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Vessel History by Owner

Danza is a sistership to the original British Steel which Chay Blyth made famous when he sailed her around the world against the wind south of all the major southern capes in 1970. Danza was built in Cape Town, South Africa by Saum Globe and launched in 1985. After her launching, she was sailed to America and sold and was then used as a school ship based in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Her trips included a counterclockwise circumnavigation of South America, a trip up the coast of Labrador, and a trip to Portugal and back as well as innumerable voyages within the Caribbean. She was lead ship in the New York City Tall Ships Parade in 1992 commemorating the first voyage of Christopher Columbus. 
We purchased Danza in March of 1999 and sailed her to Maine where she underwent a total refit in my boatyard, known then as David Nutt Boatbuilder, Inc. I had made a life long career in the boatbuilding business and had previously sailed many thousands of miles offshore. I knew what we wanted in a boat in terms of equipment, layout and my company and personnel were the obvious choice to do this work. 
The interior was essentially gutted with the removal of the engine and shaft, galley, heads, much of the joiner work, electronics, all electrical wiring, cabin soles, and overhead liners. The masts and all the deck hardware including the extruded aluminum toe rail were removed. Every through hull fitting was removed and welded over. New through hull fittings of 316L stainless steel were welded in place to suit the changes in her layout and to eliminate the use of any of the original bronze fittings in her steel hull. The hull was cleaned and painted on the interior.


Layout and Design


The original engine was replaced with a new Yanmar 4JH3-TBE 125hp turbo diesel with a KMH4A transmission. The new shaft system is a 1.5 inch Aquamet 22 stainless steel shaft coupled to the transmission with an R&D Flexible Shaft Coupling and new cutlass bearings. The propeller is an AutoProp automatic variable pitch propeller. The engine drives a 135 amp 24 volt Balmar alternator with a Balmar 3 step regulator. It also drives a Balmar dual output 12 volt alternator that charges the 12v starting battery and the 12v ships battery independently of each other, again regulated by a Balmar 3 step regulator.

Yanmar 125hp turbo Diesel,4JH3-TBE 2000
Shaft 1.5 inch Aquamet 22 stainless steel, 2000
Propeller, Autoprop, 2000
Propeller, fixed 3 blade, spare
Whitlock Pedestal Steering, entire system, 2000


The 55kg Rocna anchor is the primary anchor with 90m/300feet of 12mm/½” Acco G-4 chain both of which were new in 2000. The chain and anchor were regalvanized it in Australia and are in essentially new condition. The windlass is a Lewmar Ocean 3. There are raise/lower switches on the foredeck and in the cockpit.
Also carried is a 50 kg Bruce, a 65# CQR and a 30kg Bruce, 35# Danforth. Aboard are two ¾” 3 strand nylon rodes and several long pieces of ½” chain. 
The salt water washdown pump has an outlet on the foredeck for the anchor washdown as well as an outlet in the cockpit, used for deck washdown or cleaning fish.
Installed on the foredeck are spray rails to deflect washwater from the anchor chain directly overboard before it has a chance to run the length of the boat.

55 KG Rocna, new 2010
50 KG Bruce, new 2000
65 Pound CQR, 
30 KG Bruce
90 Meter (300’) x 12mm (1/2 inch) High tensile ACCO Chain, 2000, regalvanized 2003
2 pc – ¾ inch 3 strand anchor rode, 90 meter each, 2000, never used
3 pc – 12mmx10m chain
Lewmar Ocean 3 Anchor Windlass, 2000


Danza is ketch rigged with a double headsail sail plan. The roller furling systems are the well proven Profurl on both the jib and the staysail. The main and mizzen are fully battened and the main runs on the Antal track and car system. The main has 3 reef points and lazy jacks; the mizzen has 2 reef points and drops into a ‘Stackpack’. Both a spinnaker and an asymmetrical gennaker are used for off wind sailing. They are housed in an ATN sock. For additional sail area when reaching there is a mizzen staysail. There is a simple removable ‘bowsprit’ to which attaches the tack of the asymmetrical and the pole guys which making all of these lines much easier to handle and clears them from the pulpit. There are two spinnaker poles. 
The ketch rig is an outstanding choice for cruising on boats longer than 15m/50ft. None of the sails are particularly big or difficult to handle. The double headsail rig with its jib and staysail are an important part of the equation because you can furl the jib and still have the staysail in action.
The sails were reconditioned in 2016 including upgraded batten pockets on the main, new sunshields on both the staysl and the jib. A new sail cover is on the main and a new stackpack is on the mizzen.
The 2 dodgers and other canvas work including the cockpit enclosure were replaced in the fall of 2015.


