Custom Blue Water Cruiser

Price AU $349,000



Price
AU $349,000
Details
'Quiver' is a classic contemporary yacht designed & built in South Australia by Mr. Rob Lane. The yacht's classic lines reveal an artistry & elegance which has drawn the eye no matter where she has sailed. Quiver has the quintessential lines of a vintage yacht but with the underwater configuration of a modern sea-going vessel.
The yacht's natural grace is further enhanced with a solid teak handrail & bulwark cap. The sailboat's interior boasts quality woodwork with the detail in keeping with her classic appearance.
Launched at Adelaide Marina in 2010/11, she is of modern composite construction, with a Balsa cored deck that is built intact with no seams, no joins, a one piece moulding! She has a West Epoxy hull (Epoxy & glass both inside & out over 28mm western red cedar). She was built to optimum safety standards as per commercial charter requirements according to the USL shipping code.

The initial survey in 2010 for insurance purposes & valuation was completed by marine architect & surveyor Mr. Howard Peachy. This survey was updated for insurance in 2018.

SPECIFICATIONS

Type of Vessel Mono-hull sailing yacht

LOA 14.6 metres
Beam 4 metres
Displacement circa 12.5 tonnes
Draft 1.8 metres
Fuel capacity 500 litres
Water capacity 500 litres


GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The sailboat is of classic round bilged single screw design, rigged as a mast head sloop. Quiver has a trunk cabin, with raised doghouse in way of the galley & a deep & roomy but fast-emptying cockpit & large timber steering wheel with SS center. Underwater, the yacht has a fin lead keel fitted with a spade rudder, the rudder shaft having an 83mm diameter. Her mast is keel-stepped.

CONSTRUCTION AND SURVEY

Construction of the hull is strip-planked Western Red Cedar (28mm) sandwich with 2200 grams per square metre of Triaxial fiberglass on the outside & 1600 GSM of triaxial fiberglass on the inside. The fiberglass is set in epoxy resin.
The deck & cabin top are Balsa cored with a total 6350 GSM of fibre-glass in polyester resin.
Scantlings: 900mm x 230mm Jarrah floors spaced at 450 mm centres & glassed in way of the ballast keel. Longitudinal girders 64mm x 180mm glassed in are fitted either side of the centerline.
The yacht's plans were approved by the Department for Transport Energy and Infrastructure as complying with the USL Code for commercial vessels at the time of construction. The construction, according to the plans, was regularly inspected by the Department's surveyors. The construction integrity of hull and deck as well as all calculations and scantlings accompanying the plans were approved by the Department's naval architect and inspected and signed off by their shipwright inspector.

The trunk cabin and the deck are integrally one build with no joins or seams. Complete construction drawings, stamped and approved by the Dept of Transport are available for inspection. What does this mean for Quiver's owner? It provides assurance that the boat was built to the standards required of a commercial passenger carrying vessel. Some of the other more notable features include the water-tight bulkheads, the sealing ability of the main companionway doors, an air tight engine-compartment that can be closed off completely in the event of a fire, a separate bilge pump system in each compartment & large cockpit drains. Safety equipment include a man-overboard dan-buoy with light fitted, 6 approved life-jackets, up-to-date (evidenced) flares & fire-extinguishers (purchased 2022) & registered EPIRB. A class "B" AIS unit provides alert-information of oncoming vessels at sea. The forward -looking sonar is a useful addition. The solid teak handrail offers very safe & secure movement on deck.

All documentation of compliance certificates are available-gas, electrical and HIN. Quality and safety minded thinking has informed this vessel which has been kept in excellent working condition throughout its life. The boat is fully-functional right
Region
South Australia
Location
Port Adelaide SA
Usage
Family, Cruising, Live Aboard
Year
2011
Builder
Owner
Length
47' 11" - 14.60m
Beam
4 m
Draft
1.8 m
Displacement
12,500 kg approx
Keel / Ballast
Lead fin keel
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP strip-planked Western Red Cedar (28mm) sandwich Epoxy/Fibreglass
Deck Material
The yacht is white topside with some teak decking and a white superstructure with cream non-slip surfaces.
Engine
The main engine is a Cummins 65 HP, marinised by Diecon Marine. There is a dedicated additional 105 AHr SLA start battery. Gearbox has a reduction ratio of 2:1 Engine serial no. B3.3/5094152 Engine mounts in good condition
Engine Make
Cummins
HorsePower
65
Fuel Type
Diesel
Propulsion
Propeller shaft 1.5", 316 SS
Genset
Kubota 8kva & fitted with alternator for charging house batteries
Fuel
500
Water
500
Accommodation
Introduction to the interior: the saloon galley pilot-house area is open and spacious with plenty of light. The settee arrangement is able to accommodate 8 seated people. The ceiling is white with timber trim. The yacht's interior is warm and inviting with its timberwork of rich red hues of Queensland Red Cedar. The generous sized timber table displays a striking nautical inlaid compass rose. The floor is traditional hand-laid jarrah & ramin. The many small details, throughout the boat, accentuate the look & feel of the traditional classic yacht.

Forward Cabin is the master cabin; there is a roomy double-bed berth, standing room, reading lights & ample storage including a hanging locker. It has is a deck/ceiling opening hatch, side portholes (non-opening) & dorade vents above. The cabin has a water-tight door.
Wet bathroom portside: WC/Head (electric flush) is equipped with hand basin & shower & a floor sump with automatic pump-out. There are lockers, an opening porthole & a water-tight door. A holding tank with 2 way valve is connected to the toilet. Pump out is via a dedicated macerator pump.
Crew cabin starboard - provides sleeping arrangement with an opening porthole & ample side storage. The holding tank is situated below the berth; it has a 2-way valve & macerator pump-out. This is a bunk only cabin.

