Boat Information

Poco Andante

Designer : Bruce Roberts

Model : Mauritius 44

Brief Description : Centre-cockpit, full keeled, cutter rigged sloop. Built by Neebe Boatyard, Capetown, South Africa.

Construction : GRP (Glass reinforced plastic)

Length : 44' (13.5m)

Beam : 13' (4.05m)

Draft : 6'6" (2m)

Displacement : 19.35 tonnes (Heavy!)

Weight : 17 tonnes (plus 1-2 tonnes for stores!)

Height (above waterline) : 58' 6" (approx 19m) (for low bridges!)

Berths : 7 berths in four cabins (per salesman); 1 x double cabin aft, 1 x double cabin in forepeak (per us) and, if pushed, 2 x single berths in saloon.

Heads : 2 toilets and 1 separate shower.

Galley : Fridge, freezer, microwave, double stainless steel sink, 3-burner gas stove with oven and grill, instantaneous gas hot water heater.

Gas Supply : 2 x 20lb Propane bottles, 2 x 10lb Camping Gaz bottles (butane)

Sails : Main (x2), genoa (x2), yankee, stay sail, cruising chute, storm trysail, storm jib.

Engine : Ford 75hp 4-cylinder diesel.
-Cruising speed 6knts at 2000 revs.
-Fuel consumption : ~ 3 litres per hour.
-Fuel capacity : 240 litres (main tank) plus 160 litres (jerry cans)
-Effective range : 750 miles

Water capacity : 240 litres (main tank)
Water maker : About 10 litres per hour

Battery capacity : 5 x 110 amp hour for domestic use; 2 x 70 amp hour starter batteries.

Charging : 75 amp alternator (engine driven)
-2 x 85 watt solar panels
-1 x Aerogen 4 wind generator (5 amps at 20 knots of wind)
-1 x Fourwinds wind generator (10 amps at 15 knots of wind)
-Inverter : Heart Interface 1kw (12v to 110v to 220v)
-Shore Power : 110v or 240v

Autopilots : 1 x Hydrovane (wind driven), 2 x Electric (Alpha Marine Systems and Tiller Pilot),

Communications : VHF radio (DSC), VHF Handheld radio (x 2), SSB (Ham) Radio, Inmarsat-C satellite system, Navtex.

Navigation Equipment : GPS (x 5), Radar, Depth Sounder (x2), Speed logs (x 2), Wind speed and direction indicator, electronic charts and MaxSea navigation software, paper charts, pilot books, sextant.

Safety Equipment: Life jackets (x6), life raft (6-man Avon), Dan buoy, Man Overboard life sling, horseshoe buoys (x2), flares (Ocean pack plus+), fire extinguishers (lots), emergency grab bag and charts, heavy-duty bolt croppers.

Dinghies : 1 x 3.1m Avon RIB, 1 x Avon Redcrest inflatable dinghy.

Outboard engines : 1 x 15 hp, 1 x 2.5 hp

Entertainment system : DVD player (x2), TV (European), CD player (with 10x CD changer), cassette player and radio, playing cards and games.

Toys : 2 x Scuba Diving sets, snorkelling gear (x4), water pistols (x2), fishing rods and reels (numerous), spear fishing gear.