Aquarius 23

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 "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 :-



  1. Five berths with foam cushions including slipper berth
  2. Compass
  3. Aluminium Mast and   boom
  4. Roller reefing on the jib
  5. Stainless steel Fixed rigging    
  6. Full set of sails  ie Main, spinnaker, Jib, and various other jibs
  7. Boom Tent
  8. Aluminium Savage dinghy  2.4 metre
  9. Small inflatable dinghy and paddle
  10. Bukh 10hp sail drive diesel engine. Not working. Manuals
  11. Yanmar diesel 12 hp single cylinder inboard engine, gearbox, Manuals and propshaft, 3-bladed bronze propeller and controls. Possible replacement engine.
  12. Triple axle trailer with brakes. Useable but needs work. Spare wheels and tyres
  13. Spirit stove
  14. Marine Toilet
  15. Navigation lights     
  16. Stainless steel radar reflector
  17. Fuel and water tanks
  18. Four deck winches
  19. Electric retrieval trailer winch
  20. Anchors
  21. Two large 12 volt solar panels both working to specification
  22. Large capacity marine battery 12 Volt deep cycle. For lighting and instruments.Not for starting the engine.
  23. Various other gear, boat fittings and some old instruments ie Magna Eagle Echo Sounder, Raytheon Reystar 390 GPS
  24. EPIRB (out of date) , Autohelm 1000
  25. Four adjustable supports to keep boat upright when off the trailer and steel beams to support hull
  26. Running rigging all needs replacing


Interior Photos