Herreshoff 47 Custom Cutter 1981

AU $195,000
Pre-Purchase Inspection
45' 6" - 13.88m
Vessel Location
Tearaway Marine Esperance, WA
Launch Year
Hull Material

Built in Western Australia in 1981 to a custom design from renowned classic yacht designer and Americas cup legend Halsey Herreshoff, Tashtego II was selected for a solo international bluewater voyage in the early 2000s by her previous owner for her solid, durable and fast epoxy-composite hull, along with her classic, timeless seaworthy lines.
Following this purchase, in 2010 Tashtego II went into drydock to receive a complete top to bottom $600,000 refurbishment, to prepare her for the extreme conditions expected in global ocean navigation.
Americas cup designer Phil Kaiko was enlisted to design a new, purpose built cutter rig for Tashtego II, to handle the expected conditions, while still being safely managed by a single handed sailer, as the central brief of this no expense-spared refit.
The Kaiko full carbon fibre rig was optimised with a wardrobe of taffeta laminated carbon moulded sails for strength, durability and power, a furling staysail to balance this rig's power and for storm weather safety, and a carbon fibre bowsprit extension added to allow the single handed use of furling, high power asymmetric reaching sails.
The 2010 rebuild, with a complete strip back and resurface, new high headroom cabin and deck, fully new rigging, fittings and fixtures, custom rewire with full circuit protection, high capacity water maker, NKE electro-hydraulic auto helm, radar, and international registration with full send-receive AIS, established Tashtego II as seriously equipped for the most hard core of ocean yachting adventures.
The global voyage was cut short in 2012 by changed circumstances for the owner, and as Tashtego II was returning to Fremantle, she found harbour with her current owners in Esperance on the pristine south coast of Western Australia, where she has since been used for local offshore racing and cruising the Southern ocean amongst the Recherche Archipelago that surrounds the area.

