ADDITIONAL SPECS, EQUIPMENT AND INFORMATION
Fontaine Design Group
Engine Model: 4LHA-HTP
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Drive Type: Direct
Engine Power: 124|horsepower
The primary anchor aboard is a 55 lb Delta polished stainless steel unit. There is 250′ of 3/8" galvanized chain that is dead-ended to an Antal padeye on the aft bulkhead in the chain locker. The secondary anchor is a Fortress FX-37 aluminum anchor; storred in chocks in the forepeak. Seconday anchor includes 30′ 3/8" galvanized chain and 200′ of 3/4" three strand nylon rode. A third anchor is aboard for stern anchoring and consists of a Fortress FX-16 aluminum anchor and is stored in the port lazarette. Includes 15′ of chain and 200′ of rode.
The primary anchor sits on the bow anchor roller assembly that protrudes through the bulwark on the port and starboard sides of the bow.
Spars and Rigging
The Carbon fiber spar is fabricated by Offshore Spars, Chesterfield Twp., MI. The total mast weight is only 1400 lbs. Mast height is 82′. Mast includes a triple set of tapered carbon fiber spreaders that are swept aft at 8 degrees. Spreaders have lights installed in the lower, first set. The mast has been protected from lightening strikes with its #4 AWG copper wire and "no strike" dissipater brush installed at the masthead. This ground wire is run to the yacht’s grounding system and shared with the grounding system for the shrouds. Mast is Awlgrip painted "Matterhorn white."
"Circe" is fitted with an aluminum Forespar Leisure furl boom and manually operated with its carbon fiber mandrel. Boom has an attachment for an external preventer line which leads forward to the gooseneck and then aft to the cabin house winches. Boom includes lights in the underside. A white boom cover encloses the top and protects the sail from the elements.
The standing rigging was provided by Offshore Spars and consists of Navtec, Nitronic 50 rod rigging. Standing rigging is by Navtec as well. Running backstays with detachable tails are run aft to stand up blocks and led to the secondary winches. Shrouds are covered with Stainless steel covers to protect the turnbuckles.
Headstay Roller Furling:
Headsail is controlled by a Reckmann RF90-2 hydraulic roller furling system. "Circe" also has an inner forestay system that attaches to a pad eye on deck and is raised via a dedicated halyard.
Both main and jib are built by Quantum Sails in Bristol, RI. Total sail area is 1447 sq ft. Main is a fully battened Leisurefurl main and Genoa is a 110% roller furling sail with leach line, furling markers, telltale window and 3 sets of telltales.
The hydraulic system aboard "Circe" consists of a HPI Power Pack, 24 VDC pump set. The system serves the Reckmann Jib Furler and the transom swim platform. The system includes an integral reservoir for hydraulic fluid.
In addition to the HPI Power Pack, the Navtec 50 Hydraulic panel allows hydraulic control of the Backstay and boom vang.
"CIRCE" was a collaborative effort between Goetz Custom Boats, Morris Yachts and Fontaine Design Group. The hull and deck were trucked to Trenton, Me from RI, where the boat’s interior was built and installed by Morris Yachts. The Hull, deck and superstructure are composite & wet lay-up from molds; built by Goetz Custom Boats. Small parts were vacuum-bagged and infused. EPOXY laminating resin was used throughout the boat. The hull and deck are post-cured after structural bulkheads, longitudinals, and hull and deck are bonded.
Interior partitions are 18mm teak veneered Meranti satin-varnished teak marine plywood. The structural bulkheads, divisional bulkheads, forepeak & engine room bulkheads are composite and were installed by Goetz Custom Boats.
Longitudinals and floors were built and installed by Goetz as well using Epoxy wet-preg material and a combination of unidirectional and biaxial fiberglass.
Bulwark was built by Goetz and is composite and integral with the hull/deck flange. The taping and inside finish of bulwark to deck was done by Morris Yachts. Her entire interior was built by Morris Yachts as well as all final construction/assembly details.
The manual centerboard system consists of a fluted stainless steel box; drilled, tapped and set in Epoxy paste. The lifting pennant leads aft through a sheet stopper to the coach roof mounted electric winch.
The structural floors and frames are composite and built/installed by Goetz. Generator beds/stringers are closed cell foam encapsulated in fiberglass with steel pads to mount genset hardware.
