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9th Jan 2017 - 30th Jan 2017
62ft Custom Aluminium Sailing Yacht For Sale

Turn your dreams into reality and escape the rat-race... the world is your oyster, so set sail and chase that horizon!

US$ 550,000 (American Dollars) 

Lying: Hout Bay, Cape Town - South Africa

Enquiries: (please delete the -- -- on either side of the @ sign) or call us on 0027740472683 or 0027747277744 or 0027217906765 GMT+2

Fast Forward has a distinctive look and is a head-turner. This one-owner yacht was designed by Phil Southwell and custom built for her owner by the Jacobs Bros in Cape Town and launched in 1993. She is the perfect example of a strong, well maintained blue water cruising yacht that has been successfully sailed by a couple for the past 9 years. She has been fitted and equipped for serious world cruising. Having logged more than 60,000 nautical miles on her journey around the globe, she will provide you with safety, speed and sea kindliness for your onward adventures, be they in the tropics or colder climes. She carries 2000 litres of diesel, 2000 litres of water ensuring self sufficiency in remote locations for considerable lengths of time.


LOA: 62ft

Beam: 17ft

Maximum draft: 8ft

Displacement: 28 Tonnes


ADE/Perkins 120HP

Cruising speed: 7 knots (most economical)

Max speed: 9 knots

Range: 2000 nm (depending on weather and prop pitch)


Fresh water: 2000 litres

Diesel: 2000 litres

Holding tanks: 300 litres

Hull and Deck Construction: Aluminium (hull is unpainted), Deck is snow white Awlgrip

Mast: Keel stepped

Keel Type: ¾ Fin / Bulb

Rudder: Semi-balanced


  • Canadian maple interior
  • Kohler 7kVA diesel generator
  • Maxprop VP 26” 3 Blade with rope cutter 
  • Desalinator makes 180 liters p/h
  • 4x 55 watt Solar panels @ 12V
  • 1000 amp/hrs x24V battery bank (24 x 2V deep cycle units)
  • Floscan 9500/9600 GPS Interface System (fuel consumption monitoring system)
  • Raymarine smart controller wireless autopilot remote and instrument repeater
  • Raymarine Life Tag MOB system
  • 2x Superwind wind generators (recently fitted their new silent blades)
  • 2x Marine Air reverse cycle airconditioners
  • Webasto diesel heater
  • Profurl furling system for both the headsail and stay sail
  • 2.9 meter AB aluminium rigid hull dinghy
  • 11 Harken winches, 4 of which are electric
  • 220V system  backup for Isotherm refrigeration/freezer system
  • AEG automatic washing machine

She is a cutter rigged sloop with a slab reefing, fully battened mainsail. Fast Forward delivers very respectable performance characteristics, and given the right wind conditions she will easily do 200 nautical miles per day. Her longest passage being 3640 nautical miles from Sailinas, Ecuador to Fatu Hiva, French Polynesia took only 18 days; and she covered the 440 nautical miles from Minerva Reef to Savu Savu, Fiji in just 2 days. She also sails well to windward. In light to moderate conditions, the 2 meter folding bowsprit affords you further sail plan options including a light wind genoa, a code 3, or one of two asymmetricals.

The aluminium dodger/bimini provide the ultimate protection from the elements both at anchor and whilst underway. In addition to providing good visibility, the centre cockpit provides a safe haven in which you can reef without having to go forward to the mast. That said, she also boasts a very safe and easy to use anti-jibe system that is easily handled by one person from the confines of the cockpit. This is also a dry cockpit in rough conditions. Most of the halyards and reefing lines run back to the cockpit and are coiled in the recessed box under the folding companionway door, thereby keeping the cockpit safe and uncluttered.