2 Meissner 34ST-67,

6 Meissner 28ST-28, 

1 Lewmar 43, 1985
1 Lewmar 42ST, 1985
1 Lewmar 40, 1985
Many winch handles
Antal Continuous Traveler Control Winch
Antal mainsail track and cars
Traveler and Controls, Harken
Genoa track and lead Blocks, Harken
All halyard and sheets 
All standing rigging,
Roller furling, Profurl #52, jib
Roller furling, Profurl #42, staysail
Masts, out, serviced and painted, reinstalled, 2010
Stanchions and lifelines, new 2003


3 Mainsails including Doyle main new February 2005
2 Yankee jibs
2 staysails
2 mizzens
1 spinnakers
2 asymmetricals
One ATN sock 
1 mizzen staysail
All working sails have been professionally inspected and serviced annually
Main Awning
Mizzen Awning
Cockpit Dodger, 2015
Companionway Dodger, 2015
Cockpit Bimini Cover, 2015
Hatch covers
Inflatable storage cover,
Cockpit cushions with Sunbrella,
Mattresses and cushions below decks, with Ultrasuede upholstery,



The electrical system was replaced in its entirety including all of the wiring. She is set up with a 12v system to handle the many items such as propane solenoids, stereo systems, and Icom’s vhf and ssb radios and some other electronics that are not readily available in 24v. The rest of the DC systems are 24v. This includes lighting, autopilot, many of the electronics, and all of the pumping systems. The AC system is based on 110v 60Hz. It revolves around the Trace Engineering 4kw Charger/Inverter SW4024 that draws its power from the 24v battery bank and the Northern Lights M673 5.5Kw generator. The Sea Recovery Aqua Whisper water maker, the Sea Frost BG1000 and SA-II refrigeration systems, the microwave and other small appliances all run on 110v. A 24v 135 amp Balmar alternator is belted off the Yanmar and is regulated with Balmar’s BRS-ll-24 regulator. There is also an 85 amp dual output 12v Balmar alternator to charge the 12v battery bank and the engine start battery, regulated by a Balmar 3 step regulator. The alternator on the generator charges the genset start battery. There is a 24v wind generator and the two 75 watt solar panels wired in series producing 24v.
All electrical systems can be charged or operated using the generator as an electrical supply source in conjunction with the Trace 4KW inverter. Likewise, in the event of a generator failure, all electrical systems can be can be charged or operated using the alternators run off the Yanmar engine in conjunction with the Trace 4kw inverter.
The 110v 60Hz shore power charges the 24v bank through the Trace Inverter/Charger. A Professional Mariner 35 amp charger that operates between 90 and 270vac, 50/60HZ charges the batteries while dockside in marinas that provide 220-240 50HZ power. It would also work with 110v 60Hz power as a backup. 
Interior lighting uses energy efficient 24v halogen bulbs.

24v DC Panel, 34 breakers, 
12v DC Panel, 21 breakers
AC Panel, 16 breakers 
Charger/Inverter, Trace SW4024, SN 12970, 4kw, 
Generator, Northern Lights M673, 5.5kw 
Heart Interface Link 2000 Electrical Monitor, 
Microwave Oven
12v Spotlight
Watermaker, Sea Recovery ‘Aqua Whisper’, 120LPH, 33GPH, 
Refrigeration/Freezer, Sea Frost BG1000, 
Refrigeration/Freezer, Sea Frost SA2, 
Air Marine Wind Generator, 24v, on board
4 Lifeline AGM 4D batteries, 24v bank
1 Lifeline AGM 4D battery, 12v bank
1 Lifeline AGM battery, engine start battery
1 Lifeline AGM battery, generator start battery 


The two radars are Raytheon 4kw Pathfinder RL70 radar was installed on a swing-out frame and is viewed in the cockpit and in the aft cabin. It is interfaced with the cockpit mounted GPS and the autopilot. The Raytheon R40X radar is mounted in the nav station. Both scanners are on the mizzen mast.
The Icom 710 is by far the most popular and reliable single side band radio out here and has worked in all conditions. 
The Ray 60 vhf is in the nav station and a Standard Horizon Matrix AIS/GPS vhf is in the cockpit each with separate antenna systems. 
The Garmin 128 GPS is mounted in the cockpit and is interfaced with the Robertson autopilot and the Raytheon RL70 radar. 

