Blondie is still for sale! She was sold, but the buyer changed his mind and there is still an opportunity for those who want to purchase an “as new” demo boat for well under 1/2 the cost of a new one.
We have achieved almost everything we set out to with Blondie, being West Australian Offshore Champions 3 years in a row, and winning almost every major ocean race on the West Coast over the years. For a variety of personal reasons, we feel it is time to give someone else a chance to sail her and hopefully also compete as we have done. She was really built for cruising more than racing, so is fully equipped with fridge, freezer, good oven, hot water, comfy berths, enclosed head and shower etc. She is one of the few affordable size yachts that can truly be a long distance cruiser as well as race offshore at the very highest levels.
I have a speadsheet (available upon request) showing a build and fitout cost of over AUD$500,000. Even being economical with the fitout, an equivalent standard new boat would be at least $450,000, so the asking price is well under 1/2 price. All fittings are to the highest standard – the tracks, blocks etc are sized for a 50′ boat. The sails are highest quality and mostly new or very nearly so. She is the boat on the “new S&S 34” part of the website, so you can see how she was built – under survey and to Cat 0 spec.
The price when listed with brokers will be AUD$220,000 but for those who contact me direct via the website I will offer a 10% discount. Also I will refund an economy return airfare from anywhere in the world to a successful purchaser.
Click here for her web page and also click the link below for the flyer:
BLONDIE IS FOR SALE
Hanno Frecke is selling his beautifully presented UK model S&S 34, currently in a hall (shed?) in Hamburg, Germany.
Below you will find an exposé in German language. Hanno hopes you will understand it easily however, and contact him if you are interested or have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
We think it is a rare occasion for somebody who would like to buy a beautiful classic boat for a price of 32.000 Euro.
$29,000 US firm / 40,000 AUS
Email: email@example.com. Also email to: firstname.lastname@example.org as this will reach me at sea during my next yacht delivery jobs S&S 34.
Location: Hawaii. Yacht Delivery to Australia included by current owner ex-youngest solo circumnavigator Bj Caldwell: www. Bjcaldwell. Com (UK Built sistership of Sir Edward Heath’s Sydney Hobart winner) Sistership of world record S&S 34’s of Jessica Watson, Jessie Martin, Jon Sanders, David Dicks. Only production yacht on Earth to accomplish 5 X nonstop solo around the world! Sailed her solo San Francisco to Hawaii last year. Built to original S&S 34 specs.
All new standing rigging 2014, all new chainplates 2014, new Aries wind vane, VHF, new LED cabin lights & LED mast-head light, Simrad tiller pilot, Navtek backstay adjuster, two burner stove with oven, 2 X 50 watt solar panels new 2014,14-sails (two mainsails, 4 spinnakers, 8 headsails), 25lb Delta anchor and 100ft chain, Volvo MD2 diesel, Spinlock tiller extension, VHF. Full listing and video located at:
The Association has commissioned a run of official Class Flags, based on the original design and colours. Rather than being sewn, these flags use the latest UV resistant printing technology. They have a middle lining to prevent “see through” of the pattern, and a velco strip to wrap around a stay plus ties. The design is such that the Velcro wrapped end matches the pattern on the other side and becomes invisible.
They are offered for sale to members at cost, being $69. + postage
Non-members are welcome to purchase for $79 + postage.
Postage is $10 to anywhere in the world. Just email our Treasurer Jim Putt email@example.com who will give you the details for payment and send the flags to you. As our President Roger Raymond and Past President Dick Newnham demonstrate, they are magnificent flags.
Lionheart Is For Sale.
Regrettably and, indeed, very reluctantly we have come to the decision to sell. Lionheart. She is a wonderful sailing vessel but an impending relocation and change of circumstances militate against holding on to her.
Lionheart is the S&S 34 that carried Jesse Martin around the world to become the youngest solo, non-stop, circumnavigator. (Jessica Watson has since overtaken that record – in another S&S 34!)
Yes, the S&S is a very sturdy and sea-kindly vessel. Jesse sailed with us recently. It was a highly nostalgic afternoon for him as he reacquainted himself with the little home he had lived in, all alone, for nine months, all those years ago. We were able to show him his pencilled phone numbers, email addresses and reminders still on the cabin ceiling.
When we bought Lionheart, in 2011, she was in a sad and shabby state. We have spent a lot of time and money restoring her to something of her former glory – a list of the works we have completed can be found below.
She is currently located in Queenscliff, Victoria. We are seeking expressions of interest and will gladly show her to genuine buyers. Please contact me, Patrick Roberts, in the first instance, on mobile: 0438 387 001. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Works Completed on Lionheart
- All deck furniture, including stanchions, removed,
- Star cracking around stanchion bases repaired.
