Deerfoot 72 Sailing Ketch
MASSIVE PRICE REDUCTION FROM $525,000 TO $439,500. As this vessel is NZ built no Duty applies. An Australian buyer pays only GST. This one-owner yacht is something special, custom built to a level rarely seen these days, the current owners who have owned her since new have been unable to consider bringing themselves to sell "Wakaroa" until now, as there has never been a better boat to replace her with. This is a unique opportunity to purchase one of the best examples of a shorthanded yacht built in the Deerfoot tradition. Her layout and inclusions will leave you wanting for nothing, with little to do other than stock the pantry, raise the sails and head for your dream destination.
DESIGNER: Doug Petersen
BUILDER: Salthouse Boatbuilders
HULL MATERIAL: Fibreglass
DECK MATERIAL: Fibreglass
140hp Yanmar, Wagner hydraulic steering system with 2 independent hydraulic pumps and motors, Hurth HBW 360V gearbox, 3-bladed maxi propeller, Top End overhaul included the turbo, intercooler and heat exchanger in 2007. ENGINE HOURS: 3000
2 x 1/2 inch bilge pumps, 1 x 1 1/2 inch water pump for fridge cooling, 2 x fridge compressors. All grease fittings on easily accessible common manifold.
GENSET: 6.5kW Westerbeke (NEW) installed June 2009 (30 hrs)
INVERTER: Mastervolt 2.5kW 240V inverter
FUEL: 2100 lt Fuel tanks in keel, Racor fuel filter
WATER: 1000 lt Freshwater tank in keel, Sea Recovery 33g/h water maker
DINGHY: 10’ Sailing/rowing dinghy - Aqua-Pro 3.5m Aluminium
OUTBOARD: 25hp Mariner + 2 fuel tanks
COVERS: Spray dodger with zip in foul weather curtains, sun awnings between main and mizzen and between mizzen and stern.
SHOWER: Forward shower tub combo and stern shower
TOILET: Forward - Blake marine head. Stern - Blake marine head and hand basin
The spacious saloon contains an L-shaped settee with a bookcase and sideboard opposite. The dining table with U-shaped seating is to starboard and the open galley to port. There is accommodation for 6 guests in 1 double forward stateroom to starboard and 2 aft cabins with upper and lower single berths. 1 Fan per cabin. Hidden built-in wall safe in forward stateroom.
The open galley with plenty of workspace contains a microwave oven, Fisher and Paykel dishwasher (NEW), Broadwater LPG stove, diesel back up stove. DeLonghi benchtop electric toaster/convection oven, coffee maker, bread maker, 2 electric fans, chilled water tap at sink, 2 x 40 lb aluminium LPG gas cylinders in gas locker.
14 Cubic ft freezer, 18 cubic ft fridge.
1 x Adjustable voltage regulator for the 2 x 180amp alternators, 1 x 140ah engine start battery - glass matt, 1 x adjustable voltage regulator for the 80 amp water driven alternator, Mastervolt 100 amp battery charger. Wiring manual for electric system showing wire routing and number code for wires - all wires are numbered, 600 Watt wind generator, 2 x 180 amp Electrodyne alternators in tandem giving 360 amp charging capacity at 12V, 1 x 80 amp Electrodyne water driven alternator, 4 x 220 ah glass matt batteries. Indesit washer dryer combo, Cruise-air air conditioning system, vacuum cleaner, Motorola Iridium telephone with external antenna system, electric fans.
Furuno 24 nautical mile radar, SEA 106 150 Watt SSB, Brooks and Gatehouse hornet sailing monitor and depth sounder, ICOM IC - 720A ham/SSB, AT130 Kenwood antenna tuner, Shakespeare SE2500 VHF, Furuno GPS - GP52, Datamarine 2700 international offshore depth sounder, Furuno D-FAX weather fax, barometer, Wagner autopilot system with remote.
Life jackets, 1 x bilge pump on auto float switch, emergency tiller, 6 place zodiac liferaft (NEW), 2 life rings with strobe lights.
110lb Bruce anchor on bow roller, 100lb folding Yachtman's anchor, large Viking collapsible aluminium Danforth anchor, Neilson 3000 winch reconditioned 2009. (New bearings, bushings, seals and rewound motor). 400ft x 1/2" Cambel system 7 hi-tensile chain, 400ft x 1" nylon rope, large assortment of various sizes and lengths yacht braid rope, numerous dock lines, 6:1 block and tackle system for 1” rope to use for kedging with winches or windlass.
Multiple Barient self-tailing winches, 2 x Barient 35 power self-tailing winches for easier sail handling, 6 x aluminium scuba tanks secured in racks.
MAST / RIGGING
Furlex roller furling system, twin whisker poles on main mast, aluminium main and mizzen masts by Yacht Spars NZ.
Fully battened main sail with lazy jacks - Spectra - North, North #1 genoa 1100 sq' North #2 genoa 900 sq' - Spectra blade, North mizzen - full battens with lazy jacks - Spectra, Lidgard Yankee, Lidgard MPS main, Lidgard MPS mizzen, Lidgard #1 and #2 storm staysails, sailcovers for main and mizzen.
This 72 foot ketch has had the same owners since new in December 1980. She has cruised as far north as Alaska and as far south as Stuart Island NZ and most places in between. A fast comfortable passagemaker that is set up for short handed sailing, don't let her size intimidate you. "Wakaroa" has always been sailed two up, by her owners, now in their seventies, who say she is the easiest boat to handle because of her size. Wakaroa is stable, fast and safe... She gets you there before the weather turns nasty, often doing 250+ miles days. Imagine doing Brisbane to New Caledonia (800 miles) in just over 3 days.
NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL FUN SAILING! No Duty payable... Only GST payable for Australian buyers if importing into Australia. INTERESTED?