For six or seven guests in three staterooms aft, all with en suite marble baths. The master is full width aft with full Jacuzzi bath/shower and marble vanity with his and her sinks. Separate toilet and bidet aft. The two guest cabins midship feature one double bed cabin to starboard and a twin bed cabin to port with a third Pullman bunk. Both guest cabins feature walk in, enclosed, marble showers.
Coordinated and designed by Andrew Winch, both the layout and interior have been designed and decorated with ease of use and luxury as primary requisites. The general interior is based upon utilization of wood finishes employing solid woods of teak, cherry and various burls. Additional materials include marble, Corian, aromatic cedar, mirrors and stainless steel. Overhead is Ultra Suede - Easy Leather.
AUDIO & VISUAL EQUIPMENT
(5) Multisystem Samsung -New as of 2016 with DVD including a Blue-Ray by Samsung in master
Stereos: (5) Yamaha RX365 including Ipod base in master cabin and salon, new 2016
(3) Alpine car stereo CDA 105 in crew mess, crew cabin and captain's cabin, new 2010
(5) Blue-Ray units in master cabin, salon, and crew quarters, new 2016
Central Ships Audio:
Volume controls on salon music system in port and starboard guest cabins; surround system in salon; deck speakers in cockpit area, at both helm stations and foredeck controlled from salon sound system, all new 2010
Main Galley Equipment (all new 2017): Range - Gaggenau glass ceramic (CK260-604 Oven - Gaggenau BO250 Grill - Located in oven Microwave - Electrolux E30 Micotell 65GPS Refrigeration - Integrated system with boat systems, 2 large front loader fridges and a top loader drink fridge Freezer - Integrated system with boat systems, 2 shelf large front loader freezer located in laundry room Icemaker - Scotsman Model CU0515 Wine Cooler - SPT 12 bottle wine cooler (located in salon) Dishwasher - Gaggenau DF241760 stainless steel Trash Compactor - Broan trash compactor Model 1052-B Other - Insinkerator Badger 1
Main Engines (new 2010, 2470 hours as of 7/2019): 2 x Caterpillar C7 250 hp
Intermediate shafts are 30 pounds each of carbon fiber. These replace 180 pound each shaft.
Air Conditioning (New 2018):
2 x Marine Air system with control boxes SMX II; 2 x 60,000 BTU
Interior fresh air system; 18,000 BTU; 15 air handling units
Watermakers (New 2010):
Sea Recovery Aqua Whisper with (2) membranes, 58 gal./hr.
Sea Recovery Aqua Whisper with (3) membranes, 72 gal./hr.
Bow Thruster (New 2010):
Richfield 400R retractable hydraulic drive, controlled from each steering station
Each engine has its own Racor secondary filter plus a small centrifuge unit in the transfer system
Sewage System (New 2010):
Headhunter Type 2 MSD blackwater treatment system
Holding Tanks: (2) with a total capacity of 35 g
Fresh Water System (Replaced 2010):
(2) pumps, 1 x 24V and 1 x 220V
Steering System (Replaced 2010):
Cable steering, autopilot steering, (2) separate pumps hydraulic, emergency tiller
Backup Emergency Steering:
Emergency tiller onboard and operational
Steering Stations (all new 2010):
Twin starboard and port cockpit mechanical cable steering. Additional hydraulic quadrant powered by double redundant hydraulic motors. Autopilot control in the exterior consoles, in the cockpit, and in the pilothouse.
Propellers (New 2010):
(2) Hundested VP-hydraulic three bladed variable pitch props; 35.8: in diameter with hydraulic pitch control.
Hydraulics (New 2010): PTO from either generator for bow thruster, windlass and fire pump plus 24 volt hydraulic pumps for winches, furriers, centerboard hoist, swim platform and propeller pitch control. There is a separate manual/electric system for backstay tensioners, boom vang and other five sailing adjustments.
