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Acier is a Bruce Roberts 370 built to a high standard as commented on within the 2014 survey report. She is built from 4mm plate on the hull and 3mm on deck and coachroof. She has rolled chines and faired so looks like a GRP hull with sprayed 2 pack epoxy finished in blue. She had professionally applied insulation foam from the waterline up which makes her very pleasant to be aboard with minimal condensation in the cold or heating from the sun on a hot day. She has a forepeak and V berths for 2 with storage and hanging locker space. Lee cloths in the main saloon allows 2 more berths and in addition there is a pull out side berth to port behind the seat back to create a pilot berth. She has an owners cabin at the stern with double bed which is accessed along a side walkway. In total she can sleep 7.
Both aft cabin and forepeak have large opening hatches. The galley is located to port of the companionway steps and has a well insulated fridge and double sink. The galley also occupies the first part of the walkway to the stern and has a Taylors gas oven, 2 burner stove as well as grill and hotplate. There is also a gas instant hot water Rinai system giving easy hot water if you are not connected to shore power or the calorifier has not been heated from the engine if you are at anchor.
There is abundant locker storage either overhead or under seats and behind seat backs. All joinery is to a high standard and features solid teak which has been varnished and burnished giving a high quality professional appearance. To starboard of the companionway is a large locker for bikes or fenders etc and adjacent to this is a heads compartment with Jabsco Head and shower with deep tray allowing for sit down showering. The chart table faces outboard and has a pull out seat to allow use of this full size chart table with numerous draws and storage with the instrument panel and VHF/Navtex at the rear of this panel.
The engine is a Nissan 55HP diesel with just 600 hours use, there is a Balmar high output alternator as well as smart charger and the water pump has just been professionally rebuilt. The propeller shaft is attached to a water cooled hydraulic gearbox and aqua drive and the propeller is a high quality4 blade feathering model.
The rig is masthead aluminium with double headsail solent configuration featuring a large reaching sail on the outer furler and a smaller upwind sail on the aft furler. There is a removeable inner forestay and pelican hook which allows a purpose made orange storm jib to be hoisted. The mainsail is a battened dacron slabreef and in addition there is a cruising Asymmetric spinnaker that has a snuffer. All sails were made specifically made for Acier by Sanders sails in 2015 and are finished with a tan UV strip. All sails are in excellent condition with the spinnaker and storm jib as new. All reefing lines are led back to clutches in the cockpit to allow easy reffeign and there are 2 winches mounted on the mast.
A 4 man liferaft in deck mounted canister as well as horseshoe lifebuoys, danbuoy and retrieval system is included. There is a 20KG Bruce anchor with 150m chain and electric windlass with deck mounted operating buttons. The deck has Tread Master panels in addition to non-slip cream 2 pack paint.
The main is sheeted to an easy double speed system at the back of the cockpit and the headsail have their own winches with the Lewmar primaries at size 46 in chrome. All sheets are included for the headsails, spinnaker and storm jib.
There is a bow thruster (Sidepower) with wireless remote with a 24v system of 2 spiral Odyssey batteries (new 2021) which are charged by a 12v to 24v charger. In addition there is an Odyssey micro battery for the windlass (new 2021) and 2 large domestic Exide AGM batteries (210 Ah 2021). Acier has a 240v shore power system including an isolation transformer, battery charger, water heater and then also a Victron 12v to 240v transformer. She has a ring main and there is space for a generator behind the engine if required. The system is charged significantly by 2 very large solar panels mounted on the stern gantry and regulated by a Victron bluetooth MPPT controller which meets nearly all energy needs.
7" A series Raymarine chartplotter and radar (new 2015)
Aeries self steering system
Depth, speed and wind raymarine instruments
Raymarine DSC VHF with 2nd hand mic in cockpit (new 2015)
Raymarine AIS (new 2015)
Navtex (Furuno new 2015)
Numerous large fenders
Outboard 3.5 Hp 4 stroke (just serviced)
Avon inflatable dinghy
Plastimo rigid tender
The saloon includes bespoke cabinetry in solid teak with a mixture of burnished and gloss varnish creating a high class finish. To starboard is a chart table with pull out stool and lift up under table storage as well as many draws for cutlery and other items. The forward bulkhead features a fold down dining table which hinges over to double its size as well as pulling across to give extra leg room for the port side diners. In addition there is also an occasional small table mounted for coffee etc next to the starboard settee. Behind the starboard settee are seatback storage as well as under seat storage and then deep shelves and a series of solid teak cabinets to give ample capacity for off shore sailing. The water tanks are located under each side of the settees and feature Perspex inspection hatches. To port behind the settee are additional storage areas and also a pull out pilot berth. In addition the port settee also has a trotter box and lee cloth for sleeping at sea. At the aft end of this berth is a Dickinson Arctic diesel heater with stainless steel chimney which provides ample heat whilst using no electrical power as it is fed through a gravity fed day tank system which is safe and maintenance free. Aft of the chart table to starboard is a large cupboard which can be used for bicycle storage/paddleboard or other large items. Aft again is the heads and shower with shallow bath tray which also has access to the side of the engine behind well insulated hatches.
