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The Admiral Emotion QUINTA ESSENTIA is a 55m hybrid yacht with an aluminium hull and superstructure.
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    PRICE €1,490,000
    YEAR 2001
    LENGTH 78' 9" (23.99m)
    BEAM 19' 5" (5.91m)
    EXTERIOR DESIGNER Nauta Yacht Design
    GUESTS 7
    CABINS 3
    CRUISING SPEED 9.5 Knots
    MAX SPEED 20 Knots
    FLAG British
    DRAFT 3.85m
    ENGINES Yanmar 0hp
    HULL MATERIAL Advanced Composites
    CREW 3


    Elise Whisper is equally well known for her regatta accomplishments and success on the charter market. As a racer, she took home prestigious honours at the Rolex Fastnet and Rolex Maxi Yacht Cup while as a charter yacht, she is always in demand with many returning charter guests. After substantial refits and maintenance periods, all major systems have been replaced or overhauled and she is offered in turn-key condition.  Here is a summary of recent improvements.



    • New anchor windlass with capstan
    • Major engine service, fresh water and raw water pumps
    • All new service batteries



    • New North Sails 3di mainsail
    • New hot water heater



    • Service of Reckmann genoa furler by Reckmann Gmbh
    • New Ronstan mainsail luff track and cars



    • Service of EC6+ standing rigging by Future Fibres
    • Rig service including full NDT of mast, boom and fittings
    • Replacement of inner forestay, backstay and checkstays
    • 230V AC system upgrade



    • Hydraulic system overhaul
    • Air conditioning chillers and fridge compressors overhaul
    • New entertainment systems


    • Replacement of teak deck
    • Replacement of Interior upholstery



    • Replacement of the engine with a Yanmar 4LHA-STP 240 hp
    • Replacement of the generator with an Onan MDKBV 19 kW
    • Rigging substitution with Carbon EC6+ rigging Repainting of the hull, boom and mast
    • Revision of the entire hydraulic system and substitution of all piping
    • Full inspection of the refrigeration and air conditioning systems
    • New San Giorgio Sein monitoring system on fuel and water tanks
    • Fuel and water tanks replacement (new S/S tanks)
    • Replacement of the PTO and power pack
    • Code zero lock supply and installation on mast head
    • New rod forestay
    • New removable bowsprit
    • Revarnishing of all interior carpentry
    • Substitution of appliances (oven, cooker, washer and dryer)
    • Conversion of the entire lighting system to LED lights
    • Propeller replacement and service of stern gear



    The hull is built on a female mould, using infusion technology, with SP System epoxy resin.

    External skin: outer skin Kevlar and E-Glass

    Core: PVC foam

    Inner skin: carbon fibre


    Hull Finish

    Topsides painted in metallic silver

    White painted cove and boot top stripes

    White antifouling, applied in June 2021



    The fixed T-bulb keel is composed of an upper steel fin section and lower bulb section

    Total weight 10,800Kg




    The single elliptical spade rudder is produced by SWS and composed of carbon fibre pre-preg skins on a closed cell polyurethane foam core.  Carbon fibre rudder shaft is supported by two self-aligning bearings from JP3. 


    Steering Systems

    Twin composite steering pedestals fitted in cockpit with roller bearings and flush mounted consoles, accommodating steering compasses and other instruments

    Two 1200mm diameter wheels with teak trim and stainless-steel spokes/hub

    Steering cables run over sheaves with high load bearings fixed on aluminium brackets.

    Steering cable ends linked to a stainless-steel chain and a light alloy steering quadrant.

    Steering cable in dyneema

    Emergency steering tiller, mounted in forepeak



    Hydraulic folding swim platform, 2x pistons

    Hot/cold shower and storage lockers

    Retractable passarelle with dedicated locker in transom



    Deck Construction

    The hull is built on a female mould, using infusion technology, with SP System epoxy resin

    Inner and outer skin are carbon fibre and the core is PVC foam


    Deck Finish

    White painted superstructure and bright work

    New teak deck fitted in 2015


    Deck Lockers

    Anchor locker with access to chain storage

    Forepeak locker with storage for sails, rigging and equipment

    Lazarette locker aft with access from either side.

    Life raft lockers on either side of cockpit

    A locker for gas bottles with ventilation is fitted in the lazarette.


