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|Location||Beaulieu, Hampshire, United Kingdom|
|Tax Status||Tax Paid|
|Length at Water Line||11.31 m|
|Max Draft||1.95 m|
|Min. Draft||1.95 m|
|Drive Type||Direct Drive|
|Propeller Type||3 Blade|
|Engine usage (hours)||4000|
|Fuel Tanks||500 litres (Stainless Steel)|
|Fresh Water Tanks||700 litres (Stainless Steel)|
|Holding Tanks||2 x 50 litres (Stainless Steel)|
The ‘unicorn’ of high-quality cruising yachts. Exceedingly rare to the market and with a true cult following. Swedish build, aft-cockpit, pilot saloon with impossibly sweet lines both above and below the water. More than just a bit special!
FURTHER BROKER’S COMMENTS:
** PLEASE NOTE - Available for delivery end of September 2021 **
A very highly specified example of the Gabriel Heyman designed Fantasi 44 from Jaccobsson’s in Sweden launched in 2002.
The aft cockpit design features a sleek pilot saloon profile that allows excellent all-round visibility from the lower chart table. An electronic throttle control and autopilot repeater control allows watches to be kept from below decks when passage-making. ROSE SALTER has been configured for effortless short-handed sailing and benefits from in-mast furling, tandem furling foresails, electric sheet & control winches in the cockpit and a powerful bowthruster for close-quarters manoeuvring.
Below decks, her comfortable and beautifully appointed teak-finished two cabin, two heads layout offers plentiful living space for a short-handed crew with a large upper saloon, lower dinette and fantastic lower galley. Servicing these areas are a plethora of ‘blue water’ essentials including generator, watermaker, heating, washing machine and enough refrigeration to open an ice-cream parlour.
The Fantasi 44 really is a very very special yacht and one which would simply not be financially viable to build today. Most are still in original ownership as there are few yachts out there that offer an improvement. The only reason for ROSE SALTER’s sale is that having owned her for the past seven seasons, they no longer have the time to fully enjoy her use.
2002 launch – Sweden to Holland
2002 – 2011 – Based in Holland with one cruise to the Mediterranean and back
2012 – 2013 – Arrival in the UK (late summer 2012)
2013 – 2019 – Shipped to Malta and then sailed to Greece. Used for family cruising in and around the Aegean Sea from her berth in Porto Heli.
A true pilothouse yacht, the Fantasi 44 offers an unobstructed view from the upstairs seating. This is a lovely place to hide from the sun or enjoy a book while listening to the rain, or for the watch-keeper.
But first of all, Fantasi 44 is a proper sailboat. The freeboard is lower than usual. The keel has a longish fin with the lead positioned very low, in a pronounced bulb. Therefore, in spite of the yacht being of moderate displacement, she has turned out just as stiff and powerful as you would expect from a ‘blue water cruiser’.
The result is a modern yacht with a slender, easily-driven hull shape. This has paid off: Fantasi 44 slices softly through waves, without pitching. Her long waterline gives good speed potential.
(This talk about performance is not just words. The Pilothouse version of Fantasi 44 is in itself 1000 kgs heavier than the Classic and Dawdle, F 44 Pilothouse #1, in particular does carry some extra weight. She has a 600 kg Selden rig with a roller-furling mainsail. She was crewed by three people in their sixties on her first September trip across the North Sea. Still, they averaged 7,4 knots in 24 hours – close-hauled! This is probably a knot more than you would normally expect for a 14-ton, 44’ Pilothouse cruising yacht in such conditions! We attribute her performance to the efficient hull shape and weight distribution.)
Most Fantasi 44:s have twin-headstay rigs, the inner forestay carrying a near-masthead self-tacking jib. Together with the swept spreaders, this gives good fore-and-aft support of the rig, without need for runners.
The 44’s rig and decks are kept as clean and simple as possible. The mainsail and the control lines can be run concealed to the electric main winches on the cockpit coamings. The only lines on deck which we have not managed to get rid of are the genoa sheets!
The cockpit seating is unusually comfortable. The helmsman’s seat, aft deck and central part of transom fold out in one piece, opening the cockpit aft and forming a boarding platform.
Maybe downstairs is a misleading term. With this boat, it is more a matter of going ‘in’ or going ‘out’. Being inside does definitely not give the impression of being downstairs.
When designing the Fantasi 44, I had no problems trying to imagine what she would be like inside the pilothouse, at anchor or in port. I could also imagine myself in the navigator’s seat during a watch, motoring along the coast on a cold November day.
