About S/Y Sea of Joy

Welcome on board of S/Y Sea of Joy

On this page you find information about our boat, an Alubat Ovni 435
Callsign: OEX6720
MMSI: 203114200

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Skipper: Rupert Nagler, RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Ocean, Cert.No.4473
Handy Austria: +43 650 2287001

Technical data Sea of Joy

Name of boat: Sea of Joy
Type: Sailing yacht
Material: Aluminium
Serial name: Ovni 435
Builder : Chantier Alubat, France
Year of construction: 2003
Length: 12,90 m
Max. width: 4,22m
Max. draught: 2,55m
Min. draught: 0,75m
Length at waterline: 10,59m
Mast height: 18,20m
3 cabins / 6 berth
Light displacement: 10300 kg
Gross tonnage 16,77
Crane weight: 13500 kg
Ballast: 3.600kg (inside hull)
Sail area: 88m2
Water tanks: 300L
Gasoil tanks: 550L
Waste tank: 55L
Engine: Diesel, Volvo Penta, D2-55, 40,45 kW / 55 HP
C.E. Approval Class: A / 8 Person
Flag: Austrian 

Sea of Joy is a sturdy sailboat type Alubat Ovni 435 made of aluminum with an integral keel. As "Blue Water Edition" she is ideally suited for long ocean journeys. She is 13 m long, 4.2 m wide and displaces more than 10 t. Her draft is usually 2.6 m, but can hydraulically reduced  to less than 1m.

Up to 1 cm thick aluminum plates in sturdy hard chine design and 3.6 t ballast ensure stability and safety.
She was approved on January 16, 2004 with home port Vienna for worldwide travel area 4, CE standard "A" for 8 people.

With her good-natured handling and her high variability, she is not only at home on all oceans, but also in tidal waters, shallow bays, lagoons and rivers: because by folding up keel and rudder hydraulically, she can reduce its draft to a shallow 80 cm and thus even Fall dry on a sandy beach.

About Ovni and Alubat

Ovni is the name of a series of aluminum boats built by the Alubat shipyard in western France.
The Ovni is built in lengths from 34 "to 45" with an aft cockpit.

Chantier Alubat is a shipyard specializing in the construction of aluminum yachts in traditional Les Sables D`Olonne on the Atlantic. The often harsh weather of the Bay of Biscay demands not only seafaring skills, but above all stable boats that are suitable for storms.

By using high-strength seawater-resistant aluminum and the tried and tested construction, these boats are extremely robust and have proven their reputation in many storms. Thanks to the modern manufacturing methods and CE standards, the yachts have the CE classification "A" (approved for worldwide travel).

Ovnis are individually handcrafted to the owner's order and delivered as semi-custom yachts. The advantage of the small series is the proven technology and the stable value retention of the ships. Disadvantages are long waiting queues for a new boat and a nearly empty second-hand market.

The Sea of Joy was exhibited at the "Paris Boat Show" in December 2003 and at the "Boot 2004" in Düsseldorf.

In February 2004 she was launched in Portoroz, Slovenjia.




A foldable spray hood and a large bimini protect against sun and rain. In cold areas, diesel circulating air heating ensures cozy warmth. A large seawater-cooled freezer and a two-burner gas stove with an oven enable sophisticated culinary delights. 4 + 1 gel batteries, solar cells, a wind generator and a seawater desalination system make you independent. She has 300 L water tanks and a hot water boiler.

The diesel tanks have a total capacity of 550 L. A diesel engine D2-55 from Volvo-Penta with 55 HP consumes around 3 L per hour and, with a clockwise MaxProp propeller, ensures a cruising speed of over 6 kn. If necessary, she can cover a distance of 1200 nautical miles with the engine running alone.

But Sea of ​​Joy prefers to sail under sail, of course: At the 18m high mast it has a sail area of ​​88 m2 with furling genoa and battened mainsail with 3 reefs. There is also a extra heavy storm sail, a cutter sail, an asymmetrical spinnaker with 108 m2, and a symmetric Parasailor2 spinnacker with 140 m2. If she then surfs in front of the wind, over 10kn is no witchcraft. A 30 kg shackle anchor with 100 m anchor chain on the electric windlass at the front and a stern anchor with 25 kg ensure a secure hold at all anchorages. With the Zodiac dinghy with a fixed hull and an electric Torqeedo 1103 outboard motor, the crew comes ashore in an environmentally friendly way.

Her crew reliably steers her by mechanical wheel or a strong hydraulic autopilot and a large ship's compass. Professional navigation electronics with autopilot, GPS, radar and chart plotter from Simrad provide support. Of course, the Sea of ​​Joy has more than the prescribed safety equipment: life raft, automatic life jackets, safety lines, signal rockets, light buoys, life tires, emergency tiller, sea anchor, active/passive AIS, GMDSS radio, EPIRB COSPAS-SARSAT emergency transmitter with integrated GPS.

Here you will find all equipment details: pdf 

Inside Sea of Joy

The following pictures show what the Sea of Joy looks like inside:

With 3 cabins and 2 washrooms with toilets and showers, it offers plenty of space for 6 people.

Warm elm wood and Akantara upholstery create a pleasant atmosphere in the spacious salon.




Dining group for 6-8 people,
navigation table behind





Pantry with 2-burner gas stove and oven,
energy-saving refrigerator, can be opened from above, water-cooled





  2 spacious guest cabins each with 2 berths, boxes and plenty of storage space
 Master's cabin with 2 berths,
watermaker below berths

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