Now exclusively for sale in Australia with YOTI this superbly constructed Sparkman & Stephens 45 Yawl would suit the most fastidious buyer.
THEODORA was built at Ian Franklin Boat Builders Ltd of Christchurch, NZ and launched in 2010. The triple layered Kauri timber employed in construction is a superb timber for building the hulls and decks of boats because of its resistance to rot. She retains the same classic lines but the construction method, systems and rigging - all to modern standards have provided for an immensely strong, rigid and torsion resistant yacht. The hull is constructed of combined edge glued strip planks and cold moulded Kauri Pine laminated over Kauri Pine frames all covered with an E-Glass skin. This has resulted in a stronger yacht with less long term maintenance. All deck beams are laminated Kauri Pine and are covered with an integrally glued marine grade plywood deck covered in teak. The deckhouse sides are laminated teak.
The interior is relatively spacious with unrestricted headroom for a classic design and finished in American Cherry with Australian Jarrah. Forward berth features single berths to port and starboard with innerspring mattresses. Immediately aft is a spacious head, equipped with an electric automatic macerating flushing toilet and a hot water shower. Opposite the head to starboard is a bureau with lockers and a spacious warm hanging locker for jackets and wet gear. The saloon layout is classic with central folding table under a butterfly skylight with transom seats and berths. The galley is aft to port with good storage and built-in ice box with refrigeration, gimbaled gas stove and oven.
Cockpit steering is by cable and quadrant with stainless wheel mounted on a classic Edson pedestal with binnacle and 5 inch Richie compass. There is a large locker on the port side for fender and line stowage. The engine access is through the big opening locker on the cockpit sole. There are also 2 lazarette lockers for the secondary anchor, warps and lines. The cockpit coamings are flanked by 3 polished stainless steel self tailing Andersen winches with additional winches on the deck house, and on both the main and mizzen masts. Theodora carries a full suite of sails including asymmetrical spinnaker, mizzen staysail, storm jib and trysail, made from the latest material, with all sails having been cut and assembled from narrow 18 inch panels, with classic corner leather reinforcement, stitching and finishing. The No. 1 jib is roller furling.
THEODORA's long keel and wineglass section give a comfortable motion in a seaway and instills confidence in her ability to handle ocean conditions. She reacts calmly to wash and chop and is surprisingly stiff - feeling solid and balanced. She is a light air performer and makes 9 knots in a 15 knot reaching wind. In short as the epitome of timeless class, beauty, strength and speed.
Inspection by appointment only. Contact Glenn Love 0428 47 22 31 for further information.
YOTI was founded in March 2008 and exists to provide an alternative sales platform for the yachting community. We specialise in production and semi production yachts with a team of employees vastly experienced in yacht sales, both in Australia and Internationally.
Kubota Nanni 4 cylinder. 50Hp
Top access to engine via cockpit floor. Side and front access by removable panels.
Edson Destroyer Steering via sheaves and cable to bronze quadrant.
Aquastream 3 blade stainless steel feathering propeller.
Lifting Centreboard keel controlled by electric winch. External ballast on silicon bronze bolts.
Fuel: 180L aluminium tanks.
Two cabins. Forward cabin with single berths and innerspring mattresses. Navigation table to starboard with full length quarter berth. Single berths in the saloon. Unrestricted head room. American Cherry and Australian Jarrah interior. Skylights.
Berths 7 - 2 forward, 2 pilot berths, 2 settee berths, 1 quarter berth.
Shower: 1 in head H+C.
Toilet: SFA - Electric with macerator, dual water system. Sanimarine fully automatic system Small black and grey water tanks with electric pump out.
Entertainment: Fusion stereo including cockpit speakers.
Stainless steel sink.
Integral icebox with Isotherm Compact Magnum with Danfoss compressor refrigeration system.
Force 10 three burner stove with oven.
Spectra Water Maker.
Water Capacity: 400L in 2 x stainless steel tanks.
Hot Water System: Isotemp 30 litre
BEP gas detector with solenoid. Two Fire extinguishers. Safety Gear to minimum requirements.
Rule 4000 bilge pump, Whale Gusher manual bilge pump.
Yawl. Alloy mast & boom. Stainless steel rigging (2010). Balmer Boom Vang, German mainsheet system, Boomed staysail self tacking with stainless traveller.
Dense weave Dacron main 2010. Dense weave Dacron genoa 2010. Trysail. Dense weave Dacron mizzen 2010. Storm Jib. Furler.
All sails cut and assembled from narrow 18" panels, with classic corner leather reinforcement, stitching and finishing, all sailcloth Dimension Polyant. Mizzen staysail and asymmetric spinnaker.
Winches all Andersen self-tailing full stainless steel, 2 x 40 ST-FS Halyards on Main mast, 1 x 40 ST-FS Main Halyard and Staysail sheet, 2 x 52 ST-FS Main Sheet, 2 x 58 ST-FS Primaries, 2 x 18 ST-FS Halyards on Mizzen Mast, 2 x 46 ST-FS Secondaries, stainless steel blocks by Garhauer.
Batteries: 2 x 245Ah Intimidator AGM by East Penn Mfg. Separate start and windlass AGM batteries.
Dual 100A heavy duty alternators through Mastervolt combined invertor/smart charge systems. Capi2 Bus - Wiring system pushbutton remote circuit breakers. Shore Power thru Isolation transformer.
LED interior lighting. LED Nav lights.
Raymarine E80 GPS. Raymarine T - 60 Sounder/Log and Wind instruments. Richie 5 compass. Raymarine Radar, Raymarine repeater system for all instruments, Comar Systems AIS-2-NMEA AIS receiver.
Hull Material: Glued Strip Planks & cold moulded Kauri Pine over Kauri Hulls with E-glass.
Deck Material: Teak over marine ply with Kauri Pine beams.
Draft: Centreboard up 1.34m Centreboard down 2.2m
Ground Tackle: Stainless Steel Manson Supreme + Spare Plough Anchor. Muir Anchor Winch remote in cockpit, with chain counter.
Covers: Full boat Covers.
Other: Cockpit seating with good ergonomic access to the winches, Helm wheel mounted on a classic pedestal with compass binnacle, 2 x 10kg Aluminium Gas Bottles in dedicated locker to port. Boom Tent and Dedicated steel cradle for shipping. All seacocks Groco Silver Bronze.