Built by Peter Snell, Roger Simpson design

AU $239,000 Finance
43' 0" - 13.11m
Leisure, Cruising, Live Aboard
Vessel Location
Brisbane Queensland
Launch Year
Hull Material

Step on and SAIL AWAY NOW!!!

Since purchase, we have been continually doing upgrades to Whirlpool to improve her comfort, safety and so that we can be off grid as much as possible to go cruising. Unfortunately, health concerns have brought us to the reluctant decision to sell Whirlpool.
After we 'stepped off' to go cruising North, we realised that nothing we could dream of was out of our reach.... Potentially.

Whirlpool is now in turn key condition ready for you to start your next adventure.
With 3 x 330W solar panels, 4 x 200ah useable lithium battery storage and 3000 W Victron inverter/charger all installed May 2021, there is more than enough power for all the creature comforts:
New hot water unit (installed June 2022)
Large TV in saloon and smaller TV with DVD player in main cabin (TV arial at mast head)
2 electric macerating toilets. One in guest cabin and a new, quiet flush, large bowl toilet in the aft, starboard bathroom/laundry.
AMI Maritime 300 water maker (approx. 50L/hr)
Washing machine
Other kitchen appliances: milk frother, food processor, bullet blender
2 fridge/freezer units (total of 275L)
Air conditioner in main saloon
Vacuum cleaner

Just prior to our trip to Hervey Bay in June 2022, we purchased a Portable Honda EU22iT (2KVa) generator to make sure we didn't run short of power.

Designed by the renowned Roger Simpson of Sydney and professionally built by Peter Snell of 'Snell Easy' fame, Whirlpool is a well-constructed, proven cruising catamaran, quite comfortable in 30 knot winds. She is strong and stable and handles well under sail. Her solid bones and sails (main, genoa, jib and spinnaker) are all in good condition, make her sail ready for blue water cruising. Built in Landsborough, SE Queensland she was certainly made to last.

A reluctant sale, Whirlpool has so much going for her, in particular, her size, featuring enormous deck space, great for sundowners, comfortable, netting 'tramps' where we often lay and cuddle while sailing or motoring on autopilot, or at night while on anchor to watch the stars.

Whirlpool has a simple, yet very functional layout that has a very 'comfortable' feel about her.
She covers all bases: simple day sailing, extended family cruising and even entertaining multiple guests.

The bedding configuration can accommodate a varied tribe of people:
Double in main cabin with space on 3 sides to access for bed making.
Double and small single in guest cabin
¾ aft cabin

Chart plotter with AIS & radar, separate external GPS antenna, wind speed, depth and boat speed instruments all new Sept 2021.
Existing depth sounder is in starboard hull, new depth sounder transducer for port hull fitted May 2023 with new water speed transducer.

Whirlpool cockpit is enclosed on 3 sides, essential for sailing in warmer and wet climates, with more than adequate windows and hatch to allow for more than enough breeze through when wanted. Mostly these are closed to keep us comfortable and 'out of the weather' in the cockpit.

The structure for the solar panels extends over the transom and davits and provides for extra shade.
Helming is done from the offset and slightly elevated steering position, with excellent all-around visibility and uninterrupted contact with guests in the cockpit.
Whirlpool is very easy to sail two handed.

The galley down is located on the port side and fitted with 2 bowl sink, mixer tap, 2 burner gas stove, gas oven, microwave, 90L 'ICEER' Eutectic Fridge with 70L freezer above, other kitchen appliances as above, adequate bench space and storage for extended cruising. Https://www. Iceer. Com. Au/iceercustomrefrigeration
A separate 115L Brass Monkey fridge/freezer(new Dec 2021) is located in the saloon.

Whirlpool is powered by twin 3.110 HE 27hp Kubota diesel engines with Nanni marine conversions.
Nanni is well known in Australia being imported by Collins Marine in Sydney since 1978, a family-owned business now in its second generation. Https://www. Nannidiesel. Com. Au/about-us/
Gearboxes were removed & rebuilt in April 2023.

New 300L 'Atlas' water tanks (installed Nov 2021) combine with the AMI Maritime 300 water maker (approx. 50L/hr) to not only provide ample water for galley & showering, but at under 200ppm it tastes better for drinking.

If you are looking for a fully sea ready boat, ready to take you anywhere this is your dream boat.
She is a great vessel to commence your sailing dreams, explore the East Coast and further afield.
This is a great live aboard vessel and excellent extended cruising that will not disappoint.

For our comfort we have progressively equipped Whirlpool with lots of extras that will be included in the sale like:
Cutlery, crockery, food containers, pots and pans etc to fully equip the galley
Bamboo, mould resistant sheets mattress & pillow protectors for the double beds
Folding table & chairs x 4
Padded, deck lounging mats
Beach trolley
Floor mats

For any enquiries please phone owner on or email outlook. Com. Au
We would love to show Whirlpool off to you and spend time instructing you on all her systems after purchase.
We are currently making the most of Whirlpool before she sells by taking an extended cruise North up the Qld coast. Expected return late 2023.

