1968 LONG RANGE LIVEABOARD CRUISER 55FT for sale $349,000

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CALL **** *** 733 Show number
Title 1968 LONG RANGE LIVEABOARD CRUISER 55FT
Make LONG RANGE
Price AUD $349,000 ONO
Listing Type Used
Refcode DIY650501
Usage Cruising
Hull Material Timber
Hull Mono
Length - metres 16.76
Length - feet 55
Beam Width - meters 5.79
Dry Weight - kgs 43
No. of Engines 1
Engine Make Caterpillar
Engine Model D333c
Engine Type Diesel
Engine Power - hp 220 Turbo
Engine Hours 920
Safety Equipment Off-shore

Long Range 55ft Liveaboard Vessel.

This much admired Ex Victorian Government Research Vessel was professionally built by leading shipwrights at Caloundra boatyard in 1968 as the Governments mothership.
This over engineered well maintained vessel has never had the strain of pulling nets and has spent most of her life in Bass Strait waters.
Melita is Carvel Hull, Spotted Gum and was totally re caulked below and above water line last year. She has just been slipped anti-fouled, and a total repaint.
Used as a private vessel for the last 7 years she has been lovingly maintained to a high standard, she has just returned from 2 years cruising the remote Kimberly.
She is a great live aboard boat with Long Range Fuel Tanks, Large Water Tanks, Watermaker, 1.3 klw of Solar Panels, Large Generator Room, Huge Refrigeration, new Saloon/Galley, plenty of Storage, this boat can be at sea for many months before having to re supply.
She is powered by a reliable economical Cat Turbo Charged Engine, approx. 920 hrs since rebuild, new Injectors, regularly serviced.
Cruising speed of 7 ½ knots @ 12 lts per hour and a top speed of 11 ½ knots. She has a long distance range of approx. 2950nm.
Generator is a 6.5 kva Onan.
Huge amount of Soalr Panels.
New Victron Inverter Charger
Muir Heavy Duty Electric Anchor Winch, with Chain Counter. Spare Heavy Duty Anchors.
Marine Grade Engineered Aluminium Stabilisers including Electric Crane on roof SWL 500kg, Manufactured and fitted 2 1/2 years ago.
Tender is a sturdy Blue Fin 3.8 with a 25hp Yamaha.


Specifications

Length. 16.79 mts
Beam. 5.79 mts
Draft. 1.88 mts
Hull. Spotted gum 2 ½ inch
Weight. 43 gross tons.
Fuel. 5,250 lts
Water. 2,000lts
Water Maker. 180 lts per hour
Hot Water. Duetto Electric System
Motor. Caterpillar D 333 / 3206 Turbo Charged,
Recently overhauled to spec, very reliable.
Gearbox. Borg Warner 3.4 reduction with Hydraulic pump attached PTO.
Steering. Hydraulic, 5 ton Rams x 2 New.
Genset. 6.5 KVA Onan
Solar Panels. 1.3 kW @81 volts DC with MMPT controller.
Batteries. 6 x 250 amp Deep Cycle AGM Batteries NEW.
Inverter. NEW Victon 3 KVA
Charger. 70 amp 24 volt
Chart plotter. Raymarine 120C series 12 inch,upgraded software 2014
Sounder. Fururno 585
Autopilot. Wagner Mark 4
Radar. . Furuno 98 Nm
Vhf. GME
Anchor. Manson 120 , 75 mts chain
Anchor Winch. Muir Electric 2500 Kg
Tender. Blue Fin 3.8 mts 25 hp Yamaha


Saloon. New fit-out 3 yrs ago in Queensland Maple. 1 inch Timber deck.
Great new Galley fitout, plenty of cupboards/large draws
Gas Cooktop, Convection Oven/ Microwave

Refrigeration. Huge amount of refrigeration for extended stay at sea.
Fridges x 2 Freezes x 3


Galley has server windows onto Aft Deck/Bar B Q
Heaps of Cupboards/Storage
In Saloon Flat Screen TV, Sony Stereo CD/Radio Bluetooth, USB
Air Conditioner in Saloon, New Tint on Windows
Led Lighting


Sleeping. Forward Cabin has Double Bed plus 4 bunks
Double Bed out on Aft Deck, great for sleeping out on hot nights
Table in Saloon drops down to makes into Double Bed
Can sleep a total of 10.






The back deck, where you spend most of your time, is a very large area great for fishing or entertaining, it also has a double bed which has refrigeration and large storage area underneath. The entire rear deck has clears to totally enclose if required. There is also a good size storage area under the rear deck. Secured Rod holders for 20 fishing rods under roof. Plus 5 fixed multi adjustable Diawa fishing rod stations.

Melita is a great sea going vessel that will take you safely to your destination, with her large fuel/water tanks, watermaker and large volume refrigeration you can spend extended time at sea without having to come into port to resupply/refuel. We have spent just 8 months at sea on one trip.
This vessel is in exceptional condition, ready to go cruising. Many many thousands of $ has been spent on this vessel on upgrades and improvements.
She is currently berthed in Cairns.

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