Hull material
Color hull
Dark Green
Canary Islands
Ocean cruising yacht with high quality construction
ZULU III was built to be an ocean cruising yacht. She is strong and safe. Carinox did all of the steel work building hull & deck. Gabinette Naval did all of the interiors, installations etc. using skilled labour and top-quality international suppliers. She was used mainly in the Atlantic area cruising Canary Islands and the Caribbean
    Carinox & Gabinette Naval
    Acubens Yacht Design
    Design notes
    ZULU III is a special custom-built yacht. She has many great features. For a start, her specific design (by Acubens Yacht Design) gave her more volume and space than other yachts of the same length. Her underwater lines, keel and rudder compete in effectiveness with any of the best designs today. She is a very comfortable, safe and fast sailing yacht. Her behaviour at sea is impressive. She is truly an ocean-going vessel. Her design above the water line, in addition to having a great aesthetic appeal has a perfect design for use when cruising. The cockpit is large and comfortable, offering a level of comfort rarely seen in a sailboat of these dimensions. The design also divided the manoeuvring area and the relaxation area, to avoid possible discomfort caused to the guests in any of the manoeuvres. The interior is spacious and bright, with a large living room and four cabins with bathroom and individual shower (plus a fifth cabin for a crew). However, what really makes her unique, the most remarkable thing, is her construction: The hull and interior structure are built of CORTEN steel (Cupro-nickel; high content of chromium, copper and nickel). This steel has important characteristics - it has great mechanical strength, comparable to high carbon resistance steels. This feature allows a lighter construction giving the yacht a lower displacement than other materials, and an infinitely higher resistance, which gives it maximum safety in navigation. The deck, cabin and cockpit are built in STAINLESS STEEL. This material, in addition to having a great mechanical resistance, reduces corrosion or oxidation. The deck is laid with teak.
    1 x Perkins Sabre 265hp diesel engine.
    Engines hours
    Cruising speed
    Brunton 4 blade feathering propeller
    Engines notes
    The yacht has a fantastic machine room, very comfortable to work in and well insulated. Equally unusual in boats of this size the engine room houses absolutely all the equipment and means when the engine or gen set are running it is almost unnoticeable! Engine & Gearboxes: - 1 x Perkins Sabre 265hp diesel engine. - Twin Disc gearbox, 3.5:1 reduction. Maintenance & Performance: - Cruising speed – approx. 8 knots @ 1500rpm. - Maximum speed is approx. 9.5 knots - Engine hours as at September 2021, approx. 8,720. - The engine has always been maintained to the manufacturer’s service recommendations. - The last service was April 2021 (filters, oil, cooling liquid) and a new raw water pump. - Fuel consumption is approx. 12 litres per hour at 1,500 rpm. Range under power of approx. 1,750 miles. Propulsion & Steering: - Brunton 4 blade feathering propeller. - Whitlock steering pedestal. - Lewmar Mamba system. - Vetus bowthruster – set in a tunnel at the bow, hydraulic motor 26.8Kw, operated via hydraulic pump on the engine.
    Tanks notes
    Plumbing Systems: Fresh Water & Water Heating System: - Fresh water system consists of two fiberglass/polyester tanks with a capacity of 1,600 liters between the two. - The hot water is with watertight butane gas boiler brand "Bosch" and installed new last July 2021. This boiler is totally silent and always produces constant hot water. Water-maker: - Hidromar unit, MC3J, capable of producing up to 250 litres per hour. - New membranes in January 2019 type “Dow Corning” Bilge Pumps: - There are three bilges, each with an automatic electric bilge pump and a manual bilge pump, all independent. Tankage: Fuel: - Total capacity of 3,035 litres of diesel. - The fuel tanks are structural (of steel) and are located one on each side of the engine room 1300 litres each) and one on the keel (435 litres). Fresh water: - Total capacity of 1,600 litres of freshwater (2 x fibreglass tanks). Grey/Blackwater holding tanks: - There are two polyethylene “grey water” tanks, one in the bow area and one in the aft area for sinks and showers, both with automatic discharge. - There is a polyethylene sewage “black water” tank with outlet to deck for unloading with machine and also a gravity discharge overboard. - The five electric toilets of the brand "Sanimarin" – each has a three way valve, to be able to discharge to the outside or to the sewage tank indistinctly.
