In 2013 the yacht has continued her winning ways, sailing at the Giraglia (7th in class out of 145); and in the Copa del Rey (7th out of 35 in very light airs).
August 2013 the yacht had her keel modified to designs by Hugh Welbourn. The keel was removed and new bulb fabricated. The draft is now reduced by approx 40 cm (from 3,4 to 3,0m). This will be better for cruising and also give an improved rating and yet should still improve performance. The work was done at Monaco Marine, Cogolin (see picture)
Yanmar 4JH2-UTBE turbocharged and intercooled marine diesel, output 71kw / 96hp @ 3,600 rpm with
reverse reduction gear 3.3:1.
The cockpit contains the engine on/off controls, single lever throttle and gearshift; control lights for starting,
coolant temperature with alarm, oil pressure with alarm, tachometer with hour meter.
Wet exhaust system discharge through hull near transom with shut off seacock.
Cruising speed: 8.5 knots.
Fuel consumption: 6.8 litres (1.5 gallons) per hour.
Three bladed 23" Maxprop folding propeller for passage and cruising.
Two bladed Maxprop folding propeller for racing.
Fuel tank capacity 590 litres (130 gallons) in 3 stainless steel tanks. Tanks vented to deck edge.
Additional custom built 120 litre diesel tank, for passage, making that fits in centre cockpit.
Separ KWA-50 fuel/water separator with water alarm.
Engine driven service alternator 95 amp.
Engine driven engine alternator 80 amp.
Sound insulated and fire proofed walk-in engine room, housing main engine, generator, engine-driven
refrigerator compressor, watermaker and other machinery components. The engine room has an air inlet
with water trap, outlet with blower - all with remote control for fire prevention.
Automatic engine fire extinguisher system.
Generator, Westerbeke 6Kw diesel - full overhaul in 2009
New gel service batteries 480 Ah in June 2010
24v traction type for general service.
Engine starting battery giving 135 Ah, 12v.
Generator starting battery giving 90 Ah, 12v.
24 volt electrical ship's supply.
Mains AC ring with 230v outlets throughout yacht.
Comprehensive circuit breaker and switches for all 240v/24v electrical systems.
Mastervolt 70 amp battery charger with automatic regulation, capable of being run off either generator or
230v 50A shorepower inlet with land connecting cable.
New Victron 24/800 VA Invertor for microwave and general use
Victron Alloy 24/600 VA inverter for navigation computer.
Navigation lights, plus complete spare Nav light system.
Air conditioning, new units installed in aft and forward cabin 2006
11 berths in 4 cabins excluding the saloon.
Interior joinery in teak.
Cabin sole made up of teak veneer floorboards.
All the floorboards can be locked down in position when on passage.
In addition, there are two complete sets of 4mm and 2mm thick clear PVC protective floor coverings.
Bunk cushions are covered cornflower blue material.
Saloon cushions and seat backs all covered in Dove Blue Alcantara.
All bunk mattresses and cushions have separate custom made protective navy blue acrylic covers for racing and during maintenance periods. New covers July 2011
Complete sets of bed linen, duvets and pillows.
Navy blue acrylic race covers for protecting companionway, saloon, saloon table, forward cabin and forepeak - all custom built.
Fawn acrylic saloon table cover.
Saloon curtains are plain ivory. Scatter cushions in matching materials.
Hot and cold ‘Oras' mixer taps in galley and both heads.
Separate shower mixers in aft and forward heads.
Overhead lighting throughout; bulkhead mounted bunk reading lights; strip light in saloon.
Electric hot air heaters in aft cabin, forward cabin and saloon.
Crew area in fo'c'sle with two aluminium frame fold-down pipe-cots and sail stowage.
Guest cabin forward starboard side with two single berths, one above the other, with removable centreline door to separate from forward cabin.
Guest cabin forward port side with two single berths, one above the other.
Head forward of the starboard guest cabin with Vacu-Flush toilet, shower compartment and teak floor grating.
