0 1986 Pedrick 78 Aluminium Maxi For Sale | Grabau International Yacht Brokerage


€199,000 tax paid

Syndey Hobart winning alloy Maxi.

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelPedrick 78 Aluminium Maxi
DesignerDavid Pedrick
Boat NameChica Magnum
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
Tax/VAT StatusTax paid
LyingSardinia, Italy


LOA24.68m (80'0")
LWL23.84m (78'0")
Beam6.5m (21'0")
Draft3.5m (11'0")
Hull ConstructionAluminium
EngineCummins 6BTA 5.9M 250hp
Keel TypeFin Keel

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Michele Antonini
Broker - Grabau International Italia

+39 333 74 89 281

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    Aluminium ocean maxi from Pedrick Yacht Designs with a beautifully executed luxury interior. Winner of Syndey Hobart in 1987. Pedrick designed transformation to a cruising yacht in 1992 and later full refit in 1998.


    CHICA MAGNUM was launched in 1986 as SOVEREIGH (and lately renamed CARIOLAN V ) as the biggest Maxi Yacht Class. Designed from David Pedrick and build in Sydney, she won the Sydney to Hobart in 1987 soon after her launch. This record-breaking maxi have been converted in a cruiser from her original yacht designer David Pedrick in 1992 and later completely refitted in 1998.

    CHICA MAGNUM offers unparallel cosy interiors and deck layout for extensive cruising programs or racing events. Now needed of a restoration, CHICA MAGNUM is a great base option for who is planning to own an evergreen maxi design from the eighties at a favourable price. A seller’s survey report is now available to interested prospect buyers.


    From the 1987 Sydney-Hobart yacht race official program:

    “The largest yacht in the fleet, Sovereign has met with unparalleled success since her launching having taken line honours in every ocean race she has entered, except last year’s Hobart race from which has retired (when leading) because of rigging problems. In a demonstration of her windward sailing ability, in the 1987 Sydney-Mooloolaba race she beat the nezt yacht, a Farr 81-foot maxi, by more than 80 nautical miles and 18 hours.”



    RCD Status:
    • RCD Status: Our understanding is that the yacht complies with the the essential safety requirements of Directive 94/25EC (Recreational Craft Directive) via a post construction assessment (PCA) certificate issues by Istituto Giordano in 2004.

    Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
    • Aluminiumhull and deck.
    • The ship’s structure is of a mainly transverse type, with T shaped frames evenly spaced 342.9mm and web frames in most solicited areas; a keelson runs throughout full hull length, doubling in places to accommodate heavy loads such as the mast compression or engine weight. Smaller longitudinals are welded on bottom, bilge turn and topsides plating.
    • Topsides sprayed with local grey coloured anti-skid painting. internal spray insulation and filler and coating on outer surface
    • Hull faired out with epoxy filler and a navy blue polyurethane glossy finish. pink boot top stripe
    • Teak lay decking in the centre and aft cockpit sole an seats
    • White antifouling.
    • Mast shrouds are pinned to chainplates which are welded to the deck to plates in the deckhead with five integral web frames below. These web frames transfer the rigging loads to the hull
    • thru-hulls were aluminium welded to the hull. All valves on board were plastic

    Keel & Rudder:
    • Keel with steel fin.
    • The keel is fastened by nineteen 2 stainless steel studs secured by stainless steel full nuts
    • The light alloy rudder stock turns in acetal bearings within a short rudder tube welded into the hull bottom.


    Engine & gearbox:
    • Cummins Diesel 6BTA 5.9M 6-cyclinders, 5,9 litres, four strokes, naturally inspired diesel engine producing 220hp @ 2,500RPM – 1992
    • Freshwater cooling engine cooling
    • Twin Disc reduction gearbox
    • Single lever throttle control

    Service & Maintenance:
    • Engine hours – approx. 4856 as of May 2023

    Propulsion & Steering:
    • The 50mm diameter stainless steel shaft
    • The shaft is supported by an aluminium P-bracket
    • Three blades Max Prop feathering propeller


    Voltage systems:
    • 24vDC primary domestic system with 12vDC starting circuit and 220v AC via shorepower, generator or inverter.

    Battery Banks:
    • 12x Hawker 2vDC 480Ah service battery bank – not working
    • 2x Banner 12vDC 180Ah/1000CA engine start battery – not working
    • 1x Unienergy 12vDC generator start battery – not working

    • 24vDC 100Ah Victron Energy Skylla digital 3-step battery charger

    • Victron Energy Atlas 2000W inverter

    • Onan 11.0kw 220vAC diesel generator

    • 12vDC alternator engine mounted


    Fresh Water:
    • 12vDC Jabsco pressurised fresh water system with stainless steel accumulator.
    • Hot water supplied by engine-driven calorifier and 220vAC immersion heater element in well-insulated hot water tank.