Eight (8) fixed oval hull ports are set flush in the hull sides and include interior wood trim rings. All interior hull surfaces are faired smooth and painted white.
The ballast in the boat consists of approximately 21,000 lbs of lead; some of which was cast in place inside the vessel or installed after the vessel was launched as trim ballast. The entire ballast package was covered with fiberglass, faired smooth and finished with 2-part urethane paint.
The vessel’s rudder is composite and mounted on a skeg. Built by Goetz using a composite construction method, the rudder was built over a PVC foam core and layers of carbon fiber, as well as a carbon fiber rudder stock. Self-aligning bearings are installed both top and bottom. The rudder is mounted on a composite (carbon fiber) skeg with cast bronze shoe. To avoid lobster pots, a spectra line is run from the trailing edge of the keel to the skeg.
Main salon, Galley, Aft Cabin layout
"Circe" boasts a classic satin-varnished teak interior. Her bulkheads are teak veneered Meranti marine plywood abutting solid teak rails, styles, corner posts and fiddles. The overhead throughout the boat is made with custom fiberglass white v-groove panels supported by custom varnished teak battens.
Main Salon/Nav area:
The center cockpit companionway steps lead into the main salon; amid-ship. The steps are teak and finished in crushed walnut shells and varnish for excellent non skid control. The top and bottom steps hinge and provide storage. The Navigation table with cushioned seat and vessel AC/DC breaker panel & some electronics are to starboard of the stairs. Slightly forward of the Nav desk and outboard are two custom seats separated by a built-in teak table with drawers for storage. Additional storage alcoves and lockers/drawers with cane or solid teak panel doors provide plenty of space for owner gear. Two hull ports surrounded by bright white sheathing provide natural light in this Nav/reading area. The "knockdown" secure cabin sole throughout the boat is satin-varnished teak and maple planking with maple perimeter border. The main salon’s teak table with folding leaf, is supported by custom polished stainless steel bases. When not dining, the port side settee can be transformed into additional berth by extending the setees port side leg inboard 6". The centerline settee backrest houses a 23" flat screen TV that raises and lowers electrically and rotates 180 degrees for optimal viewing. Storage is provided below the centerline seat.
A liquor/wine bar storage cabinet and locker provide ample space for bottles and glasses and are convenient to the main salon table. Additional lockers/cabinets (high and low) with cane paneled doors and flat paneled teak doors are located on the inboard leg of the dinette, adjacent to the main mast.
The galley is aft and port of the main salon and runs fore and aft. Access to the aft master cabin is through the galley. A satin-varnished teak stile and rail door with arched top and flat teak panels separates the master cabin from the fore/aft galley area. A second watertight door aft and inboard of the galley refrigeration provides excellent access for monitoring the engine room while underway. A generous galley Corian countertop on both sides provide excellent space for food preparation. The inboard counter includes two single stainless steel sinks with storage above the countertop in two cabinets as well as more space below. The force 10 (3)-burner stove with SS hood is also mounted on the inboard side of the galley. A generous number of cabinests and drawers provide more than enough space for a very well equipped galley. An 800 watt Microwave in the galley as well.
Two large custom refrigeration/freezer units are installed aft and outboard of the galley and include separate Seafrost DC controls and interior temperature gauges. Custom spice and knife racks and excellent ventilation with opening ports make this the perfect offshore galley layout.
The aft cabin has a centerline king berth flanked by two custom dressing seats to port and starboard. 4 drawers are located at the foot of the berth and additional storage is found under the seat cushions. Lots of additional storage; hinged lift up locker tops, two large hanging lockers lined with aromatic cedar; 3 storage shelves behind cane cabinet door panels, as well as a drop front storage lockers. Just forward of the King sized berth is a teak bureau with mirror above and 5 satin varnished teak drawers. Six additional cane paneled lockers are found throughout the cabin. Great storage!
The cabin is well ventilated by opening ports in the trunk cabin sides; Dorade vents in the overhead; two opening deck hatches and Hella electric fans. Excellent lighting is provided by overhead domes, reading and courtesy lights. The teak and maple cabin sole runs throughout the cabin and into the private head with separate stall shower. A watertight door opens in the forward shower bulkhead to access the walk in engine room.
The master head has Corian counter and sink, Teak framed mirror, electric head and ventilation (with auto lighting) via an exhaust fan. Dome lighting as well as lights at each mirror and near cabin sole at the vanity lockers.
