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Custom 60ft World Cruiser

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DESCRIPTION:Custom 60’ World Cruiser
LENGTH:18.5m (60ft 8in)
BEAM:4.4m (14ft 5in)
DRAFT:2.4m (7ft 10in)
LOCATION: Auckland, New Zealand
BROKER:Clive Bennett
PRICE:USD $400.000 (NZ $594,000)

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Roxanne is a 60’ aluminum-hulled cruiser with fiberglass / foam composite deck and carbon fiber hard dodger designed for speed and comfortable passages.
When the vessel was a developing concept in her owner’s head, her designer Tom Wylie asked the owner what he wanted in a boat. The answer: “A fast, fun boat with no bad habits!” She indeed embodies those traits and, after 23 years of cruising and living aboard, the owner’s not-so-skilled-at-sailing wife can also add this: “What I like most about Roxanne is her forgiving response to my sailing lapses.” Built to be a full-time floating home for the owners and their two sons, Roxanne has been sailed extensively and rapidly throughout the north and south Pacific since departing San Francisco in 2000. Before she departed in 2000, she made her first blue water passage in the 1998 Pacific Cup, when her owner and one other crew member raced her from San Francisco to Hawaii and missed beating the double-handed record, which still stands in 2019, by less than 30 minutes.
What you’ll notice first are her clean lines with reverse sheer, stylish hull side windows, hard dodger with open/close canvas top and roomy cockpit. Even when she’s not moving, she looks fast! Give her wind, though, and she slices through the water and makes swift passages averaging 200 nautical miles per day.
In the experts opinion this yacht ticks all the boxes for the perfect boat:
General description:
With a watertight 11’ forepeak and 18’ engine compartment astern, weight was kept out of her ends. Her lengthy waterline and light displacement makes her responsive in light wind. An added advantage of her light displacement is that loads are reduced on her rig, running gear and crew (even short-handed crew). A hundred gallons (400 litres) of fresh water can be transferred between port and starboard outboard tanks for additional stability. All through-hulls, with exception of knot log and depth transducer, are hard-plumbed with aluminum pipe above water line. Anchor locker is deck accessible with room for secondary Danforth anchor, rode, snubbers and buoys. Forepeak has primary chain rode receptacle and generous space for asymmetrical spinnaker, dive tanks, staysail, storm jib, dock lines, sheets, buoys and assorted boat toys. Interior is simple painted surfaces with minimal wood trim. Cabinet doors have lockable push button latches. Storage available beneath bunks, cabin sole and settee. Interior can be heated with diesel hydronic unit which is plumbed with baseboard units, heated towel rack and forced air in the salon. Hullside windows and overhead hatches let in daylight and combined with neutral interior create bright, open appearance in main salon. Nav station has double stools with rotating C-arms which support the occupant on either tack. (stools and settee covered in blue leather) Galley is U-shaped, enabling stability in raucous seaways—Corian countertops have high fiddles to grab, functional midline sink position, gimbled stove and tambour cabinets that slide up and close (like a roll top desk). Fresh water (delivered via pressure pump) and salt water (delivered via foot pump) empty into deep double basin stainless sinks. Microwave and customized clear acrylic fruit/veg bins, holed for air circulation, are mounted on port shelf. Ample space is available in top loading fridge and freezer. Forward cabin has generous sleeping space for 2 adults, expansive counter area atop shelving, zippered gym bags (which slide into track mounted on bulkhead) and hanging locker. Double hatches over bed provide breeze for sleepers. Large, single head with stainless sink has retractable shower hose, under-counter Maytag twin-tub washer and adjacent holding tank. Heated stainless towel rack mounted on bulkhead. Starboard aft-cabin has double berth with adjustable angle pipe cot, hanging wet locker, cabinet with shelves and 2 zippered gym bags (which slide into track mounted on bulkhead). Counter top currently mounted with 26” digital television. Port aft cabin has single berth with pipe cot above, storage shelves, 1 zippered “First Out” bag (which slides into track mounted on bulkhead), EPIRB and access to midline battery compartment.  Currently, port aft cabin serves as pantry with strap-down bins for storage. Both aft cabins are at Station 7 (least motion underway making for most comfortable sleeping areas). Large, comfortable cockpit with hard dodger which has battened canvas top that slides forward on tracks, allowing in fresh air and light. Instrument pod sits to port with 2 full-function displays, 12V outlet and plug for autopilot remote. On starboard is chart plotter/radar and command mike for VHF. Steering station has 5-foot wheel and binnacle-mounted compass. Engine instruments and throttle to starboard of wheel. Hydropilot panel is to port of wheel. Main traveler, winch and hydraulic control panel are mounted just forward of wheel on alloy island (image 6, right pic). Beneath steering station is storage for 2 outboard fuel tanks, 2 jerry jugs, dinghy anchor, dinghy wheels and assorted cleaning necessities. Aft of wheel is hatch-accessed lazarette which has two 9-kilo LPG bottles, drawer for snorkling gear and room for additional items such as BBQ, fishing supplies and hoses. Flexi-teak covered swim step has latchable life raft locker, folding swim ladder and retractable hot/cold shower head. Robust roller for stern anchor mounted to port.
