‘Red Sky’ is truly an exceptional yacht from the design offices of German Frers and built by the world renowned Finnish yacht builder, Oy Nautor Ab, more commonly known as Nautor's Swan. ‘Red Sky’ was launched in 2003, this yacht has been professionally maintained from the moment of her christening by her extremely knowledgeable owner, captain and crew. Never raced or charter, 'Red Sky' has been maintained to highest standards to preserve her owner's enjoyment and investment.
In addition to her meticulous ongoing upkeep the yacht received an extensive 8-month refit with us in the spring of 2012, ‘Red Sky’ has undergone her annual pre-Caribbean servicing each year of her life by the same craftsmen. Absolutely everything has always been properly attended to, both aesthetic and functional, by an owner who wants everything kept in impeccably excellent working condition. The yacht now lies ready for her new owner in the BVI for the winter season.
The listing broker was project manager at the build and we have first-hand knowledge of her construction and sailing characteristics. The Captain aboard is also extremely knowledgeable and has been very hands on in all care of the yacht. Detailed maintenance and upgrade records are available.
Condition and valuation survey of May 2012 after the refit placed her value at $9.5 million. Her realistic seller is looking to transition this yacht to an equally capable buyer and has set the selling price to enable a swift transaction. ‘Red Sky’ is a true showpiece suitable for the most discerning yachtsman.
‘Red Sky’ is a 30m/100ft composite sloop of German Frers design built by Oy Nautor Ab (Nautors Swan) in Pietersaari, Finland. Custom built for her single owner, she has been managed and maintained by a professional crew of three since her launch in 2003. ‘Red Sky’ has never been chartered or raced. The yacht has been used exclusively for family sailing and seen very light use.
Summering in Maine and wintering in the BVI's, ‘Red Sky’ has received an annual pre-cruise preparation and maintenance at Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding in Thomaston, Maine. In addition, she underwent an extensive 8-month refit in 2011-2012. The owner has given generous priority to ensuring that ‘Red Sky’ is always kept in Bristol condition, both mechanically and cosmetically.
She comfortably sleeps up to 6 guests aboard with an after master stateroom and two guest cabins. A 7th guest can be accommodated in a pullman bunk in the port guest cabin. There are two additional crew cabins forward that provide berthing for up to 4 crew. The two berthing areas are well separated, providing a sense of privacy for both.
The recently painted hull is brilliant red Awl-Grip with snow white cove and waterline stripes and a black anitfouling bottom. The teak deck is glued with epoxy using a vacuum bag system, eliminating screw penetrations of the deck. The trunk cabin was recently painted with oyster white Awl-Grip with a similar epoxy glued teak decking system on the cabin top.
The reverse transom is fitted with a mechanical "garage door" for access to the yachts' tender, dive gear and other toys. When the "door" is fully deployed this provides a superb platform for all sorts of water activities. The "garage" is sealed from the interior of the vessel via a watertight bulkhead and is finished inside with oyster white awlgrip paint.
The cockpit has a molded U-shaped settee and table and twin helm stations, each with their own bolster. Forward of the cockpit settee is the aft end of the cabin house is a built-in refrigerator, storage compartments, and a starboard companionway that leads to the main salon below. The cockpit and helm have respective full width canvas awnings that can be deployed for sun protection when the main sail is furled underway or at anchor. There is a full width canvas dodger for ocean spray and wind protection which can be hidden in a recessed tunnel plus a small entry companionway dodger for day sailing or when lesser windage is desired. All of these offer excellent protection from the elements either underway or at anchor.
The main salon features a settee to starboard of the entry stairs, and a large oval dining table with curved seating that is perfectly elevated allowing for tremendous visibility. A wet bar and glassware cabinet are immediately aft, adjacent to a centered passageway leading to the master aft stateroom with matching guest cabins to each side. Each stateroom features an ensuite head. Returning to the main salon, a nav station is just forward. This area contains the service panel and vessel monitoring system. A door leads to the engine room located directly beneath the salon. To the port of the nav station is a large galley featuring built-in refrigerators and freezers with considerable storage in cabinets and drawers. Forward of the galley are the port and starboard crew cabins with private heads and a shared shower.
The interior of the entire yacht is finished with satin varnished teak bulkheads, cabinetry and sole. The overhead is finished with soft acoustic Ultra-Leather fabric. Lighting throughout is 24V halogen overhead recessed lighting, incandescent side lamps, all with bulkhead mounted switches. Additional rope lighting in the salon and throughout the yacht provides warm illumination. DC LED lighting in the engine room.
The exterior of the vessel has exceptional navigational and hazard lighting, in addition to LED lighting set into boom and spreaders and underwater lighting.
