Price AU $69,500 SOLD

AU $69,500
The legendary S&S34 design has proven its self the vessel of choice for true adventurers to undertake the ultimate sailing challenge - a solo, non-stop, unassisted, circumnavigation of the globe. From 16 year old Jessica Watson, and 17 year old Jessie Martin, to the highly experienced Jon Sanders, these exceptional vessels have more than proven their worth in the most challenging conditions the oceans can throw at them. Designed in 1968 as a versatile cruiser/racing, they quickly reached international fame when British Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath became the owner of the first production S&S 34,'Morning Cloud' which won the 1969 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race as well as a class win in the Fastnet Race. Since then, the design has continued to prove highly competitive in all rating systems, with multiple vessels being currently utilised for the growing double handed divisions as well as fully crewed in Australia's premiere offshore racing events. "Bendigedig" Welsh for 'Fantastic' is an impressive example of the design, and has certainly proven itself as a true offshore performer! Launched in 1971, it enjoyed a successful IOR racing career in the UK before being dry stored for 13 years. The current highly experienced owner, then purchased the vessel and undertook a comprehensive refit to prepare the vessel for the Global Solo Challenge - a single handed, non-stop, race around the globe. With no stone left un-turned, the vessel was stripped to its bear bones, with everything from the skin fittings to the mast, to the engine, replaced with the most reliable new equipment possible. Relaunched as essentially a brand new yacht (other than the hull) in May 2022, and fully optimised for the challenge ahead, 'Bendigedig' successfully qualified for the epic event and departed on the adventure of a life time in September 2023. Further solidified the design's legendary status, this exceptional vessel combined with the experienced owners skills, exceeded all expectations and proved to be fast in all conditions. Averaging a remarkable 5.7 knots over 12,000NMS, it was proving difficult to catch in the ultimate pursuit race. Unfortunately, due to an autopilot issue which could not be resolved at sea, the vessel retired to Hobart, having sailed halfway around the world from A Coruna, in Spain. Now fully imported into Australia, and will all equipment included, this impressive vessel is ready to take another ambitious sailor on the adventure of a life time! Whether you want to compete in the Sydney to Hobart race double handed, 2025 Melbourne to Osaka Race, or complete a lap of the globe, this is a vessel that is ready to go!

Stepping inside, the interior layout is optimised for single or double handed sailing. To port is the well thought out nav station, set up to be comfortable and functional in even the most challenging conditions. There is a single berth is opposite, ideally positioned mid-ships for comfort, and complete with lee-cloth. Also mid-ships is the Primus gimballing gas stove. Offering exceptional storage throughout, the interior has been redesigned to utilise all available space, with weight distribution also optimised. With plenty of hand holds, and equipment accessible for easy servicing, its clear that the design brief has been met. The vessel is also complete with a manual toilet to port.

On deck, the custom hard dodger provides excellent protection from the elements, and all lines are lead back to the cockpit for easily handling by the NEW Harken Winches and Spinlock clutches. There is extensive NEW B&G instrumentation as well as the NEW B&G H5000 Autopilot, with back up Pelagic Autopilot. The sail inventoy is NEW and was custom designed for the race by Saturn Sails in the UK. This includes the main with mesh boom bag for easy reefing, hanked on headsails and staysail, plus Code 0 and A2 for downwind performance. Complete with solid stainless steel top guard rails in the cockpit, two life rafts, and 2 EPIRBs, its clear that every box has been ticked to maximise safety on board.

This vessel is powered by a NEW 2022 Beta Marine 25HP Diesel Engine with only 284hrs on the clock. Reliable and simple, this provides comfortable cruising at 5 knots. The vessel also boasts a NEW 2022 Stainless Steel fuel tank with 340L capacity, giving the vessel over an 800NM motoring range on a single tank.

