COCHISE
86' (26.21m) CIRCA MARINE
LOA: 86' (26.21m)
Beam: 20' 11" (6.38m)
Draft: 5' (1.52m)
Speed:
10.5 Knots
13.75 Knots
Location: England United Kingdom
Year: 2016
Builder: CIRCA MARINE
Type:
Motor Yacht
Flybridge
Price: $6,500,000 USD
Additional Specifications For COCHISE:
LOA: 86' (26.21m)
Beam: 20' 11" (6.38m)
Max Draft: 5' (1.52m)
Hull Material: Aluminum
Hull Designer: Steve Dashew
Deck Material: Aluminum
Deck Material: Aluminum
Range At Cruise: 6100
Range At Max: 0
Speed:
Cruising 10.5 Knots
Max 13.75 Knots
Fuel Capacity: 17700 L (4675.85 Gal)
Water Capacity: 7380 L (1949.59 Gal)
Flag: Malta
Location: England, United Kingdom
Price: $6,500,000 USD
Delivery/Model Year: 2016
Year Built: 2016
Builder: CIRCA MARINE
Model: FPB 78
Type:
Motor Yacht
Flybridge
Engines: 231 HP,Twin, Inboard, Diesel, John Deere, 6068 AFM75, 2725hrs / 2719hrs
Staterooms: 5
Sleeps: 10
Heads: 5
Crew Berths: 0
Classifications:
Construction

Engineered for Toughness:

FPB 78-1 COCHISE is the toughest of all the FPBs with a massive increase in the already extra strong hulls. She has five watertight bulkheads and double bottom.

 

The centerline plating is one inch/24mm thick. Outboard of this, from forward of the central water tight bulkhead to the rudders the plating goes to 5/8”/16mm (light green color in the nearby image). Elsewhere plating is 1/2”/12mm to above the chine waterline (pink color). Topsides are 8mm.  Five feet/a meter and a half aft of the bow is a collision bulkhead. A stembar extends off the centerline girder in this collision containment area. This stembar is 1.75”/40mm thick and 10”/250mm deep. It and the topsides in this area are supported by five horizontal stiffeners (breasthooks) which are backed in the forepeak by deep web like topside frames.

 

Hull frames in forward forepeak are closer together and topside stiffeners are overbuilt. As a result of the size these deep webs double as shelves.

 

Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:

  • Basic hull and structure is welded aluminum including superstructure with five full water tight bulkheads.
  • Bottom is nominally 12 mm aluminum plate, 24mm in mid drying out/grid area, 16mm turn of bilge aft through to rudders.
  • Integral aluminum tankage for water and diesel form a double bottom between the middle of the forepeak to the engine room forward bulkhead.
  • 18mm five layer forward windows on great room, 11mm four layer windows on sides, 10mm three layers aft.
  • Four internal water tight doors by Freeman Marine.
  • Main deck and swim step watertight doors by Freeman Marine.
  • Forepeak hatch, and afterdeck hatch by Freeman Marine.
  • Five Bomar hatches for ventilation, natural light, and emergency escape.
  • Single Lewmar hatch for ventilation and natural light.
  • Matching grey tread master decking on exterior decks.
  • External handrails, stanchions and foremast of low maintenance aluminum.
  • Specially rigged booms for launching dinghies.
  • Booms are rigged for easy deployment and retrieval of stainless flopper stoppers which are stored in special cassettes on the swim platform, although these have rarely been needed.
  • Swim step has 2 access lockers with a bilge pump and twin mounted float switch 2022.
  • International Intersleek (Silicon) antifouled – all new 2022.

 

Window Structure:

  • FPB 78 windows are fabricated from HPML-CG glass (stands for High Performance Marine Laminate using Chemically Strengthened glass). This is enormously strong, laminated product that is also impact resistant.
  • Hurricane windows typically require two layers of a special plastic between glass to reduce the impact from flying objects and hold damaged glass together.
  • Side windows are laminated from two layers of glass and three layers of plastic.
  • Forward windows are three layers of glass with two layers of plastic.

 

Matrix Deck Windows:

  • 4mm Tinted HPML-CG Laminated Marine (Lightweight) sides.
  • 4.4mm Clear HPML-CG Laminated Marine (Lightweight) (High impact) forward facing.
  • New Isinglass on aft end of Matrix deck with zippered portion for external wetbar access.
  • New Isinglass on aft end of main deck for protecting main deck and stairs from weather. Removable door panel for daily access.

 

Engineered for Quiet:

COCHISE was conceived from the beginning to be exceptionally smooth running and noise free. This starts with the very thick aluminum plate extending (5/8”/16mm) extending under the engines, and over the propellers. Close framing in the way of the props further reduces natural harmonics.

 

Her massively thick use of EPDM foam for normal hull and deck insulation contributes to sound absorption. The fire control insulation in the engine room covers both bulkheads, hull sides, and the deck to reduce the amount of noise escaping. Air intake and exhaust vents are lined in EPDM foam and baffled to reduce noise on deck.

 

The engine exhaust systems include both Centrek aqua lifts and mufflers, the latter including a special remixing chamber that reduces the tendency for gas and water to separate.

 

Each interior bulkhead is specially engineered with airs space, sound dampening visco elastomeric sheet, and sound absorbing foam, and is mounted with isolation material.

 

Engineered for Maneuverability:

COCHISE takes the reputation of the FPB fleet for maneuverability to a new level. A combination of factors makes her so agile that the thruster is rarely used. The ability to put a very substantial amount of thrust against the rudders is one factor. The position and size of the rudders is another. Most important is the 42° angle either side of center which the rudders can attain in just seven seconds hard over to hard over. This extremely fast rudder travel coupled with the propeller thrust allows you to do things in tight spaces, with the wind pushing you against a lee shore, that most would consider impossible.

