|The perfect pocket cruiser for solo offshore adventure or simply coastal cruising. 'CA VA' was built using the best materials and has competed in three Fastnets, reportedly five Atlantic crossings and sailed from England to Australia in 1981. All equipment to go again, including Hydrovane self steering, autohelm and sextant.
She underwent a 13 year out-of-water restoration completed in 2006 with new engine, PSS shaft seal, new wiring, new electrc windlass, new autopilot, some new sails, and interior refit to a very high standard.
Since then I have sailed her extensively on the East Coast and in Tasmanian waters and renewed all rigging, boom, sheet winches, anchor & chain, GPS/MFD, solar panels and batteries plus a new yankee jib and storm trysail.
A survey in October 2015 valued the boat and equipment at $63,000 and the Insurers accepted an agreed value of $55,000. Boat slipped and anti-fouled mid December 2016 - when 50m of new anchor chain and new gypsy to fit installed. New boom with slab reefing system fitted March 2017.
Open to sensible offers - my main concern being to find a responsible new owner who will appreciate this boat's qualities. Buyer will have free use of fully mantained mooring in one of Tasmania's most sheltered bays for 12 months if required, and I can keep an eye on boat if new owner is absent.
AU $33,000 Or nearest offer
||30' 0" - 9.15m|
||1.40m approx - ideal for getting across bars into rivers!|
|Keel / Ballast
||Encapsulated and bolted fin|
||EG Van de Stadt|
||Southern Ocean Supplies UK|
||Yanmar 2GM-20 was installed new approx 2005 during complete boat restoration and relaunched in 2006. Continuously maintained with regular oil, filter and anode changes. Cooling system regularly flushed with fresh water; impeller and water pump recently replaced/overhauled. Spare overhauled starter motor.|
||2200 (estimated - no hour meter). Given proper care these engines will go 10,000 hours!|
||Shaft 3 blade fixed prop|
||145 lt approx|
||Comfy for one, cosy for two, possible for three|
||Manual, with electric macerator and holding tank|
||Radio/stereo CD player, flat screen TV|
||Basic - with metho stove, sink and good stowage|
||Danfoss 12 volt (needs service)|
||Same unit as fridge - very well insulated - currently used as icebox|
||Maxi 2 burner/grill methylated spirit|
|Hot Water System
||50m grade L short link chain (new, December 2016) with 25lb Manson Supreme plus 50m warp, extra Bruce anchor with chain. Maxwell 1000 rope/chain 12 volt vertical windlass. Heavy duty stemhead with dual bow rollers.|
||Offshore (radar reflector, jackstays, harness, flares etc) except no liferaft & basic 1st aid kit only|
||One manual, one electric|
||Offshore and coastal packs|
||3 hand extinguishers, fire blanket|
||2 solar panels + 2 AGM 12v 80ah batteries, smart charger - all new 2012. Being a small boat, power from just the solar will run fridge & lights 24/7. Rarely ever need to run the engine to charge batteries.|
|Raymarine GPS/MFD new October 2015, depth sounder, Autohelm 2000 Tillerpilot, Davis sextant, two steering compasses plus handbearing compass (needs bubble removed). Hydrovane wind pilot with its independent auxiliary rudder means no power drain on longer sea passages.|
||Two fully battened mains (one excellent, other OK), near new yankee, good MPS in sock, unused new storm trysail, several other older headsails in fair to good condition.|
|Mast / Rigging
||New boom with 2 x reefing clutches March 2017 (over $3000 spent), aluminium mast overhauled 2015, forestay and lowers new October 2015, caps and backstay 2012.
Old rigging was removed due unknown age, though appears little-used. All available as spares.
||2 x Lewmar self tailing sheet winches (new 2012) plus 2 (believed to be Gibb/Tufnol) at mast for halliards; Maxwell 1000 electric anchor windlass for rope & chain. All winches regularly serviced.|
||Built back in the day when they used solid glass, not balsa core. Boat is progressively and continually maintained and sailed year-round by an experienced owner. Just add your own tools and supplies and you could set sail around the country or around the world tomorrow at minimal start up or on-going cost.|