|Fast and comfortable passagemaker with an excellent pedigree. Built for the foreman of Zeston Yachts as his own boat, "Tara II" has a magnificent timber interior fitted inside a fibreglass hull. The Zeston 40 heritage ensures fast, powerful performance yet "Tara II" is designed for comfort, with a spacious, well-protected cockpit, open interior layout and practical amenities (including ducted heating and the luxury of a separate shower). Easily handled by two (furling main AND genoa), she is presented in very tidy order with all maintenance up to date and receipts available. "Tara II" has cruised the Australian coast and successfully competed in Twilight racing.
||43' 3" - 13.18m|
||3.75m (12ft 7in)|
||1.65m (5ft 7in)|
|Keel / Ballast
||Fin keel. Skeg hung rudder|
||Joe Adams (Zeston 40 hull with custom top & sugar scoop stern)|
||Fibreglass/GRP Solid fibreglass with sugar scoop stern|
||Marine ply/Dynel sheathed on Oregon beams and Oregon deck shelf. Coach house - Qld Maple|
||Nanni (2000) 45HP 220 HE series four-cylinder diesel.
3-bladed fixed bronze propellor.
PSS shaft seal.
New gearbox 2013. New engine mounts 2013.
||1967 (April 2016)|
||Approx. 3 litres/hour.|
||380 litres in s/s tank.|
||600L +125 + 125|
||Force Four RIB on davits|
||Mainsail cover. Sunawning. Hatch & boat cover (covers from mast aft). NEW cockpit cover.|
||Large aft cockpit protected by a solid cabintop extending aft over the companionway. Two shallows steps down into an open interior with galley to port and chart table/navigation area to stbd. A generous double berth occupies the stbd quarter. One step down into the saloon where the U-shaped settee to port can be turned into an additional double if required. Opposite is a single settee/berth. The bathroom (with separate shower) is ahead to port with storage in drawers and a hanging locker opposite. Fwd cabin has a very generous berth (King-sized at the head and 6ft 6in long) with a large hatch overhead.
The interior is professonally fitted out in the highest quality joinery with carefully matched native timbers creating the warmth and atmosphere of a wooden boat. "Tara II" is presented in very good condition with soft furnishings and varnished surfaces in spotless order. Instant warmth with Webasto ducted diesel heating.
Flush foredeck provides a very practical working area for easier sail handling.
||Separate shower compartment in bathroom with seat. Pressure hot and cold water.|
||Bathroom with toilet, vanity and separate shower compartment. Jabsco 12V marine toilet with 50L holding tank.|
||Well-designed and functional U-shaped galley with excellent bench and storage space.
Roden 4-burner stove with oven. Potholders.
Twin s/s sinks.
Pressure water with 30L hotwater cylinder. Saltwater footpump.
Gas detector with solenoid control and alarm.
||Front opening fridge under bench and top-opening freezer. 12V water-cooled units with separate compressors.|
||12V Muir anchor winch.
Primary anchor: 60lb Manson anchor and 75m x 10mm chain.
Second anchor: 45lb Manson anchor with 25m x 10mm chain + 100m x 14mm warp.
Two anchor fairleads.
||Lifesling overboard rescue system.
Horseshoe lifering with self-igniting light.
Rescue throw rope.
||Bilge pumps: 2 x electric and one manual.|
||4-man liferaft (not in survey).|
||6 x lifejackets|
||Inshore flare pack (exp. 2019).|
||2 x Trojan 130AH house batteries (new 2013).
1 x Trojan 150AH engine battery (2013).
1 x Trojan 130AH on inverter.
Xantrex 40 Amp battery charger and 600W inverter.
Xantrex digital battery meter.
12V halogen and LED interior lighting.
Two solar panels.
|GME VHF radio.
Icom M-700 HF radio and tuner.
Raymarine ST60 Plus (2009) speed, depth, wind and close-hauled wind instruments.
Raymarine C-120 Chart Plotter/Radar (2009).
Raymarine ST60 Plus autopilot.
Two Raymarine graphic repeaters.
Instrument display port and stbd in cockpit.
Digital TV (TEAC)
GME GR9000 AM/FM/CD/USB stereo.
||Main: Hood furling boom mainsail system.
Genoas: #1 heavy, #2.
Jib: #3,#4, blast reacher.
Spinnakers: 3/4oz and 1.5 oz with socks.
Storm sails: Staysail, trisail.
Profurl headsail furler.
|Mast / Rigging
||Masthead rig with double spreaders.
Aluminium mast and boom.
Running backstays and removeable inner forestay.
Spinnaker pole and whisker pole.
Walder boom brake
Winches: Barient 2 x 32S/T, Arco 2 x 48 S/T, 2 x 44 S/T, 2 x 25.
||S/S dinghy davits.
Varnished, removeable cockpit table and cockpit cushions.
Removeable pushpit "princess" seats.
Cockpit cushions, lee cloths, S/S gas BBQ, swim ladder,
||Built in 1984 by the foreman of Zeston Yachts, Bob Boreham, to be his own boat. Bob, as the ex foreman of Swanson Yachts was a timber boat man. So, his new Zeston was going to have lots of timber in the fitout and look like a more traditional yacht than a motorsailer. The stern was given a sugarscoop. This was later copied by Zeston when they changed their name to Buizen. She sailed successfully for many years as a cruiser/racer at the CYC & RPAYC. She did the 1991 Sydney/Hobart finishing mid fleet. She is well maintaind and upgraded enjoying twilight racing and coastal cruising at the RYCT in Hobart|