Salar 40

AU $170,000 Finance
40' - 12.19m
Leisure, Cruising, Live Aboard
Vessel Location
Kettering Insurance
Launch Year
Hull Material

"A Laurent Giles (UK) design, this 40ft pilothouse motorsailer is an eye-catching beauty, one of only 7 built of the same construction, beautifully maintained and presented, dubbed by a racing sailor as a true gentleman's cruiser with comfortable, proven offshore Pacific capability (Fiji, and New Zealand). She was built by Dooley Wilson in Tauranga, New Zealand using triple diagonal planked NZ Kauri Pine, cold moulded with a liberal amount of West epoxy ensuring her notable strength. A nice touch is the distinctive Maori carving either side of her bow bestowing safe passage to the sailors of this vessel. She was anti-fouled and the hull waxed in December 2020 and the cabin top brightwork varnished a few weeks ago.

Her teak fit-out below decks shows craftsmanship and timeless elegance, with accommodation for 6 comfortably. The pilothouse roof is extended aft so when the clears are zipped up all round it is the perfect boat for all-weather sailing. The pilothouse house has padded cushions atop the 4 spacious lockers either side, so becomes the sunroom socialising/eating area in favourable weather. Webasto heating with 5 air vents throughout the boat means you are never cold on this boat.

She handles very easily and responsively, and takes big weather in her stride, consistent with her Salar 40 type. There are two helm stations: one centrally in the pilothouse, the second at the rear of the boat under the bimini cover where there is also another seating area and the Weber Baby Q. There is a bow thruster for ease of berthing. The mainsail has Leisurefurl in-boom retrieval and the big genoa has electric winch furling. This winch can also be used for furling the mainsail. There are 3 smaller sails which hank onto the inner forestay. The very colourful MPS has a spinnaker sock for ease of handling.

The regularly serviced engine is a big Ford Lees 110 HP motor consistent with her strong motor-sailer performance when needed. There is good access to the engine room with lighting. The anchor can be deployed remotely from the pilot house or via foot switch at the bow. She was fitted in February 2021 with two new high davits on the transom strong enough to easily carry aloft her fibreglass dinghy plus 3 Hp Yamaha outboard motor. There are two composting toilets so no holding tank restrictions or risk of blockages. Storage space throughout the boat is generous, and the headroom has proved comfortable for a 6ft 3in tall crewman.

In sum, this is a timeless, classic, strong yacht, rarely available for purchase, well suited to live-aboard and to travel worldwide if the whim takes you, and of a very manageable and comfortable size for Australian passages and anchorages nationwide. You would be justly proud to own her. "

AU $170,000    Finance    Insurance
Vessel Name
Wayfarer II
Launch Year
40' - 12.19m
11 ft 3 in
5ft 7in
12 tonnes
Keel / Ballast
Vessel Location
Rego Expiry
Laurent Giles
Dooley Wilson, Tauranga, New Zealand
Hull Material
Decks Material
Teak with saturation impregnation of Evidure and topped with non-slip deck paint
Engine Make
Ford Lees
Number Engines
Fuel Type
Engine Hours
Approx 2600
Fuel Consumption
3.5-4.0 litres cruising
Cruise Speed
6-7 knots
Bow thruster
600 litres
450 litres, with water purification filter.
Fibreglass with oars, suspended from newly installed (February 2021) strong stainless steel davits rigged with spin-lock cleats for ease of handling
3HP Yamaha which can be stored on dinghy or on boat railing.
Pilothouse clears in excellent condition; also old boat cover useful as pattern.
Accommodation is an aft full width double stateroom with hanging and storage space, ensuite toilet and hand-basin accessed from steps down from the pilothouse. The chart table and HF radio are also located there. There is accommodation for 2-3 singles in the saloon accessesed via steps down forehead from pilothouse. Forehead of the saloon is an enclosed bathroom with toilet, vanity and shower. Beyond this is the double V-berth with good storage space, and hatch ventilation if required. There is a large teak table in the saloon with fold down sides, and comfortable seating on three sides. The compact galley is in a convenient corner of the saloon, and there is a Weber Baby Q barbecue at the rear of the boat.
2 doubles plus 2-3 in saloon
In enclosed bathroom, and hot/cold shower option at fold-down steps on transom.
2 Airhead composting toilets
AM/FM/CD/USB radio in saloon with speakers also in pilothouse. TEAC 12v/240 TV in saloon.
Webasto with 5 air vents
The sink has drainage board and double stainless steel bowls and hot/cold taps, filtered drinking water, and seawater tap. There is plenty of cupboard storage space above and below the sink, along sides and behind seating in the Saloon
Engine driven fridge in saloon and one 12V portable fridge/freezer. 2 X 12 v outlets in saloon.
Engine driven freezer in pilothouse locker
Broadwater gas with 2 stove-top burners and oven and griller underneath. There are 2 9kg gas bottles and a small gas barbecue bottle.
Space available but not fitted
Hot Water
Engine heated
Ground Tackle
Rocna with 70 meters chain, Danforth with chain and nylon line, spare smaller anchors. Double bow roller.
Safety Gear
Includes 2 lifebuoys with lights, danbuoy, throw ropes, Burke retrieval harness, Bosuns chair, Jack stays and harness straps; foghorn; boarding ladder with two positions; emergency steering tillers.
Bilge Pumps
1 electric bilge, I manual bilge pump; I electric shower bilge pump
Life Raft
4 person Beaufort
Yes, in date
Life Jackets
Yes, in date
Fire Protection
3 fire extinguishers, including a CO2 canister mounted in engine room, fire blankets, CO gas alarm.
Recently installed switch panel and carefully displayed labelled wiring terminals make isolation of faults easy. 3 X 120AGM Full River house batteries; 900CCA AGM Optima Start Battery; Victron Battery Monitor; 2 X 80w solar panels; Aerogen 4 wind generator; Inverter; 4 X 12v outlets (phone charge stations, or portable fridge - above vanity, 2 in saloon, 1 in aft cabin).

Electric up-down anchor winch foot switches at bow and remote in pilot house; electric foot switch utility furling winch on aft cabin top.
Electronics / Navigation
TMQ autopilot; Garmin Chartplotter; Furuno radar and GPS unit; 3 compasses - pilothouse, aft steering pedestal; hand-bearing; B & G Depth and Boat speed; AIS; windspeed and direction indicator; Furono HF radio with auto aerial tuner; ICOM VHF radio;
Sail Inventory
Leisurefurl Furling mainsail with manual winch on mast. Large genoa on electric furler. Staysail and Storm staysail hank onto inner forestay; Storm tri-sail; MPS with spinnaker sock.
Mast / Rigging
Rigging inspected and approved February 2020. Aluminium mast with steps to single spreader. Stainless steel rigging. Aluminium spinnaker pole for pole-ing out genoa.
Deck Gear
On aft cabin top 2 side Mastow Barlow self tailing winches; 1 Anderson self tailing winch for mainsail. There are multiple fenders, fender board, multiple boat hooks, multiple ropes/sheets, anchor snubber, double set of berthing lines.
The boat will be sold with all manuals, extensive maintenance records, spare parts, some tools, paints and varnish specific to this boat, folding table in pilothouse, books and charts of Tasmanian waters if useful, boat specific linen, some kitchen items as required. Fuel tanks are kept topped up, so tanks will be full.

Anne Clark
City / Suburb
Bonnet Hill

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