Pembroke Dock, Wales
Autonomy is robustly built with mouldings by Halmatic. A Holman & Pye design very similar to the Oyster 37.She has cruised Ireland, Scotland, the coast of Wales, Brittany and Northern Spain.
Her topsides were repainted in 2010, she was re-engined with a Beta 28 in 2007.
Electronics regularly updated. Includes Tacktick wireless wind and speed, Raymarine C80 plotter and radar, Lowrance plotter at helm. Vesper AIS transponder.
See web link for many more details, photos and recent upgrades.SpecificationLength overall: 10.99mIRC Displacement: 7470 Waterline length: 7.75mDraft: 2mBeam: 3.44mIRC Rating (2005): 0.929SSS base value: 37Builders: Mouldings by HalmaticRegistered tonnage: 11.20Engine: Beta marine 28hp – 110SHull material: FibreglassTankage: Fuel – 30 gallonsFreshwater – 80 gallonsRegularly updatedRecent additions / MaintenanceAutonomy has been lifted out every year and normal annual maintenance including engine servicing undertaken.In addition a rolling upgrade progamme has been undertakenWinter 2018/19New wheel motor for S1 autopilotReplaced domestic switch panel and fusesWinter 2017/18New stern VHF aerial fitted as backup / AIS aerialReplaced sail drive shaft sealsWinter 2016/17Vesper AIS transponder fittedNew sprayhoodNew cockpit tent enclosure designed and builtNew washboardWinter 2015/16New Flexifold propeller fittedSaildrive diaphragm replaced (invoice from 16/10/2015)Winter 2014/15New roller reefing system and forestay fittedWinter 2013/14New 6 arm Jacobs cradleNew blakes seacock for raw water feed to engineWinter 2011/12New Engine start battery (invoice 12/04/12)Winter 2009/10Topsides resprayedBow roller refixedVHF masthead aerial replacedNew Danbuoy fittedSteering wheel recoveredRacor spin on fuel filter fittedHatch cover madeRoller headsail removed and forestay shortened 1 inchWinches strippedSome lockers repaintedPort side of lead keel stripped and covered with V2TarAdded rebushed prop hubNew sail coverNew jackstaysLife raft servicedWinter 2008/09Floors revarnishedRoutine engine maintenanceFitted wind generator pole on starboard sideNew bearings in wind chargerNew replacement radar fittedReplaced stubby auxiliary VHF aerial at sternNew Eberspacher ECUStandard routine engine maintenance, seacock checking / servicing, winch servicing etcStanding rigging removed and checkedReplace mast cable for Steaming / deck lightWinter 2007/8Redid most electrics – added BEP master switches fuses etcMoved batteries from under sink to new battery box under stern bunkTwo new 110 amp house batteriesAdded Rutland wind generator and chargerAdded split charger and new bow battery (Odyssey 1200) for windlassFitted Lofrans windlassAdded 40m 10mm chainAdded Manson anchorAdded new hot water tank under sinkNew water pumpNew 240V smart charger, and shore powerHeating coil for hot water tankAdded 240 volt plugsGalvanic isolatorReplaced Eberspacher and heat ductingAdded AIS to C80Added new instrument box at chart tableReplaced heads pump and hosesNew tap / shower unit in heads sinkNew cruising main and genoa (cruising laminate)New sound system below decksNew cockpit speakers + sound priority systemAdded lazy jacksAdded large emergency bilge pump with auto float switchWinter 2006/07Fitted Beta 28hp engine replacing Volvo MD 11CReplaced saildrive seal & changed sail drive for the serviced oneReplaced most of charging systemPartially replaced exhaust system adding in Vetus anti siphonAdded C80 + radar + scanstrut poleBought personal EPIRBAdded Raymarine S1 wheel pilotStandard routine engine maintenance, seacock checking / servicing, winch servicing etcStanding rigging removed and checkedNew Lewmar 46 self tailing primary winchesAdded redflash starting batteryWinter 2005/06Added Tacktick systemAdded Lowrance chart plotterNew SpinnakerWinter 2004/05Replaced saildrive gaiterNew gas lockers & gas systemPilot gas alarmNew fixed VHF radioNew liferaft (Seago)New Cockpit tableMORE DETAILSHullAutonomy is robustly built with mouldings by Halmatic. Autonomy’s topsides were repainted in 2010. Preventative epoxy treatment was applied (1995). She has been lifted out every year and the antifouling maintained to a good standard annually. She has a lead antimony keel and flush fitting Landamore seacocks for heads and bilge.AccommodationAutonomy is a spacious boat with unusually generous accommodation for her length. She benefits from a bridge deck arrangement and sleeps eight in three cabins. There is excellent storage including two full length hanging lockers, a variety of cupboards and lockers behind and under