TOSCA 36 sailboat for sale


The Tosca was designed by Angelo Lavranos as a cruising boat - built of fibreglass in Cape Town - to withstand South African waters.

She will start sailing slowly in about 4 knots of wind and the worst South African frontal winds we encountered registered 70 knots very briefly.

We bought Lady-U in 1995 in Durban. We became live-aboards in 2000 and sailed from South Africa for the last time in 2004. Since then we cruised across the Indian Ocean, finally making our way to S.E.Asia - that wonderful area of cheap cruising and plentiful anchorages.

Now old-age and ill-health are forcing us to give up our beloved home and lifestyle - we will have to become land lubbers again.

The Tosca is a sloop-rigged, centre cockpit, monohull. She is beamy and very spacious inside.
The fore cabin has a V-berth 2 metres wide.
Heads compartment is light and airy.
Saloon has comfortable seating for 7 people with a table (with fold down flaps) in the middle.
Nav station on starboard side and galley on port side.
The aft cabin is accessed from the cockpit. It is airy with a double berth to port side and a hand basin and small sofa on starboard side.
There are lots of cupboards, drawers and lockers in the front, middle and back for storage. When we left South Africa, we packed about 2 years worth of non-perishable groceries on board.
The cockpit is lovely and has lots of seating and fabulous lazerettes. The doghouse (solid dodger) was added in 1998. It has an opening windscreen to let the breeze come through the cockpit. There is a Sunbrella sun-cover over the back portion of the cockpit to keep us shady and cool in this very sunny climate, also to keep us dry in the rainy season.

Length: 36'00" or 11.00m;
Beam: 12'10" or 3.90m;
Draft: 5'7" or 1.7m;
Weight: 7 tons;

Harken roller furler (2010) genoa with UV-strip;
Spare genoa - hardly used - no UV-strip;
Hank-on storm jib for removable inner fore-stay;
Fully battened main sail with stackpack;
Vetus M4.14 33hp - in good running order - oil and filters changed every 100 hours;
3 blade prop (but the old 2 blade prop is still on board as a spare);

155w from 2 solar panels with controllers;
Air Marine wind generator;
Adverc smart charger;
2 x starter batteries (bought Feb 2017);
4 x household batteries;

Wheel steering
Aries wind vane;
Simrad wheel pilot;
Maxwell horizontal windlass with capstan (2015);
Claw 20kg anchor with 75 metres 10mm chain and spare 20kg claw anchor;

Zhenbo 2.3 metre Hypolon dinghy with air-deck floor (2016);
Parsun 3.6hp o/b motor;

Last anti-fouling and re-launch done March 2016. The boat was on the hard-stand while we flew to U.K. and South Africa. The hull was in good shape.

All sorts of spares and repair kits etc. The original instruction manuals for the equipment are neatly stored in 2 files. The present owners will not be needing most of the items on board for their land based new lifestyle.

Malaysia has no import duty on sailing yachts coming into their country. Langkawi is a duty free island.

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