The perfect Sydney to Hobart contender, race in comfort.
The Cookson 50 is an exceptional design, not only do you have great performance, but you have a very comfortable interior that can seriously be used as a waterfront weekender. The forward Double Vee berth is very generous in size and there is also an enclosed ensuite (currently setup as a wet hanging locker). About Time comes with refrigeration, pressurised water system plus a Gas Stove and Oven. Plus you have a carbon race yacht with great performance, powered primary and main winch, carbon rigging and excellent instrumentation. This is dual purpose perfection at its best in my opinion.
o Hull and deck are built with carbon fibre E glass with closed cell foam core, under vacuum with epoxy resin.
o Laminated in female mould
Keel:The keel was changed to a fixed keel with all engineering done by Farr Yacht Design and build work by Innovation Composites.
Accommodation:The Port and Starboard aft cabins have two adjustable pipe costs with a fixed bunk and a lee cloth underneath. There are two opening Lewmar ports for ventilation each side. Sail storage on the hull beside the bunks when racing and general storage section on the centreline above the engine bay.
The port and starboard saloon settee areas have two adjustable pipe costs fitted above the fixed settee, there are storage lockers beside the bunks against the hull. The saloon has a removable carbon dinette table.
Note: All the pipe cots are removable. Settee bunks have lee cloths.
The forward section/cabin comprises of a small hanging locker on the port side and some additional storage section (3) forward of it. On the starboard side is an enclosed wet room/hanging locker or easily converted to its intended design of a toilet and basin area.
Galley area: Carbon fibre moulded bench top with double carbon sinks fitted with infill flush carbon covers. Pressure H/C to sink. Hot water system is a GLIND system which works when the motor is running. Storage sections above under the deck and below the bench.
A large refrigerated area is at the aft end of the galley, it has a 12-volt refrigeration system with insulation. The lids are flush fitting carbon fibre finished.
A gas stove and oven gimballed and recessed into the galley; it has a safety stainless steel guard rail around it.
Main Head: Is located port side opposite the galley, it is a good size and is fully enclosed. Toilet is electric and the basin has pressure water. There is a storage unit against the hull and an opening Lewmar port for ventilation.
Navigation area: The generous Nav station is in the port aft cabin. It has generous storage capacity, a large nav table with easy access to switch board and the ships wiring.
Engine: Yanmar 3JH4CE diesel
Gearbox: Yanmar Sail Drive SD60 -5
Exhaust Type: Wet through hull - plastic waterlock
Fuel: Polyethylene tank - 100lt Water: 2x Bladders - 300lt
Bilge Pump: 3x manual
Batteries: New Engine start battery and Epower Lithium House
Battery Charger: Portable Start Panel: Located in cockpit beside stb wheel
o BEP 12 circuit switch board.
o Icom HF and VHF radios.
o Satilight phone.
o Battery monitoring display.
o Panasonic Toughbook Laptop.
o Brookes and Gatehouse H5000 system.
o Hercules performance processor.
o 4 x 20/20 mast displays in carbon bracket.
o Autopilot with cockpit display.
o 2 x cockpit H5000 displays.
o 1 x Nav station H 5000 display.
o 1 x portable battery charging system.
Mast and Boom:
o Mast is a Future Fibres E6 carbon spar with two sets of aft swept spreaders.
o Standing rigging ECsix carbon, serviced by Future Fibres June 2016.
o Carbon Running backstays replaced 2018
o Carbon boom and carbon boom vang strut.
o Carbon reaching strut
o 2 x masthead spinnaker halyards, 1 x Centre line jib halyard, 1 x Fractional spinnnaker/Jib halyard, 1 x Main halyard.
o Mast and boom set up for 3 reef mainsail.
o Twin groove headstay foil.
o Two clips fitted on tack fitting for jib tacks.
o 2 x Harken Self tailing halyard winches.
o 2 x Harken Self tailing three speed (65.3) primary jib/spin winches - Hydraulic with remote buttons. (Fast line speed)
o 2 x Harken self tailing three speed (60.3) mainsheet winches- Hydraulic (1) pedestal buttons.
o 2 x Harken self tailing two speed (50.2) runner winches.
o 2 sets of spinlock clutches (port and starboard).
o Boom vang swivel cleat led aft to both port and starboard sides
o Jib inhaul system on both port and starboard sides.
o Adjustable jib tracks with purchase led aft to cockpit.
o Outboard jib sheeting wichard folding pad eyes on the gunwhale.
o Jib sheet fairlead with short sheet strop attached
o 2 x Spinnaker tack lines led aft to clutches.
o 2:1 mainsheet (along the boom to port and starboard) with deck mounted spinlock clutch.
o Aft cockpit traveller with purchase lead to both sides at mainsheet foot rest.
o Aft pad eyes port and starboard for spinnaker blocks attachment.
o Forward pad eyes for spinnaker blocks attachment.
o Associated blocks for spinnaker/code zero.
o Spinlock side mounted clutch fitted port and starboard for spinnaker system.
o 4:1 running backstay system with associated blocks and hardware.
o Associated strong points for jackstays in cockpit and on deck.
o Securing method for two liferafts in aft section of cockpit.
o Twin carbon pedestals with carbon wheels.
o Adjustable custom helm platforms.
o Carbon steering quadrant fitted to rudder stock.
o Auto pilot control unit fitted in the cockpit combing near stb helm station.
o Spinlock flush mount throttle unit fitted at starboard helm station.
o Engine start/stop panel recessed into cockpit combing with protective cover.
o Fuel filler fitted in cockpit sole.
o Flush low profile inshore hatch with washboards.
o Raised offshore moulding that fits over the top of offshore sailing.
o Moulded bolt rope track in deck to fit a dodger to.
o Aft cockpit Lewmar hatch to access lazarette area.
o Foredeck lewmar hatch with carbon opening lid.
o Main saloon Lewmar deck hatch.
o 2 Lewmar hatches in aft cabins. (Port and Starboard)
o 1 Lewmar hatch fitted to cabin side at head area.
o Gas bottle locker with flush hatch fitted starboard side aft near runner winch.
o 2 x runner tail bags.
o 2 x large cockpit rope bags.
o Life line cushions fitted.
o Full boom tent.
o Lightweight boom tent.
o Boom and mainsail cover.
North Inshore Raw Main 2014
North Offshore Main 2016 - 3 Reef high DPI. Bolt Rope/Cars
Doyle Inshore main
North RAW Light Jib 2015
North Carbon Medium 2016
North Carbon Heavy + 2016
Quantum 3+Sound Condition, Had Leach reinforced by North Sails March 2017
North No. 4 Jib
North No. 5 Jib
North Jib Top 2014
North Genoa Staysail 3Di
A1- Ullman 09
A1 North 2016
A 1.5 North
A2 North (ex
MHO Doyle Cable-less
Fractional Zero North
Club Sailing/twilight Inventory:
North 3Di Light Jib
North 3Di Medium 'D'
North 3Di Heavy
North 3Di Mainsail
North 3Di Mainsail
North Delivery Main 3 Reef Spectra on Cars. Full Hoist lives under both backstays. Full length Battens
North Dacron Delivery Jib
Photo Credit Carlo Borlenghi
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