Designed by Pieter Beeldsnijder, with a hull built by Jongert, and an interior finished by Lowland, Gloria is a unique and beautiful schooner – the modern interpretation of the famous 1936 A. Mylne designed Panda.
Gloria is a staysail schooner with in mast and roller furling on all working sails, and power self-tailing winches for all sheets. This versatile rig allows efficient sail handling with a small crew, providing powerful and exhilarating performance in any wind conditions.
Gloria is built in steel with mahogany clad aluminum superstructures, and aluminum masts and booms. Her interior furnishings and joiner work are rendered in the highest quality mahogany, and features intricate moldings, leaded glass doors, handsome cabinetry, and flawless finishes.
Gloria has luxurious accommodations for eight guests in four ensuite staterooms.
For details on layout and accomodation click here.
Electronics and Navigation
Robertson AP45 autopilot w/two steering pumps.
B&G Gyro Compass
(2) Fluid compasses
Leica MK 30 GPS/ Plotter
Leica MK 12 professional
Nobletech Tsunamis chart plotter with 18″ industrial LCD monitor
Raymarine C series touch screen at helm
Furuno FR 2105 multi color high performance radar with ARPA & 18” LCD monitor
Furuno FAX 408 weatherfax
VEB Feingeratebau barograph
B&G Hydra knotlog
B&G depth sounder
B&G Wind speed/direction
B&G closed-hauled and running
Robertson rudder indicator
Iridium satphone (2013)
(2) Simrad RS35 VHF radios
(5) Icom IC-M35 VHF radios
Icom IC-M802 SSB radio
Samsung flatscreen television & LG DVD in saloon
Samsung Home cinema w/DVD & Surround Sound system in master stateroom
TV & DVD in guest staterooms 2 and 3
Radios & stereos in most cabins
Satellite television via Tracvision G6 with European Freeserve Box’s
Atlas 45Kw Worldwide shore power conversion system
MTU 60kW, 50Hz, 380 volt three phase generator
Perkins 30kW, 50Hz, 380 volts three phase generator
1,200Ah/24v house service battery bank
200Ah/24v engine start.
Victron inverter/charger 24/220v 5Kw
(2) Victron 24v 80amp chargers (house service)
Deck & Hull
Gloria has a gently sweeping sheerline, with a spoon bow and long overhanging stern. She is a “full keel” yacht with the rudder on the tailing edge. The hull is rendered in steel, and all superstructures are mahogany clad aluminum. All weather decks are sheathed in 5/8” seasoned teak.
Beginning at the Bow
The bowsprit carries two hydraulic Reckmann furlers for the Yankee #1 and Yankee #2. There are proper handholds on the sprit and netting between the whisker stays. The staysail tack is on the stem, and it is also furled by a Reckmann unit. This staysail is sheeted to a boom whose gooseneck is on a stand just forward of the twin gypsy windlass.
The windlass handles the Danforth anchors which are held on stainless steel plates on either side of the bow, and a sail locker accommodates the ropes and fenders. Aft of the windlass a doghouse, flanked by highly polished Dorade vents, provides access to the crew quarters.
Four Lewmar winches flank the base of the foremast. Aft of this, the middle deck features the skylights above the main and dining saloons. The yacht’s tenders are carried either side of these skylights. They are recovered and launched by traditional half bow davits with falls.
Aft of the main mast, the deckhouse structure is continued aft into the cockpit surround. This cockpit has seating around an expandable mahogany table and, with the addition of two director’s chairs, comfortable dining alfresco for eight.
Aft of this the helm with binnacle is the proper John Hastie ship’s wheel and all hydraulic controls. A stainless steel boom crutch with helm seat divides the helmsman from the winch pit. Surrounded by eight self-tailing Lewmar winches, most sailing functions are handled here.
Aft of the mainsheet traveler, on the fantail of the yacht, four sunbathing pads provide a very inviting spot to relax. Beneath this area is a large lazarette able to swallow all fenders, lines, and gear.
Lofran Super Ercole B anchor windlass w/twin gypsies & warping drum
(2) 180kg Danforth style anchors w/100m 16mm chain rode each
Anchor wash down
Multiplex carbon fibre passerelle
Starboard side stainless, mahogany, & teak companionway stairs w/top & bottom platforms & lighting
Deck shower on starboard side
Sails & Rigging
Gloria is a staysail schooner. Set up to be handled by a small deck crew, all working sails are set on hydraulic Reckmann furlers.
Sails are by Quantum and include:
Yankee #1 Quantum
Yankee #2 Quantum
Fisherman (in mast) North
Main staysail Quantum
Mainsail (in mast) North
Doyle MPS (cruising chute) is also carried, doused in a sock
Doyle MPS Reaching Kite
Winches are all by Lewmar self-tailing, and many are electric powered.
Spencer standing rigging
Three aluminum booms
Reckmann hydraulic reefing systems
Sail Area: 660m2
Gloria is powered by a Caterpillar 3406DT of 425hp, through a reduction gear box and electric clutch to a four blade variable pitch propeller. Control, forward and astern, is via the pitch control, coupled with the throttle and exhaust gas temperature for optimal efficiency.
70hp hydraulic driven from main engine.
Marine Air chilled water circuit with three compressors and controllable air handlers throughout the yacht. Three self-contained units in guest and crew areas to handle very hot weather, or to rapidly chill the yacht.
Safety & Fire Protection
(2) Viking 10 person life rafts in canisters & cradles adjacent to mainmast shrouds
(12) Self inflating Life Jackets
(2) Bilge alarms w/independent systems
(2) Throwable life rings w/yacht’s name on either side of deckhouse.
Kanad 406S SART, EPIRB
Fire extinguishing system:
Hydrants fore & aft w/fire hoses
(15) 2kg dry powder hand held extinguishers throughout accommodations
(2) 3kg dry power hand held extinguishers in galley
Auto/manual CO2 engine room fire suppression system
(14) Fire & smoke detectors
Remote operated Fire-Pro extinguishers: engine room, generator room, lazarette all controlled from deckhouse.
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