 

Carefully placed spring line cleats make aft and forward spring lines extremely effective for pulling the boat onto a dock.  Two Lewmar 64 electric self-tailing winches, one forward and one aft, are used for dock lines and kedging.

If conditions are so bad that you cannot bring the boat alongside there’s another option. The anchoring bowsprit is designed to be pressed against pilings or the dock and in the most adverse conditions it often works to bring the bow in at right angles, hold it against the dock with the props, pass a breast line ashore or around the piling, and then back off and winch yourself onto the dock.

 

Engineered for Performance:

  • Max speed approximately 13.75 knots @ 2300 RPM.
  • Cruising Speed 10.5 knots @ 1650 RPM.
  • Fuel consumption @ 1650 RPM (10.5kts) seven to eight gallons/28-32 liters per hour, smooth water, calm wind, clean bottom and prop, half load.
  • Cruising range @ 10.5kts – 6100nm, before safety factors.
  • True Engine Hours: 2407.
  • Downwind, COCHISE has demonstrated the capability of using her unique hull shape and power to surf locked into waves for long periods. When the right conditions exist COCHISE can average 14 knots surfing with fuel burn in the range of 5.7 gallons / 21 liters per hour. She has trans-Atlantic range at this speed in trade wind like weather.
  • Upwind, COCHISE made the 4,400 nautical mile trip from Raivavae in French Polynesia to Panama on a single load of fuel, comfortably averaging 10 knots against the trade winds, waves, and current, burning .866 gallon of diesel per nautical mile, on average. She had sufficient fuel aboard to reach Florida from Panama.
Machinery

Engine & Gearboxes:

  • 2 x John Deere 6068 AFM75 – M1rating– 231hp each (New 2016). Note: engines can be upgraded to M4 330HP @2,600 with a simple re-programme. Prop shaft, air intake, and exhaust system all have sufficient capacity for this configuration.
  • Transmission – ZF280I- 3:1 reduction with thrust bearings and Cardan joints.
  • ZF Mathers electronic shift-throttle controls, at both helms with tethered remote on lower deck. Wiring is in place on the Matrix deck for a fourth system. However, this was rarely used and was removed.
  • There is a simple shift throttle control located in the aft starboard wet locker. This is installed in case of a total Mathers Control failure. It can control shift/throttle on both engines. The connections between it and the engine room are normally disconnected to reduce failure risk in the event of a lightning stroke.
  • Engines cooled using individual standpipes with strainers above the waterline. Engine raw water strainers can be cleaned without flooding the bilge with salt water. Engines can be easily flushed with fresh water simply by closing the sea-cock, removing the strainer lid, and running fresh water into the strainer while the engine is running.
  • A special high dry riser with an Incanel injection elbow reduces the risk of engine back flooding.
  • John Deere J-139 network monitoring systems with Power View displays in the engine room and on electrical panel in great room for both engines.
  • Strong propeller shaft seals.
  • Aquamet type prop shafts 2.5”.
  • Veemstar 32” 4 blade propellers (2018) + 2 x spare propellers.
  • Engine hours port 2725.1, starboard 2719.2.
  • Engines fully serviced in the 2022 refit including new cutless bearings, shafts pulled the re-aligned to thrust bearings.

 

Steering:

  • Dual rudders with dual, independently plumbed Lecomple & Schmitt steering cylinders. Primary system has two AccuSteer HPU 100 pump sets for double speed operation when maneuvering and in heavy weather. Approximately seven seconds for 85 degree travel. Normally operation is with one of these two pumps running with 14 seconds lock to lock. Second isolated back up system with single pump set. All serviced and overhauled 2022.
  • Emergency steering systems- manual hydraulic wheel pump located on starboard aft deck, and block and tackle tiller arm setup for inside work shop.
  • Rudder angle indicator and 2 auto pilot feedback units.
  • Two Simrad AP70 autopilot systems.
  • Each helm position has an emergency steering lever that cuts out the AP70 and acts as a non-followup steering control when engaged.

 

Systems Integration:

COCHISE is the first yacht to have carbon neutral capability at anchor, including air conditioning in many cruising environments. This is the result of many factors starting with the reduction of heat load through glazing, window films, window and hatch covers, and awnings. Another element it her massive EPDM insulation, more than twice previous FPBs. The availability of natural ventilation also plays a key role.

 

The solar array with 12 Sunpower panels is capable of producing up to 25kWh in a day, more than enough for daily operations.  And then the heating and air conditioning comes into play. The Lithium-Ion battery bank is of more than sufficient size to carry the overnight loads of air conditioning the owner’s suite and the guest and crew suites.

 

And if solar conditions are poor the inherent efficiencies reduce generator time. A typical maximum generator run would be two hours a day.

Aside from the pleasure this minimal carbon foot print brings, and the ecological benefits, the daily fuel savings add up over time. This enhances range under power, and endurance at anchor.  If there were a disruption in fuel supplies, with small changes in habits your endurance would be almost indefinite.

