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RITA is a Truly Classic 65 from the board of Hoek Design Naval Architects.  Superb Holland Jachtbouw construction combine with exceptional maintainance and upgrads create a lovely yacht to sail and admire.  

Layout and Design

Owner's: Full width cabin with ensuite head WC and basin in one compartment, shower in another 
Double berth, settee, desk, wardrobe 
Guest Cabins Port and Starboard: Lower double berths and single upper berth 
Berths crew: n/a 
Interior finish 
Design: Hoek Design Naval Architects 
Style: Classic. Fielded, varnished semi-gloss 
Material paneling: Honduras Mahogany 
Material ceiling: Oregon pine V groove Panels, painted 
Material floor : Maple 
Upholstery: Settees, blue Vinyl (2014) 
Lighting: Halogen spotlights 
TV/Video system: Samsung flat screen 
Audio system: Clarion/ Bose 
Aerial system: RR 
Audio distribution system: Clarion MAX668RVD multimedia station, touch panel 
control + 7”TFT monitor 4 x 51W + Clarion 6 x DVD exchanger 
Stove: 4 burner Stainless steel Force 10, Oven and hob, stainless steel gas pipes newly built in 
Galley: Complete galley with Corian tops and stainless steel double bowl sink 
Refrigerator Under the countertop 
Freezer Chest type 
Microwave oven
Radar: Simrad RA 40/41/42 series 
GPS/AIS: yes / Simrad AI 50 Transceiver Class B 
Autopilot: B&G H3000 Autopilot system type 2 and H3000 pilot display 
Depth sounder/Sonar: B&G 
Sailing instruments: B+G H3000 Hydra (H3000CPU+H3000GFD Hercules Mono 
chrom Windex Carbon/H3000analogue wind 360° AWA 
2015 computer by Hatteland. 
Log: B&G 
Chart plotter 
Navtex/Weather fax 
Rudder indicator 
VHF: Sailor 250 Fleet broadband / DSC / satellite teleph. D-link 
connection with laptop for e-mail / mobile telephone 
permanent installation. 
Safety equipment 
Engine box is equipped with an FM200 automatic with manual override 
Life rafts make and expiry: 2xAFG Petrel 4 Vacuum No. 51315+51793 
Life jackets: 7xSecumar survival cs 275 + 2x Kadematic 15AL
Bilge pumps: Electric and manual 
Fire extinguishers: Engine room / interior 
Fire extinguishing system 
Bilge alarm 
Burglar alarm 
Tool box
Steering system 
Type: Cable/chain 
Brand: HJB 
Tank capacities 
Water tanks approx Total 600 litres 
Fuel tanks approx. Total 700 litres 
Diesel day tank approx. Total 50 litres 
Hydraulic oil tank 
Black tanks (2) @ Total 60 litres 
Grey water tanks – 5 litres each. 
Propulsion arrangement 
Main engine: Steyr 6 cyl. MO196 K35 serial no.: 68228020 
Max. power (medium duty): 190 HP 
RPM: 2800 at speed (3500 full load) 
Speed: 10 kts 
Gearbox, Reduction: ZF 45/1/3.0; serial no. 49336 S 331 100 4008 
Propeller shaft: New cutlass bearings 
Propeller: 1 x 3 blades Maxprop, dia. 650 mm 
Bow thruster, - Bow thruster and all hydraulics are by Hydromar 
Sailing items are powered by DC powerpack with 2 x 3 kw pumps. 
Electrical installation 
Electrical system: 220v -24 V 
The main batteries consist of 10 – 6 for service and 4 for power. 
(9xVetus AGM ‘12V/214 AH’) 
Engine management battery and separate generator start battery. 
Generator - Whisper 6000 with Westerbeke power unit – model BTD 5.7 
Battery charger(s) 150 Amp, 175 Amp - Mastervolt. 
Shore power can be taken into the vessel both at the bow and stern positions and equipped with isolation transformer by Mastervolt. 
Gas installation 
Gas bottles in locker, complete systems/piping certified 
Other systems aboard 
Hot water: Electric boiler and heat exchanger on engine 
Heating: Webasto central-water heating 
Air Conditioning - Reverse cycle 40,000 BTU air-conditioning system installed (2014) with dedicated shoreline intake 
Toilet system: Electric, Jabsco 
Water maker Aqua Whisper 
Truly Classic 65’ 
Design: Hoek Design Naval Architects BV 
Builder: Holland Jachtbouw BV 
Hull material: Woodcore- Composite 
Year: 1999 
Superstructure material: Teak 
General dimensions 
Length hull over all: 20.73 m 
Length hull at DWL: 14.05 m 
Beam over all : 4.88 m 
Draft 2.55 m 
Total displacement at DWL approx.: 29.0 ton 
Keel and rudder 
Keel type: Fixed Fin with bulb 
Rudder type: Balanced Spade 
Steering system used rotating torque tube to under deck gearbox incorporating autopilot with drag link between the box and rudder stock tiller arm. 
All figures approximate
Rig Type: Masthead sloop with cutter rig 
Rigging type: Standing rigging ss rod, Nitronic 
Mast Type: Hydraulically furling. 
Mast make and material: Reckmann, Aluminium, 
Boom make and material: Reckmann, Aluminium, 
Total length mast section: 23.10 m 
Mainsail make and year: North Sails new 2015 
Yankee: Faber & Munker 98 msq 
Staysail: Faber & Munker 35 msq 
MPS: Faber & Munker 230 msq 
Deck Equipment 
Deck winches make/model: Anderson, self-tailing, Hydraulic 
5 hydraulic, 3 manual. 
2 winches either side of mast are 52 s.t. 
Mainsheet 58 s.t. hydraulic 
2 primary winches 68 s.t. hydraulic. 
Secondary winches 58 s.t. hydraulic. 
Anchor winches make/model: Muir 
Anchor make and weight: CQR 75 Lbs 
Deck fittings: Harken/Lewmar 
Hatches are traditional skylights with chromeplate rotary openers. Majority also have chrome plate traditional cowl vents, all with covers. 
Boarding ladder consists of one carbon fibre passerelle and stainless steel side boarding ladder/swim ladder. 
Covers: Skylight and hatch covers + deck house cover 
Other: Steering wheel and compass cover 
Deck shower 
Sun awning stretching from mast to backstay

