Volare - Ron Holland 73'

Volare – 73’ Aluminum

Ron Holland Design

1998 - Built by Sensation Yachts – New Zealand

VOLARE is a very beautiful twin cockpit, raised saloon sloop with four cabins, three heads and showers, a large galley. A sistership to Ron Holland's personal yacht, originally finished, furnished, and equipped to a very high standard. A great deal of thought and know how has produced an easily handled, easily maintained, high performing, very good looking, elegant and comfortable yacht of classical yet timeless design. 

The owner bought the boat in 2012 and immediately put a repower package out to bid. Drew Lyman came away with the winning bid and the project that has expanded from a repower -  new engine, generator and battery banks in the fall 2012 - to a complete refit with a re-launch spring 2014.

September 2012:  The owner was so pleased with the work, the timeliness, meeting budget and the extensive capacity at Lyman-Morse  that he quickly expanded the project to include the replacing the teak decks, repainting the deck and cabin house Matterhorn white and installing new refrigeration.

 

Jan 2013 - We were told to keep going. We reworked the hydraulics for the winches, furlers and bowthrusters. All tanks were emptied, cleaned and recoated. A 2x7 section of aluminum hull was found to be completely pocked-out so, our metal shop replaced it. The tailing end of the keel also had sustained substantial damage that has been repaired as well.

October 2013 – The next phase includes installing a stern thruster, removing, refinishing and remounting all portlights and hatches.

May 2014

We are down to the last details as the big work is wrapping up. We have installed a new bow and stern thruster and are finishing up installing new Lewmar hatches, and re-installing deck hardware. Owner George Maynard’s background is in machining so he re-engineered and manufactured all the deck drain and deck fills.  In the engine room, the new generator and pumps are installed. In the owners’ cabin we re-built the bunks, partitions and drawers. A new trash compactor and washer were installed in the galley. The new air conditioning system throughout the boat is being checked out and tested. All wiring has been inspected and updated as need.  A new electronics package has been connected. A new watermaker has been installed and all gray, black, fresh and seawater systems have all been brought up to like-new condition.

In the sailing system department, a new hydraulic pump for the sailing system will be installed and lines for the sailing systems will be checked; all lines will be inspected. The windlass is being replaced and winches and furlers are serviced with new switches installed for primaries. On May 9, Volare left Building 11. Next, her reconditioned mast will be stepped, the new rigging will be tuned and sails bent on for sea trials.   

George and Debbie have been up every two weeks this winter and are always enthusiastic about bringing Volare back to life. It has been a pleasure and we are going to miss working with them. Most of all, we wish them many happy days and nights aboard Volare! 

 

Layout and Design

VOLARE is a very beautiful twin cockpit, raised saloon sloop with four cabins, three heads and showers, a large galley. A sistership to Ron Holland's personal yacht, originally finished, furnished, and equipped to a very high standard. A great deal of thought and know how has produced an easily handled, easily maintained, high performing, very good looking, elegant and comfortable yacht of classical yet timeless design. 

  • Volare enters Building 11 Fall 2012  
    Volare enters Building 11 Fall 2012  
  • Volare dockside in Thomaston.   
    Volare dockside in Thomaston.  
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LOA: 73'
LWL: 63'3
Beam: 18'3
Draft: 9'5
Displacement: 76,000 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 486
Water Capacity: 343
Type: Sailing
Designed By: Ron Holland
Builder: Sensation Yachts
Year: 1998
Construction: Aluminum
Cruising Speed: 8.5 mph
Top Speed: 10.5 mph

September 2012:  The owner was so pleased with the work, timeliness, meeting budget and the extensive capacity at Lyman-Morse that he quickly expanded the project to include replacing the teak decks, then repainting the deck and cabin house Matterhorn white and installing new refrigeration.

 

Jan 2013 - We were told to keep going. We reworked the hydraulics for the winches, furlers and bowthrusters. All tanks were emptied, cleaned and recoated. A 2x7 section of aluminum hull was found to be completely pocked-out so our metal shop replaced it. The tailing end of the keel also had sustained substantial damage that has been repaired as well.

October 2013 – The next phase includes installing a stern thruster, removing, refinishing and remounting all portlights and hatches.

 May 2014

We are down to the last details as the big work is wrapping up. We have installed a new bow and stern thruster and are finishing up installing new Lewmar hatches, and re-installing deck hardware. Owner George Maynard’s background is in machining so he re-engineered and manufactured all the deck drain and deck fills.  In the engine room, the new generator and pumps are installed. In the owners’ cabin we re-built the bunks, partitions and drawers. A new trash compactor and washer were installed in the galley. The new air conditioning system throughout the boat is being checked out and tested. All wiring has been inspected and updated as need.  A new electronics package has been connected. A new watermaker has been installed and all gray, black, fresh and seawater systems have all been brought up to like-new condition.

In the sailing system department, a new hydraulic pump for the sailing system will be installed and lines for the sailing systems will be checked; all lines will be inspected. The windlass is being replaced and winches and furlers are serviced with new switches installed for primaries. On May 9, Volare left Building 11. Next, her reconditioned mast will be stepped, the new rigging will be tuned and sails bent on for sea trials.   

George and Debbie have been up every two weeks this winter and are always enthusiastic about bringing Volare back to life. It has been a pleasure and we are going to miss working with them. Most of all, we wish them many happy days and nights aboard Volare! 

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