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Najad Aphrodite 42 Australian Reg, ketch Ambrosia - back in Cairns!!

** NOW SOLD **
AU $185,000 
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Length 41' 8" - 12.70m
Vessel Location  Yorkey Knob Marina, Cairns
Year  1988
Hull Material Fibreglass/GRP Solid hand-layed F/G glass hull
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Najad Aphrodite 42 Australian Reg, ketch Ambrosia - back in Cairns!!
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Over the last 12 months we have been overwhelmed by the incredible amount of enquiries about Ambrosia and have had 3 couples fly up to Borneo from Australia and Singapore for a viewing. Everyone has loved her but the most consistant comment we have been getting is 'We'd buy her if she was back in Australia' After so many of these comments we decided to bow to popular demand and have just returned to Cairns after a 4 month passage from Borneo.

Immaculately finished; comprehensively equipped and beautifully and professionally maintained, this incredible Najad 42 Aphrodite, blue-water cruising ketch is your ticket to adventure...

***BRAND NEW COMPLETE RIGGING INSTALLED SEPT 2015 As a matter of course we replace all rigging every ten years and recently had ALL rigging including backstay & forestay plus all rigging deck hardware professionally replaced! Ambrosia has also just been recently surveyed and the 4 person Zodiac life raft professionally serviced and repacked SEPT 2015.

Professionally updated, serviced and with all new gear - you're basically getting a brand new boat!

Built to Lloyds of London certification in 1988 and Australian registered, Ambrosia is a contemporary designed, ocean-proven cruiser from world-renown Swedish builders Najad Yachts and bears all the hallmarks of Najad's long and respected reputation for solid, craftsman-built, dependable and extremely sea worthy and owner friendly world cruisers.

With just three owners since commission, Ambrosia has cruised much of the globe and whether island hopping Australia's coastal waters; Pacific and Atlantic crossings; exploring the Mediterranean; the Indian subcontinent or in more recent years, SE Asia - Ambrosia has exceeded every one of her crew's expectations providing a totally independent lifestyle of comfort, style and safety - whether far out at sea, snug in a marina or floating serenely in a far-flung, exotic anchorage.

For the last 15 years Ambrosia has been the cherished home of her current owners and as a former senior technical/ instructor with the Australian Army School of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering, her skipper has been fastidious in maintaining and continuously updating Ambrosia and her equipment including regular slipping and antifouling every 16 months.

Ambrosia's overlaid teak decks were completely replaced in 2006, with the laminated GRP cored deck beneath having all previous screw holes filled and sealed. The new teak deck was then professionally glued and bedded down guaranteeing the GRP deck beneath maintained its watertight integrity. Unlike many teak decks, they'll be no broken plugs, leaking screw heads and the yearly repairs to contend with on Ambrosia!

With her solid, hand laid GRP hull and cored GRP topsides and deck plus extensive use of warm, solid mahogany cabinetry below - Ambrosia is arguably one of the most solid and dependable blue water cruising vessels you'll find anywhere in her size and class.

Ambrosia's sails are in almost mint condition and many lines and sheets were recently replaced with spectra. Rigging was professionally replaced Sept 2015 and her Volvo Penta MD31A with just 4000 hrs. Runs like a dream.

Her deep, spacious and well-protected cockpit with its roll up clears for total enclosure in adverse weather seats 6 comfortably and with all sheets and lines returning to the helm area, it's the perfect set up for short handed sailing.

Below decks you'll find a large volume, beautifully finished, solid screwed and plugged, mahogany interior with well-ventilated, light and open living areas.
Ambrosia boasts full 6'2' headroom - from her substantial queen-size aft cabin and ensuite; her generous galley with substantial bench tops; spacious and recently reupholstered salon - right through to her large forward V berth and ensuite heads.

Professionally rewired with 240-shore power distributed throughout via integrated circuit breakers and double pole switching, Ambrosia also features two x 225 A/H Gel house batteries plus a new Gel starter battery. Combine this with Ambrosia's wind generator, 4 x 85W solar panels and a towable generator and you've got power to go.