Galley area to port with twin sinks, Taylor 041 2-burner gas cooker with oven and grill, gimballed and provided with fiddles, contained in an insulated sheaved fireproof space. Iceberg refrigeration unit with separate front-loading fridge and top loading freezer, thermostat control enables freezer to be used as a fridge. Refrigeration is a dual system and can be run by either the 24v engine driven compressor or the 230v generator/shore power operated unit. Full hot water system. Corian surfaces throughout. Gas alarm and smoke detector.
Saloon has a fixed table, positioned slightly to starboard, with sofa seating around the forward end and starboard side, and under table storage. Comfortably seats 8 for dining. It also has two removable chairs and one removable stool that stow securely when at sea. The port side has a sofa / sea-berth with lockers / TV / video on the outboard side.
Navigation area is to starboard with full size waterproof hanging locker situated aft.
Master cabin aft with double berth to starboard, with removable Pullman berth above and sliding section to enlarge mattress area. Single berth to starboard with removable Pullman berth above that also hinges down to create settee. Two large hanging lockers, one on either side of cabin. Large locker betweenberths. En suite heads with Vacu-Flush toilet, shower compartment and teak floor grating.
Brookes & Gatehouse instrumentation:
Hercules 2000 system inc. processor, performance processor, paddle wheel speed, sonic speed
and echo sounder transducer.
FFD display x 4.
20/20 digital display x 3.
Remote button to change 20/20 x 2.
Hydra gyro compass.
Fluxgate compass for autopilot.
Analogue displays: 3600 wind direction and magnified wind direction.
1 metre Windspar anenometer.
B& G Hercules AC92 autopilot with split hydraulic ram and hand held controller.
New complete spare B&G AC92 Autopilot
Software upgrade on all B&G Processors 2011
ICOM 801 E SSB DSC Long Range Radio, new 2007
Furuno FM8500 24v VHF GMDSS radio.
Thrane & Thrane TT 3022D SatCom ‘C' with GPS.
KVH Fleet 33 Sat Com System. Voice Data and Internet
Iridium 9595 satellite telephone plus docking station and external aerial.
ICOM M31 and M70 portable VHF radios.
Furuno radar, with AIS - scanner fitted to transom mounted radar pole and unit
interfaced with GPS system, incorporating Furuno Nav NET 2 Chart plotting system, new 2006
Leica MX400B differential GPS.
Furuno GP50SN8852 differential GPS.
Computer system, upgraded 2003 and further upgrades 2006
1 x 2U rack mounted computer.
Athlon 2200 x P processor 256MB DDR ram, 40GB hard drive.
CDRW, FDD 4 part USB card.
Internet via Bluetooth and satellite phone
MaxSea chart system, 2006
Deckman Race Vision. Seapro professional navigator and Live Charts.
Microsoft Windows Professional Microsoft Office.
2 x LCD TFT 17.1" High res. Colour screens
At masthead: VHF
On transom mounted radar pole: SatCom Fleet 33 and radar. Pushpit mounted: DGPS, Standard ‘C' and Iridium.
Masthead sloop rigged.
Non standard Formula Spars mast (1999) - one piece polished aluminium extrusion with 3 sets of
spreaders. Formula Spars polished aluminium boom.
Sailman 500 mainsail track and sliders. Slab reefing mainsail system. Lazy jacks, new 2006.
Reckmann RS 2000/40 forestay furling system, removable for racing.
Navtec discontinuous rod rigging - all rod rigging and rigging screws renewed 2006, also dismantled and dye tested Nov 2007
Complete rigging service and replacement 2011, including mast out.
Navtec 40 backstay with insulators for SSB.
Separate rod forestay with Tuff Luff foil for racing.
Aramid runners and checkstays. Racing PBO backstay. Aramid babystay.
Wire inner forestay and tensioner for staysail.
