Gilbert Caroff Stervenn mk ll custom

AU $159,000
Pre-Purchase Inspection
44' 3" - 13.50m
Vessel Location
Mooloolaba Qld
Launch Year
1998 approximate
Hull Material
Steel Corten steel

Launched 1998 "Zydico " is designed and built to cruise safely and comfortably in the high latitudes and is still well suited for regular ocean cruising. She was built in Belgium by lens marine, fitted out in Germany and rigged in Holland. Sailed in northern latitudes towards the Artic, across the Atlantic, Caribbean, Panama, Pacific, NZ, Qld, Tasmania, and back to Qld. I have sailed this boat in 50kns + and felt completely safe with a sea on the aft quarter and has never once looked like broaching or rounding up. Easy two handed sailing. She is fully insulated with BASF fire retardant panels from the waterline up. Light and airy below with 190cm headroom sleeps 5 comfortably with 2 doubles and one single, the single folds away to a studio/office space, bucket loads of storage space under floor, bunks, and ventilated cupboards. We have never had any issues with mould or damp. Standing below with hydraulic auto pilot on you can still have a full view with wrap around window from the semi-raised flush deck. Every part of fitout can be removed easily for hull checks and maintenance. She carries around 600lts of diesel in the keel and 200 in the day tank under cockpit floor & 660 litres of water. This boat is design to do big miles without having to stop and refill or carry Jerry cans on deck, there is heaps of room to move about without falling over each other, she is practical and a little old school, but easily serviced and maintained when in remote areas by its owner. We have owned "Zydico" since 2003 and it is time for someone else to live on and enjoy like we have. Her rig and deck hardware is all oversized and top quality, the hard dodger will protect from the elements when punching in to a head wind. The cockpit is designed for heavy weather sailing yet still comfortable. This boat runs, reaches, and enjoys windward work without any bad habits, she is easy to steer and tracks well. She is strong and easily handled and will look after all those that sail upon her, if you are after a flash fibreglass boat with a bolt on keel that's built to a price to suit the charter market or weekend sailor then it's probably not the boat for you. But if you want to go on an adventure and or liveabourd in comfort then this is a great boat. Insurance in & out of water survey done this year by professional surveyor, slipped, new antifoul and anodes July '23

AU $159,000   
Vessel Name
Launch Year
1998 approximate
44' 3" - 13.50m
12 tonnes
Keel / Ballast
2/3 length steel lead ballast
Vessel Location
Mooloolaba Qld
Lens Marine
Hull Material
Steel Corten steel
Decks Material
Corten steel
4cyl std diesel injection om65, easy to service, dual filter system and water separation, fed from day tank above engine height, less load on pump and will gravity feed if necessary, std injection for trouble free motoring & less vulnerable to dodgy fuel problems. If ever needed motor can be directly hoisted on boom through main hatch.
Engine Make
Mercedes Benz
Number Engines
Fuel Type
Engine Hours
Fuel Consumption
Approx 2.5-3 lph
Max Speed
6.7- 7 knts
Cruise Speed
5.5-5.8 knts
Prop bronze 18" plus spare and spare prop shaft
AB rib alloy bottom, average condition
8 hp tohatsu & 5hp Suzuki
Cockpit awning, front & side curtains
Large saloon, galley Portside, heads and bathroom to starboard as well as nav station. Port and stbd aft cabins with shelves cupboard and ample storage, heaps of storage throughout the boat, tool room fwd stdb, large double cabin forward.
Deck hot/ cold
Radio/ cd
Galley to port little aft of mid ships. Good bench space and well ventilated. Twin s/s marine sinks. Fresh h/c electric pump, and salt water foot pump, no danger of gas on board or gas certificate, metho is non codensating and can be extinguished with water.
150 ltr danfoss
3 burner spirit, no gas
Hot Water
Yes heat exchanger/ shore
Ground Tackle
1200w neilson horizontal, 65 metres 10ml chain, genuine 45lb CQR, 45lb sand, plus spare CQR, stern lines and chain
Safety Gear
Life lines and deck clip on lines, life ring, Dan bouy, Walden boom brake
Bilge Pumps
Manual & electric
Life Raft
Valet 6 man out of date
406 gps type current
Life Jackets
Yolk inflatable, pfd1's, harnesses
Coastal & offshore some ood
Fire Protection
Extuingishers, fire blankets, fire retardant insulation
12v, 4x slimline 105ah UK made long life AGM deep cycle batteries, start battery, winch battery, inverter, 200 solar, 400w silent wind(not fitted) all professionally done as per photo
Electronics / Navigation
Ratheon wind, depth, bearing, speed, 10" ray marine gps (new) lowrance 5", radar, vhf, hf, hand held vhf, sail mail, receiver, Vetus graph barometer, Simrad Hydraulic/electric heavy duty autopilot, plus hand navigation implements & sextant, charts and reference books for sailing, navigation, world wide flags etc
Sail Inventory
Main, fully battened, very good, working headsail on furler, good, Genoa on furler, good, small headsail hank, inner forestry, storm sail, light weight wing sail fair, zip boom bag lazy jacks,
Mast / Rigging
Selden boom oversized, in boom reefing & out haul. 14.3mtr, profile 21x14 cm One piece twin spreader mast with steps to masthead. Upper and lower check stays, heavy duty spreader stays, 3 fore stays, all high quality 'T' ball in mast shroud fittings. Walder boom brake, Spinlock clutches, 2 speed halyard winches & vang winch. Twin heavy duty spinnaker poles on sliding mast tracks all Harken hardware, Rig is all oversized for heavy weather sailing, mast is deck stepped, surveyed 2023 and in great condition some running halyards due for replacement.
Deck Gear
All deck hardware is oversized inc sail tracks, blocks etc, granny bars at mast, protection ss bar work around vents etc. Lewmar 2x 48ST, 2x 46, sheet winches, 1x 42ST dedicated main sheet in cockpit.
Plenty of spares, inc prop & shaft. The rudder shaft is oversized, stamped and built to off shore survey standards, not your average steel boat, a great live aboard and a boat that will be sadly missed after nearly 20 years ownership. We are not interested in silly offers and anyone worth there salt will appreciate that this ocean going trekker is built to take you safely and in comfort on your new ocean adventure.

Mitch Axton
Bli Bli Queensland

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