Lotus 10.6

Price AU $74,000 Ono SOLD

AU $74,000 Ono
This vessel is one of the first generation of wide beam racing/cruising yacht that is still current today. The yacht has been outfitted for serious offshore shorthanded sailing and has outstanding sailing and sea handling characteristics. The Lotus 10.6 MK2 has a very open practical layout with plenty of natural light, wooden cabinetry and contrasting wooden cabin liner. This boat has had many extras added to make long term cruising a realistic option as current owners have already done. Ready to sail the Queensland's coast or back out into the Pacific, this boat give you all the options. Already Australian Registered for those cruisers wanting to track offshore.
She is priced well for a comfortable cruising yacht and inspections are invited. All standing rigging has been replaced new in 2016.
Scarborough QLD
Family, Cruising, Live Aboard
Rego Number
Allan Wright.
Lotus Yachts, Auckland NZ.
34' 9" - 10.60m
5500 kg.
Keel / Ballast
Lead keel. 1800kg.
Hull Material
Deck Material
Volvo Penta Sail Drive, model 2003,3 cyl diesel, 28HP (20.6 kW). Has separate engine intake, (ie dedicated throughhull) the sail drive inlet has been blocked off. Water intake has a Vetus cooling water strainer (FTR 300) with a removable basket strainer for easy cleaning. Fuel filter/water separator (Racor 500 MA2). Engine has separate belt driven refrigerator compressor Sanden SD 508.
Engine Make
Volvo Penta
Fuel Type
Engine Hours
2138 Hrs.
Number Engines
Cruise Speed
6 kn
3 blade "KiwiProp" Feathering.
100 Lts.
291 litres.
Force 10 two burner, plus oven plus griller fully gimballed.
Vented gas locker with two 4.5 kg alloy gas bottles.
Separate solenoid (on/off) from Galley isolates the gas line inside the gas locker.
Gas line runs to galley and second line runs to transom terminated in AGA female floor Socket connection for external gas appliance (BBQ ).
Lagun (German design) Cockpit swivel frame and folding teak Cockpit table. Table folds up and in stored when sailing.
Refrigeration: Fridge and freezer. Freezer (engine driven eutectic ) top opening with separate front opening refrigerator which uses an engine driven compressor (Sanden SD 508) with a cooling water condenser. Freezer has a built in separate Waeco refrigerator/ freezer built into the icebox that can run on 240V or 12 Volt. The Waeco unit eliminates the need to run the engine at anchor or at the dock to keep refrigerator cool. There is remote mounted freezer temperature gauge in the galley.
Force 10 two burner, plus oven plus grill fully gimballed.
Hot Water System
Hot water tank is provided via engine hot water.
Double in V Berth, Double in Quarter berth to starboard directly aft of the forward facing nav station. The drop down dinette table converts to another double as the need arises.
Sleeps 6 in three double berths.
The yacht was outfitted for offshore sailing with lee cloths on all main cabin berths, lockers with extra locks.
Cockpit only with cold/hot water mixer.
Toilet: Composting toilet (Airhead). No holding tank, no hoses and no requirement for through hulls.
Kenwood stereo/radio CD player with cabin speaker.
Cockpit dodger with side rails/handles and aft grab handle, cockpit covers on the rail (to provide privacy), water collection/ cockpit cover that rolls up. Can be deployed while sailing.
Fixed canvass cover under solar panel frame that covers the steering station.
Ground Tackle
30lb CQR with 60M of 8mm chain, with 100m rope optional.
Spare 20lb Danforth with 10m of chain and 100m of rope.
Maxwell 1000VW electric windlass (power up and down using Maxwell reversing solenoid pack) activated from a roving control unit on the end of a 3M long cable. Chain is stored in separate chain locker with drains. There is second anchor locker (with port/starboard drains) that holds spare anchor and rope and chain.
Safety Gear
Dan Buoy pole incorporated into transom tube for easy deployment.
Life ring with Rescue/retrieving line, and separate life ring with strobe.
Block and tackle with sling mounted from lifting lug on solar panel frame for lifting from water.
Two Fire Extinguishers.
Air horn and Search light (12V).
Cockpit has four safety harness attachment points and Jack lines are run bow to stern on the port and starboard side of the deck.
Manual whale gusher from cockpit, automatic "Rule Mate" 750 GPH) with "float switch and "Rule" control panel ( auto/ man/Test panel). Also additional manual bilge pump (on mounting board with 3M hose on intake and outlet).
Bilge Pumps
Life Raft
Life Raft DSB (Lifeguard, 4 person) serviced 2016
EPIRB GME MT600G. Registered with AMSA
Flares, (standard offshore pack).
Fire Protection
Two Fire Extinguishers.

