|As a liveaboard cruising yacht, (or an outstanding S E Asian on-water holiday unit), Jepeda IV is very hard to beat. We have massively upgraded her since we purchased her in April 2008 and she has features that make life truly enjoyable for the liveaboard cruiser. Additionally, almost all critical components have been either professionally restored or renewed since 2008. See below for details and dates of major maintenance performed and enhancements added.
Designed by Herb David and built in California in 1980 she carries a boomless sloop rig with both jib and mainsail on furlers and self-tacking travellers. We have added a short bowsprit and a socked MPS for light air sailing and carry a 30 ft dia Sail Chute that makes sailing downwind a genuine delight. The helm is inside the pilot house with all instrumentation right in front of the helmsman. Halyards, sheets and furler lines terminate at the helm station and are managed by six Lewmar rope clutches and a Barient electric/two-speed-manual, self-tailing winch. Jib and main are launched, reefed or retrieved without ever leaving the comfort and safety of the pilot house. A sliding sun roof in the pilot house provides the helmsman with view of the mainsail when necessary. Under water, the hull is very much that of a sailing boat with a fully integrated extended fin keel containing 3,200 Kg of bonded ballast. Overall sailing performance, whilst not that of an out and out racer, is very good indeed.
We have now cruised "Jepeda IV" some 20,000 Nm on the east coast of Australia, to and around southeast Asia and the Andaman Islands and have come to appreciate not only her surprising sailing performance and ease of handling but also her liveaboard comfort and convenience. This very sea-kindly boat keeps the crew in a dry, warm environment irrespective of the weather or sea conditions and is a superb "home" when at rest.
The master cabin forward features an island bed, hanging robe, chest of drawers and lots of shelf space. Moving aft, the second double cabin to port has a hanging robe and drawer storage. Opposite is the head, again with plenty of cupboard space, hot & cold water to the basin and the shower which is over the Vacu Flush toilet. Then, the chart room is to starboard opposite the well-equipped galley to port. Up four steps is the pilot house containing the helm station, dining area and a set of eight drawers designed to give easy access to tools and the numerous bits & pieces needed to keep everything functioning in the harsh marine environment - no more scrabbling around in a deep tool box to find a screwdriver or a roll of insulation tape! The interior of the boat is fully screened to keep out flying nasties.
The pilot house opens to a spacious, self-draining, covered cockpit with transom door to a full width duck board. This is another important convenience when returning to the boat by tender to unload supplies and it makes boarding in any conditions far easier and safer than climbing over a rail or negotiating the steps of a transom ladder. From the cockpit, a couple of steps on both sides lead to the walk around deck which is protected by high bulwarks, stainless steel stanchions and life lines. The transom is fitted with davits which house a recently added set of three x 120W solar panels and the polycraft Tuff Tender. They also provide a hoist to lift the 15Hp Tohatsu outboard onto its rack.
With newly painted decks and polished cabinsides, there is nothing to do but sail away!
||44' 2" - 13.46m|
||13 Ft 9 In|
||Approx 12 T|
|Keel / Ballast
||Fully integrated extended fin with 3200Kg internal bonded ballast|
||Lancer Yachts, California|
||Balsa cored GRP|
||M135 Sabre. 6 Cylinder, normally aspirated and mechanically governed.|
||7 Lph at cruising speed 7 Kn|
||Twin Disc transmission to 1 1/2" ss shaft and 24 x 18 fixed but free spinning bronze prop.|
||Northern Lights M643 3.5 Kva. 670 Hrs since complete rebuild.|
||850 L in stainless steel tank.|
||475 L in GRP tank|
||3 m Polycraft Tuff Tender|
||Tohatsu 15 Hp 2 stroke|
||90% shade cloth covers for deck area fwd of pilot houise. Canvas cover on SS frame over cockpit.|
||The first thing noticed on entering the boat is its spaciousness. With 192cm of headroom throughout, there are no 'head-banging' spots!
Two cabins: Forward is the master stateroom with queen island bed, hanging wardrobe, large chest of drawers, extensive shelf space and copious lockers. To port, is a double cabin with hanging robe and drawers and extensive storage under the double bunk. The head is opposite to starboard. With two doors, it forms a private ensuite for the master cabin or a private bathroom for guests. The vanity is long and backed by a cane fronted cupboard with sliding doors and has a stainless steel basin with hot & cold water. A bank of drawers and under bench cupboard complete the vanity. A step aft through a folding door with smoked glass inserts is the toilet and shower cubicle. A fold down teak seat over the toilet makes showering in a seaway safe and easy.
