Description: Nelson Marek 43 EXCELLENT VALUE, MANY UPGRADES, COMPETITIVE RACER!
There are few yachts in Australia with a history of race results as impressive as the famous Quest! A former Sydney Hobart Race podium finisher, winner at Hammo, at the Kenwood Cup in Hawaii with many other top quality results, this vessel really is something special. It has well and truely proven its capability in all conditions, and finished 4th in the 1998 Sydney to Hobart where only 44 out of the 115 starters finished the race. This vessel has been extensively upgraded over the last 6 years including NEW ROD RIGGING 2016, NEW 2016 LEWMAR WINCHES, NEW RAYMARINE ELECTRONICS INCLUDING MAST DISPLAYS, DECK PAINTED, NEW WINDOWS AND HATCHES, the list goes on. This vessel is now ready to be enjoyed racing at a club level, or with some additional safety equipment could easily contest another Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. Priced for a quick sale, this vessel presents an excellent opportunity to continue the legacy of the mighty Quest!
Stepping onboard, the cockpit is very well laid out for the the serious race crew. The blocks, deck fittings, and winches are all quality, and the running rigging is in excellent condition. This vessel features a large tiller, giving excellent feel to the helm. The Raymarine instruments are in easy view with both bulkhead and mast displays. There is easy access around the wide side decks which have been recently painted with quality non-slip products.
Inside, the vessel is well equipped with 8 berths. There are many clever features for offshore races including two built in eski's, a portable cooker which has been customised to hold a pressure cooker, and there is even a full enclosed bathroom - a luxury on a race yacht!
This vessel is powered by a well maintained and reliable 36HP Yanmar Diesel Engine. This provides easy cruising at 6 knots.
With its stunning blue topsides, impressive history, and many upgrades, this is a yacht that is sure to impress. Whether you want to race inshore or offshore this is a vessel that has proven it can do it all with great success! For more information please call Jo Breen on 0432031100 or John Radonic on 0459322862.
Derwent Boat Sales offers the information on this vessel including condition, in good faith as provided by the Owner/Vendor. While confident about the accuracy we cannot Guarantee or Warrant it but will assist any prospective purchaser verify this as part of the purchase process.
Carrol Marine USA
43' 0" - 13.11m
Keel / Ballast
Composite Composite Divincell Foam Core
Yanmar 3JH2,36hp, 3 cylinder diesel engine with Sail drive
Approx. 2.25L per/hr at cruising speed
6.5 to 7.0 knots
Sail drive with 2 bladed folding propeller
74L - 1 X Aluminium tank
90L - interconnected bladders
Racing layout, 8 Bunks with lee cloths for lower bunks.
2 X Built in Ice boxes
Manual marine toilet with hand basin
AM / FM Radio and CD Player
2 X Anchors, chain and warp
Many items to Cat 1 Offshore excluding life raft, some items may be out of date eg flares
12V System with 2 new batteries Dec 2016
Charged via new 80amp Alternator.
12V Switchboard, fuses and circuit breakers
Shore power for dehumidifier only
Raymarine Log, Sounder, Wind, GPS and Plotter
ICOM IC-411 VHF Radio
ICOM M802 HF Radio
NEW Dacron Delivery Main
Regatta Main (good/fair condition)
Offshore Main with 3 reefs (good condition)
Carbon light/medium jib (as new)
#3 light jib (used)
#4 jib (Fair)
#5 jib (Fair)
Jib Top (Fair - needs new bolt rope)
3 X Mixed delivery jibs
Fractional Rig with Triple spreaders
Stainless steel rod rigging (new 2016), Some standing rigging replaced 2018
New Running rigging including: Main Halyard, Jib and kite sheets.
Carbon fibre Spinnaker pole
8 Lewmar winches - 2 X 50's, 2 X 54's, 4 X 44's
New cabin windows and hatches