    Berths number
    Cabins number
    4 +1
    Air conditioning
    Heating & Ventilation:  Air conditioning in saloon and all cabins
    Accommodations notes
    Accommodation: Summary of Accommodation: - ZULU III offers berths for 8 guests in 4 cabins, each with en-suite bathroom (plus a cabin for a skipper). - Alternatively, you could accommodate 6 guests and use another cabin for 2 crew. - Inside, the materials are top quality. - All of the cabins (four) have a bathroom and shower built in marble and stainless steel. - All of the furniture is made of laminated maple wood with high-density polyurethane foam interior, to save weight, as well as the wall and ceiling panels are of "honey-comb" aviation category, for the same reason. - The dividing walls and floors are built with soundproofed panels, for obvious reasons. - Saloon table with fold out leaves; raises and lowers on a manual hydraulic pump so you can adjust the height. - 2 x Folding director’s chairs. - 1 x Beige chair at the desk in saloon / or dining. Internal Layout: Forward cabin with V berth, desk, shelves, hanging locker and drawers to port. Green carpeting. Large deck hatch forward. Small hatch aft to port. To starboard is the en-suite washroom with shower cubicle, washbasin, and toilet. Small hatch over the toilet. Door aft leads to a passage – here the cabin floor lifts with a very spacious storage space available through the central bilge fore and aft, including a second freezer. To port is a day head with a deck hatch above. To starboard is the twin cabin. One berth runs fore and aft and a second berth is positioned aft, raised, and runs portstarboard across the cabin. This cabin has a desk unit, drawers, locker and shelving. Deck hatch over. Green carpet. Forward is the en-suite washroom with shower cubicle, washbasin, and toilet. From the passage a step up leads aft with a sofa/seating area on the port side with bookshelf forward. Up a second step to the main saloon. On the port side is a short bench seat with storage inside. Along the port side are a selection of lockers and drawers and a small, raised desk unit. Along the starboard side is an L shaped sofa (modified from original and now without a table unit, in the forward corner). The table has two folding leaves and is also adjustable in height using a manual hydraulic ram (thus may be used as a coffee table or for dining). There are 3 directors chairs for use here. Aft of the seating area is a desk unit with computer. Along the aft bulkhead is the electric panel and radio equipment (starboard). Central in the aft bulkhead a TV is hidden behind a fold down panel. With the large windows and two deck hatches, the saloon is very light, airy, and spacious. From the aft of the saloon, four steps lead up to the cockpit. Three steps aft on port side lead down and aft. There are further lockers in this passage. Continuing directly aft is the principle double guest cabin, with ample stowage and lockers, a seat, and an athwartships double berth. Inboard from the cabin is the en-suite washroom with shower cubicle, washbasin, and toilet. The shower area and the cabin have opening ports to the cockpit. A deck hatch is aft for further ventilation. There are also two hull windows for extra light (one in the stern and one in the port side). The cabin has a green carpet. From the passageway, a step down and inboard leads you into the galley and dinette area. This is well equipped and has opening port to the cockpit as well as a hull window by the sink unit. Walk through the galley and turning aft brings you to the aft twin cabin, which has upper and lower berths, drawers, and lockers. There is a hull window and an opening port to the cockpit. Inboard from the cabin is the en-suite washroom with shower cubicle, washbasin and toilet. There is an opening port to the cockpit in the washroom. Aft from the twin cabin is the single (crew) cabin with desk, lockers and a safe. The cabin has a deck hatch over and a hull window in the stern. This cabin is only accessible via the twin cabin. An owner may wish to use both cabins for crew.
    Hot water
    Water system
    Galley notes
    Galley: - The galley is fully equipped, including: - Stainless steel extractor hood over cooker. - A large s/s Whirlpool fridge, 220v (1.8m high and approx. 600 litres capacity) (2020). - A "Jocel" freezer, with drawers (87cm high and approx. 140 litres capacity). - A “Force 10” gas cooker, with 3 burners and oven. - Microwave oven. - …. and all the utensils and utensils for cooking and utensils. Blender, toaster, juicer, etc. - A compartmentalized cabinet contains complete high-quality crockery with twelve pieces, glasses, wine glasses and champagne glasses. and complete stainless-steel cutlery.
