Having managed many campaigns for blue water adventures, Frank knew to invest time in finding the right talent for the job. The list of companies that we engaged to prepare Nogal while in Sausalito are considered the best in the industry:
Easom Riggin San Francisco Bay Area (rigging)
LTD Marine San Francisco Bay Area (electrical)
Swedish Marine San Francisco Bay Area (watermaker, refrigeration and aircon)
Ferrari Shipwright San Francisco Bay Area (interior)
Seaport Stainless, San Francisco Bay Are (custom galley stainless)
Blue Planet Energy (lithium and solar package)
Antrim Designs, San Francisco Bay Area (carbon spar design)
Nogal is an Atlantic 57 catamaran designed by Chris White, built with the highest attention to detail with consideration given to performance, comfort and safety. From the moment you step aboard Nogal you cannot fail to notice the fine craftsmanship and attention to detail that earned the builders of Alwoplast yachts their reputation.
As you walk along the decks, no matter where you look, from the engineering of the deck hardware to the rigging, you become immediately aware that everything has a solid and reliable feel.
Inside, Nogal is stylish and modern with an exceptional walnut finish.
On the mechanical side, two 55HP Volvo engines are enough to drive Nogal at 9 knots. The 200+ gallons of fuel capacity provides power for long-range cruising.
Redundancy was a main focus when preparing Nogal for her recent circumnavigation. She was prepared to stay off the grid and beyond the reach of supply lines for extended periods.
Electricity is provided by two separate banks of solar panels with a combined output of 1,500 watts.
The three-speed button operated electrical winches make sailing easy and pleasurable for this is a yacht providing luxury at a level that you need only step onboard to appreciate.
Nogal is continually maintained to the highest standards and is completely turnkey for setting sail immediately.
Designer: Chris White
Launch Year: 2009
Displacement: 27k lbs
Hull Material: Composite
The engines have been professionally serviced and maintained. Access to the engine rooms through either the stern step hatches or under the aft bunks.
Description: D2-50 AND D2-55 New Port Engine 2016, New Starboard Engine 2018
Hours (Port): 2225 (as of May 2019)
Hours (Starboard): 563 (as of May 2019)
Capacity: 2x 392l / 103gal
Maximum: 9.5 knots
Cruising: 8.5 knots
Fuel Jerry Cans: 8x 20l / 5.2gal diesel jerry cans (2017)
Fuel Pollishing/Transfer: Bi-directional pump (port to starboard or starboard to port)
Propellers: Flexofold 3-blade folding
Spare set of blades
Deck Hardware / Ground Tackle
Anchor Winch: Lewmar V4 windlass
Anchors: Ultra Stainless anchor 100lb (2017)
Fortress FX-37 (2016)
Boat Hook: 1
Bridal: A design for running through tacklines guides allowing flexibility in scope
Chain: 140' of 3/8chain and 250' of rode
150' of rode for Foretress
Fenders: 6x with covers, 1 horizontal fender for rafting
Swim Ladder: 1
Nogal's layout is galley down, with a spacious owner's suite with two aft cabins and one forward crew cabin. The cockpit is open and is great for entertaining.
Berths: 4 total, 2 Queen and 2 King. This is the only Atlantic 57 with king beds in the midship cabins. The large square berths allow for different sleeping positions depending on conditions. We also found a huge advantage to these king suites which each have a a 4000 btu airconditioning unit. We used the suites as lounges where four people could spend the uncomfortably hot days on the equator with aircon produced by solar power alone.
Covers & Shades: Stainless frame with intergrated lights and soft bimini covering aft deck with 7 feet of headroom. This structure adds rigidity to the dinghy boom pick points allowing us to make passages while carrying the dinghy off the transom. This never presented a problem while under way.
Exterior window covers (2018)
Custom Interior Ocean Air Blides
Fans: 14x Hella 3-blade fans
2x Day/Night Plus Solar Vent, 4" Stainless Steel (2018)
Port windows: Gebo aluminum frames
Hatches: OceanaIr window shades (2017)
Lewmar Hatches with Oceanair screens (2017)
Showers: 2x, separate shower
Toilets: 2x Tecma freshwater electric with mascerator
Holding tanks: 2x 137l / 36gal
Gauges: 2x Tankwatch 4 (sensors replaced 2017)
Pumps: SeaLand blackwater tank pumps, sanitation tubes and "Y" valves
replaced 2016/2017, 1x new toilet and macerator (2016)
All thru-hulls and valves replaced in 2017
Galley-down, fully equipped
BBQ: Sovereign Alpha Stainless Steel (2017)
New Sunbrella cover (2018)
Cooktop/Stove: Force 10 4-burner cooktop and stove (2016)
Gas: 2x Composite 7.5kg bottle (2016)
Microwave: Sharp Carousel Microwave (2016)
Freezer: SeaFrost 5.2 square feet
Refrigeration: SeaFrost 5.6 square feet
Filters: Premium grade Seagul Water filter system at main galley sink
Water Heater: Isotemp, 40l / 10.5gal
Pumps: 1x house fresh water pump with spare (2018)
1x salt water washdown pump (2019)
Spare water maker feed pump
Tank Capacity: 2x 74gal
Water Maker: 2x 14gph Spectra 24v 340Z Catalina watermaker. This includes remote operation and monitoring in pilot house (gph production, ppm of product water, water pressure at filter and water pressure at feed pump).