 

Other Mechanical Equipment:

  • Bow Thruster – 12”/30cm Side Power SEP 240/300 TC with PPC 800 proportional control.
  • Stabilizers- Naiad Model 360 with Datum control system with 12.0 square foot fins and adaptive control driven off the main engines. Hydraulic accumulator tanks fitted and software upgraded to include slow speed and at rest operation of the stabilizers. The model 360 is oversized for COCHISE and was specified because of the extra risk factors working in ice, and to provide extra factor of safety when drying out.
  • The stabilizers were fully overhauled in the 2022 refit, the position sensors were replaced, the oil header tank reservoir was refilled and Naiad Datum colour graphic display was added.  The stabilizers’ software was also upgraded and calibrated to provide zero speed functionality. 
  • Stabilizer fins are specially fabricated with extra-large steel armatures extending down into the fin to provide additional support.
  • Reverso oil change system with Oberdorfer 24 Volt pump with valved manifold serving generator, main engines and main gearboxes.
  • Delta T automatic fire dampeners on engine room air intake and exhaust. Three separate Delta T fans pressurize engine room.
  • Brownie E-150 220 VAC Hooka dive compressor with dual output capability, hoses, regulators, mouthpieces.
  • Extensive complement of organized spares (see spreadsheet).
  • Extensive tool kit with hand and power tools, drill press, bearing press, and variety of specialty items associated with repair and maintenance.
  • There are two complete Fireboy fire suppression bottles in the engine room either of which is capable of suppressing a fire. These are tied to a Fireboy automatic shut-down control. If a bottle fires or if the manual release is pulled, the Fireboy controller closes the Delta T fire damper while shutting down all diesel consumers.

 

COCHISE draws less than five feet/1.5m, and is happy drying out on a tidal river bottom, or on a grid.

 

COCHISE is a true expedition yacht, with huge range and endurance, and a proven resume designed for the adventurer who truly wants to explore the far reaches of the oceans in comfort, safety and functionality.

 

At a cruising speed of 10.5 knots an FPB 781 averages 250 miles a day on passage, and has a range of 6,100 nautical miles. Diesel fuel capacity is 4700 gallons/17,000 litres and freshwater storage is 1950 gallons /7100 liters with a watermaker capacity of up to 70 gallons/264 liters per hour. The fuel and water tanks are integral with the hull providing a lower center of gravity for improved performance and a double bottom with the accompanying safety associated therewith.

 

Oversize hydraulic Naiad stabilizer actuators coupled with stabilizer fins that were custom built by NAIAD for increased factors of safety contribute to the smooth ride, even in rough seas.

 

Looking across the walk-in engine room towards the aft starboard corner, this is an engine room that is a mechanic’s dream. It is accessible from aft deck, the swim step, and aft starboard head.

 

Typical of the systems engineering aboard COCHISE is the engine room air intake. Things to note:

  • The three Delta T fans maintain a positive pressure on the engine room.
  • Each fan has an on/off switch and the entire assembly has a PWM speed control.
  • In the event of fan failure the entire assembly can be hinged open and there is sufficient cross sectional area to provide the air required by the engines at normal cruise speed until the system can be repaired.
  • The fire dampener within the air intake duct can be serviced by hinging the assembly open.
  • The bottom of the intake is well above the inverted waterline, reducing the amount of water that can enter if a roll over were occur.

 

Aft of the engine room is a watertight door with access to the new crew accommodation.  This has an en-suite heads and shower compartment to starboard. Aft of this is a U-shaped seating area with table, microwave and sink.   To port is a generous double berth with storage beneath. The crew area has another watertight door out onto the bathing platform and there is a large deck hatch with steps up to it to enable crew to access the aft deck easily when needed. 

Electrical Systems

During the 2022 refit the batteries and associated systems were all changed to Lithium Ion.  This included new solar charge controllers and associated mounting brackets, and new battery chargers for both 24V and 12V systems.  New heavy feeds were fitted from the forepeak distribution box and to the Matrix, as well as to new deck winches.  In order to compensate for the trim differential created by this change, Vectis Design were asked to advise on the amount of additional ballast needed.  5 tonnes of lead ingots were fitted in the sub floor between the tankage where the old batteries had been located.  

 

AC Systems:

  • 230 VAC Electrical system, genset, inverters. Systems are all 50/60hz compatible.
  • Victron Charger/Inverter units charge house battery bank from generator, solar or shore power, and invert DC house battery bank power to both 230v and 115v AC.
  • System frequency can run on 50 or 60 hz.
  • 3 x 230v 5kw Victron charger/inverters for 230v domestic loads powered by the 24v DC battery bank.
  • Primary 230v AC – All 230v loads run through a transfer switch within the Victron inverter chargers. When using shore power or the genset, if the AC source drops out the inverters kick in automatically, like a giant UPS system.
  • Inverter/chargers have load sharing so if shore power is marginal, these will match phase with the shore power, and then provide supplemental power above what the shore power can supply.
  • 1 x 115v 3kw Victron charger/inverter for 110v domestic loads powered by the 24v DC battery bank.
  • Secondary 115v AC – supply through Victron Autotransformer. This autotransformer can be powered by the 230V inverters, shore power, or the generator.
  • Charles 12kVA ISO Shore power Transformer (50 or 60 Hz).
  • Inverter bypass switch for direct power from generator or shore power should the inverter charger transfer switch fail.
  • Main power panels – AC and DC conveniently located in Great Room alcove.  DIN rail breakers. Auxiliary DC panel in engine room.
  • 115v, 230v, plugs are located strategically throughout the boat.  US and European.

 

Battery Banks:

  • MG Energy Lithium HD series batteries 26v 300ah x 8 2022.
  • Main Engines start batteries - 4 Group 34M AGM Sealed Odyssey PC1500 (May 2022) doubling previous capacity
  • Generator start battery 12V Group 34M AGM Odyssey PC1500 (May 2022).
  • Emergency tap switch for Main engines and generator starting off house bank.
  • Emergency 12v converter tap on house bank.
  • Isolation switches for each BMS/ battery bank group.
  • Blue sea systems DC multimeter house and engine banks.
  • Victron Cerbo battery monitoring system.