What I failed to realise was the beauty of this layout at sea, under sail. With her toughened, double-glazed windows, and through her stiff GRP sandwich construction, she has turned out whisper silent down below also under sail. So what you have is an airy, secure, warm, dry & silent place to stay – in a cruising yacht with an unusually easy motion!
This also turns out to be a perfect layout for the watch-keeper, allowing not just the off-watch but in fact everybody to move about freely in the boat, making coffee, reading, working or listening to music. All you need to do is remind yourself to look out every five minutes or so.
The downstairs port-side galley is laid out with ample work surfaces surrounding the cook. This also means that everything is at hand and there is good support for offshore use. Being open towards the upstairs seating and the pilothouse front windows above, there is a tremendous sense of space.
Opposite the galley is a choice of two armchairs or a sofa with a table which folds out of the backrest. There is room for a TV/VCR, books and a hi-fi system. This is a more private place to relax but still light and airy.
The aft stateroom spans the beam of the yacht, has more than 1.96m standing headroom, a bureau, lockers and shelves. It has an asymmetric cabintop. The main entrance from the cockpit is thus offset to starboard and pushed a little forward.
Fantasi Yachts are based in Uddevalla, Sweden, in the centre of an area famous for yacht construction, with the likes of Hallberg Rassy, Najad, Sweden Yachts, and Regina as close neighbours.
Founded in 1942, Fantasi Yachts have built over 350 boats in varying sizes from dinghies all the way up to 80ft one-off yachts. From the very beginning, the yard has also placed particular attention to ongoing boat maintenance, service and repairs, which has now become the core of the current business.
Beginning with the Fantasi 30, first launched in the 1960’s, and then followed by the legendary Fantasi 37, launched in 1974 and with over 80 built up until 1997, the ultimate incarnation of the Fantasi Yachts line was the Fantasi 44, launched in the mid 1990’s and with 21 boats delivered by the time the yard moved away from new yacht construction in 2007.
Fantasi Yachts has now passed into the second-generation family operation with the focus now on yacht service and repair as well as operation of a 250 berth marina in Kallviken. The same passion for genuine craftsmanship however remains firmly intact.
- The yacht conforms with the essential safety requirements of Directive 94/25EC (Recreational Craft Directive) and is categorized A – “Ocean”
- The hull is of a sandwich construction, manufactured by hand laid up method using Isopthalic polyester with 20mm spacer of Divinycell core. Divinycell is resilient, high-density PVC foam with sealed cells that do not absorb water.
- The bilge area is reinforced with longitudinal and transverse stringers. These create a stable support for tanks. The keel stub is strengthened to accept the keel, engine bed and floor.
- Additional reinforcement is built longitudinally into the hull sides with addition stringers in the forepeak and saloon areas.
- The transom moulding opens and lowers to create a bathing platform which is teak covered with integrated bathing ladder.
- Integral GRP stemhead/bowsprit
- Moulded rub rail with stainless steel capping
- White gelcoat finish with blue waterline stripe and cavita
- The underwater sections are further protected with an epoxy system applied during manufacture.
- Hull polish annually
- Underwater sections re-antifouled annually
Deck & Superstructure Construction:
- The deck is a sandwich construction in handlaid GRP isophthalic resin with 15mm spacer of Divinycell.
- The hull and deck are joined with glass fibre armoured polyester.
- Extra reinforcement is added as support for genoa tracks and in other strategic places.
- Between rail stanchions and the hull, the deck is filled with polyester and microballoons.
- Raised deck saloon structure with double glazed windows (9mm outer glass and 4mm inner glass) and windscreen wipers for forward windows – windows supplied from original supplier replaced -2021.
- Coamings are topped with a sturdy teak caprail.
- The deck is covered with 12mm caulked teak.
- Forward is a large drained stowage compartment for chain, fenders and mooring lines.
- The cockpit is spacious and the companionway entrance is well protected, offset to starboard.
- The cockpit seats are teak laid with further teak on the cockpit sole.
- There are four lockers in the cockpit, located fore and aft of the helm pedestal. One aft locker houses the gas bottles (up to 6x 6kgs bottles).
- Teak grabrails are fitted to the upper and lower superstructures.
Keel & Rudder:
- The bulbous shoal-draft lead keel is bolted with 20mm acid resistant stainless steel bolts.
- The dividing line between the hull and the keel is stepped to resist fore and aft shearing movement.
- The balanced GRP rudder place is bolted to a substantial GRP skeg.
- The rudder blade attaches to a 80mm aluminium stock and is supported with roller bearings to a cast bronze mounting.
- Rudder removed for inspection – winter 2021.
