|Grand Prix is 47 foot sloop designed by Laurie Davidson (Laurie was the designer of the race winning NZ Americas Cup yacht and one of the top NZ designers) and built by Phillip Wilson (one of NZs best boat builders) constructed in Kauri on laminated ring frames with ½ inch tongue and groove and double diagonal Kauri sheathed in fibreglass.
The teak side decks are wide and the cabin is low profile Grand Prix is in nearly as new condition and ready for sea.
Grand Prix was designed for crossing oceans with 5 good sea berths with lee cloths to make sleeping at sea comfortable. The galley was designed to cook in big seas with a galley layout similar to Whitbread boats. There are two freezers for plenty of frozen storage.
She was set up with safety in mind with a practical emergency steering systems and big bilge pumps
She is easy to sail with a an electrically powered number one and a blade sail.
||47' - 14.32m|
||Auckland NORTH ISLAND|
||The engine is a Bukh 48 Saildrive unit Which can be hand cranked if needed
There is an engine driven refrigeration compressor and a separate 220 volt motor driven compressor which can be powered by shore power or a generator
||Aft of the nav area is a single berth with a lee cloth Under the berth is the radio battery mounted above water level and a dedicated space for a water maker which has been removed. But the sea cock remains.
Aft of the galley is a large storage area with a pipe cot. Behind is an Eberspacher diesel heater which is piped to three outlets providing central heating throughout the boat
Forward of the galley and nav area are two settees upholstered in wool. Behind the settees are lockers for personal gear. The settees have lee cloths Out board of the settees are two pilot berths with lee cloths
Beneath the settees are the SS fuel and Kauri water tanks. Beneath the port settee is a new 450 AMP house battery bank
There are 4 night lights at floor level to allow enough visibility at night without waking other crew
The cabin sole is teak and holly with lock down latches. Beneath the cabin sole are two large electric bilge pumps and one large manual Edson bilge pump There is a small bilge pump for clearing water in a sump.
Forward of the saloon to port is the head with electric toilet and sink, with water supplied by both pressure and foot pump. Shower water pressure is supplied by two pressure pumps.
There is a holding tank to port under the double berth. To starboard is the wet locker with a heated towel rail.
Forward of the head is the double bed with a curved seat, drawers and lockers to starboard
Forward of the double cabin is a large sail locker with a ladder to a large hatch. In the sail locker is a Zodiac dinghy 15 HP Mercury and the Gennaker
||There is an aft facing 4 burner Mariner stove and oven in a walk in galley with counters with 3 inch fiddles and two deep sinks for producing meals in heavy going
There is a small fridge and deep freezes and a large pantry
There are foot pumps for fresh and salt water in the galley in deep double sinks
Under the sinks is the dedicated space for a generator which has been removed but the plumbing remains
||The life raft is mounted in a dedicated cockpit locker.
There are 6 Harness anchor points in the cockpit and a travelling system for the harness to go forward
There is a new Kannard 406Mhz Emergency Beacon mounted on the port side aft bulkhead.
There is a very large Edson Manual bilge pump in the cockpit locker
There is a 5 foot SS wheel covered in windsurfer rubber
There is a large SS Dorade in front of the mast to keep the boat well ventilated
There is a locker port side forward with a deck wash and dinghy fuel tank
The Dodger is new
|There is a Raymarine instrument binnacle at the wheel with autopilot, gyro steering compass, wind, speed, depth. A chart plotter at the wheel and two Big Ben Compasses
There are 4 instrument repeaters at the bulkhead including Autopilot
There is a Raymarine arial for Sky TV and cell phone arials. The structure can support radar if required
There is a nav station with full size chart table, a barometer, compass, 2 Raymarine instrument repeaters, chart plotter, TV with computer generated navigation software and a Furuno GPS mounted on the rear bulkhead
There is an ICOM SSB and Furuno VHF
Beneath the nav seat are the starting batteries and the inverter.
Aft of the Nav area is a long term freezer, a switch panel and Boss Stereo system with 4 cabin and two cockpit speakers
Above the nav area, the switch panel and galley are three prisms providing additional day lighting
All lights including deck lights have been upgraded to LED
||The yacht Spars rigging is rod The Hydraulic backstay, boomvang and outhaul are Navtec
The Spinnaker pole is mounted on a track on the mast
There are 12 winches one electric halyard and 7 Jammers
There is a Maxwell 2200 Anchor windlass 70 Metres of chain and a 50 Lb Bruce anchor.
The number one genoa is on a Bomar electric furler
The number 3 battened blade sail is on a Furlex furler
The Gennaker is on a Bomar furler
The storm jib is on a Vectran rope with a mechanical back stay as tensioner which can be rigged as required
The main is covered by a new stack pack
Additional sails are a 2 cruising sail, a small gennaker and a trysail
||The steering is sheave and cable and the rudder stock is connected to an idler stock in front of the wheel for the emergency steering.
There is a curved laminated tiller which will steer Grand Prix as easily as the wheel in case of steering failure.
There is a curved cockpit seat over the cockpit locker which allows crew to sit upright at any angle of heel.