 

Battery Chargers:

  • Primary charging source are three Victron inverter chargers, combined 300 (rated at 360 amps) amps.
  • 1 Victron 24V to 12V 20 amp battery charger in the engine room for the Generator Start Bank.
  • 1 Victron 24V to 24V 17 amp battery charger in the engine room for the Engine Start Bank.
  • 1 Victron 230V to 24V 16 amp battery charger in the engine room for the Engine Start Bank.

 

Alternators:

  • 2 x Wakespeed WS500  alternators on the main engines provide a combined output of (500 amps at 28v) through four heavy duty remote mounted rectifiers whilst underway. Once batteries are charged the alternator output is sufficient to run key 115v and 230v systems via the inverters whilst underway, typically including air conditioning and laundry.
  • Output for each alternator is controlled by Wakespeed regulators that maintain proper output dependent on engine rpm and cooling capacity to prevent burnout.

 

Solar Power:

  • 6 x Sunpower 335 watt solar panels and 6 Sunpower 360 watt solar panels. In good conditions as much as 25 KWh has been captured during the day.
  • Victron SmartSolar Controller – MPPT 250|100 - power tracking/charge controllers x 3.
  • With modest attention to wasted electricity, it is possible to run on solar alone. In moderate solar conditions would be plus one hour a day of genset time.

 

Generator:

  • Onan Generator 17KW at 60 Hz 1800 rpm/13.5 KW at 50 Hz 1200 rpm. Can be switched between 50 and 60 Hz with a simple toggle.
  • Running hours: approximately 1020 hours.
  • Cummins Onan Monitoring and alarm control panels.
  • Centek water/exhaust separator.

 

Shore Power:

  • Incoming shore power is isolated via a Charles Industries 12kva single phase isolation transformer.
  • Shore power connection point in the port side swim step locker and in forward end of the Forepeak.
  • Various shore power cords, plugs, and international adapters.
  • New 230v European sockets fitted and also 110v US.
Plumbing Systems

Fresh Water & Water Heating System:

  • 2- 24V Head Hunter XCaliber pressure pumps. Each is connected to a single tank, eliminating manifolds and improving reliability.
  • Hot water tank and system rebuilt in the 2022 refit including a new expansion tank and all pipework upgraded to stainless steel
  • Two Headhunter five gallon Accumulator one mounted outboard of owner’s suite closet and a second in the engine room.
  • Fresh water maker-Blue Seas 70 gallon per hour RO water maker. Primary sand filter, 5micron media filter, oil/water separator filter for sea water supply. A PH neutralizer, charcoal filter, 5 micron filter and UV sterilizer further filter water before running to tanks. New manifold and O-rings 2020.
  • Additional ships filtration system- 5micron charcoal filter.
  • Electric pump for galley drinking water tap from dedicated 50 liter drinking water tank.
  • 60 litre cylinder water heater tank with 3,000 watt SureCal immersion heater. Can also be heated with diesel boiler or port engine waste heat as well as 230V.
  • Grundfos submersible hot water circulation pump plumbed into hot water loop.

 

Bilge Pumps:

  • 7 x Viking- diaphragm 24vDC bilge pumps – 2 in engine room picking up port and starboard. 1 x forepeak pickup, one port and one starboard amidships drawing from stabilizer coffer dams, and forward/aft of the central watertight bulkhead.
  • 2” Pacer hydraulic centrifugal damage control pump (driven by main engines) mounted with manifold in mid-ships systems room. Pick-ups in forepeak, either side of central watertight bulkhead, each stabilizer cofferdam, engine room, and aft cabin. Manual and automatic controls.
  • High water bilge alarm on Maretron vessel monitoring system.
  • Bluewater Desalination Explorer XT EPX1-1800-2 watermaker capable of 75 gph/ 284 Lph or 1800gal/6810L per day.
Tankage
  • Marathon pressure sensors for level indicator for freshwater and diesel tankage. All tank levels are monitored on the Maretron vessel monitoring system. Reed switch level sensors for black, grey water, and diesel day tanks.

 

Fuel:

  • Fuel Capacity is 4700 gallons/17,700 liters in three centerline main tanks, 2 wing tanks, and a day tank. Tanks are integral to the yacht and are fabricated of aluminum. In the nearby schematic drawing.
  • 2 x Oberdoerfer high capacity fuel transfer pumps - 24VDC.
  • In the nearby graphic, Fuel tanks are shown in purple
  • Tank selection and return manifolds are located in the amidships systems room.
  • Diesel polishing system- 2 x Racor filter/water separator. System can polish fuel from the hull tanks and day tank.
  • Day tank topped up automatically with National Magnetic Sensors controlled reed switches. Pump control has pump running, low level, fill level, and high-level alarms which report on the Maretron N2K system.
  • Fuel flow meter into engine room fuel system.
  • Sludge sump on day tank.
  • Venting system and settlement of foam – All hull tank vents lead to a pipe running down the shear line which empties into the engine room day tank. The day tank breathes into the port swim step locker. This system deals effectively with aerated fuel and minimizes moisture in the main hull fuel tanks.

 

Fresh Water:

  • 1950 gallons/7380 litres in 2 integral aluminum tanks plus a separate 12 gallon/50 liter polyethylene galley tank for filtered drinking water.

