Latest generation Vismara and Mark Mills composite speed machine with a focus towards effortless fast family bluewater cruising. Huge build specification and fantastic price to attract a quick and simple sale.
FURTHER BROKER’S COMMENTS:
Following on from the enormous success of the multi-Maxi Worlds winning Vismara V62 RC Mills, Alessandro Vismara and Mark Mills teamed up once more to create a ultra-modern, ultra-slippery bluewater fast cruising yacht for a serial Vismara owner. Bringing Lucio Micheletti into the team to create a light, stylish, spacious and functional interior, the Vismara V56 Mills ‘TAZKEENA’ ticks all of the boxes and then some. Her specification highlights include:-
• Full composite construction
• Carbon Axxon rig with Park Avenue boom
• Reecntly replaced sail wardrobe
• Hydraulic piston for, backstay, mainsail base, vang and no-torsion cable for staysail
• Antal electric winches
• Code 0 and Gennaker
• Linedriver for very fast adjustment of mainsail track
• 2.8m t-profile keel
• 110hp Yanmar diesel engine with shaft drive
• Retractable bowthruster
• Mastervolt electrics with Lithium Ion service battery bank
• Mastervolt Masterbus DC monitoring system
• Additional Mastervolt alternator 150A at 24v
• Solar panels built into coachroof
• Painted deck (no teak deck)
• Tender garage for 2.70m tender and 9.9 hp Suzuki outboard engine
• 3-cabin, 3-heads (with fresh water) plus crew cabin interior layout
• 3x seawater cooled fridges plus freezer
• B&G instrument package with plotters, radar, AIS and mast-mounted repeaters
• Marine PC with WiFi router
• Seafresh watermaker
• Airconditioning in all the cabins – 2020
• MILLENNIUM sails wardrobe – 2021 & 2022
Latest generation Mark Mills design Vismara custom composite custom build performance cruiser fully equipped for long range cruising experience with short crew.
The new Vismara 56 Mills is the end result of the idea of open company Vismara. Following the great success of the Vismara Mills 62 ‘SuperNikka’, Mark Mills was employed again to help develop a brand new sailing yacht for an experienced owner, who was looking for an high quality blue water cruiser with tried & tested technological solutions, built using the best composite materials, and able to sail with lightness in typical Vismara style. This new project also involved Lucio Micheletti who developed the modern, luxurious and extremely functional interior design.
The Vismara 56 Mills employs an innovative and harmonious hull structure made of carbon fibre and epoxy sandwich, and then post-cured at a controlled temperature of 60° for a period of 24hrs. Internally, the yacht features a high quality mix of structural furniture and Burma teak to create a blue water cruiser optimised for sailing in the Mediterranean in the greatest of comfort - a perfect integration of elements and Italian style. This is the same way Vismara Marine has in the last 30 years launched all its technologically advanced fast cruising yachts, and has resulted in a displacement for this certification Oceanic A 17,00 m yacht of just 14.000 kg.
Lucio Micheletti worked closely with the Vismara Marine Spa project team to develop the interior design which features a three-cabin layout, each with king-size beds and an ensuite bathroom. The master cabin is forward and ahead of the saloon. A fourth crew cabin in the forepeak can be accessed either through the master cabin or via a deckhead hatch. In the saloon there is an abundance of space thanks to the kitchen which is located forward, allowing the maximum beam to be used for guest relaxation and comfort.
A great sailing yacht, with such great features deserves a rig of the maximum quality which means a carbon fibre mast, with a park avenue boom, carbon fibre rigging and rod staysail. The vang, backstay and mainsail track are all hydraulically adjustable whilst sail handling is accomplished effortlessly via two electric winches. The combination of automation and the high-quality carbon fibre sandwich hull ensure a feel of to the yacht perfect harmony with the elements whilst allowing her to be sailed to her very best with only the smallest of a crews.
SAILING IN COMPLETE AUTONOMY
Over the coachroof are set four highly efficient solar panels, each connected via a regulated charger dedicated to ensuring stability of the electrical system and preserving the best state of the gel batteries. Following the enormous success of the Vismara 47 FC, Vismara Marine believes it important to create yachts that can give owners increased autonomy in the consumption of power on board. You have only to enjoy the life on board during the daylight in the bay or sailing downwind without any generator noise to understand the value of this viewpoint.
