About the ship

MARLIN is the goal when you want to have a unique sportiv sail adventure when it comes to combining performance, safety and luxury in sailing. Made of aluminium in Dutch boat building artistry, it makes every sailor’s heart beat faster.

With our MARLIN you feel pure sailing. With our 18 meter aluminium yacht we bring you safely to every point on earth that can be reached by water. Jump on our existing route or create your personal journey for yourself or a group of maximum 5 people. What means that? 10 Foot correct ship per person. Sailing couldn’t be more elegant. We sail Monohull, we sail at the wind with constant heeling – We sail classic. We sail safely. We also have a tradition of seamanship. Everything for you.

Basic data:
Overall Length: 18.26m / 60′
Length Waterline: 16.44m / 54′
Width: 4.66m / 15′
Hull draft: 1.00m / 3.3′
Draft: 2.03m /6.6′
Curb weight: 26.6t
Ballast: 8.0t
Weight fully loaded: 30.5t
Fresh water in two tanks: 1200l
Diesel in two tanks: 1500l
Range under engine: 1500sm
Day tank: 150l
Hull Speed: 9.8kn
Crusing Speed: 8.5kn
Racing Speed: 9.6kn

Type: Slup, Moderate Long Keeler, Round Hull
Design: Robert Perry 60′ at Lloyd’s standards
Shipyard: Folmers, Rijs, Holland
Year of Construction: 2006-2008
Hull: Aluminium, AlMg 4.5 Mn W28
Mast: 27m, Hall, Aluminum
Sails: Rolly Tasker Sails, – New 2013
Main Sail: 92.7m², Genoa: 88.4m², Jib: 37.10m², Trysail: 14.9m², Storm Jib: 13.5m², Genacker 220m²
Engine: YANMAR 165hp / Turbo
Layout: 3 Cabins, 1 Large Saloon, 1 Showers, Large Kitchen, 2.10m Standing Height Throughout
Berths: 6 in three Cabins, (+2 Deckhouse), Two toilets, Engine Room, Sailing Forepeak

Navigation:
Raymarin ST-60, Wind, Autopilot ST6001, Depth, Log in the Cockpit
Lecomble & Schmitt Linear Drive Autopilot Switchable to Jefa Drive
Jeff Ruder, Control and Autopilot
Tridata and Multidata at the Chart Table
Furuno GP32 GPS at the Helm. All data via Seatalk and NMEA networked with the BoardPC and WLAN/WiFi Hotspot
Furuno NAVNET Radar
On-board computer with fixed 27” LED monitor at the Chart Table. Worldwide Maps under OpenCPN

Communication:
Iridium GO! Can be used by all sailors
ICOM M802 with AT 140 and PACTOR 4, DR7800
at Sheakespeare Wip Antenna 23′
E-mail and weather worldwide via Sailmail
ICOM M323 DSC VHF Fixed
2x ICOM M72 VHF Portables
At the anchorage and in the marina we receive Local HotSpots with the LunaWLANnet high performance antenna on the mast top and/or 4G/LTE and distribute the internet signal in the boat via WLAN for crew. So everyone can use their WLAN-enabled devices, such as iPhone, iPad, notebook etc. use
At sea, the crew communicates via shortwave and iSat via Sailmail.

Energy Management and Aggregates:
Superwind 350 / 24V Wind Generator
Four solar panels on a 100 watts on the gearbox
Northern Lights 5KW professional generator – New 2018
130 Amp / h Heavy Duty Generator On Main Engine
with BALMAR High Performance Regulator
Isolated alternator for starter batteries engine and generator
Mastervolt DCDC 24/12 V Converter and Charger for 12V Battery Subsystem
2x VICTRON 70A Multilader and Inverser 3KW / 24V / 220V
Galvanic isolating transformer shore power 3KW
400Ah / 24V Battery Bank 8x 12V / 100Ah North Star AGM Batteries New 2017
220V in owner’s cabin, salon, card table, kitchen, pilothouse, engine room
Echotec Watermaker 120L/h at 24V DC Engine

Life:

Exclusive Vorkabine with double bed, Latexmatrazen on spring battens, own bathroom / WC / shower. Aft two cabins each with 2 separate bunk beds, private sink, hatch, door, shared shower. Communal large salon with 2 navigation tables (skipper / boatman) and on-board computer. U-shaped kitchen with fridge, freezer, three-flame stove, two pools, fresh water hot. Shared toilet and shower (separate rooms). All living spaces are with a central heating system and radiators in the wet areas. Large, cozy pilot house

Equipment:

Dinghy NAIAD 3.5m Rescue Dinghy in New Zealand Approved as Liferaft. 6-7 people with 30hp Yamaha outboard 2-stroke, chain, safety lock and anchor. Replacement outboard Thoatsu 3.5PS. Various diving goggles and fins. Two 12L aluminum bottles INT, BCD, automatic, pressure and depth gauge. Main anchor ROCNA 70kg at 80 meters tested forests 13mm stainless steel chain. Lewmar electric anchor winch, 2 spare and plow hinge anchors, 15 & 27kg

Accomodation

Less is more … thinks that the MARLIN differs significantly from the GRP charter boats by the space available. Normally, on a ship of this size, ten berths would maximize space utilization and guests would be stacked like sardines. The MARLIN is actually designed for a maximum of 6 people. Nobody steps on their feet here. The engine compartment is separated from the living space and the noise pollution by the aggregates thus slightly. Stowage space in the forepeak, aft ship and deep bilge leave room for equipment, provisions for several weeks. The MARLIN is equipped as an expedition glider for the high latitudes.

The spacious pilot house of the MARLIN has developed during sailing as a central lounge for the watchful crew while sailing. They chat, plan, laugh, sail. In the high latitudes it is warm here and you are protected from rain, snow, ice and cold. During the day as at night. In the tropics, the pilot house offers shade and a pleasant breeze at anchor. When sailing you have a view of the horizon, which makes seasickness forget.

“Here you can dance!” Said one of my sailors when he first came to the MARLIN salon. The MARLIN has 2,1m standing height throughout. The Solon is a common habitat. Here is eaten above all things. Good food is very important at MARLIN. But also working here. Two navigation tables, on-board computers, communication systems etc … Here lives the crew. On long evenings, fun and games take place here, and one or two glasses of wine find their way through the connoisseur’s throat.

The panorama shot shows the starboard side of the MARLIN. The spacious pantry shows plenty of space for cooking and the navigation and the on-board computer are used by all blackheads. We have a heated clothes closet where we dried wet sail clothing. The shared toilet is located amidships and is shared.

On both sides, the two aft cabins are equipped with a total of four bunks. The quietest place at sea.

The foredeck has a cabin for couples. The spacious cabin has a hatch that opens to the front, providing good ventilation in tropical travel zones.

The spacious shower with hot water is located in front of the front cabin and is shared by all. Here is a second toilet which serves as a backup.