‘Mister D’ is a very well built vessel of this popular and seaworthy design. An ideal ‘holiday cottage’. Twin Mermaid Ford Engines 400hp each . Four berths in two cabins.
LOA: 43ft (13.1m) LWL: 38ft(11.58m) Beam: 15ft (4.57m) Draft: 3ft 9″ (1.14m) Displacement: 17 tons with full fuel and water.
Construction: 1997 Hull built by Aquastar Ltd in Guernsey. GRP hull, deck and superstructure. Semi-displacement, hard chine hull with a centre skeg and twin screws. She has a raised after deck, wheelhouse and flying bridge. The hull is based on a heavy duty pilot boat.
Accommodation: A large double aft cabin with full size double berth together with full size wardrobe and chest of drawers. Two single berths in the forward cabin with able storage. A large heads with WC and basin and a separate shower compartment. Large saloon with U shaped dinette with curved sliding door giving access to the aft deck. There is also an interior helm position with a passenger seat alongside. The galley area has a 4 ring Bosh 240v hob and a multi-function microwave oven together with a fridge and fridge/freezer. Also has dinette area with seating. The galley has a hot and cold pressurised water system with the hot water coming from either a calorifier or a 240v immersion heater. All interior wood work is in teak, the majority of this in solid teak.
Hull: The hull, which is constructed in GRP, has a heavy D section rubber finder bolted on over the hull to deck connection. There is a large ventilator built into the sides of the engine room. These is also a heavy duty boarding platform mounted on the transom with a built in boarding ladder.
Deck & Superstructure: The deck has a heavy bulwark rail moulded from the aft cabin to the stemhead with an open section to facilitate boarding. The wheel-house if fitted with a sliding curved door giving access to the aft deck. Windows in aluminium with toughened glass. Windscreen wipers mounted on the three forward windows. There are two aluminium framed hatches with acrylic tops mounted on the cabin top forward acting as both escape hatches and skylights together with a third hatch on the steering flat aft and 12 square Vetus opening portlights. There is also a GRP staircase from the aft deck to the flying bridge which is fitted with the upper control position and passenger seating.
Mechanical: The engines are a pair of Mermaid Ford 7.8 litre in line six cylinder units fitted with turbo blowers and developing 400hp each. The engines are installed under the wheel-house floor on heavy GRP beds and they are fitted with ‘ZF’ reverse reduction gearboxes. There are two handed 24″ x 20.5″ .95 ultra manganese bronze propellers. Fuel is supplied from two welded aluminium tanks forward of the engine room bulkhead, all suction returns to the tanks are on the top. The engines are fitted with electric starting and alternators.
Electrical: The ships systems run on 12v but there is also a 240 volt AC system which can be supplied from either shore power or from the 8 kva generator. There are three heavy duty 12v 140amp/hr batteries.
Navigational: 2 x VHF, 2 x Phillips GPS, 1 x Yoeman plotter, 1 x FUSO fishfinder, 1 x FUSO depth sounder, Codan radar, 1 x Raymarine autohelm
Safety Equipment: 2 x 5kg Halon engine room fire extinguisher, 1 x 1kg dry powder in the galley, 1 x 1kg in aft cabin, 1 x 2kg dry powder in wheelhouse, 2 x lifebelts with lights, 2 x electric bilge pumps, 2 x hand bilge pumps, complete navigation lights, 8 heavy duty mooring cleats, 1 20kg CQR S/S anchor, 1 x 16kg CQR S/S anchor.