SailboatavailableVaton57 Alu Lifting Keel
spacious Vaton 57 aluminium sailingyacht with lifting keel
Boomerang is a 57 ft aluminium yacht with lifting keel. Max beam is 5m, draft 2.5m with lowered keel, 1.4m when the keel is lifted. She has twin rudders, in line with the propellers of the two engines. She has been designed by famous architect Gilles Vaton, by chantier Cadeau, in Southern France, and launched in 1994. She has been completely refitted inside, from bare hull, from 2002 to 2004. Additional improvements have been brought in 2013. She has one deck-stepped aluminium mast, from Maréchal in France. There are two forestays, one backstay and two runners (2012). The keel (2013), the backstay and the downhaul (2010) are tensioned or lifted hydraulically. The hydraulic group has been dismounted and professionally checked in 2013, the keel ram has been replaced during these works. The main sail from 2012 is in Dacron double ply. The genoa, from 2013, is in radial Hydranet. The staysail, from 2013, is in Dacron double ply. There is another genoa in Dacron, and two spis. The hull has been professionally completely repainted in 2013, above and below the waterline. Deck has been repainted in 2015, antifouling is new from 2015 as well. Topsides have been touched-up in 2015. Bilges are dry and, as far as they can be inspected, do not show unexpected evidence of corrosion. She is a sleek, fast, versatile and comfortable yacht offering her future owner vast possibilities (sailing around the world, private use, chartering, rental,...) at any latitude and in any climate. She has been constantly maintained by her current owner who lived aboard with his family for the last two years.
The engine hours are the following: Port: 2573 Hours, Starboard: 2514 Hrs, Generator set: 930 Hrs.
The mast and rigging are in very good shape, at least when visually inspected. The inner forestay is new from 2015. However, I have not changed the rest of the rigging since I bought the boat in 2011 and start to consider to do it this year or the next one, anyway before starting any extensive trip.
- Shape: round bilge
- Deck design: aluminium
- Superstructure: aluminium
- Keel/Leeboard: lifing keel
- Rudder: twin rudder
- Steering system: wheel
- Windows: pesplex in alu frame
- Load displacement (kg): 16000
- Boatyard: Chantier Cadeau France
- Designer: Gilles Vaton
Accomodation The inside woodwork, of exceptionnal quality, is in varnished sycomore. It is both warm and light and enhances the generous volumes.
Engine, electrics, water
- 8 berths in 4 cabins
- 3 cabins with double bed, one cabin with bunkbeds
- In each aft cabin a removable plank can divide the bunks in two separates.
- Large ownerscabin with double bed, library, settee and lockers
- Saloon with convertible saloontable to create an extra bed, settee (with storage place in back rests) and large sofa.
- Blue leather upholstery
- Chart table with seat
- Heating system Eberspacher Hydronic M-II from 2013.
- Isolation of the inside (1994), about 5 cm.
- 2 TECMA electric toilets (2009), one holding tank (2007) for both, two showers with hot water
- Vast stowing possibilities. GALLEY
- Force 10 (2002) with three burners and oven.
- One built-in fridge and one built-in freezer. Compressors 2002.
- Double sinks
- Fresh water pump under pressure
- Water heater (100 litres) on 220V, coolant from starboard engine or heating system.
- Seawater under pressure in toilets, kitchen and on deck. Can be switched to fresh water from the tanks.
- Storage place in lockers and drawers
- 2 inboard YANMAR 4JH3E 55 CV engines with SD40 Sail-drives, 2002.
- Engine hours: ca. Starboard 2514h Portside 2573h.
- Drive cones changed in 2013-2014.
- Cruising speed on 1 engine @ 2000 rpm: 5 kn, 3 litres/hour. @ 2500 rpm: 6.5 kn, 4 litres/hour. Speed on two engines @ 3000 rpm: 9.0 kn.
- The two engines have been revised in a professional workplace in 2010.
- 2 tri-blade folding Maxprop propellers
- 2 x 80A alternators.
