CHARTER BUSINESS FOR SALE. FIJI.

USD$700,000
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SPECS

Listing Id 5062514 Length 43.00 Feet
Condition Used Type Sail
Make VOYAGE Year 1996
Model Norseman 430 Engine Type Inboard diesels X2 (NEW 2017)
Hull Style Multi Hull Type GRP
Stock Number #QUIXCHAR4319

DESCRIPTION

EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE A THRIVING CHARTER BUSINESS IN PARADISE

FORWARD BOOKINGS FOR 2019 / 2020

ALEXANDER SIMONIS DESIGN BUILT BY VOYAGE YACHTS

LUXURY CATAMARAN IN IMMACULATE CONDITION. HUGE REFIT 2016 TO 2018

FULLY IMPORTED AND COMMERCIALLY LICENSED IN FIJI

METICULOUS BOOKEEPING BY KPMG 

ZERO FIJI TAX RATE (9% VAT CHARGED TO GUESTS)

OWNERS WILL INCLUDE TRANSITION / TRAINING PERIOD FOR CREW OR OWNER / OPERATOR

FULL WEBSITE (LINK BELOW)

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Rare opportunity to acquire a successful luxury performance sailing catamaran charter business in the beautiful and rapidly growing Fiji Islands. Three years of preparation has been done to establish the business - come to Fiji and enjoy your new dream lifestyle aboard the meticulously refitted Voyage Norseman 430 catamaran. All required licenses and approvals are in place, the yacht is imported and Fiji-registered, the business is well established with significant revenue and profitability, optimal tax structuring has been implemented for 0% company income tax, and professional crew are currently running and maintaining the yacht.

Investment income with your own charter yacht in Fiji? Charter for a few years and then sail west on a circumnavigation? Immediately start operating your own Fiji charter business? The possibilities are endless!

INVESTMENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Truly turn-key opportunity

  • Meticulously kept books available on request showing a significant and steady income

  • Forward bookings secured for 2019 /2020  (over US$200,000)

  • LTM (Last 12 months revenue) US$300,000.
  • Owners granted investor residency permits and can live and work in Fiji immediately

  • ZERO Fiji tax rate for business (9% VAT charged to guests)

  • Featured article in the Nov/Dec Fiji Airways inflight magazine

  • Professional crew (on temporary contract)

  • Strong demand and growth (jn fact more demands than owners can accomodate!) 

CHARTER VESSEL HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 1996 Voyage Norseman 430 luxury performance catamaran

  • Major refits during 2016/2017/2018 and meticulously maintained

  • Full survey (2018) and full inventory list available upon request

  • Extensive offshore cruising equipment with tools and spare parts

  • Fiji Registration, Commercial Survey, and Coastal Trade Licenses

  •  Insurance coverage through Bayleys Auckland, NZ UW Lloyds with Fiji RBF approval for offshore insurance coverage

     

MORE ABOUT THE YACHT:

This magnificent sailing catamaran is a South African-built Voyage Norseman 430 open-ocean sailing catamaran that has just undergone an extensive refit in 2016-2018. She is 43 feet long and 25 feet wide. She has new - quiet and economical - twin 3-cylinder Yanmar diesel engines and cruises at an average speed of 7-8 knots under power and can sail even faster.

She has four private queen-sized staterooms and three private heads (bathrooms) with an overnight guest capacity of six, with room for up to 14 guests on a day excursion. Each stateroom has a queen-sized berth with high-quality linens, excellent ventilation with 12v turbo fans and air conditioning (in the fwd two cabins and salon), reading lights, USB and 12v car plugs.  The private heads are adjacent to each stateroom and feature reliable Lavac heads, sink, mirror and hot water showers. 

Her fully-equipped galley enables the Chef to prepare delicious meals. Her 120 liter-per-hour watermaker ensures ample fresh water aboard. Her storage capacity allows us to haul all the fun water toys including: unsinkable rigid tender with 20HP outboard and boarding ladder, snorkeling gear, kayaks, paddleboard, windsurfing gear, fishing gear, and other toys. Her back deck and large swim platforms allow for easy boarding and make for a great place to fight in that big catch; the swim platform also has a boarding ladder and hot and cold fresh water shower. 

She is fully-equipped and well-tested for extended cruises to remote locations, carrying her passengers in safety and comfort. Please contact us for more details on the yacht.

