Quilkey Ted Kaufman designed 41 racer/cruiser


Price
AU $163,000 Negotiable Finance
Currency
Length
41' 0" - 12.50m
Use
Family, Leisure, Racing
Vessel Location
Rushcutters Bay NSW Insurance
Year
1974
Hull Material
Timber King Billy pine

"Mercedes IV", designed and first owned by the famous yacht designer Ted Kaufman and built by the great timber specialist Cec Quilkey.
Built from King Billy pine and dynal sheathed.
She was built in 1974, as part of the Australian Admirals Cup team along side "Love and War" and "Bumblebee III". She competed in many offshore races. Winning the CYCA Blue water championship in '85 and competing in many Syd- Hob races where her strength and build quality saw her safely to the finish line for many years including the infamous 1998, where she finished 2nd in the Veteran division and 13th overall.
Having sailed on her for this photo shoot, you could really feel the history and her sea qualities come to life. Her light helm was so well balanced not seen in just any boat. She would glide through the water closed hauled without any one near the helm. Mercedes IV has soul and character, instantly felt once under sail. The recently replaced Yanmar engine had been moved for better balance and performance.
She has been berthed at the CYCA and through lack of use, the owners are regrettably selling. Someone will fall in love with this gem and let her stretch her legs once more.
The mast and boom have been repainted and rigging also replaced. The chain plates arguably over engineered which add to the safety and strength once more.
Below deck there are many comfortable berths, large navigation station and a galley bigger than any modern production boat.
Mercedes IV could happily slip back in to offshore racing mode, family twilight's or family weekends away as she is very roomy below deck.

Own a piece of Australian racing history by contacting Vicsail Sydney(02)93272088 for an inspection.


Price
AU $163,000 Negotiable    Finance    Insurance
Vessel Name
Mercedes IV
Boat Reference
Mercedes IV
Year
1974
Length
41' 0" - 12.50m
Vessel Location
Rushcutters Bay Nsw
Region
New South Wales
Designer
Ted Kaufman
Builder
Cec Quilkey
Hull Material
Timber King Billy pine
Engine
New 2012
Engine Make
Yanmar
Number Engines
1
Fuel Type
Diesel
Engine Hours
300
Covers
Full boat cover
Accommodation
6 single sea berths in saloon and forward cabin plus 1 aft quarter behind large nav station. U shaped galley to port, bathroom forward to port. Plenty storage and easy access to running rigging, safety gear, anchors etc
Berths
7
Toilet
Manual marine enclosed
Galley
U shaped to port, 12 v electric fridge, single sink with manual pump water, LPG stove
Refrigeration
12v fridge large.
Stove
Tudor 2 burner
Ground Tackle
Anchor with chain and warp. Spare anchor
Safety Gear
Cat 7
Bilge Pumps
Manual and electric
Life Jackets
Yes
Flares
Yes
Fire Protection
Yes
Electrics
12v
Electronics / Navigation
B & G Hydra 2000 with wind, speed, depth x 4 displays in cockpit and 1 at nav station
Sail Inventory
Very good condition Hoods mainsail and #3,#1,#2. Plenty of extra sails in storage unseen
Mast / Rigging
Mast head sloop, twin in line spreaders. Mast and boom painted and rigging replaced '16. Hydraulic backstay, vang, inner forestay
Deck Gear
Barlow and Lewmar 3 speed primary winches, very solid turning blocks and secondary winches for halyards and mainsheet.

CONTACT DETAILS
Broker / Dealer
Vicsail Sydney
Telephone
Fax
+ 61 2 9362 4516
Address
D’Albora Marina
New Beach Road
City / Suburb
Rushcutters Bay
State
NSW
Country
Australia
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