Entering Beyond Capricorn 1 through the cockpit one will notice how spacious this area is. The open layout of the cockpit would allow for teak chairs and a table and would be a great area for morning coffee or a dining area. There is a built-in FRP console with storage and an aft control station. This is a great area to operate the vessel while docking or fishing. There are watertight access hatches to enter the lazarette as well. The teak decks and high gloss varnished teak cap rail add the final touches to this functional area.
The salon on Beyond Capricorn 1 is a great space to entertain with the galley being open to this area, so no one is left out. The salon is lined with high gloss teak wood which looks spectacular. The port side of the salon is equipped with a built-in settee and folding high gloss teak dining table. There is room for eight guests at this gorgeous dining table when in the fully open position. The starboard side of the salon is equipped with a comfortable loose sofa, flat screen television, built-in refrigeration and plenty of storage lockers and drawers.
Beyond Capricorn 1’s galley is a truly great space. The appliances have been upgraded, both in 2019 and 2021. The galley is equipped with both Miele and Vitrofrigo high-end appliances that are all very well laid out. The chef of the vessel will not have any issues with this well equipped and well laid out galley. The raised high gloss teak and granite countertop hide all the cooking equipment from the guests in the salon.
The owner’s suite of Beyond Capricorn 1 is located mid-ship so this will be the most comfortable cabin onboard, as it should be. The queen bunk is centrally located with a mirrored headboard with high gloss teak nightstands on each side. This cabin is equipped with large hanging lockers and ample drawer space. There are opening portlights that allow for great natural light and ventilation. These portlights are equipped with stainless steel deadlights as well for safety. The owner’s suite head is a great, comfortable area well. The head is equipped with granite countertops, tile floor and a full size FRP molded shower as well.
Forward of the owner’s suite are the two guest cabins on Beyond Capricorn 1. Off to the port side there is a cabin with upper and lower bunks, and this cabin is finished with high gloss teak. There are opening portlights for natural light and ventilation. The starboard cabin has a modified full bunk and is also finished with high gloss teak, and just like the port cabin there is a portlight for natural light and ventilation. These two cabins share a single head which is located forward of the cabins. This head is equipped with granite countertops, tiled floor and a full-size shower. The guest aboard Beyond Capricorn 1 will be pleased with the accommodations.
The pilothouse on Beyond Capricorn 1 is a captain’s dream. The entire vessel is operated from here. The helm is equipped with new updated electronics and you can tell a lot of thought went into their layout. Electronic and navigation equipment is listed below. The main electrical panel is located in the pilothouse and is quite easy to access. There is a single Stidd helm chair with autopilot controls built into the arm rest. The settee in the pilothouse is where you will find the guests congregating while underway. This settee is equipped with a built-in high gloss dining table and it is a truly enjoyable area.
From the pilothouse is access to the flybridge of Beyond Capricorn 1. The flybridge is a wonderful place to operate the vessel with 360-degree views and open air. The helm is equipped with updated electronics and navigation equipment as well as two helm chairs. Aft of the helm chairs is a settee and built-in high gloss teak table. The entire area is protected from the sun by stainless steel and an FRP top. This custom hardtop has been extended aft to cover the custom seat area built into the boat deck. This custom seat area for at least six guests has a built-in settee, table and loose furniture. It’s a great area for outdoor dining and entertaining. Above the custom FRP hardtop are solar panels and the upgraded navigation equipment. One unique feature are the folding stacks, which would allow this vessel to complete the Great Loop.
Beyond Capricorn 1 was built to Australian survey standards in 2001 and has many extra features not usually included in the conventional build. Requirements to comply with ‘Survey’ include many standard features on a Nordhavn, such as commercial fire control and firefighting equipment. However, there are many other statutory requirements to meet ‘Survey’ standards that are difficult, if not impossible to achieve in an ‘off-the-shelf’ design. An Australian Government marine surveyor was flown to the Ta Shing shipyard in Taiwan to witness and inspect all construction methods, procedures and design. One of the most important parts of the ‘Survey’ requirements and one of the most difficult to achieve is the ‘Inclining’ test and associated ‘Stability’ calculations. The ‘Incline’ test is used to calculate the ‘Lightship’ stability characteristics of the vessel with all loose equipment removed, all tanks sounded and fluid weights calculated. This information is used to establish the Lightship Center of Gravity and Lightship Center of Buoyancy. All equipment, stores, liquids, etc. loaded after this calculation should be recorded in the vessel’s stability booklet as they and their location will change the ship’s stability criteria. Two copies of the vessel’s ‘Stability Book’ are kept onboard. Beyond Capricorn 1 has performed well in all sea states and has been safely and successfully operated by two people during our ownership.
