THE YACHT

Robust, go anywhere

Commitment is a Schooner rigged (two masts) “Ocean 60” built by the legendary Southern Ocean yachts in Poole, Southern England launched in 1981. The boat is extremely robust and built for expedition work in tough, harsh and remote environments. She is eminently suitable for comfortable and safe sailing with her sea kindly qualities and easy to sail set up.

Commitment is bred for high end seaworthiness.

Ocean 60s were designed to cater for the expedition/charter market and as such has 5 separate cabins sleeping 2 per cabin so 10 guests and crew can comfortably sleep when at anchor.

When sailing we normally limit the number of guests and crew to 8. Each cabin is private, dry, well lit, has ample drawers and a hanging cupboard plus fitted with a hatch for light and ventilation.

There are 2 heads (toilets) and 2 showers along with a workshop

There is an open plan main saloon cabin housing the navigation station, galley, and dining /entertainment/relaxation area. When below in the cabin there are ample windows through which to view the passing parade of stunning scenery

On deck, the cockpit comfortably accommodates 8 people at a time and is quite deep offering increased safety. The foredeck is “flush” and provides a huge uninterrupted area on which to move around or relax whilst you soak up the atmosphere and scenery.

Commitment is entirely self-sufficient for high latitude sailing.

SPECIFICATIONS

Length: 60 feet (18.29 metres)
Beam: 15 feet 6 inches (4.72 metres)
Draft: 8 feet (2.43 metres)
Weight: 32 tonnes
Fuel Capacity: 1,800 litres
Fresh water: 2,850 litres

MASTS AND RIGGING

2 x Aluminum masts by Proctor (UK)
2 x Frederickson mainsail luff slide systems
2 x Furlex self furlers
9 x Lewmar self-tailing winches
2 x Forespar strut boom vangs
Sails by Norths and Doyle

SAFETY EQUIPMENT

1 x 8 person life raft
3 x 406 EPIRBS
10 x combination PFD/safety harnesses
Quantity of Flares

Navigation AND Communication Equipment

1 x Icom HF Radio
1 x GME VHF Radio
1 x Thrane & Thrane Satcom C satellite email system
1 x Iridium GO satellite phone/email system
1 x Weather Forecasting System by GMN
2 x Laptops
2 x Satellite phones
1 x Navman Chart Colour Plotter
1 x Raytheon 48nm Radar
3 x Handheld Icom VHF radios
1 x Suite of Navman Sailing Instruments
3 x Handheld GPS

Mechanical and Electrical

1 x 125HP turbo charged Yanmar Diesel engine (range 2,000 naut. miles)
1 x 3 blade fixed propeller
1 x 6.5 KVA Kohler 240 volt diesel Generator
4 x 64 watt solar panels
4 x 210 A/H, 12 volt Gel house batteries
1 x 80 A/H 12 volt Gel starting battery for Genset
1 x 240 volt refrigeration system providing separate fridge/freezer
1 x Coursemaster electronic autopilot
1 x 60 litre HWS
1 x Maxwell electric anchor winch & 135 metres of 12mm stainless steel chain

OTHER EQUIPMENT

2 x 3.4m Quicksilver inflatable dinghies
2 x Mercury outboard motors
1 x Webasto diesel cabin heater
1 x Dickinson diesel cabin heater
1 x Refleks Diesel Cabin Heater