Maldives Manufacturer Brochure Extract
MALDIVES; a harmony of dreams and reality.
Designed and built to cruise placidly through the Canal du Midi or beat to windward through a Biscay gale.
With 592 sq. ft. of sail area this is a fast boat. Remarkably comfortable however, with twin double cabins and a large panoramic deck saloon.
The MALDIVES includes a large central deckhouse with panoramic views and comfortable seating for 6-8 people. The galley is situated laterally across the after part of the saloon area.
Transversal circulation is a very important innovation : liftable roof panels considerably increase headroom in the passageway, making it possible to enter a hull without crossing the saloon, or to cross from one cabin to another without going outside.
The MALDIVES is constructed as a one piece closed cell sandwich moulding which provides excellent rigidity, insubmersability, thermal and acoustic insulation
Hand laid double-bias rovings and isophtallic gel-coat are used throughout. The fin keels are filled with closed cell foam.
The cockpit includes two large bench seats covered with teak battens and an outboard motor well. The motor is well protected when sailing and is well-centered to enable easy maneuvering
The stowage bins across the leading edge of the bridgedeck are immense and easily accessible
The long fin keels allow beaching out without problems and protect the rudders from damage.
Main saloon with ''U' shaped seating around the dining table which can be lowered to form a double berth - Galley area includes a twin burner stove, sink unit with fresh water pump, ice box, 120 liter fresh water tank, and numerous stowage lockers - Navigation area in starboard hull with chart table seat and electrical switchboard - Toilet compartment in port hull is fitted with marine toilet, washbasin and stowage lockers - Each hull contains a double cabin aft, equipped with cupboards and stowage compartments, and 2 single cabins forward The saloon and cabins are all fully lined.
Cockpit and deck:
Teak strip planking on cockpit seats and engine hatch - 2 teak gratings in cockpit floor - 2 opening ports and 2 fixed ports in the after cabins - 3 opening deck hatches, for the galley, toilet and navigation area - Ventilators for the forward and after cabins.
Deck fittings :
7 mooring cleats - 3 self-tailing winches (T40 or similar) of which 1 is on the mast - 1 outboard motor support - winch handle supports - Mainsail sheet track with end fittings, adjustable stops and track - 2 jib sheet leads - bow and stern rails, stanchion, and double lifelines - Large sail locker in bridge-deck forward of mast - Aluminum forward crossbeam with martingale and anchor fair lead - safety net forward - 1 double action bilge pump - Aluminum single spreader 7/8 rigged mast attached to exterior float - masthead navigation lights - Running rigging is composed of 1 mainsail halyard, 1 spinnaker halyard, 1 foresail halyard, 1 topping lift - Aluminium boom with reefing lines - Pulleys and jammers near mast - 1 mainsheet - 2 jib sheets - Sails : Fully battened mainsail with 3 slab reefs - foresail - swimming ladder.
Main switchboard with one deck head light in the saloon, the galley, and toilet compartment - 1 spot in each cabin - 1 adjustable spot in the navigation area - 70 Ah battery