Basic Boat Info
Engines / Speed
- Make: Yanmar
- Model: 4JH4-HTE1
- Drive Type: Stern
- Fuel: Diesel
- Engine Power: 97hp
- Type: Inboard
- Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze, Folding
- Year: 2016
Hamble Point Marina School Lane, Hamble
Southampton, GB, SO31 4JD
Tel:+44 (0)23 8045 4000
Infinity B has an impressive owner’s cabin at the rear which has a large centreline bed and en-suite head and shower. There is good storage, ventilation and TV.
The passage to the rear cabin passes the chart table and has two very large storage cupboards which are immediately opposite the engine room door.
The well laid-out and well-maintained engine room provides easy access to the engine, generator, air-conditioners, heating and hot water and steering systems.
The saloon has L shape seating round a teak inlaid table and a bench seat opposite. There are two sets lee clothes.
The galley was upgrade in 2014 with Corian work tops, GN Espace cooker and new freezer. The galley also has microwave, salt water pump, fresh water-filter and cover for burners.
The forward cabins provide flexible accommodation comprising of heads with shower, bunk room and double forepeak. The bunks convert directly into a settee creating a dressing room /
annex for the forepeak.
Note: All cabins benefit from air-conditioning and Caframo fans. All the interior cushions are in outstanding condition as they have been covered since new with removable day covers.
Infinity B benefits from a Selden fractional rig with 2 pairs of swept spreaders and lower
She originally had a removable inner forestay which was upgraded in 2016 to a furling staysail. (She can readily be converted back).
The running backstays have been greatly improved with locking cleats and retrieval lines for shorthanded sailing.
Infinity B has two spinnaker poles to enable both head sails to be safely poled out for downwind sailing. She is also fitted with a Walder Gybe Preventer to provide safe and controlled gybing.
All the halyards were upgraded to dyneema in 2013 and an additional Lewmar halyard winch on port side of the mast at the same time.
There is also a removable bowsprit for use with downwind sails.
• Genoa - Saunders Sails - 2013
• Staysail - Saunders Sails - 2013
• Main Sail - Saunders Sails - 2013
• New/Unused Storm Jib - Saunders Sails - 2013
• New/Unused Trysail - Saunders Sails - 2013
• The mast is fitted with Selden Trysail Track - 2013
• New/Unused original Najad 106% working jib
• Original Najad Genoa in good working order
• Original Najad Main Sail in good working order
(Note The spare sails are not currently on the boat and are safely stored in the UK.
These can easily be shipped to the new owners)
• Gennaker with very little use and with Balmer Furler
• Code Zero with very little use with Selden Furler
Note: The downwind sails are available by separate negotiation. They are not
currently on the boat and are safely stored in the UK. These can easily be shipped to
the new owners.
Infinity B has teak decks which are in good order for her year.
The port Aft pushpit has been professionally rebuilt to integrate liferaft stowage, wind generator, engine davit and mast antennae, deck lights etc.
The centre cockpit is protected by a glass windscreen with grab handles.
There are two very large aft deck lockers as well as a large cockpit locker.
Primary 24v Electric Andersen 58 ST two speed
Secondary Andersen 46 ST
Genoa – Electric Furlex 400E - 2016
Staysail - Selden Furlex 300
Main - Integrated Selden electric
New Lofrans X3 windlass 24v / 1700w - 2019
Note. All control lines are run to the cockpit for safe and short hand sailing. All the
deck hatches were replaced in 2011.
Manson Supreme 60ib main anchor - 2013
Fortress FX37 spare anchor - 2016
Fortress FX23 spare kedge anchor - 2011
New 90m Acco HT ISO galvanised chain 3/8 - 10mm - 2018
New Lofrans X3 windlass 24v / 1700w - controls in cockpit and anchor locker -
Avon airdeck Mercury 3.5 two stroke - 2011
Yanmar 4JH4-HTE1 (New 2016)
Spectra Newport Water Maker 24v 60lt/hour - New membranes 2014, Major rebuild
Climma Airconditioning in saloon and forward & aft cabins – pump rebuild 2019.
