New North Sails (Oct 2014)
- Full batten main with stack pack and lazy jacks, and jiffy reefing (2 point)
- New Genoa (120%) with integral sun cover.
- Set up as a cutter, but presently rigged as a sloop. All the fittings for the inner stay (including the stay) are in place and easily set up.
- 1 x 19 stainless steel standing rigging
- Split backstay
- Keel stepped Isomat mast
- Mast un-stepped/re-stepped June 2012- all standing and running rigging replaced-all electrical cables- mast mounted navigation lights and VHF antennae and cable replaced
- (2) Barient 18 mast winches
- Schaeffer system 3100 roller furling headsail system
Defiant has been fully imported into New Zealand. She maintains her US Coast Guard Documentation. She is a one owner boat with a lot of live-aboard time cruising since purchased in 1991. Defiant has been sailed throughout the Bahamas, the Turks and Caicos, The Dominican Republic, Cayman Islands, Cuba, and the Florida Keys.
Owner lived aboard while cruising in Turks and Caicos and in Cayman Brac. Defiant is very comfortable, ideally suited for long term accommodations. She is self-sufficient, with the wind generator charging system- as most of the time she was on a swing mooring. She was shipped to NZ on the Dockwise float on float off freighter in Dec 2002. She has been used lightly but regularly, although no longer as a live-aboard since arriving in NZ. She has been well maintained throughout her life
Defiant is an ideal cruiser/live aboard. She is well situated in Opua, NZ (North Island) for NZ cruising and for South Pacific Cruising.
Rarely does such a well -cared for, comfortable cruising sailboat like this become available. Consider the possibility of buying Defiant and using her as your live aboard home in picturesque New Zealand.
Recent insurance survey- new bottom paint (Awlcraft black ablative) prop speed (Sept 2014), new cutlass bearing
Also available: 14M marina in Opua Marina – $55,000 (USD price) (Lease to 2033- extendable option)
Potential purchasers should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht. These specifications are believed to be true and correct, but cannot be guaranteed. Items excluded include, but are not limited to –artwork and tools. All owners’ personal effects and clothing will be removed prior to closing.
Specifications and details of this vessel are provided in good faith for informational purposes only. Details regarding the specifications, operating characteristics and condition of the vessel have been obtained from sources believed reliable, but the owner and brokers cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information or the condition of the vessel. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, capacities, consumptions and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided and agrees to instruct his/her agent or surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. Vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price and inventory changes and withdrawal from market without notice.