Ron Hollands personal cruising yacht


Price
AU $875,000 Plus GST if applicable Finance
Currency
Length
72' 1" - 21.98m
Use
Family, Leisure, Cruising
Vessel Location
Sydney NSW Insurance
Launch Year
1997
Hull Material
Aluminium

GOLDEN OPUS is an ideal blue water cruiser that can be safely operated by a couple. Created as her designer's personal yacht, Ron Holland drew a head-turning profile, which is instantly recognized as his work. It is evident throughout that GOLDEN OPUS was constructed to very high standards; she was built by Sensation Yachts of New Zealand in 1997 with a hull constructed from high grade 5083 aluminum.

Her current owner, an experienced marine engineer, has taken pride in his ownership of the sailing yacht -- the gleaming engine room, perfectly laid out and of a size that one might expect on a larger yacht, is a testament to this. GOLDEN OPUS has exceptionally maintained systems and a Lugger 165HP engine that was rebuilt by her owner in 2015. She showcases a 20Kva Northern Lights generator that runs perfectly and a 9kva generator that was installed new in 2015.

GOLDEN OPUS showcases exceptional deck space. Her foredeck is a clear flush deck, which allows for the tender is stowed in removable chocks. Aft, she features a lovely bathing platform with steps, which allow for easy boarding and provide safe access to the water. Her center cockpit is the perfect place for relaxing remains dry and safe even in heavy weather conditions. The steering position offers a clear view all around and has controls and foot switches positioned to allow single-handed sailing with ease.

Sailing yacht GOLDEN OPUS showcases exceptionally efficient and trouble-free rigging allowing for the joys of sailing to be effortlessly enjoyed. She boasts a noticeably tall mast (33m) and a fully battened Doyle mainsail that is set on luff cars and features single point reefing. The forestay meets the mast at about nine-tenths of its height and the working headsail fills the foretriangle, sheeting down to an athwartships track just ahead of the mast. A single sheet is led back to the cockpit via a concealed tube, appearing at the starboard coaming. The headsail is completely self-tacking so that when the helmsman wants to tack, he just tacks. A hydraulic outhaul, backstay and boom vang complete the package. The mast and boom were removed and repainted and all standing rigging was replaced by the original mast suppliers who flew from New Zealand to complete the work in November 2015.

The luxury yacht features a comfortable, functional layout that was drawn by Andrew Winch. The sailing yacht's interior showcases beautiful woodwork and a calming ambiance. The sailing yacht's pilothouse is a highlighting allowing for dining with sensational views and protection from the elements. The yacht is equipped with a proper galley. GOLDEN OPUSoffers accommodation for eight guests in four staterooms with three heads. She features two double-bed staterooms and two twin-bed staterooms.

GOLDEN OPUS is a genuinely comfortable ocean cruiser that has cruised both the Pacific and the Caribbean. In addition, she is a fast passage maker with several race wins under her belt and can easily make 10 knots in light winds.

Designer Ron Holland states, "I created Golden Opus to fulfill my design goal of creating the ultimate 'family cruising yacht'. At 73 feet (22 meters) in length and with a modern high aspect ratio self-tacking rig, I felt this was the largest yacht that an experienced yachtsman could handle (with a couple of paid hands involved to allow limited chartering). With my partners, Howard Kilroy and Andrew Winch, and their families we cruised Golden Opus from New Zealand through the Western Pacific to European waters, well-proving my original design concept. Golden Opus and her sister Volare have many successful ocean miles under their keels. "

Features
- A true Ron Holland yacht -- designed and built as his personal yacht
- Interior by Andrew Winch
- Easily handled without permanent crew
- Undoubted seaworthiness and proven ocean cruising performance ability
- Big yacht ambiance without big yacht compromises
- Built by New Zealand craftsmen and showcases a quality finish


Price
AU $875,000 Plus GST if applicable    Finance    Insurance
Vessel Name
Golden Opus
Boat Reference
Golden Opus 73
Launch Year
1997
Length
72' 1" - 21.98m
Vessel Location
Sydney Nsw
Region
New South Wales
Designer
A true Ron Holland yacht -- designed and built as his personal yacht
Builder
Sensation
Hull Material
Aluminium
Engine
Model: L668T
Engine Make
Lugger
Number Engines
1
Horsepower
165
Fuel Type
Diesel
Engine Hours
10170
Max Speed
10 knots
Cruise Speed
8 knots
Thrusters
Lewmar 200 SVT hydraulic retractable bow thruster - reconditioned 2015
Genset
Northern Lights M884L 20kW generator and Paguru 9000 9kW generator (new 2013)
Fuel
2 x 800 litres tanks + 170 litre day tank
Accommodation
- 4 Guest cabins
- 2 Double cabins
- 2 Twin cabins
Safety Gear
ANCHORS: Galvanised Bruce anchor, Aluminium mud anchor
CHAIN: 80m anchor chain
Life Jackets
Set adult and child life jackets
Fire Protection
Various hand held fire extinguisher, SeaFire automatic FM 200 auto/manal engine room system
Electronics / Navigation
AUTO PILOT: 2 x p70 auto-pilot heads

RADIO: Raymarine 2 x handheld VHF radios
1 x RAY218E fix mount VHF radio set
1 x RAYMIC remote handset (helm) for fixed VHF

GPS: Raymarine 2 x 130 GPS antennae

INVERTER: 2 x Victron Phoenix 24V 3000W

TV: 39" 4K TV / monitor

STEREO: Yamaha RS202D 2 zone receiver / amplifier with Bluetooth, Acer i5 Windows 8.1 PC with DVD

BATTERY CHARGER: 2 x Victron Skylla TG 24V 100A
Sail Inventory
HEADSAILS: Furling and Self tacking headsail

STAY SAILS: Storm Jib

SPIN POLE: Carbon spinnaker pole, stowed on Harken track at front of mast

SELF-TACKING JIB: North Sail 88%

GENOA: 130%

WINCH SYSTEM: Lewmar winches
o 2 x hydraulic primaries
o 1 x hydraulic mainsheet
o 1 x hydraulic self-tack jib sheet
o 1 x manual traveler control
o 1 x halyard close to mast, (1 manual, 1 electric)
o 1 x captive reel winch for main halyard
o 1 x hydraulic anchor windlass
Remarks
ACCESSORIES AND TENDER
o Novurania 12' RIB with new Yamaha 40HP 4 stroke outboard

o Inflable dinghy (new) with Yamaha 2.5HP 2 stroke outboard

o Gas BBQ

o Hobbie Mirage sailing kayak with pedal drive, outriggers trampolines and 6m windsurfer rig.

REFIT REPORT
o 2011 Hull taken back to bare metal (5083 Aluminium) and repainted.
o 2013 Full overhaul - Whitlock steering system.
o 2013 Mast and boom removed and repainted. Standing rigging replaced.
o 2015 Deck and superstructure repainted.
o 2015 Decking replaced with 22mm Teak.
o 2015 Navtec hydraulics serviced.
o 2019 New antifoul and anodes.

CONTACT DETAILS
Dealer
Marine Riley
Mark Riley
Telephone
Address
2/8 Wilmett Place,
Mona Vale
City / Suburb
Sydney
State
NSW
Country
Australia
Website


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