Initially built for the chairman of the board for Nautor, VIRAGO has always enjoyed the very best attention when it comes to maintenance and upgrades. The present captain and mate have been with VIRAGO from the day she was launched. When new, VIRAGO sailed out of the Nautor facility in northern Finland to the Med. That same year she sailed to the Caribbean and spent the next few years sailing in the New England/Canada area in the summer and the Caribbean in the winter. In 2012, after a minor refit, VIRAGO departed for the South Pacific where she spent the next 3 years. Upon her return in 2015 VIRAGO again migrated with the seasons between the US and the Caribbean.
A minor refit occurred at Hinckley in Rhode Island over the 2017/2018 winter. A major refit was then completed at the famed Lyman Morse yard in Maine in 2018/2019. Make no mistake, VIRAGO is in stunning condition and her performance is second to none in this category (she has already won the St Barth's Bucket Regatta overall!). VIRAGO is ready to go, just add your groceries!
VIRAGO is one of the select few yachts easily labeled as near perfect! Having been lovingly cared for by her original owners and original crew she is the jewel you are looking for. In today’s market many options can be found, however few appreciated to the level VIRAGO has enjoyed. When comparing and understanding values, you will see the difference and return to the best. Enjoy a visit aboard and see for yourself… Truly an outstanding yacht ready for your adventures!
VIRAGO is the second example of the ever popular 100S version. The beautiful mix of performance, comfort and safety abound in this unique twin wheel walk through cockpit, four staterooms plus two crew cabin, masterpiece.
This high-quality world-cruising, performance sailing yacht was designed by German Frers naval architects and built by the world renowned Nautor Swan Yard in Finland and fitted with Carbon rig, Park Avenue boom, composite rigging and the ultimate sail wardrobe to keep all your adventures “GREEN”!
Divine deck spaces and exterior dining area complete with fitted awnings that can stay up while sailing offer guests the perfect opportunity to unwind. The yacht boasts all the welcome comforts you would find in a modern cruising yacht, teamed with a contemporary interior of warm woods and soft natural fabrics.
VIRAGO offers a four-cabin layout with aft master stateroom with island queen berth, guest double and two guest twin cabins. There are accommodations for four crew in two additional cabins.
VIRAGO hosts an hydraulically operated swim platform and large tender garage offering amazing water access at the touch of a button.
VIRAGO combines performance with very generous living space throughout, making her an ideal choice for family cruising or fun cup racing.
Located 3 steps up from where the aft guest cabins are located. “L” shaped sofa seating for 8 to starboard surrounding a dining table. Some storage under sofa. 3 single securable chairs inboard of table. “U” shaped settee to port surrounding a coffee table. Navigation table and chair aft of the saloon on the starboard side. Chart stowage and drawers.
Located in the stern. Walk around Queen bed with split mattresses on centerline. Bedside tables with drawers either side. Hanging lockers outboard, port and starboard. Sofa outboard to starboard with lockers and shelves above. Desk outboard to port.
Ensuite head and stall shower.
Starboard Aft Guest Cabin
Located immediately forward of the Owner’s Cabin. Twin berths with bedside table between. 2 drawers under each berth. Full length hanging locker.
Ensuite head and shower.
Port Aft Guest Cabin
Located immediately forward of the Owner’s Cabin. Twin berths with bedside table between. 2 drawers under each berth. Full length hanging locker. Upper lockers outboard. Ensuite head and stall shower.
Port Forward Guest Cabin
Located immediately forward of the saloon and down 3 steps. Double bed with split mattress. Drawers under berth. Pullman berth outboard. Full length hanging locker. Bedside table.
Ensuite head and stall shower.
Port Crew Cabin
Located immediately forward of the galley. Upper and lower single berths with 3 drawers under lower berth.
Starboard Crew Cabin
Located opposite the port crew cabin. Sofa outboard with pullman above. Lockers outboard. Extendable table on centerline bulkhead. Hanging locker. This cabin has been temporarily transformed into a storage area.
Head and shower area is forward and shared by both port and starboard crew cabins each with their own access door.
