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General Information

Listing# 18183

Borneo, Indonesia
Boat Type
Model Year
Year Built
44 (ft.)
Maximum Draft
Fuel Capacity
Water Capacity
Hull Material
Deck Material
Fuel Tank Material
Ford Lehman
Fuel Type
Engine Type
Engine Horse Power
Number of Staterooms
Number of Heads

General Details

Australis is a solid and comfortable US-registered ketch built specifically for blue  water cruising. It is an ideal boat for living aboard and seeing the world. The spacious design has plenty of natural light and  ventilation throughout. The fully- enclosed center cockpit, with a hard top,  sturdy stainless frame and side  panels that slide in a double track, makes  passages extremely comfortable.

The hull design demonstrates classic curves and the interior features  beautiful teak  work with bronze and brass  fittings. There is a walk-in, full height engine room with a workbench and excellent  access to the engine and to all other equipment.

The boat is  fully-equipped for long-distance cruising with all required safety and  communication equipment. Australis has been  carefully maintained and  cared for by both the current owners (8 years) and the previous owners (approx.  16 years), and has a proven track record of completing major ocean crossings.

Some key features that make Australis a unique boat:

  • Loads of   convenient and creatively designed storage space that doesn't compromise the living space
  • Lots of head room (approx. 7 feet in the main cabin area and engine room)
  • A walk-in engine room with a work bench and good tool storage
  • A large front-opening fridge with shelving and a large freezer
  • A spacious cockpit with protection from all weather. It can be as open or enclosed as you want and has attachable shade covers for all sides to provide protection from the sun and rain. The cockpit stays dry even in the heaviest of downpours.
  • Washer/dryer

Additional Equipment

ENGINE   90HP Ford Lehman diesel engine Super  90 model 2722E (4 cylinder, 4 L displacement) rebuilt & repainted  in 2009. Borg  Warner Velvet Drive hydraulic transmission (2.51:1 reduction).   1.5"  stainless prop shaft, #3 size feathering Max Prop, bronze packing gland with  titanium hose clamps. Separate  but interchangeable Raycor 500-series fuel filters for generator and engine

Electrical   Northern Lights M673L3.3 6 kW generator with sound-proofing enclosure   6 solar panels (sufficient for running fridge/freezer, water maker,  GPS, autopilot, nav lights, interior lights) with a primary and secondary solar  battery charger. The primary is an Outback FlexMax 80 Charge Controller.   110V AC power system   220V -110V transformer for Asia-Pacific region   Primary house battery bank with 200 a-hr capacity, auxillary battery bank  with 100 amp hour capacity   Heart Freedom 2000 inverter/charger   90 A marine alternator on main engine   LED lighting throughout interior   Overhead cockpit lighting with dimmer and red night light switch   Automatic voltage cut-off for fridge

Electronics   Nav station with full size opening desk for chart storage   Garmin 3010c GPSMAP chartplotter with large 18" screen installed at nav station and smaller screen installed at helm. Networked with radar, VHF, SSB, and AIS receiver.   Silva depth sounder   Garmin 18HD radar (new in April 2011)   Raymarine AIS 250 receiver   PTCII Pro Pactor modem   iCom ICM802 HF radio   UnidenES UM625c VHF with DSC capability   Skymate Terminal   BGAN satellite broadband (not included in price of boat)   AutoHelm autopilot   JVC stereo with CD/USB/Radio and speakers in cockpit and throughout the  interior (independent switching)   SCAD tank monitoring system for fresh water, diesel, and holding tank   Canon printer/scanner/copier

Ground tackle   44 lb Delta anchor   60 lb CQR anchor   Lofrans electric windlass with starboard gypsie and port barrel, up/down deck switch, and a remote switch  at helm   250’ all chain (5/8" BBB) rode   250’ chain + 3/4" 8-plate rode   Dual compartment anchor locker   SS dual anchor bow sprit

Water   245 gallon baffled water tank with  24" stainless hatch for inspection or cleaning   8 gallon/hour, 12V 14 A Offshore Marine Laboratories watermaker (can be  run on solar power)   Isotemp 24-litre hot water system (heated by the engine heat exchanger  or generator electrical power)   Double-filtered drinking water faucet in galley, single-filtered water  in galley and heads   Large capacity vinyl rain catcher with hoses that feed directly into  tank   Fresh water plumbing system is equipped with an accumulator and  standard-sized carbon filter

Galley   Force 10 four burner LPG stove and oven (gimballed)   Panasonic microwave   Grunert 12 V 40 A large front-loading,  water-cooled refrigerator (with  shelves for convenient storage) and freezer with holding plates   Double deep stainless sinks with hot and cold pressure water and  a filtered drinking water faucet   2 x LPG lockers in cockpit, each with a 35lb LPG cylinder. The LPG system  has a tank supply cut off switch and indicator light located in the galley.   Magma Gas BBQ on stern rail (plumbed to main LPG system)

Heads   Master berth ensuite with hand basin and toilet (y-valve to holding  tank). Plumbing for a second shower.   Main head with toilet, hand basin, and shower with a small bathtub

Laundry   Splendide 2100 Washer/dryer

Covers   Sunbrella covers for all hatches, sails, cockpit sides, BBQ, helm,  compass, autopilot terminal

Sailing system   Mainsail with full battens and two reefing points, mizzen sail with  full battens and two reefing points, jib sail with roller furling, inner jib  with hanks, storm sail, trisail, dual mast-mounted spinnaker poles.   The mainsail, mizzen and jib are North Sails new in 2008.   Lazy jacks on main and mizzen.

Safety   Avon 4-person life raft   Throwable PFD with flag and mounting bracket   3 fire extinguishers   Mast mounted radar reflector   Seabrake emergency drogue   Life jackets   Jack lines that run the full length of the boat with 2 clip in safety  harnesses   ACR ResQfix EPIRB   Flares   Emergency tiller   Remote bilge monitor system (optional extra)   Electric and manual bilge pump systems

Keeping cool   Portable air-conditioner through hatch   Shade cloth for deck   Covers for all windows and hatches   Plumbing and ducting throughout the boat for the old built-in marine AC  unit that has been removed

ManualsManuals are available for most equipment  (either hard copy or electronic)

Optional equipment (no charge)   Many spare parts, full engine room of tools, spare hardware (stainless  nuts/bolts/screws, etc), power cords and adapters, hoses

Optional extra equipment (price to be negotiated)   Kayak   Almost new scuba diving tanks and equipment   Skymate terminal (position broadcasting via email and remote monitoring  of bilge and electrical system)   Hughes 9201 BGAN broadband satellite terminal   Inflatable Zodiac dinghy with Yamaha 4 HP outboard   Cruising guides and electronic charts   Standard Horizon HX470S handheld VHF   Handheld Garmin GPS