Fiji --> New Zealand
ARRIVING IN NZ MID NOVEMBER!
“The Nautitech Open 40 is the catamaran of choice for a round-the-world trip thanks to its great maneuverability and size. It is a boat designed for all those who love to sail while enjoying life on board, a balance made possible by the aft helm station" - Marc Lombard, Designer of the Nautitech range.
This performance cruiser truly is a boat that can do it all on a budget and is ready to go anywhere tomorrow, be it around the bay or across oceans!
Quickstep Too was bought by the Bubb family in February 2021 for their bluewater cruising plans. Nick Bubb is a vastly experienced former professional offshore racer (maxi-cat non-stop around the world, Volvo Ocean Race, Mini Transat etc), engineer and boatbuilder. The previous owner had a similar pedigree and was a top French multihull sailor (former Jules Verne holder) & boatbuilder. He refurbished the boat after buying it from a charter company and replaced the engines and rig, before cruising extensively in the north Atlantic with his family.
Six months in the UK were spent comprehensively overhauling all the systems and added full ‘off grid’ capability. Highlights from the refit include.
- New sails
- New watermaker
- Eberspacher heater
- Satellite communications
- Ocean Safety equipment
- Rocna 25 anchor with new calibrated chain
- Additional electronics to achieve full redundancy i.e. back up autopilot and chart plotter systems, a new charging system centred around a new 1000W solar rack and an advanced lithium battery set up, with a wind generator back up system
After her refit she was sailed from the UK across the Atlantic to the Caribbean and then on through the Panama Canal to the Galapagos Islands. She then made the crossing to the Marquesas Islands, on to the Tuamotus and is currently in Fiji. The owners hauled her out there for another mini refit, to ensure she was ready to sail back to the UK. Now with work calling in the UK and a change of family plans, Quickstep Too is on the market and will be sailed down to New Zealand in November to be sold.
She is prepared for a full round the world cruise and as such, is genuinely ready to take on whatever challenges the new owner has in mind. This is an incredibly well equipped and prepared boat.Recent Works in Fiji included: new rudder bearings, new hull/front beam pins, a full rig service, a factory service for the water maker, new wind instruments, topsides and stainless polished, props polished, and sail drives serviced plus seals re bonded, engines serviced,
… and the list goes on! Contact Robbs today for a full inventory. This boat is a bluewater adventure not to be missed!
*NZ and EUR Taxes Paid!