Ovni 385. This expertly specified and very well equipped yacht is an ideal blue water cruiser. She provides the safety of an insulated aluminium hull with a lifting keel and encapsulated ballast.
Her accommodation is luxurious and comfortable with American white oak joinery and heavy fabric upholstery in great condition - and cabin heating. This is an "owner`s version" with full width double cabin aft and another double cabin forward.
This great looking yacht has been carefully maintained to a high standard and could well be the best example available of this highly desirable model.
Ovni 385 designed by Philippe Briand, constructed in 2004 by Alubat in France and commissioned in August of that year.
Chined hull, deck and superstructure fabricated in aluminium with teak gratings to cockpit sole and teak slatted cockpit seating and bathing/boarding platform.
Hull insulation installed above the waterline
White painted aluminium fabricated rear spoiler type arch for wind generator and antennae etc.
Topsides have a natural aluminium finish. Deck, superstructure and area of topsides just below the sheer line are white painted with two black coachlines.
Hull has internally encapsulated lead ballast and manually operated lifting keel.
Steering by liftng blade rudder operated by single steering wheel.
Hull last antifouled May 2020
Sleeping accommodation for 7 in two double cabins and convertible saloon with one double and one single berth.
Eberspächer cabin heating.
Accommodation below deck is fitted out with joinery in American white oak and upholstered with beige / tan fabric. Saloon curtains and hatch blinds in matching fabric, white curtains to heads compartment.
Headroom in saloon is 1.9 metres.
Main saloon is accessed from aft cockpit by timber joinery companion steps with storage for winch handles and washboards. At base of steps is a forward facing navigation station to starboard, with substantial chart table and navigator`s seat. To port is a linear galley with gimballed gas cooker, substantial storage cupboards and double stainless steel sinks beneath matching covers in off white coloured Surrell resin work surface. All work surfaces have substantial joinery fiddles.
Directly ahead of companion steps is an island unit with top accessed refrigerator, astern of case for lifting keel, which serves to support a varnished timber table with drop leaves.
Astern of the keel case is a full height vertical rail serving as a steadying hand hold on leaving the companion way.
With table leaves extended, main saloon forms a dining area with seating for six or more. Saloon sofas to either side of dining table can convert to berths - port sofa extends to form a double berth. Storage lockers, bookshelves and cupboards above and below saloon sofa berths.
The fore cabin with double berth is accessed via an arched door in the main bulkhread, forward and slightly to starboard of the compression post for the mast. In the forecabin, to either side of the doorway are hanging lockers and shelving to three sides above the berth. In the forward bulkhead is a small access hatch to the watertight foredeck sail locker.
Astern of the companion steps are access doorways to the heads compartment starboard and the aft cabin to port.
Aft cabin has a double berth with shelving above and a hanging locker adjacent to the doorway.
Heads compartment, mostly finished in white GRP, is equipped with a Jabsco sea toilet and a stainless steel hand basin with shower head. There is a drained hanging storage locker for lifejackets in the bulkhead aft of the heads compartment,
On deck the aft cockpit has a fixed table, with folding leaves and storage compartment, forward of the wheel and instrument binnacle. There is teak slatted seating, with storage lockers beneath, to either side and opening guardrails provide access to the bathing / boarding platform astern, which has a folding stainless steel boarding ladder and a compartment for a life raft. The pushpit rail has a teak slatted helm seat amidships.
The foredeck has an top accessed anchor locker forward and a glazed hatch astern of this giving access to a substantial suspended watertight locker for sail storage etc.
Cutter rigged deck stepped anodized aluminium mast and boom by Z Spars, with straight spreaders and stainless steel wire standing rigging.
Shrouds have substantial rollers for genoa tacking
Removable inner forestay
Optional running backstays for cutter rig
Split backstay with SSB insulators
Running rigging in Dyneema and polyester.
Ball bearing luff sliders, three slab reefs and lazy jacks for fully battened mainsail.