 

BROKER'S COMMENT:

Our team has known this operation for several years and followed their stellar rise since its inception. The owners, a couple who purchased the boat with a view of taking off on a cruise around the world, spent a considerable amount of time and funds renovating and refining the yacht and equipping it for luxurious and independent travels. After spending some time living and working in the Fiji Islands, they noticed the huge demand for skippered charters and decided to change tack, shelving their travel plans and instead committing their skills, vision and energy into developing what is now one of the most successful charter operation in Fiji.

Fiji, a safe and absolutely beautiful country, with a welcoming and warm culture has long been a favourite for cruisers and visitors from all around the world. There are 330 islands to explore, from the resort islands of the Mamanucas and the Yasawas to the unknown and largely traditional Lau group, the many world famous dive spots and surf break, uninhabited islands and pristine lagoons, breathtaking landscapes and an enviable weather all year around. 

The owners of this operation have now decided to sell the business as they are ready for a new challenge. They are offering you a turn-key business operation that will bring you joy and pride and which also represents a solid investment. To ensure a smooth transition they have also offered to remain available for training and to ease you into your new life as a charter business owner / operator, or to train your skipper and crew if you wish to own but not operate the business yourself.

If you are looking at a sea change or a high-return investment this rare opportunity is hard to miss. 

Please contact Anna at Nautilus Yacht Management for more information. It would be a pleasure to tell you more about this inspiring venture!

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UPGRADES AND REFIT:

Quixotic has been extensively refit over the past three years.  She has been upgraded and maintained to a very high standard by her owners and full-time professional crew.  Below is a list of some of the recent maintenance items to give an idea of some recent improvements.  

2019

  • Haul-out and bottom paint April 2019

  • Vesper Marine Vision 2 AIS Tranceiver

  • Axiom Pro Hybrid Display MFD

  • 1500w AnchorLift USA Windlass

  • Victron Isolation Transformer (accepts both 220v and 110v shore power)

  • Inverter for 220v

  • Cockpit cushions and helm seat

  • Windows & cockpit shades

  • 8-man liferaft

  • New UV strip on genoa

2018

  • Drop rudders, cut open and fully-inspect shaft and internal stainless, re-install and re-grease (Norsand, NZ)

  • Inspect and weld stainless skeg heel fittings, grease and re-install (Norsand, NZ)

  • Reinforce skegs with multiple layers of new epoxy and fiberglass (Norsand. NZ)

  • Professional hull inspection and internal reinforcing of port forward secondary watertight bow compartment (Norsand, NZ)

  • Insurance survey by professional surveyor in New Zealand

  • 14,000 BTU MarinAire Air-conditioning system

  • Clean, and rebuild auto-feathering Bruntons props and change zincs

  • Install new stainless swim ladder

  • Upgrade block for boom crane

  • Replace all bearings in main traveller

  • Install new scoop intake thru-hull for watermaker

  • Seal access ports on swim step

  • Remove stainless water tank, weld new floor, re-install

  • New LPG regulator, pigtails and tanks

  • Epoxy seal and paint port engine bilge

  • Epoxy seal and paint around both rudder quadrants

  • Epoxy paint starboard engine room

  • Sand and apply five new coats ablative antifouling to bottom

  • Re-seal entire rub rail with 3M UV4000 sealant

  • New port water heater

  • Re-bed liferaft hatch

  • Re-bed portlight in port forward head

  • Remove sails, take to loft, inspect and minor repairs, new bolt rope and new battens

  • New fresh water pump

  • Install new 300AH Lithium battery bank with BMS (Battery Management System) (Sinopoly Cells with Orion Jr. BMS) (Empower Marine. NZ)

  • Install twin Balmar 614 smart alternator regulators and valeo alternator upgrade kits

  • Install new Balmar “Centerfielder II” to balance twin engine charging

  • Completely replace and upgrade all main battery and charging cables with tinned marine-grade 70mm cable

  • New charge and discharge bus bars with auto ON/OFF remotely controlled by BMS

  • Replace DC cables for inverter and install inverter auto cut-out switch controlled remotely by the BMS

  • 2 X Honda 2kw genset for back up power (total 4Kwa)

  • Install fuses to all main busbar wiring

  • Install Yanmar wiring harness amplifiers

  • Fabricate a new stainless emergency steering tiller

  • Aluminum weld reefing line sheaves housing on boom

  • Replace engine raw water pumps with lower-maintenance mechanical seal-type

  • Inspect 316ss anchor chain

  • Service and grease all seacocks and clear intakes

2017

  • Complete Yanmar engines and saildrives re-power - new engine panels and wiring, new exhaust systems, new raw water strainers and hoses

