Thackwray Yachts, Auckland-NZ Ketch for sale

Pula, Croatia

Listed price €1,200,000 EUR

Tax Paid / Included

General information
Thackwray Yachts, Auckland-NZ Ketch
Used sail boat for sale
£1,033,693 GBP | Listed price €1,200,000 EUR
Tax / VAT status
Paid / Included
Name of boat
Harry Jorgensen Marine Ltd
Length overall
29.86 metres
Length waterline
26.14 metres
7.20 metres
2.85 metres
128,000 kg
Pula, Croatia

About this Thackwray Yachts, Auckland-NZ Ketch


S/Y FREE WINGS is a remarkable sailing yacht built by the famous New Zealand shipyard Thackwray Yachts to a very high standard and build for safe and comfortable world cruising.

Thackwray Yachts has built famous sailing yachts and tall ships like S/Y “SPIRIT OF NEW ZEALAND”, S/Y “AURASTEL” and S/Y “CHARDONNAY”.

Originally launched in 1984 and always cared for by a professional crew she was sold to her actual owner in fall 2016 and sailed to Pula to perform a thorough refit to improve her technical and overall condition.

Class Society RINA was appointed to survey the yacht and to obtain RINA class certification as COMMERCIAL YACHT.

Malta Maritime Authority Surveyor was appointed to survey the yacht and obtain Flag State certification as COMMERCIAL YACHT.

SY FREE WINGS is rigged as a ketch and all sails are hydraulically furled, enabling a small crew to run her with ease in all conditions.

Her large deck space invites for relaxation either on the bow or aft. With the well protected and comfortable al fresco seating area aft and the cozy deck house guests can enjoy their time on board in highest comfort yet are able to enjoy the scenery around them.

The full beam central salon with a large dining table and seating opposite enhance the feel of space and comfort on board.

Accommodation is offered with two very large, en-suite VIP cabins and two smaller guest cabins with en-suite bathrooms for the most discerning guests.


> True world cruiser

> Spacious interior and large deck area

> Easy to handle sailing yacht for small crew

> Excellent technical condition thanks to large and thorough refit

> VAT paid / commercially registered



Type: Cruising Ketch

Shipyard: Thackwray Yachts, Auckland-NZ

Naval Architect: Harry Jorgensen Marine Ltd

Year: 1984 - Refit 2017/18

Registry: Malta

Classification: Rina C•HULL•MACH Commercial Yacht

Hull material: Steel

Length O. A.: 29.86m (97’11’’)

Length W. L.: 26.14m (85’9’’)

Beam: 7.20m (23’7’’)

Draft: 2.85m (9’4’’)

Displacement: 128 t. (full load)

Engine: Daimler-Benz Mercedes OM 403, 197 KW / 267 HP


8 guests in 4 cabins

5 crew in 3 cabins





Interior Design: Thackwray Yachts Ltd Shipyard

Hull: Steel

Superstructure: Aluminium

Deck Material: Teck

Windows: 22

Paint: International Paint



Main mast dimension: Height 35.50m

Mizzen: Height 14.25m

Boom Length: Foresail 6.8m / Main 9.5m / Mizzen 6m

Furlers: 5



All sails are made by Hood

Foresails: 62.8 m2

Yankee: 143.9 m2

Genoa: 209 m2

Mainsail: 127.9 m2

Mizzen: 54.7 m2

Gennaker: 300 m2

Total sail area

A) Forsail + Yankee + Mainsail + Mizzen = 389.3 m2

B) Genoa + Mainsail + Mizzen = 391.6 m2

Mooring Winches

2 Windlass (Anchors) + 2 Aft

Awnings: Aft deck (full)



Main Engine:

Daimler-Benz Mercedes Type OM 403 - Power 197 KW / 267 HP

(6’263 hours 12/2019)

Generator 1:

John Deere 1x50 KW model M 4276T-50L (4’480 hours 12/2019)

Generator 2:

John Deere 1x50 KW model M 4276T-50L (6’045 hours 12/2019)

Generator 3:

Denso 1x24 KW model M 964-24N (1'711 hours 12/2019)

Prop Shaft: 1

Propeller: 1 Fixed / controllable pitch propeller



Water maker: HEM (2’081 hours 12/2019)

Power Pack YES

Bow thruster YES

Air Conditioning YES

Steering gear YES



Fuel tank: 2 x 5000 liters

Fresh water tank: 2 x 5000 liters

Grey +black water tank: 1x



Max speed Under power 11 kts / Under sail 10 kts

Cruising speed Under power 9.7 kts / Under sail 9 kts



Voltages: 220 V ac / 24 V dc / 12 V dc

Inverter N/A (vessel use constantly 220 V)

Battery banks YES

Battery charger YES

Shore power 380 V

Lightning 24 V



Autopilot YES

Compass / gyro YES

GPS / Plotter YES x3

Radar YES x2

Weather fax YES 1


Chart plotter YES

Navtex YES

Barograph YES


Depth sounder YES

Wind speed + direction YES

Close-hauled and running YES

Rudder indicator YES

Searchlight YES

Horn YES



Telephone YES

VHF radio telephone YES

Computers YES



Guests :