    Deck Equipment

    Removable stainless steel and teak seats on either side of pushpit

    Stainless steel pushpit, pulpit and stanchions with double wire lifelines and gates on either side amidship


    Winches by Harken, black anodized, all self-tailing


    2Primary11103-speed, hydraulic
    1Main sail sheet11103-speed, hydraulic
    2Secondary9802-speed, hydraulic
    2Halyard/Pit663-speed, hydraulic
    1Halyard/Pit662- speed, manual
    2Pit482- speed, manual


    Sailing Hardware

    All blocks, tracks and travellers by Harken

    Jammers and clutches by Spinlock


    Deck Arrangement


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    Anchoring & Mooring

    Main anchor galvanized CQR 105lb with 110m of 12mm chain

    Spare anchor Fortress with chain and rode, mounted in forepeak

    Manual retractable alloy anchor arm folds away flush inside the anchor locker

    Maxwell 4000 electric anchor windlass with capstan on top (new 2021)

    Four Versari-Delmonte retractable alloy fairleads (two on each side)

    Four Versari-Delmonte retractable alloy fairleads on transom

    Six custom stainless-steel fairleads.  Three on each side

    Fenders and mooring lines


    Deck Canvas

    Cushions and back rests for center cockpit

    Cockpit table cover

    Bimini over center cockpit with stainless steel frames

    Sprayhoods for center and aft cockpit

    Sun awning

    Winch covers

    Pedestal and wheel covers



    Three guest cabins accommodating up to eight guests (one double bed and six single berths)

    Crew cabin with ensuite head accommodating up to four crew

    Interior furniture is made to the highest marine standards, using teak and where possible, sandwich construction with closed-cell PVC or resin-sealed paper honeycomb core, to reduce the weight.

    Removable floorboards are finished in satin varnished oak and supported by aluminium bearers

    Overhead hatches in guest areas with Oceanair blinds and mosquito screens

    Removable overhead panels are covered in beige alcantara

    Additional side panelling in white upholstery or beige alcantara

    Flush mounted overhead LED lighting throughout

    Reading lights at the head of each berth

    Saloon upholstery- beige linen

    Varnished teak countertops in guest heads, Corian countertops in crew heads & galley


    Interior Arrangement




    Aft Cabin (Owner’s Cabin)

    Double berth located forward on the starboard and single berth to port, both with storage lockers and shelves outboard.  Drawers and lockers beneath berths. Cabinet between the berths with two drawers and two lockers. Hanging lockers, drawers and shelves forward to port with single seat sofa. Opening top work station/vanity desk forward on centerline with movable seat.

    En suite head located forward to port.  Tecma WC, double wash basins, mirrors and storage lockers and separate shower compartment with shelves and teak seat.


    Technical Room

    Electrical equipment, tool storage and work bench located in small cabin aft of the nav station.


    Nav Station

    Located on aft starboard corner of saloon

    Forward facing navigator’s desk with opening top chart table

    Instruments and screens are flush mounted on teak finished panels


    C-shaped settee to port with teak finished dining table.  Seating for eight persons.

    Drinks refrigerator forward to port.  Storage lockers and drawers all around the saloon and below seating


    Aft Guest Cabin (Port)

    Single berths on either side of cabin with additional folding pullman above inboard berth. Storage lockers beneath lower berths and hanging locker located forward on the outboard side. 

    En suite head located aft with Tecma WC, wash basin, mirrors, storage lockers and separate shower compartment


    Forward Guest Cabin (Starboard)

    Fixed lower single berth with folding pullman berth above

    Storage and hanging lockers located forward

    En suite head with Tecma WC, wash basin, mirrors, storage lockers and shower.  Head also accessible from saloon, can be used as a day head.



    Located on the port side, forward of saloon.

    Corian finished work surfaces inboard and outboard.  Double stainless-steel sinks

    Lockers, cupboard and drawers for galley items


    Galley Equipment

    SMEG multifunction and gimballed oven

    4x Alpes Inox gas burners

    Extraction hood over cooker

    Panasonic Microwave

    Miele washer

    Miele dryer


    Crew Cabin

    Located forward of the galley and accessible through galley or deck hatch

    Upper and lower berths on port side with hanging locker aft and additional lockers forward

    Single berth forward to starboard.

