"B5" is an absolutely stunning carbon-hulled, fast cruiser from Vismara, built in 2010 and refitted extensively in 2017. Designed and commissioned with a view to going sailing with the family for extended cruising periods, but also enough performance and weight-saving, to be competitive on the race track when the time permitted.
She really is a perfect spec for effortless short-handed cruising at serious speed, which was further emphasised in the recent refit, with many new control systems added and upgraded.......A very special boat in her current condition.
Please contact at +44 (0)23 8045 0000
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Hull Shape: Other
LOA: 54 ft 0 in
Beam: 13 ft 9 in
Maximum Draft: 8 ft 6 in
Below decks, the traditional Vismara layout is prominent and the renowned styling and attractive solutions, that have become an industry leader, is very much on offer again with "B5".
The owners cabin lies in the bow while the two twin guest cabins are in the aft and all have their own private bathrooms. The saloons floor is slightly raised to create a larger technical space for the structural tanks and most systems, to keep as much weight as possible amidships and to easily trace and control the systems. This was also the thinking behind the decision to locate the engine at the centre of the saloon. It is completely enclosed in a casing that can be flipped open for inspection and maintenance purposes. It also creates a stand and structure for the dining table which can be opened up thanks to side wings and also raised to accommodate up to eight dinners at a time. The kitchen is elegantly separated by steps, which are barely noticeable and offers the ideal continuation of the dining area. The electrical integrated system, distributed throughout the hull to reduce and centralise the weight, has a back-up system and all of the on-board instruments can be monitored and controlled from just one touch screen.
Accommodation Finish: • All interior woodwork in varnished light wood • Main bulkhead, hull innings and heads finished in white • Light cloth upholstery
ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS Voltage systems: • 24vDC & 12vDC domestic systems with 220vAC via shore-power or inverter
Battery Banks: • 1x 105Ah 12vDC Varta gel engine start battery – 2017 • 4x 140Ah 24vDC Mastervolt gel service batteries – 2017
Charging: • Mastervolt 120Ah battery charger
Alternator: • Engine-mounted alternator 12V. • Additional Mastervolt 160Ah alternator for charging service batteries 24V.
Other Electrical: • Mastervolt 5kw inverter • 230v shore power with isolator and circuit breaker
PLUMBING & GAS SYSTEMS Fresh Water: • The hot freshwater circuit is led into a well insulated 60 litre hot water tank, heated by engine or 230v AC immersion heater element. • Fresh water shower in cockpit • Fresh water shower in tender garage area
Watermaker: • Schenker reverse osmosis watermaker
Bilge Pumps: • Electric and manual bilge pumps • Electric shower drain pumps
Sail Plan; • I = 21 • J = 5.55 • P = 21.10 • E = 6.83 • Sail area – 155sqm
Specification; • 4 spreader rig – deck stepped • Carbon fibre mast from Nordic Spars. • Carbon fibre park avenue boom from Kng Composites. • Nitronic 50 rod standing rigging and chainplates • Carbon bowsprit • Furler for Code Zero • Reckmann genoa furler • Self-tacking jib with Antal track • German mainsheet system • Holmatro vang, outhaul & jib halyard. • Twin Kevlar backstays with Holmatro hydraulic adjustment • Spectra sheets- 2017 • Dyneema halyards – 2017 • Lazyjacks • Harken & Antal deck gear
Sails: • Quantum Sails carbon/aramid 30000dpi with UV stabilised grey double tafeta membrane mainsail – 2017 • Quantum Sails LP90 carbon/aramid 28000dpi with UV stabilised grey double taffeta and vertical battens self-tacking jib – 2017 • Millenium light/medium jib with battens • Code 0 – fitted with new anti-torsion cable 2017 • Gennaker with sock for cruising. • Gennaker - A0 light airs - 0.75 oz • Gennaker - A1 light/med airs - 0.9oz. • All sails were sent to loft for care and repair (carbon jib, gennaker, code 0) during 2017 refit.
Rigging • Running rigging overhaul with replacement of worn out parts and components • Code 0 furler revision and upgrade. • Check on mast and shrouds • Renewed code 0 halyards. • New mainsail sheet. • New anti-torsion cable for code 0
DOMESTIC EQUIPMENT Galley: • Stove with 3x gas burners • 115 litre 24v DC refrigerator plus freezer and drinks refrigerator - 3 in total.
