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- Engine/Fuel Type:
- Single / diesel
- Located In:
- Langkawi, Malaysia
- Hull Material:
- Current Price:
- US$ 95,000
Recent price reduction, a ready world cruiser !
Gauntlets were designed by H.G. May of the Berthon Boatyard in Lymington, England in 1934. They were designed to be sea kindly yachts with moderate overhangs and draft, a fairly heavy displacement and an easily handled sail plan. They achieved a number of successes in RORC events, especially in heavy weather, confirming both their sea kindliness and their sail carrying power.
This exceptional yacht was built by her first owner, Phil Sissons, in a boatshed at Evans Bay, Wellington, New Zealand. Her keel was laid in 1947 but she was not finished until she was launched, without a rig, in 1978 as 'Reflections of Wellington' – 31 years later !
She is a traditional heavily built vessel constructed to a high standard with select materials. She is carvel built in NZ Kauri (1.75”) with 1” Teak decks laid over NZ Kauri diagonals interspersed with canvas impregnated with Stockholm Tar. Frames are two laminations of Australian Spotted Gum and keel/deadwood is Australian Tallow Wood. An interesting aside is that her 4 cylinder, 60hp, Ford diesel engine was purchased brand new in 1965 and so sat in the boat unused for 13 years. The engine was turned by hand periodically.
Her current owner bought her in 2002 and completed a very comprehensive refit between 2006 and 2009 in New Zealand and then another in 2014 by the esteemed Des Kearns in Krabi, Thailand.
In Whangarei, Noel Barrott, a master shipwright, carried out extensive works. The rig was completely rebuilt. New main boom and all new boom and mast fittings with the exception of the masthead fitting which was rebuilt.
More recently, Des Kearns completed a total re paint, including the mast in situ, stainless repairs, expert carpentry and much more.....
We hold a great deal of info on both of the above refits and welcome your interest in this superb yacht.
The owners of this yacht have dramatically reduced their price expectations and are keen to hand over to someone who will continue to cruise the oceans as they had wanted to. The price could be very negotiable and we urge anyone who is seeking such a yacht to make an inquiry.
Please contact Paul Jackson at +604 9665154 or +60 174196933
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder: P.Sissons, NZ
Designer: H G May
Flag of Registry: New Zealand
LOA: 12.50 m
Beam: 3.10 m
Minimum Draft: 2.0 m
Maximum Draft: 2.0 m
Dry Weight: 12000 kgs
Total Power: 60 HP
Engine Brand: Ford
Year Built: 1965
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 4600
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 60 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: 2 Stainless steel (450 Liters)
Fuel Tanks: 2 Stainless steel (400 Liters)
Holding Tanks: 1 Stainless steel (50 Liters)
Number of single berths: 2
Number of double berths: 2
Number of cabins: 1
Number of heads: 1
Number of bathrooms: 1
The interior as a whole has that strikingly attractive traditional yacht feel, varnished deck beams, white deckheads and bulkheads, quality ports, three opening in saloon, (all ports re glazed in 2009 with toughened glass) and high quality joinery. The fiddled, two leaf, saloon table has maximum dimensions of 890mm x 580mm. The saloon has much storage space for extended cruising.
Moving up into the galley, the oven and sink share the stbd side and the large fridge and freezer the port side. Fully aft to port is a compartment for fridge / freezer compressor and the hot water cylinder, ontop of which the life raft and drogue are conveniently sited. Fully aft to stbd yet more storage.
The doghouse has two large ports at each side and two small ports front facing and completes the very good ambience in this yacht.
Watermaker engine driven 60 litres per hour. Substantially rebuilt Australia 2012 with new 3 cylinder SS HP pump and upgraded HP hoses
Electric pump for shower discharge through Jabsco filters (2009) and holding tank.
The yacht was completely re plumbed in 2007.
One JABSCO manual with holding tank.
Electrics and Batteries
Two RULE automatic electric bilge pumps (2014)
The yacht was completely rewired in 2007 including new distribution panels.
Electronics and Navigation
- AUTOHELM sailing instruments
- AUTOHELM 6000 tiller pilot
- TMQ course computer (2008)
- COBRA VHF radio (2014)
- ICOM M-802 HF radio (2008)
- PACTOR modem (2010)
- AIS receiver (2011)
- RAYMARINE C90W chartplotter (2012)
- RAYTHEON 320 GPS (2008)
- JRC radar
- 2 x h/h GARMIN GPS
Mast / Rigging
Exceptional condition cutter rig. Original keel stepped Oregon mast. New boom, 2009, and all fittings at NZ refit. Also, a new pole track built on front of mast with new Selden telescopic pole installed.
Sliding gooseneck fitting fabricated together with second track with gate to accommodate trysail. A great percentage of the running rigging and its associated hardware is new. 8mm standing rigging was replaced in 2008.
- Mainsail with two deep reefs. (2007)
- Trysail permanently on own mast track. Original but never used and refurbished 2009.
- Hanked on staysail with slab reef (2009)
- Genoa no 1. Re cut and refurbished. (2009)
- Genoa no 2
- Headsail is furling on REEFRITE gear
- Cruising chute c/w sock
- Aviation round parachute for light weather downwind sailing
- Four person life raft (out of service)
- 2 life jackets
- 2 harnesses
- Lifelines as per NZ Category One requirements
- Coppins (made in Motueka, NZ) “Stormfighter” para anchor (2009)
- 2 RFD horseshoe life rings c/w rescue orange Sunbrella.
- McMURDO EPIRB (2013)
- Flarepack (out of date)
- Advanced first aid kit
- 4 fire extinguishers (2010)
- Fire blanket
- 2 WHALE manual bilge pumps
- Grab bag
- 2 x MAXWELL two speed st cockpit winches
- 1 x ANDERSEN two speed st winch for headsail furling
- FLEMING wind vane
- 3 x gas bottles aft cockpit
- Pushpit teak cockpit seat
- Dorade vents
- Folding SS ladder designed to sit over bulwarks and long enough to be also used as a swim ladder.
- Substantial mooring cleats
- Varnished teak caprail
- Teak pin rails
- Teak and Iroko grab rails
- NILSSON electric windlass (rebuilt 2014)
- 25kg ROCNA
- 20kg CQR
- 100m of 9mm Italian anchor chain
- 100m nylon rode
- Deck wash (new pump in 2010)
The windlass deck switch is to be replaced.
Covers and Awnings
Yet again, no expense spared. The yacht has cream SUNBRELLA sun shading over boom and foredeck, wind scoop, blue SUNBRELLA sail covers, durable blue sunscreens hung on guardrails to keep decks cool, a substantial sprayhood frame with boom gallows and a new widened bimini frame and covers and new blue SUNBRELLA cockpit dodgers. Many of these items are one year old.
Dinghy / Outboard
2m ZODIAC inflatable (2013). SUZUKI 2.2hp outboard.
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.