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Naiad 8.0m

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Boat REF# 3563
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 8.00m (26'3")
Year 2000
Construction Aluminium
Underwater profile Planing
Engine 2 x petrol 115hp, Yamaha F115 (2002)
Lying Norfolk & South Coast


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Extra Details

Designer Steve Schmidt
Builder Naiad Boats NZ
Lying Norfolk & South Coast
Fuel capacity 350.0 ltr (77.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 2 x petrol 115hp
Engine make and model Yamaha F115 (2002)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Wheel
Drive outboard
Prop(s) 3 Blade Stainless Steel
Fuel consumption (approx) 17.0 ltr (3.7 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 32 knots
Max speed (approx) 40 knots

Yamaha Fuel Management System shows fuel consumption to be 17 litres per hour at 14 knots. Specification sheet available for fuel consumption across the rev range. The engines were fully serviced and looked after by Yamaha New Zealand for the duration of the Americas Cup


LOA 8.00m (26'3")
Beam 2.88m (9'5")
Draft Min 0.80m (2'7")
Draft Max 0.80m (2'7")
Displacement 2,500kg (5,512.5lbs)

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Construction Aluminium
Underwater profile Planing
Finish Paint finish

Heavy Duty commercial construction with removable PU/PVC outer bags measuring 500mm, containing 4 x heavy duty, removable Butyl inner inflation tubes. Hull 5mm, superstucture 3mm marine grade aluminium.

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Clock tick
Navigation lights tick

Icom M305 VHF Radio plus second Uniden VHF radio.
Garmin 176 GPS map.

Deck Gear

Sprayhood tick

1 anchors
5.00m (16'5") of chain
30.00m (98'5") of warp
Heavy Duty aluminuim flooring throughout. Large sized heavy duty cleats fore and aft.

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Searchlight tick

1 bilge pumps (0 manual / 1 Electric)

Elephants Trunk

Broker's Comments

How would you like to own a piece of RIB history? This is the genuine article. One of two superbly constructed and fast aluminium RIB's that were used by the British Americas Cup Challenge Team. Wherever the yacht went the RIB's were right there. Manufactured in 2000 they were used in the UK until 2002 when they were re-engined, re-tubed and shipped to NZ for the event. I want this boat so bad, please Jacqui can I have it, please, please?
See "more photos" to view 17 internal and external photos of this vessel. Photographs, analysis and comments by Craig Morris of Boatshed Norfolk.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

Finance, transport and insurance can be arranged please call for further details.

The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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