Ganley 45 Pilothouse Ketch "Butcherbird"
“Butcherbird”, with thousands of sea miles under the keel is a proven thoroughbred blue-water cruiser. The current owners have over a number of years cruised from the Whitsundays west about via Darwin, Western/South Australia to Tasmania (see notes in General Remarks). This superb sea boat is set up to be handled by a couple. The spacious pilothouse incorporates the comprehensively equipped helm station, the saloon and access to fore and aft sleeping quarters, galley and bathroom. The owner's cabin aft features a queen size double berth. Step outside through the sliding side doors (either side) to wide and uncluttered decks. The substantial tender on davits is launched/retrieved with the aid of a power winch. The ketch rig is easily managed with a furling headsail and the main and mizzen sails encapsulated by lazy jacks. A powerful/economical 75 hp Yanmar has what it takes to drive the big vessel through the slop. The range under motor is approximately 1200 nm. “Butcherbird” presents in excellent condition (complete hull re-furbish by Abel Marine early 2021) and is ready for you to fill the tanks, load your gear on board and go cruising.
Genuine bluewater cruisers of this calibre are rare. CALL PAUL 0418 385 866 to arrange an inspection.
|Location||Prince of Wales Bay Marina near Hobart TAS|
|Builder||Starboats – custom build.|
|Length||45′ 11″ (14.00m)|
|Ballast||Long integrated cruising keel with lead ballast.|
|Hull material||Fibreglass/GRP Complete hull refurbish (scrape back and re-spray) and antifouled early 2021|
|Engine||75 hp Yanmar 4JH3-TE Turbo Diesel engine installed 2009. Freshwater cooled. The spacious engine room is accessed via the pilothouse sole.|
|Engine hours||2950 at time of listing (May2021).|
|Fuel Consumption||5 LPH at 6 knots|
|Max Speed||8 knots under motor.|
|Cruise Speed||6 knots.|
|Propulsion||Shaft driving a 3-blade bronze propeller|
|Fuel||1000 litres in 2 x tanks installed in 2010.|
|Galley||The U-shaped galley is a sea-going cook's dream. Well equipped with deep stainless steel sink and draining board with hot-cold pressurised water plus rinsing tap (foot-operated), a quality SMEV stove/oven, a huge top-loading fridge and a separate freezer. There is plenty of benchtop for food preparation and storage drawers and lockers sufficient to stow everything needed for a full crew for an extended cruise.|
|Refrigeration||Eutectic 150 litre top-loading fridge.|
|Freezer||Engel 40-litre freezer.|
|Stove||SMEV 4-burner gas stove/oven.|
|Hot Water System||40 litre accumulator tank heated via shore power or heat exchanger.|
|Accommodation||The accommodation layout is ideal for a blue-water cruiser. The spacious (airconditioned) pilothouse with sliding side doors and comprehensively equipped helm station is light and brights thanks to the huge all-around windows. Comfortable settees run along both sides. Walking aft, step down to the dinette to starboard with the huge galley opposite. Aft again to the owner's cabin with a queen (almost king) size berth running athwartship. There is plenty of light and ventilation from opening ports and galleon style transom windows. The teak fit-out and teak and holly cabin sole are to a high standard of workmanship. There are storage lockers aplenty. Forward of the pilothouse step down and to port is a cabin turned workshop/store. The bathroom is opposite. Forward to the nicely fitted V-cabin with 2 x large single berths and again with plenty of gear storage locker/drawer spaces.
Headroom 2.1 m
|Cabins||2 x sleeping cabins|
|Berths||6 Berths – Queen size double, plus 4 x single berths (including 2 x occasional pilothouse berths).|
|Shower||2 x Hot/cold shower – Internal and external.|
|Toilet||Electric marine toilet|
|Air Conditioning||Air Command airconditioning.|
|Dinghy||3.15 m Quintrex Eclipse alloy dinghy on davits with electric lifting winch.|
|Outboard||9.9hp Tohatso Outboard|
|Covers||Full boat covers.
Main/mizzen boom bags.
|Ground tackle||12v anchor windlass with rope gipsy.
100 metres x 8mm chain.
Plough anchor plus a spare.
|Safety gear||Complies with MAST regulations.|
|Bilge Pumps||3 x electric bilge pumps with highwater alarm.|
|Life Raft||4 person RFD liferaft (out of service).|
|Life Jackets||Yes – MAST compliant|
|Fire Protection||Manual Extinguishers, fire blanket.|
|Electrics||Batteries: 1 x engine start, 3 x house.
Alternators x 2 (80 amp, 120 amp)
Projecta 2000 watt Inverter
Hi-Tec Battery Charger
Xantrex Link 10 Battery Monitor.
Solar panels – 3 x 130 watt. With Plasmatronics regulator.
Wind generator – (Airbreeze).
|Electronics||Autopilot – TMQ AP50
Chartplotter – Standard Horizon with AUS C. Map
Radar – Furuno
GPS Receiver – Furuno GP31
VHF Radio – GME with DSC
2 x Handheld UHF Radios
Ship's Clock & Barometer
|Sail inventory||Main and mizzen are in good condition.
Headsail is on a Selden Furlex 100 furler.
|Rigging||Standing rigging new in 2008. Serviced 2021 by Able Marine Rigging.
Lazy jacks on both main and mizzen.
|Deck gear||Winches – Primary Lewmar 2-speed.
Stainless steel boarding ladder.
Dinghy davits with electric winch.
Fixed stern ladder.
Fenders and mooring lines.
|Remarks||2014 – sailed from Whitsundays to Darwin.
2015 – sailed from Darwin to Exmouth via Kimberly's and Montebello's.
2016 – sailed from Exmouth to Geraldton via Shark Bay for an out-of-water survey and antifoul and returned to Exmouth. Explore Ningaloo Marine Park and Exmouth Gulf islands for 2 yrs.
2018 – sailed Exmouth to Albany and lifted for antifoul
2019 – sailed across the Great Australian Bight to Adelaide via Port Lincoln
2020 – sailed Adelaide to POWB via Port Davey, arriving in Hobart late Feb.
2021 – out of water survey, hull refurbishment and replace backstays at Margate Marina.
**Huge inventory of spares.
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