Ovni 36 Sailing Yacht For Sale
An OVNI had long been the boat I wanted. They had a great reputation as a bulletproof, go-anywhere, aluminium ocean cruiser that were strong and would eat up the miles in comfort. Many have circumnavigated. They have been into the ice and up the Amazon, will sit on a beach and will float in 60cm of water. They are very sea kindly, the perfect replacement for my much loved Contessa 32. Jimmy Cornell (founder of the ARC rally) had an OVNI 43. If they were good enough for him they would be good enough for me.
‘Greyling’ is a British flagged OVNI 36 (39ft LOA), built in 2001 by Alubat in France. She is well equipped for long distance ocean voyaging, having 2 X 43W solar panels as well as a Rutland 914 wind generator and a 90A alternator (2016) and is largely self sufficient for power while at sea. She has an NKE electronic autopilot as well as Pacific Windpilot windvane self steering. She has AIS and a Merveille radar detector, indispensable for the single hander.
The light oak interior is in immaculate condition and is spacious and airy with lots of natural light. The matching curtains and upholstery are in perfect condition. The galley has a two burner cooker with oven. The sink has pressurised hot and cold fresh water and a foot pumped seawater tap. She has a spacious fridge fitted into the keel box. She is very comfortable in port and at anchor, with a wide cockpit and bathing platform under the stern arch. She has 230 volt sockets and long shore cables. She also has 230 volts at sea via the inverter. Her integral tanks are 320 litres for water and 180 litres for fuel. The shower and sink in the heads also have pressurised hot and cold water.
New equipment in 2015 included new standing rigging, a new sprayhood and matching stackpack, new windlass motor and new bank of 90A batteries. This year a TekTank 40 litre holding tank was fitted, a requirement for the Baltic and the Eastern USA waterways, along with new AIS antenna. To help reduce power demand, she has also had LEDs fitted in the cabins and the navigation and masthead lights are LEDs. Instruments include Furuno radar/plotter, Navicom VHF radio, and NKE cockpit repeater.
In 2011 she had a new genoa and mainsail by X-Voiles (France) along with spinnaker with sock (unused) . She has a hank-on staysail and storm jib and removable self-tacking inner forestay. The previous sails are serviceable and in good condition. Ground tackle is a 16Kg Delta on 60m of 10mm chain and a Fortress kedge with 40m of 10mm chain. Electric windlass is a Lofrans Cayman 1000W with remote control.
Other equipment available includes a Standard Horizon CP300i chartplotter and AIS overlay, with charts of the European Atlantic Coast including the Azores and Greenland, a 2.6m dinghy with Evinrude 4hp outboard, and Ocean Signal EPIRB. Jordan series drogue (2016)
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