Lexcen 80

AU $395,000 Negotiable Finance
81' 2" - 24.75m
Family, Leisure, Cruising
Vessel Location
Ragusa, Sicily, Italy Insurance
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP A solid 40 mm thickness throughout. Painted in 2008.

Ompleted in 1982, Cordelia's launching attracted considerable media attention. When builders, Langtry Engineering commenced the ambitious project, she was the largest GRP hull in the world. A solid 40 mm thickness throughout, recent scanning of the hull by ultra-sounding returned results of a quality superior to modern builds, and was the best hull the Italian technicians had ever tested.

A design collaboration of Ben Lexcen (who a year after Cordelia's launch would become the designer who broke the USA's 157 year stranglehold on the America's Cup), and Joe Adams, rigged with the spare mast of Gretel 3, and the sister ship to the legendary 1982 Sydney to Hobart Race winner, Helsal, Cordelia represents many of the strong points of Australian yachting of the time - quality, strength, and innovation.

Large flush foredeck, spacious pilot house/navigation area, centre cockpit and canoe stern with over specification build and machinery throughout, she is a go-anywhere, comfortable, safe large compliment passage-maker, on which one is equally at home scuba diving in remote South Pacific atolls or strolling ashore down the teak passarelle whilst berthed stern to in any tiny, romantic Mediterranean harbour. Fuel tankage of 2500 litres, water tankage of 1500 litres and water maker allow for an independent cruising range under engine only of minimum 2500 nms.

Extensive up-dating and re-fitting in New Zealand (2003) and Myanmar (2005) have resulted in an outstanding vessel with 15 mm teak deck which will last her lifetime (including the integral, one piece 23 ft King-plank), and a spacious, comfortable interior with all necessary modern amenities - large, professional quality galley, with considerable storage, refrigeration and freezer capacity, and dishwasher, allow the food enthusiast or professional full opportunity to create. Reverse cycle air conditioning throughout, BMW quality leather salon, two twin berth cabins with ensuite bathrooms and spacious master cabin with double bed, desk, and day berth/banquette.

Accommodations for 3 crew. Hydraulic furling and 4 x hydraulic winches enable an ease of sail handling for a yacht of this size and strength.

Her accolades include winning the Kings Cup, Thailand (2006), Phuket Superyacht Regatta (2007), the Cat 1. Hong Kong to San Fernando Race in Class and Overall (2007) and the Borneo Regatta Ocean Race (2007).

Her hull of distinctive and gracefully swept lines never fails to attract the attentions of the seasoned sailor or amateur yacht-spotter. Thoughtful design and commissioning of the common areas has line of sight and communication from and between the large cockpit, navigation area, down to the galley and into the salon creating a volume and intimacy rare in a yacht of this size. Ample deck hatches and hull port lights allow for a light interior of white surface and teak flooring throughout and vision to the exterior from all interior points.

The interior spaciousness is continued and enhanced with the considerable above deck spaces affording privacy and solitude should one wish, and full covers and deck furniture means comfortable al fresco dining for 8 on the foredeck, 12 in the cockpit, and 6 on the aft deck. A fully catered sit down dinner for 50 was held on the foredeck as part of her millennium celebrations in Sydney, whilst 83 people danced the new millennium in the same week with full safety approval of the Sydney Water Police.

The stylish and unique full teak handrail provides support, and security of movement for the very young and old to enjoy the large deck spaces safely, and also for the crew to carry out their work in heavy conditions. The features that make Cordelia such a considerable vessel are close to impossible to find on a yacht of this size, especially in one offering quality of build and design, endurance, range, and comfort.

AU $395,000 Negotiable    Finance    Insurance
Vessel Name
Boat Reference
81' 2" - 24.75m
Keel / Ballast
Full fin keel
Vessel Location
Ragusa, Sicily, Italy
Ben Lexcen and Joe Adams
Langtry Engineering Australia
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP A solid 40 mm thickness throughout. Painted in 2008.
Decks Material
GRP with teak decking. Laid with 20mm thick Burmese teak in 2005.
GM Bedford 477
Engine Make
Fuel Type
4 blade fixed propeller
1 x Kubota 1 Sea Wasp 18kw - 1 x Onan 13.5 kw.
14ft GRP Boston Whaler type with 35 hp Evinrude ETec engine and a beautiful 14 ft wooden sailing tender (optional 3.5 hp outboard). Both easily craned
Cockpit bimini. Fore deck covers. BBQ cover, out board engine cover.
The ships custom galley, in both culinary and social facets, has always been a focal point on Cordelia. With ample cupboard space, a a Eumenia marine dishwasher, it is of pure commercial quality. Extensive stainless steel counter tops throughout, It is a dedicated open space with natural ventilation and lighting, that is self-contained, yet easily acessible and observable from the salon, navigation area, and cockpit, affording the food enthusiast or professional full scope for entertainment and creativity.

Isotherm Icemaker.
5 cubic metres of vertical refrigeration accessible with 4 doors, freezer capacity of. 35 cubic metres.
4 burner stainless steel gas hob, Panasonic Dimension 4 Combination Convection oven/ Microwav
Ground Tackle
200 lb CQR in bow roller, with 120 metres of 16 mm galvanised chain. - 200 lb. Stockless and 160 lb. CQR spares.
Hydraulic anchor winch.
Safety Gear
2 life buoys with self igniting lights.
Bilge Pumps
Bilge: Electric, manual and automatic bilge pumps.
Life Raft
10 man RFD inflatable life raft, and hydrostatic release; - 1 x 8 man RFD inflatable life raft, and
1 ACR EPIRP; - 1 x McMurdo G 5 EPIRB.
Life Jackets
Safety Gear: 12 lifejackets (SOLAS approved); - 10 inflatable life jackets.
12V, 24V and 220V systems. 1200 Amp Hour Lead Acid batteries (2013). Victron 24 volt/ 120 Amp Charger/Inverter. Backup battery charging by Christec 24 V/75 Amp charger.
Batteries: 8
Electronics / Navigation
GPS: Raymarine C120 Plotter and Navionics on Laptop.
Navigation: Log, Echo, Wind ST60+ Raymarine; Depth and Wind Repeaters at Binnacle station. Multi Instrument repeater ( ST 60 + Graphic) on cockpit bulkhead. Raymarine RD218 18", 24nm Radar. Coursemaster autopilot. Interphase forward sonar.
Radio: 3 x Icom IC M2A Handheld VHF Radios. SSB Radio ICOM-M801GMDSS; AIS Transponder COMAR class B. Thrane & Thrane TT-3000EB I31 Sailor GMDSS Ship Security Alert System (full system pakage). Pactor SCS PTC II USB 128 Modem - A31 (sail mail).
Sail Inventory
Main Dacron 6 years. Genoa Dacron 6 years. Stay Sail and Spinnaker 6 years. Storm Jib and Trysail 8 years.
Mast / Rigging
Cutter rig with aluminium double spreader rig. Wire rigging. Frederiksen mainsail car system. Profurl hydraulic headsail furler.
Deck Gear
15 Barlow winches in good condition. 4 primary winches are hydraulic.
A gangway platform in stainless steel and teak is fitted onto the starboard quarter from stern. There is stainless steel dinghy lifting crane on the port strern.

Broker / Dealer
Vicsail Sydney
+ 61 2 9362 4516
D’Albora Marina
New Beach Road
City / Suburb
Rushcutters Bay

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