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Roberts Norfolk 43

AU $125,000 
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Length 43' 0" - 13.11m
Usage Cruising
Vessel Location  Airlie Beach QLD
Year  1984
Hull Material Fibreglass/GRP
Roberts Norfolk 43
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"Southern Lights" is a well found and fitted out live aboard Australian Registered ( Offcial Number 856203) centre cockpit cruising yacht, owned by the vendors for 23 years, during which time she has extensively cruised the east coast of Australia and has cruised to the Louisiade Islands twice. She has always been well maintained and is loaded with the essential cruising extras, she had a major (2 year) out of the water refit in 1993-95 and a second major refit in 2010 and was most recently slipped and antifouled in late October/early November 2016.

Vendors lived aboard for 5 years from 1998 t0 2003.
AU $125,000 
Vessel Name  Southern Lights
Year  1984
Rego Number  LP508Q
Rego Expiry  19/03/2017
Length  43' 0" - 13.11m
Beam  13 Feet
Draft  5 Feet
Displacement  15 tonnes
Keel / Ballast  13 foot long keel with seperate skeg and rudder, ballast is internal.
Vessel Location  Airlie Beach QLD
Region  Queensland
Designer  Bruce Roberts
Builder  N/A
Hull Material  Fibreglass/GRP
Decks Material  GRP/Fibreglass
Engine  Marinised Nissan SD25,4 cylinders, 2.5 litres. (Spare parts easier and cheaper to source) Engine room under cockpit is spacious and easily accessed for maintenance. Removing companion steps in main saloon provides additional easy access to front of engine, alternator and raw water pump drive belts etc. A Racor 55MA Series fuel filter is fitted.
Engine Make/Model  Nissan
Number Engines  1
Horsepower  56
Fuel Type  Diesel
Engine Hours  Less than 100 since complete overhaul
Fuel Consumption  2.5 lph @ 1800 rpm (cruising rpm)
Max Speed  7 knots under power
Cruise Speed  5 knots @ 1800 rpm
Propulsion  Hydraulic gearbox, Deep Sea Seal stern gland, Seahawk feathering prop with fresh application of Prop Speed applied on 31/10/16
Thrusters  Nil
Genset  Honda 1000 watt
Fuel  210 litres
Water  1000 litres
Dinghy  Aqua Pro inflatable with hard bottom
Outboard  5 hp Tohatsu
Covers  Battened awnings cover deck from main mast to transom, All perspex hatches and dodger screens fitted with U. V. Covers. Centre cockpit has bimini with provision for clears all round.
Accommodation  Centre cockpit with aft cabin accessed via cockpit or by internal stoop way. Both aft and foward cabins fitted with double bunks. Main saloon is light and airy and has 3 setee berths (1 currently used for storage). There is a large head (bathroom) with seperate vanity in stoopway to aft cabin. Internal timber trim is mahogany
Cabins  Three + head
Berths  7
Shower  Shower with hot water from engine heat exchanger
Toilet  Electric
Entertainment  Sound system and flat screen TV
Air Conditioning  Nil
Galley  2 burner gas stove with oven, gas locker on deck accommodates two gas bottles. Double sink. Ample cupboard space Layout conducive to using whilst under way.
Refrigeration  12 volt Danforth built in chest refrigerator
Freezer  Nil
Stove  2 Burner with oven, 700 watt microwave oven, Magma kettle gas bbq.
Watermaker  PUR 40E - 6 litres per hour
Hot Water System  Heat exchanger on engine
Ground Tackle  Main anchor: 60 lb plough with 80 metres 10 mm short link chain. Spare 35 lb plough, spare 30 lb Danforth. Muir H-1600 Cheetah electric anchor winch. Twin bow rollers.
Safety Gear  EPIRB, Para Anchors Australia 22' Sea Anchor with 100 metres 25mm nylon rode (never been deployed).
Bilge Pumps  2 automatic
Life Raft  Nil, mount for 4 man life raft but liferaft time expired.
Epirb  Yes
Life Jackets  3 x inflatable
Flares  Canister of flares (some out of date)
Fire Protection  2 x fire extinguishers, 1 x fire blanket
Electrics  3 x AGM batteries with total capacity of 450 a. H., 2 x 60 & 2 x 120 watt solar panels. 120 amp alternator on engine with smart regulator. 1500 watt inverter, 1000 watt Honda generator in custom deck locker. All electrical wiring to professional standard and labelled. Care has been taken to make all wiring connections readily accessible. Anchor & navigation lights are L. E. D. To conserve power. Some internal lights are also L. E. D.
Navman Tracker 5380 GPS chart plotter, Furuno 16 mile radar, radar reflector, Barrett HF radio, GME VHF radio, Coursemaster CM750 below deck auto pilot. Pull out navigation table takes a full chart folded in half.
Sail Inventory  Mainsail (good), Mizzen (fair), Yankee jib (roller furled, good), Yankee staysail (roller furled, good), MPS (good), Mizzen staysail (very good), Storm Trysail (unused)
Mast / Rigging  Masts aluminium single spreader, stainless steel rigging, spinnaker pole, additional Trysail track.
Deck Gear  4 x self tailing winches for head sails, halyard and topping lift winches on each mast. Stainless steel dinghy davits and targa bar mounting two 120 watt solar panels. Several deck lockers and large lazarette for stowage of lines, fenders etc..
Remarks  Very sea kindly boat, long fin keel with internal ballast makes vessel easy to careen. Set up for long term live-aboard cruising either in Australian waters or international waters. Vendors have owned vessel for 23 years and lived aboard for 5 years.
 Seller Details
Name  Trevor Burns
Telephone  0414270990
City / Suburb  Cannonvale 4802
State  QLD
Country  Australia
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