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90 ft classic staysail ketch, Fiji based.

Tau under sail
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Tau saloon
Tau wheel house
Tau Cockpit

Availability: For Sale

Type: Yacht

Location: Fiji Islands

Price: AUD $895,000 + VAT

Length: 27 m

Year: 1972


Accommodation: Sleeps up to 8 guests in 3 double staterooms with ensuite heads & showers. Additional 2 berths in aft stateroom. Separate captains cabin aft with 2 berths and own head/shower. Working forepeak with separate entry sleeps 4 crew in pipe cots.

Galley: Spacious with ample storage. Stainless 8 cu.ft top loading fridge, stainless 16 cu.ft top loading freezer. Stainless 4 burner cooktop with oven & grill, hot & cold pressurised water.

Rig: Alspar alloy 90ft main mast, 80 ft mizzen, all stainless rigging. Approx 3000 ft2 sail area, hydraulic vang.

Deck & Hull: 1" teak over ply deck, 160 lb &100 lb CQR anchors, 100 lb Danforth anchor, 400 ft x 5/8 chain (approx 120mtrs), 6000 lb anchor winch electric, 6 x deck winches, deck wash, deck shower, deck awnings/shades, stainless boarding ladder.

Electronics: Koden radar MD-30, Wood Freeman 500B autopilot, 2 x Trimble XL navigators, ICOM M700 SSB radio, ICOM M55 VHF radio, B&G Hydra 2000 depth sounder, speed & distance, speed & wind; Iridium sat phone.

Machinery & Electrical: 6 cylinder Gardner engine (inboard shaft), Honda generator 85AH 24VDC, 4 x batteries 200AH, single phase shore line battery charger 25 amps max, 2 bilge systems, 1 x M/E & 1 x 24VDC. Waste to stainless tanks, fire pump.

Safety: (Avon) Seasava 8 man liferaft, fire extinguishers, Zodiac tender MK1 with Mercury outboard, flares (full offshore), handheld VHF.

Comments: Immaculate steel hull with super yacht finish. This elegant and classic staysail ketch (with fisherman) has stood the test of time. Launched in 1972 in Fiji and fitted out at Pattons boatyard in Sydney, Tau has continuously chartered in Fiji and throughout pacific waters including Kiribati, PNG, Solomons, Australia, New Zealand, Cook Islands, Samoa, Tonga, French Polynesia and Christmas Island. Following a re-fit in Brisbane in 1999, she completed a world circumnavigation and today continues occassional chartering in Fiji and with much time spent between her owners homes in Suva and the Lau group. Tau has been periodically maintained over the years in New Zealand (1st major re-fit) and at Norman Wright & Sons in Brisbane, Australia. Her recommended charter capacity is 4 persons.


LOA: 27 m
Beam: 5.4 m
Draft: 2.7 m
Displacement: 64 t /gross
Hull: Glass & epoxy sheathed over steel
Keel: Winged
Engine: 6L3B Gardner auxiliary
HP: 152
Fuel Capacity: 3000 ltrs
Water Capacity: 7000 ltrs
Cruising Speed: 10 knots under sail
Maximum Speed: 14 knots
Range: 2500 nm
Design: Colin E. Philp
Place of Build: Lami, Fiji