"Big Chief" is a fine looking, well found blue water cruising yacht. The condition of the vessel and the level of equipment is such that all you need to do is top up the tanks, throw your gear on board and go cruising. Perhaps you have no desire to cross oceans but it is nice to know that your boat can. She is set up for short-handed cruising in maximum safety and comfort. The wheelhouse helm station is superbly appointed. The cockpit is well protected. The decks are wide and clear with high (safe) solid sea rails. Below deck, it is all about crew comfort. The delightful saloon, two private cabins, a huge galley and a nav station that will please any skipper.
The owner is an experienced boat owner and "Big Chief" is a vessel to be proud of. Make an appointment to inspect, you will be impressed. She is an Australian Registered Ship No. 851207
Spring Bay Marina, Triabunna (1 hr from Hobart)
45' 0" - 13.72m
Keel / Ballast
Integrated long cruising fin (sits easily on a cradle) with 3.95 tonne of integral ballast.
Well maintained, economical and ever reliable 75 hp Volvo Penta Model MD21A. Shaft drive through Borg Warner Velvet Drive gearbox and Walter V drive.
Aft of the saloon is the large engine room with access from both sides. This incorporates the 'workshop' with workbench, vice, and storage.
885 litres (3 tanks in keel and 113 litre day tank in engine room with selectable electric transfer)
Approx. 1,455 litres in two selectable keel tanks. Jabsco Par Max automatic pump with accumulator and carbon filter.
The integrated wheelhouse protects the helm and the cockpit. Step down (easy access) into the spacious saloon. You will note the quality timber fit-out and the functional layout. The navigation station is to starboard. Forward is the large, well-appointed galley. Opposite is the 6 person dinette featuring a beautiful Tasmanian Blackwood (adjustable height) table. There is ample storage throughout with fiddled bookshelves. Forward to a double cabin and the bathroom with hot shower, manual toilet, and hand basin. Forward again to the double (V) cabin (two single or one large double berth). Aft of the saloon is the large engine room with access from both sides. This incorporates the 'workshop' with workbench, vice, and storage. An Origo cabin heater enhances crew comfort. Headroom: Wheelhouse:1.85m. Saloon and galley: 2m
Sleeps 4 in two cabins plus 2 extras in saloon.
The well-appointed U shaped galley is large and functional with generous bench space and storage. Crockery lockers are well designed and accessible. The stainless steel sink is deep with draining tray, hot/cold mixer tap plus a sea-water rinse. The Force 10 three burner gas stove with grill and slide under oven door was new in 2017. The cook also has a Southern Stainless gas barbeque mounted on the pushpit as an option. The certified gas installation incorporates remote gas shut-off valve and drained & vented gas bottle locker.
Large top loading fridge. Engine driven compressor eutectic system.
The top loading freezer is huge.
Stainless steel Force 10 three burner gas stove with grill and slide under oven door (2017).
Vaillant califont instantaneous gas hot water system.
Hot shower in well appointed bathroom
Jabsco Manual toilet
Flat screen HD TV / DVD player in the saloon.
JVC AM/FM stereo.
2.4m Zodiac hard floor inflatable.
3hp Yamaha outboard.
Main & mizzen sail covers new 2017
Outboard & BBQ covers
Muir Jaguar 2500 electric anchor winch.
60lb CQR main anchor with 75m grade L chain.
Spare Admiralty and Danforth anchors with 80m chain/nylon rope.
406 EPIRB. (New 2016)
Rail mounted Life Sling.
Horseshoe lifebuoy with danbuoy and automatic light.
2 x inflatable life jackets with safety harness and tethers.
First Aid kit.
Emergency grab bag which includes flares and a Handheld bearing compass.
Emergency steering equipment.
Underwater camera and monitor.
Stainless electric horn.
Gas: The certified gas installation incorporates remote gas shut-off valve and drained & vented gas bottle locker. Current certificate is available.
One 12V pump plus a large capacity Whale Gusher manual pump.
6 person inflatable life raft (out of service).
3 x fire extinguishers. 2 x fire blankets.
12/240 volt system. Wired for 240v shore power.
1500W/240V sine wave inverter.
Batteries: 2 x Trojan 120ah house batteries plus 80ah engine start battery.
2 x 20w solar panels.
Xantrex Link 20 battery monitor.
LED lighting throughout.
Raymarine linear drive (to rudder shaft) autopilot. (NEW 2015)
Autohelm GPS, depth sounder, log, and repeater.
Radar: Furuno 1623 (New 2009)
GME VHF radio.
Handheld VHF. Icom
IC-M700 HF radio.
3 x handheld UHF Radios
Handheld Etrex GPS (backup)
Ship's brass thermometer, hygrometer, and barometer.
Vanguard 10x50 waterproof floating binoculars.
VDO wind instruments & log (not operational)
All sails in excellent condition.
Mainsail & mizzen
Furling 120% genoa.
Asymmetric MPS & mizzen spinnakers.
Fixed Main & mizzen sail covers (New 2017)
Mast / Rigging
Stainless standing rigging replaced 2009.
Painted alloy spars in very good condition.
Spinnaker pole with adjustable mast mount.
Large headsail winches with smaller auxiliaries.
Solid aluminum handrails. Gates at both sides.
Southern Stainless gas barbeque mounted on the pushpit.
Numerous large and smaller fenders.
Dixon stainless demountable boarding ladder for either side.
A complete toolkit for every eventuality.
A large quantity of spares, fluids etc.
Origo cabin heater.
NOTE: **A heavy duty mooring, under current service, for this vessel in Spring Bay is available by negotiation.