Located immediately forward of the saloon on the starboard side. White painted panels on bulkheads. Corian counter top (new 2019). Seadeck flooring (new 2019) makes it more comfortable to stand on, keep clean and keep ding free. Front loading Isotherm fridge and freezer. Additional Isotherm fridge and freezer under the galley floorboards. Freezer door seals are electrically heated.
Selected teak with hand rubbed satin finish (re-varnished in 2019) is used in all visible woodwork.
Padded removable panels are installed in all accommodation areas. Saloon and master cabin panels new (2017) all other panels new (2019).
Floorboards are made of sandwich plywood. The top face is teak. The floorboards are varnished with urethane varnish and have the same mat finish as the rest of the interior. All floorboards are lying on vibration damping materials and provided with hinges where frequent access to the bilge is required. Floorboards overhauled (2019).
Partitions are of sandwich construction, consisting of 2 layers of 1mm GRP and 2 layers of 4mm cork sheet on a foam core. 5mm teak veneered panels on surface.
Cabin doors are of similar construction as the surrounding partitions. They close onto rubber faced landings for maximum noise reduction. The cabin doors are provided with double action locks and with catches to hold them in open position where possible. All cabin and bathroom doors can be locked from the inside with a knob and from the outside with a key.
All hanging lockers are fitted with rails for dress hanging. Internal light automatically switches on when doors are opened.
All drawers are made of teak. They are fitted with runners for easy sliding and latches to keep them in a closed position.
All bathroom (replaced with new in 2019) and cabin mirrors are glass of a special marine quality.
Blinds and screens
All openable deck hatches are fitted with manual roller blinds and mosquito screens (all replaced with new 2019). Electrical pleated blinds for saloon side windows (Ocean Air).
All mattresses are of sprung type high quality manufactured for marine use. Mattress bases are Scandiflex batten for maximum comfort. All berths are fitted with canvas lee cloths. The double bed in the owner’s cabin is fitted with a teak lee board.
All upholstery foams and fillings are non-flammable. Sea covers for saloon settees and sofas.
Guest bathrooms have white painted panels on bulkheads and teak floor board. Teak counter top with under mounted wash basins. Teak trim in front of basin. Tempered glass door between head and shower stall. Mirror doors on bathroom lockers. White painted overhead panels. Three of the five heads were reoriented fore and aft, as opposed to port and starboard, making them usable on either tack.
Each bathroom is fitted with a towel rail, 4 towel hooks, 1 toilet toll holder, 1 toilet brush and holder, 1 concealed waste bin, 1 soap bar holder, 1 soap dispenser, 2 glass holders and 1 hair dryer.
Guest showers have GRP bulkheads. Shower floor has teak grating. White painted overhead panels.
Handrails are fitted throughout the yacht where needed.
Forward of the crew cabins and separated by a watertight bulkhead. Bulkheads, floorboards and topsides painted white. Rails that double as footsteps and stowage for lines. Sail storage bins.
Forward of the foc’s’le. Anchor chain box. Inside of box treated with sound dampening rubber compound. Locker painted white.
Single skin glass fiber/aramid hybrid construction using vinylester resin with local carbon reinforcements. A high proportion of the fibers are unidirectional, giving a stiff laminate with excellent strength and fatigue properties. Structural bulkheads are of honeycomb cored carbon fiber epoxy pre-preg construction and laminated to hull and deck. Stiffener flanges are unidirectional carbon fiber layups over GRP shells. Engine beds are of GRP with steel inserts.
Darkened hull windows are made of “Formglas Spezial Safety Glass”. 3 on each side of the hull and 13.5mm thick. Black border on each glass for application of glue and to protect glue from UV rays. Portable shutters for emergencies. Chintzo white, Ocean Air, electric pleated blinds.
The topsides were painted dark blue (2019) at the Lyman Morse yard in Maine, using Awlgrip. Hull stripes are white.
The bottom has uncolored gel coat below the waterline. Bottom was treated with an epoxy primer at the factory. 3 coats of Seahawk Tough Coat epoxy primer was applied in 2017. In 2019 the bottom was stripped back to the epoxy and anti-fouled.
