Coralle is a Camper & Nicholson 40AC, a 40′ (12.2m) ketch yacht built by C&N in Gosport, UK in 1983. She is no. 15 of 20 constructed and is of a solid GRP hull construction and endgrain balsa core deck. Her profile is a long fin keel with 3/4 skeg rudder. She has a secondary forestay (not an inner-forestay), allowing me to fly a hanked-on headsail when not using the furling genoa.
LOA 40′ (12.2m)
LWL 30’6″ (9.3m)
Beam 11’6″ (3.5m)
Draft 5’9″ (1.75m)
Rig Masthead ketch
Coralee came with: furling genoa, main, mizzen, working jib, storm jib, trysail (storm main), cruising shoot, and mizzen blooper. To date, I’ve only flown the main and genoa so I look forward to trying the others out during my shake-down sails.
Water, fuel, and engine
Water: 100 gals, 120 (US) gals, 454 litres
Fuel: 54 gals, 65 (US) gals, 246 litres
I haven’t checked those volumes but I will be checking them as best I can, especially the water. Coralee is well equipped with tanks and on current plans I’m not planning on taking a water-maker. I will need to fit a holding tank for the heads and finding space for it under the boards is proving tricky.
The engine is a 2002 Beta Marine 56hp diesel which is strangely reverse-mounted making fan belt checks difficult; the gear-box was replaced in 2005 and so should be good for a number of years.