Van Dam Luxury Centre Cockpit Cruising Yacht – 17.4m Lying: Auckland 4162-GF
The pedigree and reputation of Van Dam - Nordia is better known for the construction of luxury mega yachts than for constructing yachts of this medium size range. In fact this particular model is one of the smallest of their fleet. As a result, expect the highest quality and strength in every detail as in its concept and way of construction it is a small version of a mega yacht. This is confirmed by the layout and set up of a properly assigned engine room; in the ebony inlaid at the dinette and navigation table; or in the craftsmanship of its crystal cabinet.
The semi-circular doors, stairs and woodwork is a piece of art that makes this yacht unique.
Vela Blanca was launched in 2000 and the current owner bought her in 2009. Since then she has undergone an extensive refit with no expense spared in any aspect. So expect all new electronics, a new set of sails, new hydraulic vang, new boom, full new bimini and dodger structure, new leather seats, new fridge and oven, a full repaint of the yacht, new dinghy/outboard, and everything you can dream about in a fantastic yacht. Check the specifications to see the full range of equipment and upgrades completed.
It is presented in excellent condition. It is just time to enjoy it and live the dream.
Designing and building a luxury Ocean-going yacht is a very personal matter. Every owner has his own ideas about what will be ideal for him. This Nordia Cruiser is therefore designed and built as an individual project. However, the following features are always integrated.
The hull lines below the waterline are flowingly stretched and together with the moderate fin keel/rudder-with-skeg configuration this results in excellent course stability. To achieve a smooth entry into the waves and a mild overall behaviour, even in rough seas, a 20° bow-waterline-incidence angle has been applied.
Because of the seawater resistant aluminium hull construction, the displacement is moderate and with a high aspect ratio rigging, carrying 6m² of working sail per 1 ton displacement, a high speed under sail is granted, even in light wind conditions. With a propulsion power of at least 3 kW (4 Hp) per 1 ton displacement, the ship will already reach a comfortable cruising speed under low engine revolutions, resulting in dramatic reductions of engine sound and fuel consumption.
Nordia Van Dam 17.4m
Yacht – Offshore Cruiser
Robert Van Dam
Hull and super deck - Gouwerok B.V - Holland.
Fully repainted 2012
New Antifouling 2015
Num. of engines
Perkins Sabre Mq35
Power per engine
Closed oil-bath shaft system with self-centring radial bearing and axial thrust bearing
Fixed 5 bladed skew-back carbon/nibral propellor
Double-wire- insulated 24V-DC and 230V-AC system.
Sonnenschein maintenance free gel batteries.
Generator start 24V - 80A.
Engine start 24V - 80A.
Service set (domestic) 24V - 590A.
Battery charging: 1x Perkins bipolar alternator 24V - 55A.
1x Extra bipolar alternator 24V - 75A.
1x Victron battery chargers 24V - 100A.
Generator: 1 Onan MDK generator-set 230V - 13,5kW.
Shore connection: 1 Mastervolt isolation transformer.
Navigation and deck lights:
1x Aqua Signal navigation lights Port and strbrd stern-steam- top light.
1x 3-colour masthead light.
2x Spreader downlights.
1x Boom light.
Circuit breakers: Automatic double pole circuit-breakers.
Panasonic LED 32” TV (2015)
Sony Audio System with Bluetooth and 4 speakers (2014)
Playstation PS3(for DVD and games)
New Raymarine double station VHF DSC
New Iridium Go Satellite communication
Navigation and Electronics
New Suunto compass, integrated in Whitlock Premiere pedestal
New Raymarine C127
New Raymarine Digital Radar
Raytheon ST60 instruments giving speed/double wind instrument/depth + repeaters at navigation table
Raytheon Autopilot ST7000+ with Smart controller wireless system
Additional Leica Mk10 GPS navigator (as back up of GPS)
Silva clinometre (2)
Multi-function antennae for VHF and TV with Rambert enhancer
New AIS receiver
Mainsail Doyle Hydra Net Radial 2010 - 63 sqm
Genoa Doyle Hydra Net Radial 2010 - 80 sqm
Staysail Doyle Hydra Net Radial 2010 - 23 sqm
New 2015 Gennaker 1.5oz sleeve 2015 - 180 sqm
Hydraulic powerpack: Lewmar Hydraulic Commander, with 6 operating functions. (fully serviced in 2014 with new hydraulic pump)
Genoa Furl: Reckmann RF90 hydraulic furl
Staysail furl: Reckmann RF90 hydraulic furl
Mainsail: Full Hydraulic furling (in and out)
Halyards and Sheets: Marlow
Tracks and hardware: Lewmar Ocean sz 3
Mast: 1 HallSpars, aluminium alloy.
Boom: New Hall Spars boom (2010)
Reefing: 1x Reckmann hydraulic in mast furling system
Boomvang: 1x New Navtec hydraulic vang (2013)
Spinnaker pole: 1x HallSpars
1x Anderson spinnaker line driver.
Standing rigging: Dyform stainless steel 12mm. Headstay & Inner forestay rod.
Genoa furl: 1 Reckmann hydraulic furl.
Backstay tensioner: 1 Manual hydraulic pump cylinder.
Halyards and Sheets: Marlow
Tracks and hardware Lewmar Ocean sz 3.
EPRB Mc Murdo: New 2015
PLB Mc Murdo
Satellite Communication Iridium Go: New 2015
Plastimo orange pole with flag New 2011
Large Gale rider drag
Medical offshore bag
Engine room fire extinguishers: Fire fighting system: CO2 extinguishers, remote controlled operated from outside the engine room. Full serviced in 2015
Fire extinguisher: 4 Fire extinguishers. New 2015
2x Separate Electric Bilge Pumps.
2 - one large automatic with floating switch on/off.
- 2nd Pump of large flow Rheinstrom
Additional alarm system on overflow level
1x Back up manual bilge pump Rheinstrom
Deck shower – hot/cold
Weber BBQ with 2 gas bottles
Additional 6 rod holders
Air conditioning - Climma System with Central compressor, + 4 independent A/C
Eberspächer D8LC central hot air heating system
French Zodiac 310 – 2014 (specially reinforced with stainless steel support for davits).
Yamaha 2012 (approximately with 50hs)