berths. Her interior is teak and teak veneer and hull linings are in teak strips. She has good headroom throughout. She is well lit with mostly LED lights and the option of red night-vision lighting in the saloon and navigation area.ForepeakTwo single berths with insert to convert to doubleZip down privacy doorStorage bins under berthsLewmar escape hatch overTeak strip lining to hull surfacesStorage shelves to starboardReading lightsDedicated windlass battery (Odyssey) with trip switch under berthHeads to portLavac toilet with Henderson MK 5 pump operation (doubles as a third bilge pump)Stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressurised water and extendable shower headTeak grating floorStorage shelves for personal itemsStorage locker under sinkTeak grab rail and mirrorVentilating hinged hatch aboveSeparate hand pump for port water tankLift-off heads door doubles up as emergency rudderDry hanging locker to starboard, opposite headsStorage for cockpit cushions, clothes etcZip down doorVent cowl overSaloonSaloon berths port and starboard with lee cloths and stainless steel water tanks beneath, total capacity 80 gallonsPilot berths port and starboard, outboard of saloon berths, also with lee clothsBook shelves and reading lights in each pilot berthTeak strip lining to hull surfacesFixed table with fold down leaves to seat eight. Fiddled centre section with lift-up access to bottle storageStorage behind saloon back cushionsMain Lewmar hatch over with insect screen insertGalley to portStainless steel sink with chrome mixer tap and hand pump dischargeStainless steel gimballed two burner gas cooker with oven and grill – new 2004Crash bar to cookerTop access insulated cool boxMelamine work surfaces with adjustable teak fiddlesTop access storage for saucepans and utensilsSliding door access to shelving storage over, for crockery and storesCupboard under sink for water pump and calorifier for pressurised hot and cold waterTwo deep retained drawers for cutlery and linenCupboard below for seacock access and storage of cleaning materialsJoinery in teak, companionway bulkhead faced with matching teak melamineTeak mug holderVent cowl aboveGas solenoid shut off switchNavigation stationUpholstered navigation seat with storage for tools underFiddled chart table to take half folded admiralty charts with chart storage beneath hinged lidStorage cupboard below for boots/equipmentTeak lined shelf for speaker, books and navigation equipmentMain fused switch panel with navigation cupboard belowChart illumination in white and red lightsAft cabinFull height wet hanging locker to starboardGood engine access by removal of teak faced housing to rear, side and companionway stepsDouble berth with lee clothReading lightsBattery box containing 2 AGM lifeline 100Ah house batteries and 1 Odyssey engine start (same as windlass so swappable in an emergency)BEP Battery switches and main fuses. VSR charging system.Battery to battery charging system for windlass batteryTwo ventilating port lights to cockpit and vent cowl aboveUpholstered seat with storage behind and underneathDeep locker with access to shore power system and dry hanging spaceShallow locker for access to fuel tank, sight glass and sea cocksLarge shelf with flag cupboard over and drawer beneath, to starboardGood shelves port and starboard for personal effectsBunk side table, fiddled, with mirror overElectronic EquipmentTacktick wind, log depth instrumentsRaymarine C80 plotter and Radar at chart tableLowrance plotter at helmVesper Marine AIS transponderDSC VHF radio with remote wireless handset for use in cockpitNASA battery monitorBeta marine fast charging systemVHF radio and CD player with stereo speakers in saloon and cockpitShore power charging unit and 13 amp socketRaymarine S1 wheel auto pilot complete with optional gyro upgrade (wheel pilot motor replaced 2019)DeckThe deck is well laid out and spacious because of the low profile coach roof. Controls are led to the cockpit, to winches which are all by Lewmar and to Spinlock clutches. Autonomy has a deep cockpit which is safe and comfortable in any seaway and narrow enough to allow crew to brace against the opposite seats. There are adequate clip-on points throughout. She has wheel steering and a cambered helmsman’s seat. Autonomy has named cruising dodgers and a cruising spray hood which attaches over the companionway. There is also a complete cockpit cover which zips to the back of the sprayhood and suspends under the boom. Creates an extra room when at anchor.Stainless steel pulpitSubstantial bow rollerAnchor