The standing rigging was replaced in March 2008. All eleven winches are Harken, four of which are electric. Overall the deck is very organized and uncluttered thanks to the large lazarettes and lockers. She has twin anchor rollers that are home to a CQR and a Rocna anchor; two spinnaker poles are also part of her inventory. Her huge sail locker at the bow has its own collision bulkhead and bilge pumps. The 18hp retractable Max Power bow thruster makes docking this large yacht with only 2 people on board an absolute cinch. The robust Whitlock steering and autopilot equipment has provided us with exceptional performance on this journey, and apart from having to replace a new motor on the autopilot 3 years ago it has been an indispensable 3rd member of our crew. The custom designed Whitlock reverse steering wheel makes it easy to use the engine and bow thruster controls when maneuvering in close quarters.

The navigation equipment inventory is extensive and includes an AIS SLR 200; Pactor III Pro modem for offshore communication; as well as a Garmin 5012 touch screen chart plotter at the helm. An additional chart plotting system as well as the radar are located in the nav station which is not only visible from the helm, but also from the small settee opposite which doubles as a safe and comfortable sea berth.

The davits have been designed for ease of use, enabling one person to launch and haul the dinghy. The teak transom boarding area is not only aesthetically pleasing and practical, but also serves a great swimming platform for water activities.

Down below…

Fast Forward’s beautifully crafted and spacious interior has a bright and airy feel which is attributed to her well finished Canadian maple interior, cream vinyl headlining and cream leather upholstery. The primary custom feature is the luxuriously comfortable saloon amidships featuring a C-shaped seating area that can easily seat 8 around the beautifully crafted circular table. Three large windows in the slightly raised coachroof provide an enormous amount of natural light and headroom.

Eleven port lights and ten hatches throughout provide ample cross-ventilation.

Her full length galley is extremely practical and the onyx Staron countertops coupled with the under-counter lighting simply add a glamorously modern touch. Work area is generous and there is ample storage. Major components are thoughtfully placed within reach, and one is safely able to prepare a meal even at the most severe angles! 

Accommodation includes a luxuriously spacious full width master cabin which features a walk-around centerline queen sized bed, LCD TV, good ventilation, ample storage includes a full length hanging locker. The ensuite features a bath tub/shower. Two single berths are located just forward of the mast, which share a common head. This cabin features a dividing screen that can be pulled out to create two private berths. The counter tops are onyx Staron in both heads. The quarter cabin has been converted into a storeroom.

The engine, generator, desalinator and other equipment is easily accessed via nine removable side panels, two sets of steps and the landing (in companionway).

In closing, Fast Forward is a robust and ruggedly beautiful cruiser and needs to be seen to be fully appreciated.



  1. Two swivel director’s chairs
  2. Bar drawer – able to hold 10 bottles and an assortment of polycarbonate drinking glasses
  3. Saloon tabletop is reconstituted veneer
  4. Print by Ken Done
  5. Canadian maple lattice panels
  6. Bath tub
  7. All deck hatches have combination mosquito screen/sun shades

FULL LENGTH GALLEY - Mid port location

  1. Onyx Staron countertops
  2. Double stainless steel sinks
  3. Force 10 4-burner gimballed stove with oven and extractor
  4. Built in Sharp Carousel microwave oven
  5. Over counter refrigeration (approx 130 litres) – Danfoss unit with vapour plate
  6. Top loading freezer (approx 200 litres) – Danfoss unit with vapour plate (2008)
  7. 220V Refrigeration System: Siam 1 HP 220V/50 cycle water cooled pump (replaced in Sept 2011)
  8. 1x Opening cockpit portlight
  9. 3x Opening portlights
  10. Custom slimline sink shelf
  11. 2x Cutlery drawers
  12. Ample counter and storage space
  13. Over counter crockery storage (all Corelle, Winter Frost)
  14. Hella Fan
  15. Solenoid fuel shut off for propane stove
  16. Hot and cold pressure water in galley and heads and stern shower (all mixer units)


