The Boat

Vaega tolu” is a 43′ (14metre) Monte Carlo centre cockpit, cutter rigged sloop built by Med Marine in South Africa in 1994.  Various owners have sailed it around the Mediterranean, across the Atlantic and around the Caribbean, through the Panama Canal and across the Pacific arriving in Australia in 2009.

Constructed in GRP and has three cabins sleeping six, two heads and the usual saloon type area and galley.   There is an aft Captains cabin with an island double bed and separate head with a shower.  There is the customary forward ‘V-berth’ double and a small cabin with double bunk.  However this cabin is now to be used as a ‘shed’ storing tools, spares and other bits for the routine upkeep of the boat whilst at sea.

She’s powered by a 50hp Yanmar diesel engine with 200litres of fuel stored, at the moment, in a fuel bladder.

Has 350W of solar power from three solar panels and an ECLECTIC ENERGY D400 wind generator (yet to be installed).

ECH2O Tec watermaker that produces around 40 litres per hour.  500 litres of fresh water storage in two stainless steel tanks.

143 litre freezer & 98 litre fridge.  Both Danfoss type.