Heads: • 3x heads and showers • Hot & cold pressurised water supplies with shower in heads
Heating: • Eberspacher diesel fired heating system
Entertainment: • 32” LCD TV • Sony DVD player with Bose speakers
TANKAGE Fuel: • 1x 300 litres fuel tank
Fresh Water: • 2x 250 litres fresh water tanks
Holding Tank: • 1x 250 litres black water holding tank
General: • Double stainless steel rod lifelines. • Cockpit table integrated in deck • Pasarelle - integrated into the transom and made from carbon. • Swimming ladder • Dinghy in tender garage
Anchoring & Mooring: • Electric anchor windlass • Anchor with chain • Fenders & warps
The Boat; The V54 was designed for a family use with high capability for the racing season. This means having the typical Vismara features: Lightweight construction with a carbon hull that keeps the displacement around 10- ton when 50 % of that is accounted for in the keel. Easy sailing, using integrated systems on board combined with intelligent design such as the clean deck where all the controls recessed at the build phase and permit an easy manoeuvring with simple functionality during cruising, all in a press of a button. The mainsail has the lion’s share and jib with minimal overlap, a code zero or Gennaker will take turns on the bow and offer plenty of power. To meet the owners passion for both cruising and racing, there are two versions of the sail plan (square top main or traditional main specifically to ensure that only one person is required on deck besides the helmsman). In terms of aesthetics, the classic geometry of the V55 is very much in evidence, but with the latest innovation from Vismara yachts with sleek hull lines, maximum beam amidships and flat stern sections.
Specification; RCD Status: • CE Certification – A
Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction: • The hull and decks are built in a carbon fibre and epoxy sandwich under vacuum • Light grey topside finish, with largely white cockpit and super structure and occasional black detailing. • Teak decks and cockpit with light grey caulking – decks overhauled and recaulked 2017
Keel & Rudder: • Lead bulb with new wings that are externally bolted – fitted 2017, for improved upwind performance and balance. • Balanced rudder
General Information Manufacturer/Model Vismara V54 Designer Alessandro Vismara Year 2010 LOA 18.14m LWL 15.04m Beam 4.19m Draft 2.7m Displacement 10500kg Engine Volvo D2-75 Fuel diesel Fuel Capacity 300l Hull Construction Carbon Fibre Keel Type Fin Keel with shallower draft and winglets. Drinking Water Capacity 500l (2 x 250 ltr)
Extensive 2017 Refit work includes; ‘B5’ was extensively refitted in 2017 with the completed works list as follows:- • Lead winglets added to the bulb (designed and manufactured by Vismara. Installed in Malta with supervision of Vismara appointed surveyor) • Polishing and repainting of hull topsides with repainting of style lines • Removal of previous antifouling layers • Complete overhaul of anchor system with sanding and new paint cycle of all parts • Complete maintenance cycle and replacement of all service parts of MaxPower retractable bow thruster • Replacement of Forespar seacocks internal elements • Teak deck light sanding and recaulking with light grey rubber • Overhaul of all deck hatches, including hinges replacement • Painting of cockpit table • Polishing and partial painting of cockpit and deck raised areas • Replacement of halyard organiser covers and mast base covers with easily removable ones • Painting of carbon wheels • New carbon panels for instruments added • New carbon protection for mast instruments added • Painting of bow internal area bilges • Light sanding and painting of interior woodworks keeping the original natural wood feeling • Installation of 2 x Raymarine multi-function instruments at the wheels (including AIS repeater) • Installed new wi-fi router with tablet for easy navigation • Checks and full maintenance of the steering system • Changes to the tender garage door electrical control system to improve functionality • Service batteries replacement (4 x Mastervolt Gel 140Ah) – June 2017 • Engine battery replacement (Varta Gel 105 Ah) – September 2017 • Antal winches complete revision with replacemant of all worn out parts • Hydraulic system maintenance • Running rigging overhaul with replacement of worn out parts and components • Code 0 furler revision • Check on mast and shrouds • New mainsail, code 0 halyards. New mainsail sheet • New Quantum membrane mainsail – 50% carbon – 50% aramidic total 30000 dpi with UV stabilised grey double tafeta • New self tacking jib Quantum – LP 90% – vertical battens. 50% carbon – 50% aramidic total 28000 dpi with UV stabilised grey double tafeta • All other sails were sent to loft for care and repair (carbon jib, gennaker, code 0) • New anti torsion cable for code 0
NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT • 2x Raymarine i70 multifunction displays in cockpit – 2017 • 3x Mast-mounted maxi repeaters • Navigation computer with wifi tablet – 2017 • 2x computer screens below decks – 1 dedicated with monitoring and management of systems and the other for navigation with Raymarine software • Raymarine autopilot • Raymarine radar • CTRX Carbon AIS system. • Raymarine GPS • Raymarine wind, speed and depth transducers • Compass
Communications Equipment: • Raymarine VHF
Winches: • Antal winch package 6 x 2-speed self-tailing winches with 2x electric.
SAFTEY EQUIPMENT: General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.