Roberts Flybridge Cruiser


Price
AU $175,000 Finance
Currency
Length
45' 7" - 13.89m
Use
Family, Leisure, Cruising
Vessel Location
Malaysia Insurance
Launch Year
1977
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP Timber superstructure

Solita is a proven live-aboard motor boat has cruised extensively through the Kimberleys in Northern Australia then South East Asia since 2008. Solita is an economical, spacious and very comfortable power boat that has given very little trouble in the 13 years we have owned her. She is in a very good condition and is ready to continue cruising with a new family/crew. Currently located in the fantastic cruising grounds of SE Asia.


Price
AU $175,000    Finance    Insurance
Vessel Name
SOLITA
Launch Year
1977
Length
45' 7" - 13.89m
Beam
4.8M
Draft
1.3M
Displacement
20 tons depending on fuel & water load
Vessel Location
Malaysia
Region
Asia
Registration
852151
Rego Expiry
06/08/2099
Designer
Roberts
Builder
Seven Seas Brisbane?
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP Timber superstructure
Decks Material
Timber
Engine
Caterpillar 3208,210 hp diesel engine
Engine Make
Caterpillar
Number Engines
2
Horsepower
20hp Volvo MD2020
Fuel Type
Diesel
Engine Hours
11,000
Engine Hours (2nd Engine)
2,000
Fuel Consumption
10-14 litres per hour for main engine - uses approx 2 litres per nautical mile when cruising.
Max Speed
8.5 kts
Cruise Speed
7 kts
Propulsion
Shaft drive prop per engine
Thrusters
Nil
Genset
Westebeke 5.6 KVA
Fuel
2500 litres
Water
1500 litres - single tank.
Dinghy
4M aluminium dinghy
Outboard
2 x Tohatsu 9.8hp outboards
Covers
Bimini cover + clears on flybridge. Solid timber ceiling over aft deck. Large tarpaulin cover for front deck.
Accommodation
2 cabins down and forward - main and guest. Bathroom also below. Large saloon with long seat - can be used for another sleeping position. Large galley. Roomy enclosed bridge deck with access doors port & starboard, as well as internal. All freshly painted/varnished. Spacious top deck has 2 helm chairs + long seat - access to top deck is via internal steps from bridge deck. Large covered aft deck is semi-screened, has table and chairs, storage lockers, BBQ and laundry with twin tub washing machine.
Cabins
Spacious forward cabin with queen size bunk + 2 singles, full length wardrobe, plenty of storage space and bookshelves. Second cabin has double-sized bunk, small wardrobe, desk and bedside table space + good storage.
Berths
Can sleep 6 in 2 cabins, but currently used as very roomy main cabin for 2 people plus guest cabin.
Shower
Hot & cold fresh water shower in bathroom + cold freshwater deck shower from laundry on aft deck
Toilet
Electric flush with macerator in bathroom. Black & grey water holding tanks.
Entertainment
TV unit in saloon, DVD/multi-media player in main cabin, older radio/CD player in bridge deck.
Air-Con
Built-in 240V wall air con in saloon, another 240v box unit positioned over hatch in main cabin.
Galley
Large u-shaped configuration, with single sink, hot & cold fresh water taps, 4 burner gas stove with grill & oven, ventilation grill over stove top + extractor fan. Older style microwave - works well.
Lots of storage room -. Glasses cupboard, condiments/spices racks, sauce bottle storage at counter height, overhead plate/cup racks, 2 x netting storage for lighter objects, shallow wall cupboards, deep under-sink cupboards.
Gas hot water heater on forward wall. Gas flow has 2 shut down valves.
Refrigeration
240V Mitsubishi upright refridgerator (approx 120 litres),
Freezer
240V "tuckerbox" style top-opening freezer (approx. 120 litres).
Stove
4 burner + grill and oven fed from 2 x 9 kg gas bottles + Weber BBQ on aft deck, fed by 2 x 4 kg gas bottles.
Water-Maker
Owner built desalinator, 60 litres per hour
Hot Water
Gas hot water system, supplying to galley and bathroom
Ground Tackle
Quick electric anchor winch, with 110M 3/8 inch galvanised chain, 30kg galvanised Bruce anchor + 2 spare anchors, chain and warp
Safety Gear
Sufficient for coastal and island cruising based on QLD standards.
Bilge Pumps
1 x electric + 1 hand pump + engine driven bilge and general service pump.
Life Raft
6 man Greater Circle life raft. Last serviced January 2019 with 3 yr service period.
Epirb
1 x Epirb with GPS - expiry date Jan 2026.
Life Jackets
12 jackets - 2 x maunual inflatable jackets and 10 x PDF1 Australian jackets.
Flares
3 x red rocket, 2 x orange smoke, 2 x red hand flares
Fire Protection
5 fire extinuishers throughout boat, including 2 in engine room.
Electrics
240V from shore(15amp), generator (5.6KVA) and invertor (1500watt), 24V from main engine generator and solar panels (340 watts). 12V from 240V generator and solar panels (100 watts). 24V battery bank is 4 x N200 lead acid. 12V battery bank is 2 x N100 lead acid.
Electronics / Navigation
Simrad GPS plotter with AIS transponder/receiver - class B - fitted. Coursemaster 750 autopilot. Mounted VHF radio + VHF handheld radio. Old HF radio - ?serviceable. Large Saura dash-mounted compass. Dedicated navigation computer with fitted GPS and chart systems loaded.
Deck Gear
SS rails + bow pushpit. Electric dinghy crane on top deck. Deck/anchor wash and fire-fighting hose with engine-driven pump.
Remarks
We are prepared to sell Solita as a "walk-in, walk-out" deal, minus our personal possessions and some souvenirs and keepsakes. These exclusions would include all previous log-books, sextant, dive and snorkeling gear, our SS pots, pans and pressure cooker, some kitchen gadgets we can't live without, some tools and art work.

Therefore we are offering a fully equipped boat, ready to climb on board and start traveling. We will leave our many cruising guides for Australia and South East Asia (many with fresh notations and comments made during our travels) and some other books related to the area. There are many spare parts for all things mechanical and electrical, and we will also be leaving some tools on board. We will leave most items in the galley (with some exclusions) and laundry. The sale will include the amount of diesel fuel in the tank at the time of purchase.

CONTACT DETAILS
Name
John and Sue Woods
Telephone
City / Suburb
Cairns
State
QLD
Country
Australia


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