JAFTICA’s hard chine hull design gives her an elegant look and great stability when pressed by a good blow. The raised self-bailing aft conning station keeps your feet dry even with green water coming over the bows. Wide deck space provides ease of movement around the weather deck protected by rigid 3 foot steel stanchions steel pipe rail around the entire deck. The tapered aluminum nonesuch mast does not require shrouds. This feature makes it so easy to move around the deck. This sea friendly cruiser is large enough to go anywhere and she’s comfortable enough to be a live aboard cottage.
The self-tacking jib along with the main sail halyards and sheets are handled from the aft conning station making it very easy for the solo sailor to manage both the sails and the helm. Once course and sails are set, just engage the auto pilot and JAFTICA can look after herself while under way.
The gangway bring you into a spacious pilot house with a large dining table & bench seating that can be expanded to accommodate extra guests. Four large side windows and 5 front windows provide excellent all round viewing from the helm station and dining area. The pilot house is the central entertainment room and nerve center for electronic navigation, radio communications and engine maintenance & control.
Going forward and down two steps brings you into the spacious galley. Port side of the galley has the gimballed, 4 burner propane marine oven/stove. A full kitchen counter runs down the starboard side of the galley. The galley mate includes a stainless steel double sink, plenty of storage space and cupboards fitted above and below the counter. A toaster, microwave oven and an AC/DC fridge provide convenient food preservation and cooking. Three large portholes and overhead windows provides light and a great sea view while working below decks. The galley comes with all the necessary pot/pans, utensils, dishes and much more.
The pressurized water system feeds fresh water from two 60 gallon tanks to the sinks in the galley two heads. The heads, one in the master cabin and one outside the forward cabin, have large full sized electric toilets. With a touch of a button, the toilets flush with sea water into a holding tank.
JAFTICA has two comfortable cabins. The master is accessed from the pilot house and has 4 large, screened portholes, a double bed and an ensuite head. The forward cabin has a large opening overhead window over the V berth. JAFTICA can sleep 4 or more - depending on how friendly everyone is.
On the aft deck there is cockpit helm, seating, and a drop-down swim ladder. Fore deck has the manual anchor winch, jib furling and a 4 man inflatable life raft mounted in a suitcase style case.