With her large steering wheel, chain/cable quadrant controls, large bronze bushed rudder stock and well balanced rudder, Ambrosia's steering provides fingertip control and a level of response that will amaze making Ambrosia a pleasure to sail in any conditions.

From mast head to keel foot, this beautiful, well-appointed and dependable blue water cruiser presents as new and with a recent comprehensive refit, a massive list of major spares and new equipment including water maker and forward sonar depth sounder, Ambrosia is ready for her next adventure.

Now back in Yorkey Knob Marina, Cairns Australia, Ambrosia sits at the gateway of the fabulous Great Barrier Reef and her 15m marina berth is also available for long term rental. All she needs now is you...

For more details, images, plans and video visit: najad42ketch4sale. Com
AU $185,000 
** NOW SOLD **
Vessel Name  Ambrosia
Year  1988
Length  41' 8" - 12.70m
Beam  3.7m
Draft  1.8m
Displacement  9.75t
Keel / Ballast  length cast iron keel
Vessel Location  Yorkey Knob Marina, Cairns
Region  Queensland
Designer  Carl Beyer
Builder  Rex Marine Sweden. Now Najad
Hull Material  Fibreglass/GRP Solid hand-layed F/G glass hull
Decks Material  Balsa Core with hand layed F/G and new teak planking overlay. Teak is glued/bedded to F/G deck
Engine  Volvo Penta MD31A - Fresh water heat exchanger and Flow Sensor Alarm. Engine room: Ambrosia's Volvo Penta MD31A diesel can be accessed quickly and conveniently with her strong and well-sound proofed engine box featuring removable panels from above and all four sides making maintenance a breeze. The Volvo Penta MS4 transmission drives a S/S shaft with Volvo Penta Seal and 3 Blade Auto-stream feathering prop. New fuel filters, lines and gauges.
Engine Make/Model  Volvo
Engine Hours  4000 - regularly serviced and anodes changed
Genset  NA
Fuel  240ltr
Water  350ltr
Dinghy  2.7m Cholamark RIB with F/G hull (2004)
Outboard  2 x 3.3 Mariners. 1 x 6HP Evinrude
Covers  Full covers, including all deck hatches (2015) mainsail & mizzen plus rollup clears in cockpit.
Accommodation  6 x primary berths - AFT CABIN: Over-sized queen with dual density foam mattress and lambs wool underlay. With full 6'2 headroom, a large overhead and screened hatch plus 4 large portholes and fans, it really is a light, airy and spacious retreat with a full-length comfortable settee with deep storage beneath. Featuring two entrances from Galley area or via the double-door full ensuite leading out into the saloon. SALOON: Saloon converts to two pilot berths either side of folded table. FORWARD CABIN: Newly upholstered, twin adult V-berth with oversize mattress; Massive storage lockers under berth with easy lift lids; 1 x hanging locker with door; An extra deep cupboard with 4 shelves and top used as dressing table; 2 x overhead storage lockers; 2 x open overhead storage binnacles and two- way door for Forward cabin and forward head.
Shower  YES - Pressuriesed hot/cold in both heads plus deck transom shower
Toilet  HEADS AFT: Electric with macerator & 60lt holding Tank HEADS FORWARD: Jabsco Manual with 60 ltr Holding Tank
Galley  Nama Marine 2 burner cooktop and oven; Moulded galley sink with hot and cold water as well as salt water wash down; 2 x F/G gas cylinders 4.5 kg; 1 x aluminium gas cylinder 4kg; GA286 gas control with sensor and solenoid; 12V Jabso water pump with external adjustable pressure control; BBQ Force 10; Katadyn PUR 80 12V water maker; Deck water collection system with 2 X 12V water pumps and filters; Samsung 1000W Microwave oven; Prosine 1000W pure sine wave inverter; Breville Bread maker; Tank Gauges for water tanks, fuel tank and holding tank.
Refrigeration  Custom-built ICER refrigeration system with Danfoss Compressor, 75ltr fridge & 27 ltr Freezer. Both fridge and freezers have separate hinged lids which fit flush with bench surfaces.
