Santa Cruz 72 Antipodes

Price AU $385,000

AU $385,000
Antipodes is a Bill "The Wizard" Lee's custom Santa Cruz 72, built by prestigious US yard NEB in Newport, Rhode Island. The current owner purchased her and did an extensive re-fit in 2012 which included a new bow sprit, generator, air conditioning, all new electrical and electronics.
Antipodes is the last of the big Santa Cruz's to be built. In fact, she enjoys a slightly longer waterline and slightly wider beam than the original Santa Cruz design. Hence, being titled a Santa Cruz 72.

Antipodes has been on an exciting tour around Asia and the Pacific, competing in major races or regattas around the region. The boat continues to be successful and currently holds the Darwin to Ambon Race record of 52hrs, 29min set in 2016!
She is now preparing for the Sydney to Hobart Race and has a full-time, professional crew. The boat is properly maintained which includes recent slipping and very striking new blue topsides re-paint.

With a spacious open plan below with timber and white painted interior, Antipodes is a very comfortable yacht, and with some slight conversion could be a comfortable, fast cruising boat.

We welcome both racers and cruisers to inspect this very special sailing yacht!
New South Wales
Rushcutters Bay NSW
Cruising, Racing
NEB 0025 D 7 97
Bill Lee
New England Boat Works, Rhode Island USA
72' 0" - 21.95m
Keel / Ballast
Lead fin
Hull Material
Carbon Fibre Carbon Composite
Deck Material
Carbon Composite
Yanmar 4JH 4 100hp (engine number E23488)
Engine Make
Fuel Type
Engine Hours
11,000hrs approx
Number Engines
Shaft drive with thrust bearing, PSS seal and twin blade folding propeller
MASE IS 8.1 7.2kw 230V/ 50HZ generator in sound shield
400L midships single tank, 2 x 300L tanks aft
The galley is to port and aft of the saloon dinette. The space is vey functional with large preparation space, double sink, ENO gimballing 4 burner cooker with oven and 12V gas solenoid switch and gas detector, 12V Frigoboat Fridge/ freezer (under bench units with temp displays) and excellent storage.
12V Frigoboat Fridge/ freezer
ENO gimballing 4 burner cooker with oven and 12V gas solenoid switch and gas detector
Hot Water System
Beebest BWH-118E 240V instant hot water heater
The interior of Antipodes is very open, light and functional. Whilst she is set up for racing, the boat lends itself well to short-handed cruising and the accommodation is comfortable. There are two manual flush heads onboard, one forward and one in port cabin.

Main Saloon: The saloon is set up with a lounge to starboard and dinette to port, both sides have pilot berths outboard. There is good storage under the seating groups and ventilation/ light from coach roof windows and deck hatches.

Port Aft Cabin: The port cabin provides the owner some privacy whilst at sea and could be converted to a double cabin quite easily. The ensuite/dressing area is cleverly designed to provide a good multiple-purpose space with excellent storage. The bunk is through another door aft.

The rest of the boat has pipe cot sleeping accommodation and storage lockers for a total of 10 crew.
Fusion MS-RA70N Bluetooth stereo with below deck speaker system
Air Conditioning
Aqua Air 24,000 BTU AC in saloon plus 12V fans throughout
14ft Defender aluminium bottom RIB with 20hp 4-stroke Yamaha outboard.
20hp 4-stroke Yamaha
A cruising cockpit Bimini with clears, boom cover, boom tent etc.
Ground Tackle
1 x 34 lb CQR equipped with 10m of chain and 30m of 18mm warp. 1 x Fortress 20m chain and 80m of 18mm Warp. Utilizes a custom carbon anchor launching system and windlass for ease of use.
Safety Gear
Boat is prepared for the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. 2 x Ocean safety rafts (1 x 10,1 x 8) serviced October 2022 and Full CAT 1 equipment.
NOTE- Not all CAT 1 equipment to be sold with the boat. Final spec of safety gear to be presented at time of survey inspection.
Bilge Pumps
2 x manual bilge pumps and 2 x electric.
Antipodes is fitted with a 12V DC electrical system for all functions onboard the yacht such as cabin and navigation lights, nav systems and communications, 12V chargers throughout the boat. She is also fitted with a 220V AC system for when on shore power or whilst running the generator. The DC system is powered by 2 x 220 A/h AGM house batteries, plus stand-alone Optima Blue 75A/h cranking engine and generator start batteries (Replaced Nov 2022). Charging is via main engine alternator (100A/h Balmar), shore power via Mastervolt 12/100A/h charge master or diesel generator, and the batteries are managed via Xantrex Link Pro battery monitor located in the nav station.
The main instrument package onboard Antipodes is a B&G H-5000 processor with usual inputs such as paddle wheel speedo, depth and water temp sensor, B&G Vertical anemometer wand, GPS, AIS, compass, barometer etc. The displays onboard include 10 x Garmin GNX 120's (4 on mast bracket, rest in cockpit, 2 x B&G GFD's alongside the helm and B&G Zeus 3 chart plotter in the nav station.

Communication equipment includes:
- Icom - IC M802 HF Radio
- Icom M-605 VHF Radio
- Simrad 3G Radar
- Fusion MS-RA70N Bluetooth stereo with below deck speaker system
- 4G and Satellite communication for internet connection
- Actisense W2K NMEA to wifi gateway to share instrument data to other devices via wi-fi network
- Communication equipment mounted on tower mounted on transom

Auto Pilot: Raymarine Type-2 autopilot actuator with control panel at starboard helm.
Sail Inventory
Race Main 2018 - Doyle - 2 reefs
Delivery Main 2013 - Doyle - Dacron hounds hoist
Try Sail - Doyle

J1 LM - Doyle
J2 MH - Doyle
#4 - Doyle
Delivery Jib 2013 - Doyle - Dacron
Storm jib - Doyle

Genoa staysail - Doyle
Spin staysail - Doyle - On furler

Code Zero 2018 - Doyle - On furler
A1 2018 - Doyle
A2 2018 - Doyle
A2 2019 - Doyle
A3 2018 - Doyle
A4 2019 - Doyle
A5 2016 - Doyle - Fractional

Delivery kite North
Mast / Rigging
Antipodes is fitted with a 1997 Hall Spar 4 spreader, fractional carbon rig with jumpers and Nitronic standing rigging. The running backstays are controlled by a 3:1 purchase and the top mast backstay is hydraulically controlled. There is a full set of custom racing running rigging plus cruising running rigging. The boom is carbon and is set up for slab reefing. All flying sails are set from a carbon fibre bow sprit with 2 x tacklines (1 x 1:1,1 x 2:1).
Deck Gear
Spares, mooring lines and fenders, mast jack, etc to be further detailed at time of sale.

Seller Details

Vicsail Pty Ltd

D'Albora Marina New Beach Road Rushcutters Bay NSW

D'Albora Marina New Beach Road Rushcutters Bay NSW

Contact us for more information