TP 52 AU $450,000

Boat detail
Price AU $450,000
Length 15.84m  |  52ft
Location CYCA
Year 2004

'KOA' is fully prepared for and entered to race in this up and coming 75th Sydney to Hobart Yacht race. She's most certainly a candidate to win overall too, presenting a buyer a brilliant opportunity to step into a proven IRC and ORC race winner that is race ready, waiting at the CYCA in Sydney.


Koa, originally Sjambok and then Lucky, is an IRC optimised TP52 racing yacht. Built by Goetz Custom Boats (RI, USA) in 2004, Koa was built alongside Brightstar (now Quest) and Esmeralda (now One Sails) to compete in both the US and Euro TP52 circuits. The design brief requested Farr yacht design to create the best TP52 to compete in a broad mix of venues including both course and distance races. The answer was a highly competitive racing yacht, capable of heavy offshore conditions. Launched in late 2004, Koa won both the TP52 Winter Regatta and the Fort Lauderdale to Palm Beach Race and continues her success offshore and inshore through 2019.

Current Yacht:

IRC optimised including a new bulb and rudder (designed by Nelson Marek), new carbon bow sprit, square top mains and associated runner configuration to Farr specifications. New carbon rigging was fitted in 2013 (SCR) with complete Titanium fittings, along with an offshore carbon boom (with 2 reef locks) and a reinforced keel box. In preparing for the 2013 Transpac race the boat was completely stripped, lightened, water proofed, long boarded and re-painted inside and out.

Since arriving in Australia the yacht was again completely stripped and overhauled in late 2015, with the decks painted again in 2018. All of the electronics have been progressively replaced since 2016, with new GPS, B&G5000 processor and Garmin displays late in 2018. Carbon rails / hand holds have been fitted below for safety. All through skin fittings have been replaced. An enlarged carbon front hatch was fitted in 2017. The Engine was over hauled in 2018 by Minards (Newcastle) and the boat was antifouled and the engine and leg serviced in April 2019. Koa has been maintained to the highest standard and kept in race ready condition by professional staff. No expense has been spared on upkeep, rigging, sails, equipment and safeties. The boat has new, dedicated offshore sheets and halyards and comes complete with full Cat 1 offshore safety equipment.

Notable Results:

Koa is the sister ship to the two-time Sydney to Hobart winning Quest / Balance. Koa was the winner (IRC Overall) of the 2010 Rolex Middle Sea Race, the winner (IRC overall) of the 2013 Vietnam Race, was 2nd on line honours and 2nd IRC overall in the 2013 Rolex China Sea Race.

Koa has been raced on the Australian race circuit since 2016 and has won many races at the highest level often beating many much newer TP 52's on IRC and ORC handicap. Notable results include 1st overall IRC / ORC and line honours 2017 Flinders Island Race, 2nd overall IRC in the 2016 Sydney to Gold Coast race and winner of the inaugural TP52 Gold Cup regatta 2019.

Contact Flagstaff Marine for more information.


Vessel Name KOA
Launch Year 2004
Beam 4.34m  |  14ft
Draft 3.14m  |  10ft
Displacement 7549kg
Hull construction Carbon Fibre
Deck Material Carbon/composite
Designer Farr Yacht design
Builder Goetz, Rhode Island, USA
Registration Number AIL710N

Engine / Machinery

Engine Make Yanmar
Engine Description 40HP with sail drive. Engine overhauled by Minards in Newcastle '18. Recently serviced.
Number of Engines 1
Horsepower 40
Fuel Capacity 90L
Fuel Type Diesel
Propulsion Briski 2 blade folding prop (2016)

Deck Hardware / Fittings

Ground Tackle 2x anchors and chain and warp (installed under floor boards)
Covers Boom, boat cover aft of mast.


Accommodation Description 8 x pipe berths(adjustable) plus 2 x fixed berths (adjustable).
Berths 10
Toilet Manual marine. Seacocks removed and serviced '19.


Refrigeration Race esky
Stove Tri burner gimballed gas stove
Water Capacity 2 x bladders

Safety Equipment

Safety Gear Cat 1 safety compliant
Extra items incl: Life Sling
Drogue / sea anchor (x2)
Medical kits to cat 1 +
3x buckets
Emergency tiller
2x emergency grab bags
Dyneema jack stays
Icom HF radio with DSC antenna installed
Icom VHF radio with DSC installed
1x hand held VHF
Spare navigation lights
4x dolphin torches
1x spotlight torch
Variety of other cat 1 equipment
Bilge Pumps 2x electric bilge pumps with chaser hose, 2x manual
Life Raft 2x 8 person life rafts (Australian cat 1 compliant, new 2016)
Epirb 2x GPS enabled 406MHz EPIRB's 13x individual personal beacon AIS R10's (fitted in PFD'
Life Jackets 15x PFD's (cat 1 compliant, in service) 15 tethers for PFD's
Flares To cat 1
Fire Protection Fire extinguisher, fire blanket.


Electrics Shore power lead and charger. 3x batteries (new 2016) All new navigation lights and interior light electronics 2016 Dehumidifier
Electronics / Navigation New PC and pivoting display screen 2018 New soft key board 2018 Expedition installed New GPS x2 in 2018 Fleet Broadband F150 Hand Held Sat Phone B&G5000 Hydra Processor (new late 2018) 6x Garmin displays and 1x B&G display (new 2018) VHF radio Hand held VHF radio Deck extension for VHF (new 2017) HF radio (new 2016) Garmin Plotter (new 2019) Autohelm unit (removable, fits to quadrant with deck course adjuster)

Sail / Rigging

Deck Gear 2x Carbon Steering Wheels
Central Harken Mainsheet winch
2x Harken Primary winches, 3 speed self-tailer (pedestal driven)
2x Harken Runner winches
2x Harken cabin top winch, 2 speed self-tailer
Harken Jib car tracks
2x Harken Pedestal for either primaries or Main winch (with overdrive)
All blocks Harken high load, either 75 or 100's.
3x Harken high loads snatch blocks
Multiple soft shackles and strops
6x Harken Winch Top Handles (all doubles)
Karver Spinnaker Staysail Furler
KZ Code Zero Furler
Harken Code Zero Furler
Sail Inventory Upwind Sails...

