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Blondie Hasler made long distance sailing famous in his own junk rigged yacht 'Jester' in the 60's and many have followed since.
'Wild Fox' was built under close supervision by her owner for his own single handed adventures and finished to an exceedingly high standard. The yacht has been perfectly maintained, and having sailed 40,000 nm still presents like new. Any junk rig fan will love this yacht.
The yacht won it's class in the Concours d' Elegance Antigua Classic week in 2011.
NB: A new Betamarine 38hp engine has just been installed, September 2018.
|Boat Name||Wild Fox|
|Displacement||8500 kgs Dry Load|
|Draft||1.70 m (Min), 1.70 m(Max)|
|Fuel Tanks||1 Stainless steel (200 Liters)|
|Fresh Water Tanks||2 Stainless steel (400 Liters)|
|Holding Tanks||1 Stainless steel (150 Liters)|
|Engine Power||38 HP|
|Drive Type||Direct Drive|
|Propeller||3 blade propeller|
|Number of double berths||1|
|Number of cabins||2|
|Number of heads||1|
|Number of bathrooms||1|
Entering the boat the BLAKES VICTORY head c/w holding tank, is immediately to port and there is access aft for storage. The shower stall, ISOTHERME hot water, is opposite and also has access to more storage through that bulkhead. Moving forward into the boat the space afforded by the lack of side decks is very evident. 6' 4'' headroom throughout.
The centre line sinks and countertop separate the galley and navigation station. Cabinetry is excellent, deep chart drawers and many other sensible design features. Full forward the double cabin.
The interior as a whole feels spacious and comfortable. White deckheads with mahogany and douglas fir laminated beams and chrome plated brass opening ports add to the pretty mix. WEBASTO central heating for those colder climes. All lighting is LED.
Excellent sea going design. The high quality DICKINSON is a heavy duty stainless steel gas stove and oven. Large top loading 12 volt fridge. Deep double stainless sinks with pressurised hot and cold water at mixer tap, cold water foot pump in line. Manual salt water galley pump
Electrics & Batteries:
The yacht is 240VAC, shore power inlet and cable, and 12VDC. VICTRON 1500 watt inverter / charger.
House bank is two 220 amp batteries. Separate 80 amp engine battery. DC charging from one solar panel c/w solar regulator, SILENTWIND wind generator, WATT&SEA hydro generator and engine alternator.
4 WHALE electric bilge pumps.
Electronics & Navigation:
- RAYMARINE Autohelm Series sailing instruments
- RAYMARINE 2000 tiller pilot
- RAYMARINE 240E DSC VHF radio
- ICOM 802 HF radio
- FURUNO Navtex
- 10'' RAYMARINE chartplotter
- GARMIN GPS
Located under the saloon table, the access is very easy and servicing made simple. Shaft drive, dripless seal, to a Maxprop propeller. Tank range is 400nm.
Two hollow Sitka Spruce masts built by Collars of England. Varnish in immaculate condition.
ECHOMAX Active-XS-Dual Band radar reflector.
Lightning dissipators on both masts.
Two traditional terylene flat sails, 8oz by JECKELLS. Original cambered panel sails were exchanged in preference to a flat sail
- Life raft (last service 2013
- 4 adult life jackets
- SEAMEDIC modules 1,2,3 and 4
- McMURDO EPIRB (2015)
- Flarepack (out of date)
- 2 fire extinguishers (2015)
- 2 WHALE GUSHER manual bilge pumps
- BASS STRAIT Para anchor
- LOFRANS 1200 watt windlass
- 20kg MANSON
- 20kg DELTA
- 65lb LUKE
- 67m of 10mm chain
- 2 x 100m rolls of 16mm nylon rode
Covers and Awnings:
Sunbrella bimini on stainless steel frame. Sprayhood and dodgers. New sail covers in 2016.
Dinghy and Outboard:
3m AVON inflatable. YAMAHA 2hp. TORQEEDO 3hp electric.