Ashanti’s length on deck is 32 ft and she has a full length keel. The bowsprit can be raised which enables using a 10 metre pen rather than a 12. The rigging is galvanised wire parcelled in Denzo Tape served with Marlin to provide longer life. Instead of nicopress sleeves, the ends are spliced eyes with leathering at the hounds. History has shown rigging like this far outlasts stainless steel wire and does not work harden.
The cockpit has a solid bimini canopy with four, hundred watt, solar panels and drop down clears and shades, making for comfortable all weather sailing. The 25hp Thoosa/Lemco 48v electric motor drives a three blade prop powered by a 330 Amp Hour battery bank. The batteries are charged via a 30 Amp charger from shore power or using a small generator and solar during extended motoring. Capacity of the eight AGM 6v batteries is tracked with a Zantrax battery monitor.
She has a Delta plough anchor, a fishermans anchor and a 24 volt anchor windlass with separate chain and rope gypsy. There is an electric bilge pump and two manual bilge pumps to the main bilge, one operated from the cockpit the other from the cabin, and a further bilge pump to the forward bilge, also used to drain the shower water. The head is an American Cricket manual toilet plumbed to a holding tank, and there is also a sea water tap, a hand basin and shower provision.
With ample storage, Ashanti’s water tanks hold 52 gallons with gravity fed water to the sink. The high gloss drop leaf wooden table, large icebox, 3 burner Smev gas stove and oven, provide excellent food preparation and entertaining options from the galley. Ashanti can sleep up to 5, both the forward cabin births and pilot birth can be converted to double births, and each sea birth is fitted with a lee cloth. Cabin lighting is LED as are the navigation lights. There are three fire extinguishers placed strategically, an EPIRB and a VHF Icom Radio with DSC, a Norcross sounder and Navman Chartplotter.