Aluminium-hulled ocean cruiser with extremely practical dog-house arrangement. Fully CE-certified and fitted out for long-distance liveaboard cruising with all the kit you wish for.
FURTHER BROKER’S COMMENTS:
Having specified their beloved TANA VIKA to enable them to explore the world with and having done a great deal of what they had planned, the sellers have sadly decided for personal reasons to now curtail their plans and allow her next owners to enjoy theirs with this wonderful boat.
TANA VIKA comes from the renowned award-winning US based drawing board of Dudley Dix and was created by Nereide Yachting of the Czech Republic; a company known for its experience in the build of aluminium hulled boats for approximately 30 years. With these two great brands along with input from her owners, TANA VIKA, which is Part One British Registered and also now category ‘A’ CE compliant, makes for a fantastic comfortable yet manageable long-distance cruising yacht able to be handled by a couple but with space for family and friends to join along the way. She’s designed to go pretty much anywhere including Antarctica.
To date, TANA VIKA has been extensively cruised from the UK across the Atlantic to the Caribbean and the US Eastern Seaboard to Newfoundland, she then returned to the Caribbean before passing through the Panama Canal, onto Costa Rica, Ecuador and the Galapagos, before crossing the Pacific to the East Coast of Australia and from there, continued to Indonesia and Malaysia where she now lies waiting for her second owner for more adventures.
She has had many updates and general maintenance carried out since she was launched, which amongst other things include; having had her wire standing rigging replaced in November 2017 along with her rig being checked over at the same time whilst in Australia, many of her electronics updated, replaced engine start battery, the boat being retrospectively approved for CE compliance category ‘A’, a furling Code-0 added and the replaced main sail and genoa were replaced in 2012 and subsequently valeted in 2018. With these amongst other updates and general maintenance combined with a comprehensive cruising specification which also includes; a water maker, solar and wind generation, Hydravane self-steering, in-boom furling main sail, roller furling genoa and Code-0 combined with a very strong aluminium construction, which has, as already described, seen her current owners enjoy many thousands of miles of lifetime memories from exploring many far-flung parts of the world, she would now make a great tried and tested boat for her next lucky owners to do the same.
Her cruising highlights include:
- Strong aluminium hull and deck construction.
- Yanmar 4JH4AE diesel engine producing 54hp.
- 3-blade feathering propeller on a shaft drive.
- 4-berths in 2-cabins plus 2-sea berths in the saloon and 1x heads interior layout.
- Fore and aft water-tight bulkheads.
- Aluminium water-tight stable style door access to the cabin able to be operated both inside and out.
- Integral aluminium hardtop with windscreen for added protection.
- In-boom mainsail furling system.
- Replaced standing rigging.
- Part replaced running rigging.
- Standing rig check in November 2017.
- Roller furling genoa.
- Retro fitted roller furling Code-0 headsail.
- Replaced genoa and mainsail.
- Hydravane self-steering with upgraded rudder.
- Solar panels.
- Wind generator.
- Replaced engine start battery.
- 2x alternators.
- Alternator regulator for the service batteries’ alternator.
- Active radar reflector.
- GPS chart plotter.
- 2x Autopilot for the Hydravane self-steering system.
- VHF radio.
- HF radio.
- AIS Class B with dedicated aerial.
- Stereo with cockpit and cabin speakers.
- LED lighting.
- Washing machine.
- Gas stove and oven.
- Electric anchor windlass.
- 3x Anchors.
- Roving pumps.
- Inflatable tender and outboard motor.
“Tana Vika is a 10-year-old, truly go anywhere, 43ft aluminium sailing vessel with an integral hard dodger with standing headroom under and full wet central heating. She is a DIX43HD, from the board of Designer Dudley Dix. She is ice capable, if one wants, and we can vouch for force 10+ in the gulf stream, which caused havoc with lesser boats.
She has a very large fridge and freezer (separate compressors), a Spectra watermaker, carries 30kg of gas and has sufficient storage for two to last up to 4 months, or more, away from supplies. We do not carry a generator – solar and wind run the boat for all bar those few still and totally overcast days a year. The Hydrovane looks after where we go and she is easily sailed by one/two people.
