Fully equipped 45-foot Pilothouse Motorsailer


Price
US $229,000 Finance
Currency
Length
45' - 13.71m
Use
Family, Cruising
Vessel Location
Hawaii, USA Insurance
Year
2006
Hull Material
Aluminium

Minke is a super-strong vessel for cruising to remote locations, built to sail easily through heavy weather and to be very comfortable upon arrival at any destination, whether it be an isolated anchorage or marina berth. Key attributes of the boat include (1) an extremely rugged "no-maintenance" aluminium hull, (2) a fabulous pilothouse with 360-degree views, (3) robust twin keels that enable routine beaching fully upright ("drying out") for total independence in remote locations, (4) voluminous tankage for long-range operation and prolonged periods far "off the grid, " and (5) comforts of home, such as a convenient galley, shower room with ample hot water, automatic fresh-water toilet and cosy cabins, making for a delightful home away from home or long-term liveaboard. This is a strong vessel for sailors who know what is required to achieve maximum utility and safety while also being comfortable in real-world conditions. Now comfortably berthed near Honolulu in Hawaii's safest marina, she is ready to continue cruising, whether toward Alaska or into the wonderful South Pacific.


Price
US $229,000    Finance    Insurance
Vessel Name
45-foot pilothouse motorsailer
Boat Reference
1123
Year
2006
Length
45' - 13.71m
Beam
4.11m (13.5ft)
Draft
1.83m (6ft)
Vessel Location
Hawaii, Usa
Region
North America and Caribbean
Hull Material
Aluminium
Engine
Engine and Mechanics The vessel is equipped with a commercial-grade 100-hp Isuzu diesel engine, fitted by Klassen Marine. The engine sips fuel at lower power settings, enabling a motoring range of 2500 miles at 5 knots, while also providing more than enough power to push Minke at full speed into heavy seas. Minke is special in that she has a keel cooling system (actually located in the skeg), eliminating the potential problems and dangers of wet-exhaust systems that can plague ordinary cruising sailboats (not least seawater ingestion during downwind passages). This is an ideal system for cruising to remote locations and in heavy seas. (Commercial vessels, such as fishing trawlers, have keel coolers for good reason. ) A simple hydraulic system is fitted to power the heavy-duty anchor winch on the foredeck. oEngine: 100-hp Isuzu 4BG1 commercial-grade diesel engine by Klassen Marine in perfect working order; completely serviced in March 2018 with new hoses, belts, filters, etc -Transmission: heavy-duty Twin disc MG5011A hydraulic gearbox -Propeller and shaft: 1-¾" stainless steel shaft turning 26" fixed-pitch propeller -Shaft seal: PSS dripless seal (new March 2018) -Engine room: very large engine room, accessed through large hatch in pilothouse and by removing aft cabin ladder (giving walk-in access), with ample space to move around engine; bright lights, grab handles, fan, DC outlet, etc. (all new March 2018); extensive storage space in boxes above fuel tanks -Cooling: keel cooling system (in skeg) with dry exhaust to eliminate chances of seawater ingestion; cooling system completely flushed in March 2018, with new coolant expansion system (cap, lines, expansion tank, etc. ) and all-new coolant (50/50 mix of coolant and deionized water) -Fuel tanks: Two aluminium diesel tanks with technical capacity of 600 gallons, with nominal usable capacity of 500 gallons -Fuel gauge: custom sight gauge for guaranteed accuracy (new March 2018)
Engine Hours
Less than 2500 hours
Accommodation
Accommodation and Amenities
It is akin to a floating country cottage with modern amenities, including fabulous 360- degree views, an attractive and functional galley and lounge, cosy sleeping areas and modern amenities, such as a freshwater flushing toilet (in the forward head). Minke has a fantastic pilothouse, two comfortable cabins, two heads, a separate shower room and generous closet space. If you want to see the world in comfort, you will love Minke's pilothouse as much as we do. The forward cabin has a large v-berth for two large adults, as well as two bunks, and the aft cabin has a double bunk. Each cabin has its own head/toilet and sink, good lighting, both DC and AC outlets, ventilation fan, huge overhead hatch to watch the stars and/or feel the breeze, closet and additional storage space. The galley is fully equipped with stove (including oven), microwave oven, sink with pressurized hot and cold fresh water, a seawater hand pump for washing dishes at sea (to conserve fresh water), refrigerator and separate freezer (with another large freezer in the forward cabin), pots and pans, cutlery and kitchen gadgets, and enormous amounts of storage space. The lounge area has seating for about five adults at the table, with room for more at the helm station and nav/comm station.
Forward Accommodations
-V-berth and bunks: large v-berth with split mattress for two large adults or two average adults and a child; bunks for storage or for two persons
-Cabin heater: Dickensen/Sigmar with dedicated fresh air intake and removable chimney
-Cabin fan: Caframo (new March 2018)
-Power outlets: DC and AC outlets oStorage: extensive storage forward in large hanging closet to port, in starboard seat locker, beneath v-berth and on bunks (bunks have large fiddles to keep storage boxes in place even in very rough seas)
-Shower cabin: stand-up or sit-down shower with mahogany seats (new March 2018), shower tap (new March 2018) and dedicated shower sump bilge pump and float switch, plus large area for sitting or standing outside shower to towel off, get dressed, etc. Dedicated deck vent to the shower cabin. Shower sump was given multiple layers of epoxy followed by several layers of Bilgecoat in March 2018. Shower cabin has large hooks for hanging foul-weather gear at sea.
-Forward head toilet: ShurFlo Aqua kind automatic fresh-water toilet with vacuum system and holding tank. Waste can be directed overboard or to holding tank. Holding tank can be emptied overboard using built-in electric pump or via deck pump out.
-Forward head amenities: deep sink, hot and cold pressurized fresh water, fresh-water hand pump (for optional use when water conservation is desired), vanity mirror, shaving mirror, storage locker and shelf
Aft Accommodations
-Aft berth: double berth with mattress for two average adults
-Cabin heater: Dickensen/Sigmar with dedicated fresh air intake and removable chimney
-Cabin fan: Caframo (new March 2018)
-Power outlets: AC (shore power and inverter power)
-TV/DVD: Toshiba oStorage: extensive storage on shelves, nooks, in locker beside berth, under berth and in hanging closet to starboard
-Aft head toilet: Jabsco seawater toilet with full-size seat. Toilet, all hoses and connections new March 2018. Overboard pump out. This is the toilet of choice for long-range cruising (because it uses none of the boat's fresh water).
-Aft head amenities: sink with pressurized fresh water, storage lockers and shelf, grab handles (very useful when in stormy seas)
Galley
Pilothouse and galley
Pilothouse view: full 360-degree view from large windows that allow occupants to see and enjoy the full experience of nature at anchor and to stand watch in complete comfort at sea
Helm station to port: large comfortable seat at main helm/wheel
Navigation/communication station starboard: very wide and comfortable seat
Pilothouse lounge seating/settee: room for five adults, upholstery upgrades March 2018
Power outlets: DC forward and aft in pilothouse; AC outlets aft in pilothouse
Galley stove: Force 10 LPG/propane three-burner stove with oven; three propane tanks sufficient to last more than one full year
Microwave oven: AC-powered
Freezer 2: Coolmatic top-loading freezer (operates on either DC or AC power)
Sink: stainless steel with hot and cold pressurized fresh water and hand-pumped seawater (to save water when washing dishes during very long journeys)
Galley accessories: pots, pans, skillets, strainers, food-storage containers, cutlery (forks, knives, spoons), measuring cups and spoons, can opener, etc.
Storage: drawers of various sizes, huge lockers under settee and helm seat
