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  • Year: 1985
  • Current Price: US$ 125,000
  • Located in Jalisco, Mexico
  • Hull Material: Wood
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Single diesel
  • YW# 63429-3736439

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Priced Reduced March 2021

"Ultima Fuga" (formerly "Final Approach") is a 60ft Fast Cruiser from the renowned New Zealand designer John Lidgard that was built for speed while still maintaining a very comfortably laid out yacht that has been prepared for world cruising.

Purchased in 2009 by the current owner family who have put a great deal of effort in to produce a comfortable live-aboard that can easily be short-handed, without compromising its race-standard performance in all points of wind. As part of this work he gave himself the goal of making the boat a truly self-sufficient floating home capable of sailing anywhere on the globe in any weather. 

Not only does the boat have a high-capacity water-maker; it also has enough sun and wind power capacity to run it without the need for fuel, so given only a little patience in times of low wind there is no reason why this boat couldn't complete a non-stop circumnavigation.

She sleeps eight in an aft ensuite captain's cabin, pilot berth, double master and crew cabin forward with separate shower room and day head. 

The second shower room has been converted to a wet room for diving equipment and a medical-standard air compressor permanently installed to provide hookah air for a diving to maintain the hull, sort problems with ground tackle, and/or catch breakfast!

This Lidgard boat should provide lots of speed for the owner. It is built in wood with one-inch Kauri skin, edge fastened and glued, covered with two 5/16-inch diagonal Kauri layers and finished with a triaxial glass cloth and epoxy. It's a rocket but a comfy one.

The boat is trimmed well. The slot is poetry in carved ivory. The feel of the helm is delicate, balanced and responsive. The spray that finds your face from time to time only increases your feeling of vitality.

The transom of the boat ahead is slowly growing bigger, and you have no inclination whatsoever to turn on the engine.

Since purchasing the boat the owner overhauled all the systems of the boat, including complete rewiring, complete rigging replacement, and revision of all systems related to: plumbing, air flows, refrigeration, instrumentation, ground tackle, dock lines, etc.

Close attention has been paid to the engine and hull too, although they always were, and remain, in excellent condition needing only ongoing care. The engine has low hours for its class and gives no problems, oil and fuel filters have always been replaced well in advance of the recommendation.

The entire rigging, standing and running, was completely replaced by race-renowned Glen Hanson of Alameda, CA in 2010 at a cost of $65,000 and has been stressed very little since.

The mid-ship cockpit has an ideal refuge for crew in foul weather (with withdrawable top cover, benches, and a deep well to sit in), during his ownership the owner installed much larger scuppers to easily handle heavy rain or wave action. 

October 2015 Survey and valuation is available of request

October 2015 Survey including hull, rudder and keel thermal imaging prepared by a certified master marine surveyor, USSA  and documented ship wright with over 225,000 miles off shore experience, as the designated captain, in sailing and power vessels from 50' to 425', in most oceans worldwide.

Adrian Nicolle has been a Professional Yacht Broker for many years; Adrian Nicolle founded Nicolle Associates in 2001.

An experienced sailor (200gt commercially endorsed Master of Yachts) having extensively raced sailing yachts internationally and cruised motor yachts in many areas including the canal system through the length of France, he has served on the executive board of the Royal Southern Yacht Club as Chairman of Sailing and at Cowes Week as Chief Race Officer.

His background is from a customer focused and service led industry and has a broad range of management skills having grown companies from start up to London stock exchange listed businesses with over 200 employees.

While handling most types of yacht sales, Adrian specialises in large sail and motor yachts; he has the marketing and conveyance knowledge, experience, expertise and integrity to represent your needs before, during and long after your purchase.

Contact Adrian Nicolle by email using the link below, or at DDI +44 (0)23 8115 7013, M +44 (0)77 6883 4664 for more details.

Please contact Adrian Nicolle at +44 (0)77 6883 4664 & +44 (0)23 8115 7013

Contact Nicolle Associates.

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