The pilot house saloon houses the helm station, eutectic fridge and tool/parts drawers to starboard. To port is the polished timber dining table with ample padded bench seating. The table will comfortably accommodate six. The galley to port and chart room to starboard separate the saloon, which is up four steps, from the cabins.
||One; hot & cold|
||Panasonic AM/FM radio/CD player.|
||The U shaped galley features an L shaped bench with top opening locker and double bowl stainless steel sink, a three burner Force 10 propane stove with oven and griller and a Sharp 6 Cu ft upright 240V fridge/freezer. A large pantry cupboard with cane fronted sliding doors backs the bench and crockery storage is above to the right. Hot and cold water is delivered via a new mixer and filtered drinking water via a separate new stainless steel fountain. There is a bank of 5 drawers and a cupboard under the bench. A large serving bench opposite the helm console completes the well equipped galley.|
||Sharp 6 Cu ft upright 240V fridge/freezer.
2.5 Cu ft chest type eutectic fridge or freezer 12/240V
||Force 10 three burner propane with oven and griller.|
||Village Marine Tech "Little Wonder" Output: approx 20 Lph|
|Hot Water System
||Joven 15L domestic 240V|
||Main anchor, 45 Lb manson Supreme. Reserve, 65 Lb plough. Stern anchor, Bruce pattern. Maxwell RC 10 winch with 70m Canada Steel 22 x 8mm gal chain matched to gypsy and attached to 150m of 9/16 poly rope.|
||3 Rule electric|
||Great Circle 4 man Offshore|
||New 406 Mhz EPIRB will be supplied at time of sale; 2 x Fast Find 406 Mhz personal EPIRBS (exp. )|
||2 Inflatable; 4 x Type 1 adult|
||Full offshore set.|
||Three hand held extinguishers|
||Victron Energy 12/3000/120 Phoenix MultiPlus inverter/charger with VE. Bus Multi Control Panel, PV Charge Controller and BMV 600S precision battery monitor. Isolation switched for shore power bypass
House batteries: 6 x Trojan T-105 6V deep cycle 225Ah paired to deliver 675Ah @ 12V.
Main engine start batteries: 2 x 12V Nova MF Calcium 600CCA
Gen set start battery: 1 x Nova 12V 600CCA.
VSR management of charging sequence between engine and house banks. All batteries are isolation switched but if necessary, any two banks, or all three, can be paralleled.
Separate AC and DC switchboards The former with safety switches to all circuits.
Solar panels: 3 x 120W and 3 x 60W. Output approx 35A peak.
Wind generator: D400.
Alternators: 1 x 90A; 1 x 160A
|Plotter: Furuno NAVnet: GD-1920 Colour Video w/- 10" multifunction display
Reserve Plotter: Navman Tracker 5600
Radar: Furuno 1834C
Sounder: Furuno DFF1
Auto Pilot: TMQ AP4
VHF Radio: Navman VHF 7000
HF Radio: Icom - M710 with software modified to send/receive on all HAM channels
AIS: Matsutec HA - 102 Transponder; Furuno FA-30 AIS receiver
GPS: Furuno GP - 330B
Wind Instrument: NASA Marine Wireless Wind
Rudder angle indicator: TMQ
Engine instruments: Perkins: Tacho, Temperature gauge, Oil pressure gauge, Volt meter, Hour meter
||Jib & Mainsail: 12 Oz dacron, new 2012. Spares: Jib that is OK and main nearing end of useful life.
MPS: 170%, 2.5 oz cloth in sock. A wonderful sail in winds to 12 - 15 Kn
Sail Chute: 30 ft diameter. Outstanding downwind sail. We will happily demonstrate the ease and safety of launch, flying and retrieval.
|Mast / Rigging
||Mast: Aluminium with two straight spreaders.
Rigging is 3/8 In, 1 x 19 stainless steel wire. Forestay replaced in 2013.
||Jib traveller and main traveler with ball bearing cars.
Barient electric/two-speed-manual winch at helm. Halyards and sheets lead here through six Lewmar rope clutches.
Two Lewmar 30 manual winches in cockpit.
Forward, midship and aft mooring cleats. Anchor cleat and mooring bow fairleads.
Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit with two strands of stainless steel lifelines. Lifeline gates port and starboard.
||Major maintenance and enhancements since purchase in April 2008:-
2008: Hull was ground to expose and dry all instances of osmosis. Grindings were filled with chopped glass and epoxy resin and the hull was faired before being covered in two layers of 600g woven glass mat and epoxy resin. It was then faired again and another coat of epoxy applied before application of a binding coat, primer and antifoul. Total cost of this work, carried out over seven months, was just on AUD30,000.
