AU $145,000 Now reduced
44' 7" - 13.60m
Yorkeys Knob, CAIRNS QLD
Launch Year
Hull Material

Description: Adams 13 Mast Head Cutter Rig
Adams 13 metre
Dagger board with transom hung lifting rudder & tiller steering.

Experienced sailors will appreciate this vessel 's sleek design (Joe Adams) quick sailing to windward & downwind

Live aboard /cruiser racer /small charters

Easy & comfortable for 2 people to sail worldwide & in particular in reef areas - draws 1.1mtrs with dagger board up
Large Galley - excellent refrigeration - security screens -many extras
Sail training - operated as Half Moon Bay Sailing School successfully for 15 years plus Small Charters

At Berth C11 - Half Moon Bay Marina -Yorkeys Knob Boat Club - Cairns Qld
Prime position Marina berth can be included at no extra cost - licence to end of June 2024 but can be extended.

Bittersweet has been kept in commercial registration but we have not been operating as a business for some time. Is ready for someone wishing to operate as a business

AMSA Commercial registration #10744QC, UVI: - (Certificate of Operation for Qld)
Operational area C & D
C - 8 passengers + 2 crew.
D - 10 passengers + 2 crew.
AMSA registered Australian ship #852997
Domain name - SAILCAIRNS. COM
Business Registration - Sailcairns Charters

Deck & rudder repainted 2022, Topsides painted 2008. Re-antifouled Nov. 2022.

Water tight subdivision: - Collision bulkhead (seals chain locker) and engine space. Chain locker can be drained to WC. & pumped out using marine toilet pump.

Deck Hatches & Companionway - all fitted with security screens

Rig: - Masthead cutter with inline double spreaders, single lowers & running backstays.

Mast & spars: - Aluminium mast & boom by Allyacht Spars. Boom brake preventer fitted to boom. Aluminium spinnaker pole mounted on mast (mast earthed through earthing plate)

Rigging: - Standing rigging- 316 stainless steel 1 by 19 wire (replaced November 2022- new rigging by Allyacht Spars). Running rigging- Spectra/polyester.

Sails: - Fully battened tri-radial mainsail by Nomad sails & tri-radial staysail/storm jib by Rolly Tasker Sails (both new 2010); crosscut furling genoa by Sun Sails (new 2004); storm trysail (as new) & two tri-radial spinnakers by Ulmer Kolius (3/4 oz. And 1&1/2 oz. ), both new 1990, both in good condition.

Headsail furler: - Furlex model 200S, fitted new 2000.

Deck winches: -
o 2 Barlow 27 self-tailing (Genoa Sheets).
o 2 Barient 24-41 self-tailing (Spinnaker/Staysail Sheets).
o 1 Barient 24-41 self-tailing (Port Halyards).
o 2 Barlow 24 (Stbd. Running Backstay & Halyards, not Self Tailing).
o 1 Barlow 24 self tailing (Port Running Back Stay).
o 1 Lewmar 30 self-tailing (for daggerboard)
* All Deck Winches 2 speed.

Engine: - Yanmar 3GMC 22.5 hp diesel with SD 20 sail drive. Two fuel tanks total capacity 200 litres. Saildrive diaphragm seals, rear engine & front gearbox oil seals replaced in 2013 and bottom oil/water seal replaced Nov. 2022. All anodes replaced Nov. 2022. Saildrive fitted with fixed 2 blade propeller & have additional spare propeller - propeller in use coated with Propspeed

Berthing: - Fwd. Cabin-double V -berth. Saloon, 2 single berths with Lee clots (Stbd. Can be converted to double). Aft., Two quarter berths port & starboard.

Covers/Awnings: - Bimini, dodger and full battened awnings/covers from Bimini to mast.
Foredeck awning. Side curtains for battened awning and Bimini. Mainsail cover.
Zipp on awning between Dodger & Bimini

Dinghy: Avon 3.5 metre inflatable with flip up wheels stored on stainless steel davits with 8HP Mariner/Mercury 2 stroke outboard.

Ground tackle: - One 15kg 316 polished stainless steel bruce anchor with 15 metres 316 stainless steel short link 10mm chain and 100 metres 16 mm black polyester laid rope.
Plus one (spare) 15 kg galvanised steel plough anchor with 15 metres 316 stainless steel 10 mm short link chain and 50 metres of 16 mm laid nylon rope.

Windlass: - Lewmar 12 volt electric windlass with chain/rope gypsey and rope capstan. Deck switches fitted at bow and rocker switch in cockpit (fitted new 2000, motor has been rewound 2010).