Engine room (18 feet long) is accessible through large hatches port and starboard in cockpit, allowing for exceptional access to both sides of main engine. Soft patch above engine allows easy removal. Genset is mounted midline aft of engine. To starboard is watermaker, tool box, stainless water heater and electrical panel. To port is refrigeration compressor and daytank. Steering quadrant, cables and auto-pilot drive are easily accessed.
Registration: U.S. (also imported into New Zealand)
Hull Material: Marine alloy
Builder: Betts Enterprises
Keel: Fin keel with bulb
Displacement: 27500 pounds (12.7 tonnes)
Ballast: 8900 pounds (4 tonnes)
Total Power: 75 HP
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Year Built: 1996
Engine Model: 4JH2-HTE
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 5348 hours
Propeller: Max Prop 3 blade
Fresh Water Tanks: 200 gallons (760 litres) divided in 2 outboard tanks—can be shifted for ballast
Holding: 20 gallons (75 litres)
Fuel Tanks: 262 gallons (990 litres) divided in 2 bilge tanks—can be shifted
Day tank: 20 gallons (75 litres)
Range: 1600 NM
Tank levels (diesel and water) monitored by Tank Tender System
Number of single berths: 1 single, 2 pipe berths
Number of double berths: 2
Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 1
Electronics & Navigation:
  • B&G Hydra 2 instrumentation—3 multi-function displays & 2 Hydrapilot displays (1 with remote)
  • Autopilot—WH hydraulic drive controlled by B & G Hydrapilot with 2 displays and 1 remote. Backup controller is WH with remote.
  • B&G Zeuss 2 chartplotter with Broadband 4G radar
  • Furuno GPS receiver model GP-32
  • ICOM VHF radio, IC-M502 with remote ICOM Command mic II2  
  • Submersible hand-held VHF radios (2)—ICOM M88
  • AIS—Digital Yacht IAT200 class B (antenna splitter—Digital Yacht SPL2000)
  • SSB—ICOM-M710 with Pactor #2 Modem for Winlink and Sailmail
  • Energy/battery monitor—Ample Power EMON II enables simple, accurate electrical system monitoring
  • Satellite modem—Iridium Go Pro with external antenna
  • Ultrasonic antifouling system—CleanAHull with 4 transducers
24-volt system and 12-volt systems have multiple redundancies—24V system can be charged by alternator, genset, shore power transformer or solar panels. 12 Volt system can be charged by alternator or 24/12 convertor.
House AC is supplied by 110 shore power. Currently in New Zealand, 240 shore power supplied to a step-down transformer connected to MasterVolt battery chargers.
A second pure sine wave invertor supplies the media/television.
A separate 12V starter battery is located in engine room.
Solar system consists of (2) 120W solar panels and controller feeding 24V house bank.
Paneltronics distribution panels for 24V DC, 12V DC and 120V AC located at nav station. All electrical wiring (except bilge pumps and ultrasonic anti-fouling system) are run behind port/starboard valances along interior sheers.  
