Not for sale or charter to US residents while in US waters.
Located forward up 4-steps from the salon on the port side and just aft of the pilot house. A semi-circular design that is spacious and airy with generous counter/work areas. The counter tops and backsplash are finished in white Corian and the sole is the same granite used in the bar area, both practical and handsome. There is a window on the port side and the entire area is well lit for a pleasant atmosphere. Generous drawer and storage cabinets are located both below the counter as well as at eye level. Needless to say, all lockers have positive locking latches. AISLING has had great chefs who together have added a plethora of cooking equipment.
Fuel in 8 tanks, for a total of 8,000 gallons (30,280 L)
Tanks are located; 2 forward, 2 main, 2 wing and 2 day tanks
Fresh water in 2 tanks with a total of 1,950 gallons (7,381l)
Black Water, 400 gallons (1520l)
Gray Water: 138 gallons (520l)
Lube Oil: waste 65 gallons (250l)
clean 65 gallons
Range, Speed and Fuel Consumption
This information is as reported by the owner and not guaranteed. Under the yachts current ownership and over 50,000 miles of cruising the main engines were typically operated approximately 1500 rpm. Below are performance and fuel consumption estimates, actual speed and consumption will vary depending on loads, speed, weather, sea conditions and other variables. This data is intended only as a general reference.
R.P.M. G.P.H. Speed Knots
1500 15 10
Generator fuel consumption is estimated at approximately 1 gallon per hour average (accounted for in the above reference table) when operating between the 35 kW and 16 kW units. Consumption is of course directly related to the electrical loading.
Range is conservatively 4000 nautical miles and may of course be greatly extended with slower speed and or single engine operation. The yacht was designed and constructed with serious world wide cruising ability.
The yacht is a dark blue with a white deck house and superstructure. She is of a steel hull and aluminum superstructure. Materials, plating reported as Lloyd's approved Ship Building Steel 42 (Grade A) factory blasted and epoxy coated. Brief excerpts from the construction Scantling specification: Stem 6mm plate, keel 8mm plate, hull bottom first 1000mm both sides 8mm, followed by 6mm till 150mm over DWL followed by 5mm as side plating. Frames continuous from top of double bottom or floors to main sheer laid on transverse system. Deck plating 5mm. Double bottom tanks: fuel oil, fresh water, black water, grey water, lube and waste oil and sludge. Bilge keels are closed box construction of 8mm plate.
Superstructure, "Triclad" welded between the steel deck and aluminum house. Aluminum materials are seawater resistant aluminum alloy. Wheelhouse 6mm plate, saloon 5mm plate and the deck 6mm plate, flying bridge exterior 5mm plate.
Windows, 6 and 8mm thermopane hardened glass in recessed aluminum flanges with polished stainless steel frames. Port lights with 12mm toughened glass hinged in hull side fitted with dead lights polished stainless steel frames and screens.
Sound, vibration control and insulation in the builder specifications include; All motors, pumps, blowers and similar equipment are installed on flexible mounts with hose connections on the piping system. Hydraulic piping system installed with flexible pipe clamps. Anti-drumming consists of a sandwich construction covering approximately 70% of the area with 2mm thick steel counter plates bedded in 2mm layer of Vibradamp anti-vibration paste. Acoustic foam was used in the bulkheads and throughout the vessel.
35 kW 1500 rpm Onan 3-phase Generator with sound shield
16 kW 1500 rpm Onan 3-phase Generator with sound shield
Separate 24 VDC generator starting battery's
230/400 VAC 50 HZ 3-phase systems
Atlas Shore Power international frequency and voltage converter
24 VDC systems
Battery's, 24VDC system: main engine starting,
2-sets generator starting, deep cycle bank for general ships service
Mastervolt 3000 watt inverter 24VDC-230 VAC
Glendinning Cablemaster shore power inlet aft
Furuno radar 72 mile with ARPA (PH & F/B repeater)
Raytheon Radar 48 mile (PH & F/B)
Robertson Simrad AP-45 Autopilot
Robertson F200 autopilot on the flying bridge
Robertson R19 rudder angle indicator (PH & F/B)
B&G Hydra 2000 multi function (depth, speed, apparent wind, heading & navigation)
Dell monitor with Nobeltec navigation software in the pilot house and a F/B daylight display monitor
Philips AP navigator MK10D GPS
Raytheon RN300 GPS
Jog steering (PH & F/B)
Micro commander electronic controls in the pilot house and on the flying bridge
JRC Automatic Identification System
Furuno Navtex NX-300
Shipboard light control system
Wing control stations either side of bridge deck-engines, bow thruster, rudder & horn controls
Ship Security Alert systems (SSAS)
Skymate system Weather channel system
Icom HF radio
Sailor RT4822 VHF/DSC radio (PH & F/B repeater)
SeaTel satellite television
NERA satellite telephone
HP1315 - Printer, scanner, copier
Phontech Internal Communication system
Ships systems monitor alarm system located in the PH, FB, Captains quarters and master stateroom
Located aft, unique it that there are three access entries. Interior access for use in foul weather conditions is from the main saloon aft on the port side behind a teak paneled door. The main entry is from swim platform and the "at sea" access is from the port side deck both with water tight doors. The convenient entry doors genuinely make the engine room an easy place to work. Well planned and spacious it provides superb maintenance access, you can reach all machinery. There is excellent headroom throughout with open access to all equipment. The main engines are essentially walk-around with full access to the service areas. The fuel manifold is well labeled and placed for easy viewing. The emergency escape from the owners suite is forward of the port main engine with a dogged water tight door.
Machinery and Mechanical Equipment:
"AISLING" IS NOT FOR SALE OR CHARTER TO ANY U.S. RESIDENT WHILE SHE IS IN U.S. WATERS.
AISLING's design and structure are the height of excellence by Dutch yacht builder Mr. Kuipers, with the hull and systems by naval architect Dick Boon, one of his last before retirement. Interior design is o fthe highest qualty Dutch craftsmanship, and AISLING was blessed to be the last yacht built by the senior Mr. Kuiper prior to his retirement. The no nonsense, go anywhere hull and system architecture acknowledges the absolute uncompromising conviction by Dick Boon to design yachts and systems safely and comfortably cruise the world.
Competely painted in Awlgrip in June 2008, new generators and engine room completely serviced and gone through.
If you desire Feadship quality is a smaller Expediton Yacht style, this is a yacht you must see! Design, construction, engerring, equipment, maintance, fit and finish to this level are rarely found is this size and even more rarely in a true world cruising yacht.
Yes, there are similar yachts, even a few built in Holland. However, a yacht who's entire construction was overseen by both Mr. Kuipers Sr. and Dick Boon is truly something special.
AISLING is an opportunity that is not to be missed.