Nautic Custom Sportfisher (Built to Survey)

Price: $599,000

Breathtakingly beautiful and built extra tough MV Explorer represents the very best of New Zealand custom boat design and build.

Designed by Arch McTainsh (Nautic Marine) and built to MSA Survey standards by Hutcheson Marine Explorer has been fastidiously maintained and significantly upgraded throughout her life by only 3 dedicated owners. Major refits in 2006 and circa 2018 included a complete engineering redesign and repower with 2 brand new Yanmar 6LY3A 480hp engines and addition of a Don Senior penned enclosed flybridge.

The present owner has, over the last 5+ years, embarked on a no expense spared campaign of constant improvement and upgrades including full CZone digital vessel control and monitoring, new suite of Furuno TZ Touch electronics (3 x screens) mounted in new custom made dash console, new Whisper 8kw genset on custom sliding S/S frame (to enable easy service access to engines), new CJD 260 lph watermaker, upgraded Lithium house batteries, new 3000w/150amp inverter-charger, 4kw ducted diesel heater, full underwater exhaust, new satellite dome and onboard 5G WiFi plus much more.

Performance is impressive to say the least, with a level soft ride and extremely flat wake Explorer happily cruises at 20-24 knots with 29 knot sprint and capable of economy around 4.5 litres per nautical mile at 20 knots. The huge Zipwake interceptor tabs feature full auto trim/list control and react instantly to maintain optimum trim and stability.

Designed for adventurous, practical Kiwi boating the design maximises outdoor lifestyle with massive cockpit floor area and extra wide walk-round side decks. The cockpit features a large day head/shower room and huge central transom station with built-in 3 burner S/S BBQ, sink, rubbish bin and table. Twin transom gates lead onto the wide boarding platform with 1m high solid stainless steel rails, live bait tank and ingenious fold down dive step.

Climbing the wide, safe stairs to the flybridge welcomes you to a well thought out and fully protected helm station with excellent all round view and total vessel control at your finger tips. A full width U-shaped lounge comfortably accommodates guests whilst underway and can convert to a full size double berth when required. An additional set of electronic engine controls are mounted to the aft flybridge rail to make backing up a breeze, whether into the berth or on a big marlin!

The main saloon is bright and airy with excellent all round vision, preferred aft galley layout  and generous seating forward. Twin 130L fridges opposite the galley provide ample food storage for those extended cruises.

The master cabin is located to port and provides a large double berth and excellent storage. Forward is the guest cabin configured with 4 oversized single berths, of which the lower two can convert to a double.

Explorer will instantly appeal to experienced, knowledgeable buyers looking for a truly unique, tough, luxurious and beautiful family cruiser. Alternatively, explore the options to reinstate the MSA Survey and put her outstanding qualities to work.

A sheltered Westhaven marina berth is available for transfer to purchaser.



Location: Auckland Make/Model: Nautic 14.5m Sportfisher
Length: 14.5m Year: 1996 (Major redesign/refits 2006 and 2018)
Designer: Arch McTainsh Builder: Hutcheson Boatbuilders, Tauranga (2006 redesign - Johnson Boatbuilders Devonport)
Engine: 2 x 480hp Yanmar 6LY3A (new 2006) Fuel Capacity: 1600L approx
Engine Hours: 1400 approx Drive (Shaft/Pod/Leg): Shaft
Horse Power: 480 x 2 Fuel Type: Diesel
Max Speed: 29 knots (approx) Cruise Speed: 20-24 knots
Electrics: CZone digital vessel switching and control (2018), Mastervolt MassCombi 300w/150a inverter charger (2018), Teltonika 5G internet router/Ubiquiti WifI access point, LED lighting throughout, 3 x CCTV cameras (bow/saloon/cockpit) Electronics: 3 x Furuno 12" TZ Touch 2 multifunction displays Furuno DRS4D-NXT 36nm radar Furuno 711c Autopilot Wind instruments (data feed to MFD's) Full live engine data and CZone control via Furuno MFD's 4 x Zipwake interceptor tabs (full width of transom) with autotrim/auto list control
Air Conditioning: Eberspacher Airtronic ducted diesel heater and fan Hull Material: Ply core with Kaihikatea plank both sides, fibreglassed over.
Watermaker: CJD AC260- 260 litres per hour (new 2018) Batteries: House: 2 x Mastervolt Lithium 360Ah. Start: 2 x 900cca. Genset: 1 x 680cca
Anchor/Winch: Rocna 33kg/Maxwell winch Tender: Aquapro 3.2m RIB
Draft: 1.2m Shower: Qty: 3 (bathroom, cockpit day head, transom)
Toilet: Qty: 2 (bathroom & cockpit day head) Covers: Cockpit enclosure covers, saloon and flybridge windscreen shade covers
Accommodation: Double master cabin to port, guest cabin with 4 x single berths forward, flybridge seating converts to double berth/daybed Galley: Well equipped aft galley with generous bench area.
Refrigeration: 2 x Vitrifrigo S/S 130L fridges Cabins: Qty: 2
Entertainment: Fusion IP700 stereo in saloon Fusion NRX200 stereo in flybridge RV Media smart TV with Intellian i2 satellite receiver Freezer: Large built in cockpit freezer
Stove: Bosch induction hob Safety Gear: AIS, EPIRB, 2 x life rings, throw rope with light,
Bilge Pumps: Qty: 3 x electric + engine driven, high volume evacuation pump/fire hose Fire Protection: 5kg extinguisher (eng room), 4.5 kg saloon

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