|NOW REDUCED TO $98500 NEGOTIABLE.
DON QUIXOTE IS NOW BERTHED AT RABY BAY
We have reduced our price to meet the market and given her inventory, we believe this vessel is the best priced Fastback on the market today. ALLYACHTSPARS has just replaced all of our standing rigging (10 June 2016) and North Sails has refurbished our genoa. This will save her next owner thousands of dollars. An inspection will impress and we are willing to negotiate. We are the second owners of Don Quixote and purchased her on Christmas Eve, 2003. We have explored most nooks and crannies from Hinchinbrook Island to the north, down to the Clarence River in the south. Her original owner was very weight conscious when he fitted her out. He used light veneers, wicker door cabinetry and minimal timber trimming. Consequently she is very light, sits high in the water and sails away on light winds. We purchased new cruising sails and added a spinnaker with a sock to allow us to sail in winds too light to set our overlapping genoa and mainsail..
Fastbacks usually feature large bathrooms that are used for very short times during any day. We converted ours to a double berth, so that we no longer have to climb over one another when nature calls. We converted the original starboard berth area into a bathroom featuring a shower, a long bench and the head. Behind the bench is a large storage area set up to house an extra water bladder for extended cruising.
Don Quixote boasts a new 30 HP Yanmar diesel (60.5 hours) that drives our hydraulically retractable leg. We replaced the Maxwell 800W anchor winch (with rope hawser). We also added two extra 80W solar panels and an Airex wind generator to minimise the need to start the engine to charge the batteries which are managed by a Plasmitronic PL-20 regulator. We replaced our GPS with a colour chart plotter, and six months ago we installed a Soanar Ultrasonic Antifouling System. This dramatically reduces solid marine growth on Don Quixote's hulls.
Don Quixote comes with two dinghies and one 2HP Honda outboard. The dingy currently on the davits is a stitch n glue we built ourselves. The other is an OZ Leisure Craft Cat (see pictures).
Don Quixote looks great. We had her taken out of the water in May, antifouled her and polished and waxed her freeboards. We believe her light weight sail ability, coupled with her great looks and extensive inventory makes her the best Fastback 32 built.
||32' 0" - 9.76m|
||Approx 2.5 tonnes|
|Keel / Ballast
||1 dagger board in stbd hull easily adjusted in the coach house|
||GRP Vinylester Resin|
||A new 3MY30 30 HP Yanmar Diesel Engine
Serial No EI9125. Engine room: Below cockpit
||Hydraulically Retractable Leg|
||100 litres in stainless steel tank built in forward of mast|
||200 litres total in two tanks built into hulls.|
||1 plywood stitch n glue and 1 OZ Leisure Craft GRP tender|
||2HP Honda four Stroke|
||Zip canvas main cover. 2 canvas covers - one for cockpit and coach house, and one for the foredeck|
||2 permanent double berths. One in forward port hull and the main in rear of starboard hull. New marine carpet and curtains throughout. All opening hatches and windows are insect screened|
||In starboard hull with a Botsch gas instantaneous hot water heater.|
||TMC Electric flush with holding tank and pump out connection to stbd deck.|
||Double SS sink, with 12V pressured and filtered fresh water delivery and a 12V pressured salt water deliver to separate outlet.
1 Maxco two burner stove with grill below.
Large pantry with crockery and cutlery storage.
1 Double 240 VAC outlet
||1 Trailblaza 12 volt and 240 volt chest insulated fridge-freezer|
||35 lb Plough and Bruce anchors. The Bruce is on 30 metres of short link chain, spliced to 30 metres of rope running through a Maxwell 800 winch w/- rope hawser. The winch has a foot switch and down-up switches.
1 rope Bridle for anchoring
||2 x 406 MHz EPIRB. (1 fixed and one portable to wear on life jacket)
2 Fire extinguishers.
3 adult life jackets (1 auto inflation)
2 adult life vests
2 children's life jackets
1 GME GX 600 VHF marine transceiver.
1 portable submersible pump with sufficient power cord and discharge hose for all compartments. Sealed floatation chambers in forward, aft and mid section of hulls.
4 x fenders.
1 x boat hook.
||2 x 80W Solar panels
2 X 64 Watt solar panels
1 Air Breeze Wind Turbine, (plus a second not mounted)
60 amp hour alternator from Yanmar engine through isolation switch
Plasmatronic PL20 w/- shunt to control all charging to batteries
Battery control switch - Engine battery - House Batteries - Both - Off
1 lead acid engine battery
3 heavy duty lead acid house batteries
1 x 12V control panel with control switches and a a shutoff circuit breaker.
1 small inverter (approx 600 watts)
1 x 240 VAC 15 amp connection for shore power w/- safety switch
1 x double 240 VAC power points in both hulls
Several 12 VDC take off points for accessories eg spotlight, vacuum cleaner, cell phone charging.
12 VDC lighing throughout vessel where necessary
12 VDC fan at main bedroom
Digital television w/- DVD player
GME GR968 AM-FM Marine Radio/CD/MP3 Player
|Masthead Navigation and anchor light
motoring and deck light
Hummingbird Depth Sounder
Garmin colour plotter
Autohelm 3000 w/- hand remote to any point on vessel
Numerous large and small scale charts from Hinchinbrook Island to Sydney
1 x GME GX 600 VHF Marine Transceiver w/- masthead antennae
||Allwood Mainsail on boom roller reefing and Allwood overlapping genoa on Profurl furler
Spinnaker in sock (brand unknown)
|Mast / Rigging
||7/8 th fractional rigging with one swept back spreader. Alloy Mast and boom by all yacht spars, 316 stainless steel standing rigging|
||Anderson 2 speed #28 sheet winch
1 x 2 speed halyard winch
All sheets and block adjustment lines come back to the coach house to make single handed sailing simple and safe.
Hand rails and swim ladders on both moulded transom steps.
Forward deck lights.
Moulded deck tread.
Saloon, cockpit and engine well drain holes.
Saloon and cockpit removable marine carpets and removable fabric upholstered seats
Hand and safety rails
||John Gross has built many features into his vessels that make them remarkable. Don Quixote is an excellent example of John's innovation and she's ready for the next cruise.|