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1956 Motorsailer Cruising

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Motorsailer Cruising
1956 Motorsailer Cruising
$375,000 EGC - Excluding Government Charges 2




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Cruising Yacht

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4.9 metres

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(Ref No fb704)

Abeking & Rasmussen 18.3m ketch-rigged motor sailor, built in Germany in 1956.

This delightful vessel, which has sailed the world’s major oceans, is built of 2" teak on oak, fastened with silicon bronze. She was purchased in Germany by its current owner in 2005, & sailed to Australia on her own skin via Africa & the Southern Ocean.

She underwent a complete refurbishment in 2006/2007, from the keel up, including inspection of keel bolts, & the replacement of fasteners where necessary. She was gutted & a complete solid timber fit out put in of solid New Guinea rosewood & leather, new wiring, plumbing, & some machinery & tanks were installed. She has water tight bulkheads, & a bulkhead bilge pumping arrangement & a fire-proofed engine room. All done to survey requirements. She has a new oversize aluminium rig with furling booms & a newish wardrobe of sails. $600K was spent on the refit alone.

The current owner has sailed her with his family over 20,000 miles. She is capable & comfortable & has just come off the slip with a new paint job (April 28 2014). The vessel is ready to go & delivery can be arranged to anywhere.

Abeking & Rasmussen opened the Lemwerder shipyard in Germany in 1907 since then they have produced over 6,400 luxury yachts and mega yachts and are regarded as one the finest yacht construction companies in the world

Dimensions : 18.3m x 4.9m x 2.12m
Built : 1956 in Germany
Designer : Martin
Builder : Abeking & Rasmussen
Hull Material : Timber
Located in : Australia

RIG & SAILS - All new in 2009
Ketch Rigged
• Main & Mizzen with boom furlers
• Electric furling Genoa
• Staysail
• Mizzen staysail
• MPS in sock
• Oversize S/S Rigging

• 2300 LTR Fuel
• 1000 LTR Water

• Radar - Raytheon
• AIS - Vespar Marine
• Auto pilot - Course Master 850
• GPS Chart Pilot - VDO x 2
With many charts - All Australia,, & the Pacific, Africa & South Africa
• Radio - Icom IC M80 IE
• VHF - Navman 7000
• Sound System

• Main Engine - 6cyl Ford 140 (2600 hrs)
• Genset # 1 - 7.6 kva - Mase (new 2009)
• Genset # 2 - 2.6 kva - Mase
• Bow Thruster - 6 kw - Lewmar
• Water maker - 150 Lt per hr H2O
• 60 Amp 3 step Battery charger
• Anchor winch Lofrans - 120 metre 13mm chain & Drednaught #10
• 170 Amp 24V Alternator with External regulator
• 3 x 240v Air conditioners water cooled
• Bulkhead Bilge pumping Arrangement

• Batteries (All new) - 4 x 200 Amp - House
2 x 200 Amp Winch & Thruster
2 x 150 Amp Crank
1 x 100 Amp Radio Batteries
• 2 x 600 Watt Solar Panels
• Hydraulic Steering - dual stations, (Hydrive new)

• Forepeak - 2 Berths
• Forward - 2 Berths, Study & Wardrobe
• Amidships - 1 Double cabin w ensuite, electric toilet, shower & washing machine, settee table & lockers, TV

Deck House
• Galley ,
• Settee & Table,
• Nav Station, & Chart Table
• Engine room is under sole in the deck house

Aft Cabin
• Double Berth
• Ensuite with electric toilet & shower
• Settee
• Wardrobe & lockers
• Flat screen TV

• 12' Rigid Inflatable w 30 Mariner engine

Safety Equipment
• 6 Man Life raft (out of service)
• Safety alert 406 MHZ Expirb (March 2022)
• Flares
• Life jackets
• Life rings with Lights
• 2 x Spare Anchors
• Gas detector with electric shut off
• Smoke alarms

Other Equipment
• Portable petrol driven Dive compressor w hose & regulator
• Sail rite sewing machine
• Electric hot knife
• New complete spare electric toilet
• Linen & towels
• Cutlery & crockery
• Knee board & ski rope
• Wind surfer & 2 x sail kits
• Fenders w covers & mooring lines
• Loads of tools & spares
• Spare halyards & rope

Comments : A one off sailing vessel where the owners have invested considerable hundreds of thousands of dollars to present a yacht with the capability and scope for its next owner to enjoy the pleasures of this magnificent vessel.

Owner serious about selling and will consider all purchase proposals (including trades). Vessel due for slipping next month.

Yacht is lying Melbourne, Victoria.

Price has been substantially reduced from over $500,000 to now being offered at $375,000.

Price : $375,000

Disclaimer : offers the details of this vessel in good faith, but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of this 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.

2EGC prices exclude government charges. Contact the dealer to determine charges applicable to you.