Valoon cruiser ketch-Formosa 39 ft year 1998
Design: William Garden, USA
Made in Slovenia, the renowned shipyard Sabo. Boat have LLOYD 1a OCEAN certificate.
Total of 14 same boats were made there.
The dimensions of the boat: length: 11.95 m, over all 13.60 m, width 3.6 m, the water line is 8.70 m, draft is 1.70 m
The boat is hand-made from polyester with thickness from 10 to 25 mm.
Base of the deck is made from mahagony wood and 20mm plywood, laminated and painted. That is then covered with Burmese Teak wood, with thickness from 8 to 12 mm.
It has two Z Spars masts, main mast is 14.1 m and mizzen mast is 10.5m.
Total sail area against wind is 105m2 .
The interior is made of mahagony wood and plywood panels.
o Beds for up to 6 people (2 beds in the bow, 3 in the saloon and one in the back)
o Lombardini engine with 60 hp
o Electric anchor winch
o Bow thruster
o 2 fridges
o 250L water tank
o 120L diesel tank
o Gas cooker
o Autopilot AutoHelm ST 3000
o Garmin plotter (preloaded with Adriatic sea charts)
o Humminbird WHF station
o 2x Electric Bildge pump
o Manual Bildge pump
o Main anchor with 60m long chain
o 6 life vests
Boat was completely renovated in 2011 (25.000 EUR went into that renovation, including new engine, new axles, new sails, new gas installation, new seat and bed covers, new Gebo windows, wood repainted multiple times, new CD radio and new window curtains). New Cyclic battery was also installed in 2014 with 3x105 Ah.
In the year 2016 was complete renovatied underwater part of boat (new gelcot, new primer, new antifouling)
Boat is on dry dock for 6 months every year, sheltered with winter cover. It is regularly maintained. Every year we repaint underwater part, repaint mahogany wood, apply anti-fouling paint, install new zinc protectors, and do regular maintenance check of the fridges and engines at authorized service.
Boat has very good sailing characteristics and is easy to handle. It usually sails around Adriatic sea, but it was also in Ionian sea 3 times, exposed to pretty much all weather conditions.
At the moment it is located in Croatia, on the island Iz.