Additional Boat Details
Falkor has a center cockpit with a cabin in the back. The interior is white with wooden strips. This makes it bright and spacious. The height is 1.83 m, in the front 1.77 m. The floor is covered with wooden boards, the dry bilge allows for storage.
There is a classic triangle bed in the front. It is suitable for one adult or two children. The mattresses are covered with waterproof lining. A big hatch (Lewmar Offshore 50x50 cm) gives air and light.
Going aft you find 2 beds (1,90 m). They come outfitted with lee cloths and are the best place to sleep at sea.
The aft cabin is under and behind the cockpit. There is plenty of space to sit up in the head area. The bed area is spacious (1.40 m x 2.00 m) The aft cabin can be accessed from the inside and via the back hatch which also provides lots of fresh air.
The bathroom contains a pump toilet with holding tank and direct sea outlet. The holding tank can be emptied at sea. The toilet is higher than the water level and thus prevents sinking due to an open sea valve. The bathroom contains a cabinet with lots of room and is also home for the Diesel day tank which is easily accessible.
The Navigation table is designed as a stand up table. This allows for plenty of storage with a big chart compartment and deep drawers. They contain kitchen utensils, spare parts and tools.
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Navigation, nautical equipement
• GPS, Hand-GPS
• passives AIS
• UKW weather fax
• short wave / long wave receiver
• laptop holder
• power plugs 220 V shore power / 220 V board power at navigation station
• WiFi Repeater (Ubiquiti Bullet) and 12 Volt Wifi Router (Fritzbox)
• Selden mast and boom in white
• sail furler Harken, for genoa
• sail furler ProFurl, new 2013 for jib
• 2 x whisker pole for downwind sailing
• standing rig in 7mm
• LED tricolore / anchor light, DHI approved
• 2 x LED deck lights (front and aft)
• motoring lights (white, red / green / white)
• radar reflector (Echomax)
• mast steps
• double back stay, insulated
• main sail (Leesails) refurbished 2017, with 3 x reef, sail cover (refurbished 2018)
• genoa (Doyle) new 2018, fixed on Harken sail furler, Sunbrella UV protection (2018)
• jib new 2013, fixed on Profurl sail furler, Sunbrella UV protection (2017)
• permanently installed preventer, operated from cock pit
• Wasi Bügelanchor in VA4 with Power Ball
• 60m galvanized chain 8 mm (new 2018)
• second anchor Bügel fold able, galvanized
• manual anchor winch
• anchor line weighted with lead
• equipment rack on back with GPS, Wifi and AIS antenna
• 2 x 100 watts solar panel, new 2017
• Air Marin Windgenerator, new bearings 2017
• very sturdy 70cm high railing
• Windpilot Pacific wind steering, 2. wind vane and ruder as spare parts
• outboard storage holder
• bathing ladder
• bimini / sun sail
• fixed windows for spray hood
• spray hood
• closed cockpit cover
• very sturdy winter cover
• Bukh DV 24 engine with 24 hp, new in 1999, about 3600 hrs
• fix installed hand operated oil pump for engine and gear oil –> fast oil change
• displays for oil pressure, temperature, rpms
• engine clock
• hand start possible
• the sea water cooling pump features a see through top and allows therefore to
control the state of the impeller without disassembly. Last service: summer 2018:
new shaft sealing, new impeller, new top.
• connection gearbox – propeller shaft: Phython Drive: no vibrations, misalignment,
axial pressure form propellor to gearbox
• greasing of stuffing box can be operated very easily through remote grease press
• separate engine bilge
• engine easily accessible from top, front and back
• 70 l main tank / 40 l day tank located above engine with electrical diesel pump
12 V / 220 V power
• batteries: 1 starter battery, 2 house batteries (2x70Ah)
• separation between engine battery and house bank
• 220 V battery charger Trident (can load up to 3 independent banks)
• inverter Victron 12 V to 220 V, 250 Watt (new 2018)
• power plugs 220 V shore power at navigation station, galley, bathroom
• battery monitor BM1
• rigid dinghy with safe storage before mast
• can be rowed or operated with a small outboard
• lug sail rig
• ruder with tiller and centerboard
• lockable storage under seat
• sandwich floor with foam core - unsinkable
• Taylor petroleum / kerosene cooker, switched to gas 2018, gimbaled
• 40 l petroleum pressure tank with switch off valve, air pump
• double sink with cover
• Whale foot pump for drink water (new 2018)
• Whale foot pump for salt water for prerinsing (new 2018)
• 3 drink water tanks stainless steel: 2x 100l 1x 140l, can be accessed separately,
man holes for cleaning
• water maker Katadyn E45, 5-6 l / h with spare parts, new membrane 2018, needs
• fridge with seawater cooling: no heat in ship
• Taylor Diesel heating
• 2 berths with lee cloths, 1.90m long, back rests can be folded up to have a bigger
The boat is built very solid and ready for bluewater cruising – not only on the „coconut route“. Due to its Insulation and heating, Falkor can also be sailed in colder climates. Falkor has a solid, thought through the interior. There is no noise while sailing which happens on many modern construction boats. The main colour is white with brown wooden strips. This makes for a bright and friendly interior. The sail layout with its two furlers gives a lot of flexibility. The rig is solid with a Selden mast. The engine is from Bukh – a boat diesel that is also used in rescue boats due to its reliability. These qualities made Falkor the right yacht for the big trip. We knew he could take us anywhere.
Falkor is in a good condition and can be taken right away to the next destination. No noteworthy rust.
Of course, and this needs to be mentioned as well, Falkor is not a new boat but was built 20 years ago. Fortunately, boats do not age in the same way as cars. Falkor is ready for the next adventure.
We (a family with two kids) bought Falkor in spring 2015 from the first owner. We were looking for a solid bluewater yacht. Falkor convinced us with its space and its thought through layout. We got a lot of boat on 9.40 m length. Add to that the seaworthiness that Falkor proved in five Atlantic crossings.
The hull was built by the German boat yard Bauwerft Adolf Laux. The interior wasprofessionally done in robust quality by the previous owner. It was built for longevity and practical usage. The layout with a aft cabin makes for a lot of living room for a 31 feet boat.
Falkor can be sailed single handed without a problem. I did so for hundreds of miles.
Falkor lived up and beyond our expectations. We sailed him from the Baltics through the English Channel to the Atlantic Coast. From there via France and Spain to Portugal. We crossed the Atlantic in fall 2017. Since then we are sailing in the Eastern Caribbean. We
felt always safe and had never doubt in our boat.
Since we live permanently on the boat we use it daily and thus maintain and replace gear whenever needed.
Our kids are growing constantly but Falkor is unfortunately not. Since we want to live on a boat long term Falkor is getting slowly but surely too small for us. That led us to the difficult decision to sell our beloved boat.
Falkor comes with a Bukh DV 24 engine, built in 1999 with about 3600 hours. The Danish Bukh engines were specifically developed as ship engines and are often used in rescue boats. They have a reputation of reliable, robust engines. We have never had a problem
with our engine.
The engine setup was designed with ease of maintenance in mind. The engine is accessible from the front, top and behind. The oil change can be done with ease due to a pump that empties motor and gearbox. The seawater pump has a see-through top, the state of the impeller can be checked without opening the pump. Between the gearbox and the shaft is a Python drive. It avoids axial pressure on the gearbox and makes the setup robust against alignment problems.