Archer/Circa - Adventure Series - New Alloy Motor Yacht "Ripple" 22m

From New Zealand’s top creators of world class, long range, passage-makers comes this superb, classically styled offshore explorer from the Adventure series named “Ripple”. This partially completed motor yacht is at the perfect stage for you to add your customised preferences and choose décor options to best suit your family and adventures.
Construction and Design
Ripple was co-designed by leading boat builder Kelly Archer and David deVilliers who was responsible for the Naval architecture and the cut files.
Kelly Archer who was a partner in Salthouse Boat Builders before launching his own company Kelly Archer boatbuilders, has specialised in building top-end super yachts and serious offshore passage-makers over his long career, and his own Blue Water cruising experience coupled with working with such renowned international designers as Chuck Paine, Skip Dashew and…….. have kept him at the forefront of passage-making development.
The inspiration for underwater shape came from Billie Atkins 'Seabright Skiffs' of the 1930's. The single screw propeller and rudder are in an aperture in the deadwood, protected from impact from astern as well as ahead.
The hull form has a hard chine for dynamic stability underway eliminating the need for Active Stabilisation and therefore reducing risk of the possibility of having a stabilising fin torn off by logs or rocks. Space and the alloy structural reinforcement to hull has been provided so that Niad active fin stabilisers can be simply retro fitted if desired.
Construction is of Marine Grade 5083 Aluminium fabricated by highly qualified experienced tradespeople at Circa Marine, New Zealand. (See background to designers and builders).
The very bottom of the hull has enough flat area to sit upright when dried out and is plated in 20 mm thick alloy plate for grounding and beaching. The rest of the underwater skin is 12 mm plate to the chine. Topsides are 8 mm unpainted finish aluminium.

Economy, Stability and Seakeeping
This Vessel has been designed as an easily driven economical ocean passage making vessel with an estimated range of 5,000 miles at 9 knots, 4,000 miles at 9 1/2 knots, 3,000 miles at 10 knots and 2,500 miles at 10 1/2 knots, 2,000 at 11 knots, although it is anticipated that she will spend 90% of her time coastal cruising.
There is provision to fit a short mast (35 ft) for a steadying sail. This has the advantage of reducing roll and with powerful modern electric furling reaching sails will substantially reduce fuel burn and increase range. With the addition of a lifting boom forward a tender up to 4.5 m x 500x kg can be single handily retrieved and stored.
Additionally, the mast provides the means to rig flopper stoppers when at anchor in rolly anchorages.
Maneuvering is enhanced with an articulating high lift stainless steel rudder and a 305 mm diameter D.C. Bow Thruster.

Proposed Specification
This vessel specification allows for a wide range of owner customisation to develop the specification to suit their intended use.
Proposed Interior
Cabinetry manufactured with an Oak or Mahogany veneer providing classic marine
quality finish
All cabinets will use typical marine hardware suitable for their application.

Two double berth cabins with Hanging Lockers and under-berth storage.
Main accommodation area is located forward of the saloon.

Saloon will be open plan with forward helm, large Saloon table with an Oak or Mahogany finish surrounded by a U shaped upholstered Settee that can be converted to a double berth.
Saloon incorporates the Galley and provision for Laundry.
There is a large opening window/hatch aft of the Galley for natural ventilation while cooking.

Cooking facilities include a GAS/LPG Oven and hob.
Galley Sink to be of Stainless Steel finish with Chrome finished Tap-ware.
Provision made for the fitting of a Washing Machine in port aft engine room.

A 24v DC refrigeration system is specified for this vessel allowing for refrigeration
for unattended anchoring durations lasting up to a week on a fully charged Battery Bank. The addition of the solar panels will allow extended or unlimited duration.
There will be 12.7 cubic feet of refrigeration and a 7.76 cubic foot frozen goods storage.

Heating and Ventilation
Heating is provided by a simple Diesel Pot Burner such as the Sigmarine 100 located in the main saloon.
Ventilation is achieved with large opening hatches and dorades for natural ventilation.

Ensuite master toilet and Shower foreward.
Dayhead/guest toilet and shower is located amidships to port. Shower Grey water is discharged to gravity Grey tank in forepeak.
Toilets are manual Lavac marine units discharge to gravity Black tanks.

LOA: 22.0 metres (72 feet)
Beam: 5.4 metres (17.7 feet)
Draft: 1.2 metres (3.9 feet)
Designer: co-designed by leading boat builder Kelly Archer and David deVilliers
Builder: Kelly Archer Boatbuilders
Top speed: 11 knots
Hull type: Marine Grade 5083 Aluminium
Displacement: 36 tonnes
No. of berths: 4

24V DC Power is provided from twin 60 Amp Gardner low speed heavy duty alternators charging the house battery which consists of two banks of 700 amp/hour C5 deep cycle 2 volt cells for a total of 1400 amp/hours 24 volts or 700 amp/hours 48 volts. In addition, a Solar Array of 6 x 180W panels is fitted to charge the battery at anchor. The Vessel will be provided with 230v power from a large Inverter Charger of 3000W for the supply of AC power to Galley and Laundry equipment.

Domestic Water
75 ltr hot water tank heated from Gardner cooling system supplemented with a gas
califont to provide hot water if engine has not been used and when the vessel is at anchor.
24 volt fresh water pump set is located in machinery space.
3 x whale foot pumps supply potable fresh water to the galley and the two toilets.


Marine 24V LED lighting fixtures used throughout for low power consumption and comfortable lighting.
LED Navigation Lights positioned and selected to meet IMO COLREG-72.

Heavy Ground Tackle i.e. 110Kg CQR with at least 80 meters of 12 mm chain.
Maxwell 4000 series Windlass
Stern Anchor is a Fortress FX125 with 150-meter warp.
Anchor Wash is provided by a 40 mm engine driven bilge/deck wash pump.


Bilge Pumping
40mm diameter Engine driven Damage control pump via valved manifold draws from four watertight compartments as well as the sea and discharges at bow and stern for deck and anchor wash duties.
A 24 volt submersible bilge pump discharging through the topsides just under the belting is fitted in each water tight compartment.

Electrically controlled hydraulic steering and Auto-pilot provided with a Manual steering station in main saloon to port forward.

Don Salthouse
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Mike Vitali
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