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Wind Charger

  • 46.4166'
  • 1992
  • TANIA YACHT CO.
  • St. Lucia
  • $165,000

ABOUT WIND CHARGER

A handsome, much admired yacht that sails magnificently.

Ocean cruiser with three Atlantic crossings under her belt.
Completely checked and refitted for a safe sail from Lymington to St Lucia in 2011.
Kitted out for comfortable cruising in the Caribbean with the centre cockpit giving an airy, large owners en suite cabin aft.
Well equipped for easy and convenient living with a generator, dual powered water maker, large fridge, separate freezer and microwave.

DETAILS & DIMENSIONS
  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: TANIA YACHT CO.
  • Category: Cruising Sailboat
  • Model: Cardinal 46
  • Model Year: 1992
  • YearBuilt: 1992
  • Year Refit: N/A
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: N/A
  • Country: St. Lucia
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: Open W/Bimini
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: Yes
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 2/7 - Crew R/B/S: 0/0/0
  • LOA: 46' 5" (14.15m)
  • LWL: 38' 1" (11.61m)
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 13' 2" (4.01m)
  • Min Draft: --
  • Max Draft: 6' 0" (1.83m)
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: --
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: --
  • Max Speed: --
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 27,478 Pounds
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: 125 Gallons
  • Holding Tank: 20 Gallons
  • Fuel Capacity: 110 Gallons
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: 4
  • Heads: 2
  • Sleeps: 7
  • State Rooms: 2
  • Crew Berths: N/A
  • Crew Sleeps: N/A
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: TNY46027H090
  • Hull Material: GRP
  • Deck Material: Teak over Fiberglass
  • Hull Configuration: Monohull
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: Alan Warwick
  • Hull Color: White
  • Hull Finish: Gelcoat
  • Exterior Designer: Alan Warwick
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Yamaha
  • Model: Yanmar 4JH-TE
  • Engine Count: Single
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel

Description

A handsome, much admired yacht that sails magnificently. Ocean cruiser with three Atlantic crossings under her belt. Completely checked and refitted for a safe sail from Lymington to St Lucia in 2011.
 
Kitted out for comfortable cruising in the Caribbean with the centre cockpit giving an airy, large owners en suite cabin aft. Well equipped for easy and convenient living with a generator, dual powered water maker, large fridge, separate freezer and microwave.

Construction

Wind Charger was built in 1990 at Tania Yacht company in Taiwan and the finishing fit undertaken by Fox’s Marine in Ipswich in 1992. She is of GRP construction with a teak deck. The full keel is one piece of cast lead and has a strong skeg hung rudder.

The boat spent 10 years in Portugal where it was lightly used and well maintained. Second owners purchasing in 2003 were a family of four living aboard and travelling throughout the Med and across to the Caribbean. The third owners undertook a thorough refit and upgrade in 2011 to prepare the yacht for a crossing to the Caribbean where it is now moored.

Accommodations

The interior is very airy and open with smart teak joinery everywhere. Clever design optimises storage opportunities.

The centre cockpit format creates very comfortable owners quarters with double bed, masses of cupboards and drawers and en suite heads with separate shower room which incorporates a wet cupboard.

There is a forward cabin with a good sized double bunk, cupboards and drawers and en suite heads for your visitors and there is room for two more in the saloon with a handy pull out bunk.

The spacious saloon has a large teak folding table, that has been known to seat 10 at one sitting, with stowage compartments and drawers underneath. The two sofas are covered in easy maintenance waterproof fabric designed for use in care homes.

The galley has a long run of worktop incorporating a top loading fridge and separate freezer alongside a four burner cooker leading to a further worktop area then angled double sink with mixer tap. Cupboards run behind the worktop and handy drawers underneath with a neat cubby hole for the microwave.
 
A 220v ring main throughout the interior and numerous 12v sockets in all cabins, together with super efficient Caframo fans in cabins, the saloon and galley makes for comfy and convenient living.

For the ultimate evening of relaxation, plug in your MP3 to the music player and listen either on deck or in the saloon, or both.

Engine

  • Yanmar 4JH-TE 55HP fresh water cooled diesel engine.
  • New starter and alternator in 2013. Has only done 1650 hours.
  • MaxProp feathering propeller. 1 1/4 ins shaft and seals replaced in 2010.
  • Mase Mariner 5500 5.5 kVa diesel sea water cooled generator is situated above the main engine. 485 hours.
  • Balmar Advanced Regulator System.
  • Vetus 3kw Bow Thruster.

