Colin Archer 45 Exceptional Cruising Ketch


Price
AU $172,000 Or nearest offer Finance
Currency
Length
45' 11" - 14.00m
Use
Cruising, Live Aboard
Vessel Location
Tin Can Bay Insurance
Launch Year
1981
Hull Material
Steel

Hey Sailor! What are you waiting for?

The saying "they don't come tougher than this" surely applies to this beautiful Ketch.
'R. M. Dreamchaser' is in immaculate condition both inside and out. Strong and solid she sails fair and true. Her famous double ender design is by Colin Archer who lived in Gladstone and Rockhampton before moving back to his homeland in Norway where he made his Queensland designed yacht famous for conquering the toughest seas.

Recently rigged for single handed sailing her fussy owner makes sure she is upgraded and maintained to the highest standard. Recent updates include the hull being sandblasted and painted, new furling staysail, new sailbags, new tender, re-pitiched prop and lots more. "Dreamchaser" is ready to sail you anywhere, anytime you want to go with Ausssie Registration.

Below decks there's 2m headroom, beautifully handcrafted mahogonay timber work throughout, 7 berths including one double master cabin aft with full length wardrobes and dressing tables; a 3/4 berth fwd for the grandkids or visitor. Oodles of storage, all mod cons, washing machine, terrific ventilation throughout and twin helms with a handsome, well appointed pilot house and an all weather cockpit with full steering station to keep you out of the sun and rain.

An immaculate, upgraded, cared for tough proven sailer that is comfy, roomy, safe, reliable and good looking to boot! This is no ordinary boat! Built in a professional shipyard in Rotterdam she has an impeccable pedigree, having sailed the world for 26 years including the Magellan Straits, Falkland Islands and Antarctic before crossing to the Queensland coast where her current owners have cruised East Coast Aus and the Pacific Islands for the past 13 years.

You wont do better anywhere than to buy this liveaboard blue water ketch at this new, reduced price.

To know more please contact the owners here now.


Price
AU $172,000 Or nearest offer    Finance    Insurance
Vessel Name
RM Dreamchaser
Launch Year
1981
Length
45' 11" - 14.00m
Beam
14ft 6in (4.41m)
Draft
6ft 2in 1.8m
Displacement
24 tonnes
Keel / Ballast
Steel 16ml
Vessel Location
Tin Can Bay
Region
Queensland
Registration
On860360
Designer
Colin Archer
Builder
Rajo Sports Rotterdam NL
Hull Material
Steel
Decks Material
Steel 10mm to first chine then 5ml lapstrake
Engine
2712E
Engine Make
Ford
Number Engines
1
Horsepower
80hp
Fuel Type
Diesel
Engine Hours
3750
Fuel Consumption
1litre per nautical mile
Max Speed
8.5kn
Cruise Speed
5 - 6 kn
Propulsion
Whitlock steering system. There is a three-blade propeller mounted on a 1 ½ inch stainless steel shaft re-pitched 2019 giving an extra knot
Fuel
750lt
Water
750litres in s/s tank
Dinghy
Aluminium Quintrex 3.10m new July 2020
Outboard
8hp Yamaha reconitioned July 2020
Covers
There is a 16ml marine plywood/fiberglass Bimini with steel uprights that covers the whole cockpit. The forward end has been enclosed with Perspex to create a dodger.
There are side clears (new 2019) plus shade blinds around the cockpit
Accommodation
From the cockpit with steering station to starboard step into the pilot house with helm station to port, settee opposite and aft is the double cabin with island double bed, twin wardrobes and dressing tables. Step down into the main cabin with dinette to port and galley opposite. Then step through the watertight bulkhead with electric toilet/shower to port and washing machine, lockers, vanity basin stb and 3/4 bed in the bow. There are10 opening port holes, 4 hatches and 2 windows to allow good ventilation
Cabins
Pilot house, main cabin, galley/dinette, fwd bunk, head and vanity
Berths
7 includes dinette converting to double
Shower
Heat exchange/240 volt hot water shower in head and cold water deck shower
Toilet
Electric TMC
Entertainment
LED TV, radio/stereo with surround sound
Air-Con
Airconditioning 240volt
Galley
The fully insulated interior is in varnished timber trim and panels and blue upholstery. The interior is in good condition. An interesting feature of RM Dream Chaser is the main bulkhead has a steel door that can be securely closed to create a water tight bulkhead. The galley has large storage capacity, full size pantry with internal LED lighting, overhead cupboards, double bowl s/s sink, flick mixer tap, s/s 2 burner gas stove, 240v microwave, under floor storage, settee with storage under, large library shelves and purpose built wine & glasses locker.
Refrigeration
80 litre Giant fridge freezer, 110 litre Waeco fridge and bar fridge.
Stove
2 burner gas with oven
Water-Maker
The hard cover cockpit has been made with side gutters to collect rainfall
Hot Water
Yes
Ground Tackle
Maxwell 3500 electric winch; 100m x 13ml gal chain;
Manson CQR 80lb anchor stb roller and 80lb MansonPlough anchor portside
Safety Gear
There is a 1500gph Rule electric bilge pump with Johnson float switch and a Rule 500gph electric bilge pump with a Johnson float switch.
There is a GME EPIRB (expires 8/26), flares, three Wormald fire extinguishers and all the usual safety gear.
Bilge Pumps
See above
Life Raft
NO out of date
Epirb
Expires 8/26
Life Jackets
Yes
Flares
Yes
Fire Protection
3 fire extinguishers plus fire blankets
Electrics
The 12/240-volt electrical installations are all fitted with fuses which function correctly.
There are 600 amps of batteries well secured in the engine room.
There is a 300-watt inverter, AWA TV, 500 watts of solar panels and solar regulator.
There is a 300watt wind generator
LED lghting throughout all cabins.
Electronics / Navigation
There is a GPS Garmin Echomap Plus 65CV chartplotter, a GPSmap 551 chart plotter, 2 x Standard Horizon VHF, Raymarine depth sounder, TMQ autopilot, Kenwood HF radio, Piranha Mac 15 Fish finder,
Sail Inventory
Furling genoa with foam luff (2012 in good condition), furling staysail with foam luff (new 2019) mainsail and mizzen (2012 in good condition) spinnaker (18m) all sailcovers new 2019
Mast / Rigging
10ml stainless steel rigging
Deck Gear
There are two Maxwell 44 two speed winches, one Lewmar 40 two speed winch and four Lewmar two speed winches. All spin freely when turned by hand.
The stanchions, bow rail and stern rail are all welded to the deck.
There are six appropriate size stainless steel bollards for mooring RM Dream Chaser.
There are stainless steel boarding ladders port and stb plus a s/s ladder fixed to the stern.
There are steel davits fixed to the stern
cockpit cushions, s/s bbq,
Remarks
RM Dreamchaser has proven herself having sailed to Australia from the Netherlands, via Falklands, Sth America, Magellan Straits and Antarctica. In addition to completing several crossings to Noumea and Fiji. She is moored at Tin Can Bay and regularly cruises the Queensland Coast. In 2019 RM Dreamchaser had several upgrades including new sails, sail covers, clears, repitching the prop and the hull which was sandblasted and repainted. RM Dreamchaser has had only 2 owners, the current owners have owned and sailed her since 2007.

CONTACT DETAILS
Name
Melinda Biggs
Telephone
City / Suburb
Pomona
State
QLD
Country
Australia


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