Aquarius Alfa was built for a passionate yacht owner who implanted his extensive knowledge gained during the construction of several previous yachts to help Nautor achieve the perfect blue-water performance cruiser. A further development of the Swan 100 Raised Saloon and Flush Deck models, Aquarius is the first to feature the ‘Semi-Raised Saloon’ configuration incorporating a sleek low-level coach roof. This modern deck configuration allows for a spacious four-guest cabin interior with full-beam master cabin aft. The main saloon features a dining table for eight guests plus a comfortable sofa with coffee table. On deck, the main cockpit area is Midship and offers convertible dining tables and sofas on either side. The aft cockpit is for navigation and sail control with twin helm positions.
Fully repainted in 2015 with a stunning metallic black hull, Aquarius Alfa is currently lying in Athens. Contact our office in Monaco for further information or to arrange a visit.
HULL & APPENDAGES
The hull is of single skin construction built in a female mould using glass/aramid hybrid fibre reinforced vinylester laminate with local carbon fibre reinforcements. A high proportion of the fibres are unidirectional, giving a stiff laminate with excellent strength and fatigue properties. Structural bulkheads are of Nomex honeycomb cored carbon fibre epoxy pre-preg construction and laminated to hull and deck. Stiffener flanges are unidirectional carbon fibre lay-ups over GRP shells.
Formglass safety glass with electric blinds. Three on each side featuring two in saloon, two in aft cabin and one in each aft guest cabin.
Hull is finished in Dupont ‘Black Panther’ metallic paint with a clear coat applied on top
Cove and boot stripes in Dupont ‘Snow White’ paint
Hull repainted most recently in 2015
Bottom is finished in uncoloured gelcoat with epoxy primer and black antifouling on top
The ballast bulb is a lead casting in one piece, made from 3% antimony lead alloy. Stainless steel fin that has been filled and faired with epoxy.
Rudder & Steering System
Foam filled carbon fibre rudder blade with tubular carbon stock, supported by two self-aligning bearings.
Sprocket and chain steering gear sheaves provided with guards to prevent jamming. Lightweight aluminium steering quadrant bolted to rudderstock. Two 47" (1.20 m) destroyer type composite wheels. New bottom bearing in 2012. New o-rings fitted in 2016
Dinghy Garage & Bathing Platform
Storage for a tender in lazarette dinghy garage.
Remote control winch to load tender
Hydraulically operated swim platform with teak laid on top
Hot and cold shower on platform
Passarelle/ Boarding Ladder
Hydraulically operated Multiplex carbon passarelle, telescopic and stored in lazarette.
Lazarettes port & starboard
Storage for equipment in both sides
Fore Peak / Sail Locker
Watertight bulkheads aft.
Bulkheads, floorboards and topsides painted white. Rails that double as foot steps for mooring lines, sheets and halyards, sail storage bins.
Main deck is of carbon fibre pre-preg sandwich construction with Nomex honeycomb core and glued to the hull. High density core under deck fittings. Coachroof and coamings of glass fibre reinforced vinylester with low density foam core.
Laid teak on side decks, coamings and cockpit seats and sole glued and vacuum bagged without screws.
Deck bright work is finished in Dupont ‘Snow White’ paint, most recently repainted in 2012
Composite / stainless steel fairleads integrated in bulwark, two forward, four amidships and two aft.
16” retractable mooring cleats, two on fore deck, four amidships, two aft.
Pulpit, pushpit and lifeline stanchions 680 mm high of stainless steel. Spacing conforming to ORC requirements. Stainless lifelines with polished turnbuckles and eyes. Gates in lifelines each side amidships.
Socket for flagpole on aft deck. Stowage for three eight-man life rafts in deck lockers.
Stainless folding padeyes to secure safety lines on deck.
Two removable foot supports at helm stations.
Harken blocks, tracks and padeyes.
By Harken, all carbon top and base
Mainsheet – One B1130 STHA
Primary – Two B1130 STHA
Secondary – Two BH1130 STHA
Halyard/Pit – Four BH990.3 STHA
Hatches and Windows
3x Hull windows on either side (saloon, aft cabins, master cabin)
Custom Nautor composite flush hatches
All hinged hatches are supported by gas cylinders
Teak Covered Hatches
Anchor windlass locker
One in crew cabin
One in crew head
Three in galley
Four in master cabin
One in master cabin head
Two in saloon
One in each guest cabin
One in each guest head
Two in starboard aft guest cabin
One in port aft guest cabin
One in master cabin head
Anchoring & Mooring
Lewmar vertical 5000 hydraulic windlass recessed in fore deck. Controls on a wandering lead with 3.5 m (11') cable. Winch handle controlled friction brake to allow lowering of anchor. Hydraulically controlled stainless steel anchor arm retracts into deck locker for anchor stowage.
