AU $190,000
45' 0" - 13.72m
Sydney Region Woodford Bay
Launch Year
Hull Material
Aluminium with teak grating in cockpit, fibreglass rooftop and non-skid decks.

Description: Adams 45 Cutter Sloop Centre Cockpit - A Capable, Safe & Strong Ocean Voyager
Gondwana is a Joe Adams designed 45ft centre cockpit cutter sloop. This solid cruising yacht was professionally built by HB Forming in Warners Bay, Lake Macquarie and the interior was fitted out by her owners in view to be sailed far and wide. She was designed to cruise safely and comfortably on extended passages, chosing aluminium as a proven material for 'get you anywhere' cruising. The yacht was built with the utmost of care and attention and maintained by her owners since her launch in Sydney in 2003.

Below decks, Gondwana is superbly fitted out in Fijian Karui and teak on split levels. The cockpit opens through to the nav station and galley with rear access to the master cabin (port) and workshop (starboard). Continuing forward, a very inviting and spacious saloon is warm and dry with a very cosy atmosphere with dining table offset to starboard. This leads to the yachts' head (offset to stbd) and forward double cabin.

Everything on this boat has been carefully and methodically designed to maximise comfort and ease of use when sailing short handed at sea. The deep and protected cockpit ensures safe navigation with excellent all-round visibility, a well laid out navigation station with clearly labelled controls and circuit breakers and several clearly engineered and designed extras that only a seasoned mariner (and engineer) would consider.

Being cutter-rigged 'Gondwana' offers several sailing configurations with a wardrobe of several cruising sails - all in good condition. The Genoa is fitted on a furler while a self-tacking staysail boom can be fitted using the inner forestay for heavier weather and when short-handed passage making. Combined wiht high cut yankee provides excellent sailing configurations for stronger winds without placing extreme force on the mast. All headsail sheets lead aft to the cockpit with the mainsheet and traveller controls within easy reach just aft of the cockpit.

All electronic aids to navigation are easily accessed from the raised doghouse but one can also remain 'on deck' in the cockpit thanks to a hard top dodger and removable enclosure. Gondwana is fited with a Navman GPS tracker, Vesper Marine AIS, independent Furuno Radar, Uniden VHF and a Coursemaster Autopilot system. Instrument panels are fitted in the cockpit for wind, depth and log. Safety systems include both electric and manual bilge pumps with audible alarms, a gas alarm system, solar and wind charging systems, an efficient heart face inverter charger, and to boot the yacht is also fitted with a soanar ultrasound system which minimises growth on the hull.

Additional safety features include dual single berths in the aft cabin to allow crew to sleep securely when on passage, however this cabin could be reconfigured to allow for a double bed if desired. The yacht is powered by an immaculately maintained shaft-driven Thornycroft TM140 4 cylinder diesel engine - serviced Oct 2023. Auxillary power is provided by a host of batteries, wind generator and solar powers.

This exceptionally well built yacht is a registered Australian ship and being offered for sale for the very first time. Several of the ship's systems and controls have been clearly labelled, with user-friendly instructions which are further described in her many on-board manuals. A full rig replacement was completed by Joe Walsh in 2013 so will require inspection prior to venturing offshore.

Gondwana would be best suited to a liveaboard cruising couple seeking a proven, safe and very strong passagemaker yacht. She is built like a bullet proof machine, and could be taken anywhere on the globe. She has recently been slipped and antifouled (Nov 2023) using Jotun Black and Propspeed on her Autostream 3 blade feathering propellor with new anodes. She is ready and waiting for her next open ocean adventure. View the exclusive feature brochure (linked) for more background information and watch the video linked in the photos. For more information and to arrange a viewing of this exceptional yacht please contact EziYacht Broker Sonia Robinson on .(Please note that advance notice is required for inspections. )

New South Wales
Sydney Region Woodford Bay
Leisure, Cruising, Live Aboard
Launch Year
Rego Expiry
Joe Adams
HB Forming, Warners Bay -Lake Macquarrie - interior fitout by owner (an enginering draftsman).
45' 0" - 13.72m
13. Ft (3.87m)
5.75 ft (5'9") (1.75m)
12.7 (t)
Keel / Ballast
Fully integral aluminium encapsulated keel (filled with lead). Inspection port in bilge floor.
Hull Material
Aluminium with teak grating in cockpit, fibreglass rooftop and non-skid decks.
Deck Material
Aluminium with teak grating in cockpit. Aluminium doghouse with fibreglass roof.
Engine Make
Thornycroft TM140 4 cylinders 50hp. Serviced Oct 2023 and fitted with a new salt water pump. Near new PRM Delta Marine Gearbox. Under cockpit with access both sides and front. Low engine hours. Excellent access from aft passageway and via workshop. (Thornycroft Engines is a British-based manufacturer of marine diesel engines and generators. They offer a range of propulsion engines and generating sets that are assembled in the UK using high-quality base engines from ISO 9001 approved global manufacturers. Thornycroft enjoys a worldwide reputation as a leading supplier of quality marine diesel engines which are individually marinised in the UK to ensure the highest quality. All engine models are extensively tested prior to release to ensure unbeatable product strength and durability. All engines are individually run and dynomometer tested before being signed off and packaged for delivery to guarantee the very best in performance. There are several distritbutors Australia-wide. )
Number Engines
50 (37.3Kw)
Fuel Type
Diesel (Tank Tender guage for fuel and black water).
Engine Hours
Fuel Consumption
Approx 2.5 lph
Max Speed
8 kts
Cruise Speed
7 kts
3- blade feathering Autostream prop.
600L in alloy tanks x 2 plus header tank
630L in 4 x Stainless Steel tanks
Stepping down to the saloon, one passes the galley (port) and navigation station (starboard) with comcork flooring. This beautifully varnished Kauri interior sets off her plush upholstered saloon settees while natural light from overhead hatches, and a light prism (forward head) ensure she is well lit and ventillated. Elegant features include a hand crafted drinks cabinet with overhead brass lights, clock and barometer mounted on the mast compression post. A dinette table is fitted around the mast and seats 6 comfortably. This leads forward to a comfortable double (V-berth) cabin (to port) and full head (to stbd).

