One Owner. Never Chartered. Immaculate.
Serious long range passage-maker. 2000nm range.
Just antifouled. Full service.
Pre-purchase survey by Australian surveyor booked for July 21st at owner's cost. Save $$$$
Ready to go anywhere now.
Tax pad in Australia, New Caledonia and Fiji. Australian registered.
Designed by Andrew McDonald-Smith (Lloyds Ships. Marine Designer-Australia), this 48' power catamaran was built to comply with the most stringent quality control and to sustain the most grueling sea conditions.
Her owner had her built by the very best aluminum boat-building specialists in Australia, Coral Coast Marine Construction Pty Ltd, a company specializing in shipbuilding of both commercial power catamarans as well as large luxury pleasure crafts.
Operating his own Marine Design business for the past 8 years, Andrew McDonald-Smith's personal portfolio (spanning from 4.3m to 20m vessels with thousands of designs on the water) as been acknowledged with numerous Australian awards as an independent designer. Andrew works closely with the owner and yard to produce the best result for all parties, with clients receiving 100% effort to completion. As a Mechanical Engineer with a trade back ground, Andrew McDonald-Smith began Marine Engineering and Design 20 years ago with Lloyds Ships and has since worked with South East Queensland's foremost luxury yacht building yards.
'Aquarian' is fast, long-distance cruiser, having cruised several times between Australia and Fiji in records time. Built to comfortably and effortlessly cover huge distances in all weather conditions, her owner brought her back and forth between his home in QLD and his other home in the beautiful Manamuca Islands in Fiji, where the boat is now being imported to be able to permanently remain in Fiji, including having her own private harbor well protected from cyclones. Aquarian has also been imported in New Caledonia, where she can also remain indefinitely. This could be very interesting for someone wishing to spend extended amount of time either in Australia, New Caledonia or Fiji, where cruising permits normally last 12-18 months.
Built of 4mm thick alloy above the waterline and 5mm below, over an extremely strong aluminum frame and grid, this veritable ship means business. She was specifically chosen by her owner to be able to safely cruise the sometimes tricky waters of the Pacific Islands, where uncharted reef abounds, as well as sustain some of the roughest ocean conditions. Her hull is insulated above the waterline to keep the cabin cool in the hot weather, and warm when it is cool as well as protect the cabins against condensation.
Having had another larger power catamaran of the same design built in Australia, 'Aquarian's owner has now decided to sell the smaller boat, which is presented in immaculate condition. This boat is Australian registered ( no import tax needed for anyone wishing to bring her back to Australia), but can also remain in Fiji and New Caledonia indefinitely should the new owner wish to use her as a holiday home or here in paradise.
'Aquarian' is in 'turn key' condition and a great choice for someone looking for a near-new passage-maker and serious offshore cruising vessel. She is according equipped with all the necessary cruising electronics, water-maker, Genset, huge inverter, Alloy RIB on davits and extensive safety inventory. The boat is wired in 240V and 12 V.
'Aquarian' was re-sprayed in 2-pack Epoxy in 2014 and presents without a blemish. There is no bubbling of the paint, nor bump or scratches. Seen from any angle her hull presents as having literally just been launched.
This is also true of the interior, back deck and flybridge, where the upholstery is now being fully replaced with new as part of the sale.
Intelligently designed to marry muscle and ultimate competence at sea with a luxurious but practical interior, 'Aquarian's list of great features is impressive.
-Boat easily boarded in all weather via the two wide aft steps and boarding platforms
-Large aft cockpit with a lovely curved settee and large capacity storage hatches both under the floor and the seats.
-Wide access hatches to engine rooms
-Good access to the forward deck via the side deck, which are fitted with stainless steel grab-rails
-Flush access through the two reinforced-glass doors to the saloon and main cabin.
-A sturdy ladder reaches the huge flybridge, which combines a large sitting area, small bar fridge, more storage and the helm area, which is situated to offer great visibility around the whole ship and the forward deck.