“A custom racer cruiser made for sailing, especially under sail. This is what the owners wanted. This is what Vismara made.”
As much as twenty knots with all sails set. That is what was wanted by the owner and has been created by Alessandro Vismara, working together with Mark Mills and Lucio Micheletti. Actually, there are two owners. Two brothers with their families and children. They aren’t novices, given that this is the fourth Vismara boat they have owned. Why twenty knots at full sail? Because that is the average condition in the Mediterranean and so coming up with a boat with a sail plan that means you don’t have to reef before reaching twenty knots means having a boat that is really driven by its sails.
On board, everything is aligned to meet this goal: three sails in the bows, a gennaker with a furling system on the dolphin striker, jib and foresail and a German mainsheet system. The rigging is all returned to the cockpit with a huge amount of stoppers. Halyards and sheets, however, run unseen under the deckhouse and then under the edge of the cockpit benches. They emerge close to the two wheels which control two rudders. There are two winches on each side and they run in opposite directions, one clockwise, one anticlockwise. That option was taken to avoid having angles that were too tight for the halyards leaving the stoppers. The mainsail traveller is encased below the decking, and only the block projects onto deck. Another good choice for fitting out the deck is the position of the genoa rails. They are on the deckhouse, but forward of the saloon, so as not to be located on the sidedecks, and by being more central they don’t get in the way or take precious space away from people who need to go forward.
All in all, she has everything needed to sail, and it is thought out so as to be functional and comfortable, but without missing out on the equipment that means you can sail fast. The deckhouse is unencumbered and the owners have decided to install four solar panels to ensure good energy autonomy. The equipment does not consume electricity, nor are there accessories that aren’t used for sailing. There is no maxi TV, in truth not even a small one, nor are there entertainment systems or air conditioning. There is a desalination plant, in part because in this way they can have water tanks that are a bit smaller and so save weight, without losing cruising comforts. Amongst electronic devices there is a B&G display on the steering columns and in the chart area below decks.
The interiors have been created together with Lucio Micheletti. The result is very good, because it is a good compromise between living and stowage spaces. The boat has a lot, but not too much. The mast, in line with the Vismara tradition, is fixed to the deck, so in the dinette there is more space compared to boats that have masts fitted through the deck. The galley and chart areas are excellent, with the galley laid out along two sides, so as to make a large work surface available. On the starboard side, as well as cabinets for storing crockery, there is room for some refrigerators, four refrigerators to be exact. There are three cabins, the owner’s cabin forward, and two double rooms aft, all of them with private bathroom. It is very liveable, with natural light and large spaces to stow clothes and baggage. Below decks you get the feeling you are on board a comfortable boat.
The only other thing we have to do is check her performance. Let’s start from the engines. The power unit is a 110 hp Yanmar which means she can scoot along at just over 9 knots top speed. And at cruising she does well, between 8 and 9 knots. Part of the level of comfort comes from the limited amount of noise you can hear, even in the aft cabins which are next to the engine room. Between 70 and 80 decibels that go down to as little as 59 in the owner’s cabin in the bows.
And how does she do under sail? When we leave the harbour at Marina di Pisa a light wind of between 7 and 8 knots awaits us. The boat behaves well, surpassing six knots sailing into the wind. The further we get away from the coast, the more the wind increases – going up to between 9 and 10 knots. The boat leans over and moves off quickly. With a 40° angle we do as much as 7.7 knots, and sailing as close as possible to the wind we get to 25° and nearly six knots. If we go beyond 25° it seems that the boat tends to lose speed. We decide to unfurl the Code 0. It’s a sail which is ideal for up to 15 knots wind speed because you can also manage to keep it at 45°/50°. It is really surprising how good the performance is. We sail more or less at the same speed as the wind. The wind gauge shows 10.3 and the SOG 10.1 sailing at 45°. If we stretch it out a little bit, we get to 50° and the speed gets to 9.2 with 9.3 wind speed. It’s a good rate. She is fast, whether using the engine or under sail. There is one more detail that is worth mentioning, again something that comes from respecting the idea behind a boat built to sail in the Mediterranean. The variable pitch, three-blade propeller is most useful of all on long journeys, perhaps using both the sails and the engine. The variable pitch means that the propeller can adjust itself independently and optimise performance.