locker with hinged deck lidSturdy bow cleatsNon slip deck finishFore and aft lifelinesPort and starboard spinnaker pole holdersStainless steel guard rails and aluminium stanchions with sparesPort and starboard water filler pointsAdjustable genoa tracksMain halyard winchSecond halyard winches and clutches lead back to cockpitCruising sprayhood, frame and attachment pointsSafety bars on bridgedeckMainsheet car and track with traveller and port and starboard self tailing winchesMainsheet self tailing winchPrimary winches (Lewmar 46 self tailing – upgraded 2006)Secondary winchesRunner winches, self tailingLifeline attachment points in cockpit and at helm positionCruising dodgersWhitlock steering binnacle with Sestrel compassStainless steel steering wheelStainless steel mast for emergency VHF, CPS and radio aerialsStainless steel pushpit with fold down swimming ladder and named lifebuoys and lightsCockpit has two very deep lockers for storage of fenders, buckets, warps, boat hook, sheets, gas bottles etcCockpit recess for binoculars, hand bearing compass etcRemovable cambered helmsman’s seat for access to life raft mountingTX engine controlsDeep cockpit has teak slatted seats, winch handle pockets and fuel filler to aluminium fuel tank beneath cockpit soleMast and riggingAutonomy has a fractional rig which allows a great deal of tuning yet keeps the size of headsails manageable, especially important for short handed cruising. Her mast was renewed in 2004 together with the standing rigging and most of the running rigging.Keel stepped double spreader Sailspar mast – new 2004Boom – renewed 2000Kemp kicker2 no. spinnaker polesJockey poleStainless steel wire rigging – forestay, babystay, upper, intermediary and lower shrouds, runners and backstay – new 2004Forestay has Selden Ferlex (all new 2015)Backstay has hydraulic adjusterBabystay availableSlab reefing to mainGenoa halyards port and starboardSpinnaker halyards port and starboardSpinnaker downhaulSpinnaker uphaul port and starboardMail halyardTopping liftFlag halyardMainsheet, genoa sheets and spinnaker sheets and guysWarps, fenders etcSailsCruising laminate main (new 2008) – Condition goodCruising laminate genoa (new 2008) – Condition goodLight spinnaker (rainbow coloured!)Also a large range of sails inherited with the boat in varying conditionsSobstad racing main – new 2004Cruising mainDelivery mainSpare mainNo. 1 heavy genoaNo. 2 genoaNo. 3 genoa – new 2000Heavy working jibLight no. 1 / furling headsailLight no. 1 genoaLight spinnaker – new 2000Working spinnakerStorm spinnakerBig boyStorm jibStorm trysailNamed sail cover in blue and red with white letteringSafety Equipment3 no. fire extinguishersGalley fire blanket35lb Manson anchor with 10mm calibrated chain and warp (very pleased with this setup have sat out many gales at anchor and never moved)Kedge anchor with warpEmergency VHF aerialFore and aft lifelinesCockpit deadeyes for harness attachment2 no. lifebuoys with lights and droguesDan buoy6 person seago life raft (unserviced)NASA depth sounder and tacktick depth sounderLowrance plotter at helmMasthead tri-colour (LED)Masthead anchor light (LED)Masthead VHF aerialSteaming lightDeck lightNavigation lightsAuto pilotVHF radio2 no. Henderson Mark 5 bilge pumpsMcMurdo PLB – battery due replacementEngineBeta marine 28hp – new 2007 – serviced annually110S sail drive leg with folding two-bladed propeller serviced annually (spare 110S Sail drive available)Alternator charging to dedicated engine starting battery and service battery25? gallon fuel tankCruising speed 6.5 knotsExhaust pipe renewed 2002Controls renewed 2003General EquipmentHot and cold water pressurised system heated via engine cooling with insulated cylinder and pump – heating coil for when on shore power.Ebersbacher boat heater (vents in aft cabin and saloon)Engine spares and manualsManuals for installed equipmentGalvanised Jacobs boat cradle 6 arm (new 2013) and ladderBoat hookCockpit cushionsOwner’s CommentsDuring the 16 years of owning and sailing Autonomy, she has done everything and more than we could have asked of her. We have cruised her extensively as a family and enjoyed the odd bit of club racing. She has brought a great deal of enjoyment to everyone who has sailed on her. She is reluctantly for sale as we no longer race her and have bought another boat to pursue longer distance cruising. We are sure that her new owner will enjoy Autonomy’s qualities to the utmost.Reluctantly for sale as we now have another boat, and tempting though it is to keep he in reality we don’t want 2 boats!…*