1. Mainsails

Doyle 2017 inshore carbon regatta mainsail (no reefs, square top, very light)
Doyle 2018 offshore carbon regatta mainsail (two reefs, square top)
Ian Short 2016 panel mainsail (two reefs, square top)
Dacron delivery mainsail
North Trysail (2010)

2. Jibs Race

Doyle Sails carbon J1 (2018, excellent condition)
Doyle Sails carbon J2 (2018, excellent condition)
Doyle Sails carbon J3.5 (2018, excellent condition)
Ian Short Offshore J4 (2016, good condition)
Evolution panel J5 (hardly used)
Doyle panel Genoa Staysail (2018)

3. Jibs Other

North Sails 3Di J2 (2014)
North Sails 3DL J3.5 (2017)
North Sails 3Di J4 (2013)
North Sails 3Di Jib Top
North Sails Storm Jib (2010)
North 3DL GS (2013)

Downwind Sails...

1. Race

North Sails A1 (2014, very good condition)
Evolution A1.5 (light use, good condition)
North Sails A2 (2013, good condition)
North Sails A2 (2017, good condition)
North Sails A3 Laminate (2013, excellent condition)
North Sails A4 (2013, very good condition)
North Sails A6 (2013, excellent condition)
Evolution Spinnaker Staysail on furler
North Sails MO/FRO on furler (2017, off Beau Geste)

2. Other

Evolution A0 and furler
Evolution A3 non laminate
North A2 2010
Evolution A2 (light use)
North A2D (not full hoist)
Mast / Rigging Mast and Rigging...

2 spreader aft swept Southern Spars carbon rig with three halyard locks
Hall carbon (SCR) rigging (2013)
Carbon offshore boom (2013)
Carbon bow sprit (2013)
Carbon reaching strut (2018)
New Harken twin foil
Navtec Hydraulics ram for forestay (fitted) and Code Zero (in container)
Dedicated high spec offshore running rigging including...

- 2x tack line (2018)
- 1x main halyard (2019)
- 1x jib halyard with bullet (2019)
- 1x jib wing halyard no bullet (2019)
- 2x runners (2019)
- 2x spinnaker halyards with bullets (new locking straps 2019)
- Forestay strop (2018)
- Bobstay strop (2018)
- 3x jib sheets (2019)
- 2x spinnaker sheets (2019)
- 2x code zero sheets (2018)
- 1x spinnaker change sheet (2018)
- 2x reef lines (2018)
- 2x GS / SS sheets (2018)
- Code Zero furling sheet (2018)
- Code Zero barber hauler (including harken blocks)
- Dyneema lazy jacks for reefing offshore
- Spare quadrant ropes (affixed next to the quadrant)

Large number of old sheets and halyards used for inshore racing (in container) including...

- PBO backstays x2 (HF antennae fitted)
- SK8 2016 backstays x2 less than 6mths use (HF antennae fitted)
- 2x spare jib traveller sheets
- 4x spare runner tails
- code zero furling sheet
- 3x reef lines
- 2x jib sheets
- 2x kite halyard, no bullet
- 1x jib halyard
- 2x main halyard
- 2x spinnaker sheets


General Remarks The inventory includes many race rigging components, Cat 1 safety gear, recently replaced Garmin instruments, high spec Harken deck gear, a full wardrobe of near new Doyle carbon and composite racing sails, VHF & HF radios, spares parts, custom transport cradle and more.

Recent upgrades include...

Complete new set of dedicated offshore halyards and sheets June 2019
New Harken head stay twin foil June 2019
Added jib halyard lock May 2019
New GPS in April 2019 and Nov 2018 (the boat has 2 for redundancy purposes)
New plotter in April 2019
Anti-foul (VC offshore) April 2019
Engine and leg serviced April 2019
Full winch strip and overhaul March 2019
Carbon reaching strut fitted Dec 2018
New B&G 5000 hydra processor and Garmin display's late 2018
New PC and screen in Dec 2018 (boat runs expedition and various other race software)
Deck stripped and re painted with anti-skid 2018
Engine overhaul by Minards in Newcastle in 2018
New carbon Doyle J1, J2 and J3.5 in 2018
New carbon Doyle offshore main (only used in BWPS races) in 2018
New Doyle Genoa Staysail In 2018
Carbon handrails for offshore safety put in down below in Nov 2017
Enlarged carbon front hatch fitted in 2017
New North sails C0 in 2017
New Briski twin blade folding prop 2016
Keel and bulb removed and inspected 2016
Rudder removed and bearings serviced 2016

General items...

20ft shipping container
Spare rudder in bag
Spare life ring
Hardstand cradle for boat (keel on or off mode, fits in container)
14x spare SS stanchions
3x adult PFD's
3x kids life jackets
2x eskies
Large box mooring lines
Code flag set
2x carbon jockey poles
Water maker, filter likely gone (in container)
2x Revere 8 man life rafts in soft pack (2013, not Australian cat 1 but compliant elsewhere)
Multiple diesel and water cans
Various old sail bags
5x fenders (in container)
~6x fenders on boat
Drogue (not in bag)
Spare fuel pump
Dock box
Various cleaning products, brushes etc

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