€160,000 tax paid

Lightweight E-glass rocket ship!

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelBashford Sydney 46
DesignerIain Murray
Boat NameStella
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax paid
LyingLiguria, Italy


LOA14.28m (46'0")
LWL11.58m (37'0")
Beam4.1m (13'0")
Draft3.1m (10'0")
Hull ConstructionGRP epoxy sandwich
EngineYanmar 4JH45CR 45hp
Keel TypeFin Keel

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    Lightweight E-glass rocketship from Bashford International in Australia. Wickedly-fast Iain Murray hull lines coupled with carbon rig and rudder blade. Perfect for both racing and fast-cruising, the Sydney 46 is a true all-rounder.


    STELLA is a 1998-launched Sydney 46 designed by Murray, Burns & Dovell Pty. Ltd. and built by Sydney Yachts/Bashford Int. Imported to Italy in 2004, STELLA was CE Certified, making her an ideal option for any European-based buyer looking to cruise or race.

    With just two owners since new, STELLA boasts many highlights, including:
    • Three cabins, one head interior layout with up to 8 berths
    • E-glass hull with carbon reinforcements
    • Recently repainted hull and deck
    • Stainless steel T-keel with lead bulb
    • Yanmar 4JH engine fitted new in 2016
    • Electric anchor windlass
    • B&G instrument package from 2019 including Vulcan plotter, 20/20’s and H5000 CPU
    • Carbon fibre mast and boom – repainted 2017
    • Carbon fibre spinnaker pole
    • Carbon fibre steering wheel
    • Carbon fibre rudder blade
    • Velman Sails sail wardrobe dated 2014-18

    The “Certificato di Sicurezza” renewed and valid until 2022.


    "Speed is timeless." That's what the sales brochure says about the Australian Iain Murray Group-designed Sydney 46. The Murray Group used tank-testing to develop the hull shape for this speedster. The hull form is relatively narrow with a broad stern and a firm turn to the bilge at the transom. There is quite a bit of overhang aft, but the bow is snubbed off. The D/L ratio is 145.1. The keel is a slightly swept fin with a pugnacious bulb. Note the depth of the "chest" of this boat around station 2.8.

    ...This interior is adequate and was probably kept simple to make it lighter to build. Clearly you could cruise this boat in comfort. I do like the one big head...

    The deck is an interesting blend of both racing and cruising considerations. There are seat backs forward and long bench seats. The twin wheels are well forward in the cockpit...

    Construction uses Kevlar, E-glass, PVC foam and vinylester resin. The builder offers the option of epoxy resin as an extra. Everything is vacuum-bagged.

    The Sydney 46 will appeal to the family who still enjoys a good weekend regatta in fast company.

    Bob Perry – Sailing Magazine


    The late Ian Bashford founded Bashford Boats (now known as Sydney Yachts) in the early 1980’s. The company produced one design yachts such as the J-24 and the ETCHELLS 22. The early 1990’s brought the launch of the new larger BH Boats. The first yacht off the drawing board and into production was the Sydney 41. The BH 36 was introduced some time later. Following the death of Ian Bashford in April 1996, Charles Curran and Iain Murray joined the company. The company became Bashford International and the new line was called Sydney Yachts. Since, late 1996 the company has expanded its range to include the SYDNEY 38 and, SYDNEY 32 among others. Other recent designs are the SIGNATURE 39 and SIGNATURE 47. Since 2013 Sydney Yachts are built at AD Boats in Croatia.



    RCD Status:
    • Our understanding is that the vessel complies with the European Union Recreational Craft Directive and is categorised B – The CE Certification has been provided in 2004

    Hull Construction:
    • Infusion moulded e-glass laminate with carbon reinforcements
    • Sandwich with closed cell foam cored hull, with higher density foam in bottom and slamming areas
    • Kevlar fibre reinforcements are multiaxial and unidirectional
    • Structural bulkheads are of sandwich construction or marine grade waterproof plywood.
    • Bottom stiffeners reinforced with unidirectional Kevlar and e-glass fibre in selected areas
    • GRP engine beds
    • Stainless steel chainplate deck fittings
    • White painted topsides – 2017

    Deck & Superstructure Construction:
    • Infusion moulded carbon fibre epoxy laminate sandwich deck with glass skins and closed cell foam core.
    • High density core or compact laminate under winches and deck hardware as appropriate.
    • Single colour white gelcoat with moulded in non-skid on the cockpit
    • White painted deck – 2017

    Keel & Rudder:
    • T-keel, steel fin boxed in stainless and steel and a lead bulb
    • The fin is bolted to hull with high tensile steel bolts
    • Fin epoxy coated and faired to class tolerances
    • Carbon fibre rudder
    • Carbon fibre steering wheels


    Engine & gearbox:
    • Yanmar 4JH45CR 4-cylinder common rail 45hp diesel engine – 2016
    • Fresh water engine cooling via raw water intake and heat exchanger
    • Morse single lever throttle/gear lever

    Service & Maintenance:
    • Engine hours approx. 657 as of Winter 2021
    • Date of last engine service – 2021

    Propulsion & Steering:
    • 2-blade feathering propeller
    • An aluminium quadrant, wire steering with chain and sprocket.
    • The rudder bearings
    • Twin composite pedestal integrated with cockpit sole
    • Twin lightweight carbon fibre steering wheels
    • Lightweight aluminium emergency tiller


    Voltage systems:
    • 12vDC primary domestic system with 12vDC starting circuit and AC via 220vAC shorepower

    Battery Banks:
    • 4 x 12v bolded in parallel providing 12vDC – serviceable
    • 1 x 12v Starting battery – serviceable

    Charging / Inverter:
    • Automatic battery charger.