Forward Guest Cabin and Engine Room layout
Forward Guest Stateroom
This guest cabin is fitted with a generous sized vberth, built of satin varnished teak surfaces and the solid teak corner posts, rails and stiles found throughout the boat. The berth incorporates a dressing seat with storage beneath the cushion. The aft end of the berth includes 4 teak drawers for storage. Additional storage areas with cane panels provide more than enough space for guest clothes, bunk linins and blankets. There is one aromatic cedar lined hanging locker in the cabin. Both reverse cycle air conditioning and heat are provided to both guest and master cabins as well as dedicated Espar heat. The cabin sides are sheathed in white wood strips. The reflective custom fiberglass v grove overhead panels trimmed with varnished teak battens keep the space bright and cheery. Ventilation is provided by opening port lights in the trunk cabin sides, an overhead hatch and by two Hella fans. Three overhead dome lights and two bulkhead mounted reading lights are included as well as courtesy lighting in the aft face of the seat and near the cabin sole.
The engine room is a watertight space accessed from the galley or aft cabin shower. Both doors are aluminum A30 rated watertight doors by Pacific Coast Marine. This engine room was meticulously designed by her Captain and owner and includes the forethought of "soft patches" in the engine room overhead, making genset or engine removal via the cockpit sole possible. The room is insulated with materials by Novitechniek. Ease of maintenance, access and safety has determined the layout of all equipment in the engine room. Removable insulated panels are located as needed. A removable aluminum grate floor system provides great strength and visibility throughout and the engine room is even fitted with a work bench!
Twin cabin layout and forward head
The twin cabin has upper and lower built in berths, a hanging locker and bureau with four drawers. The berths are constructed of satin varnished teak. The lower berth has a shelf located on the white sheathing strips and includes two drawers below the berth. A teak framed mirror is installed on the aft bulkhead. The overhead treatment is consistent throughout the boat with its custom fiberglass v groove panels held by teak battens. Cabin sole is teak and maple with maple border. All removable cabin sole panels throughout the boat are equipped with locking latches for "rollover" protection. Ventilation is provided by two more opening ports, an overhead hatch, Dorade vent and a Hella fan. Overhead dome, reading lights on bulkheads and courtesy lighting are provided in this cabin.
Both the forward cabin and twin cabin share a head on the starboard side of the boat; just across from the twin cabin door. The forward head has a separate shower stall with flat paneled satin varnished teak bi fold door. Both Master and guest heads include an electric toilet and Corian counter and sink. Storage for toiletries and towels and linens is included in a locker outboard of the shower on a shelf. A fiberglass seat with storage below is included in both showers. Each of the shower compartments has built in shelving recessed into the bulkhead. The shower caddies are built entirely of Corian. Satin varnished teak framed mirrors are installed above each vanity. Ventilation is provided by opening port lights in the forward head. Overhead dome lights and track lighting in each mirror is provided.
Main engine and running gear
The engine is a Yanmar, model 4LHA-HTP, (Serial # M26318), 124 horsepower diesel with in-line transmission (ZF45A) Gear ratio is 2.43:1. It includes an 80 amp alternator and 150 amp 24v alternator. Shaft installation includes stainless steel strut and PSS shaft seal. A shark fin is mounted to protect the shaft strut. Engine access is excellent with watertight bulkhead doors in galley and master cabin shower, as well as soft patch in engine room overhead/cockpit sole. Engine room is insulated with Iso-Cor 3mm cork-rubber dampening sheets and 3M Thinsulate 6710. All insulation is covered with Millennium Metal aluminum panels. Engine room has additional sound dampening via Visco Damp material. Engine room has 24v exhaust fan to help bring in fresh air for engines and eliminate heat in the room. Engine exhaust is expelled through a wet/dry exhaust system.
Oil Change pump
A Reverso OP-6-24V oil change pump is mounted in the engine room aft and to port of the transmission and provides an efficient way for draining and filling engine oil.
A three blade Flex-O-Fold propeller is fitted to the shaft. The prop is 24′ x 17" and includes a tip and donut collar zinc as well as a shaft mounted line cutter.
Fire suppression system
A Seafire Manual/Automatic Fire Extinguisher, Model FD-400M, is installed in the engine room above the engine. This system automatically shuts down the engine, generator and engine room exhaust blower in the event of a fire. An override switch at the nav station allows one to re start the engine when desired.
