The Sailing Vessel Avantaa Wever53 design
Picture 1.11. The Avanta
Author: J. Vleggaar
total pages 381 General
This manual has been made according to the ISO code of practice (reference number ISO 10240: 1995(E)) for small craft up to 24 m length of hull. This code has also been adopted as CE norm.
1.1 Introduction to Manual
This manual has been compiled to help you to operate your craft with safety and pleasure. It contains details of the craft, the equipment supplied or fitted, its systems, and information on its operation and maintenance. Please read it carefully, and familiarize yourself with the craft before using it. For easy access to the information, digital pictures instead of schematic drawings have been used, where appropriate.
If this is your first craft, or you are changing to a type of craft you are not familiar with, for your own comfort and safety, please ensure that you obtain handling and operating experience before assuming command of the craft. Your dealer or national sailing federation or yacht club will be pleased to advise you of local sea schools, or competent instructors.
PLEASE KEEP THIS MANUAL IN A SECURE PLACE, AND HAND IT OVER TO THE NEW OWNER WHEN YOU SELL THE CRAFT.
1.2 Degrees of dangers
The following degrees of danger and their abbreviations are used in the manual:
Danger (D)Denotes an extreme intrinsic hazard exists which could result in high probability of death or irreparable injury if proper precautions are not taken
Warning (W)Denotes a hazard exists which can result in injury or death if proper precautions are not taken
Denotes a reminder of safety practices or directs attention to unsafe practices which could result in personal injury or damage to the craft or components
21.1Introduction to Manual
21.2Degrees of dangers
61.4Certification, Category, Identification, first Bill-of-Sale and Registration
71.4.4First Bill of Sale
71.4.5Registration of vessel
82Description of the craft
92.1Main dimensions & hull material
102.5Generator for electric power and heat
102.7Capacity of batteries
123Description of essential equipment and features
123.1.1Ground tackle and windlass
133.2.1(Escape) Hatches and Portlights
153.5.3Propeller, shaft, stuffing box, homokinetic coupling, line cutter
153.6Sails and Rigging Plan
163.6.3Masts and booms
174Systems and circuits
184.1.2Sea water intake
184.1.5Bilge pumping system
194.1.6Deck and shower pumps
194.2.5Chargers and Inverters
204.2.8Main Battery System
204.2.9Battery System for navigation instruments
204.3.1Main tanks and day tank
214.3.2Fuel filters and pumps
214.5Air ventilation system
224.8Location of all through-hull fittings.
234.11Refrigerator and Freezer
234.12Additional household equipment
234.13Tender and outboard
234.14.1Fire extinguishing system
244.14.5Life vests and safety harnesses
266.1.1Fuel and oil spillage
266.1.2Discharge and disposal of waste
266.3Other materials used
276.4.2Hull, rudder and propeller protection
276.4.4Repairs, removals, materials and replacements
276.4.5Winter storage/dry docking
276.4.6Inspection of systems, circuits and devices
286.4.7Maintenance of life-saving equipment
286.5List of Plates
286.6Reserved cable runs
286.7Other prepared equipment connections and installation
286.9Sail combinations depending on wind
296.10Medicine chests and Handbook
317List of names and addresses
358.3Basic medical supplies for the Avanta
378.5First Bill of Sale
388.6Inventory List and Serial Numbers
List of Pictures
1Picture 1.11. The Avanta
6Picture 1.41. Builders Plate
12Picture 3.11. Deck layout foredeck
12Picture 3.12. Deck layout aft
12Picture 3.13. Electric windlass and controls
13Picture 3.14. Locking handle for lazaret hatch
13Picture 3.21. Escape hatches in for bathroom and guest cabin
13Picture 3.22. Escape hatches in saloon
13Picture 3.23. Escape hatch in captains cabin
14Picture 3.41. Instruments at cockpit
14Picture 3.42. Instrument panels in steering house
14Picture 3.43. Lay out at navigation station
14Picture 3.51. Fuel shut-off cock in engine room
15Picture 3.52. Stuffing box
17Picture 4.11. Intake manifold
17Picture 4.12. Discharge manifold
17Picture 4.13. Control panel for main discharge pump
17Picture 4.14. Deck opening for drinking water
17Picture 4.15. Water pump with accumulator and carbon filter
18Picture 4.16. Y-valve for toilet discharge
18Picture 4.17. Control panel for bilge pumps
18Picture 4.18. Hand pump in locker
19Picture 4.21. Location of main electric switch
19Picture 4.22. Distribution boxes for 24VDC and 220 VAC in owners cabin
19Picture 4.23. Fuse panel
19Picture 4.24. Whispergen
19Picture 4.25. Chargers and Inverter mounting
20Picture 4.26. Converter for 12V
20Picture 4.27. Isolation transformer
20Picture 4.28. Location of batteries for main system
20Picture 4.29. Batteries for navigation instruments
20Picture 4.210. Starting batteries.
20Picture 4.31. Deck openings for refueling
21Picture 4.32. Fuel filters and pumps
21Picture 4.41. Condensation unit for Whispergen.
22Picture 4.81. Main seawater intake cock
22Picture 4.82. Main water discharge cock
22Picture 4.91. Deck controls of windlass
22Picture 4.101. LED position indicator and control.
23Picture 4.102.Control button of swimming platform
27Picture 6.41. Preferred locations of lifting straps
30Picture 6.101. Medicine chests 1, 2 and 3
1.4 Certification, Category, Identification, first Bill-of-Sale and Registration
The Builders plate is shown in the next picture.. It can be found at .and contains the following information: Manufacturers name, CE-marking, Boat design category, Recommended maximum load, Recommended maximum number of persons.
Picture 1.41. Builders Plate
The hull construction was certified by Lloyds  under number GRO 9902603 (see Annex 1).
The ship has been certified according to the Recreational Craft EU Directive 94/25/EC and Marine Equipment EU Directive 96/98/EC by ECB  under number (see Annex 2).
1.4.2 Design Category
The design category is ocean going vessel CE Category A, which is defined as:Craft designed for extended voyages where conditions experienced may exceed wind force 8 (Beaufort Scale) and include significant wave heights of 4 m, for vessels that are largely self-sufficient.
This ketch-rigged ship was designed by P.B. Behage . The design is a logical extension of an earlier Wever52 design.
HIN. The Hull Identification Number is NLDAFW5203D000. This number can be found at frame #. The ship was built during the period 1999-2001 by K&M Yachtbuilders  at Makkum in The Netherlands. Delivery took place on June 1, 2001.
Radio signs. The calling sign for the VHF DSC radio is
1.4.4 First Bill of Sale
The original bill of sale is shown in Annex 4.
1.4.5 Registration of vessel
The ship under construction was registered in the Netherlands at the Arnhem office of the Dutch Registry (Het Kadaster) under the number 000542 Z N.