Designer Comments

The Truly Classic  65 Rita was built in 1999 by Holland Jachtbouw in the wood core composite construction method. This is a strong and light construction method and as maintenance free construction as GRP. She is a very well equipped and specified yacht for shorthanded automated sailing. During the years she has benefited from a series of upgrading and refits which is reflected in her immaculate condition
The yacht has  6 cylinder very quietly running 190 HP Steyer engine. Moreover the yacht comes with a complete w set of B+G instruments. The yacht is fitted with an aluminium Reckmann boom and hydraulic in mast furling fully vertically battened mainsail, two furling headsails and an MPS.
The (original) design shows a flush deck with classical details, a classically lined deckhouse, a nice sheer, spoon bow and a long transom overhang. The deckhouse and the two guest cabins in the aft ship are laid out in such a way that optimal use of the available space is achieved. The deckhouse includes a navigation station, a settee and a wet locker. One of the big advantages of the concept of this yacht is that the yacht can be navigated from the deckhouse and at the same time this area can be used as social area for a drink or a meal, enabling a clear view outside. The interior shows an open plan saloon and forward of the mast bulkhead an owner’s cabin. The Truly Classic designs have classic and timeless design combined with an underwater design and sail plan which has been extensively optimised to a modern configuration by for example a so called velocity prediction programs in which keel, rudder and  sailing performances are optimised.
LOA: 69'
Beam: 16'
Draft: 8' 4
Type: Sailing
Designed By: Hoek Design Naval Architects
Builder: Holland Jachtbouw
Model: Truely Classic 65
Year: 1999
Construction: Cold Molded
Hull Material: Wood Cored Composite
Configuration: Aft Cockpit Sloop
Location: Lymington, UK
Boat Engine: Steyr 6 cyl
Horsepower: 190 hp
Cruising Speed: 10 kt under

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