The vessel is equipped with a MasterVolt, Whisper 9.5/12.5Ultra 12 Kw diesel generator. This is a water cooled system that includes sea water cooling as well as internal fresh water cooling via a heat exchanger. The Genset has its own soundproof case. The genset is located on the starboard side of the engine room. Ser # V511A0002. The genset also has a 50 amp single phase alternator and starts via its own dedicated start battery located under the genset.
Fuel Tanks (248 gallons total)
The fuel system consists of three fuel tanks with separate fill lines, a fuel line distribution system, and a fuel transfer manifold. All three tanks are fitted with in line vents by Racor. The tanks are aluminum and located under the cabin sole. Tanks and plumbing are installed in accordance with ABYC standards. The fuel tank capacities are:
Port fuel tank…..48 Gallons
Starboard fuel tank…..48 Gallons
Center fuel tank…..152 Gallons
All fuel tanks are fitted with an inspection hatch. A fuel manifold system for suction and return options is located in the engine room on the bulkhead forward of the engine. It is also possible to transfer fuel among the three tanks via a Reverso fuel transfer pump. Model # OP-6-24V with fuel impeller. Both Espar heater and Genset draw fuel from the center tank only, but can return fuel to any tank. All fuel lines are clearly labeled. Fuel levels can be monitored via the CruzPro tank gauges.
The main engine and genset are fitted with a duel water/fuel separator system by Racor, located in the engine room to starboard of the engine. Both have vacuum gauges as well.
Electrical Design details
"Circe" is equipped with a 12 volt DC; a 24 volt DC and a 120/240 volt AC electrical system. The primary DC system is 24 volt and consists of a main battery bank with 675 amp hrs capacity. This system is charged by either the 150 amp alternator on the main engine or by the two 100 amp battery chargers. A second 24 volt battery bak with 210 amp hr capacity powers the bow thruster and windlass exclusively and is charged off the main battery bank via two 24/24 DC/DC converter / 3 step battery chargers. The vessels 12v panel for various electronics is powered by the 24 volt system via the converter. A "Back up" 12v battery is there for emergency operation of electronics. Both main and genset have their own 12 volt battery for starting.
The 120 /240 volt power is supplied by the Mastervolt 12 Kw genset or the 240 volt 50 amp shore power cord. A Mastervolt 2500 Watt inverter automatically supplies power to the 20 volt panel when neither Genset or shore power are available.
The main Mastervolt AC/DC electrical distribution panel is located in a main salon cabinet. A separate 24 volt DC sub panel is located in the engine room.
All interior light fixtures are24 volt DC. Overhead lights are high efficiency and have low heat output. Separate red lamps are fitted to some of the overhead lamps and are switched separately in their respective cabins. All courtesy and night lights are controlled by switches on the main AC/DC panel and cockpit DC switch panels.
Emergency parallel switches are located in the engine room and at the main breaker panel.
(2) 24 volt battery chargers and DC/DC converters/chargers
– (2) Mastervolt Magic 24/24 20 amp DC/DC converters
– (1) Mastervolt 24/12 20 amp DC/DC converter
– (1) Mastervolt 24/12 20 apm DC/DC converter for back up 12 volt emergency battery
– (1) Mastervolt Mass Sine 24/2500 sine wave inverter
– Ockam Instruments with Matryx Displays
– Nauticomp Computer (2) 12" LCD displays for plotting and radar
– Furuno NavNet GPS Antenna
– Furuno Plotters
– Simrad AP24 Autopilot
– Icom ICM-604 VHF Radio
– Icom ICM-802 SSB 12 v Radio
– Sony Ericcson Cell Phone & Digital Antenna
– Satellite Phone and Antenna
– Stereo & DVD Player
– Samsung TV with Electric lift system
– Phone inlet shore side service
Deck wash system (fresh and salt)
– Groco C-60 24 volt DC Salt water deck wash automatic, self priming and corrosion resistant on demand pump. Delivers up to 6.5 GPM. A 15′ length of self-coiling hose with bib fitting and nozzle connects to the Jabsco stainless steel flush deck fitting.
– Freshwater wash down connector is installed on the starboard side deck and plumbed directly to the freshwater pressure system. The same 15′ hose length used for saltwater washdowns can be attached at this deck fittings for swimmers needing a rinse!
