Hitchiker 40 Mk3 Proven seaworthy design in excellent condition

AU $150,000 Finance
40' 4" - 12.30m
Family, Cruising, Live Aboard
Vessel Location
Coffs Harbour Insurance
Launch Year
Hull Material
Ply/Ply-Glass Epoxy soaked ply with fibreglass and dynel sheathing

40' cruising catamaran for sale. Trojan has sailed the East coast extensively including a trip to Lord Howe. As a NZ registered vessel she cruised Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu and New Caledonia before returning to Oz. Repowered in 2009 with a brand new Volvo Penta, she has less than 800 hours on the engine as she is so easy to sail with her divided sail plan. Unique "longtail" propshaft with well sized propeller has her motoring efficiently and frugally at 6 knots (1.5L/hr average, up to a maximum of 3L/hr in a headwind with chop) yet we can simply winch the prop up when sailing thus there is no drag (handy if any concerns about rope too). Twin furling genoas and an MPS give both strong and light wind options for downwind sailing and a yankee cut staysail furled on the inner forestay and fully battened main with 3 reefs help her point when close hauled. Although never used, there is also a storm jib which can be hanked on to the "inner inner" baby stay and she has jacklines for foredeck safety. Current owner has consistently upgraded her over the past 11 years with SIMRAD instrumentation, AIS and radar, well balanced solar and battery capacity to allow completely self-sufficiency, as well as good water tankage. Coppercoat epoxy sheathing and sturdy minikeels allow her to be beached for a scrub without polluting our precious marine environment. She is spacious and light inside with comfortable accomodation in the two main cabins and as new upholstery and carpet throughout. Rerigged with beefed up chainplates, Allyachtspars mast and Selden boom in 2013, she's sailed less than 1000nm since. Survey in May 2021 reports her to be in excellent condition, ready to cruise off again with no more to spend. Great vessel for a family with separate accomodation areas for adults and children and masses of storage to accommodate extended liveaboard, Trojan is an absolute bargain at this price.

AU $150,000    Finance    Insurance
Vessel Name
Launch Year
40' 4" - 12.30m
Keel / Ballast
Mini keels with fibreglass shoes
Vessel Location
Coffs Harbour
New South Wales
John Hitch
Hull Material
Ply/Ply-Glass Epoxy soaked ply with fibreglass and dynel sheathing
Decks Material
Epoxy soaked ply Dynel sheathed coated with Tredgrip antislip
Penta D2 40 hp in excellent condition, new 2009
Engine Make
Number Engines
Fuel Type
Engine Hours
Fuel Consumption
< 2L/hr at 6kn
Well pitched prop on longtail shaft lifts out when sailing to minimise drag
175L total. 75L tank connected, 100L auxiliary tank separate
550L divided between HDPE tank port hull, 200L stainless tank on bridgedeck and 150L bladder starboard hull
3.2m tinnie new in 2014 with oars and anchor on davits
9.8hp Tohatsu new in 2011
Breezemesh covers to saloon and cabin fixed windows new 2017
Cockpit breezemesh and sunbrella rear screen
Cockpit roof 6mm ply - doubles up as a raincatcher
Mainsail boom bag with lazyjacks and system to roll it out of the way for sailing new 2017
All in good condition
Seating capacity for at least 8 in saloon, saloon table converts to a double berth/seaberth/daybed
New upholstery and Flotex carpet 2018
Port forward cabin:
double bed in hull, king bed on bridgedeck. Memory foam overlay both mattresses. Locker and shelving space
Port aft cabin:
single bed with storage under bed and shelving
Starboard forward cabin:
queen bed on bridgedeck (memory foam overlay), sofa, hanging space and extensive locker space
12v Caframo Sirocco fans in both cabins and saloon
Ventilation portholes under bridgedeck and 2 deck vents both forward cabins
Dorade vent, porthole and hatch with solar vent in port aft cabin
Escape hatches in forward cabin overheads and saloon forward windows: excellent ventilation all round.
Port midships there is a workshop with tool/spares storage the envy of all my cruising friends
LED lighting throughout
2 forward doubles, one aft single
Can sleep up to 9
Garden pressure sprayer with rose: 5L will shower one person with long hair. 12v shower option
TMC 12v with new macerator pump 2021
JVC car stereo, speakers in saloon and cockpit
Galley in starboard hull, lots of locker and under floor food storage
Fresh and salt water to double sink
12v upright Evakool 230L fridge/freezer in saloon
12v built in fridge/freezer not yet completed (freezer foam glassed and ready to instal on board along with compressor and plate: about 5 days to complete)
SMEV 3 burner stove with oven and grill. BBQ on transom. 2 LPG tanks in cockpit locker draining overboard
Hot Water
1litre of hot water boiled on the stove mixed with 4L cold = a glorious shower
Ground Tackle
Main anchor Bugel on 75m of 10mm shortlink (regalvanised 2018) with 50m 19mm rode
Second anchor 45lb Manson CQR with 10m of 10mm shortlink (regalvanised 2015) and 50m rode
30lb Danforth with 20m of 8mm shortlink and 50m rode used as stern anchor/kedge
Muir Cougar 1200w winch with foot switches at winch and switch at helm
Safety Gear
Jacklines and tethers
Horseshoe buouy with light
Spotlight and bright deck light
Foghorn - vuvuzela type
Bungs on all seacocks
Bilge Pumps
Portable high volume 12v bilge pump and manual bilge pump accessible from cockpit
Life Raft
6 person Zodiac (new 2010, out of service. Always stored inside)
Life Jackets
2 inflatable, 4 solid
Flares in date
Fire Protection
Fire extinguishers both hulls, galley and cockpit (engine bay fire suppression port)
430w solar panels
440ah 12v AGM batteries new December 2018
Victron 40 Amp MPPT regulator
Victron 1200w/50 amp inverter/smart charger new 2021
12v outlets all cabins, saloon and galley as well as cockpit
12v chain washdown pump (also operates salt water to galley)
15A 240v shore power with dual pole circuit breaker
240v outlets in saloon
Electronics / Navigation
Simrad NSS EVO3 9" touchscreen MFD at helm - new 2018. Sounder, AIS, 4g radar and chartplotter all connected
Simrad wind speed and direction at helm new 2018
GMC DX600 VHF (DSC) at helm
Raymarine ST 4000 autohelm serviced 2020 - new belt
Sail Inventory
Fully battened loose footed main on batten cars, 3 reefs led to clutches/winches on cabin top
Genoa to each bow on Reefurl furlers
Yankee cut staysail on Reefit furler
Storm jib
Asymmetric MPS
All in good condition
Mast / Rigging
Allyachtspars mast with liftout mast steps, Selden boom installed along with new rigging and mast wiring and LED lights in November 2013
Deck Gear
All sheets led to clutches, cleats and winches in cockpit
Winches for staysail 40STs, genoas Barlow 28, main is on a 6:1 pulley system led to camcleats - easy to move the boom over even to windward. 40ST for main halyard, clutched so can also be used for MPS halyard
Plenty of storage in cockpit and forward deck lockers
Huge sail locker and bosun's locker in forward buoyancy compartments
6 stainless mooring cleats sized to hold cyclone warps
Coppercoat (UK) applied to hulls and nacelle in 2015 and touched up 2018 - this allows the hulls to be scrubbed with no environmental contamination
All lighting (including nav lights and cockpit and deck lights) LED
Port sail locker forward (deck access): spinnaker sock can be hoisted directly out of it
Starboard bosuns locker forward (deck access) means no paint/solvents etc in living space
2021 survey available to genuine buyers

Fiona McCormick
City / Suburb
Coffs Harbour

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