Thaleia Specifications
Presenting the SV Thaleďa

The Shpountz 38-40 is designed to the highest standard;

Thaleia was built to the highest standard;
The Shpountz Thaleia has been maintained to the highest standard.

The Shpountz Thaleia is one of the most beautiful, meticulously constructed Shpountzes in the world. Built by Roger Landry and Anna Alexandruk in St. Gabriel de Brandon, Quebec, Thaleia was featured in Cruising World, February '99. Their building process, spanning six years, was video taped and aired on television in Montreal when they launched her in 1996. They spared nothing in creating this classic schooner.

Landry is a master woodworker whose joinery on Thaleia is a testimony to his superior craftsmanship, and Alexandruk's attention to detail is evident throughout the vessel. Working hand in hand for six years, Anna and Roger built the ship, learning whatever new skills were necessary to bring Thaleia to life.

We, John and Judy, became Thaleia's proud new owners in May of 2000. Because Roger and Anna's plans for cruising changed shortly after they launched her, Thaleia languished on the hard in North Florida for several years and was in need of attention. John, having years of experience in renovating and refitting boats, was eager to take on the job of restoring Thaleia to her former self. For instance, his first task was to build 60 new teak blocks. Since then, we have completed her restoration and have upgraded some systems to make life aboard easier and passage-making safer, never sacrificing the aesthetics of this classic yacht.

 

price: $249,000 (U.S.)
  • designed by Daniel Z. Bombigher .................1976, plans and construction manual onboard
  • built by Roger Landry.................................1991-1996
  • commissioned...........................................1996
  • latest survey............................................June, 2005

    The ship's equipment and construction listed below is original (1996) except as noted (in parens with the year that it was replaced or added).

overall specifications
  • LOA.......................................................16.12 m | 50'
  • LOD.......................................................12.78 m | 41.9'
  • LWL.......................................................10.96 m | 36'
  • beam......................................................4 m | 13.1'
  • width overall............................................4.28 m | 14'
  • displacement...........................................14 tons
  • internal balast..........................................lead and pitch 4.4 tons
  • draught w/out centerboard.........................1.49 m | 4.9'
  • draught with centerboard...........................2.37 m | 7.8'
  • air draught..............................................15.5 m | 50.8'
  • maximum speed under sail..........................11 knots
  • theoretical critical speed............................8 knots
  • fuel tankage............................................340 liters, 89.8 gallons
  • water tankage.........................................680 liters, 180 gallons
  • head room...............................................2 m | 6.6'
  • cockpit size............................................. seats eight to ten people

accomodations
  • cabins (2)
  • head (1)
  • salon (1)
  • galley (1)
  • double berth (1)
  • single berths (2)
  • dining settees seat 6 comfortably, convert to berths (2)
  • large nav station, chart storage
  • wet locker
  • engine room, access in cockpit and below decks to port of companionway
  • sail lockers (2), access on foredeck
  • chain lockers, access on foredeck from sail lockers
  • large cockpit lockers (4)
  • companionways (2)

layout
  • Large cockpit with engine access in center and lockers under seats; steering aft, binnacle center, just forward of engine access door. Fuel tanks under cockpit floor.
  • To starboard of companionway is wet locker and to port is another engine access and electrical panel access.
  • Forward from companionway to starboard is nav station with chart storage; to port is master berth with curtained privacy, large under bed storage, hanging locker, clothes lockers, bookcase.
  • Forward of master berth and nav station to starboard, is the galley; in the center, the centerboard trunk; to port, the head.
  • Forward of galley and head is the salon with large drop-leaf table, storage under and behind seats, and bookcases.
  • Forward of salon is the v-berth w/two large berths, lockers to the sides, water tanks and storage under berths. V-berth has companionway with ladder for deck access and curtains for privacy.
  • Forward of v-berth (on deck), large sail lockers and anchor lockers accessed through sail lockers.

construction
  • hull cold-molded over laminated frames, all layers epoxy-sheathed
    • inner layer strip planked larch
    • 2 middle layers diagonally planked mahogany
    • outer layer spiled iroko
    • hull, cabin and deck trim painted w/Interlux 2-part Interthane
  • center board
    • lead and epoxy resin encased in plywood
  • centerboard trunk: epoxy-sheathed plywood
  • teak decks (replaced 2003), 7/16 teak glued over marine-grade plywood (no screws, no leaks)
  • deck margins and king planks, painted iroko
  • cabin roof: 7/16 teak over marine-grade plywood
  • cabin sides: plywood, painted white
  • 16 opening ports: nickel-plated bronze exterior, gold-plated bronze interior, with screens
  • 4 nickel-plated bronze dorade vents
  • 1 overhead skylight hatch
  • forward cabin companionway
  • main cabin companionway
  • large dry cockpit
  • interior
    • laminated varnished overhead beams with overhead formica in-fills
    • all horizontal surfaces: varnished iroko
    • wide varnished iroko hold rail throughout
    • doors and walls: white paneling with varnished iroko trim
    • hinges, latches, hooks gold-plated bronze
    • cabin sole: varnished iroko
    • liquor/wine and baguette lockers

