Price AU $789,000 Huge price reduction

AU $789,000 Huge price reduction

The incredible journey of this remarkable vessel commenced with the design brief from the owners (one with a PHD in Computer Science and Engineering) being given to renowned yacht designer Carl Schumacher who quickly identified the brief was best executed as a catamaran, not mono-hull.
The initial conceptual plan was managed by Schumacher and then handed to naval architects Morelli and Melvin. The interior design was done in consultation with US Hughes Group Architects.
An exhaustive process was undertaken to select the builder, renowned shipwright Allan Legge in New Zealand was appointed to undertake the build process.
The owners had moved to NZ and had constant input visiting the builder's yard daily to assist and oversee the construction, ensuring their need for attention to detail was maintained at all times.
This has culminated in an EXCEPTIONAL vessel, at 52ft LOA, 28ft BEAM it provides excellent accommodation with owners private cabin and full bathroom on the starboard side, guests queen size berth plus two singles on the port side, again with own full bathroom, and the magnificent saloon area offering 360 degree vision, incorporating galley, navigation area with fully functional helm station including internal steering and engine controls, and superb seating around the birds eye maple table.
The cockpit feeds seamlessly into the saloon and offers similar comforts with great L shaped seating, own helm station plus very efficiently laid out sheets, halyard systems all coming back to the electric cockpit winches for real ease of handling.
Other key features are, extensive storage through out, dedicated workshop area, washing machine and dryer, excellent refrigeration and freezer plus ice maker, convection microwave, custom drawers for crockery and glassware plus more.
Again the attention to detail is evident at deck level and operationally, with numerous watertight hatches for all storage uses, large gear and sail lockers in each bow, separate "machinery" room with genset, separate room for all the water plumbing systems, deck washes etc.
The deck space is also designed to provide excellent full access all around the boat.
The boat is constructed of vacuum-bagged epoxy impregnated E-Glass sandwich, with carbon fibre added to reinforce high stress areas and designed to be virtually unsinkable, with two watertight bulkheads in each bow, plus bulkheads separating the engine rooms aft from the living areas.
The tender is also unsinkable, built in Kevlar and negates the need for a liferaft.
The "crew comfort index" was a primary requirement to ensure crew fatigue was minimised on long passages, to the extent life aboard is more akin to a 5 star hotel, not like most cruising boats.
Performance naturally was a critical part of the design brief with 200 plus nautical mile days regularly maintained when required.
Over a period of 18 years, the owners enjoyed wonderful cruising, travelling more than 30000 nautical miles in the Pacific.
A major refit was undertaken in 2016, including renewing many systems, redesigning the aft cabin bulkhead windows, repainting the decks, cockpit, dinghy and yacht's hull, and much more.
As one would expect, the inventory is immense, please refer to the information as listed where this is detailed comprehensively.
Inspection is strongly recommended and is the only way to really appreciate everything this amazing "cat" offers.
Adagio is genuinely for sale due to a recent bereavement, please contact John Radonic on 0459 322 862 for more information.
NOTE: detailed historical and technical information, extensive "diaries" on Adagio's voyages and plenty more is on
www. Adagiojournal. Com