Equipment

  • Iridium 555 Sat phone with Helix external aerial
  • Dessalator Duo 60 Watermaker (2013) 60 lts/hr @ 25C
  • 2 12v Dekka AGM Batteries for domestic use (2013)
  • Dolphin 80 amp battery charger (2009)
  • Kyocera 128W Solar Panel (2005)
  • Dekka AGM battery for starter (2013)
  • Dekka AGM battery for bow thruster (2013)
  • Fridge Frigomatic K35F (2009) keel cooled (50cm x 56cm x 42 cm
  • Freezer Frigomatic K50F (2009) keel cooled (52 cm x 46 cm x 30cm
  • Frigidaire Microwave (2011)
  • Alpes-Inox cooker, gas with electric grill and one hob (1992)
  • Dual sink with mixer tap, hand pump sea water tap, waste pump (2013)
  • Raritan Water heater
  • The watermaker, fridge and freezer are all dual power (12v/220v) and so can easily be run whilst charging the batteries with the generator and thus saving a considerable amount of charging time and fuel.
  • KJ Howells cockpit table
  • Anchor windlass connected to a 25 kg Delta anchor and 60 m galvanised 3/8 chain (2008)
  • Webasto Airtop 5000 heater/air blower (2008)
  • Orange Dinghy 2.4 (2012)
  • Tohatsu 5 hp 2 stroke outboard (2012)
  • Macerator pump (2013)
  • Shower drain pumps (2013)
  • Fresh water pump (2010)
  • Deck wash pump system with retractable hose (1992)
  • 2 x Jabasco Toilets (2010)
  • Jabasco Water filter
  • Mimi halogen brass lights in aft cabin
  • Saloon lighting
  • Forward cabin lighting
  • Clock and barometer
  • Cockpit courtesy light
  • 2 Propane gas bottles plus 1 Camping Gas bottle
  • 6 x floating cockpit cushions

Sails & Spars

  • Proctor mast, Boom and 2 spinnaker poles were blasted, checked and repainted with Awlgrip by Berthon of Lymington in 2011.
  • All running gear replaced 2011
  • Standing rigging checked and deemed OK as it had been upgraded with Sta-Lok fittings and 12mm wire in 2005.
  • LED tri light 2011.
  • Hood inmast furling mainsail checked by Sanders of Lymington in 2009 and given a continuing long life.
  • Gowen Yankee and 2 Staysails were also checked 2011 and new sacrificial strips in 2012.
  • Gowen Cruising chute with dowsing sock blew out in mid Atlantic but has been repaired .
  • Gowen Spinnaker with dowsing sock.
  • 7 Lewmar winches in cockpit.
  • 2 Lewmar winches on mast.

Navigation Equipment

At the chart table:
  • Garmin 100i DSC VHF radio
  • Garmin 8.4 ins 4008 chartplotter with Radar GMR 18 + AIS
  • AIS Cass B Transponder
  • Navtex 6 Dual
  • Autohelm Multi

At the wheel:

  • Compass
  • Garmin 5 ins 555 chartplotter with AIS connection
  • Autohelm ST 50 Depth, Speed, Wind, VMG
  • Autohelm ST 7000 autopilot 
  • Garmin Bluechart G2 cards included
  • EU706L UK & Ireland (1 + 1 preload)
  • HAF003R Western Africa (1)
  • HEU714L Iberian/Azores/Canaries (2)
  • HUS030R SE Caribbean (2)  
       

 Spares included:

  • Autohelm Linear Drive Unit
  • ST 7000 instrument
  • Fluxgate compass
  • Rudder Reference Unit

Safety Equipment

  • EPIRB
  • RFD 6 man life raft certified to February 2014
  • 6 Lifejackets
  • 4 safety lines
  • Jon Buoy and horseshoe
  • 3 cabin fire extinguishers
  • 1 automatic engine extinguisher
  • Fire Blanket
  • 2 electric and 1 manual bilge pumps
  • Bosuns chair
  • Hippo MOB retrieval sling
  • 12v hand held light
  • Interior night courtesy lights
  • Bolt cutters and hacksaw
  • Grab bag
  • First aid kit (unused)
  • Emergency steering
  • Flares
  • Hand held fog horn
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