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SY "wakataitea"

Launched in January 2009 in New Zealand. The boat was professionally built by the owner himself, German master cabinet maker, who sailed her since then, about 35000 Nm around the world.


The boat is V.A.T paid in New Zealand and registered under German flag.She has a very large deck space, would be perfect for charter or as a family boat3 cabins with double berths. 2 single berths in the saloon.

The boat is in perfect condition and ready to keep sailing to any place in the world.
She can be delivered by the owner worldwide.

The boat is at the moment in Cabedelo, Brazil. She will be in Trinidad around December 2015, where we will haul her out for a new anti fouling painting.

The boat sails very well and the rig is easy to handle with two persons only. That kind of rig allows you to lower the main sail for reefing even when sailing on a downwind course.

She performs well up wind.


She is very seaworthy and doesn’t mind strong wind.


She was built to be strong and beautiful, with the best materials.

We sailed her for 35 000 Nm without any problem, just had to do the normal maintenance.

The deck space and layout make her a very pleasant sailing boat where everyone can have his own space.

She is very roomy inside and has a lot of storage room.


As we lived on board and sailed her for seven years, she has always been carefully maintained and ready to go for new adventures.



Designer : James Wharram

Type: TIKI 46

Builder: Owner

Year launched : 2009

Flag of registry : Germany

Length overall : 14 m/46 Ft

LWL : 12m/38.7 Ft

Beam :  7.89 m/26 Ft

Draft : 1.10m/3.7 Ft

Weight empty : 5 tons

Loading capacity : 4 tons

Mast height : 11.5 m / 37.7 Ft

Sail area : 60 sq m

Cabins : 3 double

Heads : 2

Interior headroom : 2 m and some places more... (up to 2.2m)

Engine : Diesel Kubota (Beta Marine) 27 HP

Fuel capacity : 140 l

Fresh water capacity : 300/400L




- 3 double cabins, 2 bunks in the saloon

-storage areas in all cabins

-massive storage area under bulks

-opening hatch and window in all cabins

-bulkhead mounted lighting fittings with integral switches



The galley is large, very practical, has many drawings and cupboards. It was built with rare Hawaian KOA wood. Has large kitchen tops

-Stainless steel "Smev" gas cooker with 3 hobs

-stainless steel Cramer oven

-Double sink with electric pumps fresh and salt water

-Cutlery & plate draining section

-Kitchen utensil tidy

-Top loading 60 liters Weaco fridge (12 volts)

-Full range of plates, bowls and saucepans, cutlery, etc…

-rubbish bin area

-lot of storage in the galley

-High quality polyurethane paint, color : champagne white



-Heads x 2

-wash basin and top, one with mirror over

-Manual pump-out bowl WC

-shelves and storage area

- Spotlight LED with integral switch

-Opening hatch

-shower area

-High quality polyurethane paint, color : light yellow and white



-Table on stainless steel mount

-6/8 seats around the table

-Orange and mustard cushion

-Huge storage areas under the bunks and under the floor

-High quality polyurethane paint, color : champagne white



Diesel heater Antartic by Dickinson in STBD hull.  LPG heating System for Port hull , not installed.


Drinking water

-200l water tank in STB hull

-100l water tank in the port hull

- 5  20l jerrycan on deck (during a passage)



-center diesel engine : Kobota (Beta marine), 27HP

-20 liter diesel day tank and 120 liters diesel in jerry cans


Building Materials



-Marine Plywood Gabon 1088 , fiber glass + epoxy West System

-Anti slip white and light grey

Mast, beams and all other solid wood is yellow cedar from Canada.



Deck space : 70 sq m

-Bimini over the main deck, covering both main hulls entries, clear plastic with zippers to close the front part (possibility to open a 3 m wide door or a 0.80 m wide door to access to the front of the boat). Curtains to close the back of the bimini.

When you sit under the bimini, you are perfectly sheltered and can enjoy a 180 degres view.