Sanguinetti mooring winch on foredeck
Canvas & Deck Upholstery
Dodger recessed in coach roof – black, new 2015 + dodger for main entrance
Cockpit cushions- black and white, new 2016
Boom awning- white
Cockpit table cover- black
Mainsail cover – black
Winch covers – black
Steering pedestal covers – black
Steering wheel covers - black
All berths have canvas lee cloths
Teak is mainly used for all visible interior joinery and finished in hand-rubbed satin finish varnish
Rounded corners on bulkheads and furniture
Floorboards are made of lightweight sandwich material with light teak veneer on top surface with groove detailing. The floorboards are varnished with urethane varnish and have the same hand rubbed satin finish as the rest of the interior. Fully reconditioned and revarnished in 2015. All floorboards are lying on vibration damping materials and provided with hinges where frequent access to the bilge is required.
White painted removable overhead panels are installed in all accommodation areas
All openable hatches are fitted with manual roller blinds and mosquito screens
Handrails throughout interior
Centerline double berth with split mattresses. Bedside tables with drawers on either side of bed with bulkhead mounted reading lights above. Hanging lockers in all four corners of the cabin.
Settee on starboard with bookshelves and lockers outboard and hull window above. Vanity desk to port with chest of drawers forward and aft. 42” flat screen television mounted above with hull window outboard. Ensuite head located forward port side with WC, wash basin, mirrors, storage lockers and separate shower compartment
Aft Starboard Guest Cabin
Twin berths with bedside table in-between and bulkhead mounted reading lights above. Two drawers under each berth. Full length hanging locker. Ensuite head with WC, wash basin, mirrors, storage lockers and separate shower compartment
Aft Port Guest Cabin
Twin berths with bedside table in-between, bulkhead mounted reading light above. Two drawers under each berth. Full length hanging locker. Upper lockers outboard. Ensuite head with WC, wash basin, mirrors, storage lockers and separate shower compartment.
Light and open plan, comfortable dining and relaxed seating. L-shaped settee to starboard with eight-person dining table. Drawers within table for tableware and linens. Two removable chairs inboard of table. Large C-shaped settee on port side with coffee table. Bottle storage inside of coffee table.
Navigation table and chair to starboard. Chart stowage and drawers, space for instruments and communication equipment
Port Forward Guest Cabin
Double berth with split mattress. Full height hanging locker. Bedside table with bulkhead reading light above. Drawers under bed, Pullman berth above. Ensuite head with WC, wash basin, mirrors, storage lockers and separate shower compartment
The galley is located on starboard side of the boat allowing access to saloon, crew quarters and the engine room. Two sinks and dishwasher are located inboard. Cooker, freezer and (washer-dryer new in 2013) located outboard. Fridge located by the entrance to saloon. Main electrical panel is placed beside the engine room entrance on the aft end of galley. Crew companionway and access to crew cabin located forward
1 Front loading refrigerator
1 Top loading refrigerator under floor boards
1 Top loading freezer under floor boards
1 Front loading freezer under counter top
Gimballed gas stove (600 mm) with a 4-burner gas hob and 2-burner ceramic hob
Cooker exhaust hood
Food waste disposal integrated with sink
Port Crew Cabin
Upper and lower fixed single berths. Drawers are placed where practical under the lower berth and the settee. There are lockers beside the upper berth and full length hanging lockers located at forward end of the cabins.
Starboard Crew Cabin
A settee with a pullman berth above is located outboard in starboard cabin
A centerline locker with fold- down table and television in the port cabin
Head is located forward and accessible via either cabin. Features WC, wash basin, mirrors, storage lockers and integrated shower
ENGINE & SYSTEMS
Engine Room Description
Engine room is located under the saloon with aluminium structure. Access through the galley or beneath the saloon cabin sole.
Engine room internally sound and vibration insulated.
Drip trays under engine and generator are connected to electric waste oil drain pump.
Propeller shaft 2” of corrosion resistant steel, flexible shaft coupling
Halyard wet exhaust system with fibreglass silencers and gas/water separators installed for both main engine and diesel generator
Two oil tanks are provided, one 80L lubricating oil tank and one 80L waste oil tank
The waste oil tank can be filled and emptied by an electric Reverso pump, connected to a valve chest
The hydraulic system is a Bosch-Rexroth custom designed system to supply all hydraulic functions quietly and smoothly, eliminating any inherent hydraulic noise. The alternative power sources are installed to meet the demands of the sail handling equipment. Central hydraulic system is PLC controlled.
The hydraulic system is defined on a basis of a central power pack supplying regionally located valve groups, thereby achieving minimal weight to power ratio with the effect of using minimum electrical power with maximum hydraulic movement. Each control valve group is situated close to the operating unit, giving a precise control and allows for a quiet and smooth operation, eliminating inherent hydraulic noise and vibration. The system has three different sources of power obtained from:
1. Generator #1 PTO pump 2. Generator #2 PTO pump 3. DC powerpack system using two electrically powered hydraulic pumps