One off 6000 yr old design of Ocean going steel Chinesejunk, built by Brent Swain B.C. Departed, 1991, been circumnavigating as sail training vessel. Moored in Panama, refitting , if not sold will bring back to B.C.
Specs Designer: David Thomas Keel: Fin Dimensions LOA: 26 ft 9 in Beam: 9 ft 0 in Minimum Draft: 5 ft 4 in Maximum Draft: 5 ft 4 in Electronics Depth sounder Log-speedometer Compass Sails Battened mainsails x 3 Genoa x 3 Spinnaker x 2 Rigging Tiller Spinnaker pole extended Marine heads Rig & Sails Alloy mast with a double set of swept back spreaders Adjustable Backstay All running rigging present Full length main sheet track (replaced 2011) with excellent purchase Pulpit, stanchions and guardrail wire replaced 2011 from single to double wire Anchor, chain & warp Mooring lines and fenders 4 x Winches (one new Harken winch 2011) Rope clutches upgraded 2011 Horseshoe Buoy Forward Hatch Other The keel had 70kg of lead added to it to allow for the taller mast.
Great Yacht, 1 owner, generator and AC, TV, Fridge and freezer. Dingy 3m 5HP Great condition, a real catch
The hull is in very good condition. The seats are all in good condition with very little signs of use and configured as bow seat, front of console bench, pair of double jockey seats and a reversible rear bench.Fitted to the console there is a Marine VHF radio, depth gauge, Lowrance GPS plotter (with UK map), fuel gauge, rev counter, switches (for lights, bilge pump, etc), compass, 2 cup holders and Hydraulic steering.
I'm selling my steel ketch 50' (15.35 mx4, 2mx2, 1m) which was built by the former owner, from a shipyard hull welded in 89 bought in 2000. It is a strong and safe boat, that sails well when windy, with lots of good space one can arrange according to his tastes and means: large volumes, no partition, and much light. Sisyphe has been sailing since 2008: From France to Malta via Tunisia, with her first owner, then Malta to French Polynesia, with my family. I planned to do a repaint and improvment in Malaysia. The conveying ended with the loss of the rudder. The skipper was forced to land in Australia, Gove (NT), where the boat is for sale. The hull is in good condition, but presents many surface rust. It is very well insulated from the waterline and the temperature rises slowly, even when the bridge is burning. Perkins 4236 engine starts first turn and runs perfectly. It has a great reputation, the mechanics consider it indestructible. It propels a 7 knots (2.5 l / h at 3.5 knots). The propeller is a Maxprop. There is 500l tank, a decantation filter and a daily tank (70l) with a transfer pump. The rigging consists of a jib, a staysail, a mainsail and a large mizzen furling in the mast. These sails are still OK. There is also a storm jib. The mainsail mast measure 16m and the mizzen 14m. Shrouds are in stainless steel , cleaned and strong. There is a Furuno radar and GPS, a recent AIS VHF, an old SSB transceiver with Pactor 3 modem (fax, email), and Iridium phone (voice and internet). 5 solar panels (5x50W) charge 3 service batteries (3x200 Ah). Engine battery (180Ah) is independent. Both parks can be loaded to the engine or with the charger. Inside, apart from the insulation, everything should be redone. For now, the two large sleeping areas can accommodate 2-3 people in front and 3-4 in the rear, the kitchen is functional (2 gas-oven, 12V-220V-gas refrigerator, sink), there is a shower, toilet and and awashing machine. Water (500l in 3 stainless steel tanks) is pressurized, and there is an evacuation pump. Sisyphe is great at sea and liveable (3 years half round trip in family), but also ugly and impractical. With talent (or good craftmen) it is possible to make a very nice boat to live on, spacious and bright. Flag : Belgium, imported to be sold in Australia More infos, pictures and videos there : http://www.voilier-sisyphe.com/index.php/en/home On site and in condition: 29,000 AUD.
Planning to move Journey to Texas Gulf Coast on ICC during summer 2013.