The vessel was hauled in July 2018 for wet sanding and fresh antifoul. At the time the starboard cutlass bearings were replaced. The previous owner had 6 coats of epoxy layed to the outside of the hull in 2012. She is in good condition below the waterline with no signs of electrolysis. During the survey of 2017 the hull thickness report indicated 5-7mm hull thickness with 12mm at the keels.
The current owners have sailed this vessel for the past 18 months and have found all systems to operate as expected. The structural build and systems of the vessel are a fine example of German engineering and the interior offers a light, warm and spacious layout for a vessel her size. She has been a live-aboard for the past 12 years and as such there are signs of wear and tear. Primarily these are mostly on the external of the vessel. The topsides paint is in poor condition and anti skid is peeling in areas. The owners have resisted slapping on a fresh coat until a time when the surfaces can be properly prepared and painted. The mail sail cover has been repaired and the Bimini requires serious repair or replacement. This kind of sun exposure is also evident in the running rigging. Whilst everything works and has functioned for the last 10+ years, a new owner may want to consider replacing these areas of the vessel.
The current owners swapped out the old Mainsail for a secondhand main (pictured, unknown year. The current headsails from 2005 are workable as cruising sails but could be replaced in the near future.
The standing rigging is over 10 years old. No signs of deterioration have been detected. Removal of the mast for proper inspection and potential replacement of stainless rigging could be a consideration for a new owner.
The tender tubes are in reasonable condition for their age. The aluminium hull is leaking and is a hassle to bail once a day. The 9.9hp Outboard is in good working order.
The asking price of US$160,000 is taking the above conditions into account.
Refurbishment Work Considerations…
- Prepare and repaint topsides
- New mailsail cover
- New Bimini
- New head sails
- Consider 220v 60Ltr/hour desalination plant as there is plenty of power from the generator
- New tender and fitted mounting blocks on deck
- Fresh galvanised anchor chain (in keeping with freshly painted topsides)
- Relay of autopilot control to cockpit
* the above is a wish list from the current owners
Detail Photos (and wear points that stand out)