Stepping aft behind the galley via a long passageway filled with deep lockers and cabinets, one reaches the aft (master) cabin comprising 2 x separate and secure single berths. These were purposely designed to be secure on passage and are each fitted with padded lee boards to ensure one is rested when off watch (on either tack). Both beds are separated by a small settee. Aft berths measure 2 mtrs long x 60 cm wide.

The separate double cabins at each end of the boat give owners and guests a certain amount of privacy. Both cabins are fitted with overhead reading lights and lots of storage cabinets and lockers.
(2) Master cabin aft with twin single berths. Double V-berth forward. Both cabins are carpeted with deep storage lockers and cabinets and fitted with Hella 12v fans and overhead reading lights.
(4+2) 2 x single berths with padded lee boards aft. Double berth forward. 2 x singles in saloon.
The raised forward facing galley lies to port of the companionway, close to the cockpit. This is well laid out and offers great visibility when meal prepping at sea. A Mariner s/s 3-burner stove with oven and grill (with current gas compliance certificate) and a Frig-it FK-1 12v top loading fridge, stainless/steel sink with fresh and salt water taps complete with cutting board and ample cabinets for storage. Crockery is stored in accessible cradles next to the fridge. Fire retardent S/S backing plate aft of stove for added safety. Fire blanket.
Frig-it FK-1 12v top loading fridge with 2 x deep compartments.
Mariner Gas Cooker 3-burner stove with oven and Grill. Stainless Steel.
Water Maker
Hotwater System
Engine heated hot water. Edson + Shurflow + Jabsco.
Overhead shower with curtain. Mirrored sink cabinet. Overhead light prism and opening hatches.
Lavac toilet - fibreglass holding tank (approx 80ltrs) with tank gauge. Easy valve access for holding tank.
Stereo and GME Interior and exterior (cockpit) speakers.
Air Conditioning
Boom bag with lazy jacks. Mast foot cover. Hard top bimini with dodger window covers. Block-out blinds for all ports. Windlass cover. Nav lights. Winch, Liferaft, Hatches, Steering wheel, Lower mast boot, canvas rope bags. Canvas stereo speaker covers. Full cockpit enclosure canvas clears (zip on/off). Carpeted interior (saloon/cabins).
Ground Tackle
Muir VE 1000 Vertical Capstan & Gypsy with up/down controls fitted in cockpit. Manson Supreme 60lb anchor with 80m of re-galvanised 10mm chain stored in grp container which isolates chain from the hull. Salt water anchor wash pump (can also be operated at stern). Windlass cover. Bruce 30kg anchor. Two additional spare anchors stored in lazarette. Fluke (10kg) and Danforth (35lb).
Safety Gear
Alarm Boatwatch Security Systems.
2 x circular Lifebuoys
Burke Lifesling Retriever float
1 x Danbuoy
Epirb - (expires 2029)
Bilge Pumps
2x electric with float switches & alarm lights, 1 x manual, 1 x shower sump. 1 x rule 2000 gph.
Life Raft
Liferaft - Zodiac S, 4 man capacity + extra supplies. Out of date.
EPIRB Rescue me. Valid until Feb 2029.
Life Jackets
X 3
Flares 2 x red 2 x orange (Exp 12/2024)
Fire Protection
Gas Monitor D. V. K. Monitor sistems Pty Ltd, marine gas Alarm. 3 x fire extinguishers (check).
Batteries (6 total): 4 x House SSB Dry Cell AGM VRLA 12v. 160Ah (1 in passageway floor, 1 in engine room, 2 in aft cabin - Mar 2019), 1 x Intimidator Engine Start Battery 12V. 92Ah. 1 x 152 AGM for Soanar in workshop.
Solar: Solarx Panels x2 x42w (deck mounted), plus 2 x 120w x Solar 4 RVs flexible panels mounted on roof of doger (monocristaline).
Solar charger controllers x 2 - Victron Blue Solar MPPT x 2 75/10 (12/24v-10A)
Silent wind generator Airex 400w.
Freedom 10 Heart Interface inverter/charger.
Alternator 80amp with internal voltage regulator, Lucas 34amp alternator.
USB charging ports x 3 at nav station. Power fittings (240v) in aft cabin.
Internal lights: Cabin - Fluorescnt and incandescent, 2 x red courtesy lights. Engine room light. LED.
Aqua Signal Code V. Brass interior saloon and cabin lights. Red and white overhead courtesy lights in companionway.
12v fans located in aft cabin, workshop and saloon.
GPS: Navman Tracker 500 GPS.
Sounder/Log: Raymarine i50 Depth. Echo Sounder / Transducer Seafarer 700 and Sumlog VDO Speed and distance.
Wind Instrument: Raymarine i60x 2 Wind Analogue CH.
Autopilot: Coursemaster - model 850i
VHS Radio: Uniden VHF UM425 DSC Splitter
Vesper Marine AIS Watchmate 850 (autonomous) Class B Transponder
Furuno Radar with independent display mounted over chart table.
Navigation Lights: Port/Starboard/Masthead/Stern/Spreader x 2.
Compass x 3 (Aqua meter Galaxy (Steering wheel) compass with cover. Plastimo- Mini handbearing compass- Silva Type 70 UNB Marine compass - aft cabin).
Sail Inventory
Fully Battened main by Keith Brown with 2 reefing points at mast - modifed by Ben Gemmels sail makers.
Headsails: Genoas x 2: 1 fitted on furler, 1x lightweight (in workshop), 1 x staysail (in lazarette). 1 x Yankee - Ben Gemmels (in passageway). Trisail x 1 (Under V-berth), Yankee x 1 (passageway), .
MPS x 1 (V-berth).
Mast / Rigging
The cutter rig sloop setup with roller furling headsail and mainsail in boom bag with lazy jacks makes setting sail easy. A boom brake is fitted on the main boom and there is a self-tacking wishbone boom for heavier weather sailing with staysail. Standing rigging was replaced and mast removed by Joe Walsh Rigging in 2013. Much of the running rigging has been upgraded within the last 10 years and has adequate life remaining for some years to come.

