The Boat

SAIL Magazine Article - October 2010

The October edition of SAIL magazine contains a series of great articles about chartering in the Virgin Islands - British, US and Spanish.  One of the articles, written by Adam Cort focuses on chartering with children as the author and his family enjoy a trip round St. John and St. Thomas on Mowzer. (Click on the thumbnail for an enlarged view.)

A Circumnavigation

A Tour of Mowzer - On Deck and Interior

This gives an overview of what its like walking around Mowzer's deck and into the saloon/galley, head and berth.

Fountaine-Pajot Mahe 36

Mowzer was built in La Rochelle, France in December 2009 (architects: Joubert/Nivelt and designer: Olivier Flahault.)  She is vacuum-bagged solid glass construction below the waterline and foam sandwich above and as such will pretty much float, whatever her situation (although we hope never to test this!)

Here's a detailed list of her specs and equipment.

LOA              11.0 m (36'2")
Beam               5.9 m (19'5")
Draft                1.15m (3'9")
Mast Height    16.75m (55')
Displacement   7,300 kg

Sail Area:
Genoa             26 sq.m.  (287 sq. ft)
Mainsail          49 sq.m.   (540 sq. ft)

Freshwater       2 x 270 litres
Diesel               1 x 210 litres
Holding tank for each head

Saloon Layout:
Saloon accessible through double sliding door
Panoramic view through picture windows and aft bulkhead portlights
1 wooden table seating 6
Upgraded high density cushions with new upholstery
Ventilation through 1 deck hatch + 1 porthole at foot of mast + 2 portholes at the picture window
Lighting with LED spotlights
12V fans
Radio / CD sound system with 4 speakers

Worktop with 1 sink and 1 draining board
Pressurized hot and cold freshwater from mixer faucet
Pressurized salt water tap
3-burner stove with stainless steel gas oven
12V 130 liter Isotherm refrigerator
12V portable Engel freezer (new in 2015)
Upper stowage lockers, flatware drawer below oven
Lower stowage locker under sink
Lighting with adjustable LED spotlight

Chart Table:
Wooden chart table with stowage shelf
12V electrical panel and navigation instruments
12V sockets (x3)
120V socket
Adjustable LED spotlight
Raymarine VHF
Battery monitor & charge controller
Fuel & water gauges

Each hull contains an aft cabin and head in the bow.

Aft Cabins:
Queen bed (1.57 x 2m approx - 5'2" x 6.7") - custom mattress in owner cabin new in 2014
Large front-accessed stowage space under bed
Hanging closet and stowage with shelves
Ventilation through hull portlight and deck hatch with sunshade
Non-opening outward facing window with curtain
Main lighting via LED spotlight and 2 bedside reading lights
12V fan

Hanging closet and stowage area with shelves (starboard)
Water maker closet and stowage area with shelves (port)
Non-opening outward facing window (starboard only)

Counter top with washbasin and mirror
Hot and cold water by mixer faucet with built-in shower fitting
Shower with electric drainage pump
Electric marine toilet (starboard)
Manual marine toilet (port)
Ventilation through deck hatch and escape hatch
1 fluorescent light

Access via deck hatch
Buoyancy reserve under half-height shelf

Helm Station:
Double helmstation seat (padded seat with cover new in 2015)
Instrument console: Raymarine electronics - chartplotter, navigational instruments, autopilot, VHF - AIS & Radar new in 2014
Rope click and bags for sheets and halyards
Hard top sun protection for helm with windshield

8-person bench seat with cushions
Cockpit table
Cockpit bench seat locker
2 gas lockers - 5lb propane tanks (x2)
Kuuma propane gas BBQ
LED strip lighting
Hard bimini top (new in 2015)
Sun & rain shades surround bimini (new in 2016)
Stainless aft rain and transom handrails (new in 2014)

Large foredeck locker divided into 2 compartments (1 for mooring gear)
Pressurized salt-water wash down
Exterior window blinds for saloon
Rain shades for forward saloon hatches
Large Sunbrella sunshade for foredeck

Engine holds and technical holds:
Accessed via deck hatch on transom
Sound proofing and neon lighting

Engines and equipment:
2 x 30hp Volvo sail drive engines
3-blade fixed propellers
Saltwater filter
Engine cooling by heat exchanger
Engine panel and dual controls at helm station
Engine hour meter
Fire supression in each engine compartment

Fuel System:
Fuel tank with filler in deck below cockpit seat, electric fuel gauge
Fuel pre-filter / water separator + fuel filter (1 set per engine)
Fuel shutoff valve accessible under helm seat

Freshwater tank with electric gauge
Electric pump
22 litre water heater
Electric bilge pump (2m3/h) in each engine compartment with auto-switch
Electric bilge pump (2m3/h) in each hull
Manual exterior bilge pump
CruiseRO 30 gal/hour water maker (fully accessible in port hull locker)

Electrical System:
2 x 115A/12V engine alternators
1 set port onboard/engine Lifeline AGM batteries of 500Ah
1 starboard engine starter battery of 100Ah
Magnum 2000 watt charger/inverter
General 12V distribution panel at chart table protected by fuses
Voltmeter for onboard batteries
Exterior 12V outlet
Spare sockets for extra equipment
Honda portable 2000 watt gasoline generator (new in 2014)
Shore cord, 110V 15A, 30A and 50A plugs
345 watt flexible solar panels mounted on helm roof and cabin top with individual MPPT controllers (new in 2014)
180 watt rigid solar panel mounted over dinghy davits with individual MPPT controller
D400 wind generator with individual MPPT controller

Rigging and Sails:
Mast and boom in anodized aluminum
Complete standard rigging (main sail & genoa)
Ball bearing mainsail luff cars
2 Reef pennants
Doyle stack pack with lazy-jacks (new in 2014)
Clutches on genoa halyards and spinnaker halyards at bottom of mast
Clutches on reef pennants at boom exit
2 Flag halyards
Navigation, running and mooring lights
Deck lighing
Full-batten mainsail with CST in Dacron
Roller genoa furler - Profurl

Mainsheet tackle led aft to coachroof
Ball bearing mainsheet traveler
2 x tackle on mainsheet traveler clutches
2 stand-up blocks for genoa sheets
Clutches on reef pennants and halyard mainsail
2 size 40 self-tailing winches for main and genoa sheets

Other equipment:
MP6 container life raft with stainless steel support (Certified July 2014)
ACR EPIRB (new 2014)
Safety equipment:  life rings (x2), man overboard pole, floating strobe light
"Push-pull" steering system and wheel
2 rudders mechanically linked by stock levers and transversal tube
Emergency tiller
Swim ladder to starboard
Cold water deck shower on aft beam
Electric windlass with circuit breaker
20 kg Rocna anchor on 300' of 3/8" chain
Secondary Fortress anchor on chain & nylon rode
Anchor exit under bridgedeck with bridle with snubbers
Stemhead fitting on forward beam
Trampoline net on forward beam (new in 2014)
Antifouling, epoxy treatment

Dinghy davits
9.5' AB Tender with bow locker and chaps
9.8hp Tohatsu outboard