Roberts 54 Professionally Built In New Zealand.

US $230,000
54' 0" - 16.46m
Vessel Location
Rebak Island Marina & Resort LANGKAWI
Launch Year
Hull Material
Steel Primed steel hull, fully insulated.

This Roberts / Sullivan centre cockpit ketch was designed and built with serious blue water sailing in mind. Commissioned by the first owner, who oversaw the entire build, and built professionally by Brian Sullivan, of Action Marine, in New Zealand, her original plans were adapted and modified with extensive cruising, safety and extreme live-ability in mind.
If a serious blue water sailing boat is what you are after, look no further!

Welcome to Antipodes III, a 54ft steel, centre cockpit, pilothouse ketch. Our latest listing. A visit to this boat will only confirm her exceptional build quality, and her ongoing maintenance and care. With 3 cabins, and sleeping berths for 7 people, she is a powerful sailing boat, that prioritises safety and space, with the ability to comfortably navigate ocean crossings and ocean conditions.

Her cockpit is deep and protective, and the pilot house provides a comfortable helm station where you have full visibility, and full protection from the elements. Below deck, her saloon is beamy, open, light and practical, with a large U shaped settee, a linear settee to port, a saloon table, and comfortable leather upholstery. The wood work throughout is in very good condition, with a dusky matt finish that is warm and full of charm. Head height throughout is over 2 meters. The accommodations offer a V Berth with 3 large single bunks, a forward head/ shower unit, and a mid ships port side cabin, which has been adapted into a single bunk, as the current owners removed the top single bunk to make way for their mountain bike storage whilst on passage.
Walking to the Aft cabin, via the twin sinks, and well appointed L shaped Galley, you enter into the cavern of the aft master stateroom. Serioulsy, this cabin has to be seen to be believed. The artistry and skill of the Shipwright is evident here, the wood work lines leading to the transom bulk head creating a vast majestic living space. She has a large work station/ desk to starboard, beautiful cabinets and drawers, and a head/ shower unit ensuite. Through out the entire boat there is solid, wooden, appealing cabinetry, and storage areas. The curves throughout the boat are proof of a master craftsman at work.

As the boat is a full time live aboard home, she is consistently upgraded and maintained as needed. The current ( second) owners are definitely not giving up their adventures on the sea, but with their teenage son potentially leaving for further study, they are looking at continuing their journeys on a boat that can easily be single handed. Looking at her inventory you can see Antipodes has everything needed for off shore, long range sailing, with a 135 hp engine, new solar panels, 900 ltrs of fuel, and a watermaker. Allowing the adventures to take you to remote areas, over long distances, with ample fuel and water and power.

She was designed and built for safety and serious offshore cruising, and is certainly capable of not only tropical sailing, but also taking on the Northern or Southern-most latitudes- and keeping you safe and comfortable in the process. The size and displacement provide a greater comfort in large seas not found on most vessels. Her steel hull is fully primed in phosphate anti corrosion primer, and the entire boat is fully insulated. She also has a diesel heater if you are heading for cooler climates.
Few vessels will give you the independence and safety as "Antipodes III". This yacht is a must see, to fully understand the build quality and extra thought in design that makes this boat stand out above others.

Antipodes is currently berthed in Rebak Marina, a resort marina in Langkawi, Malaysia. Yacht residents can enjoy the private beach, swimming pool, beach bar, tennis courts, and gymnasium, all inclusive in your marina fees! Langkawi is a duty free island, and foreign registered vessels are welcomed to stay for unlimited periods of time, and is fast becoming an internationally recognised sailing destination. With just over 100 small islands, Langkawi is an ideal place to get to know your new boat, whether it's the wet or the dry season, there is always somewhere to anchor. Right on the doorstep of Thailand, you can venture north and beyond, on an Indian Ocean crossing, west to Indonesia, or South to Singapore and then East to the Philippines or Borneo! The choice is yours.

Antipodes is turn key, and ready to go! We really think the quality of this boat will see her gaining attention quickly, and her maintenance has been excellent. Please contact us for more information, and we look forward to assisting you with any questions, or to arrange a viewing time with you.

Seaspray Yacht Sales is a division of Seaspray Marine Services. Qualified Shipwright Services established and operated in Langkawi for 14 years.