  1. Engine room soundproofing replaced in June 2011
  2. ADE/Perkins 120HP (6354 – old Perkins design manufactured in South Africa under license to Perkins)
  3. Raycor 900 fuel filters with vacuum gauge
  4. Borg Warner Velvet Drive, aqua-drive and PSS shaft seal
  5. Floscan 9500/9600 GPS interface fuel consumption monitoring system (installed March 2008)
  6. 18HP electro/hydraulic retractable Max Power bow thruster
  7. 26” 3 blade Max-Prop VP with rope cutter
  8. Depth sounder
  9. Log speedometer

  1. 16,000 BTU Marine Air Vector Turbo reverse cycle airconditioner (saloon) (2011)
  2. 10,000 BTU Marine Air Vector Turbo reverse cycle airconditioner (master cabin) (2010)
  3. Webasto diesel heater
  4. Desalinator – 180 litres p/h – high pressure CAT pump
  5. Koch membranes replaced in 2011
  6. Balmar 220V water heater (replaced 2012)
  7. 1x Raritan LectraSan Type 1 waste treatment system (US Coastguard approved)
  8. AEG Lavamat 240 automatic washing machine

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - 24V and 12V DC / 220 volt AC

  1. Kohler/Yanmar 7kVA 7000 watt single phase diesel generator, 220V
  2. Raycor filter 500 series
  3. 200 watt Victron inverter
  4. 2500 watt Mastervolt inverter (replaced March 2009)
  5. National House batteries 1000amp/hours x24V battery bank (24 x 2V deep cycle units) (replaced in March 2008)
  6. Delco 12V batteries – 1 set x 220amp for radios and generator (replaced 2009)
  7. Delco Voyager 24V – 1 set x 220 amp for engine
  8. Mastervolt 24V DC/100amp battery charger (replaced 2012)
  9. Mastervolt 24V DC – 12V DC battery charger
  10. Victron 12V/50amp battery charger
  11. 4x 55 watt Solar panels
  12. 2x Superwind wind generators, 350 watt/24V (replaced old blades with new Super Quiet blades in January 2011)
  13. 24V Balmar 125amp dual output alternator
  14. 65amp engine alternator
  15. 220v/110v isolation transformer for shore power
  16. Isolation transformer and step up transformer
  17. Shore inlet, cable and adapters


  1. Engine room: Rule 3700 GPH and Rule 500 GPH
  2. Sail locker: Role 600 GPH
  3. Anchor locker: Rule 500 GPH
  4. Aft locker: 2000 GPH
  5. 2x Shower pumps: Rule 2000 GPH
  6. Fresh water shower (sugar scoop)
  7. 2 Manual bilge pumps (2008)
  8. 24V Centrifugal emergency pump for main bilge
  9. Anchor wash pump: Jabsco Maxi Puppy 3000


  1. Raymarine  S3 Corepack (controller) (new 2010)
  2. Whitlock Mamba ½ HP 24V autopilot (fitted new 24V motor and planet gear system in July 2008)
  3. Whitlock mechanical steering system
  4. Cetrec 24V wheel mounted unit with built in compass (backup autopilot)
  5. Garmin 5012 touchscreen chart plotter with its own GPS (new Oct 2008)
  6. Bulkhead mounted compass
  7. Comar AIS SLR200
  8. Raymarine RL80C radar (2006)
  9. Gimballed radar antenna fitted on radar arch
  10. Raystar 125 GPS receiver
  11. Raymarine RN300 GPS
  12. Raymarine ST60+ instruments:
  13. 1x Depth; 1x Wind; 1x Speed; 1x Compass; 3x Multi Graphics in the cockpit; 1x Multi Graphic in the “communication station” in the saloon; 1x Multi Graphic in the master cabin; 2x Autopilot Controls - (installed new ST60+ system in Dec 2010)
  14. 1x ST70 Multi instrument (replaced 2011)
  15. Raymarine Smart Controller wireless remote with instrument repeater
  16. Acer Mini-Tower desktop with Acer 17” monitor for running other navigation programs, wireless mouse and keyboard (replaced monitor in Aug 2010, and replaced hard drive in June 2013)
  17. Icom M505 VHF with loud hailer (new 2009)
  18. External Icom speaker in cockpit
  19. Icom M802 SSB
  20. Pactor II-pro modem upgraded to Pactor III
  21. Thrane & Thrane Mini M satellite phone
  22. Furuno Navtex NX-300
  23. Built in desktop PC with Dell 19 inch monitor, wireless mouse and keyboard (new hard drive in August 2008, and again in 2011)
  24. Canon Pixma iP2700 Printer (replaced in June 2011)
  25. Canon CanoScan Lide 70 scanner