- Miele oven (new 2019)
- Miele dishwasher
- Franke 5 burner induction cooktop (new 2019)
- Exhaust extractor above
- Miele washer/dryer
- Vitrofrigo upright refrigerator (new 2021)
- Vitrofrigo drawer refrigerator underneath upright (new 2021)
- Vitrofrigo drawer freezer with Icemaker under upright (new 2021)
- Vitrofrigo drawer refrigerator (new 2021)
- Vitrofrigo drawer freezer under bench (new 2021)
- Bar cabinet and glass cabinet above
- Whirlpool convection/microwave.
- Dual large stainless steel sink with Insinkerator (new 2021)
- Electrolux espresso coffee machine
- Dualit toaster
- Korkmaz sandwich toaster/grill
- Russell Hobbs family rice cooker
- Brand new pressure cooker for induction stove
- Three induction stove saucepans and two frying pans
- Numerous storage and cooking dishes including seven Pyrex oven dishes, pizza trays, lasagna dish, etc.
- Set of Melamine dinnerware plus a few plates suitable for microwave
- Set of steak knives and forks and s/s cutlery for 10
- Other incidentals including glassware, utensils, salad bowls and servers, Lazy Susan, bread boards, lettuce spinner
- ‘Bullet’ style blender
- Kasanova electric chopper
- Fakir electric beater
- Weber electric BBQ (on flybridge)
- Main Engines: two Caterpillar 3126 Turbo charged and aftercooled diesel engines, rated output 420hp. Mechanically injected. 8000 hrs +/- hrs at time of writing.
- Transmissions: two Twin Disc model no. MG5062V
- Generators: two 17.5 Kva Onan. Port Gen: 7330 hrs. Starboard Gen: 7290 hrs. at time of writing.
- Sea Recovery RO desalination system, rated output 50 gph
- ABT 24v electric bow thruster. Three operating stations, flybridge, wheelhouse and aft cockpit control station.
- Fuel transfer system: the primary pump for fuel transfer is a 12v Waldron 60 gph unit located at the engine room fuel manifold. There is a secondary 240v portable fuel transfer pump which can be plumbed for both internal fuel transfer or transfer of fuel from external bladders to the ship’s system.
- Two spare main propulsion propellers stored below forward cabin bunk, at access to bow thruster space
- New bilge pumps
Yat Marin, Marmaris, Turkey upgrades by ‘Seastar’ local Caterpillar dealer:
- All components from the raw water-cooling side of each engine were removed, cleaned, painted and reinstalled. Main engine heat exchangers, fuel coolers, transmission oil coolers.
- All associated sacrificial anodes were renewed at the same time
- All cooling water hoses on each engine were replaced
- Two new raw water pumps were installed. One of the pumps removed was rebuilt and is in the ship’s spares inventory.
- Wakespeed external regulators were installed to both house supply alternators. Injectors from port engine were removed, serviced and replaced. Tappet clearances were reset.
- Two new Raymarine Axiom 16" screens
- Two 24" touch control screens, connected by HDMI to Axiom MFDs and installed in Turkey (2021)
- Two new Icom VHF radios (IC-M330) and Glomex aerials, installed in Montenegro (2021)
- Two new Raymarine i70s pilot controller screens
- New Quantum 2 Raymarine doppler radar
- New stainless radar stand
- Hand held Icom, IVHF radio C-M25
- A set of two marriage saver headsets
Electrical System Upgrades:
Following a major electrical upgrade in Croatia in 2021 the vessel is now equipped with a full 24v Lithium battery system (four ea. MGHE24x300) These provide power to the ship via the inverters.
In conjunction with the electrical upgrade above, a Victron Skylla 24v 100amp charger was installed. This charger will accept a voltage range of 220-250 and 50/60hz. This serves two purposes. One, the vessel can accept 220v+ shore power from any marina worldwide. Second, the ship is now electrically isolated and protected from any shore power problems or earth leakage.