She offers a unique opportunity to someone who wants to venture way away.”
“Born 1949, I began my professional life as a Quantity Surveyor but retrained for yacht design through Westlawn School of Yacht Design, now Westlawn Institute of Technology. I drew my first design in 1973 and built it, a 15ft sailing beach catamaran. I have designed professionally since winning the 1979 Cruising World Design Competition as an amateur with my CW975 design.
I don't lock myself up in theory but regularly test my own concepts by building them. During the '70s I began with designing and making surfboards for myself and friends. A unrehabilitated beachbum at heart, I surf whenever I can. Boats which I have built are a few dinghies, the 15ft catamaran and 3 offshore yachts of 34-38ft. First of the big boats was a modified van de Stadt design, which sparked my interest in boat design and was the reason for my enrolment with Westlawn. Second was "Concept Won" to my award-winning CW975 design. The most recent big boat was "Black Cat", prototype of the DIDI 38 performance cruiser racer, which I built to test new construction methods for plywood boats which I was developing. The result is a strong, light, speedy and economical method of building a round bilge boat mainly from sheet material. My next build project was the Paper Jet, a high-performance plywood sailing skiff with trapeze and asymmetrical spinnaker. Although I intended it as a trainer for two teenagers, I sail mine single-handed.
I have a strong reputation for designing practical concepts, probably arising out of my own boat building experiences and a dislike for things which are over-complicated. I have a wide range of designs drawn primarily with the amateur builder in mind but suitable also for professional custom builders. These are mostly for plywood or steel, the materials most often chosen by amateur builders. I also have designs suited for GRP production either as custom one-off boats or for series building from a mould, in sizes from 8ft to over 60ft.
The son of a provincial Flying Dutchman champion, I have sailed since I was a toddler and get onto the water as often as possible. Having been active in offshore racing in South Africa since the mid-70s, I have sailed in most of the major offshore races around the country. I have sailed across the South Atlantic 4 times, once double-handed and the others in crewed racing mode. I was deeply involved in sailing management for a few years, serving for many years on the sailing committee of Hout Bay Yacht Club and on regional and national committees of the Cruising Asociation of South Africa and South African Sailing. The last 2 years of this period I was Chairman of CASA and on the Council of SAS.
My designs are carefully detailed so that builders seldom need to ask questions. Buying a set of plans also includes for backup support throughout construction, via email, fax. telephone or letter. If you have a question, it will be answered. Design awards that I have won are the 1979 Cruising World Design Competition, won with the CW975, and the 2001 Boat of the Year Award at the Annapolis Sailboat Show, won with the Shearwater 45 design. The Paper Jet won the Outstanding Innovation Award at the 2007 Wooden Boat Show and a Special Award at the 2009 Georgetown Wooden Boat Show. In January 2004 we moved from South Africa to USA. We now live in Virginia Beach, on the Southern side of the mouth of Chesapeake Bay and part of the Hampton Roads area. Here I continue to sail my Argie 15 dinghy and Paper Jet skiff on local waters and have sailed in the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race regularly on boats of my own design. I also surf the beaches of Virginia and North Carolina between Chesapeake Bay and Cape Hatteras. I am happiest when I am on or in the water.”
Text taken from the Dudley Dix Yacht Design’s website
The company NEREIDE YACHTING was founded in 1993 and today production team benefits from a long practice in boat and shipbuilding, gained in Czech Shipyards in Prague. Thanks to approximately 30 years experience we introduced modern technology from the start and produced the first aluminium hull in Czech republic in 1994. We specialize in custom production aluminium and steel pleasure craft ranging from 8 to 20 meters in length and have produced to date several dozens of sailing yachts for our customers all over Europe. yachts are built according to the drawings of famous designers and delivered in various stages of finish from bare hull to ready-to-sail outfitting.
Yachting Ltd. is located at favourable construction site on North-East border of Prague, near the Kbely airport. This helps to make a close relationship with our customer at the start as well as during construction of the ship.
Text taken from the MZ Yachts’ website
- The vessel has a post construction assessment and certificate to show she meets the Category A requirements of the European Union Recreational Craft Directive for up to 6 persons
Hull and deck Construction:
- Deck hull and cabin superstructure are constructed from aluminium.
