Symmetry's arrangement has three staterooms aft; the owners' stateroom has two double berths and two separate ensuite heads, the two guest staterooms have twin berths and both have ensuite heads. Forward of the deckhouse is a lower saloon with access to a day head, a galley with crew dinette and two crew cabins with two heads sharing a common shower.
Symmetry’s interior is crafted in quarter-sawn teak. The veneers were coded as they were sliced off the log and then sequenced during the joinery construction in order to achieve uniformity in grain and coloration. The joinery is cored construction for reduced weight and dimensional stability. All interior hardware is the highest quality available; GSV latchsets, Cantalupi light fixtures, Vimar “Idea” electrical components and Dornbracht tap ware.
The deckhouse and lower saloon work in conjunction as the social areas of the yacht. There is a leather covered settee to port with two tables in order to provide easy access to and from the seating area, the tables can be joined together for dining. To starboard is a refrigerator with icemaker, liquor storage and a crystal locker concealed in the joinery. The top surface of the cabinet is often setup as a bar or buffet. Forward is the well-equipped navigation station. Symmetry’s sightlines were carefully studied during construction and the deckhouse affords an effortless 270° view from the settee. The side windows have OceanAir blinds that can be raised or lowered with a Creston controller.
The lower saloon has a U-shaped settee to port with hi/lo table and a breakfront cabinet to starboard. The NEC 40” LCD multi-system television is housed in the upper cabinet, concealed behind sliding doors. When the doors obscure the television there are book shelves exposed to the left and right of the television. The lower cabinet has fitted storage for the Philippe Deshoulières china (Baltik pattern, white/blue) and Christofle stainless steel flatware (Fidelio pattern). There is a crystal locker on the main bulkhead and the Christofle crystal (Iriana pattern) is displayed through the glass doors.
The door to the day head is located in the aft bulkhead of the lower saloon, to starboard (effectively under the navigation station in the deckhouse). Engine room access is provided through a door in the inboard bulkhead in the day head (there is additional engine room access through a hatch in the side deck, to port). The Miele washer and dryer is also located within this space concealed behind doors in the aft bulkhead.
The owner's stateroom is aft and features two double berths. There is a desk/vanity to port and a hanging locker to starboard. Additional hanging space is available in lockers on the forward bulkhead which also house a Sharp 20” LCD multi-system TV. There are two identical his/hers ensuite heads, each with a stall shower. Brilliant white Thassos granite was used for the sink tops providing excellent reflective qualities when combined with the mirroring and chrome fixtures. The guest cabins are mirror images of each other, port and starboard of the passageway. There are two twin-size berths in each cabin with the capability of adding Pullman berths that stow when not in use. Each cabin has an ensuite head with stall shower.
The galley is forward of the lower saloon on the port side. There is a U-shaped leather covered crew dinette opposite to starboard. The galley appliances have a brushed stainless steel finish and include an Alpes-Inox LPG gimbaled stove, Alpes-Inox range hood, Sharp microwave, Miele dishwasher (new 2008), Sub Zero icemaker (new 2008) and a trash compactor. The refrigerator/freezer is a custom installation with brushed stainless steel doors. There is an additional freezer built-in under the galley sole. The vessel’s management panel is located on the aft bulkhead adjacent to the door in the main bulkhead and easily within view of the crew dinette and the entry to the captain’s cabin. Crew access to the deck is via a ladder just forward of the galley.
The crew quarters are forward of the galley. The captain's cabin is to port and has a berth that pulls out to create a double, a Pullman berth above and a desk and hanging locker. The captain's head is forward and shares a shower, on centerline, with the crew's head. The crew's cabin is to starboard.
High quality composite construction utilizing ‘E’ glass, ‘S’ glass and Kevlar® with carbon fibre used for the major structural components (chain plates and other high load areas). Reinforcements are unidirectional, bi-directional, woven or double-bias. The hull and deck were built using SP Systems epoxy resin system. Impregnation was achieved with a wet-out machine and the laminate was vacuum bagged and cured by elevated temperature. Ampreg 26 epoxy was used to laminate the outer hull skin in anticipation that the hull would be painted a dark color; Ampreg 22 was used for the balance of the lamination. The core is formed from two layers of two centimetre SX-grade cross-linked DIAB PVC foam, the density varies according to location (80, 100 and 130 kilogram were the primary densities utilized).
The 57,000 pound (26 ton) keel was fabricated by A&G Price Limited’s Precision Keels. The SGiron keel casting has a hollow center and streamlined lead bulb. The rudderpost is constructed from carbon fibre and the rudder blade is carbon fibre with a foam core. The rudder bearings are by JP3.
Tankage is integral and the capacities are as follows:
Black water (approximate):
Tank gauges are Kübler Euro Tech
Symmetry’s engine room is unique for a yacht of her size; there is almost full headroom around the engine. The installation of the machinery is well-executed and the overall finish is to an exceptionally high level. The engine room is sheathed with laminated aluminum plate finished gloss white, the fluorescent lighting is set flush with the overhead and the electrical panels on the forward bulkhead have a polished stainless face. To port is a raised area with a work bench and sink, directly under the entry hatch in the side deck. The engine room can also be accessed from the yacht’s interior through a door in the day head.
Shore power; Hubbell M4100B12R, 100 amp, 125/250v (AC) with two receptacles
TSlL galvanic isolating transformer reated 25kVA @ 230v (AC), 50/60 Hz.
100 amp shore power cord, 75'
Inverter; Victron Multi-Plus 24/3000, 70 amp, 3kW
Inverter; Mastervolt High Power 24/10 kW
Batteries; House service bank, 24v (DC), rated @ 2,000 amp hours
Charger; Mastervolt 24/100, four (4)
Batteries; Electronics battery, 24v (DC), 198 amp hours
Charger; Mastervolt IVO 24/24
Batteries; Engine and generator, 12v (DC) gel starting battery for each engine
Charger; Mastervolt IVO 24/12
Alternator; 150 amp, 24v (AC) Leece Neville alternator on main engine
Two helm stations (port & starboard) with carbon fibre wheels, precise and frictionless chain and Vectran cable steering with a HyDrive hydraulic cylinder for the autopilot that is detachable from the tiller arm.
Mast & boom:
Potential purchasers should assume that items aboard the vessel at the time of showing, but not specifically listed in these specifications, are not included in the sale of the vessel.
Symmetry is a “one-off” custom yacht built to a very high standard. Her level of detail is impressive and warrants scrutiny by the most discerning buyer. Symmetry is fully equipped for comfortable cruising worldwide, her performance is exhilarating and consistent with her Frers pedigree.
For additional information see Boat International, May 2005, pages 68-74.