The choice fell on Harmony 38 PTE from the French shipyard Groupe Poncin. Our yacht is a 2006 model equipped with a 40 hp Volvo Penta. The yachts are fast and strong, and well suited for sailing in arctic waters..
Harmony has developed its own Resin Transfer Moulding method of construction. It uses a system of vacuum injection, where the female mould is first sprayed with gelcoat then the fibres and 20mm PVC closed cell foam are laid onto the cured gel. A second male mould then closes onto the hull and resin is injected under pressure into the fibres. Floor plates are pre-positioned when the resin is vacuum injected in the sealed moulds. Kevlar is used to reinforce the stem and heavily loaded areas. The result is a very strong construction, and a smooth finish inside and out.
S/Y Romar is equipped with a four-cylinder Volvo Penta D2 40 of 27.9 kW (38 hp). Relatively low cruising rpm gives quiet operation with little vibration. The engine is equipped with a 115 A alternator which ensures good charge capacity when the engine is running. Volvo Penta is not exactly known for cheap spare parts, but they are available almost everywhere.