The 73-foot (22.16m) GOLDEN OPUS exemplifies the design standard and mechanical execution of a very well known designer's personal vision for world cruising and she has done that. She is set up and ready to cruise to realise your cruising dreams NOW.
GOLDEN OPUS is an incredible bluewater cruiser that was designed to be safely operated by a couple. Created as the designer's personal yacht, Ron Holland drew an incredibly beautiful boat that will be the envy of sailors in any port she enters. GOLDEN OPUS was built by Sensation Yachts of New Zealand in 1997 and constructed to exceptional standards; she was built with all the best equipment available and features a beautifully finished hull of high grade 5083 aluminum.
Built by New Zealand's finest boatbuilders and craftsmen and a testament to how a world cruising boat should be built.
Exquisite interior design by Andrew Winch.
Easily handled by a couple without the need for permanent crew.
Unquestioned seaworthiness and proven all weather ocean cruising performance.
"The best" mechanical and sailing gear all in excellent condition and "ready to go".
Her current owner, an experienced Yachtsman enjoyed a Pacific Cruise of his own and has continued to lavish love and care on her during his stewardship. GOLDEN OPUS has exceptionally maintained systems including a Lugger 165HP engine that was rebuilt 2015. Other important mechanical features include a 20Kva Northern Lights generator and a 9kva generator that was installed in 2015.
Raised saloon/Pilothouse design. Full beam master aft, forward double cabin and two "bunk" cabins. 3 Heads. This incredibly comfortable and luxurious yacht features a roomy and functional layout that was conceived by Designer Ron Holland executed by noted interior design expert Andrew Winch. The yacht's interior showcases beautiful woodwork and a calming environment at sea and at anchor. The pilothouse/raised saloon is a Holland benchmark being both functional and elegant. The yacht is equipped with a true "ships galley" that works well for the crew underway or more elaborate meals with a chef onboard.
* All NEW Carpets and bedding (2021)
4 Guest cabins:
1 aft full beam double owners cabin w/ensuite
1 port side double guest cabin forward w/ ensuite
1 fwd starboard bunk cabin
1 fwd port bunk cabin
Shared forward head with head, shower and sink with vanity
8 berths total w/ additional berthing options in Saloon
Galley down and to starboard four steps from the raised saloon. Corian countertops, S/S refrigerator and freezer compartments. "House" style cooktop and oven. Microwave oven, abundant dish and dry good storage. New fridge freezer mechanicals (2021)
Stove w/ oven
3 + Transom Shower
3 (NEW 2021)
39" 4K TV / monitor
Yamaha RS202D 2 zone receiver / amplifier with Bluetooth
Acer i5 Windows 8.1 PC with DVD
Anchor, windlass and 80m of anchor chain (NEW in 2021)
Full complement of offshore safety gear
Ships 12-24/220 System w/ Breaker panels
NEW 240v Transformer (2021)
(2) Victron Phoenix 24V 3000W Inverters
(2) Victron Skylla TG 24V 100A Battery Chargers
House Battery System
Engine Starting Battery
Shore power w/ Shore Power Cord
(2)Raymarine GPS/Chartplotters w/ remote antenna
Raymarine auto-pilot (NEW 2021)
Raymarine RAY218E fix mount VHF radio set
(2) Raymarine handheld VHF radios
RAYMIC remote handset (helm) for fixed VHF
Main and headsail both NEW by Evolution Sails with NEW headsail blocks with most running rigging replaced (2021)
Furling and Self tacking headsail
Carbon fibre spinnaker pole, stowed on Harken track at front of mast
Mast / Rigging
GOLDEN OPUS was designed with an efficient and easily handled rig that affords excellent performance upwind or off the wind. She was designed to be handled by one person on deck during passages. Mast height is 33m and she features a fully battened Doyle mainsail with luff cars and single point reefing. Handling the headsail is via a single sheet is led back to the cockpit via a concealed tube, at the starboard coaming. The headsail is completely self-tacking. A hydraulic outhaul, backstay and boom vang are included. The mast and boom were removed and repainted and all standing rigging was replaced in November 2015.
(2) hydraulic primaries
(1) hydraulic mainsheet
(1)hydraulic self-tack jib sheet
(1) manual traveler control
Halyard handling for the mast (1 manual, 1 electric)
Captive reel winch for main halyard
GOLDEN OPUS is set up for safe and serious saling, also for enjoyoing time with together with guests when you reach your destination at anchor or in the harbor. The center cockpit deisgn is safe at sea and provides an excellent entertaining/gathering location when not underway. A raised steering position provides excellent visibility including controls and foot switches positioned to allow single-handed sailing on passage. The foredeck is specifially arrange to be a clear and flush deck, which allows the tender is stowed in removable chocks and easy and safe movement around the boat. Aft, she features a folding boarding/bathing platform which allows for easy boarding and provides easy access to the water in harbor or at anchor.
Ron Holland remarks - "I created Golden Opus to fulfill my design goal of creating the ultimate 'family cruising yacht'. At 73 feet (22 meters) in length and with a modern high aspect ratio self-tacking rig, I felt this was the largest yacht that an experienced yachtsman could handle (with a couple of paid hands involved to allow limited chartering). With my partners, Howard Kilroy and Andrew Winch, and their families we cruised Golden Opus from New Zealand through the Western Pacific to European waters, well-proving my original design concept. Golden Opus and her sister Volare have many successful ocean miles under their keels. "
*** Hauled December 2021 with new bottom paint and underwater services completed.