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Racers and Cruisers 1996 Sydney Custom Yacht 41 listed by Denison Yacht Sales - MAIN (Off Market)

  • Last advertised price $149,777
  • Off Market since Aug 19th 2015

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Sailing World Magazine's "Boat of the Year" 1999 cruiser/racer class. Overall Winner of the Sydney to Hobart race. "Twister" is a beautiful and well maintained version of this highly sought after racer/cruiser. With her powerful rig, deep keel, and efficient hull shape, the Sydney 41 is one of the few boats as comfortable on the race-course as she is crusing the Islands. Designed by Ian Murray and built by Bashford International of Australia, the Sydney 41 illuminates the gulf between the American and overseas sailboat markets. Most American builders seem intent on separating their boats into very distinct racing and cruising classes, while overseas builders are quicker to translate success on the race course into cruising designs. The Sydney 41 was designed around the principle that performance is more important than rating, as speed is timeless and rating is subject to change. The basis of the 41's hull shape comes from the latest of grand prix thinking and is readily evident when under sail. If you are looking for a great value in a performance sailboat, "Twister" should be one of the first boats you look at. She has had many substantial upgrades over the past few years. All of the systems, rig, hull, and sails are in excellent condition. She is a turn-key boat ready and eager to get a new owner out on the water.

Please contact Dave Millett to schedule an appointment!
(714) 260-5901


Ballast: 5480 Displacement: 13710Tanks

Fuel: 24 Fresh Water: 52Deck and Hull

The hull is a composite construction using Kevlar E-glass biaxial fabric, vinylester and epoxy resins and foam coring of varying thickness. The deck has a PVC core, with laminate and high-density foam supporting the flat areas beneath load-bearing deck fittings. The main structural bulkhead is solid fiberglass and the secondary bulkheads are composite. A fiberglass floor, coupled with the longitudinals, forms a structural grid in the bilge. The molded interior liners, with unidirectional fibers, stiffen the hull and help support the rig load. The high-lift, steel keel section has a lead bulb dangling more than 8 feet below the waterline. The externally fastened keel is attached to the hull with stainless steel bolts and is supported by a large, recessed backing plate. The balanced spade rudder is a composite construction around a tubular stainless steel stock.

The Cockpit is large, deep, and well set up for racing. All lines are led aft for easy accesss. The wheel is oversized for excellent control of the helm when seated in any position. The deck housing has a low profile allowing for a clear and open view of all points forward. All comings are curved and provide a great deal of comfort when seated and moving about. The side decks are wide and flat with limited obstructions making for excellent footing for crew when working on deck.

Hull Re-Painted w/ 2 additional coats LP (1/2010) Thru hull sea cocks all replaced with Forespar Marlon flush hull (2002) Nelson-Marek Keel upgrade (See photo at haulout) Lewmar opening ports replaced 2006 New S.S. lifelines 2005 New spray on bottom paint 2008 Fixed S.S. Stern boarding steps (2008)


New ICOM M504 VHF, with DSC New Furuno WAAS GPS dedicated to BG display, VHF Garmin differential GPS Chartplotter BG System 3000 performance GFD, FFD, 3 20/20 mast, Tru/App Wind analog, Inclinometer (2008) BG Autopilot w/ Remote


Yanmar 3-Cylinder with Sail Drive Flex-O-Fold (made in Denmark) low drag race prop New starter motor and solenoid (2009) Engine access hatch enlarged for starboard side access (2005)


Carbon Mast New Antal mast track (removable) New LP paint on Mast 2006 (Sea Tek) New rod rigging, headstay, backstay 2006 (Sea Tek) New Reckman roller furling (removable) New hydraulics backstay piston, thru hull plumbing and cockpit panel 2007 New running rigging 2008

Sail Inventory

This boat has an extensive inventopry of sails. Please call or e-mail for complete list.


North Sails over-the-boom awning and wheel cover (2004) Stainless Steel Fuel/Waste/Water Tanks House and engine starter batteries located at boat center of gravity, at mast base. Steering Cable replaced with new (2009) Repaint Wheel Snow White Awlgrip (2006) Winslow 6 Person Liferaft w/ Pelican Case and SS Deck Mount