Aquarius 23 Trailer Sailer
fibreglass yacht built c 1985. These were built in Brisbane from about 1978 to
about 1990. They are internally ballasted and have a steel swing keel.
Australian build trailable
yacht you can safely take offshore. /build in ballast /.
Strongly build, all fibreglass, see on YouTube http://youtu.be/JEtXwygIDWo
"Sailing to Keppel".
Certainly one of the safest and prettiest boats in the water and on the trailer
. S/S centreboard, built in ballast, guaranteed self righting Self furling
Headsail. Spinnaker with the pole.
The boat is registered
with the name "Tafili" which means "run away" in a Solomon Islands dialect.
The engine will not turn.
The previous owners had not used the boat for a longtime, maybe 10 - 15 years. I
was looking to taking it out and fixing it or buying a completely reconditioned
exchange engine from Bukh for about $5000. The other alternatives are to try and
fit the Yanmar engine or just use an outboard.
The inventory includes :-
- Registered swing mooring in Smith's
Creek, Cairns upstream from the new boat ramp.
- Five berths with foam
cushions including slipper berth
- Aluminium Mast and
- Roller reefing on the
- Stainless steel Fixed
- Full set of sails ie
Main, spinnaker, Jib, and various other jibs
- Boom Tent
- Aluminium Savage
dinghy 2.4 metre
- Small inflatable
dinghy and paddle
- Bukh 10hp sail drive
diesel engine. Not working. Manuals
- Yanmar diesel 12 hp
single cylinder inboard engine, gearbox, Manuals and propshaft, 3-bladed
bronze propeller and controls. Possible replacement engine.
- Triple axle trailer
with brakes. Useable but needs work. Spare wheels and tyres
- Spirit stove
- Marine Toilet
- Stainless steel radar
- Fuel and water tanks
- Four deck winches
- Electric retrieval trailer winch
- Two large 12 volt solar panels both
working to specification
- Large capacity marine battery 12 Volt
deep cycle. For lighting and instruments.Not for starting the engine.
- Various other gear, boat fittings and
some old instruments ie Magna Eagle Echo Sounder, Raytheon Reystar 390
- EPIRB (out of date) , Autohelm 1000
- Four adjustable supports to keep boat
upright when off the trailer and steel beams to support hull
- Running rigging all needs replacing