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2005 TP52 Reichel-Pugh

$310,000 USD

  • $310,000 USD
  • Larry Rutter
  • Active
  • Used
  • Cruiser Racer Sailboats
  • 2005
  • TP52
  • Reichel-Pugh
  • Bay of Islands, NZ
  • Sail
  • 52ft / 15.85 m
  • Yanmar
  • 4jh4e
  • Inboard
  • Diesel
  • Fiberglass
  • 2016-08-13
  • 2016-10-27
  • 2292390

Looking for a pedigreed racing machine? This TP52 has been winning races around NZ since the current owner purchased her and brought her here from San Diego. The owner, one of New Zealand's best, is moving on to bigger arena's, and is putting Kia Kaha on the market. This is your opportunity to own a boat outfitted with everything you need to put a campaign together.

The TP52 Class Association was started in 2001 by owners who wanted to race a Grand Prix sailboat that is fun, safe and reliable. TP52’s are flat out racing platforms, fully crewed, high performance monohulls capable of racing in both buoy regattas and offshore races. The 2800 pound weight limit provides for approximately 14 crew members with the flexibility to bring along a guest or a sponsor in the back of the boat and out of harms way. TP52’s race in true time, the first boat across the finish line wins. TP52’s are designed to be raced by both amateur and professional sailors alike. TP52’s elected not to use water ballast, canting keels, running back stays; preferring to keep it simple, safe & reliable. They can easily exceed 25 knots off the wind with the record being 32 knots in a race set by 4 TP52’s racing down the California coast in 2003. Upwind, they are very stiff and fast as approximately 60% of the weight of the boat is in the metal fin & lead bulb. TP52’s have won most every bluewater regatta they have entered including; overall wins in the 2004 Bermuda Race, 2004 Chicago to Mackinac and the 2003 Transpac race to Hawaii. In buoy racing, they have won the 2005 Key West Race week, 2003 Miami SORC and the 2002-04 St. Francis Big Boat Series against the best boats in the world, plus the impressive resume of this TP52 as given in the Specifications section.

Designed by Reichel Pugh and built in Spain; called Quantum Lexus and sailed by the famous Russell Coutts and some of the then young breed of Team NZ Sailors in 2005. TP52’s are tough carbon fiber machines custom designed & built to the TP52 Rule & ABS requirements. Owners hire their own builders and designers. Kia Kaha was built by the renowned Barcos Deportivos. The competition among the designers & builders is fierce, but also very healthy for the class, and sailing, as a whole. In addition, owners may select their sail maker, spar builder, winch maker and electronics packages. Owners are also free to hire professional crews or invite their friends aboard.

Kia Kaha performance has since been optimized with IRC-sprit and larger spinnakers in 2010. New deck paint/non-skid applied in 2011.

Fully offshore capable, all modifications engineered by Reichel-Pugh and completed by Brad Fitzgerald. She is the sister ship to "Patches", previously skippered and managed by British Olympic medalist Ian Walker.

Kia kaha is a Māori phrase used by the people of New Zealand meaning stay strong, used as an affirmation. The phrase has significant meaning for Māori: popularized through its usage by the 28th Māori Battalion during World War II, it is found in titles of books and songs, as well as a motto,
and she lives up to her name.

Stay strong - Kia Kaha

See Specifications for details on the extensive sail inventory.

Please call for an appointment, to start your regatta winning journey.


* IRC sprit - (8.5 meter STL)

* Construction Pre-Preg Carbon skins and Honeycomb Core

* Rig Carbontech Custom Carbon Mast

* Diesel Engine Yanmar 4JH4E 50 HP

* 2015 Tiller fitted and steering wheel tubes refittable

* Kelp cutter

* Complete new traveler system 2011

* Standing rigging replaced and updated 2010

* New head foil in 2015

* New boom vang 2010

* Light inshore carbon boom

* Offshore carbon boom

* New forestay strop

* New running backstays 2016

* Offshore capable

* Structure, through-hulls and plumbing for water maker and tanks

* Usable offshore pipe cots with closed cell foam pads

* "usable" head

* Kitchen and head carbon sinks

* Ergonomic carbon navigator seats port and starboard

* Steering compass/binnacles on each wheel

* Watertight forward hatch

* Cabin lighting  (red and white light)

* Ockam instrumentation

* Displays: five on mast, two on bulkhead, two at helm stations

* Raymarine GPS

* SSM Radio iCOM

* VHF Radio iCOM

* Furuno Autopilot

* Water maker Spectra Ventura 150/200

* Valise eight man and BFA Prosaver eight man liferafts

* MOM 8-


* Fire Extinguishers

* Off-Shore Medical kit

* Flare kit

* Lifesling & lifting tackle



Main Sails

* 2x Regatta Square Top

* 1x Practice Square Top

* 1x Offshore Square Top three reef points

* 1x Trisail

* 1x Delivery Main


* 1x J1 3DL North Sails

* 1x J2 3DL North Sails

* 1x J3 3DL North Sails

* 1x J4 3DL North Sails

* 1x J5

* 1x Delivery

* Misc selection of practice sails

* 1x Storm jib

* 1x Jib Top

* 1x Genoa Staysail North Sails



* 1x A0 North Sails

* 2x A1 North Sails

* 1x A1.5 North Sails

* 3x A2

* 1x A3 Quantum

* 1x A3 Cuben Fiber North Sails

* 2x A4 North Sails

* 1x A7 Quantum

* 1x Fro on Furler Willis Sails

* 2x Spinnaker staysails and 1x Furler


* Bay of Islands Sailing Week 2012 | 2nd IRC |

* Auckland Regatta & IRC NZ Nationals 2012 | 4th IRC|

* Sail Noumea (Auckland - Noumea) 2012 |3rd Monohull line | 3rd IRC |

* Bay of Islands Sailing Week 2013 | 1st IRC | 1st PHRF | 3rd General Handicap

* New Zealand PHRF & IRC Nationals, Wellington | 2nd PHRF | 2nd IRC |

* Auckland Regatta 2013 | 1st IRC | 1st PHRF |

* Nexus Gold Cup Passage Series 2013/2014 | 1st line | 1st PHRF | 1st IRC|

* Bay of Islands Sailing Week 2014 | 2nd General Handicap | 2nd IRC |

* Bay of Islands Sailing Week 2015 | 1st Overall | 1st PHRF | 2nd IRC |

* Nexus Gold Cup Passage Series 2014/2015 | 1st line | 1st IRC |

* Auckland Regatta 2015 | 2nd IRC | 3rd PHRF |

* Bay of Islands Sailing Week 2016 | 2nd PHRF | 3rd IRC |


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.

For Sale By Rudders & Moorings Yacht Sales, LLC

83 Windward Lane
Bristol, Rhode Island, 02809