- Forward and aft watertight bulkheads.
- Decks are TBS painted with enamel mixed with International nonslip additive.
- External hardware mounts are welded to the deck and cabin superstructure to minimise the opportunities for leaks.
- Dry bilge.
- Integral aluminium hard dodger with toughened glass windows for added protection in the cockpit and companionway.
Keel & Rudder:
- Elongated fin keel with poured lead encapsulated in aluminium.
- Spade rudder.
Engine & gearbox:
- Yanmar 4JH4AE 4-cylinder naturally aspirated fuel injected diesel engine producing 54hp.
- 35mm Shaft drive with a PSS shaft seal.
- A ZFM30M gearbox operated with a single lever engine control gear lever.
- Cruising speed 5.5 knots at 2,000rpm or a maximum speed of 7.4 knots at 2,800rpm (subject to weather conditions and the condition of the antifouling etc).
- Vetus exhaust system with a gas separator.
- Single custom-built water strainer with distribution manifold.
- 1x fuel filter for filling, 2x fuel filters located in series in feed pipes plus one fuel filter on the engine.
- The engine compartment ventilation is via 3x 100mm pipes with their own durade vent box on deck, 2x are for air intake whilst a third one has an Attwood exhaust fan to remove hot air from the engine compartment. The installation is designed so that the engine will still operate correctly if this fan fails.
Engine Maintenance and hours:
- Engine last serviced 16.10.2018 (Owner’s service log available).
- Engine Hours as at June 2019: 2,400 hours.
Propulsion & Steering:
- 3-blade Variprop feathering propeller made of bronze on a prop shaft with a V-bracket.
- Steering is via a Jefa RP100 Series Draglink.
- Single spade rudder connected to single 1,200mm stainless steel steering wheel in the cockpit.
- 12vDC with 3kw 12v to 240v inverter. All the boat’s 240v systems (except the immersion heater) are supplied by the inverter alone. The shorepower runs the battery charger and the immersion heater only.
12v Socket Outlets:
- 2x 12v socket outlets on deck on the instrument console above the main hatch, 2x at the cart table, 2x in the fore cabin, 1x by the work bench, 1x in the aft cabin and 2x in the saloon.
240v Circuit Sockets:
- Double socket outlets in; the galley, fore cabin and by the work bench in the lazarette, a single socket outlet by the chart table and one in the lazarette for the washing machine.
- All 240v socket outlets are UK/Malaysian with 3x rectangular pins.
- 1x 12vDC AGM Intimidator extended life engine start battery – 2014.
- 6x Sonnenschein A600 12v 100Ah gel service batteries linked in series (Sonnenschein design life of 20 years) – 2008
- 1x 12vDC 60Amp engine mounted marine alternator for the engine start battery.
- 1x 185Amp Leece Neville alternator for the service batteries.
- The Leece Neville alternator output is controlled by a Balmar Max Charge MC-614 programmable multi-stage regulator.
- Eclectic D400 wind generator with 6TB voltage regulator.
- Additional fin on the tail gives much improved output in gusty conditions.
- 3x Solar panels comprising 2x 90W and 1x 130W output.
- Morning Star Prostar-30 regulator.
- Victron Phoenix 12/3000 (12v – 240v) inverter.
- Victron Phoenix 12v-50Amp battery charger (only charges the service batteries).
- Victron 2000W 115/230v 18/9Amp.
- Philippi battery monitor.
Electrical Leak Detector:
- VDO – Manual Operation monitors both the service and engine circuits for stray currents to the hull.
- 240vAC shorepower system with cable.
PLUMBING & GAS SYSTEMS
- Pressurised fresh water supply via 12vDC pumps
- Hot water supplied via Surecal Twin Coil calorifier – one from the engine and one from the heating system; 25 minutes of Webasto boiler heating provides enough hot water for two showers.
- There is 50 litre hot water tank capacity.
- Manually operated bypass valves in the hot water pipes to the galley and to the heads to conserve water by feeding cold water back to the service tank before the hot water arrives.
- All are Forespar Marelon and fully compatible with aluminium.
