Unique, Well Kept, Completely Re-Fitted Alubat Ovni
Featured in the March, 2013 issue of "Good Old Boat", CanCan is a beautifully re-fitted Alubat Ovni Sonate with a well thought out, professionally designed stern arch and mast tabernacle system that, coupled with her custom trailer, allows her to be trailered anywhere.
CanCan's aluminum hull features a retracting swing keel and and retractable rudder in a cassette, giving her a shallow draft and a low profile on her trailer, while still offering standing headroom below.
Having sailed everywhere from Lake Havasu to Lake Huron (and many places in between), CanCan is the ultimate trailer sailer, just waiting for her next owner to take her on her next adventure.
Welded aluminum hull built to European CE standards and rated for Category II "limited offshore" duty.
Modified rig, which, along with custom stern arch and mast tabernacle, allows mast to lay down for trailer transport
Retractable swing keel and rudder
In-boom mainsail furler
Auto-Prop H-5 self pitching prop
Beta 16 with less than 100 hours
Amcor 12,000 BTU Air Conditioner
Wind generator and two Kyocera solar panels
Complete Raymarine Electronics Package
Sig Marine Propane Heater
Engel MT-17 refrigeration/freezer
Double Axle Trailer
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Designer: Philippe Briand
LOA: 28 ft 0 in
Beam: 9 ft 8 in
Minimum Draft: 2 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 4 in
Displacement: 7716 lbs
CanCan's hull is made of welded aluminum (5086 series) plate and is of "hard chine" construction. The bottom is painted with non-corrosive E-Paint. The hull and the entire boat were built to European CE standards and are rated for Category II "limited offshore" duty.
A custom aluminum rear arch has been added to facilitate supporting the mast when it is in the travel position which also contains solar panels and supports the outboard motor for the inflatable. The boarding/dive ladder is attached to the rear arch and folds up vertically for storage. The radar and wind generator are also supported by the arch on telescoping mounts that lower for trailer transport.
CanCan has tiller/rudder steering with a custom built RudderCraft Kick Up rudder with gas supports to facilitate the raising and lowering of the rudder.
CanCan's original mast has been modified to lay down for trailer transport thereby making the vessel a trailerable twenty-eight foot aluminum sailboat that is totally unique in design. Cortland Steck Yacht Designs professionally designed and engineered the new standing and running rigging and trailerable sailing system. The fabrication was professionally done by Island Nautical in St. Petersburg, FL.
CanCan has roller furling foresails mounted on dual head stays. The sails include one new fully battened, in-boom roller furling sail system by Forespar. It is the Forespar "LIESURE-FURL" Coastal system. The two jib sails include one 155% Genoa and a light air Reacher/Drifter 180%, both on Schaeffer "Snap-Furl" systems.
All sails, including the furling mainsail are in good condition and are made by Doyle sails, except for the ATN “gale sail” storm jib by ATN, which are also in good condition.
A spinnaker is also in the sail inventory but has never been used. CanCan also carries dual whisker poles that serve as the basis for the mast raising mechanism that is powered by the single Harken ST40EDS electric winch mounted on the coach roof.
CanCan has two Harken 40st two-speed self-tailing aluminum winches in the cockpit and one Lewmar 30 self-tailing single speed aluminum winch and one Harken 40ste series two speed electric winch on the Coach roof. The custom-built aluminum mast tabernacle also has a small single speed Lewmar halyard winch mounted on the starboard side. All sail controls are led to sheet stoppers in cockpit giving total control of sail deployment and furling from cockpit.
Engine: 2010 Beta Marine B-16HE with 98.9 hours on the hour meter
Transmission: Twin Disc Technodrive TMC 60
Propeller: Bruntons Autoprop H-5, three bladed, feathering, variable pitch propeller with a stainless steel shaft
The Beta engine is a special model that uses isolation relays to isolate the electrical engine components from the hull of the vessel to prevent any stray current corrosion. The engine is fitted with a high capacity 75 amp Balmar marine alternator and voltage regulator.
CanCan's cabin interior is made of Sapele cabinetry and walls with teak and holly floors. The cushions are covered in blue denim fabric which is in good condition.
The forward stateroom has a V berth style bed and the sofa in the salon makes a double berth. The head is equipped with a Raritan PH-II mechanical flush toilet.
The Engel refrigeration units and the Amcor 12,000 BTU cabin air conditioning are of the "air-to-air" type which requires no sea-water connections for operation, thus enabling them to be used normally on trailer during transit.
The cabin is heated with a SIG PD 9000 marine propane heater.
The galley has a dual voltage Engel MT-17 refrigeration/freezer unit with a Plastimo Neptune 2500 gimbaled propane stove and oven. An additional dual voltage Engel MT-35 refrigeration/freezer unit is located in the forward locker.
The salon has a Sirius satellite radio receiver connected to the Tivoli Audio AM/FM/CD stereo, a 12 volt Skyworth 16 inch flat screen TV with CD player.
CanCan has single 30 amp 125 volt AC service with 12 volt DC service. The wiring is stranded, captive spade and is protected by circuit breakers or fuses and has ground isolation on the incoming AC shore power.
The navigation lights, interior lighting and engine compartment lighting are LED based. The interior fixtures for general lighting are cold-cathode florescent with a selectable red night vision function. The cockpit lockers are also equipped with red led lighting.
CanCan is equipped with a wind generator and two large Kyocera photovoltaic solar panels to provide current to the electrical system while the vessel is underway. She also has a corrosion monitoring system to monitor for stray current corrosion.
Repeater: Cockpit mounted ST-70 Multifunction Color Display.
Radio: Uniden 525 VHF with WHAM remote
SSB: Icom IC-M802 single side band with AT140 Tuner
Autopilot: Raymarine Tiller Pilot, ST4000
Fresh Water System: Pressure- Hot and Cold Fresh
Water Tank: 60 gallon Vetus flexible
Water Heater: Indel Isotemp, 16 gallon, Type: Slim Sq. 16V
Sanitation System: Type III with Raritan PH-II manual toilet W
Waste Tank: 20 gallons with Y valve and deck pump out fitting.
Bilge Pumps: One electric and one mechanical and one engine mounted pump.
Other: The engine has a closed cooling system that circulates the heated coolant through the water heater to heat the water while the vessel is under way. The water is heated by shore power while the vessel is docked.