DOUBLE X | Van De Stadt Kelly Archer Cruising Sailboat | 78ft
Built in New Zealand in 2000 by Kelly Archer, a pedigree custom builder, and fully refurbished in 2014, 2015 and 2016, DOUBLE X is in excellent condition and has always been professionally maintained. She is an ocean-going vessel easily handled by minimal crew, comfortable for owners plus 4-5 guests with accommodations for 2 crew in a separate cabin.
The yacht is equipped to be self-sufficient for long periods, and has large fuel tanks, giving her a range of 2,600 miles. Two 24-volt DC Spectra water makers, each producing 30 litres per hour or 720 litres per day while being independent of generator use, produce plenty of fresh water. Two large freezers and three refrigerators provide ample storage. And though requiring AC power, one of the two air conditioning compressors may be run off the house batteries by way of an inverter. Two small cold boxes beneath the cockpit table also run off battery power. An alternative source of power is provided by solar panels built into the Bimini top. Additional solar panels are secured in a portfolio case for deployment when at anchor. Underway, a Watt & Sea hydro-generator may be attached to the swim step to provide 20 to 24 amps of 24-volt power.