Radar, Raytheon RL70 Pathfinder,

Standard Horizon CP590 Chartplotter
Radar, Raytheon R40X Raster Scan

GPS, Garmin 128, fixed mount
Autopilot, Simrad Robertson AP20 control head
Autopilot, Simrad Robertson J300X Junction Unit, pn 22081830, sn13020, 2000
Autopilot, RFC 35R Rate Compass, 
Autopilot, Whitlock Drive Motor,
Speed/Log, Raytheon ST50,
Depthsounder, Raymarine,  
Single Sideband Radio, Icom 710 with tuner
VHF Radio, Ray 60, 
VHF Radio, Standard Horizon Matrix AIS/GPS 2015
Stereo, Jensen am/fm CD player w/ 4 speakers, 2000
Stereo, Jensen am/fm CD & Cassette w/ 4 speakers, 2000
Barometer, Robert E White, on board
Ships Clock, Robert E White, on board



The original steering system was replaced during the refit with a new Whitlock system. (Whitlock is now owned by Lewmar.) One of the big features of the Whitlock system is their autopilot drive motor which interfaces with the drive gearbox via a splined shaft. The drive motor is incredibly efficient and powerful and may well be the best drive system available. The brains of the autopilot are the Simrad Robertson J300X control box, the AP20 display head, and their RFC35R Rate Compass. The system has worked flawlessly and never have we had to take over due to rough conditions.


The refrigerator is approximately 10 cubic feet/300 liters and the freezer is 4 cu feet/120 liters and holds up to 160lbs/75kg of frozen meat and vegetables. The system is kept cold with the Sea Frost BG1000, which was new in 2000. It is a 110v water cooled system and has worked perfectly. Carried with it are normal spares and gauges. This system is backed up with the Sea Frost SA2, also new in 2000. This is an air cooled system and can be used in all situations including during a haulout. 
The propane stove is the Broadwater Schooner with a 4 burner top, broiler and thermostatic oven. The stove was 100% reconditioned in 2002 at the factory in Australia. It is probably the best marine stove available. There is a solenoid shut off switch in the galley and independent propane alarms in both the propane locker and the main bilge area below the stove. 
The sink is amidships with hot/cold pressure water and foot pump cold water. There is a coldwater tap that draws from a tank in the refrigerator providing an eternal source of cold water. 
The galley is comfortable, easy to cook in and keep clean and works well.


Isolated/ventilated propane/lpg locker with electronic solenoid and monitor, 2000
1- inspected 9kg/20lb aluminum bottle, on board
1- inspected 9kg/20lb bottle, new 2001
2- inspected 9kg/20lb bottles galvanized
All bottles have USA/Australian/New Zealand fittings
Stove, Broadwater Marine w/ oven, Propane, 100% factory reconditioned 2002 
Barbeque, Force 10, Propane, 1998


Forward head, Lavac WC, sink, shower, holding tank,

Aft head, Lavac WC, sink, shower,

Malbar washing machine,

Shower in cockpit,


Viking Liferaft, Type DK+, 6 person, sn H107999, USCG approved, Solas 74/96
Solas A Pack, Length of painter – 36m, new 2000. Hammar H20R Hydrostatic release, new 2000. 
Horseshoe ring, man overboard pole, strobe light, on board.
Lifesling, man overboard recovery device, on board.
8 offshore life jackets USCG approved type I PFD, new 2000.
Jack lines, port and starboard
EPIRB, ACR 406, manually deployable, COSPAS-SARSAT, ID Code ADCE021504c0c01, Country USA(366) S/N: 9537, battery good through 06/2008
USCG approved flares, parachute flares. New 2003.
Mast head tricolor navigation light with anchor light, 2000
Pulpit mounted red/green navigation light, 2000
Bow light 
Deck lights on main and mizzen masts. 
3 Rule 2000 bilge pumps with automatic switches.
1 Rule 3500 bilge pump with automatic switch.
I Manual pump.
I Jabsco engine driven bilge pump.
5 BC Fire Extinguishers



The inflatable is an Aquapro RIB, model SMR1101, w/ aluminum hull, 
rated 25hp, 7 person, 630kg/1386lb payload, and was purchased new in 2001 in New Zealand. For addition protection to the inflatable, there is a vinyl cover velcroed in place.
The outboard motor, a 15hp Yamaha F15MSHX 4 stroke, manufactured 07/98, was purchased new 2000. This has been reliable and is very fuel efficient and quiet.



During the extensive refit in 2000 I was successful in keeping systems aboard Danza accessible and easy to maintain. As a result any routine or required maintenance has been done with no undue effort. We have maintained Danza to very high standards. That is how we maintain Danza. We take of her – she takes care of us.

Danza has met our needs and then some 45,000 miles of sailing over the past 5 years. We have sailed in all kinds of weather and anchored in all kinds of conditions. She has been our home where we have raised our 4 children. She has been very comfortable for us and there is little we would have done to change our lives during our circumnavigation. Danza truly is a voyaging yacht.

LOA: 60
Beam: 13
Draft: 8'8
Displacement: 56000lbs
Fuel Capacity: 235
Water Capacity: 245
Builder: Saum Globe
Model: KETCH
Year: 1985
Location: MAINE
Boat Engine: PERKINS

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John Morin

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