The Radford 10.6 is a fast cruiser racer. Early versions were built in aluminium while recent hulls, including Wave Dancer have been built in Fibreglass with a foam sandwich hull and balsa sandwich deck.
She is easily sailed by two. The keel is a 1 tonne lead bulb on a fabricated stainless steel fin and has a spade rudder with tiller steering. The mast is a Selden 7/8 fractional aluminium double spreader with end boom sheeting and adjustable backstay. Sails are Spectra and in excellent condition.
Wave Dancer was prepared for category 2 racing in Sydney but was only raced on Sydney Harbour before being brought over to the West in 2010 due to work commitments. Since then, the yacht has been only lightly used for day sailing.
Wave Dancer was built by Shekinad Boat works at Taree, NSW. The Volvo engine and sail drive, hatches and cabin ports were installed by the builder. The keel was fabricated by Goninan of NSW who also cast the lead bulb. All critical welds were X-rayed after completion. Keel installation was by the builder in Taree.
The timber interior is in Southern Myrtle and was imported into Australia by Caporn timbers, NSW in veneer and solid timber sections. The interior fit out was carried out by D & R Shipwrights of Rushcutters Bay, Sydney at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia.
Electrical work was by Anderson Marine at RPYC, Mona Vale, NSW. Rigging was by Riggtech Pty Ltd of Sydney. Seldon spars were provided by Allspar, QLD. Deck fittings were supplied as boat lot by Harken to a layout provided by the designer.
The boat includes a complete set of plans, specifications and equipment manuals.
Wave Dancer is in excellent condition and has had new standing rigging installed in July 2021.
Bunbury Region Port Geographe Marina WA
Shekinah Boatworks, Taree, NSW
34' 11" - 10.65m
Keel / Ballast
Balsa F/G sandwich
Volvo Penta MD2030D 30 HP 3Cyl Diesel.
Sail drive with 2 blade folding propeller. A new sail drive sealing ring was fitted in 2019 as this is a Volvo recommendation after seven years.
Engine servicing has been carried out annually by Geographe Engineering using genuine Volvo spares, last serviced August 2019.
Some engine spares carried on board.
2 blade folding Volvo propeller
260 lt (two x 130 litre tanks)
All berths / seating of dense foam and upholstered with Alcantra covers,
Bunks in main cabin fitted with lee cloths,
Half size chart nav table,
12 volt led lighting
5 - 1 double in fore cabin, 2 in main cabin with lee cloths plus one quarter berth.
Corian bench tops,
Stainless steel sink,
SS gas bottle pressure tested and stamped in March 2018,
Gas bottle located in cockpit,
Gas bottle fitted with solenoid shutoff valve,
Jabsco Aquajet WPS2.4,
12 Volt pressure water system
Crockery, glasses, cutlery, etc included.
Isotherm 3200 - 12 Volt Eutectic
Broadwater 2 burner gas stove with separate grill and oven, in gimbals.
Iso temp water heater (connected to Engine cooling system)
Jabsco model 37245 12 Volt electric. With holding tank
GME GD9600 marine radio with disc and USB player, Fusion speakers in cabin and cockpit.
Sail cover with lazy jacks, Zip on boom tent - all by UK Sailmakers WA
Lewmar Sprint 1000 windlass - 12 Volt with separate circuit breaker,
1 only 22lb Delta Anchor,
10m x 6m chain,
50m x 16mm rope,
Ariete-man-overboard life sling,
Jonbouy - Inflatable Danbuoy,
Emergency (spare) tiller,
First aid kit (originally to Cat 2),
Gas detector (DVK Monitor GA286SV with two sensors and gas shutoff valve),
Stainless steel boarding ladder plus emergency rope ladder.
Electrical Safety Certificate held,
Gas compliance Certificate held
One electric (Automatic), Two Henderson manual pumps - as per Cat 2 requirements
Several adult inflatable, numerous adult vest type plus one child's vest type jacket
Two Quell powder type to Safety Cat 2 requirement. Fire blanket in galley
Three AGM battery for 12 Volt house system,
Three Super Charge Gold 720 CCA for engine (Installed Jan 2014)
12v/16a 3 bank Christic Battery Charger
Xantrex Link 10 Amp/Volt/Amphour meter
BEP DC Switchboard with 12 C/B
BEP AC Switchboard. SHIP/SHORE with 4C/B
32A Circuit breaker for HF Radio
Marine corrosion Protection Earth Isolator
ICOM M-402S VHF trans with DSC,
ICOM-M802 HF/SSB trans,
ICOM AT 130 radio tuner,
plus Moonraker 12 S/R emergency whip antenna
Raymarine eS Series MFD chart plotter
Raymarine wind speed, wind direction, boat speed, SOG with Nav station and cockpit readouts. (2016)
Raymarine tiller drive autopilot (2018)
Trysail and Storm Jib both in safety orange.
Storm jib (sets on inner forestay)
UK Sailmakers No2 furling headsail.
One symmetric spinnaker,
One Asymmetric spinnaker.
Mast / Rigging
Selden mast, boom, and spinnaker pole.
New standing rigging July, 2021.
Two Harken 40STQ Quatro 4 speed winches on cabin deck for halyards and high-speed winching.
Two Harken 44.2ST two speed sheets winches.
Harken mid range windward sheeting car.
Frederikesen block and ratchet system coupled with a Ronstan fine tune mainsheet system.
Slipped and antifouled July, 2021.
All information supplied by the vendor and believed to be true and correct