There are three 14 gauge 316L stainless steel freshwater tanks. All tanks are located below the cabin sole. Total capacity is 245 Gallons.
– Port water tank…..80 Gallons
– Starboard water tank…..80 Gallons
– Center water tank…..85 Gallons
All tanks are plumbed to a water manifold in the engine room for selecting which tank is feeding the fresh water pressure pump. All tanks are vented to the sides of the trunk cabin. Tank levels can be monitored via the CruzPro tank gauges at the Nav station. Fresh water is delivered throughout the boat via a 24 volt Jabsco Duel Max pump, mounted under the genset in the engine room.Pump is fitted with a ShurFlo pump inlet strainer.
Hot water is provided by the 20 Gallon stainless BX80L water heater with 220 volt heating element as well as plumbing via main engine heat exchanger. A Seagull IV X-IF in line water filter is plumbed to the cold water supply for the galley and head sinks.
"Circe" is equipped with a 24 volt DC 4.5 amp Spectra Ventura 150 watermaker with an output average of 148 gallons per day or 6.2 gallons per hour. The unit includes an automatic freshwater flush feature after watermarking is complete.
Waste water system:
"Circe" is equipped with two Tecma Short Marine toilets. Each head is equipped with a dedicated holding tank that has a Y valve for choosing between overboard discharge or holding tank. Waste can also be removed via shore pump out facilities at deck, or by an electric overboard discharge pump. The overboard seacock valve can be locked in the closed position. The toilets are equipped with an inlet supply line allowing freshwater to fill the bowl.
Tecma heads are white porcelain with a varnished teak seat. Toilets are energized via the house battery bank and a breaker at the main AC/DC distribution panel.
Holding tank gauges by Snake River are mounted in both heads for monitoring waste levels.
Grey Water System:
The forward head, shower sump and air conditioning condensation pans are plumbed to a polyethylene tank with a capacity of 2.5 gallons. Grey water automatically pumps overboard via the Rule-a-Matic float switch and Rule 3100 24 volt pump.
A similar system is plumbed for the aft sink, shower and refrig/freezer drains.
"Circe" is equipped with six electric bilge pumps and a portable manual bilge pump. The submersible electric pumps are located in the forepeak, forward accommodations, main cabin, engine room, aft accommodations and lazarette. The engine room has both a high and low bilge pump system. High water alarms are installed. The main breaker panel has indicator lights that shows when any of the bilge pumps are running.
Portable Manual Bilge pump:
In addition to the six electric bilge pumps, "Circe" is equipped with a Edson #638-AL- 150 lever action side inlet alloy manual pump (30GPH). This pump is mounted on a Model 116 carrying board and is portable for use throughout the yacht. The suction and discharge lines are loose, capable of extending to any bilge area for intake and discharge directly overboard. Can be used as a fire pump as well. The pump, lines and board are stored in the forepeak.
"Circe" is equipped with stacked built-in insulated polished stainless steel boxes outfitted with adjustable shelves and baskets with two compartments; freezer and refrigerator. This system is 24 volt and includes a compressor for each box. Both have automatic lighting when the doors are opened.
A secondary refrigeration/freezer cooling system is provide by a 12v DC Sea Frost water cooled System.
Temperature gauges for both Refrigerator and Freezer are located on the galley bulkhead above the counter forward of the stove and very convenient for assuring food stays cool or frozen.
Air conditioning, heating and ventilation
Air conditioning system:
"Circe" is equipped with three 230 volt AC powered/seawater cooled Marine Air Conditioning systems. Control panels are programmable for auto control in each respective area. The forward unit is a 10,000 BTU system; the main salon is 18,000 BTU and the aft cabin is a 16,000 BTU ac system.
LPG/Propane System and Galley Stove
"Circe" is equipped with an LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) propane system which provides the galley stove with fuel. The system has electronic controls and an automatic detection system with an integral alarm.
The system includes two 20 pound aluminum LPG/propane cylinders that are stored in a dedicated propane locker on the port side of the vessel. The locker drains directly overboard. Each tank is fitted with a manual shut-off valve with an integral automatic pressure relief valve. An electronic solenoid switch is mounted to the regulator assembly and controlled by the Xintex panel in the galley.
"Circe" has a Force 10 three-burner propane stove with a thermostatically controlled oven/broiler. The unit is gimbaled to allow it to swing freely when the boat is underway. The stove includes a custom stainless steel stove hood and exhaust fan.