The interior is in hand crafted Mahogany throughout and is finished to a very high standard.
The pilothouse gives great shelter for the crew with good visibility and plenty of room for navigation equipment and charts.
Below decks at the bottom of the companionway steps is a single pilot berth with storage.
Moving aft the main cabin has a convertible dinette double berth and a single settee berth.
There is an aft head with electric sea toilet and sink. Forward of the companionway is the galley and saloon.
The galley has a 4 ring electric hob, microwave oven, fridge, freezer, single stainless steel sink with hot and cold water and a good variety of storage.
The saloon has a large dining table with leather covered settee seating to either side.
There is a flat screen TV mounted on a swinging wall bracket, shelving for books and storage cupboards.
Tucked behind the galley is the mid-ships cabin which is currently a single cabin but which can be returned to a double.
Forward of the galley and saloon is the twin berth fore-cabin leading to the fore-peak head and shower.
The cabins and saloon are heated by radiators with hot water from the diesel fuelled marine boiler.
All upholstery has been renewed during the current ownership.
Based on the hull of a Bruce Roberts 49, "Orca" has the curves and soft chines of a GRP hull but made in steel.
She has a winged keel with a draft of 7' 2.5" (2.20M), a skeg hung rudder with wheel steering and keel stepped mast.
The hull, deck and main superstructure are steel while the pilothouse is alloy and is connected to the deck with and insulated joint. An alloy frame fixed windscreen has recently been added from which a canvas cockpit enclosure is fitted.
Outside, the coachroofs are laid in teak. Beneath the cabin sole the hull is divided into a series of fuel and water tanks giving a long cruising range for both (1700Lts of fuel and 2000Ltrs of water).
The interior fit-out is in quality hardwood with a high quality of carpentry.
There are waterproof bulkheads and watertight doors fore and aft adding to the security of the vessel.
Engine & Electrics:
Orca is powered by a 100hp, 6-cylinder Cummins/Leyland SW400 marine diesel with 1322 hours of run time.
There is an HFL Mariner 6 KVA generator with a Mitsubishi twin cylinder engine (930 hours) located in the lazarette.
2Kw Sterling full sine wave inverter running from 4 x 12V 90amp batteries set up for 24V these being charged via the engine or a Sterling smart charger.
Engine batteries: 2 x 110amp 12V set in series for 24V charged via separate dynamo.Auxiliary circuits, instruments, lighting etc:
2 x 110amp 12V batteries in parallel (12V) charged by engine alternator.
Hot water and heating for radiators through a calorifier and 5Kw diesel marine boiler in lazarette (new 2015) and an immersion heater.
Electric capstan on afterdeck for the operation of davits and craning tender.
Sails & Rigging:
Masthead rigged Bermudan cutter with bowsprit.
Keel stepped alloy mast and spars with stainless wire rigging. Running rigging led aft.
Manual roller furling to headsail and Bamar electric roller furling to staysail.
Electric in-boom reefing by Top Reff for mainsail.
Mainsail with Electric in-boom reefing
Genoa with roller furling plus spare Genoa
Staysail (new 2015) with electric roller furling plus spare Staysail
Cruising chute (By Jeckells)
Orca is well equipped for purpose as an offshore and coastal cruiser. The inventory includes:
Ship's compass - Plastimo Offshore
VHF Radio / AIS / GPS - Standard Horizon Matrix AIS/GPS GX2200
GPS - Furuno GP 31
Chart plotter - Standard Horizon CP500 10" interfaced with AIS and Seatalk Auto Pilot
Depth sounder - Clipper
Speed / Log - Raytheon
Radar - Furuno 1712
Navtex - Nasa Marine Target Navtex
Seatalk Auto Pilot
sElectric and manual bilge pumps
Rocna main anchor with chain and warp
Lofrans "Falcon" 1500W anchor windless
Heavy Kedge anchor by Danforth with heavy duty warp
Clock & Barometer
Horseshoe lifebuoy x 2EPIRB - Kannad 406S (in need of service)
Life raft - XM valise, 4 person (in need of service)
Excel 240 RIB with 3.5hp Tohatsu 4stroke outboard