The Z-Ion system introduces a stream of metallic ions that kill the organisms in your watermaker and create an environment that prohibits them from growing and going anaerobic. The result is that your system will be kept ready to operate without any additional flushing, external power sources, pickling chemicals, or complex procedures. The whole operation is completely automatic, controlled by the MPC control and the Z-ion circuit. Spectra claims it will protect your watermaker for up to 3 months, without requiring additional flushes or external power being present.
House: 2x 300A, 24V (2016) Lithium Ionics Li3-OPE 24v x 300ah (500ah total) with Battery Management System module - professional install of complete system - Ocean Planet Energy.
Engine: 2x 100A, 12V (2016)
Battery Charger/Inverter: 2016 Magnum 4000watt 24v inverter / charger 120/240v series
Lighting/Bulbs: LEDs throughout
LED underwater lights (2017)
Solar Panels: 4 Kyrocera Panels 135w each 540w total (2009)
10 100watt Solbian SP100L Solar Panels - 1000w total (new 2019)
Solar Regulator: 2016 5 WRM15 solar charge controllers
Shore Power Capacity: 120v or 220v, 50amp and 30amp
Transformer: Isolation Transformer 3.8kva (2016)
Washing Machine: LG 5KG Direct Drive washer dryer
Electronics / Navigation
Backup GPS: Furuno GP-32
Cellular Antenna: Glomex weBBoat 4G Plus (2016)
Wireless Antenna: Wirie Network Extender
2 Autopilot Smart Controller Wireless Remotes
Garmin AIS – AIS650 Class B (2018)
Garmin 7616xsv Chartplotter (2016) 16 inch Nav station unit
Garmin 7607xsv Chartplotter (2019) 7 inch Cockpit station
Depth - 2 sounding units (one on each hull)
GPS - Garmin
VHF - 2x ICOM with Digital Selective Calling (DSC) (helm station and nav station)
Wind - NKE masthead unit
Autopilot 2 completely redundant NKE autopilots (one in each hull)
Satellite Phone: Iridium Go!
Stereo: New stereo install in 2016 includes:
Fusion MS UD 750 with Uni dock and two remote control unit heads for helm and aft deck
Fusion 1600 watt 5 chanell amplifier (new 2018)
Speakers: 2 6" interior (Fusion), 2 8" aft deck (Fusion), 1 10" subwoofer aft deck, 2 cockpit speakers Bose
Staysail: Ullman Fiberpath Staysail 2016
Headsail: Ullman Fiberpath Genoa 2016
Mainsail: Ullman Fiberpath Mainsail 2016
A3 Spinnaker: North Sails 2200 square foot (2019)
A5 Spinnaker: Quantum Sails 2016
Roller Furlers: Harken Unit 4 MKIV roller furler for Genoa (2016)
Harken Unit 3 MKIV roller furler for staysail (2016)
Mast / Rigging / Hardware
Aluminum mast step Rebuilt in 2016 with all new Harken lead blocks and dyneema strops
Halyards and Sheets: All replaced in 2016/2017
Jib Sheet Lead Cars: 4x Harken (2x new in 2017)
Mainsail block: New in 2017
Winches: 4x Harken 60 Performa 3 speed winches (2016)
1x Andersen 46ST 2 speed electric winches
2x Andersen 46ST 2 speed manual winches
Bilge Pumps: 4x Automatic
Bosun’s Chair 1 Harken
Epirb: ACR 406mhz EPIRB (2016)
Flares and Smoke: Yes
Fire Protection: 4x Extinguishers
2x Auto supression extenguishers in engine compartment
Life Lines: 2-level, Dyneema (2016)
Life Raft: Winslow Ultra_light Offshore
Wood plugs: Several sizes
Make: Custom SWIFT (Australia) dinghy with seat box, cooler mount and rod holders (2016)
Length: 3.6m / 10.8ft
Type: Aluminum RIB
Outboard: Yamaha 20hp four stroke (2017)