- Topsides and deck painted
- Stanchions reinforced with backing plates.
- All screws/bolt holes Sikaflexed prior to replacement (this resolved water leak issues long associated with the boat)
- Replaced lifelines.
- Replaced most running rigging.
- Installed new porthole Perspex.
- Marine electrician removed defunct Transat system and associated cabling.
- Sorted out and tidied up all cabling, removing redundant cables.
- Installed new Raymarine Ray 55E VHF Radio.
- Installed new Raymarine ST 60 instruments.
- New s/s standing rigging installed
- Mast and boom removed, sanded, etch primed and two pack paint.
- All sheaves removed, serviced and reinstalled.
- New Evergreen NMEA 183 GPS aerial installed.
- All navigation lights replaced with new LED.
- New boom bag and lazy jacks by Bull Sails
- New 16 kilo Mantus anchor
- 20 metres new anchor chain
- 100 metres of 12mm nylon rode.
Click here to go to her web page
Lying in Sydney Harbour, Lorelie is for sale. Seriously equipped for ocean sailing and cruising and perfectly set up for single handed sailing. Her builder spared no expense in her fitout and commissioning in Fremantle in 1980. Rolly Tasker said that at the time it was the most expensive rig they had ever done.
Heavy section single spreader mast with Hood furler Inner forestay on Hyfield lever supports staysail and storm jib Tangs for running backstays 4 self tailing Barlow winches 4:1 split main sheet Volvo MD11 engine with PSS shaft seal and 2 blade Gori folding prop Wheel steering Gel coat stripped & 8 month osmosis treatment in 1998 by Ben Lexcen Marine
In updating Lorelie in the last 5 years, I have stayed true to putting in only the best equipment such as:
Maxwell 1000 vertical capstan anchor winch TMC macerating toilet and 70L holding tank 7.5 oz Blue Peter Main & Jib (spinnaker, staysail, storm jib, yankee all in good condition) Lazy Jacks and Boom Bag Ozefridge 12V eutectic fridge Lowrance chart plotter interfaced to GPS and self steering 2X80 watt Sharp solar panels with 20A regulator 2X80AH Lifeline AGM batteries Completely separate, dual alternator charging system: one for start, one for house. LED Navigation lights Copper wiring replaced with with tinned New Northstar instruments: wind, depth, speed including all new senders and wiring AIS System with separate VHF antenna interfaced to GPS Fleming 301 Wind Vane Autohelm 6000 wheel autopilot Autohelm 1000 linear drive backup autopilot Great Circle 4 man valise life raft 12′ Para Anchor 3 Anchors Bruce, Admiralty, Fortress Full provenance available for Australian registration If you want a great working sailboat for cruising or circumnavigating Lorelie is a must see. $59900. Contact Steve: email@example.com
John Clarke is looking form a hardstand cradle suitable for an S&S 34. Two Rocks Marina doesn’t have one and he is looking to buy his own.
Anyone with anything suitable they want to part with, please contact Johnno:
Michael Thorpe who now owns Soon at RPYC, is looking for good second hand #1 & #genoas. He has a Mk1 (short single spreader) rig and the required luff length is approx. 12.5m. His phone no is 0478882400.
The S & S 34 -TALL RIG Sweet Surrender has been refurbished from the bottom of the keel to the top of the mast.
2012-2013 EXTRNALLY – The hull and deck were completely refurbished and painted. The minor osmosis was professionally treated by Swarbricks. New keel bolts and new rudder were fitted. Lewmar custom portholes were installed, new pushpit, new pulpit, new stanchions, new stanchion bases, new standing rigging, new running rigging, new spectra halyards. Mast was refurbished and fitted with new tabernacle with pivot and mast lowering gear.
2012-2013 INTERNALLY – it was completely stripped and rebuilt with much improved layout. LED cabin lights, solar ventilators, new engine and new electronics fitted.
Engine: 18 HP Volvo D1-20 Diesel (engine new in 2013. Gearbox new in 2012)
Click here to link to the yacht’s web page
Click here to link to the yacht’s ad on Ben Lexcen Marine
For further details and/or inspection ring Roko on 0421 510 043
Webmaster note: This is well worth a look as a lot of very expensive work has been done, the total cost would be considerably less than buying a cheaper boat and professionally restoring it. A lot of the cost of a yacht is in the fit out.
John Clarke has just bought Spirit (formerly “of Rockingham”) and is in the market for a reasonably priced second hand spinnaker.
If you have one to sell please contact Johnno at firstname.lastname@example.org