‘Lotus’ could be described as an absolute ‘barn find’.

Lotus 10.6 sailing cruiser. Ordered from the factory and delivered in 1982 she still is under the care of her original owner who has been loathe to put any screws into the beautiful timber interior so she still looks like the day she was delivered. The original cushions show no water marks or stains. Chainplates are shiny stainless and the portlights are clear. The 20 HP Yanmar has been lovingly managed and maintained and performs admirably. An Alan Wright design that is fast and seaworthy and with a quality New Zealand build. Step back in time to when boats were made by craftsmen with the best materials available but before electronics took over. Take navionics on an ipad and go coastal cruising with all you need.

Boat Specs

Length10.60 m
Bram3.52 m
LocationSydney, NSW
Price$ 89,500

Boat Inventory

Reference Number
Lotus 10.6
Hull Material
$ 89,500
Sydney, NSW
Vessel Name
Launch Year
3.52 m
1.57 m
Deck Material
One piece GRP deck and cabin moulding bolted through aluminium toe rails.
Keel / balast
Lead weighted bolt on fin keel with 6 bronze bolts
Alan Wright
Lotus Yachts New Zealand
Registration Number
Engine Make
Yanmar 20 HP
Stainless shaft, 3-blade propeller
One piece GRP deck and cabin moulding bolted through aluminium toe rails.
Avon inflatable dinghy.
Tohatsu 3.5 Hp outboard
Ground Tackle
1 plough anchor with chain and warp. Electric anchor winch.
Full boat cover vacuum washed in October 2023. Dodger
Lotus has a forward cabin v-berth for 2 with hanging storage and drawers. Mahogony veneered ply throughout is in very good condition. A port side enclosed head with sink, manual toilet.
The main cabin has 2 settees either side of a table which has a slide out extension. Tempered glassportlights are clear and storage cupboards run underneath them. Settees can be used as single berths. Aft of the settees there is a galley on port and a nav table on starboard. Behind the nav table is a quarter berth. The engine is beneath the companionway stairs. The cockpit is large with a portside deep long locker. Tiller steering with transom hung rudder.
Galley to port aft of saloon. U shaped. Stainless sink with manual Finspray hand pump. 2 burner gas stove with oven. Gas compliance plate dates to 1986, perhaps needs renewing. Bench top lid refrigeration, engine driven compressor. Good bench space and storage.
Safety Gear
Safety gear will require audit to assess dates on flares and fire extinguishers. 6 x solid life jackets (2 x harness and line) and 2 x lifebuoys.
Nothing here for wind or electronic navigation. There is an original SSB radio and radio tuner set in the quarter berth. A Navman multi 3100 in the cockpit (depth, temp, log speed). 2 plastimo bulkhead compasses, one set either side of the cockpit, these can also be read from inside the cabin. A stereo CD player behind the chart table. A Schatz brass clock and matching barometer. 12 volt electrics professionally wired. 2 x MSST27 Exide marine batteries. 1 Delcor 22NF 300D 40 Amp Hour
Sail Inventory
Sails vacuum washed in October 2023:

1 Dacron storm jib – Good condition
2 Symmetrical spinnakers
1 Dacron furling genoa – Good condition. UV strip stained
1 Dacron fully battened mainsail – Good condition
Mast Rigging
Rigging replaced in October 2023. Aluminium Masthead rig with double spreaders. Aluminium boom with internal reefing lines. 2 aluminium spinnaker poles and 1 jockey pole

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