A new Perkins M135 Sabre engine, Twin Disc TM 93/A transmission and new SS propeller shaft were installed. Steering was converted from mechanical to HY Drive hydraulic and a new TMQ AP4 auto pilot and TMQ rudder angle indicator were installed. Total cost: Just on AUD40,000.
2009: Installed a new gimballed, "Force 10", 3 burner propane stove with oven and grille. Cost: AUD2,500.
Installed new Exalto pantograph self-parking windscreen wiper. Cost: AUD1500.
Had designed, fabricated and fitted, a 'roof rack' for solar panels to get them off the sunroof and davits to carry additional solar panels, the tender and to provide a hoist to lift the 15 Hp outboard onto its rack. Cost: AUD3,500.
Professional re-plumbing of the VacuFlush toilet system including new seals, "odour free' hoses, a new vacuum pump, new 130L GRP holding tank and macerator pump. Cost: AUD4,500
Total professional overhaul of both DC and AC circuits and wiring, including replacement of old 110V - 220V transformer, inverter and battery charger with new Victron Multiplus Inverter/charger 12V 3000W 120A with external control panel. Removal of as much as possible of old 110V circuitry and other obsolete cabling and new wiring of a new, separate AC panel with safety switches on all circuits. Cost: AUD12,000
New upholstery and cushions installed in pilot house. Cost: AUD1,400
2010: Installed USEC Duo Ultrasonic antifouling unit. Cost: AUD3,000.(Frankly, not as effective as promised. It does however seem to have extended the time between lift outs by about 50%).
Fitted new mainsail furler wire and new Reefurl furler. Cost: AUD2,500
Purchased and had professionally installed, a suite of Furuno VX2 series electronics - Radar, GPS and plotter, sounder and AIS receiver with a 10" multi function display. Cost: AUD11,500.
Installed new ICOM IC-M710 HF radio and had software modified to receive all HAM channels. Cost: AUD1,400.
2011: Installed new filter element in Little Wonder watermaker. Purchased new Polycraft Tuff Tender. Purchased and installed new Ritchie binacle style compass. Installed 200 L Flexitank and deck pump in aft lazarette. Cost: AUD2,500.
Had designed and fabricated, a heavily insulated 2.5 Cft chest with reinforcing to accommodate the helm seat and installed this with an Ozefridge Eutectic refrigeration unit. The unit is charged with the appropriate glycol, mix to enable operation as either fridge or freezer. Whilst we have used it primarily in fridge mode, we have tested it as a freezer and can vouch for the excellent performance it delivers. Cost: AUD3,600.
2012: Purchased new 12 oz Dacron jib and mainsail and new spinnaker sock and installed six new Lewmar rope clutches to replace old jam cleats and greatly simplify handling of halyards and sheets at the helm. Cost: AUD5,400
Purchased and had professionally installed, a D400 Wind Generator. Cost: AUD3,700
2013: Replaced forestay and jib furler with Reefurl furler. Cost: AUD1750
The Northen Lights gen set was removed from the boat, stripped and rebuilt by Supreme Power Engineering, Kuala Lumpur. We purchased and supplied the parts to SPE so we could be certain that only new, genuine Northern Lights parts would be used in the rebuild. Total cost: AUD5,400.
2014: Replaced old solar panels on pilot house roof rack with three new 60W panels and installed 3 x 120W solar panels on tilting frame on the davits with a new MPPT controller. Cost: AUD1,500.
2015: Installed new Maxwell RC10 anchor winch with capstan, 70m of Canada Steel 22 x 8mm galvanised chain with 150m of 9/16 poly rope attached. Cost: AUD4,300.
Replaced pilot house windows with slider inserts and polished teak surrounds. Replaced original plywood floors in main cabin and head with new polished teak and had remaining floors professionally sanded and polished. Cost: AUD7,700
Replaced all batteries: House; 6 x Trojan T-105 6V deep cycle 225Ah paired to deliver 675Ah @ 12V. Engine start, 2 x 12V Nova MF Calcium 600CCA and Gen set start, 1 x Nova 12V 600CCA. Cost: AUD3,100.
Replaced old 8 Hp Mercury outboard with new Tohatsu 15 Hp. Cost: AUD2,620.
Replaced failed Navman wind instrument with new NASA Wireless Wind. Cost: AUD 740
2017: Painted the decks with two-pack polyeurethane Jotun Hardtop. Polished the cabin sides, internal bulwarks and cockpit walls.