Valhalla specifications

 

Length on deck          65' - (20 m)

Overall length            74' - (22,50m

Draft                            7'1/2 - (2,30m)

Displacement             35 tons

Sail area                      (close to) 2 325 ft² - (213 m²)

Engine                         DAF 100 HP

Diesel                          580 US Gl / 484 imp Gl - (2200 litres)

Water                          530 US Gl / 440 imp Gl - (2000 litres)

Propane                      4 x 13 kg tanks

 

Designer                      Thomas Colvin/ Cyprien De Deene

Builders                       De Deene/Boimard

French flag                  French Duty paid

Build                            1991

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Conception and building have been optimised for strength and ease of maintenance, and the hull treatment is of the highest quality.  

 

1) Strength 

 

  • Keel bottom 0.80 inches (20mm)

  • Keel side plating 0.40 inches (10mm)

  • Hull bottom plating 0.30 inches (8mm)

  • Hull side plating 0.24 (front) and 0.20 inches (5 & 6 mm)

  • Deck and roofs plating 0.16 inches (4mm)

 

2) Ease of maintenance

 

There is a lot of stainless steel everywhere on deck, particularly for all the places that get the most wear and tear. This significantly helps to control rust and keep the boat in great condition.

 

 • Davit

 • Mooring pipes

 • Scuppers

 • Hawsehole

 • 8 bitt moorings

 • Hatches and their frames and deadlight frames

 

3) Hull Treatment

 

The steel hull has been protected by an outstanding treatment, really superior to the usual standards.

The steps done were as follows

 

SAE 3 sandblast inside and out

Anti-corrosive primer epoxy air-less. 

Epoxy tar very thick (500 Kg inside and out). 

Intermediary layer of polyurethane

Polyurethane finish, many layers.

 

 

In 2014 during a total refit of the boat, the deck received a new treatment. The bottom inside was very closely inspected. It only needed a couple of small patchs of new paint. 


Engine

 The engine, reducer gear box, shaft and propeller are professional materials.

 

DAF engine, DF 615 marine, Heavy Duty version for fishing boats, regulated at 96,5HP/2200 T/min for a 24 hours/day use.

To inform you, there is a yachting version of this engine, regulated at 120 HP/2400 T/min, and the same engine block is used on the Daf trucks at 150 HP/2600 T/min.

 

Parts are available in every DAF trucks dealer all around the world. Daf guaranties this heavy duty version for 25 000 hours running full charge, before having to change any part.

This engine has been reconditionned in 2010 as a precaution : changing  sleeves and pistons, bearings of connecting rods were still very good.

Right now, the engine worked for 16 000 hours, 10 000 hours only on Valhalla  at soft use (1200 to 1800T/min).

 

This engine is in perfect condition.

 • Gear box Masson ND3 Heavy Duty

        • Baudoin shaft, dia 2.8 inches ( 70 mm)

• Baudoin bronze Prop (2010)

 

 

Generator 6 KVA : Nanni diesel Kubota base, with Leroy Somer generator


Windlass Lofrans TITAN 2000 W 24V (2008)


SAILS

 

• 2 sails mounted on Harken ballcars

1 light

 - 1 heavy (Quantum) 700 sq foot (65 m²) in a very good state

 1 mizzen full batten Incidence 590 sq foot (55 m²) in a good state mounted on Harken ballcars

 3 staysails 

 1 storm jib

 2 yankee jibs 560 sq foot (52 m²) and 400 sq foot (38 m²)

 1 genoa jib on extra halyard 


11 winches, Harken and Lewmar,
1 is electric


 

Electricity

 

2 sets of batteries

660 amps : service  ( 2014)

360 amps : engine  (new 2017)

 

2 separate alternators on engine

1 alternator on shaft

2 solar panels 2x130W

1 windmill

1 inverter Pure sinus 1200W Solo 5212, professional 


Electronics

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  • Radar Furuno 24 miles
  • Auto pilot Simrad/Robertson AP21
  • Depth sounder Ray marine
  • 2 GPS Garmin and Furuno 
  • AIS Watchmate Vespermarine transmitter/receiver with alarm
  • Mer-veille radar detector with alarm
  • Weatherfax Furuno
  • BLU transmitter/receiver ICOM M 710
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  • Miscellanious
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  • Caribe dinghee C 12 (3.50 m)
  • Yamaha outboard 15 HP
  • Central heating with 2 radiators : Refleks 61MS
  • Water heater (electric)
  • Deep freeze
  • Washing machine