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Old 21-09-2015, 09:18   #1
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Compass 47

Hi,
I am looking for ideas, and new ways to showcase this yacht. The yacht is in South Africa, I have it advertised on apolloduck, which links to the yachts own website. Also I have been giving Google, a (small fortune) for adwords account, And of course local brokers.
I bought the yacht as incomplete, the original owner ran out of time, So I loaded it on a flat bed. and had it shipped from Jo'burg to Cape Town. The Yacht was launched without ceremony, in 2010, and I completed her over the next 3 years (full time work) I did originally plan to cruise her myself.............but stuff happens!

I do need to sell it now, I have it priced @ 145k

All systems are well thought out,great care has been taken in installation of all equipment, wiring, woodwork , machinery.
The cockpit is a spacious relaxing, yet functional area, with the steering and control console, the seats are teak , the dodger protects against excess wind and spray. There is a matching cover which further encloses the cockpit while in port, which can be used as an awning .
The deck is uncluttered with spacious open areas, and not so many things to bite us. The raised gunwale is teak capped, traditional, and*accentuates the pleasing sheerline.
The mast is deck stepped. The sails are built for cruising by North Sails, and include a 150% genoa, mainsail and stormsail. The mainsail folds into a stackpack, and the genoa has the Profurl manual furling system. The lazerette is accessed through a hatch on the transom, inside is a sealed locker (with overboard leak drain) for a 7kg *gas bottle, and more than adequate space for fenders etc. The gas bottle is opened electrically and remotely when required.
Moving below, through the companionway, the galley is to port, the navstation and pilot cabin to starboard. The saloon is spacious, and well appointed with very comfortable seating to port and starboard. Stainless water tank to port under seat, and flexible tanks to starboard. Forward of the saloon is a v berth cabin complete with electric head, shower and ample storage including a hanging locker. The large deck hatch opens into this cabin.
The Compass 47 is known for it's generous headroom, but the numbers actually are:
Main Saloon 190cm or 6' 3"
Forward Cabin/ Loo 185cm or 72"
Galley and pilot berth 185cm or 72"
Aft Cabin/Loo 168cm or 66"
Moving aft, the galley has an outwards view, ample working surfaces, hot and cold water at the sink, a gas oven with two top burners, and grill. The oven is on gimbals. The access to the fridge is through a top lid on the corner counter.
This yacht has a very comfortable aft master cabin, with large double bed and seating and dressing area , also with its own electric head and shower. A large hatch* gives additional deck access. This space has more than sufficient storage.
On the starboard and opposite side to the galley is Navigation station with all the instruments required. Behind is a 3rd cabin, This is the pilot berth, or often used as a utility space, for extra storage, however as a private cabin it is comfortable, with it's own access to the aft head. Thediesel generator is housed under the bunk in this cabin.
The main engine is easily reached via a removable panel behind the companionway steps, and removable doors in the galley and the pilot berth. The whole engine space is acoustically insulated to reduce machinery noise. The engine is a*78hp Perkins ADE 4236.
The interior is finished in American cherry, framing and paneling, and some items such as companionway steps in Burmese Teak The deck-head is finished with curved panels. Interior hatch moldings are varnished teak. *The new owner will be able to choose fabric design and colors to their own taste
This yacht will become a much loved cruising home, and a purchase that will give great satisfaction , she is ready to be be viewed , at the Royal Cape Yacht Club.

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Thanks for any help

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Old 21-09-2015, 12:19   #2
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Re: Compass 47

Awally,

Welcome aboard.

I had the great pleasure of sailing aboard one of these boats, and found it to sail quite well (for an older design); I can imagine her being a great cruising boat long term. I hope you find a good home for her.

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Old 29-09-2015, 23:28   #3
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Actually Cape Town is a fantastic place to start an extended cruise. Just a big decision east or west. Tough !!
I've got the yacht priced now @ $135,000


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Stunningly done. Congratulations on a job well done!
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Old 30-11-2015, 02:41   #5
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Thanks for that
I've just reduced the price to $130,000....It seems this is not very much , for so much ! (I know I have bias )
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Old 03-12-2015, 00:56   #6
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Moar picturez of the boat incl inside, would certainly help
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Old 03-12-2015, 18:44   #7
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Re: Compass 47

Hi John, very nice looking boat, if it was closer to me I would certainly have a look at it!
Two comments:
- You mentioned a price but did not state the currency; is that US $?
- For those who want more photos, maybe you can insert a link in this thread (if CF allows that) to your ad on "yachthub" and more info can be found on "Sailboatdata" as well.

I am sure you will find a deserving buyer who will appreciate all the work you have done.
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Old 03-12-2015, 22:39   #8
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Re: Compass 47

Maybe I missed it, but of what is the hull built?

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Old 03-12-2015, 23:11   #9
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Thanks for your interest.............You know I am not sure what the linking policy is but anyway there is a website for the yacht at yacht47.com and quite a lot of additional photos at bit.ly/Matangi2.

People are concerned about travelling a long distance to view a yacht which may be a dud (Naturally so !) So what do you do......You go for a vacation in Cape Town, one of the Top rated tourist destinations in the world......Whatever happens it's win win. Yacht would be cherry on top.

Interest picking up as $130,000 US is a really low price for something so young !!

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Old 04-12-2015, 09:44   #10
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Very nice boat 👍🏻
Sadly out of my reach price-wise ... But fingers crossed for Lotto tomorrow hehe 😀
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Would love a better picture from the cockpit area... Suspect the photo makes it smaller than it is?
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Old 05-12-2015, 23:52   #12
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I know the feeling, is the middle of the afternoon, and you can't stretch out in the cockpit. This yacht doesn't suffer from that annoyance, I'm going to measure it later, but it is very comfortable. I have tried not to use photo trickery, and comments from people who view the yacht, are "wow its better than photo's".

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Centre cockpit

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Some interior shots. The hull and decks are fibreglass.

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OK cockpit got measured ! It's a shade under 7ft fore and aft, and 6ft across. That is just the planked section

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