Adams 12 - Great Ocean - $98,000

'Great Ocean', a 1985 Adams 12, has only had two owners since new and is now exclusively for sale with the YOTI team in Tasmania.

These superb blue water yachts were originally designed as racer-cruisers by master yacht designer Joe Adams. They are a fast cruiser and unlike more modern designs do not have a bad wind angle. They go just as well upwind as down wind.

'Great Oceans' hull and deck was built by the famous Trewartha boat yard in 1983 and then meticulously fitted out by the original owner over 2 years in Sydney before being launched in 1985. The hull is in perfect condition with no osmosis and has been slipped annually (last October 2020).

The original owner was highly skilled in fibreglass and designed and built the hard dodger that gives 'Great Ocean' it's beautiful distinctive look. Fitted hard dodgers are notorious for looking like add ons which is certainly not the case with this boat. The vessel has bulwarks rather than a traditional toe rail which also adds to the appeal of look of the boat and increases the freeboard.

'Great Ocean' has had significant upgrades in the past 12 months with the Yanmar 20hp engine completely rebuilt in the workshop by Hughes Marine in Kettering and she comfortably motors above 6 knots with it's easily driven hull shape. All the standing rigging was recently replaced by Almasts ready for another 10 years. All the rope clutches in the cockpit were also replaced and winches serviced.

Designed as cutter rigs, the option to run a (furling) staysail is a significant benefit for anyone looking for a true offshore safe, fast cruiser. The low windage design (which Joe was famous for) has a fin keel and all important skeg hung rudder which gives the boat superb control in heavy weather without broaching.

The layout is very user friendly with the centre cockpit design providing a huge rear double cabin plus a large forward V berth. The large centre cockpit with its hard dodger protection makes for very dry sailing in rough conditions.

It has eutectic refrigeration and Diesel heater which also provides hot water. There is plenty of storage throughout the boat. The Muir anchor winch can be operated forward or in the cockpit.

This is a very capable capable offshore cruiser for the price point and will appeal to those who understand good yacht design and looking for a fast seaworthy boat that will look after them when venturing offshore.

Contact Danny Ryan for more details.

Price $98,000 AUD
Price Base $98,000
Brand Adams
Model 12
Length 39.00 Feet
Year 1985
Category Yacht and Sail Boats
Hull Type Fibreglass
Hull Style Single
Power Type Sail
Type Of Sales Dealer
Engine Make Yanmar 2QM
Engine Type Diesel 20Hp
Condition Used
State Tasmania
Stock Number Great Ocean
Designer Joe Adams
Builder Trewartha Yachts
Hull Construction Material Fibreglass
Hull Type Monohull
Deck Construction Material Fibreglass
Length (feet) 39' 4"
Length (m) 12 m
Beam/Width (m) 3.6 m
Draft (m) 2 m
Keel/Ballast Lead Fin keel
Displacement 8 tonne
Horse Power (hp) 20
Number of Batteries 3x Century Duel Force Batteries (new 2020).
Fuel Type Diesel
Number of Fuel Tanks Stainless Steel
Propeller Two blade fixed propeller.
Steering System Cable
Accomodation Notes 3 cabins
Number of Berths 6
Number of Showers Hot/cold shower in cockpit.
Number of Toilets 1
Air Conditioning CE Diesel heater
Stove Rinnai Gas
Refrigeration Eutectic
Number of Sinks Single sink.
Entertainment and Appliances Notes Radio/stereo
Anchor / Winch Muir electric windlass. 2 plough Anchors 1 Chain and 1 Chain/rope rode.
Bilge Pump Yes
Deck Gear 2 Primary winches, 2 medium winches, 5 Smaller winches, Spinlock Rope clutches (all new 2020), Spinnaker pole.
Mast/Rigging Aluminium mast & boom. Stainless steel (all new 2020). Lazy jacks and sail bag.
Sail Inventory Fully battened main. 1 furling genoa. Staysail. Trisail/ Storm jib. Furler.
Dinghy Yes with Honda 4 stroke
Safety Gear Horseshoe life ring, Burke Lifesling, Harnesses. 3 fire extinguishers, 2 bags of assorted life jackets, 2 boat hook.
Covers Hatch covers. Canvas cockpit cover.
Has Navigation Lights Yes
Radio VHF
Remarks Swim platform on transom.
Vessel Name Great Ocean
Anti-foul October 2020