Adams Radford Carina 44 - Modified

AU $180,000 Finance
47' 6" - 14.48m
Cruising, Racing
Vessel Location
Williamstown VIC Insurance
Launch Year
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP with PVC foam core using Vinylester resins to NSW MB Survey

The 1990 built  Adams Radford extended Carina 44',  "Meltemi of Melbourne" is now listed for sale with 38South Boat Sales. She is a comprehensively equipped offshore passage maker with a stellar cruising history. Ideally set up for short-handed sailing, she is easily handled and comfortably appointed for extended time at sea. She has all the amenities to allow comfortable life aboard for extended periods. She has raced extensively offshore including the 1995 Melbourne to Osak double handed race, cruised from Japan across the Pacific to Canada  where she was lived aboard through a Canadian winter then cruised down to San Francisco, raced to Hawaii and later cruised down the Pacific and back to Australia. She has since participated in local offshore events, Bay and coastal cruising.

Her spacious interior is beautifully finished in custom timbers with a lovely warm ambience that you will enjoy when spending time below decks. She sleeps seven in comfort including two private aft double cabins while her main saloon is also inviting. Importantly, there is plenty of storage space for extended voyaging. She has a comprehensive sail wardrobe, extensive electronics and plenty of safety gear

Australian Registered, this extended Adams Radford Carina 44 is a well proven offshore yacht that will take you safely, anywhere you choose. Her lifting dagger board leaves her with shallow draft for easy access to waterways not accessible to deep keel yachts. She was treated to an extensive refit in 2011 with a repaint, interior refurbishment and a full mast-out re-rig. A  Graham Radford designed stern scoop was professionally added to increase her waterline length and improve performance so she is now 47ft 6 inches or 14.48m in overall length. Last slipped, antifouled and polished late in 2018, she is ready to set off on new adventures with her next owner.

If you are considering blue water, short-handed passage making or coastal cruising in comfort then this is a yacht you must see. For further details or to arrange your inspection in Williamstown, please contact Chris Furey on 0410 551 977 

