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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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wakataitea is now in Cabedelo and will sail mid september to french guans and further north. we will be in december in trinidat

Hi Hans,

You are probably already aware, but i'll remind you anyway.

All along the northern coast of brazil there are lots and lots of unlit and unpowered small sailing fishing boats. We had some very close calls so please keep a good look out. The favoured method they seem to use to show their presence is the use of laser pointers. We found that they seem to stay inside of the 1000m depth contour so sailing far out beyond the 1000m contour is your safest bet to avoid them, this is also where you should pick up the most powerful and advantageous currents that can get up to 4+ knots.

Also be aware that if you are going to stop in Fortaleza then proceed directly inside the marina and do not anchor outside as the probability of being robbed is extremely high, even if you are only waiting a few hours for daylight to enter the marina.

Once past Fortaleza there isn't too many places to stop but a nice place to stop, tucked in behind the headland is Jericoacara but it has a big tide so anchor far from the beach and is very windy, expect 35kts near the coast, there is a reason it's the windsurfing mecca of Brazil.

Just north of Sao luis is the Ilah dos Lencois,   1° 20S : 44° 54 W definitely worth a stop if you are near.

Safe sailing and fair winds.


Spiral Tribe

party on board... plenty of space......

6 month ago in SA

deckspace..... we traveled from SA t Nmibia and them Staint Helena Island with two motobike on the deck... (not on board anymore)

on anchor in SA

cross ing the north pacific...(one ref in mainsail)

looks like wakataitea found a new family crew... we are very happy about this. the sale is on hold for the moment...

cheers hans


wakataitea said:

looks like wakataitea found a new family crew... we are very happy about this. the sale is on hold for the moment...

cheers hans

Good luck with your future endeavors.

Man, that was fast... Your boat is certainly a beauty...

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