- Solbian Solar (SX 144 L JBE) panels x 8 on flybridge bimini plus
- Solbian solar panels x 6 on second bimini (14 total panels). The original logic of the power supply rotary switches on the 240v switchboard remains unchanged. Except that the ‘off’ position now supplies power from the inverters. To secure the electrical system for maintenance each inverter must be switched off at the unit.
- Battery chargers were installed on all main engine (24v) and generator (12v) start batteries, plus bow thruster (24v). The main engine start batteries and the bow thruster are charged by a three output Mastervolt 24v charge unit located in the starboard stabilizer space at the access stairs to the crew quarters/engine room. The generator start batteries are charged by a 12v to 12v DC charger located in the lazarette. All engine start batteries plus the bow thruster are 12v ‘Optima’ units which will withstand deep discharge and have a long service life.
- Three white cane chairs and coffee table Alfresco
- Six folding deck chairs
- Two folding teak tables
- Inflatable paddle board
- Passarelle, carbon fiber with non-slip top and hand rail
- Large Frigibar chest freezer on flybridge with seating on top (4 cubic foot freezer)
- Weber electric BBQ in stainless steel drip tray on flybridge
- Built-in seats and table to flybridge
- New stainless steel access ladder to bimini top
- There are two flopper stoppers that are easily deployed to limit any rolling at anchor in rough conditions
- Four round white fenders
- Four long white fenders
- Two long black fenders
- Other miscellaneous fenders
- Clears to flybridge
- New poly carbonate spray screens to flybridge
- Clears and sun shades to stern deck
- Sun shades all around the salon and wheelhouse
- Full cover to pilothouse windscreens, and individual covers for the remaining windows zip up insect/no seeum screens for all six exterior doors
- New waterproof cover to flybridge control panel
Deck and Ground Tackle:
- Anchor winch Maxwell VWC, VWCLP 4000, 24v electric, rated at 4000 lbs. line pull
- Snubbing winch, aft cockpit, Maxwell VC2200
- ABT 24v electric bow thruster. Three operating stations, flybridge, wheelhouse and aft cockpit control station.
- Both dry stacks have been cut and SS flanges installed to make the stacks removable for 19.6' bridge height clearance. Chicago bridge clearance requirement for completing ‘The Great Loop’.
- Hard top fiberglass bimini to flybridge and another to sitting area behind flybridge control area
- Hard top fiberglass bimini added to cover stern deck under tender rack
- New Nardi hookah compressor with regulator, hose and mouthpiece for underwater maintenance/emergencies. Can be set up to provide compressed air around boat. Hoses, connections and fittings onboard.
- Fuel bladder system
- 2,000 nm range (1683 gallons in tanks) and if you add on the bladders there is an extra 573 gallons total (2256 gallons)
- The vessel was last hauled for a hull inspection and bottom paint in Trinidad (April 2022)
- Zodiac 4.2 meters (13.8 feet) six-person, 40 HP Honda motor
- New VHF radio
- Raymarine, dragonfly-7 pro plotter, depth sounder, sonar
- Full waterproof cover
- Two inflatable life jackets, stored in tender
- Two life rafts
- New 6-person soft case, Viking ‘Rescyou’ (valued at $3500)
- Hard case life raft serviced over 12 months ago (requires inspection)
- Six SOLAS approved life jackets
- Eight inflatable life jackets, stored in forward cabin
- EPIRB new in 2021. Battery due for replacement November 2025. Can be reprogrammed for new MMSI, flag state and owner details.
- Spare SS 100 kg ‘Nordhavn’ CQR style secured on bow
D-Marin marina, Gocek, Turkey (2020) upgrades:
- New hardtop bimini installed on flybridge over original S/S tubing framework
- 8 new Solbian Solar panels installed
Yat Marin Marina and Shipyard, Marmaris, Turkey (2020) upgrades:
- New hardtop bimini fabricated and installed on flybridge, aft. New 316L support structure fabricated and installed at the same time.
