TAHITI KETCH GAFF RIGGED  

Price
AU $69,500 Need Finance?
Length
32' 10" - 10.00m
Usage
Leisure, Cruising
Location
Airlie Beach QLD Need Insurance?
Year
1998
Hull Material
Timber

Price
Description: Tahiti Ketch gaff rigged Encumbrance Check?
This beautiful and solid timber gaff rigged Tahiti ketch (mizzen bermudan rigged) was built between 1983 and 1998 when it was first launched in Brooklyn on the Hawkesbury. The first owner, who was an arborist with a vast collection of timber built this lovely vessel with a local boatbuilder along the plans of John Hanna's Tahiti Ketch which he extended to 32'. The timbers used are including but not limited to spotted gum, white beech, oregon pine, teatree, black walnut, merbeau, teak, oak and cypress pine. The boat is professionally built from the cast lead keel to the copper nailed and roved planking (white beech and oregon pine) to the bronze tie rods. Four years ago, with the change of owners the boat has got a new galvanized rig (german heavy duty fishery wire and turnbuckles), an altered sail plan with 9' bowsprit and cutter style double head sails, and a reduced mizzen sail. Running backstayes have been added to the main mast. For more relaxed sailing a steering wheel that operates the tiller has been added and for better windward capabilities the draft has been increased to 5' 4" (1.65m). This configuration has made sailing a pure pleasure!
A yanmar 3QM30 is the iron "topsail" and has been overhauled 3 years ago (new valves, piston and rings). There are 240 L in fuel and the same amount in water, both in two stainless steel tanks each. An epoxy painted steel braotcket is mounted on the stern to take the german windsteering unit "Windpilot Model Pacific", this unit can be included in the sale by negotion. Options for a "Simrad" tiller pilot are there, but it is not hardwired and a bracket needs alteration since the addition of the windsteering. The electrical system is minimalistic and includes a 50 L fridge, brand new macerator toilet with holding tank, LED lighting, stereo system, one electrical bilge pump, "Lawrence" chartplotter and depth sounder with speed display. There are one deep cycle house battery 110 AH and one starter battery 100 AH for the engine which are both less than a year old.
Two solar pannels supply 180 watts of power and are not hardwired to the boat.
A traditional "Taylor" kero stove with oven and a diesel heater of the same brand are taking care of a cup of tea and a cosy feeling especially for cruising in southern regions.
There are one 60 pound and one 35 pound CQR anchors, about 60m of 10mm anchor chain and the anchor winch is a manually operated bronze model by "Pioneer".

There is a survey available that is 4 years old, when we purchased the boat, and also we have a certified boatbuilder's statement of condition for insurance purposes, that has been done this October 2016 when we slipped, antifouled and painted the topsides of the boat.

Region
Queensland
Location
Airlie Beach Qld
Year
1998
Rego
VY729Q
Rego Expiry
05/05/2017
Designer
John Hanna
Builder
Andrew Botting
Length
32' 10" - 10.00m
Beam
11'
Draft
5' 4"
Displacement
9t.
Keel / Ballast
Lead 2.5 t.
Hull Material
Timber
Deck Material
Fibreglass over timber planks
Engine Make
Yanmar
Engine
3QM30
Number Engines
1
Horse Power
30hp
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Consumption
2L per hour
Max Speed
6.5 knots
Cruise Speed
5.5 knots
Fuel
240L
Water
240 L total in two stainless steel tanks
Accommodation
Sleeps 4
Cabins
1
Berths
4
Galley
Deep stainless steel sink
Refrigeration
50 L fridge and ice box
Stove
Gimballed "Taylor" kero stove and oven
Toilet
"TMC" macerator toilet (brand new) and holding tank
Ground Tackle
Manually operated "Pioneer" anchor winch, 60m of 10mm chain, 60 pound and 35 pound CQR anchors
Bilge Pumps
One electrical and manually operated bilge pump
Epirb
Yes
Life Jackets
4
Flares
Yes
Fire Protection
Fire extinguisher, fire blanket
Electronics
"Lawrence" GPS, VHF radio, stereo (CD/AUX) and depth sounder with speed display
Sail Inventory
3 headsails, one white yankee jib, one white workable staysail, one bigger red jib, red gaff main with 2 reefs, red bermudan mizzen no reef, one MPS, one red hd storm headsail, one trysail, one light sail used as mizzen staysail (not pretty, but workable). Sails are all in good to fair condition, all very workable.
Mast / Rigging
Fibreglass sheethed oregon pine masts. New (2012) galvanized rigging (german heavy duty fishery wire and turnbuckles). All running rigging four years old.
Deck Gear
Hardwood boom gallow, traditional timber blocks, hardwood belaying pins and cleats
Remarks
This boat is for the traditional timber boat enthusiast and offers an extraordinary beautiful, cosy and professionally outfitted cabin. Lazy Jack has been slipped and antifouled every 8 months over the last four years and presents a perfect hull.

SELLER DETAILS
Name
Jan De Petter
Telephone
City
airlie Beach
State
QLD
Country
Australia


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