    En suite head with Tecma WC, wash basin, mirrors, storage lockers and shower






    Yanmar 4LHA-STP 240 hp @ 3.300 rpm – new in 2011 – 4,618 hours in September 2021

    Brunton Varifold 4-blade propeller – 28” x 19                                  

    Max Power Retract R 300/15 bow thruster, hydraulic operated via PTO on genset


    Fuel System

    Total capacity 1,7500 litres in four storage tanks plus one day tank

    San Giorgio Sein monitoring system with display at electrical panel


    Plumbing Systems

    Total capacity 900 litres in three tanks

    60-litre 220v hot water heater

    Horizon watermaker producing 160 litres per hour


    Ventilation System

    Frigomar centralized air conditioning system with reverse-cycle heating

    Fan coils in each cabin


    Refrigeration Systems

    3x 220 V compressors – all can be run using inverter, shore power or generator

    3x outboard condensers (one for each compressor unit)

    2x custom front-loading refrigerator boxes in galley (one is a freezer)

    1x freezer box in galley bilge

    Stainless steel custom drink refrigerators in saloon


    Drainage System

    Bilge manifold with manual selection of bilge area to drain.  Operated by 1x manual and 1x 24v electric pump

    Shower sumps and washbasins with automatic overboard pumps


    Hydraulic Systems

    Central hydraulic power pack with one 14Kw 24vDC electric motor

    PTO mounted on generator to power bow thruster

    Navtec 6-function manual + electric hydraulic system with cylinders to adjust:

    Vang, genoa halyard, inner forestay, backstay, outhaul and cunningham


    DC System

    Service Batteries: two (2) battery banks with total capacity 970Ah (new 2021)

    Navigation Batteries: 12V/280 Ah (new 2021)

    Engine & Genset start: 12V/280 Ah (new 2021)


    AC System

    220V / 50Hz AC system supplied by shore power and/or

    Onan 19Kw diesel generator (5,000 hours in September 2021)



    2x Victron Multi Plus 3000w inverter / 70A charger

    2x Mastervolt 24v 80-amp battery chargers

    24v service alternator on main engine


    Sailing Instruments

    Brooks and Gatehouse H2000 System including processor, mast head unit (wind speed/direction) echo sounder, and speed log sensor

    2x Hydra FFD on steering pedestals

    1x FFD and 1x GFD display in aft cockpit

    3x 20/20 displays in center cockpit

    2x GFD displays at nav station

    3x 30/30 displays on mast bracket below gooseneck


    Navigation Instruments

    Suunto steering compasses on each pedestal

    Raymarine 12” chart plotter in cockpit

    Raymarine 12” chart plotter at nav Station

    Raymarine charter plotter and radar in crew cabin

    Raymarine HD radar


    Autopilot System

    B&G autopilot with display at pedestal


    Computer Systems

    PC and monitor at nav station


    Communications Systems

    Simrad VHF with handset at nav station

    Commander VHF handset in cockpit

    AIS active and passive


    Entertainment Systems

    Samsung TV in saloon

    Denon hi-fi system

    Bose DVD player

    Bose Video selector

    Bose speakers

    Glomex antenna for digital terrestrial TV


    Southern Spars 3-spreader carbon fibre mast

    Southern Spars carbon fibre park avenue boom

    Standing rigging – EC6+

    Removable bow sprit for racing

    Recessed Reckmann genoa furler

    Removeable hydraulic mast jack

    One full set of running rigging



    Rig Dimensions

    I           30,29 m

    P          30,52 m

    J        8,71 m

    E          10,64 m

    Total Sail Area: 348 sqm


    Rig hydraulics

    6 x Function Navtec hydraulic panel with manual regulation for vang, genoa halyard, inner forestay, backstay, outhaul and cunningham


    General Equipment

    3.3m Inflatable tender with 25Hp Yamaha outboard engine

    Swiss carbon retractable passarelle

    One stand up paddle board

    3x gas bottles


    Safety Equipment

    3x E.V. liferafts

    Jonbuoy (new 2021)

    Fire extinguishers



    Cruising main2019North Sails3Di
    Regatta main2013North Sails3DL
    Cruising jib2017North Sails3Di
    J1 Light Medium jib2011North Sails 
    J2 Medium jib2013North Sails3DL
    Heavy/#3+ jib2013North Sails3DL
    Staysail2013North SailsCruising staysail
    Genoa Staysail2011North Sails 
    Code Zero2008North Sails 
    A 1.52013North Sails 
    A22011North Sails