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DON'T LET ANOTHER ONE SLIP AWAY!
Text Young Gietzen 805 340 4241
Beautiful! Blue Water Cruiser! Hull #8
A true gem of the sea!!
It has been a tough decision to make, the amazing people who own this yacht, have had to accept putting their beloved ‘New Sensation’ up for sale. She is a rare Tanton-44 (aka CT-44) and hull 8 of 18 designed by Yves Tanton and built in the Ta Chiao yard in Taiwan in 1983. The yard was exceptionally known for its woodwork and solid construction. Built in the 80's as an offshore cruiser. Over the last few years 'New Sensation' has been re-wired and re-plumbed. Originally designed to be a fast(er) blue water cruiser. This specific boat was originally ordered with custom features by author Don Dodds. The desire being to have a definitive off-shore cruising boat in the 1980s. Indeed, 'Bird of Time' as she was called then, was not only that, but also the star of his book “Modern Cruising Under Sail.” She has proven herself around the South Pacific and the far north. 'New Sensations' has a paint job that turns heads everywhere!
The black paint was applied in 2018, by CSR Marine in Seattle. Previous owner had also installed a heavy duty transmission to handle the reliable power of the Perkins 4-108.
The sails are Neil Pryde offshore and are in good condition.
Sellers have had her offshore, sailed down from Washington and can attest to her incredibly solid build and handling in heavy weather. A limited amount of these boats were built. A Rather unique style and stern. Described as... I refer to this type of stern as a "rounded transom" not a canoe stern, not a Norwegian stern, barely a double ender. Something that Bob Derecktor had done on his Grey Goose. The design allows me to have flatter lines underneath and a smoother exit wave at the stern, with a longer waterline for the given length. She has been exceptionally maintained by all owners and is in immaculate condition.
This is a boat you can comfortably set out to explore the worlds oceans and islands, safely and in comfort!
These ships were all 'semi-custom' built, long range cruisers.
- Skeg hung rudder
- Drafts 6 ft
- Interior was designed to be comfortable for off-shore sailing with tons of handholds and places to keep balance while in larger swells.
- 2 berths
- Engine is a Perkins 4.108 with approx 3500 hours. Engine runs great, starts up every time first time. Cruises at 6.5 kts using at approx. 0.75 gal/hour
- 95 gallons of fuel. There is a third tank that could carry another 44 gallons but is currently carrying kerosene for the Webasto heater. This could easily be converted back. Already set-up as a back up tank for engine fuel (never utilized).
- Carries 141 gallons of water across three tanks.
- Holding tank is 17 gallons. Two options for overboard discharge – direct and macerator from the tank.
- Anchor windlass is newer and works great. Ground tackle includes 20kg Delta with 225 feet of chain and additional 70 of nylon line. Have a stern 15 kg Danforth and a 35kg storm anchor, also Danforth. So anchoring is secure!
- All instruments are approx. 5 yrs old and includes chart plotter, radar, Vesper AIS, wind, depth, speed sensors and stations
- Auto-pilot does not currently work consistently. Current sellers bought it, the original Alpha 3000 wasn’t working and prior to last passage we replaced head with a Pelagic which was working great for the first ~200 miles and then worked intermittently. Suspected to be most likely a bad connection
- Heat options are both a Webasto and a Dickinson Antarctic.
- All 8 batteries of the house bank were replaced with 100 amp/hour AGMs July 2020
- 375 watts solar added to dinghy davits in July 2020.
- New RIB in October 2020
- New electric motor for RIB in October 2020.
- New bottom paint August 2021
- New motor mounts August 2021
- New cutlass August 2021. At this time also checked shaft for trueness (it was fine) and aligned motor
- EPIRB added July 2021
- New Life raft with manufacture date of June 2021