Refrigeration
Refrigerator: Waeco Coolmatic fridge
Freezer
Freezer 1: Danfoss top-loading freezer with extra-thick insulation
Safety Gear
Minke's biggest safety feature is the boat itself: the massively constructed aluminum hull, keels and skeg are the first line of defense to keep the crew safe. Indeed, when crews of typical sailboats are likely to face troubles, the crew of Minke is likely to shrug and carry on, and even have fun. Best of all, having such a strong boat gives everyone aboard, not least the skipper, peace of mind, thereby enabling everyone to worry less and enjoy cruising more. In addition to this built-in safety, Minke is well stocked with safety equipment - the sorts of things that are costly to obtain but will likely never be used.
-Bilge pump 3: completely new spares of primary DC bilge pump and float switch
-Drogue: series drogue with 156 cones and bridle, custom made for Minke in England (new February 2018)
-PLB: GME MT410G PLB (new February 2018), included in sale at asking price
-AIS-MOB device: Kannad SafeLink R10 Survivor Recovery System (new February 2018)
-Life jackets: two inflatable jackets (including one Kru offshore jacket new February 2018) plus two additional foam jackets for near-shore use (and some others)
-Life ring: Throwable life ring and lanyard mounted on pilothouse (starboard side)
Bilge Pumps
Primary DC bilge pump with float switch, backup/supplemental AC bilge pump with fitted hose
Life Raft
Life raft: Crewsaver ISO four-person offshore raft in canister with custom-welded deck cradle
Epirb
EPIRB: GME Accusat MT403G, fully registered
Flares
Two inflatable jackets, plus two additional foaam jackets for near-shore use
Electrics
Electrical Systems
fitted with both DC and AC systems for maximum utility and convenience at sea and while berthed. Wiring is marine grade, with wire runs that are easily accessible (a priceless asset that experienced sailors will appreciate). Battery capacity is very substantial, allowing sailing for a full week between charges (assuming use of all navigation systems at night, radar off during the day, and continuous use of the fridge). Charging is via engine, shore power, generator and/or solar panels. Exterior lighting includes new bright LED nav lights and a new mast-top tricolor. The pilothouse and cabins have outlets for both shore and inverter power, and they are fitted with generous lighting and fans.
-DC power: 12-volt, 900 AH total (675-amp house bank, all new March 2018; 225-amp engine/start bank) oAC power: 120-volt from onboard inverter or shore power
-Batteries: eight Trojan T-105 (all six house-bank batteries newly installed March 2018)
-Solar panels: four panels on top of pilothouse (one new March 2018) (see maintenance note)
-Charger: Xantrex Truecharge oGenerator: Honda portable oInverter: Xantrex
-Battery monitor: Xantrex Linklite digital (new March 2018)
-Volt meters: one analog for each bank (house and engine/start)
-Switch panels: main DC panel, auxiliary DC exterior lighting panel, AC/shore power panel
-Exterior lighting switch panel (new March 2018): individual switches for running lights (for use when motoring), mast-top tricolor (for use when under sail), anchor light and deck light
-Side lights: very bright LED (new March 2018)
-Steaming light: very bright LED (new March 2018)
-Stern light: bright LED (all-new installation March 2018)
-Mast-top tricolor and anchor light: Aquasignal (new March 2018)
-Deck light: bright light illuminates foredeck and headsail for deck and sail work at night
-Interior 12-volt lighting: lights in all cabins and closets, mostly LED, some new March 2018
-Engine room light: very bright light illuminates everything (new installation March 2018)
-Fans: Caframo fans, one each in forward and aft cabins, two in pilothouse house, one in engine room (all newly installed in March 2018) Electronics: navigation and communication.
Electronics / Navigation
Electronics: navigation and communication systems
Navigation and communication equipment includes autopilot, chart plotter, depth sounder, electronic wind indicator, VHF, AIS-B and new radar, as well as a marine-grade stereo system, among other things. Systems are intentionally independent for redundancy, and there are multiple sources for obtaining GPS position. All systems are in excellent working order, with a number of key components newly installed in 2017 and 2018.
-Autopilot: Simrad AP24, with AC42 autopilot computer, rudder feedback unit and WR20 wireless remote
-Chart plotter: Standard Horizon CP1000 (includes multiple electronic charts for the Pacific)
-Depth sounder: Furuno oVHF radio (primary): Standard Horizon Quest+
-VHF (backup or for use in tender): Uniden handheld oAIS-B: Icom MA-500TR (new July) 2017
-Antenna splitter: Simrad NSPL-500 (new July 2017)
-Radar: Furuno 1623 (new March 2018)
-Wind (speed and direction): Simrad IS20 display, with Simrad 508 mast-top transducer (all new July 2017)
-Satellite phone: Inmarsat Isatphone2 (new 2017) with docking station and external antenna (new 2018) (see maintenance note)
-Satellite terminal: Iridium GO! (with external antenna not yet installed), to be included in sale if the boat is purchased at the asking price (device was new April 2018); very handy offshore, giving easy and quick access to weather routing, GRIBs, texting and telephone via Wi-Fi to smartphone
-Stereo: Sony Marine AM/FM/CD stereo with Bose twin speakers in pilothouse and aft cabin
-GPS handheld (in grab bag): Garmin GPSMAP 78s
-Compass: Ritchie with electronic damper
Sail Inventory
Bermuda rig with single aluminium mast, forestay, double backstays, double lower shrouds, single upper shrouds and single spreaders. Both mainsail and jib are on Harken furlers, enabling easy single-handed sailing. The mainsail and jib (new 2018) are in outstanding condition. The mast has welded steps to enable easy access from deck level all the way to the top of the mast. Minke sails very well indeed, especially in winds over 12 knots, with regular daily runs of 140 miles on ocean passages.
-Mast: aluminium; approximately 45' feet above deck; welded mast steps and fittings
-Boom: aluminium with welded fittings
-Mainsail: Lee Sails, in outstanding condition (new 2013 but barely used before 2018); Harken external aft-of-mast furling system
-Working jib 1: Lee Sails, in nearly new condition (new 2018); Harken furling system
-Working jib 2 (spare replacement): Lee Sails, in good condition
-Spinnaker: Istec Parasailor (new 2018 but damaged and in need of repair before use)
-Storm jib: Lee Sails with wire luff (new 2018; never used)
-Standing rigging: forestay with Harken furler, double backstays, double lower shrouds, single upper shrouds and single spreaders (all wire is stainless steel)
-Running rigging: jib halyard, jib sheets, jib furling line, spinnaker halyard, spinnaker sheets, spinnaker downhauls, spinnaker barber haulers, mainsail halyard, mainsail outhaul, topping lift, two-line mainsheet system, storm sail halyard, plus other lines of various sizes and
Remarks
Overview
Minke is a super-strong vessel for cruising to remote locations, built to sail easily through heavy weather and to be very comfortable upon arrival at any destination, whether it be an isolated anchorage or marina berth. Key attributes of the boat include (1) an extremely rugged "no-maintenance" aluminium hull, (2) a fabulous pilothouse with 360-degree views, (3) robust twin keels that enable routine beaching fully upright ("drying out") for total independence in remote locations, (4) voluminous tankage for long-range operation and prolonged periods far "off the grid, " and (5) comforts of home, such as a convenient galley, shower room with ample hot water, automatic fresh-water toilet and cosy cabins, making for a delightful home away from home or long-term liveaboard. This is a strong vessel for sailors who know what is required to achieve maximum utility and safety while also being comfortable in real-world conditions. Now comfortably berthed near Honolulu in Hawaii's safest marina, she is ready to continue cruising, whether toward Alaska or into the wonderful South Pacific.