    Bilge Pumps:
    • Electric bilge pump system divided into areas: sail locker, main central and engine compartment.
    • 1 x manual bilge pump in cockpit

    • Sea Recovery reverse osmosis watermaker
    • Approx. 4,400 hours


    • Approx. 1,500 litres total fuel capacity in four structural tanks.

    Fresh Water:
    • Approx. 1000 litres total fresh water capacity in two aluminium tanks.

    Grey water:
    • All appliances drain to two aluminium tanks with electric pump for drainage


    On the deck:
    • 2x Garmin GMI20 navigation system with repeaters on the steering columns - 2015
    • 2x compasses
    • B&G Hydra pilot autopilot at port helm station - 2014.
    • B&G nav display at starboard helm station

    Below the deck:
    • Garmin GPSmap 721 GPS/chartplotter
    • Furuno GPS navigator
    • Garmin GMI20 Display
    • Furuno CRT radar

    Communications Equipment:
    • Furuno FM2510 VHF
    • Thrane&Thrane satellite communication system


    • Refrigerator: 4 x Refrigerators in galley.
    • Stove: Alpe inox four-burner.
    • Alpe Inox oven, stainless steel front.
    • Microwave oven

    • 2 Guest heads for the forward guests cabins
    • Aft owner bathroom with separate shower cubicle
    • Portside heads in the bunk beds cabin
    • All electric heands
    • Hot & cold pressurised water supplies with showers


    Summary of Accommodation:
    • Up to 12 berths in 4 cabins and crew cabin forward

    Accommodation Finish:
    • “Herrenshoff” style
    • Light wood interior joinery with sandwich construction
    • Light wood floors
    • Red and blue upholstery

    Accommodation layout:
    • Master stateroom aft with double bed at side.
    • Ensuite bathroom with shower.
    • Mid-cabin cabin on portside with double bed and further single bed on portside
    • Double twin guests cabins forward with insuite heads
    • Sail locker can be converted in a crew cabin.
    • Galley starboard opposite with crew quarter.
    • Saloon with U shaped settee in both portside and starboard side. Centrale table with engine cabinet
    • Forward facing chart table


    • Faired and painted white mast stepped rig with aluminium T-track forward for spinnaker pole
    • Four spreader rig with discontinuous Nitronic rod-rigging
    • Backstay, forestay, inner stay and baby stay plus running backstays
    • Four pairs of aluminium T bar sheet tracks are mounted on side decks.
    • Navtec hydraulic for Navtec vang (not working), backstay, babystay, inner forestay, outhaul, cunninghum
    • Harken genoa furler
    • I: 102.80’
    • E: 28.70’
    • J: 29.50’
    • P: 94.50’

    • All winches are from Barient. One powered.
    • 1x 4 speed self-tailing main sheet winch handle or coffee grinder
    • 1x 32 self-trailing winch
    • 2x 736 self-tailing winches for the running backstays
    • 2x 4 speed genoa sheets winches with coffee grinder
    • 2x 4 speed powered winches for spinnaker pole shit and guy
    • 4x 37 winches for halyards, port is powered
    • 2x self-tailing winches

    • Main sail membrane sail
    • 2 Gennakers

    • Carbon fibre Passarelle very lightweight.
    • Cockpit varnished teak table
    • stainless steel pulpit and twin pushpits
    • Side boarding gates
    • Five-step hinging stainless steel boarding ladder

    Anchoring & Mooring:
    • Vertical 24vDC electrical windlass
    • 25 kg CQR Anchor
    • 13mm galvanized anchor chain
    • Fenders and warps


    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.

    • Manually operated fire-fighting agent bottle inside the engine compartment

    Viewing arrangements

    Lying: Sardinia, Italy

    Available to view strictly by appointment

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

    For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us.

    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: michele@grabauinternational.com

    Grabau International offers the details of all vessels in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information or warranty the condition of any vessel and the details do not constitute a part of any contract. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. All vessels are offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice. Grabau International provides professional yacht conveyancing and legal transfer of title for all yachts as per the ABYA Code of Practice with all deposit payments and final balance payments processed through secure dedicated client accounts solely for that purpose. Our dedicated client accounts are written in trust at Natwest Bank and we are fully insured.

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