  1. Teac DVD player with surround sound system, but no woofer (saloon)
  2. Dell 21 inch LCD TV (saloon)
  3. Pioneer AM/FM car stereo with CD (saloon)
  4. iPod connection to the back of the Pioneer radio
  5. Sony 10 CD shuttle
  6. LG 23 inch LCD TV (master cabin) (replaced in February 2009)
  7. Philips DVD player with USB port (replaced in 2010)
  8. 2x Marine speakers in cockpit (2012)
  9. 2x Speakers in saloon
  10. 2x speakers in master cabin


  1. Main pump: Gianneschi & Ramaccoitti Idromini ACD61 24V centrifugal freshwater pump with accumulator tank
  2. Mixing Style Faucets in Galley & Heads
  3. 2x Simpson Lawrence (Kentigern) toilets (overhauled, new pipes etc – 2011)


  1. Tripple spreader mast with crows nest – Sparcraft Cape Town, South Africa
  2. Stainless steel rigging wire with norseman fittings (replaced 2008)
  3. Running backstays
  4. Navtec hydraulic backstays (seal in pump replaced in 2010)
  5. Deck lights
  6. Orca LED masthead light with visiball radar deflector
  7. Boom vang
  8. Internally Led Halyards
  9. Internally Led Topping Lift
  10. Harken Battcar system (replaced balls in 2010)
  11. Main sail: Fully battened, slab reefing, 3 reefs
  12. Genoa on Profurl furler, 52mm dia (replaced bearings in 2003)
  13. New main sail and genoa by Calibre Sails, New Zealand in 2008
  14. Staysail on Profurl furler, 42mm dia
  15. 1x Code 3 190 sqm on portable Profurl with continuous furling line
  16. 1x Light genoa 170 sqm also uses portable Profurl furler
  17. 1x Asymmetrical 200 sqm with sock
  18. 1x Asymmetrical 280 sqm with sock
  19. (sail bags for above 4 sails)
  20. 1x 7.3m Spinnaker pole with track and gear on mast
  21. x1 4.4m Spinnaker pole on deck
  22. 2 meter folding bowsprit


  1. 1x 45kg CQR
  2. 1x 55 Fortress
  3. 1x 40kg Rocna
  4. 1x 17kg Sand anchor
  5. Salt water anchor wash
  6. 100m 10mm hi tensile McKinnon chain
  7. 80m 10mm hi tensile McKinnon chain
  8. 2x 10m 10mm hi tensile McKinnon chain
  9. ¾ inch Nylon line snubber system
  10. Double stainless steel bow roller with chain stoppers
  11. Lofrans Titan 2000 watt 24V (bow) (new motor in 2008)
  12. Lofrans 1200 watt vertical windlass (stern)
  13. 2x 76 - 3 speed electric Harken winch
  14. 1x 48 – 2 speed electric Harken winch
  15. 1x 53 – 2 speed electric Harken winch
  16. 2x 56 – 2 speed Harken winch
  17. 4x 46 – 2 speed Harken winch
  18. 1x 53 – 2 speed Harken winch
  19. All deck gear is Harken with 16 Antal and Spinlock clutches
  20. 3 Harken winch handles
  21. 2x 100m ¾ inch braid on braid which can be used for anchor or mooring lines, stored on 2 stainless steel drums