The ballast bulb in lead casting in one piece, made with 3% antimony-lead alloy. The fin is a stainless steel cast structure. Keel bolts are of high tensile stainless steel. Keel was removed in 2018/2019 and stainless steel fin keel was separated form the lead bulb for inspection. A tighter fit, between the bulb to the fin and the fin to the hull was obtained.
The mast is stepped through the deck onto a carbon fiber mast step. Tie rods from mast collar to step. Foam filled carbon fiber/epoxy skins with tubular carbon fiber stock, supported by 2 self-aligning bearings. Weed deflector in front of the rudder. Lower tip of rudder designed to break before the stock.
Sprocket and chain steering gear sheaves provided with guards to prevent jamming. Lightweight aluminum steering quadrant bolted to the rudder stock. 2 x 47” destroyer type composite wheels, 4.0 turns HO to HO. Steering sheaves are bronze with stainless steel needle bearings. Composite pedestals with roller bearings. In 2019 the steering system was inspected and overhauled. This included new rudder bearings and replacing the quadrant. Also included checking rudder for water penetration. None was found.
Through Hull Fittings
Seacocks (replaced with new 2019) in bronze for all through hull connections below the water line. Inboard side of seacocks fitted with stud long enough to take 2 hose clamps.
Storage space in the stern for a 3.5m dinghy with hydraulically operated launching platform. Platform was removed, overhauled and replaced in 2019. Winch for hauling. Dinghy garage is fitted with a ladder with teak treads for access to the main deck. The transom hatch has a swim ladder with flush stainless steel fittings. Both ladders store in the dinghy garage. Hot and cold water deck shower with hose adapter (see plumbing).
Port and Starboard Lazarettes
Stowage for boat and sailing gear. Multiplex Passarelle made of carbon fiber and electrically extended with removable hand rail. Located in the upper starboard transom. Passarelle was overhauled in 2019.
Side Boarding Ladder
Light weight custom carbon fiber side boarding ladder. Usable from a floating dock or a dinghy. Stowable in the sail locker.
Shore Power Connection Locker
Hinged lid flush with transom. Shore power cable outlet via a cable master unit. City water connection with pressure regulator.
Fore Peak / Sail Locker
Watertight bulkheads aft
Main deck is of carbon fiber pre-preg sandwich construction with honeycomb core and glued to the hull. High density foam core under deck fittings. The coachroof and coamings are of carbon fiber using vinylester resin and low density foam core. White NGA weather resistant gel coat.
Laid with 9mm quarter sawn teak battens on side decks, coaming tops and cockpit sole. Glued and vacuum bagged without screws.
1 x Harken B1130 STHA mainsheet.
2 x Harken B1130 STHA primary winches located on the cockpit coaming.
2 x Harken B1130 STHA secondary winches located on the cockpit coaming.
4 x Harken B990.3 STHA utility winches located close to the mast partners.
Snubbing winch replaced (2019).
Lewmar vertical 5000 hydraulic windlass recessed in fore deck. Controls on a wandering 11ft lead. Windlass has a winch handle controlled friction brake to allow a more controlled lowering of the anchor.
A Sanguinetti 1200 retractable mooring winch on foredeck, port side.
System allows for stowage of anchor below deck by the use of a hydraulically controlled stainless steel arm. Overhauled in 2019.
Carbon fiber main shroud chain plates and chain plates for split backstay attached to the hull structure. Recessed Headstay chain plate.
Running Rigging Fittings
Hard anodized aluminum tracks for working jib with custom made cars and stoppers. Blocks in front of tracks for jib car towing line.
Reaching sail sheet points on side deck.Lead blocks at base of mast for halyards and reef lines. Jammers for halyards, preventer and reef lines on mast.
Recessed stainless steel flush fittings for screw in blocks and eyes for:
Gennaker tack on stem.
Gennaker sock down haul in front of mast.
Leads on side decks to Harken 1130 STHA winches.
Back up mainsheet eye.
Other Deck Fittings
Composite stainless steel fairleads integrated into bulwark, 2 forward, 4 amidships and 2 aft.
16” retractable mooring cleats, 2 on the foredeck, 2 amidships and 4 aft deck.
