|Nautilus yacht Management is proud to introduce this exceptional 64' Alden Cutter aptly named 'Nirvana'.
Get used to receiving numerous compliments as you sail Nirvana into any harbor. She has classic Alden lines with an elevated stern sweeping forward to a raised bow. She was built in 1952 in Newcastle, Australia by S. F. Heaton for his family. Nirvana was the first yacht built specifically for the Sydney-Hobart race. Her sturdy hull is made of ironwood and her topsides are rosewood all fastened with 7/16 inch copper rivets to sawn oak ribs then splined and skinned with dynel. She is beautifully furnished in teak, mahogany and maple below decks. When you step below decks you are transported away from the noise of the outside world into a luxurious sanctuary of tradition and elegance.
She underwent a complete refit from 2006-2008 costing 1 million US dollars, and the current owner has continued to improve her significantly, including repainting the topsides and bottom in December 2015. In 2008, a new engine, all new plumbing, electrical and electronics were added. She was stripped to her frames and the interior was reconstructed from all new material, plus the deck was glassed over, ensuring a dry interior. The carpenter's mandate was to use only the finest materials, adding modern comfort features, while keeping a traditional feel below. The end result is simply stunning.
The master stateroom is located aft of the sail locker, behind a full bulk head, and has a queen-sized bunk on the centerline with extensive mahogany lockers lining the hull on either side. The woodwork is truly exceptional. Aft of the bunk on port is a cleverly hidden wash basin and head and enormous storage cupboard. On starboard there is a large cedar lined hanging locker. Under the bunk are 3 cavernous storage lockers, and 2 wide, flat drawers ideal for storing charts. The drawers handles cleverly double as steps up to the bed.
Continuing aft, the owners lounge/crew bunk occupies the starboard side of the boat maintaining the same beautiful mahogany storage lockers. On the port side is a very large head with abundant storage, and a sizeable shower with bench and full headroom.
Up two steps you enter the spacious main salon with a large wrap-around dinette outfitted in Spanish leather, followed by the galley with new stove/oven aft. Her galley is great at sea or when preparing a gourmet meal for 35. On the starboard side there is a massive refrigerator that holds enough food for months off the grid, followed by a settee that converts to a queen-sized bunk, and navigation station. Etched glass butterfly hatches and a custom stained glass port brighten the salon and add old-world charm. There are very classy touches throughout, fitting a yacht of this pedigree.
Aft on the centerline are the guest quarters, with one quarter berth and a double berth. Our children have comfortably shared this cabin for two years. The large clothing cabinet on centerline can easily be removed to access the rudder post and steering quadrant. Under each bunk are multiple storage lockers, which we have used for clothing, toys, sleeping bags and additional food. The lazarette is accessed through a hatch in the cockpit or at the foot or either guest bunk. She has 2 heads and can sleep 8-10 people.
The fo'csle, or sail locker, contains two bunks, originally designed as crew quarters, now used as a workbench and for a large amount of storage. The watermaker, a salt water rinse down, and fresh water shower are located here. There is also a large amount of storage throughout the boat.
Nirvana has comfortably cruised the South Pacific for the past 2 years with a family of 4 and multiple guests. Nirvana is setup to be self-sufficient, allowing us to visit distant islands and be months away from groceries and other stores. We have sailed her to secluded atolls, through stunning coral reef passes, and to remote villages, and enjoyed some of the most transforming life experiences.
After a snorkel through the anchorage, it is marvelous to rinse off with the shower on the bow, then relax with a book in the cockpit on comfy cushions. At sea the dinghy fits securely on custom chocks in front of the mast, but at anchor these can be removed and allowing a spacious deck area to enjoy your yoga practice.
She is equipped with modern cruising electronics and the solar panels meet the daily power needs of 6 people. Sailing Nirvana is a dream, she slices silently through the waves, never pounding, effortlessly maintaining 7-8 knots. Nirvana is a solid racing yacht, with many wins to her name, including holding the overall Newport to Ensenada record for over 20 years.
Step onboard and start your cruising dream, race her to win local or international competitions, or berth Nirvana at your yacht club for sprints around the bay. Own a part of Australian yachting history.