 

Grey/Blackwater Holding Tanks:

  • Blackwater – 2 custom roto molded HDPE tanks, one aft approximately 80 gallons/302 litres capacity serving aft guest cabins and Matrix deck head. Second tank in the forepeak of approximately 60 gallons/ 225 liters serving master cabin.
  • Grey water – One HDPE tank in engine room of approximately 80 gallons/302 litres capacity.
  • 7 x Whale gulper 320 24vDC bilge pumps sinks and showers.
Electronic Equipment

Navigation:

  • A very complete Furuno navigational system is fitted with dual satellite compasses, dual black box processors, dual 6 foot open array dual-band radars, a Class-A AIS, a dual-band 360° sonar, a multibeam sonar for 3D structural images, and a bottom discrimination machine.
  • The Simrad autopilot system is installed for maximum reliability and to ease problem chasing when something goes wrong.  There are two independent processors for additional redundancy.
  • The Autopilots can be used as stand alone, as they have their own GPS and compass source, or integrated.
  • The Furuno data is available on large monitors, and can be viewed and operated from IOS and Android devices.
  • A FLIR night vision system fitted to the forward mast.
  • Two Time Zero PCs utilize the Maretron and Furuno networks and are used as the primary navigational processors.  One on the Matrix Deck, and one in the great room.
  • Two large monitors in the Great Room, along with the TV can be used for navigation. Displaying charts, radar, sonar, etc.
  • 2 radar plates fabricated and additional support to the anchor light mast in the 2020 refit to take 2 new satellite compasses.
  • Furuno CH600 Dual Frequency Searchlight Sonar fitted in the forward lazarette in the 2022 refit.   The aperture was fabricated by a Lloyds registered welder who built an aluminium through hull tube with the required fairing.   This tube extends above the waterline for additional security in case of an impact.
  • Ship’s horn and 24v compressor 2022.

 

Communications Equipment:

  • Simrad VHF.
  • Iridium Pilot.
  • Iridium Go.
  • TracPhone V30 Satellite internet.
  • Pepwave Wi-Fi high gain Wi-Fi antennae.

 

Vessel Management Data System:

  • COCHISE is equipped with an extensive Maretron N2K data system.
  • This includes over 75 pieces of equipment which monitor temperatures of much of the equipment, pump cycles and durations, individual battery cell temperatures, along with numerous environmental and electrical loads.
  • The organization and presentation of this data is critical as there is so much information it is easy to get lost. The Dashew’s were involved with Maretron from their early days and helped them refine and add many features.
  • Data can be displayed on large screen TVs, dedicated read outs, IOS and Android devices.
  • COCHISE is equipped with Samsung 18.5” tablets, 10” tablets, and a 7” tablet.

 

Security:

  • Intruder alarm with deck sensors in four locations.
  • FLIR video camera set up with ten camera locations.

 

Entertainment:

  • Apple TV’s on Great room, Matrix, Owners, and aft cabin TVs.
  • Samsung 43” LED TV in owners’ stateroom, 4 on Matrix deck.
  • Samsung 55” in Great room.
Domestic Equipment
  • Separate washer and dryer in forward lazarette.
  • High powered portable vacuum.

 

Galley:

  • Miele 3 burner induction hob.
  • Panasonic Microwave.
  • Miele Oven.
  • Fisher & Paykel drawer style dishwasher.
  • Two 9” Delta T extraction fans are installed in the aluminum masts aft and pull air from the galley. Replacement air comes from the two 10” Dorade style vents in the great room roof just forward of the galley with two more forward.

 

Refrigeration:

  • 18 cubic foot/500 liter fridge, 6.5 cubic foot/180 liter freezer and a 9.5 cubic foot/260 liter freezer, fitted with Frigoboat evaporators 24v and Danfoss Compressors. Salt water cooled. Fully overhauled during the 2022 refit including the wiring. 
  • Systems will operate air cooled when necessary.
  • Guardian coastal climate controllers for fridge/freezer compressor controls.
  • 24VDC Fridge on the Matrix deck.

 

Heads/Showers:

  • Sealand Vacuflush heads with SeaLand diaphragm pumps x 4- direct to holding tanks. Holding tanks are above the waterline and have the option of direct overboard discharge if desirable. Shoreside vacuum plumbing to the deck.
  • Jabsco Liteflush 24VDC compact electric freshwater head for aft cabin.
  • Vetus 24VDC electric freshwater head for forward cabin.
  • Showers in all 5 heads compartments.
  • Whale Gulper IC high capacity waste pumps for midships and owners shower and sink drains.  Sump box with float for grey water in fore and aft cabins.  Deals with AC condensate, shower and sink waste.
  • Freshwater shower on aft swim platform with hot and cold mixer valve.

 

Heating & Ventilation:

