Stored our of the water several months each year
3 cabin version with several unique interior design elements for Blue Water sailing (all executed at the Alubat factory)
2015 Soda-blasted the entire bottom to bare metal and started again with multiple layers of inter-coat. At the same time we raised the anti-fouling 2 inches.
Owners searched out and replaced a new and improved version of the hydraulic rudder piston and replaced it just last month (August 2019). For those who know OVNI’s, the rudder piston is the “Achilles heel” of the design. The new one should solve this.
Centerboard is lifted with hydraulics (no metal pole in center of salon)
Second STBD settee is replaced with oversized chart table and…
Separate shower, with a sink.
The forward cabin can be completely opened to the salon
There is no step in the main salon (as on other 395’s)
All sailing can be done from cockpit (including 3 single-line reefs in main)
Sail locker forward
Running back-stays for staysail
Salt water floor pump at galley sink
Countertops in Corian
Stereo system with stereo speakers in salon and cockpit (ipod, Bluetooth and CD inputs)
2 fire extinguishers
3 blade Maxprop
Electric macerator toilet
Water capacity 450 litres
Fuel capacity 250 litres in main tank and 100 litres in secondary tank
2 alternators on engine – 110amp and 60amp – each controlled by a Balmar ARS 5 electronic regulator (2017)
8 Solar Panels – 4 on radar arch – 4 on bimini (removable for storage) – total over 500 watts controlled by 2 MPPT controllers
Wind generators – 2 AirBreeze mounted on 2 custom aluminum stern poles
Approx. 500 amp AGM House battery bank (new 2017)
Xantrax 1800watt 110v inverter (2009)
Xantrax Link 20 power monitor for house and motor batteries
Blue Sea - 8 breaker electrical panel for added accessories
Victron 60 amp battery charger – accepts either 110v or 220v (2015)
Navigation and Communications:
Icom IC-506 VHF and Icom MA-500TR AIS pair (2014) with remote microphone at helm
Garmin 5212 ChartPlotter with 48 mile radar (2009). Multiple Garmin Blue Chart Chips included.
Iridium Pilot System (2014). Offers “high-speed” internet and up to 3 simultaneous phone calls.
Icom IC-M802 SSB (2009)
NIKRANS NS Smartboats 5-band LTE amplifier (2019)
FilterBoss dual primary filter and fuel transfer/polishing system (2010)
Viking RescueU 4 person offshore life raft (new 2014) – requires recertification
GFX EPIRB (2010)
New professionally installed standing rigging (2015)
New stainless lifelines (without plastic insulation) (2015)
PVC fresh water bladder with manual pump at galley sink (provides 60 litres of drinking water)
Bimini and dodger fabricated from Stamoid material (2014)… with 5 separate panels. Provides protection from water while sailing and from sun while in port
Eno 2 burner stove with oven and BROILER (2016)
Spectra 200T high efficiency 12v water-maker (2015)
Hella 12v fans installed in every room (main salon has 3)
Froli Star under mattress spring support for all 3 bunks
Waco freezer (2019)
Gobius black-water tank electronic monitor (2013)
Magma rail-mount BBQ (2015)
Custom designed and professionally produced boat storage cover (2010)
Doyle StackPack (2014)
Richard Gyb Easy installed – with control from cockpit
Quickline 200ft stainless flat line reel (2013)
Custom manufactured binnacle stainless supports (2014)
2 Harken 48 2-speed electric sheet winches (2010)
Main anchor - Spade (oversized) with 300’ of chain (2014)
Aluminum (oversized) Fortress anchor at bow (2009)
Gennaker on code zero (with removable bow sprit)
Achilles 300FX dinghy with folding transom (2014) – stores in forward cabin when on passage (in custom storage bag)
Professional custom dinghy chaps (2017)
Tohatsu 9.8 hp 2-cycle engine (2008)
LOTS of spares including complete autopilot (Raymarine electronics and Lacombe and Schmitt hydraulic motor, piston and all hydraulic lines)
A fine example of an enhanced 3 cabins version of the 395 with many extra features presented in beautiful condition. This boat is the third Ovni 395 built by Alubat and as it was built for the Annapolis boat show it has a unique interior, which was designed with separate shower and head area, a flat floor (most Ovnis have a step in the middle of the boat, and several other very valuable features such as the extra large navigation area and forward cabin which can be completely opened to the salon, to further improve live on board.
