La Chica is for sale; asking price 55,000 NZD

  • 27 Jan 2019 07:58
    Message # 7131357

    La Chica is a very strongly built 33 ft steel junk schooner. She is very well equipped and ready to go offshore, anywhere, literally. She was built with single-handed sailing in the Southern Ocean as a background idea.
    She is a Tahitianna, designed by Weston Farmer and extensively modified over the years by Paul Thompson, the builder and 30 years owner. The Tahitianna is a redesign for steelll of the famous Tahiti Ketch, designed in 1932 by American John Hanna of Dunedin Florida.

    We have lived aboard La Chica with my partner (who is 6'4 tall) for over a year now, and cruised around NZ extensively, with a nice offshore passage from Auckland to Lyttleton in 7 days (over 800 miles), averaging 5.3 knots. With a baby on the way, it is time for us to move back to Europe, close to the family.

    La Chica is now in Nelson and will stay there for the next 2 to 3 months (until mid-May). We can deliver anywhere in New Zealand. International delivery to be negotiated (mainly depending on timing).

    Specs:

    Date of first launch - 1991
    L.O.A - 10.1M (33')
    L.O.D - 9.6M (31' 11")
    L.W.L - 8.45M (27' 9")
    Beam - 3.1M (10' 4")
    Draught - 1.6M (5' 3")
    Displacement - 7.9ton (17 500 lbs.)
    Ballast - 2.2ton (4 500 lbs.)
    Sail Area - Total 62.08Sq.M (668 Sq.ft.) Main 37.27Sq.M (401 Sq.ft.) Foresail 24.81Sq.M (267 Sq.ft.)
    Spars - Main and Fore mast are steel


    Here is a summary of the inventory. Please get in touch for a more complete list:

    2 x 140 watt solar panels each coupled to it's own Genasun 10A MPPT controller.
    4 deep cycle 6V batteries (520 amp hour total)
    VHF
    Furuno chart plotter – gp-1870
    Raymarine ST60 sailing instruments
    Raymarine below deck hydraulic autopilot
    Raymarine remote for autopilot
    Raymarine RS125 active GPS antenna
    EPIRB: ACR GlobalFix RLB-35 406 with built in GPS and 121.5 Homing - Battery Expiry: 01/09/2022
    Jordan series drogue
    Self steeering windvane
    Refleks diesel heater
    Engine: Vetus M3.10 - 22HP (18HP continuous) - with a dry exhaust: no salt water comes near it
    240L diesel tank
    120L water tank + 80L in jerrycans

    Last modified: 06 Mar 2019 22:44 | Anonymous member
  • 06 Mar 2019 22:47
    Reply # 7203215 on 7131357

    Hi everyone,

    I just updated the advert with the specs of La Chica.

    Cheers

    Marjon

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