Cec Quilkey built timber 41 foot racer cruiser.

Description

"Mercedes IV", designed and first owned by the famous yacht designer Ted Kaufman and built by the great timber specialist Cec Quilkey.


Built from King Billy pine and dynal sheathed.


She was built in 1974, as part of the Australian Admirals Cup team along side "Love and War" and "Bumblebee III". She competed in many offshore races. Winning the CYCA Blue water championship in '85 and competing in many Syd- Hob races where her strength and build quality saw her safely to the finish line for many years including the infamous 1998, where she finished 2nd in the Veteran division and 13th overall.


Having sailed on her for this photo shoot, you could really feel the history and her sea qualities come to life. Her light helm was so well balanced not seen in just any boat. She would glide through the water closed hauled without any one near the helm. Mercedes IV has soul and character, instantly felt once under sail. The recently replaced Yanmar engine had been moved for better balance and performance.


She has been berthed at the CYCA and through lack of use, the owners are regrettably selling. Someone will fall in love with this gem and let her stretch her legs once more.


The mast and boom have been repainted and rigging also replaced. The chain plates arguably over engineered which add to the safety and strength once more.


Below deck there are many comfortable berths, large navigation station and a galley bigger than any modern production boat.


Mercedes IV could happily slip back in to offshore racing mode, family twilight's or family weekends away as she is very roomy below deck.


Recent insurance survey available.



Own a piece of Australian racing history by contacting Vicsail Sydney (02)9327 2088 for an inspection.

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Primary Details

Status:
For Sale
Type:
Sail
Hull Type:
Timber
Price:
$115,000
Length:
12.55m
Condition:
Used
Year Model:
1974
Location:
RUSHCUTTERS BAY
Builder:
Cec Quilkey
Model:
Custom 41 racer/cruiser

Full Vessel Specs

Secondary Details
Hull Construction Material:
Composite construction, two layers diagonally planked king billy pine, end grain balsa, two layers diagonally planked king billy pine, dynal sheathed
Designer:
Ted Kaufman
Machinery
Engine Information:
Yanmar
Engine Hours:
300
Fuel Type:
Diesel
Steering:
Wheel
Prop Type:
Folding
Drive Type:
Inboard/Shaftdrive
Engine Type:
Yanmar Diesel New 2012
Safety Equipment
Bilge:
Electric and manual
Sails
Sail Information:
Very good condition Hoods mainsail and #3, #1, #2. Plenty of extra sails in storage unseen.
Mast Rigging
Mast Information:
Mast head sloop, twin in line spreaders. Mast and boom painted and rigging replaced 16. Hydraulic backstay, vang, inner forestay.
Anchor/Winch
Ground Tackle Information:
Anchor with chain and warp. Spare anchor.
Instruments
Navigation:
B G Hydra 2000 with wind, speed, depth x 4 displays in cockpit and 1 at nav station
Accommodation
Layouts:
6 single sea berths in saloon and forward cabin plus 1 aft quarter behind large nav station. U shaped galley to port, bathroom forward to port. Plenty storage and easy access to running rigging, safety gear, anchors etc.
Total Beds:
7
Galley
Galley Information:
U shaped to port, 12 v electric fridge, single sink with manual pump water, LPG stove.
Refrigeration:
12v fridge
Sink:
1
Stove:
Tudor 2 burner
Electrical/HiFi
Electrical - Information:
12v
Batteries:
3
Other
Anti-foul:
2018
Country Origin:
Australia
Covers:
Full boat cover, transom cover.
Deck Gear:
Barlow and Lewmar 3 speed primary winches, very solid turning blocks and secondary winches for halyards and mainsheet.
Has Navigation Lights:
Yes
Number Helms:
1
Number of Fuel Tanks:
1
Number of Life Jackets:
8
Vessel Name:
Mercedes IV
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