  • COCHISE has almost three times the insulation that was previously used on FPBs. This reduces HVAC loads in addition to making the yacht much quieter.
  • The combination of this highly efficient insulation system together with the large Lithium Ion battery bank and solar array, make it possible to run the crew, guest cabins and owner’s suite air conditioning overnight on the batteries.
  • Marine Air Systems x 8 – 230v independently controlled air conditioning units, cooled by 240v raw water pumps. All are reverse cycle. There is a 6000 BTU self-contained unit in the forward cabin, a remote condensing 12,000 BTU unit in the master suite, three remote condenser units in the Great Room (two 12,000 BTU and a 24,000 BTU), each guest cabin has a 6000 BTU self-contained unit, and there is a 12,000 BTU self-contained unit in the crew cabin.
  • Marine Air Thermostat controller for each individual unit.
  • Fan only, reverse cycle heat, and dehumidification modes in addition to cool.
  • Hydronic vessel heating through Webasto diesel heater, or using waste heat from the port engine. Fully overhauled 2022.
  • Heater fan coils are 24V, 12,000 BTU with PWM fan speed control in each stateroom along with the aft cabin. Typically if the area is cold, full speed on the fan coil will be used. Speed is dropped once the desired temperature range is neared.
  • The Great Room has so much glass that window coverings should be down on the sun side to reduce load and running time. The 24,000 BTU unit is typically only run during the initial pull down.
  • Owner’s Stateroom has three heater coils. One heats the forward end of the stateroom, the other the aft end, and a third the hallway/starboard side.
  • Great Room has four units.
  • Midships staterooms each have one heater coil, shared with adjacent head.
  • Fore and aft cabins each have a single 12,000 btu unit. Also controlled with a PWM fan speed control.
  • Matrix deck has a single 40,000 BTU fan coil below the helm console with directional ventilation.
  • There are 9”/225mm Delta T exhaust fans in the three main heads, with fresh air Dorade style vents built into the sides of the house.
  • There are two more powered vents, one in the pump room and another on the opposing side of the vessel to remove warm air in the inverter locker. Pram hoods can also be used to accelerate air flow.
  • Another pair of passive vents are in the hallway and outboard of the Owners’ Stateroom. These have pram hoods to accelerate air flow.
  • The aft end of the forepeak has an 8” adjustable flow/sealable Dorade vent.
  • A pair of Delta T 9”/22mm” diameter exhaust fans are draw from the galley if needed.
  • The forward coaming of the Matrix deck has a Seaforth water shedding grill and a fabric air scoop which feeds accelerated air flow into two large air vents in the great room below.
  • Similar treatment on the underside of the great room forward overhang feeds to more large vents in the great room.

 

Lighting:

  • Interior lighting is recessed custom fabricated recessed spot warm white LED 24v i2systems light fittings.
  • Matrix deck lighting is Quick marine warm white or red controlled by Maretron digital switching from multiple locations.
  • LED strip lighting throughout, at counter top level and bottom of furniture in the Great Room. In the sleeping cabins the LED lights are outboard along the hull side.
  • Vimar dimmers for all overhead and LED strip lighting.
  • Rigid Industries- forward, side, and aft deck, and boom 24v LED spot lights.
  • Large forward and side facing LED 24v flood lights on foremast.
  • 24v LED lights in engine room and workshop.
  • Matrix deck and saloon helm station LED red chart table lights.
Accommodation & Deck Description

Matrix Deck:
The matrix deck was completely refitted during the 2022 refit.  A sundeck was constructed aft of the matrix door with seating and stanchions all around with solid top bar for additional safety.  In the interior of the Matrix, new handrails were fabricated and mechanically fastened to the mullions and overhead for security when at sea.  The overhead linings are in Serge Ferrari sound dampening upholstery (Alphalia Silent AW Range Alaska).  QUIK lighting is fitted controlled by Maretron Digital Switching.  The exterior guttering for the Matrix was modified for great efficiency.  An awning over the aft sun deck was added with carbon support poles.  A new helm station with leather wrapped uppers and 2 nav seats was built with Maretron digital switching system and 4 TVs to display navigational information.  At the helm there are 5 Maretron DSM 410 touch screen displays.  New Eisinglass was fitted on all Matrix deck sides and also around the stairs onto the aft deck providing a storage area beneath.  A new door was also fitted providing access onto the new aft sun deck aft of the Matrix with the solar panels re-sited onto the top of the Matrix.  The sundeck was designed by Vectis Marine Design and a support pillar was built to receive the new structure.  The Matrix has sound and vibration isolation, provided a quiet area with only 58 decibels underway.  Nova Interiors fabricated a L-shaped seating area and a table by Kirolite which has telescopic legs and is finished in limed oak with a chaise lounge to starboard and a wet bar aft to starboard which can also be accessed from the sundeck.  The wet bar has an Isotherm BI-92 refrigerator, 3 tray sink with dividers and storage.  McKinnon & Harris upholstery has been used on the Matrix.  Both the Matrix and the sundeck have FlexiTeek bleached teak soles. A 24v heater was installed below the helm with directional vents. iPad docking was fitted at the helm station for additional informational display.

 

Main Deck (Interior):

The main saloon, a true FPB ‘Great Room’ with 360 degree vision, is a light and airy place for entertaining, cooking, relaxing, watch keeping, and living within the marine environment. There simply is nothing comparable.

 

The lower helm mirrors the upper helm layout for ease of operation. Remotely controlled zoned blinds enhance privacy while at the dock and reduce solar glare and heat load at anchor. A 55” TV hides is concealed behind doors (this is on a lift and can be used up or in its stowed position for entertainment – it can also display the navigational or onboard Maretron information). The Great Room main table is a Kirolite table fitted 2022 of limed oak and is mounted on multi axis hardware allowing great flexibility of use.

 

Dimmable LED lighting and rope lights create the perfect ambience at night.

 

The Great Room offers a large fully equipped galley to port with induction hob, oven, dishwasher, loads of storage, upright refrigeration and two under counter freezers with LED lighting. Counter seating for two is available for both eating and supervising the chef.

 

In the aft starboard corner of the Great Room there is an alcove with a desk. The main AC and DC electrical switch panes together with engine start/stop, genset start and stop, plus four Maretron multi data display meters are located here. A narrow, vertical bulkhead divides this area from the galley.

 

As you step out of the Great Room, at the main deck level, there is a large athwartships counter, with sink, electric BBQ and storage beneath the stairs leading to the Matrix Deck.  This area is covered and there is custom overhead fishing gear storage and storage for the carbon passerelle all executed in the 2022 refit.

