The Marten 49 "Optimus Prime" is a state of the art racer/cruiser from the famous Reichel Pugh drawing board and incorporates the best in technology, luxury, comfort and speed. Optimus Prime is a very competitive yacht with many first and fastest wins in WA racing. Some other highlights include sixth, tenth and eleventh in IRC Division 2 in the 2008,2011,2014 (respectively) Sydney to Hobart races. She also competed in the Melbourne to Osaka double handed race. Her last major race was the 2019 Sydney Hobart.
She has been well maintained by a very experienced Western Australian sailor who has always kept her at the highest level of competiveness. This translates to a boat that is race ready but also fully set up for comfortable and fast cruising. New rod running rigging installed July 2020. Keel removed, inspected and refurbished July 2020.
Now lying in Sydney NSW.
New South Wales
49' 3" - 15.00m
Keel / Ballast
Electric hydraulic lift keel (inspected and refurbished July 2020)
Carbon Fibre Sandwich
Diesel 75hp saildrive with feathering prop
Panda 8000i genset
2 x 200 litre tanks.
1 x double Pullman cabin forward.
2 x double cabins aft.
2 x pipe cots in aft cabins.
1 x settee in main saloon.
Gas oven and 3 burner stove - gimballed.
2 x Delta anchor and 10mm chain and warp.
Retracting anchor/bow roller assembly.
Electric anchor winch.
Certified Category 1 racing.
1 electric, 2 x manual.
12v and 240v shore power.
All LED lighting.
Lithium Ion house batteries 400ah.
Sealed engine start battery 110ah.
Automatic battery charger.
1 x Raymarine E80 Chart Plotter.
4 x 20/20 B&G displays at mast.
2 x B&G displays at helm.
2 x B&G displays at cockpit.
iCom - M801E HF radio.
iCom - M304 VHF radio.
Sailor satellite communication system.
1 x main (racing) - UK Sailmakers 2014.
1 x main sail (delivery) - UK Sailmakers 2010.
1 x main - UK Sailmakers 2013.
1 x #1 jib.
1 x #2 jib.
1 x #3 jib - UK Sailmakers 2012.
1 x #4 jib.
1 x jib top - UK Sailmakers 2014.
1 x furling jib (delivery) - UK Sailmakers 2015.
1 x new jib.
1 x A1 spinnaker - UK Sailmakers 2010.
1 X A2 spinnaker - UK Sailmakers 2010.
1 x A3 spinnaker.
1 x A4 spinnaker - UK Sailmakers 2011.
1 x spinnaker.
1 x genoa.
1 x staysail - UK Sailmakers 2011.
Mast / Rigging
Stainless steel rod rigging. New July 2020.
Telescopic carbon prodder.
Solid boom vang.
Hydraulic backstay adjuster.
2 x Harken electric primary winches.
2 x Harken electric secondary winches.
All information supplied by the vendor and believed to be true and correct