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We spent almost exactly 300,000 Euros to purchase and equip the boat: had we bought it new, we would have spent about 90,000 more. This may seem a lot, but have a look at the following list, and you will not find a lot of things that you would not carry during a similar voyage! In fact, there are a few missing, like for example a genset or a central heating system or, perhaps more important, a twin-headsail system.

The following is a list of the costs incurred to buy and equip the boat; to be noted that many installation works were done by ourselves, while a few we had to commission to the yard due to lack of time or complexity of the work.   Some savings would have been possible with more time available.

OVNI 385-built.2001-serial no. 39      Price   Notes

purchase price in 2005 (second-hand)   195.000  (Price new inc.options: 280.000?)

included optional items:

- Full Batten Mainsail
- Removable Staysail
- Granny bars at mast-base
- Hull thermal insulation
- Extra battery total 3+1 x 95Ah
- water-cooled refrigerator
  Isotherm ASU Magnum 4201
- 2nd cockpit locker
- sail locker
- cockpit folding table
  + Lewmar pedestal tablet
- saloon double berth
- electronics pack
  VHF, GPS, ST60 Depth+Tridata
- Lewmar DELTA 16Kg. anchor
- 60m chain 10mm
- Spare anchor Fortress FX32
- Wind-powered generator + reg.
- Battery management system Thira AMB
- Fixed GPS unit Magellan MLR312
- Multiband radio receiver Sony
- Inboard autopilot Raymarine ST6000+
- Tender Bombard Ax3 Aerotec
- Outboard Tohatsu 3.5HP
- SOLAS 6-man liferaft
  Plastimo Ocean+ 6P
- Storm sail (Adapted for furling gear)
- Dodger
- Watermaker Livol 30 lt/h
- Crockery

Options installed by the yard:

Solar Panels 2x50W                       3.300
bimini                                   3.050
radar installation                       2.200
Black waters holding tank                2.500
spinnaker pole                             683

Rigging and equipment additions:

Deck equipment integration               1.000  Fairleads, clutches, etc.
Spinnaker winches in cockpit             1.400  2 x Harken ST40
feathering propeller                     1.600  3-blade Maxpop
22Kg CQR anchor                            600  (main anchor, later replaced)
20m chain x 10mm                           150
2x50m anchor rode                          125
4x50m 18mm-rope                            350  req.t x Panama Canal
50m ancarolina                             250
4x15m mooring warps                        150
Lewmar Delta 20Kg anchor                   220  (replaced the CQR)
Hall-type 12Kg. stern anchor                30
20m chain 8mm (for stern anchor)           100
100m rope 14mm                             100
8 x fenders                                300
"anchor saver"                             150  Osculati
chain hook + rope                           50  Wichard
stern fender                                90  Avon


EPIRB 406 MHz with GPS                   1.400  ACR globalfix 406
SART                                       750  Simrad
SOLAS 6-man liferaft                       400  servicing of existing liferaft
Man-overboard alarm system                 600  Raymarine LifeTag
grab-bag                                   150  ACR rapid-ditch bag
flare pack                                 190  kit >50nm
4 x lifejackets w/harness                  600  Crewsaver 150N
various safety items                       250  lifebuoys, bell, fog horn
4x fire extinguishers                      160
fire blanket                               100
exhaust temperature alarm                  120
MOB recovery system                        350
First Aid kit                              900  L.E.WEST
weather instruments                        300  (temp/humidity/pressure/clock)
spare portable GPS receiver                225  Garmin 72
6 x survival suits                         100
"weel mark" radar reflector                200  Echomax 230
compact scuba equipment                    550
hand-held VHF                              350  Icom IC-M11
spare parts                              5.000  see list

Electrical systems:

water-towed generator                      850  Aqua4gen
Inverter 12V DC / 220V AC                  300  Sterling 1000w
portable generator                       1.100  Honda 110
smart alternator regulator                 500  ADVERC
Galvanic Isolator                          200  Sterling 30A
reading lights                             150  LED-lights


Raymarine console                        1.100  ST60-speed+depth+close hauled
Radar/chartplotter display               1.200  Raymarine RL70CRC
Radar+MARPA                              2.200  Raymarine 18" radome+gyro
cockpit radar/chartplotter               1.400  Raymarine SL70CRC+navpod
wind repeater on pedestal                  460  Raymarine ST60 wind
autopilot remote control                   600  Raymarine Smartpilot
2x satphone + data kit                   3.700  Motorola 9505a
SSB transceiver                         10.000  Sailor HC4500E
SSB modem                                1.100  Pactor IIex + shielding kit
backstay isolators                         520
notebook PC                              1.300  Toshiba Satellite N200
Navtex receiver                            600  Furuno NX300D+
car radio                                  150
multistandard LCD TV                       500  Sony Wega 15"
TV amplified antenna                       160  Glomex
fixed DSC-VHF+cockpit repeater           1.000  Icom M601 DSC+commandmic
handheld VHF                               280  Icom M31


Tender airdeck 2.8m                      1.450  Zodiac Cadet fastroller 285
4T 6 HP outboard                         1.550  Mercury 6HP 4-stroke
Fold-out crane                             280  Osculati


babystay furling gear                    1.900  Profurl NCI32
Cruising Chute + sock                    2.600  Technosail
spare mainsail + genoa                   5.500  Technosail (incl. lazy-bag)
double sheet blocks                        700  Harken
rigging integration                      2.000  sheaves, camlocks, etc.


mast steps                                 500  Osculati
mast climbing gear                         100  Kong
folding passerelle                         850  Plastimo
wind vane system                         4.800  WindPilot Pacific M3
boom brake                                 450  Walder 230C + sheaves
4 x Camping-Gaz bottles                    240
Barbecue?.                                 500  Magma - gas version
fresh water foot pumps (backup)            200
2 x folding bikes                        1.400  Di Blasi R4 (inox)


hand-bearing compass                       120  Plastimo Iris (x2)
7x50 binoculars w. compass                 670  Steiner Skipper 7x50
Sextant                                    600
night vision monocular                     230  Yukon 3x42
Nautical charts (paper)                  7.000  see list
C-Map PC Planner NT                        500
C-Map NT+ charts (electronic)            5.000  18 C-Map NT+ wide cartridges
nautical publications                    2.000  pilot books, etc.
courtesy flags                             700

GRAND TOTAL:                           297.303


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