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David Abromowitz & Associates

Marina Centre, West Quay Road
South Africa

Fax:  +27 (0)21 419 0724

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2003 Marten Shipyard Owen Clarke 65

EUR 800,000 (Listed price: US$1,002,240)

Cape Town,South Africa

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Owen Clarke 65, composite cruiser/ racer built in 2003 by Marten Shipyard –New Zealand, designed by Owen Clarke design,

L.o.a. 19.50m, l.w.l. 18.75m, beam 5.5m, draft 4/2.6m.

White composite hull, anti-slip deck, fixed spray hood, lifting keel, modern interior, Perkins M85T diesel engine, Hurth gear box, carbon mast, rod rigging, dyneema ropes, Harken winches, B&G Performance instruments.


This futuristic sailing machine is for an experienced sailor whose design remit was for a fast long distance blue water cruising yacht. In particular the vessel had to be capable of being sailed by a small crew and occasionally single handed.

Boat Details
Fuel DieselHull Material Composite 
Hull Shape MonohullBeam 18 ft 1 in 
Max Draft 13 ft 1 inDraft Board/Drive Up 8 ft 6 in 
Dry Weight 36597 lbEngine Make Perkins Sabre 
Engine Model M85TLength at Waterline 61 ft 6 in 
Length on Deck 64 ftLength Overall 62 ft 
Number of Heads 1Holding Tank Size 158.50 gal 
Water Capacity 250 galNumber of Berths 4 
Number of Engines 1    
For Sale by

Marina Centre, West Quay Road
South Africa

Fax:  +27 (0)21 419 0724


Owen Clarke 65, carbon/ composite cruiser/racer, built in 2003 by Marten Shipyards – New Zealand, designed by Owen Clarke design, Dim.: Loa 19.50m, lwl 18.75m, beam 5.50m, draft 4.0/2.6m, white flat racer hull, anti- slip on deck, canting and lifting keel, displ. Approx. 16,600 kg, ballast (iron): 5,515 kg, fuel tank (aluminium): 1,000 litres, water tank (grp): 250 litres, sump tank (plastic): 600 litres, steering: twin wheel system with Vectran cable steering, each wheel is able to steer both rudders independently to provide total redundancy, two link bars to a floating tiller on center line connect each rudder, twin autopilots, emergency tiller.


Modern interior, built in light weight foam sandwich panels with veneer. Interior arrangements: raised pilothouse saloon and navigation station, main machinery space under. Two aft sleeping cabins, each with double berth, hanging lockers and dressing table, sea cabin to port with two pipecots on port and starboard, central heads compartment with full size separate shower stall, electric sea toilet, vanity unit and utility cupboard, galley to starboard with Corian tops, Force 10 gimballed 4 burner stove with oven, double s.s. sink with Hansgrohe taps, hot water though 50 ltr boiler which runs on engine and 220V, electric 24V water pressure system with extra foot pump in galley, Frumento FR160C fridge and Frumento C160 freezer of approx 150 litres, workshop adjacent to keel compartment with integrated stowage boxes, forward cabin accommodation is optional, all furniture is veneered with rebated kick plate detail at soles, three water-tight bulkheads are fitted as standard, all machinery and systems are easily accessed and all major items can be removed.


Cutter rigged, carbon mast tapered and deck stepped, rodrigging and dyneema ropes, Harken furling system, sails (North Sails- France): main, gennaker, genoa, solent, gennaker, staysail, stormjib, spinnaker, sail cover on main, hydraulic inner forestay, Harken winches: halyard B48.2STR, two primaries B65STAC, two secondaries B65 STAC (one hydraulically driven) two main sheet B65STAC, retractable bow pole.


Perkins Sabre M85T diesel engine, two 450 litre tanks located aft of the engine space, 100l day tank, Hurth gearbox, single lever Morse control, heat exchanger, Gori 3-bladed folding prop, Sillette Hydro drive 80 prop shaft, Aquadrive flex coupling, deck wash on sea water at transom and anchor winch, 3 electrical and two manual bilge pumps, one 88Ah engine battery, 4 house batteries of 225Ah, one generator battery, Onan 5,5 Kw generator, shore power, galvanic isolator, Mastervolt battery charger, Mastervolt inverter, extra alternator on engine of 175Ah, solar panels.

Custom Contact Information


Mobile: + 27 (0) 825570742


B&G Performance instruments: main processor, keel angle and position sensor, depth sounder, two speedometers, wind indicator, electronic compass, gyro compass, Leica dgps, garmin handheld gps, fluxgate compass, Raytheon radar, two VHF, KVH Satcom mini, SART, computer with display, forward viewing sounder, E-pirb. Bimini, two 6 persons liferaft, Avon 2.8M tender with 5,5hp outboard, lifelines, pop-up Sanguitti snubbing winch, anchor, chain and warp.


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.