Cookson 12 - Philosophers - $235,000

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Cookson 12 - Philosophers - $235,000

Built in New Zealand by Cookson Yachts in 2001,'Philosophers' is a Cookson 12 Turbo version, in immaculate condition and ready for her next Bluewater Offshore race.

Originally sailed as 'Akatea' in New Zealand and later in Geelong, this yacht has great success on the water. Seen as the benchmark offshore 40'er since their launch, these very fast and exceptionally well-built yachts are the perfect middle ground racer cruiser.

As a race boat "Philosophers" has a comprehensive wardrobe of racing sailing on a Carbon rig with rod rigging. With current IRC and ORCi certification, AYF Category 1 safety compliance, she is quite literally ready to complete at any level.

Please call Tim Vine for further information or to organise an inspection in Sydney.


Designer : Bruce Farr
Builder : Cookson Yachts, New Zealand
Water (Potable) Capacity (L) : Tanks are laminated into the hull under the port and starboard quarter berths. total 200 l
Hull Construction Material : GRP
Hull Type : Mono
Deck Construction Material : GRP
Length (feet) : 39' 4" feet
Length (m) : 11.98 m
Beam/Width (m) : 3.90 m
Draft (m) : 2.80 m
Keel/Ballast : Fin and bulb.
Displacement : 5343kg
Number of Batteries : 3 x batteries.
Number of Fuel Tanks : 1 x stainless steel
Accomodation Notes : 1 separate owners cabin with heads. Port and Starboard double aft berths. A double settee berth with infil to port. Starboard single in the saloon. Forward 'V' berth. Double aft quarter berths.
Number of Berths : 7 x in three double and 1 settee in saloon.
Number of Showers : Two - one in heads and one cockpit. H&C pressure water.
Number of Toilets : One electric with a plastic holding tank located under the 'V' berth. The holding tank has never been used and requires plumbing.
Galley Notes : The galley is 'L' shaped and located on the port side of the companionway steps. It is fitted out with a stove, fridge and stainless steel sink in the carbon fibre covered bench top.
Stove : Nelson oven and grill with two burners on a gimbled system.
Refrigeration : 12 volt Isotherm eutectic system fitted into an insulated box.
Number of Sinks : 1 x stainless steel.
Entertainment and Appliances Notes : CD/Radio
Anchor / Winch : Anchor with chain and warp.
Bilge Pump : Electric and manual.
Deck Gear : 2 x Harken ST32 backstay winches, 2 x Harken ST46 main winches, 2 x Harken ST46 primary winches, 2 x Harken ST44 cabintop winches, 9 x Spinlock Jammers.
Mast/Rigging : Carbon twin swept fractional rig. Rod rigging(2016). Carbon spinnaker pole, prodder and mast with twin check stays.
Sail Inventory : Doyle square top Main (2016), Doyle square top Offshore Main (2016), Quantum regatta Main. Doyle J1 (2016), Doyle J2 (2016), Quantum J3 (2008), Quantum J4 (2080 , Quantum J5 (2008), Scott J6 (2016). Doyle S2 (2016), Quantum S2 (2008) Scott A1 (2016), Scott A3 (2016), Scott A5 (2016), Doyle Code 0 (2016). Storm job and trysail. Spinnaker staysail, Light Genoa stasysail, Delivery main, Older S1, #2 jib, #2 jib, #1 jib, mainsails x 2.
Electrics : 12v internal lighting.
Electronics Navigation : Raymarine A70 GPS. B&G Hercules Wind, Speed and Depth sailing instruments. Raytheon ST 6000 Autopilot. 3 x B&G Jumbos on mast. Compass in cockpit.
Covers : Boom Cover.
Safety Gear : To AYF Category 1.
Has Navigation Lights : Yes
Radio : Icom 80IE HF, Uniden MC535 VHF.
Vessel Name : Philosophers
Anti-foul : June 2017

Engine 1

Engine Make : Yanmar
Horse Power : 40
Fuel Type : Diese
Steering : Twin Wheels
Fuel Capacity : 100
Propeller : Bri - Ski 14 x 14 two blade propeller.