- 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
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.
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