'Zigani' was extensively cruised by her first owner and on completion she was sailed via the Isle of Wight and Falmouth to Portugal, Spain, the Canaries and the West Indies, then to Florida via the Bahamas. For the most part she was kept on the East Coast of America, cruising the Inland waterway, Chesapeake and Florida areas, with winters spent in the Bahamas. In the summer of 1997, she returned to the UK via Beaufort NC, Bermuda, the Azores and Falmouth and on to Burnham on Crouch. The outward passage was performed by the owner and his wife, while the return passage was performed single-handed. We sold the boat to the present owner in 1999 and the interior has been professionally re-fitted with varnished ash woodwork and new upholstery between 2000 and 2005 and he has renewed all of the systems and most of the equipment. This Valiant 46 is now in sail-away condition for extended cruising and is still set up for shorthanded sailing with the single self-tailing genoa winch aft and the Harken furling system forward.
There is work needed to be done to the boat now so offers on the asking price will be considered.
Viewing by appointment through our Essex Office 01621 785 600
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Designer: Alan Hill
LOA: 46 ft 7 in
Beam: 12 ft 6 in
LWL: 33 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 5 ft 9 in
Displacement: 14750 kgs
Ballast: 4500 kgs
5 berths in 2 cabins with approx. 6'4" max. headroom. Forecabin with raised double berth and storage cupboards. Heads to starboard in own compartment with new Jabsco marine toilet, wash basin, shower with shower curtain and heated towel rail. Large galley area to port with Leuven upright refrigerator (new 2005), Samsung combi microwave, stainless steel sink with hot and cold running water, wine rack and ample storage. Two black swivel leatherette chairs to starboard with small folding tables. Removable pipecot can be fitted over swivel chairs as a sea berth.
Ford Sabre 2711E, 4 cylinder, 80 hp diesel engine. Shaft drive to 3 bladed fixed propeller. Raw water cooled via heat exchanger. Electric start. Teleflex/Morse controls. New injectors fitted 1995. The engine was lifted out, serviced, painted, had a major overhaul in 2004 and has been serviced regularly since. Revs, volts, temperature and oil pressure gauges.
2 x 200 amp/hour 12 volt domestic batteries and single 75 amp/hour engine starting battery, all in a sealed and box and charging from alternator on the engine. 220 volt shore power system with 13 amp ring main and Victron 120 amp battery charger with 2500 va inverter. All 220 volt AC sockets to port and 12 volt DC sockets to starboard. Interior of boat completely rewired in 2005 with wires in cable trays with new RCB box and 12 volt electrical panel. Interior lighting. Mitsubishi 7.5 kw HFL Powergen generator (new 2006 with only 27 hours) in bow locker with 80 amp/hour battery (new 2009).
Sails & Spars
Masthead rigged ketch. Sailspar white aluminium deck stepped double spreader main mast. Sailspar white aluminium single spreader mizzen with funning backstays. White aluminium boom. Twin spinnaker poles stowed on deck or mast. Stainless steel standing rigging (new 2005/6). Terylene running rigging (new 2005/6). Slab/roller reefing mainsail with lazyjacks. Harken headsail furling system. Removable inner forestay. 4 x Gibb winches in cockpit. Single Harken 53 self-tailing genoa sheet winch at aft end of cockpit. Lewmar 42 self-tailing and Gibb halyard winches on main mast. 2 x winches on mizzen.
Mizzen staysail - Cheong Lee - 1981 - Dacron - Good
CQR anchor with chain with 90' chain
2 x 200' anchor warps
Bruce, Halls and Fisherman's anchors
SL555 manual anchor windlass
Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit and stanchions
2 x Samson posts on foredeck
Green main and mizzen covers
4 x fenders
6 x fenders
50 (approx) Harken folding mast steps in a box (unused) with some already fitted to main mast
2 x dorade vents on deck
Solar deck fan over forepeak
Sestrel Major compass
Icom M6-01 DSC VHF (new 2005) with extension in cockpit on long lead
JRC 1500 MkII radar (new 2005/6)
Lycia MX420 GPS
NKE gyropilot - autopliot system at chart table (2005)
NKE remote wireless control for pilot with MOB facility
NKE wind direction on binnacle
NKE compass on binnacle
NKE multi (wind/log/speed/depth) on binnacle
PC connection at the chart table
Kenwood communications receiver
Brass clock, barometer and tide clock
Deck lights on main and mizzen spreaders
Deck level navigation lights
Admiralty pilot books covering Med, Caribbean and Pacific
Quickbuoy inflatable danbuoy
Flares (out of date)
Plastimo rescue sling
Plastimo safety ladder
Block and tackle system for MOB
5,000,000 candlelight rechargeable lamp
5 x Crewsaver life jackets (2 x 150N, 2 x 100N and 1 x child) with harnesses
3 x fire extinguishers
Manual bilge pump
Electric bilge pump
Various international code and courtesy flags
Tanks and Equipment
Diesel tanks: (new 2005) 2 x 215 litres and 45 litre day tank total capacity 475 litres with gauges Water tanks: (new 2005) 2 x 192 litres and 93 litre pressure tank total capacity 477 litres, with gauges Black water tank: (new 2005) under saloon floor with light showing when full and electric and manual discharge Grey water tank (new 2005) under saloon floor with light showing when full and electric and manual discharge Calorifier: (new 2005/6) heated by Eberspacher heating system or 220 volt immersion heater Eberspacher 10kw heating system - both blown air and hot water with radiators and heated towel rail - chimney on deck with blanking plug.
Valiant 46 built by Petticrows and first owner in 1977 to a design by Alan Hill and originally built and certified to Lloyds 100A1. Cream painted ferro-cement hull with teak rubbing strake. Topsides blasted and painted with two coats of Epicure epoxy in 2007 and also repainted in 2009. The underwater part of the hull was copper coated in 2007. Teak decks and doghouse with Coelan varnish - cockpit and doghouse recently sheathed. New 'Tec-dek' on aft deck. Ferro/iron long keel with iron ballast. Whitlock hydraulic wheel steering to keel hung rudder. Self draining cockpit. The interior has been professionally re-fitted with varnished ash woodwork and new upholstery between 2000 and 2005.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.