  • Install new control cables as backup/spares

  • New diesel fuel lines and Racor fuel-water separators

  • Reconditioned stainless diesel tank

  • New chainplates x4

  • New high-capacity watermaker system - 120 L / hour

  • New Eno oven with grill

  • New interior LED lighting

  • New interior faucets/taps

  • Port side re-wire with USA marine-grade Ancor components and fuse boxes

  • New port water heater 

  • New S-140 30kg (66lb) Spade anchor

  • Remove all stainless pulpits and stanchions, elecropolish and passivization, re-install with new custom backing plates

  • Professional rigging inspection and tune

2016

  • New reinforced closed-cell foam-filled and bulkheaded port keel [all work done to high-standard under remote supervision of Voyage Yachts and the original builder]

  • Reinforced bow sections with 10+ layers of high-grade 1,000gsm quadraxial fiberglass and divinicell closed-cell PVC foam [entire structure is closed-cell PVC foam core impervious to water]

  • New gelcoat on hulls and side decks

  • Complete interior re-paint - epoxy 2-pack Resene Armourcoat - Hard wearing and looks great

  • Strip bottom paint down to original epoxy barrier coat - re-apply new epoxy barrier coat (6 coats), then apply International Interprotect epoxy barrier primer followed by Micron 66 antifouling paint

  • Complete renewal of LPG system with Trident Marine USA hoses and factory crimps; Xintex Fireboy LPG solenoid and twin gas detectors; Trident marine gauges and regulator and 2x 20lb alloy tanks

 

List not exhaustive - please see specs below for more upgrades

 

MAIN SPECIFICATIONS:

Builder: Voyage Yachts, Cape Town, South Africa

Designer: Alexander Simonis

Year Built: 1996  (Major refit 2016-2018)  

Model: Norseman 430

Dimensions: LOA: 43 ft 0 in Beam: 24 ft 9 in LWL: 40 ft 0 in Minimum Draft: 3 ft 2 in Maximum Draft: 3 ft 2 in Bridge Clearance: 62 ft 0 in Dry Weight: 16000 lbs

Construction: Hand laid-up GRP construction using multi layers of quadriaxial glass roving, isophtalmic and orthophthalic polyester resin and other highest grade material Closed cell PVC foam core, vacuum-bonded for stiffness, strength and minimal weight Marine ply on critical structure bulkheads for added strength and stiffness Reinforced fitting areas for rudders, keels, mast, chainplates and deck fittings Forward water tight compartments with vertical and horizontal bulkheads Skeg supported rudders Low aspect keels, reinforced for beaching Antifouling over epoxy osmosis barrier

Tanks: Fresh Water Tank: (106 Gallons - stainless) (2018) Fuel Tank: (106 Gallons - stainless) Holding Tanks: (20 Gallons)

Accommodations: Number of cabins: 4 Number of heads: 3

 

LAYOUT AND ACCOMODATION:

Main Salon:

• Ultrasuede upholstered cushions with storage in modules

• Dining table, seating for 8 with storage underneath

• Modules in molded GRP

• Standing height throughout 1.9 m 6.2' ft

• LED ceiling lights with dimmers

• Hella Turbo Fan 12v

Port Forward Cabin:

• Ample shelf space and hanging locker

• LED Cabin lights and reading lights (2017)

• Lockers

• Hanging and storage cupboards

• Laundry locker with upholstered cover

• Modules in molded GRP

• Queen size bunk with split mattresses

• Stainless steel towel rail

• 12v Hella Turbo Fans (2017)

• Air Conditioning

• En-suite head compartment w Lavac manual toilet

• Wash basin and shower, hot and cold pressure water (Faucets New 2017)

• Integrated shower grate and 12v sump pump (2017)

• Mirror

• Vanity cabinet

• Soap dispensers (2017)

Port Aft Cabin:

• Queen size bunk with custom innerspring mattress (New 2018)

• LED Cabin and reading lights (2017)

• Modules in molded GRP

• Lockers

• Hanging and storage cupboards

• Laundry locker with upholstered cover

• Stainless steel towel rail

• Dual USB charging ports (2017)

• 12v Hella Turbo Fan (2017) 

• Air conditioning

• En- suite head compartment w Lavac manual toilet

• Wash basin and shower, hot and cold pressure water (Faucets New 2017)

• Integrated shower grate and 12v sump pump (2017)

• Mirror

• Vanity cabinet

• Soap dispensers (2017)

Starboard Forward Cabin:

• Ample shelf space and hanging locker

• LED Cabin lights and reading lights (2017)

