Price AU $729,000

AU $729,000
Designed by the legendary multihull specialists Gino Morelli and Pete Melvin to be the ultimate Bluewater cruising catamaran, this exceptional vessel is sure to impress! Built by renowned New Zealand shipwright Allan Legge, state of the art construction procedures were used with no expense spared to guarantee a strong and light weight performance yacht, easily managed short handed in even the most challenging conditions. Constructed of vacuum-bagged epoxy impregnated E-Glass sandwich, with carbon fibre added to reinforce high stress areas, and 3 water tight bulkheads in each hull, the vessel is designed to be virtually unsinkable. With over 65,000NM's of problem free cruising including two trips up to Alaska, and many seasons around New Zealand, this vessel has certainly proven its capability! Having benefitted from major refits in 2016 and 2020, this vessel presents in immaculate condition, ready for its next adventure!

Stepping inside, the 360 degree visibility is simply superb, and makes the fully functional internal helm station the ideal place to keep watch on passage. The quality finishes give the vessel a luxurious feel, and the saloon is an ideal space for entertaining or relaxing at anchor. To starboard is the stunning birds eye maple dinette with seating for 6 in comfort. Opposite is the well equipped galley, which boasts all the appliances one would expect in an apartment, ideal for daily living. The accomodation is excellent, with an 'owner's hull' creating a completely private space even when guests are onboard. The guest hull comprises of two private cabins, and a shared bathroom. Set up to be a true expedition vessel, there is also a full workshop in the Starboard hull, making servicing and maintenance a breeze!

On deck, the vessel is set up to be easily managed shorthanded or even single handed. All lines are lead back to the safe and deep cockpit and are easily controlled with the electric winches. All sails are on furlers, and the in-boom furling allows both ease of use, and full control of the amount of sail area used. The vessel also has the latest B&G H5000 electronics package (NEW 2020) including top of the line race Autopilot, and B&G Hydra backup autopilot. Despite all the comforts, this vessel comfortably completes 200NM+ days with safety and ease!

This vessel is powered by twin 47HP Yanmar Diesel engines which provide economical cruising at 7 to 8 knots. An incredible feature of this vessel is the exceptional electrical system which has been extensively upgraded in 2020. With a huge Lithium battery bank, and extensive solar panels, there is always ample power available even without running the 10kVa Genset! This allows for the ultimate in clean, green living, in even the most remote corners of the globe!

Derwent Boat Sales proudly sold Adagio to the current owner in 2019, who has enjoyed sailing the vessel from Hobart to Phuket and cruising around Asia. This vessel really is one of the most meticulusly maintained vessels we have come across, and has only further been improved under the current ownership. The last 12 photos show these extensive upgrades (earlier photos were taken by us in 2019 Hobart). Now reluctantly offered for sale due to a change in circumstances for the current owner, this vessel presents an increadible opportunity for you to step an exceptional turn key cruising package. The vessel is an Australian Registered Ship, with all Australian Taxes paid, and is currently near Phuket on a 3 year Indonesian cruising permit. This is ideal for new owners to start their cruising journey in the stunning and currently uncrowded waters of Asia.

This vessel really has to be seen to be fully appreciated, and is sure to impress even the most discerning sailor. For more information please call John Radonic on 0459322862 or Jo Breen on 0432031100.

