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SV Orpailleur

Hunter Legend 433 1991 FOR SALE $150,000

The yacht Orpailleur is presently for sale. She is situated in Nelly Bay just off Townsville in Far North Queensland.

Length: 13.1m, beam:4.3m Built:1991, By: Hunter Marine.

Interested persons will need to email me at stuart@kininmonth.com.au

Photo: SV Orpailleur on pontoon 7th November 2012

Attached is a recent surveyor report completed as part of the annual insurance with Club Marine. Download Here

SV Orpailleur is a serious blue water cruiser. She lacks nothing and I have no trouble suggesting that you could buy some supplies and head off around the world!! A full list of items is included below and far exceeds what is on the market at present. For instance she has an industrial sewing machine, water maker, life raft, Paraanchor 18m and drogue. This year alone she has had approximetly $30k spent on various upgrades including a new inner forestay and new head sails. Some plans are available here.

Orpailleur (pronounced Or-Paye-yer) is French for Gold panner. She was built in 1991 in the days when they made very solid heavy cruising yachts. She weights 17 tonne dry and around 19 tonnes laden including a poured lead keel. She is exceptionally solid but thanks to the wing keel and the modern hull shape she is a fast vessel. I can average 6 to 8 knots comfortably in most conditions. Normally I sail very conservatively but 9.4 knots is the best I have achieved. To make this vessel they combine 3 molded sections; the hull, the internal section and the top section. This is all bolted together on the edge forming a water tight hull (see the Hunter videos).

I chose this vessel for 2 key reasons; firstly she needs to be able to be sailed solo with minimal crew if need be, secondly she needs to be able to accommodate my 6'6” 198cm height in the berths and galley. In these two areas Orpailleur has few rivals. Important to note that she has a relatively small sized main engine compared to her modern equivalents. In my view this is a good thing since you are not tempted to utilise her as an expensive motor boat but rather find a sailing solution. The negative is that in a strong sea head on she is slow but will motor at 5 knots comfortably at 2000 RPM consuming only 3 litres per hour.

photo: Me standing in the galley

The living space is quite exceptional and many people comment on how spacious is the central area. Clearly this means less large lockers but some clever use of the seats and floor area helps in this regard.
I will provide 3 days of sail training and yacht familiarisation to the successful new owner.

Here is a list of the items aboard the vessel.

Safety


Para Anchor 18m custom made for the vessel in 2008
Drogue
Zodiac Life raft 6 man, out of survey
Fire bucket
Fire blanket
4 extinguishers
Flares
Flare Gun and flares
First aid kit including regulator for Oxygen bottle (hired from BOC)
GME 406 MHz Epirb
old 204 MHz Epirb
9 inflatable PDF including child's and automatic units.
Throw bag
life ring plastic
Foam rescue ring
Safety attachment gear for moving forward
Emergency steering pole
Smoke alarms 2
Carbon Monoxide alarm
external gas shut off.
Safety Grab bag
Water proof bum bag for night watch
Spot light powerful torch

 

Miscellaneous


Industrial sewing machine Innovation mini walking foot
Considerable quantity of cloth and sail material for repairs and constructions
Christmas lights
Water hose and assorted fittings including for direct connection to pressured system.
Cruisair in built air conditioning and heating system.
WaterWorks 6gph Water maker including spare 20 and 5 micron filters
Wine cellar with special padded wine sleeves
Surround sound stereo
Digital TV Grundig 110V/12V
DVD player 240V/110V
Cockpit instrument cover
Numerous ropes for pontoon ties or canal traverses
Viewing bucket
Collapsable bucket
West Marine steps
Solar heater water bag
green line feed for mast lines
2 umbrellas
clothes basket and pegs
Bosun chair
Parrot form Guatamala
Barometer and clock
Vacuum cleaner 110V
Iron and ironing board
Spare boom bag
Cruising guides for Queensland, Whitsunday, Caribbean
Bound blog of the Florida to Townsville trip
5 fenders
2 inflatable fenders
fishing gear
4 boat hooks
1 deck cleaning brush
Solar light
Ice Maker machine
Clothes washing machine (agitator type)
4 Diesel Jerry containers, 2 water drums and 1 ULP jerry container

Propulsion


Yanmar 4J 1991
3 blade fixed propellor
spare 2 blade propellor
separate starting battery
spare alternator
Engine box mounted thermal trigger extinguisher
140 L fuel tank
spare fuel lift pump
spare drive belts for main and generator
4 diesel jerry cans
5 spare oil filters
Oil suction pump
5 spare fuel filters both fine and course
Hand held infra red heat gauge

