Form, function and outright performance from the legendary Maxi Dolphin and Luca Brenta. About as Italian as Ferrari or parmesan, but with a higher carbon content. Extensively refitted in 2012.
Launched in late 2004 as number three in a series of five semi-custom high performance cruisers, CHARIS has been since been extensively refitted. Whilst she is undoubtedly not short in the looks and style department, she is also a highly competitive cruiser racer, scoring 3rd in the Mini-Maxi Worlds in 2010. Currently configured for effortless short-handed fast cruising, she boasts an extremely high specification including:-
3-cabin, 3-heads interior layout with additional crew cabin with crew heads forward
Yanmar 125hp diesel engine
Retractable hydraulic bowthruster
Retractable anchor arm
Retractable dedicated mooring winch
Tender garage at stern
Nordic carbon rig with Park Avenue boom and carbon rigging
Harken electric and hydraulic winches
Fully-battened mainsail system with battencars
Carimat hydraulic sail-handling system and genoa furler
Doyle and OneSails carbon sail wardrobe
10kw Fischer Panda generator
Fridge & freezers
B&G instruments with mast-mounted 20/20’s and marine PC
Our understanding is that the vessel complies with RCD CE Certification – B (Offshore)
Hull constructed in female mould using GRP and pre-preg epoxy with Corecell core.
Hull vacuum infused using SP Systems Sprint technology
Topsides spray painted in triple-layer blue metallic paint
Exposed carbon fibre inserts to hull sides and carbon fibre bowplate.
Deck & Superstructure Construction:
Deck constructed in female mould using carbon fibre and pre-preg epoxy with Corecell core.
Deck vacuum infused using SP Systems Sprint technology
Deck and cockpit mouldings spray painted in triple-layer blue metallic paint
Teak laid foredeck, cockpit sole and bathing platform
Engine & gearbox:
2x Volvo IPS600 turbo and compressor common rail diesel engines (based on Volvo D6) producing 435hp each at 3,500rpm
Fresh water engine cooling via raw water intake and heat exchanger
IPS drive legs with electronic vessel control
Maintenance & Performance:
Engine hours – approx. 300 as of November 2017
Cruising speed – approx. 30 knots
Maximum speed – approx. 37 knots
Fuel economy at cruising speed – approx. 110lph
Range at cruising speed – approx. 340Nm
Propulsion & Steering:
Steering via IPS legs through steering wheel and electronic steering or via joystick for close-quarters manoeuvring
4-bladed Duoprops on IPS legs
Lenco trim-tabs with electro-hydraulic controls
24vDC domestic and starting circuits with 220vAC via shorepower or generator.
Electrical systems updated 2017 with CAN-bus system for added weight savings and simplicity
2x 80Ah 12vDC engine start batteries joined in parallel and series to provide 80Ah @ 24vDC
6x 130Ah 12vDC service batteries joined in parallel and series to provide 390Ah @ 24vDC
Two berths in converting saloon plus additional crew cabin. Guest heads and shower. Crew heads.
White laminate and panelled finish with contrasting brown leather panels and flooring
Stainless steel galley counters
Carbon fibre heads counters
Carbon fibre insert to saloon table
White leather upholstery and cushions
LED lighting throughout
Accommodation layout from Forward:
Maxi Dolphin MD51 Power Hull No.4 is configured to be used as either a weekender or a superyacht tender/shuttle.
The vessel has a large open-plan saloon with U-shaped settee and bench seating forward. An electronically height-adjustable saloon table allows conversion to a large double berth/day bed.
Aft to starboard ids a large heads compartment with dedicated shower cubicle, easily accessed from companionway steps.
Aft to port is the linear galley with stainless steel counters and inset induction hob.
2x safe boxes within interior
The cockpit bench seating to port and starboard suitable for up to 12 guests.
Electro-hydraulically controlled teak laid cockpit table dropping to create sunbed or dropping further to become flush with cockpit sole.
Helm seat in carbon fibre and electrically adjustable
Aft of the helm station to starboard is a refrigerator
Opposite to port is a hatch giving access to a crew cabin complete with heads and sink/shower.
Carbon fibre antenna mast
Custom carbon fibre mast for antennas
Underwater LED lighting at stern
Custom double deckhead hatch on flush foredeck
Carbon fibre and stainless steel grab rails
Large bathing platform accessed via transom door
Anchoring & Mooring:
Lewmar V4 24vDC 2,000w reversing anchor windlass
20kgs Delta anchor with chain
Covers, Cushions & Canvas:
White leather cockpit upholstery
General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.
Lying Lavagna, Italy
Available to view strictly by appointment
Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00
Saturday by prior appointment
For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us.
Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering purchase.
Lead Broker: Michele Antonini – Grabau International (Italia)
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