- New SS ladder (removable) installed to access new bimini above
- New port and stbd. flag poles added to new aft bimini
- New Weber BBQ installed on new BBQ rack on flybridge
- New LED search light bar (fwd. flybridge), and two flood lights installed on flybridge roof
- New LED flood lights installed at aft swim platform
- New hardtop bimini fabricated and installed over aft deck (gives solid walkway access to tender)
- New poly carbonate spray screens to flybridge
- Replaced aft swim platform teak decks
- Hull and superstructure were polished and waxed
- New anti-fouling was applied, and running gear finished with ‘Propspeed’
- All gel coat cracks were ground out and repaired
- Waterline and Superstructure ‘trim’ lines (Gold and Black), were removed and repainted
SCT Shipyard/Marina, Trogir, Croatia (2021) upgrades:
- Five new GROCO sea cocks and all associated thru hull fittings were installed
- All 2" raw water supply hoses were changed out at the same time
- Both main propeller shafts were pulled and checked for ‘runout’. No issues were noted.
- All ‘Cutlass’ bearings were replaced at the same time, new rubber boots and new gland packing installed
- Major hoses for the stabilizer hydraulic system were replaced. System oil changed and new filter installed.
- Local Caterpillar agent service. Both main engine sumps were removed and new gaskets fitted. Sump bolts torqued to specifications. Once back in the water, the Caterpillar service technicians performed a ‘blow-by’ test to ascertain internal engine pressure integrity. 98% effective. Oil sampling was carried out at the same time with no excess contamination noted.
- Bottom cleaned and antifouled (Jotun). ‘Propspeed’ antifouling applied to all running gear, shaft struts and rudders.
- Anchor chain end for ended
Gocek, Turkey (2019) upgrades:
- Eight Solbian solar panels installed on new flybridge hardtop bimini, along with four Victron MPPT controllers.
- Vesper XB-8000 AIS unit installed and coupled with Axiom units.
Yat Marin, Marmaris, Turkey (2020) upgrades:
- Old Raymarine MFDs replaced with current model 16" Axiom XL units. These are coupled to 21".
- Dell touchscreens for enhanced viewing. One unit in the wheelhouse and the other on the flybridge (the flybridge unit is connected to a 22" touchscreen in the wheelhouse).
- Two new cameras were installed in the engine room
- Raymarine Quantum 2 Doppler radar installed (existing Raytheon ‘Pathfinder’. RL80C radar remains for long distance, open ocean vessel warning). Large amount of redundant instrumentation and associated cabling was removed at the time.
SCT Marina, Trogir, Croatia (2021) upgrades:
- New depth sounder/speed transducer installed
- New compressor fitted to flybridge ‘Frigibar’ freezer unit
- New larger evaporator installed in wheelhouse refrigerator
- ‘Fleet One’ satellite phone/data earth station installed (Croatia (2021)
- ‘Actisense’ unit installed (Croatia 2021), converts analog signal information to NMEA 2000 code for use by new digital systems
- Lithium battery installation
Bar, Montenegro (2021) upgrades:
- Installed TWO new Raymarine i70 A/P control screens to wheelhouse and flybridge
- Redundant old NMEA equipment removed or separated from current NMEA 2000 backbone
- Two Icom M330 VHF radios and Glomex Aerials to wheelhouse and flybridge
- One Ioom MC25 handheld Marine VHF
Pescara, Italy (2021) upgrades:
- Six new Solbian solar panels installed on new aft bimini
- New 70kg ‘Rocna’ anchor installed
- New windscreen wipers and motors...pantograph (four)
- New fuel distribution manifold fabricated and installed. Fuel hoses tidied and secured.
- Small handheld battery vacuum, Einhell brand
- Wet/dry vacuum
- Electric vacuum, seko brand
- Numerous buckets, mops, Swiffer, etc.
- Step ladder
- Two extra large tablecloths and table runners
- Assorted linen cushions and bed covers
- Various cruising guides and books for the Mediterranean and Bahamas
- Davis remote weather station in wheelhouse
- Waterproof flashlight, Bushnell binocular
- First Aid kit
- Numerous filters, belts, various diameter and length hoses, fittings and tools
- Three each ‘Turtle Pac’ long range deck bladders
- Two each approx. 870 liters (approx. 240 USG) fit down starboard side walkway
- One 430 liter (approx. 120 USG) fit across Portuguese bridge
- Plus hose, pump and plumbing to facilitate fuel transfer at sea
- Two main propulsion propellers, P & S