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Volunteer Yachting   

Ideally equipped for cross-channel cruising    

Charter "Volunteer" and you're off to a great start on your cross-channel adventure - or stay closer to home if you'd prefer. Based at Port Solent near Portsmouth, "Volunteer" is fully equipped to provide a safe and comfortable (whilst still exciting!) yacht for you and your crew of up to 8.  Click HERE for the Volunteer Yachting website.

Location of SY Volunteer

Volunteer is berthed at H20 within Port Solent, Portsmouth.

Competitively equipped for Solent racing.

Campaigned by her previous owners in the Solent, "Volunteer" - previously known as "Below Zero" comes equipped with all that you and your crew will need to be a competitive team in any race

  • Designed for cruising, but adaptable for racing, the First 40.7 interior layout on Volunteer is uncompromisingly modern and comfortable.

  • Preferential bookings available for weekends or weeks by RNVR Yacht Club members, to attend RNVR Yacht Club events with other club members or (on dates noted in the club sailing calendar) for sailing with RNSA members or family & friends

  • Lying at Port Solent near Portsmouth

Availability

Owned by Volunteer Yachting Limited and made available to members of the RNVR Yacht Club as well as others, "Volunteer" is the newly acquired flagship of Volunteer Yachting Limited

Acquired by Volunteer Yachting Limited, a company limited by guarantee established specifically for the purpose of owning and chartering to members of the RNVR Yacht Club and others, "Volunteer" is a Beneateau First 40.7 and is fully MCA Coded to Cat 2.

Based at Port Solent near Portsmouth, "Volunteer" is available to charter by any suitably qualified person although there are preferential rates for both RNVRYC and RNSA members as well as for members of associated Yacht Clubs who may wish to charter her.

Rates to charter for cruising are shown here. Full details of qualifications required to skipper her with your own crew as well as details of rates for racing can be obtained from Volunteer Yachting by calling us on +44 7775 572890 or email to info@volunteeryachting.com. 

Specifications

Boat Name

Volunteer

Dimensions

  • LOA: 39 ft 3 in / 11.96m
  • Beam: 12 ft 4 in / 3.76m
  • LWL: 34 ft 10 in / 10.40m
  • Minimum Draft: 7 ft 9 in / 2.36m
  • Displacement: 7268 kgs / 7.26 tonnes

Rig

  • 9/10ths FRACTIONAL SLOOP RIG
  • Sparcraft annodised aluminium spars
  • Twin swept back spreaders
  • Stainless steel wire rigging
  • Single line reefing to mainsail system fitted - controlled from cockpit
  • Lazy jacks fitted
  • Twin groove forestay
  • Symmetric spinnaker gear with pole
  • Backstay tensioner - hydraulic
  • Removable furling gear (allowing racing sails to be used)

SAILS

  • Masthead asymmetric spinnaker all purpose (2010 Hyde)
  • Masthead symmetrical spinnaker light airs (2009 Hyde)
  • Masthead symmetrical spinnaker light airs (2010 North)
  • Masthead symmetrical spinnaker all purpose (2009 Hyde )
  • Fractional symmetrical spinnaker all purpose (2008)
  • Fractional symmetrical spinnaker Heavy airs (2008)
  • Fractional asymmetric spinnaker heavy airs (2011 Hyde)
  • Hyde racing No, 1,2,3,4 genoas (2009)
  • Hyde racing mainsail (2009)
  • Cruising dacron mainsail
  • Cruising dacron genoa

Storm sail

  • Trysail

Deck Equipment

  • Lewmar electric windlass
  • Anchor
  • Anchor cable and warp
  • Guardrails
  • Large steering wheel
  • Mooring lines
  • Fenders
  • Warps & Towing line
  • Removable cockpit lockers
  • Kedge anchor with cable and warp

WINCHES (2 speed)

