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Colin Childs Steel Ketch ‘Wave Runner’


Steel centre cockpit offshore cruising ketch “Wave Runner”. Current owners since 2003. Cruised extensively 2008-15. Owners now downsizing.

Centre Cockpit Ketch
Colin Childs
LOA (m) approx.:
Beam (m) approx.:
Draft (m) approx.:
Te Ana Marina, Lyttelton


Many upgrades completed in last 17 years include –
– New Lombardini 85hp Diesel (2007)
– New mainsail and genoa 2008
– Open Ocean watermaker fitted 2008
– Bowthruster fitted 2006
– Extra 24 V alternator
– Markon 240V generator fitted 2007
– New propeller 2007
– Maxwell 3500 anchor windlass 2004
– New solar panels fitted 2007
– Extra panels added 2010 and
– Solar regulators fitted 2010
– Aero4gen wind generator fitted 2007
– New teak flooring in cockpit 2009
– New interior floors 2010
– Solid dodger and bimini 2010
– Cockpit clears and canvas 2010
– Much of the interior repainted 2010
– Upholstery recovered 2010
– All standing rigging replaced 2004
– All electric pumps replaced

“Wave Runner” is a comfortable live aboard vessel with owners double aft cabin plus 6 single berths, gas oven, microwave fridge, freezer, toilet and shower. She comes equipped with and extensive range of offshore cruising gear and spares including Radar, Autopilot, GPS, AIS, SSB and VHF Radios with Pactor Modem, Wind Speed, TV and Stereo, Liferaft …. the list goes on.

For full details and to arrange viewing in Lyttelton, please contact the owners Sole Agent-

Andrew McGeorge, NZ Boat Sales, Ph 022 653 0191.

NZ Boat Sales Comment:

Well presented with extensive equipment and spare parts. Cruised offshore 2008 – 15.  Owners retiring from offshore sailing and downsizing.

Insurance Quote

Competitive insurance cover available. This indicative quote is based on full cover, vessel being marina berthed and subject to terms & conditions, no previous claims and relevant boating experience.

Value: $149,000
Third Party: $10,000,000
Excess: $500
Indicative Annual Premium: $995 plus GST

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