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AU $195,000   
Vessel Name
Tashtego II
Launch Year
45' 6" - 13.88m
10 ton
Vessel Location
Tearaway Marine Esperance, Wa
Western Australia
Cruising, Racing, Live Aboard
Halsey Herreshoff
Hull Material
Mechanical: Engine: 40 hp 4 cyl Nannidiesel SN. 39627 N Gearbox: ZF 10 M Propellor: Gori 3 brass blade folding reversible Dripless propellor shaft seal (additional spare seal on shaft) Fuel capacity 600L Heat exchanger engine cooling with large inlet water strainer
Engine Make
Number Engines
2 diesel tanks 1 x 400 litres, 1 x 200 litres. Total diesel: 600L
2 rigid water tanks - 1 x 250 litres, 1x 125 litres. Total rigid water: 375L ///+ 2 bladder water tanks x 250 litres. Total collapsible water: 500L
Dinghy: 7'6" inflatable dinghy (2011) 5hp Mariner outboard (2011) wheels fitted to dinghy transom foot pump 
Cabin: Full saloon, plush cushioned lounge seating
2 x staterooms (fore & aft)
2 x double beds (1 per room)
Convertible dining table / double bed
2 x toilets (fore to tank/DD, aft to DD)
Pressure fed hot and cold water to shower
2 x manual Jabsco toilets  Water toilet storage with macerator ////1 x holding tank  x 200 litres connected to front toilet
Broadwater gimballed LPG stove, 4 burner with grill and oven
Waeco 12 volt Freezer plate to icebox: built into bench
Waeco Refridgerator plate to fridge box: built into bench
Single bowl deep sink
Water maker: Spectra "Cape Horn" Dual RO watermaker: 60 gal / hr (220L / hr)
Hot Water
Hot water: Isotherm 240V 25 gal with engine heat exchanger
Ground Tackle
Anchor / Mooring:
Powered Maxwell 2200 anchor capstan and gypsy with fore and aft remote controls
Rocna 25kg fixed plough anchor
70 metres x 10mm shortlink chain
100 metres 14mm nylon rode
Fisherman Anchor
2 x danbuoy fenders
2 x vinyl covered high density foam pads
Safety Gear
Liferaft: Raymar 4 person hydrostatic auto release
Jacklines with fastening points fore and aft
NKE wireless MOB remote control lanyard
Stainless emergency tiller
EPIRB: GME (current)
Offshore flares kit (current)
Danbuoy horseshoe ring to pushpit rail
Lifejackets: gas cartidge inflating
Evacuation survival grab kit
Medical kit
BEP Marine Switchboard with breakers and digital gauges (2010)
Isolated dual battery system
Dual alternators: separate twin belt drive 140A house power alternator
House power: 4x AGM type deep cycle batteries
Starter motor: 760CCA starter battery
Shore power: 240V with transformer for clean power
Battery charger: 25A Mastervolt 12/25-2
Solar: 2 x 110W rail mount panels with digital power manager
Low power LED & flouro lights throughout
Nav lighting to bow rail & mast head
Deck lighting from spreaders and pushpit aerial tower
Reading lights and fans to cabins
12V / 240V inverter at nav station to run computer / phone
Television / DVD
Pioneer stereo system with 2 speakers to saloon and 2 speakers to cockpit
Powered Maxwell 2200 anchor capstan and gypsy with fore and aft remote control
Powered 2 speed capstan to cockpit with remote control
Deck wash pump: Jabsco 32605, exit anchor winch
12V Bilge pumps: 2 x 2000GPH & 1 float switch
Manual Whale Gusher bilge pump to cockpit
Electronics / Navigation
Electronics / Navigation:
AIS Transponder: Comar AIS CSB200 - Class B: both sending and receiving
Autohelm: NKE Gyro Pilot Autopilot with lanyard remote control; hydraulic helm with graphic display for wind, depth, sea temperature etc
Radar & plotter: Furuno Navnet 3D Chartplotter to cockpit with electronic charts, pushpit tower mount radar
Sounder: Furuno Navnet 3D depth sounder to cockpit
Spare GPS: Furuno Navigator independent GPS to Nav station
MF / HF radio: Icom IC M310E
VHF radio: Icom
Internet: Ericsson Mobile broadband router connected to aerial on mast head
Telephone: Hand held Uniden boat phone connected to router
Binnacle compass: Silva Type 125 to helm
Nav station Compass: Suunto U90
Barometer: brass clock face to Nav station
Inclinometers x 2
Navigation instruments in chart table
Sail Inventory
All sails UK Halsey Fremantle. Sailmaker Geoff Bishop
Mainsail: Carbon moulded taffeta laminate (2010)
Genoa: Furling Titanium carbon moulded taffeta laminate (2015)
Staysail/ storm jib: Furling Heavy duty dacron, furling on inner stay (2010)
Screecher/ Code 0: Furling from bowsprit (2010)
A-Star Asymmetrical spinnaker (2017)
MPS and symmetrical spinnakers
Mast / Rigging
Design: Phil Kaiko 2010
Built: New Zealand Rigging 2010
Mast: Carbon fibre
Boom: Carbon fibre
Spinnaker pole: Carbon fibre
Bowsprit (inbuilt): Carbon fibre
Rigging: Main 3/8" SS; Sub 5/16" SS; Kevlar aft
Mast capstans: 2 x Lewmar
Headsail furlers: 2 x Profurl
Halyards: Dyneema low stretch
Lazy jacks and boom bag for mainsail
Removable stainless inner stay with highfield lever
Extensive spare lines, sheets, halyards in forward section
Deck Gear
Deck capstans:
Powered Maxwell 2200 anchor capstan and gypsy with fore and aft remote controls
Rocna 25kg fixed plough anchor
70 metres x 10mm shortlink chain
100 metres 14mm nylon rode
Fisherman Anchor
2 x danbuoy fenders

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