Ocean Star Charters
The Atlantis

Below, you will find diagrams and pictures of the Atlantis, along with other nautical information such as a list of definitions for nautical terms. For further information on Atlantis or to arrange a charter, please contact Trevor Carlson.


                                                            Displacement: 28,000 pounds (14 tons).


A catamaran of this size has some astounding abilities; she can get out of the way of most storms due to her high speed; fifteen knots under engine power, or over twenty knots under sail if the conditions are right.


Atlantis, a Lagoon 55, one of the most innovative designs ever conceived. Only twenty were ever built. Her hulls are fiberglass/Kevlar, and she is built for speed as well as luxury.


Atlantis is configured and equipped for charters; four passenger cabins and one crew cabin (Each with its own bathroom), a gourmet galley, lavishly appointed throughout.


The crew cabin (the small cabin in the forward end of the portside hull) can only be accessed from a hatch on the deck above; there is no way to access it directly from the main internal areas of Atlantis. 


Photos of the Atlantis


Atlantis at Sea



The Salon

Wind turbine installed.

Starboard Helm Station (there is an identical on on the port side)


Mechanical systems & engine compartments

  • 2  Yanmar 65 HP diesels
  • 1  Fisher-Panda 15 KW generator
  • 2  helm stations (port & starboard)
  • 2  Mathers dual engine controls 
  • 1  Bauer Jr. dive compressor
  • 2  Cruiseair AC systems, 16k BTU
  • 2  Cruiseair digital A/C controls
  • 1  55 gph water maker
  • 1 Water maker control system
  • 1  Washer & dryer

Electrical : (120 vac & 12-14 vdc systems)

  • 2  50 AMP shore power systems
  • 1  Fisher Panda 15 KW generator
  • 2  Trace 2.5 kw inverter chargers
  • Circuit & distribution panel
  • Large 120 vac volt & ammeter
  • 7 120 vac circuits w breakers
  •  Wind turbine generator and solarvoltaic array
  • Alternators & Regulators
  • 6  12 volt batteries
  • Circuit & distribution panel
  • Large 112 vdc volt & ammeter
  • 10 12 vdc circuits & breakers

Electronics : (ship's systems, navigation & communications)

  • (Located port hull next to nav desk)
  • Fisher Panda gen. remote control
  • Heart Link 2000 12 vdc monitor
  • 2x Trace inverter/charger remotes
  • Dual Richie 6" ship's compasses
  • Tank Tender tank monitor system
  • Brass large ship's chronometer
  • Brass ship's standard barometer
  • Brass ship's recording barometer
  • LCD display panels and TVs throughout. 
  • Salon: TV, AM, FM, CD, VCR
  • Guest cabins: TV & book shelves
  • Nav desk is amidships port hull
  • Robertson AP20 primary autopilot
  • Robertson AP200 backup autopilot
  • Trimble Navtrak GPS plotter
  • Garmin GPSMap 220 chart plotter
  • 3  B&G wind, speed & depth helm
  • 1  B&G network disp (nav station)
  • Furuno radar display & radome
  • Icom M700 150 watt SSB radio
  • Icom automatic antenna tuner
  • Icom 25 watt marine VHF radio
  • Icom M59 25 watt marine VHF
  • Icom M55 5 watt HH VHF radio
  • Ship's intercom sys


Nautical Glossary

Abandon ship! : An imperative to leave the vessel immediately, usually in the face of some imminent danger.

Abeam : A direction at a ninety degree angle the longitudinal axis of a boat.

Aft : In the direction of the stern/ back end of a boat.

AIS : Automatic Identification System. AIS is an automated tracking system used on ships for identifying and locating vessels by electronically exchanging data with other nearby ships and shore stations. AIS information supplements marine radar, which continues to be the primary method of collision avoidance. An active transponder aboard the ship sends out its location, course, and speed, as well as a unique vessel identifier.

Apparent wind :
The combination of the true wind and the headwind caused by the boat's forward motion. For example, it causes a light side wind to appear to come from well ahead of the beam.

Ahull : Drifting before the wind, sometimes used to ride out storms.

Backstays : Long lines or cables, reaching from the rear of the vessel to the mast heads, used to support the mast.

Beam : The width of a vessel at the widest point, or a point alongside the ship at the mid-point of its length.

Bow or Bows : The front of the boat.

