Formosa Used Sail 68 New Horizon 68 1984, Rio Dulce, GT
|Boat Name:||Blue Heron|
|Model:||New Horizon 68|
|Number of Fuel Tanks:||3|
|Fuel Tank Capacity:||300 gal|
|Number of Engines:||1|
|Engine Power:||240 horsepower|
The galley is a equipped with a 3 burner Princess propane stove/oven with a large fridge/freezer and installed microwave.
Water is supplemented by a 400 gpd Village Tech Water Maker.
The engine is a Yanmar 240 hp diesel installed new in 2002 along with a new exhaust system.
Besides the normal shore power, there is a Northern Lights 20 KW diesel genset, Heart inverter, and 80A battery charger. There was extensive rewiring during the 2002 retrofit.
Blue Heron is equipped with a suite of electronics including 2 x chart plotters (one at the nav station and one at the helm), 2 x independent autopilots, AIS, radar and 2 sat phones (one independent and one with a smart modem for email and files).
The rig is a classic ketch design with furling headsail on a Hood Seafurl system and in-mast furling on both the main and the mizzen. Shrouds are solid rod rigging. A spinnaker is also included.
Control lines are lead to Lewmar winches including 6 - Lewmar 46ST, 3 - Lewmar 48ST, 2 - Lewmar 65ST hydraulic, 1 - Lewmar 43ST and 4 - Lewmar 30ST's.
Also to assist in sail control and performance there is a Navtech hydraulic back stay and vang.