Under the central walkway in the engine room there’s an unusual but very useful device—a self-macerating seachest. Called the Hydromatic Self-Cleaning Sea Strainer by manufacturer Groco, it performs an automatic 30-second cleaning cycle at user-selected intervals and flushes debris overboard. Should the need arise, a purge cycle can override the intervals for a one-time maceration. As noted above, the unit on our 53 also does duty as a seachest, meaning it takes in raw water and distributes it to a variety of auxiliaries, thereby seriously reducing the number of through-hull fittings necessary for systems operation onboard. Got a problem with seagrass clogging your sea strainers? Here’s the fix.
With her debut at the Monaco Yacht Show, the all-new Aston Martin AM37 is one hot new design that you won’t want to miss. Dutch builder Quintessence Yachts captures the spirit of the British automotive marque in this sleek little number.
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