Batteries: - NEW Four 100 amp hour sealed lead acid (fitted January 2024) charged off engine alternator (35 amp) and 120 watt solar panel mounted on dinghy davits. Solar panel charges Supply Batteries through MPPT Solar Controller.
o One engine start battery.
o Two supply batteries (lights, fans, electronics).
o One radio transceiver battery (charged off Engine Alternator). **All batteries can be operated independently or paralleled.

CTEK 30Amp battery charger (plugs into shore power, wired to Start Battery).

*All wiring replaced in 2000 using tinned double insulated wire.

D/C to A/C Inverter: NEW -Kings pure sine wave Inverter 3,000 watt continuous /6000watt maximum
240Volt output fitted new 2024

Water tanks: - Two by 200 litre and two by 100 litre; total capacity 600 litres.

Refrigeration: - Eutectic system with compressor driven off engine; freezer 50 litres capacity; fridge 50 litres capacity.

Stove: - Maxi Tudor two burner gas cooker with grill & oven, 2x 4.5 kg stainless steel gas bottles.

WC: - Vacuum type marine toilet by Blake & Sons, overboard discharge and 30 litre holding tank. Twelve volt pressure (new October 2023) pump supplies water to wash basin and shower.

Electronic Navigation aids: -
Raymarine EV 100 electronic autopilot, fitted new 2022 (with spare tiller drive & control head).

Raymarine "A" series multifunction display with GPS receiver (chart plotter with Navionics charts for Australia & New Zealand), new 2013.

Raymarine ST60+ Tridata (speed/depth/log) and wind instruments, fitted new 2010.

Note- all Raymarine instruments interfaced through Seatalk NG.

o 1 Autohelm Fluxgate Electronic Hand bearing compass.

Radio Transceivers: -

o GME VHF. With masthead antennae.
o Wagner HF. With backstay and whip antennae's.
Bilge pumps: -

o Manual Whale Gusher 25 operable from cockpit, pumps from engine space & main bilge.
o Electric submersible pumps from main bilge.
o Electric submersible pumps from engine space.

*Note, both electric pumps can be run on automatic through float switches or operated manually.

Pump for Vacuum toilet can also be used to pump the WC bilge and chain locker.

Bilge alarms in main bilge and engine space.

Safety/Lifesaving Equipment: -
o 1 RFD Coastal Liferaft with Hydrostatic Release (fitted with Kannard EPIRB). Liferaft survey expires- 12/24, EPIRB battery expires 06/25.
o 10 Coastal lifejackets fitted with automatic lights.
o 4 Coastal lifejackets (no lights).
o GME EPIRB with GPS ( battery expires 12/26).
o 2 SOLAS approved life buoys, one with light ( battery expires 12/2024).
o Pt Stbd & Stern light (fitted new Oct 2023)
o Masthead Tricolour / Anchor( fitted new 2020)
o Masthead Steaming / Deck light
o Emergency Dry Cell Pt/Stbd/Stern lights
o Danbuoy Flag Marker).
o Flares- 1 orange smoke exp 9/25; 2 red hand exp 03/24; 3 para red rockets exp 09/25.
o 1 Firdell Blipper Radar Reflector (mounted on mast)
o Heaving line
o Webbing Jack stays
o 9 x Burke Safety Harnesses

Fire Fighting Equipment: -
2- Dry Chemical Portable extinguishers.
o 1 Machinery Space Mistex Fire Suppression System
o 1 ITIM Machinery Space Fire detection system.
o 1 Fire Blanket.

Miscellaneous Equipment: -

o 1 Radio Receiver (Stereo) 1 CD Player, Both play through Saloon & Cockpit speakers.
o 1 Alvey Hand Reels with SS Rail Mounts.
o 5 Marinco 4" Day & Night Solar Vents.
o Harken deluxe Bosuns Chair
o 7 12v air circulation fans
o Saloon table can also be set up in cockpit
o Retractable stainless steel boarding ladder mounted off transom
o Masthead Windex wind direction indicator

Phone Bob & Cheryl

Yorkeys Knob, CAIRNS QLD
Cruising, Charter, Live Aboard
Launch Year
10744QC 4266681
10744QC -
Rego Expiry
Joe Adams
Sea Horse Marine
44' 7" - 13.60m
1.1 - 2.7 metres
8.5 tons
Keel / Ballast
Shallow fin Keel / Daggerboard
Hull Material
Deck Material
GRP / Timber
Engine Make
3GMC Diesel 22.5 HP 3 cylinder - consumption 2-3 ltrs per hour - well maintained - in good running condition
Number Engines
Fuel Type
Engine Hours
Fuel Consumption
2-3 ltrs per hour
Max Speed
8.5 knots
Cruise Speed
7 knots
200 litres


Bob & Cheryl
Yorkeys Knob, CAIRNS
QLD 4878 Australia