Located to port as you descend the solid teak companionway steps the galley has a central double sink for easy draining and a linear worktop running down the port passageway to the stern mast cabin. There is a deep, well insulated fridge with lift off top as well as an instant hot water system powered by gas. The gas cooker is a deluxe model made by Taylors which features a hotplate for frying and simmering, 2 gas hobs and a grill as well as the main oven.
Through the port side passageway the master cabin in the stern is accessed with double bed, wardrobes, shelves and access to the bosuns locker. There are two portlights as well as overhead large lewmar deck hatch with matching blinds. Additional ventilation is provided by a dorade to ensure good though flow of air through the boat even during wet weather. All joinery is bespoke in solid teak with glass like varnish finishing.
The forepeak features a high level double berth to allow significant storage under neath for sails, self steering gear and other items as well as hanging wardrobe with trotter box. There is a full size lewmar deck hatch as well as dorade for good ventilation.
A deep safe cockpit shelters the crew and provides secure sailing in this go anywhere yacht. The headsails can be furled from the cockpit and all reefing lines are led aft as well enabling easy shortening of sail if the wind increases. The main sheet uses a clever coarse and fine adjustment pulley system which is controlled from a traveller at the rear of the cockpit keeping the crew away from any ropes. The wide stern deck has good access to the stern platform and makes moving form the boat to the tender easy and safe. The stern also houses the aeries self steering system which enables an autopilot that draws no electrical current for serious offshore cruises. The steering wheel has a chart plotter mounted directly in front as well as an array of instruments including wind, depth and speed as well as the electronic high power autopilot which keeps this vessel on course no matter what the conditions. The decks feature high grip tread master providing a secure grip and many of the 5 dorades are protected by stainless frameworks to prevent ropes from snagging around them. The Solent rig provides 2 headsails permanently mounted on furlers creating a flexible sail plan for beating, reaching and also sailing dead down wind with double poled out headsails. In addition there is an asymmetric as well as storm jib – both of which are in very good condition as are all the sails on board.
Raymarine – wind, depth, speed displays
Raymarine – chart plotter at helm
Raymarine EVO Autopilot and Jeffa powerful mechanical motor drive
Raymarine AIS transponder
Raymarine Radar HD
Raymarine VHF DSC radio and cockpit remote Mic
Stereo with FM and Bluetooth
TV and Glomex amplifier
12v 1,000W Windlass and 100m 10mm chain
Wireless chain counter and control
Side Power bow thruster (24v) with remote control
12v to 24v battery charger – Victron (Blutooth)
240v to 12v battery charger
Balmar uprated alternator and smart charger control
Solar power regulator – Victron (Bluetooth)
Fridge – deep and well insulated with saltwater cooling pump
Large Solar cells array on gantry (380 Watts)
BEP Gas detector and automatic shut off valve
BEP Battery monitor
Smoke and carbon monoxide alarm
Engine starting battery Odyssey (2021)
Bow thruster batteries x 2 Odyssey Spiral (2021)
Windlass battery Odyssey (2022)
Domestic AGM batteries 180Ah x 2 (2021)
Shore power 240v ring main with sockets in saloon/galley
Nissan marine diesel 55HP – 600 hours
Hillard silent exhaust system
Feathering 4 blade propellor with overdrive
Twin diesel filter setup for the 2 tanks
4 man life raft
Danbuoy with flag and light
Flares – offshore pack
Fire extinguishers x 3
Inflatable Avon tender with oars
Dickinson ‘Arctic’ gravity fed diesel heater with bespoke day tank feed
Twin diesel tanks
Twin water tanks
Bosuns locker with space for generator if required
Fenders and warps
Stern platform in varnished solid teak
Stern manual anchor windlass with solid mooring bollard
Large bicycle locker
Aeries self-steering system
Boat legs to enable drying out
Rinai instant hot water system
Taylors deluxe gas oven with grill, hot plate and burners.
5 dorades with stormguards to enable good ventilation and a dry boat
Sailspar mast and boom (2016)
All standing rigging 2016 including stormsail stay wire with tensioner
Twin Selden poles for double headsail use
Sailspar solid vang
Sanders mainsail (2016) with stackpack system
Sanders 110% headsail (2016)
Sanders gennaker foresail (2016)
Sanders Asymmetric sail (2016)
Sanders storm jib in orange (2016)
Sailspar headsail furler
Furlex headsail furler
Mast mounted lewmar winches x 2
Cockpit sheet winches x 4 (2 ST)
All reefing lines led back to cockpit
Lewmar clutches x 8
Lewmar 30 winches on coachroof x 2
Spray hood with zip on bimimi as well as full cockpit enclosure tent with supporting framework
Mast steps for easy ascent to top of mast
Adjustable double genoa sheet cars
Full guard rails with a gate each side
Stainless steel toerail for secure block anchor points as well as rust free on common wear points