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This well maintained vessel much admired by Shipwrights and Mariners as a overly engineered strongly built vessel and is ready to set the course and cruise again.
She has spent most of her life as Victoria's main Research Vessel working the big seas of Bass Strait.
Melita has been well maintained her whole life with many thousands spent by her current owners on new extended Saloon fitout and upgrades to make her the comfortable vessel she is today.
Melita has been our home for the last 11 years, this great sea boat has taken us as far as the Kimberly return.
We also have a Survey Report.
The hull is Spotted Gum 2 1/2 inches thick and has been re-caulked above and below waterline 3 years ago.
The vessel is powered by a reliable economical Cat d333 engine with a full walk around engine room.
5250 lts Fuel with a cruising range of approx. 3000 nm.
She is very economical using only approx 12 lts ph including Genset.
Cruising speed is 7 1/2 knots with a top speed of 11-12 knots.
Denco 24 v 120 amp Alternator on main engine.
Water 2000 lts
Onan 6.5 KVA generator
1.3 KVA Solar Panels, 8 in total.
2 new X N200 start batteries 4 X new deep cycle AGM batteries.
Victron Multi Plus 3kva 24 v Invertor 70 amp charger.
Muir Thor HR 4200 24v Electric Anchor Winch with helm & deck controls plus chain counter. Just been serviced.
New 80 mts PWB 13ml Short Link Chain.
Engineered thick walled Marine Grade Aluminium Stabilisers with Crane on roof. No maintenance.
2.8 X 1.2 mt. Aluminium Duckboard.
Large Lazarette and full height Generator room, plenty of storage.
Large back deck with double day bed, great for those hot nights at sea.
Drop down clears enclose entire back deck.
Large Storage/Refrigeration under day bed.
Great aft deck entertainment area, table with 6 chairs.
Full size Beef Eater BBQ.
Great roomy area for fishing, 24 rod holders + 5 Diawa fishing stations.
New Queensland Maple fitout in Air Conditioned Saloon/ Galley, with plenty of cupboard's and large lockable draws.
Galley is across the beam with sliding Windows looking out over rear deck.
2 burner gas cooktop plus Panasonic Convection Oven, Grill, Microwave.
Melita has very large refrigeration with 2 fridges & 3 Freezes.
New Warwick quality upholstery.
Table in saloon converts to double bed.
Large forward cabin has double bed plus 4 single bunks, plenty of storage.
5.5 kg Haier Washing Machine.
Raymarine 125 c Chart Plotter
Furuno 585 Sounder
Furuno Radar 98 nm
GME vhf radio
Epirb and Flares.
Float on roof.
Blue Fin 3.8 extended to 4.1 tinny with 30hp Tohatsu Electric start outboard motor.
This Long Range vessel will let you stay at sea for extended periods, 8 months for us in the Kimberly without having to go into port to refuel or resupply.
Just set the course, throw the ropes she is ready to cruise.
Wide Bay/Hervey Bay Region QLD
Neil Van Sleeve
Caloundra Boat Yard
55' 0" - 16.77m
Glass and Ply over Spotted Gum
220b Turbo Charged
1250 since rebuild
12 lts ph inc. Genset
7 1/2 knts
Onan 6.5 KVA
Forward Cabin 1x double + 4 single bunks. Double day bed on deck. Table in Saloon converts to double bed.
Saloon & Galley has new fitout in Qld. Maple with heaps of storage.
New Galley fitted out in Qld. Maple, large locking draws and cupboards, heaps of storage.
2 burner gas cooktop + Panasonic Convection Oven/ Grill/ Microwave.
Full size Beef Eater BBQ on deck.
2 large fridges, 1 in Galley other under day bed on aft deck.
3 freezers, 1 with draws in galley, large freezer under day bed, large Tuckerbox in Genny room
Melita is a very well loved maintained vessel with plenty of room and the capabilities to take you wherever you want. When you climb aboard instantly you feel safe on this big girl and that is a great feeling.