Generators (4660 hours as of 7/2019):
(2) 30 kw Northern Lights single phase equipped with Balmar 60 amp alternators with a 240 volt single phase output (60 hz), new 2010
Electrical System (All new 2016):
12 and 24 volt DC system 120 volts and 240 volts AC system. Four AC inverters for a total of 14 KW
50 KW Atlas system with 100 amps single phase or three phase input for shore power. Eight separate battery banks consisting of:
(48) 2 V Rolls Royce batteries for the inverter system
(24) 2 V Rolls Royce batteries for the hydraulic - autopilot system
(6) 12 V Odyssey for the house system
(4) 12 V Odyssey for 12 V and 24 V electronics system
(4) battery banks for main engines and generates with paralleling capability
All battery banks are charged by 3 x 100 amps battery chargers plus the four inverters
ELECTRONICS AND NAVIGATIONAL EQUIPMENT
Communication Systems (All new 2016): Satcom - Thrane & Thrane Model TT-3672A Telephone system - Panasonic KX-T7731 Number of lines - Shore/Cell/Sat phone line - 7 lines out SSB - SEA322 VHF fixed - Icom IC-M604 and Icom IC-M504 both with outside controls VHF handheld - (6) West Marine Submersible with headsets; 2 x Motorola 20 channel radios Intercom system - Via telephone system Ship's computer - Chart table, Krill system for boat control with backup computer Krill system; Windows computer for Nobeltec navigation, salon Apple computer for entertainment system Printer - Brother LC61 in crew mess on wireless Internal ship's communication system - Via telephone system Other - All navigation systems can be displayed on deck (4 screens), at the chart table (2 screens) and on the TV screens in the master cabin, salon, crew mess, and captain's cabin
Navigation Systems (All new 2016) Radar - Furuno Navnet with navigation charts; 72 Nm range Radar - Furuno Navnet - 36 Nm range Autopilot - Simrad AP25 autopilot control, 2 separate hydraulic autopilot pumps connected to the steering system Gyrocompass - With backup unit Depth Sounders - With backup unit SatNav(s) - Furuno NavNet system and Nobeltec navigation software GPS - (2) for autopilot system; (1) for Furuno Ship identification system - AIS Class B Weather fax - Navnet Furuno Wind and Speed Indicator(s) - B&G depth, wind indicator and their displays Hydra 2000 and 20/20 B&G system, indicators on deck - chart table, master cabin, crew mess, captain's cabin
Laundry Equipment (New 2016): Main laundry washer - (1) Bosch AXXIS Main laundry dryer - (1) Maytag EPICZ Additional laundry - Iron and ironing board
Deck Equipment (All new 2010): Anchor windlass system - (2) Maxwell vertical windlass 4000 series recessed into anchor locker Anchors - (2) Plow anchors, 300 and 350 pounds Anchor chain and rode - 90 m each Additional cranes/davits - (1) spinnaker pole to launch tender Accommodation ladders - Swim ladder transom door, manual side boarding ladder Stern boarding gangway - Carbon fiber passerelle, manual Miscellaneous - Transom door opens with separate hydraulic system
SAFETY AND FIRE PROTECTION
Security Equipment: CCTV System - Pelco MX400 8 video controller system Cameras - (8) located on aft deck, cockpit, engine room forepeak/bow thruster Monitors - (8) located in master cabin, chart table, salon, crew mess, captain's cabin Door Alarms - (3) located in main salon, master cabin, captain's cabin Motion Detectors - (4) located on deck, salon, interior Safes - (2) located in master cabin and captain's cabin
Fire Fighting Equipment: Fire/Heat/Smoke Detectors - 120 total located in every cabin; (2) in galley, engine room, lazarette, forepeak Fixed CO2 System - (1) located in engine room and aux room Portable CO2 - (3) located in engine room, 4.5 kg Fire Extinguishers - (10) located in each cabin, galley, salon, on deck and laundry room Seawater Fire Fighting Stations - (1) located deck locker forward starboard side Monoxide Detectors - (3) located in crew mess, crew cabin, captain's cabin Other - (1) fire blanket under galley sink
Safety Equipment: Life Rafts - (2) Viking 6 person Life Rings - (2) Ocean safety EPIRB - (1) Global Fix Flares - (1) bag Medical Equipment and Supplies - Medaire kit located in master cabin head; Medaire first responder kit located in captain's head; oxygen bottle and mask
SAILS AND RIGGING
Rig Configuration: Sloop - 135' high, 3 spreader aluminum rig fully painted as of 2016, split backstay with aft runners and innter forestay and masthead forestay Boom - Aluminum, fully painted as of 2016
North Sails all new as of 2017
North fully battened Spectra mainsail
Spectra furling staysail
Spectra furling staysail
Rod rigging, all replaced as new as of 2016
Running rigging, all new as of 2016
(9) Harken/Barient in total - 5 aft deck, 4 by the mast
MINISKIRT (ex-CHARDONNAY C) went through a very extensive, two year refit including a redesign in all areas of her deck layout, completed in 2011. Her new transom boasts a fold down swim platform/boarding platform. The only way to accomplish the extensive modifications to her cockpit was to cut the deck off and start over. Now, her hardtop protects the recessed seating while still providing great views. The two new steering stations provide both excellent visibility both windward and leeward and full access to all necessary instrumentation as well as great accessibility to necessary winches.