• Lockers

• Hanging and storage cupboards

• Laundry locker with upholstered cover

• Modules in molded GRP

• Queen size bunk with split mattresses

• Stainless steel towel rail

• 12v Hella Turbo Fan (2017) 

• Air conditioning

Starboard Aft Stateroom:

• Queen size bunk with split mattresses

• LED Cabin and reading lights (2017)

• Modules in molded GRP

• Lockers

• Ample shelf space and hanging locker

• Laundry locker with upholstered cover

• 12v and USB plugs with 110v plugs for tools in locker

• 12v Hella Turbo Fan (2017)

• Stainless steel towel rail

Walk-through Head Compartment Starboard (midship):

• Lavac manual Marine toilet

• Wash basin and shower with soap dispenser, hot and cold pressure water (Faucets New 2017)

• Modules in molded GRP

• Integrated shower grate and 12v sump pump (2017)

• Mirror

• Vanity cabinet

• 12v LED dome light (2017)

• Stainless steel towel rail

Other Starboard:

• Shelves

• Storage areas

• Bookshelves

 

NAVIGATION CENTER:

• Recessed chart table with chart stowage

• Navigation seat

• Hinged panels for easy access to electrical installation and steering system

• Raymarine C90 multi-function display 

• Dedicated AIS monitor and alarm system (Vespermarine) 

• ICOM M802 SSB radio with Pactor II modem and USB connection 

• Engine watchdog temperature monitor for port and starboard engine thermostat temperature 

• Sony stereo receiver with USB and aux inputs (x4 marine Pioneer speakers in salon and cockpit) 

• Solar panel watt meter displays with real time amps readout 

• Numerous USB and 12v charging sockets

 

GALLEY:

• 4 x Burner Alpes Inox propane stove
• Eno Le Perigord built-in propane oven (New 2017)

• Corian type work surfaces with stainless steel rails and fiddles

• Custom hardwood chopping block above refrigerator with integrated rubbish chute (2015)

• Top-loading large-capacity freezer air cooled DC (new 2017)

• Front load refrigerator, 12V air cooled Adler/Barber

• Large recessed drip tray

• Modules in molded GRP

• Pressurized hot and cold water (12v pump New 2018 with spare x2)

• Drinking water faucet with 0.5 micron carbon block filter housing (2017) 

• Stainless steel sink

• GRP molded finish to modules

• Solar vent above stove

• Hella Turbo Fan 12v

• Propane tanks (x2 10kg – New 2018) with Xintex Fireboy solenoid valve and leak detection alarms (2017) and all new regulator and hoses (2018)

 

DECK EQUIPMENT:

Deck Fittings: All STAINLESS STEEL, Grade 316

• Bow pulpits with teak seats (Re- bed 2017)

• Double guard wires in dyneema/spectra (2017)

• Grab rails on coach roof

• Pushpits on stern with brackets for life ring buoys and overboard lights (Re-bed 2017)

• Stanchions and stanchion bases (Re-bed 2017)

• Aluminum rub rail (Re-bed 2018)

• Swim ladder Starboard (New 2018)

Deck Equipment:

• 1 x Primary winch Stb coach roof: ANDERSEN 46ST

• 1 x Primary winch port roof: ANDERSEN 46ST

• 2 x Secondary winches in cockpit: ANDERSEN 46ST

• 8 x Aluminum mooring cleats

• Teak walkway between trampolines

• Tracks, cars, jammers and blocks

• 3.5m SmartWave HDPE (Double-walled, foam filled, rigid) tender (new 2017) w/20 hp Yamaha OB

• Pompanette Helm chair (re-upholstered 2019)

• 4 Underdeck blue lights (above waterline)

 

ELECTRONICS AND NAVIGATION:

Instrumentation:

• Compass

• Standard Horizon GX2000 VHF radio with antenna on mast

• Raymarine ST60 Tridata depth, speed, temp

• Raymarine ST6002 Auto Pilot (chain drive)

• Raymarine Axiom Pro Hybrid colour chart plotter at helm

• Raymarine C90 plotter repeater at nav station in salon

• Raymarine Digital 24 NM Radar

• Raymarine ST60 Wind display

• Raymarine sonar

• Navionics Electronic charts for South Pacific to Asia

 

ELECTRICAL, POWER AND PLUMBING:

Electrical:

• 1 x 300AH Lithium House Battery with integrated BMS (new 2018 from Empower Electrical Whangarei, NZ)

• 2 x Engine start batteries with dedicated 3-stage 12v chargers (12V Optima AGM) (new 2017)

• 2 x 125amp alternators with Balmar 614 smart regulators (New 2018)

