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Fima - 72

Fima - 72
22 m[72'] ocean going alloy sail catamaran

A lot of people go to sea for a simple, more back to nature, lifestyle. However there are those who prefer to take all the comforts of home and then some. This is especially true of the owners of some of the very large and opulent motor yachts where the interior decor is often more resplendent than that of the owners home. The "Fima-72" is a sailing yacht that may not quite match the opulence of some of these motor yachts but it certainly does contain a quite incredible range of gear, fittings and conveniences. The vessel is intended to be world girdling and must therefore have the capability of being as self sufficient as possible. To the owner, one of the things this meant, was having the capability of being able to effect its own structural repairs where ever it might be. As this vessel is of alloy construction this translates into carrying a fairly substantial MIG welder and of course the generator to power it and all the appliances. The welder lives in a workshop area down aft in the starboard hull along with two jet skis. All this is accessed from a deck hatch or the hydraulically operated fold down transom door. To balance this up the port hull also has a garage down aft, also accessed in the same way as the starboard space. This area contains a dive compressor and buffer tanks along with storage for 10 dive bottles and all associated equipment. To allow quick, and unobtrusive, access to the water for the divers there is also a dive hole in this compartment. And, because the owners hobby is treasure hunting, a fairly serious dredging compressor. What little space is left is taken up with a couple of sail boards and a rubbish compactor. The major feature of the interior is the very large owners stateroom located forward of the mast. This covers the full width of the wing deck There are a further four double staterooms located in the hulls. Each has its own ensuite head and shower, as does the crews quarters located in the starboard hull. In the port hull a photographic darkroom and wine cellar balance up the crews quarters. On the cantilevered aft deck is a spa pool with stowage for a RIB underneath the deck. The cockpit contains a bar and barbeque along with a table for alfresco dining. The nerve centre of the boat is the enclosed wheelhouse slightly offset to the starboard side and located aft of the saloon. All sailing functions for the vessel can be performed from here utilising a battery of electric winches. The rig is a fairly simple 7/8 cutter with three swept back spreaders. All sails, including the main, are hydraulic roller furling. The only unusual feature here is the use of a large curved mainsheet/vang track immediately aft of the wheelhouse. The auxilliary engines are 100hp per side Yanmar diesels driving controllable pitch propellers. The 7200 litres of fuel oil in the integral fuel tanks will take this vessel a very long way. All in all the "Fima-72" is a large, robust, go anywhere vessel of traditional appearance that is admirably suited to its roll of roaming the world searching for sunken treasure.


Study Plans available for only: US$30.00

Working Plans available for only: POA

SPECIFICATIONS
LOA22m72'
BOA10.79m35.4'
Displacement[Full Load] 35,968 kg71,936 lb
Sail Area244 sqm2,561 sq'

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