Spinnaker pole - ‘Carbo Spars' aluminium painted, carbon fibre pole.
Jockey pole - Nautor anodised aluminium pole.
Frederiksen Series 300 spinnaker pole track and fully adjustable spinnaker pole car and jammers.
Navtec hydraulic system:
Control panel - 3 function, dual speed pump mounted on steering pedestal.
Short throw backstay ram for use with cruising rod backstay.
Long throw backstay ram for use with racing PBO backstay.
Boom vang ram. Baby stay ram.
2 sets of running rigging: 1 set of cruising rigging in white spectra; 1 set of racing rigging fully colour coded in Vectran and Spectra. Much of the running rigging was renewed in 2006.
Bamar furling kit - able now to furl spinnakers or A sails if shorthanded
Aluminium instrument bracket for 2 x 20/20 B&G repeaters.
Noonmark has more than 35 serviceable sails for cruising and racing, including the addition in 2012 of a new #3 and a new cruising main plus a head sail which have been added to the inventory - non of which have been used (as at December 2012)!
Please request a complete list.
Liferafts: 2 x Zodiac SAF CAT 1 eight man rafts, new 2007
EPIRB ACR Global Fix 406 , 2007
4 x ACR ResQfix personal 406, new 2008
Jonbuoy MOB recovery rafts x 2 - serviced
Lifejackets: 20x Secumar Dual Auto and Manual units, including crotch straps and tethers
Lifebuoys. Danbuoy. Webbing jackstays.
Mobilert MOB System
RORC Offshore distress flares
Fire extinguishers throughout vessel.
Bolt croppers, portable angle grinder, Aldis signal lamp - mains battery. .
Noonmark VI is supplied with a fully equipped 40' container certified for worldwide transportation.
Fully racked. 230v lighting and power points. Work bench and hanging rails.
Full inventory of all spares and equipment available on request.
The yacht has an outstanding race pedigree and has achieved excellent results in regattas and offshore races around the world, including:
- the BVI Spring Regatta, St Maarten Heineken Regatta, Spi Ouest, Swan Europeans, Ford Cork Week, the Swan American Regatta and the Newport - Bermuda Race and the Sydney-Hobart Race.
She has competed in three Swan World Cups in Sardinia, finishing 3rd, 4th and 4th overall, making her one of the most successful racing Swans ever.
In 2002, Noonmark VI won racing class at Antigua Race Week, together with the Swan Caribbean Challenge trophy.
The yacht has IRC, IMS, CSA and NSR ratings.
When cruising, the yacht is easily handled by a crew of two, making good use of the Reckmann furling headsail system, powered winches and easily reefed main. Three people sailed her back to UK in 2006.
Autumn 2006, Noonmark underwent some important upgrades, including: new rod standing rigging, new sails, new radar, new air conditioning system installed (she had not had any air co previously), full service of safety gear, new Fleet 33 system, and other improvements.
In winter 2006 she did the ARC starting from Gran Canaria in late November crossing to St Lucia, finishing second in RORC Racing Division and winning the Swan Transatlantic Trophy. After a season in the Caribbean she went through the Panama canal and crossed the Pacific to Australia arriving November 2007. She sailed in the Sydney – Hobart race. In August 2008 she sailed in Hamilton island race week. Thereafter she was laid up ashore in Sydney. In late December 2008 she was shipped from Australia to Florida, USA. In March 2009 she was shipped to the UK.
In spring 2009 she had her topsides painted and her rig checked over. She spent the summer in the UK racing and cruising (including the Swan European Regatta and the Fastnet Race). She then sailed to the Med to compete in St Tropez at Les Voiles October 2009. In 2010 she returned to Antigua in the Caribbean for the winter.
May / June 2010 she has relocated to Newport prior to the Bermuda Race in which she participated and won her class and division. She then returned to Newport.
November / December 2010 she has been sailed to the Caribbean for the winter season.
Built to DoT MCA charter specifications.