-Full set of clears and solid GRP Bimini are suitable in all weather and provide great protection at sea while still being modular. (Please note that the upholstery photographed here is showing the old set, but is being replaced with new now in white with a small blue trim. )
-A large head with fully separate shower is accessed via the cockpit and a full size reinforced glass door.
-Huge main cabin with opening tinted windows for great cross ventilation
-Large saloon / dinette with separate lounge. Flat screen TV / Home theater.
-Open plan galley on same level as saloon with ample food preparation area, full size stand up fridge / freezer, double SS sink, Mircowave and plenty of storage.
-4 X large double cabins, 2 X with ensuite and plenty of storage / hanging lockers / drawers.
-Powerful air conditioning in main cabin effortlessly cools down the whole boat.
-2 x YANMAR 4LHA 260HP. Approx consumption. 1600RPM -10-12 knots 20 liter per hour total. 2600 RPM - 15.5k to 17 knots 43-50 Lph ( depending on boat weight/fuel load)
-2000L fuel capacity for serious offshore cruising.
For more information please contact our cruising yacht specialist Anna at Nautilus Yacht Management Pty Ltd.
Vessel type: Pleasure Craft
-Vessel model: Power Cat
-Designer: ANDREW McDONALD-SMITH Marine Designs
-Builder: Coral Coast Marine Bundaberg
-Country of Origin: Australia
-Vessel Name: AQUARIAN
-Registration number: 857593. Australian Registered Ship
-Launch year: 2004
-Size, beam, draft: 14.7 x 5.2m x 0.8m
-Displacement: approx 12T
-Deck material: aluminium
-Resprayed in 2014 with 2 X pack epoxy
-Structural frames: Aluminium
-Engine: 2 x YANMAR 4LHA 260HP. Approx consumptions. 1600RPM -10-12 knots 20 litre per hour total 2600 RPM - 15.5k to 17 knots 43-50 Lph ( depending on boat weight/fuel load)
-Engine number and year: built 2003, fitted in 2004. Engine serial numbers 53555 & 53556
-Fuel capacity : 2,000 litre
-Engine room accessibility and lighting : roomy and overhead light
-Water capacity. 360 litre holding tank with 12 V 70lph water maker
-Deck fittings and deck gear Bow mid ship and stern cleats
-Anchor (type and weight). Manson 80lb CQR. Spare ‘day anchor’
-Chain and warp (length and type). 3/8” Gal - 50 m 100M 12ml anchor line. Many assorted lengths of 1/2” and 3/4”” mooring ropes and lines. Numerous cyclone mooring lines
-Anchor winch (Brand name) CHEETAH. Controlled from bow or from bridge deck
-Bow-thruster and/or stern-thruster: NIL
-Electronics and navigation equipment: Navman Auto Pilot, Lowrance GPS /Plotter/sounder coupled to AP. Mag compass
-Radio and communication: ICOM VHF (requires replacing)
-Electrics: each engine has its own 12V Battery and 2 Dry Cell high capacity ship batteries. New 2014. All batteries charged by engine Alternators plus Solar Panels.
-Built in battery charger for when Genset on or shore power
-AC inverter I think 2.5 Kva
-Genset: 2015 Panda 4.5 Kva
-Shore Power: yes 240 V
-Wiring: has Main DC switch CB board plus Shore to Ship AC selector and circuit protection. 2 x solar panels (45w)
-Safety: Bilge pumps, fire extinguishers, life jackets, flares, other) 2 automatic bilge pumps in each hull plus engine bay bilge alarm and automatic/ manual pumps
-Toilet type, holding tank (material and capacity): no holding tanks but rear deck toilet is set up to work with holding tank. Three toilets are electric, salt water flush
-Galley: 3 burner gas. Hot cold pressure water at sink. AC/DC fridge
-Covers: dodger, bimini, winch covers, mosquito screens. Upstairs clears new September 2017. New fluoride upholstery 2018.
-Dinghy: Swift 3.8m Aluminium hull inflatable with weather covers.
-Inventory of equipment which are included in the sale: (i.e deck chairs, fishing equipment, crockery and cutlery, etc.). All safety gear, vacuum cutlery crockery bedding basic tool kit and engine spares (belts, impellers etc)