Aviter is a 1997 single engined Nimbus 310 Coupé owned by us since July 2010. With her reliable and frugal 230hp Yanmar turbo diesel engine and semi-displacement hull she is capable of top speeds of around 20 knots, can comfortably cruise at around 15 knots, or 7-8 knots at displacement speed. She is capable of covering up to 4-5 nm on a gallon of diesel giving a theoretical range of over 250 nm. Hydraulic trim tabs keep the vessel level at semi-planing speed. The bowthruster makes docking easy.
Accommodation includes two large double-berthed cabins and a large, light saloon and galley. The wide wrap-around windscreen gives excellent forward vision from the helm and the sliding hatches provide plenty of ventilation.
In generally good condition when we bought her with low engine hours (616) we updated and improved her. We had the hull professionally sandblasted and copper coated, replaced the anchor winch motor, gearbox and controller, fitted a 320 style cockpit cover made to order by the same company that supplies Nimbus and added a Raymarine Autohelm system and AIS receiver. Together with the Garmin combined radar and chartplotter this system makes passage planning easier and safer. The autohelm enables push button steering and keeps a steady course in choppy seas.
Also offered: Lodestar NSA 260 3 man Hypalon dinghy £250; Torqeedo Travel 1003 electric outboard. Equivalent to 3HP petrol outboard. Can achieve 4-5 knots. At lower speeds can run for 2-4 hours on one charge. £800
|Location:||Brixham Devon UK [ Map ]|
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|Vessel type:||Motor Cruiser|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Yanmar 4LH-STE|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||9.30m|
|Hull material:||Glass Fibre|
|Hull colour:||Dark blue|
|Fuel capacity:||280 Litres|
|Water capacity:||190 Litres|
Original 230hp Yanmar 4LH-STE engine with low engine hours (814) for a 1997 craft. Has proved very reliable and starts easily. Regularly serviced with turbo refurbished and exhaust elbow replaced in 2015. Economical at both displacement and semi-displacement speeds.
Aviter has two cabins. The main cabin is a generous double with a deep drawer under and more storage under the mattresses. It is also equipped with a hanging locker and a further storage underneath. The guest cabin is a spacious double with a locker. The saloon features U shaped seating around a removable folding table. Opposite is the galley with two burner, grill and oven gas cooker, fridge with freezer compartment, and sink. The cockpit has seating for 2/3 and a socket in the floor for the folding table.
Boat interior heated by engine or Ardic 091-DM diesel-fuelled heater. Ground tackle: Self-stowing 10kg Bruce anchor with 25m calibrated chain (replacing original 7.5kg Bruce with 10m chain and 25m warp which are stored in the lazarette for emergency use). Lewmar electric winch controlled from helm position or foot switches on foredeck. The electric motor, gearbox and controller were all replaced in 2010 with new Lewmar products. Kenwood FM/AM radio/CD player with auxiliary inputs for iPod/iPhone etc. fitted 2012. Optimus gas oven with two burners, grill and oven. 12v Isotherm refrigerator with freezer compartment.
Raymarine Smartpilot Autopilot and AIS system:
Fitted in 2011 and integrated with Garmin Chart plotter/radar. AIS system enables identification of nearby ships/boats and highlights potential collisions. Waypoints can be stored and complete routes can be set up and followed with turn prompts confirmed with a button. Also enables push button steering.
Garmin Chart GPSmap 4008 plotter/radar fitted 2008. Garmin VEU706L chip covers the whole of the UK, Ireland and channel coast from France to Germany. Display options include chart only, radar only, combinations, 3D views, aerial photographs etc. Garmin HomePort software enables waypoints and courses to be planned at home and transferred to the plotter.
Standard Horizon Quest-X GX1500S DSC VHF 25 watt Transceiver linked to chartplotter. Distress button automatically transmits MAYDAY with vessel identity and position coordinates. Fitted 2011.
Anchor: uprated 10kg Bruce anchor with 25m cable (replacing 7.5kg anchor, 10m cable and 25m line, stored in locker). Lewmar electric anchor winch controlled by foot switches on foredeck and controls at helm. Lifebuoy in locker.