- Generator Fisher Panda 5000i (2014) about 930 hours.
- 1 outboard Johnson (2008) 3.5CV.
- 1 outboard Yamaha 15CV with 20l external tank.
- The engines and the generator can be run on the water from the tanks. Useful for rinsing before stowage, or emergency running if intake is clogged.
Rig and sails
- The entire boat runs on 12V. The basic standard is 220V, but could be easily converted to 110V.
- Batteries: 2 starting batteries from 2015 for the engines and the generator, 95 Ah each.
- 12V service batteries in 6 elements of 2V each, from 2005, providing a total of 1000 Ah.
- 2x60A Cristec battery chargers.
- Each engine is fitted with a Hitachi alternator 80A from 2012.
- Hydro generator Watt&Sea from 2013: 40A @ 7kn
- 1 freestanding Solar Panel 130W from 2014
- Power electricity has been completely and professionally rebuilt in 2013.
- Watermaker Ecosystems 60 litres/hour. Amplifier from 2008.
- Shorepower with cable
- Full Batten (5) mainsail (2012) 3 reefs 65sqm Dacron double ply 2x6.3oz (260 SF from DP) on Frederiksen chariots, with lazy jack/lazy bag (2019), designed and tailored by Incidence Brest.
- Genoa (2013) 85 sqm Hydranet HN 483/433/383 on furler PROFURL, designed and tailored by Incidence Brest.
- Second genoa dacron double ply from 2003, designed and tailored by Doyle, last revision in 2015.
- Staysail (2013) 30sqm Dacron double ply 2x6.3oz on furler PROFURL, designed and tailored by Incidence Brest. Position has been moved forward (2015) for better complying with the original design.
- 1 asymmetric spy 205sqm with sock.
- 1 symmetric spy 200sqm with sock.
Navigation and electronics
- Deck-stepped aluminium mast, Maréchal France.
- Two forestays • Hydraulic backstay
- 2 runners (2012)
- Downhaul (2010) Spinnaker pole.
- Genua furler
- Automatic rails on the mast for Genoa/Staysail halyards.
- Most of the running rig dates from 2012/2013 or later.
- Lazybag (2019)
- Navigation NKE Topline 2009, wind indicator 2013 and speedo from 2017.
- VHF Icom IC-M423 coupled with an AIS transponder class B Icom MA-500TR with external GPS antenna.
- Weatherman weather forecast receiver.
- Furuno Radar 1621 from 2001.
- Autopilot Raymarine ST7000 with gyrocompass and Lecombe and Schmidt hydraulic steering.
- 12V computer screen and chart plotter Geonav 7 Wide from 2007 with external GPS antenna.
- Iridium Sailor built-in satellite phone.
- Deck has been repainted in 2015
- Teak in cockpit on seats and sole
- Steering wheel with leather cover
- Steering pedastle with instruments and canvas cover
- Beautifully varnished cockpit table with foldable leafs and canvas cover.
- Andersen self-tailing winches 2xST66 (genoa sheets), 3xST52 (Main and spi sheets), 5xST46 (Spi downhall, reefing lines, various halyards).
- Windlass (2009) Lofrans Falkon 1500W, with Manson anchor (2009) 30kg regalvanized in 2015 and 100m 12mm chain (2009).
- Cockpit shower with warm water.
- Tender Zodiac 320 (2008)
- Sprayhood beige
- Large awning in relatively poor condition
- Cockpit tent
- Canvas cover for compass on pedastle
- Swimming ladder
- Swimming platform with teak
- Full set of fenders, lines
- Spares (filters, impellers, anodes, bulbs, oil,...).
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- Life raft 8 Pax Sea-Safe (2012, revised 2015) self-righting.
- Second, third and fourth anchors.
- 100m rope on tumble for aft mooring.
- Two electric bilge pumps with separate collection points, one hand-driven bailing pump with long hose.
- EPIRB McMurdo G5 Smartfind (2012).