Built in Cape Town in 1997 and used since then as a family live aboard cruising yacht. She left South Africa and cruised to Brazil, the Caribbean, North America and eventually to the UK. She has proven herself as a very comfortable yacht capable of being sailed anywhere in the world and easily managed by a small crew if necessary. Gaff ketch rig on steel masts, Ford 80hp diesel. 8 berths in total with two doubles, 2 heads compartments and a very spacious saloon. This is an eye catching, strong and very capable yacht in superb condition.
Contact: Richard Gregson 01803 833899 / 07886 081657
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Designed by Ernst Van der Laan and built by MOF boat builders, Cape Town, she was launched in 1997. Originally intended as a boat to carry cargo, what is now her saloon had been designed as the hold with living accommodation aft. This plan however change rapidly after launch and she was fitted out as a private yacht before leaving South Africa for South America. The family spent many years cruising and living aboard between Brazil and New York with a lot of time in the Caribbean where she proved herself to be a very comfortable and safe family cruising yacht.
Bought by the present owners while in the Caribbean she was used as a cruising home in the tropics before being sailed back to the UK in 2012.
This is a very spacious, very strong and eminently capable yacht with graceful lines and a powerful rig, suitable for exploring anywhere in the world. Her split ketch rig can be easily handled by a small crew and her deck layout gives good security and shelter, she is a magnificent yacht in very fine condition. She is UK registered and VAT paid.
Length on Deck 46'
Length overall 57'8"
Length waterline 41'
Displacement 17 tons
Sail area 2210sqft
The entire hull was shot blasted when new and painted with International epoxy paint which has preserved it extremely well. The topsides were repainted in black Jotun in 2014. Decks repainted with Epifanes in 2011.
Built in South Africa in 1997 to Norske Veritas standard from 5mm welded steel plate. Angle bar frames at approximately 100cm centres with 40x40x6mm angle longitudinal stringers.
40x40mm solid square bar makes the stem. The keel is of 8mm plate with 12mm bottom plate.
The hull is insulated to the waterline with 2" polystyrene foam.
Decks and cockpit
Decks are of 4mm welded steel plate with a 12" mahogany bulwark all round held with steel stanchions welded to the deck. A varnished Iroko capping rail is mounted on the bulwark.
Self draining cockpit is made of 3mm steel plate with scrubbed teak sole and seat gratings
Dog house made of 4mm steel plate with fixed glass windows. Steeply cambered dog house roof of 1/2" T&G mahogany planking overlaid with 12mm marine plywood and sheathed. A sliding hatch on the centreline with double teak companionway doors for access to the cabin with a spray hood over to stop the dog house getting wet.
Pair of oiled teak skylights just forward of the dog house give light and ventilation to the galley and double cabin.
Large flush teak hatch on the centreline just aft of the main mast was originally installed with a view to carrying cargo.
Gaff ketch rig on hollow steel tube keel stepped masts. Varnished wooden booms, gaffs, bowsprit and topmast. Bowsprit and wooden spreaders new in 2014.
Galvanised standing rigging with rigging screws to chain plates welded into the deck. The main mast has twin lower shrouds to the hounds with a single cap shroud to the main mast head and a single cap shroud over the spreaders to the top mast.
Inner forestay to the stem head, intermediate stay carrying the working jib from mid way along the bowsprit and an outer forestay from the bowsprit end to the top mast. All headsails hanked on with downhauls and are stowed in sail bags when not in use. Running backstays on 4:1 tackles.
Staysail is self tacking for ease of handling, it is simply left to its own devices when tacking upwind.
Mizzen mast has twin lower shrouds and a single cap shroud over the spreaders.
Running rigging is all 3 strand polyester with varnished ash blocks.
Sails all made by North Sails of Cape Town in 1998.
Reaching jib White Dacron
Flying Jib White Dacron
Storm Jib White Dacron
Main topsail Tan Dacron
Mizzen staysail Tan Dacron
Pair of size 40 2 speed bronze winches in the cockpit
One 2 speed reefing winch on the main mast
254 Ford 4D 80hp naturally aspirated diesel mounted on the centreline under the dog house sole. Single lever controls to the Borg Warner Velvet drive box. 35mm stainless shaft to a 3 blade bronze propeller. 7 knots max speed.
The engine is fresh water cooled with a keel cooling system meaning there is no heat exchanger or salt water pumping systems to contend with.
Oil filters, oil coolers and fuel filters are all well placed to make them easily accessible, full access all around the engine and well designed systems make this a very good installation.
135 gallons of fuel in main tank + a header tank. Separate tank of 120 gallons not yet commissioned
200 gallons of fresh water in 3 separate tanks.
35 gallon grey water tank.
4 x 115ah domestic batteries
2 x 110ah start batteries
The accommodation is very spacious for a boat of her length and offers several separate sleeping cabins.
8 berths with 2 doubles and 4 singles.
Steps down from the companionway into the dog house with a large double to port extending under the side deck. Table to starboard which doubles as a chart desk with all the navigation equipment to port at the forward end of the dog house.
Passageway in aft port corner gives access to the stern which has a large storage area under the cockpit and also the potential for another berth if required. Access hatches at the aft of the cockpit into the lazarette lockers.
Centreline steps down from the dog house into the saloon with the galley to port and a door giving access to a double cabin to starboard. Heads compartment just forward of the double cabin. The large double berth in this cabin extends cleverly under the dog house sole to gain more space.
Main saloon with a large saloon table slightly offset to port. Settee berths both sides which can be used as Pullman berths if required adding 2 more singles to the total number of berths onboard. Storage cupboards and drawers behind the settee berths under the deck head give a large amount of storage space. Solid fuel stove by the mast.
Passageway to the fore cabin offset to starboard. Hanging locker to starboard in the passageway with a heads to port. The forecabin has two single berths with large amounts of storage space below. Forward of this is a storage locker right up to the stem used for spare sails. The anchor locker is below the berths.
U-shaped galley makes working at sea an easy task. Gimballed 2 burner gas stove at the aft end with twin stainless steel sinks. Hot and cold pressurised water plus a filtered tap with a Seagull water filtration system to remove any chance of contamination. 12 volt Coolmatic fridge with top access.
The galley has more than sufficient storage with cupboards under the deck head and lockers below.
The main heads compartment to starboard opposite the galley has a Blakes Lavac sea toilet and a shower with a stainless tray and a teak grating. The side board is tiled with a handmade porcelain sink.
The second heads forward is purely for the guest cabin and has a Jabsco sea toilet with a stainless hand basin.
Sestral Moore steering compass
Garmin 128 GPS
Uniden MC 1010 VHF radio with additional cockpit speaker
ICOM hand held VHF
2 x personal radio transmitters/receivers
Horizon Depth Sounder
Kenwood R-600 communications receiver (USB, LSB, AM)
Aries Mk IV Windvane, (the Aires also provides power to support the Tillerpilot)
Four person Avon Life Raft (new 2008, serviced to 2015)
Emergency grab bag
Manual bilge pump
1 electric engine bilge pump
60lb CQR with 56m of 10mm chain
60lb CQR with 30' of 10mm chain and 200' of 1" warp
145lb Fishermans anchor with 30' of 10mm chain
45lb Danforth stern anchor with 10' of chain and 200' of 1" warp
Sun awnings between the masts
Jerry cans for water and fuel
All galley equipment
Many spares for systems and rigging