- There is only one seacock below the waterline.
- Spectra Ventura 150 deluxe watermaker produces 20 litres per hour.
- Valve enables supply to be switched to feed both the drinking water and the service tanks.
- 2x fixed manual bilge pumps; one in the cockpit and one in the lazarette (the one in the lazarette can also pump out the aft and forward watertight compartments).
Fresh Water Pumps:
- 1x Electric pump for service water.
- 1x foot pump for drinking water.
Galley Sea Water Pump:
- 1x manual pump (requires servicing).
Wash Down Pumps:
- 1x High pressure pump, also cleans the anchor and chain with any water and muck washed back in to the sea via a sloping anchor channel.
- 1x Electric manually controlled pump with sump for all domestic waste water.
- 2x diesel fuel tanks; 380 litre tank in the keel and 46 litres in a further plastic tank to the engine compartment (approximately 426 litres total capacity giving an approximate range of 600 miles subject to weather conditions and that of the antifouling etc).
- 3x fresh water tanks comprising; a plastic drinking water tank of 80 litres connected directly to the galley footpump, a 200 litre keel tank for services plus a further 100 litre reserve plastic tank also for services.
Black Water Holding Tank:
- 1 x plastic holding tank with a 100-litre capacity and being self-draining via a seacock.
NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT
- Furuno 1870 chart plotter – 2016.
- Furuno 1832 radar – 2010.
- Echopilot 2S Forward looking sonar – 2018.
- 2x Simrad TP10 autopilots working the Hydrovane self-steering rudder – both from 2016.
- Digital Yacht AIT 2000 Class B Transponder – 2018.
- Furuno GP-32 GPS – 2008.
- Plastimo Horizon 135 helming compass at the steering pedestal.
- Handheld compass.
- Sea-Me active radar reflector.
- Icom IC-M200 VHF radio – 2016.
- Icom IC-M35 buoyant handheld VHF – 2015.
- Icom IC-M710 HF radio with a Pactor PTC-IIUSB mode – both 2010.
- Force 10 Gourmet 3-burner gas oven and grill with safety strap during rough sea conditions.
- Fridgoboat stainless steel lined custom built 85 litre fridge with a closed system freshwater cooling using a hull mounted interior heat exchanger.
- Fridgoboat stainless steel lined 64 litre custom built freezer which is cooled as per the fridge and runs at -10 degrees Celsius.
- 1 ½ Bowl stainless steel sink with mixer tap.
- Camec Aqua RV 4kg washing machine – 2018.
- 1x Jabsco manual flush marine heads.
- Pressurised hot & cold shower to a cubicle in the heads.
- Webasto Thermo 90S Diesel fired system runs the hot water, central heating with Variotherm finned units in custom built casings for the heater outlets.
- Kenwood KDC-W312 music system with 2x Kenwood speaker in the saloon and 2x Polk Momo cockpit speakers.
Summary of Accommodation:
- 4 berths in two cabins plus two additional sea berths in the saloon.
- Interior joinery is mostly foam cored with oak veneers over. On her maiden voyage which was across Biscay and which included three severe 45 knot gales, she suffered some small leaks from the saloon window, hatch and mast foot and which has caused a little discolouration to small areas of the oak joinery but the leaks have long since been rectified and very well tested since.
- Teak strip covering to the cabin sole.
- Green coloured upholstery.
- Jade coloured Corian worktops to the galley.
- White coloured headlining to the deckhead.
Accommodation layout from Forward:
Owner’s Fore Cabin:
- Double berth with storage under and shelves to either side.
- 2x lockers.
- Hanging wardrobe.
- Deck hatch.
- Bulkhead mounted mirror with a narrow shelf below.
- Approximate maximum headroom is 1.92m.
- Central dining table with drop leaves provides seating for seven people and has an aluminium frame attached below the cabin sole for added strength and an internal bottle store. Has a removable grab handle for use at sea.
- Sofa to either side of the dining table which double as a pair of single sea berths (approximately 7’ long) and each has a lee cloth, storage under.
- Approximate maximum headroom is 1.88m.
- Reading lights.
- Kenwood speaker for the sound system.
