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'AUSTRALIS' is a steel hulled, fully rigged motor sailor. She carries a comprehensive range of safety, operational and navigational equipment. A 180hp Gardner diesel engine powers the vessel and she is equipped with 2 zodiac tenders. She sails beautifully and has a powerful engine to push her along at 8+ knots when needed.


Specifications & Features - 'AUSTRALIS'

- 180hp Gardner marine diesel engine

- 2 X Zodiacs

- 9 large, comfortable passenger berths

- Safety rails all round

- Full navigation equipment including radar, depth sounder, GPS, auto pilot with world-wide integrated electronic charts

- Satellite phone and email.

- Radios - HF (long distance) and marine VHF (close range)

- Water maker (desalinator)

- 27kva diesel powered electricity generator and backup generator

- 240 volt electricity throughout (110 volt conversion available)

- 450 litre storage tank for outboard fuel

- Heating/air conditioning throughout

- Large saloon area

- Covered outdoor saloon area

- CD and DVD player


- Seperate guest and crew toilet and shower

- Washing machine and dryer

- Massive equipment storage space - in the forecastle for items up to 4.4m long (with headroom of 2.5m) or on deck (in cradles) for larger items. Below decks there's plenty of cupboard and storage space

- Lifting rig for loading heavy items on board

- Icemaker - 56kg capacity

- Deck lights for efficient night work

- Crows nest with ladder access

- Outdoor BBQ on rear deck

- Hot and cold outdoor shower on rear deck

- Sea Kayaks:2 single's & 1 double



At 23m (75') and with either a full set of sails up or the powerful 180hp Gardiner engine pushing her along the vessel offers a wonderful sailing experience or a quick passage if time is of the essence. Full safety rails make her a very safe craft in rough weather and for less experienced sailors.



'Australis' has three cabins of three and one of two. With a maximum of 9 passengers this means there'll be a spare bunk for storage. The lower double beds have timber dividers for those who don't want to get too friendly. All bunks have removable sides for rough weather.


The Bridge/Navigation area

The state-of-the-art integrated navigation system utilises computer charts, auto pilot and GPS. Also on hand is radar and depth sounder. The bridge is fully enclosed and heated and is a great place for wildlife spotting in cold conditions. Communications gear comprises HF radio, satellite phone and email, weather fax and VHF for close communications.



Cooktop, oven, microwave, toaster, jug, double sink with hot and cold running water. There's a day fridge in the galley plus three full sized fridge/freezers on board. Bon appetit...



The generous saloon table seats 12 in comfort and has TV, DVD, VCR, audio tape and CD player. Check the 360 degree panorama for another view of the saloon/galley area.



Looking forward (left) and looking back (on the right) to the 27 Kva generator, air con and watermaker units. This area has 2.5m headroom and ample storage for specialist or bulky equipment. This area has room for items up to 4.4m long. With the generator humming away it also makes a great drying room for wet clothing. There's a lifting rig available for lifting heavy itmes into this hold.


On deck

Solid safety rails all round provide a safe and comfortable deck area. The large outdoor saloon area has a removable sun shade and there's a BBQ and hot water shower on the stern deck. The saloon area is fitted with a cradle for single & double sea kayak storage if required.


Up top

A crows nest at the first spreaders offers a safe position for photography and wildlife spotting. This photo from the mast head shows the beauty of the yacht under full sail.