 

To port of the Matrix stairs there is an enclosed space used for storage of lifesaving equipment. It also houses the refrigeration compressors which are both fan and raw water-cooled.

 

Accommodation Deck:

The accommodation deck has the owner and guest living spaces clustered near the pitch center for maximum comfort upwind.

 

A huge forepeak with is forward with storage cabinets above and plenty of storage space for neat organization of critical gear, toys, and, under the aluminium decking, for spares. A forward chain bin with fresh water wash-down and overboard drains holds 300 feet of Grade 43 chain. Air conditioning skids for the forepeak, Owners’ Stateroom and Great Room are located here with easy access for service as are the Headhunter potable water pumps.

 

Aft of the large forepeak area is an upper and lower berth guest cabin with large en-suite head compartment. This cabin was fitted during the 2022 refit.  The joinery was executed by JS Marine in the same style as the rest of COCHISE, in high gloss white.   The trim is in American limed white oak including a stairway to the upper berth for children.  The en-suite heads compartment has corian surfaces with stainless steel taps and shower and a Vetus Electric Flush freshwater toilet.  The flooring is in Kardean as with the rest of the yacht.   The area is fully air conditioned with a new Dometic 6,000 BTU unit.

 

A hallway runs from this cabin to on the starboard side with storage outboard to and the double doors to the owners’ stateroom are found to port.

 

The owners’ stateroom is has a magical mix of comfort, security, and visual ambiance. A wonderful spot to curl up with a book if you want to escape. And lovely to just look at as you fall asleep. A new book case and overhead shades and screen for each hatch were fitted during the 2022 refit. 

 

It has a large centreline double berth with bed side tables port and starboard. There is a basin with large vanity area, separate toilet enclosure and a large shower with seating which also doubles as a bath.

 

The cabin also has large vertical storage lockers along the port side, a dresser, large hanging locker with storage shelves and lots of drawers under the large berth, with dimmable LED lights and rope lighting.

 

For security, hand grab bars and provisions for overhead hand lines are strategically placed.

 

The berth can be split into 2 single berths with a lee cloth to divide the berths.

 

Outside the owners’ stateroom there is a dedicated space for use as the owners’ office or as a media centre.  It has a computer, two monitors, a printer and multiple drawers for storage of cruising guides and other documents and data.

 

There are 2 further guest cabins aft with heads en-suite heads including separated full sized shower stalls with seats.

 

The Guest suites feature large berths, under berth drawers for storage, vanity area with mirror, hanging locker, cupboard and drawer.

Port Guest Cabin:

 

Summary of Accommodation Finishes:

  • Interior finish is high gloss white, no grain fill.
  • Ultra leather headliners and saloon windowsills in off white.
  • Ultra Leather hull liner panels.
  • Vertical surfaces in striated commercial grade fabrics.
  • Heavy traffic durable Kardean floors throughout.
  • Saloon dining and sofa material- Ultra Leather.
  • All counter tops are Hi-macs solid surface.
  • Headlining on the aft deck and on the matrix deck in Alphalia Silent sound absorbent material by Serge Ferrari in graphite.
  •  The Great Room has two bucket seats for use when in port.

 

Window Coverings:

Powered window coverings are fitted in the Great Room.

 

The companionway also features a port side systems room that houses the security system black boxes, fuel transfer manifold, Maretron system black boxes, hydraulic crash pump and manifold, bilge pump, house battery ventilation fan and coffer-dam with access to the port side stabilizer. Access to the starboard side stabilizer cofferdam is under the stairs.

 

Aft of the guest staterooms is the walk-in engine room. It is an engineer’s dream and the sophisticated owners pride and joy. It is accessible from the aft crew area and aft starboard head.

 

Crew Accommodation (Aft):

 

Aft of the engine room is a watertight door to the Crew cabin. This is finished to exactly the same standard as the rest of the yacht with en-suite heads compartment with shower and a Bomar hatch for ventilation to starboard as you enter from the engine room.  Aft to starboard is a spacious L-shaped seating area with adjustable table and with a sink and cooking facilities.  To port is a generous double berth, hanging space for clothing and there is lots of storage.

 

There are teak steps up to a Freeman Marine door in the aft deck.  There is a Lewmar 10 hatch within it to provide natural light to the crew cabin ({also with shade and screen). However once of the best features of this cabin is the door that accesses straight onto the generous swim step.  

 

Dinghy:

  • AB A16 Professional aluminum bottom RIB is powered by a 60HP four stroke Yamaha.
  • It has been extensively customized for better performance as a dinghy and for use as a life raft.
  • There are two 12 gallon/50 liter fuel tanks with a storage rack above that provides a convenient handrail when entering or exiting as well as somewhere to hang camera bags, suitcases, or grocery bags.
  • There is a stand-up console with leaning post integrated into the previously mentioned framework.
  • A furlable tent can cover the entire forward section of the dinghy. This can be used for shelter and to keep groceries dry on rainy days.
  • A Simrad chart plotter (7” /175mm) is fitted along with a conventional depth sounder and a 3D sonar.
  • VHF, AIS, are fitted.
  • There are two sets of high intensity LED driving lights on the bow.
  • A proper 8’/2.4m parachute anchor is aboard. A 15 pound/7kg Manson Supreme anchor together with chain and 300’/90m of rode are aboard.
  • Battery is oversized
  • There is a bilge pump, a water ski tow point aft, and a towing bit just aft of the helm (for towing heavy loads).
  • There is ample space on the aft deck for a second dinghy
  • The launch and retrieval their dinghies to a critical component of safe cruising. It is also the most dangerous thing they feel they do with their yachts. The optional use of COCHISE’S flopper stopper booms, together with simple controls on the boom and dinghy, make launching a simple, fast exercise. Under normal conditions two minutes will see the dinghy afloat.