Stainless steel pulpit (modified 2019 to reduce outside the pulpit jib sets), pushpit and life line stanchions 680mm high and spaced to conform to ORC requirements.
Stainless steel wire lifelines with polished turnbuckles and eyes. Gates in lifelines each side amidships and in the pushpit.
Socket for flag pole on aft deck.
Stowage for 2 x 8-man life rafts under cockpit seats.
Composite mast collar designed for use with Spartite support.
Custom composite boot painted white.
Stainless steel fittings to secure safety lines on deck.
2 lifting standing platforms, 1 at each helm.
2 halyard bails at base of mast.
Stainless steel inner forestay fitting on foredeck.
Hatches and Windows
All hatches were overhauled and refurbished (2019). Deckhouse side windows of Parsol grey tinted glass.
Teak covered, flush mounted, hinged composite deck hatches on fore deck:
Tinted custom Nautor composite deck hatches, flush mounted with white frames, located:
Operable port holes on coaming located:
Pneumatically powered main companionway sliding hatch of tinted acrylic and vertically sliding door with white gelcoat finish.
Teak covered flush mounted hinged composite deck hatches on aft deck for:
Port and starboard lazarette
All hinged hatches are supported by gas cylinders.
2 sofas with high glossed varnished teak cockpit tables.
Engine room internally sound insulated. Equipment and sound insulation installed. Fire resistance meets SOLAS B-15 requirements. Drip trays under engine and generators are connected to an electric waste oil drain pump via a valve chest. All equipment is placed to account for access and serviceability.
2019 Cummins Common Rail, Q 6.7, 301HP. Marine gear ZF80A 2.85:1. Sensors with meters in cockpit. 3 alternators. Flexible coupling for fly wheel. Flexible mounts for engine and gears minimizing noise and vibration.
Propeller and Stern Gear
4 blade Varifold folding propeller. Corrosion resistant steel shaft. Flexible shaft coupling Centaflex CF-AGM-200. Shaft supported by water lubricated rubber bearings at bracket and stern tube. Drip free shaft seal PYI PSS high speed (new 2012).
Wet exhaust system with fiberglass silencers and gas/water separators installed for both main engine and generators. Water is discharged below the waterline. Exhaust gases exit under the transom. Silencers are provided with a drain tap. Silencers are flexibly supported on vibration dampening brackets.
Thermostat-controlled fresh water cooling with heat exchanger for engine and generator. Sea water intake with strainer. Discharge through the exhaust system.
2480 liters of fuel capacity in 2 x stainless steel tanks. Each tank has a level indicator and filler lines. Tanks are vented via a Racor Lifeguard LG100 fuel/air separator to a cross over line. Tanks are equipped with hatches of adequate size to permit inspection and cleaning. Shutoff valves are provided for each tank. Tanks pressure tested to 0.3 bar.
The fuel feed line to the engine is equipped with Racor 75/500 MAXM-P-10 fuel filter/water separators, vacuum gauges with water alarm mounted to promote uninterrupted running of the engine during a filter change.
The diesel generators have their own single Racor 500 MAM-P-10 fuel/water separator with water alarm.
2 x oil tanks are provided, 1 x 80 liter oil tank and 1 x 80 liter waste oil tank. The waste oil tank can be filled and emptied by an electric pump Reverso GP602-24 connected via a valve chest.
Generator and main engine oil sump can be filled and emptied via a valve chest.
The engine and diesel generator each have a starting battery.
Throttle, switches, tachometer, warning lights, audible alarms, gauges and bow thruster controls all at the starboard helm station.
Hydraulic system was totally overhauled and replaced in 2019 with a more powerful and up to date system.
Bosch Rexroth system custom designed to supply all hydraulic functions quietly and smoothly, eliminating inherent hydraulic noise.
The system has 2 sources that work independent from each other. 1) a PTO on each generator, 15kw each. 2) 2 permanent magnetic motors (new 2012).
Hydraulics is for the demands of the sail handling equipment. 6 valve blocks. Hydraulic functions are: mooring winch, inner forestay, anchor windlass, jib furler, anchor arm, bow thruster, mainsail outhaul, jib halyard tensioner, boom vang, Cunningham, sail handling winches, dinghy winch, backstay tensioner, autopilot back-up and transom hatch.
