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OVNI 490 pilothouse

an ideal sailing yacht for all weather conditions

Alubat’s experience in building centerboard yachts combined with the Mortain/Mavrikios and CBA design offices reputation, culminate in this new Ovni 490 model in terms of comfort and performance.

The 490 shares the same hallmarks of the Ovni range: shaft drive, full sailplan, centerboard, and spacious interior with a raised salon layout. What sets the OVNI 490 apart are the pilot house and twin engines. One of the benefits of the pilot house is a protected environment in all weather conditions, while the twin engines increase your range for exploration.

Full-body aluminum NACA profile centerboard with manual lift.

The lifting centerboard allows access to shallow, protected waters, and the ability to beach without sacrificing performance or safety.

€ 1,226,375

The price represents an example of a fully equipped OVNI 490 with premium items for the long-distance sailor. Link for full equipment list


The Ovni 490 is an ideal sailing yacht for all weather conditions. The pilothouse with 360 degree views is equipped with a watertight door and provides excellent visibility in all conditions.

A spacious cockpit is equipped with double helm stations. The dinghy arch is also ideal for mounting solar panels and other equipment. As with the Ovni range, the wide swim platform gives easy water access.

The panoramic windows and numerous opening portlights and overhead hatches provide plenty of ventilation throughout. Of course, the pilothouse is an extension of that living area.

There is large and spacious suite forward with plenty of storage and a separate shower and head. The two aft cabins are ideal for guests and family. 

Price & Equipment

Integral aluminum chine construction with a watertight bulkhead at the front and a crash box

Double Insulation projected cork + Blackfoam

Welded structural reinforcements

Welded and bolted mooring cleats

Welded seacocks

Marine-grade plywood and solid wood trim

Anti-slip Paint on deck

Self-draining chain locker, cable clinch

S/s aft pulpits

Aluminum aft arch with dinghy davit arch

Outboard engine bracket on the bathing platform

S/s double lifelines on s/s stanchions and side opening gates

2 bow mooring cleats 450 mm welded & bolted

2 stern mooring cleats 450 mm welded & bolted

2 midship spring cleats 450 mm welded & bolted

Aluminum chain-plates with s/s bushes

1 fore sail locker hatch

2 aluminum dorades on coach roof

5 opening hatches with blinds on each hatch

4 fixed hull portholes with curtains on rails

2 genoa/staysail sheet tracks with 2 piston adjustable traveller cars

2 double pulleys with clamps, return sheet leads on winches

2 locking winch handles

2 x winches 65 AST in cockpit

2 x 54 AEST electric winches on coach roof

2 x winches 48 ST in cockpit for staysail

2 sheave boxes (x6) leading halyards and reefs back to the cockpit

Cam clutches on coachroof for halyards, reefs, downhaul

4 aluminum grab rails welded on coachroof

2 dorade boxes in aluminum on the coach roof for ventilation

2 pulpits at mast

Water, fuel, black water deck fill inlets

Hot and cold water shower on bathing platform

Engine ventilation grill on bathing platform

Bathing platform with s/s ladder and lockable life-raft storage

Harness clip-in attachment points (companionway, helm station & bathing platform) – Block + fairleads with cam clutch for genoa furler line feeders

Aluminum bow nose with two bow rollers

Integrated stern roller

Vertical electric windlass 1700W chain grab Ø12 and gypsy – Stainless steel anchor pulpit, LED navigation lights

Windlass control at the helm station

Anchorage Pack (fore & aft): Spade Anchor 30kg + 60m of Ø12mm chain, and 14kg Fortress Anchor + 40m of mixed rope/lead Ø18mm anchoring line

Fore sail locker layout (Ladder/shelves/bulkhead/24V light)

Self-draining chain locker, cable clinch and cleat

Vertical electric windlass 1700W chain grab Ø12 and gypsy

2 bow and 2 stern mooring cleats 4500mm, 2 midship spring cleats 450mm

Mooring Package: 6x black fender with black sock + 1x White Stepfender, & 2 x 10m Ø16mm mooring ropes + 2x 15m Ø16mm mooring ropes

Sails are all high tech Pro Radial woven polyester radial sails made by Incidence Sails in La Rochelle, France. Included are the following:

Full batten mainsail 65 m2, 3 reefs including 2 automatic reefs, lazy bag and battens, Spectra halyard. Running backstays and blocks. Tri Radial sailcloth.

Furling Genoa (64 m2), UV stripe, bag. Tri Radial sailcloth

Genoa adjustment cars in the cockpit

Gennaker + sheets + blocks + furler + Dynema haleyard

Dacron Staysail – removable

1 mainsail halyard, 1 Genoa halyard, 1 boom topping lift, 2 Genoa sheets, 1 mainsail sheet. 

