What you see here folks is a 1985 Bianca Aphrodite 101...
Built in Denmark by Bianca Yachts , only a few of these have made their way to America...
This one is owned by some friends of ours, Rogor and Debbie and they've asked me to bring this girl to life. They found her on Craigslist located in Chicago. After quite a trip involving a rented pickup truck, a towtruck to help them get out of a muddy storage yard, and a few blown tires, they got her to SC where she sat in their back yard for about a year. They had her hull sanded down and a clear coat of epoxy applied by the time they brought her to me.
First order of business will be to build a set of stairs and deck to the deck of the boat to make it easier to access than a stepladder : )
Next will be sanding and painting topside, re-bedding deck hardware so that she will be waterproof without the cover.
After that, we'll start on internal plumbing and wiring.
Then cabin flooring.
Cabinet refinish and install.
So, we'll be keeping a running blog of updates that will include pics and videos...
Here is the data on this boat (courtesy of Sailboat Data)
|Hull Type:||Fin w/spade rudder||Rig Type:||Fractional Sloop|
|LOA:||32.60' / 9.94m||LWL:||26.25' / 8.00m|
|Beam:||7.90' / 2.41m||Listed SA:||436 ft2 / 40.5 m2|
|Draft (max.)||5.40' / 1.65m||Draft (min.)|
|Disp.||6174 lbs./ 2801 kgs.||Ballast:||3522 lbs. / 1598 kgs.|
|Designer:||Paul Elvstrom/Jan Kjaerulff|
|Builder:||Bianca Yachts (DEN)|
|First Built:||1976||Last Built:||1987||# Built:||450|
|AUXILIARY POWER (orig. equip.)|
|RIG DIMENSIONS KEY|
|I:||36.00' / 10.97m||J:||11.80' / 3.60m|
|P:||39.30' / 11.98m||E:||11.40' / 3.47m|
|SA(Fore.):||212.40 ft2 / 19.73 m2||SA(Main):||224.01 ft2 / 20.81 m2|
|Total(calc.)SA:||436.41 ft2 / 40.54 m2|
|SA/Disp:||20.81||Est. Forestay Len.:||37.88' / 11.55m|
|BUILDERS (past & present)|
|More about & boats built by:||Bianca Yachts|
|More about & boats built by:||Ott Yacht (GER)|
|More about & boats designed by:||Paul Elvström|
|More about & boats designed by:||Jan Kjærulff|
|Aphrodite 101 Info.||www.aphrodite101.info|