AU $239,000    Finance   
Vessel Name
Launch Year
43' 0" - 13.11m
7 tonne approx
Keel / Ballast
Mini keels
Vessel Location
Brisbane Queensland
Rego Expiry
Roger Simpson
Peter Snell
Hull Material
Decks Material
Ply with Timber Stringers and Frames - Epoxy fibreglass coated
Kubota 27 HP diesel with 3.110 HE Nanni marine conversion and sail drives Engine Numbers: 25072 and 25073 Serviced July 2022
Engine Make
Number Engines
Fuel Type
Engine Hours
Unknown (approx 150 hrs since new tacos installed April 2022)
Engine Hours (2nd Engine)
Unknown (as above)
Fuel Consumption
1.5 - 2L/hr each engine
Max Speed
7.5 knots under motor, over 10 knots under sail
Cruise Speed
6 - 6.5 knots at 3,000 rpm
3 blade prop
Portable Honda EU22iT (2KVa) generator purchased June 2022
2 x 50L
3 new 'Atlas' tanks total 300L (new Nov 2021)
8ft Caribe with 2008 Mercury 15 HP 2 Stroke - 15M (serviced Feb 2022 & new propeller)
Spare 5 hp Honda 4 stroke
3 cabins. 2 x Double midships port & starboard (guest cabin port with narrow single beside) and 1 x ¾ (port aft)
2 doubles, a narrow single and a 3/4. Could comfortably sleep 6-7
Loacted in aft stbd with new toilet & washing machine
2 x 12V salt (Jabsco, Quiet Flush, Large bowl, installed new Dec 2021) second toilet adjacent to guest cabin (is a TMC)
2 x TV & stereo
Large 42" Samsung in saloon
Palsonic 32" LCD with CD in main cabin
Sony AM/FM/CD with speakers through out the saloon and cockpit
In saloon with vent into main cabin
Port midships with two large bowl sink and mixer, gas 2 burner stove, gas wall oven, microwave
90L 'ICEER' Eutectic fridge with 70L freezer above,
separate Brass Monkey fridge/freezer 115L 240V/12V (new Dec 2021) in saloon
As above
Tudor Gas 2 Burner Stove, Maxie Wall Oven (gas), Palsonic Microwave
AMI Maritime 300 (approx 50L/hr)
Hot Water
Duoetto MK2 Digital Dual Voltage (12v/240v) Electric 10L Storage Water Heater (installed June 2022)
Ground Tackle
45lb Plough anchor with 60m of 10mm Anchor Chain (new June 2022) and rode: 50m x 16mm multiplait (new June 2022)
(spare Bruce anchor with approx. 15m chain & 30m rode)
Safety Gear
In addition to below:
V sheet
stainless steel signalling mirror
hand held, 12V seach light
Bilge Pumps
4 x auto Rule Mate RM800B 12V 3.0A (one in each hull and one in each engine bay. All new May 2021)
Life Raft
January 2028
Life Jackets
8 x Level 100 PFD
Yes (as per MSQ requirements, expire May 2024)
Fire Protection
3 fire extinguishers (one adjacent to each engine & one in galley), fire blanket in galley
3 x 330 watt solar panels with Victron 70A Solar Regulator,
4x 200 useable ah Lithium house batteries with Victron battery monitor, CCGX Screen & Bluetooth monitoring
Victron 12v 3000W Inverter Charger with automatic transfer
2 x Victron 30A DC Chargers run off the engines to charge house batteries
New shore power connection with Victron 16A Galvanic Isolator
2 x 70 ah start batteries (both new since March 2021)
240V GPOs through out

Portable Honda ULP generator EU22iT 2 KVa (purchased June 2022)

Wind Generator: not currently connected
Electronics / Navigation
Chartplotter: Raymarine AXIOM+ 9 RV w/o RV100 E70637 (installed Sept 2021)
Depth sounder/Wind instrument: i50/60TwinInstrumentPack T70470 i50 Tridata & i60 Wind Pack with ST800 Speed, P319 Depth and Short Arm Wind Transducers (installed Sept 2021)
Existing depth sounder is in starboard hull, new depth sounder transducer for port hull now fitted as well as new water speed hull transducer (fitted May 2023).
GPS: Navionics Gold XG50 chart on SD (installed Sept 2021) External GPS antenna (installed March 2022)
AIS: AIS700 - CLASS B WITH SPLITTER (installed Sept 2021)
Radar: Quantum 2 Q24D (Doppler) installed March 2022
Autopilot: Coursemaster 550
VHF Radio: Uniden MC535
Compass: Yes
Sail Inventory
Mainsail (& spare), Genoa, Staysail/Jibb, Spinnaker (all in good condition)
Mast / Rigging
Aluminium mast & boom
S/S wire rigging replaced 2016
Deck Gear
Lewmar STE50 Electric self tailing winch (for main halyard/main sheet),
Arco Australia 52ST winch x 2 (self tailing for genoa sheets),
Acro Australia 20ST winch (self tailing for stbd jib sheet),
Barlow Australia 25ST winch (self tailing for port jib sheet),
Maxwell New Zealand 20 winch x 2 (either side of mast for flooting main clew and halyard bachup),
Barient 10P winch (on boom for outhaul)
Ronstan blocks and tracks
New cam cleats installed beside all sheets and main traveller for quick release/safety January 2022
New stainless steel rope chafers installed April 2022
New tacos fitted April 2022 (approx 150 hrs since)
Davits: Yes
Fenders: Yes
Mooring Lines: Yes
BBQ: Yes
Washing Machine: Whirlpool 240V 7.5kg Washing Machine

Graham Thomas
City / Suburb

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