The composite hull is of molded, laminated fiberglass and Aramid fibers with strategic carbon fiber using vinylester resins. The hull is stiffened with longitudinal, laminated stiffeners and Nomex honeycomb cored bulkheads. The hull has four full, watertight bulkheads, a half bulkhead through the lazarette and multiple transverse gussets.
The keel is a 30 tone lead fin with bulb fastened through an embedded steel fin with 14 x 2" stainless steel keel studs. The keel studs were all torqued during the refit.
The decks are molded, laminated carbon fiber and nomex core with strategic placed high density core in the load areas. They are joined to the hull with full tabbing. The main deck is overlain with teak that is glued down via a vacuum bagging method.
The cabin/house is molded laminated fiberglass with low deinsity foam coring bonded and faired to the main deck. The portlights are fixed, and the companionway has pneumatically controlled vertical and horizontal slides and two opening hatches on the coach top.
The cabin sole throughout the vessel are made with sandwich panels with teak veneer over aluminum framing.
The balanced spade rudder is a carbon fiber and foam core with a composite rudder stock reinforced with stainless bands at the bearing surfaces. The helm is dual wheel steering with chain/wire to painted aluminum quadrant. The wheels are carbon fiber with teak veneers. The vessel also has an emergency tiller and a secondary transom hung emergency rudder.
Diesel: Perkins Sabre M265TI with 4750.0 hours
Prop: Variable pitch Hundestedt VP4, 31.5" three blade
Control: Mini-Marex-E electronic shift and throttle at outside helm and at main salon station.
The engine space is extremely neat and orderly, well lit and well ventilated. It features a service sink for wash-up and stainless tanks for lube oil and waste oil storage. They have a deck fill and deck pump out fitting with manifold and pump.
Two stainless steel diesel tanks
Fresh Water System
450 gallons capacity in two stainless tanks filled by a single point.
Hot Water via stainless steel Kaukora 60 Gallon tank - engine and AC heating.
Watermaker: Aqua Whisper Sea Recovery reverse osmosis system with a 1-1/2" bronze seacock and strainer. AC circulating pump.
5 Techna DC macerating toilets, freshwater flush, direct discharge into blackwater tanks.
24 VDC system consisting of:
AC System consists of:
5 submersible Gianneschi 3600 gph bilge pumps with auto and manual modes, light indicators and cycle counters.
The following items are hydraulically powered:
Dual Rexroth AC pumps and reservoirs
VHF - Icom IC-M604 with two remote mics
"Control4" Audio & Visual interface system via any Ipad, Iphone, or Android portable device which interact with the following systems:
KVH M7 26" Gyro Stabilized Satellite TV Antenna (upgraded 2012)
Galley and such
Large U-shaped counter with granite veneer over honeycomb cored counter topsDouble basin stainless sink
2 x Built-in, self-contained Waeco AC/DC refrigerator and freezer in galley.Similar mini fridges in main salon, master stateroom.
Hoshizaki ice maker at wet bar in salon
HVAC and Ventilation
Condaria 220 VAC system with seawater cooling.
Mast, Rigging, Sails
Southern Spars (NZ) built high modulus carbon fiber mast with 4 spreaders
Carbon fiber spinnaker pole
Rigging is Navtec stainless rod, masthead rig with discontinuous shrouds and swept spreaders. Navtec rod rigging was disassembled in 2012, sent to Navtec, re-headed and inspected via dye penetrant testing.
Roller furled jib - Enerpac hydraulic head stay
2 x Rondell RW4000 hydraulic captive drum winches for main halyard, main sheet
Navtec hydraulic boom vang
Deck Equipment and Ground Tackle
Rails and Lifelines:
8 x 16" heavy stainless pop-up cleats with closed chocks through the toe rails
1 x 180lb CQR anchor with 240' of 1/2" BB chain>
Tax Status & Disclaimer
U.S. Import Tax has not been paid on this vessel.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Summary of Work at Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding in Thomaston, Maine
Fresh bottom paint (Interlux Ultra Black)
Polish and protect prop and shaft with Prop Speed antifouling epoxy, refresh all zincs.
High gloss waxing of hull
AUTUMN 2011 - SPRING 2012 - 8 month Major Refit
Paint hull, deck, mast, boom and garage
Replace generator with new PTO bracketsAll new batteries - 24 x 12V Batteries
Varnish all soles, most interior, wheels, cockpit table, flagpoles
New teak installed around most deck hatches
New running rigging
Standing rigging pulled, die-tested, inspected and re-headed by Navtech
Full maintenance on Hundested propeller
Remove shaft, polish, replace cutlass bearings
Major electronic wiring
New helm station panels designed and built
New main and jib
New rope lighting in cockpit, salon, helm station
Refurbish jet tender - paint job, rebuild engine
Scott F. Layton