Priced for a quick sale this Australian registered yacht is loaded with all the right gear and has been consistently maintained in a ready-to-go condition.
Professionally built and designed as a shorthand cruising yatch it is safe, strong and easy to sail or motor and is extremely comfortable at anchor with an emphasis on the long term liveaboard lifestyle. Quality fitout can sleep up to 6 in three cabins plus one more on a watchkeepers berth at the nav station.
This is a well proven seagoing yacht. The current owners have been full time cruising the islands of Asia for eight years now and have satisfied their spirit of adventure many times over and now want to move on to meet other commitments. So here is a excellent opportunity to own an affordable yacht that you can start your adventures in today.
Presently berthed in Langkawi, Malaysia this yacht is ideally situated for exploring the islands of THAILAND with Phuket, Phi Phi, Phang Na Bay less than a days sail away and with the sailing season about to start here the timing is right for a tour of the islands before heading off to INDONESIA/AUSTRALIA or on to the MED and a circumnavigation. Or hang around here, the living is cheap on this duty free island.
What makes this Australian registered yacht so suitable for the cruising sailor?? Besides being in excellent working order, shipshape and with new or near new equipment systems and electronics??
Check out these features ( this is not an inventory only a sample of what this yacht offers ):
+ not always available in every port. Long range fuel tanks (2300Ltrs = approx 3000nm) means you can stock up when fuel is clean and cheap (currently about 66 cents/Ltr in Malaysia).
+ no need for jerry can runs every time you hit port
+ 5 separate s/s tanks makes trimming and balancing the boat a dream.
WATER & WATERMAKER
+ once again potable water is not always available in every port and sometimes you can't, or don't want to, make water when at anchor.
+ 2000Ltrs in 4 s/s tanks allows you the freedom of seeking out isolated anchorages and takes away the worry of whether to have a daily shower or do the washing.
+ storage is a feature on this yacht. No more cluttered decks or that "living in a chinese hardware store" feeling below deck
+ 5 huge under sole sealed s/s storage bins (some big enough to crawl around in)
+ built-in airtight bulk food storage bins
+ plenty of cupboards everywhere as well as usual under bunk/sofa storage space
+ large deck lockers as well as easy access cockpit storage
+ spending hours out in the weather is not only uncomfortable it is tiring and tired sailors make mistakes.
+ an all weather pilothouse, a comfortable helm chair with excellent all round visibility and up to date navigation equipment keeps watchkeeping on short or long passages safer and more pleasurable.
+ a full size and comfortable bed at the large chart table, with a chartplotter linked to the cockpit and multi instrument readout, means an off watchkeeper can rest easy whilst keeping an eye on progress. Large windows also mean you can keep an eye on the sails from your bed.
SAIL, MOTOR or ANCHOR
+ a full keel means easy motion underway or at anchor
+ easy sail plan for short hand crew
+ furling headsail and staysail
+ sail rack on boom, sailbag and lazyjacks
+ double track on mast for main and storm sails
+ twin spinnaker poles set up on mast for easy setting
+ boom vang and boom brake to control boom action
+ powerful and economical 6 cyl 120hp Perkins motor (3.5 - 4.5 ltrs per hour at 1000rpm = 6knts average)
+ twin starter motors ( one dedicated to emergency startups)
+ bowthruster to assist manoeuvring in marinas or tight anchorages
+ twin bow rollers with big anchors and 1/2" chain for secure anchoring
+ strong, powerful 3000lb pull 24v anchor winch
+ up and down foot switches for positive anchor control
KEEPING EVERYONE SAFE
+ built to a standard not a budget - this yacht was professionally built with solid construction and built tough and it feels that way
+ reassuring sea handling ability and comfortable when riding at anchor
+ solid s/s guardrails allround, uncluttered decks with plenty of handrails and handholds to keep everyone onboard
+ high freeboard means a dry boat
+ excellent allround visibility thru large armour safety glass windows in cockpit and belowdecks
+ high lift davits keep the dinghy out of reach of following seas
+ back up systems for essential equipment, each independently operable - twin chartplotters, twin depth sounders, twin autopilots, twin VHF radios, emergency steering
+ steel shoe protects the keel and bow riser
+ large retractable duckboard for easy boarding, stores loading and most important for swimming and diving (clear headroom even with dinghy up on davits)
+ solid s/s guardrails around base of mast and full height mast steps for added safety
+ two linked Raymarine E80 chartplotters (one in cockpit, one at chart table) with Navionics Gold charts
+ Interphase forward looking sonar and depth sounder
+ JRC FF60 depth sounder
+ two powerful and independent autopilots
+ digital radar
+ two VHF radios with seperate aerials
+ HF radio with auto tuner
+ high headroom, big windows and plenty of room to move around gives the boat a light and airy feel
+ real beds with innerspring mattresses (all beds and bunks have fitted lee cloths, if ever needed - not used so far)
+ spacious galley with plenty of benchspace
+ domestic size and benchtop fridge/freezers
+ 2 x electric toilets with auto flush timers
+ 2 x bathrooms, one with large shower space
+ washing machine
+ big saloon area
+ large dining table seats eight comfortably
+ fans in all cabins, saloon, galley and cockpit
TROPICAL OR COOLER CLIMATES
+ fully insulated deckheads throughout with a minimum of 4" of insulation keeps the boat cool in tropics and snug in colder weather without condensation problems
+ plenty of hatches with insect screens and hatch shade covers for flow thru ventilation
+ in wet and/or cold conditions 6 dorades (and 4 opening portlights under cover in cockpit) keep the boat ventilated and dry
+ pilothouse is fully enclosable with clears for wet days or open up and pull out on-boom shade awnings for al fresco living
+ a dedicated 'wet area' with "Flexi-teak" decking in cockpit and belowdecks from gangway leading to heads, chart table and galley helps deal with wet sailors and watersports. There is carpet in the cabins and salon areas for comfort.
LESS MAINTENANCE REQUIRED
+ most operating and electronic systems are new or near new.
+ the yacht has always had a regular haulout schedule and inspection routine and as such is in great condition
+ topsides and cabintop are recently painted with AWLGRIP paint and are in excellent condition
+ walk-in engineroom makes for easy access and monitoring
+ no outside woodwork to varnish
+ practical and quality fitout needs little attention to keep looking good and clean
PROVEN RELIABILITY AND CRUISING CREDENTIALS
+ this yacht has sailed the South Pacific and the current owners have been full time cruising the East coast of Australia and Asia for the past 71/2 years
+ it is anticipated that, unless sold beforehand, the yacht will be cruising the Thailand west coast islands Nov thru Mar '17
Take the advantage of this yet to be inspected boat, we have drastically reduced the price well below replacement cost to meet the market. So don't miss a bargain and be the first to inspect.
For enquiries, more photos and/or full inventory contact the seller at: sailaurelia@gmail. Com