Adams 40 "Moonbird"


Price
AU $77,000 Finance
Currency
Length
40' 0" - 12.20m
Use
Family, Cruising, Live Aboard
Vessel Location
Hobart TAS Insurance
Year
1998
Hull Material
Steel Hull professionally sandblasted then epoxy-painted. See General Remarks.
Tour/Video

Excellent example of Joe Adams' most popular design. Massive recent refit included sandblasting and epoxy-painting hull and decks, complete rewiring, re-plumbing including all new skin-fittings, newly-fabricated cockpit, mast refurbishment and completely new interior. Only the option to purchase a more suitable vessel to compete in the Melbourne-Osaka Race has persuaded the owner to sell. All work was undertaken with the view to the owner sailing the boat offshore himself, so a new owner is guaranteed high quality workmanship and materials. "Moon Bird" offers an extraordinary opportunity to a buyer wanting a large volume vessel in excellent order at a very reasonable price. Don't delay!


Price
AU $77,000    Finance    Insurance
Vessel Name
Moonbird
Boat Reference
5549040
Year
1998
Length
40' 0" - 12.20m
Beam
3.7m
Draft
1.75
Displacement
12 tonnes
Keel / Ballast
Fin keel. Ballast: Mostly lead with some steel punchings.
Vessel Location
Hobart Tas
Region
Tasmania
Designer
Joe Adams
Builder
Not known
Hull Material
Steel Hull professionally sandblasted then epoxy-painted. See General Remarks.
Decks Material
Steel
Engine
ME180 3-cylinder diesel. Engine can be hand started if necessary. Full and easy access for servicing as engine box is hinged. Box incorporates sound insulation. Engine professionally checked (minor repairs/servicing only required). New Morse engine control cables. New fuel system (all new hoses, filters) plus new raw water strainer.
Engine Make
Yamaha
Number Engines
1
Horsepower
30hp
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Consumption
Approx 3 litres/hr
Max Speed
7.5kts
Cruise Speed
6kts
Propulsion
Shaft-drive. 3-blade bronze propellor.
Fuel
100 litres in s/s tank
Water
350 litres in two Plastimo flexible tanks (one new).
Covers
Mainsail cover with boom bag and lazyjacks.
Large cockpit sun awning (rigged when required).
Accommodation
Very light and spacious interior. Double (cosy) quarter berth to port while stbd quarter is all storage. The area under the cockpit is also a cavernous storage area. Bathroom to stbd with toilet and vanity. Move past galley and engine box (additional bench space) into the saloon, with two settees/berths and a central table. The nav station/chart table is aft to stbd. V-berth in double cabin with large overhead hatch.

Extensive new internal fitout. Work included: new floor panels (all secured but liftable); new headliners (with thermal insulation incorporated beneath cabin top and areas of deck associated with living areas); new port quarter berth; new heads compartment; new galley lockers and benchtop; new engine box and benchtop; new benchtop to fridge; new settees and associated lockers; new central saloon table with folding leaves; various stainless steel grab rails or posts; new LED downlights; new galley sink with new fresh and raw water pumps; new 'mini' strip LED lights above galley bench; new sink in heads with electric water pump; new bunk cushions and covers.

Most lockers lined. All timber including plywood either painted or wood sealed on all surfaces, and all bolts and screws used are stainless steel.
Berths
One double and three single berths
Toilet
NEW TMC 12V marine toilet.
Galley
Maxie 2-burner gimballed stove )meths) with grill.
Stainless sink with fresh and salt water.
Generous galley bench space and additional prep area on adjacent engine box bench top.
Extensive storage.
Refrigeration
140-litre top opening fridge with Engel 12V/240V fridge condenser.
Hot Water
N/A
Ground Tackle
Manual anchor winch with chain gypsy and rope capstan.
20kg CQR anchor with 30m x 3/8 chain and 40m rope.
27kg spare anchor.
Spare anchor warp 12m x 3./8 chain and 55m nylon warp.
Fisherman anchor.
Heavy Danforth anchor.
Safety Gear
Lifebuoy.
Heaving line.
V-sheet
Danbuoy.
6 x harnesses.
Bilge Pumps
Rule 1000gph 12V bilge pump with float switch. Manual Henderson
Life Raft
RFD four-person liferaft. Not in survey (Exp: July 2017)
Epirb
GME 406 EPIRB. Exp: April 2027.
Life Jackets
6 x Lifejackets (AS1512).
Flares
2 x red Handheld. 2 x red rocket. 2 x orage smoke. Exp: Oct 2019.
Fire Protection
Fire extinguisher.
Electrics
2 x 90AH 12V batteries. 750A(CCA).
Boat completely rewired (plus new batteries and switch panel, digital volt meter and sockets for USB (dual) and cig lighter fittings). New overhead LED downlights.
Electronics / Navigation
Uniden MC790 VHF.
Raymarine A57D chartplotter/sounder. New Raymarine through hull/transducer for depth sounder (linked to chartplotter)
Garmin (Type 125) steering compass. Fwd section of cockpit manufactured in stainless steel to lessen compass deviation and compass installed with compensating magnets.
Sail Inventory
Mainsail in boom bag with lazyjacks.
Furling genoa on Plastimo furler.
Staysail. Rigged on removable innner forestay.
MPS
Mast / Rigging
Age of rig: 1998.
Mast removed and serviced/modified (including improvements to spreader bases, mast steps to lower spreaders (with hand holds above spreaders), new steaming/deck flood light, some new entry boxes or sheaves). New rope clutches for halyards and topping lifts.
Rope - all sheets new and half halyards/topping lifts new. New reefing lines.
Removable inner forestay (for staysail) and runners - both normally lashed out of the way
NEW Lifelines.
Deck Gear
Primary winches: 2 x Barient 32 self-tailers.
Secondary winches: 2 x ARCO-Hutton 40 self-tailers (NEW).
Halyard winches: 2 x ARCO-Hutton 40 ST (NEW).
Cabintop winch: Ancal.
Most deck gear is Ronstan with some Selden.
NEW custom stainless tiller folds up to clear cockpit when at anchor.
Spinnaker pole.
Remarks
Externally, whole boat professionally sandblasted, and then epoxy painted (Note: quality Wattyl paint used, and use of epoxy paint with multiple coats after recommended surface preparation maximises protection). Non-skid finish used on deck. Same treatment for bilge internally (approx. 6m in middle section of hull (required engine lift). Rest of steel internally hand scraped and epoxy painted (this required removal of much of internal timber lining and fit out).

Various repairs/improvements steel work (several new floors under cabin sole in vicinity of mast, new mast king post, complete replacement of cockpit, new cabin sides

Extensive use of stainless steel on deck for new or replacement fittings (chain plates, dual anchor bow roller, bases for pulpit, pushpit and stanchions, mooring line fairleads, bases for sheet tracks, deck mast step, mounting borders for forward and mid deck hatches, companionway frame and forward end of cockpit (to reduce magnetic interference to compass), mounting plate and supports for anchor winch and associated hawse pipe, plus bases for various other deck fittings. Most welded to minimize through deck fastenings (leak risk). New stainless steel dorade boxes and new polished mainsheet hawse. New polished stainless steel tiller (which can pivot up to clear cockpit).

All new through hull fittings (TruDesign (NZ), Lloyds approved, and superior to traditional bronze) incorporating load spreading collars).

CONTACT DETAILS
Broker / Dealer
Boat Sales Tasmania
Telephone
Address
Muirs Boat Yard
44 Napoleon St
Battery Point
City / Suburb
Hobart
State
TAS
Country
Australia
Website


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