AU $180,000    Finance    Insurance
Vessel Name
'Meltemi of Melbourne'
Launch Year
47' 6" - 14.48m
1.52m draft with centreboard raised, 3.66m draft when fully lowered.
10 Tonnes
Keel / Ballast
Encapsulated lead keel with 580 Kgs lifting centreboard
Vessel Location
Williamstown Vic
ON 853480
Joe Adams with Graham Radford mods.
Paul Kelly, Carina Yachts. Full set of plans available.
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP with PVC foam core using Vinylester resins to NSW MB Survey
Decks Material
GRP with foam core locally reinforced in load areas
4 Cylinder 4-108 with 2:1 reduction gearbox, V - drive. Engine was reconditioned in 2009. Regularly serviced. Removable cockpit sole for ease of access to service.
Engine Make
Number Engines
Fuel Type
Engine Hours
2900 approx
Fuel Consumption
3 litres per hour at 2000 rpm cruise speed.
Max Speed
9 knots
Cruise Speed
7 knots
Shaft drive with 18" Maxprop 3 blade feathering propeller
450 Litres in two stainless steel tanks
4 tanks, 600 litres
Mainsail / Boom cover with lazy jacks.
Spray Dodger protects cockpit.
Single Berth in forepeak, two settees and drop side saloon table in main cabin, Double owners berth in port side rear cabin with side seat. 1.5 berth in stbd side rear cabin with side seat. Excellent storage with lockers outboard of settees in main cabin and in aft cabins.
Forward facing U shaped galley to port, proper navigation table with electronics and radios close at hand to starboard side. Fully enclosed marine toilet with shower fwd to port. Generous storage throughout the yacht. Professionally fitted out by shipwrights in appealing Fijian Yacka timber panelling and cabinetry with contrasting dark blue fabric upholstery for a classic yacht look.
Fully enclosed with hot & cold pressure water in enclosed toilet compartment.
Marine toilet with 12v electric flush, macerator and 30 litre holding tank. Optional overboard discharge when at sea. Vanity basin with pressure hot & cold water. Locker storage.
Sony AM FM radio with CD player. Interior and cockpit speakers.
Forward facing U shaped galley with safety strap for use at sea.
Twin stainless steel sinks with pressure hot & cold water fresh and cold sea water rinse supplied. Excellent storage capacity.
Danfoss top loading fridge and separate Freezer compartment
Lido 4 burner Gas stove with oven and grill, 2 x 4 Kg gas bottles carried.
Hot Water
12v Electric or 240v shore power plus engine heat exchange.
Ground Tackle
Deck mounted Muir 3000 electric anchor winch with deck controls plus control switch at helm. Spurling pipe to chain locker forward. 65 Kgs CQR type primary anchor with 70 metres of 3/8 short link galvanised anchor chain. 35 Kgs Danforth type secondary anchor. 50 metres additional chain on board plus 150 metres of 30mm diam silver rope. Twin heavy duty bow rollers.
Safety Gear
Comprehensive incl 2 x 406 EPIRBs, 2 life rings with strobes, Dann Buoy, Medical Kit, 5 fire extinguishers, Fire blanket, Torches, Bucket, Distress V-Sheet, MOB Rescue Sling. Emergency steering tiller. Gas detector with alarm. Firdell Blipper Radar reflector on mast. Substantial life rails around the boat.
Bilge Pumps
2 x electric, 2 x manual.
Life Raft
4 person, in soft valise pack. (Not in survey)
Life Jackets
Cat 2 flare kit.
6 x 12v Batteries, 240 v Shore Power, 12Vv to 240V Inverter. Solar panel on mid deck, 2 x Solar Panels to be installed on new S/S targa arch
2 x Belmar 100 Amp Hr alternators. Fully rewired in 2008 with all new 12v and 240v circuit switch panels and controls. 12v Navigation lights at deck level and masthead, steaming lights and deck spotlight. 12v interior lighting throughout.
Electronics / Navigation
Brookes and Gatehouse Network Log, Speed, Depth and Wind functions with 4 displays at helm, 5 displays above companionway, additional boat speed display in cockpit and 9 displays at chart table. Autohelm second depth sounder, Raymarine GPS and Plotter at chart table, Autohelm ST 7000 series Autopilot with ram to quadrant, control units at helm and at Nav station. Raymarine Radar with 24nm range. AIS fitted 2019. Codan HF radio transceiver with backstay antenna, Icom VHF radio transceiver with masthead whip aerial, 2 x emergency whip antennae on transom. 2 x Icom hand held VHF radios for use in cockpit or on deck. Sestrel Major steering compass with deviation card. Brass ships Clock and Barometer.
Sail Inventory
Composite laminate mainsail, spare dacron mainsail, Furling No 2 genoa, Furling No 3 genoa, Furling staysail on inner forestay, 2 fractional spinnakers, Masthead asymmetric spinnaker, Storm jib and Trisail.
Mast / Rigging
Mast new in 1995 by Allyachtspars(Qld) Keel stepped, fractional sloop rig with triple aft swept spreaders and upper forward swept jumpers. Standing rigging is 3/8 inch 1 x 19 stainless steel wire with Dyform stainless steel wire lowers. Alloy boom with internal reefing lines and outhaul, rope tackle vang. Twin alloy spinnaker poles, Jockey pole. All necesary halyards, sheets and control lines. Furlex furler on forestay, Plastimo furler on inner forestay. Adjustable backstay. Mast mounted RADAR scanner.
Deck Gear
15 Barlow self tailing winches with rope clutches where required. Multiple deck tracks for headsail sheeting. Main halyard and reeflines led aft to cockpit. Centreboard control line leads aft aft to cockpit winch. Stainless steel rail hand holds on cabin top. 2 cabin side opening vent hatches, 3 x Dorade vents, opening vent hatch over heads compartment, 3 vent hatches over cabin, Large square Lewmar forehatch. Deck caps for filling fuel and water tanks and for holding tank pump out. Transom mounted boarding ladder. Cockpit cushions. Fenders, Boathook.

38 South Boat Sales
5/227 Wells Road
City / Suburb
Chelsea Heights

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