2 identical VIP cabins with double bed and ensuite bathrooms

2 identical aft guest cabins with double berth and ensuite bathrooms

1 Deck saloon

1 Lower saloon

1 Dayhead, aft from lower saloon


1 captain cabin with double berth and ensuite bathroom

2 cabins with upper/lower berths, sharing one bathroom

1 galley

1 crew mess



Refrigerators: 2 large + 1 medium + 1 big

Deep freezer: 2

Bottle cooler: 2

Microwave: 1

Stove: 1

Dish washer: 1

Washing machine: 1

Dryer: 1




large screen in saloon

individual in guest’s cabins

Radio / Hi-fi: YES


Boarding: 1 Aft

Gangway: 2 midship

Bathing ladder: 2

Deck shower: 2

Anchors: 2

Windlass: 2

Deck wash system: YES

Cushions: YES



Tender: Navigo 12 VS

Engine: Honda BF 30 / SN

Diving gear: no

Compressor: Yes



2 Paddle board

Inflatable canoe (2 seats)




Life raft: 3 x 8P

Life jackets: 18 Adult - 4 Child

Bilge alarm: YES

Fixed fire installation: YES engine room FM200 - 1 x 46 KG

Fire extinguishers: 5 CO2 - 1 Foam - 7 Dry power



REFIT 2017/18

The following major works were carried out during the refit:

• Hull sandblasted to assess via ultrasonic sound measurements the thickness of hull plates. No replacement of steel was necessary as steel thickness is in line with classification society RINA.

• New coating and Antifouling has been applied to hull

• Protection zinc anodes system has been totally renewed with new fastenings all around the hull

• Pitch propeller, propeller shaft and equipment were taken out and shipped to Hundested in Denmark. It was completely dismantled and overhauled as necessary.

• Bow thruster hydraulic system improved to obtain higher maneuvering power

• Windlass, both winches port and starboard overhauled including Stern Winches

• Two additional stern mooring cleats placed

• All three booms serving the sail system have been taken out, sand blasted and repainted

• All hydro motors for Genoa, Yankee, Foresail, Main sail and Mizzen overhauled

• Main Engine, all 3 generators and watermaker have been completely opened and overhauled

• Piping in the Engine room has been removed and new piping installed

• Air conditioning: All compressors changed for new ones

• New sun awnings covering stern deck area installed

• All deck hatches attended and modified to meet the safety requirements of a commercial classed yacht

• New fire alarm has been installed

• 2 large fridges have been installed

• 1 large deep freezer has been installed

• 1 beverage fridge close to deck entrance has been installed

• 1 fridge in saloon renewed

• New microwave and oven installed

• All kitchen furniture repainted and in places modified to allow easier cooking/presentation of the food

• New mattresses, bed linen and decoration added

• Private bathrooms and showers improved with new faucets in place

• Sat TV in all cabins installed

• Three sofas and dining table chair received new leather cover

• Large TV screen with Sat connection

• New lighting system implemented

The hull survey report is available to a serious buyer.



Following jobs, maintenance and new spares/items have been implemented on board of the vessel:

1) Exhaust gas pipes are surrounded by water piping. All coupling flanges of the water piping have been removed, treated as necessary or changed, welded and piping pressurized.

New special rubber piping installed to connect exhaust gas equipment to main engine.

2) New exhaust gas branches in place on both sides of the main engine.

3) Insulation placed on exhaust gas piping to get lower air temperature in the engine room.

4) Installation of touch screen computer system intended to provide automatic ignition of:

- auxiliary generators

- hydraulic pumps

- cooling pumps

- alarm for any water entrance in bilge compartments

The system is structured to deliver alarms to screens located in the internal wheelhouse as well as on the bridge and via message through mobile phone to Crew person on watch.

5) A new fridge has been installed in the main saloon. Proper renewal of the wood panels has completed the installation.

6) In addition to fridge under 5) another large fridge has been custom built and placed in a warehouse under the kitchen room. Note that this job has required the rebuilding of part of internal ship’s structures to permit the clamping of the fridge.

7) Sound and temperature absorption insulation has been placed in the built-in wardrobe of both aft cabins.

8) New air condition system has been installed in the kitchen

9) Cockpit two wood tables and doors have been renewed and re –varnished

10) Both masts area on deck have been sand blasted and re – painted AWL grip.

11) Guard – rail around main engine has been modified to offer additional working area.

12) New piping has been installed to increase the cooling performances of the main engine.

13) Anchor well space and associated close warehouse have been modified with construction of a longitudinal bulkhead to permit safer stowage of the port and starboard anchors.

14) Hydraulic winches have been completely dismantled and replaced as necessary.

15) Two additional new stainless-steel mooring bitts have been installed for improved stern mooring


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Daimler-Benz Mercedes OM 403, 197 KW / 267 HP
Engine hours
Fuel capacity
10,000 litres
Maximum speed
20 kph
Cruising speed
17 kph
Number of cabins
Number of berths
Passenger capacity
Drinking water capacity
10,000 litres

Haas International 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.

Broker/Dealer Information

Haas International - The Sailing Yacht Broker

Mr Manfred Haas
Bitzistrasse 13
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