Tender


Caribe 3.2m 2007 model
Tohatsu 18hp 2 stroke, New May 2012
Safety kit with V sheet, flares, paddles, tool kit, ponchos, pfd type 2 lifejackets.
Anchor with 3m chain and 25m rope.
Foot pumb
repair kit
spare bung and pocket
Seat with bag

Sail wardobe


Main sail with 2 reefs in good condition (2006). I would look at replacing this for an extended cruise.
North Genoa Sail 150% on forestay,new in June 2012
Prior Storm sail on inner forestay, new in September 2012
Jib 2008 but has some brown markings
Spinaker 2006
Anchor sail
spare main but damaged, was bought from a de-masted Benateau

Rigging


New 3/8” forestay April 2012
New 3/8” inner forestay September 2012
New 3/8” Backstay June 2012
Side stays 316 SS 3/8” and 5/16” installed in 2006
Profurlers on both forestays
Boom bag (new in July 2011)
2 spinnaker poles, one SS and one Al.
spare wire for replacement of lower shrouds.

Accommodation


A large rear double berth with private head/shower
A V double birth with head and shower.
A central saloon double. This is possible using the custom made mattress that covers the lowered table. A curtain system provides privacy.
A 170cm single birth on side seat.
LED lights in main saloon and berths.

Navigation


Charts of eastern Queensland and Western Australia plus Pacific and Caribbean
Electronic C-map chips for most of world
Case of CDs containing the images of many charts around the world
2 spare hand held GPS
Chart light
JRC plotter 'Radar 1800' that includes radar and is interfaced to the autopilot
GPS mounted in office interfaced to HF
Navigation tools such as divider etc
TackTic wind speed indicator.
SIMRAD auto pilot with spare oil for linear drive and spare hydraulic ram

Communications


Icom HF M802 using back stay as antennae
Icom IC-M402 VHF with cockpit extension
Icom IC-M23 handheld VHF
Iridium Satellite phone in cradle with handset including computer interface cable.
External arial (8db gain) for mobile phone such as Telstra ZTE T165I

Galley


Gimballed Tasco gas oven and 3 burner stove.
2 part sink
filtered water tap
bench top extended hose
Hot and cold water. Hot water from main engine heat exchange or electric booster.
Very large freezer and smaller fridge. This configuration is run from an Ozefridge eutectic system. The freezer can be tuned to be a fridge. The fridge is cooled by a thermostatic heat exchange fan.
Knife block
various pots and pans including cast wok
several frying pans
Mixing bowl and mixer tool
Vacuum packer unit
Cups, plates, bowls, wine glasses for 6 people
Oven trays and baking dishes
Serving bowls and large plates
Water filter jug
Numerous cleaning pastes and sprays
Gas BBQ mounted on cockpit
Coal or wood BBQ mounted on port side.
Spice racks.
2 4kg galvanised LPG gas bottles
1 by 10kg galvanised LPG bottle used for BBQ
dust pan and broom
manual water foot pump for sink

Tools


numerous 110V electric tools such as sanders, jigsaw, Dreml, heat gun.
Numerous hand tools including clamps, hacksaw etc.
Spare screws and bolts of assorted size.
Calipers
grease gun
large bolt cutters for removal of rigging if need be.

Office items


Original manual describing the yacht set up
Brother MFC-J415W printer Scanner Fax

Manual for the 4KVA generator
Manual for the Yanma engine
Manual for the Water works water maker
Manual for Autopilot
File folder of all the manuals for most gadgets
Head sets for local communications, such as anchoring.
Cobra UHF handhelds
Ledger of all expenses for the last 5 years
Folder of all receipts for the last 6 years
Ledger of maintenance conducted
Ships logs for the last 6 years
Marine radio manual

Waste


Electric toilet in rear head
Manual toilet in front head
Holding tank plus pump out capacity
Spare manual pump assembly

Electrics


2 by 150AH batteries, new in May 2012
1 starter battery
Inverter Xantrax 110V 3000 Watt
4KVA 110 V Apollo generator
3 by 85 watt solar panels
1 400W Air Breeze wind turbine
Spare kit for wind turbine
spare 150AH battery
240V inverter
240V to 110V transformer (but notes this does not change the frequency).
Battery charger for starting battery from the generator
spare alternator

Known issues


Here I outline some tasks that I need to fix.
Tighten keel bolts next haulout.
Manual whaler seems to have a leak
Rear shower discharge has an air leak
Stereo unit is not taking sound system feed
Separate cleats for the inner forestay
Rear bathroom second light is not working
replace a latch on the galley hatch
finish wiring of cockpit light.

Here I outline some changes I would like to make:
Increase house battery capacity, maybe even with lithium cells
Explore the use of AIS
Investigate the use of Ipad for navigation and entertainment.

 

Hunter 433 on Davies Reef (GBR) in June 2009