Construction
Minke was professionally constructed in Courteney, British Columbia, by Ken Splett (who built many aluminium and steel boats with similar hulls) based on a design by Jack Carson. The hull, deck, pilothouse, frames are constructed of marine 5086 aluminium. The hull is unusually thick for a boat of this size - 3/8" - making for an especially strong vessel. The pilothouse includes integral welded window frames, giving it incredible rigidity. Massively constructed twin keels and skeg enable the boat to be beached almost anywhere while giving it excellent tracking ability under sail. The interior of the hull is coated with spray foam down to the bilges, providing full insulation from condensation and noise. Interior woodwork, by Tony Lyons and other shipwrights, is crafted from marine gum wood and marine plywood using marine-grade fasteners and fittings.
-Hull plating: 3/8" 5086 aluminium 2
-Deck and pilothouse plating: ¼" 5086 aluminium
-Framing and other sections: up to 1" thick aluminium plating
-Interior: sprayed foam down to bilges; crafted from gum wood, fir and marine ply
-Windows: ½" safety glass in aluminium frames integral to the pilothouse (extremely strong)
-Deck hardware: welded mounts and chain plates (no holes in deck except for wiring from the mast); very strongly fabricated deck bollards forward and aft (these extend through the deck and are welded to the hull for extreme strength); welded mast tabernacle; welded deck lockers aft; welded bow pulpit, guardrails and stanchions; welded Bimini frame.