2000W Mastervolt sinewave Inverter (Mass Sine 12/2000), with remote control (on/off) on main panel.
Shower power/ship power 240 volt panel with 4 circuit breakers for all services. (battery charger, refrigerator, AC outlets, spare).
Mastervolt 50 amp battery charger (IVO Smart 12/50-3) for all battery banks (engine and house).
Safety switch (240 volt), with four 240V power point outlets.
All electrics professionally installed with Electrical safety documentation.
12volt instrument panels, BEP 8 position circuit breakers, older BEP with fuse/switches.
Separate battery isolation for house battery, engine battery, battery combiner, and separate isolation switch for anchor winch.
12Volt: Morningstar remote meter (house and start battery).
Two 80Watt Enerdrive solar panels.
Silent wind 400W wind generator with on/off switch on main panel.
Silent wind 1000 hybrid charge controller (wind and solar combined).
All 12V cabin lights are LED. Navigation lights are also LED, primary navigation lights is mast head Tricolour, with standby units at bow and stern.
Heavy duty solar panel frame with 50mm dia and 32mm tubing. The frame incorporates a 50 mm dia post for the radar (starboard side) and similar post for the wind generator on the port side.
A full canvass cover is mounted under the solar panel frame that provides excellent protection for the helmsman.

ICOM 802 SSB/Ham Radio.
ICOM AT140 automatic turner (attached to back stay with two insulators).
SCS DR 7400 Dragon P4 radio modem (with blue tooth interface) for email communication over the ham radio.
Raymarine 49E VHF Radio with GPS interface.
Echo pilot (gold) forwarding looking sonar at chart table with repeater at binnacle in scanstrut housing.
Digital Radar Raymarine RD418D with AIS interface with interface to both C125 and A65 Raymarime MFD displays.
Tactic Combo speed/Depth.
RaymarineC125 multi function display (MFD) mounted at Chart table.
Raymarine A65 (MFD) touch screen mounted at cockpit binnacle in a Scanstrut helm pod housing.
Autohelm ST4000 Wheel pilot, with spare external mounted interface unit. Comes with spare drive belt. Autopilot is interfaced with both Raymarine MFD units.
All electronics professionally installed. MMSI number registered with AMSA.
Autohelm Wind/speed. Wind instruments and depth (Tactic) installed in instrument panel under dodger above the companion way hatch.
Plastimo Primary compass mounted in the binnacle.
Secondary compasses x two Suunto bulkhead mounted on the port and starboard side of the companion way.
A small cabin compass (Ritchie) is mounted at the chart table.
Sail Inventory
Main sail 10oz fully batten with three reef points,, loose footed.
No. 2 genoa with foam luff and weather strip single track furler mounted.
No. 4 headsail with weather strip also on a single track furler.
MPS with sock.
Dual sheets (one for No. 2 and one for No. 4) with separate blocks that are lead aft to the cockpit.
Preventer port and starboard, 3: 1 block and tackle back to cockpit jammers.
Main sheet ("Easy Block" system 4:1 or 8:1) on traveller car. Traveller mounted in front of the binnacle.
Main sail has Boom Bag with integrated lazy jacks.
Mast / Rigging
Single spreader rig, 7/8 fractional, with adjustable back stay with 4 to 1 tackle system.
Caps and lowers 1X19 SS wire, code 6M, roller swage, T-Ball fittings at mast, terminated with open turnbuckle/toggle.
Mast is deck stepped with lowers front and aft.
Chain plates integrated into frame bulkhead including built in and compression post.
Two Forestays with Profurl L31 for outer forestay, and Profurl C290 on second inner forestay with chain plate integrated into structural member/beam professionally installed.
Gap between outer and inner forestay allows for easy tacking of No. 2 genoa.
All standing rigging new 2016.
Deck Gear
Primary winch two speed self-tailing Anderson 46.
Secondary winches 2 speed self-tailing, Barlow 25.
All halyards run back to cockpit with spinlock jammers on all lines.
Lines include Main halyard, main topping lift, Genoa No. 1 halyard, Genoa no. 2 halyard, Outhaul, Cunningham, Reef no. 1 and Reef no. 2 and Spinnaker halyard. All halyards are spectra.
Hydrovane (with stubby vane) included with spares. Unit mounted on centerline and passes through the centre of the swim platform.
Main steering has a rudder angle indicator and provision for lock/tie off.
Lewmar hatch (one in main cabin 330 x 450mm) the other in the V berth (500x500mm), and Stainless Steel opening port (178mm X 406mm) heavy duty in the quarter berth (access to cockpit). Provides extra light into quarter berth.
The Mk2 Lotus 10.6 is an Ideal shorthanded racing/cruising yacht for coastal or offshore sailing. The yacht includes a 240volt installation and inverter, with a great galley layout including built-in microwave making a great live-board. The Lotus 10.6 MK2 has a very open practical layout with plenty of natural light, wooden cabinetry and contrasting wooden cabin liner. She is an outstanding sailing yacht with great upwind performance and has sea-kindly handling characteristics with excellent form stability.
The yacht has Australian Registration 861124 "THE LARK".
Spares: spare blades for wind generator, hydrovane vane cover and pins, ICOM 802, Engine consumable spares, galley pump spares, winch spares,
Located here in the marina for ease of viewing.

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 his agents, or his 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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