Have you ever had the dream to compete in the Open class with a short handed crew? Do you want to race in point to point races with only a crew of 5 or less? Would you like to compete within the 50’ Ultra light class? Yes, “Fast is Fun” and surfing is even better!
Originally named “Newcastle Australia” then purchased by Philippe Kahn who gave her an extensive refit with Carbon Mast, Boom Alan Andrews Rudder and Keel. She has more sail area than most Open 50’s, along with her narrow beam, single rudder she is perfect for West Coat Offshore events! Fixed keel with water ballast makes her one of the easiest Open boat’s to jump onto and see if you have what it takes?
Please contact Len Bose at (714) 916-0200
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
LOA: 56 ft 0 in
Beam: 14 ft 6 in
LWL: 49 ft 10 in
Maximum Draft: 12 ft 6 in
Dry Weight: 12000 lbs
Northstar 951 Gps chart plotter Raymarine RL70 chartplotter at chart table Raymarine RL70 in cockpit Raymarine 24 mile radar B&G Hercules 2000 FFD x2 in cockpit B&G Hercules 20/20 display x2 in cockpit B&G Hercules Pilot display in cockpit B&G Hercules 790 FFD with remote switch capability at chart table B&G Hercules processor and performance processor with polar and computer capabilities 10.B&G ACP2 autopilot processor B&G Halcyon fluxgate compass B&G autopilot wired remote B&G close hauled analog wind angle display CARD Systems active radar detector Standard Horizon Intrepid fixed mount VHF with remote mic in cockpit Garmin 725 VHF handheld radio Thrane & Thrane Mini M satcom transceiver with data interface Trimble Sat C transceiver with data computer interface Icom 710 RT SSB HF radio Icom AT120 antenna tuner for HF radio Sigma6 Iridium external antenna ready for handheld hookup 17' Shakespeare HF antenna transom mounted 3x modified sine wave inverters for AC power
North 3TF Mainsail
North 3DL Code 0
Mylar/Kevlar Masthead Genoa
North 3TF Solent Jib
North 3TF Staysail
A3F Spinnaker Sock
Sunbrella Mainsail Cover
Dac Storm Jib
North A2 MH in Sock
(2) Jib Sheets
Code 0 Halyard
3rd Reef Inboard Line
3rd Reef Outboard Line
2nd Reef Inboard Line
2nd Reef Outboard Line
1st Reef Inboard Line
1st Reef Outboard Line
Endless Furling Line
Jib Furling Line
Jib Lead Line
Sprit Tack Line
Inner Forstay Purchase Line
(2) Mainsheet Travler Lines
(2) Staysail Sheets
Hull: Composite Carbon and Eglass over foam core.
Rudder: Carbon composite rudder and rudder post with custom bearings.
Ballast Tanks: 4,500 lbs in two tanks per side. Filled by 3,800 GPH Pump in each tank or
manually scooped into the leeward tanks. Transferred by gravity before tack. Dumped via manual retractable scupper.
Mast: Van Dusen Fractional Carbon mast with 3 sets of swept back spreaders.
Nitronic 50 rod standing rigging, composite inner forstay,
Antal batten car system with aluminum track.
Boom: Van Dusen Carbon with internal outhaul and slab reefing lines. Lazy jacks wings.
Runners: Composite masthead, Fractional and check stays.
Custom Profurl endless line furler
Main traveller spreader bar
All Harken Blocks
Composite inner Forstay
(7) Anderson 2 Speed Stainless winches
NANUQ is the perfect starter boat for the yachtsman with dreams of shorthanded sailing. She will be a contender on "off the wind" races and allow you the chance to obtain your dreams!
Boat was designed by David Lyons ,a well known fast boat designer from Australia for Alan Nebauer for the 94 BOC , it was built by Kanga Birtels another single hander at his boat building facility called Jarkan in Australia . Kanga has built a number of race winning boats . She was rigged with an aluminum fractional rig and double spin poles for that race and had limited ballast tankage . Alan went to the rescue of Josh Hall on the first leg to Cape Town after Josh had a severe impact with an object and got to him as the boat sank out from under his feet this after loosing all the fairing on the bulb from impact with what was thought to be a Cuban escape raft . He then had a roll over on the third leg coming into the Horn and loosing his rig . He managed to jury rig the boat and make it to Port Stanley in the Falkland islands where two other boats from the race also had rig damage to step a mast that was flown by the RAF from England . He got going again on the leg into Uraguay only to have rudder damage and having to jury rig a bucket . All the competitors helped build a new rudder so Alan could continue racing .He went on to get a podium finish in the race . In that race there was no other damage that I know of . Brad van Liew then bought the boat from Alan for the 97 BOC and did extensive mods to the boat , putting more ballast tankage in , replacing the rudder and bulb with new ones designed by the same designer that did Duracell and Grinaker ,both open 60 boats for the same race . He also put a new rig on the boat including a bowsprit . Brad also had bad luck going into the Horn and lost the rig after a rollover along with two other boats , he managed to jury rig and get to port where he put another rig on . He two had a podium finish in the race . After the race Brad hooked up with Philippe Kahn and together they completely rebuilt the boat , replacing the deck and coachroof aft of the mast with a lighter better functioning carbon structure , the also fitted a new keel and rudder designed by Fred Courouble when he worked with Alan Andrews . The mast was replaced with a taller more powerful carbon mast along with carbon boom and bowsprit designed and built by Van Duisen Composites and rigged with nitronic 50 rod standing rigging . At the time of the refit , the whole structure was checked for damage to core or skin delamination and was found to be sound . The boat was also fitted with new electronics ,sails and interior layout . As you know I got the boat after the refit and have sailed in the Pacific a bit and could not compete in the round the world race due to family commitments and the birth of my daughter . The little sailing I did ,I found the boat to be a great boat and real easy to sail alone . Since owning the boat I have not sustained any damage .
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.
Interested in this boat?Toll-free: 866-364-0675Tel: (714) 916-0200