Barche Magazine – October 2016
• CE Certification - A
Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
• Hull material: multiaxial carbon impregnated under vacuum in epoxy matrix and post-cured at 60 ° for 12h.
• High thickness sandwich structure with corecell core resistant to high temperature.
• Deck and deckhouse material: advanced composites with unidirectional and multiaxial carbon fabrics impregnated under vacuum epoxy matrix and post-cured at 60 ° for 12h. PVC core material with a density of 75kg / mc with localized reinforcements of greater density for areas subject to localized loads.
• Watertight bulkheads advanced composite materials using unidirectional and multiaxial impregnated carbon fabrics vacuum packed in epoxy matrix and post-cured at 60 ° for 12h. Unidirectional structural reinforcements of carbon will be inserted where necessary.
• Two watertight bulkheads divide the interior into three watertight compartments.
• The floor structure is composed of longitudinal reinforcements with primary transverse reinforcements with tanks optimized in shape to adapt to or be present on the hull walls and structures.
• 140cm carbon fibre dolphin striker bowsprit incorporating anchor handling system and code 0 tack.
• Tender garage for 2.70m tender with drop-down bathing platform.
• Metallic blue painted topsides
• White painted deck and superstructure
• Deck repainted – 2020
• Cockpit sole and seating laid in teak with grey caulking
Keel & Rudder:
• Lead bulb t-profile keel externally bolted
• Twin carbon fibre balanced rudders
Engine & gearbox:
• Yanmar 4J4H4-THE 4-cylinder turbo-charged maine diesel engine producing 110hp @ 3,200rpm
• Shaft drive gearbox
• Fresh¬water cooled engine.
• Twin Racor fuel filters
• Twin ZF electric single lever engine controls.
Maintenance & Performance:
• Engine hours – approx. 1780 end of 2022
• Date of last engine service 2022
• Maximum speed under engine – 9 knots
• Crusing speed under engine – approx. 8 knots
Propulsion & Steering:
• Brunton 4-bladed folding propeller
• Twin wheel steering with carbon steering wheels and Pro-grip coating
• Emergency tiller.
• Quick 24vDC retractable bowthruster
• 24vDC & 12vDC domestic systems with 220vAC via shore-power or inverter
• 12vDC engine start circuit
• 1x 12vDC 130Ah AGM engine start battery
• 3x 24vDC Mastervolt 180Ah Lithium Ion service batteries joined in parallel to provide 540Ah @ 24vDC
• Mastervolt 100Ah 24/220v automatic battery charger for services
• Mastervolt 35Ah 12/220v 3-step charging automatic battery charger
• Mastervolt MASS Sine 3.5kw inverter
• Yanmar 12vDC Engine-mounted alternator
• Additional 24vDC Mastervolt 150Ah alternator for charging service batteries
• 4x 150w Solbian solar panels mounted on coachroof with Gensum charge controllers
• 220vAC shore power with isolator and circuit breaker
• 7kva Isolation transformer
• Mastervolt Masterbus DC monitoring system
PLUMBING & GAS SYSTEMS
• The hot freshwater circuit is led into a well insulated 60 litre hot water tank, heated by engine or 220v AC immersion heater element
• Fresh water shower in cockpit
• Fresh water deck wash
• Spectra reverse osmosis watermaker producing 100 litres per hour
• Z-ion protection system for watermaker
• Bilge area divided into four compartments (bow, accommodation, engine space and lazarette), each fitted with 24vDC automatic electric bilge pumps
• Manual bilge pump for main accommodation area bilge
• 600 litres fuel capacity in 1x structural tank beneath saloon floor
• 700 litres fresh water capacity in 1x structural tank beneath saloon floor
• 250 litres black water holding tank with macerator pump located beneath saloon floor
• Grey water tank with dedicated pump
NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT
• 2x B&G Zeus 2 9” colour GPS radar chartplotter MFD displays at helms
• B&G closed-array radar scanner mast-mounted
• B&G autopilot with remote control
• B&G AIS transceiver
• 2x B&G H5000 wind/speed/depth displays with transducers
• 1x B&G Multidiplay at chart table area
• 4x B&G mast-mounted MFD displays
• Marine PC system with Dell 20” monitor at chart table area
• Steering compasses
• The CZone® digital control & monitoring network
• B&G VHF with DSC plus second unit for cockpit
• WiFi and 4G router with antenna mounted to spreaders
• Stainless steel stove with 4x gas burners and oven
• Twin stainless steel sinks with pressurised fresh water supply
• Manual salt water supply to galley sink
• 24vDC seawater-cooled refrigeration with reserve pump
• 2x stainless steel drawer fridges
• 1x front opening stainless steel fridge
• 1x top opening freezer
• 2x cooling exchange salt water pumps (1 as a spare)
• 3x Tecma 24vDC electric freshwater flush marine toilets
• Hot & cold pressurised water supplies with shower in heads
• 3x Caframo ventilation fans
• Extraction ventilaton in heads and galley
Summary of Accommodation:
• Up to 7 berths in three double cabins, each with ensuite heads with master suite forward, plus occasion berth on port side saloon settee. Crew cabin in forepeak with heads, single bunk and additional drop-down pipecot.