  1. 6x Lockers with stainless steel locks that can be locked
  2. 2x side boarding gates
  3. 1x Stainless steel flagstaff with flag and cover
  4. 2x Stern seats built into back of stern pulpit (with grey Sunbrella cushions)
  5. 1x Teak bow seat
  6. Gimballed helm seat
  7. Custom made stainless steel granny bars for safety when working around the mast
  8. Magna Catalina propane BBQ grill
  9. 2 x 20lb Propane tanks in locker
  10. Cockpit has a folding aluminium table which has an extension as well as 2 leafs
  11. Removable folding teak drinks/snacks table that attaches to the cup holder in the cockpit
  12. Voluminous aft lazarettes
  13. Collision bulkhead between lockers and master cabin
  14. Teaked cockpit, aft deck and sugar scoop
  15. Radar arch features dinghy hoist, lights, wind generators, antennas, Marco horn
  16. Custom designed Whitlock reverse steering wheel – leather covered


  1. 2.9 meter AB aluminium rigid hull inflatable
  2. Jockey red Sunbrella custom made cover for dinghy (August 2011)
  3. Tohatsu 18HP outboard engine (2006)
  4. Triangle petrol tank with in-line filter
  5. 2x Life jackets
  6. 1x Folding anchor
  7. Outboard engine folding bracket for supporting engine when on board
  8. Outboard engine mounting bracket used to power the boat should the main engine not be functioning


  1. 4x 50.50 Cristal Goiot hatches, with mosquito screen/shade covers (2x forepeak, 2x nav station with solar vents)
  2. 4x 43.30 Cristal Goiot hatches (2x saloon with Ocean Air sun shades and custom made mosquito screens, 1x forward head, 1x laundry)
  3. 2x 50.50 two-way Goiot hatches, with mosquito screen/shade covers (master cabin)
  4. 11x 35.19 Cristal Goiot hatches, with mosquito screens (3x galley, 2x quarter cabin, 4x master cabin, 2x master ensuite)
  5. 1x 24.11 Goiot traditional portlight (x1 galley)
  6. 3x 34.14 Goiot traditional portlights with mosquito screens (1x galley, 1x master cabin, 1x master ensuite shower)
  7. 2x 40.13 Goiot traditional portlights with deadlights (master cabin)
  8. 7x Hella fans (2x master cabin, 1x galley, 1x nav station, 1x saloon, 2x forepeak)
  9. 2 Cowl vents


  1. 2x Closed cell foam cockpit cushions, covered in grey Texilene
  2. 4x Large comfortable cushions covered in bright toweling
  3. 2x Clear vinyl sides with boltrope (that slide into the aluminium hardtop/bimini) (Aug 2011)
  4. 2x Vision Tex sides (for shade) with boltrope (Aug 2011)
  5. 2x Shade cloth sides with boltrope for the back of the cockpit (Aug 2011)
  6. 1x Weighted mosquito net which covers the entire cockpit
  7. Two fixed clear Perspex windows in dodger
  8. Crescent shaped Strata Glass zippered window in centre of dodger
  9. Hatch covers for all deck hatches, light grey Sunbrella (2011)
  10. Winch covers, light grey Sunbrella (2011)
  11. Covers for widows in coachroof
  12. 3x Custom made rope covers with vents, light grey (2011)
  13. Mainsail cover, light grey and black Sunbrella (2008)


  1. 6 Man life raft (replaced May 2008) (serviced in March 2013)
  2. 2x Inflatable life jackets with pencil flares
  3. Flares
  4. Lifelines
  5. 2x Life rings on stern with strobe lights
  6. Danbouy
  7. Kannad EPIRB 406MHZ Manual Plus (new May 2008)
  8. 2x Drogues
  9. 2x Raymarine LifeTags (personal wireless MOB system)
  10. Floating cockpit cushions
  11. Emergency tiller
  12. Handheld search light
  13. 2x Large CO2 fire extinguishers in laundry
  14. 3x Small dry powder fire extinguishers in galley, saloon and engine room
  15. 1x Fire blanket in galley