Ground Tackle  Clean uncluttered decks with double-bolted high stanchions and plenty of handholds. Ambrosia's twin bow roller stem head easily carries her 25Kg Bugel anchor on 70m x 10mm short linked chain with a choice of secondary anchors from the second Bugel, CQR or Danforth on 10m chain and 30m rope rode. This substantial ground tackle is well supported by Ambrosia's Lofrans electric windlass which is installed below decks and completely sealed from the salt air yet fully accessible from the twin lockable and sealed deck hatches. A saltwater wash down is also set up for the anchor and chain
Safety Gear  Zodiac 4 pers life raft in F/B case and quick release bracket. Serviced September 2015. Danbouy, lights, safety harnesses & jack lines plus retrieval sling
Electrics  Professionally rewired by the owner to the latest standards. Ambrosia's 240V shore power is distributed throughout the vessel via a number of circuit breakers and double pole switching. There are two x 225 A/H Gel batteries for the house and 1 X Gel start battery - all charged through a number of channels. The Philippi Boots electric pulsing mains charger is supported by 4 x 85W solar panels atop the dodger and a mizzen mounted Air Marine wind generator. Main engine charging is via the 120A alternator and Balmar smart charger. When underway the Aquair 100 tow along generator will provide a nice boost in power. Ambrosia also features ample LED lighting throughout and controlled in intensity by two-way switches or dimmers
Garmin 750S Chart plotter with inbuilt depth sounder; Acer laptop with backup navigational programs and AIS Interphase; Dual Scan Colour Sonar; Garmin wind instrument; Raymarine Autopilot and linear drive motor; Raymarine 1000 tiller autopilot for wind vane; Uniden MC950 VHF Radio; Ray 152E HF Radio &SG230 Smart tuner - Antennae Tuner; Icom IC-M1V hand held VHF; SCS IIE Pactor Smart radio; AIS Receiver; o Kenwood Radio/CD player; Furuno 1721 Radar
Sail Inventory  Headsail: 130% with furler 47m2; Main: Inmast furling, loose footed 31m2; Mizzen: 10m2 Slab Reefing with Lazy Jacks into zippered gasket and 2 reefing points 14m2; Asymmetrical Spinnaker (MPS) 160% in Sock 65m2; Mizzen Staysail: 30m2; Storm Jib: 10m2 hanked onto separate forestay. With all sheets coming back into Ambrosia's deep protected cockpit and with her clean and uncluttered decks, sailing under any wind or sea condition is effortless and easy and ideally suited to short handed passages.
Mast / Rigging  RIG: Ketch rig with furling headsail and in-mast furling main. MAST & BOOM: Main: Aluminium with double spreaders; Mizzen: Aluminium with single spreader.
Deck Gear  Extensively outfitted with self tailing Lewmar winches: Cockpit - 2 x Lewmar 52's & 2 x Lewmar 34's; Main Mast - 2 x Lewmar 30's; Mizzen - 1 x Lewmar 7. Clean and uncluttered decks with double-bolted high stanchions and plenty of handholds. Ambrosia's stern deck feature two large, deep and sealed lasserets for storing all your excess gear. On the stern rail you'll also find the Force 10 barbecue and a stern gate leading to the sugar scoop and deck shower. Suspended from its custom designed and strong S/S foldout arch you'll find the 2.7m Cholamark hyperlon RIB with a choice of 3.3 or 6HP outboards, which can be easily launched and retrieved via an integrated pulley system operated from the rear deck.
Remarks  Our cherished home for the last fifteen years and recently undergoing an extensive refit, Ambrosia is currently in the best condition she has ever been since her original build. Australian registered and at just $185,000 AU; fully outfitted and ocean-ready, while we move ashore to build our new house, Ambrosia awaits another loving crew with a hunger for adventure and distant horizons. For more images and full details, check out our website below.
 Seller Details
Name  Tony Rowlands
Telephone  047 7171635
City / Suburb  Cairns 4870
State  QLD
Country  Australia
Website  click to visit
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