SV Balera Detailed Description

October 20, 2015 0 By Captain Jim


SV Balera – 1997 Caliber 35LRC – Detailed Description

Builder: Caliber Designer: Michael McCreary
LOA: 35’9” LWL: 29’10” Beam: 11’4”
Displacement: 13,100 Draft: 4’6” Ballast: 6,100
Engine: Yanmar Engine HP: 27 Engine Model: 3GM30F
Fuel: 100g in 2 tanks Water: 105g in 2 tanks Holding: 44g FRP



The luxurious interior is designed to live-aboard comfortably. It’s well-illuminated, richly finished in teak, and has 6’3” headroom. The master stateroom is forward, and can be closed off from the main cabin for true privacy. It features an extra-large V-berth with generous storage beneath, a large hanging locker, and additional cabinet, drawer, and shelf storage. The fully enclosed head with shower to starboard has two doors and is accessible from either the forward stateroom or main salon without disturbing the other occupants.

The roomy main salon features facing settees, one of which converts to a berth and a twin dining table that folds up against the bulkhead for additional room. An cook will appreciate the efficient U-shaped galley, following to port. The nav station is opposite with a hinged chart table lid with storage beneath, chart light, and swing out padded back, fold-down nav chair. The private guest stateroom aft features a double berth.

Sleeps 7 Storage under and behind both settees
Dinette seats 6 people 6’3” headroom
Teak interior finished with satin varnish 2 hella turbo fans
Teak and holly sole Magazine and wine rack
Cedar lined hanging locker in forward cabin Shelf and drawer storage in forward cabin
Brass folding 3 hook hanger on head door for wet gear Weems and Plath Time and Tide Clock
Weems and Plath chronometer/barometer/thermometer Storage pockets on entry



U-shaped galley with abundant counters Hot water heater 6-gallon
Galley maid 2-burner propane stove with oven Pressure water
Icebox with Frigoboat refrigerator ( Storage under sink
10 lb propane tank Drop in dry locker
Deep double sinks 4 teak faced drawers
Hide away trash bin

Electronics and Navigation Equipment

Raymarine C80 Chart plotter with GPS VHF at nav station
VHF RAM Mike at helm Raymarine Below-decks autopilot
Raymarine 4 KW Radar with Gimbaled Mount AIS Receiver
ICOM 706MKG2 Ham Radio Pactor 2 TNC modem
Stereo with speakers in cabin and cockpit Richie Compass at helm
Tacktick wireless wind speed/direction Wireless remote control for Autopilot



4 Group 27 AGM Batteries
1 Group 24 Wet Cell Engine Start battery Battery combiner/isolator
Balmar 100 Amp alternator Serpentine belt/pulleys on engine
Balmar charge controller Electrical Panel with positive and Negative Buss Bars
Xantrex Battery Charger 1800 watt Inverter Shore Power Cord
Xantrex battery monitor at Nav Station



Flat screen TV with rotating bulkhead mount Stereo/Weather with speakers in cabin and in cockpit
TV antenna on masthead Computer system with DVD player


Ground Tackle

Rocna 44 pound primary anchor SS Bruce 35 pound secondary anchor
250 ft high test 5/16” chain 25 ft chain, 200 ft rode
Electric Windlass Chain grabber
Anchor locker with divider SS Anchor Platform with Solid Teak planking


Deck and Hull

Caliber’s trademark design incorporates a multi-bulkhead bonding system, an integral strength-grid-system for strength and safety, integral tanks act as double bottoms while adding tremendous rigidity to the hull structure, with additional strength from the integral sole. Additionally, there is a water tight collision pocket.

2 cockpit storage lockers
LPG tank locker Cockpit table with cup holder
5 screened overhead hatches 10 screened ports
Double lifelines with 2 gates (new 2015) Low maintenance handrails on cabin top
Coaming box Low maintenance aluminum toe rails
Molded in dorade boxes Low maintenance rub rail with SS striker
2 SS Dorades with guard Foredeck, masthead and navigation lights
OGM tricolor masthead light with strobe (2010) Radar reflector
4 Fenders with custom navy fender blanket covers SS Stern ladder on sugar scoop stern
Skanvik Stern shower sprayer Boat hook
2 throwable boat cushions Safety equipment


Sails and Rigging

Sail area 563 sq. ft. , (100% foretriangle) P=39.25, E=12’, I=43’, J=15.25’
Ullman Mainsail (2015), US Spars Z-Spar roller furling Internal adjustable outhaul
In mast furling refurbished (2015)
135% Genoa with Schaefer Roller furling (2010) Extra genoa halyard
Spinnaker bail on masthead Both reef lines led to cockpit
Inboard genoa tracks with cars 2 Lewmar 40 2-speed ST primary winches
Keel stepped mast Deck mounted traveler with control lines aft
Internal halyards led to cockpit Twin backstays
Rigid boom vang Removable inner forestay with Johnson quick release; upper track for inner forestay
FX Staysail with hanks for inner forestay, vivid orange Running backstays for inner forestay/staysail
Separate track on mast for trysail FX Storm trysail with sail slides for main mast


Mechanical and Engine Equipment

3 cylinder freshwater cooled diesel Yanmar engine, engine hours ____ Hot water heater works off 110V or engine heat exchanger
Single lever engine control Electric centrifugal bilge pump with auto switch
Engine tachometer Manual bilge pump in cockpit
Engine warning system Shower sump pump
1 aluminum 35 gallon aluminum fuel tank midships; 1 integral 50 gallon fuel tank 3-blade prop 15” x 11”, line cutter on prop shaft
2-50 gallon integral freshwater tanks with deck fills


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