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Alden Ketch "Achernar II"

AU $169,500 
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Length 48' 6" - 14.78m
Usage Family, Leisure, Cruising
Vessel Location  Derwent Sailing Squadron Marina, Sandy Bay, Hobart
Year  1947
Hull Material Timber NZ Kauri on Spotted Gum frames
Alden Ketch "Achernar II"
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Achernar II is a stunning John Alden MALABAR XII design. Extensively refitted between 2010 and 2012, she presents in excellent condition. Below the beautifully crafted timber finish creates an ambience of cosy quality. On deck the cockpit is deep and the side decks are wide.
"Achernar" is a veteran of Vintage Yacht Regattas and is ready for the next Wooden Boat Festival. She is well-equipped to cruise offshore in comfort and safety.
We would welcome the opportunity to show you on board this very special yacht.

TRADES CONSIDERED... Land, motor cruisers, timber boats needing work. Make an offer.
AU $169,500 
Now reduced
Vessel Name  Achernar II
Boat Reference  3427640
Year  1947
Length  48' 6" - 14.78m
Beam  3.5m
Draft  2.2m
Displacement  17.4t
Keel / Ballast  Full Keel
Vessel Location  Derwent Sailing Squadron Marina, Sandy Bay, Hobart
Region  Tasmania
Designer  John Alden - (Alden design #696 Malabar XII)
Builder  C Larson - Sydney
Hull Material  Timber NZ Kauri on Spotted Gum frames
Decks Material  Laid teak decks in very good condition
Engine  4-cylinder Ford Lees diesel (reconditioned 2007)
Borg Warner Velvet Drive gearbox shaft drive to Hydralign feathering prop (19" x 14")
New (2013) upgraded alternator, gearbox and heat exchanger. Engine compartment is under bridge-deck floor.
Engine Make/Model  Ford Lees
Engine Hours  Approx 800 since engine rebuild.
Fuel  500 litres in 1 x steel tank & 1 x polyurethane tank
Water  600 litres in 4 x stainless tanks
Dinghy  Aquapro 2.5m Inflatable (2013)
Outboard  4hp Mercury outboard
Covers  Mainsail cover, staysail cover, mizzen boom cover. New (2014) Boom Tent for main and mizzen.
Accommodation  A truly lovely traditional fit-out. Original fittings and fixtures were updated with an extensive refurbishment in 2012. Very appealing open plan and well-lit interior.
From the cockpit step down into a raised "bridge-deck" with helm and engine controls, settee, chart-table and a large fridge. With opening windows, this is an airy and welcoming (and practical) wheelhouse. Step down two steps into the bright and spacious lounge. U-shaped dinette to stbd and seating to port with pilot berth behind. All new upholstery. Galley forward of here to port with bathroom opposite. Large, walk-in focsal cabin with generous V-berth and excellent storage.

New (2011) teak and holly floors and upholstery. Presented in excellent condition.
Shower  Hot & cold shower
Toilet  Electric toilet (with holding tank) in roomy separate compartment with vanity.
Galley  Well-located in the centre of the boat, the galley has great stowage and benefits from opening portlights and a large butterfly hatch overhead. A great place to cook whilst at sea.
2-burner gas stove and grill.
Stainless steel sink with hot & cold water.
Refrigeration  2 x 12v refrigerators - 1 x front opening (in bridge deck) & 1 x fwd opening (in galley)
Ground Tackle  CQR anchor and 120m of 1/2" gal chain
Plough-style anchor with 20m chain.
Nilsson electric windlass
Safety Gear  2 x electric bilge pumps
2 x manual bilge pumps
1 x First Aid kit
Life ring, life sling
2 x fire extinguishers
Fire blanket
Emergency nav lights
Lazy jacks.
Electrics  2 x 12v house batteries, 2 x 12v engine batteries, 1 x 12v anchor battery, 1 x emergency battery
Charged by alternator on the engine
240v Shore power
GME VHF radio
Codan HF radio
Garmin GMI 10 sounder
Garmin Log
Garmin GPS 75OS plotter
TMQ autopilot
Garmin radar
Garmin wind instruments.
Sail Inventory  Mainsail (NEW 2010
Genoa (NEW 2010)
Spinnaker ( NEW 2010)
Mizzen staysail (NEW 2010)
New mizzen and staysail (NEW 2011)
Mast / Rigging  Alloy masts and booms, all completely refurbished in 2010 with new stainless steel rigging.
NEW running rigging in 2010.
Deck Gear  Magna S/S BBQ
Remarks  3728
 Seller Details
Broker / Dealer  Boat Sales Tasmania Boat Sales Tasmania

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Telephone  1300 288 007
Address  Muirs Boat Yard
44 Napoleon St
Battery Point
City / Suburb  Hobart 7004
State  TAS
Country  Australia
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