Derwent Boat Sales offers the information on this vessel including condition, in good faith as provided by the Owner/Vendor. While confident about the accuracy we cannot Guarantee or Warrant it but will assist any prospective purchaser verify this as part of the purchase process.
Family, Leisure, Cruising
Rego Number
Morrelli and Melvin Design and Engineering
A. W. Legge Boat Builders - New Zealand
52' 0" - 15.85m
9 Tonnes
Keel / Ballast
2 x Fixed Mini Keels
Hull Material
Composite Foam Core, E-Glass, and Epoxy
Deck Material
Composite of Balsa core, E-glass, and Epoxy
Twin Yanmar 3JH2-TE 4 Saildrive 47.5hp Marine Diesel Engines Single lever electronic engine control at interior helm/navigation station plus de-mountable portable custom engine control unit which fixes to either side of the coach roof for easy visibility while berthing
Engine Make
2 x 47.5HP
Fuel Type
Engine Hours
5500hrs (approx)
Number Engines
Engine Hours (2nd Engine)
5700hrs (approx)
Fuel Consumption
7ltrs/hr both engines @2400 rpm
Max Speed
7.5knts under power/20knts plus sail
Cruise Speed
8 knots
Yanmar Sail Drives (1 x NEW 2020) with 3 Bladed Max-Prop feathering propellers
Fischer Panda 10Kva Genset
1500L Diesel in 4 integral tanks
850L in 2 integral tanks
Galley Up, Spacious U-Shaped Chefs galley with extensive storage in cabinets and drawers.
Bench tops are "Granite-90" engineered stone that is scratch, heat and stain proof.
Bosch Dishwasher
Non-skid flooring.
All Electric galley.
Twin Stainless sink
Insinkerator disposal.
Built-in safety storage for knives.
Custom lighted art glass is installed in the galley splash rail.
Excellent ventilation.

