THE AKILARIA 950 is built from female tooling. The hull is infused using
vinylester resin, glass and balsa core. The deck is infused using vinylester
resin, glass and foam core. All the internal structures, transverse and
longitudinal bulkheads are infused using vinylester resin, glass and foam
cores. The centerline structure and keel box area are built using the
infusion process and are solid glass and vinylester resin.
Plexus (méthacrylate) adhesive is used through-out. This material
guarantees a mechanical as well as chemical bond. The deck to hull joint
is also glued together with Plexus. All stanchions, pushpits and pulpits
are through bolted through the hull to deck joint. All the internal structures
are in composite: bunks, furniture, etc. Every piece and component is
carefully built. A comprehensive practice of weighing each part during
the building process is used to guarantee that each boat is the same.
Upper and lower self-aligning JP3 bearings. Centerline, bearing supported
jump shaft incorporates twin tiller arms. Port and starboard adjustable
con-rods attach centerline tiller arms to rudder stocks. One centerline
tiller with extension controls both rudders. Rudder stocks are built in
F16PH stainless steel. Stock diameter is 44 mm to align with rudder profiles.
The cockpit was conceived in order to optimize the ease and efficiency
of sailing maneuvers for either single handed or crewed sailing. The center
line tiller is equipped with a large bearing and Spinlock tiller extension
to give the helm nice response and make driving fun. Cockpit tooling,
including seats, helming station, foot rests and line organization have
been designed and laid out to optimize ergonomics and sailing enjoyment.
Transom security has been established with a central arch stanchion spanning
the life raft box which can also be used for antennas and the LED stern
light. Pushpits on each aft outboard corner allow for secure attachment
of double life lines. All stanchions are fabricated in 316L stainless
Total ballast tank volume each side equals 450 L. 214 L in the forward
tank and 236 L in the aft tank. Each tank is provided with a water tight
inspection hatch. Tanks are filled via a centerline SoFoMarin Scoop and
electric pump. Transfer and dump are via gravity.
Double spreader swept back carbon fiber mast. Mast built by Lorima of
pre-preg carbon under vacuum in an autoclave. Spreaders and main boom
are built of aluminum, anodized black. Lateral rigging and headstay are
rod. Two running backstays per side plus staysail stay are Kevlar. Staysail
stay has 2:1 adjustable tackle at base to maintain correct rig tension.
Running rigging is Dynema:
One main halyard
One genoa halyard
Two spinnaker halyards
One staysail halyard.
Two reef lines
One main sheet
Outhaul for main boom
Two genoa sheets
Two traveler lines for main sheet traveler.
Two running backstay tails.
Adjustable tackle for staysail stay.
Three control lines per side for floating ring sheeting system on solent.
Two spinnaker sheets.
One tack line
Two barber hauler set-ups.
Harken winches. Two B40-2STA on the cabin top and two B44-2STA in the
cockpit. All blocks and organizers are Harken. The rope clutches are Spinlock
and the pad eyes are Wichard.
The keel fin is a fabricated, welded rectangular box structure of E 36
steel. The bulb is lead. The fin is shaped with foam leading and trailing
edges, faired and
glassed over with epoxy resin. The final profile is carefully developed
and faired using accurate templates.
Anchor and chain stowed in a drained, forward compartment under hinged
Engine is a Nanni 21 Hp diesel fitted to a saildrive. The sail drive foundation
is integrated in to the hull structure. Engine control is Spinlock. Fuel
capacity is 53L aft of engine under cockpit sole. Two bladed folding propeller.
70Amp, 12VDC Balmar alternator. BEP 12 position circuit breaker panel
and battery switches. Two 12VDC, 120 amp hour AGM batteries for the house
One 12VDC Optima AGM battery, 50 amp hour for engine start. One LED Hella
white and red chart table light. One 12VDC charger receptacle. Eight LED
battery operated LED lights to be positioned anywhere by Velcro.
Forward compartment - water tight bulkhead with composite watertight hatch
at forward end. Compartment is used for sail stowage and has marine head
at aft end to port and sink and cabinet at aft end to starboard with pressurized
Main saloon area has settee bunk port and starboard, with centerline table.
Lewmar opening hatch in cabin top. There are two 55 L water tanks, one
under each settee bunk.
Aft of main saloon there is a galley to port and nav station to starboard.
The nav station has a hinged extension seat that can be used to gain seat
width. There is stowage under the chart table as well as outboard. The
forward vertical face of the nav station has adequate room for fitting
instrumentation. Opposite to port is the galley with deep stainless steel
sink that has both cold pressurized fresh water and hand pumped salt water.
There is a two burner gas stove with oven and a top opening ice box. There
is stowage under the sink, under the stove and outboard.
Aft of the galley / nav station there are port and starboard bunks accessible
via full height walk through elliptical cut outs in the main bulkhead.
There is a filler piece with cushion that connects these two bunks, under
the cockpit sole to make a double for use in port. There are two Lewmar
opening port lights in the cabin side, one port and one starboard.
There is one electric and one manual bilge pump.