rigging
  • gaff rigged foresail and mainsail
  • laminated sitka spruce spars (keel stepped) and booms
  • downwind poles (2)
  • traditional dead eyes and lanyards
  • shrouds: 7x19 3/8" galvanized wire
    • spliced around bronze thimbals
    • treated, parceled and served
  • port and starboard ratlines
  • baggy wrinkles for anti-chafing
  • forestays: 7x19 stainless wire
  • whisker stays 7x19 3/8" stainless wire
  • carrick bend bow net of 1/4" nylon line (2005)
  • all teak blocks (2001)
  • teak belaying pins (2001)
  • halyards and sheets 3-strand dacron
  • Barient 2-speed M22-35 sheet winches (2)

sail plan
  • main.............................................................28.8 sq m/310 sq ft
  • foresail..........................................................24.3 sq m/261.6 sq ft
  • staysail.........................................................12.5 sq m/134.6 sq ft
  • jib................................................................20.9 sq m/225 sq ft
  • topsail...........................................................9.0 sq m/97 sq ft
  • genoa...........................................................44.8 sq m/482.2 sq ft
  • downwind genoas (2)......................................35.2 sq m/379 sq ft
  • fisherman......................................................22.7 sq m/244.3 sq ft
  • total sail wardrobe..........................................198.2 sq m/2133 sq ft
  • course sails...................................................89.5 sq m/963.4 sq ft
    • main
    • foresail
    • staysail
    • jib
  • light wind sails...............................................129.6 sq m/1362.7 sq ft
    • main
    • foresail
    • genoa
    • fisherman
    • topsail
  • tradewind sails...............................................70.4 sq m/757.8 sq ft
    • 2 balloon genoas, boomed out

     

    The sails were made by master sailmaker Marc Philippe. They are made from narrow Vectis with small panels, sown with three seems of "cachou" thread, bolt ropes and reinforcements done by hand. All sails are in excellent condition. Course sails have been used lightly; genoas (2), fisherman, topsail are new.

engine
  • Perkins M80-T diesel, 78 hp, 2980 hours as of June, 2007
  • Borg-Warner V-drive gear box, ratio 2.5:1.00 (rebuilt May, 2007)
  • Morse single lever control
  • large engine room, access in cockpit and belowdecks to port of companionway
  • fuel tanks under cockpit sole

electrical system /entertainment
  • 2 battery banks, access in cockpit locker (2006)
    • 440 amp house bank
    • dedicated starting battery
  • 160 amp Balmar alternator w/512 regulator (2001, + spare rebuilt 2007)
  • Heart Freedom 10 1000 Watt inverter/50 amp charger (2001)
  • Link 1000 monitor (2001)
  • 6 12-volt fan outlets (2002)
  • A/C outlets at nav station and salon
  • 12-volt lights & kerosene lamps in cabins
  • kerosene trawler lamp in salon
  • dual electric bilge pumps w/high water alarm--1 Rule 2000 and 1 Rule 3700 (2005)
  • Edson manual bilge pump
  • grey water holding tank and pump (2004)
  • Pioneer stereo/CD/MP3 player w/connection for computer DVD player (2005)
  • 4 bose speakers--2 in salon and 2 in cockpit (2004)

steering
  • Edson worm gear
  • custom cast nickel plated bronze wheel hub w/ship's name

ground tackle
  • Lofrans Falcon 12v 1500W windlass (2005)
  • custom cast nickel-plated bronze fisherman w/ship's name
  • 60 lb/27 kg CQR
  • 45 lb/20.5 kg CQR
  • stainless steel folding Northhill (2001)
  • 70 m /230 ft 3/8 high test galvanized chain (2003)
  • 24 m /80 ft 3/8 galvanized chain shackled to 61 m /200 ft of 5/8 nylon rode (2003)
  • additional 61 m /200 ft 5/8 nylon rode (2003)
  • dock lines 3-strand nylon

navigation/communicatons
  • Kenwood TS-50 HAM/SSB (2001)
  • West Marine VHF 600 VSC (2005) w/ WHAM (wireless microphone for cockpit) 2007
  • radar to be replaced
  • Furuno GPS 31 (2003)
  • Weems and Plath sextant
  • Weems and Plath barograph
  • Chelsea analog barometer (2001)
  • Boston Shipstrike clock
  • Danforth Constellation pedastal mounted compass
  • Mini Morin 2000 hand-held bearing compass
  • Speedmaster Skytech handheld wind indicator
  • Stowe depth sounder (2007)
  • custom cast nickel plated bronze bell w/ship's name etched on it
  • a star to steer her by, ancient

galley/head
  • 12 volt WACO refrigerator, 3cu ft (2005)
  • pressure water (added 2001)
  • Taylor kerosene stove
  • dishes and glassware for six or more
  • Taylor kerosene heater
  • Blakes Lavac head
  • hand-held shower
  • clothes hamper
  • gecko (joined the crew in 2006--great for mosquito control)

safety equipment
  • Avon 4-man life raft (2001), last serviced (2005)
  • 3 fire extinguishers (2001), last serviced (2005)
  • Epirb 406 (2001), last serviced (2005)
  • 2 boat hooks
  • boarding ladder
  • 3 life rings

awnings
  • sailing awning--Sunbrella (2007)
  • anchor awnings for entire boat (3)--Stamoid (2004)

tender
  • Trinka 8 foot rowing dinghy (2001)

 

 

 

 

 

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