Full width mainsheet track on coachroof
Rigid boom vang
Furling gear for genoa.
Webbing jackstays (2015) along both side decks and additional webbing jackstays to either side of cockpit well
2 Lewmar 48 self tailing primary genoa sheet winches
2 Lewmar 40 self tailing spinnakler sheet winches
2 Lewmar 30 self tailing halyard winches
1 Lewmar 16 self tailing outhaul winch on mast
Fully battened Dacron 31 sq m mainsail with three reefs - 2004
Dacron furling 52 sq m overlapping no1 genoa - 2004
Dacron furling non-overlapping no2 genoa - 2011
Nylon 104 sq m Parasailor spinnaker
Dacron 14sq m hank on staysail with deck bag
Hi vis Dacron storm jib - 2011
Hi vis Dacron trysail 2011 - with separate mast track
Stackpack boom bag for mainsail in green canvas by Island Canvas - 2015
Raymarine speed / log - 2004
Raymarine wind instrument - 2004
Raymarine GPS - 2018
Raymarine depth sounder - 2004
Raymarine radar - 2004
Raymarine Autopilot - 2010
Raymarine C80 and C120 chart plotters - 2010 both interfaced with above Raymarine equipment.
Navtex - 2004
Echomax active X band radar reflector - 2010
Plastimo Olympic 135 binnacle steering compass - 2004
Icom VHF - 2004
Icom 801 MF/HF SSB transceiver with modem PC interface
Iridium 9522-P sattelite telephone with external aerial
Emergency VHF aerial
Cockpit remote VHF command microphone
Volvo D2-55 55hp / 42kW fresh water cooled 4 cylinder diesel engine - 2004
Driving a Max-Prop folding propeller via a shaft drive with an Ambassador Stripper rope cutter.
3163 hours - last serviced 2019 (light use since)
Fuel consumption 3 litres per hour giving a range of 450NM
Access to engine via removable companion way steps and hatched to both port and starboard.
12 volt electrical installation and 240 volt shore power installation
4 Rolls AGM switched batteries - 512 Ahr - 2019
110 Ahr engine start battery - 2015
Battery charging by two engine alternators, Sterling ProCharge 60 amp 240 volt shore power charger, solar panel and Air Breeze wind genreator.
Batteryvoltage and earth leakage monitor
Mastervolt isolation transformer
6 x 240 volt outlets with RCD
Shore power cable
All internal lights converted to LED
Red lights at galley and chart table
360 litre aluminium fuel tank
80 litre aluminium black water holding tank
Pressurized fresh water system with 360 litre aluminium tank
Water heating by engine and 220V immersion heater
Foot operated sea water or fresh water pump
20kg Delta anchor with 60 metres of 10mm chain and 40 metres of 14 mm warp
Fortress anchor with 10 metres of chain and 50 metres of 12mm warp
Lofrans Tigress 1200W anchor windlass with 2 x remote controls
Extra welded cleat in anchor locker
Stern roller on bathing / boarding platform
All covers in green canvas
Sprayhood - frame has stainless steel handrail aft.
Bimini for cockpit
Steering wheel and instrument binnacle cover
Cockpit table cover
Lazy bag mainsail cover
Liferaft - last serviced October 2020
2 manual bilge pumps
1 electric bilge pump
Piot gas detector with isolator
Pulpit, pushpit rail and stainless steel wire guardrail with opening "gates" for boarding amidships
Stainless steel granny bars at mast foot on coachroof
4 x Wichard harness points in cockpit
Webbing jackstays to side decks and cockpit well
2 x horseshoe lifebuoy
4 x lifejackets
5 x manual fire extinguishers
MOB recovery gear
Hydrovane self steering
Navigation lights including anchor and steaming lights
Radio / CD player
Davits, arch light and extra welded cleats on rear arch
Welded rails on bathing platform
2 x Dorade ventilators
Teak cockpit table with storage compartment and folding leaves
Teak drinks holder on steering / instrument binnacle