18m Pilothouse Motor Sailor


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This Bruce Askew designed motor vessel was built with efficiency, stability and safety as criteria and also to full commercial offshore survey requirements. Her beautiful interior fit out of fine exotic timbers (Brazilian and African Cherry and mahogany) compliment her practical deep sea hull and layout making her a true go anywhere vessel
Accommodation is 1x queen, 1x double and 4x singles in 3 cabins plus 3 removable pipe berths for occasional use if required. There is an upper and lower saloon, a lower deck galley and 2x Italian Tecma toilets and showers.
Vessel name   –   MAIA
Launch year   –    2005
Length overall  –  61ft 10”  (18.86m)
Length on deck  –   59 ft.      (17.9m)
Beam  –   16ft 4”    (5m)
Draft  –     6ft 2”      (1.88m)
Displacement  –   34,000kg
Keel ballast    –  6,000kg lead giving positive righting beyond 90 degrees.
Designer   –   Bruce Askew, Wellington, New Zealand
Builder   –   Aquatic Solutions Tauranga, New Zealand
Construction    –   Timber epoxy laminate, glassed. Hardwood below water, Tanekaha    (Australian celery pine) above.  4 watertight bulkheads.
Decks    –   18mm ply glassed, 20mm Fiji teak glue laid without thru fastenings.
Houses     –   Ply glassed on American Port Orford cedar framing.
Engine    –   Volvo   With Twin Disc 2.9 1:1 reduction. 2 ½ inch 2205 SS shaft, Chatfield dripless seal to 35 inch 4 blade prop.
Generator    –  Westerbeke 4 pole 6.0 Kw. 2500 hrs.
Fuel    –  5,500 litres.
Water    –   1,800 litres.
Black water   –  200 litres, gravity outlet.
E/R Safety    –   Fire pump, CO2 e/r flooding system, 2x bilge pumps, 2x portable fire extinguishers.     Fire alarm and bilge alarms.  Access from the wheelhouse.
Galley     –  Gas 5 burner hob, gas oven and grill, microwave, Danish Vestfrost 240 V fridge and      Elcold freezer.
Electrics    –   Trace 3Kw inverter/charger, 6 kw genset, 2 engine altenators, 8 German AGM 24V  house bank. Separate 24V start bank. 30 amp 24 to 12 V reducer for radio  suply.  air compressor, Eberspacher forced air heating.
Electronics  –   Furuno Blackbox VX2.  6Kw radome, 2Kw sounder, Maxsea CM93 plotter. Open CPN computer backup with CM 93 worldwide charts. Furuno GP 31, Furuno/Wagner autopilot, Vesper AIS, Uniden VHF, Icom 802  SSB, weatherfax. Raymarine backup,         sounder, Maxwell chain counter/controller.
Anchors   –  Manson ploughs 2x 150lb. Kedge 20kg Ray. 110m, 13mm chain, 20m, 16mm, 100m warp. 6m Coppins sea anchor complete with 200m warp.  Maxwell 4,000 winch,  deck access chain locker and 7m3 lazarette.
Rigging    –   Fosters spars, stainless wire and turnbuckles, 3 sails, Furlex furler on the foremast. 5 Lewmar Selftailing winches.
Safety      –  10x survival suits, EPIRB, MOB lights, rings, 12x jackets, 12 man RFD raft, flare pack, fire hose, 6 extinguishers, submersible pump, vessel was in offshore survey until MOSS 14/12/2015. All equipment will be valid on delivery.
Entertainment    –   26 inch TV,  B&W speaker system.
Former survey   –  Vessel was built to BNZMSA survey. Earlier survey details:
MSA No. 132412
Type – Passenger, Non Passenger.
Survey Limits – Passenger Inshore, all Inshore Limits. Non Passenger, Offshore  Limits. Survey now lapsed.
Survey company – Steve Mabbett Ltd.
The MAIA’s hull configuration and sail assist gives great long distance fuel efficiency at 8 litres per hour (2 US gallons) at 8 knots cruise. Max speed is 10.8 knots. Safe range 5,000 miles.  Her systems have been designed with simplicity in mind so she has done many thousands of miles with a 2 person crew.
She presents in great condition having just had an Altex 15 years paint system by Alspec Nelson, interior varnish work. Engine heads reconditioned, a new turbo and injectors  2017.
Brokers comments
Owned by a professional sea going captain who conceived the idea of this vessel and who built her, MAIA is one of the best motorsailors we have seen in many years of ship broking. Very strongly built. Designed with comfort, stability and safety in mind. Her fit out, with its emphasis on beautiful interior timbers throughout, is world class. If understated quality, safety and cruising comfort are important then we urge you to inspect MAIA. Lying Dunedin, New Zealand