Sail Nelson Sailing School, Nelson New Zealand

New Zealand Sailing School, Nelson

Manaia - Sailing Yacht

Sailing Yacht Manaia

Manaia is a 10.2 metre cruiser-racer from famous kiwi yacht designer Bruce Farr. With over 120 Farr 1020's in NZ and Australia, they are a winning blend of comfortable, offshore-capable family cruiser and a competitive racer.
She is fractionally rigged - allowing the crew to bend her mast a little to optimise sail shape - and carries up to three sails - a main, headsail and sometimes a spinnaker. She has a 20HP Volvo-Penta inboard diesel engine, and is steered with a tiller.

Mania Yacht Nelson, Cabin

The cockpit is big enough for six adults, and is open at the stern, with a sturdy gate of wire ropes across it to prevent anyone leaving unintentionally. Beyond the gate is a full-width "scoop" - a handy platform from which your instructor can watch the action and an easy way of getting in and out of dinghies and the water. Her cockpit seats are hinged, and big lockers underneath hold the liferaft, fenders, buckets, docklines, gas bottle, fishing lines and assorted junk. The blue canvas dodger across the front of the cockpit makes a handy place to duck behind when a shower of spray comes your way.

Down below she has a gimballed gas stove (to allow cooking on a lean), a built in fridge-freezer that is driven by the engine, a bathroom with toilet and shower, and a forward cabin with a berth big enough for two strangers. A dinette seats six for dinner and provides two single berths at night or can be converted to a double and a single berth. There is a chart table on top of the freezer and skippers berth tucked in beside the cockpit at the back of the cabin.

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