Saturday, May 26, 2012

SolMate For Sale

SolMate is a great cruising boat as proven on her recent 30 month, 10,000 mile cruise spanning from Maine to Grenada.She has great performance on all points of sail- easily handled with a simple sail plan, the inboard shrouds allow her to sail close-winded and the huge genoa allows for good light-air and off wind sailing. Her large center cockpit, clean sidedecks and high SS rails and lifelines provide safety on deck while below her spacious accommodations (2 cabin, 2 head layout) provide excellent headroom, comfort, and livability.With 23 opening portlights, 7 opening hatches and a huge salon skylight, lighting and ventilation are unmatched.
Her great engine access, and exceptional storage will be appreciated by her crew.As needed on today's cruising boats, much attention has been paid to her well matched energy requirements and the cruiser comforts that make life great at anchor.
She is freshened up and ready to take you back to the Bahamas, Caribbean and beyond.


Dimensions (per Mfg Spec Sheet)
LOA: 45 ft 3 in
Beam: 13 ft 6 in
LWL: 37 ft 10 in
Minimum Draft: 5 ft 9 in
HOA: 58’ 6”
Displacement: 26460 lbs
Ballast: 8200 lbs
Wet weight at last haulout: 30,800 lbs.

Engine Brand: Yanmar
Engine Model: 4JH2E
Engine Hours: 3090
Genset Brand: Northern Lights
Genset Model: M673
Genset Hours: 1870

Fresh Water Tanks: 175 Gallons (125+25+25)
Fuel Tank: 63 Gallons
Holding Tanks: 2x14 Gallons
Interior Layout
SolMate has a two cabin, two head interior layout built around a center cockpit design.

Guest Cabin
The guest cabin is all the way forward and consists of a comfortable V berth. There is a starboard bench with storage underneath and a large cabinet built to portside. Above are two opening hatches for natural light and ventilation. There are also lights for reading and a 12v fan for comfort.
Aft to port is the guest head, which can be accessed from either the guest cabin or main salon. A hatch above and portlight allows great ventilation. The head features a Raritan marine toilet, sink, vanity, and three mirrors. There is plenty of storage in cupboards and under the sink. The d├ęcor is highlighted by teak trim.

Moving aft we come to a very comfortable main salon, which features two long berths.The settee to port has a water tank underneath with storage above that. The berth to starboard forms part of the dinette and has a water tank and storage beneath. There is a varnished teak dining table, which has seating for four+ around it and a versatile “directors chair” to complete the seating arrangement.
On the forward bulkhead is an opening cabinet with a state of the art PC based entertainment system and 22” TV/monitor. The salon ambiance is enhanced by a teak interior, brass lamps, fine Weems and Plath Ships Clock and Barometer, two opening hatches and 12 opening side ports. To port are two more lockers and a bookshelf. There is also a discreet locker at the end of the gally peninsula, which serves as the liquor cabinet.

Navigation Station
Next aft, to port, is the chart table and navigation area. The chart table opens for chart storage and has a comfortable seat. Facing forward is the Nav panel with clean, flush mounted Icom M504 VHF and Icom M802 SSB for communication and a Garmin GMI-10 Multifunction Display providing a variety of information from the NMEA2000 network.

Inward, is the electrical panel and engine access.  The distribution/control panel features 12v and 110v circuuit panel with Volt and Ammeters, anchor windlass switch, Xantrex charger/inverter control panel, Genset control and monitoring, solar charge monitor and wind gen ammeter.
Along the walkthrough to the aft cabin, inward is a large access to the engine and genset room.  The swing doors are easily removed for unrestricted access.

Outward of the walkthrough is a large set of lockers with drawers and shelves and a top deck for storage.

The galley is to starboard of the companionway and is a Chef’s delight. It is very functional and well designed for entertaining in port or cooking while underway. The galley forms a deep U shape and features:
  • Corian Counter tops w/ Teak fiddles
  • Double SS deep sinks with designer faucet and soap dispenser
  • 2 stage cartridge fresh water filtration system (5 micron for sediment + Activated Carbon filter for Taste)
  • Seagull water purifier with galley-sink mounted dispenser for outstanding fresh drinking water
  • Pressurized salt water system faucet at galley sink for dish washing(saves tons of fresh water!)
  • Top access freezer with Large A-B VD152 Evaporator box inside
  • Front and Top access Refrigerator cooled by digital T-stat controlled spillover fan
  • Refrigeration is an Adler-Barbour Super Cold Machine Machine fitted with Frigo Boats’ intelligent “Smart Speed Controland dual Coastal Mk2 Digital Thermostats for precise control of temps in each side.(all new 2009).(door seals replaced 5/12)
  • Princess 3 burner propane stove with oven (that bakes great bread!)
  • Built in microwave oven
  • Paper towel holder, knife rack and spice tray
  • Lockers under foot for storage
  • Abundant drawers and cabinets for cookware, tools, service ware, utensils, etc
  • Dedicated pull out trash bin

Undersink houses the multi stage whole boat water filtration system and the Seagull water purifier system for perfet tasting drinking water.