Electrically, the boat was completely rewired, all new electrical panels were built and the new Atlas frequency converters installed. Four new inverter/chargers were installed for a total of 14 Kw of inverter capacity.
All of the plumbing on the boat was also redone with CPVC. A new Headhunter sanitation treatment plant was installed with five new Headhunter toilets. All pumps on the boat were replaced with new. A new AC and DC bilge system was designed and installed including an Arid dry bilge system. All of the air conditioning system was redesigned and installed new. Larger fiberglass drip trays were custom built and a make up air unit was installed. Likewise, the refrigeration system on the boat was completely rebuilt with new compressors. All of the hydraulic hoses on the boat were replaced and a new Max Power DC hydraulic pump set was installed. Two new Maxwell vertical anchor windlasses were installed with new chain and a larger anchor on one side was installed. A fire smoke alarm system, burglar alarm system and eight video cameras were installed. A monitoring system for all of the boat was designed and installed with complete control throughout the boat. All standing rigging on the boat was replaced as well as the running rigging. All of the fuel transferring systems were done new with added filters and pump redundancies. All new Headhunter fuel and water level gauge systems were installed.
All of the interior was completely refinished and new overheads were built. All new appliances were installed as well as new audio/video equipment with a dedicated computer just for music and movies.
As a fiberglass yacht, with twin engines and bow thruster, and an incredible shoal draft of just 7'/2.2m, MINISKIRT is not just redundant, but a yacht that can access areas no other sailing yacht can even approach.
Additional Work Done in 2013
All batteries replaced in laundry room and engine room
Port generator removed from boat and totally rebuilt
Totally new wet exhaust system made out of Inconel
Mast removed from boat, refinished and strengthened as necessary, repainted and put back in boat
All tanks cleaned
Audio/visual system upgraded with new WiFi amplifier and new 4G cell data receiver
Once this work was completed, MINISKIRT went to Thunderbolt Marine for some bottom work. She left Thunderbolt about a year later because of the extensive work.
Work at Thunderbolt:
Mast/boom fully painted and an inherent defect correct by Spar Craft
All standing rigging sent away, re-headed or replaced
All running rigging replaced
(7) multi system Samsung televisions including Blue-Ray and Marantz receivers
Apple TV in salon and staterooms
All new Furuno Navnet TZ touch navigation equipment with two new x-band and S-band radars 96 nm range
(4) new navigation monitors and safety monitoring system
New HD Direct TV receivers and antenna in all staterooms, salon, crew mess and crew cabins
New KVH V-SAT and tracvision fleetbroadband satellite communications
New rogue WiFi routers and cradlepoint
All new LED Nav, mast and spreader lights
New NEC phone and intercom system
New Marquip boarding ladder (6) new LED underwater lights
Entire drive train removed and included new engine mounts, new shaft couplings and seals, rebuilt two Hundesteds Prop Pitch Units, balanced and straightened props and shafts, new cutlass bearings
New firehoses and inspection of all safety equipment
New paint on mast, sandblast and paint boom
Sails all new (2016) by North and included:
Spectra full batten mainsail with 2 reefs
Spectra furling genoa
Spectra furling staysail
New carbon fiber battens
Thunderbolt Shipyard work August 2018 - October 2018
Complete bottom and hull inspection by Fleming Marine
Two coats of anti fouling bottom paint
Prop speed on props and shafts
Removed props and shafts for balancing and alignment (AME Ft. Lauderdale)
New shaft seals and bearings
Removed centerboard. Applied two coats of antifouling paint. Installed new zincs
Inspect centerboard pin
Fabricate new locking pin
New centerboard cylinder. Installed inspection hatch for centerboard cylinder
Installed new hydraulic hoses for PTOs
Service all motors and deck winches (Seahawk Rigging)
Upgrades in 2018 New exhausts and muffler boxes (Inconal) by DeAngelo Marine
New Gaggenau oven and cooktop
Replaced house battery bank
Installed izing glass around cockpit area
Installed two new chillers and two new frequency drives for air conditioning