 

A 24VDC captive Warn winch for synthetic line running through a two to one tackle does the heavy lifting. Should the captive winch fail, the other end of the halyard can be lead to the Lewmar 65 Kedge winch aft, the manual winch near the bitter end of the line, or you can replace the winch with its twin in the other aft deck locker. If the dinghy had to be launched by hand it only needs to be lifted four inches/10cm to slide out.

 

Bringing the dinghy back aboard has been developed with an eye towards rolling anchorages.

 

Swim Step:

The starboard side is the flammables storage area with room for as many as a dozen 5 gallon/20 liter plastic containers.

 

Extending aft, on the hull edge is a cassette like vertical storage area where the stainless steel flopper stoppers are carried. The starboard locker at present contains two 90m300’ coils of 3/8” 9.6mm high modulus rope. The rope drums are on spindles and easily feed out the rope when used for kedging or as shore fasts. This is where spare props live when they are carried on a special spindle. On occasion some docking material may be stored. The other use is as a place store garbage.

 

Handrails, Man Ropes, Seat Belts:

  • The Matrix deck, and the three lower deck sleeping cabins have overhead handrails comprised of aluminum
  • There are removable “staple” rails in the Great Room, forward to break up the area at sea.
  • Double seat belts are fitted to the sleeping cabin bunks, single belts are in the great room, and available for the helm chairs.
  • There are a number of aluminum handrails on the Matrix deck making it easy to move around in the area in the event that you are in heavy seas all fitted in the 2022 refit.
  • Side boarding ladder and transom ladder fitted in the 2022 refit. 
Deck Equipment

Winches:

  • Lewmar #64 self-tailing electric winches are fitted forward and aft to assist with kedging, secondary anchors, docking and general rope management.
  • There are Lewmar#50 winches at the aft face of the aluminum mast bases.
  • Two Warn 24VDC captive winches with mechanical cone clutch and brake for synthetic line fitted 2022 to provide redundancy.

 

Ground Tackle:

  • Primary anchor-Manson Supreme 325 pounds/150 kg
  • Rode is 1/2” schedule 4 Acco-Peerless chain, 300’/90 meters.
  • Secondary Anchor – Fortress FX 125 mounted in forepeak.
  • Rode – 25’/8m 7/16”/11mm chain with 300’/90m 3/8”/9.6mm high modulus line.
  • Stern/kedge anchor – Fortress FX 80, 8’/2.4m of 3/8”/9.6mm chain, with 300’/90m 3/8”/9.6mm high modulus line. Anchor is mounted on swim step.
  • New anchor rollers were fitted in the 2022 refit and the bow roller overhauled.

 

Docking-Securing:

  • Primary dock lines – 7/16”/11 mm high modulus dymeena/ spectra rope. 2 x 80’/24m, and four 50’ – Long term/storage dock lines – 1.25”/30mm polyester, 2 x 80’/24m, and four 50’.
  • Fenders – High strength, light weigh two large and one somewhat smaller.
  • Shorefasts there are four reels of 3/8”/10mm high modulus rope. Each is 300’ 90m long.

 

Covers & Awnings:

  • There are storm covers for each Bomar hatch and the forepeak hatch.
  • An awning that covers the three opening hatches into the forward owner’s suite, protecting the hatches allowing them to remain open in moderate weather when at anchor.
  • The large forward overhang on the Great Room has SeaForth water shedding grills. These vents lead through a form of Dorade box to a pair of 10″ /250 mm adjustable vents in the headliner at the forward end of the Great Room.
  • A small awning/wind scoop associated with the Matrix Deck connects to a pipe mounted above the aft edge of the coaming mounted water shedding grills. The combination of this “scoop” and the naturally accelerated air flow over the house, sends a surprising amount of airflow into the Great Room.
  • A large wind scoop fits over the foredeck hatch.
  • Pram hoods on the coaming sides (five total) accelerate airflow through the Dorade in the lower deck.
  • Bimini for sundeck aft of the Matrix deck with oversized carbon support poles.

 

Other Equipment:

  • 15’ Fiorentino Parachute anchor.
  • 500’ Jordan Series drogue.
  • Jack stays for sides and aft, together with two dual tether safety harnesses.
  • Various life jackets.
  • Double bunk, bunk-belts are fitted to three bunks. Single belts are fitted in three places in the Great Room, the helm chair in the in the Great Room, and the helm chair on the Matrix deck.
  • Rigid spot/flood lights are on the ends of the booms, amidships on the aft ends of the masts (outboard) with eight additional on the forward light mast.
  • KVH Satellite Internet.
  • Carbon Libera Carbon passerelle with carbon and dyneema handrail and padded stow bag 2022.

 

Spares:

  • COCHISE is equipped with a large inventory of spare parts which are itemized and categorized on the ship’s iPad.  

 

Tools:

  • There are a large collection of tools both hand and power, AC and battery powered including a number of special jigs and for doing specific maintenance. An inventory is available.

 

Cruising & Pilot Guides:

  • There are a large inventory of cruising guides and pilot books aboard.

 

Safety

  • Fireboy fire safety system.
  • All fire suppression systems aboard with the removal and refitting of the 2 x FM 2000 fire units in the Engine room.   All checked and in date until 2024.
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