Allyacht spars Brisbane - deck-stepped mast with twin spreaders - aluminium (anodised).
Seldon - aluminium (anodised) boom with solid boom vang and boom brake.
Spinnaker Pole - aluminium (anodised). Wishbone boom (stored off the yacht).
Spinlock and Lewmar clutches.
Triple lifelines with s/s stanchions, enclosed fairleads at transom and bow. Elevated handrails fitted along coachhouse and cockpit.
Inner forestay with whisker pole and self-tacking wishbone boom (stored remotely). All halyards controlled from the mast. Running backstays fitted.
Deck Gear
Maxwell Winches - 3 x ST23,2 x ST28,3 x ST24
Winch handles x 6 with pockets x 2 at steering pedestal.
Outboard motor mount on pushpit.
Dorades x 5 (fore and aft) two with protective guards.
Excellent overhead and forward protection from overhead hard top bimini, raised dodger and windscreens.
3 x heavy duty aft cockpit lockers with solid hinges and s/s handles.
Light prsim fitted to foredeck above head.
Electric handheld 'Powerarm' winch with battery pack.
Boat hook fitted on forward stbd rail plus spare in passageway.
Gondwana is a solid and secure vessel thanks to the deep, well protected centre cockpit, non skid decks, inumerous handholds and raised triple lifelines which add an additional safety aspect for unfavourable sea conditions or if sailing with children or pets.

Crew can handle adverse conditions while sailing in all weathers thanks to her cutter rig with self-tacking staysail, and remain dry in the confines of the cockpit thanks to the hard-top bimini and clear side panels which block out the weather (but allow access to the winches).

Gondwana is an incredibly safe, solid and well built cruising yacht. She is registered as an Australian Ship and would would suit a liveaboard global cruising couple. She is built like a bullet-proof machine with a comfortable and practical layout with efficient sailing, living and safety systems.

Gondwana was antifouled and polished in Nov 2023.


o Solid round bilge aluminium construction with special polystyrene filler to reduce noise
o Interior lined with Fijian Kauri and teak and is in exceptional condition
o Self-feathering Autostream 3 bladed prop with Manecraft deep water seal on 38mm SS shaft
o 600 ltr water storage capacity / 630 ltr diesel storage capacity
o Aluminium dodger with reinforced fibreglass hardtop bimini with SS frame and boom seat
o Extra high, triple life lines @ 80cm and non-skid decks with handholds
o Recently slipped and antifouled - Nov 2023
o Furuno Radar / Vespermarine AIS Watchmate / GPS Tracker
o 4 x SSB dry cell 160 AH AGM batteries new in 2019 / 1 start
o Electric handheld Powerarm winch handle with dual battery pack
o Hard and soft solar panels with solar controllers
o Airex 400w Silent wind generator
o Sonar electrical anti-foul system fitted to hull interior with separate AGM battery
o Alarm Boatwatch security system
o Gas monitor D. V. K. System PTY LTD
o Marine gas alarm
o EPIRB valid until Feb 2029
o Full set of operators instruction manuals and documentation


35 Timothy St
Macleay Island
QLD 4184 Australia

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