Chandlery : A boating supply store, for nautical supplies of most every kind. Most often located at a marina or harbor. 

Coffee : A critical supply for seafaring. Lack of coffee has been known to cause mutiny, death, or worse.

Downwind : The point of sail when the wind blows from aft of the yacht's beam.

EPIRB : Emergency position-indicating radio beacon; a small unit that transmits your position, obtained via GPS, to a satellite.

Forestay : Long lines or cables, reaching from the sides and front of the vessel to the mast head, used to support the mast.

Gale : A wind averaging more than thirty knots. When it exceeds and average of fifty knots it becomes a storm.

Galley : The kitchen.

Halyard : A rope which raises or pulls up the sail.

Head : Bathroom.

Helm : The wheel (Atlantis has two; one port and one starboard)

Jackstay : A heavy steel-cored cable running along the port and starboard sides of a boat, and used to attach a safety-harness tether to.

Jibing : Changing from one tack to the other away from the wind, with the stern of the vessel turning through the wind.

Latitude : The latitude of a place on the Earth's surface is the angular distance north or south of the equator. Latitude is usually expressed in degrees (marked with °) ranging from 0° at the Equator to 90° at the North and South poles. The latitude of the North Pole is 90° N, and the latitude of the South Pole is 90° S.

Longitude : Similar to latitude, the longitude of a place on the Earth's surface is the angular distance east or west of the prime meridian or Greenwich meridian. Longitude is usually expressed in degrees (marked with °) ranging from 0° at the Greenwich meridian to 180° east and west. Sydney, Australia, for example, has a longitude of about 151° east. New York City has a longitude of about 74° west. For most of history, mariners struggled to determine precise longitude. The problem was solved with the invention of the marine chronometer, the direct ancestor of the watch. Longitude can be calculated if the precise time of a sighting is known.

Luff : When a sail is eased so far past trim that airflow over the sail's surface is disrupted. An example would be releasing the main sheet and allowing the boom to swing freely, swinging downwind of the mast. The flapping motion of the sails, akin to the flapping of a flag in the wind, is called luffing.

Mainsail : The triangular sail that is aft of the mast and attached to the boom.

Nautical Mile : 1.15 standard miles, and 1 minute of longitude (at the equator) or latitude.

Navigation lights : Lights to to indicate the existence of the vessel, and its course. Red for port side (left) and green for starboard

Outhaul : The control line which loosens or tightens the foot of a sail, particularly the mainsail. It is very important because it matches the shape of the sail to the strength of the wind.

Pitchpoling : Capsizing a boat end over end, rather than by rolling over.

Points of Sail : The terms for the various directions of travel, relative to the wind;

Port : Nautical term for the left side of a ship or boat (when facing forward.)

Rage Sea : A condition, often resulting in violent seas, caused by a strong current running in the opposite direction of the wind. In the Florida Strait, the Gulf Stream runs north, and a wind from the north opposing it can create rough, chaotic seas in excess of thirty feet.

RDF : Radio direction finder - it is a radio received used to determine the direction of a radio wave source

Reefing : Reducing the sail area to suit the wind  and sea conditions.

Sail trimming : Adjusting the sails to ensure that they are optimized for given wind and sea conditions, to acheive the optimum performance. This is done frequently.

Salon : Sometimes also called a saloon, the salon is the main room of the boat; a central lounge, and usually the largest enclosed area.

Scuppers : Drains.

Sheet : A line that controls sails and adjusts their angle of attack and their trailing edge.

Sinking : A change in the direction of travel of a boat from horizontal to vertical (downwards) resulting in a new destination; the bottom of the sea. Generally viewed as a less-than-desirable event. 

Squall : A sudden, intense burst of wind with passing clouds, essentially a microburst.

Starboard : The right hand side of the boat when facing forward.

Stern : The rear, also called the aft, end of the boat.

Tacking : Changing the direction of the boat by bringing the bows into the wind.

Trim : Adjusting the sail to make it the right shape and angle for the wind.

True wind : The actual or true direction of the wind, which is often very different from what you feel when moving (apparent wind).

Wind Direction : The wind direction is named for the direction from which it comes; a north wind comes from the north, a westerly comes out of the west, etc. 

Yaw : When a boat turns to port or starboard, such as under the influence of the rudder, or in heavy seas, when the boat is twisted to right or left of her course by the uneven impact of a wave. As seen from above, a partial rotation to the right or left.


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