Master Cabin
The walkthrough continues aft to the master cabin, a roomy . The stateroom features a large centerline, island queen with custom memory-foam mattress with a nice headboard shelf and opening portlight aft. There are two bench seats on either side of the bed with storage underneath. Other features include two cedar lined hanging/shelved lockers, chest of drawers, a vanity counter with a large wall mirror, seat and drawers plus a wash basin with mirror and more storage. Forward, to starboard, is the large head with separate shower/tub stall, sink, mirror, teak grate floor and Raritan marine toilet.

SolMates’ hull construction is of solid hand-laid fiberglass with internal ballast and a stout 2/3 skeg forward of the rudder. She has a modified fin keel which provides great upwind performance and stability. Her weather decks are wide and uncluttered while the inboard chainplates/shrouds provide excellent windward performance and safe and easy movement fore and aft. Her hull color is a bright and shiny white and the decks’ non-skid are an off-white. Decks are of solid hand laid fiberglass- not cored!! You won’t find any soft spots on the deck of a Morgan.

Amazing ventilation with 7 hatches and 23 opening portlights!

Her hull just received a fresh bottom job using the high quality ablative paint: Petite Ultima SR-40.
  • Double lifelines with side gates on port and starboard keep sailors aboard and custom fitted safety netting included will help keep pets, kids and loose tackle from going overboard as well.
  • Double bow roller assembly holds a 45# Bruce anchor with 200’ of 5/16’ chain and a 45# CQR with 20’ of 3/8” chain and 250’ of ¾” nylon rode
  • Inboard genoa tracks allow close sheeting of the genny
  • Maxwell 700 electric windlass w/foot control
  • 2” Aluminum Stern Arch carries 2 Kyocera KD135 watt solar panels and the Amp-Air 100 watt wind generator, as well as deck lights and Magma Grill
  • At the stern: Port lazarette for storage; Stbd lazarette houses 2 new 10# fiberglass propane cylinders; Large White deck box under the arch
  • Scoop transom and large boarding ladder provide easy access from the water or dingy
  • Nova Lift Dingy Motor hoist with mounting plate for outboard motor storage
  • Magma Catalina propane grill is mounted on shelf across the stern arch

Sail Plan and Handling
SolMate is equipped with In-Mast Furling Main and Roller Furling Jib with a 135% Genoa, all controlled from the safety of the cockpit.

Per Mfg Specs
· I: 52’ 9”
· J: 17’
· P: 46’
· E: 16’



Sail Handling

  • US Spars In-Mast Murling Main
  • 2 X Lewmar 56 ST jibsheet winches
  • 1 X Lewmar 40 ST main furling/outhaul control winch
  • 2 rope clutches at
  • Harken 6:1 Gross Trim main Sheet System located behind helmsman
  • Harken Fine Trim block and tackle for main sheet control
  • 2 X Lewmar 24  mast winches
  • New Genoa sheets (5/8” Sta-Set)
  • Edson Pedestal Steering station
  • SS 6 Spoke wheel
  • Suunto compass
  • Navpod mount for Garmin GPSMap5212 12” Touchscreen navigation System is clean and uncluttered, providing all information on one screen
  • Autohelm ST700 Autopilot control with outlet for wired remote control unit
  • Icom Command Mic 3 VHF Station
  • Teak cockpit table
  • Engine Instrument panel on pedestal behind wheel
  • Bimini w/4 bows & full enclosure with heavy gauge plastic curtains (renewed with StrataGlass in 2011) for inclement weather.
  • Closed cell foam “C Cushions” cockpit cushions, helmsman's seat and back cushions
  • New cockpit speakers

Navigation and Electronics (all Installed 2009)
All electronics were upgraded in 2009 with the latest generation equipment available. No expense was spared and installation included linking all components for full functionality. (Ex: DSC VHF shares data with charplotter- so position data is fed to VHF enabling GMDSS to function properly and position data on other vessels is fed from VHF and appears on chartplotter screen)

Saloon Entertainment System

  • Custom, powerful 12v PC entertainment/navigation system running Windows7 displayed on a 22” HiDef TV/Monitor
  • Media Center stores and plays Movies, TV Shows and Music
  • Picture Gallery for storing and viewing all your photos (great for slide shows when hosting happy hours)
  • Internet and email
  • 2- 500 Gb HDD storing hundreds of movies, dozens of complete TV Series, weeks of music and a lifetime of photos
  • Bullet WiFi system connected to TPLink router for fast, long-range internet connection and wireless internet onboard
  • PC navigation software w GPS interface displays charting/navigation on screen for route planning, monitoring while underway and employment of an Anchor Drag Alarm while at anchor
  • Shakespeare Digital TV antenna at masthead receives broadcast TV dignals
  • Controlled with Logitech wireless keyboard and mouse.