- Opening portholes to the cabin superstructure with curtains and noseeum net panels.
- Deck hatches.
- 3x storage lockers to the port and starboard sides.
- Positioned to the port side between the companionway and saloon.
- Range of cupboards and draws.
- Jade coloured Corian worktop with moulded raised fiddled edges.
- Inset stainless steel 1 ½ bowl sink with mixer tap and separate drinking water tap.
- Top loading fridge.
- Top loading freezer.
- Stainless steel gimballed gas oven and stove.
- Wooden grab handle.
- Kitchen towel holder.
- Open port holes to the cabin superstructure with curtains.
- Bookcase in engine box adjacent to the chart table.
- Positioned to the starboard side at the bottom of the companionway.
- Forward facing chart table with a hinged top for access to internal storage.
- bench seat.
- Panel to one side for electronics/other instruments and the Kenwood KDC-W312 radio/CD player.
- Storage for pencils and other small navigation equipment.
- Electrical master switch panel.
- Positioned to starboard immediately aft of the chart table.
- Jabsco manual flush marine heads.
- Stainless steel wash basin with mixer tap inset to a vanity unit with a cupboard under and bulkhead mounted mirror over.
- Opening porthole to the cabin superstructure.
- The holding tank is located outboard behind timber joinery with access panels.
- Shower cubicle with thermostatic valve and shower head, teak slats to the sole with a sump pump to dispose of the wastewater and a teak fold down shower seat for easier use whilst on passage.
- From the shower cubicle there is access to the wet locker for oil skins, life jackets boots etc and which drains into the shower tray.
- From the shower cubicle there is access to the starboard side cockpit storage area – the lazarette. This also houses the washing machine, the water maker and the work bench, which is of aluminium framework with a marine ply top and vice attached and serviced with a double 240v volt power outlet. Access to this space can also be gained through a cockpit hatch, which can be locked down tight in heavy seas.
- Aluminium watertight stable door with a matching sliding hatch. The sliding hatch secures with a ‘hatch latch’ which can be operated from both inside and outside for secure closing when in rough seas.
- Steps with grab rails to either side lead up to the cockpit.
- Noseeum net panels for ventilation without infestation.
- Positioned to the portside aft of the galley area.
- Double berth with storage space under and high-level shelf to the hull side.
- Hanging locker and further locker.
- Reading light.
- 2x opening portholes to the cockpit side.
- Electric fan.
- Z-Spars aluminium alloy anodised masthead rigged deck stepped mast.
- Two pairs of spreaders.
- Removable inner forestay with running backstays for added mast stability when in heavy weather and for hanking on the storm foresails.
- The mast has a dedicated track for the trysail, which sheets to snatch blocks on the toe rail.
- Approximate height of the mast from the deck is 17.5m.
- Schaefer Gamma in-boom furling system – 2010.
- Sprung vang for improved sail shape when required.
- Facnor LS200 roller furler for the genoa.
- Facnor FXT4500 roller furler for the Code-0 – 2016.
- Standing rigging replaced with Arcus 316 stainless steel – November 2017.
- Running rigging; genoa sheets – 2016, genoa and code-0 furling lines – 2016, in-boom furling line 2015. The remainder are from 2008.
- The rig was professionally checked to confirm that it was ok when the standing rigging was replaced in November 2017.
- 5-metre carbon fibre spinnaker pole which stows on the mast.
- Port and starboard genoa sheet tracks with cars adjustable from the cockpit.
- Mainsheet track positioned on the roof of the integral aluminium hardtop.
- 2x Andersen 52ST manual 2-speed self-tailing sheet winches in the cockpit.
- 2x Andersen 46ST manual 2-speed self-tailing sheet winches in the cockpit.
- 2x Anderson 46ST electric 2-speed self-tailing halyard winches on the cabin top under the hardtop.
- 1x Andersen 40ST manual 2-speed self-tailing halyard winch at the mast.
- 1x Andersen 16ST manual 2-speed self-tailing halyard winch at the mast.
- 1x winch handle at the mast.
- 1x winch handle in the cockpit.
- 2x spare winch handles.
- Doyle Sails roller furling genoa - 2012 and valeted - 2018.