• Headroom – 1.99m in saloon, 1.93m in master cabin, 1.96m in guest cabins
• Bunk sizes – 200x160cm in master cabin, 200x140cm in guest cabins
• All interior woodwork in white painted composite panelling or light wood
• Light wood flooring with floating panels
• Main bulkhead, hull innings and heads finished in white
• Pale blue cloth upholstery
• Tempur mattresses for master and guest cabins
• Sprung slats for guest bed bases
• Extensive use of diffused lighting
• Skyscreens for deckhead hatches
Accommodation layout from forward:
• Crew cabin in forepeak access from deck or through master cabin ensuite heads.
• Master cabin ensuite heads with separate shower
• Master cabin with offset double berth to port and lockers/drawers to starboard
• Galley at forward end of saloon area with main galley area to port and further refrigeration and counter area to starboard.
• Chart table area at forward end of starboard side saloon.
• Saloon area with large u-shaped settee to port with dining table and two occasional chairs over centreline. Large daybed settee to starboard.
• Twin aft heads with showers serving guest cabins and also for day-heads usage
• Twin mirrored double guest cabins with hanging lockers.
• Axxon carbon fibre spars – white painted
• Fractional deck-stepped mast with two-sets of swept-back spreaders
• Harken T26 switch-track with ball-bearing battencars for fully-battened mainsail
• Park Avenue style V-boom – light construction
• Navtec Nitronic 50 stainless steel rod standing rigging
• Rod backstay with split bridles in Kevlar
• Hydraulic rod vang
• Antal 1500w electronic adjustable full-width mainsheet track in cockpit sole
• German mainsheet system
• Navtec 4-way hydraulic control for backstay, vang, outhaul and removable staysail halyard tension
• Carbon structural bowsprit
• 2:1 halyards for mainsail and Code 0
• Ubi Maior furlers with ratchets for staysail and Code 0
• Genoa/Jib tracks set inboard with towable cars
• Harken MkIV manual sub-deck genoa furler
• Spinlock jammers
• 2x Antal 70.3 3-speed electric self-tailing primary winches (one winch is counter-rotating)
• 2x Antal 66.2 2-speed electric self-tailing primary winches (one winch is counter-rotating)
• Millennium Sails HARXE ocean taffeta white full batten main – 2022
• Millennium Sails HARXE ocean taffeta white furling jib – 2022
• Millennium Sails HARXE ocean taffeta staysail – 2022
• Millennium Sails A2 spinnaker – 2022
• Millennium Sails code0 – 2021
• Millennium Sails 240m2 gennaker – 2016
• Sail area – 148sqm
• Double stainless steel wire lifelines.
• Cockpit table with integral liferaft stowage
• Carbon fibre folding pasarelle
• Swimming ladder
• Tender garage for 2.70m tender with electric inflator
Anchoring & Mooring:
• Quick 24vDC 2.3kw electric anchor windlass
• 35kgs stainless steel anchor with 100m 10mm chain
• 8x inflatable fenders
Covers, Cushions & Canvas:
• Sprayhood with stainless steel frame folding into recess within coachroof
• Bimini with stainless steel frame
• Boom awning
• Cockpit cushions
Tender & Outboard:
• 2.7m inflatable tender
• Suzuki 9.9 4-stroke outboard
• Tender windlass for hauling in the garage
General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.
• 8-man liferaft stowed within cockpit table
• 6x inflating lifejackets with PLBs
• 406Mhz Epirb
• Fire extinguishers
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