Price AU $225,000 Firm

AU $225,000 Firm
1996 Bluewater 400 for sale.

The Bluewater 400 is probably the best cruising yacht ever built in Australia, with world class construction and fitout and exceptional performance.

Seabird is in excellent condition, having been largely refitted and is ready to sail anywhere. She is one of the original 10.
Geelong VIC
Rego Number
Joe Adams
Bluewater Cruising Yachts
40' 3" - 12.27m
12,000 kgs
Keel / Ballast
4,500kg encapsulated
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP 4200gsm CSM, 2 x 600gsm woven roding
Deck Material
Teak over solid fibreglass, coach house foam core
Yanmar 4JH2E naturally aspirated diesel with two stainless steel fuel tanks with two Primary Racor fuel filters operated independently. All fuel taken aboard via Baja filter. 50 HP with fresh water cooling system. Engine fastidiously maintained and professionally serviced every 100 hours. Range under power approx. 700 miles.
Engine Make
Fuel Type
Engine Hours
5,000 hours
Number Engines
Fuel Consumption
5 litres/hour at 6/7 knots
Autostream 20'' stainless steel 3 blade feathering propeller (new mid 2005) on new 316 stainless prop shaft. Spare fixed 3 blade 18'?
2x alternators main engine 12V and 240V. 4 large solar panels, trailing gimballed alternator gives 8 amp at 6K. Shore power charger/invertor 4x deep cycle Trojan Batteries and starter Battery.
1,150 litres in 3 tanks, located in structural floors. Sufficient baffles fitted, lined with 4 coats of epoxy. Accessible freshwater inlet and outlet manifolds.
Large and functional galley in a u- shaped layout. Adequate bench space and outstanding storage in 4 drawers and 6 lockers. Custom fittings for crockery, glasses and cups.
Two stainless steel sinks with hot and cold pressured water and auxiliary freshwater hand pump. Microwave oven. Broadwater Deluxe 2 burner gimballed gas stove with glass oven door. Large top-opening stainless steel fridge/freezer.
New 2016. Large top-opening stainless steel fridge/freezer with U-tec plate, removable stainless steel racks/baskets. Ample insulation. 12V
As above
Broadwater Deluxe 2 burner gimballed gas stove with oven and grill. 2x FG bottles in ventilated aft locker with gas alarm. Microwave oven.
Hot Water System
50 litre hot water system off engine and/or shore power, excellent heat retention.
Light and spacious saloon and accommodation with generous headroom, fitout in traditional light toned teak, 6 berths.
3 ( king size berth forward, 1 double and 1 single berth aft; head and shower. Fans in cabins. ).
2 ( 1x internal, 1x cockpit )
Marine stereo and radio with CD player and Bluetooth Fusion MSRA 205 speakers in cockpit and saloon. Xien 19'' LCD TV/DVD player. Satellite phone.
Air Conditioning
2x Hella 2 speed 12V fans in saloon. Fastidiously maintained
Purpose built aluminium. Unsinkable, carry 5 people, 2x pneumatic tyre wheels for beaching, 2x paddles, security wire, name and lifting straps.
Yamaha, 7 HP
Beyond 2000 sail cover with lazy jacks. Shade covers for all hatches. Boom tent cover. Series drogue and parachute drogue. Propeller Auto stream feathering with adjustable pitch three blade. Spray dodger, bimini, clear fill panel on strong stainless steel frames.
Ground Tackle
2x 65 lb genuine CQR anchors with separate chain 180 ft short link tested. 1x 60 lb fisherman (admiralty). 1x Fortress stern anchor. Salt water deck wash in anchor tacker.
Safety Gear
Flares, life jackets and harnesses. Fire extinguishers. Fire blanket. Life ring and strobe mounted on pushpit rails. Lifesling MOB recovering buoy mounted on pushpit and recovery gear.
Bilge Pumps
One Whale Gusher Titan manual bilge pump in cockpit. Two electric Rule 2000 bilge pumps.
GME EPIRB ( new 2010)
Life Jackets
6 life jackets and 6 harnesses
Flare canister and abundant flares
Fire Protection
Fire extinguishers (4), fire blanket, DKV gas and fume monitor system.
4x Solarex solar panels mounted above bimini. They provide sufficient trickle charge through BP solar regulator (new 2006) to keep batteries topped up and 12V fridge running summer and winter. High output (80A) Alternator. 2x 12V charge sockets, 4 batteries and 1 starter (new 2014). 240V
Computer with C MAP, Chart plotter with AIS (new), Chronometer, Codan transceiver with selcall and HF radio, lowrance VHF radio and portable and spare aerial, Furuno GPS (new), Furuno Radar 16 mile (new 2014), Hummingbird world plotter, Autohelm St 6000 with remote control, Autohelm Tridata.
Sail Inventory
Tony Bull - Heavy duty fully battened mainsail on free running Rutgerson Teflon ball bearing track cars. Built in 3rd reef becomes storm sail. Separate storm sail on own designated mast track. Storm staysail set with hanks on inner forestay. Heavy duty furling headsail with UV protection on luff and foot marked with three reef line indicators.
MPS moderate, set on detachable nose pole.

Masthead spinnaker Superior Sails (Sydney)
Mast / Rigging
Standard rigging replaced in 2019.

Sloop rigged cutter with heavy furling headsail and hanked staysail/storm jib. Mast and boom Seldon spinnaker pole and whisker pole. In boom single line reefing from cockpit. Intermediate backstays for storm conditions (spectra). Dedicated winch for headsail furling in heavy conditions. All deck fittings are Harken with Spinlock jammers and all winches are top of range Anderson. There are 8 winches in all. Main Halyiard is electric. Anchor winch is Muir recently reconditioned.
Deck Gear
Custom teak floor in excellent condition, custom made cockpit cushions, two stainless steel boarding gates and additional grab rail.

Galleymate stainless steel gas BBQ.

Primary winches (2x Anderson #56,2 speed self-tailing), Secondary winches (Anderson #40,2 speed self-tailing and #45,2 speed self-tailing). Halyiards and control lines led aft from mast to rope clutches and winches.

Swim platform with hot and cold swim shower.
One of the original 10. This yacht was built specifically to go around the world which it has done. Winner in class Darwin to Bali (1300M), Melbourne to Geelong and Makassar Regatta (Indonesia).

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