- Doyle Sails in-boom main sail – 2012 and valeted – 2018.
- UK Sails staysail – 2008.
- UK Sails Spitfire Jib – 2008.
- UK Sails trysail – 2008.
- Fareast Sails roller furling Code-0 – 2017.
- 32mm stainless steel stanchions with guardwires with portside and starboard side gates (upper guard rails are of Spectra whilst the lower ones are of stainless steel) .
- 32mm stainless steel pushpit and pulpit, pulpit has removable steps which rest on the anchor to make access via the bow easier when required. The pushpit has a gate for easier access to the transom.
- A mixture of Ronstan and harken tracks, blocks and cars.
- Spinlock clutches.
- Folding cockpit table.
- Teak slats to the cockpit seat bases (quick draining).
- Sheet storage alcoves.
- Curve topped seats at the aft end of the cockpit with hinged tops for accessing the gas locker and outboard motor fuel locker, both of which drain overboard. The central section hinges for easier access to the transom.
- Teak grid to the cockpit sole by the companionway.
- Hinged stainless steel transom bathing ladder.
- Transom cold water shower.
- Jordan drogue with all the components but requires final completion.
- Bosuns chair.
- Outboard motor bracket on the pushpit.
- Outboard motor hoist to lift to and from dinghy to bracket.
- Horse-shoe life buoy bracket to the pushpit.
- Pushpit mounted Magma A10-205 original size BBQ with a permanent connection to the boat’s gas system.
- 3x 10kg GRP gas bottles, re-certified in Australia – 2018.
- Anchor locker.
- Structural aluminium transom arch with the solar panels, radar and wind generator mounted on it.
- Liferaft tiedown points on the cabin roof.
- Durade vents with stainless steel protection frames.
- Framework for the cockpit bimini.
- Passerelle (is good but requires some maintenance).
- Comprehensive spares including; long length of 10mm vectran which will replace any rope on the boat, 11-litres of oil for two engine oil changes and sufficient ATF for two gearbox oil changes.
- Motoring cone.
- Water hose.
- Electrical extension power cable with a range of connectors.
- 4x Plastic jerry cans for water.
- 2x Plastic jerry cans for diesel.
- 4x Jerry cans for petrol.
Anchoring & Mooring:
- 3x Mooring cleats each side, the bow cleats are strong enough for towing.
- Lofrans Project X3 electric anchor windlass.
- 1x Rocna 40kg self stowing anchor on the bow, re-galvanised – 2017.
- 1x Fortress FX537 anchor on the stern.
- 1x Lewmar Bruce 30kg spare anchor.
- 100 metres of 10mm anchor chain at the bow, with plastic markers at 10 metre intervals, re-galvanised – 2017.
- 6 metres of 10mm anchor chain plus 100 metres of 22mm 3-strand nylon rope for the stern anchor.
- 3x Plastic spherical pearl farm balls – tie to the anchor chain at 22.5 metres, 30 metres and 37.5 metres and are designed to keep the anchor chain off the seabed when anchoring close to coral to minimise coral wraps.
- 2x Extendable boat hooks.
- 6x Polyform F5 heavy duty cylinder fenders.
- 3x Polyform A3 Heavy duty spherical fenders.
- 2x long mooring lines.
- 4x Short mooring lines.
- 2x 100 metre mooring lines.
- Anchor ball.
Covers, Cushions & Canvas:
- Green coloured mainsail boom cover.
- Green coloured cockpit bimini with side enclosures.
- 4x PVC cockpit cushions with back rests.
- Deck awning.
- Forepeak hatch awning.
Tender & Outboard:
- Avon Rover 310 Air inflatable tender with anchor, wheels, boarding strop and floating line to tie to self for snorkelling.
- Mercury 6hp 4-stroke out board motor with a remote fuel tank.
General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.
- 4x Lifejackets.
- 1x horseshoe life buoy.
- 4x Fire extinguishers (require a service).
- 1x Galley fire blanket.
- Avon Offshore 4-person life raft was last due a service in 2017.
- Mcmurdo Smartfind Epirb – last serviced – 2018.
- Offshore flare box - 2008