  • Northern Lights M673 6KW/120AC genset (new in 2016)
  • 12V GRP 27 gel battery (starter battery)
  • 24V (4) 8D gel batteries 490 AH (house bank)
  • 12V (1) 8D gel battery 250 AH (12 V)
  • Trace invertor DR2424 2400W/120VAC
  • Puresine 200W/110AC for television
  • Mastervolt MASS24-50 (2) Battery chargers (120V-24V)
  • Mastervolt MAC 24/12-20 DC-DC convertor
  • Mastervolt MPPT solar controller
  • Kyocera 120W (2) solar panels
  • Amptech 24V 135-amp alternator
  • Amptech 12V 75-amp alternator
  • Amplepower Nextstep2 (24V) alternator regulator
  • Amplepower SARV3 (12V) alternator regulator
Deck & Hull:
Hull/deck bond:
4” wide aluminum flange was welded 1½” below the sheer around the entire circumference of the boat. The 1½” thick fiberglass/Divinycell foam composite deck was epoxyed to the flange and the hull. The aluminum toe rail was placed, covering the exposed joint and through-bolted every 4” with 5/16” stainless fasteners.  
  • Carbon fiber/Divinycell foam composite hard dodger
  • Hard dodger windows—8 mm tempered glass forward and 6 mm tempered glass sides
  • Hullside windows—Lexan ½”
  • Battened, retractable pale grey Sunbrella cover on hard dodger
  • Bomar cast aluminum hatches (each hatch has 4 dogs)
  • Stainless wire lifelines—height is 30” (76cm)—designed higher for safety with gates port and starboard
  • Stainless steel bow pulpit with seat
  • Stainless steel mast pulpit mounted on dorados
  • Stainless steel stern pulpit with radar arch, including radar dome and GPS antennae, outboard motor bracket, outboard davit (capable of lifting dinghy with motor), man-overboard module and Lifesling overboard rescue system
  • Stainless steel stanchion brackets port and starboard for SUPs
  • Standing rig built by Ballenger Spars (Santa Cruz, CA) is aluminum triple spreader, keel stepped masthead cutter rig (for sailing as sloop, inner forestay can be released & stationed at mast). Height above deck is 66 feet (20.7 metres) and boom length is 25 feet (7.6 metres). Discontinuous rod rigging was replaced 4/2016. Navtec hydraulics for vang, backstay, outhaul and inner forestay (cutter stay). Runners are Spectra. Boom has flaking racks with lazy jacks. Masthead tricolor, running, steaming and foredeck lights are all LED.
  • Deck layout designed for shorthanded sailing by Mark Rudiger. The first two reefs can be completed from cockpit. Third reef tack is put in at mast.
  • Mainsail (Dimension Polyant Hydranet) with 3 reef points made by Willis Sails (NZ) made in 2008
  • Headsail 100% (Dimension Polyant Hydranet) by Willis Sails (NZ) made in 2019
  • Staysail (Dacron—hanked on) made by Santa Cruz Sails, U.S. in 1998 (used twice)
  • Asymetrical spinnaker—1.5 ounce made by Willis Sails in 2018
  • Storm trysail (orange) made by Santa Cruz Sails, U.S. in 1998
Deck Hardware
  • (2)  Lewmar Ocean 66 primary winches
  • (2)  Lewmar Ocean 48 secondary winches (starboard winch is electric)
  • (1)  Lewmar Ocean 54 mainsheet winch
  • (2)  Lewmar Ocean 48 mast-mounted winches
  • Lewmar “Big Boat” traveler system
  • Deck hardware is Lewmar with exception of Spinlock jammer (mounted on mast) for jib halyard and Spinlock clutch for main halyard
  • Sunbrella boom awning (with hosebarbs for water catchment)
  • Sunbrella foredeck awning
  • Electric windlass: Lighthouse (cast stainless steel)
  • Anchoring: Primary is Bruce 50 kilo with 260 feet 5/8 chain
  • Secondary anchor is Danforth with anchor/rope rode
  • Stern anchor: Fortress FX-37 (mounted on stern pulpit)
  • Spare anchor: Bruce 30 kilo (stored in engine room)
  • Fire extinguishers (4)
  • MOM 8-A (man overboard module)
  • Lifesling (overboard man rescue system)
  • RFD Lifeguard (4 man life raft)—housed in life-raft locker at swim step
  • ACR 406 (EPIRB)
  • Personal AIS (2)—Safelink R10
  • First out bag
  • Jordan Series Drogue
  • Emergency tiller and emergency rudder
  • Ultra Safety Systems high water alarm
12’ Aqua Pro dinghy (Hyperlon RIB) with grey sunbrella cover (cover new in 2019)
15 hp Yamaha
Art work, personal items

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IMPORTANT: The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct their agents, or their surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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