Custom Built SchIONNING 1190 Cosmos “sv GIVEN TIME”
Sailing Vessel (SV) “GIVEN TIME”
The new Given Time ( Yes, we kept the name! ) is a Schionning 1160 Cosmos design. She is stretched to 1190cm in our case and is also made a little wider at 7 metres rather than the standard design 6.7 meters - so with the bow sprit fitted she is actually over 13 meters or 42ft long.
The Schionning Cosmos design has narrow, easily driven hull forms and lifting dagger boards, so she sails really well to windward and she can make way in very little breeze. Fast, comfortable and safe, she is an ideal extended cruising vessel with many Cosmos’ having successfully taken couples and families around the world. And our new (to us) Cosmos was built specifically for a couple cruising long term with space to host up to 6 crew very comfortably, so an absolutely ideal fit!
As well as having lifting daggerboards, she is also fitted with lifting outboard engines and kick up rudder. We can safely dry out entirely and get back afloat in just half a meter of water! This means we can access extremely shallow coastal waters, which are seldom visited by researchers and represent some of the most vulnerable marine habitats on the planet.
She is the perfect platform as the lead vessel in the Given Time fleet and we are very excited to call her our new floating home and our base for this global expedition!
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Extra info on boat build and history:
Given Time was yard built using West Epoxy, Durakore strip planking, Duflex panels for bulkheads and fit out. She was built by professionals, to a great standard and better still she was built by a boatbuilder for his own long term use! Many thousands of man hours went into her build, starting in 2005 with her launching in 2011. She has been laid up in Malaysia for 4 years, so was only actually only cruised for four years. She needs a little TLC having been laid up for so long, but having been so well built and well looked after, none of the work to come is too major or difficult. So it’s routine work up maintenance for a cruiser of this age, such as; standing rigging, running rigging ,engine servicing, new solar panels and this mini refit will set her up to go back in the water, good to go for many years to come! We really cannot wait!
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