Shipwright 70 - TravelEdge


SV TravelEdge is a Shipwright 70 designed by Laurent Giles launched in 1990 and is listed for sale with YOTI in Tahiti.

This is a capable and tough steel ketch, a proven blue water cruising vessel built for expeditions and is impressively rated to MCA Category 0. The Shipwright 70 was built to be strong and safe while being exciting and easy to sail by both inexperienced and experienced crews.

Previously SV TravelEdge has been used by the British Army for an expedition to Antarctica and for UK-based sail training.

Accommodation is laid out with bunks (will sleep 18) - ideal for higher crew numbers. The deck-saloon layout with large dining table is safe, gives excellent visibility and is the perfect communal space for crew to gather. There is a dedicated navigation room, a large galley and two enclosed heads.

In 2019 a long list of major updates were completed which most notably include new engine, new rigging and all new sails. SV TravelEdge most recently was part way through a circumnavigation completing a scientific project and is currently offered for sale in Papeete, Tahiti. Lying in a marina berth in storage mode, the yacht would require partial recommissioning and servicing prior to casting off from Tahiti.

Contact Peter Mactier for further details.

Price SOLD
Price Base SOLD
Brand Laurent Giles
Model Shipwright 70
Length 72.00 Feet
Year 1990
Category Yacht and Sail Boats
Hull Type Steel
Hull Style Single
Power Type Sail
Type Of Sales Dealer
Engine Make Yanmar 4LV170
Engine Type Diesel 170Hp
Condition Used
State International
Suburb Tahiti
Stock Number Traveledge
Designer Laurent Giles
Builder AMARC (TES) Ltd
Water (Potable) Capacity (l) Total capacity of 2455L in 3 tanks.
Hull Construction Material Steel
Hull Type Monohull
Deck Construction Material Steel. Synthetic teak in cockpit.
Length (feet) 72 feet
Length (m) 21.95 m
Beam/Width (m) 5.48 m
Draft (m) 2.77 m
Keel/Ballast Fin keel encapsulated.
Displacement 50,670kg approx
Engine Notes Engine new 2019. New PTO for Main engine for the extra Alternator (New Oct 2020) and engine driven crash pumps. New gearbox - ZF68 (2019), New Cutlass bearings (2019), New Tides Marine Shaft seal (2019).
Engine Hours 1000 approx
Horse Power (hp) 170
Generator ONAN 6MDkbj-1100D Spec D (new 2019).
Number of Batteries 4 x 100Ah 12v DC engine start batteries joined in parallel to supply 200Ah at 12vDC. 8 x Transporter Energy Lithium Ion Batteries (2019).
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) Total capacity of 1126L in 2 tanks.
Propeller Fixed + new prop shaft 2019.
Steering System Whitlock wheel steering and spade rudder.
Accomodation Notes Accommodation for 12 guests and 4 crew. Floor boards teak & holy throughout, finish teak throughout. UPV Headlining cladding, with closed cell foam insulation throughout main boat. 12v fans fitted throughout (2020). Watertight bulkhead to the forward section of the yacht is laid out with 12 berths and 2 heads compartments. There is a deck saloon amidships, with a large seating and dining area to starboard, and efficient galley to port. Aft of this is the nav. Station and 4 berths for crew.
Number of Berths 18
Number of Showers 2 x showers new 2017.
Shower Type Pressurised hot and cold water system.
Number of Toilets 2 x heads new 2017.
Air Conditioning Diesel boiler and heating system.
Stove 4 burner cooker and oven.
Refrigeration 2 Fridges, 2 Freezers.
Entertainment and Appliances Notes CD stereo.
Anchor / Winch Twin 140kg CQR with 150 meters of chain.
Bilge Pump 6
Deck Gear 6 Lewmar 55s 4 self-tailing, 2 x 44s self-tailing.
Mast/Rigging Ketch rig 18mm wire new pro furl system 2017. Aluminium mast and boom. S/S rigging new 2019.
Sail Inventory Hyde Mainsail (2019), Hyde Mizzen (2019). Hyde Jib (2019), Hyde Staysail (2019). Hyde Spinnaker (2019). 2 furlers.
Electrics 12vDC/24vDC domestic system with 220v/110AC ring main from generator and/or shore power. Mastervolt chargers. Twin engine driven alternators. Silent wind generator new 2019 including Charge Controller 24V, 600W Wind, +300W Solar, Hybrid WWS06-24 Rev. 1 (HS-Code/Cód. Pautal 9032 89: Body of Wind generator Silentwind, PRO, 24V with Hub + Nose cone (HS-Code/Cód. Pautal 8503 00 99). Victron Energy 'Venus' operating system installed inc new Victron 3000w inverter/charger. Interior 24v system red / soft white lighting. Nav lights.
Electronics Navigation Raymarine E120 chart plotter in cockpit. Raymarine chart plotter at chart table. Raymarine sounder and log. Raymarine wind transducer (new 2020). Plastimo compass at helm. Raymarine RADAR. New infinity optimizer and Wi-Fi router fitted to Inmarsat (2019).
Dinghy Seago 2.8M Dinghy with inflatable floor and keel (2019). Larger (10 person) inflatable dinghy with aluminium floor. New Tohatsu 6.8hp outboard 2019. New Tohatsu 20hp outboard 2019.
Safety Gear Jackstays (new 2019), 18 Spinlock deck vests and tethers (new Oct 2019).
Ground Tackle New anchor chain (150m) and gear 2019.
Radio Icom HF Radio. Icom VHF. Inmarsat C.
Remarks Permitted Area - Category 0, Blue Code, exp. 17/09/2022. UltraSound Survey; Report available. 2019 refit included: Toerail Replaced and welded, deck painted and new anti-slip, track repaired, re-anodized, laid and sealed, rudder dropped and bearings replaced, steering serviced, new prop shaft commissioned and service, top sides painted, rust treatment throughout, new anchor chain (150m) and gear, propeller repitched for new engine, new jackstays, new rope cutter on shaft, decking replaced on aft platform, new stern light, lazarette painted, new seawater deck hose installed, Strip and replacement of all wiring and cabling throughout Victron Energy 'Venus' operating system installed inc new Victron 3000w inverter/charger Transporter Energy Lithium Ion batteries installed 12v plug fitted to each bunk. Late 2019 / Early 2020: Rust treatment and top sides painted where required, rigging tuned, galley hatch replaced, steering serviced, new Raymarine wind transducer, windlass serviced, new Halyard winches x 2 Lewmar ST, new Mizzen Winch (Lewmar ST) fitted and reseating of Jammers on new deck plate, new furler system lead for yankee bolted to deck, upgraded mast slides on Mainsail, Water tanks epoxy treated, new Bilge pumps throughout. (Automatic), bilges treated (Aquasteel), 12v fans fitted throughout, new infinity optimizer and Wi-Fi router fitted to Inmarsat, water system replumbed and new LP Pump for Watermaker, New Aquablu water filtration system fitted, new Fresh water pressure set fitted - 2 x 24V pumps, 3M reflective window film fitted, galley foot pump Replaced and rebuilt. Spares, tools, domestic equipment. Last Anti-foul mid 2019.
Vessel Name TravelEdge