In 2011 winches were fitted with proportional valves, digitally controlled form the panel to adjust winch speed.
Max Power R321, 21kw, retractable (new bushings 2014, overhauled and painted 2019).
VIBRATION AND NOISE CONTROL
Engine with elastic mounts (new 2012). Exhaust piping and silencers elastically mounted.
Equipped with elastic mounts (new 2012).
Mounted on anti-vibration rubber mounts. Attached to ducting via flexible bellows.
Pumps and Compressors
All noise emitting machinery is elastically mounted to reduce noise.
The following partial list is what was accomplished during the 2018/2019 refit at the famed Lyman Morse Boat Yard in Maine. A more in depth description of the refit may be presented upon request:
Access to all pumps and valves was improved for easier maintenance (2019). Pressure hot and cold water to all heads, galley, deck shower (located in dinghy garage) and bar. Water tank filler line on side deck is led to a valve chest. Valve chest has valves to each water tank and water pressure pumps. AC water pump (new 2015). DC water pump (new 2012).
2 x stainless steel tanks with a total capacity of 1520 liters. Tanks have baffles, hatches, level indicators and vent pipes. Tanks are pressure tested to 0.3bar. Tank levels displayed at main switch panel.
Hot Water System
1 stainless steel, 220-liter, water heater.
1 Sea recovery Aqua Whisper 1500-2 water maker, capable of producing 5600 liters per day. Pre- filters and charcoal filters.
Allows for shore side water to be provided direct to the pressure water system via regulator and check valve.
Sea Water System
Electric anchor wash/fire pump with connections fore and aft.
Grey Water Tanks
2x stainless steel grey water tanks, 1 fwd. and 1 aft, with a total capacity of 710 liters. Level switches on each tank. Emptied via an electrical pump. The black water electrical pump acts as a back-up.
Sinks and Fan Coils
All sinks, shower trays and air-conditioning units drain to the grey water tanks. 1 galley sink waste disposal unit.
4 separate bilges, forepeak, main, engine room and lazarette. Each bilge has a DC driven submersible Maxi-sub pump with a capacity of 140 liters per minute. 2 manual Whale Titan pumps with a capacity of 100 liters per minute are back-ups in the forepeak and forward bilge and the engine room and lazarette.
Heads are electric Tecma Standard Plus, fresh water flush.
2 Stainless steel black water tanks, 1 for the fwd. heads, 1 for the aft heads, with a total capacity of 690 liters. Tanks are emptied via an electric pump or via a deck suction line. The grey water electric pump acts as a back-up.
In 2019 a Headhunter Tidal Wave HMX wastewater treatment system was added with the ability to treat black and grey water.
3 fiberglass propane tanks in drained locker. Manual leak detector and remote magnetic shutoff valve placed in propane locker. Manual gas shut off valve in galley.
There is a forced air ventilation system supplying all cabins. Exhaust fans are located in the heads and galley. Fans (new 2012).
Condaria, 90,000BTU, central chilled waterborne system, air conditioning. Includes electric heating mode. Individual temperature controls in each cabin. Air handlers were overhauled or replaced (2019). Some of the ducting was replaced with upgraded ducts (2019).
Air inlet and outlet with water trap. Outlet fan is controlled by temperature and the inlet fan is controlled by pressure. Power supply to fans is interrupted when fire extinguisher is released.
Box extractor fan to outside. Air supply to boxes from the bilge. Fans (rebuilt 2015).
To operate main entrance hatch, drop board, drop board seal and transom seal. Quick acting couplings in fore peak, engine and lazarette. Air compressor was overhauled and moved for easier access (2019).
2 pole 24 volt system.
Enersys 10 OpzV 1000 maintenance free traction type service batteries. 2 banks each with 1000ah/10h. 12 cells each with 2-volts provide 24-volts. The starting batteries are Optima maintenance free type. 1 bank for the engine and 1 bank for the generators. 50ah/20h each. 2 cells of 12-volt providing 24-volts.
230-volt 50Hz single phase 3 wire system. Fed via diesel generator, shore power or DC/AC inverter.
