Spray 45 Liveaboard ocean cruiser

AU $184,000 Reduced
Pre-Purchase Inspection
45' 3" - 13.80m
Vessel Location
Miri, Sarawak, Borneo Malaysia
Launch Year
Hull Material
Composite All glassing is heavy lay up 1150gsm triax with epoxy resin inside and out.

Arnak is a unique 45ft live-aboard, ocean cruising yacht.
A proven traditional design, combining the best of modern technology and beautifully hand-crafted natural timbers, she offers spacious and comfortable living on a very seaworthy and safe boat, ideal for extended cruising with large fuel and water tanks and a reliable engine - easily operated shorthanded.

New Zealander Geoff Gentil, a qualified boat builder and shipwright, built the vessel for his own use. He and his partner have lived aboard and cruised extensively in Australia and South East Asia for the last 24 years. The yacht has been immaculately maintained in top condition.
Arnak is in turn key condition, ready for a new owner to step aboard and set sail.

Full technical videos are available to the new owner covering all operational aspects of this vessel.
A full maintenance log has been kept.

Presently located in Malaysia, in the beautiful cruising grounds of South East Asia.
The owner is happy to assist an inexperienced buyer

Arnak is a quality custom built vessel incorporating Geoff's extensive Shipwright experience and knowledge of liveaboard cruising since 1980 when he cruised and circumnavigated in his previous Spray.

For further details and enquiries contact: gmail. Com

Design: Spray (modified)
Rig: Staysail Ketch
Year built: 2001
Registered: New Zealand (NZ588)
Builder: Geoff Gentil Shipwrights
LOA: 13.8m / 45ft. Beam: 5m / 16ft. Draft: 1.5m / 5ft
Displacement: 21 tonnes / 46,297 lb
Main mast height: 20m / 65ft 6"
Construction: Strip plank epoxy glass composite
Engine: Ford, 4cyl 80hp diesel with PRM 500D gearbox on 2:1 reduction
Fuel tank capacity: 1,500L (2 x 750L) Range under power: 1600nm approx.
Water tank capacity: 1,200L (2 x 600L)
Plus 200 LPH water maker
400mm underwater viewing port in main saloon.

To fully appreciate this quality, highly spec'd vessel, please take 10 minutes to view -

