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Adams 13

Price AU $72,000 Or nearest offer

AU $72,000 Or nearest offer
Here we have a top notch yacht that sails well under all points of the wind, and the listing price has just been reduced dramatically to reflect the owners need to focus elsewhere, so the yacht is seriously for sale. Located here in SE Qld. Her intended design was as a fast cruising yacht and being a centreboard yacht, she is capable of getting into some of the tighter anchorages around our wonderful coastline. An easy boat to sail shorthanded or load a few crew on and chase the handicap wins. She has seen the benefit of some recent upgrades to accommodate the sellers thinking that he might like to try a few Wags.
She has Australian Registration for those looking to venture further afield.
Scarborough QLD
Leisure, Cruising, Racing
Comes off the pen of prolific designer Joe Adams.
43' - 13.10m
Typically fast Adams design with a beam at 3.1m
This yacht is a centreboard design with a draft of 2.6m board down and 1.04m with the board up.
Approx 8tonnes.
Keel / Ballast
Centreboard yacht that will give access to shallow anchorages not available to most fixed keel yachts.
Hull Material
Composite Airex sandwich for strength and weight reduction.
Deck Material
Nonskid GRP with Airex core.
Powered along with the Volvo Penta D30 28hp diesal engine (fitted new in 2007 and has seen limited hours (Approx 510 at time of listing) The engine drives a saildrive and on to a 3 blade folding propeller. Boat speed under power approx 8kts depending on conditions at the time. On standard revs she uses a miserly 1.5 lph approx.
Engine Make
Volvo Penta
Fuel Type
Fuel Consumption
1.5lph approx.
Saildrive on to folding prop.
Carrying a total of 100lts approx.
Galley is to port and features twin stainless steel sinks, along with a two burner gas cooktop with oven and a built in portable Waeco 50lt fridge. Storage in lockers below bench and behind galley.
Waeco 50lt
Broadwater Australia Two x burner stove with oven.
Standard Adams layout with galley to port as you come down the companionway and navigation station to starboard. Access forward is to port of the centreboard beside the port-side saloon seating. This seating doubles as a sea-berth. Shelving forward and lockers above here. Forward of the centreboard you find the fold down saloon table amidships. The table top is in need of replacing or repair but upholstery is in good condition both on the port side and on the L shaped starboard side settee. To starboard of the galley you have the dedicated walk in head/shower cabin. Moving forward through the saloon you gain access to the forward twin single Vee berths that could easily be converted to a double. Again, storage below here. There is a large deck hatch over for natural lighting and air movement throughout the yacht. Back through the saloon past the nav/station are the port and starboard large quarter berths that can double as storage compartments. The engine access is under the lift off companionway stairs. She has a large cockpit and helm station.
Shower, vanity and electric head are located to starboard just forward of the nav station.
12v electric head. New Poly holding tank 232 lts approx.
Comes with a dinghy. TBA
5hp Mercury.
Assorted covers including sail bag.
Hatch covers x 2.
Ground Tackle
Hauling the anchor is made easy with the 12v electric Muir winch.
40lb Manson plough.
30m x 10mm chain with 150ft Dacron anchor line.
27lb CQR.
Spare Danforth.
Safety Gear
Assorted safety gear including life jackets.
Radar reflector.
Two x throw rings.
Bilge Pumps
Manual and electric.
Fire Protection
Fire Extinguisher.
The yacht runs the standard 12v system with shore power backup.
MPPT Solar charge controller. .
Deck lighting on spreaders.
Perko battery switching.
SCAD tank monitor.
AQUALARM exhaust temp.
LED nav lighting.
Raymarine Chart Plotter/GPS.
GME AIS Transceiver.
Raymarine Autopilot.
Raymarine Wind.
Raymarine depth.
Raymarine speed.
2 x VHF transceivers. (one in cockpit and one at nav station). GME GX600 below deck.
Sestral compass at helm.
Plastimo ships tide clock.
VDO barometer.
Barigo Thermometer/Hygrometer.
TV mounted on bulkhead forward of saloon.
Sail Inventory
Full sail wardrobe including older mainsail that has been refurbished.
No 2 Mainsail (near new)
Headsail (near new) on furler.
Inner headsail on furler.
Spare jibs.
Multi purpose Spinnaker.
C290 Profurl.
Mast / Rigging
Alloy mast and boom.
Seller advises standing rigging replaced approx 2020, along with most running rigging, as a lead into some club racing.
Mast steps to first spreaders.
Twin spreaders.
Spinnaker pole.
Deck Gear
Fully kitted out with 15 x sheet winches aboard.
4 x Harken (near new)
1 x Barlow.
10 x Meissner.
Many assorted mooring lines.
Full stainless steel solid rail around stern with washcloth running around port to starboard.
Outboard mount.
Gas bottle lockers.
Stainless steel destroyer style wheel on pedestal.
Winch handle holders.
Two large deck hatches for ventilation and natural lighting. (one on forward Vee berths and another in saloon.
Long fixed sidelights port and starboard.
Strong Stainless steel mooring cleats at bow.
Netting running port and starboard from bow, on safety lines.
Assorted boat hooks.
Deck wash fitting at bow.
Stainless steel bow rails.
Security bars on forward hatch.
Current owner has held this well known vessel since conception and spent many years living aboard with partner, up and down our great coastline. By all accounts she sails to windward well and will out-preform most current production cruising yachts. The boat presents nicely topsides and is likewise below decks. Having held her title since the build, you can be assured there will be a lot of information available to her new owner, on Closing. She is a typical Adams with fairly fine lines and great sailing abilities if you like to push her along. Plenty of sail plans to chose from to keep you on your toes if you like to get a little competitive. Located in a marina here in Brisbane, we can get you aboard via appointment.
For inspections or further information, please contact Rob Devers on Email:, or Mob: 0407112265 as we will be delighted to assist.

Disclaimer: 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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