2 Northern Lights M944, 26kw generators (new 2019) each in a sound shield. 15m shore power cable provides 230-volt to a Magnus SP100 25kw continuous frequency converter. Converter accepts 180 to 520-volts and 47 to 64Hz single or 3 phase. Cable master unit remote controlled.
Conversion of 24-volt DC to 230-volt AC 50Hz. 1 x Mastervolt 24/5000VA. 1 x Mastervolt 24/1500VA. Mastervolt inverters new 2019.
2 x Bosch 28-volt 140A alternators for service batteries run off the main engine. 1 x Prestolight 28-volt 60A alternator for the engine battery run off the engine. The 2 service alternators are equipped with external Mastervolt Alpha Pro 3 step voltage regulators, temperature sensing at the batteries. The diesel generator starting battery is charged by a 35A alternator on the generator.
4 Mastervolt Mass 24-volt 100A chargers with 3 step chargers characteristics, for service batteries (2 chargers per battery set). 1 x Mastervolt 24-volt 25A charger for the starting batteries. Mastervolt chargers new 2019.
In 2019, a new monitoring/control panel was installed which combines electric, hydraulic, air and water monitoring and control.
All cabins have their own master switch for lighting. Ceiling lights and berth lights are either Cantalupi or Vibia.
Lopo lights for navigation, steaming and anchor. Deck lights under the lower spreaders and rigging lights under the other spreaders. 2 x boom lights. 1 x Windex light. 1 x Obelux all around red light at mast top. Night lights in the cockpit and any deck steps. 2 x hull lights at the stern and 2 x hull lights amidships.
B&G H5000 (new 2017/18) with central processor unit, masthead unit, speed/temperature sensor, depth sensor and precision 9 and ZG 1000 compasses.
B&G digital full function displays (FFDs) located at navigation station, helm, owner’s cabin, and captain’s cabin. 20/20s in cockpit at sofa wings and companionway coaming. FFDs can also display hydraulic pressures for backstay, jib halyard and forestay.
Simrad autopilot driving the quadrant via twin Rexroth low friction cylinders. Control units at both helms and navigation station. There is a hydraulic back up for emergency use supplied from the main hydraulic system.
Furuno Nav Net TZTBB radar/chart plotter (new 2017/18) with 2 x LCD displays. Displays are located at the navigation station and at the main sheet island. Time Zero software (new 2017/18).
36 mile Furuno radar integrated with the Furuno Nav net Time Zero. AIS Furuno FA-170 class-a (new 2017/18).
Furuno GPS with antenna (new 2017/18) mounted on the pushpit. Furuno GP-37 back-up GPS at the navigation station with the antenna (new 2017/18) located on the pushpit.
Precision 9 compass and ZG 1000 compass (new 2017/18) used for the B&G system, autopilot and radar.
2 x Major Sirs Navigation compasses (new 2015), 1 at each pedestal.
Simrad RS90 VHF with 2 handsets, 1 at the navigation station and 1 at the helm with intercom feature between the two.
V-Sat KVH V7IP for phone and internet (new 2017/18).
Network accessible QNap NAS drive, 8 terabyte (new 2017/18).
2 x Microsoft computers with screen (new 2017/18).
Multi LAN router Peplink (new 2017/18).
Peplink access point (new 2017/18).
Peplink Wi-Fi and cellular receivers (new 2017/18).
Samsung laser printer.
Samsung 40” TV in saloon.
Samsung 32” Smart TV in owner’s cabin with SONOS.
Samsung 22” Roku TV in each aft guest cabin with SONOS.
SONOS audio system (2017/18).
Offshore Spars intermediate modulus carbon mast painted white with 4 sets of swept spreaders. A flying inner forestay and removable runners for heavy weather sailing.
Future Fibers in Spain to be checked in 2019.
Specifications and details of this vessel are provided in good faith for informational purposes only. Data regarding the specifications, operating characteristics and condition of the vessel was obtained from sources believed reliable but is not guaranteed by owner or brokers. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, capacities, consumption and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided and agrees to instruct his agent or surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. Vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price and inventory changes and withdrawal from market without notice.
Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker has been told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot and does not guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise, and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.