Electrical Equipment
110vAC Service
  • Northern Lights M673 6kw genset provides power to run both A/Cs
  • Xantrex 3000w inverter/ 130 amp charger with remote panel
  • 110v outlets throughout boat
  • 2 ea 30amp/115vAC shore power circuits receptacles on stbd coaming
  • 1 Phone/TV receptacle on stbd coaming
  • 2 ea 50'- 30amp/115vAC Marinco shore power cords
  • 1 ea 50amp/115vAC to twin 30amp/115vAC splitter
  • 1 ea RG8 shielded Coax cable for TV/ Modem input
12vDC Service

Mechanical/ HVAC

  • Cruisair 16,000btu reverse cycle AC/Heat for Salon and Fwd Berth with SMXII digital panel
  • Cruisair 7,000btu reverse cycle AC/heat for Master Stateroom with SMXII digial control panel
  • Adler-Barbour Super Cold Machine Machine fitted with Frigo Boats’ intelligent “Smart Speed Control and dual Coastal Mk2 Digital Thermostats for precise control of temps in each side.(all new 2009)
  • Hot water heater, 6 gal (110v and/or engine water heated)
  • Jabsco Sensor Max VSD17 4.5gpm freshwater system pump with dual cartridge “whole house filtration”
  • Waste system: 2 each: Raritan PHEII manual heads (upgradable w included electric motors) with 14 gallon holding bladders each
  • Jabsco shower sump pumps with easy to clean shur-flo filter screens for each shower sump
  • Dual Rule 1500 gph Bilge Pumps (primary and high water)
  • Whale Gusher manual bilge pump

  • Fire extinguishers (5)
  • Fire/ CO detector
  • GFCI on appropriate outlets
  • Propane solenoid system
  • Life Sling Man Overboard system mounted on stern rail
  • Nylon 4700# jackline system with harnesses and tethers
  • ACR Strobe module mounted on stern rail


Additional Equipment and Spares

Charts, Books and Guides
  • Maptech Chartkits(5)
  • Bahamas Explorer Chartbooks(3)
  • Waterway guides(6)
  • Doyle Cruising Guides(2- Leewards and Windwards)
  • Cruising the Chesapeake
  • Maine Cruising Guide
  • Boatowners Electrical and Mechanical- Nigel Calder
  • Other various cruising guides and books

Cabin and Comfort
  • 20+ bug screens for Lewmar portlights
  • No See-Um netting for cockpit enclosure
  • Brass Bell
  • Digital Photo Frame
Anchoring and Docking
  • Fortress FX-55 "Storm Anchor" (16,000 lb holding power*)
  • 250’ - ¾” Nylon 3 strand anchor rode
  • 300' - ½" nylon 3 strand anchor rode
  • 150’ - ¾” Nylon 3 strand for bow line when med mooring
  • 2- Aere 12x29 Inflatable fenders
  • 2- 12x29 Taylormade White fenders
  • 3- 3/4" x 50' Nylon dock lines
  • 1- 5/8" x 35' Nylon dock lines
  • 2- 5/8" x 25' Nylon dock lines
  • 2- Marinco 50', 30a shore Power Cords + 50' coax
  • Marinco 50a to 2x30a "Y" adapter
Deck and Safety
  • White fbgls Dock Box under arch
  • Magma Catalina BBQ Grill
  • 4 Yellow Diesel Jerry cans w Mounting rail and straps
  • 4 Blue Water Jerry cans w Mounting rail and straps
  • Security Cables and locks
  • ACR MOB strobe light
  • Nylon 4700# jackline system with harnesses and tethers
  • Lifesling MOB device
  • Emergency 8’ VHF antenna mounted on stern rail
  • Safety Netting
  • Bosuns chair
  • 30x48 Nyl-Glo USA Flag
  • ACR Rapid-Ditch Express bag with contents
Spare Parts
  • Spare Halyard; 120'- 1/2" Sta-Set X
  • Asst Yanmar Engine Parts
  • Asst Northern Lights Genset Parts
  • Rule 1500gph bilge pump
  • Rule engine room blower
  • Asst plumbing, electrical and mechanical parts and spares