Lavranos 41 Fast Liveaboard Cruiser with racing potential

AU $129,000 Reduced
Pre-Purchase Inspection
41' 0" - 12.50m
Vessel Location
Manly QLD
Launch Year
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP Thick GRP hull with airex foam core

Meet "Loco", a meticulously maintained 1996 Lavranos 41, crafted in South Africa under the skilful eye of Lavranos and built by MBL Yachts, in keeping with Lloyd's specifications. This vessel seamlessly blends Lavranos' IOR racing design (Cape Vickers II) with a cruising winglet keel and a tastefully designed interior. The transom offers easy access to an open-plan cockpit and a secure hard-top dodger with flush mounted solar panels.

"Loco" embarked on an incredible journey, sailing from South Africa to Western Australia, then continued on to New Zealand, and ultimately to Australia. Despite her racing pedigree, this exceptional yacht was intended for fast cruising and is fitted with a carbon-fibre composite rig. With a designed hull speed of 8kts which can be achieved both upwind and downwind in anything over 15kts conditions permitting. She has predominantly been sailed solo by her dedicated owner and has never yet ventured into the realm of competitive racing.

The interior is a testament to craftsmanship, finished with South African hardwood and teak flooring, creating a warm and inviting ambiance. A folding table complete with intricately inlaid chess board adds an elegant touch to the space.
Natural light floods the interior, thanks to overhead LED lighting, while opening ports and overhead hatches ensure excellent ventilation. The large 'L-shape' galley and generous-sized chart table blend into the inviting and cosy curved saloon. The galley is fitted with salt and fresh water, two independent ice boxes, a gimbal stove with oven, grill combo and deep sinks.

With generous provision for water and fuel, a large cockpit lazarette workshop and endless storage cabinets above and below deck, you can live very comfortably aboard on extended passages. 'Loco' would be best suited someone looking for a strong, capable, fast and ocean capable sailing vessel to fit out for liveaboard cruising or to compete in long distance offshore racing.

You'll find lots more photos on Dealer Website /yachtsforsale and an exlusive brochure with more information linked above. Also check out our full boat tour video linked in the photos. For more infrmation and to arrange a viewing, please contact Sonia Robinson on 5.