Ovni yachts, built by Alubat in France, are perhaps one of the most widely known and internationally recognized cruising yachts in the world. There are few yachts as admired and displaying as many qualities in each of their models as an Ovni. From France to Australia, the USA or South Africa, almost anyone, even without much knowledge of yacht builders, will know Ovni, and for those who don't, one look at them is enough to plainly see that this is a yacht far above the rest. These boats have been designed with the ocean in mind, and intended for long distance cruising. All the Ovni owners we have met in 10 years of working with cruising sailors have said that if they ever purchased another boat, it would have to be an Ovni again.
Their first attribute is their strength. As Alubat's moto clearly demonstrate 'In the middle of the ocean, the real luxury, is safety'
All Ovni boats are built from 5083 H 111 aluminum (hulls, decks, roofs and cockpits )and are fully assembled and welded in an Argon / Helium atmosphere. They are welded inside and out for extra security. Interior woodwork is in oak, with white vinyl headlining. Lead ballast is encapsulated in resin.
This 3 cabin 395 is fully insulated above the waterline and has many unique design features, as well as substantial improvements both inside and out.
"Q" has a lifting keel which gives her an enviable minimum draft of 58cm with the keel up and an impressive draft of 1.92 with the keel down. The most popular Ovnis for cruisers are the lifting keel version, as the boat is then immensely manageable around atolls and reefs, and can easily be beached for cleaning. With its 58cm minimum draft, you can go virtually anywhere.
The smooth and accurate helm control will say a lot for its nautical qualities: remaining both stiff in a breeze and efficient in performance. It is a Philippe Briand design after all!
With her generous forms and the quality of the installed amenities aboard, this boat will offer you exceptional comfort on board, both at sea and at anchor. The cabins are large, and the main cabin is spacious with enough space around the table to facilitate circulation. Interior wood is light oak, which contributes to a bright, modern feel without losing the traditional feel of a skilfully built yacht, where curved angles, joinery, cabinetry and attention to details are immediately obvious and far above what is often built these days.
‘Q’, was chosen by this discerning couple to go and explore the world in safety and comfort. During this time, this amazing little yacht has been cherished as she deserves, and is now reluctantly offered for sale as their idyllic cruise around the world is coming to an end. The yacht is currently in Vanuatu but soon to depart for New Caledonia, where it can be inspected at any time with a little notice, as the owners will sail back from the outer islands to be closer to the airport to facilitate your meeting and inspection.
For more information or to organise an inspection please contact our friendly team at Nautilus Yacht Management. We would be delighted to assist you in every way and to help you make your cruising dream come true. Our agency specialises in cruising yachts and is very involved with the cruising community. We can answer all your questions regarding offshore purchase, import, registration, etc. and help you at every stage of this exciting journey!
OUTSIDE EQUIPMENT AND EXTRAS:
SALON AND CABINS:
Three cabin custom layout includes:
SALON AND GALLEY FEATURES:
FORWARD CABIN FEATURES:
AFT CABIN FEATURES:
NAVIGATION AND COMMUNICATION:
ENGINE AND CENTERBOARD:
A WORD FROM THE OWNER:
Launched December 2004 – Q is the 3rdOVNI 395 produced by Alubat. The interior layout is unique as it was designed as a display boat for the Annapolis Boat show (the boat was featured in 2006 Sail Magazine).
First owner was architect based in St. Martin. We purchase Ataraxia in 2008 in St. Martin and named her “Q”. We sailed the boat home to Lake Champlain, NY and prepared her for our first sailing sabbatical to the Caribbean in 2008-9. Boat was stored on the hard in Grenada for her first hurricane season.
Boat then returned to the US (Annapolis area and Florida East and West Coast) and was constantly upgraded to prepare for our Pacific sailing trips 2015 – 2019. Boat was always stored on the hard during hurricane or cyclone season. Boat spent Pacific cyclone seasons in:
- 2015 Raiatea, FP
- 2016 Vuda, Fiji
- 2017 Noumea, NC
- 2018 Port Vila, Vanuatu
Disclaimer: The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
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