About Endless Summer

Designer Ian Farrier
Builder Steve Ikin, Murwillumbah NSW Australia

Launched in 2002, Endless Summer was officially finished in 2003.

  • length overall: 13.5 metres
    The stern has been extended by roughly half a metre over the plan length.
  • beam: 7 metres
  • draft (boards up): 1 metre
  • draft (boards down): 2.2 metres
  • mast height from waterline: 18 metres
Displacement 6.5 tons with full tanks, cruising spares and provisions according to the crane on our 2003 haul-out.
  • main 60 m2 spectra
  • jib 27 m2 spectra
  • storm jib 12 m2 pentex
  • screecher 65 m2
  • spinnaker 148 m2 1.5oz nylon
All sails were made by Doyle-Fraser in Brisbane.
Sailing gear All halyards lead aft to a bank of clutches and the halyard winch on the aft beam
Main and screecher halyards are 2:1 spectra
Profurl jib and screecher furlers
Andersen self-tailing winches:
  • halyard: 46st
  • jib sheets: 2x 46st
  • traveller: 2x 40st
  • mainsheet: 46st
  • spinnaker sheets: 2x 56st
Hardware is mostly Harken 75 series, with a couple pieces from the 100 series.
Engines 2 27-horsepower Yanmar saildrives.
2 17.25" Autoprops
Morse throttles at each helming station.
Top speed under power: 10 knots
288 litres of diesel in two tanks
Fuel economy: between 3 and 6 litres per hour
Motoring range @ 5 ltr/hr and 7 knots: 400 nm
Steering Dual hydraulic helm stations driving conventional underslung rudders mounted on carbon fibre shafts.

There is an emergency tiller which can be attached to either rudder.

Sailing Instruments
  • B&G H1000 log, depth, wind and autopilot
    As the mast rotates, we have two wind sensor units mounted on the targa bar and a switch to select which to use.
  • Furuno GPS
  • Furuno 1710 Radar
  • ICOM IC-M402 VHF
  • ICOM IC-M710 SSB, 6M whip antenna
  • main battery bank: 2 210 amp hour Concord Lifeline AGM batteries
  • backup starter battery
  • Ample Power Energy Monitor Controller
  • ProSine inverter for US (115V) AC system
  • 2 120 amp heavy duty Bosch alternators
  • 5 60 watt BP solar panels
With good sun, Endless Summer can be pretty much self sufficient when at anchor. We rarely need to run the engines more frequently than every two days.

Under sail, the situation is less ideal because the sails shade some of the solar panels and the autopilot and navigation lights use more energy. We usually use about 25% of the available battery power in 24 hours.

Plumbing & Tankage
  • 2 100-litre fresh water tanks
  • Spectra Santa Cruz (2 pumps) water maker
  • Hot water is provided by a heat exchanger plumbed off the starboard engine.
  • 2 Raritan Cricket heads
  • 2 40-litre black water tanks

Usually we use only one water tank, running the water maker daily for half an hour or so and keeping the second in reserve.

Galley 2 9kg aluminium propane tanks
SMEV propane stove (3 burner) and oven
SMEV sink
Icer Refrigerator/freezer (Danfoss 12V compressor)
Dingy The dingy is a 2.9 metre Swift Hypalon RIB with an aluminium keel. It is powered by a 5hp Honda 4-stroke outboard.
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