Bosch Washing Machine
Spacious upright Glacier Bay refrigerator with front opening door and 3 large drawers for easy access
(NEW 2019 Compressor)
Large upright Glacier bay freezer located in port hull pantry. Uline bar freezer for ice cube trays
NEW 2020 Bosch Induction 6 Zone stove, Sharp Microwave, Magma Stainless Steel BBQ
Spectra 13gph Water maker (new membrane, ready for installation)
Hot Water System
NEW 2020 25L Kuma Hot Water System
American Ash and Bird's-eye Maple cabinetry and table tops.
Custom roller tambour doors.
Push button latches on all drawers and cabinets.
Adjustable window blinds on all windows.
Dimmer switches for most lighting throughout.
Opening overhead hatches in every room, with inserts for fly screens and privacy panels.
All custom slat beds with extensive storage under.
Hanging closets, drawers and storage cabinets throughout.
Lee cloths permanently installed on all beds and berths.
Easy-care, durable nylon carpeting throughout.
3 x spacious cabins including:
Master Cabin with Queen sized berth,
Guest Cabin with Queen berth,
Second Guest Cabin which can either be configured as two singles or a double,
2019 NEW Top Quality Mattresses in all cabins
6 (2 X Queen beds and 2 X Single berths. ) Reading lights and fans
3 (2 X Indoor showers and 1 X Outdoor showers), hot and cold fresh water
2 X Vacu-Flush, fresh water, each with 100L holding tank
Bose Surround Sound
Hisinse 50" LCD
B&G Sonic Hub
Air Conditioning
2x 18,000 BTU Cruise Air, 1x 12,000 BTU Glacier Bay, Webasto Diesel Heater
Highfield 3.2
Yamaha 15HP Outboard
Stow-able awning over entire cockpit
Covers for LifeSling and MOM8 man overboard modules and 2 x Line Reels mounted on stern pulpits
Awnings over front windows
Covers for all winches and windlasses
Custom cover for port side front window for sun protection to the navigation station while at anchor.
Ground Tackle
Windlasses: 2 X Lofrans Electric windlasses with controls at navigation station and on fore-deck with hand-held remote
Primary anchor: Delta with 65m of 3/8" high test chain and 215m of 3/4" 3-strand nylon rode
Secondary anchor: Delta 40kg with 16m of 3/8" high test chain and 215m 0f 3/4" 3-strand nylon rode
Stern anchor: Fortress 27 with 5m of 3/8" high test chain and 100m of 3/4" Mega Braid rode
Fisherman's anchor: disassembled and stowed in bow locker.
2 X PARA-TECH Sea anchors (never used) with bridle arms designed to attach to stainless tangs on forward crossbeam to eliminate chafe.
Safety Gear
Custom high lifelines with Carbon fibre stanchions.
Jack-lines for life vest tethers run fore and aft and athwart-ships throughout exterior.
LIFESLING and MOM8 man overboard recovery systems mounted on starboard stern rail.
Safety nets secured at the top of port and starboard stern steps while at sea.
Sail deploying and reefing for Mainsail and Jib from the safety of the cockpit steps.
IRIDIUM Satellite phone installed, ready for use for voice and internet.
All thru-hull fittings equipped with wooden safety plugs.
Collision mat
Dual water-tight Collision Bulkheads in port and starboard bows to prevent water entry into living quarters.
Engine rooms are sealed fore and aft with watertight bulkheads.
"Machinery space" which houses numerous systems is isolated from the living quarters.
Emergency tiller stowed in aft end of port engine room, mounts on aft steps.
Integral tanks form a double hull, as well as mini keels to protect from grounding.
Intruder Defence custom system to defend from intruders is activated from master stateroom, and turns on all deck lights and a blue rotating police light on top of Targa bar.
All interior hatches, windows and saloon door lock from the inside.
2 X Emergency throw lines.
2 X large crow bars.
Power rigging cutters.
2 X Rotating Stern reels each containing 100m of Polypro floating line.
Abandon ship bag
Bosun's chair
Bilge Pumps
4 X Johnson Bilge pumps
Life Jackets
6 x Life jackets
Offshore Flare Kit and Electronic Flares
Fire Protection
Kidde Mariner Fyre Watch system in both engine rooms and machinery room, 7 X Fire extinguishers.
24V and 240V Systems Throughout
NEW 2020 600AH at 24V LIFEPO4 Lithium House Battery Bank
NEW 2020 200AH Engine Start Batteries
Victron Quattro 120A Battery Charger
Mastervolt Mass Combi 24/2500.60 8KW Sine wave Inverter/Battery Charger (With battery shut off and colour touch display)
NEW 2020 7 x Sun Power 480W Commercial Solar Panels with individual Victron MPPTs (3360W in total! Creating complete self sufficiency without running the genset!)
2 X Step down transformers to output 120V to numerous outlets
NEW 2020 B&G H5000 system including:
2 x B&G depth transducers with forward scan
H5000 Autopilot
Hydra 2000 fully operational back up autopilot
B&G Halo 20 Radar
B&G Zeus 3 12" Chart plotter
2 x B&G Zeus 2 7" Chart plotters
B&G VHF Radio with 3 x Handsets
Kenwood TS450S HF Radio
Iridium Go Sat Phone
Standard Horizon AIS/GPS VHF Radio
Xantrex Battery monitor
Azimuth 1000 Compass
Sail Inventory
Fully-Battened Mainsail with Reef Rite in-boom furling
Jib (Solent) with Reef Rite roller furling
Reacher with Reef Rite roller furling
Asymmetrical Spinnaker in sock
Storm Trysail (never used)
Storm Jib (never used)
Mast / Rigging
Aluminium mast and boom
Dyform Standing Rigging (RENEWED 2014)
Rig Report completed 2019
Custom vang with Gas cylinder lift
Deck Gear
NEW Dec 2020 1x Harken 70st Electric Winch
2 X Lewmar 48 Electric S/T winches in cockpit with foot operated remote buttons at top of cockpit stairs.
Lewmar manual 48 S/T winch in cockpit
Lewmar manual S/T winch on the mast
Custom organiser for running rigging with jammers in the cockpit
Targa Bar aft supports radio antennas, radar and dinghy lift.
6 x large vertical fenders
Ball fenders
2 x boat hooks
Many docking lines
Jerry cans for fuel
Large sail bags
Workshop: Large, fully-equipped workshop in the starboard hull, including large fixed vise, controls for major systems, inventory of spare parts and GCF fuel filtering and distribution system.
2021 - New Coppercoat Antifoul being completed in August
2020 - Major refit including lithium batteries, B&G H5000 electronics, electric winch, sails serviced.
2016 - ADAGIO underwent a major refit in April 2016, including: All deck hardware removed, cleaned and tested; Total repaint of exterior, including anti-foul paint on hull; New rub rail along aft end of aft deck; Mast removed, stripped of all hardware and repainted; Rigging inspected and renewed; Redesigned back cabin bulkhead doors and windows installed; All deck-level windows re-sealed; Interior and Exterior woodwork re-varnished; Sinks and bench top surfaces re-painted in both heads; Shower floors re-painted with non-skid; Interior stairs re-painted with non-skid; new rub rail installed.
FULLY CATALOGUED LIST of spares all marked with storage locations.
EXTENSIVE OPERATIONS MANUAL covering every facet of the boat's systems

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