Wind Wanderer is a 1982 built Robert Perry designed CT54 ketch. There is so much we could say about Wind Wanderer, but it would take a book. She has been our very comfortable and much loved home for the last 4 years, nearly 3 of which have been doing a circumnavigation.
Wind Wanderer is a proven blue water cruiser and is ready to do it all over again.
Layout: From the pointy end, V birth, forward head, galley and dinette area, saloon with
a big, incredibly useful navigation table and grand stairway typical of CT 54s. The
starboard 2 berth cabin is currently the workshop/spares storage area. It could be
converted back quite easily.
Port side has a double cabin with the bunk able to slide out to make it double. It also has access to the second head with a separate shower.
Both these cabins provide access to the owner's stateroom with huge double bunk, cupboards, drawers, settee and 4 large, opening transom windows as well as side opening portholes. The stateroom has direct access to the shower and aft head.
She sleeps 8 comfortably and could sleep 12 if the 'workshop' was reverted back to a double cabin and the dinette table lowered to a double bunk.
She has two heads and one shower.
Her galley is spacious with plenty light from the pilot house. With two fridges and a freezer, two burner propane stove and oven, plus a microwave oven and ample storage, we keep well fed and we have ice cold water and drinks in summer, including ice for the sundowners.
Her sail package includes mainsail, yankee, mizzen on roller furlers, self tacking staysail, and gennaker. All are in good condition and would do another circumnavigation.
Masts and booms are aluminium with stainless steel standing rigging. Running rigging is good and with a good stock of new replacement lines.
Her engine is a 120 horsepower Ford Lehman diesel, rebuilt in 2009, with a Borg Warner transmission, reconditioned in 2012. Her generator is a Cummins Onan 4K that sips diesel and is more than enough for the boat. Both run perfectly.
She has two battery banks, the house bank is 10 Trojans giving useable 1125AH, 12 volt. The other bank has two deep cycle cranking batteries for the main engine, generator and windlass. Battery charging is via 600 watts of solar panels and the generator through the Outback charger/inverter. Batteries, solar panels and Morningstar controllers all new in 2012.
Watermaker is a 12v Spectra and we've never had a shortage even when at sea for weeks. Longest passage was 7 weeks, showering daily, laundry etc.
Hot water is by engine heat exchanger or generator.
Ground tackle: Main anchor is a 105lb CQR we bought to replace the 65lb CQR which is now the back up or second anchor. With 250 ft galvanized chain we've never had to let it all out, and the big CQR means we never drag. We've never had to use the 65lb back up and we've been in high wind and strong current situations. There is also a 55lb Danforth and rope lines for both supplementary anchors. The windlass is a Quik 1500 watt.
Safety gear: 10 life jackets, flares, man over board pole and ring, harnesses, Viking self inflating 12 man liferaft. EPIRB. We've never had to use any of this gear so it's pretty much as when we bought the boat in 2012.
Communication: Icom 802 HF with pactor for emailing at sea, 2 VHF radios, one installed one hand held. There is also an AM FM radio/cd player, handy for getting local weather reports, with cd player and speakers in the galley, saloon and cockpit areas.
Navigation: Raymarine 6000 autopilot, Raymarine E80 chartplotter and 24 mile radar, Furuno chartplotter and 24 mile radar, Tridata for wind speed and direction, depth sounder etc. AIS transmit and recieve. Traditional compass on the pedastal, barometer, various chips and charts.
Dinghy/Davits/Ladders: Custom made stainless steel davits hold the dinghy high enough to keep it well clear in the biggest seas. They also hold one of the solar panels. The lines for the dinghy run back to the mizzen mast winch for easy launching and retrieval. The dinghy is a Mercury Ocean Runner RIB, 10ft, hypalon with lockable locker in the bow, seat, paddles, pump, anchor, and is powered by an incredibly reliable Tohatsu 9.8 hp motor.