Soba Babynova 1000 washing machine - new 2019
Erberspacher heating in all cabins and heads
Maxpower bow thruster 24v refurbished 2013
House Batteries - 4 x MasterVolt 225AH in 24v bank - 2017
Engine battery - 1 AGM - 2018
Ample Battery management system
Balmar 140 amp / 24v with Balmar regulator - 2014
Yanmar 90 amp /12v - 2016
Victron240 / 110 v - 100 amp / 24v - 2016
V-Tek 240v - 4 amp /12v - 2014
Fischer Panda 6 kW low hours
6 x 50w semi flexible solar panels fitted to bimini - 2018
Victron MPPT controller - 2019
Eclectic D400 24v / 400w - 2018
3000W 24v to 240v - 2014
(Notes All internal and navigation lamps are LED.)
(See also Power Systems section)
Sprayhood/Dodger - Dolphin Sails - 2013
Spray hood storm insert – Dolphin Sails - 2013
Cockpit Extension / Tent – Dolphin Sails - 2013
Bimini with Solar Panels - 2018
Foredeck sunshade - 2018
Binnacle/Wheel Cover - 2019
Electronics - Communications
VHF Icom IC-M603 at chart table with command mic in cockpit - 2012
Handheld VHF with DSC
SSB Icom 802 + AT140 tuner + Pactor 4 modem - 2013
RedBox WIFI Booster and Multiplexer for AIS
Sony CD/Radio with Bose Speakers in saloon and waterproof speakers in cockpit
Sat Phone antenna point
Electronic - Navigation - Cockpit
Raymarine 140C Chartplotter with HD Colour Radar - 2013
Raymarine ST60 Wind, ST60 Depth, ST60 Speed
Raymarine ST60+ Autohelm - 2018
Electronics - Navigation - Chart Table
ICS Navtex NAV6 - 2013
Raymarine ST60 Multi Function
Raymarine NMEA Interface for Laptop
Upgraded X Series Raymarine Course Computerwith gyro and Mamba Drive
Electronics - Safety
Weather Dock AIS Class B Transponder - 2012
Echo Max Radar Target Enhancer - 2012
GME MT403G EPIRB M - Serviced 2018
Mast Speaker / Hailer also linked to foghorn and panic button - 2012
DanBuoy - Stb Aft Guard Rail
Throwing Lines - Stb Binnacle & Port Aft Deck
Rescue Sling - Std Aft Guard Rail
Horseshoe - Stb Aft Guard Rail
Rope Ladder - Cockpit Locker
Lifting Block & Tackle - Cockpit Locker
RORC Flare Pack - Fore End of Cockpit Locker
White Collision Flares - Stb Steering Binnacle
Life Raft - Port Aft Deck – Keys in Chart Table
Warps & Long Lines - Port Aft Deck Locker
Life Jackets - Bunk Room Hanging Locker
Lifelines - Cockpit Stb & Bunk Room Hanging Locker
Rescue Knives - Steering Binnacle and Vang
Torches - Each Bunk, Chart Table, Stb Saloon Aft Cupboard, Windscreen
Search Light - Blue Search light Stb Saloon Aft Cupboard plugs in by windscreen
Emergency Tiller - Forepeak Port Aft Handing Locker by Door
Fire Fighting Equipment
Fire Extinguishers - Cockpit Locker, Under Chart Table, Aft Cabin Port Cupboard,
Bunk Room by Heads Door
Smoke Alarms - Passage & Forepeak
Carbon Monoxide Alarm - Galley
Fire Blanket - Companion Way Steps Stb
Gas Cut Off Switch - Port of Galley Sink
Backup Lighting - LEDs by Switches, Torches by Bunks & Cockpit Instruments,
Engine Room Spy Hole, By Engine Room Door
Icom DSC VHF Radio - Handsets on Binnacle Cockpit & Chart Table
Icom SSB - Chart Table
Simrad DSC Portable VHF Radio - Left of Instrument Panel
2 x Icom Portable VHF Radios - Chart Table Right
Motorola Satellite Phone - Rear Cabin Cupboard under TV in Orange Bag
MayDay Reminder Sheet - Chart Table
Mast Head Horn - Button Top Left Binnacle also Hailer & Fog via VHF
Air Horns - Gas Horn Stb Fwd Saloon Cupboard, Manual by Chart Plotter
EPIRB - Port Companion Way Steps Chart Table
PLB - In Small Yellow Pouch Stb Fwd Saloon Cupboard
MOB AIS SART - Orange Unit in Stb Fwd Saloon Cupboard
MOB Radio Tags - On top of cupboard by VHF & SSB by Chart Table
AIS - Switch on Behind Instrument Panel at Nav Station
EchoMax Radar Enhancer - Left of Instrument Panel by Chart table
Panic Button / Intruder Siren - Lower Right below of Instrument Panel
Breakers - Smoked Glass Door Chart Table Seat, In Windlass cupboard in Forepeak
Jump Leads - Under Chart Table Seat
Spare Nav Lights - Rear Cabin Cupboard under TV
Pumps & Seacocks
Manual Bilge Pump - Handle in Cockpit Locker – Note: Lift Cockpit Slats for Pump