Saloon with L-shaped settee/ dinette to port is spacious with an adjustable table which lowers to become a large queen bed. There is a comfortable settee opposite on the starboard side. Lee-cloths are fitted to all berths. Situated below the settees are the Diesel tanks (2x250 litre capacity) 4mm aluminium construction as per USL code. Air-conditioning unit is housed below a settee (air-intake below, vent above). Water-maker pump is below another settee, with the R. O. Membranes (x2) located below the fridge & freezer. The water-maker has an outlet at the sink to test water before diverting water to the tanks.
Timber interior storage lockers line both port and starboard. Ample lighting include overhead LED downlights, red-lights & reading lights. Opening water-tight port-hole windows line both port & starboard.
Covers
Hard dodger with cockpit awning
Ground Tackle
Windlass electric anchor winch
Safety Gear
Fire extinguishers x 2 new, January 2022
Life jackets x 6 PFD type 1
Life buoys x 2 on board, fitted aft in cockpit
Flares, up-to-date
Man overboard with light fitted
Horn on board
Anchors: SARCA #8 and 25kg Danforth
Rode: 100 metres of 3/8 inch anchor chain, also spare nylon rode and chain.
Anchor winch: Arco/Hutton 50 electric, with dedicated battery.
Electronics
Furuno NavNet 10.4" in pilothouse (Chartplotter/fishfinder/radar )
Furuno NavNet 7" at helm in cockpit (these two are networked)
Furuno 24 mm radar module connected to NavNet
Furuno Fishfinder module connected to NavNet
Furuno GP32GPS mounted at helm
GME GX VHF Transceiver
Coursemaster Autopilot with deck and cabin controllers
Kenwood R-5000 Broad Band Receiver
Suunto Main Compass
Simrad: Sailing wind, depth and log instruments
Simrad AIS Class B
Forward-looking Sonar: Interphase "Escort" integrated with Furuno NavNet screen.
Sail Inventory
Sails consist of mainsail, furling headsail, furling jib & a storm jib.. All sails are in good condition.
Mast / Rigging
The yacht is designed for easy handling. Single-handed sailing is made possible because all the sheeting comes back to the cockpit & can be operated from the cockpit with minimal effort. There is a mainsail & 2 headsail furlers. The outer of these is a genoa (to 15 knots) while the inner is the Jib. Another inner forestay is set up for a storm jib normally stored under the fwd cabin bunk. Poles for poling out the genoa or jib are secured to the mast when not in use. A remote control operates the cockpit winches.

The vessel is rigged as a mast head sloop with triple spreaders
Spars are of aluminium alloy professionally designed by Banwell Marine
Boom -aluminium alloy fitted with slab reefing.
Standing & running rigging (stainless steel) in very good condition as per inspection
Deck Gear
Miscellaneous Equipment
Winches (electric-hydraulic): 2 x Arco/Hutton #56 ST and 1x Arco/Hutton #44
3 x winch handles.
Wire reel winch fitted to mast for main halyard
Rope halyard winches port & stbd on mast.
4 x sausage fenders and 1 x ball fender
Cell phone antenna at masthead
Remarks
The yacht "Quiver' is unique. Its design and construction are professional; she has proven herself on the open sea & her cruising history is testament to her comfort, ease of management and seaworthiness.
She has drawn the eye wherever she has sailed because her appearance of the classic yacht* coupled with her superb modern attributes are unusual. Quiver sails well! She is not cumbersome, rather she turns on a pin. Her sail configuration makes for lovely handling; she makes fast and balanced headway with just the large genoa.
She can be managed with ease as a single handed vessel. She is equipped with more than adequate instrumentation and safety features. The solid teak handrail unusual, in itself, provides extra security.

Her many features including her potential charter capabilities make this yacht a very attractive proposition.
Her designer/builder Mr. Rob Lane has a lifetime of boating experience. He was a professional working sailing instructor, teacher of navigation and sailing theory with the TAFE Maritime Unit for many years. He has years of chartering and cruising experience. He is well qualified with an AYF Yachtmaster Certificate (endorsed to instructor level) and a Master Class 5 (Sailing).

All this contribute an expertise and integrity to the sale of this yacht.
Reason for sale: a new boat for the family will shortly be ready for launching, sadly we must part with 'Quiver".


*Note on 'classic yacht'& Quiver.
What is a classic yacht? The modern classic combines the grace of the traditional 19th century classic idiom with modern materials & performance-enhancing underbody & rig. The ideal design followed up with quality construction & attention to practical considerations provides the sailor with safety, comfort & ease of handling, without compromising on the aesthetics. The classic yacht must be pleasing to the eye with long overhangs and elegant lines. The modern classic yacht will draw the remark: "Wow, she's beautiful".
When he designed and built Quiver, Rob's driving desire was encapsulated in these few words: "I want to build a beautiful boat. "
She has drawn compliments wherever she has sailed; she has cruised the local South Australian waters extensively and explored the east coast of Australia cruising to Port Douglas & back. In all conditions, she has performed well providing safety, comfort & joy. She is ideal for short-handed sailing; her rig and her push-button winches make for ease of handling. Below decks are spacious & airy. Practicalities not to be discounted she is beautiful without the glitz of varnished exteriors, comfortable without diminishing performance or safety. The fact she is built to survey provides the owner with the confidence that Quiver can 'weather any storm. ' She is certainly ideal for long distance cruising with ample water & diesel tanks as well as a water-maker. Quiver is a unique 'package'.

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