|An amazing opportunity to be a part of a unique syndicate in Texas Lady. This 21M Passagemaker has been a one owner boat from 2001 and has undergone major refits over the years keeping up in great order and up to date with technology.
The plan for this syndicate is to employ a full time skipper and share all running costs evenly. The yearly costs come out at $2750 per month per owner which includes all standard running costs and the full time skipper.
This year the boat will spend 5 months in Sydney and 5 months in the Whittsundays. Owners can fly in and spend time on her individually.
Next year Fiji and New Caledonia.
The ultimate fun boat she is stocked with toys including
* 2 x Sea Doo under water scooter's
* A Dive Compressor
* 5 dive tanks
* Fishing equipment
More about the vessel below.
When you first step aboard Texas Lady, you immediately feel like you are in the presence of a little ship. The exterior bulwarks, high-sided coamings and split level aft deck area, conjure up images of the kind of seas that this boat has been built to encounter.
Texas Lady is a boat that clearly portrays the craftsmanship and attention to detail that you would expect in much larger vessels.
Texas Lady was built in New Zealand and is based on an Erwin Haag steel hull design with an aluminium topside and flybridge styling and internal layout by Bob Salthouse.
New Zealand native rimu has been used extensively and is offset with American maple on the floors, burr elm tabletops and a deep rich red Australian jarra beading.
There is an accent on quality and a depth of finish that you would expect but not always get in a vessel of this size. Dedicated attention to design and detail provides a warm and inviting interior where space has been well utilised. For example, the 32mm solid timber doors right throughout the vessel are each made from 43 pieces of timber handcrafted and intricately pieced together. The occasional table is a rich mix of native timbers and there is an intelligent balance between timbers and fabrics.
All guest accommodation is forward with three cabins off a central passageway each with separate bathrooms providing a total of 9 individual berths. The Owners stateroom is situated aft of the engine room and features a huge bathroom and copious storage areas.
From a practical point of view, the forward facing galley is ideal. The layout is superb and the space is perfectly in keeping with the rest of the boat. Fully equipped to cater for a large complement of guests, whether on day cruises or extended passage-making, the galley has been designed to make food preparation and serving as hassle free as possible. This includes an easy to clean and functional stainless steel top with a knurled handrail around the leading edge. There is an electric oven, two dishwasher drawers, microwave, gas cook top, full two door refrigerator with water and ice and watermaker. A built-in dinette helps to make this a favourite place aboard Texas Lady and it is extensively used during day cruising or when parked in a quiet bay. Being forward of the main saloon, the crew have access to the huge galley area from the side decks without having to pass through into the main saloon where the owners may be entertaining their guests.
The main saloon is split into two distinctive areas with the dining forward and the lounge aft. Leather is used throughout. High profile windows allow for excellent visibility. The size of the saloon is outstanding and worthy of a far larger boat. This is accentuated by the fact that the saloon and dining areas have no distinctive divisions and share the same overall space. From the aft deck you can see right through to the galley due to the abundance of internal space.
Overhead the curved panelling contains the air conditioning ducting and hidden lighting which provides a pleasant mood atmosphere. Chrome beading accentuates the Rimu panelling and serves to remind those on board of the intricate attention to detail that is prevalent throughout the whole vessel. Situated around the twin companionways that lead downstairs to the accommodation areas are a bookshelf with individual cocktail cabinet and a well stocked entertainment centre including satellite IQ Foxtel/Apple TV.
The flybridge area is fully equipped for serious passagemaking and Texas Lady has the latest Simrad navigation and maxsea mapping system. The helm seats(2) are from a Grand Jeep Cherokee and modified to include all the remotes on the seat arms for the bow thruster and steering.
There is a full TEXAS LADY sized chart table to starboard and the upstairs lounger has proven a great bonus to accommodate unexpected guests overnight.
Access to the upper deck is via the flybridge where the teak decks carry on that small ship feeling. An outside table seating up to 10 guests makes for an alfresco dining experience in the sub tropical climates.
Texas Lady is a sizeable boat that provides an excellence of finish and styling that is impressive. It has the capacity and equipment to handle serious passagemaking or would be just as "at home" anchored up in Sydney Harbour or the Qld Whitsundays.
Texas Lady has twice cruised to the Pacific Islands of New Caledonia and Vanuatu. She has cruised extensively around the Barrier Reef and toured the "top end" to Broome and back.
Please call Chris on 0434 491 85 9 anytime to discuss the great opportunity.