Engine & gearbox:
- Yanmar 4JH3-TE 75hp diesel engine
- KM4A gearbox
- Aquadrive anti-vibration mountings and drive shaft.
- Prop shaft replaced – 2012 and removed for inspection - 2021.
- Cutlass bearing replaced – 2021.
- Volvo Penta type “dry” seal.
- Single lever throttle and gearbox control.
- Blower to engine room.
- Engine hours: approx. 4,000 as of Autumn 2020 (engine hour meter showing approx. 4,500 as original engine replaced at approx. 500hrs)
- Engine and turbo serviced winter 2021.
Propulsion & Steering:
- Max Prop 22” feathering propeller, serviced winter 2021.
- Sidepower 24vDC bow-thruster
- Whitlock Cobra steering system with hide covered stainless steel wheel
- Emergency tiller
- 24vDC domestic systems with 220vAC via shore-power, generator or inverter
- 1x 12vDC AGM 115Ah engine start battery – 2021.
- 4x 12vDC AGM 115Ah service batteries joined in parallel and series to supply 230Ah @ 24vDC – 2021.
- 2x further 12vDC AGM 115Ah services batteries - 2021
Charging / Inverter:
- Mastervolt Mass 24/50 charger 24V 50A
- Mastervolt Mass Sine 24/2500 inverter
- 6Amp 12v charger for start battery
- 12vDC 85A alternator for start bank
- 24vDC 85A alternator for service bank
- Fischer Panda 6kw 220vAC diesel generator
- Generator hours – approx. 600 as of Spring 2019
- 220vAC shore power with earth leakage strip, circuit breaker and 15m shore power cable
- 12v & 24v electric sockets throughout
- 220v sockets throughout
PLUMBING & GAS SYSTEMS
- 24vDC pressurized water pump for supplying fresh water.
- Additional hot water supply via engine calorifier and 230vAC immersion heater element in 40 litre hot water tank heated by shorepower, generator and main engine as required.
- Hot & cold pressurized freshwater shower at transom.
- Cathelco Seafresh 24vDC 80lph watermaker - 2012
- Manual bilge pump (Cockpit operated).
- Automatic electric bilge pump with manual override.
- Self-draining gas locker port in aft locker.
- Electronic remote isolator switch.
- Manual valves at tank and galley.
- Total fuel capacity approx. 500 litres in 3 tanks
- Tank material – stainless steel
- 3 Separate filling points.
- Electronic fuel monitoring on all tanks.
- Total water capacity approx. 700 litres.
- Tank material – stainless steel
- Electronic monitoring gauge.
- Access ports for tank cleaning
- 2 x stainless steel holding tanks discharging to sea or via deck point; each of approx. 50 litre (11 gallon) capacity.
- Holding tanks located against hull sides in both heads compartments.
- Both heads discharge to holding tanks.
- All sinks discharge directly outboard.
- Showers discharge via 24vDC pumps.
NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT
- Raymarine ST6000 autopilot at helm pedestal
- Autohelm ST60 instruments including speed, depth, wind, GPS and multi – at companionway
- Steering compass
At Chart Table:
- Siemens PC with Maxsea navigation software and LCD monitor – 2012
- AIS - 2012
- Autopilot control head
- Radar RL 80C pathfinder 10.4” colour display
- Pathfinder Radome Antenna 4 kw 60 cm gimballed on transom-mounted antenna pole
- Navtex Furuno NX-500
- VHF DSC D Furuno 2721
- Loudspeaker for VHF
- SSB receiver Lowe 150
- Inmarsat-C system Thrane Thrane
- Inmarsat-C maritime antenna
- RR Pacific Antenna DSC
- Wi-Fi aerial - 2012
- Force 10 3-burner gimballed gas stove with oven and grill
- Top opening 90 litre fridge
- Top opening Freezer
- Twin stainless steel sinks with hot & cold pressurised fresh water supply
- Additional manual fresh water supply
- Manual marine heads
- Hot & cold pressurised water supplies with shower cubicles
- Washing machine in aft heads
Heating & Ventilation:
- Eberspacher Hydronic diesel-fired hot water cabin heating throughout
- Deckhead lighting is located in all the important positions.
- Night lighting in saloon with dimmer plus further night lighting at navigation station
- CD radio with saloon and
- Aerial connection for TV at chart table
Summary of Accommodation:
- Two double cabins plus two heads plus with further sea-berths in saloon
- Teak interior woodwork
- Corian counters in galley and heads
- All interior fittings, hinges, door furniture and lights chrome/stainless steel
- Interior wall lights Minor chrome white
- Pleated Ocean Air blinds white
- White/grey cloth upholstery throughout – replaced 2012
Description of Accommodation from Forward:
- There is a large double bed with drawers and two spacious storage compartments underneath, above are six lockers.
