59' incl bowsprit. Exquisite gaff racing boat. She beats anything up to 60 foot . Highly recommended .
, (excl taxes/VAT) Rigging/training by present owner in European waters. Must be the most sensational gaff raceboat around
Please enquire for more details. Thanks.
Please see new sailing photos May 2010
Baum & Koenig, Flensburg - 27 years - The Classic-Yacht Broker - are specialist brokers for classic and traditional vessels of wooden or steel/alloy construction of any size.
59' incl bowsprit.
She is built of NZ Kauri and was completely restored to original condition over 2 years and re launched in 1997.
Restoration involved replacement of all ribs(west Australian Karri),keel floors(Iroko and Tasmanian Celery Top),deck beams(Celery Top),beam shelfs(Oregon),sheer planks(Kauri),garboards(Tasmanian Huon Pine),deck (Queensland Beech over epoxy covered 8mm ply),stern post(European Oak),king planks,gunwales,cabin,main hatch,forward hatch(Eastern Mahogany)and a new rudder was fitted.Where appropriate replacements were increased from original to increase strength.All fastenings were replaced including new Keel bolts.The remaining main original structural timbers including keel,deadwood,bilge stringers(45ft single piece fine grain Oregon),internal strongback(Iron Bark) and sub floors forward were as new. Bronze straps were fitted from deck to keel to take the four shroud chainplates each side.The hull has been fully splined and is not sheethed. She is empty inside - a pure racer.
All hardware has been replaced with Aluminium Bronze including chainplates,rudder head,tiller fitting,gooseneck,gaff jaws and mainsheet horse to original patterns.
All new sails 2010. - The Mainmast,Boom,Gaff,Topsail Yard,Jackyard and Bowsprit were made using hollow Stave construction with 8 sections of tapered Aircraft grade Sitka Spruce.These spars are extremely light yet very strong. All spars and brightwork are finished in International Epivar Epoxy and are like brand new due to recent refit.. Standing rigging is hand spliced Galvanised with leathered soft eyes on spars and served lower ends around Aluminium Bronze thimbles. Rigging has been maintained using traditional varnish and linseed oil and is like new..Rigging screws are Aluminium Bronze. Running rigging is Marlow Hardy Hemp and has just been replaced. All Blocks were made by Dragonfly with bronze bearings,Aluminium Bronze bindings and English Ash shells. . Tiller,spreaders and cleats are American white Ash. Sails are all by Hood in 18 inch panel Hood cream fabric with traditional reinforcing patches,bronze hardware and handsewn leathered corners. Wardrobe consists of Mainsail,Jib,Staysail,Jackyard Topsail,Standard Topsail and Jib Top. All sails are in excellent condition. There is a new Mainsail cover and new all over cover from end of bowsprit to stern.
This is a very fast, easily driven yacht especially in 0-15knots yet is extremely docile and light on the helm,a joy to sail.In the past we have sailed in 20-30 knots and gybed in these conditions but prefer to sail these days in winds under 20 knots.......
Price AUD 350.000.- would include approx 50% of pure transport costs to Europe to be negotiated, but excl VAT and handling on Europe side.
The vendor will travel to Europe to help new owner set-up the boat and train for racing at pure cost/expenses.
If so wished his crew will come along and race the boat for the new owner - all can be discussed to convince.
Please call to discuss.
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