This vessel is being sold on behalf of a deceased estate. Offers welcome.
Melges Performance Sailboats are well-known worldwide for their performance and high-quality boats. Designed by Botin Partners Naval Architecture and built by Premier Composite Technologies, the Melges 40 represents a revolution in one-design racing. The Melges 40 is a strict, one-design, canting keel weapon for windward/leeward, in-shore and coastal racing. The ultimate Grand Prix racer, 2 Unlimited is offered for sale in race-ready condition having been equipped and maintained without regard to expense. The inventory includes a custom 40' shipping container (see General Remarks). This vessel is sold on behalf of a deceased estate.
See General Remarks for...
*Details of other appendages
*Details of custom 40' shipping container included.
*Summary of works carried out in 2021.
See PDF of the Sail Inventory attached..
CONTACT PAUL 0418 385 866 for more information and to arrange an inspection.
Royal Yacht Club, Sandy Bay, Hobart TAS
Botin Partners Naval Architecture
Premier Composite Technologies LLC, Dubai, UAE
39' 4" - 12.00m
Keel / Ballast
Canting fin keel (to 45°) with 6-axis-CNC milled bulb. Hydraulic canting system by Cariboni SRL, Italy. Powered by 24v 4500w hydraulic power pack.
Carbon Fibre (Fibre Reinforced Plastic)
Fibre reinforced plastic.
Engine Make: Lombardi 6M14E0 30hp
Spinlock flush throttle control
Retractable propulsion system
Retractable propulsion system Fixed 3-blade throttle control.
55 litres in soft tank.
Danforth anchor and warp.
Previously Cat 3 compliant (Note: not necessarily sold 'Cat 3' ready).
6x automatic electric. 1x manual
12v domestic and 24v for keel hydraulics..
Batteries: Forward of engine: 2x 12v in series for keel hydraulics. 1x 12v domestic/engine start battery.
Aft of engine: 4x 12v battery domestic system (NEW 2021 - not connected)
2x engine alternators.
2x CTEK 240v batteries chargers
Keel Controls: Carboni PLC 4-point control system with buttons and remote.
ICOM IC-M330 VHF Radio.
B&G H5000 w/ Hercules software and wifi
B&G Wind, Sounder, GPS, Log
o 3x B&G 20/20HV displays on mast bracket
o 3x B&G H5000 graphic displays on mast bracket
o Forestay load cell
o Keel sensor
o Rudder indicator
o Precision 9 compass
o 3D motion module
See PDF (attached) re Sail Inventory Summary
Mast / Rigging
Fractional Bermudian rig
Spreaders: 2 sets, swept-back
Two-piece High modulus Southern Spars carbon mast for ease of transport. Keel stepped with Enerpac hydraulic mast jack.
ECthree Carbon rigging with twin backstay.
Retractable centreline carbon bowsprit
Traveller, deflectors, drop-line, and vang control driven by PCT magic wheels
Two Harken 65.3 Grand Prix 3-speed primaries
Two Harken 50.2 Performa 2 speed-runner winches
Two Harken 50.2 Performa 2 speed mainsheet winches
One Harken 46 Performa 2 speed cabin top winches
One MX AIR pedestal with 6 gears
Mooring lines, 4 large rectangle fenders
Lifting canard forward of mast.
All foils carbon composite and CFD optimized
Twin rudder and carbon tiller.
The vessel's inventory includes a 40' custom shipping container for storage and mobile workshop. The container contains (but is not limited to) the following:
o 240v power with lighting and outlets throughout
o Air conditioning
o Bar fridge
o Overhead storage compartments
o 2x Starex tool chests for assorted spares and tools.
o Craftsmen Quietglide 7-drawer tool box for assorted spares and tools.
o Ayerbe 3.8kw petrol generator producing 230v
o Sail storage benches
o Assorted halyard, sheets, and lines
o Mast cradles
Able to be packed for transport with the footprint of only two 40' containers (one for vessel and one for gear).
Mast is in 2 sections for ease of transportation.
**Work in 2021 as requested by the owner:
Mast removal, stripped all fittings and checked. Split mast section. Reassemble mast.
Fitted VHF aerial, including machining new bracket.
Prop speed and new shaft anodes
Fitted snubber for fractional halyard.
Replaced all Backstay loops and dog bones.
Service mast base turning block, replace loops.
New tack line
New jib halyard
Replaced jib tack line
Replaced shock cord on board
Fitted an "UnReel" for Spin halyard
Removed keel, checked and regreased pillow blocks and bearings. Refit to boat.
Repair front board
New board up/downs
New Cat 3 compliant aft lifelines
4 New batteries
Field test systems cant etc.
Fit fuel shut off valve