-Wheel and tiller Steering systems

-cockpit cushions,

-2 life rings

-  mooring cleats, fore and aft on both hulls



-Ply wood, fiber glass + epoxy  sailing, rowing, motor dinghy with complet rig, dagger board and rudder, 2.20 m oars and 2hp Yamaha engine. Dinghy newly built in 2014.



-two Garmin GPS,

-depth sounder,


- SSB radio Transceiver system

- Course Master powerful electric auto pilot

-2 spare electric auto pilot systems Simrad wp 5000, autohelm tiller pilot

-wind steering system



-12 volts and 220 volts systems on board

- 450 watt solar system with 480amp/hour battery bank.

-Charging output :30 amps

-1000 watt Honda generator, 300 watt and 700watt inverter systems for 220 volt system

- most lights equipped with LED

-Battery charger, alternator on the engine

- 3 gel battery 165 amp/hour


Rig  : Crab Claw



-Main sail 45 sq m (2013)

- Jib 15 sq m (2013)

- Asymmetric spinnaker 50 sq m (2014)

- drifter 25 sq m

- spare head sail

- Storm jib

- storm sail


Anchor equipment

- electric anchor winch

- main anchor : Rocna 40 pounds

- 50m 10mm chain plus  40m  30mm rope.

- 100 spare anchor rope, 30 mm

-  anchor CQR  40 pounds plus 25m 8mm chain plus rope

- 2 spare anchors


Safety equipment

-2 automatic inflatable life jackets

-6 life jackets


-2 life buoys

-First aid kit

-fire extinguishers



-2 x 10l gasoline tanks

-Fold away trolley for jerry cans & gas cylinder

-"Sailright" powerful sewing machine with spare Sunbrella canvas, 1 roll PVC, fabrics, sewing threads, needles, zippers, etc….

-vacuum cleaner

-sun shade covers

- 2 foldable bicycles

- 2 full set of scuba diving equipment with 3 big and one small tanks

-fishing gear

- many spare parts : engine parts, depth sounder, stainless steel fittings, etc

- tools : all the tools to build the same boat!


The list could go on and on.

We lived on board and sailed the boat for 7 years, so she is fully equipped, everything you need is on board, just mane it…


for more information, pictures or movies etc... please google for  "wakataitea"


we can deliver the boat word wide...


Price: 125 000 US dollars.



 Please feel free to ask questions.
email : wakataitea@yahoo.co.nz

cheers hans

wakataitea next to a 38feet monohull

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thanks paul... man, you told me that you will be on the watr soon... but i still see you sanding on this picture....smile

paul anderson said:

Good luck with your future endeavors.

Mate $$$$ and health issues,hope to be on the water by the end of the year.

i hold both my thombs for you... take care and good luck

Well indeed congratulations Hans und et Isabelle on a quick sale although I'm not surprised. I have been admiring your build and voyaging for some years now and was severely tempted when you listed Wakataitea for sale. Well done you two for building one of the finest wharrams I have seen (love your crab claw rig) and documenting your journey for us all to enjoy. Thankyou thankyou and best wishes for your next venture.

Congratulations and thanks for the inspiration!

I always thought a motorcycle on a boat would be a good combination. Over the years of people saying it wouldn't work, you proved me right! ;) I wish I had been ready to buy your boat when it came up for sale.  Its beautiful.  Thanks for the inspiration Hans

As the new owners we are very excited! We will join in September/October in Brazil and then make our way north towards the Caribbean - always excited to meet up with other Wharrams, hope to see some of you out there!

hey michel, i am really happy for you too. i strongly believe that you will life the wahrram spirit.

meeting wharram people is every time very nice. there is this unknown bond between us all the time. is makes us from the first ,moment friends and a bit family. you will enjoy your new life...

Hans and Micheal,

Congratulations to both of you! New horizons and new adventures, who could ask for more?



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