Green Marine 97
Overview Originally built as Leopard of London. Maria Alba II was launched in June 2000, the yacht was designed to have the performance to compete in regattas coupled with the luxury to charter. The yacht was conceived, built and engineered by a team of the highest pedigree: Reichel/Pugh as the design team; Green Marine of Southampton built the hull, deck and primary structures; Ken Freivokh Designs handled the yacht’s interior and exterior design. The result is a yacht with race course performance but since purchase in 2006 by her current owners her role has been as a cruiser mainly in Mediterranean waters. In this time she has enjoyed extensive improvements for cruising her interior being upgraded as well as a new decks, engine, genset and mainsail along with upgrades and renewals in keeping with a yacht of this pedigree.
Build HULL and CONSTRUCTION:
Green Marine Carbon composite hull built in the UK in 2000
The hull is built of pre preg carbon, Kevlar and E-glass on a Nomex core
In high load areas the core is eliminated in favour of solid laminate
Epoxy resin was used throughout.
Awlgrip paint system – topsides painted in navy blue, in 2008.
New teak laid decks, 2012, with 8mm thickness.
Carbon blade rudder and stock.
Dual steering wheels, lightweight steering quadrant bolted to single rudder stock.
Emergency tiller in lazarette.
Automated Water Ballast System 6 tons, (3.0 tons each tank). Pump replaced 2013.
2 tanks each side – seawater in/out and pump across.
LOA 29.49m 96’9”
LWL 25.74m 84’5”
Beam 6.59m 21’8”
Draft 4.98m 16’4”
Displacement 45,150 kg (empty) approx 50 tons
Fuel capacity 2900 litres
Water 2100 litres
In current ownership since 2006 the yacht was renamed Maria Alba II and has undergone steady improvement since. Whilst most modifications have been aimed at improving her usability as a cruising yacht, a strict weight budget of one ton was adhered to in order not to overly affect her sailing characteristics. The main aims were to improve usability, and to improve self sufficiency so that the yacht could cruise and be at anchor without the need for port visits.
The current owners have used MARIA ALBA II almost purely for cruising with family and friends. The yacht always had full crew and professional maintenance. Mostly the yacht has been used in the Mediterranean but she did cross for one winter to the Caribbean (so did two trans-atlantics – there and back). Otherwise they have enjoyed her only during the Mediterranean summer seasons. Usually with thirty straight days each summer coastal cruising, and almost always on anchor at night. Places visited have included, Turkey, Greece, Croatia, Italy, Balearics. During summer 2013 the yacht was virtually used only for day sailing. Her home port is Cartagena mainland Spain.
Maria Alba II was originally built as Leopard of London. Launched in June 2000, the yacht was designed to have the performance to compete in regattas coupled with the luxury to charter.
The yacht was conceived, built and engineered by a team of the highest pedigree: Reichel/Pugh as the design team; Green Marine of Southampton built the hull, deck and primary structures; Ken Freivokh Designs handled the yacht’s interior and exterior design; Southampton Yacht Services ran the systems designs and implementation. At approx 45 tons displacement and with ample sail area, she is clearly able to deliver on the performance, while her luxury accommodations (considerably upgraded in the last years) attest to her excellent cruising suitability.
As Leopard of London she was a keen competitor on the racing circuit worldwide, competing in the Fastnet, Sydney-Hobart, and Middle Sea Race, among others. She broke the record in the Round-the-Island race (Isle of Wight) in 2001.
A more complete list of recent refitting works is included at the end of this specification, but here below are some of the main items added or upgraded, starting spring of 2008.
• Full rig refit Sept 2014 (mast out etc)
• New teak decks, 2012
• New engine, 2012
• New generator unit, 18kva, 2010
• Increased Air conditioning capacity and system overhaul 2008
• Bow thruster installed, 2008
• Second generator added, Panda 10 KVA, 2008
• Additional refrigerator
• Additional battery capacity
• Dedicated chart plotting system
• Additional shore power capacity
• Man overboard bracelet and alarm system
• Full interior accommodation refit (wood treated and stained) – part 2008 and part 2010.
• New interior soft furnishings, some fittings, varnish, etc.
• New main sail, 2011
• Full rigging overhaul 2008 and a NDT inspection 2010
• Topsides painted 2008
Inventory NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT & COMMUNICATIONS:
B&G Hercules 2000 & 3000 systems, including:-
2 x FFDs at chart table, FFD at captain’s cabin, 4 x MFD’s on deck by helms;
B&G 40/40 pod on mast;
B&G Wind / depth / log Processor.
Furuno radar, screen at chart table, scanner on mast.
Simrad GB40 plotter system, on four screens (1 at each helm, 1 at nav table and on to the TV), system new in 2010), with C Map charts.
Leica GPS, MX412 DGPS at chart table;
Furuno GPS, GP-31 at chart table;
Navtex Furuno NX300 at chart table, new 2010.
There is a Dell computer screen at the chart table, with E-charts on nav station Dell computer. But this is now superseded by the newer Simrad system though The Dell laptop etc remain on board.
Inmarsat Mini M Thrane & Thrane TT-3064
Satcom C – data only system.
Navicom VHF radio RT650 DSC plus RT650 mobile hand held unit – with AIS and MOB bracelet system, 2010.
Furuno 2721 VHF
ICOM 810 SSB radio (currently not installed in the yacht but available).
CD player in saloon & cabins
BOSE home entertainment system, 2008
DVD – Video – CD- CDR- MP3.
Loewe TV 32 inch LCD on portside aft of saloon, 2008
General deck items:
Carbon fibre gangway multiplex. 2 lifelines.
NZ built “Aquapro” 13ft RIB dinghy and Yamaha 40hp outboard engine.
2 x 8 persons Zodiac liferaft, serviced and in date.
1 x 6 persons Zodiac liferaft – included but not guaranteed nor in date.
1 x 30 man platform style liferaft – included but not guaranteed nor in date.
Selection of inflatable and normal harnesses/life jackets.
There is a comprehensive selection of galley, cooking, dining and bedding equipment included.
Windlass Lewmar 3000 electric, recessed in bow locker and with remote plug in control.
Removable anchor arm (removable for racing).
CQR 140 lbs anchor, on a removable anchor arm
100 m of 12mm grade 40 chain
Mooring lines etc.
Bimini fixed / removable (not folding).
Sun awning (shrouds to runners).
Small awning on the forward deck.
2 x containers – one for sails/storage, one for workshop – both in Cartagena.
Cradle for onshore storage.