Je ne connaissais pas le Barrumundi 470, donc je me suis renseigne aupres le site web du chantier. (je continue en anglais...)
I know you're experienced, but it looks like the base configuration for the Barrumundi is not ideal for your program. It is very light in terms of fuel
tank capacity. You will need a watermaker
for sure, and would probably have to carry extra diesel
containers for long passages. By way of comparison we have 800L of diesel
and 600L of water
aboard our Catana
471 and that feels about right based on our experience.
Also, rather than the spinnaker
options the builder
suggests, I encourage you to look at adding a bowsprit
and a furling gennaker
. We use ours all the time for running and reaching in winds up to 15 knots apparent.
has 2 x 50cv Volvo
engines and we have really relied on these when we have had to motor
into a 35 knot
headwind in 4m seas. Definitely go for the larger engine
options if you can.
I'm sure you're getting one, but you need a generator
is great during the day, but for night passages, your autopilot
, instruments and refrigeration
will deplete your batteries. On night passages, we run the genset for a couple of hours before sunrise to keep everything going. The solar panels
work amazingly well during the day.
Congratulations on your new boat and your family project
. I'm sure you will have a great time.
Catana 471 ZANGEZI