Australian naval architect Joe Adams made his mark as early as the 1970s with yacht designs ahead of the times. He believed cruising boats should be able to perform and especially to have performance to windward, not just off the wind cruising attributes.
This is a rare centre board version of these popular yachts. A performance yacht fitted out very well for cruising. The present owner has completed many upgrades in anticipation of a circumnavigation but his plans have now changed.
The yacht had all new 8mm standing rigging in 2015. The engine has been professionally rebuilt, just 100 hours use since then. The rudder was dropped and completely overhauled. Old alloy water tanks were removed and new grp tanks installed. The electronics package and safety gear still need to be upgraded.
Classic cruising layout with professional teak fit out. Three separate cabins, forward double, saloon with one berth and possible double with converted table and two aft cabins.
Double sink with two freshwater taps plus a salt water foot pump. Mariner two burner gas stove and oven. Hot and cold pressurised water. New 12VDC fridge/freezer in 2014.
One electric c/w holding tank.
Two. Hot and cold water shower in bathroom plus cockpit fresh water shower.
Sloop rig. Alloy mast, twin back stays, foward aft and forward lowers, running back stays, twin forestays with baby stay 15m high. Running rigging replaced as required and in good condition.
All new 8mm standing rigging was installed in 2016.
12 VDC system. 4 x 6V batteries in 2 banks 210Amp/Hrs each bank. New in 2016. Full 12 volt switchboard with breaker panel. Shore power - 240volt outlets to main cabin only. 100amp alternator on main engine with Balmar multistage regulator. Spare 60amp alternator. Xantrex 40amp 2 bank battery charger.
150 watt solar panel.
1 x fully battened mainsail ( new 2013 )
1 x 140% genoa ( furling )
1 x gennaker
1 x #3 headsail (hank on)
1 x staysail (hank on)
1 x storm jib
Andersen primary winches ( 2 st ). Two Lewmar halyard winches self tailing. One Lewmar reefing winch on boom.
Bench cockpit seats with blue Sunbrella cushions. Cockpit folding table. Helm station covered by bimini. Aft stern area stores outboard engines neatly and can be used as a swimming/boarding platform. Two large aft storage lockers.