SY Topaz....Martzcraft 35..


Excellent example of this well-known world-cruising design. Built 1988, launched c. 1993, only one previous owner. Centre cockpit, spacious main saloon, then surprising aft cabin with queen-size bed. Sleeps up to 6. Very comfortable cruiser, sturdy but by no means slow. View at Manly (Brisbane).

Well maintained throughout - new mast + rigging 2005, new engine (Beta 35hp) 2002, under 600 hours use. Full equipment list available, comprehensive inventory, ready to step on and cruise.

Hull: Built 1988, not launched till approx. 1993.
Mast and rigging: Masthead sloop, new mast and rigging 2005.
Sails: Hood furling genoa, Ian Short mainsail. Spare genoa, plus storm jib and trisail. Combined boom cover and lazyjacks - very easy to drop the main single-handed.
Winches: Seven Barlow winches, three self-tailing.
Engine: Beta Marine BV 1305, 35hp (based on Kubota diesel). New 2002, under 600 hours use. Fuel consumption listed as 3 litres/hour, recent actual use 1.75 litres/hour. Calorifier fitted for fresh water heating.
Gearbox: PRM 80, 2:1 reduction, also new 2002. Right-hand prop, viewed from astern.
Instrumentation: Northstar M84 chartplotter (8.4-inch screen) - C-map card 2010, can also accept inputs from radar, AIS, sonar, etc; under warranty until April 2012. Backup Navman Tracker 900 chartplotter - black + white screen. Navman S100 speed + log, Navman D100 depth sounder. Autohelm ST3000 autopilot. GME Electrophone VHF radio. Steering compass - Danforth Constellation. Hand-held compass - Autohelm Personal Compass (electronic).
Emergency Gear: GME MT-400 EPIRB (406 Mhz - registered with AMSA), plus older 121.5 EPIRB, still working. Zodiac 4-person liferaft (requires service), Lifesling MOB rescue system, full complement of lifejackets. Lifelines and harnesses on board. Emergency tiller, 2 electric plus one manual bilge pump.
Anchoring: Maxwell-Nilsson electric anchor winch on foredeck. Main anchor - Manson (plough) 40lb with 60 metres chain. Back-up - Danforth 22 with 120ft rope, plus Flook anchor as kedge.
Batteries: New Bosch 31-930 engine-start battery, plus 2x Delkor Puma 31-900 house batteries. Wired for shore power with trickle-charger.
Dinghy, etc: Zodiac inflatable dinghy, on aft davits. Two outboards - Johnson 5hp and Suzuki 2hp.
Galley: Roden 'Clipper' stove with 2 burners, oven and grill. Two compartment eutectic fridge, engine-driven compressor. Hot and cold water, plus sea-water tap at sink. Full inventory of crockery, cutlery, utensils, new cookware, etc.
Head: TMC toilet with Sani-loo macerator and treatment unit, all new 2005. Hot and cold water at shower and handbasin.
Water capacity: Approx. 460 litres.
Diesel capacity: Approx. 165 litres in main tank, 14 litres in reserve tank.
Other: Assorted tools, spares for all engine filters and belts, usual assortment of spare shackles and fittings.


For all enquiries, phone Peter on (07) 3846 4546 (a/h),
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