55 ft Long Range Live Aboard ex Research Vessel


Price
AU $319,000 Now reduced Finance
Currency
Length
55' 0" - 16.77m
Use
Leisure, Cruising, Off-shore Fishing
Vessel Location
Brisbane QLD Insurance
Year
1968
Hull Material
Timber

NOW REDUCED $30k, NEGOTIABLE
This well maintained vessel much admired by Shipwrights and Mariners as a overly engineered strongly built vessel is ready to set course and cruise again.
She has spent most of her life as Victoria's main Research Vessel working the big seas of Bass Strait.
Melita has been well maintained her whole life with many thousands spent by her current owners on new extended fitout and upgrades to make her the comfortable vessel she is today.
Melita has been our home for the last 8 years, this great sea boat has taken us as far as the Kimberly return.
She has just been slipped and painted above waterline, Antifouled, Prop Speed, underwater blue lights fitted.
We have also paid for an up to date Survey Report.
The hull is Spotted Gum 2 1/2 inches thick and has been re-caulked above and below waterline 3 years ago.
The vessel is powered by a reliable economical Cat d333 engine with a full walk around engine room.
5250 lts Fuel with a cruising range of approx. 3000 nm.
She is very economical using only approx 12 lts ph including Genset.
Cruising speed is 7 1/2 knots with a top speed of 11-12 knots.
Denco 24 v 120 amp Alternator on main engine.
2000 lts water
Water Maker 80 lts ph.
Onan 6.5 KVA generator
1.3 KVA Solar Panels, 8 in total.
2 new X N200 start batteries 4 X new deep cycle AGM batteries.
Victron Multi Plus 3kva 24 v Invertor 70 amp charger.
Muir Thor HR 4200 24v Electric Anchor Winch with helm & deck controls plus chain counter. Just been serviced.
Brand new 80 mts PWB 13ml Short Link Chain.
Engineered thick walled Marine Grade Aluminium Stabilisers with Crane on roof. No maintenance.
2.8 X 1.2 mt. Aluminium Duckboard.
Large Lazarette and full height Generator room, plenty of storage.
Large back deck with double day bed, great for those hot nights at sea.
Drop down clears enclose entire back deck.
Large Storage/Refrigeration under day bed.
Great aft deck entertainment area, table with 6 chairs.
Full size Beef Eater BBQ.
Great roomy area for fishing, 24 rod holders + 5 Diawa fishing stations.
New Queensland Maple fitout in Air Conditioned Saloon/ Galley, with plenty of cupboard's and large lockable draws.
Galley is across the beam with sliding Windows looking out over rear deck.
2 burner gas cooktop plus Panasonic Convection Oven, Grill, Microwave.
Melita has very large refrigeration with 2 fridges & 3 Freezes.
Brand new Warwick quality upholstery.
Table in saloon converts to double bed.
Large forward cabin has double bed plus 4 single bunks, plenty of storage.
5.5 kg Haier Washing Machine.
Raymarine 125 c Chart Plotter
Furuno 585 Sounder
Furuno Radar 98 nm
Wagner Autopilot.
GME vhf radio
Epirb and Flares.
Float on roof.
Blue Fin 3.8 extended to 4.1 tinny with BRAND NEW 30hp Tohatsu Electric start.
This Long Range vessel will let you stay at sea for extended periods, 8 months for us in the Kimberly without having to go into port to refuel/resupply.
Melita is currently in the Moreton Bay/ Gold Coast area.


Price
AU $319,000 Now reduced    Finance    Insurance
Vessel Name
Melita
Year
1968
Length
55' 0" - 16.77m
Beam
5.79
Draft
1.88
Displacement
43ton
Vessel Location
Brisbane Qld
Region
Queensland
Registration
VL 600Q
Rego Expiry
09/11/2017
Designer
Neil Van Sleeve
Builder
Caloundra Boat Yard
Hull Material
Timber
Decks Material
Glass and Ply over Spotted Gum
Engine
D333
Engine Make
Caterpillar
Number Engines
1
Horsepower
220b Turbo Charged
Fuel Type
Diesel
Engine Hours
1250 since rebuild
Fuel Consumption
12 lts ph inc. Genset
Max Speed
12 knts
Cruise Speed
7 1/2 knts
Propulsion
Shaft drive
Genset
Onan 6.5 KVA
Fuel
5250
Water
2000lts
Dinghy
Blue Fin 3.8
Outboard
30hp Tohatsu Electric Start BRAND NEW
Covers
Brand new shade cover with drop down sides on rear deck.
Accommodation
Forward Cabin 1x double + 4 single bunks. Double day bed on deck. Table in Saloon converts to double bed.
Saloon & Galley has new fitout in Qld. Maple with heaps of storage.
Cabins
Forward Cabin
Berths
10
Shower
Duetto Electric Hot Water
Toilet
TCM Delux Electric with holding tank
Entertainment
Sony radio/cd/usb/bluetooth indoor & deck speakers.
81cm Samsung Flat Screen TV.
Air-Con
Air conditioner
Galley
New Galley fitted out in Qld. Maple, large locking draws and cupboards, heaps of storage.
2 burner gas cooktop + Panasonic Convection Oven/ Grill/ Microwave.
Full size Beef Eater BBQ on deck.
Refrigeration
2 large fridges, 1 in Galley other under day bed on aft deck.
Freezer
3 freezers, 1 with draws in galley, large freezer under day bed, large Tuckerbox in Genny room
Stove
2 Burner Gas Cooktop
Water-Maker
80 lts ph
Hot Water
Duetto Electric System
Ground Tackle
Muir Thor HR 4200 24v with helm & deck controls plus chain counter.
80 mts new 13 ml PBW chain
Safety Gear
Epirb, flares, float, fire extinguishers
Bilge Pumps
2x 4400 lts ph
Life Raft
Float on roof
Epirb
Yes
Life Jackets
Yes
Flares
Yes
Fire Protection
Yes
Electrics
1.3 kW Solar Panels 8 total, MMPT Controler.
4 X new AGM Deep Cycle Batteries, 2 new X N200 Start Bank Batteries.
120 amp Alternator on main engine
Electronics / Navigation
Raymarine C 120 Chart Plotter
Furuno 585 Sounder
Furuno Radar 98 nm
Wagner Autopilot.
Remarks
Melita is a very well loved maintained vessel with plenty of room and the capabilities to take you wherever you want. When you climb aboard instantly you feel safe on this big girl and that is a great feeling.

CONTACT DETAILS
Name
Dave Schmid
Telephone
City / Suburb
Brisbane
State
QLD
Country
Australia


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