    • 12v 115A engine mounted alternator

    • 220vAC 50Hz shore power socket in cockpit


    Fresh Water:
    • Pressurised fresh water supply via 12vDC pressure pump
    • Hot water produced by engine-driven calorifier or via immersion heater element in 20 litre well-insulated hot water tank.
    • Back-up foot pump for fresh water

    Bilge Pumps:
    • 12vDC electric bilge pump
    • manual bilge pumps


    • 140 polyethylene litres fuel capacity
    • Analogue fuel tank gauge at DC panel

    Fresh Water:
    • 240 litres in 4 polyethylene tanks.
    • Analogue water tank level gauge at DC panel.


    In Cockpit:
    • Plastimo Compass
    • B&G Vulcan 9 GPS multitouch Chartplotter display – 2019
    • B&G 3x 20/20 display H5000 – 2019
    • B&G H5000 Hercules CPU – 2019
    • B&G H5000 graphic display – 2019
    • Raymairine hydraulic autopilot

    At Chart Table:
    • 12 vDC socket
    • Stereo Hi-fi

    Communications Equipment:
    • ICOM IC-M45 EURO VHF with DSC


    • Tenchimpex gimballed stainless steel burner with oven
    • Stainless steel double sinks with hot & cold pressurised fresh water tap
    • Counter tops
    • Drawer and lockers
    • 12vDC top loading refrigerator with drain valve.

    • Electric marine heads
    • Hot & cold pressurised shower
    • Teak floorboards

    • Hi-Fi with 2 speakers


    Summary of Accommodation:
    • Up to 8 berths in 3-cabins plus two heads.
    • The interior is finished in teak with satin white painted bulkheads
    • Plywood floorboards covered with teak veneer

    Accommodation layout from Forward:

    Forward Cabin:
    • Forward owner’s cabin with double berth with storage under.
    • Access to the forward sail locker from inside

    Forward Heads:
    • Sink and hot & cold pressurised shower fitting
    • Mirrored lockers
    • Electric marine heads

    • The saloon has a leaf table.

    • L-shaped galley with stowage in cupboards and lockers
    • Gimballed electric stove
    • Twin sinks
    • Top-opening fridge

    Chart Table:
    • Chart table with upholstered seat
    • Panel for navigation and communications equipment
    • AC & DC panel

    Aft cabins:
    • Double berth
    • Stowage under berth
    • Shelf on hull side
    • Hanging locker in starboard side cabin
    • Locker with shelves in port side cabin
    • Additional bunk beds


    • All-Spars one-piece seamless carbon fibre main spar – repainted 2017
    • Keel-stepped mast with three sets of spreaders
    • Carbon fibre boom – repainted
    • Carbon fibre spinnaker pole
    • Bamar genoa furler
    • Nordic Mast rigid vang
    • Rod vang
    • German mainsheet system
    • Harken full-width cockpit mainsheet track with traveller adjustment
    • Mainsail reefing with 2-reefs
    • Harken genoa sheet tracks
    • Twin spinnaker halyards
    • Spinlock stopper

    • 2x 53 Lewmar 2-speed self-tailing winches
    • 2x 60 Lewmar 3-speed self-tailing winches
    • 2x 48 Lewmar 2-speed self-tailing winches

    • 1x Velman full batten main sail – 2017
    • 1x Velman full batten main sail – 2018
    • 1x Velman light jib – 2016
    • 1x Velman medium jib – 2015
    • 1x North Sails heavy jib – 2014
    • 1x Velman spinnaker 140mq – 2017
    • 1x Velman PSI 148mq – 2016
    • 1x Code0 – 2014
    • Dacron north Sails storm main and jib – 2010

    • The pushpit, pulpit and stanchions are of stainless steel.
    • There is one pair of folding mooring cleats at bow.
    • Stainless steel grab rails on coachroof
    • Deck stowage on foredeck and in lazarette
    • Lockers for storage in cockpit coamings on both sides
    • Swimming ladder
    • Deck shower

    Anchor and mooring
    • Electric windlass
    • Bruce 15kg anchor
    • 50 metres anchor chain
    • Spare anchor
    • Fenders
    • Mooring lines
    • Life lines

    Covers and canvas:
    • Lazy jack


    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.

    • 8-pax Arimar Liferaft

    Viewing arrangements

    Lying Liguria, Italy

    Available to view strictly by appointment

    Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00
    Saturday by prior appointment

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    Please Note: Due to the varying locations of our yachts, your travel time and the distances that may be involved, we recommend that you only make arrangements to view if you are actively considering purchase.

    Lead Broker: Michele Antonini – Grabau International (Italia)
    Tel: +39 333 74 89 281
    Email: enquiries@grabauinternational.com

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