- To starboard there is a seat, two large cupboards and a full length wardrobe.
- To port there are two cupboards, one with shelves and one with a hanging rail, and also a small drawer.
- The port side features a toilet with a valve to the holding tank above and also a hand basin with a single lever mixer tap.
- A permanently mounted shower head is located on the amidships wall.
- There are large upper and lower lockers and also toiletries locker in front of the holding tank.
Lower Saloon / Parlour:
- To starboard opposite the galley you will find a sofa, which can be used as a berth, with bookshelves and lockers below and behind.
- A step down from the deckhouse takes you into the galley which has plenty of light giving a pleasant spacious feeling.
- The large worktop is made of corian and there is a plentiful storage.
- The galley features a stainless steel double sink with and pressurized hot and cold fresh water.
- For cooking needs, the galley has a three burner gimballed gas stove with oven and grill.
- There is a large amount of storage for groceries, cutlery, glasses etc.
- On the port side of the pilot house, raised one step is a comfortable “U” shaped sofa with panoramic views. Opposite this is a stool, which slides under the table when not in use.
- The navigation area is placed on the starboard side of the deckhouse with panoramic views when sitting in the chair.
- Double berth to starboard with further single berth to port. Hanging locker. Bookshelf above bunks
- Locker under stbd bunk hinged with an additional hinged compartment for the storage of paper charts.
- Manual marine heads
- Hot & cold pressurised shower
- Washing machine
- Corian floor and sink surface
- Masthead rig with two sets of swept back spreaders and double lower shrouds
- Anodised aluminium mast and boom
- Keel stepped mast resting on a bottom construction
- Selden in-mast furling mast system with endless line pulley for reefing from cockpit
- Stainless steel 19mm wire standing rigging - serviced/replaced as required - September 2020.
- Stainless steel chain plates bolted to bulk heads which are lamented on both sides to the hull
- Twin headstay rig with Furlex manual furlers led aft to cockpit – the roller furlers were serviced – September 2020.
- Selden rod kicker with gas damper
- Topping lift
- 6:1 mainsheet system with roller bearings and adjustable stops
- 3m genoa tracks with two sets of cars
- Aluminium rigging screw protectors
- Mechanical adjustable backstay
- Carbon spinnaker pole
- Selden halyard adjusters fitted to mast
- Alloy rigging screw protectors
- Running rigging replaced 2012
- Topping lift
- Spare genoa halyard
- 2x Lewmar 58ST electric self-tailing primary winches
- 1x Lewmar 44ST electric self-tailing winch at companionway
- 2x Lewmar 46ST self-tailing secondary winches
- 2x Andersen 40ST self-tailing halyard winches on mast
- Winches serviced 2018
- North Sails Radian NDR 9.0 battened in-mast furling mainsail – 2012
- North Sails Radian NDR 7.5 furling genoa – 2012
- North Sails Radian NDR 9.0 furling staysail – 2012
- Sails serviced – winter 2021.
- Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit
- Port & starboard boarding gates
- Varnished cockpit table
- Outboard engine hoist attached to antenna pole
- Outboard engine bracket
- Hot & cold pressurised fresh water shower at bathing platform
- Dorade ventilators with stainless steel protective pulpits
- Lewmar opening deckhead hatches with mosquito nets and sunshades
- Windscreen wipers for forward deck saloon windows
- Deck lights and boom light
Anchoring & Mooring:
- Reinforced stemhead with integrated bow roller
- Lewmar 24vDC electric anchor winch
- Winch control from helm
- Spare 20kgs Bruce anchor
- Stainless Steel Anchor with 60 mtrs of 10mm chain – 2021.
- Spare 20kgs Bruce anchor
- Anchor chain lock
- Mooring and spring cleats
- Fore and aft mooring lines
Covers, Cushions & Canvas:
- Sprayhood with grab rail
- Cockpit cover
- Sunshades for cabin windows
- Sunshades for deckhead hatches
- Wheel and helm pedestal cover
- Protective canvas covers for deck saloon windows
- Cushions for cockpit seats
Tender & Outboard:
- Zodiac 285 Fast Roller inflatable tender – 2014
- Yamaha 4-stroke 2.5hp outboard – recently serviced
General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.
- Full navigation lights plus tricolour, strobe, steaming light and anchor light.
- Seatec 4-persons life raft in Transport Bag (Transocean ISO 9650-2) – September 2020.
- Horseshoe buoy
- Fire extinguishers
- Blipper-style radar reflector
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