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Disclaimer The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
||64' 0" - 19.51m|
|Keel / Ballast
||Full long keel|
||S. F Heaton. Newcastle. Australia|
||Timber Ironwood hull and rosewood topsides.|
||Epoxy laminate over Marine Plywood and original timbers, cabin-top teak Custom stainless steel board|
||Engine: Yanmar diesel 87 hp, new 2008, approx. 2500 hours
Engine Alarm; Emergency Engine Stop
Fuel Filters: 2 Racor; 1 on Engine
Fuel Shut Off: Stoves; Engines; S2A Xinex Fireboy Fume Detector and halon automatic firefighting system
Lube Oil System
Raw Water Sea Strainer
Propeller: 3 Blade, Bronze; 2 blade spare
||750 in 4 tanks|
||757L in 4 tanks|
||15 HP Yamaha|
||Covers & Curtains: Dodger; Bimini, Hatch covers, Bow sun shade, Center Boat Cover, Main sail cover,|
||1 Master cabin in bow with queen size bed. 1 guest cabin aft with double and single berth. Saloon / dinette converts to queen berth. 2 extra single berth. Sleeps 8-10.|
||1 X Master and 1 X double guest.|
||2 X hot and cold pressurized shower in enclosed head areas plus one in cockpit|
||Head Type: 1 Groco manual; 1 Jabsco electric Holding Tank with electric macerator pump|
||1 X Master and 1 X double guest.|
||Refrigeration: R10 Sunfrost 12 V; Air cooled, 9 ft3
Stove: Force 10; 2 Burner Propane w/Oven new 2015
Sink: Double Stainless Steel
Water System: Pressure
Stainless BBQ: Propane
||Spectra; 19 Gallons/Hour|
||Anchor: 88 Lbs. Kingston Anchors Plow; Chain: 300'
Anchor: 75 Lbs. CQR Plow
Anchor: 75 Lbs. Stainless Plow
Anchor: 125 Lbs. Kingston Anchors Fisherman
Anchor: 22 Lbs. Kingston Anchors Plow (Stern); Line: 300'
Anchor Windlass: Ideal
Custom Double Anchor Bow Roller, New 2014
Numerous small dinghy anchors
||Lifejackets: 10 Type II USCG
Liferaft: 8 Person Zodiac Offshore with EPIRB serviced in 2014
Complete USCG Safety Package plus additional flares
EPIRB: ACR 406, plus PBL in liferaft
||Bilge Blower Bilge Pump: 3 w/Float Switch 2 are high capacity; 1 Manual|
||Liferaft: 8 Person Zodiac Offshore with EPIRB serviced in 2014|
||EPIRB: ACR 406, plus PBL in liferaft|
||Lifejackets: 10 Type II USCG|
||Fuel Shut Off: Stoves; Engines; S2A Xinex Fireboy Fume Detector and halon automatic firefighting system|
||Batteries: 9 AGM Golf Cart; 1 Starting
Battery Monitor: Heart interface
Electrical System: 12 VDC
Inverter: Heart Interface 2000 W Inverter/Battery Monitor/ Charger, 110 V
Interior Lighting: 12 VDC
Battery Charger: Heart Interface 110v 60hz, Precept 240v 50hz
Smart Reg: Balmar Max. Charge MC-612
Alternator: 2 Balmar 120 amp
Solar panels: 2 x 100 W (new 2014)
Entire boat rewired in 2008
|Radar: Raymarine E-80; 24 Miles
VHF: ICOM 304
Auto Pilot: Simrad Hydraulic AP-25
Chart Plotter: Raymarine E-80
GPS: Raymarine E-80
Depth Sounder: Raymarine E-80
Wind Speed & Direction: Raymarine ST 6001
Knot Meter/Log: Raymarine E-80
Rudder Angle: On Autopilot
Electronics new in 2008
Compass: 6" Danforth Constellation
||Main; #1 Genoa 155%; Staysail; Dacron; Manufactured by Ullman, all in good condition
Asymmetrical Spinnaker with snuffer, Manufactured by North, in good condition
Titanium reaching strut
|Mast / Rigging
||Mast: Aluminum; Stepped on Keel, designed by Bruce Nelson 1980 based on a 12 meter yacht extrusion
Standing Rigging: 1x19 SS, with Spectra running backstays, and removable inner forestay
Lazy jacks on the main
||Winches: 2 Harken 70 Self-Tailing (Primaries) new 2008; 2 Lewmar 55 (Secondaries); 1 Barient 27 ST (Mainsheet); 1 Lewmar 43 (Spinnaker Halyard); 1 Lewmar 43 (Headsail Halyard); 2 Barlow 24 (Halyard); 1 Lewmar 30 ST (Main Furler); 1 Barient 10 (Boom Topping Lift)
Navigation Lights: Deck; Masthead tricolor
Masthead anchor light, Spreader Lights
Lifelines: Stainless steel upper and lower with gates on both starboard and port
Deck saltwater rinse down
Deck fresh water shower
Stainless BBQ: Propane
||Immaculate. Full refit 2008 - 2015. US$1 Million spent since 2008. Sailed around the world for past 2 years and ready to go again.|