Arun Moon was built by David Hillyard Yachts of Littlehampton to the design of Laurent Giles, who had been commissioned to design a yacht for Mediterranean Cruising by that company. She was ordered at the 1990 boat show by the present owners who were able to negotiate changes to the internal design, and the final specification. Electrics were sub-contracted to William Osborne Electrics of Littlehampton. The final fitting out which took place towards the end of 1991 and in early 1992, were supervised by Geo. Philip (marine surveyor), on instructions from the owners.
She was finally commissioned in April 1992 and was sailed to Dart Marina where she was berthed until 1996. The owners then sailed her to Portugal in company with Rally Portugal-which arrived in Lagos in the Algarve in June 1996. She proved to be a fast reliable, and comfortable cruising yacht, and remained in Lagos marina until May 2017.
By that time the owners had decided to return to England and engaged PYD to bring her back to Torquay. PYD required a comprehensive inspection and any necessary repairs prior to the voyage. All such work was carried out at Sopromar in Lagos during April and early May 2017. The voyage to the UK took ten days as shown on the PYD returns which listed some minor repairs needed after arriving in the UK. These were carried out including removal, and repair of the mainsail by Dart Sails.
Further work was carried out in the summer of 2017 including a new spray hood and bimini by Aqua Covers, the replacement of the aft toilet (electric), and the replacement of the water pump. These latter items were supplied by Xylen Water Solutions (Cleghorn Waring), and fitted by Chris Rotherwell.
The yacht comes with a full service history, and all necessary brochures including those for the Perkins prima 52 HP engine-for which there is a full inventory of Di. Perk spare parts. The engine has been professionally inspected, and maintained in Portugal by a specialist marine diesel engineer. A new deep sea seal was fitted by Sopromar in 2016. In the UK the engine has been serviced in December by Oxley Marine Engineers.
Arun Moon – Original Specification Included
Lewmar Winches 2 x 46st and 2 x 30st
CQR 35lb Anchor (plus 2nd anchor & chain)
Mast & Boom by TAB in aluminum
Windlass by Simpson-Lawrence
Standing Rigging heavy duty stainless steel with twin back stays
In-Mast Furling by TAB
Compass/Pedestal by Cassens & Plath
Depth Sounder Stowe
Wind Indicator Raymarine (replaced 2010)
Inner Fore-Stay with Highfield Lever
Visiball Radar Reflector
Copper Coat Laid in the Mould
Eberspacher Heating System
Refrigerator (Condenser replaced 2016)
Hot Water Shower
Perkins Prima S2 HP Diesel Engine
Arun Moon Items Replaced Recently
Main Sail and Genoa (Crusader Sails) 2009/10
Batteries (3) 2015
Battery Monitor 2015
VHF with DSC 2017
Deep Sea Seal 2016
Spray Hood and Full Bimini 2017
Aft Electric Toilet 2017
Fwd Electric Toilet 2017
Wind Indicator 2010 Raymarine ST60
Fire Extinguishers 2017
Stop Cocks 2015/16/17
Engine Mounts (supplied by DiPerk) 2010
Bilge Pump 2011