Engine and Mechanics
Fuel filters: primary and secondary (new March 2018)
-Primary steering: Marol hydraulic wheel steering with massive Marol hydraulic ram at steering quadrant, turning large skeg-hung rudder
-Secondary steering: Simrad electronic-hydraulic autopilot turning main rudder
-Tertiary steering (for steering under sail and for backup emergency steering): Hydrovane (new March 2018), a fantastic setup that will silently steer nonstop for days at a time, and includes a totally independent rudder and tiller, with very strongly welded custom transom mounts tested in harsh real-world conditions - best piece of kit on the boat
oExtensive supply of engine and hydraulic spares, including filters, belts, hoses, fluids, etc.

Freshwater system
Water tanks: three plastic tanks, 100 gallons each, made from food-grade plastic, with nominal 250 gallons of usable water plus reserve (and ample room throughout the boat to store easily 100 additional gallons of drinking water if desired)
Water pressure: ShurFlo Aqua King (with extra brand new spare pump aboard)
Hot water system: Kuuma (new 2016) using either shore power or engine coolant; water stays hot for at least 24 hours after disconnecting from shore power or engine shut down

Hull
-Pressure washed and antifouled hull
-Repainted hull with Trilux II
-Replaced hull zincs Plumbing and pipe fitting
-Refurbished seacocks
-Added seawater hand pump system: valve, hoses and hand pump at galley sink
-Replaced aft toilet and all associated hoses
-Added freshwater hand pump system: valve, hoses and hand pump at forward head sink
-Replaced aft sink drain (everything from sink to seacock)
-Replaced most hoses: water, fuel, drains, toilet, etc.

CONTACT DETAILS
Broker / Dealer
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Telephone
Fax
64 3 337 6259
Address
PO Box 6261
City / Suburb
North Sydney
State
NSW
Country
Australia
Website


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