https://www. Youtube. Com/watch?v=JGyaJ_-8b1I

AU $184,000 Reduced   
Vessel Name
Launch Year
45' 3" - 13.80m
5m / 16ft
1.5m / 5ft
21 tonnes / 46,297lb
Keel / Ballast
Vessel Location
Miri, Sarawak, Borneo Malaysia
Geoff Gentil Shipwrights
Geoff Gentil Shipwrights
Hull Material
Composite All glassing is heavy lay up 1150gsm triax with epoxy resin inside and out.
Decks Material
Timber glass composite
The main engine is a Ford 2712E 80hp diesel with a 2:1 PRM reduction hydraulic gearbox driving a heavy duty double universal joint through a thrust bearing mounted on a strengthened floor, with easy access from the aft cabin. The 1.5" 316 stainless steel shaft passes through a packing gland with a lip seal then to the cutlass bearing. The propeller is an H6 AutoProp, fully serviced with new bearings in 2023. The main engine drives a lay shaft on the starboard side through 2 x BX section belts and off the layshaft there is a 120 amp Bosch alternator with a smart regulator for the house batteries and the high pressure pump for the watermaker which drives off an electro- magnetic clutch. The exhaust riser was replaced in 2018 with stainless steel heavy wall tube section and water injection feed. The engine is fitted with a bypass oil filter which continually keeps the oil clean. Engine instruments are fitted in the cockpit in front of the helm, and monitor water temp, oil pressure, hour meter and starting battery voltage. There is a second 120 amp Bosch alternator fitted to the engine to charge the separate starting battery. Alternators are interchangeable. The salt water cooling pump is belt driven off the front of the engine and easily accessible.
Engine Make
Number Engines
Fuel Type
Engine Hours
Fuel Consumption
5 lph
Max Speed
Cruise Speed
Autoprop H6 hub (full service with new bearings in 2023)
2kva honda
1500 litres
Alloy 10ft with oars and anchor. On Davits
Merc 9.9hp (new 2018)
Solid dodger with opening centre window and extending soft cover top and side curtains plus full 4m x 4m main awning with rain catcher.
Forward cabin with 2 comfortable berths. Aft cabin with a large double berth with inner sprung mattress. Main saloon with seating at table plus lounge seat, navigation and galley area. Aft heads with large shower and toilet area.
2 berth cabins and one main saloon plus one heads.
4, one aft double and 2 in forward cabin.
Hot and cold pressure with grey water holding or auto pumpout.
Custom design with pressure saltwater flush and manual pumpout through a macerator with impellor removed. Holding tank.
Sterio with USB connection in main saloon and cockpit. LED TV 24".
The galley is fitted with two stainless steel sinks, fresh hot and cold water and a salt water rinse tap. There is also a separate filtered water outlet with a standard 10" carbon filter fitted under the sinks. There is a Broad Water all-stainless steel LPG stove with oven and griller. Burners are cast stainless steel. All gas plumbing was fitted by a qualified gas fitter in shielded copper with a service valve behind the stove. 3 x 9kg gas bottles are stored in the starboard cockpit locker and vented outboard. There is a 12v solenoid valve fitted in the gas locker and switched in the galley area. A microwave oven is fitted and runs on 240v shore power or inverter. There is plenty of stowage for galley supplies. The water maker is controlled from the galley area and the bypass flow feeds into the sink. There is an hour meter fitted to the water maker.
The refrigeration system is an ICEER, (intelligently controlled energy efficient refrigeration) a 12v air cooled unit with a top opening freezer and front opening fridge. This unit is very efficient. The Danfoss controller for the compressor was updated in 2018 to the latest model.
As above.
Broadwater all stainless steel LPG. All stainless burners
Yes, custom build giving 200 Lph with 2 membrane or 100 Lph with one membrane.
Hot Water
Yes 35 ltr Woodies to galley and shower area.
Ground Tackle
1 x 110lb delta type bower. 1 x 35lb Danforth type. 1 x 120lb fisherman. 90m of 10mm short link chain plus nylon rode. 10m of 10mm chain and extra nylon rode for second anchor. Anchor winch is custom made aircraft starter motor with bronze deckware, warping drum and chain gypsy made by Speed Propulsion Ltd. Strong and reliable.
Safety Gear
Life Jackets, Flares, Epirb etc. Also a parachute anchor.
Bilge Pumps
Rule 3500 with float switch at aft end of enginroom. All water will drain to this area.
Life Jackets
Yes 6+
Fire Protection
12 DC system and 240V AC. AC and DC outlets in all cabins and main switch and fuse panel in main saloon behind navigation table. Good access to all wiring and panels. All lighting is LED. Charging is via AC 100amp smart battery charger/2000w inverter combo, DC off 2 x 120amp Bosch alternators with smart reg and 4 x 100w solar panels through an MPPT solar regulator, New in 2022.
Electronics / Navigation
Furuno depth sounder and GPS, Vesper WiFi AIS, TMQ AP4 autopilot, NMEA feed to nav table for laptop navigation system.
Sail Inventory
Roller furler headsail, staysail/storm jib, Main and mizzen. All tanbark in colour plus yellow cruising spinnaker. Made by Lidguard sails and all in vey good condition.
Mast / Rigging
Masts and rigging were made by David Lambourne Rigging in Brisbane, Australia and are deck stepped alloy with alloy booms. A large ProFurl roller furler is fitted for the headsail and an alloy wishbone boom for the staysail. The spinnaker pole is a large alloy section with swivel joint at the mast and beak at the outside end. The pole is mounted and stows on a track in front of the mainmast. There are two spinnaker halyards one of which is used as a topping lift for the pole. All halyards are external and secured to a pin rail with belaying pins in a traditional manner. Sheets and halyards are double braid Terylene and Spectra. Rigging is all 316 stainless steel 7 x 19 around solid bronze thimbles and copper swaged. Rigging screws/turnbuckles and chain plates are bronze.
Deck Gear
Main sheet winches are large Lewmar with Barlow main and mizzen winches. Halyard winches are bottom action Murrays (NZ) on mast. Large bronze cleats and bollards are fitted for mooring with twin hardwood bits behind the anchor winch. Fairleads are bronze. Stainless steel davits are fitted.
Arnak was completely re-painted in 2018.
Fully maintained in top condition with the best of materials.
Owner is happy to assist an inexperienced buyer.
Flight costs for inspection will be refunded to the purchaser.
A complete maintaince log has been kept.
Videos are available on all operational and servicing aspects of the vessel.
A complete inventory of spares and materials is available but too numerous to list.
Arnak is fitted with a comprehensive and reliable security system.
There is a 400mm underwater viewing port located in the main saloon.

Geoff Gentil
New Zealand

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