  1. Bosuns chair
  2. Pasarelle
  3. Fenders
  4. Swim ladder
  5. Mooring lines
  6. Tools in custom made pouches on engine room door
  7. 10x carpets of varying sizes to protect the cabin sole
  8. Karcher wet/dry vacuum cleaner
  9. Custom made ironing board
  10. Custom made mattress for sea berth

- There are many misc parts and spares and items to be conveyed, as well as a large    collection of tools

- Some of the leather cushions were re-upholstered recently

- Complete set of system manuals

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10th Jan 2017  Fast Forward at anchor - featuring the bow

10th Jan 2017  Fast Forward at anchor - featuring the stern

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10th Jan 2017  Fast Forward's tender

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10th Jan 2017  Fast Forward - aerial shot of deck from top of mast

10th Jan 2017  Fast Forward - bow

10th Jan 2017  Fast Forward - anchor locker, bow rollers

10th Jan 2017  Fast Forward - anchor locker

10th Jan 2017  Fast Forward - fore deck

10th Jan 2017  Fast Forward - another angle

10th Jan 2017  Fast Forward - granny bars

10th Jan 2017  Fast Forward - new rope covers with vents

10th Jan 2017  Fast Forward - perspex and strata glass windows in bimini

10th Jan 2017  Fast Forward - 2 of the 4 solar panels on the hard top

10th Jan 2017  Fast Forward - aft deck

10th Jan 2017  Fast Forward - sugar scoop - swimming platform

10th Jan 2017  Fast Forward - aft deck looking forward

10th Jan 2017  Fast Forward - cockpit

10th Jan 2017  Fast Forward - cockpit

10th Jan 2017  Fast Forward - new clear vinyl sides

10th Jan 2017  Fast Forward - looking forward

10th Jan 2017  Fast Forward - companionway - sea berth to port, nav station to starboard

10th Jan 2017  Fast Forward - saloon

10th Jan 2017  Fast Forward - saloon

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10th Jan 2017  Fast Forward - forepeak

10th Jan 2017  Fast Forward - berth in forepeak

10th Jan 2017  Fast Forward - dividing screen in forepeak

10th Jan 2017  Fast Forward - forward head

10th Jan 2017  Fast Forward - aft view of saloon, up to companionway

10th Jan 2017  Fast Forward - display area and Canadian maple lattice panel

10th Jan 2017  Fast Forward - full length galley looking aft

10th Jan 2017  Fast Forward - master cabin - centerline walk around queen bed

10th Jan 2017  Fast Forward - master cabin looking to port

10th Jan 2017  Fast Forward - master cabin en suite - featuring bath tub/shower

10th Jan 2017  Fast Forward - master cabin en suite - onyx Staron counter top

10th Jan 2017  Fast Forward - master cabin

10th Jan 2017  Fast Forward - master cabin looking forward

10th Jan 2017  Fast Forward - full length galley looking forward from master cabin

10th Jan 2017  Fast Forward - companionway

10th Jan 2017  Fast Forward - nav station

10th Jan 2017  Fast Forward - desalinator control panel

10th Jan 2017  Fast Forward - front of engine and batteries (under companionway landing)

10th Jan 2017  Fast Forward - front of engine

10th Jan 2017  Fast Forward - batteries and filters

10th Jan 2017  Fast Forward - galley access to desalinator, 220V refrigeration sysem, salt water cooling pumps

10th Jan 2017  Fast Forward - galley access to desalinator

10th Jan 2017  Fast Forward - galley access to refrigeration compressor, pumps

10th Jan 2017  Fast Forward - galley - one of the panels to access to engine

10th Jan 2017  Fast Forward - Galley access to engine, generator, invertors, etc

10th Jan 2017  Fast Forward - engine room

10th Jan 2017  Fast Forward - engine room - generator on the right

10th Jan 2017  Fast Forward - engine

10th Jan 2017  Fast Forward - engine room door - nifty tool bag!

10th Jan 2017  Fast Forward - generator

10th Jan 2017  Fast Forward - generator access from master cabin

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