Electric Bilge Pumps - Switches on Control Panel
Portable Bilge Pump - Cockpit Locker
Sea Cocks - Floor by Chart Table, Floor by Galley Sink, Engine Room, Heads Wet
Locker, Rear Cabin, Bunk Room
Wooden Bungs - By Each Seacock, Spares Bunk Room Hanging Locker
Heavy Weather Equipment
Drogue & Bridle - Port Aft Deck Locker
Trysail - Under forepeak or stowed on deck
Storm Jib - Under forepeak or stowed on deck
Yankee / Cutter Jib - Under forepeak or stowed on deck
Jackstays - Port & Stb Deck, Port & Stb Coach Roof, Transverse Rear Deck, Red Line
Grab Bag - Bunk Room Top Bunk
Binoculars - Stb Fwd Saloon Cupboard
Rigging Cutters/Bolt Croppers - Under Saloon Fwd Stb Bunk
First Aid Kits - Fwd Heads Upper Cupboard, Meds in Aft Heads
Extensive Tool Kit & Spares - Forepeak cupboard under windlass
Small Tool Kit - Bunk Room Hanging Locker
We have been sailing now for nearly 40 years.
We started on Rutland Water fleet racing Dart 18s.
When our son was born we progressed to a 23ft daysailer.
After a few years we felt limited by the lake and bought 31ft British Hunter on the East Coast.
This wetted our appetite and about 15 years ago we bought a virtually new Najad 380 in North Wales.
She was stunning, powerful, incredibly seaworthy and took us to a completely new level of sailing. We had her about 7 years and did many crossings to Holland, Channel Islands and Brittany. We learned a huge amount from her.
After crossing the Atlantic on a friends HR 42 we decided to look for a larger boat to sail across the Atlantic ourselves.
We looked at HR43(several), HR46(several), HR49, Najad 460(several), Najad 490, Oyster 49, Oyster 46, Oyster 45(several) Oyster 47, Marlow 42 and 46 and Arcona 46.
We dismissed Oyster on cost for the newer ones and durability on the older ones. We also did not like saildrive.
The Arconas were all fantastic fun and had a superb Najad built interior, but just too light and lively for us.
The HRs we liked but, the 43 was a bit too small, and the 46 and 49 were a bit out of budget. We also prefered the Najad lines to the cockpit and its island bed in the aft cabin.
The Najad 490 was a bit too big and a bit too expensive.
We chose Infinity B for the following reasons.
- Great size for us.
- Bunk room for son’s friends
- Two huge storage cupboards in passageway for bikes and foul weather gear
- Fabulous aft cabin
- Easy sail handling from a very safe and secure cockpit
- Light use
- And overall great value for money.
We had planned to keep Infinity B for very many years and we have invested heavily in improvements to Infinity B which include:
- New sails, main, genoa, staysail, storm jib and trisail (and track).
- Electric furlers for main and Genoa.
- New Manson anchor, HT chain and Lofrans windlass
- Dyneema halyards, improved running back stays.
- New electronics, chart plotter, radar, course computer, AIS etc etc.
- New charging systems, wind gen, Balmar alternator, solar, victron mains charger, inverter.
- Upgraded galley, corian, GN Espace, freezer etc.
- New washing machine.
- New engine Yanmar 4JH4 100hp.
- New canvas, hood, Bimini, sun awnings for fore and aft hatches etc.
Our Najad 380 was a fabulous boat to sail, however Infinity B although larger is certainly more mellow and faster.
We are both now in our early 60s and can easily and comfortably sail her single handed.
Her electric furlers for main and genoa make her a breeze to reef.
Her furling staysail makes her incredibly manageable in high winds and unpleasant seas.
Her powerful Andersen electric winches easily take any load.
The 14” chart plotter, strong mamba drive and new course computer make it very easy on long passages.
She is as safe and capable boat as one could possibly wish for.
Infinity B is indeed a compelling package and currently is available in Antigua ready for any ocean passage or delightful winter sailing seasons in the Caribbean.
She is optionally available with all safety gear, dinghy, outboard, charts, Brompton bicycles, crockery, pots and pans, bedding.