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Bewildered is a Cape North 43 center cockpit cutter rig sloop, built by Cape Yachts of Hong Kong, an adaptation of noted American naval architect Ted Brewer’s successful Black Velvet design. She has a 3/4 keel with the ‘Brewer Bite’ cutout, one of Brewer’s signature design features. It was a clever way of adding some of the windward sailing advantage of a fin keel boat to a cruising boat’s full keel. At the same time, the “Brewer Bite” offers protection for the prop — an important feature for a cruising boat — just as you would see in a full keel design. With this design, Brewer created a very comfortable and dry sailing hull.
The yacht is of a scantling rarely found in popular production yachts today considered Mono Construction with a full glassed hull to deck joint.
Throughout the boat but particularly below decks, the craftsmanship is more indicative of a custom-built yacht and very expensive to recreate, today. The interior is finished in varnished teak and pastel colours that is expertly fitted. The full headroom main cabin is spacious and well-appointed offering comfortable seating for six . The cabinets have teak framed with opening Teak panels and Seashores cut-outs. With windows, companion ways and eleven(11) opening ports plus three(3) overhead hatches (Two(2) added by current owner) the open cabin design allows ample light and ventilation throughout.
The yacht has been refitted over the current ownership which included sealing interior hull structure with epoxy, external osmosis protection system. Interior changes in the main salon, galley, passageway and after head compartment.
Aft of the main cabin is an efficient galley centred on a three burner Force 10 stove. The galley is fully outfitted to accommodate every day demands and almost any entertainment need. There is an 12v Frigo-boat top loading cold box.
Forecabin: 2 single Vberths which convert to double, access to chain locker, stowage outboard to port and starboard, stowage under berths, hanging locker aft to starboard
Light and ventilation by large opening deck hatch.
Doorway leads to short passageway with Forward Head to port with timber vanity with round stainless-steel sink in Corian by Dupont or similar counter top with pressure hot and cold water, manual fresh water, storage outboard and under. Jabsco marine head unit discharged overboard.
Light and ventilation provided by opening portlight
Hanging locker opposite
Maincabin: Starboard- a straight settee with storage under Storage outboard and Dickinson Newport diesel cabin heater.
Port- Lshaped settee, storage and air-conditioning under, with fixed custom Teak Table with cupboards under plus custom-built storage outboard and behind settee. Large custom mirror on forward bulkhead
Galley: Aft to port is the Ushaped galley with gimballed three(3) burner Force 10 cooker gas cooker outboard with grill and oven, large counter area forward with storage and drawers under and custom-made cupboard and dish stowage above. Custom spice rack noted.
Microwave and storage located outboard.
Aft in the galley is a composite double sink with pressure hot and cold water plus manual fresh and seawater supply set in counter top of Corian by Dupont or similar. Stowage under. Outboard of the sink is a top-loading cold box.
Navigation Area: Opposite the galley aft to port is the navigation area with Magellan DX5000GPS, Standard VHF, Kenwood shortwave radio, access from a chart table with seat.
Stowage and chart stowage under. Stowage under the seat.
Navigation books found forward of chart table and outboard.
Outboard is found the electrical controls, distribution and breakers for 12V, 110V & 220V systems.
Light and ventilation provided by five(5) opening portlights, opening deck hatch, two(2) fixed windows(new lenses 2017), two(2) deck vents and companionway.
Aft Passageway: The aft passageway leads to the aftcabin with counter outboard with water and diesel tanks under. Stowage above and outboard. Inboard is found the main access to the engineroom.
Aftcabin: The aft cabin is fitted with a double berth aft to Port with storage and steering locker under. To starboard is a counter top area with storage under and access to steering components and auto-pilot computer. Forward to starboard are drawers and large hanging locker. The companionway stairs have been removed to allow more comfortable use of the floor(cabinsole area) and the bulkhead under the companionway utilised to store Teak swimladder which allows the companionway to be used as an emergency exit.
Light and ventilation provided by companionway, opening deck hatch and three(3) opening portlights.
Afthead: Locate forward to port in the aftcabin. During the refit the afthead was re-designed to a degree with new counter tops, sink utilizing Corian by Dupont or similar with hot and cold pressure water with shower facility and manual fresh water supply now located outboard and marine head moved inboard aft. The Jabsco manual marine head is discharged overboard or to holding tank.
Light and ventilation provided by a single opening portlight and deck vent.
The following sails on board:-
The following Equipment aboard:-
The following Navigation Equipment aboard:-
Fully Equipped Yacht for Liveabaord and cruising - Re-built and Custom
Hull and Deck are Mono Construction (Fully Glassed)
Three(3) electrical systems - 12V 110V & 240V All new electrical panels, Tinned wiring,
Sails near New Condition
Engine rebuilt, new sterngland system.
All Plumbing updated, new hotwater tank galley sink afthead sink and more.
Electronic Navigation, Computer, Extensive paper charts, 2 sextants, 2 GPS systems
Interior Customised with new table, cupboards etc.
Interior finished with solid TEAK, Teak Veneers and light paint systems
New Deck hatches fitted during rebuild including two(2) additional deck hatches.
All receipts and info on board.
Survey availble with full details
Original Build Contract and details on board
Electronic Auto-Piloy and Aries Windvabe steering plus spares