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1978 Adams 54 For Sale

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1978 Adams 54 Seller Description

Millar & Adam’s Aquilla 54FT – 16.2m long, Draws 2.2m, 4.14m wide, hull is ferro cement with fibreglass inner linings, ferro cement keel & rudder skeg with propeller aperture, ferro cement deck, ferro cement bulheads, GRP cockpit and cabin tops. Cutter Rig, Canoe Stern, Full/Fin Keel – 28tonne, 8.5knot estimated boat speed

Australian Ship Registration in current owners name

Last Surveyed on water June 2011

Manual Diaphragm Pumps & Electric Bilge Systems

Belinda hit the water in 1978 & has done a number of circumnavigations, Sydney Hobart,

Last Competed in Darwin to Ambon 2013 her second D2A – Belinda has a loved history with only 3 owners. Recently operating in challenging blue water conditions.

6 Bulkheads – 2 bunks forward, 1 double bunk aft, single bunk opposite engine room, single bunk mid ships, spacious living area with a single bunk and enough room to sleep more if required, kitchen with double bowl sink, Ranger Marine Gas Model 070A gimble stove, spacious & finely fitted teak furniture with plenty of storage, well lit with fans everywhere. New Carpet. Hand Pump – Fynless freshwater pump at sink, Plenty of fridge and freezer space built in and insulated. Ready for new plates to be installed.

Single Screw, PSS Dripless Shaft Seal 38mm Stainless Steel Shaft, option between 2 props – General cruising prop (4 blade) and racing prop – (2 blade), 50mm rudder shaft with bearings in tube, hemp packed stuffing box with bronze bearing

353 G M Detroit – 3 cylinder 2 Stroke 75.65kw, air locked wet exhaust and a fresh water heat exchanger. Accessible engine room aft of mid ships, 2 alternators, 2 fuel tanks >400L each
Hydrive Hydraulic Steering, Includes auxiliary steering attachments, still has quadrant and all the pulleys for a second helm project backing up the hydraulics. TMQ-AC4 autohelm with octopus pump

Solar charging house batteries x 2 – Gel (Aug 2013 replacements), 205 – 235 watt Auxin P6t Series solar panel (Aug 2013 installed) with 12v / 24v 30A MPPT Solar Charge Controller MP3735, 3 stage battery charging, LCD Screen, Battery temp controls, 2 x 12 volt start batteries (Aug 2013 replacement), 1 x 12 volt wyndlass (2012 replacement hardly used), 1 x 12 volt – spare, + 240 Volt Shore Power

HF Radio Kenwood TF-140S, VHF Radio Icom IC-M45, Ships has its own radio registration. Raymarine Depth Souder ST60, 125mm Sestral Compass at helm, Interphase 11 CVS + chart plotter with maps for Brisbane – Darwin, South East Asia, Second GPS at Map Table Garmin GP450X -, Radar JMC JRA-2141,

Life Raft – 6 man Repacked a year ago – Not Certified, Epirb GME MT400 S503A, 10 x Taft Coastal Life Jackets,2 inflatable, Harnesses, Life Lines, Pushpits, Pullpits, Railings, Stanchions and Lifelines – 32mm Stainless Steel Tube, Flares, Dan Buoy, Horshew, Whistles, Horn, Rations, 2 x fire extinguishes, 2 x fire blankets, Drogue

Loads of Extras – Binnoculars, Night Vision Goggles, Microwave, DC-AC Power Inverter 250 – 3000w, Stainless screws, filters, oil, spare pulleys, sheets, halyards and stainless shackles etc etc

3 Fresh Water Tanks. 1 Jayco hand pump head – new hoses and head, Shower and sink with 12v operable water

Painted Underwater and above water early 2013 – Jotun 605, Jotun Soft Antifoul, Jotun Hardtop Underwater is demonstrated success. Above water needs some work.
Profurl reefing system for head sail, optional hanking stay adjacent
Furling Genoa Sail N01, Mainsail, Staysail, Hanked Yankee No2, Hanked Headsail No3, Reacher, Storm Sail, Spinnaker Pole Long, Spinnaker Pole Short, Arco Winches, 16mm & 12mm Rigging

Anchors 2 x 36kg CQR, 1 Fishermans, 1 Reef, 120m recently galvanised 10mm Chain, Maxwell Nilsen Electric Powered Wyndlass – Currently being restored, Ship to Shore Anchor Rope

Dingy Blueline 2.1m Plastic, Timber Oars

Currently Berthed Bayview Marina with options for live aboard. Insured with TIO including race insurance.

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Northern Territory

One Comment

  1. Hubert says:

    Interested in 1978 Adams 54′ Belinda in Darwin Australia. Please send me an email with contact details of owner

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