• Battery isolator switches (New 2018)

• Ceiling lights Main Saloon/Galley dimmable LED

• Circuit breaker panel

• Cockpit bimini light dimmable LED

• Lazarette and engine compartment lights

• Xantrex Inverter 2500 watt with charger

• Mast top and deck level navigation lights

• Deck lights under spreaders

• Kyocera Solar Panels (2) 500w total, each with MPPT controller

• Steaming light

• Dynaplate copper grounding system and aerial on stay (for SSB radio system)

• 2 X Honda EU2000i auxiliary backup generator. Total 4KW total output. (New 2017)

Plumbing:

• 1 x Black water system and holding tank (decommissioned)

• 2 x Manual bilge pumps

• 4 x Automatic electric bilge pumps

• 2 x Isotherm water heaters 22.7 litre 6 gal (Port new 2018)

• Pressurized hot and cold deck shower (starboard)

• Self draining cockpit

• Cruise RO High-capacity Watermaker 120v 33 gph (125 lph) (2017)

• Fresh + Salt water wash down system

 

ENGINE AND MECHANICAL FULL DESCRIPTION:

NEW engines and NEW saildrives (2017)

Engine Manufacturer: Yanmar Engine Model: 21.3KW 3YM30AE (Both New 2017)

Engine Horsepower: 29

Engine Type: Inboard Engine

Configuration: Dual

Fuel Type: Diesel


• 2 x 29 hp fresh water cooled YANMAR diesel engines with YANMAR SD25 saildrives and Bruntons Three-blade Autoprops and with sound insulation in dedicated engine compartments

• 2x Spare 3-blade fixed Volvo aluminium saildrive propellers  (2018)

• 2 x Instrument panels with engine hour meters (2017)

• High pressure fuel lines (2017) • Racor 500 water-separating fuel filter at main tank (2017)

• Racor R20S water-separating fuel filters in each engine room (2017)

 

SAILS AND RIGGING:

Rigging replaced in 2012

• 7/8th fractional rig

• Main and running back chainplates (New 2017)

• Navigation lights

• VHF antenna

• Anodised aluminum mast, boom, and cross beam

• Lazy jacks

• Double purchase main halyard

• Mast supported by triple spreaders, intermediate and cap shrouds

• 2 x reefing lines with luff pendant

• Telescopic boom derrick for hauling dinghy onto dive platform

Sails:

• Full battened main, 3 reef points, DOYLE Dacron (Reconditioned 2018)

• Roller-furling Genoa with UV cover, DOYLE Dacron (Reconditioned 2018)

• HARKEN batt-car system for mainsail • Doyle mainsail stowage stackpack with lazy jacks

• Sheets and control lines (2017)

• MPS /Asymmetrical spinnaker in sock DOYLE

• HARKEN Cruising II Genoa Roller Furling

• New stack pack for main sail

 

COCKPIT / DECK:

• 6 x Storage lockers

• Life Raft locker

• Upgraded helmsman’s seat (Pompanette T2005-W. re-upholstered 2019)

• Custom hard bimini with solar panels, rain catchment, Isinglass and shade screens

• Sheet pouches x 2, Utility pouch x 1

• Steering console

• Instrument consoles

• Stainless steel steering wheel

• Teak dive platform/aft deck

• Custom cushions (2019)

 

MOORING GEAR AND GROUND TACKLE:

• Spade S140 anchor, 30kg / 66 lbs, with 225 ft 316ss chain (ALL 316 STAINLESS CHAIN)

• 35 lb aluminum Fortress anchor (x2) w/chain leader & 175 ft nylon rode

• Spare storm anchor bridles

• Anchorlift Mako 1500 windlass (rebuilt 2017)

• Deck wash (salt and fresh)

 

HATCHES AND WINDOWS:

• Hatches - 10

• GRP locker lids: 2 x foredeck, 6 x cockpit

• Port lights - 18

• Tinted Acradite window - 8

• Aluminum framed sliding glass door with separate aluminum sliding screen door (2017)

• Ventilation/Escape hatch with teak grid in galley

 

SAFETY EQUIPMENT:

• Watertight crash bulkheads in bows (2x compartments in each bow)

• Basic safety equipment including: flares, life jackets, first aid kit

• Life rings with strobes (x2)

• Para-tech Sea Anchor with rode and swivel

• 2kg CO2 fire extinguisher mid-salon (2016)

• 3x ABC fire extinguishers mounted in companionways

• Emergency tiller arm in 316 stainless steel (2018)

• 10 lifejackets

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Disclaimer: 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.

 

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