US $230,000   
Vessel Name
Antipodes III
Launch Year
54' 0" - 16.46m
16' / 4.8Mtr
7.4' / 2.4Mtr
22 tonnes
Keel / Ballast
Lead/ steel
Vessel Location
Rebak Island Marina & Resort Langkawi
Family, Leisure, Live Aboard
Roberts / Sullivan
Action Marine NZ
Hull Material
Steel Primed steel hull, fully insulated.
Decks Material
2725E 135Hp 6.2Ltr AA Fuel
Engine Make
Ford Lehman
Number Engines
Fuel Type
Engine Hours
2600 approx
Fuel Consumption
6ltr/ hour
Max Speed
10-12 kn
Cruise Speed
7-10 kn
Brunton Prop Single (AutoProp)
Yanmar G-10
900L approx
1300Ltr (Plus 350Ltr Spare Tank)
Hypalon RIB 3.2 - Alloy Solid Floor (2yrs)
Mercury 15Hp 2 Stroke
Hatch and Winches / New Sail / New Tender / New Bimini
Three Cabins - 1x King / 1x Half Double (with additional Bunks) 1x Single. All full length - with Lee Cloths
Full Height Saloon 6.3"
Sirocco Fans in all areas / New Covers in Cabins / New Leather in Saloon (2yrs)
6+1 in saloon
2 (1x Electric with LectraSan LST 12MC)
TV Screen / Alpine Stereo System
Portable Olympia Splendid Air Pro 14
Full length Galley with storage and Led lights. Gimballed SS Stove/Oven - grabrails and straps.
Top load fridge ( OZE FRIDGE, 35 hp W480 New 2023)
Top load freezer
3 Burner S/S Gimballed ( Kerosene)
Yes EchoTec 260DL, New 2022
Hot Water
Yes - Pressurised
Ground Tackle
Maxwell Nilsson HR3000 Windlass, Barlow Dual Speed Winches, Anchor Chain 72Mtr 12mm / Manson Supreme Anchor (Main)
12mm Anchor chain / Recently replaced Running Rigging. Spare Halyards Dyneema for Main / Mizzen (Spares)
Nilsson Dual Speed (Reversible Cruising) Winches / Barlow Dual Speed
Safety Gear
NZ Cat 1
Bilge Pumps
Life Raft
1 (2026)
Life Jackets
Fire Protection
12v (DC to 240 Inverters x3)
House batteries: 280Ah (Plus 270Ah Independent)
Engine start: (4yrs) 2x AGM Start / 2x 6Volt Golf House / 2x AGM DC 135Ah House Ind. (New)
Solar panels: 4x Fixed 120w. Plus 2x Flexible 110w each (1x 120w Spare)
New Solar Panels 2x Victron 115w 2023
Generator: Yanmar Diesel G10
Wind generator: Yes - Turbine Sea5
Charger: Yes DC to DC 80Ah (not installed)
Electronics / Navigation
VHF, HF, AIS, Radar, depth/speed/wind instrument, wind vane,
Autopilot : ComNav 1001 - with Fluxgate Dirigo
Dual Helm - Dual Caplan Hydraulic 1278
Sail Inventory
Main sail, Mizzen, Genoa ( On a roller furler) 5yrs / New Storm / New Jib /Spares in Sail Locker
Mast / Rigging
Ketch Cutter Rigged - Recently Painted Alloy Mast/Booms - HD S/S & Bronze Ocean Rigging 7yrs
(Recent Inspection 4/24 - Very Good)
Deck Gear
Jib Tracks / HD T6 Spring Boom Vangs / Main Track / Grab Rails /
2 Owners (30 yrs and 3 years)
The vessel has been to Canada, NZ, Fiji, Soloman Is, Indonesia, Australia, Malaysia.
The last antifoul was done in 2023 in Australia.

All 6x Water Tanks Stripped back and resealed 2023
Fuel Tanks Cleaned 2024

New Wet Exhaust to S/Steel 2022
New Water Pump to Main 2022
New Uplift Pump 2024 (replaced fuel lines)

At construction, hull was painted with anti corrosive paint, CaronZinc 11, with 808 cover over epoxy primer.

Seaspray Yacht Sales Langkawi
Rebak Island Hardstand
Rebak Island Marina & Resort LANGKAWI Malaysia

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