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Bayfield 40

Price AU $129,000

AU $129,000
SV Macushla is a high end blue water cruiser designed by Gozzard of Canada naval architects and build as haul number 33 by Bayfield Yachts of Ontario. Macushla is Irish Garlic and translates as " my heart beat" Her design is based on the traditional clipper lines being both timeless and beautiful. She is very photogenic and frequently photographed. In 2018-19 she received an extensive refit in preparation for crossing the Pacific in 2020-2022. In 2023 she received an upgraded for Australian safety, gas, electrical compliance and made ready for an extensive Australian cruising program. Unfortunately, health issues have intervened and she is now reluctantly available to be passed onto new owners.
Scarborough QLD
Leisure, Cruising, Live Aboard
Ted Gozzard
Bayfield Boat Yard - (CANADA)
45' 3" - 13.80m
9,500kg approx.
Keel / Ballast
Full length keel - 3,720kg of lead.
Hull Material
Deck Material
Deck: cored fibreglass. Hull: solid fibreglass - reportedly up 25 mm thick in places - taken back to gel coat in 2019 - antifouled and speed propped in mid2023 - no blisters, osmosis or soft spots reported at that time.
Powered by the Westerbeke W52. The engine is 4 cylinder 52HP based on a 200 series Perkins engine and marinized by Westerbeke of USA. It was used in production for 15 years through to 1998 and is found as original equipment in many yachts. Parts are still readily available through Westerbeke Pacific on the Gold Coast. The engine has recently been fully service. Compression is excellent. She cruises at 6.5 knots on 1900 rpm for 3.5 lph. Full speed is 7.5 knots at 2300 rpm. She has full instrumentation with both gauges and independent alarms.
Engine Make
Fuel Type
Diesel 190lts. Stainless Steel tank with another 100lts in 5 containers.
400lts approx. Stainless Steel tank.
2 x burner gas stove and oven.
Electric remote gas cut off.
Gas sensor alarm.
30lt microwave (new 2023).
2 x bowl Stainless Steel sink with H/C mixer and separate salt water pump and faucet.
Bench space and storage aplenty.
Large eutectic and electric fridge as well as separate 12v freezer (new 2023}.
Power Survivor water maker (new 2019).
Hot Water System
Hot water system 12v/240v (new 2023).
Entering down the companionway the twin aft cabins are port and starboard. These can be open to the saloon via their sliding doors and drop down privacy panels. Storage lockers in both cabins. Forward you have the portside facing nav table and station with all electronics and nav gear at hand. Between the nav station and galley on port side is the large top loading fridge freezer unit. Forward again is the gas oven and cooktop. Opposite here you can find the large fold up dining table surrounded by seating. Lockers behind and storage below seating. Where there would normally be a small Vee berth in the bow, designers have located the head/vanity/shower cabin. Sleeping for 6 in the 2 x double cabins and a drop down table double berth. Plenty of opening ports and the stunning butterfly hatch over saloon provide much natural lighting and free air flow even on the dullest of days. She has a warm traditional feel with generous use of teak throughout. Upholstery in the saloon is white and in good condition. This adds to her open feel below decks.
Large shower/head/vanity in dedicated cabin forward of saloon.
Manual with 60lt holding tank.
2.8 m Hypalon RIB (new 2019) on stainless steel davits, anchor, paddles, pump, and cover.
6 Hp Mercury 4 stroke (new 2019)
Spray dodger.
Link sheet.
Full cockpit clears.
Butterfly hatch.
Deck hatches.
Ground Tackle
1200w Maxwell anchor winch (new 2023).
Main anchor: 25kg Rocha high adhesion anchor with 100m of 10 mm chain.
Second anchor: 15kg Bruce high adhesion with 10 m of chain and 100m of 16 mm rope.
Third spare anchor: 25lb CQR anchor.
Safety Gear
Full Cat 5 safety gear and current certification.
GPS epirb, (new 2023).
Sea anchor
4 x person life raft (new 2019)(may need recertification).
Fire extinguisher
Emergency throw bag.
V sheet.
Signalling equipment.
Throw line.
Emergency knife.
First aid kit.
3 x bilge pumps and bilge pump counter.
Bosun chair (new 2023).
Smoke and gas detectors.
Stainless Steel 4 mm safety lines replaced 2023.
Rear Stainless Steel safety rail.
In-situ full side Stainless Steel boarding ladder.
Emergency tiller.
450 watts of solar (5 x panels) with 3 Invicta mppt controllers.
90w alternator with smart regular.
1600w Invicta Inverter (new 2023).
3 x 240v GPOs.
Invicta 70 amp battery charger (new 2023).
440amp Trojan batteries. ).
Extensive LED cabin lighting (new 2023).
Navigation lights LED.
Deck wash pump.
Full complete B&G integrated system (new 2019) - 9 inch chart plotter with world maps, depth, speed and wind instruments, radar, auto pilot with remote, VHF radio, AIS - secondary and fully independent Raymarine back up system - A5 chart plotter - with Australian maps and an A 40 depth instrument, integrated AM/FM stereo with cabin and cockpit speakers (new 2019), battery condition monitor
HF radio.
2 x independent AIS systems.
Ships clocks.
Ships barometer.
Compass at helm.
Sail Inventory
Heavy cruising sail package.
Main has 3 x reefs.
Mizzen has 2 x reefs.
Yankee and Stay sail on Harken furlers.
Stainless Steel main sail slugs.
Asymmetrical spinnaker.
Lazy jacks.
Mast / Rigging
Alloy Masts and rigging fully refurbished 2019 by previous owners to prepare for trouble free Pacific crossing.
Single spreaders on both mizzen and main mast.
Deck Gear
11 x winches.
3 x winch handles
Harken furlers.
Spinnaker pole.
Spinnaker pole mast track.
4 x fenders.
Assorted mooring lines.
Boat hook.
6 x very strong mooring cleats.
Macushla's cabin catches every breeze with 10 x substantial alloy opening ports.
4 x alloy deck hatches.
Butterfly hatch over saloon.
Stainless Steel bow rails port and starboard back to just forward of main mast.
Stainless Steel port and starboard rails from stern forward to front of dodger.
Stainless Steel safety wires between forward and aft railings.
Destroyer style wheel at helm.
Cockpit lockers.
Mascushla is a true blue water cruising yacht. Off the wind she easily achieves her displacement speed of 7.4 knots in a 12-15 knot breeze. Bayview yachts have a large following in North American with a strong association following - see Bayfield (and Gozzard) Owners Group on Facebook.
Mascushla's preparation by Kyle and Missy (previous owners) in 2018-19 and subsequent trouble free Pacific crossing 2020-22 is extensively covered on Youtube - see "four sheets to the wind" and "boat tour Bayfield 40 (SV Macushla) "
Her equipment level is extensive and also includes, cockpit cushions, cockpit boards (new 2023), engine spares, (including belts, water maker spares, impellers, spare steering and engine cables) tools, comprehensive documentation.
This yacht has seen plenty of offshore passages in her time and with some careful preparation, we are sure she will provide safe passage for new owners.
She has been priced to reflect owners desire to find new owners reasonably quickly so he can concentrate on other important needs.
Highly recommended viewing if you have been looking for a total ocean going package without breaking the bank. She has some serious offshore miles under her keel and is ready to head back out with new owners.
Located in our marina for ease of inspection.

Please feel free to contact listing broker Rob Devers on Mob: 0407112265 or Email: for further information or to arrange an inspection.
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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