Opua, Bay of Islands
Whether your ambition is to cruise comfortably to the islands or join in with the race to Fiji, this yacht can do it all, and would be greatly suited to a family, two families in partnership or a group of mates keen to do some racing.
With the potential to do 25 knots at the right wind angle or take it easy and have an enjoyable passage. Longfellow has impressive upwind performance and is an absolute dream to sail on a reach.
For anyone who has dreamt of fast cruising the pacific, this is the ideal boat with plenty of space. She is sleek, without compromise to the large interior volume. The simple and sturdy kauri timberwork inside is immaculately finished and has been well looked after.
This boat has a functional yet comfortable layout, featuring a very safe portside aft galley with double sinks. There is a huge amount of seating area in the saloon, and a massive nav station/ writing desk. With 3 cabins, she can sleep 10 comfortably, and has plenty of room for the family and more.
Previously advertised at the same price, improvements have since been made. In the last few weeks, this boat has been stripped of the owners’ gear. Longfellow is looking ship-shape with a thorough clean from the interior to the decks, mast, and spreaders. The forward storage locker has also had a fresh coat of paint.
This boat has been at the sharp end of the fleet of New Zealand costal racing for many years, with titles from the Coastal Classic, harbor racing, and the Tall Ships race. Even against modern boats now, in the right conditions, she’d be tough to beat.
She is well set up now with electronics and a solar arch. She has a good boom cover to create shade at anchor, and an electric capstan to make anchoring nice and easy.
A 2018 Survey is available on request.
The boat is located in Opua, bay of Islands and is visible from the Opua wharf.