Xanadu II is a successful cruiser/racer and fast passage maker. She was strongly built for sailing in Wellington and Cook Strait conditions and is set up for single-handed sailing. All three owners to date have taken her offshore cruising, and she was second in the New Plymouth to Mooloolaba single handed race in 2007.
She has been modified and upgraded over the years. The traveller was moved out of the cockpit for more comfortable cruising and she has a bolt-on hard bimini with solar panels. She is well equipped and comes with many spares and most of the offshore gear, some of which is currently off the boat in storage.
Sailing equipment: 7/8 single spreader rig. Removable inner forestay for storm jib. Furling headsail on double track kiwi furler. Separate track on mast for trisail. Removable lazyjacks. All lines lead to cockpit winches including reefing lines. Two spinnaker poles.
Yanmar 3HM starts first time every time. Two fuel tanks. Autohelm 4000 plus spare ram.
Autohelm 2000 completely separate back up. AIS receiver Digital Radar Solar charger for 6V house batteries. 2 GPS aerials and receivers 2 VHF aerials, Rope and chain windlass with manual back up and winching drum. Two anchors,
Current owner has painted with two pot Perfection, moved the traveller, added a boarding platform, replaced teak decks with fibreglass, replaced the keel bolts added the new windlass, added the hard bimini and the solar charging, and upgraded technology.
In storage – wind generator, tropical awning, engine spares.
For more information or an appointment to view call Mike Parker on 027 5504140 or Janis Marler on 021 658668.
Spencer 40 – Don Senior
2009 (Major $75,000 which included Keelbolts)
Num. of engines
Power per engine
Saltwater – no heat exchanger
Very fast sailing
Been around Pacific several times
Triple skin ply – glassed over. Two pot Perfection paint job.
GPS x 2
Gas solenoid and sensor
Airex windmill (in storage)
Batteries – 2 x 6v house, 1 x 12v starter
2 x bilge pumps
Shower drain pump
2 x solar panels
Three bladders – pump and filter
Saltwater system for rinsing
Double V berth
Double ¼ berth
2 x saloon berths
Navigation and Electronics
2 x GPS
Navman wind – linked to Autohelm
Nine including storm sails, spinnaker and gennaker.
All lines to cockpit
Ground Tackle and anchors
2 x Bruce anchors
Electric/manual rope, chain and drum – Lewmar H-Series
Autohelm x 2
Bolton hard bimini/windmill
2.6m fibreglass bottom RIB
8hp Yamaha (unused for some years)