    Battery charger
    Electrical notes
    Electrical Systems: Voltage Systems: - The electric installation comprises of two independent installations, one of 24v DC and the other of 220v AC. - The 220v system is fed from either of the two generators, via the two inverters, or from the shore-power. - The 24v system is powered by the 800 Ah lead battery bank. Battery Banks: - The service bank of batteries has a high capacity to allow spending the night at anchor without using generator (if you do not need air conditioning). - For service: 8 x batteries of 205 Ah each connected in series/parallel. - Engine batteries, 2 x 205Ah, charged from an alternator on the engine or by the chargers. - All of the service and engine start batteries were renewed in January 2021. Battery Chargers: - 2 x chargers Victron Skylla TG 24v 80 amp. - 2 x Invertors, both Victron Phoenix 3000 units. Alternators: - 150A alternator on main engine to charge service batteries, and a second alternator to charge engine start batteries. Generator: - ZULU III is equipped with two generators. - 1 x Westerbeke 10kw. Approx 3058 hours as at September 2021. - 1 x Westerbeke 7.5kw (this unit is broken-down – that will be resolved by seller or compensation offered). Shore Power: - The yacht is fitted out to use 220v, although the installation can work with an external outlet of 110v AC 60 Hz., because the chargers work with both currents and frequencies. - The owner is then able to use these for the charging of the batteries and these through the converters will feed the entire installation of 220 VAC. The ship has been two years in Mexico, where the electricity is 110 VAC 60 Hz. (USA) and they have not had any problems. - Connection cable and plugs included as on board. Other Electrical: - Air conditioning CLD 2000 series system, to saloon and all cabins, heating and cooling.
    Sails: - Mainsail (with full battens and Frederiksen car and track system and a “lazy bag” system with “lazy jacks” for easy handling) - new in January 2019 by "Advanced Sails". - Genoa and Yankee/Staysail in good condition, from 2015, by "Elite sails" - and revised and the solar protection band changed in January 2019. - Jib from 2016 in good condition but needs to have the solar protection band replaced. - All in Dacron.
    Spinnaker pole
    Running rigging
    Furling system
    3 X HOOD
    Spars and rigging notes
    - Aluminium, 3-spreader mast stepped on keel. - Mast and boom are from the German manufacturer Reckmann. - It is a strong mast ideal for long distance cruising. - Spars are all painted in black (mast, boom, spinnaker pole, jockey pole). - The standing rigging is Dyform (Dyform - now known as compacted) is high-tech, low stretch wire rigging, which features more than a 30% increase in breaking strength over traditional 1×19 wire, and 25% less stretch. - Running rigging is in Dyneema. - ZULU is rigged with three furling headstays – all by Hood – one for the genoa, one for a Yankee and the third for the Jib
    Deck hardware
    Deck equipment notes
    Winches: - Lewmar 110 manual self-tailing sheet winches. - 2 x Barient 37 hydraulic self-tailing winches by helm for main controls. - 2 x Barient 26 manual self-tailing winches by the mast on deck for halyards. - 2 x Lewmar 65 self-tailing winches aft for runners (and mooring lines). Anchoring and Mooring: - Kappis Nautic DZC 1000 H hydraulic anchor windlass. - Delta 60kg anchor. - 100m of 12mm anchor chain. General: - Teak and ebony varnished cockpit table with s/s legs. - Large lockers on deck – starboard side (fenders). - Lazarette locker aft, plus 2 x small lockers. - Teak seats on pushpit corners. Covers, Canvas & Cushions: - Fixed bimini – stainless steel supports and GRP top (on which you can stand to tidy mainsail and could add solar panels etc.). - Sprayhood at cockpit. - Cockpit cushions. - Sunbed cushions on foredeck. - Mainsail lazy bag / mainsail cover in white.
    CE Registration
    Safety equipment notes
    Safety Equipment: - Liferaft, 12 person Oceanic Class A RFD Solas, last service Feb 2021. ZULU III has full safety equipment as required by Spanish regulations for charter under lista 6º - including liferaft, lifejackets, Man Overboard Module, EPIRB 406, flares, fire extinguishers, … etc.
    Construction notes
    Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction: - Hull & structure in Corten steel. - Deck and coachroof in stainless steel. - Teak laid decking (original and now worn). - The whole yacht is painted using Awlgrip. - Top sides are painted in dark green. - Waterline painted in white. - Superstructure painted in white. - Servicing and antifouling (planned to be done in late January 2022). Keel & Rudder: - Keel is encapsulated, swept back fins style with bulb. - Single rudder. - Single helm – positioned at forward port side of cockpit.
    Radio CD
    Shower in Cockpit
    Swimming ladder
    Extra notes
    - Four-way Pioneer stereo radio/CD with speakers in the cockpit. - Sharp Aquos TV; hidden behind hinged panel at end of saloon. - Sony DVD player. - Semi-rigid “Gommonautica” tender, 3.5m but now old and in poor state. It is planned to change it for one of similar or same make and size to fit on the chocks on the bow. - Outboard engine "Yamaha 15 hp, purchased new in February 2021 and with 20 hours of operation. - The dinghy stows on the deck forward of the mast.
    Final notes
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