Nelson Marek 43

Description

Quest is a well-known yacht that has competed and won most yachts races on the East Coast of Australia. The current and previous owners have lovingly restored and upgraded this Nelson Marek 43 to be a competitive race yacht capable of any campaign.


Quest has a very successful history being launched in 1994 by Bob Steel. Quest won 1n 1994 Hamilton Island Race Week, the Telstra Cup, and was 2nd in the Sydney Hobart. She also won the Sydney Mooloolaba race and was then shipped to Hawaii where along with 'Ausmaid' and 'Ragamuffin', won the Kenwood Cup. She then returned to Australia and was one of the 44 finishers out of a starting lineup of 115 yachts in the 1998 Hobart in which she finished 4th overall. Quest finished 11th in division in 2016 Sydney to Hobart Race.



Very large sail inventory including new North sails. Safety equipment is partial Cat 1. Many upgrades including, 2015 new rod rigging, 2014 new Yanmar 3JH2 engine. Boat was fully prepared with no expense spared for 2016 Sydney to Hobart race.


Quest still has many races left in her and is being sold due to owners retirement from racing. This is an excellent opportunity and should be inspected.

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Primary Details

Status:
For Sale
Type:
Sail
Hull Type:
Composite
Price:
$165,000
Length:
13.10m
Condition:
Used
Year Model:
1994
Location:
MOOLOOLABA
Builder:
Nelson Marek
Model:
43

Full Vessel Specs

Secondary Details
Beam (m):
3.86
Draft (m):
3
Keel Type:
Lead fin keel
Hull Construction Material:
Composite, divinicell foam core
Deck Construction Material:
Composite, divinicell foam core
HIN:
CIR43006D595
Designer:
Bruce Nelson and Bruce Marek USA
Machinery
Engine Information:
2014 NEW Yanmar 3JH2
Fuel Capacity:
74
Fuel Type:
Diesel
Prop Type:
Gori 2 blade folding
Drive Type:
Saildrive
Engine Type:
Yanmar 36hp New 2014
Safety Equipment
Bilge:
Electric & manual bilge pumps
Safety Gear:
Cat 1 offshore. Less HF radio.
Sails
Sail Information:
Complete set Cat 1 Racing Sails plus Delivery / Regatta Sails
Mast Rigging
Mast Information:
New Rig 2015, Aluminium Spars, Fractional Rig triple spreaders, SS Rod Rigging, Carbon Fibre Spinnaker Pole, Bow sprit
Anchor/Winch
Ground Tackle Information:
2 anchors. Chain and rope
Anchor/ Winch:
2 x anchors, chain & warp
Instruments
GPS:
Raymarine
Navigation:
4 x Raymarine i70 displays, 2 x a65 MFD's with GPS & WiFi, Navionics charts
Radio:
ICOM IC-411 VHF
Accommodation
Layouts:
Double V berth forwards, 2 x single bunks in saloon, port & stbd quarter berths aft with pipe cots. 6.2m headroom.
Total Beds:
8
Galley
Galley Information:
In-line galley
Refrigeration:
2 x built in ice boxes
Stove:
Portable stove
Water Capacity (L):
90
Electrical/HiFi
Electrical - Information:
12v, 2 Batteries new December 2016, charger via new 80 amp alternator, Shore power for dehumidifier only, 12v switchboard, fused, circuit breakers
Entertainment/Appliance Notes:
CD/Radio stereo.
Other
Country Origin:
USA
Deck Gear:
2 x 42 Lewmar 3 speed halyard winches, 2 x 50 and 2 x 54 primary winches, 2 x 44 secondary winches
Has Navigation Lights:
Yes
Number Helms:
2
Number of Fuel Tanks:
1
Vessel Name:
Quest
Additional