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.
Hobart TAS
Rego Number
Rego Expiry
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 of Foam core, E-glass and Epoxy
Deck Material
Composite of Balsa core, E-glass and Epoxy
Twin Yanmar 47.5hp Marine Diesel engines Single lever Electronic engine controls at interior helm / navigation station plus de-mountable portable custom engine control unit which fixes either side of coach roof for easy visibility while berthing
Engine Make
2 X 47.5hp
Fuel Type
Engine Hours
Number Engines
Engine Hours (2nd Engine)
Max Speed
10 knots
Cruise Speed
8 knots
2 X 3 Bladed feathering propellers
Fischer Panda 10kva Genset
Bench tops are "Granite-90" engineered stone that is scratch, heat and stain proof. All Electric galley. Twin Stainless steel sink with Insinkerator disposal. Sharp Microwave / Convection Oven with dual Grills. Spacious 2 Burner hob with clamps for pots and excellent ventilation while cooking. Spacious Glacier Bay refrigerator with front opening door and 3 large drawers for easy access. Large Glacier bay freezer located in port hull pantry. Household Uline bar freezer for ice cube trays in the port hull pantry.
Glacier Bay front opening refrigerator
Glacier Bay freezer and Uline bar freezer
2 Burner Electric hob and Microwave / Convection Oven
Spectra 13gph Water maker (new membrane in 2018)
Hot Water System
Webasto 40,000 btu Diesel boiler with 40L Hot water tank and loop back valve
Magnificent saloon area with seating for 6 at dinning table and 360 degree visibility. American Ash and Bird's-eye Maple cabinetry and table tops. Custom roller tambour doors to many cabinets. 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.
Cockpit - Large removable stainless steering wheel mounts on shaft on cabinet aft of windows. Excellent and functional entertaining cockpit with coffee table and cushioned seating. Large storage areas for Abandon ship bag, Epirb and sailing gear. Freshwater shower and de-mountable BBQ in cockpit. Additional shower and retractable swim ladder at bottom step of port hull steps. Storage for 2 X large Scuba tanks in cockpit cabinet. Storage for emergency flares in cockpit cabinet.
Workshop - Spacious workshop in starboard hull forward including Large fixed vices and spacious work benches, Controls for Spectra water maker, Controls for Webasto water heater, Controls for fuel transfer and filtering system, Controls for Genset, Tank tender for measuring depth of liquid in all tanks, Sendec meters for registering running hours for water maker, heater and fuel transfer system, Custom drawers and cabinets for storing many tools, supplies and parts for yacht maintenance and repair.
6 (2 X Queen berths and 2 X Single berths)
2 X Indoor showers and 2 X Outdoor showers
2 X Vacu-Flush, fresh water, each with 190L holding tanks
JVC AM/FM Radio / CD / MP3 Player with 2 pairs of Bose stereo speakers (2 in saloon and 2 in cockpit)
Air Conditioning
Glacier Bay and Marine Air fans in every room
4m Custom Kevlar-Epoxy Power Cat with protective Bimini awning, side curtain's and windshield
Yamaha 4-stroke 25hp Outboard motor
Stow-able awning over entire cockpit
Covers for Life sling, MOB and Line Reels mounted on stern pulpits
Awnings over front windows
Covers for all winches and windlasses
Ground Tackle
2 X Lofrans Electric windlasses (just fully serviced) with controls at navigation station and on fore-deck with hand-held remote
Primary anchor is S. P. A. D. E. With 65m of 3/8" high test chain and 215m of 3/4" 3-strand nylon rope
Secondary anchor is Delta 40kg with 16m of 3/8" high test chain and 215m 0f 3/4" 3-strand nylon rope
Stern anchor is Fortress 27 with 5m of 3/8" high test chain and 100m of 3/4" Mega Braid rope
Fisherman's anchor disassembled and stowed in bow locker
Safety Gear
Custom high lifelines with Carbon fibre stanchions. Jack-lines for life vest tethers fore and aft and athwart-ships throughout exterior. 2 X PARA-TECH Sea anchors (never used) with bridle arms designed to attach to stainless tangs on forward crossbeam to eliminate chafe. GALERIDER Drogue. 2 X Fully installed AUTOHELM auto pilots. LIFESLING and MOB. 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. Watertight Collision Bulkheads on port and starboard bows to prevent water entry into living quarters. Emergency tiller stowed in aft end of port engine room, mounts on aft steps. Integral tanks forming a double hull, as well a 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. Locks - All interior hatches, windows and saloon door lock from the inside. 2 X Emergency throw lines. 2 X large crow bars. Power rigging cutters. High volume water hose, hose is stowed in deck locker, connects to salt water faucet in anchor locker and is powered by booster pump. 2 X Rotating Stern reels each containing 100m of Polypro floating
Bilge Pumps
5 X Bilge pumps (3 in starboard hull and 2 in port hull)
Life Raft
Unsinkable Custom Kevlar power cat with 25hp Outboard motor ready for immediate deployment
ACR-Global Fix Pro 406mhz GPS Epirb (expiry 07/2020)
Life Jackets
6 X Adjustable Yoke type inflatable vests and 4 X Flotation vests
Fire Protection
Kidde Mariner Fyre Watch system in both engine rooms and machinery room and 7 X Fire extinguishers
8 X 6V GEL-TECH 8GGC2 sealed House batteries (new 2014)
2 X Propulsion Engine start batteries (new 2018)
2 X Mastervolt Mass 24/100 Automatic Battery chargers
Mastervolt Mass Combi 24/2500.60 Sine wave Inverter / Battery charger combination
Shore power and Fisher Pander 10kva generator
240V throughout
2 X Step down transformers to output 120V to numerous outlets
B & G Hydra 200 with 2 X Multi-function displays in the navigation station and one display in cockpit
Furuno GAAS Radar
Furuno 6CV colour Depth sounder
2 X B & G Hydra Pilots fully installed with controls in navigation station
Kenwood TS450S HF Radio
Standard Horizon AIS/GPS VHF Radio
Garmin 152 GPS
Xantrex Battery monitor
Azimuth 1000 Compass
Removable Stainless steering wheel at navigation station with engine controls, windlass controls and all instrument displays.
Sail Inventory
All Doyle sails - New Zealand
Mainsail with Reef Rite in boom furling
Jib (Solent) with Reef Rite roller furling
Reacher with Reef Rite roller furling
Spinnaker in sock
Storm Trysail (never used)
Storm Jib (never used)
Mast / Rigging
Matrix Masts - New Zealand
Dyform Standing Rigging, RENEWED 2014
Custom vang with Gas cylinder lift
Deck Gear
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 antenna's, radar and dinghy lift.
"Adagio" underwent refit in April 2016 including, All deck hardware removed cleaned and tested, Total repaint of exterior, 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, All deck level windows re-sealed, Interior and Exterior woodwork re-vanished, Sinks and top surfaces re-painted in both heads, Shower floors re-painted with non-skid, Interior stairs re-painted with non-skid, Dinghy totally re-painted and new rub rail installed.
FULLY CATALOGUED LIST of spares all marked with cross references.
EXTENSIVE OPERATIONS MANUAL covering every facet of the boats systems

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