64’ Offshore Motor Yacht “Windana

“Windana” is a blue water capable motor yacht with modern systems and extensive redundancy. She was designed by Dr Valk and built by Vanderhoeven in Holland in Corten steel.
She has a 3500 nautical mile range at 8 knots and is registered by Lloyds of London. Her original Canadian owners requested she be constructed with sufficient strength, durability and range to cross the Atlantic from their then Jersey, Channel Islands base to Nova Scotia.
She is just as suitable as a weekend water sports or fishing platform and has been extensively used in during her New Zealand history in the cruising grounds off Auckland, Waiheke Island and to the north. She has been cruised extensively in the Marlborough Sounds and across Cook Strait.
“Windana” was purchased in 1996 by a well-known Wellsford businessman, Richard Izzard, who after cruising the Mediterranean, shipped her back to New Zealand in February, 1997.
The Izzard family immediately gave the vessel a substantial refit at Austral Yachts in Whangarei, which included extending the aft platform and rails to give her a “kiwi stern” so she was set up for our love of water sports and fishing. The refit was completed in December 1998.
Since then “Windana” has had a succession of experienced owners who have each added improvements.
During the America’s Cup the vessel was leased for corporate entertaining and was very popular as a great viewing platform earning between $5000 and $10,000 a day for her owner.
The MSA survey was last current in 2010 but the high standard of maintenance carried out on this vessel ensures it would not be a major task to again obtain a survey certificate if this was desired.
All equipment is of very high quality, commensurate with the original build, with new electronic gear recently added.

“Windana” has proven its passage-making qualities by making excursions to the Fiji islands during the New Zealand winters. She is able to steam from New Zealand to Australia and back on a single fuel load due to the large tankage built into the steel hull and economical Gardner engines which use about 20 litres an hour at cruising speed. Hydraulic stabilizers, upgraded in 2002, make her well equipped for these offshore passages.

LOA: 19.4 metres (64 feet)
Beam: 5.1 metres (16.7 feet)
Draft: 1.8 metres (5.9 feet)
Year launched: 1986
Designer: De Valk / Vanderhoeven (Holland)
Builder: Vanderhoeven Yachts, Holland, 1986 [Now Yacht Bouw De Alm, The Netherlands] Major refit including hull extension, Whangarei 1988
Top speed: 10 knots
Hull type: Heavy displacement multi-chine in Lloyds specification, 6mm Corten steel. Three watertight bulkheads. 4mm upper decks, superstructure. Aluminium mast. Keels protecting props and rudders
Displacement: 78 tonnes
No. of berths: 10

The Gardner engines are 6 cylinder 6LXB
143 hp diesels which give a maximum cruising speed of just shy of 10 knots. The Gardner is renowned as one of the most reliable diesel engines ever built due in part to its low revolutions enabling “Windana” to cruise at 1100 rpm with minimal engine noise.
The engines have been kept fully serviced and are polished to a very high standard. A second 6.5kva Lombardi generator was fitted in 2007 and is whisper quiet when used at anchor.
A fuel polishing system has recently been added and there is extensive safety equipment including a gas fire suppression system operated remotely.
Engine room access is from the starboard side decks rather than accessing from accommodation areas which is a great idea keeping any mess away from furnished areas. Electronic engine controls enable to boat to be manoeuvred easily from the aft deck when backing into a marina.
The electronics inventory is comprehensive with a Furuno 48 mile radar, Furuno sounder, forward facing sonar, Seamation GPS and Furuno chart plotter on a Compaq 400mhz Pentium computer, B&G Hydra 2, Furuno world map, Motorola cell phone weather fax, VHF and SSB radios, closed circuit TV system, sky eye weather receiver, clear view screen, plus full engine instrumentation.
Satcom domes bring satellite communications onboard.


The saloon is spacious with a crème leather settee, separate leather chairs and extendable dining table for formal meals. It is an entertainer’s delight with every small space well used, with cabinets for glassware, a wine rack and abundant storage.
The cabinetry is all in teak to a high standard, with the spiral staircase on the starboard side just forward of the entrance from the aft deck to one of the two, full-width master cabins with its own ensuite.
Looking forward in the saloon, the galley is to port with access to the raised pilothouse to starboard.
The galley features a Smeg stainless steel electric oven with gas hobs, a Bosch microwave, twin sinks set into a granite bench top, with household refrigerator.

The owner’s aft master stateroom below the pilot house is a full width cabin with settee, ensuite toilet, shower and bath.
The twin master stateroom design of this vessel is a unique feature with the two main cabins boasting similar features and fittings.
With the engine room amidships between the two staterooms there is plenty of privacy for owner and guests.

The forepeak has four single berths in a big spacious cabin with plenty of storage and good ventilation. This is a great area for children or can be used as a cabin for crew or guests. It is served by a separate toilet, vanity and shower.

The stern extension has added a great platform for water sports with a serious diving ladder added and a storage locker (or garage as they are called) in the transom


The vessel is well equipped with an inventory that includes;

• Koopnautic electronic stabilizers.
• Aquapro RIB inflatable with 25 hp Yamaha outboard.
• 16 Kva Onan genset with sound shell, plus Selectronics Inverter, and Mastervolt inverter and battery charger (100 amp).
• Hydraulic Bow thruster.
• Morse electronic engine controls (three stations).
• Air conditioning with reverse cycle
• Survey equipment including life raft, Epirb, life jackets and all safety gear.
• Ice maker, washer and dryer, Bose entertainment system with CD and DVD player and 3 flat screen TV’s, plus one Loewe tv in stateroom aft.
• Recent $265k refit in late 2006 included full repaint, re-survey, new shafts and new teak decks to bring her up to top notch condition.
• Economical to run at 30 litres per hour.
• Great aft deck and platform with large lazerette locker.

Don Salthouse
Mobile: 0274 957 174
Mike Vitali
Mobile: 021 469 239

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