Custom 61' Cruiser & Racer Fidelis

Price AU $585,000

AU $585,000
Fidelis is a boat with a stellar and sound provenance. Her story is well documented through several books and many articles. Her sparkling race record began in New Zealand, and then as the line honours winner of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race in 1966. The race winning performance continues to this day with harbour sailing, another five completed S2H races, many trips to Lord Howe Island, and races to the Solomon Islands, Tasmania, Queensland and NZ. Although her race record is important she is a very stable and safe ocean sailing yacht.
She remains a "Greyhound" but is equally at home in cruising mode and is an easily handled vessel!
New South Wales
Leisure, Cruising, Racing
Rego Number
Knud Reimers/Vic Speight
Lidgard Bros New Zealand
60' 10" - 18.54m
2.96 m
2.55 m
15000 kg
Keel / Ballast
The solid lead keel is moderate and through bolted with bronze studs to the deadwood. Removed and refitted in 2005.
Hull Material
Timber Triple laminated Kauri with structural GRP sheathing.
Deck Material
The base ply is heavily glassed, decks are solid teak, cabin is Urethane paint.
Yanmar 4jh3-TE
Engine Make
Engine Hours
Stainless shaft, 3-blade folding propeller
Fidelis is a long and lean boat. The quality of the presents well and provides for a comfortable and conventional style layout; 1 x quarter berths with galley and chart table at either side of companionway. A "U" shaped dinette with leather cushions and bench seating opposite gives ample room for entertaining. There is a fully enclosed shower and head area with storage opposite. Forward again at mast area is a large double sized berth. What such a long boat then offers is a really good forepeak and sail management locker under a large deck hatch. Galley includes fridge and freezer, Gas Eno Ocean stove and oven, Hot Water system Esnell.
Sail cover/ Cockpit Spray dodger
Ground Tackle
2 x anchors are included. Main anchor( 27 KG Plough) is stowed directly under Fwd hatch. There is an electric anchor winch for ease of use and apprx 50 metres of chain. A secondary anchor is included.
Safety Gear
There is safety gear to satisfy a current compliance with Australian Sailing Cat 1 Offshore for 10 crew, inclusive of lifetraft, jackets/harness's, PLBS and PLDS.
There are three house batteries running a 12 volt ststem foir lights and equipment. Also 1 dedicated x start battery for engine.
Icom MF/HF Marine IC-M801E - new 2011
Icom - IC - M45 VHF Marine
B & G V7 - chart plotter
Raymarine ST60 Graphic + ST60 graphic - chart table
Schatz barometer
Schatz clock
Plastimo Contest 135 compass
BEP gas detection system
Kelvin Hughes clock
GME G. Radio AM/FM - radio
New Navigation Instruments including
ST 60 Raytheon
Port - i60 wind analogue, i60 CH wind, i70 Multi + i50 depth
Starboard - ST60 compass, i50 boat speed analogue, ST60 Multi,
Sail Inventory
Main Sail NS 2013 full battens
Genoa #1 NS 2013
Genoa #2 NS 2013
Genoa #3 NS
Genoa #4 Doyle
Staysail NS 2011
Small Staysail NS 2008
Trisail NS 2001
Strom Jib
0.9 OZ Kite NS 2019
2.1 OZ Kite NS
Cruising Main NS 2019
Yankee NS 2019
Mast / Rigging
A custom white painted Hall Spar carbon fibre mast was fitted in 2008. The standing rigging is Nitronic Rod and all running rigging is current and well maintained. There are two Spi carbon poles. There is a Jockey pole. The Boom is painted Alloy. Mainsail handling is folded to the boom.
Deck Gear
1 x Lewmar 40 self-tailing - runner
2 x Harken 60 2 speed self-tailing - secondary
2 x Harken 70 2 speed self-tailing - primary
1 x Lewmar 44 self-tailing - mainsheet
1 x Arco 40 self-tailing - halyard
4 x Lewmar 48 self-tailing - fitted to mast

Seller Details

Vicsail Pty Ltd

D'Albora Marina New Beach Road Rushcutters Bay NSW

D'Albora Marina New Beach Road Rushcutters Bay NSW

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