Monday, June 16, 2014

Catamaran for sale - end or our sea time.

Due to some of my health problems we have to look at changing our lifestyle due to damage and arthritis in my shoulders, we will continue to sail until the boat sells. It has been a hard decision as we both love the sea life and the great people we meet in our travels. We are currently hauling out to do the maintenance on the boat and prepare her for sale and will advertise it through Yacht Hub in a week or two.

When we finally sell we will start a new adventure of road travel going back to visit places we have seen whilst sailing around Australia, I am not ready to stay put in one spot at this stage.

Below is what we will put in our advertising and I thought I would first show this to my loyal readers of this blog. I thank you for following my scribbles over the time I have been totally surprised by the more than 43,000 hits this site has had over the last two years.


The lovely 'Alana Rose'
(Under sail on the way to Albany)

Leopard 42 Catamaran, which was originally built by Robertson and Caine, South Africa,
this cat was built for cruising it is strong and well designed for ease of maintenance. Priced to sell after owners have spent seven years solid cruising which included crossing the Caribbean and Pacific Oceans and since it has been in Australia many seasons sailing the east coast and most recently completed a two year full circumnavigation of Australia. Main reason for sale is health reasons otherwise owners would continue this magnificent cruising life. Prior to current ownership this boat sailed from South Africa to the Caribbean and spent five years sailing the Caribbean.

Boat Name ; Alana Rose
Registered; Australia and QLD
Model; 2002  Leopard 42
Launched;  October 2001
Engines: 40hp Yanmar.  NEW engines/gearboxes fitted 16/11/2009
Shaft drive, great advantage of having all mechanics above water.
New shaft seals fitted June 2014 as part of pre-sale maintenance.
Engine Hours; 1,900 port- 1,900 stbd

Electrical systems,  
110 volt wiring still in place not used other than hot water services.
240 volt system in Galley and Salon areas
12 volt system – 600 amp/hr AGM house batteries, each engine has a 90 amp/hr sealed start battery
Battery charge- Stirling 40 amp self program automatic multi voltage.
Solar Panels with Solar Boost 200E regulator 2 x 120 watt panels.
LED strip lighting fitted throughout.

1 kva 240 v Honda petrol portable generator
2 kva 110 v Honda petrol portable generator

Rigging :
All stainless steel (Dyform) replaced 2010 along with genoa furler.
Sails, mainsail good condition 5 yr genoa good condition 7 yr plus original spare genoa.

Fuel Tanks one each engine 180 litres new condition.
Water Tanks 2 x 400 litre each (Total 800litres).

Galley (Galley up). New stove Force 10 (Oven/Grill/ 2 burner top) NEW fitted 2014
Large fridge freezer in Galley (50 Danfos compressor) works on timer to take advantage of solar panel operation, fully serviced 2014.
47 Litre  Evakool fridge freezer under cockpit table.
Four queen size beds, two fwd cabins with island beds and two single berths each with own head/shower, however, starboard aft cabin has been used as storage for spares and equipment  and the head removed and shelves fitted and store 2.2 kg washing machine the head can be re-installed easily.

Salon has U shaped lounge and dining table.
 (Starboard forward cabin bed made and below unmade)

(Stbd Fwd head/shower)

(Port aft cabin)
(Port aft Head /shower)

(Passage to Fwd stbd cabin)



GME VHF radio and  ICOM  IC-M 802 HF Radio
GME Epirb
(Navigation desk and communications)
 Raymarine, autopilot, depth/log, wind and chart plotter plus a Garmin 550s Chart plotter both at helm.

Rocna anchor with 70 metre 10 mm chain. Spare and Bruce anchor.
Deck wash pump fitted.
Lofran s   Anchor winch NEW electric motor 2014 
Outside condition Hull  - Good

Hatches Lewmar, seals have been renewed, and hatches have been fully removed and sealed between the deck and hatch.

Dinghy, Redback 2.9 metre inflatable with alloy hull and 8hp Yamaha outboard motor.