Sailing Yacht "Anju" - Specifications

A proven and comfortable blue water cruising yacht, "Anju" is a Colin Cowan (of New Zealand) designed steel ketch, professionally built in 1984 by David Jackson Steel Boats of Fremantle., Australia. She has been considerably updated and improved during current ownership, during the period from 1997 to present. Beautifully maintained, she is fully equipped and ready for short-handed sailing.



British Part 1 registered - VAT paid.

Construction Material:

Hull and deck superstructure are contructed of steel, the keel in thickness of approximately 1/2 inch and hull structure in approximately 1/4 inch. Hull has been stripped of paint and repainted both inside and outside in recent years.


42 feet

Inboard Engine:

Yanmar 4JH4AE 54 hp. Installed new in 2007.

Spacious engine room with easy all-round access.


Cutter Ketch

Main Mast:

Deck stepped, mounted in steel tabernacle.

Approximately 50 feet in height.

Aluminium Construction with mast steps fitted giving access right to the mast head.

Masthead mounted wind instrumentation/indicators.

LED anchor and tricolour lights.

Halogen Deck Working Light and regulation navigation lights.

Main mast and boom repainted in spring 2012.

VHF antenna and cable replaced 2012.

Mizzen Mast:

Deck stepped, mounted in steel tabernacle.

Approximately 40 feet in height.

Aluminium construction with mast steps giving access right to the mast head.

Halogen Deck Working Light.

Mizzen mast and boom repainted spring 2012.

Air Marine wind generator.

Simrad Radar.

Standing Rigging:

Schaeffer 5100 Roller furler and 9 mm stainless steel forestay fitted 2005.

All other stainless steel standing rigging wire and fittings/turnbuckles replaced in spring 2012, 8mm on Main Mast and 7 mm on mizzen mast.

Main backstay fitted with isolators for SSB radio antenna.

Main mast fitted with diamond stay.

Main mast mounted aluminium pole for downwind poling out of genoa.


All sails in good serviceable condition. All purchased new in 2001 from Stephen Ratsey Sails in the UK. Sails are heavy duty cruising sails, quadruple or triple stitched.

Genoa: Roller furled genoa with UV sacrificial strip.

Staysail: Hanked on, permanently stowed on boom, can be reefed

to storm sail, sunbrella sail cover.

Main sail: Slab reefed with three reefs, Sunbrella sail cover.

Mizzen: Slab reefed with two reefs, Sunbrella sail cover.

Cruising chute: Lightweight asymmetrical cruising chute with stowage sock.

Spare Main and genoa sails are on board from the previous set of sails, plus storm sail.

Ground Tackle:

Lofrans Falcon 1500 Watt Electric Windlass

100 metres of 10 mm galvanised anchor chain.

66 lb Bruce type anchor

44 lb genuine Bruce anchor

FX55 Fortress anchor

Danforth stern anchor mounted on aft platform and secured in lazarette with chain/rope.

Communication Equipment:

Icom IC-M402 VHF/Weather radio - masthead antenna and cable replaced spring 2012

Icom IC-M710 SSB Transceiver with auto tuner unit.

Icom handheld VHF

Electrical System:

6 x 225 amp hour lead acid 6V Trojan deep cycle house batteries, replaced spring 2013.

85 Amp alternator with Adverc regulator (new 65 and 100 Amp spares)

12V engine start battery

Air marine wind generator, mounted on mizzen mast.

4 x 55 Watt Siemens solar panels, mounted on stern arch.

Xantrex Freedom 20 100 amp/110V battery charger/2000 Watt invertor

Sterling Digital Battery Monitoring Management System, new 2013

Sterling 40 Amp Battery Charger.

Honda 2000 watt portable generator (2008)

House system 110 volts

Internal cabin lights LED

Water Maker:

Spectra Ventura 150, 6-7 gallon per hour, 12 V/9 Amp desalinator (2007)


Water - 2 x 65 U.S.gallon tanks, galvanised steel, independent of hull.

Diesel - 3 x 65 U.S. gallon tanks, galvanised steel, independent of hull, fitted with taps at base for draining.

Hot water tank, heated by engine cooling system or 110 Volt supply.

Black water and grey water holding tanks in heads.

Stern Platform:

4 ft aft iroko on steel platform integrated into deck, steel stern arch holding dinghy davits and 4 solar panels, plus outboard engine hoist and fishing rod holders.




Engel 12V/110V 45 litre top opening fridge/freezer with additional Two/Zone cold box above.

Norcold 12V front opening refridgerator.


Stainless steel deep double sink with mixer tap supplied by 12V demand pump

Vanessa double burner propane stove with grill and oven.

110 volt microwave oven.

Spice rack and rack for food storage containers for easy access to supplies.

Large folding dining table with internal storage for glasses/bottles.

2 x 2 seater sofas on port and starboard sides of saloon.

Entertainment unit with 110 volt LCD 19" digital TV, multi-region DVD player and 12V CD/Radio

Ample stowage beneath and behind seating.

Opening portholes and roof hatch for ventilation.


Double berth.

Two wardrobes

Extensive Book storage

Work desk with chart storage beneath.

Opening portholes and roof hatch for ventilation.


Three single bunks.

Ample storage below bunks and beneath cabin sole.

Forward anchor chain locker with easy access.


Blakes, Lavac Toilet options to pump overboard or to holding tank.

Shower connected to domestic hot/cold water supply, drains to grey water tank with electric discharge pump.

Stainless steel sink.

Ample storage areas, Wet locker opposite.

Additional Equipment:

Plastimo 4 person liferaft


Dive equipment including dive bottle, regulator, BCD and long air line for use beneath boat with bottle on deck.

West Marine dinghy (2013)

Tohatsu 9.8 hp 2-stroke outboard (2002)

Mooring lines, fenders, fuel and water jerry cans, etc.

Sunbrella sun-awnings to cover entire boat.


View of deck from masthead

Deck from bowsprit

Stern platform

Cockpit with steel enclosure

Bowsprit from below

Yanmar 54 hp engine



Aft stateroom

Aft walkway with tool storage


Under Sail in 2006 (before cockpit improvements)

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