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I have For Sale, an absolutely incredible boat. - Triple Y Yachts, Model
Nautic12, Serial Number 107
My Nautic12, Maverick,
the original, Is reluctantly, up for sale.
This is the seventh boat
built, with I understand, the first six hulls, being New Zealand boats
This is my boat, Serial Number 107, which was the first official Australian
boat, that got me well and truly hooked up on, and confirmed my
passion for 12-metre yachts.
So much so, that after sailing it, there was no
comparison between it and the EC12 boats that were the only 12-metre boats that
were available that I bought another Nautic 12, at my own expense, solely and
purely as a marketing tool to promote this boat. That's how good I thought it
was. And the reality was, yes, it was that good. It was good enough to justify
my investment, and it is still, in my opinion, the most versatile big boat
available to the radio yachting community today.
Prior to the Nautic12's, there were available only the EC12's as far as I was
aware at that time. And I tried, I tried very hard to get a new EC12 hull. I
hounded people, I hounded manufacturers in Australia, I hounded anyone whose
name was even remotely connected to EC12's, but because the ARYA had the EC12
Rules under consideration, understandably, no manufacturer, nor even anybody
else that was interested in EC12's, was prepared to commit to making new hulls.
And that was what I wanted.
As far as EC12's went the ARYA's reluctance to publish Rules, meant the death of
the EC12 in Australia. And as much as I love the boat, indeed I have one, the
EC12 is, in my opinion, finished in this country. And that is such a shame, as
the EC12 is in my opinion the ultimate test of a sailor.
If one can sail an EC12, one will be able to sail anything else that is going.
But I digress.
It was the inability to get what I so dearly desired that drew me ultimately to a
group of New Zealanders that were manufacturing a 12-metre boat that was a model
replica of the victorious Australia II, that boat that took the America's cup
away from the American's after 132 years. And this boat was available!
So I ordered one. It was, if not the first one in the country, it would
certainly have been the second.
And I fitted it out in the best fittings available. Stainless steel was used
throughout, and when stainless steel was not available, aluminium was used.
Pekabe fittings are evident wherever they provided a product that was suitable.
And where brass fittings were needed, only recognised quality brass was used.
I added a Guyatt winch, an 240DL, after speaking to Rob, the man himself as
to what was the best winch for this boat. The radio
systems including servo's are of the absolutely highest quality. The winch
fitted to this boat is 2.4Ghz compatible.
Sheets are 90Kg Spektra material, and the shrouds, are multi-strand stainless steel
encased by clear plastic.
This boat will not let you down. It is a big boat that will sail in only 12
inches, 300 mm of water, in all weathers. It is the perfect boat that will sail
in all conditions.
My reason for selling is that in order to sail with my friends, I need to travel
2 hours each way. That was OK while fuel prices were low, but in these times of
fluctuating prices, I no longer have the luxury of travelling as frequently as I
And anybody that knows me, will understand the reluctance with which I put this
boat up for sail.
The Price? A bargain at $1,600 negotiable. But it does include a Hitec Flash5x Transmitter
converted to Hitec 2.4Ghz along with a Hitec 7-channel full
I am able to pack up the boat, including a
one-piece 2.00 metre mast and sails, but transport will need to be arranged for
pickup at my door by the purchaser.
Should you want further information please email me at
Below are some photos ( taken 17 May 2009) of this beautiful boat.