Nomad is a Sonata 26,1988 build. It is a quality example of the model, has been carefully maintained and is a comfortable boat that performs well in all conditions.
It is a great family cruising boat, which has sailed many miles on the Gippsland Lakes as well as trips to Port Phillip Bay and Westernport. It's shallow draft is ideal to get into many shallow spaces to allow for greater exploration, safety and entertainment.
Nomad performs well and is a fast competitive boat. It is easy to sail on all points of sail which is a testament to its Gary Mull design pedigree.
Since owning the boat, it has been regularly maintained with a number of key maintenance items/upgrades completed including
o The registered trailer has had all running gear replaced and upgraded in 2017. New galvanised hubs, new light truck tyres, galvanised leaf springs, bearings and bearing buddies. Stiffened draw bar and adjusted position of boat on trailer to ensure an easy well balanced tow.
o Rewired trailer with reliable waterproof LED lighting.
o Standing and running rigging replaced Dec 2017
o New laminated hardwood tiller
o New LED interior lighting throughout
o New LED running lights
o Original old perspex windows and front hatch cover replaced with new darker tinted heavy duty perpex
o Storm covers also replaced with same perspex.
o House batteries include a 120 amp hour AGM and 85 Hour crank battery (crank battery used for electric winch, although the 120 AGM is fine for that job also)
o Bimini and Boom tent
o Brand new (never used) 200 watt folding solar panels with 10 meter extension. Anderson plugs ease of use
o New heavy duty (4 tonne rated) handwinch with dynema rope
o All boat rollers replaced in 2017
o New cam cleat arrangement for jib to make sheeting in and out from the cockpit easier and faster
o Replaced original jam cleats with new Ronstan swivelling cleats for traveller
o Replaced original mainsheet base cleat with Ronstan Ball Bearing Swivelling Cleat Base
o Comes with original companionway ladder, however it also comes with icebox which we found was a more practical approach as it can also double as a step
o New heavy duty stainless steel rudder box.
o New bed design to improve the size of the saloon double bed. Easily packed away and stored
o Stainless steel telescopic ladder added to transom
Additional features of this Sonata include
o Heavy duty electric winch to take the hassle out of raising and lowering the Sonatas clever centreboard design
o Selling with an 8 HP mercury, however we recently purchased a Yamaha 9.9 4 stroke with high thrust propeller which is basically brand new having done less than 5 hours. We could sell with the boat at an additional cost (purchased in September 2020 for $3300, would sell with the boat for an additional $2700)
o Furling Genoa and Jib, battened mainsail
o Assymetric Spinnaker and fittings
o Extra, new unused forstay if sailing required without the furler
o Storm jib
o two Burner metho stove in Galley
o 100 litre water storage
o All upholstery in very good condition
o Mainsail boom cover
o 12V brand new fridge