Complete with quality offshore equipment including KATADYN WATER MAKER, RUTLAND WIND GENERATOR, LIFEPO 4 LITHIUM BATTERIES, 200W SOLAR PANEL WITH REGULATOR, NEW 2022 Z-SPAR MAST AND BOOM, EXTENSIVE SAFETY EQUIPMENT, SPARES, AND TOOLS, this vessel offers a rare opportunity not to be missed! With all the hard work done, investments made, and proven capability, this is your opportunity to make your most ambitious sailing aspirations a reality. For more information please call Jo Breen on 0432031100 or John Radonic on 0459322862

For further information about the vessel and its impressive performance in the Global Solo Challenge can be found here:
https://www. Facebook. Com/bendigedigsailing

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
Leisure, Cruising, Racing
Olin Stephens
Aquafiber Norwich UK
32' 10" - 10.02m
6000kgs approx
Keel / Ballast
Lead fin keel
Hull Material
Deck Material
NEW 2022 Beta Marine 25HP Diesel Engine
Engine Make
Fuel Type
Engine Hours
Number Engines
Cruise Speed
5 to 6 knots
Shaft drive with Gori Folding Prop
340L in NEW 2021 Stainless Steel tank
Simple and practical centerline galley with Jetboil style stove (Primus) on custom made gimble.
Primus portable gas stove on gimble
NEW 2021 Katadyn Power Survivor 40-E
Set up for serious single or double handed offshore racing, this vessel features a comfortable and practical midships single bunk to starboard with lee-cloth. For additional accommodation it would be simple to install a pipe cot above.
1 single berth
Jabsco manual marine toilet
Bluetooth stereo
NEW 2022 Mesh Boom Bag
Safety Gear
2 x Horseshoe Buoys with Lights
Inflatable rescue sling
1 x Offshore Danbuoy
Bilge Pumps
2 x Electric Patay DD-120s plus high capacity roving bilge pump
Life Raft
Solas 6 man in hard case on cabins top, plus ISO 6 man in soft case in cabin
2 x Ocean Safety EPIRBS 1 Pros
Life Jackets
Ocean Safety Pro Inflatable life jacket with 2 x tethers
20 x assorted flares (red handhelds, smoke, and parachute)
Fire Protection
3 x 2kg Dry Powder Fire Extinguishers plus 1 x Fire Blanket
12V System throughout
NEW 2021 2 x 100AH LiFePo4 Relion Lithium House Batteries
NEW 2021 1 x 30AH LiFePo4 Ecoworthy Battery
NEW 2021 200W Roving solar panel
NEW 2021 Victron BMV702 Battery Monitor
NEW 2021 Rutland 914 Wind Generator
B&G Zeus 7" Chart Plotter
NEW 2021 B&G H5000 Autopilot Computer
NEW 2021 Simrad DD15 Autopilot Drive unit
NEW 2021 B&G Triton Displays
NEW 2021 HS70 GPS Compass
NEW 2021 EM-Trak B592 Class B AIS
NEW 2021 Thrane & Thrane Sailor 6217 VHF with DSC and AIS Receiver
Simrad 4G Radar
NEW 2021 Pelagic back up autopilot with remote control
Sail Inventory
NEW 2022 Saturn Sails UK Fully Battened Tri-radial cut Mainsail with car slides
NEW 2022 Saturn Sails UK No. 1 Tri-Radial cut Hanked on headsail
NEW 2022 Saturn Sails UK No. 3 Hanked on headsail
NEW 2022 Saturn Sails UK Hanked on staysail
NEW 2022 Code O
NEW 2022 A2
Storm jib and trysail
Mast / Rigging
NEW 2022 Z-Spars Aluminium single spreader mast
NEW 2022 Z-Spars Aluminium Boom
NEW 2022 Stainless Steel Standing Rigging
NEW 2022 Removable bow-sprit for Code 0 and A2
NEW 2022 High Quality Running Rigging
NEW 2022 Facnor Fast FX+ 200 Single line furler for Code 0 and A2
Deck Gear
NEW 2022 4 x Harken Performa 40.2 Self Tailing Winches
2 x Enkes 22 ASC 2 sped winches
NEW 2022 7 x Spinlock clutches
Extensive spares to fix all systems are included plus a full tool kit and socket set.

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