Anodized aluminum mast and double floors spreaders

LED mooring and masthead navigation lights, halogen deck floodlight

Genoa furling system

Anodized aluminum boom black or white lacquered fitted with outhaul and 3 reef lines leading back to cockpit

1 rigid boom vang with tackle

S/s standing fractional rigging: 1 forestay, 2 backstays (option: 1 backstay insulated), 2 upper shrouds, 2 inner shrouds, 2 aft lower shrouds

Running Rigging: 1 mainsail halyard, 1 genoa halyard, 1 boom topping lift, 2 genoa sheets + 1 main sheet

Smoked door with stainless steel lock

Chart table to port with storage and seating

Flexible LED reading light and LED spotlight

220V outlet

Starboard seat with chart tablet

Ventilation hatch at facade of pilot house

Solid wood non-slip companionway with 3 steps

Large self-draining cockpit with direct access to bathing platform through aluminum opening bench

Tensioned helm station canvas (Bimini) between aft arch and pilot house

Synthetic teak on bench seats and and helm seat with upholstered seats and backrests in color choice of marine fabric

2 lockers under the helm station seats accessible from the cockpit/bathing platform including one for gas canisters

1 watertight locker under the port cockpit seat

1 access by hatch under the seat of the portside technical room

Twin aluminum rudders and aluminum rudderstocks

Ø900 twin steering wheels, compass & compass cover for each helm station

Emergency aluminum tiller

Engine control panel on main starboard station helm

Manual bilge pump

Harness clip-in attachment points

2 Genoa sheets lockers under main winches

Port side L-shaped bench seat and bench seat opposite on centreboard casing

Large storage under seating

Upholstered foam cushions, 12cm thick with backrests

Lateral shelf behind seating with storage space, 2 additional shelves

Vinyl lining on ceiling and wood + lining on hull sides

5 x 24V fans

Laminated flooring with integrated lockable storage

2 opening porlights in the panoramic roof for ventilation. Panoramic roof comes with curtains for privacy. 1 opening overhead hatch with blinds

4 LED overhead lights

220V outlet

Galley with L shaped return against mast bulkhead

Synthetic white worktop with fiddles

Stainless steel double sink

Pressurized hot and cold water

Gimballed s/s two-burner stove with over with s/s protective rail

24V s/s refrigerator, 2 drawers, 210L

Storage cupboard under sink with shelves and bins

Drawers unit under worktop

Tall cupboards with door and shelf

Ventilation through opening deck hatch with blind, and opening portlight

1 220V outlets

10cm thick upholstered mattress

Storages lockers under berth, wardrobe, 1 cupboard on starboard

Ventilation through opening deck hatch

Locking door separating cabin from saloon with retaining hook

Vinyl lining on ceiling and wood + lining on hull sides

2 fixed hull portholes with closure flap

3 spotlights, 2 adjustable reading LED lights with integrated USB outlet

Double berth 200 x 160 cm with 10 cm thick upholstered mattress on slatted bed base (port side)

Wardrobe for storage

2 opening portlights on the panoramic roof for ventilation, and 1 fixed portlight

2 overhead lights and 2 adjustable LED reading lights with integrated USB outlets

Mechanical room on starboard side

Washing Machine 5kg in port cabin

White/grey synthetic countertop, 2 shelves and mirror mounted on bulkhead

Separate shower with shower column with mixer (hot/cold pressurized water)

Manual pump toilet with holding tank

Sink with hot and cold pressurized tap

Opening sail gear wardrobe and water drain

Opening portlight on panoramic roof for ventilation

2 LED overhead light, 1 220V outlet

Access by large opening deck hatch

Floor and 1 LED overhead light

Watertight bulkhead between locker and bow

Aluminum ladder for access

2 x D2-50 VOLVO Engine (50hp) in a soundproof, ventilated compartment (Yanmar available on request)

Dual fuel filters

Lighting in the engine compartment

MAX PROP Three blades feathering propeller

Rope cutter SPUR  for engine transmission Shaft drive

Air conditioning reversible 16000 BTU/ 220V ( 2 Units )

Solar panels 2 x 130 W on aluminum support and hard dodger, and MPPT regulator

230V AC 50Hz Circuit which includes dock outlet, Bipolar leak detector & electric panel

4 AGM service batteries 130Ah, 1 engine battery 90Ah. Battery charger 60A and 120A load distributor

Converter 24-220v

Insulation transformer 3600 W auto 115V/230V

Generator 4Kw Fisher Panda Néo 5000i

Water maker AQUABASE – 24 V – 65l/h with automatic rinse

115 Ah alternator

SIDEPOWER Tunnel bow thruster 130kg / 24V

Maintenance Kit (anodes, led, fuses, hydro-lube rings etc)

80L water heater, 220V supply and via engine heat exchanger

Custom welded plastic fuel and water tanks

Automatic electric bilge pumps with switch located at control panel

B&G Electronics Package Includes (sample of electronics installation): 

  • Triton Navigation Pack and 2 displays
  • Autopilot LS 40ST16 and NAC-3 computer with display + control panel + precision 9 electronic compass

  • VHF B&G V60 with AIS + GPS and VHF antennas

  • AIS B&G Transmitter/Receiver

  • Radar B&G HALO 20+ – 36NM range

  • ZEUS 3S screen – 9″ touchscreen at the starboard helm station + navionics map France +Pod

  • Pilot remote control

  • Secondary ZEUS 3S – 9″ touch screen at chart table 

Kenwood bluetooth radio + 4 speakers

NACA profile centerboard with manual lift

Twin Helm station in cockpit with twin rudders with self-aligning bearings

Commissioning includes: launching, masting & rigging adjustment, one day coaching & 5 days in the marina

Customized vinyl sticker with boat name + home port initials

The price represents an example of a fully equipped Ovni 490 with premium items for the long-distance sailor. 

€ 1,226,375

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