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australis logo AustralisBased in the Southern hemisphere ‘AUSTRALIS’ is a steel hulled, fully rigged motor sailor. She carries a comprehensive range of safety, operational and navigational equipment. A 180hp Gardner diesel engine powers the vessel and she is equipped with 2 zodiac tenders. She sails beautifully and has a powerful engine to push her along at 8+ knots when needed.


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Specifications & Features
• Engines:
-   Main 180hp Gardner marine diesel engine (130.6kw)
-   Generator 13.5kva Onan diesel powered (240 volt)
-   Generator back up 27kva Yanmar diesel powered (240 volt)
• 9 large, comfortable passenger berths
• Safety rails all round
• Crows nest with ladder access
• Deck lights for efficient night work
• Lifting rig for loading heavy items on board
• Water maker (desalinator) 2 Lt per min.
• Massive equipment storage space – in the forecastle for items up to 4.4m long (with headroom of 2.5m) or on deck (in cradles) for larger items. Below decks there’s plenty of cupboard and storage space
• Current design Kayak 2 x singles
• Current design Kayak 1 x double
• Bombard Commando C3 – 15hp Yamaha
• Bombard Commando C4 – 15hp Yamaha
• 450 Lt storage tank for outboard fuel

• 240 volt electricity throughout (110 volt conversion available)
• Heating/air conditioning throughout
• Large saloon area
• Covered outdoor saloon area
• Flat screen TV
• Separate guest toilet, bathroom and hot shower
• Washing machine and dryer
• Ice maker – 56kg capacity
• Outdoor BBQ on rear deck

• Full navigation equipment:
• Radar – Furuno, commercial grade
• Depth sounder – Furuno, commercial grade
• GPS – Furuno GP32
• Auto pilot – TMQ
• World-wide integrated electronic charts
• Iridium OpenPort internet – via WiFi on any device – individual email addresses available
• Iridium OpenPort separate guests phone
• Iridium satellite phone
• Radios – HF (long distance) and marine VHF (close range)
• 6 x VHF marine hand held radios


Scientific Installations
• Wet lab
• Dry lab
• Computer lab
• Freezer (390 Lt at −18 °C) & refrigerator (largest 450 Lt at 4 °C) storage capabilities
• Desalinated water
• Forecasting:
-   Wind speed and direction
-   Air temperature
-   Barometric pressure
-   Relative humidity
-   Precipitation
-   Cloud cover
-   Snow fall
-   Sea surface temperature
-   Sea state
-   Swell direction height & whitecap probability
• NOAA satellite live weather imagery receiving capability world over:
-   Accurate coastline overlay on all pictures.
-   Thermal readout/image colouring.
-   Integrated Ocean depth 2 nml intervals & land elevation display.
-   Overlay of wind information.
• ENVISAT satellite real time ice extent imagery
-   Mapping ice sheet characteristics and dynamics.
-   Mapping sea ice distribution and dynamics.
-   Spatial resolution of 150m
-   Accurate coastline overlay overlay on all pictures.
-   100km swath.
-   GIS enabled (GPS overlay for vessel to navigate on directly.
• Customised topographic cartography for specific Mountaineering or scientific expedition needs
• Customised satellite SWATH to order on location & real time satellite imagery


Hydrographic Installations
• Winch:
-   Max line pull: 680 Kg
-   Max line speed: 118 mt/min
-   Motor: Hydraulic 15″ Cuin 104-1434 Char-Lynn
-   Discs: 14″ Stainless Steel
-   Splitter: Bronze
• Rope:
-   600M
-   8mm Dyneema double braid (SWL) 2800kg
• Stainless steel tray wet lab / dry lab. 2M x 600mm x 35mm
• Stern A-frame
• Side A-frame
• Commercial Furuno Ecosounder FCV-295
• Commercial Furuno Transducer 200/50 kHz
• Sounder input to 3D bathymetric real time display
• 2D & 3D bathymetric mapping & recording
• Sidescaner 95 metre beam width
• Cubic metres of cargo carrying capacity. (Max so far 9 ton)


Expedition Installations
• Current design Kayak 2 x singles
• Current design Kayak 1 x double
• Bombard Commando C3 – 15hp Yamaha
• Bombard Commando C4 – 15hp Yamaha
• Cultri-sub MCH-6 dive compressor
• Bauer Oceanus E1 dive compressor
• Honda Hooka (surface fed air) 2 x 100M
• Dive weight
• Customised topographic cartography for specific Mountaineering or scientific expedition needs
• Customised satellite SWATH to order on location & real time satellite imagery

Tour around the yacht – Check out the Galley, Cabins work & storage areas.

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At 23m (75′) and with either a full set of sails up or the powerful 180hp Gardiner engine pushing her along the vessel offers a wonderful sailing experience or a quick passage if time is of the essence. Full safety rails make her a very safe craft in rough weather and for less experienced sailors.

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Australis’ has three cabins of three and one of two. With a maximum of 9 passengers this means there’ll be a spare bunk for storage. The lower double beds have timber dividers for those who don’t want to get too friendly. All bunks have removable sides for rough weather.

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The Bridge/Navigation

The state-of-the-art integrated navigation system utilises computer charts, auto pilot and GPS. Also on hand is radar and depth sounder. The bridge is fully enclosed and heated and is a great place for wildlife spotting in cold conditions. Communications gear comprises HF radio, satellite phone and email, weather fax and VHF for close communications.

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Cooktop, oven, microwave, toaster, jug, double sink with hot and cold running water. There’s a day fridge in the galley plus three full sized fridge/freezers on board. Bon appetit…

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The generous saloon table seats 12 in comfort and has TV, DVD, VCR, audio tape and CD player. Check the 360 degree panorama for another view of the saloon/galley area.

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Looking forward (left) and looking back (on the right) to the 27 Kva generator, air con and watermaker units. This area has 2.5m headroom and ample storage for specialist or bulky equipment. This area has room for items up to 4.4m long. With the generator humming away it also makes a great drying room for wet clothing. There’s a lifting rig available for lifting heavy itmes into this hold.

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On deck

Solid safety rails all round provide a safe and comfortable deck area. The large outdoor cockpit area has a removable sun shade and there’s a BBQ and hot water shower on the stern deck. The cockpit area is fitted with a cradle for single & double sea kayak storage if required.

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Up top

A crows nest at the first spreaders offers a safe position for photography and wildlife spotting. This photo from the mast head shows the beauty of the yacht under full sail.