  • Two Harken 53 genoa winches
  • Two Harken 44 spinnaker winches
  • Two Harken 44 halyards winches
  • Three winch handles

Safety Equipment

  • Red light system in accommodation
  • Smoke detectors
  • Automatic engine fire extinguishers
  • Four manual fire extinguishers
  • Five fold flat safety harness points
  • Emergency flash light in every cabin
  • Fire blanket
  • EPIRB
  • 8 person liferaft (SOLAS) with hydraulic release system
  • 2x lifebuoys (1 with light), Jonbuoy and Seago rescue system for MOB
  • 10x automatic Life Jackets with safety lines
  • 3x fixed and 1x portable bilge pumps
  • Hand lead and line
  • Helo strop for person overboard rescues
  • Emergency bottled water
  • Bolt Croppers
  • Spare VHF antenna
  • 2x Emergency Boarding Ladders
  • Navigational shapes (ball and cone)
  • Emergency toolbox
  • 2x searchlights / signalling lights (1 battery operated & 1 from yacht 12v system)

Other Equipment

  • Cockpit folding table
  • Cockpit awning (for Sun or Rain!!)
  • Crockery and glassware for 10 persons
  • Saucepans / frypan and full range of galley equipment
  • 6x pillows with laundered pillowcases
  • 8x cushions (4x large 4x small)
  • Full set of publications
  • Necessary flags / pennants etc.
  • 2 sets foul weather clothing ( 1 Med 1 Lge) and boots (size 10) available in store ashore for emergency use
  • 3x sleeping bags (£5 cleaning charge each)
  • 4 person dinghy and associated equipment (£10 hire charge)

Accommodation

SLEEPS EIGHT IN THREE CABINS WITH SINGLE BERTHS IN SALOON

  • Interior joinery in light oak Alpi
  • Accommodation provided by double 'V' berth forward with ensuite heads and
  • two double aft cabins and 2 single berths in saloon

FORWARD CABIN

  • 'V' berth
  • Seating area
  • Stowage in Wardrobe and under berth

EN-SUITE

  • Stainless steel sink
  • Shower with hot water
  • Jabsco marine toilet
  • Mirror
  • Cabinets

SALOON

  • Drop leaf table
  • Large seating both starboard and port side (converts to single berths)
  • Speakers for domestic radio / CD
  • Radio/CD/Aux player
  • Stowage both sides
  • Blinds
  • Clock and  barometer and digital weather station

GALLEY

  • Cooker with double gas burners
  • Oven
  • Double stainless steel sink with 12v electric water supply hot and cold
  • Top opening 12v fridge
  • Lots of cabinet stowage

TWO AFT CABINS

  • Large double bed
  • Seating area
  • Bed side table
  • Wardrobe
  • Removable curtains
  • Underberth stowage

Tanks

  • Fresh Water Tanks x2: (318 Litres total)
  • Fuel Tank: (129 Litres)

Mechanicals & Electrics

MECHANICALS

  • Yanmar 40hp - Model 3JH4CE - Year built 2008
  • Two bladed folding propeller
  • Three cylinder
  • Sail drive propulsion system
  • Drive Type: Shaft Drive
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Inboard
  • Engine spares carried on-board
  • Automatic engine compartment lighting system

ELECTRICS

  • Battery charger
  • Shorepower 240v system
  • Two 12v domestic batteries
  • One 12v engine start battery
  • Alternator

Navigational Equipment

  • Raymarine E120 GPS Chartplotter - Local cruising area paper charts also kept on board
  • Two Raymarine ST60 multi graphic repeaters
  • Raymarine 290 Remote
  • Three Hercules 2000 B&G speed/log (one on mast)
  • Raymarine AIS transreceiver
  • VHF with GPS
  • Raymarine ST6000 Smart pilot
  • Two magnetic compasses (one is hand held)Two hand held VHF radios (one with GPS)Yacht WiFi for getting instrument readings on smartphones / tablets etc.
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