AU $129,000 Reduced   
Vessel Name
Launch Year
41' 0" - 12.50m
8 tonnes
Keel / Ballast
Fin keel with cast iron winglets. Bolts are cast into the keel. Foam filled spade rudder.
Vessel Location
Manly Qld
Cruising, Racing, Live Aboard
Rego Expiry
Angelo Lavranos
Lavranos/MBL Yachts - Johannesburg
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP Thick GRP hull with airex foam core
Decks Material
Fibreglass and balsa core (decks and superstructure. ) Core samples available. Newly painted non-skid. Hard top dodger with polycarbonate windows providing excellent forward visibility. Sugar scoop transom with step.
3JH2-TE Turbo diesel with SD31 - serviced Aug 2023.(New raw water impellar, engine oil, new primary and secondary fuel filters, new oil filter. Coolant Flush. ). Turbo serviced 2021. Sail Drive Leg Service - Aug 2023: (New leg oil, new raw water intake anode). Replaced sponges (Leg Hull flange). All thru-hull fittings have had the hull core material removed beneath them and are fitted with shut off valves. Exhaust elbow removed and cleaned.
Engine Make
Number Engines
Fuel Type
Engine Hours
Approx 1200 (or less)
Cruise Speed
2-blade fixed pitch prop w/ ring anode & propspeed. Pedestal s/s wheel steering - Whitlock 'Cobra' rack and pinion w/ electric autopilot
220ltr - Built-in fibreglass tank (aft of engine) with 2x inspection ports. Fitted with baffles.
624ltr - Built-in fibreglass tanks x 4 - Fitted under saloon settees, fitted with inspection hatches. Fitted with baffles.
Boom Bag, Compass, Fenders. Cockpit cushions - New 2023.
Beautifully varnished interior with Kiaat (S. African) hardwood and raised Yellow Wood floor. Vinyl ceiling with timber encased mast fitting. Well lit interior with opening ports and hatches in both fore and aft cabins. Custom made table with inlaid chess board. Bevelled ornate carved handrails at foot of companiionway. Two large setee berths with U-shaped seating around large custom built folding table. Secondary waterline berths may be used for storage or as sleeping berths underway. Large chart table with boat's name inlaid.
2-cabins (fore and aft cabins with full sized berths in saloon). Deep under mattress lcokers allow storage for additional sails. Both cabins are fitted with several opening lockers in varnished timber.
6 comfortably with 2 additional saloon berths aloft with storage beneath.
1 - Pressurised Hot/Cold interior shower with dedicated shower hose. Wet locker. Teak shower grate.
Jabsco manual flushing toilet with new pump - 2021. No holding tank. The shower sump is serviced by a dedicated Gulper pump with new float switch Aug 2021.
1 x RC224 x 120amp start, 1 x deep cycle house (new Aug 2023) located in port aft cabin. 150am auxillary alternator charges house battery. 1 x separate engine alternator for start battery. Both batteries located under aft berth with provision to fit 4.
Great sized keran sinks with built-in draining board. Pressurised H/C water. Salt water hand pump. Foot pump is fresh water. Built-in pull-out rubbish bin under galley sink. Ample storage lockers for utensils and crockery.
2 x built-in ice boxes 4" and 5" thick. (When filled with salted ice blocks keeps everything fresh for several weeks at sea).
Opportunity to fit a fridge compressor with provision for additional belt take off from crank pulley
Serada 2-burner (oven and grill). Switch at control panel and at bottle (secured to aft lazarette).
Hot Water
Yes - Pressurised hot/cold water (head, shower and galley). Hot water cylinder in cockpit locker.
Ground Tackle
Plough (30lb) anchor with 15m x 10mm galvanised chain, 50m rode.
LofransTigres 12-v electric dual direction winch.
10kg sand anchor as kedge with 3M x 8mm galvanised chain.
Safety Gear
Epirb (new), Life Rings x 2, Dan Buoy, Life jackets x 6, Coastal Flares (new). Torch. Emergency tiller can be fitted at the top of the rudder shaft. Fire Extinguishers x 2 (need checking).
Bilge Pumps
2 x electric in keel sump with floatswitches and manual override. 2 x manual.
Yes (New Sep 2023)
Life Jackets
Yes (Coastal Flare pack - New Sep 2023)
Yes x 6 adult
Fire Protection
2 x Fire extinguishers (check)
Batteries: 1 x RC224 x 120amp start (2021), 1 x 100ah deep cycle house (Aug 2023) located in port aft cabin. 150amp auxillary alternator charges house battery. 1 x separate engine alternator for start battery. Both batteries located under aft berth with provision to fit a total of 4.
Solar: 5x20w solar panels (total100w) flush mounted on dodger rooftop with solar controller (located in aft cabin locker). Supply individual batteries via mini switch panel in battery locker.
Lighting: LED lighting thoughout yacht's interior with several 'red' courtesy light options.
Electronics / Navigation
Nav Lights: 6 x spreader lights. Tricolour, Pulpit port-starboard navlight, and strernlight at pushpit. Steaming light on mast. Dodger Lights x 3 (fitted in roof of dodger)-LED. Red courtesy lights for night navigation fitted in saloon ceiling.
Shore power is made available by running a power lead (new) to the boat directy from the shore.
Navman 500 Tracker at nav station.
Garmin Striker Plus 4 Depth GPS combination fishfinder mounted on steering pedestal - New.
Lenovo 8 Tablet with Navionics (with companionway and steering pedestal mounting brackets) - New Sep 2023.
Whitlock autopilot drive fitted (draws 5amps) - needs course computer.
GME Electrophone VHF radio at nav station.
Silva Compass fitted at binnacle - New 2023.
Sunto hand-bearing compass at chart table.
Lots of charts (NZ, AUS, Indian Ocean).
Sail Inventory
Dacron cruising main with 3 reefing points - Good.
#1 - very good.
#3 - good.
#5 working jib - fair.
Gennaker (Red White Blue) in a sock with tackline (can be carried up to 10kts) - very good.
Mast / Rigging
Masthead sloop with inner forestay.
Carbon-fibre composite mast, hoop pine core with solid carbon spreaders. Keel stepped on 300mm thick solid mahogany step heavily glassed into the hull.
Carbon fibre boom (with provision for internal reefing and outhaul lines). Partial running rigging replacements. All rigging is 1/19 s/s wire.
Mast, Boom and Spinnaker pole - all new 2007.
Backstay attached to s/s strap which penetrates the transom, attached to a s/s plate laminated and pinned into the hull. All stanchion bases have been removed and reseated with 4mm heavy-duty stainless 316 backing plates. Main traveller fitted in cockpit. The forestay is secured by s/s pads through-bolted above and below deck which transfer loads via s/s rod below decks to a termination on the hull under the forward berth.
Inner forestay fitted to carry a staysail. No running backstays required.
Mast Halyards x 6: Headsail x 2, Spinnaker x 2, main x1, topping lift (2nd main halyard) x1 ). Carbon-fibre pole available (not fitted).
Deck Gear
S/S Anderson winches - all serviced approx 18mths ago. 2 x ST52 primary, 2 x ST 46 secondary, 2 x ST40 halyard, 1 x 28 mainsheet winch.
2 x winch handles, 11 x Garhauer Rope Clutches - (New 2022), 2 x Ronstan Rope Clutches. Lewmar deck hatches. Webbed jacklines. Mooring lines. Fenders. Boat Hook. Shore power lead (new). Very organised lazarette storage locker with functional work bench.
Fast passage maker with quality fit-out and moderate keel - original owner. In a cruising context, Loco is a fast allrounder, with good upwind and light air capability. Several of these yachts have gone distance cruising and one received third overall in the PHRF division of the 1993 Cape to Rio de Janeiro yacht race, in full cruising trim.

Loco presents very well although requires some initial outlay to bring elelctronic navigation systems up to date.
Excellent (easy) boarding access from transom. Excellent visibility through dodger. Nice roomy cockpit with well positioned clutches and winches.
Topsides painted 2021, with cockpit and deck non-skid painted 2023.
Anti-foul: August 2023 - Jotun Seaguardian blue, and full hull polish.
No osmosis ever detected.

35 Timothy St
Macleay Island QLD Australia

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