archbar
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